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KO: Street Fighter X Tekken in Captivate super-smash

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 16:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Yoshi Ono was in Miami last week for Capcom’s Captivate event to demo Street Fighter X Tekken, confirm ten characters and explain mechanics. This is knock-out awesome.

Street Fighter X Tekken – triple movie whammy

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The collision of the Street Fighter and Tekken universes is as big as fighting games will ever be, but the move instantly drew concerns about melding the two series’ style. Yoshi Ono, the ever-enthusiastic project lead, explained to us last week in Miami why we shouldn’t be worried.

Characters in Street Fighter X Tekken come in pairs, as a tag team. You can choose whomever you wish to fight with, but the teams are automatically put together with their own stories as to why they are there and why they teamed up.

Pairs shown during Captivate were: Able and Guile; Ryu and Ken; Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams; Craig Marduk and King; and Chun Li and Bob. More partners are to be announced at E3.

“As you can see, unlike normally with Capcom, we have announced ten characters at once,” said Ono through his translator. “More characters are to be revealed in large chunks like this throughout the rest of the year at various events.”

According to Ono, “there’s going to be tons in the game,” and he has even hinted around via Twitter that Kuma and Blanka will be included as well.

Between the two games there are a lot of characters which should be difficult to get working together, but Ono said there is a method to his team’s madness when choosing characters for SF X Tekken.

“Because of our criteria, we’re trying to find ones that will be the hardest, the most difficult, and require the most work to get them up and running because it not only makes it more fun for us, but it will make it a more compelling game in the end,” explained Ono.

“Out of the characters we revealed here, one of the more surprising might be Marduk. I mean, we’ve got some Street Fighter characters that have grappling techniques like him, but none who moves like he does using those kind of moves.

“But at E3 this year, and other events, we will be announcing plenty of characters who are maybe more out of left field than Marduk, and more surprising. There might be characters in your head you’re presuming will make it in, but you might actually also be second guessing yourself.

“In effect, the Tekken universe has some supremely weird characters.”

“In effect, the Tekken universe has some supremely weird characters. From inanimate objects, to animals, and all sorts of stuff. That might strike you as counter to Street Fighter characters, but it really isn’t. I mean, we’ve long had a guy with limbs that can stretch, or a guy that can throw fire out of his hands or whatnot, so to shove an animal in there or any other kind of wacky character wouldn’t be out of place. Indeed, it can make the game really interesting.

“If you are looking at the roster of Tekken characters and thinking some might not make it, broaden your search a bit and don’t just assume that some are going to be cut.”

Tag teams can be any two characters

Tag teams will not provide any specific advantage over another team. The characters are partnered up for storytelling purposes and to help set up rivalries; players can choose any combination they choose. If a player would rather have Ryu pair up with Chun Li or, for instance, King pair up with Bob, it can be done.

“Basically, there are no gameplay advantages to any particular team,” said Ono. “We don’t want to make that decision for player. We want them to set things up with any partnership they so choose. In fact, anyone can work with anyone, and you may find some unusual stuff by putting Ryu with King. It might seem like kind of an odd couple, but you could do some really cool combos together and you might find it to be a really strategic match.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Announced at Comic Con 2010.

Created to attract fans from both sides.

Fighting mechanics are a mix between SF and Tekken.

Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360. Date TBA; 2012 at the earliest.

More characters to be announced at E3 and other venues.

“It’s a bit like Street Fighter III and IV, where you choose your combos and your Super Arts – it’s almost like here, where you pick your particular playstyle and it might motivate you to put a certain set of pairs together.

“That said, there are indeed kind of ‘official’ pairs. As to why they exist, it’s not a gameplay advantage. That’s just there to add in the storytelling aspect of things for characters within the story framework we have: why they are working together, why they are traveling together, and embarking on a quest against certain people.

“This gives us a chance to set up rivalries and a chance to tell a specific story about specific characters. You are completely free to move outside of that framework if you so choose.”

To reiterate, there’s no advantage, for example, of setting Ryu and Ken up. There’s no 50 percent power boot or anything, nor are there any specific combo additions with different pairs. Deciding which characters work well together depends entirely on your playstyle and what you want to do with them.

