Square Enix confirmed today that Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix will be making its way to North America and Europe in the form as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. The compilation will arrive in North America and Europe some time in the Fall this year. The game will include high-definition versions of the PlayStation 2 games, Final Mix and Re: Chain of Memories and high-definition cutscenes from 358/2 Days, to fill the story gap between Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 2. This marks the first time Final Mix will be released outside of Japan and the first time Chain of Memories is released in Europe. Read More!
Alongside Fire Emblem: Awakening, a 3DS bundle will also be launching on February 4th. The bundle features a special edition 3DS with Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-installed and a 4GB SD Card. A pretty good deal for fans without a 3DS. The bundle works out a bit cheaper than buying a regular 3DS with a 2GB SD Card ($170) and then the game separately ($40).
Nintendo has released an announcement trailer for an all new generation of Pokemon games. This new series introduces sixth generation Pokemon and marks the Pokemon franchise’s jump to a full out 3D format. The game will launch globally in October 2013. This is definitely a Pokemon Adventure to check out. You can see the the announcement trailer below after the break. Read More!
Since launching last month, Nintendo’s new Wii U has had a highly successful launch, with launch sales surpassing those of both the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. In its first four weeks of launch, the Wii U sold over 1.8 million console units worldwide. In that same launch frame, the Microsoft sold 940,000 XBox 360 consoles while Sony shipped 540,000 PlayStation 3 consoles. While Nintendo has seen great success with the Wii U launch, the original Wii sold 2.07 million consoles in that same time frame, beating the Wii U.
Continuing the XBox Live Countdown to 2012 Sale, Counter-Strike Global Offense is half off today on XBox Live. Opposite to yesterday’s sale, Counter-Strike: GO is the only discounted game in today’s sale. Nonetheless, you can purchase Counter-Strike: Global Offense for 600 Microsoft Points today. Released August of this year, the game has received fairly good reviews, if you have not gotten a chance to play it yet, it might be worth considering it today.
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The final week of Nintendo Download for the month of August. The usual mix as of late, a lineup focused mostly on handhelds. Read More!
GameSpot was able to get a chance to sit down with Santa Monica’s Seth Killian and SuperBot Entertainment’s Omar Kendall and get a peek on another new character for the upcoming fighter PlayStation All-Stars, Raiden from the Metal Gear series. In GameSpot’s quick peak, we were able to see Raiden in action in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as well as his Level 3 Super, which traps his enemies in cardboard boxes. The video can be seen at the source link, found below.
A new week with a new lineup of Nintendo Download. Not much in North America with just one title per platform. Meanwhile, Europe has a slightly more diverse mix on the table. Read More!
Sony has announced that a new firmware update coming to the Vita next week will bring support for PSOne classics to be played on the Vita. With this update, Vita gamers will be able to access over 100 PSOne classics from PSN next week including Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil 2. Firmware update 1.8 is set to roll out on August 28 and will also bring Cross-Controller support, a mode which allows you to use your Vita as a PlayStation 3 controller.