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Rebooting Devil May Cry was a “no brainer,” says Ninja Theory

Thursday, 7 October 2010 12:04 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Ninja Theory chief Nina Kristensen has told Develop that the chance to reboot Capcom’s Devil May Cry was a “no brainer.”

The Cambridge studio releases its next title Enslaved: Odyssey to the West in the UK tomorrow, but is already hard at work at DMC, which it announced at TGS a couple of weeks back for PS3 and 360.

“I think with Devil May Cry, [the deal] was a great opportunity. It is a beloved franchise and for us it was a very good fit – it’s all about the things we love; high energy fighting and cool cinematics,” said Kristensen.

“It was also a project that wasn’t an original IP, which we’ve never tackled before. This deal was of course a no-brainer for us.”

The biggest change that was noticed during the unveil of DMC was the style and look to main character Dante, which didn’t sit too well with fans of the series and its creator Hideki Kamiya.

But Kristensen said Capcom Japan wanted Ninja Theory to “go crazy” with its design for the character, adding further the publisher came to the studio about the reboot because it would “add something to the franchise that hadn’t been seen before.”

No date yet has been given for DMC.

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48 Comments

  1. Psychotech

    shitstorm incoming

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    “high energy fighting and cool cinematics”

    Wut?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Madeira

    You’d think NT would be the worst possible choice for a DMC game.

    We already know how this is going to turn out. It’s going to have a lot of money on the screen, with great voice acting and cinematics, and have slow, simplistic, laggy gameplay. And still get great review scores.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotech

    ^this.Man do they know what gamers want!!!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. G-Sama

    let me get that straight…
    So capcom wanted NT to go crazy(and that’s what happened)With Their designs to attract new twilight fanboys…and let all the old fans burn in hell!!!

    I can see that capcom is the one gone crazy!!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    Yeah, Capcom said ‘Go Crazy’, not ‘Go Retarded’.

    You never go full-retard.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. back_up

    Ass hole Ninja gay Theory keep your mouth shut.Everyday there is topic about Ninja gay Theory. LAst time Ninja Theory butt was paining for heavenly swords 2.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. LOLshock94

    @6 hahahaha tropic thunderrrrrrrrrrr

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Michael O’Connor

    Oh god. The comments here just get worse and worse…

    I’m not even going to bother this time.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. reema

    I liked the trailer if it wasn’t supposed to be a Devil May Cry game. Gosh, I miss the old Dante =(

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Elven_Star

    @9
    You just did.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Michael O’Connor

    @11 Trust me, if I was “bothering” my post would be five paragraphs longer.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. SET

    Indeed. No brains were involved in creating such a reboot.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Elven_Star

    Ruining this franchise was much harder than making a good game out of it. Ninja Theory is just imba.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. StolenGlory

    @12 Thank fuck for small mercies then.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    I think I’ll just do the same thing Michael does.

    It’s like Kindergarten in here.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Elven_Star

    @16
    “I think I’ll just do the same thing Michael does.”
    Trolling non-stop?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Michael O’Connor

    @15 & 16, Juvenile.

    The internet’s modern definition of trolling: Being capable of critical thinking.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Elven_Star

    @18
    When your opinion is _ALWAYS_ against the majority’s and your sole purpose of expressing it is starting stupid discussions, you’re a troll.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @19: That’s not the definition of troll.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Michael O’Connor

    @18 Actually, no, a troll is someone who posts with the deliberate intention of causing a negative reaction out of other people.

    I post to express my opinion. If someone reacts negatively to that, the problem here most assuredly isn’t with me.

    Claiming its “always” is not only vastly overstating it, but it also ignores some pretty critical proof to the contrary. My absolute adoration for LittleBigPlanet being just one example. My praise for Sony’s first party line-up this year (besides one specific title) being another. And I can think of more.

    You’re just so busy observing my critical opinions (and I assure you, you’ve given me far more thought than I have you) that you’re intentionally ignoring the opposite side of the fence, that complete proves you wrong.

    You can *say* that I’m posting a different opinion solely for the sake of having a different opinion, but that doesn’t actually make it so.

