Nintendo released a financial report for the first quarter of 2015 this week and while it didn’t exactly make for riveting reading, it did spread a little doubt on the fate of two Wii U titles, namely The Legend of Zelda U and Shigeru Miyamoto’s project Giant Robot which have now both been listed as TBD or to be determined. In the case of Zelda U the TBD clarification will likely fuel claims that the game is destined for a NX release while speculation is already rife that project Giant Robot will never see the light of day full stop. Time will tell.
Square Enix have reveal that their latest Final Fantasy spin-off, dubbed Explorers, is to be released in North America and Europe between the 26th and 29th of January next year respectively. Final Fantasy Explorers which was launch in Japan on the 3DS last year tasks players with exploring an island for crystals and adventure.
After months of speculation Ubisoft have finally confirmed that the once Wii U exclusive Zombi U is indeed on it’s way to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this August 18th.
Despite announcing Zombi the French publisher was less than keen to talk about how a game which relied so heavily on the Wii U’s unique controller would now work on a more traditional pad beyond saying it had been “optimized for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.” Ubisoft also failed to clarify why the game would only be receiving a digital release but they did issue a trailer which you can see for yourself here.
The long running Disaster Report series is to receive a forth instalment some 3 years after the game was cancellated. Originally scheduled for release back in 2011 on the PS3, the Tohoku earthquake forced publishers Irem to put the game on hold before eventually the decision was taken to cancel the game completely, however series creator Kazuma Kujo refused to give up on his game and has this week announced not only has he and his new company Granzella Inc acquired the rights to the series but they will be releasing Disaster Report 4 in the near future.
Exactly when and on what platform Disaster Report 4 will now be appearing on remains unconfirmed however the fact that the game is seeing release at all is something worth shouting about, doubly so if it gets localized.
Square Enix have revealed that the latest in the long running Dragon Quest franchise, dubbed Dragon Quest XI: In Search of the Departed Time is to be released on the Playstation 4, 3Ds and Nintendo’s as yet unnamed new console codenamed NX.
No information on the NX version of the game was given, but Square Enix did confirm that alongside Dragon Quest XI, Dragon Quest X, the Wii and Wii U MMORPG will also be coming to Nintendo’s new console as well as the PS4.
As for Dragon Quest XI PS4 and 3DS, Square Enix promised the same core team will be developing both titles and while there will obviously be a difference in graphical quality, both games will share the same story.
Tri-Ace have revealed that they are to team up with Danganronpa developers, Spike Chunsoft, on a new RPG dubbed Exist Archive The Other Side of the Sky. Alongside the game’s two page spread reveal in week’s issue of Famitsu Tri-Ace listed a number of well known talents lending their hand to Exist Archive including characters designed by LovePlus designer Mino Taro and story by long time Valkyrie Profile writer Masaki Norimoto.
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky is scheduled for a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita release in the not too distant future.
Rare have issued a brand new trailer for there forthcoming Rare Replay, a massive compilation of 30 games, hand-picked from the company’s illustrious past.
Alongside the new trailer, Rare also confirmed a price point of either $29.99, €29.99, £19.99 or AU$49.95 depending on where you live. Rare Replay will be available from the 4th August exclusively on the XBox One.
Konami may have snuffed-out the highly anticipated brainchild of Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro dubbed Silent Hills P.T. however that doesn’t mean the duo’s plans to work together have been completely put to rest as del Toro himself revealed in an interview with IGN.
“We’re still friends and looking into doing something together but that’s not going to be Silent Hills.” Exactly what Kojima and del Toro are looking into, the Hellboy director didn’t clarify but he did reveal the core idea behind Silent Hills P.T. had been to “mess with your head” much in the way Psycho Mantis did back in Metal Gear Solid.
Few games in recent memory have received the kind of heat Metroid Prime Federation Force has, but what specifically is so wrong with the game? Well most Metroid fans would tell you the problem with Federation Force is a simple one, it’s not the kind of Metroid game anyone wants, however Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe, Producer of Federation Force feels the issue is clearly something else entirety.
“First off, I had in mind and expected that people would sort of act in a negative way when they found out that Samus was not an actual player. What I see happening is that once the players can actually have hands-on experience with the actual game, they’ll be able to understand and experience for themselves how the game actually feels and that the Metroid Prime universe atmosphere is there, like the music that is used in the game is heavily related to the Prime series so while people would at first say, “oh this isn’t what I expected,” they’ll definitely understand the different perspective that we’re taking here and it’ll certainly make a difference once you get some experience with the game.”
So there you have it, the problem with Federation Force is a lack of Samus Aran herself and not the fact this isn’t Metroid Dread or Prime 4 which the fans have been waiting years for. Three words Mr Tanabe, out of touch.
Nintendo of America appear to have finally made up their minds in regards to Tomonobu Itagaki’s Devil’s Third, confirming that they will, after all, publish the madcap hack and slash state side by year’s end. It has also come to light that Devil’s Third will, in a fashion at least, be coming to PC as well as the Wii U later in the year when the game’s multiplayer mode launches as a free to download, pay to play, standalone game.