Gameplay, controls, characters

Street Fighter X Tekken is a tag-based fighter, so you can call in other characters and switch out at will. To switch between characters, you hold the punch and kick controls down at the same time. If you would like to switch over to Tekken characters, you hold down the select button for three seconds. You then switch between those characters the same way. To go back to SF play, once again hold down the select button.

Tekken’s traditional four-button control scheme has been implemented for its characters. When playing Street Fighter characters, the traditional six-button configuration has stayed the same.

However, if you are playing a Tekken character, but want the six-button configuration, it will result in a mixture between the two games’ fighting styles. This was decided so as to lower the entry barrier to non-fighting players, Tekken fans, or just folks in general who have not played a fighting game since PSone.

“Our goal was not to just copy the controls of Tekken but to also give it an extra layer,” said Ono. “Instead, we give you a combination of six-button Street Fighter moves and four-button Tekken moves all rolled into one.

“The mixture between Street Fighter and Tekken goes beyond the control scheme, and the gameplay itself. As you are aware, Tekken has a very distinct playstyle. Street Fighter has always been a little more slower-paced and a little more thoughtful, perhaps even more deliberate. It was always about keeping an eye on the distance between yourself and your opponent, making predictions about what they are going to do next and trying to react to that. It’s not quite as aggressive as something like Tekken.

“Tekken has always been faster-paced, and more aggressive. The competition really begins on the first hit, and then you have to start guessing where they are going to punch from next. There’s some of that in Street Fighter, but not as much, as it’s a little more reserved. It’s really two different kinds of gameplay styles.

“With SF X Tekken we’ve tried to merge the two of those together so that we retain some amount of what we see in Street Fighter - waiting for your chance to attack – while at the same time adding what you get from Tekken, which is more aggressive and in your face.

“We think we have found a way, and we are going to continue refining a way to mix these two together so it feels both simultaneously like a Tekken game and Street Fighter game, yet something completely new.”

People are probably wondering what would happen if the Street Fighter IV team got their hands on Tekken characters: what the world would look like, how the characters art would play out; how it would feel.

“Our goal was not to just copy the controls of Tekken, but to also give it an extra layer.”

As far as environments go, what was shown during the demo went from campy – like fighting on a bridge with dinosaurs snapping at the air in the background – to dark, with a destroyed city as the backdrop as you fight in the street.

When it comes to the characters, players will be able to jump into SF X Tekken with ease, because the controls will be familiar. The basics are what you’d expect from Street Fighter: the aforementioned standard eight directions and six-button layout, and the traditional four buttons combo style of fighting in Tekken.

“This will allow Tekken players who have not played in a while to join into the fray and enjoy the same play style they may remember from ten years ago or so,” said Ono.

How this all came about

The fact that Street Fighter X Tekken is happening at all is miraculous. Ono explained how any of this came to be.

“Both of these have illustrious histories,” said Ono. “Street Fighter is 20 years old, Tekken is approaching its 20th anniversary, so there has always been somewhat of a connection between us. We talk to the Namco guys, we know them, we have dinner together and that sort of thing – so there has always been a personal connection.

“When we were taking a break between Street Fighter III and Street Fighter IV, Namco very diligently kept the campfire from going out. They kept stoking it and making sure the embers were lit so that people were still interested [in fighting games]. So, when we came back and did Street Fighter IV, it really got people interested in fighting games again. We essentially tossed some kerosene onto the campfire and got it nice and big again.

“So, when having dinner with Katsuhiro Harada shortly after Street Fighter IV came out, we started talking about making sure fighters stayed big, because if we walk away from [the genre] it’s going to go out again. We started talking half-jokingly about a collaboration thing, and it seemed like a good idea to both of us, so I said, ‘I’m going to back to my office and tell them I’m going to do this, and you go back to your office and do the same thing – coordinate watches now.’

“So we did it. We’ve got ours going and they’ve got a similar game going on their side as well, and we’re going to see what happens.”

When it comes down to how well the two games will do at retail, there’s no monetary bet that exists between Ono and Harada as far as who’s going to sell the most. Surprisingly, the loser won’t have to mow the others lawn in a dress in a tutu, but, “Whoever ends up doing better in the marketplace will buy the booze and food whenever we go out drinking together,” said Ono.

Sharing materials with Namco

Be clear. These are two games. Tekken X Street Fighter is a different thing.

