Cliff “Cliffy B” Bleszinski left Epic Games over a year ago now, but he has yet to reveal his next project. Codenamed “Silverstreak,” Bleszinski has released several teaser images, but no one’s really sure what to make of it all. However, judging by a recent conversation between Geoff Keighley (who has been doing a lot of talking regarding VGX recently) and Cliff himself, answers could be coming soon.
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has been teasing a reveal for tonight’s VGX awards for some time now, and many fans have been crossing their fingers for Metroid, Zelda, or some new IP. Unfortunately, it looks like these are unlikely as Game Informer has confirmed that the reveal will be a ‘previously announced’ Wii U title. Games like Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Mario Kart 8 are all possible candidates for tonight’s new trailer. What would you like to see from Nintendo and VGX?
Spike TV will be hosting their annual video game awards show (renamed VGX this year) tomorrow, and we’re sure to see new trailers for a lot of upcoming games throughout the evening. Unfortunately, PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886 will not be among them. Geoff Keighley has confirmed via his Twitter that the upcoming game from Sony Santa Monica and Ready At Dawn will not be appearing, as the game’s footage is not yet ready.
The numbers for the past week in Japan are in, and Nintendo’s got something to smile about. Despite not having any major releases this week, Wii U’s numbers are up from last week (which saw the release of Super Mario 3D World), and 3DS numbers are up as well. Numbers for other consoles remained relatively similar from last week. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
Battlefield 4‘s continued issues on Xbox One and PS4 have caused Electronic Arts’ stock to fall more than 5%. Developer DICE has stated that it will be refocusing development efforts away from any “future projects” until it can repair the ongoing problems with Battlefield 4.
A few months ago it was revealed that Microsoft’s Lift London studio was hard at work on four titles that bridge the gap between free-to-play and AAA. Details have been scarce up to this point, but that should change soon. Lift London studio head Lee Schuneman has revealed to Official Xbox Magazine that we can expect three of the games to be unveiled in the near future.
Nintendo has been pumping out special edition 3DS models almost non-stop, and it looks like they’re not slowing down. The latest entry in their lineup of special models is a silver Mario & Luigi themed system with Dream Team pre-installed. This beauty is a steal at $199, essentially netting you the popular RPG for free. You can catch Nintendo’s full press release after the jump.
Last year Wii U went into the holidays with an advantage, as it was the only new console on the market. This year, it’s got the brand new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to compete with, and they’re both off to hot starts. Can Nintendo compete in a market that just got much more crowded? According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, they’ve got two advantages that give them pretty good chances this month.
The past week’s Japanese sales data is in, and the Final Fantasy franchise continues to be popular in Japan, taking the number one spot with Lightning Returns. While its numbers no longer touch franchises like Animal Crossing or Monster Hunter, the game pulled in over 277,000 sales in its first week. Meanwhile, 3DS sales are on the rise again and Vita sales have dropped drastically from last week’s impressive numbers. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
We recently reported that some Xbox One users have experienced disk drive problems, rendering their console incapable of playing physical games. This issue only seems to affect a small amount of people (it’s not a repeat of the Red Ring of Death), but Microsoft is making sure to do right by their customers, offering a free game to everyone with a faulty Xbox One.
Gamers experiencing this disk drive problem can choose one free game out of Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome or Zoo Tycoon as compensation. The free game will be a digital copy.
Sony took a big step towards popularizing Vita in Japan this week with the launch of Vita TV. As this week’s Media Create numbers show, it’s off to a solid start, with Vita unseating 3DS in total consoles sold for the week. Of course, it got a ton of help from the release of God Eater 2 as well. Hit the jump for the breakdown.
In just a few short days, the much-hyped and hotly anticipated A Link Between Worlds will launch on Nintendo 3DS. Every game has a crazy development story or two, but in the most recent Iwata Asks segment, the Zelda team reveals just how much A Link Between Worlds went through before the finished product was realized. Between heated discussions, scheduling conflicts, and a certain Shigeru Miyamoto dealing out some tough criticisms, A Link Between Worlds almost didn’t happen.