We don’t even have an official name yet for Nintendo’s Wii U successor, but that isn’t stopping those in the industry from making some estimations on how popular it will be.
The Taiwanese site, Digitimes, has gone on record saying that component suppliers expect that Nintendo’s new console will sell 10-12 million units in 2016. This goes against the 20 million that Nintendo is proposing, which makes sense because the vast majority of people will be cautious with the successor to the disappointing Wii U.
Mass production of the console is expected to begin in Q2 of next year, which seems to line up perfectly with what could be a major announcement at E3 2016. However, keep in mind that Nintendo has been very tight-lipped on this new system and all of this is purely speculation up to this point.
The reception to Mighty No. 9 has been pretty mixed after the game’s Kickstarter Campaign failed to match visual style of what is now in development, but where I’m coming from it still looks like it’ll be a fun time.
That’s only exemplified by this new trailer for the game in which a hilarious announcer talks about all of the features of the game, like a boss rush mode, challenge mode, online and more. Does it look revolutionary? Of course not, but as far as gameplay goes it’s looking pretty solid.
Mighty No. 9 is will launch on February 12th, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and PC.
The game that put the Souls series on the map, Demon’s Souls, is currently only available on the PlayStation 3, but a mysterious tweet from developer From Software may be hinting at a release on PlayStation 4.
From the picture shown above we see every retail release of Bloodborne, though, interestingly enough, at the top of the pile we also see a lone copy of Demon’s Souls. Of course, there is no explanation with the tweet, so everyone is left to their own devices to try and figure out what it means.
The timing of this tweet is all the more suspicious considering Sony’s PlayStation Experience is right around the corner, so we could be getting some kind of announcement very soon. Demon’s Souls is just as awesome as any other game in the incredibly consistent Souls series, so it would be great to see it on current-generation hardware.
Sony typically has a solid lineup of games that they release each month for gamers to download for free, but for December 2015 they have really outdone themselves.
Once again there are 6 games being offered across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, with the company deciding not to match what Xbox did and up their amount of games offered by one. Still, not a big deal because they are still offering one more game than the competition. Plus, it’s a freakin’ solid set of games.
Without further ado, here is the full lineup:
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3)
- Freedom Wars (PSVita)
- Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)
- King’s Quest – Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember (PS4)
- Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (PSVita)
- SSX (PS3)
This is a fantastic lineup of games here, with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Freedom Wars, King’s Quest and SSX all being great games. I’ve personally never tried the other two, but from the gameplay alone they look like they’re a lot of fun, too. Merry Christmas, indeed!
The open beta for Rainbow Six Siege was set to kickoff today, but Ubisoft has announced that the beta has been delayed.
A post on the Ubisoft forums reveals that there have been some connection issues across all platforms that have forced them to delay the open beta until further notice. Here’s what they posted:
“We’re postponing the open beta until a later time and keeping the game under closed beta status. We apologize for the delay and can assure you this is our top priority. We will keep everyone updated regularly as we continue to deploy improvements.”
Rainbow Six Siege will be launching on December 1st, so if a fix is going to happen to get the beta out in time it needs to happen pretty soon.
One of the biggest complaints with the new Star Wars Battlefront game is the lack of content it launched with. The game has absolutely no singleplayer campaign to speak of and only 12 multiplayer maps across a handful of modes, yet they’re still charging $60 for it.
Perhaps as a way to get some of the fire out of their face EA has announced that more free DLC will be coming to the game, which will release during the time of the game’s ridiculously-priced $50 season pass. Here’s a snippet of what EA’s Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund said:
“Of course, we are also planning to support Star Wars Battlefront with new content well into the future. We will be adding more of what you love about the game, like new maps and Star Cards, for free in the coming months, in addition to all of the content we have coming with Season Pass. We’ll have more to share soon.”
Still, what this content will even be and when we can expect to get it is all up in the air. I really hope that big publishers like EA are taking a lot of the backlash to heart and realizing that what they are doing is entirely anti-consumer. When a game launches we want the complete package for a fair price, not a shell of a game that *might* get fleshed out somewhere down the line while also dangling a $50 season pass in front of our faces.
The Game Awards will be returning for another round next month after last year’s debut went surprisingly well as far as video game awards shows go, and now host Geoff Keighley is promising big things for the follow-up.
According to a message he posted on twitter, the event will include the world premier for 10 video games. There’s no specific details on whether or not this means first official gameplay premiers of 10 new games altogether, though last year’s event did show trailers for already announced games. Maybe we’ll finally get some gameplay for Dishonored 2?
The Game Awards 2015 will take place in Los Angeles, California on December 3rd, 2015, with the event beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT. I tuned into last year’s show and was pleasantly surprised with how well executed it was, even though there are some award categories that seem completely superfluous to me and served as nothing more than a way to fill more time.