Posted on Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at 9:00 AM by Guest
Welcome back gamers to the end of another week. Time is flying by fast as this month is half over, and with events such as Gamescom in the works, that makes for a week where the video game industry is spun about with news and videos. While all that was going on, let’s take a look at some of the other headlines that were out there.
Fable fans gearing up for the new release The Journey, a new addition to the series which enables the use of the Kinect, will get a chance to test out the game’s demo weeks prior to its release. On September 17, The Journey Demo will be available for download in the XBLA marketplace. The game’s direction is still debated as the previous title to the franchise, Fable Heroes, was labeled as childish and not remaining true to the game’s roots. In response, Lionhead Studios, and more precisely, Peter Molyneux stirred the pot back in March suggesting that people playing games such as Call of Duty for another 10 years is ‘unthinkable’. ‘If you don’t innovate, you die’. The Journey will be available October 9th in North America and the 12th in Europe for Xbox 360.
Valve has released a free update to their popular puzzle game, Portal 2, which will enable co-op test chambers to be created. Since May, 170,000 single-player Portal 2 test chambers have been created via Steam’s Workshop. Part of the update would include a quick play option which will show players top rated user created maps. To sweeten that deal for Portal 2 owners who received the game as a gift, a voucher will be given for 75% off Portal 2 to give as a gift to someone else. This update is available now, sadly that’s the only news regarding any of Valve’s popular franchises.
Earlier this week Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, revealed that The Last Guardian will still be heading to Playstation 3. In an interview with Eurogamer Yoshida said, “The team is still working on it very hard. There are certain technical issues they’ve been working on. That’s the period of time when the game, looking from the outside, doesn’t seem to be making much progress. But internally there is a lot of work going into creating the title. We had the game playable”, explained Yoshida. “At one point we felt that it would be produced for a certain time period. That was the time we prematurely talked about the launch window. But it turned out the technical issues are much harder to solve. So the engineering team had to go back and re-do some of the work they had done”. A release date has yet to be determined.
Square Enix announced plans to live stream a Final Fantasy event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of Final Fantasy on Famicom. The broadcast will be done in six stages and will be available via video site Nico Nico. The event will take place on September 1 and 2, the highlight being the unveiling of the new Final Fantasy XIII on the first day. On the second day, Final Fantasy VII will take the spot light, celebrating its 15 year anniversary which will feature the title’s voice acting cast. Another celebration would be held stateside at the ACT Theater in Seattle to coincide with the Japanese celebration. Final Fantasy VII released earlier this week on PC, which is avaiable on Square Enix’s web store.
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