Nintendo is working in conjunction with Tecmo Koei and developing a spinoff to the Legend of Zelda, for the Wii U. Tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors, the game’s mechanics are much like Tecmo Koei’s Destiny Warriorsseries — a hack n’ slash, with a deep combo system, and numerous enemies on screen at once. (more…)
One of the most iconic videogames ever developed in the 90s is easily Tomb Raider. It was so wildly successful that Square-Enix even rebooted the series on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and it was met with critically acclaimed reviews. And next month, we’ll see an updated version of that reboot for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Today, however, Square-Enix has released the original game in the series on iOS, for .99 cents. According to the publisher, this is a ”full, unedited, unadulterated experience,” which was first available on the original PlayStation, DOS and the Sega Saturn, way back in 1996. (more…)
The independent company Ice Water Games have released a trailer for their first video game in development, called Eidolon. According to the studio:
“Eidolon is a game about exploring a mysterious landscape and uncovering the stories of the people who lived there once before. It is a game about history, curiosity, interconnectedness, and the slow and inevitable beauty of life.” (more…)
Back at E3, Watch Dogs was promised to be available on the first day of this new-generation of consoles. Then in October, a month before millions of gamers were getting ready to purchase the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Ubisoft unexpectedly notified the press that the game was delayed until spring 2014.
It would be an understatement to assume gamers, including myself, were disappointed. But even more dangerously, Ubisoft was about to take a brunt of the heat from their own shareholders. While recoverable, their shares dropped dramatically.
Today news is breaking, thanks to Laurent Detoc — an executive over at Ubisoft — on why the open-world game was delayed. (more…)
In just three weeks, Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us is officially the fastest selling PlayStation 3 game of 2013. The number, 3.4 million units sold, accounts for both Blu-ray and digital copies of the game sold.
These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster quality of The Last of Us,” said Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.
“The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that. SCE continues to be committed to delivering unique gameplay experiences that redefine the interactive entertainment industry and The Last of Us is a perfect example.” (more…)
Curious about how Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will look on the next-generation of systems? Well Ubisoft and Sony has given us a glimpse of just that, in the video above.
Sony has released a video called ‘Conversations with Creators,’ which has a bunch of developers and programmers from Ubisoft, spewing why Assassin’s Creed 4 on the PlayStation 4 will be a step above the PS3 version, and I think most of us already understand why. So I’m not sure who they’re are trying to convince. (more…)
Nintendo’s future is getting bleaker and bleaker by the minute. DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson has tweeted that next-generation games running the studio’s Frostbite 3 engine, will not be making an appearance on the Wii U console.
“[Frostbite 3] has never been running on WiiU,” EA DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson posted on Twitter. “We did some tests with not too promising results with [Frostbite 2] & chose not to go down that path.”
As of right now, Electronic Arts — owns the studio DICE — has only confirmed one video game in 2013 using the Frostbite 3 engine. Unfortunately for Nintendo, it’s the publishers most anticipated game, which is Battlefield 4. (more…)