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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is 70% complete – report

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:44 GMT By Dave Cook

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy is currently 70% complete, according to a report from Japanese magazine Famitsu.

This Famitsu reader tweeted out the status of all current Final Fantasy projects. Note that Versus is absent from the list:

So that’s Final Fantasy X HD at 80% complete, Final Fantasy X-2 HD at 65%, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 at 70% and then finally, Final Fantasy 8 on PC at 80%.

It was recently rumoured that Final Fantasy Versus 13 had been renamed Final Fantasy 15 and was heading to next-gen formats. Check out our report through the link.

So it seems Lightning Returns could be targeting a ‘Fall’ release. What do you think folks?

Thanks NeoGAF.

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28 Comments

  1. Clupula

    Did I get in before Salarta? YES!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    yippety skip. HEY! What about Versus, indeed.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. livewired500

    I have FF8 on PC already from long time ago. What are they changing?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Clupula

    @2 – I still hope, that Versus stays Versus, and that XV is based on the Agnes’ Philosophy trailer, with a more traditional battle system.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KineticCalvaria

    Way too many final fantasy games out there, only really enjoyed… 8? I think.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    @3 “HD” version of the original, apparently they weren’t that happy with how the PC version of FFVIII reached players. I’ve heard it was in a less-than great technical state. I seriously hope they will localize this though, as that game’s brilliant!

    It would be nice to see a little modern polish on it. OMG if they up-res/re-encode those lush, action-packed narrative FMVs!! :D
    BTW, Final Fantasy VII featured an original graphics mode option in the Settings, so people could still view it as originally designed, which was a nice touch.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Akira_Tenshi

    FF Versus XIII 0.01% complete.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Soong

    Since it’s Square we’re talking about here, 70% complete could mean anything from “it’s being released next year!” to “we’re aiming for a 2023 release date!”

    #8 2 years ago
  9. salarta

    I don’t think there are too many Final Fantasy games, only that there are too many that suck or don’t matter. FF13 needs to just stop ASAP, FFXHD is okay but unnecessary, FFX-2HD needs to stop, FF8 on PC is okay but unnecessary. I’m actually hoping Versus has been changed to FF15, because unlike FF13, it actually counts as a Final Fantasy game, and deserves to be a main entry in the series. Though, I still won’t be touching it until 3rd Birthday is completely undone and made up for, which will probably be never.

    @1: Don’t worry, I’ll just break into the site, delete your comment and retroactively substitute it with my own. :)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Clupula

    The best Final Fantasy is X. Followed by IX, with XIII next.

    From worst to first, my ranking of them are (not counting sequels to individual titles, even though I love both X-2 and XIII-2):

    FFV
    FFXII
    FFVIII
    FFIV
    FFVI
    FFVII
    FFXIII
    FFIX
    FFX

    I never played XI or II, and I only played about an hour of I so I can’t judge it. If I had to rank the sequels as well, X-2 and XIII-2 would be not as good as VII and better than VI. Dirge of Cerberus would be better than IV, but not as good as VIII.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Rockin a Jack D

    More JAP crap…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Metroid455

    #11 slow clap, did you want a cookie for that racist remark?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. salarta

    Best to worst, personal opinion of course.

    FFIV
    FFVI
    FFVIII
    FFIX
    FFX
    FFVII
    FFT
    FFMQ
    FFV
    FFXII
    FFI
    FFIII
    FFII
    FFX-2

    The only one that’s actually bad on that list is FFX-2. I didn’t include FF13 because I never played it and I never will, though by my perspective of what I’ve seen, I’d end up ranking it just above FFX-2. I included the side games I wanted to represent.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @13 I’ll this now about FFXIII-2, as stupid as the whole dress-sphere thing was, the battle system of that game itself was great.

    The only Final Fantasy game I outright hate is FFXIII. What an utter clusterfuck of a game in every way possible.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Clupula

    @14 – Personally, I think XIII had the absolute best characters in the entire series. It was the first one where, by the time it was done, I didn’t hate anyone (FFX had Wakka, IX had whatever that blue mage guy was named, VII had Cait Sith). I say “by the time it was done,” btw, because up until around the halfway mark of the game, I had a Vaan-level hatred for Hope. But I liked that his personality changed halfway through and I learned to see the character as being alright. It was also the first one where I didn’t feel there was a useless party member (even in FFX, which is my favorite, about halfway through the game Kimahri becomes completely useless, battle-wise)

    The worst characters go to XII, where there are only two out of the entire lineup that had any personality whatsoever (Balthier and Dr. Sid).

    Worst battle system, without a doubt, is VIII, which also wins worst plot twist (so bad that I actually stopped playing for two weeks and then just forced myself to continue since I had already gotten that far) and worst last boss battle (although X’s actual last boss is the most disappointing).

