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Capcom financials lowered due to weak Resi 6 sales, Monster Hunter 4 delayed

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:16 GMT By Dave Cook

Capcom has slashed its sales projections for the financial year ending March 31st 2013. The move comes following weak sales of Resident Evil 6, as well as a release date slip for Monster Hunter 4 that will see it miss this financial year. The report suggests that Capcom had high hopes for the 3DS title, but the game’s delay has now lopped off a sizeable chunk of its forecast.

The company projected net sales of 105,000 million yen for the financial year, as it bet big on the success of Resident Evil 6 and Monster Hunter 4.

Capcom has issued a new projection of 93,500 million yen, which equates to a drop of 11%, and added in its report, “Sales of the major new title Resident Evil 6 were initially strong, but subsequently weakened. As a result, sales for this title are certain to fall short of the plan.”

The developer also added that Monster Hunter 4′s delay will give it time to, “Further raise the quality of the game.” No new date has been given, but it will now launch in Japan after March 2013, with Gematsu reporting that it will launch in Summer.

Resident Evil 6 polarised game critics when it launched in October – see our score round-up for the full spectrum of numbers therein. Regardless, the game broke Capcom shipping records, but it appears as if those shipped copies failed to translate into sales.

Are you a fan of Resident Evil 6, or do you dislike it? Let us know what you made of it below.

Thanks Polygon.

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35 Comments

  1. SameeR_Fisher

    So how many unites did RE6 sell ?!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    YES!

    Fuck yeah! Resident Evil brand is crappy now. That shows how CAPCOM was wrong about Broshooting fest №6. Maybe next gen it will be a horror game.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    eh, Resi 6 is no where near as bad as its been made out to be. With the recent patch fixing alot of the niggling problems with the camera and FoV you can set it up to more or less play like a far smoother RE4/5.

    With another person, which I’m guessing alot of the people complaining never had access to, it turns from a middling action game into a great little co-op shooter.

    Much like Borderlands. In fact I would say I’m having far more fun with RE6 with a partner than I ever had with Borderlands 2, even when co-oping.

    At least Resi knows its script is shit.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Da Man

    Addicts demand the same old Poor camera/tank controls/Umbrella stuff :(

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ps3fanboy

    @4

    looks like this flew straight above your head without noticing… WE ADDICTS DEMAND HORROR… yes that is what we want and we want the controls,camera etc from the new game too.. but WE DONT WANT A BROSHOOTING FEST.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    - Capcom’s Dream Reality: We need to make RE more action because it people don’t like survival horror games anymore.
    - Reality: The actionified RE6 doesn’t sell all that well.
    - Possible result: Capcom tries to mix Monster Hunter with RE.

    @4
    Actually no. They demand a decent horror game, something that Dead Space 1 proved can be made and enjoyed. It didn’t have tank controls, it used modern camera and obviously had nothing to do with Umbrella or RE. That game felt closer to old school REs than any modern RE game.

    Of course EA realized that it is Survival Horror and decided to add co-op, cover system and human enemies to make it more like RE6.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Mike W

    @4

    I have to agree with some of the commenters here, I miss the survival horror aspect of the game. But I did enjoy RE 6 of what it was, but the whole time, I was thinking the game would’ve been great if they would’ve stuck to the survival horror theme of the game.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    Survival Horror is not a theme, its a genre and its gameplay is tied into its appeal. The Resi titles are no longer Survival Horror and everything apart from Dead Space 1 is’nt either.

    See there needs to be some sort of Survival aspect to just the normal horror tropes, be that ammo conservation, enemy avoidance or puzzle solving, Dead Space just had jump scares and blasting everything. Mainly because it was directly inspired by Resi 4, which was not Survival Horror either.

