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Confirmed – Activision chops Guitar Hero and True Crime, no music or Hawk games in ’11

Wednesday, 9 February 2011 21:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Activision’s just announced it has canned development on True Crime: Hong Kong as well as “disband” the Guitar Hero business unit.

It said in the financial release for its full-year fiscal 2011 financial report that “due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011.”

On True Crime, it added that it would “stop development on True Crime: Hong Kong. These decisions are based on the desire to focus on the greatest opportunities that the company currently has to create the world’s best interactive entertainment experiences.”

In a statement on its website, developer United Front Games said it was “sorry” it did not finish the project.

“We are sorry we did not get a chance to complete this project with Acitivision, but we understand why,” the statement reads.

“We are both committed to doing quality games and nothing less. Maybe we will have a chance to work together in the future, but in the meantime we are setting our creative sites on a different horizon.”

Furthermore, Activision COO Thomas Tippl has just confirmed in the company’s financial call that no Tony Hawk games will be released in 2011 as well as other music titles from the company, meaning no DJ Hero sequel this year.

It follows according reports from GI and Eurogamer that GH and TC would be canned outright with layoffs at DJ Hero developer Freestyle Games.

GI also claims that the publisher will now focus on three of its key brands: Call of Duty, StarCraft and World of Warcraft.

BioWare developer Manveer Heir, who used to work at Activision-owned Raven Software, also claims that Vicarious Visions has suffered layoffs.

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53 Comments

  1. artursz1993

    no no no, it can’t be true

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    Sorry to see Guitar Hero go, but it’s probably for the best.

    No one’s going to miss the rest of that crap at least.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Regardless of what you think of Activision or its IPs, this is big. Gigaton big.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Suikoden Fan

    wow thats fucking big, i mean hong kong was next to finished right?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Razor

    Call of Duty next :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. M2Kx

    What the hell is wrong with them? Come clear Acti…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. spiderLAW

    Whoah, this is huge. Guitar Hero finished? Thats crazy!

    True Crime Hong Kong was looking good! Y cancel?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Aimless

    In Guitar Hero‘s case it’s more like the game’s finally stopped struggling.

    Surprised they aren’t pushing True Crime out given that it must be close to finished. I guess they’ve so little faith in it they aren’t even going to bother attempting to recoup their investment.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Crab of Thunder

    Holy Crap, sad news indeed, especially on the guys who worked on True Crime… :(

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Michael O’Connor

    Seriously? Three whole franchise, two of which aren’t even technically Activision’s?

    I’m finding this entire story a real stretch. Why the hell would they cancel True Crime: Hong Kong anyway? The game was looking amazing.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Suikoden Fan

    wonder who gets the spiderman name then as acti wont want that anymore will they?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Shaz37k

    wow that’s shocking

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Speechless…

    What are they doing? So basically Activision will only make Call Of duty.

    But True Crime looked really nice to be honest…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Michael O’Connor

    If this is true… Jesus Christ Activision.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. spiderLAW

    Well maybe they are cancelling to put focus on a new IP they might have been working on.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. NeoSquall

    What the flying fuck is wrong with Bobby Kotick?

    Did he sleep on the wrong side last night?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. CaptPierce

    While no one will miss the GH series much nowadays, why cancel a good looking game like True Crime? They say the fans wanted it, they give it to us and now only months before the game’s released they cancel it?

    Yeah, fuck Activision. The last of my cash to them went with Black Ops and I sold that piece of shit. And I call that a 100% positive win. :)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DSB

    I don’t see the big deal about True Crime. It looked like a generic TPS game to me, just like the original.

    Maybe I’ve missed some crucial videos or some such, but the stuff I saw looked pretty awkward and boring.

    The fact that they moved it into 11 pretty much means that it was a long way from done, which is sadly a theme with Activision. Prototype had the same problem.

    They could be trying to send a message to shareholders that they aren’t going to release a game that’ll only make half its money back, when they can simply cut it off, reduce their expenses, and go for bigger franchises.

    But that’s all speculation really. Regardless I don’t think it’s a very good idea to bet on a handful of franchises, even if they’re golden for a good while yet.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Michael O’Connor

    @18 I was lucky enough to get a preview of True Crime behind closed doors at E3 last year. It looked really impressive. It was super slick for a sandbox game, atmosphere was incredible.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Suikoden Fan

    http://twitter.com/#!/geoffkeighley

    #20 4 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    Wonder how long before they start making console spin offs with the words “….Craft” in it?

    I see a NEW action adventure(rpg light) based tps of War/star Craft heading out in a year or two.

    And yes a new CoD every 8months.

    If they were smart they would have doing a Diablo III day and date for PC/PS3/xb360. But this is acti, they are too smart. Obviously.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. JimFear-666

    YEAH!!! FINALLY NO MORE GUITAR HERO!!! :D

    but i dont understand why they still make some crap shity tony hawk pro faggot…

    #22 4 years ago
  23. dandan123

    WTF why? why? why? no more true crime man i loved the gameplay in that game

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Blerk

    True Crime had been delayed for ages and looked kind of crappy anyway, I’m not really surprised about that. Guitar Hero is more surprising, I guess last year’s model just wasn’t worth the effort. The arse has sort of fallen out of the music game business.

