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Bayonetta 2 Wii U exclusivity was only way it could happen, says Kamiya

Monday, 25 March 2013 15:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive and that has a lot of people pissed off. So whenever I see people complaining I can’t stop myself from telling them that Sony and Microsoft didn’t want it on their formats. Nintendo saved Bayonetta 2. Platinum head Hideki Kamiya has once again stressed that fact to make sure you understand.

Kamiya tweeted the above earlier today, when asked whose idea it was to make the game Wii U exclusive. As you can see, it wasn’t anyone’s idea, it was the team’s only option.

So you all understand now yes? Platinum aren’t dicks and Nintendo aren’t being selfish and keeping them game for themselves.

We can hope that once Sony and Microsoft see the final product they’ll reconsider their decision and welcome Bayonetta 2 with open arms.

Thanks Nintendo Life.

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45 Comments

  1. Dragon246

    I see absolutely no problems with this. Ninty paid for the exclusivity and they got it.
    However I am definitely surprised seeing Sega involved in this (in consultancy role). It just may be a timed exclusive, but I wont be holding my breath.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mreko3230

    I don’t know. It still sounds weird. Why would Sony and Microsoft say “NO, you’re game sucks. We don’t want it.” All the crap games that are released on both consoles and a game that sold well over 2 million copies is somehow shunned? Hell, Sony and Microsoft evidently wanted “Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear” on their console. I’m glad it was made because I was a fan of the original and maybe it was the only way it was ever going to be released, but I’m not buying a Wii U to play one game.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    @2: Nintendo doesn’t just release it on their console, the publish it! They gave Platinum Games money so that they could make the game. So of course its exclusive.

    And given platinum games track record of poor sale numbers, it’s no wonder neither Sony or Microsoft were interested in feeding them with money.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    Wii U needs this, and more like it.

    I wish they could have signed another deal to get a Killer 7 sequel aswell.

    Kinda like they did with the ‘Capcom 5′ on Gamecube.

    If they had announced a ‘Capcom 5 for Wii U’, well… That would have been tits.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dave Cook

    @4 “If they had announced a ‘Capcom 5 for Wii U’, well… That would have been tits.”

    Good lord yes.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dark

    I just hope it sells well , or it will be the end.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. loveaya

    I can’t stop laughing

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DiodeX

    Its a shame their games don’t sell, Bayonetta and Vanquish were the sleeper games for this Gen for me.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. polygem

    killer 7 blew me away

    #9 2 years ago
  10. monkeygourmet

    @5

    Sometimes, as many people have pointed out;

    I can’t understand what Nintendo is actually upto with their huge cash reserves?

    They could surely throw a bit of that money to fund another Capcom 5 and then maybe make Animal Crossing U / Pokemon U (aswell as Pokemon Skylanders or what ever thats called) and that would be the generation won! :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    @9

    I would 100% pay for a HD remake on Wii U, it would be the perfect fit and the cell shaded graphics in HD would look insane.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Kabby

    Platinum are a very good studio. Their games just don’t appeal to today’s mainstream.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. polygem

    don´t say things like that…i already start to regret trading that thing in.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dragon246

    @2,
    You have got it backwards mate. If a 3rd party pub got this, then it would have been a multi-platform game, but since no pub except ninty was interested in this, it will be a wiiu exclusive. You cant expect ninty to release games on ps3 and 360, plain and simple.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Fin

    I think a 39-character tweet from a non-native english speaker, with no context, is hardly proof of anything.

    Platinum might not have pitched elsewhere.
    They might have had a pre-existing agreement with Nintendo.
    Nintendo might have approached them to make it exclusive.

    This means nothing.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OmegaSlayer

    Platinum is between the devs working on PS4 games.
    My bet is that Sony and Microsoft refused the title for this gen and asked it for the next gen, while Ninty gibbed it for this gen.
    Once again, publishing doesn’t mean anything.
    The same thing can have a gozillion publishers.
    IP property is what matters and the IP is property of Sega.
    Funding doesn’t mean anything either.
    Microsoft funded GTA IV DLCs and Mass Effect and Ninja Gaiden 2 and they jumped ship anyway.
    Bayonetta 2 is not exclusive and Kamiya is just trolling everyone with PR speech.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Dragon246

    @16,
    Oh shit. You are right. Sega owns Bayonetta 100%, just checked-
    http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=77444642&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch
    I frankly never knew. Thought Platinum at least owned a part of it.