    SH is niche as all hell so I guess I can’t blame the major huge publishers from shying away from it, what I don’t understand is why no other teams are steping in to fill the void. Current Handhelds, XBLA and Steam are the perfect places to create some cheaper actual horror titles. Cinema gets this thats why things like Paranormal Activity are pumped out every single year.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    If you completely ignore the fact that Resident Evil is not a Horror Game anymore, you have a rather decent action title here. Terrible dialogs, terrible story, terrible characters, but decent action.

    Nothing new, mind you, but still better than RE5.

    PS: When is Revelation going to come out on PSN? Heard a shitload of good things about the game.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Da Man

    #5

    Well, then addict, please elaborate on what makes the game horrible. Since if it wasn’t for the backwards camera angles, controls and recycled ‘story’ Re 1, 2, and 3 are all the same as 4 or Dead Space.

    Silent Hill was just a right game released at the right time, it was really cool and well-made, which is why the first two originals sold a bit, but who wants to play the same psychotic Steven King induced bs again and again.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. RPRezo

    #10

    And who said it was horrible? It’s a mediocre game that ditched the genre of the original series to play in totally different field. And there are 2 problems with that:
    1) Series fans wanted a horror, not a shooter.
    2) Shooter fans have a lot of much better games and they don’t need another “mostly ok” series.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Clupula

    Man, I can’t wait to see what happens after Lost Planet 3 and DmC don’t mean projections, either.

    I’m not a Capcom hater, but I really think they should focus on what they do best.

    I will say I actually quite liked RE6, EXCEPT for the tedious Chris sections. I’m trying to platinum the game right now, and replaying the Leon and Jake sections was fun. Doing Chris’ right now on Professional, even if I only have one more chapter left to do, is work. And not fun work.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    As for survival horror, I’d say the first Dead Space still managed to be it, while the only true game in the genre this entire gen has been Siren: Blood Curse on the PSN.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    Thing is, the deffinitions of Survival Horror have changed scince PSx. The Resi games where built with bad controls, poor cam work, and a slow pace. I get the slow pace. But the other two need fixing. You have to look at what came after Resi. Left4Dead, for example, took the slow pace stuff and turned it on its head. No longer where gamers fighting the controler, the cam, or the lack of amo. And no longer was it a game where only a select few would want to play. My wife plays the L4D games and loves em.

    If Capcom set out to recreate the experience of the first games, they will fail.

    If you want to see how to do a Survival Horror game go study ZombiU. Because it the closest thing to a Resi game we are going to get, and for good reason. The rules have change, the genere has changed. All Capcom was trying to do was tap into that. Too bad some fans are stuck in the past. We live in a day where most gamers would rather play Gears of War then Resi Evil.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Da Man

    #11

    I was saying horrible in the sense of the horror genre..

    What is a horror game? I presume an action one with a handicapped protagonist and scarce ammo..

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    Left4Dead is NOT a survival horror game. It’s a FPS with zombies. Fun, but even less horror than RE6.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    Bring back Onimusha! I miss Samanosuke and I think he shoukld be in the next PlayStation Battle Royale or at least a DLC character.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tki5y2Llyp8

    Kick ass intro plain and simple

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    But that is what I mean Clupula, ask the average person what their deffenition of the genere is and most would likly include a game like L4D. My wife for example. Watched Walking Dead, loved it, and started looking for games like it. Had Zero intrest in Resi games because she played them on PSx and Dreamcast, found them frustrating and not much fun. I showed her L4D, now we own both games(even bought 4 packs on Steam to hand them out to friends/family) and we play often.

    It isn’t about being Survival Horror for the sake of it. It is about making a fun game. The old RE games weren’t acsesable. And outside dedicated fans, I doubt they would sell. I think Capcom knows that and has been trying to broaden them up. But more people play Blops games then RE games. And games like Gears and L4D prolly eat the would be purchases of RE games too.

    Alan Wake played similar to the classic RE formula. It was a good game, but didn’t sell all that well.

