Rumour has it Project CARS 2 is already in the works, even though the first Project CARS isn’t even out yet. Project CARS is a new racing game developed by Slightly Mad Studios, with a pretty unique development process. People could buy “Tool Packs” that allowed them certain amounts of access to the development depending on how much they bought, contributing to fundraising of the project. The release date for Project CARS on the Wii U is sometime later this year, while for other consoles it’s early May.
Well before the release, Ian Bell, Head of Studio, has updated their forum revealing plans to set up Project CARS 2 which were leaked, as you need special access to the forum. Although, I wouldn’t say this is “confirmed” as much as the studios setting out their intentions assuming Project CARS 1 is successful. Maybe they’re getting ahead of themselves a bit.
A very short update for now as I’m jet-lagged to hell and back but the good news is that we will be continuing the WMD setup for pCARS2.We will open new forum sections when the game (pCARS1) ships to support the new users and you WMD experts will all have access and we’d greatly appreciate your assistance advising new users.
I’ll be implementing a new non-profit return form of WMD for pCARS2 (to avoid the FSA hassle) and will set a purchase time limit of 2-3 months for those who want to take part. Following this, involvement will be closed. The tiers won’t have the higher cost options that we currently have (probably capped at 100 pounds with excellent benefits) and those who want to approach me personally to invest in the new game can do so providing it’s at or above 50k.
I planned to release the above information with a new web page explaining the details of each purchase tier but we’re insanely busy and haven’t found the time. I’m aware though that I promised an update so here it is.
In short, we want to continue and extend the community involvement in the pCARS brand which has proven to be so very effective and we want to ensure this great community lives on and thrives into the future.
Disney Infinity 3.0 hasn’t even been announced yet but character names and images have appeared online. Apparently coming from Chinese retailer Taobao, they were posted to Infinity Inquirer but has since been taken down at the request of Disney Interactive, but not before someone could snatch the images!
Characters revealed were classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mulan, Olaf from Frozen, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron, and five characters from the upcoming Pixar movie Inside Out. It’s also likely that Disney Infinity 3.0 will feature Star Wars figures given the release of the new film this Christmas. Even if you’re not a fan of the game, the figures make for pretty cool collectibles. I’d love to get my hands on Chewie and Han Solo figures!
Yes, it turns out that the Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 3D leak which went viral is fake. It’s not too surprising, but it did lead to plenty of speculation which kept some people entertained. The leak was the result of Photoshop and Adobe Premiere. Oh well, guess we will have to keep on dreaming.
Thanks, Kallum and Scott
Well, this is certainly interesting. A Reddit user has posted a teaser video for Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. The video has now been taken down but that hasn’t stopped people from posting some gifs from the aforementioned video. Who knows? It does look fairly believable, but I guess we won’t know for sure until the next Nintendo Direct. Then again, that Rayman leak for Super Smash Bros looked pretty believable and we know that was faked.
It seems as though someone has uploaded a number of European release dates on the Nintendo Europe servers. There’s release dates for Splatoon and also Yoshi’s Woolly World among others. Splatoon is listed as arriving in Europe on May 29th, which could be the same for North America. The wonderful Yoshi’s Woolly World is listed on the site and is coming to Europe on June 26th.
It seems as though Amazon has beaten Nintendo to the punch as its revealed that Super Smash Bros Wii U will feature a Game Board mode and Stage Builder mode. The information was listed on the product description and was presumably supposed to be announced by the Kyoto based company first. Here’s the description.
“The multiplayer showdown you know and love is now on the Wii U console! Take on all comers as Mario, Mega Man, Sonic, and more gaming greats. Or tap an amiibo to the Wii U GamePad controller to train it up by battling with or against it. You can even pit your amiibo against a friends’ to see how your training methods stack up. Whether you’re creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your opponents in a brand new board game mode, there’s no doubt that the ultimate Smash Bros. game has arrived.”
New footage of Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal has found its way onto the internet ahead of PAX. The footage of the Nintendo 3DS title includes a mix of CGI and some fast paced gameplay footage which fans have come to expect from the series. The footage isn’t the best quality, but it’s to be expected as it’s a pre-release trailer.