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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sege have been dangling a Sonic shaped announcement at us for awhile now and at last they’ve decided to unveil not just one but two new titles starring everyone’s favourite hedgehog. The first of this, dubbed Sonic Mania will return Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to their roots in a brand new 2D adventure re-imagining iconic Zones and Acts from classic Sonic titles while at the same time adding all new ones. The second Sonic offering is simply called Sonic 2017, and from its trailer it looks to be a sequel of sorts to the well received Sonic Generations as it too features both classic and modern hogs.
Both new games will be out next year, Sonic Mania first before Sonic 2017 follows later in the year, Sonic Mania however will only be available digitally on the PS4, XOne and PC while Sonic 2017 will see a full release on the PS4, XOne and Nintendo’s NX.
While Nintendo may not be launching the NX this year the Mario factory will be releasing new-ish hardware come November 11th in the form of a scaled down NES.
A palm sized one in fact, HDMI equipped and pre-loaded with 30 of the best NES titles ever. A single controller will also come bundled with the console which itself is compatible with both Wii & Wii U Virtual Console games. The Nintendo Classic Mini will be priced at £49.99 or $59.99 depending on where you live.
Omega Force’s take on Kentaro Miura’s classic manga Berserk is shaping up nicely if the newest trailer of the game is anything to go by. The tale of Guts, Griffith and Casca’s rise and fall is certainly a harrowing one so Omega Force will have their work cut out for them but the chance to take on the likes of Zodd and the New Band of Hawks is a tantalizing one. Berserk Musou will launch on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita this September 21st in Japan before heading to the PC and the West at some point in the not too distant future.
Bandai Namco have confirmed Dragon Ball fans will get their chance to return to the Xenoverse this October 25th state-side and October 28th in Europe on the PC, PS4 and XBox One. Much like its predecessor Xenoverse 2 will pit the good and the bad of the Dragon Ball franchise against one another.
The most famous hedgehog of them all turned 25 last week and to celebrate Sonic Team’s own Takahshi Iizuka officially announced that a brand new Sonic title is in the works. Unfortunately Mr. Iizuka wasn’t quite ready to reveal much about Sonic’s next adventure but he did confirm it will be with us next year.