“Harada has zero input into this particular project and we don’t actually do a lot of communicating regarding our development of this title,” admitted Ono. “As a matter of fact, once the embargo listed for this is up, and everything gets out there, this will probably be the first time he hears about any of this. He has less knowledge about it right now than you guys do.”

There were certainly some communications early on between the two creators though, and traditionally with a project such as this, Capcom would be obligated to purchase any sort of reference materials the team might need for Tekken from Namco.

Harada and Ono, though, have worked out something between them.

“Capcom can sometimes be a bit cheap and not want to put money into [purchasing assets], and they certainly don’t want to give money to a competitor,” Ono joked. “So we work out some backroom deals where I will talk to Harada-san privately and he’ll lend me some material that we should technically be buying, and stuff like that.

“Of course, I also don’t tell him exactly why I need these materials. He has no idea what we’re up to at all.

“But when it comes to the specifics of this game in particular, he has no input and we have none in his as well.”

3DS, NGP?

As far as bringing the game to 3DS is concerned, Ono said there are no specific plans at the moment, and any comments he made previously regarding such a possibility were “not as specific as it was portrayed.”

“It was more about whether we would consider doing more fighting game stuff on 3DS, not specifically this title as a possibility as well,” he explained.

“I am happy to bring any game to any platform if people are interested.”

“We think we’ve shown what we can do potentially with fighting games such as Street Fighter IV on 3DS, and we’re interested in taking that further from here on in. Whether it would be this particular game or not depends entirely on whether there are enough 3DS players that want to play it on the handheld, obviously, but certainly we do not have specific plans at the moment.

“When it comes to Sony’s handheld, the NGP, the same thing applies. We really want to see what users think of that machine, what kind of games they are interested in playing on it, and we have to talk to Sony to see what kind of games they are interested in having on it.

“It’s still very early to say. All platforms are open and the sky is the limit. I am happy to bring any game to any platform if people are interested.”

The ultimate goal

But what’s the point in all this? Money? Partly, obviously. But Ono is a man prone to travelling the world with a small Blanka, a developer who’s eyes sparkle when he talks of pouring “kerosene” on a genre. The goal is to innovate, and, as you can imagine Ono dreams of, to facilitate the ultimate fighting game face-off.

“I will tell you what we are aiming for – what will happen in the end is another question,” said Ono.

“Hopefully we’re going to construct this game in such a way that we’ll be able to track fans from both sides. We’re not just trying to throw some Tekken characters into Street Fighter – otherwise we could just call it Street Fighter IV: Some Other Edition and call it a day. We are really looking to make something new and different with this.

“What I would love to see at some point is some tournaments between the top Tekken players and the top Street Fighter players actually getting together and duke it out on this game. That would be the ideal ending to the story.”

    Street Fighter X Tekken is slated for PS3 and Xbox 360, with a release date yet to be determined.

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  1. spiderLAW

    FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. StolenGlory

    FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    Um, the first two videos are listed as ‘private’ and cannot be viewed. :/

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Meh. :-D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 Give it a minute

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Everything’s public now.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. StolenGlory

    Cheers!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. NeoSquall

    All I can say is: watery.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    That art is properly fucking lovely.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. jrauditore

    it’s coming to PC too: http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2011/04/12/captivate_2011:_street_fighter_x_tekken

    #10 4 years ago
  11. UuBuU

    Looks cool.. i’m slightly more excited about Tekken X Street Fighter though.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Nozz

    OH MY DAYS!

    I love how they are keeping the Tekken four button layout optional. This is gonna be NUTS!!!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. SplatteredHouse

    Stoke those flames, absolutely!
    Ace article, and I admit, when I read your intro about the pairs, I thought ‘that’s how it is’ and was not as enthusiastic about that, but when the Producer explained that you could pick and mix any pairing/cross pairing of your choice from the stables to fight with, although the “official” collabs are narratively linked (also nice to see), and while he suggested people should maybe put a little more thought and interest in to guesses of pairings that may be announced, and the enthusiasm he expresses, that was the icing on an oh-so sweet cake!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. lexph3re

    @Spiderlaw you better get this on 360 because I’m going to town on this one and you might wanna steer clear.lol

    #14 4 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]