Based on a rumor that surfaced last week, publisher 2K Sports isn’t planning to bring any WWE game to the Wii U. And, according to Eurogamer, the next title in the series, WWE 2K14, will indeed skip Nintendo’s latest console. The last game in the WWE series to hit a Nintendo console was WWE ‘13 for Wii in 2012. WWE 2K14 is scheduled to launch later this year on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Famed Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has told CNET that he believes that Wii U sales estimates in the United States during April were only 55,000. Pachter says that the sales figures for the console are down 19 percent from March. He also revealed that sales of the original Wii console outperformed the Wii U, selling 75,000 units during April. The Xbox 360 apparently sold 205,000 units and the PlayStation 3 sold 165,000 units in the period. We should get the exact figures from the NPD Group in a couple of days.
With the Wii U demo released today on the Nintendo eShop in North America, Europe and Australia, Capcom has started to ramp up the hype for Resident Evil Revelations by revealing new information for in-game characters.
The company announced via their Facebook page that fans will be able to get their hands on three unlockable character costumes when the game is released on May 21 and 24 in North America and Europe. Will you choose to battle the hordes of enemies with Jill as a yo-ho me hearty pirate, a high seas sailor costume for Chris, or develop your stealth with Keith’s ninja suit? Here’s the official statement from Capcom:
We’re please to reveal 3 in-game unlockable costumes for Resident Evil Revelations! Say ahoy to Jill’s Pirate costume, a Sailor costume for Chris and Keith’s Ninja attire. Tune in to our live stream and see Chris and Jill in action with them – 11am PST/7pm BST/8pm CET athttp://www.twitch.tv/capcomunity
Following the mathematical success of the IGN Editors’ Choice Award-winning Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!!, show creator Pendleton Ward again teams up with developer WayForward to create Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!. The all-new action game will be available for the first time ever on the Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, as well as a return to the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system this fall.
In a completely new storyline and adventure and featuring the voices of the show’s most popular characters, fans will have to save the Candy Kingdom by exploring the mysteries surrounding a massive Secret Royal Dungeon deep below the Land of Ooo. Select from an assortment of fan-favorite characters from the show, including Finn, Jake, Marceline, Cinnamon Bun, and more, and team up with your friends in four-player co-operative multiplayer as the Adventure Time world comes to life. Adventure Time is the pop culture sensation, Emmy Award-nominated, top-rated animated comedy, and its popularity continues to soar across the globe among fans of all ages.
Last week, Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price stirred attention when he said he considers the Wii U “current gen.” Well, apparently, this doesn’t mean Price isn’t a fan of the console, as he said in a recent interview that his company isn’t ruling out the possibility of releasing its first multiplatform game, Fuse, on the Wii U. Published by EA, Fuse launches later this month on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“We have to be selective because it’s easy to start to stretch yourself too thin. So we’re careful about where we go. One of the questions I got a lot of early on was ‘why aren’t you developing for the Wii U?’ and the answer was simply bandwidth. We had to focus on delivering a great game on multiple platforms, but there’s a point where we had to make hard choices, and for us we needed to limit the number of platforms for FUSE.”
-Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price
The new trailer for Ubisoft’s latest instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been published today. The trailer, which you can see above, describes how the dawn of the eighteenth century led way to pirates, mutiny, betrayal and debauchery in Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag. The open-world game will see famed pirates such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Benjamin Hornigold and Charles Vane join the main character Edward Kenway on his adventures over the high seas.
Though the trailer is a little scarce on gameplay, Ubisoft is sure to tease more details in the future to Assassin’s Creed fans. The title is due for a European release on November 1, and can be pre-ordered on Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as next generation platforms and PC.
A rumour has begun circulating the internet that suggests that Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World are due to be remastered in HD and will be coming to the PlayStation 3. Tales of Symphonia originally launched on the Gamecube back in 2003 and was met by glowing reviews and healthy sales figures. Namco Bandai recently confessed that Tales of Symphonia was the most popular Tales game to be released in the West. The HD remastered version of the JRPG is thought to be one of the games due to be revealed at this year’s Tales Festival.
Ubisoft Montreal Senior Producer Dominic Guay has confirmed that Watch_Dogs can be played “completely offline.” The upcoming open world action-adventure video game will also feature a multiplayer mode that has an element of player invasion, though Ubisoft has yet to thoroughly explain its overall scope and course. Watch_Dogs will be released in November on multiple platforms, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Wii U.
Namco Bandai has revealed that the well-received Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has missed company sales expectations. The publisher says that the company planned to ship 1.7 million units of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 but ended up just under target at 1.5 million units worldwide. The Wii U version of the popular beat-em-up franchise ended up with an average review score of 83% on online review aggregator, Metacritic.
There’s just under six minutes of gameplay footage kicking about on YouTube for the open world action title Watch Dogs. The video, which is posted above, explains the main objective in which the player must hack the main frame of each district in order to gain control of the area – drawing similarities to that of Far Cry 3.
Watch Dogs is set for a North American release on November 19 and Europe on November 22 for the Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. You can also get your hands on extra content when pre-ordering a special edition and collector’s edition of the title.