News Snatch: Qube, Halo Online, Brawl & Ironcast

QUBE: Director’s Cut is coming to PS4, XB1, PS3 & Wii U this summer. The player manipulates cubes in the environment to solve an array of conundrums – from physics puzzles to 3D jigsaws and platform challenges; all whilst trying to figure out what the ‘Qube’ really is. Apart from mis-spelt.

The latest episode of Kojima Station, which is a video thing featuring Kojima, has been cancelled. “Further info will be provided at a later date, detailing when the next livestream will take place” tweeted Metal Gear Japan.

In other “It’s fine, honest, we’ve not had a massive falling out” news, the same Twitter account has been explaining what has been going on at Konami. The tweets have been translated by Kotaku.

In accordance with the recent change in production organization of all of Konami, Kojima Productions, as well as other internal production companies, has had its name, etc., changed to move into the corporate headquarters work structure.

The name and organization has changed, but as before, MGSV: TPP is continuing as a work from director Kojima and the existing team members.

Unconfirmed rumours suggest Kojima is now sleeping in the spare room and both parties are slowly working through their DVD collections, arguing about who gets to keep the box set of Game of Thrones.

As you all rather liked the last one, here is the Persona 4: Dancing All Night ‘Chie Satonaka’ trailer.

Koch Media have announced latest publishing label, Ravenscourt, and its debut selection of upcoming PC simulator games to be released in 2015. Prepare yourselves for Truck Mechanic Simulator 2015, Helicopter 2015: Natural Disasters, Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 and Construction Machines Simulator 2016.

Horror-themed party game Brawl has been “announced” for PS4, even though we previewed it four months ago.

The Bomberman-esque game is a revamp of Basement Crawl, a PS4 game that was a horrendous mess.

“There’s story mode tutorial, challenges, online and local multiplayer modes, more characters and they all have diffferent special skills,” said Bloober Team. “Don’t think about it as fixed Basement Crawl. It’s a whole new game. We even changed graphics. Oh, and you’ll get it for free if you already have BC.”

Ironcast has been announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a game of steampunk mech combat set in a fictional version of the Victorian Era, inspired by science fiction writers such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. It’s also a match three game.

“The core of the game is a Roguelite campaign, featuring character levelling, numerous mech systems and weapon upgrades, and randomized loot and mission content,” say ex-Media Molecule developers, Dreadbit.

“Players choose their Commander character and Ironcast mech, both coming with unique skills and gameplay modifying abilities. Missions are randomly offered to the player from a selection of 75 unique scenarios, meaning each playthrough will be different from the last.”
Killer Instinct season two continues with a trailer for Hisako and Cinder.

The HTC/Valve VR headset will be aimed at the “premium” end of the market.

“Starting with the premium experience, even if it has a slightly higher price point, is the right thing to do from a strategic point of view,” said HTC connected products marketing boss Jeff Gattis. “The price can always come down as the market grows,” he added.

And Finally, there is a new Halo game, Halo Online. But you can only play it if you are Russian.

1 Comment

  1. HTC might get caught with its pants down if Sony and/or Oculus launch substantially cheaper.

    I would like to add a tidbit of news myself:
    I was reading the description for F1 2015, and noticed that the entire 2014 season is included as a bonus mode.

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