Did you read that right? Yes, Hatoful Boyfriend is a Pigeon Dating Simulator based off a Japanese visual novel/dating simulator of the same name. The novel used pigeons as characters instead of anime characters and is a pun on the word hateful which bears a similar root (hato) as pigeon/dove in English. Developer Digital released an interesting press release to go along with the game’s announcement:
Oddly going to the tune of ‘Silent Night,’ Tom Clancy’s The Division gets a new trailer for E3. By teaser we mean it, there isn’t much to it but what we can take from this is that a Q&A session will be live on Twitch about The Division on June 10th at 8 PM PDT. If you like Silent Night and five seconds of the Snowdrop Engine in action then by all means take a look.
VentureBeat reports that Marty O’Donnell is suing Bungie’s chief executive Harold Ryan for unpaid benefits. It was shocking when Marty O’Donnell; a longtime Bungie employee and head of it’s musical department was fired ‘without cause’ a few months ago. It was especially concerning because Marty was the audio director for Destiny, Bungie’s upcoming open-world shooter.
- 3 Days to E3 -
With only a few days standing between us and E3, it’s startling that so many details have been leaked before the actual event itself. And although it’s fun to find out more about games and unannounced content from our favorite developers and publishers, releasing information ahead of schedule only ends up hurting the impact E3 is meant to have as an event focused on garnering up excitement by means of epic moments. Still, that doesn’t stop us from diving in headfirst ahead of time in order to learn everything we can about the games set to release in the next few years. Let’s take a look at some some of the major leaks that have come before E3 so far.
Earlier today a Nintendo representative announced that the company would be closing its European headquarters and downsizing around 130 jobs. This type of news has become quite commonplace in the video game market, with major companies like Rare, Sony Santa Monica, and Capcom suffering large-scale layoffs in the past year, but this is the first time Nintendo has opted to downsize in recent history.
Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata has always stood firm against downsizing, stating that he would not downsize in July of 2013 and again in November of 2013. Just over half a year later, Nintendo is axing 130 jobs in Europe. What changed?
Two Kickstarter projects are making appearances across one another with The Hyper Light Drifter from Hyper Light Drifter will be featured in ReVeN. We’re not sure in what capacity yet but we’re hoping to hear more from Varia Games soon.
The old GameBoy Advance title The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap has been re-released, and it is now available on the Wii U’s eShop for $7.99.
The fan-favorite Zelda title’s previous Virtual Console release was through the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program back in 2011 in conjunction with the handheld’s first major price drop. However, like all the other Ambassador Program games, it was never released to the general 3DS public via the system’s eShop, making its recent release on the Wii U somewhat puzzling.
Sony announced this week that PayPal support has been added to the PlayStation 4. PayPal can now be used by PlayStation 4 users to pay for items on the PlayStation Store and can also be used on the Sony Entertainment Network website if you sign into your PlayStation Network account. The PlayStation Support website notes that users can still use a credit card or PSN Cards and PayPal only acts as a supplement to possible choices.
Floating Point is a free game by Tom Francis, the developer of Gunpoint. Floating Point is a relaxing game where the player is tasked with simply getting points by guiding a point through pillars and gaining momentum without colliding with other objects. The game features randomly generated levels and uses mouse controls.
Nintendo of Europe is closing its headquarters in Großostheim, Germany. The closing of the headquarters will bring a loss of 130 jobs. The business will now be run out of Nintendo’s Frankfurt office, with its Großostheim building and warehouse sold off.
The little knight that could – Shovel Knight – will be launching on 3DS, Wii U and Steam on June 26, according to Yacht Club Games’ Kickstarter page. The announcement comes a few months after the games intended March 31 release date.
Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s President and CEO, will not be personally attending E3 this year. According to a Nintendo representative, Iwata was advised by his personal physician not to travel overseas in the immediate future. While the specifics of his condition have not been revealed, the representative stated that everything is “business as usual,” and Iwata will continue his normal duties from Japan. We wish Iwata a speedy recovery.