Wed, Aug 31, 2011 | 09:32 BST
BULLETCAST, August 31 – What you need to know now
It’s Battlefield and Persona Happy Day. That’s all you ever really need because, after all, we all need a bit of guns and Chie in our life. There were other things too, though. Catch up in video and text form below. Yes, you actually get to see my mug for once.
- We were at DICE yesterday to see Battlefield 3. More on that soon, but we did chat to DICE devs while we were there. BF series producer Patrick Bach told us yesterday that 3D was not the see all, end all for the industry, saying that it was not gaming’s next big thing “for sure.”
- He also said those getting the PS3 or 360 versions of the game “shouldn’t be too worried about it.” This was in response to if the 360 version would be at Eurogamer Expo next month.
- That said, it wasn’t all Battlefield yesterday: DICE creative head Lars Gustavsson told VG247 that the big Mirror’s Edge-shaped “dream is definitely still there,” adding that he would be “really happy to see it out there again.”
- A Deus Ex AR game that’s currently ongoing is heading towards a DLC reveal, a source has told us. It comes as part of the puzzle was cracked earlier this morning
- Persona 4 Portable is now formally a real thing. The game will launch on Vita in Japan, instead of PSP like previous portable titles in the series, next spring, with new content added in from the original PS2 release two years ago. There’s also going to be a Persona 4-themed fighter on the way for PS3, 360 and arcades.
- The main Persona dev team also confirmed in this week’s Famitsu that development on the main fifth installment in the series is now formally underway in its early stages, with the usual team of suspects returning to work on the game.
- Those big announcements from Toshihiro Nagoshi promised for a Sega press conference this morning? It’s for a second Yakuza game on PSP and Yakuza 5 on PS3, according to Famitsu.
- Platinum’s Atsushi Inaba has denied claims that Bayonetta 2 is about to be announced, citing tweets from creator Hideki Kamiya that suggested a Japanese magazine reveal. This, according to Inaba, is one of his many tweet jokes.
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution finally overthrew Zumba Fitness from the top of the UK charts yesterday, although the fitness title only dropped one spot to two. Sales of the Eidos Montreal reboot were only 26,000 behind the lifetime sales of Invisible War in the UK in its first two days on sale, although its probably past it by now.
- Guild Wars 2 is going to allow for player-made servers, according to comments made by ArenaNet at PAX over the weekend.
- The Witcher II’s nearly sold 1 million units since it went on sale in May, with CD Projekt further announcing yesterday a partnership yesterday with Gaikai provide a streamable demo of the RPG for the cloud service.
- Dragon Age III’s story is all about “saving the world from itself,” according to BioWare at a Dragon Age-themed PAX panel.
- Kevin Butler is back in the PlayStation hotseat. It comes as SCEA kicked off a new campaign for PS3 in the US following the gamescom price-cut.
- Will EA titles ever return to Steam? “Never say never,” European boss Jens Uwe Intat has said.
- Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has said that it’ll talk about its next Duke Nukem project after Forever “soon.”
And that’s that. Here are all three continental round ups for the past 24 hours.