It’s Friday which means it’s News Snatch time, rounding up all the bits and bobs of news that slipped through the net, starting with a look at the Switch version of Monster Hunter XX.
Naughty Dog have been speaking about their plans once The Last of Us 2 is in full production, and there’s bad news for a fictitious, but fan favourite title.
So, we can pretty much say the whole studio will be focussed on The Last of Us Part Two once this [Uncharted: Lost Legacy] is over. At some point, parts of the team that will try to figure out what’s next and how that goes when The Last of Us Part Two is full production. We’ll see if there are potential resources to spare which can go into that discovery period, but it’s hard to tell now.
A lot of people went straight from The Last of Us, straight into Uncharted 4, straight into Lost Legacy and those guys need a vacation.And because we started really early on with The Last of Us Part Two it’ll take a while for people in the studio to figure out what’s next, where do we go next and which projects we want to think about … so, if you’re holding out for UnKarted you could be waiting some time.
A demo of Town of Light is now available on the PlayStation Store, click here to get it.
Rockstar are being sued once again and this time it is because they have allegedly used the character of psychic and fortune teller Miss Cleo. Representatives from the Psychic Readers Network are claiming that the Auntie Poulet, an Haitian gang leader found in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is based on Miss Cleo.
You would have thought a fortune telling network could have forseen this event, but it appears to have taken around fifteen years since the game launched before they noticed. The small matter of her being dead might have got in the way, Miss Cleo is a character who was played by actress Youree Harris who sadly passed away due to cancer. However, before she passed she had many jobs, including voicing a certain Haitian gang leader in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
“These claims are entirely meritless and completely ridiculous. We will vigorously defend ourselves with regard to this matter,” say Rockstar.
Stay tuned for further legal news including a lawsuit from the makers of the film Crank, which starred Jason Statham, who are suing the makers of the film The Transporter, which also starred Jason Statham, for having a lead character who looks and sounds like Jason Statham.
News Snatch is the home to the spiritual home to odd Japanese games, so here is a trailer for Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.
If you are old you will remember Crash magazine which featured reviews and previews for ZX spectrum games. It closed after 98 issues but there is a Kickstarter campaign to bring it back as a hard cover annual for issue 99, and many of the original staff are involved. It’s already funded but if you would like to back the project click here.
Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita.
Hipsters! Take a few moments from stroking you beards and drinking rose petal and mango tea as I have news for you! Twenty five years after release and to celebrate that anniversary, you can now buy the soundtrack to Amiga classic Another World on vinyl!
The vinyl comes in various vinyl variants with an exclusive Black Screen Records edition on orange 180g vinyl (most limited version). There is also a retail version on 180g black vinyl, an exclusive French variant on blue vinyl for the Another World store as well as an exclusive US variant which will be announced at a later date. The soundtrack also features songs from the original Amiga version (all specially remastered for vinyl). The vinyl comes with a download code for the digital soundtrack. Artwork and layout by Dane Baudoin based on Original Artwork by Éric Chahi.
As mentioned in last week’s News Snatch we’re not posting the PS Store updates as Sony have rendered the listing useless. However, it’s PlayStation Plus week so here are the links to this month’s games.
- Just Cause 3 (PS4)
- Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry (PS4)
- That’s You – PS4 (bonus title)
- Super Motherload (PS3)
- Snake Ball (PS3)
- Downwell (PS Vita)
- Level 22 (PS Vita)
Back to Naughty Dog studios who have posted a behind the scenes video for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
The Wireless GAME:PAD S PROTM has been launched, “a superior quality, professional grade controller for us with Nintendo Switch and one of the firrst third party wireless controllers to be available for the system.” At least, the press release says it has been launched, I can’t find anywhere that is selling it, maybe your Googleninjaskills are better than mine.
Rhythm driving game Neon Drive launches on PlayStation 4 next week.
Neon Drive brings you 8 levels, each with a unique theme and a surprising twist in the gameplay. Using a two-button control scheme, you’ll have to make your car avoid oncoming obstacles, timing your moves to the rhythm and melody of an awesome custom-made synthwave soundtrack, composed and produced by Gustav Eriksson Pengus
And Finally, if rhythm action driving games aren’t your thing, how about anime girls in tanks? This is Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match on PS4.