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Next Nintendo console will “leave your mouth open,” says Sakamoto

Tuesday, 7 September 2010 11:36 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Metroid creator Yoshio Sakamoto’s all about the shocks, apparently.

He’s told a Spanish website that the next home console from Nintendo will “leave your mouth open.”

“At Nintendo we always have the obligation to surprise users with a new game console,” he said.

“We have never done what others have. We prefer to create something new that catches attention, and I think this will continue this time as well. Surely the new Nintendo machine will leave you all with your mouth open.”

This year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has hinted at 3D for the next home console from the firm, following in the footsteps of 3DS.

NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime has said the new hardware is a long, long way from coming.

“When the software developer comes forward with an idea that can’t be executed on the current platform, that’s when we start thinking seriously about the next system,” he said back in March.

“We’re not there yet, from a Wii perspective.”

Thanks, Kotaku.

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34 Comments

  1. Crysis

    “leave your mouth open,”-tongue control? :P
    “When the software developer comes forward with an idea that can’t be executed on the current platform,”-their 1st party devs don’t have much to work on to justify newer hardware, Super Mario can be done on a browser using flash, really hardcore stuff that is :P

    #1 5 years ago
  2. 2plus2equals5

    A new disappointing console with great potential but with a bad realization, old hardware and probably the same 80′s characters?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Cool and we will get a lot of SPORT titles right?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    “We have never done what others have. We prefer to create something new that catches attention, and I think this will continue this time as well.”

    Yeah, the SNES, N64 and Gamecube were massively innovative and different. Oh.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Crysis

    til i can play ALL multiplat games, unaltered with similar details which will appear on both Sony’s & MS’s consoles, i refuse to aknowledge Nintendo’s consoles as real gaming machines, there’s a reason why we don’t get proper multiplat games on it & til they fix that reason, they will recieve no support from me, but Nintendo may not be aiming for support from ppl like me & stick the kiddy & shovelware shit since it’s likely to sell better

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    You won’t even need to move for their new machine, it just knows what you’re thinking.

    Yes, that’s right. Even you. Dirty boy.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. RETARDED VIKING

    Last time my mouth was left open to a nintendo system is when i was laughing at the ridiculous name of “Wii”

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Robo_1

    @4

    Yeah, I was thinking that. :)

    That said, I think Nintendo have solidified their position as the principle innovators in the console space, so I believe them when they say the Wii follow up will be something special and wow people. I’m really excited for it actually, lets just hope they beef the underline tech up next time out.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Tonka

    “You will say wow” quote springs to mind.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Kerplunk

    I find myself a little disappointed with Nintendo’s apparent obsession with being different.

    Different does not automatically equate to being better. Wheels don’t always need to be reinvented. Fun is in the gameplay. Not the controller or the screen technology.

    The DS and Wii have already repeatedly demonstrated that innovative hardware will not save a bad game from being bad. (And I’ve no doubt that Move and Kinnect will further prove this point.)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Lord Gremlin

    If their new console will be more powerful than PS3 and have some standard controller in addition to motion one I will consider it.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Tonka

    I think Nintendo have proved that it doesn’t take the most powerful hardware to win a console race.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    Nope, just the most gimmicks.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. onlineatron

    Built in dentist?

    ‘Say Ahhhhh’

    ‘Ahhhhhhh’

    #14 5 years ago
  15. xino

    these guys should stop teasing, it’s making me anxious to know what they have built.

    they didn’t make a lot of money on wii but made too much money!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Telepathic.Geometry

    I reckon that in 2012, they have to have a new console, as all Japanese TVs will be HD by November 2011. Seeing as how they might not be ready for the next step then, I reckon they probably will release a Wii version 2 (as opposed to a Wii 2) around then, with maybe a few bits thrown in…

    #16 5 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    I don’t know, I am looking forward to it. I think Nintendo has learfned a lot from this gen. They know they need HD, they know they need HDD, they know they need online, and they know they need more to offer core gamers.

    I think their next system will offer a lot more then some of you folks think.

    I also think that a lot of traditional gamers have a lot of distaste over the fact that the Wii doesn’t pander to them. They don’t want to share the spotlight and focus with other gaming demographics.

    In truth a so called soccer mom has every right to enjoy a video game as you or anyone else does. And her money is worth just as much.

    So much hate it is almost funny.

    Anyways I think the next round will see a very diffent console race. I think Ninetndo will win that one…

    ..oh wait. They are winning this one too?

