During a Metal Gear Anniversary event in Tokyo it was announced that a Hollywood adaption of Metal Gear Solid will be coming to the big screens by Columbia Pictures. Producer Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk) is attached to the film and had this to say about the announcement.
"Comic books are now biggest genre in cinema. Video games are the comic books of today.”
Arad also said, “We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed.”
The playable character list keeps on growing for Sony’s upcoming fighting game, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Raiden, most known from the Metal Gear Solid series of games, as well as the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance game, will be joining in on the action. This brings the total number of playable characters to eighteen.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is scheduled to release in Australia on November 22, Japan on November 8, North America on November 20, Europe on November 21 and UK on November 23.
The countdown timer has finally reached zero, and with it comes the reveal that The World Ends With You will be coming to iOS devices in the form of The World Ends With You: Solo Remix. The game is currently available in the App Store as we speak, with the iPhone version costing roughly $17.99US and the iPad version sitting at $19.99 US.
A countdown timer has appeared on an official Square-Enix website that indicates an announcement of some form may be coming soon. All signs indicate that the announcement, or reveal will be related to 2007’s The World Ends With You. The music, font, images, and credited artists all are heavily related to the original title.
Also, if you take note of where the music is located on the page, it says BGM Ver. 20120820, indicating that the music, and other aspects of the page, may be related to the date and could possibly change tomorrow.
Characters from The World Ends With You were featured in this years Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
The soundtrack for the upcoming game, Borderlands 2, developed by Gearbox Software has been revealed by Sumthing Else Music Works. The soundtrack will consist of 23 tracks, composed by various artists who have worked on Assassin’s Creed, Darksiders II and Mass Effect 3.
You can pre-order the soundtrack on Amazon HERE and it will be available on September 18.
Borderlands 2 will be released on September 20 in Australia, September 18 in North America and September 21 in Europe.
A teaser site for Final Fantasy XIII has appeared ahead of the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event taking place on September 1. The site teases the continuation of the Lightning Saga that was present in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and may just answer some questions about the story and ending of Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Source: Digital Spy
The new design, which can be seen below, is centred around Pikachu and is only available in Pokémon Centre’s across Japan by pre-order. The console will retail for 18,900 Yen and will mark the first release of a limited edition 3DS XL, with more to surely follow. No release is planned outside of Japan at this stage.
Source: Nintendo World Report
Straight out of Gamescon in Germany comes a brand new trailer for Sega’s second major kart racing game, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Cruise, Sail or Soar as fast as the blue hedgehog in a number of different vehicle types, with a large range of Sega’s most memorable characters. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released on November 16 in Europe and November 20 in North America. EB Games Australia has listed an Australian release date of November 15.
A new trailer has appeared on the official website for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Series creator, Hideo Kojima, recently tweeted an image of the website, which exposed the new trailer on the site.
The game will be releasing on February 21 in Japan, February 19 in North America and February 21 and 22 in Europe. No concrete release date has been given for Australia as of yet.
The upcoming reboot of SimCity has been officially announced for a Mac release, alongside the PC release. The game was officially announced early this year, but it was unsure of whether the game would be made available for those Mac users. The Sims 3, Spore and other games by EA and Maxis have usually been made available for both PC and Mac, so this announcement doesn’t come as too much of a surprise.
The game is scheduled to release early next year in February.
Source: Mac World
The PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will be released very shortly, with a release date of August 28 for the PlayStation 3 version, and a release for the PC version ‘soon after.’
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD first released on Xbox Live Arcade last month and has received a generally positive reception since.
Square-Enix have recently released a launch trailer for their upcoming title, Sleeping Dogs. The game will release for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on August 16 in Australia, August 14 in North America, August 17 in Europe and September 27 in Japan. Make sure to watch the video below for all the ‘trailer-goodness.’
Below is a rather lengthy trailer for the upcoming Pokémon games Black Version 2 and White Version 2. This video is a great introduction into the world of Unova, which has changed much since the events of Pokémon Black and White.
Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will release in Australia on October 11. The games will drop in North America on October 7 and Europe on October 12.
Sony has revealed it’s recent quarterly sales, which show that Sony’s Game Department has seen a loss of 3.5 Billion Yen (Roughly AUD$42.5 Million).
This year saw the release of Sony’s second major handheld console, PlayStation Vita. The device has not been fairing too well in the markets, and the reason for this may possibly be related to the small range of software available for the console. Sony has also lowered the sale prediction for the PlayStation Vita and PSP from 16 million units, down to 12 million.
On top of this, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PSP have all seen steep drops in sale numbers. This seems to be an expected change, as a new console generation is just on the horizon.
The upcoming Android based console, OUYA, will team up with Square Enix to bring Final Fantasy III to the tiny home console. This will be the first time players outside of Japan will be able to experience the story of Final Fantasy III on a home console, playing through a TV screen. The game will be updated to take full advantage of OUYA’s high-definition resolution and graphics and will be available at launch. The OUYA version will be based off the Nintendo DS remake, which was also rereleased for iOS and Android.
OUYA is still proceeding through its Kickstarter campaign, but has blown way past its expected amount of just under $1 Million to almost $6 Million.
Source: OUYA Kickstarter