We’ve already covered the Japanese release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace Project on PlayStation 3 few weeks ago. Usually this is something that never make it out of Japan, but incredibly enough, today we’re here to report you that Namco Bandai has announced a localized release for the US.
If you’re a fan of Swery65 like us, you’re probably very hyped for his new creation to be released exclusively on Xbox One called D4.
We’ve already briefly discussed about the episodic title, but finally we’re able to show you some proper gameplay, in order to confirm all the insanity and weirdness that Swery put in the game.
It was just yesterday when Nintendo announced the brand new (and quite ugly) Nintendo 2DS, and it seems that someone already put his hands on it and did the very first video unboxing.
We know that the video is in Italian and you (actually we) are not gonna understand a single word, but hey, they’ve put English subtitles, so yuppi! Enjoy!
Are you on the hype train for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle? We are! And since yesterday Play-Asia has pus on pre-order the Limited Edition for the game we are even more!
From the picture above you can see all the contents from the special (and quite pricey) edition. Obviosuly we’ll get the game with a special box, but also the soundtrack disc, and art plate (inside an acryl case) and a very cool action figure. Below a more detailed pic of the action figure.
Unfortunately the game release is set to be Japan only for now, but hey, it’s a fighting game on a region free console! Let’s thing about it, it’ll be out on August 29th. Here’s a trailer to refresh your memory.
We’ve already mentioned this game in our huge E3 special article, but we felt like we needed to highlight it more than a mere mention. D4 is the brand new game from Hidetaka Suehiro a.k.a. Swery 65, presented exclusively for Xbox One (also in collaboration with Microsoft Studios) at the Microsoft E3 conference a couple of days ago. Here’s the first announcement trailer.
As you can recall, Swery 65 is the acclaimed creator behind the cult classic Deadly Premonition, and with this new game he really has our attention. The game has been presented as an episodic noir mystery, following the story of a detective with the curious ability to dive back in time, that must use this power to solve his wife’s murder, and then try to prevent it.
As you can see from the above trailer, the game features a full cell shading graphic engine, but we still really see what the game is about.
On a side note, it’s public knowledge that Hidetaka Suehiro has always idolized Goichi Suda (yep, Suda 51 —> Swery 65), but this is the first time the style of a Swery’s game recall a Suda’s creation so clearly. We’ll see if he will meet all our positive expectations.
Also, we don’t think this game has anything in common with the well-known survival horror series D created by Kenji Eno (we miss you so much).
The war is officially over! Well, it’s been over for years actually, but it’s a today’s news that SEGA and Nintendo entered an exclusive partnership for the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. This new agreement will make Nintendo consoles the number one destination for Sonic gaming over the next three titles. But here’s the official press release by SEGA:
SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced details of an exclusive partnership with Nintendo of America Inc. and Nintendo of Europe GmbH for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. The new agreement will make Nintendo consoles the number one destination for Sonic gaming over the next three titles. The first two titles of the deal were announced today via Nintendo Direct, and details of the third Sonic title will be revealed at a later date.
“Sonic the Hedgehog has performed incredibly well on Nintendo platforms and this exclusive partnership is a natural fit for the next evolution of Sonic games” commented Jurgen Post COO SEGA Europe Ltd. “The Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are ideal platforms to showcase Sonic and we are looking forward to working with Nintendo on these three exciting adventures.”
Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared as a videogame character in June 1991 and instantly became an icon for a generation of gamers. Defined by his super-fast speed and cool attitude, in the years since he first raced on to videogame consoles Sonic has become a true global phenomenon with over 75 million videogames and smartphone apps sold worldwide. SEGA’s iconic blue blur has also gone on to enjoy incredible success in many licensed areas, such as toys, apparel, comics and animation.
Wondering what are the first two Sonic titles exclusive for Nintendo consoles? Here we go! Actually is just one title, it’s called Sonic Lost World, and will be released on both Wii U and 3DS on a tba date.
If you pre-ordered it (like almost 3 years ago), your long-waited copy should be on some truck or plane, travelling to your post box. But, as long we still got our press copy, we decided to record some gameplay video; and the one above is from the very first level of the game, played in hard. Enjoy.
Crossovers are a trend nowadays, so after Project X Zone (fighting/action/RPG crossover among SEGA, Namco Bandai and Capcom) and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Stars Battle (fighting with all the characters from the eight JoJo’s series), now it’s time for J-Stars Victory VS.
The game, exclusive for PS3 and PS Vita and now only announced for a Japanese release, should be a fighting game featuring characters from four of the major Shonen Jump series. So it won’t be like Jump Ultimate Stars, but it will feature warriors only from One Piece, Naruto, DragonBall and Toriko.
The game is still in TBA release date and probably will never see the light outside Japan (mainly because of the west-unknown Toriko), but for now enjoy the trailer.
Platinum Games and SEGA revealed that the high-hyped upcoming Bayonetta 2 will be no longer a Nintendo exclusive! Indeed the witch will be back (still in TBA date) on all the platforms, so Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This is an awesome news for alle the fans that not own a Wii U (but not so awesome for Nintendo)!
Seems like the decision is led by the poor sales of the Nintendo’s console, but maybe the real reasons for this sudden change of mind are still unknown. This is what a Platinum Games spokesman said earlier today:
“After seeing the very low sales of the Nintendo Wii U we decided -for the good of our game- to expand the availability of Bayonetta 2 also on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This decison has been taken from both Platinum Games and SEGA, alongside with Nintendo, that anyway will maintain all the future DLCs as an exclusive for the Wii U.”
* JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T NOTICE, THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOL *
Yes, we know. You heard this a gillion times, but every time the name Yu Suzuki meets the magic word Shenmue 3 everyone gets super hyped!
So here we are. In fact seems like Yu Suzuki (you know, the creator of Shenmue, but also of Out Run, After Burner and other SEGA evergreens) is still thinking -or let’s say, trying- to make Shenmue 3. Indeed Suzuki-san has been caught talking (and posing for the picture above) with Mark Cerny, that is PlayStation 4 lead architect…so maybe…well you know what we mean.
Here’s the original tweet by Meggan Scavio, that suggests Suzuki and Cerny are talking about some kind of strategy for the game:
Mark Cerny & Yu Suzuki talking strategy forShenmue III. For reals you guys. twitter.com/megganpez/stat…
— Meggan Scavio (@megganpez) March 29, 2013
But this is not all folks, indeed here’s another tweet by Brandon Sheffield that met Yu Suzuki during last week’s GDC:
For those wondering, yes, yu suzuki did say at a party that he wants to reboot shenmue 3. He is trying to find a way.
— brandon sheffield (@necrosofty) March 30, 2013
So, looks like something is happening…we’ll see. Stay tuned and finger crossed!