Game Boy NX.

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While uncertainty surrounding Nintendo’s next console remains it’s defining feature, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company has revealed a surprising tit bit in regards to Nintendo’s newest piece of hardware. While speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed that not only would the Pokémon Company be making games for the new system but that the NX was, as suggested quite some time ago, a hybrid. “The NX is something unique and different and Nintendo are trying to change the concept of what it means to be a home console device or a hand-held device,”
Rumours of the NX’s dual personalities are nothing new but in the light of Mr. Ishihara’s comments these reports are looking more and more likely.

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Return To The Core.

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Rumours have been rumbling for a good while now that From Software are hard at work on a brand new Armored Core title however, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki has decided to come out and clarify, Armored Core isn’t quite ready for a come back just yet. Speaking with Game Spark Mr. Miyazaki buried the rumour while leaving a glimmer of hope
“I want to make an Armored Core sometime, but nothing has been decided. Should we decide on a new development, we’ll be sure to let you know.”

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Interplay No More.

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After 30 years of building a sizeable library of games, Interplay have decided it’s time to step away from the games industry and sell off the many assets they’ve accumulated.
Of all the IPs up for sale Earthworm Jim will likely be the most in demand, however franchises like MDK, Kingpin, Clay Fighter and even Boogerman should find new homes and hopefully a new lease on life.

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Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Delayed.

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Castlevania’s spiritual successor Bloodstained Ritual of the Night has been delayed until early 2018.
Like more than a few Kickstarters before it, time needed to ensure the game meets a high standard was sighted as the reason behind the Bloodstained’s delay and while that may cause a tidal wave of disappointed among gamers eagerly awaiting the game’s release, a finished game is always better than a buggy one.

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Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Edition.

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While the wait goes on for a worthy successor to Duke Nukem’s original 1991 outing, owners Gearbox are apparently keen to relive the series’ glory days with the re-release of Duke Nukem 3D on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One & of course PC. Celebrating the game’s 20th Anniversary. Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour edition will feature the original game in its entirety along side eight new levels created by designers Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray who worked on the original game & “improved visuals”. Whether that little lot will be enough to persuade you to purchase Duke Nukem 3D again remains to be seen, perhaps a trailer will help in such a decision. Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour edition will be available from December 11th.

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Princess is Money-Hungry.

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By now most developers have long since abandoned the PS Vita, however Nippon Ichi are made of sterner stuff and the Gifu Prefecture based developer actually have a brand new action RPG for Sony’s handheld on the way. Dubbed, Princess is Money-Hungry the top down RPG will see players take control of Princess who’s kingdom has been lost to an evil family of loan sharks, now she has to spend what little money she has left on items, special attacks and even enemies who will help her get what’s hers back. If that sounds as interestingly, off the wall to you as it does to me, here’s a trailer. Princess is Money-Hungry will be available in Japan from November 24th.

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Metal Gear Survive.

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When Hideo Kojima and Konami parted company last year gamers the world over asked in unison, what’s gonna happen to Metal Gear? Many had an opinion on the matter but few could have predicted the undead direction the franchise would take, yep Metal Gear Evil is coming.
Okey its not actually called Metal Gear Evil but Metal Gear Survive (to give its true title) does bare at least a passing resenblance to the fifth & sixth instalments of the Capcom’s undead series, focusing as modern Resident Evils have, heavily on co-op, zombie slaying action. Story wise the game is based in an alternative universe to the main Metal Gear series accessible via, wait for it, “unexplained wormhole”. Inexplicitly Konami have stated that Metal Gear Survive will indeed be cannon. Metal Gear Survive will shuffle on to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC at some point next year, to tide you over till then here’s a trailer.

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Rise From Your Grave.

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Game companies going under is nothing new, Atari, Hudson Soft and The 3DO Company have all gone the way of the Dodo however games companies coming back is far rarer and yet that’s exactly what has happened to THQ who, after going bankrupt back in 2012 are back. Well sort of, Nordic Games, the company who snatched up the THQ brand and many of the company’s assets have re-branded themselves THQ Nordic and revealed they have 23 gamse in development, many of which are THQ IPs.
Time will tell which PIs these are but Darksiders, Red Faction and Stuntman are all prime candidates.

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Persona 5.

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While Persona 5 still remains frustratingly far from it’s February 14th release, Atlus have thrown us a bone in the form of some brand new trailers centred around Anne Takamaki, Makoto Niijima, Yusuke Kitagawa and the game’s Protagonist. And while sadly the trailers themselves are a little on the short side, Persona 5 certainly looks to be coming along nicely.

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Little PC Story.

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One of the most well received Wii titles is making its way to the PC via Steam, GoG.com and the Humble Store next week. Co-created by Cing and Town Factory, Little King’s Story is an odd-ball real-time strategy which sees players taking on the role of a little king who, in turn must build a glorious kingdom. Little King’s Story HD Remaster will be available from August 5th with a 10% discount to anyone who buys within the first week.

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