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Is Platinum Games developing a new Star Fox game on Wii U?

13 Jan

star fox platinum games wii u

It’s not a secret that a lot of people would like to play a brand new Star Fox game, and it’s also no big news that Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya has previously stated that he’d love to work on the franchise. Platinum Games also has quite a lot of experience developing on the Wii U by now, after Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2.

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Get ready for Bayonetta anime!

19 Sep

bayonetta bloody fate anime

Good news nerds! Your favourite fictional witch is becoming an anime, and she’s hotter than ever!

Announced today by SEGA and Bayonetta Film Club, the full-lenght movie dubbed Bayonetta Bloody Fate, will hit only ten selected theaters across Japan on November 23 just for a limited two-week run.

Info are scattering through the internet, but for now we’re able to confirm that Bayonetta will be voice-acted by Atsuko Tanaka, that has quite a lot of geek experience in the field, and that the anime is made by the well-know Studio Gonzo.

Let’s hope to put our hands on this as soon as possible. But for now, enjoy the first trailer.

The Wonderful 101 Direct and demo available!

10 Aug

wonderful 101 direct demo

We already told you how The Wonderful 101 looked good when we tried it. Now the release date is approaching and the hype for the last Platinum Games’ title is increasing. Yesterday Hideki Kamiya hosted a very special Nintendo Direct, called -surprire surprise- The Wonderful 101 Direct, presenting and explaining all the features of the game. Here’d the direct in full lenght.

If you don’t have 20+ minutes to spend on this, here’s a shorter video, featuring just the full lenght trailer for the game.

Ah, almost forgot, a shiny brand new demo for The Wonderful 101 is available worldwide to download from the Wii U eShop! Have a nice play!

Wonderful 101 looks fantastic!

27 Jul

wonderful 101

Today we’ve been to London’s Hyper Japan Summer 2013 (even if with all the rain we took it didn’t look like summer, but hey…finally some chilly temperatures!) and finally we managed to get our greedy hands on one of our most hyped Wii U games of this year, also because, along with Pikmin 3, it is the only remarkable release set for 2013 on the Nintendo’s home console.

We are abviously talking about Wonderful 101, the next big game from Platinum Games, exclusive for Wii U, directed by Hideki “bad boy” Kamiya and produced by Atsushi Inaba.

Unfortunately, like all third-party-Nintendo-console-exclusive, the game isn’t getting the right attention from the media (or from Nintendo, you decide), and that’s a real shame, because we all know how good Platinum games are (ehm…Bayonetta…ehm…Metal Gear Rising), and this is no exception.

We played the only level available at the event, but immediately it seamed pure gold. From the graphics to the gameplay, from the character design to the use of Wii U gamepad touchscreen, everything felt super right. Sure, we didn’t play enough to write a proper preview, that’s why we’re talking about feeling…but hey…we play since we’re born and sometimes we still get it right.

Want a hint? Buy it! Also because it will probably the only good thing to play on Wii U till 2014.

Kamiya said that The Wonderful 101 will be short, but fun to play

29 Apr

the wonderful 101

Everybody knows how annoying and rude Hideki Kamiya could be on his personal Twitter, in most of the cases he’s just a bad-mannered guy, but still sometimes he says words full of wisdom.

He is currently working on The Wonderful 101 for Wii U, and a couple of days ago he tweeted (is that a verb?) this:

So, we can assume that Tw101 will be quite short, but (hopefully) really fun to play. We’ll se, we count on you Kamiya!

Bayonetta 2 will be released also on X360 and PS3

1 Apr

bayonetta 2

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 *

The making of Metal Gear Rising murals

7 Mar

Surely you still remember the amazing and huge murals made by End Of The Line in London, Liverpool and Leeds for the launch of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Well the game is now out (and it’s amazing) and Konami decided to release a video “making of” of the three graffiti. Enjoy (and expect some heavy dubstep).

Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa attending UK launch of Metal Gear Rising

21 Feb

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is one of the most hyped titles of this 2013 and Konami is putting a lot of effort in the UK launch. As we already told you, a series of giant Raiden murals has been created in three UK cities and every single bus in London has its own MGR advertisement on it.

But that’s not all, indeed Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa will be visiting London video games store GAME (the one in Westfield Shopping Center, Shepherd’s Bush) to attend the launch and sign some copies of the game.

GAME has also sent a press release for the midnight event:

KOJIMA COMES TO TOWN FOR REVENGEANCE LAUNCH

Celebrate the launch of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in the company of gaming legends Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa

On 22nd February GAME will host legendary videogame director Hideo Kojima at Westfield White City to celebrate the official UK launch of the long-awaited Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

Not only will the living legend be present at the event – Mr. Kojima will also be taking part in a Q&A in front of the crowds at the White City GAME store before the clock strikes twelve.