    I find it interesting that I’ve been able to express differences of opinion with people like O.G. and Ghetto on here regularly, and they never take a grain of offence to any of it. You could learn by their example.

    I think someone just doesn’t like having their opinions challenged.

    After all, I’m not the one who came in here naming names and throwing insults at specific people. You were.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. StolenGlory

    “Oh god. The comments here just get worse and worse…

    I’m not even going to bother this time.”

    And then:

    “Actually, no, a troll is someone who posts with the deliberate intention of causing a negative reaction out of other people.”

    Contradiction is a bitch isn’t it?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    :lol: Hillarious :D i love VG247 community.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Michael O’Connor

    @22 There’s no contradiction there. It was a validated observation, not a unsubstantiated remark to deliberately rile up people.

    Here, this should help some people: http://www.google.ie/search?hl=en&safe=off&pwst=1&defl=en&q=define:Critical+thinking&sa=X&ei=e9CtTJ3MFcOQjAegtuFc&ved=0CBMQkAE

    Here, enjoy some good music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7r9yQG9PO8

    #24 5 years ago
  25. spiderLAW

    I do agree with Mike. While i was complaining about this game before, only so much griping is needed.

    All of you blaming NT anyways, need to stop and read the article again. Go back and read the previous articles on DMC as well. I dont even like NT myself but the real company to be angry with is Capcom. They basically said “We will piss on all our real fans for the chance to bring in some new blood.”
    Everything that NT speaks of about DMC is all permitted by Capcom. Its Their I.P. and they are allowing/supporting NT changes and even guiding them in a way.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. StolenGlory

    @24

    Oh I agree. It’s an observation that you yourself validated by being the troll in question.

    Awww look, you can link to a Google article pertaining to Critical Thinking. I’m about as impressed by that as I am assured by the fact that you know what the fuck you are talking about.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Michael O’Connor

    @25 Danke.

    There’s griping, and then there’s comment #7.

    Big difference.

    @26 Based on your current behaviour?

    Vastly more than you do, junior.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. spiderLAW

    @23
    So do i. The problem with this community is that most individuals here seem to think that their opinions are above the rest of those who comment here regularly. Its funny really.
    And i mostly enjoy reading the arguements that come out of it.

    @27 You are welcome.
    Yeah, i dont know what is up with #7 ….that was a crazy whine that one came up with lol. O well, he must be that passionate about the subject rofl.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. YoungZer0

    @25: Agree. If anyone is to “blame” it’s Capcom. NT is just enjoying the freedom they were given.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. StolenGlory

    @25

    Look, i’m just not sold on the Dante design; as far as the rest of it goes we’ll see what NT can come up with.

    My main concern actually stems from the combat gameplay mechanics. Having finished Heavenly Sword and Enslaved (product loan is perhaps the best thing ever), I hope that the unspectacular combat which appears to be a NT hallmark right now gets sorted out for DMC, since any critic worth their salt will invariably make the combat in the game their first stop.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Michael O’Connor

    @28 Thankfully the consistently intelligent regulars make up for the regular infestation of N4G bred rats.

    @30 I won’t deny that Enslaved combat seems lacking (though I’ve heard it really expands as you play), but Heavenly Sword’s gameplay was a divine slice of creamy, heavenly goodness… as long as you ignore the Sixaxis sections.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. StolenGlory

    @27

    ‘Junior’.

    That was just the level of blind assumption that I expect from an odious creature such as yourself.

    Stay classy Michael, stay classy.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. StolenGlory

    @7

    What the hell.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Michael O’Connor

    @32 Always.

    It’s a logical assumption based on your behaviour. If you’re not actually younger than me but still act this way at that age, that’s just sad.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. StolenGlory

    @31

    Oh the combat does expand the futher you go into it, it’s just the fundamentals. There really isn’t a great variety to your attacks and you are fairly limited when it comes to mixing up melee combinations.

    The latter being something that they will hopefully place as a priority focus during the development of DMC.

