GBAtemp Exclusive This Week in Gaming Feb 3.

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Jan 15, 2017.


    Front-page GBAtemp Exclusive
    It's time once again, to see the latest collection in what's going on in the gaming news world. Let's check out what's been happening! This'll cover anything ranging from the New Year until Feb. 2nd, while the calendar will show titles up until Feb. 28.

    Gaming Industry

    SAGAFTRA Strike Continues
    The SAGAFTRA saga continues, as hundreds of prominent video game voice actors and actresses rallied and marched in protest on February 2nd. There were over 500 supporters involved, as they marched from Downtown Los Angeles to the La Brea Tar Pits in California. The strike began in October 2016, and it seems like there's no end to the strike in sight.

    Crytek Lays off 15 Workers
    Crytek, a gaming company that's seemingly been having issues lately, is now firing 15 people from it's main offices in Germany. A source at Eurogamer has confirmed that many of the workers there have not been paid since December, and are leaving en masse to Cloud Imperium Games, the team working on Star Citizen. This news also follows the closure of multiple smaller Crytek offices last year.

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    Assorted News

    Dataminers Find Hidden Costume Art in Fire Emblem Heroes
    Some members at Neogaf have found some interesting pieces of data in the latest Fire Emblem game. User Cerium found Christmas themed outfits for both Robin and Tharja in the files of the game, hinting that there might be some Christmas or holiday themed timed events planned for the mobile titled.

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    Freedom Planet 2 Gets Demo
    The popular indie game that's inspired by the classic Sonic series is getting a sequel, and it's received a demo showcasing the new gameplay features. You can download it for free at the official site, linked below!

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    Reggie Once Again Teases Mother 3 and Metroid
    Buckle up, as it's time to ride the rumor/hype train. Nintendo of America CEO Reggie is back again, and he's here to tease some prominent Nintendo franchises. When interviewed with IGN, Reggie claimed that both Metroid and Mother are important IPs to Nintendo, and that we should "see where things are in a year from now" in regards to if either series would see new entries.

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    Reggie Also Claims There's Still More Unnanounced 3DS Games Coming
    Looks like one tease wasn't enough, as Reggie goes on to have an interview with Wired, where he reveals "There are 3DS games we haven't annouced yet...that I know are going to make you excited." Despite the imminent launch of the Switch, Nintendo is still dedicating effort towards their old handheld.
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    Shovel Knight Devs to Start Work on a Brand New Game in 2017
    Yacht Club Games, the developer team behind the highly successful indie game, Shovel Knight, are still working hard with expansions to their existing game. However, it seems they will also be focusing on a completely new project this year. We'll have to wait and see what they come up with.

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    Starbound Dev Showcases His Next Project: "Advance Wars Meets Fire Emblem"
    Speaking of wildly successful indie games, the developer of Starbound is working on a new project. In an interview with PC Gamer, he mentions it as a mix up of Fire Emblem and Advance Wars. "The first is a turn based strategy game, a more modern spiritual successor to Advance Wars that retains some of the pixel charm. ... The goal is to make good use of modern tech, online multiplayer, Steam Workshop support, that kind of thing."
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    Nintendo and Hori Marketing Overpriced Switch Branded SD Cards
    The Nintendo Switch is almost here, and with it, will follow leagues of merchandise and accessories for it. One of the products that you'll probably want to steer clear of, is Hori's official Nintendo Switch licensed micro SD cards. For a mere 32GB card, it'll set you back $55 USD, far more than the usual cost of a generic mSD. Of course, this isn't like the Vita, and you'll be free to buy your own brand of storage, but it's still a baffling choice to price it so highly.

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    Yokai Watch 2 Releases April 7 for EU
    GBAtemp's most favorite game series that has totally not become a meme will finally be getting a European release. Yokai Watch 2 will be hitting stores and the e-Shop on April 7, 2017.