    So really, what is a Survival Horror game, and is it important enough to stick with a tired and aging formula in spite of weak sales?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. RPRezo

    #15 And what’s an action game? I presume it’s a god-game with a handicapped protagonist that can’t kill everyone on sight with a touch of a button? Oh, and what’s up with that Mario fellah, why doesn’t he use a machine-gun?

    What I’m trying to say is: making character weaker is not equal “handicapped protagonist and scarce ammo”. But yeah, horror and unstoppable killing machine in place of a protagonist a two mutually exclusive things.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Da Man

    #19

    Populous was called that..

    Action game is where the point of the game is to kill your way through the level, these so called ‘horror’ games are about killing your way through but in a handicapped way.. I really don’t see that warrants to be called differently.

    I get it you don’t want to play a co-op shooter, but last I checked all Iw as doing in Re3 was killing Nemesis with a crapload of ammo I synthesized, while in Dead Space I was killing aliens with a crapload of ammo I bought..

    There really is a blurry line in between.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. RPRezo

    #20

    No, they horrors are not “about killing your way through”. They are about surviving through. Remember my Mario example? Well it still works: you can say that most platformers are “about killing your way through but in a handicapped way”. But you wouldn’t say that (I hope). Because platformers are not actions despite having enemies (well some games are both, but that’s beside the point). And it’s also right for horrors.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. xino

    shame Capcom.

    very annoying that the reviews impacted the sales of RE6.
    great game to me.

    the industry do not know they are the ones killing the industry.

    just because you don’t like a game because it isn’t what it used to be or changed, doesn’t mean you need to hate the game.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. absolutezero

    OG you need to look at the numbers that the Resident Evil series sold. Really, I’ll wait here while you nip off and have a look.

    To date the series has shifted over 50 Million copies putting it into a pretty exclusive little club. Its by far the most important franchise to Capcom with the list of Capcom produced games selling over a million dominated by Resi.

    Its not a small series, Mikami changed it up because the series was getting stale by continuing down the same path, he completely changed action gaming in doing so.

    Survival horror is a pretty specific genre the edges are a little bit misty in that quite a few games can fit into the genre while mainly being something else, like Amnesia for example. Theres nothing Survival Horror about L4D, nothing at all. Half Life is closer to SH than L4D ever will be.

    Its deader than a dodo though, no one actually wants to be scared or even think about being scared. Look at the reaction to Dark Souls asking for players to work a little bit.

    “It’s too hard, my feet hurt, the music is too loud, I’m scared, I wish I was at home.”

    #23 2 years ago
  24. freedoms_stain

    Alan Wake played like RE? Really?

    Alan Wake didn’t have much survival about it, or horror for that matter.

    I’ve never been a huge RE fan, but I fail to recall infinite ammo crates laying around at handy intervals.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Da Man

    #21

    For games built around surviving most of them have way too many shooting and bonuses based on how well you perform in regards to killing.

    Halo Odst was more about surviving than Res. And it was dark and scary too.

    You got enhanced weapons and an infinite ammo for killing Nemesis.

    The whole genre is just something gamers made up. Which is why it’s so called ‘dead’. It never really existed, there were just just a few action games which weren’t the same as the rest.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. RPRezo

    #26

    And Metal Gear Solid has a bandana with infinite ammo as one of the bonuses for completion. So what? That’s not stopping MGS from being a stealth game. Having infinite ammo is a reward that gives you an ability to get revenge on monsters after all they’ve put you through. It totally breaks the game, but that’s the whole point – to have some mindless fun after playing it properly.

    And horror-games are not dead in the slightest. But as with so many genres that are not actions or sandboxes, it’s not loved by AAA-making companies anymore. Still, some of the best ever horror games were made in recent years – like Amnesia and Corpse Party.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. RPRezo

    #23

    >>Look at the reaction to Dark Souls asking for players to work a little bit.

    It got so successful that Namco Bandai decided to turn it into one of it’s main big-budget franchises.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Da Man

    #27

    You totally took that out of the context.

