Today, as I’m sure most of you are aware, is Square Enix’s E3 press conference. The show starts after Nintendo’s and promises to be something special. Kingdom Hearts Insider is reporting that Square Enix have five currently announced games to showcase, as well as an impressive six unannounced games. I know lots of you are hoping for some western release dates for the Dragon Quest titles, which are currently Japan only at present. We should find out soon enough.
Yooka-Laylee is one of the most promising Kickstarter backed projects we have seen in a while. The 3D platformer, which is billed as the spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie, has today reached its final stretch goal. The last stretch goal unlocks free-of-charge DLC for those of you who backed the project. It should be noted that today is the last day of Playtonic’s Kickstarter campaign, so this comes as excellent timing.
This week’s UK charts are now in thanks to GFK Chart Track. There’s been a couple of new releases this week which have pushed the super colourful Splatoon further down the charts. Nintendo’s ink based shooter is currently placed ninth in the charts. The Nintendo 3DS version of Lego Jurassic World has entered in the UK charts at number eighteen. You can check out all the new releases and their positions, below.
01 (NE) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
02 (NE) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
03 (NE) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (NE) PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
05 (NE) XBO LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
06 (01) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
07 (NE) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
08 (02) XBO THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
09 (03) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
10 (NE) PS4 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION (505 GAMES)
11 (NE) XBO PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION (505 GAMES)
12 (04) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
13 (08) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
14 (06) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
15 (07) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (12) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
17 (05) PS4 PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
18 (NE) 3DS LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
19 (10) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
20 (22) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
Looks like a number of sites were correct when they reported that Transformers Devastation was being developed by Platinum Games. The news has been officially confirmed via Best Buy Canada who have revealed the developer on the product page of their site. Gamekyo, who reported this earlier, only had the game listed for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Face off against Megatron and battle it out with the Decepticons in Transformers Devestation. Equipped with fast action capabilities, this game allows for instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system. Five difficulty levels also deliver hours of intense gameplay.
Autobots face off against the Decepticons when Megatron discovers a way to harness the enormous power of plasma energy to cyberform Earth
PlatinumGames signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system
Features 5 playable Autobots including Optimus Prime, Bubblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock
A deep customization system and 5 difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition deliver hours of intense gameplay
Actors from the original TV series reprising their roles include Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Dan Gilvezan (Bubblebee), Frank Welker (Megatron and Soundwave), and more
We are all looking forward to seeing the unveiling of Platinum Games new project next week. Initially there weren’t too many hints regarding what they’re working on. However, video game website GameKyo says that their next game is titled Transformers Devastation and will be a multiplatform release. One thing to note is the platforms that are listed do not include the Wii U, which is similar to their last project The Legend of Korra.
E3 is getting oh so close, so it makes sense for GameTrailers to list the ten games they’re most interested in seeing at the show. All the games listed by the channel have been previously announced by the publishers, so there’s no rumoured titles on the list. Saying that, it’s a little disappointing there’s no Nintendo games included this year. Anyway, here’s GameTrailers top ten games they want to see.
10. The Last Guardian
9. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
8. Fallout 4
7. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
6. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
5. Street Fighter V
4. Dark Souls III
3. Kingdom Hearts III
2. Persona 5
This is something that has been rumoured for months, now YouTube Gaming has been officially announced by Google. The service will be a direct competitor to popular streaming platform Twitch and will be launched this summer. YouTube is the dominant force for video on the internet so Twitch is going to have to step things up to retain its user base. It’s certainly going to heat things up in the streaming space. You can read all the details about the new service, below.
“YouTube Gaming is built to be all about your favorite games and gamers, with more videos than anywhere else. From “Asteroids” to “Zelda,” more than 25,000 games will each have their own page, a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title. You’ll also find channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators.”
“Keeping up with these games and channels is now super easy, too. Add a game to your collection for quick access whenever you want to check up on the latest videos. Subscribe to a channel, and you’ll get a notification as soon as they start a live stream. Uncover new favorites with recommendations based on the games and channels you love. And when you want something specific, you can search with confidence, knowing that typing “call” will show you “Call of Duty” and not “Call Me Maybe.”
“Live streams bring the gaming community closer together, so we’ve put them front-and-center on the YouTube Gaming homepage. And in the coming weeks, we’ll launch an improved live experience that makes it simpler to broadcast your gameplay to YouTube. On top of existing features like high frame rate streaming at 60fps, DVR, and automatically converting your stream into a YouTube video, we’re redesigning our system so that you no longer need to schedule a live event ahead of time. We’re also creating single link you can share for all your streams.”
“YouTube Gaming will be available this summer, starting in the U.S. and U.K. We’re building this just for gamers—so we want to hear from you about how we can make it the best way to connect with your community. If you’re atE3 next week, come by our booth for an early look at everything we’ve been working on. If not, tune in live from home at youtube.com/e3, head over to gaming.youtube.com and follow us @YouTubeGaming and you’ll be the first to know when YouTube Gaming is ready for you to play with.”