    Don’t get me wrong Michael, I loved Heavenly Sword, but my affection for that title is bourne more from the visuals and the occasionally breathtaking battles, then the consistent merit of the gameplay mechanics themselves.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. StolenGlory

    @34

    Sad because I disagree with you and also because I voiced my dislike to your flamebaiting comments?

    Sure thing.

    You’re a funny guy Michael. I like you.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. spiderLAW

    @30 I definitely agree with that. I enjoyed Heavenly Sword but I didn’t find it spectacular. However, it did hold a heaping amount of potential that could have been easily executed in the next NT game. But, it seems they went the opposite direction with Enslaved.

    I am hoping that NT can really pull it off in DMC. Although I do not care for the new Dante either, if this is the only DmC game we are going to get for a while I would rather just keep judgment for the final product. Doing so will keep my opinion unbiased/untainted so that I can make a clear judgment based actually playing the game. I loved the DMC franchise, I don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to play another one over a poorly redesigned character model (hopefully skins/costumes will be available for unlocking)

    #37 5 years ago
  38. StolenGlory

    @37

    “I don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to play another one over a poorly redesigned character model”

    I agree with this.

    I mean at the heart of it, the whole reaction to the character design of Dante is highly knee-jerk and actually quite snobbish. We know next to nothing about the game itself outside of speculation and like the game itself, fans of the franchise will pick apart anything that they can get their hands on.

    That shouldn’t mean however, that we prejudice against the entire game just because of the character design.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. reema

    It’s true. Not Ninja Theory but Capcom is the one we should blame. But what I don’t remember anymore, did the fans like Devil May Cry 4 or not?

    Capcom’s decision to give the DMC franchise to another developer than in-house maybe has something to do with the critism on DMC4. I could be wrong though…

    #39 5 years ago
  40. StolenGlory

    @39

    Was I the only one who didn’t actually mind DMC4?

    #40 5 years ago
  41. spiderLAW

    @38 Absolutely :)
    I really liked DMC4. My favorite one besides DMC1

    #41 5 years ago
  42. reema

    @41
    I liked DMC 4 too. Maybe the fans didn’t liked Nero.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Michael O’Connor

    @40 I liked it. I just felt I was playing through the same game twice.

    And Nero was a twat.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. spiderLAW

    @42
    Fans are mostly made up of adolescent whiners that are afraid of change.
    Nero was a cool character. His gameplay style was refreshing and added some more depth to it overall. He was just a young cry baby and thats the only thing about him i didnt like. They included Dante as well, and they made him a cooler character than ever as the Guide for Nero. He was like a Guru of sorts :)

    #44 5 years ago
  45. reema

    @44
    Fans are a tough crowd. I don’t know what Capcom is thinking. It feels like Ubisoft re-rebooting the Prince of Persia franchise and than going back to the previous reboot all over again

    #45 5 years ago
  46. endgame

    is that a guy or a girl in the picture?

    #46 5 years ago
  47. YoungZer0

    @30: I can understand that you’re concerned about this, but if you follow their interviews they just finished most of the design and will take their time in developing a combat system. Which probably means that it will be a lot different from their previous titles.

    @44: Agreed, Fans usually are afraid of change. Look at developers like Bungie for example, they always go back to listen what their fanbase has to say, the result is the same game being done over and over again.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. LordCancer

    Oh my goooood i love you new dante i want to have your babies!

    #48 5 years ago

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    Titanfall 2 is still quite a long way out. Titanfall 2 wasn’t listed in EA’s upcoming release slate in its financials release this morning. Answering a query in a conference call following the release, EA said we can safely assume the Respawn sequel won’t release in fiscal 2016. “You assumption should be 17,” an executive […]

  • Mirror’s Edge 2 due early 2016, new Need for Speed in Q4 2015

    EA has indicated general release windows for a number of anticipated new titles. Mirror’s Edge 2 has an early 2016 release date. EA confirmed the release plan in today’s financials release, also noting that a new Need for Speed and a new Plants vs Zombies are coming in the same window. Mirror’s Edge 2 is […]

  • EA financials highlight millions of hours played in Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]