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Mugen Souls Z’s bath mini-game will be removed for western release

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 23:40 GMT By Ewan Miller

NIS America have confirmed to Siliconera that Mugen Souls Z’s bath mini-game will be the only cut content when the JRPG makes its way to western PS3s next year. The mini-game was cut from the previous Mugen Souls localisation as well and from a Youtube video, seems to involve placing bananas and other fruits on semi-naked young looking girls.

In the Japanese version of the game, the mini-game is required to receive some stat increases, while in the western release you’ll receive those stat increases for free once the mini-game would normally be unlocked.

If you fancy checking out what the cut content is, Youtube user Lenne Valkyrie seems to have documented the mini-game here. While it doesn’t technically feature explicit nudity, it isn’t safe for most places. Be warned.

Mugen Souls Z will be coming to the PS3 sometime next year in America and Europe.

Thanks, Siliconera.

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33 Comments

  1. Ireland Michael

    And Japan still wonders why they’re games don’t sell in the west?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    Well, the first one was the only NISA game I refused to buy, due to the censorship, and I guess this one will be no different. For a niche company, you’d think they’d know they need every sale they can get and the low sales of the first one from people who refused to support censorship should have taught them a lesson.

    I guess it hasn’t. Won’t be buying this one either.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. FeaturePreacher

    @1
    I guess they need more violence to go along with the nudity like GTA V did. Then they’ll be raking in the dough.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @2 Or they could just… I don’t know… *not* litter their games with paedophilic undertones?

    Censorship? Please. This sort of content should be illegal.

    @3 What does violence have to do with this?

    I don’t care for overly violent games myself – excessive, gory violence will put me straight off most games. But even when it does exist, at least it sticks to adults. Context is everything.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Clupula

    @4 – “Censorship? Please. This sort of content should be illegal.”

    Uh, that’s actually the very definition of censorship.

    Lolis being molested is not exactly my thing, but if it’s in the game, it’s what the creators originally intended and it should be in there when localized. I won’t support removing things because they fear they might offend the delicate sensibilities of Western Puritans.

    Unless it’s actual children actually being molested, in which case, I’d very much be for it being stopped, people need to get over their inability to tell cartoon from reality.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dragon

    Yes. Murder, profanity, drugs, and *insert things here* are OK.
    But this, no.

    Its worse than murder. I hear you.

    “Lolis being molested is not exactly my thing, but if it’s in the game, it’s what the creators originally intended and it should be in there when localized. I won’t support removing things because they fear they might offend the delicate sensibilities of Western Puritans.

    Unless it’s actual children actually being molested, in which case, I’d very much be for it being stopped, people need to get over their inability to tell cartoon from reality.”
    +1
    Somehow people get up in arms about this, but what about all the shit that goes on TV and other mediums?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    @6 Never said it was worse than anything else.

    Hey, if people want to indulge in their pre-pubescent child molesting fantasies, that’s their choice I guess. Just don’t be surprised when people try to keep them as far away from their children as possible.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. The_Red

    @4
    “This sort of content should be illegal.”

    So killing innocents and torturing in GTA5 is fine but this is bad? They are all FANTASY and as long that it stays that way, there is no difference between them. Cutting / removing either one is censorship and censorship is the only thing that should be illegal.

    EDIT: Ok, just watched the YouTube vid and wow, agree about it being troubling. That said, it is still a cartoon / fantasy and removing it would be censorship, regardless of how offensive it is.
    No sort of censorship is acceptable. Otherwise, why not move to countries like Iran and China to enjoy the infinite power of censorship for the “good of mankind”?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. fihar

    @6
    Because video games actively encourages you to participate in the activity itself.
    Society does have a harsher view on rapists and child molesters than on murderers though. Louie made a joke on this once.

    But NISA was right in this. As it stands, the mini-game itself exists purely as a fan-service and has absolutely no context within the game. If you don’t take any pleasure from these kinds of activities then I don’t see why you would be offended by this move.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    I find it somewhat humorous how peeole keep,bringing up the violence argument to me even though I’ve already said numerous times that I don’t consider violence any better.

    I’m okay with violence in games… IN CONTEXT. Pointless violence in games doesn’t even remotely interest me.

    Even if I thought it was more acceptable… one depicts adults, and the other depicts children. That is the one major issue I have with it. If those were fully developed women, I would still think it was crash and unclassy and pointless… but I wouldn’t actively have an issue with it.

    @9 Because they don’t get to feel up virtual pubescent girls, obviously.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DSB

    I had to look that up on YouTube, and I’m kinda sorry I did. What the fuck is wrong with those guys?

    Somehow you’re a puritan if you don’t like diddling little girls? That’s not even close to what the word means. There’s a big difference between having a problem with sexualization in general, and having a problem with the sexualization of little girls.

    I don’t think most people have any problem seeing the disgusting aspect in doing something like that. Kids aren’t sexually developed and they can’t say no. It’s really that simple. So indulging in groping them, imagined or otherwise, is more than slightly fucked up.

    Maybe shooting a guy on the street during a bankrobbery or mowing down thousands of cops while protecting a drug shipment isn’t exactly noble, but it’s exciting on a level that’s pretty easy to understand for anyone. Breaking the rules, fighting for your life, making loud noises, showing everyone how powerful you are.

    On the other hand, if your idea of exciting is groping clueless children, there’s really something fundamentally wrong with you.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Solnem

    Actually, this is a less pornographic game. There are tons of games with even crazier things (with less rpg elements) that are going round in Japan. As sad as it may seem for many people, things like the one being censored in this game are the very essence of many games from Japan. And that’s a big selling point for such games. At least with Japan and fans outside of Japan.

    I think in general the problem is changing the original game by censoring it. While this kind of censorship might not break the game for most of the people, it does for many fans of Japanese animation and manga.

    It’s not that I hate the censoring in this game in particular, but censoring in general. It’s taking away the idea of the creator, making it a whole other experience from what the creator wanted it to be (not in every case of course). Even though it’s arguable if for example headshots or spilling blood in violent games take away the experience or idea of the creator. It’s up to each and every individual person to decide on that.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    @11 – Ahem. Fiction. A bunch of polygons textured by hand drawn images. Not in any way real. Thank you.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. zinc

    ahem – freedom of speech. NOT actually a coverall excuse for porn. loli or otherwise.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dragon

    @Michael,
    What is your favourite game? Can you name them?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. zinc

    ^ “Name it” or “What are your favorite games”

    GRAMMAR NAZI AWAY!

    P.s I hear its leisure suit larry btw.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @11 I’m aware. Like I said, those people can enjoy it all they want. I’ll just be making sure to keep them as far away from my children as possible.

    @15 Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, LittleBigPlanet 2, Portal 2.

    Those are probably my all time favourites. Hard to pick just one, why?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. JB

    @Clupula – Of course it`s censorship, but just look at the responses in this thread. The mini-game is far less than 1% of the full game, but the focus is all about that stoopid mini-game. If NIS America didn`t remove it, chances are the full game wouldn`t get released at all or get pulled shortly after release.

    NIS America explains their reasons here: http://nisamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=13487

    @Ireland Michael – “And Japan still wonders why they’re games don’t sell in the west?”

    That`s quite a bit out of proportion isn`t it? Judging the entire japanese gaming industry on a mini-game from a single developers game.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Panthro

    Psssshhh, shits not even animated… Im sure if a pedophile wanted to do anything to a virtual child there is plenty of other weird flash games and fan art that could allow them to do just that…

    I wont be buying it, not my kinda game… Buuuut that kind of stuff is in the japanese culture… and i guess our westen culture is pretty closed off when it comes to molesting a static picture with an apricot.

    It shouldnt be removed, I dont like cencorship even when it doesnt affect me… Its just a picture after all, I dont see how its ok for one region to have content that another cant, its silly.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    @18 While this isn’t every single game, these creepy otaku elements dripping into Japanese media *have* become more common and invasive in recent years. Obviously it’s not all Japanese games, and I enjoy plenty of Japanese titles, but this sort of thing is simply never going to sell in any high regard or ever reach any sort of critical acclaim.

    For good reason. They’re appealing to a fucked up otaku mentality that most rational and same people are fairly repulsed by. Let’s not forget that “otaku” is a derogatory term in Japan. The country dislikes this sort of stuff just as much as the west does. Don’t assume this is somehow accepted in Japan. The laws there are becoming more and more strict regarding this sort of thing all the time.

    I actually enjoy Disgaea and NISA’s others SRPGs (Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdom, etc.) a lot, but I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable with the growing number of loli designs and innuendos appearing in their franchises, to the point where I’m tempted to drop them altogether. And there are far, far more offensive games.

    You’ll have to excuse me for being mildly repulsed by the portrayal of young girls being sexualised and molested. Its fucked up one way or the other, animated, static imagery or not.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Panthro

    yeah but its optional entertainment, Im sure if this wasnt an article you would have no idea that it even existed.

    I dont like sexualising minors, its wrong… So I dont watch or play stuff that does, So in 99.99999999% of my life I wont experience it so I am unaffected. As long as it has a decent classification so kids wont play it.., the japanese hentai culture fans can watch their stuff and be happy with it, is just a cartoon after all and its censored in areas that it definately should be.

    + most anime characters look like children anyway, especially in the kind of style the game creators have went with, they could be 18 for all I know, then it would be classed as legal to put a banana on their faces… Right?

    Again, optional entertainment ;)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DSB

    @13 So pedophile fantasies are fine, as long as you’re using cartoon children to get your rocks off?

    Again: Nope!

    @19 “There’s worse content out there” also doesn’t make it less of a pedophile fantasy. That’s a completely nonsensical argument.

    And hiding behind culture is just pathetic. Children in Japan are no different than children anywhere else.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @21 All entertainment is optional entertainment,. That doesn’t mean I have to like it.

    The only opinions allowed are positive ones?

    “+ most anime characters look like children anyway, especially in the kind of style the game creators have went with, they could be 18 for all I know, then it would be classed as legal to put a banana on their faces… Right?”

    Wrong. The intent is pretty damn clear. They could claim they were 500 and it still won’t change the fact of what they’re clearly displaying.

    @22 The commonly accepted attitude is that as long as a person doesn’t commit an actual crime, it’s okay for them to think about whatever they want. I personally don’t agree with that.

    If a guy gets off on this sort of thing, I can’t really do anything about it, but I sure as hell will make sure they don’t come without a mile of a single child that I know.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Panthro

    @24

    Well then instead of continuing to post on this article why don’t you leave your computer chair and go begin work on inventing a device that can censor peoples thoughts.

    You mind nazi.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/a3625a475c97da11bbd448640ff3ba5b/tumblr_mlmk2xUGBb1s3qq9bo1_250.gif

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 Oh please.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Panthro

    XD

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Legendaryboss

    What the hell happened here?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Panthro

    Ireland Michael was just telling us how much of a big Hitler he is :D

    Just kidding ofcourse.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. DSB

    @23 I think it’s worrying that people can actually ignore what it represents. Groping a child in the bath. I mean, playing as a member of an SS Einsatztrup on the eastern front would hopefully sicken anyone, but being a pedo is somehow a point of pride if it’s imagined?

    Something tells me the number of people who are willing to defend this online is significantly larger than the people who would defend those scenes to anyone they were face to face with.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Panthro

    I’m not saying its right, I even said it was wrong somewhere up there in the mix ^

    I just don’t think it should be censored (edit -as in taken out of the game), as long as it has a mature classification people can play what they like.

    I wont be playing it.

    EDIT – had to clear up that censored bit ^
    It sounded like I wanted them to remove the steam and bubbles haahahhaa

    #30 2 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 The reason why censorship is wrong in the vast majority of cases is because people value different things. One mans art is another mans trash, one mans freedom fighter is another mans terrorist. It’s also hard to support the argument that seeing a naked breast or hearing the word “Fuck” will damage anyone in any way. That’s just a case of moral bullying and conservative ideology.

    But if there ever was something that completely transcends an argument like that, I really think it would be something like pedophilia.

    Can you give me a single reason why groping children would somehow be of value to anyone? Should we as a society be tolerant of people who want to spend an afternoon diddling a cartoon child?

    Because that is also a valid question to ask in a society governed by laws. We value our expression, but we do set limits for things that simply aren’t acceptable. Libel, verbal harassment and threats are also examples of speech that isn’t protected under most definitions of freedom of expression.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. kingkelnar

    Censorship is a problem when it’s those who mix the fantasy with the real. Non-real (non)human characters being treated the same as real living human children.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s the pedo or the person advocating for the censorship. Such people aren’t thinking straight and are clearly detached from reality.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. fattahrider

    this whole cencorship thing leaves me with mixed feelings. why?
    well for one i feel removing a content out of a game when its supposed to have it give me a sense of incompleteness. makes me feel i played an incomplete game as whole. but then again removing this type of content was the right thing to do in my opinion. Kudos to NISA for making the right judgement.

    yes loli characters are cute. but this kind of content is no longer making them cute at all anymore. its sexualising them and that is a line that should never be crossed. EVER. i mean the of thing promotes pedophilia in a way. and before you all start flaming me, let me explain. pedophilia is a mental disease or disorder that makes the person feel aroused when they are around children whom they deem as their sex objects or sex icons. but pedophilia does not simply randomly occur in an individual. it is sparked off by an event that leaves a great impact in that person’s said mind. for example, this game content that was removed. different ppl have different reactions to this kind of thing. some are extremely appalled and disgusted. while some will be like “meh”. but for some, it may start something in their mind. its like a seed was planted in their mind. and this causes the person insatiable curiousity, making the said person find and research and whatnot to feed the seed, making it grow larger and larger until it finally blooms, turning individual into what you know as your modern day pedophile.
    why am i talking like a psychologist? thats because i am one.so those ppl who thinks that this kind of thing is okay,its not.

    well enough about that. for me i will still buy the game as i have always supported NISA and i aínt stopping just because some measly content was cut off. and the other reason was i have always loved rpgs since i was 4. all my games collections are all rpgs. so i must play this game irregardless of the removed content. it aint the first game that i played where content was removed and it sure aint gonna be the last either.

    #33 2 years ago

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    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

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