You all probably remember the super-fun Tony Hawk series of video games that appeared on multiple platforms. Well, the latest iteration has been announced and it would appear as though it’s coming to all home consoles apart from the Wii U. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is coming first to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and then coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at a later date, but there’s been no mention of a Wii U version. You can read more about the game, here.
Star Wars is officially coming to Disney Infinity with Disney Infinity 3.0. The news was kinda leaked early last week but it has now been confirmed by none other than Game Informer. The game features Star Wars along side new Marvel characters. DmC developer Ninja Theory will be helping out with the combat aspects of the game, while Sonic Racing Transformed developer Sumo Digital is helping out with the racing sections. Should be good!
Sega fans will be slightly disappointed to learn that the publisher and developer won’t have its own E3 booth this year. We already know that they’ve scaled back on producing games for consoles and are focussing on tablet, smartphone, and online PC titles. However, Sega will be teaming up with its partners so it is reasonably likely that you’ll see Sega titles at Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s booths.
“Over the next months, SEGA of America will be focusing on the restructure and relocation to Southern California, and we have decided to not attend E3 with our own booth this year,” a representative told us via email. “With the majority of our bigger titles launching later in 2015/2016, particularly those from our AAA studios Relic Entertainment, Sports Interactive and Creative Assembly, we are concentrating our efforts for some of these major announcements after our relocation. Instead, we will be collaborating with our various business partners for this year’s E3 show.”
It seems as though the original Turok on the Nintendo 64 could be remade by a small studio called Night Dive Studios. Whether this game will see the light of day remains to be seen, but I’m sure there are quite a few of you that have fond memories of the Nintendo 64 launch title which was released in 1997.
TR: After Powerslave EX, are you going to try your hand at remaking other shooters?
Kaiser: I was originally working on remaking N64 Turok (called Turok EX) but it got put off to the side. Since now Night Dive Studios has picked up the rights to re-release it, Turok EX will resume development later this year. By the way, I’ve also done work with Night Dive by re-releasing Strife, which was another reverse-engineering project that me and a friend worked on back in 2010.
We haven’t had the official Media Create sales charts yet as they come through on a Wednesday. However, we have received video game sales data from major Japanese retailer Tsutaya. The long-awaited Xenoblade Chronicles X couldn’t quite beat the likes of Dragon Quest X or Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. Here’s the best-selling video games this week according to Tsutaya.
- Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 3DS
- Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon – Wii U
- Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon – Wii
- Xenoblade Chronicles X – Wii U
- Bravely Second: End Layer – 3DS
- Style Savvy 3 -3DS
- Minecraft: PS Vita Edition – PS Vita
- Dying Light – PS4
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS3
- Tokyo Shin Yoroku: Operation Babel – PS Vita
- Sword Art Online: Lost Song – PS Vita
- Yakuza Zero – PS3
- To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers – PS Vita
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – PS3
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – PS Vita
- Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Korosensei – 3DS
- Tropico 5 – PS4
- Toukiden: Kiwami – PS4
- Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 – PS3
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS – 3DS
Thanks, Carl G
It would appear as though the upcoming LEGO Dimensions will be getting seven new packs which were discovered via the Walmart website. The latest Toys to Life series will be getting packs based on The Simpsons and well as Valve’s critically acclaimed Portal series. No doubt this will all be confirmed by the LEGO Group at a later date, but for now it looks as though it’s coming.
Chima — Cragger
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- Chima — Laval
- The Simpsons
The latest review scores from respected UK gaming publication EDGE magazine have found their way onto the internet. There’s a number of high profile games reviewed in issue 280 including Code Name S.T.E.A.M, Mortal Kombat X, and the well-received Affordable Space Adventures. You can check out all the scores contained within the latest issue, below.
- Mortal Kombat X – 5
- Pillars of Eternity – 8
- Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin – 9
- Broken Age: Act 2 – 8
- The Hunter: Primal – 4
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – 6
- Affordable Space Adventures – 8
- BoxBoy! – 8