A number of Epic Games employees have taken to Twitter to hype up a possible announcement tomorrow. There’s no clues regarding what the announcement might be, but we know for a fact that Game Informer are teasing their cover story, which will be shown off tomorrow. Whether it’s related to their forthcoming game Fortnite remains to be seen. Whatever it is, it should be interesting.
New reports are suggesting that the infamous psychic Pokemon Mew is hidden somewhere in Pokemon X & Y. It seems as though Twitter user Smea has uploaded a picture of Mew as a level four Pokemon in the new game, however, Mew’s existence in the game has remained unconfirmed everywhere else. Evidence suggests that the image may be real, however, as the same individual is responsible for hacking into Pokemon X & Y and finding files that reveal other Pokemon, namely Volcanion, Diancie and Hoopa. Has anyone else out there located Mew? Do you believe this image is real, or a hoax? Let us know in the comments.
Nintendo of America has just announced that popular company President Reggie Fils-Aime will be answering fan questions again on Twitter tonight, starting soon at 6:30PM EST. During his last session, Reggie revealed that he has logged over 300 hours on Animal Crossing: New Leaf, showing his 3DS screen to fans. For Reggie’s latest news, info, and fun tidbits, be sure to follow the Nintendo of America Twitter account. What will you be asking Reggie tonight?
Nintendo of America president recently took over the company’s official Twitter account to interact with the fans. During Reggie’s time on the Nintendo of America Twitter account he revealed that he has put in three hundred and four hours into Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the Nintendo 3DS. Reggie also showed that he has also played New Super Mario Bros 2 for a staggering one hundred hours. You can view the image of his Nintendo 3DS play time, right here.
Bravely Default’s Japanese website has not long been launched and it’s already sparked off speculation that For the Sequel will also be the western localisation, which is due for release in December. Previously today, Bravely Default: For the Sequel was confirmed as supporting multiple languages - Japanese, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German, as well as Japanese and English voice acting. But now we’ve had confirmation from Japan’s official Bravely Default Twitter account that the western release will be based on For the Sequel. Since we’ve had to wait a fair amount of time for the localisation, it’s great that we’re receiving the new, improved version of the game. Are you excited for this title? You can check out the tweet below.
Jools Watsham, the creator of Mutant Mudds Deluxe for Wii U, has said on Twitter that he believes that Nintendo’s struggling Wii U console will be the Gamecube of this hardware generation. The console which had some absolutely tremendous games, but simply failed to entice consumers away from the competition.
“The Wii U will be the GameCube of this hardware generation. The platform that had some truly great games, but somehow lost the console war.”
Outspoken Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya has taken to Twitter to defend some of the Wonderful 101 review scores which came in the other day. Unfortunately, the review scores haven’t lived up to the developers expectations, with IGN awarding the game a solid 7.4 out of ten. Here’s some of Kamiya’s responses on Twitter.
Score, score, score, score, score, score, score, score, score, score, score… Get rid of fucking score thing & just believe yourself !!
Too bad. RT @JustApollo: A popular American review site gave your game a lower score because it was too hard. Thoughts?
Honor. RT @SamAustin7: Many reviews are giving W101 a low score because its “too hard”. How does this make you feel?
Is that IGN thing your god or something? RT @diosmekemeke: IGN say that the control of The Wonderful 101 is bad :O
Whatever. RT @BestServedSoup: W101 is not getting bad scores. 79% on Metacritic is good.
Ubisoft – formerly a large supporter of Nintendo’s home console the Wii U – has announced plans to reduce their third-party support following the software launch. The news comes after Ubisoft’s E3 show host Aisha Tyler said in an interview with IGN that the console appears to be an abandoned platform, resulting in no new Wii U exclusives. Following a recent investors meeting, Ubisoft has pulled back support until, allegedly, a price cut is announced to boost sales – senior research analyst David Gibson revealed on Twitter:
“Ubisoft at investor meeting said it has reduced plans for WiiU following soft launch and expects price cuts given sales and weaker yen”.
As E3 gets closer, so does the amount of teasing from game developers, publishers and journalists. In among the fray is Game Trailers presenter and journalist Geoff Keighley, who has recently been spotted over Twitter teasing followers and fans over a ‘big E3 debut’, and it’s something special for sure. Here’s his tweet in full:
Saw something truly incredible last night that will be a big E3 debut. Even with all the DRM drama, next week will deliver some GREAT games. – Geoff Keighley
If you’ve got a great game, and oodles of passion, Kickstarter is the place to set up your crowdfunding campaign. And that’s just what game developers Gears For Breakfast has done with their Banjo-Kazooie meets Wind Waker inspired project A Hat In Time for Wii U and Steam. Serving up a delightful feast, their project has been successfully funded and reached their $30,000 goal. And with 24 days to go, the team are looking to hit a few stretch goals a long the way.
Currently the developers have $89,000 sitting pretty in their pot, but their passion is great and they’d love to get some new features on board for the platformer game. $95,000 will enable them to produce full voice acting, while $110,000 will give fans a seventh bonus chapter to the storyline. But here’s the best bit: if backers hit $150,000 legendary games composer Grant Kirkhope, most famous for his Banjo-Kazooie music, will write a score for the title. Let us know what you think of A Hat In Time in the comments below – you can check out their Kickstarter page here. Here’s what Kirkhope had to say on Twitter:
“If A Hat in Time reach their stretch goals I’m going to write a tune for them to put in the game!” – Grant Kirkhope