The original Resident Evil Revelations was well received by both fans and critics so it’s pretty safe to assume we’ll be treated to a sequel sooner or later however, if a screenshot of the game’s apparent box art pulled from an Xbox server turns out to be legit, we might be treated to a Resident Evil Revelations 2 very, very soon. Unsurprisingly Capcom have refused to comment on the existence or not of Resident Evil Revelations 2 yet, but reports are already swirling that Capcom will confirm shortly that Revelations 2 is indeed coming to the PS3, PS4, 360 and Xbox One. Sorry 3DS and Wii U fans.
At long last Level-5 have decided to relieve their fans with news that 3DS exclusive Youkai Watch will be making its way West after all, next year.
“In regards to foreign markets, we have been taking a look at it in regards to Yokai Watch. We are in development planning to release it sometime next year.” Said Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino adding.
“We think it has a big appeal as a very Japanese-ish fantasy story. We already have support from a foreign toy maker company saying that it will be a definite success.”
Youkai Watch itself has been compared many a time to Pokemon given that both series’ share a similar, catch monster, battle monster mechanic but those who have actually imported and played the game lean more toward it feeling like a Dragon Quest Monsters title with a hint of Ni No Kuni thrown in for good measure. Sound good, role on 2015.
It’s no secret that many third parties have been unhappy with sales of their games on the Wii U for some time now and one of the most vocal on this very subject has been
Ubisoft, who have decided it’s high time to take another dig at the Wii U installer base by revealing they’ll be no more mature titles coming from them.
Speaking to Game Informer last week Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said.
“It’s very simple: what we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed, last year, we sold in very small numbers. So what we are trying to do is to focus more on the types of games they are interested in.”
Mr. Guillemot went on to point out that, while Watch Dogs would still be coming to the Wii U it would be the last “mature title” Wii U owners will see from Ubisoft. Don’t worry though Wii U owners, Mr. Guillemot made sure to stress that Ubisoft was in no way abandoning the Wii U, there are plenty more Just Dance titles to come just not anything else. It remains to be seen if Mr. Guillemot is throwing Wii U owners a bone with promises of more Just Dance or punishing them yet further, you decide.
Hiroshi Iuchi the mind behind Gradius V, Radiant Silvergun and most famously of all Ikaruga, is working on a brand new shoot ‘em up dubbed Ubusana. Writing on his official blog Mr. Iuchi revealed that the game which is being developed at M2 would be coming to the PS4 as a downloadable title first and foremost with other platform releases certainly possible but not guarantee just yet. No more information then that just yet, something Hiroshi Iuchi apologised for but he did say fans of his work wouldn’t mind waiting just a little longer while he polishes Ubusana before it’s eventual full release.
Sony have outlined their plans in regards to the launch of their mini streaming box PlayStation TV. We now know that the new console, which itself is capable of playing some 1,300 games from the PS Vita, PSP and PS1’s back catalogues as well as the option to stream PS4 titles from one console to the other, will launch across North America on October 14th and exactly one month later in Europe priced at £85, €99 and $99 depending on where you are. Sony also confirmed that PlayStation TV will come per=loaded with 3 digital games but would not yet confirm what these 3 games will be.
Ninja Theory have decided its high time to reveal their next project, a game dubbed Hellblade. Looking remarkably reminiscent of Heavenly Sword, another Ninja Theory title, Hellblade is currently being built for the PS4 but given the fact that Ninja Theory are planning to publish the game themselves that could all change if significant interest is shown to exist on other platforms. Why not check out the game’s trailer here and decide how interested you yourself are.
Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix’s reboot of the Tomb Raider series back in 2013 was not only received well by gamers but critics alike, praising both developer and publisher for their work. The mood towards both was very different yesterday however as Square Enix announced, completely out of the blue that the next instalment of the Tomb Raider series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, unveiled for the first time at this year’s E3 would now be coming to the XBox One exclusively.
“Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past – we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like Microsoft.” Said head of Crystal Dynamics Darrell Gallagher before adding,
“This doesn’t mean that we’re walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. Those are great systems, with great partners, and amazing communities. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4.”
While Mr. Gallagher may stress Crystal Dynamics aren’t walking away from PlayStation or PC fans they’re unlikely to see things quite the same way, even if as some sites and fans have have suggested the exclusivity deal turns out to be timed, PlayStation or PC fans are likely to feel hard done by for some time. XBox One owners meanwhile will likely find themselves on cloud nine at the news that they now have an exclusive answer to Uncharted 4 which is likely to launch on the PS4 at around the same time.
Sony have decided to treat us to a new trailer for the PS4 exclusive Bloodborne which you can see for yourself right here. Along with the new trailer SCE Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa also revealed a little of what we can expect from From Software’s newest effort.
“A big part of Bloodborne’s fun is exploring a mysterious new world. The creepy and sometimes horrific gothic world of Bloodborne will be brought to life on the PS4 in amazing detail through the beautiful yet somber architecture; attention to detail in the environment; gorgeous lighting from the light of the moon, lanterns and fires burning in the street, and a trusty torch to light your way through dark and dangerous spaces.
Exploring the unknown can be a harrowing experience, especially in a game like Bloodborne where death and madness can be lurking around every corner.”
Bloodborne is scheduled for a 2015 release exclusively on the PS4.
A brand new Silent Hill is winging its way to the Playstation 4. Titled Silent Hills, little is currently known about the game bar the fact that it’s coming to the PS4 (no other platforms have been named yet), stars Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) of The Walking Dead fame as the main protagonist and is having its development over seen by Hideo Kojima and is being directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Quite a pairing I’m sure you’ll agree. Nothing else to report on the game just yet but it’s safe to assume we’ll be hearing plenty more about Silent Hills very soon.
Ruffian Games, the team behind Crackdown 2 have decided to end their exclusive relationship with Microsoft and head over to Sony and the Playstation 4 and bring a new game with them called Hollowpoint. Inspired by the run and gun titles of old, Hollowpoint will see up to 4 players teaming up to complete missions in the hunt for XP and credits, which in turn can be used to purchase abilities, weapons, equipment and powerups that further improve your character and team. Away from the co-op
Ruffian Games also pointed out that Hollowpoint will feature a signal player mode, however they warned without teaming up with players online a number of missions will be completely unavailable. No release beyond that of 2015 yet but a brief trailer which you can get a look at here should tide you over.