Last year, prior to the Xbox One holiday launch period, Microsoft announced that their latest home console wouldn’t arrive in Japan during the first wave of launches – instead, we should expect it later on, in 2014. Given the relative unpopularity of the Xbox brand in Japan, the decision wasn’t terribly surprising.
However, 2014 has been around for awhile, and Microsoft has remained seemingly mum on the issue… until today. The company announced that Xbox One will be available in Japan from September 4. They also announced the names of registered developers for the platform’s Japan territory.
It has been another lackluster week for video game sales in Japan. A rather thin lineup of new games thus far this year combined with the rising prominence of phone and tablet gaming has led to mediocre sales numbers once again. Just five new games landed in the top twenty this week, with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn charting the highest at number three. Hit the jump for the breakdown.
Long awaited JRPG Tales of Xillia 2 finally receives a western release date. The game will launch in North America on August 19 for the PlayStation 3. A special edition was also confirmed. See the special edition details and story information.
Upcoming 3DS title, Mario Golf: World Tour will be receiving dlc and a season pass. Launching on May 2, the game will consist of the standard 10 courses and 126 holes, however a lot more content will be available if the player wants it. 3 separate dlc packs will be released early on in the games life. Find all the details regarding cost, new characters and new holes below.
GameStop.com has listed a Game of the Year Edition of Telltales’s The Walking Dead for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game was listed with a release date, box art and price. All details below.
Infamous: Second Son‘s elaborate dlc, Paper Trail will conclude this Friday, on April 25. Many fans hoped that the paper power would become available upon completion, but Sucker Punch revealed today that this won’t be the case, though other rewards will be given.
During it’s Game Developers Conference 2014, Sledgehammer games revealed the very first image of the upcoming Call of Duty game. By release, the game will have been in development for 3 years and is “next-gen focused”. The title will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC. Click ‘more’ to see the image and rumours regarding upcoming details.
The announcement trailer for upcoming racing game, Grid Autosport was revealed yesterday, along with a release date and limited edition details. The game will release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on June 27. The original Grid title was very well received, though the sequel didn’t do as well. View the trailer below, as well as what the limited edition includes and why the game won’t be on next-gen consoles.
More images have arisen from the PlayStation Now Beta, providing new details. PlayStation Now is a streaming service currently in a Beta phase, that will allegedly allow PS3 games to be streamed on a variety of Sony devices. All the latest details are below.
Sequel to Talltale’s award-winning series, The Walking Dead is now downloadable on the PS Vita. Both episodes 1 and 2 are available, each priced at $4.99 as well as a season pass for $20. It hasn’t been confirmed if the Vita releases will be available the same day as other platforms, but the Season Pass implies this will be the case. Episode 3 will be released this month, with 4 in June and the final in August.
Destiny‘s official site has been updated with all new information and footage of the game’s guardians – the Titan, the Warlock and the Hunter. Gematsu has put together a full summary of the website’s update, including separate footage of each guardian, which you can catch after the jump, along with a full gallery of new photos.
In light of its Global Gamers Day media blitz today, Bandai Namco has released a new trailer and multiple screenshots for its upcoming game, Lords of the Fallen.
Lords of the Fallen is due out in 2014 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. A fact sheet for the game, its latest screenshots and a brand new trailer can be viewed after the jump.