So as it turns out, in celebration of the 25th anniversary for both Street Fighter and Mega Man, Capcom has revealed a fan-made 8-bit Mega Man game in which you battle Street Fighter characters (as opposed to robot masters) and it is appropriately named “Street Fighter X Mega Man.”
It’s possible that the next Assassin’s Creed title will take place in Brazil, according to the managing director of Ubisoft Brazil, Bertrand Chaverot (pictured above). Speaking to Techtudo, the report was initially written in Portugese, but we’ve confirmed what it reads. Apparently Ubisoft has some ideas mapped out for an Assassin’s Creed set in South America, but they haven’t started work on anything beyond concepts at this stage.
So, apparently the rumors related to the future of G4 were absolutely correct, down to the T. The network is going through a rebranding, and it will be known as the Esquire Channel in the future. According to the source, NBCUniversal sealed a deal with Hearst Corporation (the parent company of Esquire) and this will result in the transformation of G4 into something which is “more in line with the modern male” (who supposedly doesn’t like video games or technology as much as “geeks” would).
At the Spike VGAs, Lords of Shadow 2 was given a bit more spotlight (and this time with dialogue) in the new trailer which was revealed, Dracula rises from his coffin and recalls how great and powerful he is. He also speaks of vengeance against the world (which may or may not be motivated by things which happened in the first game) and the video flashes forward to modern times as he promises to make humanity suffer, even if it takes an eternity.
The Creative Assembly, known for bringing us the Total War series, has signed a contract with Games Workshop and obtained the rights to create fantasy games under the popular tabletop franchise Warhammer. THQ still holds the rights to the Warhammer 40,000 property, but that doesn’t extend to the fantasy end of things.
So then, a video game score has finally been nominated for a Grammy Award. This marks the first time that this has ever happened, and the score in question is none other than Austin Wintory’s soundtrack for Journey. The score will be competing against The Dark Knight Rises and The Artist in the “Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media” category.
Keiji Inafune’s latest project Soul Sacrifice has gotten a release date. The dark and gruesome action-RPG is set to launch on the PlayStation Vita on March 7th, 2013 in Japan. For those who have not been made aware, Soul Sacrifice will be exclusive to the Vita, and considering the success of the platform thusfar, we’ll have to see if this game changes anything.
Bethesda’s latest DLC expansion for Skyrim, titled “Dragonborn” is scheduled to release on the Xbox 360 on December 4th (tomorrow, as of this writing). In addition to that news, Bethesda had given a promise to PS3 owners that the DLC would arrive on the console in early 2013 (expectedly, the DLC will be available on PC around that time as well).
ProjectBlackstone.com is the name of a website domain which Blizzard Entertainment has recently registered (November 26th, according to the source), but we don’t currently know what game “Project Blackstone” could be for.
Blue Isle Studios and Parsec Productions have announced that they will be receiving assistance from the creators of the critically acclaimed Youtube series Marble Hornets in their work on Slender: The Arrival. Joseph DeLage, Troy Wagner and Tim Sutton will contribute to the writing of the game, in order to help the studio form a more frightening premise that’s sure to make you never step outside ever again.