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.
Namco Bandai has released a behind the scenes video of Dark Souls II showcasing the crafting of the lead character’s armour in real life. The sequel to From Software’s vast action RPG will be available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2014.
Viz Media has released two English dubbed trailers for the original anime series K. Recorded at Studiopolis, the English dub will premiere on Viz Media’s Neon Alley service on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on 19 July.
Viz Media described the story:
K is set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we’re familiar with and follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a supernatural war between seven kings. Yashiro Isana, also known as Shiro, is wanted for a crime he has no recollection of committing. He finds himself being hunted by the groups HOMRA, led by Mikoto Suoh, “The Red King,” and SCEPTER 4, led by Reisi Munakata, “The Blue King.” While on the run, another young man named Kuroh Yatogami helps him. Will this fated encounter change Shiro’s life forever?
The English cast was also revealed last month:
- Sam Regal as Yashiro “Shiro” Isana
- Matthew Mercer as Kuroh Yatogami
- Patrick Seitz as Reisi Munakata
- Keith Silverstein as Mikoto Suoh
- Stephanie Sheh as Neko
- Erin Fitzgerald as Chiho Hyuga
- Ben Diskin as Misaki Yata
- Todd Haberkorn as Izumo Kusanagi
- Grant George as Akira Hidaka/Ichigen Miwa
- Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Anna Kushina
- Tara Platt as Seri Awashima
- Johnny Yong Bosch as Saruhiko Fushimi
- Christopher Smith as Ren Goto/Ryuho Kamo
- Carrie Savage as Kukuri Yukizome
- Kirk Thornton as Daikaku Kokujoji
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.
Namco Bandai Games has released an English trailer for Armored Core: Verdict Day, which will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this autumn.
Developed by From Software (Dark Souls), Armored Core: Verdict Day allows players to command a squadron of advanced Armored Core mechs in order to fight for the last remaining resources necessary to survive in the game’s dystopian war-torn world.
Players will be able to transfer their save data from Armored Core V, and will be able to add further customisations to their mechs. The game will also feature the return of Operator Mode, as well as co-op and multiplayer modes.
North American publisher XSEED Games has released an English-dubbed trailer of Suda51’s Killer Is Dead game. Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, Killer Is Dead will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360 this summer.
The game stars Mondo, an executioner whose job it is to kill various heinous criminals.
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.
In the run up to the release of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Namco Bandai Games Europe has revealed two character gameplay trailers – one for Naruto, the other for Sasuke. The RPG, developed by CyberConnect2, will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 5 March (USA), 8 March (EU) and 18 April (JP).
On Namco Bandai Games’ online American store, players can purchase an exclusive edition of the game, which comes with a poster, soundtrack, trading card and two figurines. Players in Europe and Japan needn’t be disappointed, though, as various downloadable costumes will be available to all players.
Capcom Europe has released a trailer for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 expansion of the first Dragon’s Dogma RPG. The video features enemy gameplay footage and battle sequences. The game will be released on 23 April (USA), 25 (Japan) and 26 (EU).
As an expansion of the previous game, Dark Arisen will be compatible with players’ existing saved data.
Tecmo Koei Europe has confirmed that PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ports of the previously Nintendo Wii U exclusive game Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will be released in Europe, Japan and America. The game will be released on 2 April (US), 4 April (Japan) and 5 April (EU).
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is an expanded Wii U version of 2011’s Ninja Gaiden 3. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will include an extra 25 missions, all the downloadable Wii U content, and costumes for the game’s protagonist and the Dead or Alive playable characters. The costumes can be purchased in game with “karma”.
An English-subbed trailer of the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 action game has been released by Namco Bandai Games Europe. The video features nearly all of the Jinchūriki (tailed beast) ninja as playable characters – Gaara, Yugito, Yagura, Rōshi (Son Goku), Han, Utakata, Fū, Killer Bee, and Naruto. The trailer also introduces the game’s Kurama Mode, which allows players to team up with the Nine-Tailed Kurama in Tailed Beast Mode to fight and shows off Naruto’s Son Goku downloadable alternate costume. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from 5 March (US), 8 March (EU).
Those who pre-order the game will receive the Son Goku costume for Naruto and a trading card. The game is also available in a limited Will of Fire collector’s edition on Amazon.co.uk, which includes the game, 16cm Naruto figurine, double-sided poster, Soundtrack, Goku costume DLC and a trading card.
Square Enix has released an extended trailer of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII RPG sequel. Square Enix previously revealed that the game would ship worldwide for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this autumn.
The game is the final chapter in Lightning’s story, and revolves around a 13-day countdown until the end of the world; players must save humanity within 13 days and 13 nights.
A previous trailer of the game was released for Jump Festa 2012:
D3 Publishers (America) and Namco Bandai Games Europe have announced that Earth Defense Force 4 will be released in the west under the title Earth Defense Force 2025. The game will be available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013.
As with the previous games, players must defend Earth and its inhabitants from giant alien bugs. Developed by Sandlot, the game will include a four-player local multiplayer alongside the standard missions.