    Ninty must have spent A LOT for this if its a permanent exclusive. I am now pretty confident its more like a Mass Effect case. 3rd party exclusives are pretty much a non-existent species right now.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. lexph3re

    I hated the first one. But, if the second fixes what I was annoyed with the first one with then I will consider picking it up on the wii u eventually. But surely is not a system seller for me.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. TraceableX

    @Kabby
    Nailed it.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. salarta

    I always find the people that complain about Bayonetta 2 being on Wii U to be utterly ridiculous. They act like the team had their pick of any company in the world to publish their game, while also deigning themselves as a better judge of what to do with the franchise than the person that created the franchise in the first place.

    It would make far, far more sense for these people whining about Bayonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive to focus their anger at Sega if any company at all. It was Sega that turned down continuing the franchise themselves (alongside tons of others that were actually making them not suck anymore), and it was Sega that suggested Platinum Games pursue Nintendo for getting a sequel up and running.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. TheDarkWeapon

    I’ll buy it if it comes out on 360 or PC… I just don’t want / need a Wii U.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. ActionGameKing

    @17 The truth is almost all developers have zero rights over the IPs they develop.

    Recent eg. Ubisoft delayed the finished version of WiiU’s Rayman Legends, and there was nothing the development team could do about it.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dragon246

    @22,
    I know that. I just didn’t think that Ninty would spend moolah on a third party exclusive. Those are very very costly (easily in millions). That is why I thought its the case of Platnium owning the IP and making a Ninty exclusive because Ninty is paying up. Now Segas inclusion makes sense.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    Isn’t this common knowledge by now, yet people feel the need to keep complaining to this cocky guy (Sorry my opinion). Its the only option we get it and when this hardcore game doesn’t sell to well on Wii U, it is possible to port to other platforms. Microsoft published Ninja Gaiden, so an enchanced version of bayonetta 2 isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dragon246

    @24,
    I don’t think sales will matter. Think Mass Effect. Published by MS on 360, now available on both PC and ps3.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dave Cook

    @24 yep, very common knowledge. Yet people still give Platinum and Nintendo shit for it. Madness.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. NeoSquall

    I do understand Nintendo was the only publisher with enough balls to fund a Bayonetta sequel, but it won’t stop me from being pissed about the game being Wii U exclusive.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. theevilaires

    There is no way this game is staying exclusive to a console that isn’t selling well. I didn’t play the first one so I’m not stressing about this one either.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Lengendaryboss

    @ Dave i can understand why they feel that way, but i rather have the game exist on a platform i don’t own, then not exist at all.
    @27 I can understand it from your point of view, got the prequel can’t play the sequel. I felt the same way GTA 4 DLC took long to get to PS3 not necessarily the same situation but i was pissed but patient.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. polygem

    i really liked the first one. technically it was brilliant. a bit too japanese cheesy for some probably but in the gameplay department it really is an awesome game, almost flawless tbh. platinum did a great job and proved yet again that they are one of the best studios in the biz. it´s good for nintendo to have this game on their platform. if people really must play it: buy a wiiu. support nintendo. support platinum. support bayonetta as a franchise. there are lots of other great games to enjoy on that platform too. if you don´t want to do that. totally fine. there are lots of other great games of this genre on the ps360. just stop complaining please.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Wychodzew

    Yeah, whatever Platinum. Now bring Vanquish and Rising to PC.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Just-Joe

    Didn’t Kamiya also say it was up to Nintendo if the game was to go miltiplat?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Lengendaryboss

    @32 By Multiplatform i think he either meant other Nintendo platforms or reaching a deal to release it on PS3 or Xbox360.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. elem187

    @ #24, How would you port an “enhanced” version of Bayonetta 2 to an inferior machine? I’m sorry but the GPU the 360 is several times slower than the modern GPU in the Wii U… You would have to downport Bayo2 to sub-HD resolutions just to have a shot at running it on the PS360 hardware. Most Wii U ports run locked at 720p, while those same games run at sub-HD resolutions on the ps360.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Dragon246

