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Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!
Gamers never die…..
Just like the Games of Our Lives…
/// GAMES FEATURED
►Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations
►Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
►Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
►Star Wars Battlefront
►Overlord: Fellowship of Evil
►Samurai Warriors 4: Empires
►Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
►Street Fighter V
/// Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Now Available, Launch Trailer!
/// Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to Have 2 Day One Patch!
The game will have two patches, one [1.10] will be 541MB, while the other [1.11] will be 534MB. | Source
/// Idea Factory International to Announce 2 New PlayStation Localizations on December 3!
/// Konami Says Hideo Kojima Is on Vacation, Still Listed as a Company Employee!
In a statement sent to Tokyo Sports (translated by Kotaku), Konami said, “Currently, Kojima and the development team are finished developing Metal Gear Solid V and are taking a long time off from work.” Konami later added, “Because the development time for console games is so long and fatigue builds up, it’s common for employees to take extended periods of time off when development is finished.”
Here is a photograph of Kojima's farewell party on October 9th at Konami, which Konami claims no knowledge of: pic.twitter.com/xgRUoYs5qt
— Simon Parkin (@SimonParkin) October 20, 2015
/// Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash | ‘Look Who’s on the Court’ Trailer!
/// Report: Destiny’s Story Was Rebooted in Summer 2013, Full-Sized Sequel Coming in 2016!
Interestingly, one source said a new public space on Mars, complete with strikes and a new raid, was cut from The Taken King, but eventually passed to High Moon Studios to work on for the full Destiny sequel in 2016, which they’re helping Bungie with. Furthermore, one source commented on the recent move to Destiny micro-transactions, which they say will completely remove expansions and put the franchise on an annual release patch:
There was a bet that was, ‘Hey if we did microtransactions, I bet you we could generate enough revenue to make up for the loss of DLCs.’ Instead of it going Destiny, DLC1, DLC2, Comet [aka The Taken King], DLC1, DLC2, they’re actually just gonna go [big] release and then incremental release. So it’ll just be Destiny, Comet, Destiny, Comet every year. It’s basically just switching the game to an annual model.
/// Star Wars Battlefront | Leia, Han Solo, and Palpatine Confirmed!
DICE detailed each of these three new playable characters | See Full Details Here
Gameplay-wise, Han Solo is a gunslinger mainly designed for lone wolves and, echoing the beginning of the original Star Wars trilogy, he’s not very dependent on others. Similar to a Rebel trooper, but with a greatly boosted arsenal, Han Solo might be the easiest Hero character to get into. Offensive output, damage, and mobility – that’s what this guy’s about.
It’s clear that Leia is a leader, so in Star Wars Battlefront she’s very much about support play, buffing team members, and holding positions. Furthermore, players spawning close to her will spawn as Alderaan Honor Guards.
We wanted many different things with the Emperor. We wanted him to be very mobile, but also about deception and fooling people that he’s fragile and weak. As you’ve seen in the original Star Wars trilogy, Palpatine pretends to be a weak old man, when he in fact is extremely powerful. That two-faced side was something we wanted to convey in gameplay and the Emperor’s abilities.
/// Overlord: Fellowship of Evil Out Now, Launch Trailer!
/// Samurai Warriors 4: Empires Launches Mid-March in the West!
/// Fallout 4 Will Deliver a “Solid 30 FPS” Experience on PS4, Says Dev!
/// Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter Announced for PS4, Xbox One & PC!
Featuring taut action and investigative work, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, the eighth and latest entry in the franchise, will push your abilities to the limit in a one-of-a-kind interactive experience.
With numerous suspects in each investigation, every choice you make could drive the story in unexpected – and possibly deadly – directions.
• Take on five thrilling and confounding cases.
• Freely roam an expansive landscape of playable terrain.
• Maneuver fast-paced action sequences to challenge your every gaming skill.
• Play a unique blend of game mechanics that lead to an unprecedented experience.
• State-of-the-art graphics bring the streets of Victorian London to life.
• For the first time in his storied career, Sherlock Holmes’ ruthless logic is overwhelmed by family stories, irresistible emotions and an occult revenge.
The title is set for release in spring 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC and will be shown exclusively at Paris Games Week from October, 28th to November, 1st 2015 – Hall 1, Stand G032.
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/// Druckmann and Straley Changed Uncharted 4’s Story Shortly After Becoming Co-Directors!
Speaking with the Official PlayStation Magazine, Druckmann explained that after only a few weeks on the job, he and Straley “pitched a pretty new story to the team.”
I remember when Bruce and I came onto the project. A few weeks later we pitched a pretty new story to the team, kind of like a new direction for the project. A lot of things were pretty rough and just slotted in, so there was an ending but it wasn’t as well defined, and at some point we defined more of the [plot] thread and a more definitive ending, and we did a second pitch for the team.
As it turns out, part of the new story meant leaving behind a role played by Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Star Wars: Rogue One), who told IGN in a recent interview, “I worked on Uncharted, the one that has yet to come out – I was doing a role on that. Really, I hadn’t seen [Nolan North] since he and I had recorded years before.”
After first hinting at that he was fired, then correcting to say he quit, Tudyk mentioned that he “didn’t like it,” before adding that he didn’t make any friends at Naughty Dog:
I mean, I left because they decided to go a different way with it and so when they did that, when they changed leadership, it made my contract null and void and I was able to take that opportunity to walk away which was great because I got the experience of doing it, I made some friends – not with Naughty Dog – but I made some friends with the people that left.
/// PS4 Update 3.10 Rolls Out, Allows You to Follow Official Accounts!
Main features in version 3.10 update
You can now follow verified accounts of game studios and developers in Profile, What’s New, and (Friends). When you follow the accounts, you can keep track of their activities in What’s New.
New stickers have been added to [Messages].
/// Capcom Reveals Street Fighter V Beta Schedule, Spooky Costumes Coming to Ultra Street Fighter IV!
The second beta test for Street Fighter V is almost upon us, and Capcom has just released the official schedule for the beta. Set to start on October 21 at 18:00 PST for PlayStation 4 owners, the test will continue until the 25th. Between those times, two characters will be unlocked and server maintenance will happen, and the PC beta test will begin. | Source