Tales producer Hideo Baba has clarified a rumor from last weeks about a possible HD remaster version of Tales of Symphonia for PS3, he said that he was surprised to hear about this rumor from fans at the ExpoManga in Spain. He told the fans that there might be something coming as a celebration, but it will be more like a "Tales of Cafe" or an event at NamcoCon, he actually has no plans for a game, only ideas so far. "It would be best to just wait for new information [about Tales of Symphonia’s 10th anniversary]. Before we announce something, a rumor is just a rumor after all (laughs)."
Microsoft issued an official statement regarding to used game policy for Xbox One: "The ability to trade in and resell games is important to gamers and to Xbox. Xbox One is designed to support the trade in and resale of games. Reports about our policies for trade in and resale are inaccurate and incomplete. We will disclose more information in the near future." MCV UK reported that players would be able to trade in Xbox One games to retailers who have agreed to Microsoft's terms and conditions and have integrated Microsoft's cloud-based Azure pre-owned system in the store. When user trades in used games, the store will wipe the game from previous user's account, and the retailer can resell the game, Microsoft and the publish will receive a percentage cut of the sale.
Follow the rumors on Xbox One's new trade-in policy for used games, GameStop's stock value has slided by 13% at one point, after Microsoft issued the official statement, GameStop shares were down 6.7%. Under the new business model, Microsoft and publishers will take a cut of used game sales, reducing revenue from retailers.
Here are some new scans of Koei Tecmo and SCEJ's multiplayer demon hunting game Toukiden, showing the new firebird demon Hinomagatori, which has four wings and can breath fire from its mouth.
Here are some new scans of Aqua Plus's simulation RPG Tears to Tiara II: Hao no Matsuei [Tears to Tiara II: Descendants of the Overlord] for PS3, the game will be released in Japan on Oct 24, for 6980 yen.
Here are some new screenshots of Team Ninja's Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, the game will be released in Japan on Sep 5, for 6090 yen, three special bundles will be available on the same date....
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Bandai Namco also revealed in Jump! that the PSP RPG One Piece: Romance Dawn will be ported over to 3DS, the game will be available in Japan on August 8.
Here is a new Jump! scan of Bandai Namco's One Piece: Unlimited World Red for 3DS, a new One Piece action adventure game with battles and hunting elements....
Level 5 will release Fantasy Life Link! in Japan on July 25, an enhanced version of Fantasy Life with various new elements, including new Internet function Fantasy Life LINK, new quests and a new area called Island of Mystery.....
Here are some new screenshots of GungHo Online Entertainment's Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, the Vita will be available in Japan on Aug 29, and the PS3 version will be coming later this year.....
Here are the latest Media Create Console Hardware Sales in Japan for the week of May May 13 - 19, another slow week, with 3DS sold 37k, PS3 and Vita sold 11k and Wii U sold 6k units ....
3DS LL - 24k
3DS - 13k
PS3 - 11k
Here are the latest Famitsu Console Software Sales in Japan for the week of May 13 - 19, in this slow week Summon Night 5 sold 98k units, followed by Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu, sold 66k; and Square Enix's Dragon Quest X for Wii U has sold 65k to-date since launched ....
Ninendo announced the E3 Nintendo Direct will take place on Jun 11 at 7AM PT / 10AM ET, the conference will provide updates about future Wii U games, including new 3D Mario, Super Smash Bros., and Mario Kart, which will be showcase at E3 as well.
XSEED Games announced that Ragnarok Odyssey Ace for PS3 and Vita will be coming to North America and Europe this winter.
XSEED Games revealed its E3 lineup, which includes titles from Grasshopper, GungHo and Marvelous Online, including Killer is Dead, Rune Factory 4 and more...
Killer is Dead (PS3/360) - summer 2013
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (PS3/Vita) - winter 2013
Rune Factory 4 (3DS) - summer 2013
Valhalla Knights 3 (VITA) - fall 2013
Ys: Memories of Celceta (VITA) - fall 2013
Ninja Warrior (iOS/Android)
Cross Horizon (iOS/Android)
Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine (Windows)
Battle Space (Browser)
Knights of the Sky (Browser)
Pandora Saga (Windows)
Square Enix announced that the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will launch for both PS3 and PC on Aug 27.
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Here is a Specs Comparison Chart between Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the main differences are the GPU cores, peak shader throughput and memory speed.....
Here are the latest Famitsu game review scores, Cave's Xbox 360 shooter DoDonPachi Saidaioujou got a score of 33/40 ....
Team Ninja announced that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will have two more new characters, they are Jacky from Virtua Fighter series, and Ein from DOA2.....
The Xbox Business head Don Mattrick told Wall Street Journal that only 5% of gamers play past-generation games on new machines, so it would not make sense to invest time and resource in backward compatibility on the Xbox One, he said "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards". Xbox One does not support Xbox 360 games and XBLA games.
Koei Tecmo execute VP Hisashi Koinuma said that there was a lot of unfinished material for Pokemon Conquest during an interview, hinting for a possible sequel to the surprise hit last year.
Bandai Namco announced One Piece: Unlimited World Red for 3DS, which seems to be a new installment of Ganbarion's One Piece Unlimited series.
Arc System Works announced that they will reveal two new games at E3, in addition, both Muramasa Rebirth for PS Vita and A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX for XBLA, and a mobile game will be playable at E3.