    Hm, interesting.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. reask

    I wonder a little bit about that actually OG.
    I still reckon a lot of gamers who bought the Wii have been bitterly disappointed by the lack of choice given to them.

    My one has not been turned on in 2 years and that’s the truth.
    I got it for the little one in all fairness but kinda thought I would be playing it quite a bit myself.
    In fact prior to getting the 360 I was looking at both.
    Man I was so glad I picked MS.

    Still maybe you are correct about next gen.
    I would be of the opposite opinion though.
    I reckon folks will go with MS and Sony and ninty will be punished for not bothering to support more games on the Wii having sold so many.

    I mean say what you want about the other 2 but at least they have gone out of there way to support every gamers preferred choice.
    I reckon that will play a big part in folks purchasing choice next time around.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Happy Hardon Harry

    Nintendo this gen have been the only ones out of the “big three” who have had the balls to do something different in the Wii/DS.

    Sony & MS on the other hand may as well be the same firm as they’ve did nothing to distinguish themselves from each other. The PS3/360 are so alike it’s hardly inspiring.

    Also, Sony’s/MS IP have been shite this gen with only the Uncharted series worth it’s salt. The rest (Killzone, Resistance, Halo, Gears, Alan Wank, Fable, Forza, InFamous, MAG, etc) have been run of the mill material.

    The best games this gen have been Multiplatform (Bioshock, Batman: AA, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Mass Effect 1/2, COD 4, Dead Space, GTA IV, Portal, etc) or Nintendo games (SMG 1/2, Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros: Brawl, Pokemon Heartgold, etc)

    I hope Nintendo continue to do things differently as Sony and MS clearly haven’t got the balls to do such a thing.

    Sony/MS next gen will continue to “play it safe”.

    I haven’t been impressed with MS or Sony this gen, hence why i sold both their consoles and never looked back.

    If you aren’t bothered about Sony/MS IP then there is no reason what-so-ever to own their systems.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Dannybuoy

    I think I’d wait and see what hands each player has before I decide who the winner is.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    Sometimes playing it safe is all people want, though. I didn’t ask for, want or need motion controls, for instance – they put me off playing on our Wii far more than the lack of HD.

    Add in the fact that Nintendo first-party software generally leaves me totally cold and they’ve got a very hard sell to me personally next generation even if the hardware’s right up there with the PS4 and Xbox 720.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    Time will tell.

    I don’t use my Wii to play many retail Wii games either.

    I use it for Wiiware and VC mostly. A few gems here and there, most of them Nintendos own games.

    But the bright sport for them is the fact that MS and Sony are both seen as copying Wii and trying to expand their demographics with Kinect and Move. I think to many this puts Nintendo is a spot of leading the market and trends.

    I also think that if Nintendo does address a few of the Wiis weak points(like a HDD, Online MP, and such), and simply build on what they already have, they could be in for the win. Again.

    But you might be right.

    I am pretty sure that the early adaptors from the hardcore crowd will likly pass on Nintendos next system at launch. Waiting to see what games comes out and what the over all experience is before buying into it.

    Also where the economy is at will factor into it. If it launched tomorrow, I couldn’t buy one. That is why I think Sony and MS expanding into Wiis casual crowd was a smart way to extend the projected lifespans of their systems. We will see if it works for them.

    But I think Nintendo will be the first to unviel new hardware and I think we will see something within a years time.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    @19 Completely disagree with you. Games from Sony like The Last Guardian, Little big Planet 1,2, Flower, Infamous 1-2 are worth playing, not to mention about Gran Turismo 5.
    MS games also. Gears Of War 2-3 are very good games from Epic Games.
    Nintendo: SMG1,2, Twilight Princess and thats it. Pokemon is just a reharsh.

    Multiplatform games you mentioned. Fallout 3, Mass Effect 1,2 are bad polished games and nothing more. Oblivion is good? For F sake, we never played Morrowind or something before that?
    How COD 4 is better than Killzone franchise?

    I think most of what you said have to do with your tastes and nothing more.

    @OG, they don’t have power to support hardcore or adult gamers such as yourself when they have a casual market in 90%
    Who will win next? Dunno, but this time it won’t be them. Casual market is also a MS and Sony’s priority now. So it can be again like a Gamecube with some innovative features.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. reask

    I agree with you HHH on the two of them been almost the same but I feel Ninty should have done more to please the large base that bought the Wii.

