Late this last year, Capcom announced that Mega Man 11 would be releasing for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game quickly got a lot of positive attention too, with fans rejoicing at the idea of a new instalment in the familiar series.
And now, Capcom have released a release date for it too. Put simply, Mega Man 11 will be released on all platforms on October 2nd this year. Here’s a new trailer showing the game in action, and confirming said release date in the process:
As you can tell… it’s actually looking pretty damn good at this point. The art looks nice, the levels look well enough designed and surprisingly enough… even the voice acting seems pretty decent here too. I mean, Dr Light isn’t speaking like Elmer Fudd anymore! That’s a start!
Still, as it turns out, that’s not all Capcom announced today. Oh no, not only did they reveal the box art for the title (which is looking very spiffy indeed):
But they also revealed that Mega Man is getting a new amiibo too!
Yep, completely out of the blue, Capcom also revealed a new amiibo for the character as well, with a nifty design based on the new game:
As well as a collector’s edition featuring said amiibo, the game and various other minor pieces of merchandise too:
It’s quite the comeback for the series and shows that Capcom is willing to go all the way when it comes to bringing back this classic franchise. From the TV show to the new game and amiibo, it’s obvious that Mega Man’s time in limbo is finally at an end.
So, rejoice Mega Man fans! Not only are you getting a fantastic new Mega Man game on October 2nd, but you’re getting everything from an amiibo to merchandise and marketing too.
Hooray for the blue bomber’s comeback!
Well, this is a bit of a surprise isn’t it? We’ve heard of games getting delayed or pushed back, but never one getting its release date actually brought forward!
But with Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, that’s exactly what’s happened. Yep, as mentioned on the official Twitter account, the game’s now due to be released on other consoles on June 29th instead of July 10th, giving fans a nice extra week or so to enjoy the title!
Here’s the original tweet confirming the change:
So yeah, good news Nintendo fans! It turns out you won’t be waiting as long to play N Sane Trilogy after all!
Crash Bandicoot Release Date Update (Twitter)
Do you have Microsoft’s Games with Gold which is a fancy title for Xbox Live Gold subscription? Then you will get the following games for free for a very limited time so act while you can for the month of May:
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams—Director’s Cut (May 1-31)
- Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (May 16-June 15)
Xbox 360 (compatible with Xbox One)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (May 1-15)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (May 16-31)
In recent times, it seems Valve has slipped away from the world of video game development. Oh sure, they’ve occasionally made updates to existing games like Team Fortress 2, and Steam is as popular as ever. The company isn’t technically dead the same way Treasure is at the moment.
Yet new IPs are few and far between, with releases in general having slowed down to a crawl in the last decade.
However, that may be all about to change. Why? Because as the title suggests, Valve has now acquired Campo Santo.
Yep, as announced on their blog earlier today, the Firewatch dev team are now part of Valve after realising the latter felt the same way about their work as they did.
It’s quite an interesting turn of events really, especially from a company like Valve.
But it won’t affect Campo Santo’s current projects. Oh no, as they also point out on their official site, In the Valley of the Gods is still in development and Firewatch will be supported for the foreseeable future. Or in other words… nothing will change game wise, they’ll just be Valve published games instead.
It’s good news all round, especially if future games get the extra manpower and financial support Valve can offer. Maybe the next Firewatch could be as big a deal as Team Fortress or Portal was! Or Campo Santo could become the next big development team to watch.
Eh, anything’s possible.
Still, what do you think of it all? Are you happy that Valve has acquired Campo Santo? Do you feel this partnership could lead to better games, or Valve getting into proper game development again?
Tell us your thoughts on the matter here in the comments or over on the Gaming Latest forums today!
Campo Santo News Update (Campo Santo Blog)
Ever since Bioshock Infinite in 2013, it seems the Bioshock series has remained in limbo. Oh sure, the games have been ported to later systems, and a collection was released in 2016, but actual new games in the franchise have been non-existent all the while.
However, it seems that may be changing very soon. Why? Because according to a recent Kotaku report on the making on Mafia 3, the developers at a neighbouring studio are apparently working on an interesting game codenamed ‘Parkside’, with rumours going around that said game is actually the next in the Bioshock series.
And that ties in very well with recent happenings hinting at a Bioshock revival. For example, in late 2015, Take Two Interactive (which owns 2K Studio and the franchise) mentioned the series was a ‘permanent franchise’, whereas a few years later the company hinted at a ‘highly anticipated title from one of their biggest franchises’ being released by March 2019.
Which lines up very well with this project, given its current early status in development. So yeah, it seems like the chance of a new Bioshock game is now higher than ever, and that one could well be on its way by March 2019.
However, what do you think about this? Are you with IGN and Kotaku when they say that a new Bioshock game could be on the way?
Or do you think this secretive ‘Parkside’ game could be something else entirely?
Post your thoughts on the matter here in the comments or at the Gaming Latest forums today!
2K Studio Reportedly Developing New Bioshock Game (IGN)