New Splatoon Tournament Starts This Wednesday

Nintendo’s hit ink shooter is still going strong with regularly updated new content and a strong install base, and now Nintendo is bringing everyone another major event to keep the good times rolling.

Splatoon Tournament

Nintendo of America has announced on twitter that a new Nintendo Treehouse Splatoon tournament (or “Splatournament”) is kicking off this Wednesday at 11am PDT. The tournament is a 6-team double elimination that goes through multiple stages before a team is eventually crowned a winner.

You’ll be able to watch the tournament through YouTube, Twitch or Nintendo’s official website.

Star Ocean 5 Delayed In Japan For Further Quality Control

Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness looks to bring back the Star Ocean series on last and current generation PlayStation consoles, though it looks like fans are going to have to wait a little bit longer for it to arrive.

Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness

Square Enix has revealed today that the in-development RPG has been delayed in Japan from February 25th to March 31st, 2016. As usual, the blanket excuse for the delay is that they are trying to make the game as good as possible and are aiming to improve the current game’s quality.

That’s a bummer for those in Japan, but it’s an even bigger bummer for us in the west where the game still doesn’t even have a confirmed release date. Typically the localisations for these kinds of games take several months, so I would expect it to release at some point in Q3/Q4 of 2015.

Attention: Capcom Has Trademarked Onimusha In Japan For Re-Use

Red alert, everyone! It has been revealed that Capcom has trademarked the classic hack ‘n’ slash action series Onimusha in Japan recently for re-use. The series has been dormant for nearly a decade, but considering Capcom has recently made public their intentions to remaster and bring back some of their older games this is a very good sign for things to come.

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The original Onimusha game launched in the year 2000 and the last game in the series launched in 2006, and each was a very solid time. In my opinion, the high point was the third one, which still remains one of my favorite action games to this date.

We’re unsure what exactly this trademark means at this point, but remasters for the original 4 games seems probable. Hopefully, if that does happen and the games sell well it will result in a long-awaited sequel to this beloved series. Bring back Samonosuke if you do, though, Capcom.