Mega Man (Rockman) creator Keiji Inafune and his company Comcept have met the $2.2million stretch goal on Kickstarter to bring the Mighty No. 9 to PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. The game will also be available on PC, Mac and Linux, and is intended to be released in spring 2015.
With two weeks still remaining on the Kickstarter project, the next stretch goals include a Challenge Mode, an extra end stage and boss and next-gen versions. We’ll see if they hit those targets too.
Capcom has announced that WayForward’s Ducktales Remastered game will also be available on PC via via Steam, Origin, Impulse, GamersGate, Green Man Gaming, and other PC services; the game will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and now PC this summer.
The most obvious features that have been remastered are the graphics and the voice acting; Capcom did, however, make a point of using all the same voice actors from the show, including the actor for Scrooge who is now 94 years old.
The Remastered edition looks significantly sharper than the original; WayForward Technologies have also previously remastered other classic games such as Contra 4 and Double Dragon Neon. IGN has released a side-by-side comparison of the original 1989 NES game and the Remastered edition to showcase the vast visual differences.
BioShock Infinite, the highly-awaited third instalment of Irrational Games’ action shooter franchise,will be available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 from 26 March.
Infinite is set on the floating city of Columbia, an idyllic setting full of open spaces lit by bright sunlight, which symbolises the ideas American exceptionalism – a far cry from the dark underwater city of Rapture from the last two games. The game also deals with themes of racism, Jingoism and xenophobia. Despite the completely new setting, Infinite still feels part of the same universe as the previous games.
The player assumes the identity of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, a veteran of the Battle of Wounded Knee who is hired by mysterious people to infiltrate Columbia and rescue a woman named Elizabeth. An almost constant companion throughout the game, Elizabeth is a helpful and interesting addition to the gameplay, rather than being a typical AI hindrance. As the character’s relationship and the story unfolds there will be a fair amount of thrills and surprises to enjoy.
The game is published by 2K Games and will be available for £35.
Capcom has released a video to showcase the new Infernal difficulty mode of its latest Resident Evil instalment Revelations. The game, also known as Biohazard: Revelations in Japan, will be available on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U from 21 May (US), 23 (Japan) and 24 (EU).
The new Infernal Mode, which was not included in the original 3DS game, offers an almost impossible level of difficulty, with randomised enemy and item placements.
The Japanese videogame publication Famitsu has announced that the Kingdom Hearts franchise will open an online PC browser game to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary. In the game, titled Kingdom Hearts Chi, players directly control the protagonist as they travel through various Disney worlds. Players can also engage in card-based battles, along with their friends. This game is the first of the franchise to be available as an online PC game, with the series usually releasing PlayStation titles.
The latest franchise release for the PS3, Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 Remix-, will come with a code for a “Handy Set”, which is usable in Kingdom Hearts Chi. The set will come with a Rare+ Sora card, 20,000 Munny, and 4,000 card-draw points. And those who purchase the game on Square Enix’s e-STORE will also receive a code to obtain a “Battle Support Set”, containing a Rare+ Riku card, 10 potions, and 10 ethers.
The official You Tube channel of Final Fantasy XIV has released a trailer to mark the end of the MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) in its current state. The game’s current incarnation will soon be taken down and replaced by an updated Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn later this winter. The trailer sees the Eorzean Alliance take their final stand against the Garlean Empire.
A Realm Reborn is currently in alpha-testing, but Square Enix has revealed that beta-testing will run from late January to early February. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be available on PC and PS3.