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    Actually, it’s funny when I think about it. FFX is my favorite, yet there are some glaring problems I had with the game overall. Blitzball, for one, was one of the worst things in a JRPG ever. When I was forced to play that first match, I remember distinctly saying to myself that if I actually had to learn the rules and get good at this stupid imaginary sport just to progress in the game, I would have just quit right then and there and not finished X. Luckily, you can still keep going if you lose that first match and then you never have to play it again (although it does guarantee that X is one game I will never platinum). I also really disliked Wakka. While I know you’re supposed to be happy that he comes to accept Rikku at the end of the game, to me it was just like, he’s this ridiculous religious fanatic who learns to be slightly less of an asshole by the end of the game. And I really did not like him.

    And, as I said, the actual last boss was really underwhelming after the battle before it.

    Still, I think the story and every character not named Wakka and the setting and music and battle system all carry it over the others. X-2, I found to be not as good, but still wonderful. And I loved that Yuna was able to actually enjoy herself for the first time in her life after everything that happened in X.

    I also have to admit that I really liked the disappointment from some of the fanboys from that title.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Clupula

    I’ll also say that, while I’m a fan of the series, FFX is NOT even in my top five of JRPG’s.

    The top five JRPG’s, for me are:

    1) Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
    2) Shadow Hearts: Covenant
    3) Suikoden II
    4) Suikoden V
    5) Valkyria Chronicles

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @15 I seriously hope you’re joking.

    The story is a complete mess. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, and it throws nonsensical shit at you just for the sake of creating drama and conflict. Half the story contradicts itself, and doesn’t stand up to any scrutiny or analysis whatsoever. The characters spend their time doing nothing but wandering aimlessly for half the story. Then then talk, and walk some more. Then talk some more… then do so walking. Nothing happens in the story half the time, and half the time they’re just repeating the same plot point we already know for the umpteenth time.

    Snow is a complete jackass and a moron who can’t do anything but shout and pine after a girl. Lightning is sadistic and bordering on psychotic if you take five seconds to look at her actual motives and actions. Vanille is a ditz, and her friend Fang exists entirely for shipping purposes. And Hope… Jesus, at least Vaan had some sort of personal goals! Sazh is alright, but even he decided that a third of this story should be spent wandering aimlessly without any discernible goal whatsoever.

    “But I liked that his personality changed halfway through.”

    That’s the equivalent of changing your mind after being hit by a brick. There was no subtlety or sense to his character progression, and its always easier to like a character when they stop acting like a complete ass, but that doesn’t change the fact that way the story progressed was atrocious.

    I never thought I’d say this, but FFXIII actually makes Metal Gear Solid’s story look like well constructed masterpieces…

    “Worst battle system, without a doubt, is VIII, which also wins worst plot twist.”

    VIII’s battle system was great. It was just way, way too easy to exploit. It’s story was pretty terrible, but compared to XIII that at least tried to be somewhat cohesive and string together its plot elements properly, and didn’t have characters wandering aimlessly for 15 hours because they had nothing better to do.

    @17 Can’t go wrong with Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne. Still one of my favourite RPGs of all times.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Clupula

    @18 – I loved Lightning. She is probably my absolute favorite female Final Fantasy character. In fact, the scene where she punches Snow in the face is probably one of the best scenes in the franchise, because so many of the typical Final Fantasy main characters could use a punch in the face. Hell, the entire cast of XII could use a beatdown with baseball bats. But Lightning was awesome. She didn’t take shit from anyone and the only one she really cared about was her sister. I can totally appreciate that.

    And Vanille is a ditz on purpose. It’s her way of dealing with all the shit going on around her. There’s a scene where she even says it herself.

    And as for them wandering around, if you’ve just been declared public enemy number one, what exactly are going to do? Form a resistance with all three people you happen to be with? I guess, what most people would do is find someplace to hide, but that isn’t going to make for a very exciting game, is it? They’re being hunted through most of the game. What exactly would you have had them do in those circumstances?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Clupula

    @18 – And as for VIII, the battle system was horrible. I hated having to steal spells in order to use them or to have to button mash for 15 minutes to make a summon do more damage. And the whole junction system? Not only was that annoying, but then, during the last boss battle, when the boss randomly kills one of your guardian forces and you’re basically just left with “attack,” it’s just boring.

    I’m not saying XIII was perfect, but it was worlds better than VIII.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Gnosis

    “if you’ve just been declared public enemy number one, what exactly are going to do?”

    Not go into an amusement park.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. salarta

    FF12 as a whole had this bizarre feeling to me of having all these sexually suggestive designs and moments, yet the atmosphere coming off as distinctly asexual.

    My favorite female character of the franchise is Rosa from FF4. A lot of people ignorantly and maliciously bash the character because they like to think that Rosa was nothing but a problem, simultaneously ignoring the actual circumstances of events and exaggerating the severity of the bits they complain about. For instance, people complain that Golbez kidnapped her, pretending that she could have done anything about it when Golbez just kicked everyone’s asses and resisting could have meant Cecil or anyone else dying or being killed. She can also be damn powerful with a bow and arrow, not that anyone notices because they exclusively used her white magic and ignored any other functions.

