Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:12am 15/07/14 | 0 Comments
In the interview he talks about challenges developing for Wii U, suggests Platinum may continue to make exclusive content for specific platforms, how working with Nintendo on a mature title fared and agreed that Bayonetta should be a playable character in Super Smash Bros.
"Honestly, my personal opinion, I would love to have Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros," Inaba enthused. "I’m waiting; and with Amiibo."
Click here for the full interview with Inaba-san of Platinum Games.
Post by Eorl @ 10:16am 15/07/14 | 0 Comments
PCGamer reports (via VG247) that an accidental listing by Danish retailer Coolshop has pointed to a November 14th release date for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. The date was quickly reverted when it was discovered, with the retailer pushing it back to the typical December 31st place-holder date.
VG247 has pointed out that the accidental leak may actually have some plausibility, with the November 14th date falling on the typical Friday launch of video games in Europe. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long though for the more official announcement from Rockstar.
Grand Theft Auto V will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Miss the E3 2014 trailer? Catch it below to see just how improved the new-gen versions are.
Post by Dan @ 09:24am 15/07/14 | 2 Comments
BBC report (thanks VG247), tech manufacturer Nvidia is readying a new device with in-home streaming capabilities similar to its portable Nvidia Shield device (and Steam's in-home Streaming functionality), that can connect to a desktop PC located elsewhere in your house to enable remote play on a TV screen.
The BBC understands the device will run PC titles via Nvidia's GeForce Experience system, which does require the PC to be fitted with one of Nvidia's more powerful graphics cards.It's unclear whether this is the same device as the recently rumoured Nvidia Shield Tablet, but nothing we heard about that would rule that possibility out.
Post by Dan @ 09:15am 15/07/14 | 0 Comments
IGN sat down with Bungie's Chris Gossett for a walkthrough on the features of the app, and it actually looks pretty damn useful.
One of the focuses of the companion app is to highlight your character and progression throughout the game, and really celebrate the growth of your Guardian. The app features fully-realized 3D models of each one of your characters, which will change in real time as you equip them with new weapons and armor. What’s even more interesting is that the changes you make to your character in the app are instantly reflected on your character in the actual game itself.The free companion app is expected to be available on the iOS app store, Google Play (in addition to the same features being accessibly by web browser) when the open beta kicks off on PlayStation 3 and 4 on July 18th, followed by Xbox One and 360 on July 24th, ahead of the game's full launch on September 9th.
Post by Eorl @ 09:07am 15/07/14 | 0 Comments
The new Fire Emblem additions are the 10th and 11th new characters confirmed for the games and the 34th and 35th playable characters announced overall. Fire Emblem character Chrom is also in the new character trailer below, but it looks like he will just be an Assist Trophy. We're waiting for Nintendo to confirm.
Players can also choose between male and female variants of Robin, Fire Emblem: Awakening's player character, in a similar way to the game featuring versions of Wii Fit Trainer and the Animal Crossing Villager for both genders.
Smash Bros. series boss Masahiro Sakurai has also revealed through a Miiverse post that iconic Ubisoft character Rayman will be included as a trophy. It's the first time the series' trophy list has included a third-party character whose franchise isn't represented with a playable character.
"In order to make Rayman's trophy, we asked Ubisoft to share their references," he wrote. "We were expecting to receive 2D drawing references for Rayman, but to our surprise, they sent us data of a brand new 3D model that they rendered for this game!! And that was how this trophy was created. It takes a lot of work creating each model, so it's wonderful that the creators contributed their own efforts!!"Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS will be out October this year. Nintendo are also planning to release new GameCube controllers themed specifically to the fighter, complete with an adapter for the Wii U.
Post by Dan @ 09:05am 15/07/14 | 0 Comments
Dragon’s Teeth drops players into four all-new maps that introduce unique environments and gameplay ranging from the bustling alleyways of Pearl Market to the floating restaurant in the middle of a lake in Sunken Dragon.If you want to see more, then you're in luck as the developers at DICE LA also just live-streamed a bunch of gameplay on the official Battlefield Twitch channel and you can catch the recap right here which includes commentary on several maps and gameplay modes over the one hour streaming session.
Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth is due on July 15th for Battlefield 4 Premium owners on all platforms.
Post by Dan @ 08:53am 15/07/14 | 0 Comments
Set amidst the chaos of 18th Century Paris, Arno, a young Master Assassin, will embark on an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the French Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation and ultimately carve a new destiny for the people of FranceAssassin's Creed: Unity is due on PC, Xbox One and PlayStaion 4 on October 28th 2014.
Post by Dan @ 03:37pm 14/07/14 | 5 Comments
"The Tekken franchise is beloved and we couldn't be more excited to be working with the talented team at Bandai Namco," Taka Kawasaki, studio head at Epic Games Japan, said in a prepared statement. "This marriage is perfect — the most powerful engine in gaming along with one of the most enduring brands in fighting games. We have no doubt that these forces coming together will yield fantastic results."Peculiarly, it seems that Tekken 7 wasn't the game that Harada-san had intended to reveal today, but moved the announcement forward after a leaked image appeared a few hours earlier.
VG247 notes that Harada has previously said he is working on multiple new projects, with another of those was intended to revealed instead, and explains that Harada-san supposedly hastily prepared the Tekken 7 trailer in his hotel room. Watch that one below.
Further details on Tekken 7 have been promised on July 25th at San Diego Comic Con.
Post by Dan @ 09:14am 14/07/14 | 4 Comments
taking IGN on a walking tour of "Blind Watch", an abandoned human civilization on Mars.
Blind Watch is reportedly a player versus player environment that will make up part of Destiny's Crucible mode, and as you'd expect from a Mars base, it's very orange. Check it out below.
The Destiny Beta is due to kick off on PlayStation 3 and 4 on July 18th, followed by Xbox One and 360 on July 24th, ahead of the game's full launch on September 9th.
Post by Dan @ 09:04am 14/07/14 | 2 Comments
previous video, BioWare has now released a second extended gameplay trailer for Dragon Age: Origin.
As with the first part, the latest video also covers content shown to press behind closed doors at last months' E3 expo, but it's a different section of the game -- moving from the open outdoor forest environments into the interiors of Redcliffe Castle, narrated by BioWare Creative Director Mike Laidlaw.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is scheduled for launch on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 come October 9th.
Post by Dan @ 08:55am 14/07/14 | 0 Comments
Dragon’s Teeth drops players into four all-new maps that introduce unique environments and gameplay ranging from the bustling alleyways of Pearl Market to the floating restaurant in the middle of a lake in Sunken Dragon.The Dragon's Teeth DLC has now been release-dated for a July 15th launch for Battlefield 4 Premium owners on all platforms and you can catch a few glimpses in the video below.
Post by Dan @ 08:49am 14/07/14 | 0 Comments
90's gamers might remember Maya as the leopard-print bikini clad jungle woman in KI 2, and she's had a suitable makeover for the new game. The official Killer Instict Facebook page has a single image of the new look Maya in her native City of Dawn environment, and IGN has thoughtfully posted up a video of the Evo 2014 panel were developers Iron Galaxy discuss her inclusion.
Post by Dan @ 08:37am 14/07/14 | 3 Comments
The clip sees Earth Realm's thunder god smacking around newcomer Kotal Kahn. IGN spoke with MK figurehead Ed Boon for some more info:
The trailer heavily features Raiden's variations across his three different styles.Mortal Kombat X is in the works for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for 2015.
Post by Eorl @ 04:37pm 12/07/14 | 3 Comments
official website that the founders program for Nosgoth will soon be changing come July 22nd, including pricing and what content is available.
The Veteran-level pack, previously a $20 pack that included 4,000 "rune stones," will now include 1,500 in-game gold and a 30-day "Major All Booster" that ups players' XP and gold production by 50 percent, all for $5 (while still including a Veteran badge and early access to the game). Three of the other founders packs have received similar adjustments, with the Warlord pack dropping from $35 to $13, the Warband pack from $50 to $20 and the most expensive one, the Immortal pack, moving from $150 to $50.
The Nosgoth site provides a clear look at the changes between the former founders packs and the new, cheaper ones.
