This sure is stifling news for those expecting Microsoft’s recently launched Xbox One console in certain parts of Europe. Microsoft had already warned that certain European territories would not be getting the Xbox One at launch, but the company never gave a follow-up on this statement. According to the same sources that warned about the delay originally (before Microsoft made it official), the console will now launch in these delayed regions until the third quarter of next year.
I had heard that a remake of Hayao Miyazaki’s classic Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyūbin) was in the works sometime last year. At that point in time, I suspected it was a mere rumor. One year later, and that project has materialized into a full fledged live action feature. This remake will debut on Japanese cinemas on March 1, 2014. It seems this film will focus on turning Kiki’s adventures into a pop culture sensation, even featuring J-pop music and such. The song in question is singer Mai Kuraki’s “Wake Me Up.”
Bungie has finally revealed the release date for their highly anticipated massive online first-person shooter, Destiny. The game will arrive on September 9, 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. You can also check out the new trailer above, which premiered tonight during Spike’s VGX awards show. Destiny will give players an early opportunity to play the game with a beta set to launch next summer, with PS3 and PS4 getting first dibs. To get in you will need to pre-order the game at participating retailers. The beta was originally set to launch in early 2014 but has since been delayed.
Praise the sun! …Or praise From Software for teasing us with new screenshots for one of the most anticipated games of 2014. Dark Souls II looks to go above and beyond its predecessors by shaking players to their very core. How so? By introducing new covenants whose sole existence is to make your life easier and miserable respectively. The covenants included are the Warriors of Sunlight and the Guardians of the Bell, among others.
Polish-based developer CD Projekt Red has been keeping everything under wraps about its upcoming sequel in its venerated Witcher series. The video above makes the wait a bit more bearable as it demonstrates the type of environments, open-world mechanics, and enemies, spells, and the magnitude of all we can expect from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The combat mechanics have now been modified to follow a sensitive skirmish system dedicated to feel like a fighter. Having said that, there is some lighthearted irony displayed above in the trailer.
It’s been quite some time since we reported anything on this high-res version of Final Fantasy VIII once again coming to PCs everywhere. Once a Japan-only release, the game is now coming to Steam and as digital download to online retailers. The trailer above shows a very crisp look at the Final Fantasy VIII we all know and love, although we all know it’s not in HD. It would have been infinitely better if Square Enix would have actually taken the time to truly “remaster” or perhaps even remake the full game.
It seems Nintendo is very much supportive of its Nintendo 3DS offspring, as recently they’ve announced a Pokemon X/Y bundle coming for the Nintendo 2DS. The bundle is coming to North America this Friday via Target and Toys R Us. Each retailer will sell a particular color with Target carrying the red X, and Toys R Us carrying the blue Y. The game will already be installed on the red bundle, whereas the blue will come with it pre-loaded on an SD card. Both versions will retail for a price tag of $149.99.
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 is now the console that keeps on giving as sales have now reached over 2.1 million as of December 1. Over 700,000 units alone were sold in Europe, Australasia, and Latin America where the PS4 launched on November 29. The console arrived first in the US and Canada on November 15 and is now available for purchase in 32 countries around the globe.
After months of anticipation, the second episode of the Apocalypse DayZ web series has finally been released. Episode 2 continues the adventures of young DayZ player Xtian, as he hunts down a notorious hacker that is ruining the fun on the server he and his friends call home. This time around he gets a potential lead on his target, only to discover that he won’t be going anywhere until he fixes up an old abandoned pickup truck.
Back in September we reported on Sega’s acquisition of game developer Atlus and its parent company Index Holdings. While this caused some fans to worry about the future of the Persona developers, it seems there was really nothing to worry about. Atlus has been doing fine in recent months and is reportedly quite happy working under Sega’s umbrella. The studio recently announced Persona 5 which has been highly anticipated, but now that they work for Sega they’ve also gained a vast and invaluable resource: access to old and dormant game franchises.