The latest in a long line of strange bits of Metal Gear Solid V development news, comes a look at the latest version of the game's box art. At a glance it may look identical to what we've seen so far, but it comes with a few subtle and notable changes. First up, the text that reads 'A Hideo Kojima Game' has been removed. Secondly, what looks like the deliberate removal of the Kojima Productions logo.
Remember Prototype and Prototype 2? The action-adventure open world games where you had superpowers? No? That's fine, we'll try to refresh your memory. After all, that is the job of a newsman. You see, back in 2009 and 2012, superheroes and comic book characters were big business across film, television, and videogames. And the Prototype games were proto-typical of this craze. Ahem. Anyway, something called the Prototype Biohazard Bundle has just been released for Xbox One.
In a strange bit of news, and following on the heels of a recent delay, comes official word from publisher Deep Silver that Dead Island 2 developer Yager has been dropped. As in let go, handed their walking papers with a note that says something along the lines of 'thanks but no thanks'. Certainly not the best news for an anticipated game release, and clearly one that now puts its entire existence into question.
The SMITE World Championships are taking place January 7-10 next year, and they will include a team from the Oceania qualifying region. On top of that, the Regional Finals for SMITE will take place at PAX Australia, held in Melbourne from October 30 to November 1 this year, and teams will compete for a $50,000 prize pool.
Jonathan Chey who was an Irrational Co-Founder and served as director of development on BioShock has joined forces with other industry veterans to create a "virtual team" located all around the world. Their first game, Card Hunter, has released on Steam today and comes with discounts and its first expansion, Expedition to the Sky Citadel.
Saturday Australian time we're going to get our first in-engine glimpse at the Warhammer/Creative Assembly collaboration, Total War: Warhammer, but ahead of that the gaming giants have released the first entry in a planned ongoing video series looking at myriad aspects of the game. This week, it's a peek at the Demigryph units.