    I don’t for one minute think I have the right to knock certain games because I personally don’t like them but I reckon as a FPS gamer mostly I at least deserve the same choice as the say platformer or Mario fan that paid the same money.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. KrazyKraut

    shit….motion sensor controlling keeping the mouth open.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Crysis

    The only company to benefit from jumping ship early to the next gen is Nintendo, their sales are falling & they were a mile behind this gen with their hardware, i keep hearing that Nintendo keep innovating, doing something different, but how many new IP has there been in the past 10 years from them?-maybe a few party & low grade sport games & that’s about it.
    They’re behind in their hardware, way behind & their software are just the same proven franchises yet THEY are the ones praised for doing something different, only thing different was a very gimmicky motion controller with 0 depth & as HHH says, most the good games have been multiplatform, yet not one of the games he mentions has appeared on the wii, if it has, it was drastically cut down to PS2 standards, so can someone please explain to me when Nintendo have been ‘innovative’ lately? should mention that motion controls have been around since the early arcade days.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Crysis

    I don’t mean to sound ‘anti-nintendo’ but they get all this praise for being innovative & bold when they tendo to play it safe with countless rehashes & cheap hardware.
    Don’t you think Sony were bold when they released one of the most expensive gaming consoles ever lower than production costs, bloated with extra benefits? Don’t you think they were innovative when they introduced controller free gaming to the lounge room? when they add a new format each gen? when they were the first to include built in wifi & hdmi?
    Don’t you think it was bold (closer to stupid) when Microsoft released a largely untested product to millions of homes? Don’t you think it was innovative when Microsoft popularised online console gaming (yes Sega had it first, but the Dreamcast was a flop)-i admit i can’t think of much for the Xbox in terms of innovation

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Happy Hardon Harry

    Crysis said:
    Don’t you think Sony were bold when they released one of the most expensive gaming consoles ever lower than production costs, bloated with extra benefits?

    Yeah, and look where that got them and over such a period have stripped the system ten fold of features i.e. PS2 backwards compatibility, 2 USB ports, SACD support, Linux support, Flash memory card readers, etc..

    Sony fucked up on the PS3 hardware both from a cost and production point of view and they knew it.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DSB

    I read somewhere that Apple had managed to create a bigger games platform than the DS with all their devices, with more power for games. That’s pretty insane if true.

    @27 There was nothing safe about going full motion control. Neither Microsoft or Sony pushed anything beyond upgrading the software and hardware. Sony basically did the exact same thing 3DO did in the early 90′s, with pretty similar results.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Kerplunk

    @29 Nintendo didn’t go ‘full motion control’. Their controllers had buttons and their console and controllers play non-motion control games. That’s not exactly Nintendo demonstrating unshakeable belief that their motion control is the future of gaming and foresaking everything else.

    Thing is, the Wii’s big USP has been motion control. And, claims of copycat aside, once Move and Kinnect are out, that commercial edge evaporates overnight. Nintendo can claim to be flattered, but that’s just PR.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 Mince words all you like, it doesn’t change the fact that they took a huge gamble by betting on motion control and skimping on the hardware, and ended up winning the war by a landslide.

    I’m don’t see how Move or Kinect are gonna break its stride. You put down 200 bucks, you have yourself a Wii. For an Xbox 360 or a PS3 with either Move or Kinect, you put down at least two Wiis.

    That’s why I’m buying my nephew a Wii, and why people will continue to do the very same thing. It takes a lot more money to put the other consoles under an xmas tree, especially if you want motion control.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    @13 The DS would like the argue otherwise.

    Nintendo completely trumped the competition this generation, and simply because of the degree of shovelware other developers released on the machine, all the “hardcore” gamers need to find a justification why their consoles are the ones in 2nd and 3rd place.

    It wouldn’t surprised me if their next console does something different again. And then, five years after its release, we’ll see Sony and Microsoft ripping *that* idea off as well.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    My opinion.

    Nintendo needs a new MUST HAVE SYSTEM SELLER APP that does for their new system what Mario64 did for N64. Hasn’t been anything that revolutionary since.

    Gamecube didn’t have it, and Wii definitely doesn’t have it (IMO). I’m really hoping Nintendo’s next system has “it”.

    I just feel if Nintendo kept the Wii motion control stuff as OPTIONAL in their new system, but then trumped everyone again with graphics and gameplay, it would be killer.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. DarkElfa

    Next Nintendo console will leave your mouth open…

    …and then Miyamoto will brick in it. Cheers!

    #34 5 years ago

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  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

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  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

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  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

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  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

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  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

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  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

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  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

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  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

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  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

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  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]