New Information On Minecraft: Story Mode Coming Soon

At the end of last year we learned that Telltale Games would be taking yet another beloved series and turning it into an episodic adventure. This time they were taking Minecraft (of all things!) and are calling it Minecraft: Story Mode.

While any news regarding the game after that was slim to none, it looks like we might finally be hearing more very soon. Telltale Games took to twitter to tease that the game just might be making an appearance at Minecon.

Minecon 2015 is set to be held from July 4th to July 5th in London. Scroll down to see Telltale’s tweet.

The World Ends With You Makes Triumphant Return To iOS App Store

The World Ends With You had been missing from the iOS App Store for over four months, but now it is finally back. The game was removed from the store due to numerous complaints from users that the game did not work with the latest iOS 8 operating system.

While things like this happen from time to time, this particular situation got far more attention due to the fact that it is a Square Enix game that also came with a $18-$20 price tag. Luckily, the game has now been completely fixed and can be redownloaded by anyone who previously purchased the game or bought for the very first time.

The Judgment:

I’m glad that it’s back, but releasing a game that doesn’t function properly and then rip it away from buyers for 4 months is a very bad move. Hopefully Square Enix will learn from the mistakes they made with this game and be better prepared for whenever iOS 9 hits.

‘Fallout Shelter’ The #1 Game On App Store With 70M Daily Play Sessions

In case it wasn’t completely clear to everyone, people really love the new Fallout Shelter iOS game. In fact, people love it so much that it is currently the #1 game on the App Store with over 70 million plays per day.

Fallout Shelter

These numbers are especially impressive when you realize that the game has even toppled the long-reigning #1 Candy Crush, which has been a phenomenon for years now. It’s become a massive hit in over 40 countries across the globe, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Here’s what Bethesda’s tame director Todd Howard said on the matter:

We play games on our phones all the time, and have always wanted to make one. To have our first mobile game be enjoyed by so many is stunning. It just shows that gamers appreciate more depth and being treated fairly.

Fallout Shelter is currently available for the iPhone and iPad, with the Android version expected to launch in a few months.

Telltale’s Game Of Thrones Episode 4 Coming Soon

Get ready for another episode of Telltale Games’ take on the massively popular Game of Thrones series.

The next episode in developer Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones series is coming to consoles and PC very soon. The latest episode is called Sons of Winter.

This news was released via their official website where they released a synopsis while also releasing screenshots. Here’s what they had to say about the new episode, though avoid reading the quote if you haven’t played the previous episodes:

“In Episode 4, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester still held prisoner, his next moves are critical. Gared must abandon Castle Black and venture beyond the Wall in search of the mysterious North Grove, risking encounters with Wildlings and worse. In King’s Landing, the population is reeling from a recent royal death, and Mira must step carefully in an increasingly complex game of politics where secrets are traded as currency. Far away in Essos, Asher infiltrates the slave city of Meereen at the behest of Daenerys Targaryen, but will the friendship he holds dear break under the strain of a mission that raises memories best forgotten?”

The previous episodes in the series have been released on a variety of different platforms; such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, iOS and Android. You can check back here when a release date for four has been confirmed.

Konami Now Focusing Aggressively On Mobile Games

Konami is making a massive shift of focus here.

Konami has been making lots of waves lately when it was revealed that Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima left the company and the very promising Silent Hills game was cancelled.

While people had their opinions why all of this is going down, Konami themselves have now made it quite clear in a recent statement where they’re priorities now lie.

Here’s what Konami CEO, Hideki Hayakawa said on the topic:

“We will pursue mobile games aggressively,” Hayakawa told Nikkei Trendy Net (via NeoGAF). “Our main platform will be mobiles. Following the pay-as-you-play model of games like Power pro and Winning Eleven with additional content, our games must move from selling things like ‘items’ to selling things like ‘features.'”

He goes on to call mobile games the future of gaming:

“Gaming has spread to a number of platforms, but at the end of the day, the platform that is always closest to us, is mobile. Mobile is where the future of gaming lies,” Hayakawa added. “We hope that our overseas games such as MGSV and Winning Eleven continue to do well, but we are always thinking about how to push our franchises onto mobile there too.”

This is a pretty massive shift of focus for Konami, but one that isn’t all too surprising considering things that have happened over the last several months. Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill are two very big franchises for them, and how they treated both of them as they did recently makes a lot more sense now.

Initial Soundtrack For Guitar Hero Live Revealed

Check out the initial soundtrack for Guitar Hero Live, containing obvious choices as well as some head scratchers.

Activision has revealed the initial soundtrack for their upcoming music game Guitar Hero Live, after announcing a handful of the bands that we could expect to hear in the game.

There are a lot of songs that rock fans would definitely expect to find here, such as The Black Keys’ “Gold on the Ceiling” and The Killers’ “When You Were Young”, but there are definitely some other left field inclusions. These include the likes of Skrillex’s “Bangarang” and Alt-J’s “Left Hand Free”.

Check out the initial soundtrack for Guitar Hero Live below.

  • The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling”
  • Blitz Kids – “Sometimes”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
  • Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
  • Gary Clark, Jr. – “Don’t Owe You a Thang”
  • Green Day – “Nuclear Family”
  • The Killers – “When You Were Young”
  • The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
  • My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na”
  • Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Paint it Black”
  • Skrillex – “Bangarang”
  • The War on Drugs – “Under the Pressure”
  • Black Veil Brides – “In The End”
  • Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio”
  • Judas Priest – “Breaking the Law”
  • Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
  • Sleigh Bells – “Bitter Rivals”
  • System of a Down – “Chop Suey!”
  • Alter Bridge – “Cry of Achilles”
  • Alt-J – “Left Hand Free”
  • Broken Bells – “Leave It Alone”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Higher Ground”

Guitar Hero Live is developed by FreeStyleGames and published by Activision for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and iOS. It’s set to launch in the Fall of this year.

IGA Plays Symphony Of The Night With Double Fine

IGA joins members of Double Fine for the latest entry in their Devs Play series.

Koji “IGA” Igarashi is currently in the midst of teasing a new game that he is working on via swordorwhip.com, and probably not all that coincidentally he has joined folks from Double Fine to play his beloved Castlevania game, Symphony of the Night.

The video is over two hours long and I only skipped around a bit, but it’s just cool to see this guy talking about Castlevania. He mentions how he is currently working for ArtPlay as he creates new experiences for mobile and consumer devices. Hmm…

Check out the latest Devs Play video featuring IGA below. 

Also, very nice touch on the red wine, IGA. Very fitting.