ATLUS sure does love teasers, huh? The teaser site p-ch.jp has been around for about a month, counting down to November 24th 2013. The site as is is nothing much: A few white boxes on a red background along with the reveal date and several cities in Japan. Curiously, if you click on the boxes an image of Teddie from Persona 4 will pop up with a few different expressions. On top of that, it looks as though there is a link that leads to a livestream for the reveal on Nico Nico. What could the countdown be leading to? My hopes, along with the rest of Persona fans across the globe, is Persona 5. Rumors have pointed out that it could be a direct sequel/continuation of Persona 4, a console version of Persona 4: The Golden, or even a concert tour. Whatever it is, I can “bearly” wait for Sunday to get here.
WWE 2K14 falls victim to the yearly release blues.
Another year, another WWE game. The WWE franchise has been a part of the yearly release cycle for over a decade now, and for the past few years it has shown due to the lack of innovation. A few years ago the in ring mechanics got a complete overhaul in attempt to make the game feel fresh, but the visuals and AI failed to evolve making each yearly iteration feel very flat. WWE 2K14 looks to try and break this trend by adding a new mode that takes players through the history of WrestleMania, and try to finally patch some of the annoying things like bad AI.
As usual, there are not a lot of changes to the core of the WWE franchise. I am not going to go deep into the combat system or Create A Wrestler mode, simply because there is not a single major change that I can see, but there is one new mode that is supposed to persuade gamers to pick up the latest iteration. WWE 14′s new thing is 30 Years of Wrestlemania. This mode takes gamers through some of the most memorable matches in WreslteMania history, and lets the player relive some of the most memorable moments from each classic confrontation.
WrestleMania is “The Grandaddy of em All,” and if you are a wrestling fan you know that its the one show of the year where WWE Superstars can have their careers immortalized. There have been moments at WrestleMania that will never be forgotten by fan of WWE, and the idea of being able to watch and play these moments sounds really enticing. Immediately, you will probably be sucked into the nostalgia if you are a wrestling fan. Seeing some of the classic moments like Andre the Giant vs Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania III, is truly an awesome moment to relive. The sizzle reel that runs before the match really gets the blood pumping, and is honestly just really neat to watch and see. Reliving some of the more touching moments like Shawn Michaels VS Rick Flair, in which Rick Flair was to retire if he lost, can be really emotional.
The PS4 Could Be The PS Vita’s Savior
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the PlayStation 4 announce event as much as the next guy, but there was one major void I couldn’t help but notice. This void is the lack of specifics of PlayStation Vita functionality as it ties into the PlayStation 4. Now could this jsut be because they haven’t ironed out what the Vita will be able to do? Maybe, but I doubt they would announce without having all hardware questions answered thus leading me to believe they wanted to save if for E3 this summer.
As was noted time and again after the press conference last month in New York City, no one saw the actual console, which leads me to believe that at E3 they will focus upon blowing the doors off of any mystery surrounding the PS4 including what the Vita will do with the console, but until then all we have is conjecture, and in that spirit here is what I desperately want to see from the Vita at E3.
Brace yourself PS3 users the Skyrim DLC is coming soon
Skyrim’s Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire DLC have been dated for PS3.
According to an announcement from Bethesda, Dragonborn will release on February 12; Hearthfire on February 19; and Dawguard will release on February 26. All three add-ons will be marked down to 50% during their first week of release as an apology to everyone, and final dates for Europe will be announced as soon as more information is available. The PC version of the game will not be getting the discount of the DLC.
Do you plan on picking these up on the PS3 when they come out? Does anyone even still play Skrim? Let us know in the comments below.
Brace yourselves, Skyrim DLC for PS3 to drop in February.
After months of Bethesda not sure when the DLC would be coming to PS3 owners, it looks like the wait is almost over. Yes that’s right, all the Skyrim DLC is finally coming to the PS3 in February. This has been an announcement that Skyrim fans on the PS3 have been waiting for.
Though no firm date has been set, Bethesda president Pete Hines broke the news on Twitter that Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn will all arrive on Sony’s console next month after months and months of delays.
As way of an apology, all the PS3 DLC will be discounted by 50% for the first week that it’s available, so be sure to snap it up fast if it’s something you’re interested in.
Bethesda also unveiled that Dragonborn will be making its way on PC on February 5, though no pricing has been announced at this stage.
Do you plan on picking these up on the PS3 when they come out? Or are you done adventuring in the land of Skyrim? Let us know below.
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Thanks to this first look from IGN, we finally have confirmation as to what Disney has had planned with their Infinity project. Looking to take a bite out of Activision’s successful Skylanders series, Disney Infinity will use plastic toys that will unlock in-game content such as new playable characters and usable items. The game, which is being developed by Avalanche Studios, will be somewhat similar to Toy Story 3′s Toy Box mode, which gives players an open world to experiment and play around in. By placing purchased characters on the USB-powered Infinity Base, characters and items will be instantly transmitted to the game, while progress and stats will be saved onto the physical toy. The game is planned to launch in June for the Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, and PC, with the Starter Pack featuring campaigns based off of Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters University, and The Incredibles as well as related characters, a Play Set and an upgrade token. Beyond the Starter Pack, over 30+ characters from various Disney properties will be sold separately to further enhance the game experience. Disney Infinity will also take advantage of 2 player split-screen co-op as well as 4-player online co-op. While the Skylanders craze hasn’t hit me, Disney Infinity seems to be right up my alley, with a seemingly more ambitious in regards to the open-world and creative tools, as well as recognizable characters from beloved movies and T.V shows.
Disney Infinity will attempt to bring Disney magic to video games like never before.
Image credit: IGN
We’ll keep you posted on any more exciting news regarding Disney Infinity. What do you think about the game? Plan on picking it up? Let us know in the comments!
Dark Souls II was announced at the VGAs. Shortly after, everyone in the audience DIED.
So, holy crap guys, Dark Souls II was announced at the Video Game Awards! Crazy, right? Who saw that coming?! Believe me, as someone who chose Dark Souls as his top game of 2011, I’m frothing at the mouth just waiting to die some more. From Software has gone from the team that used to just make the Armored Core, Tenchu, and King’s Field series (which, by the way, is the spiritual predecessor to the Souls games) to a cult favorite for the masochist gamers. With a new entry on the way, fans are already speculating on what this newest entry could probably hold in store. Well, we don’t hold the answers. And while Dark Souls held a lot in common with Demon’s Souls while changing things up just enough, I think it would be safe to assume that Dark Souls II won’t be as much of a departure from the previous title. Still, here’s five new things that would be pretty neat to see in the upcoming title: Continue reading