Before BioWare created their own sprawling Sci-Fi universe in the form of the Mess Effect series they lended their talents to the Star Wars universe creating what is still widely considered the greatest Star Wars game of all time, Knights of the Old Republic. A lot of time has past & much has changed since then however one thing which remains much the same is the fans’ wishes to see the Old Republic continue. Well that wish may be about to come true with rumours rumbling that BioWare Austin are indeed at work on a re-imagined of sorts of the original Knights of the Old Republic.
Sadly, beyond the rumour itself there is little to say about the future of the Old Republic franchise however on a side note, original developers BioWare Edmonton are said to be working a new, Destiny inspired IP of their own code named “Dylan”. Expect E3 to shade light on both rumours.
The Nintendo Switch is drowning in a sea of rumours at the moment and the latest of these revolves around Ubisoft’s long awaited Beyond Good and Evil sequel and it goes a little something like this.
Jade and Double H’s next adventure is now not only heading to the Nintendo Switch but its heading there exclusively for a whole year and will be showcased at Nintendo’s big Switch event next week. Now of course this is a rumour and should be taken with a pitch of salt but given that Ubisoft have already pledged to strongly support Nintendo’s next console as well as Beyond Good and Evil 2 being in the works, this might indeed be one of those rumour that turns out true.
The Arkham series has done more than its fair share in establishing Warner Bros’ place in the games industry but what does the publisher do now that Rocksteady’s series is over? Well a number of would be successors to the Dark Knight series have been rumoured over the years from the Flash to Superman titles but the smart money has always on a game starring DC’s Suicide Squad, or it was until last week when reporters began to claim that Warner Bros. had decided to cancel Suicide Squad the game and set developers Warner Bros. Montreal to work on a new Batman title featuring the son of the Dark Knight in the lead role. Why Warner Bros. pulled the plug on the Suicide Squad title and why they have chosen to pursue a Damian Wayne game remains unclear but with so many interesting properties at their disposal, it seems a waste to only utilise Batman.
From the moment Nintendo announced the Switch rumours have been rampant in regards to what games we’ll see on the system, ports in particular, and while many of these rumours appeared to fade just about as quickly as they appear, one is picking up steam and it goes like this. Game Freak are hard at work on bringing both Pokémon Sun & Moon to Nintendo’s next console, along with the inevitable third version apparently dubbed “Stars”. By way of proof, Eurogamer who are championing the rumour point to the 1:48 second mark in this video which they claim clearly shows a HD model for a Pikipek. I’ll let you decide for yourself. Pokémon Sun & Moon are both out now on the 3DS, meanwhile the the Nintendo Switch will launched early next year.
Last year the third instalment of the Witcher series made something of a splash among critics and gamers alike when it finally arrive on consoles and PC, and it might just make another this year, if rumours of an Enhanced Edition.
Listed by French retailer e-leclerc earlier this weekend, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Enhanced Edition is, apparently not only on the way to the PC, PS4 and XBox One but it’ll features all of the DLC released so far.Wait a moment though, before you all rush off to place your pre-orders it should be noted that the game’s developer, CD Projekt, have outright denied any Enhanced Edition of the Witcher 3 exists or will exist in the future. Time will tell.
Despite the fact Sega have completely forgotten to localize the third in the Valkyria Chronicles series, rumour are rife a brand new Valkyria related project dubbed, Valkyria of the Blue Revolution, is in the works. What Valkyria of the Blue Revolution actually is however remains to be seen, however fan of the SRPG will surly be hoping the project turns out to be a new console game opposed to the kinds of free to play mobile apps Sega seem only too ready to churn out of late.
While The Wall Street Journal might not be your first port of call when it comes to Nintendo news, the newspaper has this week been reporting that the Mario factory has begun distributing development kits for their forthcoming game console known as the NX. The paper went on to claim the NX will be a handheld/home console hybrid featuring “industry-leading” components on par or better than rival consoles.
Nintendo have refused to comment.
EA are forever looking for new ways of parting gamers from their cash and it looks as if their latest scheme may take it’s inspiration from none other than Netflix.
This particular rumour comes courtesy of a survey issued by EA themselves which asks participants if they’d be interested in subscribing to an online rental service which provided titles from the likes of Ubisoft, Take Two Interactive, Activision and Bethesda. The survey goes on to ask participants how much they’d be willing to pay for such a service and if they’d expect a discount, however it makes no mention of platform, or time frame for release.
You might recall a few months back, news broke that Mega Man was to be adapted for Anime, well apparently someone at 20th Century Fox figured they could go one better and bring the Blue Bomber to the sliver screen as well. Being still very early days for Mega Man the movie, details are few and far between however if reports by The Tracking Board are to be believed both David Ready and Michael Finfer, best known for their work on the Planet of the Apes reboot are heavily involved in the project.
Square Enix have never been backwards in coming forward when it comes to re-releases, remasters or remakes and it looks like the Final Fantasy factory might just be at it again if composer Arnie Roth is to be believed. Speaking at a Final Fantasy themed concert in Pittsburgh Saturday night, composer Arnie Roth casually remarked that he hoped fans were looking forward to the Final Fantasy 12 “remake” currently in the works before welcoming Final Fantasy 12 composer Hitoshi Sakimoto to the stage.
Mr. Roth didn’t elaborate further and Square Enix have, as of yet, remained silent on the subject however given the long running rumour that Final Fantasy XII would be at least remastered at some point, it’s most likely a return to Ivalice is but a matter of time away.