CyberConnect2, the developers behind the fun Solatorobo on the Nintendo DS, have announced that they’re looking for new staff to get involved in what they describe as a new challenge. The developer recently advertised in this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu. The advert contains words such as “large-scale development,” “Unreal Engine 4,” “RPG,” “simulation,” “the other side of super-anime expression,” “GPGPU,” “open-world,” “destruction,” and “cinematics.” It will be interesting to see exactly what it is they’re working on this time around.
We’ve finally got some new images for the long-awaited Mighty No.9 straight outta INTI FESTA. To be fair you can kinda tell that it’s a low-budget production visually, but that shouldn’t stop the game from being any good. Mighty No.9 is still scheduled to be released this year on a multitude of formats.
Trine 3 has just been announced and judging from the accompanying trailer it certainly looks absolutely gorgeous. It’s a PC only release at present, but I suspect it will be coming to a variety of consoles at a later date. The Trine series has already appeared on the Wii U so let’s hope the latest instalment makes its way to Nintendo’s latest home console.
It doesn’t come as a massive surprise, but Curve Digital has announced that Stealth Inc 2 is no longer exclusive to the Wii U. Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is releasing for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be coming to those platforms sometime next month.
The best thing about making a sequel is the opportunity to look at the all the reviews and comments about the original game and ask ‘What can we do better this time around?’. With Stealth Inc 2, we’ve not only made a much larger game, we’ve spent a lot of time improving the pacing and balance.
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This week’s individual UK charts are in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track and sales tracker UKIE. The Order: 1886 is knocked off its top spot by newcomer Dying Light, with the PlayStation 4 version picking up the crown. And a new entry for Dragon Ball Xenoverse means The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is pushed out of the top 10, falling seven places to 11.
Elsewhere, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate drops eight places this week, but still remains inside the top 20, albeit in last position. Unfortunately, the two Nintendo 3DS titles fight against a sea of multi-platform titles this week, with no Wii U or other 3DS games to join them. Below you’ll find the full individual top 40 games chart for the UK, alternatively the all-formats chart can be viewed, here.
1. (NE) [PS4] Dying Light
2. (NE) [XBO] Dying Light
3. (01) [PS4] The Order: 1886
4. (NE) [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse
5. (10) [XBO] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
6. (07) [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V
7. (09) [XBO] Grand Theft Auto V
8. (NE) [XBO] Dragon Ball Xenoverse
9. (05) [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
10. (13) [PS4] FIFA 15
11. (04) [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
12. (08)  Minecraft: Xbox Edition
13. (11)  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
14. (02) [XBO] Evolve
15. (06) [PS4] Far Cry 4
16. (03) [PS4] Evolve
17. (20) [XBO] Forza Horizon 2
18. (19) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
19. (15) [XBO] FIFA 15
20. (12) [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
21. (14) [XBO] Far Cry 4
22. (18) [XBO] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
23. (16) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
24. (RE) [PS4] Driveclub
25. (28) [PS4] Destiny
26. (29) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
27. (25) [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
28. (27)  FIFA 15
29. (23) [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
30. (21) [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
31. (22) [XBO] Halo: The Master Chief Collection
32. (NE) [PC] Dying Light
33. (NE) [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
34. (24)  Far Cry 4
35. (26)  Terraria
36. (38) [PC] Football Manager 2015
37. (36) [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts
38. (32)  Disney Infinity 2.0
39. (NE)  Dragon Ball Xenoverse
40. (34) [XBO] Destiny
With the recent restructuring of Sega and their emphasis on mobile and PC some thought that Sonic might be relegated to a future on smartphones and tablets. Thankfully, Takashi Iizuka who is the head of Sonic Team, said we should still expect to see Sonic titles on home consoles. The next home console Sonic title was rumoured for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and hopefully the Wii U.
Personally, I don’t plan to stop Sonic for home-video game consoles. Don’t worry about them! And enjoy!
Famed composer Grant Kirkhope who has worked on a number of critically acclaimed soundtracks including Banjo Kazooie has tweeted that his first tune for PlayTonic Games secret project is coming along rather nicely. We’ve yet to get a glimpse of the game, but PlayTonic has revealed that they will be showcasing the game during a presentation at EGX Rezzed which starts on March 12th