Two of the founders packs will no longer be available come July 22, however, namely the Vampire and Human packs, each currently available for $80. Square Enix stressed that the contents and prices of all packs will remain the same until that date, though the Vampire and Human packs will be 25 percent off until then. Nosgoth's closed beta is currently available via Steam Early Access.
Post by Eorl @ 11:53am 12/07/14 | 0 Comments
The skins will be available as a free, automatic update that is currently slated to hit next Tuesday, Gearbox said. They can be obtained as rare random item drops within the game. Costumes include a Moon Moxxi outfit for Gaige and a Claptrap costume for male characters, and Gearbox is planning to host community events around the skins. During the panel, Gearbox noted that the skins were inspired by cosplay — these skins are basically the Borderlands 2 characters cosplaying as Pre-Sequel characters.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be out October 14th for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, though Gearbox has previously stated it could head to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the future.
Post by Eorl @ 10:04am 12/07/14 | 0 Comments
The idea is a simple one: those with access to a 3D printer — or those willing to pay a company to print them on their behalf — can input the files and create their own Evolve action figures, free of charge. The game's official site explains how to do this, which basically involves finding access to a 3D printer and then printing them.
Evolve is scheduled to release October 21st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Looking to know more about Evolve? Check out our recent hands-on preview with the newest monster addition, The Kraken.
Post by Eorl @ 09:58am 12/07/14 | 0 Comments
Both versions are slated to feature the full range of released downloadable content: characters, stages, and story. In addition, the "All Play" multiplayer lobbies and an art gallery will be included in the offerings.
Furthermore, the PlayStation Vita edition of Skullgirls Encore will be compatible with PlayStation TV, supporting up to two players with both DualShock 3 and 4 controllers.
Pricing for the two platforms has not yet been announced, however Lab Zero Games has promised more info closer to the date of release.
Post by Eorl @ 09:54am 12/07/14 | 0 Comments
One of Abyss Odyssey's biggest selling point - besides its wonderfully stylized art nouveau aesthetic - is its rich combat mechanics that the developer likened to that of a fighting game. All enemies have a move set as robust as your own with the ability to block, parry and dodge. This is good since you have the ability to possess enemies and play as them.
The PC version of Abyss Odyssey will even have a competitive mode for up to four players. This will be available only locally at launch, but an online version is in the works. Check it out in the new PvP trailer below. All versions of the game will feature drop-in / drop-out co-op both locally and online.
Another unique feature in Abyss Odyssey is a meta game in which a Warlock's mask will deteriorate as the player community reaches certain goals. The more wear it sustains, the more abilities your arch-nemesis will gain. So essentially the game will only get harder the longer it's out.
Abyss Odyssey will be available at a price tag of $14.99 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and $9.99 on PC through Steam.
Post by Eorl @ 04:50pm 11/07/14 | 1 Comments
Our night sky is based on real data — it is not a hand-drawn backdrop as you might expect," Braben told The New Yorker. "But the Milky Way and many of the stars around it are simply too bright and too uniform when compared to the real observable night sky."
Braben and his team strive on re-creating the galaxy mappings as accurately as possible, even going so far as to ensure the game's visible universe is based on astronomical models of the real night sky. Sadly though, some tweaking was in order to clear up the night sky, though just how much surprised the developer.
"It appears as though our planet actually sits within that dust cloud, which is why the Milky Way appears so faint," he said. You can find the game in action below from the E3 2014 trailer, but be warned, it looks gorgeous.
Post by Eorl @ 04:19pm 11/07/14 | 4 Comments
Heading over to the Battle.net shop greets players with the lovely price tag of $24.95 for both Wings of Liberty and its Zerg-infused expansion Heart of the Swarm. If that doesn't do it for you, Heart of the Swarm's Digital Deluxe Edition has also been slashed down to the low price of $34.95 (owners of the Standard Edition get a reduced price).
Potential zerg rushers need not worry about the prices going back up however, with Blizzard's StarCraft II Community Manager Zoevia confirming on Reddit that the price drop on the StarCraft series is a more long-lasting effect. "This is a permanent drop in the price for both Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm."