Just because E3 is going to be a bit hectic (Nintendo splitting their conferences and so forth) doesn’t mean that you’ll have to miss out on the annual E3 press conference bingo series! Here’s the card for the Microsoft console that’ll be held on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 10am PDT/1PM EST. We’ll be posting our results after the conference, along with a possible podcast discussion on what went down.
And if we’re lucky, we’ll be graced by the presence of Steve Ballmer. If that happens…IT’S OVER, NINTENDO AND SONY ARE FINISHED.
Thanks to anon on /v/ who made this card.
Here’s the original animated version
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If you need some teasing from that new Batman game, we got you covered.
From the YouTube Description
Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.
Go to Facebook to see the full trailer on May 20, 2013: https://www.facebook.com/BatmanArkham
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That’s right folks, yet again there will be another Nintendo Direct video streaming tomorrow, May 17th, 2013. The facebook announcement states that the video will “provide updates on upcoming summer Wii U and 3DS titles”, so likely it’ll just be about release dates and maybe some new trailers. I wouldn’t expect any kind of big announcement, but if you’re keeping track of any Wii U/3DS titles that are supposed to come out soon, then there’s no harm in watching it. The facebook announcement also states that they will discuss future Wii U titles for the fall in another Nintendo Direct conference before the start of E3, which of course coincides with Nintendo’s decision to skip out on having a big presentation this year.
Edit: The Nintendo Direct will be held at 7am PST, which is about 10am EST for anyone on the east coast
Ok, stupid article title, I’ll give you that, but let’s move on to the news shall we? Wayforward has announced two new games in development based off of hit Cartoon Network shows Adventure Time and Regular Show. Adventure Time: Explore The Dungeon Because I Don’t Know has the player exploring the secret dungeon beneath the Candy Kingdom and will not only feature multiple selectable characters, but also four person co-op and the actual voice actors from the show. If you read my review on the last Adventure Time game, you’d know that, while a very pleasing experience for a fan of the show, in the actual gameplay department it left me wanting more, especially for the price tag that they put it at. Hopefully Wayforward learned something and will be able to not only offer more to the game besides amazing sprite work, but also deliver it at a reasonable price. But that’s not the only game they’ve announced, right along side it is a game announcement for it’s co-hit show, Regular Show. Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land finds our two heroes transported inside their favorite video games and in desperate need of a way out. No release date has been given but they are said to be released later this fall, with the Regular Show game landing on the 3DS, and the Adventure Time game landing on Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and 3DS. As with the last game, Wayforward has stated that the creators of both shows are working very closely with Wayforward on their respective titles.
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Phoenix Wright 5, which was announced to be coming to the west at the last Nintendo Direct, has got a new name and release window. Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies find our favorite lawyer who can’t catch a break, Phoenix Wright, as he finds himself twisted in a case that brings the roof down on the well known courtroom. As with tradition, Phoenix Wright will have another sidekick this time around. Athena Cykes, a defense attorney herself, helps Phoenix Wright by allowing him to find the “hidden emotions” behind witnesses testimonies. This also marks the series first rendition in full 3D as opposed to it’s previous sprite work (If you’re not counting Phoenix Wright vs Professor Layton that is). No solid release date is given, but we do have the release window of Autumn 2013. The game will only be released digitally in the west, which is already sparking some negative emotions among fans. While there are positive notes to having a game be digital release only, it also means no fancy collectors editions, and Nintendo has a terrible history with having all games being full priced even when offered digitally, which leaves a sour taste in people’s mouths and a bigger hole in their wallet.
It’s like it literally eats money.
The New York Times has reported that Sony has finally made a profit. Sony has made an annual profit of $435 million USD, or 43 billion Yen. This doesn’t even begin to recoup losses the year earlier: 456.7 billion Yen. It’s rather tragic for the company that has been slowly declining in electronics sales. Samsung overtook the Bravia in sales, Nintendo sold more hardware in the handheld market (and the Wii prints money), and the Walkman brand might as well be dead if it isn’t already.
Still, this marks hope for the company. The Playstation 4 should have it’s debut soon, and hopefully the company won’t have to sell it at too big of a loss. The success of it could build the company back up or very well break it. The PSVita isn’t overtaking tablet, phone, or 3DS sales any time soon.
Wolfenstein The New Order was officially announced. Bethesda is only producing, and MachineGames are developing. While that name may seem new, it’s actually a handful of former Starbreeze Studios employees (creators of the Riddick games and the first Darkness title).
The game itself is putting the protagonist in an alternate history from the looks of the trailer. It’s not quite The Man In The Highcastle, but it’s rather seeing the Nazi Germany depiction from the Wolfenstein series take over the world. It’s set to be released Q4 2013, but that’s only if it’s finished (or rushed). The game features the id Tech 5 engine currently featured in Rage.