    So basically we’re just going to get Call of Duty games from now on, then? Awesome. Well done, Acti – you have messed up good.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. OlderGamer

    You know, not for nothing, but if they are focusing so much on CoD, the little voice in the back of my mind says “here come to CoD subscription plans”.

    Or World of CoD. Samething really.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. mafuyu

    What about Star Wars Games?

    http://translate.google.de/translate?u=http://www.unleashed2.de/news.php&sl=de&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Johnny Cullen

    More added in. No Hawk or further music titles this year, meaning no DJ Hero sequel this year.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. JimFear-666

    Im still surprised that activision cancelled gh since they are probably the worst publisher ever and kotick is probably the biggest douche bag on earth

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Blerk

    So… what the fuck are they releasing? :-D

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    “..no Tony Hawk games won’t be released in 2011″.

    Loop hole, or bad grammer…you decide.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Robbins

    At least United front games who did true crime are safe, because of the successful Modnation Racers released last year, maybe they can change things and transfer True Crime to EA…………….. and fuc* guitar hero

    #31 4 years ago
  32. The_Red

    @29
    More, more and MOAAARE Call of Duty Of course!

    #32 4 years ago
  33. SplatteredHouse

    @29: eh…Prototype 2? Perhaps. Which is with some other character in the lead, and has no more, and probably less interest in it, than True Crime HK had. If they said P2 had been ditched, then that’s not such a bitter pill, because they just showed a trailer, release date…But, TC: HK was on it’s way, I expected it would be shown big at E3, and launched shortly after. But that ain’t happening now. Sad day.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. daytripper

    they only had true crime previews/hands on updates last week, saying how polished it was and the weapon variety was good, one preview said it was close to completion. seriously, these guys are taking the piss, they should of had a fair idea how the game was going ages ago, twats.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. SplatteredHouse

    VG, what’s going on with Beenox, and Spidey? Acti recently affirmed that they were the Spider-Man franchise team, but if they’re cutting back!

    #35 4 years ago
  36. SplatteredHouse

    @21
    (oh, no edit)
    Ghost? Why wouldn’t that reappear, if they do as you suggest. I can see it becoming a console download game, honestly. There must have been a lot of hammering and moulding and work done to that project between the years and teams, only ever officially shelved, that they could probably use, or adapt.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. xino

    wtf man!?

    is the gaming industry in danger with the damn recession???

    more people out of jobs now! this will put more pressure on new comers in the gaming industry harder to find jobs:/

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Dark

    @29 They will keep releasing COD every FUCKING MONTH!
    and guess what? pepole will still buy there crap.

    @33 Prototype 2 was announced for 2012.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Suikoden Fan

    so no music games this year so not an outright discontinue

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Callum

    Wow, bit of a megaton much?!

    I hope to god this move won’t effect the quality of future Starcraft and Warcraft titles because Activision are now ‘Focusing’ on them…it sounds a bit odd to me.

    What is going on in the world?

    #40 4 years ago
  41. AsILayDying

    totally gutted to see True Crime Hong Kong go, hopefully someone will pick it up somehow, as for Guitar Hero all i can say it
    “You will Be missed”

    #41 4 years ago
  42. daytripper

    never going to happen but i would the next call of duty to perform poorly at retail and from a cricital aspect

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Frank17

    guitar metallica is the only one i liked. it was time for guitar hero 2 move on, those music games got lame. and tony hawk was sweet on the n64 and playstation 1 i didnt know they made that many games.and true crime LOLOLOL thats all

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Soong

    “no Tony Hawk games won’t be released in 2011 as well as other music titles from the company”

    Oh dear.

    “no Tony Hawk games will be released in 2011 and neither will other music titles from the company”

    There you go :)

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Crysis

    I just don’t get it, not even a week ago CVG was previewing True Crime believing that it could be 2011′s most polished open-world game.
    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/286085/previews/true-crime-hong-kong-2011s-most-polished-open-world/

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Mourinho

    If they think “CoD era” will last forever they are fucking wrong. I give it two more years.
    They still have that Bungie game and I hope it will be amazing (as Halo is :) ).

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Johnny Cullen

    @44 Jesus. I didn’t even see that until now. Fixed. Thanks for the spot.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Crysis

    @46, I agree, ActiVision has the bad habit of putting all their eggs in the one basket. Acti tends to milk their franchises til they’re completely dry & then they continue milking til they rip the nipple off before Acti works out that they have gone wrong, yet they continue to make the same mistakes with other franchises.
    I personally think the industry needs a drastic change, there’s no longer any room for ‘just good’ games but we also miss out on some classic gems.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. G1GAHURTZ

    The games industry’s been as brutal as this for years.

    I don’t know why people are so surprised.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Crysis

    @49, Because it seems to be getting worst.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Blerk

    So, according to Eurogamer’s report Activision they only things left after the axe fell aside from COD, Starcraft and Warcraft are that crappy looking X-Men game, new Spider-Man, Family Guy, Total Wipeout and Transformers tie-ins, and a new Cabela’s Hunting game.

    Whoo. Go Activision.

    No, really. GO Activision.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. G1GAHURTZ

    Don’t forget Prototype 2.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Blerk

    It’s really easy to forget Prototype 2.

    #53 4 years ago

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    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]