    Lastly, buying into Toriyama’s bullshit of “it had to be linear because they were on the run” is just… well, bullshit. You’re telling me there couldn’t have been other areas to explore WITHIN the caves and other locations they go through, and that there couldn’t be multiple locations to reach at once? FF6 had Terra and Locke on the run on a technically linear path for a long time, and they still managed to provide some room for exploration.

    @14: I’ll agree, the gameplay was one of the few good things about FFX-2. It just boggles my mind that people accept the crap put forth for character changes to people like Yuna and Rikku from FFX to FFX-2. I consider positive reception of that to be a definitive sign of the degrading standards of quality in video games, since decades ago people would have rightfully complained about making changes that don’t fit the characters completely out of nowhere.

    @18: The designs of FF13′s characters are interesting to me, but that’s really where it ends. I have a feeling that if FF13 was made as a proper Final Fantasy game rather than some random science fiction game with that name on it, and it was all done by someone that actually cares about quality rather than that hack Toriyama, I would have been greatly interested in many characters. Also, every time I look at Fang, I find myself thinking she’s never bathed.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Da Man

    This is an amazing game, much better than Nintendo gibberish for kids and perverts (obviously only perverts or kids would want to play a platformer where you save some Princess Peach, no story, no emotions etc)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    @19 “Hell, the entire cast of XII could use a beatdown with baseball bats.”

    At least they actually *did* something throughout the story of XII. Then again, XII is my favourite Final Fantasy game ever, and I will defend it to the death… don’t even get me started on that… =P

    “And Vanille is a ditz on purpose. It’s her way of dealing with all the shit going on around her. There’s a scene where she even says it herself.”

    Yes, I remember it, and it was a terrible reason. It came completely out of nowhere and makes no logical sense. “I act stupid to deal with trauma”? No, I’m sorry, that’s not how people act. I have never, ever heard of a person dealing with trauma by acting ditzy. It was just a stupid excuse to tick off yet another tired anime cliche.

    “And as for them wandering around, if you’ve just been declared public enemy number one, what exactly are going to do?”

    Like Gnosis said… not walk into an amusement park, for one. It still doesn’t change the fact that they spent a good ten hours of the game just running around aimlessly because they had nothing better to do… and then ended up getting captured anyway. It’s redundant storytelling.

    “Form a resistance with all three people you happen to be with?”

    Hey, it worked for Barrett…

    “I guess, what most people would do is find someplace to hide.”

    That’s fine, as long it doesn’t take up a third of the entire story.

    @22 “I consider positive reception of that to be a definitive sign of the degrading standards of quality in video games, since decades ago people would have rightfully complained about making changes that don’t fit the characters completely out of nowhere.”

    Lets not rose tint the past, please. “Decades” ago, most games were so simplistic there wasn’t anything like that to even start criticising. There were plenty of games back then which were guilty of the same thing… FFVIII being one perfect example.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. salarta

    @24: There are a couple things for me to say there, on your last point. The first is that pre-90s and even somewhat into the 90s, video games were considered more like toys than a potential art form and medium for story-telling. For that reason, we have to expect incredibly asinine changes to characters back then. By the time FFX-2 rolled around, and of course in the present day, video games were considered a genuinely viable medium for actual story.

    Now, compare that to how people treated other mediums when viewing them as a story-telling platform in that time period. Radical changes to characters in film and TV, and even in comic books, were regularly bashed, especially if they were done to cash in on popular trends. Even with video games, the Super Mario Bros. live action film is a good example of this issue. We even had a celebrated return to the roots of certain characters, like Batman following Dark Knight Returns and the 1989 film, while storylines trying to make characters like Superman dark and edgy were rejected.

    What we have is video game consumers, when the video game medium has already been proven by things like past Final Fantasy games to be perfectly viable for meaningful story-telling, encouraging companies to say “Screw story, let’s throw in random changes that come out of left field, throw in some bullshit excuse for their cause, and maybe toss in more ass or blood to make it sexier or grittier.”

    People that value the story-telling capacity of other mediums would have shown more demand for respect to source material than what we do today. And oddly, it’s the projects that actually stick closer to the source material when it comes to concepts and character depictions, such as Metal Gear Rising Revengance, they get bashed as supposedly straying too far. While games that completely redefine characters into the opposite of what they were supposed to be get lauded as some kind of pinnacle of story-telling. We’re ass-backwards in priorities, with no concept whatsoever to the damage it’s going to cause the industry in the long-run.

    The other thing I have to say is that FF8 was a perfectly fine game.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. X-Guard

    Is anyone actually buying this game? I know I’m not. I’m close to finish and I can tell you I’m already sick of Lightning.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. rpgczar

    I’m waiting for the game to get cheaper before I buy it. FF 8 was not a bad game. It was better than ff 13. In ff 8 you could basically use your limits all game long and own everything.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. malethief

    Oh goodness with the 2 FF HD remakes, Lightning Returns, and Kingdom Hearts HD remake, it’s going to be a busy RPG season this fall.

    #28 2 years ago

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    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]