Ever since Bayonetta 2 was announced as an exclusive for the Wii U, original Bayonetta fans have been asking for a port to the other consoles, including the Xbox One and the Playstation 4. While it's nice to know the franchise has a bunch of fans, the game is exclusive to the Wii U because Nintendo funded the game. Without Nintendo it wouldn't exist. And after hearing request, after request, after request, for the game to be ported, Platinum Games creative producer JP Kellams has said on Twitter that he’s tired of the port begging.
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Id software founder, and creator of games such as Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake, John Carmack has voiced his opinion that, despite the fact that a new console generation has ushered in, the previous one still holds plenty of potential – something he laments, as developers are now moving over to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“There’s so much you can still do on the previous console generation. The 360 and PS3 are far from tapped out in terms of what a developer could do with them, but the whole world’s gonna move over towards next-gen and high-end PCs and all these other things.” – John Carmack
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Sales figures have poured for the holiday shopping season and the Wii U and 3DS are off to rather respectable goes of it, while the other consoles performed very well in the US during Black Friday. Let's focus in on Japan numbers first, since those just hit today.
In first place is the Nintendo 3DS LL, which sold 92k units—a healthy 10k more than the previous week. Wii U, meanwhile, nearly doubles in sales, dishing out a healthy 48.7k units. There's plenty more inside!
"Expect big things in both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V next year," opens the "coming in 2014" section of a recent Rockstar Games news post. It appears the smash-hit Grand Theft Auto V and accompanying Grand Theft Auto Online are due for some new content in 2014, next year.
Rockstar briefly mentions that Grand Theft V will be receiving DLC which expands on the "action, mayhem and unexpected adventures" of the game's main characters, Michael, Franklin, and Trevor. As for Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar promises they are "working very hard" to finish the 'co-operative Heists' and "get them as polished and as fun as they can be."
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I think I've made it readily apparent by now that Lobodestroyo is a game I'm dying to see reach completion; well, good news! Last night the Banjo-Kazooire/Mega Man/Metroid inspired platformer steadily rolled past it's 35,000 goal, ensuring a PC, Mac, Linux, and Wii U release. It's around 36,500 right now with a full day left to go, and if it hits 39,000 we'll see it added to the Playstation as well, with Xbox One following shortly after at 42,000. Any other funds go straight into helping the team develop additional content.
With both A Hat in Time and Shovel Knight releasing next year as well, adding Lobodestroyo to the mix makes it seem like the Wii U eShop will have a steady flow of fun indie titles! If it's perked your interest at all and you want to grab yourself a copy of the game along with some nice perks (like getting your name scrawled somewhere in the game) you should head over to their Kickstarter and toss in a few bucks towards their stretch goals.
It faltered a fair amount in the beginning, but eventually the PlayStation 3 was able to stand its ground against Microsoft's opposing seventh generation console, both eventually moving over 80 million units (and the Wii exceeding even those numbers). Now, PlayStation CEO Andrew House thinks the PlayStation 4 is poised to go even further, perhaps much further.
Speaking with MCV, House expressed his belief that "has an opportunity to significantly exceed what [Sony have] been able to achieve with PS3," citing a less intimidating price point, a wider overall gaming audience, and available-at-launch multimedia features as the primary reasons for the potential improvement.
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One of the may reveals at Spike's VGX game expo was 5 minutes of demo footage for the upcoming survival action title Dying Light, which can be summed up as Mirror's Edge with zombies. The demo, which you can view after the jump, shows off a daytime level filled with hectic action. The game looks rather colorful, which is a nice change of pace for a zombie game. This particular demo was played at full resolution on a PlayStation 4, and it looks quite good.
The player movement is centered heavily around parkour. The man running the demo claimed that players will be able to climb on or over pretty much everything they see, which seems to make the primary means of survival running away as opposed to trying to fighting off swarms. The combat itself even integrates the parkour moves, allowing players to parry around and jump off of enemies. The zombies are quite zealous, continuing to chase down and hunt the player even after losing limbs or being otherwise mutilated. The game even highlights injuries the player inflicts on their enemies, giving highlighted x-rays for broken bones.
Eidos Montreal's cross-generation reboot of the classic first-person stealth franchise Thief just got a new trailer during Spike's VGX 2013. The trailer focuses on the story of Thief, and as such it gives us our first glimpses of a few of Thief's new characters. The first half is focused on some sort of cult-like ritual, and shows a young woman with whom Garrett certainly has some sort of relationship. Towards the latter half of the video, an elderly woman accosts Garrett, telling him "your city needs you," to which he responds, "I'm no savior" in expected anti-hero fashion.
Head past the jump to check out Thief's official story trailer.
During the awkward VGX showing (it is awkward, admit it), they showed some new footage and details of the upcoming Ubisoft published RPG, South Park: The Stick of Truth for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The footage shown looked like it takes place during the beginning of the game, where Cartman trains your character in using the fart spells against test dummies and an unfortunate kid who actually listened to Cartman. Looks like you will be needing to hold an analog stick down while moving the other analog stick and sync it with a certain fart frequency. Other than that, they showed the trailer that was shown during the last footage shown of the game. (Update: new trailer after the jump)
Nominees for the VGX Game of the Year were pretty much what you'd expect: the three well-respected, story-driven AAA titles of the year—Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us—Nintendo's big 2013 game—Super Mario 3D World—and the obviously ridiculously popular Grand Theft Auto V.
As announced by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Grand Theft Auto V was proclaimed the winner.