Namco Working On New SSB
Saturo Iwata has confirmed that the new Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Wii U is being worked on by Namco-Bandai. [[MORE]] The Namco team will see a large collaboration, with developers that worked on the Soul Calibur and Tekken series being involved. The company will also team up with Project Sora, the developers of Kid Icarus: Uprising. “We will fully utilize our experience and...
Nintendo 3DS XL Announced
Last night’s Nintendo Direct online show saw the announcement of a new handheld, Nintendo 3DS XL. [[MORE]] The system has been dated for a US release on August 19th and July 28th in Europe. The system will have a 90% increase in screen size and will receive an extended battery life on it’s smaller brother. The new quoted battery life is 6.5 hours. The system has been priced at...
No Social Network Connectivity for Miiverse
According to GI International, Nintendo have confirmed that there will be no external social network connectivity with their new Miiverse service on the Wii U. [[MORE]] This means that there will be no facebook or twitter connectivity like some would have hoped. Despite Miiverse being eventually accessible from your PC, mobile devices and Nintendo 3DS handhelds, there will be no way of...
BBC Sport App Beta Releases
Sony have confirmed that the planned BBC Sport app for PS3 has launched in beta form. [[MORE]] According to EuroGamer, the app is now available under the My Channels section of the XMB. The app was announced last month and was targeted to be released by the time Wimbledon began. Events such as Formula 1, Euro 2012, the London Olympics and Wimbledon will all be available straight from your PS3...
The only things that’ve really changed are the terms of my contract.– Fumito Ueda of Team ICO talking to Kotkau about his involvement in The Last Guardian.
New Nintendo Direct on Friday
Nintendo have scheduled another Nintendo Direct broadcast for tomorrow at 12:00PM JST. [[MORE]] The event will be live streamed on Nintendo’s mini site. Nintendo Direct last took place just before E3, unveiling new Nintendo Wii U features such as the Miiverse and the final design of the Wii U GamePad. Expect this one to be a warm-down after the E3 announcements. However, some new...
FFVII Coming to Steam?
After a domain registration just a few days ago, it appears that Final Fantasy VII may be making it’s way onto Steam. [[MORE]] A leaked product description was picked up over at the GoG forums. The user that saw it managed to obtain a Google cached version of the page and a screenshot of the listing. Features such as Cloud saves (so much pun potential), achievements and a character...
Leaked Xbox 720 Document Removed
The alleged leaked Xbox 720 document has been removed from the internet under the orders of Microsoft. [[MORE]] The leaked presentation from 2010 was upped on Scribd, but has since been removed. Just yesterday, Microsoft commented on the leak for the first time. They did not either confirm or deny it’s legitimacy. The fact that they wanted the document removed leads me to believe that it...
I tell the designers all the time, if there is any time in this game where...– Warren Spector talking to ArsTechnia about game development.
Minimum on par with the current generation.– Cevat Yerli of Crytek talking to CVG about the Wii U’s power.
Kojima Confirms MGS5?
Speaking to the French magazine, IG, it seems like Hideo Kojima has plans for some more Solid Snake tactical espionage. [[MORE]] A series of quotes from an interview in the IG magazine essentially confirm that the new FOX Engine will play host to Solid Snake once again. However, recent artwork/recruitment suggested that the new MGS will feature Big Boss as the main character. Despite this, it...
Amazon.de Lists Wii U Price & Date
The German version of Amazon has listed the Nintendo Wii U at €399.99, releasing on December 21st. If true, it seems like Nintendo are pretty confident betting against the Mayans. [[MORE]] The listing was spotted by the guys over at VideoGameZone. This comes as Amazon UK listed the system for just £199, subsequently leading them to cancel all pre-orders due to the mistake. €399 is a steep...
Microsoft Comment on Leaked Document
After days of waiting, Microsoft have finally commented on the leaked Xbox 720 document. [[MORE]] The 56 page long presentation dates back to around 2010. It held many details regarding the future of Xbox and the next-generation console they were calling the Xbox 720. EuroGamer managed to get a response from the company. Interestingly, there was neither confirmation nor any denial. Here’s...
I think I had Jack behind me going: ‘Ok mate, you can go on stage for this one,’– Andrew House of Sony joking with MCV about Wonderbook at E3.
Okami HD Announced!
It has been confirmed that the legendary game, Okami, will receive an HD upgrade! [[MORE]] The game is set to be released exclusively on PS3 in all regions. Initial reports suggested that it was only going be coming to Japan, but he US PlayStation Blog saw Capcom confirm the game’s Western plans. It will include full trophy support, offering 51 trophies to be collected. There will also...