Grand Theft Auto V is enjoying an almost unbelievable amount of success on consoles across the world, but there’s still a large, untapped market for Rockstar’s latest hit. At this time, there has been no official word on PC version of the game, but that could change soon if a report out of Eurogamer is to be believed. Speaking with “multiple industry sources,” Eurogamer reports that Grand Theft Auto V will come to PC within the first quarter of 2014.
According to the LinkedIn profile of Karen Brakenridge, a former costume designer at House of Moves, Resident Evil 7 is in the works. Karen reports that she worked as a costume designer on Resident Evil 7 from November 2012-January 2013. If this is true, it would mean that development of the next numbered entry in the franchise began immediately after Resident Evil 6 release in October 2012.
It’s possible that this is actually a reference to Resident Evil: Revelations HD, as that would fit the time frame, but perhaps Capcom really is jumping forward with the main franchise again already. Due to mixed feedback and lower than expected sales of Resident Evil 6, Capcom aims to return to the core elements of the franchise in the next game.
Wii U sales have been particularly low in the UK, but there has been some slight improvement in recent weeks. Looks like that momentum is set to gain some steam in October. The Wind Waker HD is off to a pretty respectable start, and Wii U sales have made a pretty dramatic jump as a result.
Zelda director Eiji Aonuma has been talking a lot about switching up the Zelda formula in recent times. We’ve already seen a few of the changes he has planned for A Link Between Worlds, but he’s not finished yet. When it comes to Zelda on Wii U, he’d like to create a setting that is beyond what we can imagine.
Last year, reports surfaced that electronics manufacturing company Foxconn was using forced, unpaid student labor to assemble Nintendo’s Wii U in time for the holidays. It looks like nothing has changed, as that same exact scenario is now playing out with PlayStation 4 production.
After a year in which many complained of software shortages for Wii U, Nintendo is aiming to reverse that image with a second half push that includes games like The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, The Wind Waker HD, and New Super Mario Bros. U. While this is a vast improvement, Nintendo’s still got a long path ahead of them if they want to flesh out Wii U’s library, especially in terms of third party support.
GameCube was heavily criticized for its lack of support, but a NeoGAF user has compiled a list of all the Wii U games that have been released or will be released from August until the end of the year and compared it to the same list for GameCube at the same point in its life. The results may surprise you.
As many of you know this year is Mega Man’s 25th Anniversary and although it doesn’t appear that we will receive anything from Capcom this year, several bands are coming together to create an album worthy of the Blue Bomber. These tracks come from several different bands that are all about the character and have both old and new tracks to accompany the album. Let’s take a look and see what they have planned for us.
Nintendo has taken a lot of risks over the years, especially in recent times. From launching a cheap, motion controlled system in an HD age to creating a dual screen gaming system, Nintendo is always looking to innovate. These ventures are not always successful, but speaking at B Dash Camp Osaka 2013, Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata revealed that his company is what it is today because they are not afraid of failure.
When pre-orders for PlayStation 4 went live in Japan, it took them less than an hour to sell out across the board. Thankfully, this situation was rectified within just a few days, and pre-orders were once again made available. However, they’ve already sold out a second time. Looks like Japan is really hyped for PlayStation 4, because it once again took less than a single day for all of the pre-orders to be snatched up. On an interesting sidenote, the bundle that includes a camera actually sold faster than the standard bundle.
The PlayStation 2 had its fair share of exciting RPGs that many hold dear. Since then we’ve seen a major decline in the Japanese RPG genre and the successful rise of western RPGs. Square-Enix was one of the major companies that provided us with some of the games we loved the most and it would appear that they’re trying to bring back a series we haven’t seen in over a decade. Read More
Nintendo’s looking for a spike in Wii U sales this holiday season, and they’ll aim to accomplish that in Europe with three new bundles. These three bundles will launch through out November, and they are the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack, a Wii Party U Basic Pack and a Just Dance 2014 Basic Pack. Hit the jump for all the details.
A Link Between Worlds, the upcoming Zelda title on Nintendo 3DS, has many similarities to its predecessor, A Link to the Past. From a similar name to a near identical Hyrule map, there’s a clear connection to the original SNES title. Even the evil Dark World is still present, but a close inspection of the hints we’ve seen in interviews, trailers, and screenshots suggest it may be more than it seems at first glance.
Be warned that this article will contain information that may be considered as spoilers.