Few indie games have managed to garner the kind of attention and more importantly sales, Vblank’s Retro City Rampage has, so it’s of little surprise to learn a sequel, dubbed Shakedown Hawaii, is well under way and much like it’s preprocessor it’s looking hectic.
Yes just like Retro City Rampage before it, Shakedown Hawaii will set players loose in a sprawling 2D city to reek havoc as they see, fit only this time they’ll do so in glorious 16-bit graphics as opposed to simple 8-bit. Just how glorious you can see for yourself here. Shakedown Hawaii is scheduled for release on PC, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and an as yet unnamed Nintendo platform next year.
Sega have revealed that their classic tactical RPG Valkyria Chronicles is to be remastered and re-released on the PS4, early next year, but that’s not all. Sega have also revealed that the forth instalment of the series is also heading to the PS4 next year, however when exactly, they’re remaining tight lipped. Still, at least we’ve got a trailer to tide us over.
Los Angeles based publisher Acttil have announced that Ray Gigant, a beautiful PS Vita dungeon crawler by Experience, is to head Westward next year. Featuring a rhythm-based battle action system and skyscraper-sized enemies, Ray Gigant promises gamers a traditional first-person dungeon crawler experience paired with a branching story told from the perspective of three characters. Take a peak at the game’s trailer to see what all the fuss is about.
Nintendo fans are no strangers to censorship, having endured everything from green blood in Mortal Kombat 2 to missing out on seeing Tharja in a bikini, however the big N are ready to start, “protecting us” yet again, this time from the evil of boobies.
Yes you read that right, Nintendo have indeed decided in their infinite wisdom that a bust size option found in the Japanese version of Xenoblade Chronicles X’s character creation mode is just too risky to include in Western versions of the game and so its has been removed completely, as has the ability to dress a certain party member in some of the game’s more, revealing, armours and even some religious references.
Nintendo, protecting gamer’s sensibilities since 1983.
Its been a good old while since the last Nintendo Direct so anticipations were understandably high for the event’s return earlier this week, but did it deliver?
The answer to that question really does depend on A, how much you want to play a HD re-release of The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess on the Wii U and B, how much do you want to play as Cloud Strife in Smash Bros.? If these are two gaming dreams of yours then yes, this Nintendo Direct was a damn good one as both Twilight Princess HD and the addition of Cloud to the Smash Bros. roster are going to happen, however beyond that both the 3DS and Wii U line ups have a certain, déjà vu quality about them, with Nintendo choosing to roll out videos of Star Fox Zero, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Hyrule Warriors Legends and Fire Emblem Fates yet again as opposed to anything really new. Hell Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow even made an appearance with news that all three games will be made available on the DS Virtual Console next year and that summed up this Direct almost perfectly, we’re in for a lot more of what we know than what we don’t.
Kadokawa Games have officially unveiled God Wars Beyond Time, a tactical RPG set in an ancient Japan where three nations, the Sea Nation of Hyuuga Country, Forest Nation of Fuji Country, and Iron Nation of Izumo Country do battle for supremacy.
Upon it’s release on both the PS4 and PS Vita next year, God Wars Beyond Time will feature some 30 job classes, 200 weapons, 600 skills and character designs by Love Plus character designer Mino Taro.
NIS America have revealed that a brand new dungeon crawler dubbed Stranger of Sword City is heading to the PlayStation Vita. Scheduled for release this March both state-side and across Europe, Stranger of Sword City promises to feature both single and multiplayer dungeon crawling, alongside a deep story and an unparalleled fantasy setting, a taste of which can be found in the game’s newest trailer.
Activision Blizzard have announced that they are to acquire Candy Crush Saga creator, King Digital Entertainment, for the tidy some of $5.9 billion.
The acquisition which will take place early next year will see Activision Blizzard cement themselves as one of the the most profitable interactive entertainment companies in the world, while at the same time granting the Call of Duty publisher access to some half a billion monthly users of Candy Crush Saga and Crush Soda Saga.
Slowly but surely the worldwide release of Pokken is approaching but spring 2016 is still some ways away so the Pokemon Company have decided it’s time for a new gameplay trailer to bridge the gap, one which just happens to feature a brief glimpse of the tournaments latest combatant, Shadow Mewtwo.
When Chinese company Ledo Millennium brought SNK Playmore earlier in the year fans were understandably worried of what would become of the Metal Slug creator, worries which were this week put to rest as news broke that SNK Playmore is to drop it’s manufacturing of the popular pachinko slot machines in favour of games development.
The first game to benefit from this change in focus will unquestionably be The King of Fighters XIV which is scheduled for release of the PS4 next year. Rumour also has it both the Samurai Showdown and Metal Slug series are in for some attention.