    Metal Gear Solid.. not only lets you play practically the whole game by blasting people away with an auto-aim, but regardless of it not really being an example of a stealth game (it always tried to be as accessible as possible, so why even bring that up here?..)…

    …The whole game of Re3 Nemesis was built around your weapon performance.. against Nemesis. It wasn’t a funny bonus for beating the game by running away from him.. It was the opposite.

    They were always about shooting your way through. I can go Rambo style as Master Chief, but I have to be careful and stealthy as an Odst. Does that mean Odst is another genre.

    Even in Silent Hill there were so many ammo if you explored that city it’s not funny..

    #28 2 years ago
  29. absolutezero

    The phrase Survival Horror was coined by Capcom for Resident Evil itself. Each time you load up a saved game you would get a message along the lines of :

    “You have now stepped into the world of survival horror…Good luck!”

    During the last generation there were enough games with similar controls, atmosphere and goals that it could easily be a new genre itself. Its entirely possible to create one with great controls and still keep the prime tenents of the series in-tact. Blood Curse and the Wii Fatal Frames have no hampering controls or camera problems.

    Make no mistake though it is dead now, a couple of games a generation may come forward with some new ideas alongside more traditional ones but aside from those theres nothing there apart from a community now. Perhaps Zwei or Outlast might instill some undead life to the scene.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. RPRezo

    #29

    Yes, it’s possible to play MGS as an action. And Hitman. And other stealh-games or survival horrors. But that’s not how they are supposed to be played. That’s just an option added to make this games more accessible and give players more freedom.

    This talk is getting a bit redundant and pointless, but I’ll try one last time: there is a difference between giving an additional option and making it a main gameplay focus. A LOT of games have action elements. That doesn’t make every game an action. But if you insist that horror-games doesn’t exist, than you should start saying this about stealth, platformers, sandboxes and other genres that intersect with actions from time to time. Otherwise it looks like you are a hater with double standards.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Da Man

    #31

    Stealth games do exist though: Thief, Splinter Cell, Manhunt. And they’re actually impossible to beat the shooty way. I was saying Mgs would be a poor example since we were talking about such a niche genre, see..

    As for intersections, yes there exist as well multi-genre video games.

    I’m saying there isn’t that much to differ these ‘horrors’ from mere action games. As opposed to e.g. stealth games.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. RPRezo

    #32

    Amnesia. Corpse Party. Horror games with almost no action whatsoever.

    RE was one of those intersections that you admitted do exist (like MGS was for stealth). Horror + action with the focus on the first one. And now it has no horror, while action is sub-par.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Da Man

    #33

    I haven’t played neither ‘Amnesia’ nor that ‘Corpse Party’.. but I did play what was apparently the genre pioneers (Alone in The Dark, through Res, Sh and the rest) which were supposed to define it, do you agree?

    Mgs was multigenre (with the aim of accessibility), Re wasn’t, and it has always been actually niche and quirky.

    Anyway though, I get you want a more explory, less shooty, more moody videogame and that’s ok. It’s a shame they don’t make them anymore I suppose..

    #33 2 years ago
  34. RPRezo

    #34

    Guess what: Metal Gear created stealth-genre, yet as you said – it’s not a pure stealth. You know, this gives me an interesting thought: maybe that is how it’s supposed to be. Maybe new genres aren’t just born out of nowhere, they evolve from other things. And that’s why first horrors and stealth games had action in them, while pure games of that types came later.

    And I’m happy that after all we came to some sort of agreement )

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Da Man

    #35

    I thought Castle Wolfenstein started it but anyway.

    Why, yes that’s how it often works, barely any videogame existed in a vacuum and came from nowhere.

    No problem, I know it’s annoying to see your fav styles and types of games fade away, I for one would hope the proper platforming games come back sometime.

    #35 2 years ago

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    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]