After satisfying the crowd’s curiosity about the inner workings of one of the most successful franchises in videogame history, Mr. Kojima will be joined by Konami lead artist and series creative director Yoji Shinkawa to serve the first 200 people in the queue their copy of the game. That’s right: 200 lucky gamers will receive their copy of Revengeance straight from the hands of the two men who created it! Gamers will then get the money-can’t-buy opportunity to have their picture taken with Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa; a great souvenir of the night to make them the envy of all their gaming friends.

Fans who have been working on an exoskeleton suit on their day off, have a kickass Gray Fox costume ready in their wardrobes, or want to crawl around Westfield in a “clever” cardboard box disguise are encouraged to arrive in cosplay to show Mr. Kojima and Mr. Shinkawa their inventions brought to life by their British fan base.

GAME is taking questions direct from the UK gaming community for Mr. Kojima. Gamers can tweet @GAMEdigital with their questions using the hashtag #GAMEAsksKojima and the best questions will be answered on the launch night by the man himself.

Dave Howard, Stores Director at GAME said: “We are over the moon that Hideo Kojima and Yuji Shinkawa are joining us for the launch of Revengeance at GAME, White City. They are legends in the gaming world and it’s going to be an unbelievable night for the gaming community. Mr. Kojima and Mr. Shinkawa have been the driving force behind some of the most high-calibre and forward-thinking games to grace our screens and it will be a real privilege seeing them up-close and personal, answering our community’s questions. It’s all set to be an unforgettable experience for our Metal Gear fans and one which is not to be missed!”

Customers who pre-order the game before the night will receive a GAME exclusive Steelbook Cover illustrated by Mr. Shinkawa, plus the download code for an in-game bonus available at no other European retailer: Raiden’s Inferno Armour. The in-game bonus increases the number of throwing weapons that the character can carry. All copies of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance purchased at GAME also include the character Gray Fox, the original Cyborg Ninja from the hugely popular Metal Gear Solid, as downloadable content.

Looks like a good opportunity to meet two of the greatest game designers of all time. If you’ll be around London tomorrow, don’t let this chance go.

As you can see, after travelling from USA to France and Italy, Kojima is heading to London

**UPDATE (21 Feb 2013, 18:04)**

Well, it seems that if you want to attend the event you have to actually move your ass NOW and get there.

Can you beat Metal Gear Rising in just 5 hours?

12 Feb

metal gear rising finish time complete leaked

Yes, apparently you can. And please note the underline in CAN.

From a couple of days a Metal Gear Rising‘s screenshot (WTF?? The game is not even out in Japan!) goes through the net scaring people with its 05:34 clear time. Is a game so quick to beat worth to buy? For £35/£40 (or even more if you think with different currency) looks like a legit question and so Platinum Games executive director Atsushi Inaba replied to the rumors in his official twitter profile:

Clear enough folks?

Personally, not being a great fan of the classic Metal Gear franchise we’ll take it as a good news. As you all know Rising will be a spin off quite out of the line and the fact you have ranks at the end of chapters make us think is more an arcade based on ranks in perfect Platinum Games style as the awesome Vanquish or Bayonetta.

Yes, we are hyped and ready to cut and slash everything!

Giant Metal Gear Rising murals decorate three UK cities

7 Feb

Tired of all these Metal Gear Rising trailers? Yep, the new title from Platinum Games looks awesome and all, but Konami felt that its new masterpiece (we hope it will be, because Platinum guys are cool and talented) deserve some more hype…

That’s why EndOfTheLine, a company based in East London focused on producing huge murals and cutting edge installations, has been contacted by the Japanese software house to perform some graffiti about Raiden in three UK cities.

metal gear rising murals graffiti uk

metal gear rising murals graffiti uk

metal gear rising murals graffiti uk

metal gear rising murals graffiti uk

You can find these pieces of art in Ropewalks Square in Liverpool (where the above pics were taken), Sclater Street in London’s Shoreditch and Aire Street in Leeds. The artworks aren’t quite finished yet, but by tomorrow the should be.

EndOfTheLine guys are quite famous for this kind of campaigns, indeed they used to work within the video games industry quite a lot. Check their portfolio to see some of their best work to date.

This is the kind of advertisement we like!

**UPDATE (12 Feb 2013)**

Here’s the one in Leeds!

**UPDATE (19 Feb 2013)**

We’ve been to Shoreditch this eve, and now also the one in London is (almost) complete!

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