Unlike both the Wii and Wii U, Shigeru Miyamoto won’t be contributing to the design of Nintendo’s next console the NX. The revelation came from the Nintendo front man himself during an interview with Fortune where Mr. Miyamoto stated in regards to the NX, he was merely “observing” the hardware this time around as opposed to working on it. Mr. Miyamoto went on to reveal his main duty at Nintendo of late has been to design games, specifically Star Fox Zero, a role I’m sure many fans will feel Miyamoto never should have been distracted from.
While Nintendo have yet to reveal what they and partners DeNA have in store for mobile devices, one 3DS title has already been given the green-light to go and unsurprisingly it features the word Pokemon in the title. Yes Pokemon Shuffle, the freemium puzzle Pokemon title developed by Genius Sonority is indeed being readied for released on both Android and iOS devices later in the year, will more 3DS titles follow? Almost certainly.
Batman Arkham Knight, arguably the most anticipated title released so far this year is no longer available for purchase on PC. The game itself arrived on shop shelves only last Tuesday but within three days publisher Warner Bros. had suspended sales and issued a recall of all PC versions of the game, including those sold on Steam due to poor performance. As one would expect both Warner Bros’ and developers Rocksteady apologized to all fans effected and promised to fix the issues “ASAP” however serious questions clearly need to be asked given that this is not the first time Warner Bros. have released a game plagued by bugs, Arkham Origins for instances springs to mind.
Final Fantasy 7 might be the talk of the town currently but it’s not the only title bearing the Final Fantasy name. Square Enix have in the works the a sequel to the Game Boy’s Mystic Quest also, unexpectedly, on the way.
Solid details surrounding this newest Final Fantasy Adventure, as it’s known outside of Europe, are however sadly next to non existent at the moment however there’s a good chance September’s Tokyo Game Show will fill in a few blanks.
A brand new trailer for Atlus’ much anticipated fifth instalment of the Persona series has hit the net. Taken directly from the bonus disk gifted to Japanese buyers of Persona 4 Dancing All Night, this latest gander takes a closer look at the game’s main cast as well as showing a little gameplay.
Persona 5 is scheduled for release on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 later this year.
Nintendo have revealed that the latest in it’s long running Fire Emblem series, dubbed Fates, is to feature for the first time same sex relationships. The choice of partners will be limited to one particular character per game however even this modest inclusion signifies a significant key change in Nintendo’s willingness to enter the haphazard relationship debate.
In other Fire Emblem news Nintendo have also revealed Fates will feature an online deathmatch mode where players pit any five units they wish against five of their opponent’s. Fire Emblem Fates has yet to receive an official release outside of Japan.
Nippon Ichi have decided to step away from their usual strategy RPG fair in favour of the horror genre for their next project, dubbed Night Watch.
Set in and around a small town during the dead of night, Night Watch will put the player in the shoes of a young girl venturing through the dark in search of both her older sister and dog, with little more than a torch for company. Almost as mysterious as Night Watch’s setting itself, Nippon Ichi are currently keeping further details about the game to themselves however they have been kind enough to release a trailer, if you have the nerve to watch it.
A number of big name titles were noticeable in their absence during Microsoft’s E3 press conference last week however since then the Windows maker has come out and guaranteed the likes of Crackdown 3 and Scalebound will be shown at some point this year, sadly the same is not the case for Phantom Dust which, despite having only been revealed last year is now no longer in “active development.”
This revelation came courtesy of Aaron Greenberg, marketing head of Xbox who went on to reveal the problem with Phantom Dust is that the project currently doesn’t have a developer following the removal of Darkside Games, the team originally tasked with creating the game. What fate now ultimately awaits Phantom Dust Mr. Greenberg simply would not say however his lack of clarification suggests Phantom Dust’s future is bleak.
Although Nintendo chose not to show the much anticipated Fatal Frame 5 during their digital E3 even this year they did in fact bring a playable, English-language demo of the game to the show which was displayed at length during one of the company’s Tree House events, which you can see for yourself right here.
Nintendo also reconfirmed Fatal Frame Maiden of Black Water’s autumn release.