    @Dave,
    You have to understand internet likes hating :D
    If you are die-hard fan of Bayonetta and cant wait, buy WiiU and play B2. If you want to wait for it to arrive on your console of choice, then do that and tell devs that they should bring it to your platform (that works, companies gauge interest using internet, so asking for it is never bad), but flaming certainly wont help matters.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Lengendaryboss

    @34 Ok then port an enchanced version of Bayonetta 2 to superior hardware like PS4 and Xbox720 (PC Is more than capable of handling it), you know the hardware that will replace/outpower the Wii U before 2014. BTW i wouldn’t port it so phrase your words carefully.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    Not. Going. To. Happen.

    Deal. With. It.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Unlimax

    Nintendo Bought Bayonetta 2 exclusivity for a reason and i think everyone notice that !

    Nintendo wants to put Bayonetta character on the next Super smash Bros game in anyway whatever the cost is … That’s what they want from the beginning and i’m sure about .

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Hellhound30x

    Bayonetta has sold almost 2 million units. Thats nothing to scoff at. Its no Call of Duty, but it does hold its own considering its a new franchise.
    The game sold 1.35 million units worldwide by March 31, 2010 almost a year after its release date…
    Its got a hardcore following. I know I’m buying a wii u just for Bayo 2… yeah, I don’t care if its just for one game. I’m a fan… bleh!

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Vice

    I can never understand why would they NOT want it… Oh well I’m sure it’ll be ported with time anyway.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. elem187

    @#36 but of course the PS4/720 will be faster, but at the moment the Nintendo console is easily the fastest console today. It just recieved a port of a game using PC textures last week. A version the 360 and PS3 would choke on.

    But what I don’t get is why people would buy a console in the first place for “performance” or “graphicS”. PC gaming has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 7 years. The PS4 is going to be on par with a low end PC gaming rig by the time its on store shelves…. A $300 upgrade to a Radeon 7950 will give any computer with a PCI Express 3.0 slot more than 50% the graphics rendering power. For multiplats, I just don’t see the value in buying any console.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. elem187

    @36 But to answer your previous statement, no Bayonetta 2 will never end up on another platform. Its locked to Nintendo… Bayo 1 or Bayo 3 can end up anywhere that its paid to end up, but Nintendo owns part 2 now.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. PRJ-227

    @all
    some if not most of these comments are sound BUT it all comes down to two things: bayonetta2 will be on the ps4&720(since i believe the ps3 and 360 cant handle it at the time) OR it will be a WII U exclusive. either way it will go someone will be happy others dissapointed cause remember SOME games are better on the Wii U but not all. Thats just me but it would be cool if it was on the ps4 and 720…..

    #43 2 years ago
  44. PRJ-227

    @ elem 187 your comment to me is only HALF correct. You see it would make NO ENTIRE SINCE if they made a third one and put it on whatever sony and microsoft system that would be out at that time cause it would have the player asking, WTF HAPPEND IN THE SECOND ONE!!! so i doubt they would DO that -_-

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Red and Black

    I think everyone here is missing a very important factor in this situation and that is Sega’s financial situation. Sega owns Bayonetta, but last year Sega announced that due to their huge financial loss, they would only focus on promoting their most popular IPs. Unfortunately, Bayonetta (as objectively awesome as it is) is not one of them.

    What’s great about this is that Nintendo has the opportunity to redeem themselves as a console maker that caters to a broader range of games as the range of games on high end consoles becomes more and more narrow. However, game companies need to stop playing follow the leader so much. People miss out on great games from successful series in other genres coming to life such as Bayonetta because regardless of the fans waiting to spend their money on great ideas, they’d rather drop a clone of a game that’s constantly being imitated. Whether you like it or not, Nintendo took a risk and did fans of this game a favor. I wish nothing but success for it so that its future can be in more favor to the fans however they’d like to see it. For now, all fans can do is make the most of the situation just like Sega, Platinum Games, and Nintendo are doing for the fans.

    #45 2 years ago

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  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]