Greetings one and all. I’ve got yet more bits and bobs of news from the gaming world and a lot to get through, so let’s start with a walk through of the Yakuza Zero PS4 demo, which is Japanese but is worth a watch.
The Tomb Raider movie reboot has a writer in the shape of Evan Daugherty, the chap behind another recent reboot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
PlayStation exclusive TV show Powers launches in the US in two weeks, no date for Europe yet, but we do have a new trailer.
NBA Live 15 has been added to EA’s Xbox exclusive subscription service EA Access. It was released as a full price game less than four months ago, so that’s either brilliant news if you subscribe, or crap news if you bought the game.
More American sports, and this time it’s baseball with a new trailer for MLB 15 The Show.
Do you know what the world needs? Another Warhammer game. It’s not like there aren’t a billionty-twelve already in production (actually nine by my count), so why not throw another one in to the mix?
Due out in 2016, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena from Whitebox Interactive is a PC based MOBA and will feature the usual mix of Orks, Space Marines and multiplayer scrapping.
And now some dancing, courtesy of Persona 4. I have no idea what is going on, but it looks fun.
Kanye West has taken a break from crying in front of Zane Lowe and is working on a game. Now you might imagine it would be like previous games fronted by rappers, 50 Cent’s Blood On The Sand was a shooty macho stuff, but no.
The game will tie in to his song Only One, which features Paul McCartney, which is a tribute to his daughter as told from the perspective of his deceased mother.
“I’m working on a video game for Only One,” said Kanye. “The idea is that it’s my mother going through the gates of heaven, and you’ve got to bring her to the highest gates of heaven by holding her to the light.”
That sounds more like Journey that Call of Duty. Colour me surprised.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has got a launch trailer. “It spoofs the Hobbit, addresses free-to-play gaming and other hot topics and even has handy singalong subtitles. Hooray!” says the PR blurb.
Darkside Games, the studio working on the Xbox One reboot of Phantom Dust, has been closed down. For some reason Microsoft decided to shift the reboot to a new team.
“We have great respect for their studio and their work in the industry,” said Microsoft. “While we do not have anything new to share on Phantom Dust at this time, we can confirm that development of the title continues.”
Namco Bandai Bandai Namco have announced Ray Gigant, a dungeon crawler for PS Vita. They usually port their Japanese games over to the west so we may see this on our shores.
Staying with Bandai Namco, they have announced that the servers to Ridge Racer Unbounded have been shut down.
And Finally, the story of Mortal Kombat X. Tata!