Francis discusses the week’s hottest 3DS and Wii U news. He also discusses what Nintendo needs to do at E3 2014. More »
Francis unboxes and reviews the Nyko Pro Commander Wii U Pro controller. More »
My experience with the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem franchises. Plus I discuss what Nintendo will do with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for Wii U at E3 2014. More »
I’m about 15-20 hours into Bravely Default on the 3DS. Square Enix and Nintendo have struck gold, the game is amazing…..HOWEVER….I think the franchise needs to make the jump to the bring screen for Wii U More »
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Former Criterion Boss Probably isn’t Going to Develop on Nintendo Systems, Blames EA and Nintendo for Need For Speed MW U Failure
The co-founder of Criterion, Alex Ward, has started his own company Three Fields Entertainment based in Britain. When some Twitter followers asked Ward if he was going to develop for Nintendo systems, Ward did not seem to excited about it. When pressed further on the topic, Ward revealed that Nintendo and EA did not care about Need for Speed: Most Wanted U, a game him and his staff worked hard on. Get the full exchange below. I will also be giving my take on this one.
The Leveled Head Gamer has another fantastic podcast with Jon Shaw and TriForce Johnson. In this podcast, Triforce, Live, and Shaw discuss the gaming media, sales, Nintendo, and more.
Ubisoft has once again confirmed Watch Dogs is still coming to the Wii U. Ubisoft’s official Twitter account reconfirmed the game for the 4th time again today.
Square Enix has released a brand new survey asking players a host of questions from their favorite games, to what systems they play, and more. If you want Kingdom Hearts 3 on Wii U, this is your opportunity to talk directly to Square Enix, let them know by filling out “This Survey.” I just got done filling it out, and I explained how Kingdom Hearts 3 should be on Wii U as well as the other systems. Here is our chance guys, let Square Enix know Wii U fans deserve KH3 too. Thanks Gryphonofmight for the tip!
I’ll be live streaming BLOK DROP U tonight at 9 PM EST right here on Playeressence. If you watch and participate in the show, you’ll have a chance to win a free North American download code for the game! Cool huh? Anyways, just lock it into Playeressence all day for news updates and the live steam by 9 PM EST!
Ubisoft and Sony have worked out an exclusive deal for the PS3 and PS4 versionsof Watch Dogs. Players on the PS3 and PS4 will receive one hour of extra content on Sony’s platforms. Consumers will also have the option of a Watch Dogs PS4 or PS3 bundle on May 27th. Get the pack in shots below.
Hironobu Sakaguchi Would have to Contacted by Square Enix for Another Chrono Trigger, Unlikely at the Moment
Chrono Trigger is marching upon its 20th anniversary next year. And many gamers are hoping Square Enix has something in the works for the franchise, however, that is not the case. Square Enix has revealed that Hironobu Sakaguchi and Yuji Horii would both have to be contacted for a sequel to be made. As we all know, Sakaguchi did not leave Square Enix on the best of terms. So as of now, a sequel is highly unlikely. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Square Enix Portal
Mercury Steam has announced their first piece of DLC for Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 titled ‘Revelations’. The DLC will allow players to take control of the Legendary vampire slayer Alucard complete with his own move set, transformations, and powers. The DLC will be released on March 25th on PSN, XBL, and Steam. Source: VG247
Watch Dogs is the next big multiplatform game to get pixel and resolution counted by the internet. It has been revealed that Watch Dogs on PS4 will run at 1080p 30FPS on PS4, and 960p/30FPS on Xbox One. The PC version will be able to pull off 4K with varying framerates.
Watch Dogs lead Jonathan Morin has confirmed on Twitter that the game will feature an eight player free roam multiplayer mode.
Disney Interactive is laying off 700 employees from their gaming and mobile divisions. As part of the layoffs, Wideload Games in Chicago and Studio EX from South Korea have been completely shut down. Daniel Miller outed the news on Twitter. Thanks Mario U for the tip.
It looks like Titanfall will not be coming to South Africa as planned. Anybody who pre-ordered the game in the country has been notified that their pre-order was cancelled and will not be charged. The cancellation is due to poor performance rates that does not “guarantee a great experience.” More details and the full letter from EA below.
Ubisoft has blown the lead on Watch Dogs in a new blog post. In it, the firm discusses hacking, missions, sidequests, and more. Catch a few snippets of the post below.
Destiny will be one of the biggest new IP launches in the history of the gaming industry. So take some time to get to know the Guardian’s. The game’s official Twitter account uploaded a brand new screenshot.
SnowCastle’s highly anticipated indie RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic Kickstarter is live. More details on the RPG and Kickstarter below.
Sony has uploaded two brand new gameplay clips of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition on PS4. Check out both of them below.
Disney has initiated large-scale layoffs of their internet and game divisions. Around 700 employees were handed their pink slips today. That is 26% of the company’s global staff. Disney issued a statement to the New York Times on the matter.
The guys from GameXplain break down the latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. Check it out below.
Big news guys. Jack Tretton will step down as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment by April 1st. Sony Network Entertainment International EVP COO Shawn Layden will be the new CEO and President taking Tretton’s place. Tretton issued a statement on the change below.
Dragon Age: Inquisition has a brand new trailer titled ‘Discover the Dragon Age’. The trailer shows off some of the in-game environments, enemies, and heroes.
Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Announced – Former Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, and Halo Devs Working on the game
Yes, a brand new Shaq-Fu game is in development. And if it hits it’s stretch goals, it can even come to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Get the first details and teaser trailer below.
Alex Ward, the co-founder of Criterion, has announced his new indie studio Three Fields Entertainment. The team will be based in Britain, and is already looking for new employees. Checkout the official website here. Source: Alex Ward Twitter Thanks Anti for the tip!
Ubisoft has confirmed Watch Dogs release date for May 27th, 2014 worldwide. The firm also released a brand new story trailer. Check the out below.
Multiple reports are stating that Watch Dogs could be getting a brand new trailer and release date announcement today. GAME even pegged the title for a May 27th release before yanking the listing shortly after posting it. More details and screen caps below.
Nintendo of America’s Twitter account tweeted out that Valve boss Gabe Newell’s favorite non-Valve game is Super Mario 64. In other news, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer says he loves the Super Smash Bros games because of Nintendo’s “incredible IP lineup.” This isn’t the first time competitors have praised Nintendo, Spencer did the same thing just a little bit ago with Nintendo and Sony. Via: GoNintendo, MNN
WaterMelon Games has uploaded a new teaser trailer for SEGA Genesis RPG remake Pier Solar HD. Watch it below.
Batman: Arkham Knight got its big reveal yesterday. Check out the first in game screenshots of Batman, the Riddler, and the new Villain.
Famitsu conducts weekly polls to find out what their readers most anticipated titles are in 2014. This week, Final Fantasy XV jumps up to the top spot, while Mario Kart 8 is close behind. The former number one, Persona 5, dropped down to third. Get the full list of titles below, there are a ton of great games listed.
According to a GameStop ad for Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady’s latest epic will be out on October 14th. Batman Arkham Knight got a ton of new details and a reveal trailer yesterday. Hit the links to see that information. Source: OPM, Thanks Anti!