The hacker filled world of Watch Dogs is almost ready for prime time, as Ubisoft revealed today a November 19 release date for North America. Our European brothers will get the game a few days later on November 22. Confirmed platforms are PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC.
Naoki Urasawa’s Monster may soon be arriving on cable thanks to Guillermo del Toro. According to Deadline, the famed director of movies like Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone is currently developing a live-action adaptation of the manga for HBO. The story will be written by del Toro and Steven Thompson, who is famous for his work on Dr. Who and Sherlock. The series pilot will be written by Thompson alone, and del Toro will fill the role of director.
Industrious Flair is an indie 2D side-scroller/platformer currently in development by Neon Leaf for the PC. Formerly known as Fallen Leaf, the game has come a long way since we first saw it last year. It’s been completely revamped and features brand new sprite graphics, new characters, story and mechanics. Even so, it still retains the flavor of the original incarnation, which feels like Mega Man with RPG elements like towns and side quests.
Earlier today Kyoto Animation, the famous studio known for singularly launching several adaptations to stardom has just announced their newest anime titled Free! This new series will follow Iwatoba High School’s swim team and their rival from another school. If you guys recall, I mentioned a teaser for this anime in my Spring Anime editorial. Well, it seems KyoAni is listening to their fans as most wanted to see this project come together.
For the first time since I can remember, one of the major players in the industry will not be having an E3 press conference to show off their upcoming games and hardware. Every year we have seen Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony trying to outdo each other in spectacle, but it seems Nintendo will be bowing out in a sense this time around. The company revealed the news yesterday through a Financial Results Briefing.
Microsoft announced today that it is finally ready to unveil its next generation Xbox to the world, and it will happen on Tuesday, May 21. The special press event will be held on the Xbox Campus in Redmond Washington and will “mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment.” The event will be streamed through Xbox.com, Xbox Live on consoles, and Spike TV in the US and Canada.
Gran Turismo 6‘s existence is something that everyone can agree upon, but the platform it will actually come out for is a different story. Rumors have been surfacing for the past few months that it would be coming to PS3 instead of PS4, and there has been plenty of confirmation of this so far. From SCEE Senior Vice President Michael Denny bluntly stating that it would be coming to PS3, to a listing on Newegg last week showing the same thing.
Water simulation in games is usually something that most don’t even think about, but when I see some really well rendered H2O I get very excited. The way it sloshes around, the way it glistens in the sun; I could stare at it for hours and forget all about what I’m supposed to be doing in a game. That’s why when I see water simulation like the one demoed in the above video, all I can say is “Woah.”
The Metroid Prime series by Retro Studios is one of the most critically acclaimed in the industry and is considered legendary by many fans. It brought the bounty hunter Samus Aran into 3D for the first time and re-invigorated one of Nintendo’s oldest franchises, bringing it into modern times. That’s why it’s a bit strange that one of the men heavily involved in its creation thinks all three games “sucked.”