SCEJ released new details of its PS Vita multiplayer action game Freedom Wars, in the game you must battle against Abductors, which are dragon like monsters who captures civilians.....
Microsoft said there won't be cross-platform play between Xbox One and Xbox 360, due to different architecture of the system, said Xbox marketing manager Harvey Eagle.
Microsoft said Xbox One will not be compatible with Xbox 360 controllers and accessories; and Xbox One does not provide any built-in DVR capabilities.
The Xbox One 500GB hard drive is not replaceable, but you can attach external storage to the console via the USB 3.0 port, and game installs and downloads can be stored on external storage.
Microsoft said that a historic Rare franchise will make a return on the Xbox One, the game will be announced at E3 as one of the 15 Xbox One exclusives.
Crytek's first person brawler title Ryse will be coming to Xbox One instead of Xbox 360; and the game will have controller based gameplay, enhanced by Kinect.
Microsoft Game Studios general manager Matt Booty confirmed that Xbox One will not support self-publishing indie games, independent developers will require a publisher to release games digitally on Xbox One.
Square Enix confirmed that Eidos Montreal's Thief will be heading to Xbox One and PS4.
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Here are some new screenshots of Microsoft's Xbox One console, controller and Kinect 2.0 camera. (Source: Wired)
Here are some new screenshots of Microsoft's Xbox One launch title Forza Motorsports 5, this game also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Forza series.
Microsoft officially announced the next generation Xbox -- the XBOX ONE, an always be ready and connected console, which can be used to voice control TV, movies and switch between apps. The Xbox One will have 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, USB 3.0, Blu-ray, Kinect 2.0 and more .....
Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One will have time exclusive content, and the game will have a dog partner, who can sniff out explosives and attack enemies.
Steven Spielberg, Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries, and Nancy Tellem from Xbox Entertainment Studios announced a live action Halo TV Series for Xbox One.
Microsoft announced that more than 15 exclusive games will release within the first year of Xbox One, eight are brand-new franchises.
Microsoft and Turn 10 Studio announced Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One, it will be a launch title.
Remedy Games, the creator of Max Payne and Alan Wake, announced Quantum Break for Xbox One.
EA announced EA Sports Ignite, a new game engine powering EA Sports' next-gen sports titles. EA will launch FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, NBA Live 25 and UFC for Xbox One in the next 12 months. The games will have 10 times more animation depth and detail than Xbox 360 versions, and four times more calculations per second to create human like intelligence.
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Sony announced that the "Panopticon" teaser they revealed last week is a new PS Vita action game called Freedom War, which is a "recovery multiplayer action" game, support 8 players cooperative or competitive play via Ad-Hoc or WiFi....
NIntendo revealed that the next Nintendo Direct will have info on Smash Bros., 3D Mario and Mario Kart for Wii U.
Microsoft revealed that EA's FIFA 14 and Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts will debut at the Next Generation Xbox event on May 21 at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT.
Sony has released a new teaser video of the PlayStation 4 hardware, which is set to reveal at the E3 Press Conference on Jun 10 at 6PM PDT/9PM EDT.
Here are some new screenshots of Square Enix's Drag-on Dragoon 3 [Drakengard 3], the apostal Octa has unordinary sexual desire, "as long as there is a hole there is no problem".....
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Arc System Works announced Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign at the ASW Festival, the game will have Unreal Engine's 3D graphics and 2D gameplay.....
Here are some new screenshots and preview video of Sega's Ryu ga Gotoku 1 & 2 HD [Yakuza 1 & 2 HD], the GamePad will display maps and character details; or your can play the entire game on the GamePad....
Square Enix's General Manager Hidemi Matsuzuka has posted new images of the Final Fantasy Versus XIII perfume bottle in his Facebook page, which maybe another indication that an update will be coming soon.
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Here are some new screenshots and gameplay video of Nintendo's Pikmin 3 for Wii U, the game can be played with or without the TV screen......
Here are some new screenshots and video of Nintendo's New Super Luigi U, which will be available for download on Jun 19 in Japan and Jun 20 in North America and Europe for $19.99. The standalone version will be released in Japan on July 13, in North America on Aug 25 and in Europe on Jul 25, for $29.99; the standalone retail version does nto require New Super Mario Bors. U.
Sega announced that Ryu ga Gotoku 1 & 2 HD Edition [Yakuza 1& 2 HD] will be coming to Wii U on Aug 8 in Japan, for 5229 yen retail or 4700 yen download. A North American or European version has not been announced yet.
Nintendo announced Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games for Wii U, the game will have HD graphics, support Wii MotionPlus and GamePad for gameplay. There will be new events like figure skating pairs and snowboarding slope-stlyle. Certain events will support GamePad, such as curling and biathlon.
Nintendo announced a worldwide partnership with Sega to release Sonic Lost World, a new action adventure platforming game exclusive for Wii U and 3DS.
Sega announced more Game Gear Virtual Console games will be coming to 3DS eShip, including Columns, Crystal Warriors, Defenders of Oasis, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, G-LOC: Air Battles, Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya, Sonic Blast, Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tails Adventure and Vampire: Master of Darkness.
Nintendo announced that the Wii U exclusive title The Wonderful 101 from Platinum Games, will be released in North America on Sep 15 and in Europe on Aug 23.