    :arrow: SOURCE: GBAtemp Press Inbox

    Games With Gold and PS+ Free Titles for February
    For those who have Xbox Gold, the free games for February are out. This month, you'll be getting Killer Instinct Season 2 (XBO), Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (XBO), Project Cars (XBO), Monkey Island 2 SE (360), and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (360). As a reminder, all 360 GWG titles are automatically backwards compatible with the Xbox One.

    For PSN users, you'll be getting the following: Little Big Planet 3 (PS4), Not a Hero (PS4), StarWhal (PS4/3), Anna Extended Edition (PS3), Ninja Senki DX (Vita/PS4), and TorqueL (Vita/PS4).

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    Ni No Kuni 2 Coming to PC
    Bandai Namco's Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is making its way to PC alongside the PS4 release sometime this year. This announcement also revealed that the game will be getting a simultaneous worldwide release as well.

    Ace Combat 7 Coming to Xbox One, PC
    The previously announced PS4 title Ace Combat 7 will be getting a PC and Xbox version when it launches sometime in 2017, as announced by Bandai Namco. The game has also gotten an official title; Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.

    Lots of Games Getting Localizations in 2017
    Thanks to XSEED, Aksys Games, NISA, and Idea Factory, it appears that there will be many localizations going into 2017. Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy and Cladun Returns from NISA will be launching Spring 2017. Aksys will be bringing the 999 HD port, titled Nonary Games, as well as Period Cube, Tokyo Xanadu, Collar x Malice, and Code Realize ~Future Blessing~ in 2017. Idea Factory International is localizing Hakouki -Kyoto Winds-, Dark Rose Valkyrie, Mark Skelter Nightmares, and a PC port of Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force all in 2017. XSEED will be porting Ys Origins to PS4 and Vita later this month, too. Finally, Sekai Project is bringing World End Economica and Narcissu Anthology to the west later this year as well.

    Atlus is Taking a Survey--Wants to Know What New Games Fans Want
    Atlus is offering a survey to it's Japanese consumers asking what titles you'd like to see get sequels, or what IPs you'd like to see revived. The survey also goes into detail about Persona, questioning fans if they'd like to see things like a Persona 3 Dance Game, Persona 6, a Persona FPS, or an HD Remaster of Persona titles. You can take the survey at the source below, but be warned, it's all in Japanese, and google translate does not translate it well at all.

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    Fallout Shelter Coming to PC and Xbox One on Feb 7
    Bethesda's mobile game, Fallout Shelter, will be releasing on Xbox and PC, quite soon, according to a press release. The currently mobile-exclusive game will offer achievements as well. This also marks the second time a third party developer has made a Windows Play Anywhere title, the first being Resident Evil 7.

    :arrow: SOURCE: GBAtemp Press Inbox

    Uncharted Movie's Script Reaches Completion
    Despite the myriad of terrible video game movie adaptations, flimwriter Joe Carnahan has just completed the script for the Uncharted movie. According to him, the script has been in the works, and has had multiple issues and had temporarily been put on hiatus since work began in 2011.
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    Fan Projects

    Cemu (Wii U Emulator) Gets Custom Texture Packs and Upscaling Support

    Everyone's favorite Wii U emulator is making great progress, as it already can boot and even run quite a few commercial games. And now, the developers have nitroduced graphics packs, and the ability to change the internal resolation. Here's a 4K screenshot of Xenoblade Chronicles X, and here's a video to show off Smash Bros in 4K.

    Fan Remakes Sonic 06 Level in Unity Engine

    Have you ever wanted to play one of the greatest Sonic trainwrecks of all time, but lack a proper console to do so? Fret not! As Youtuber "Gistix" has recreated Sonic 06 in Unity in order to bring the experience to PC. There's a full demo now available for download, which features the Kingdom Valley level of the game. There are, of course glitches, which you can report to the developer here.

    Romhack Puts Bubsy in Streets of Rage 2
    Do you remember the Sega Genesis classic Streets of Rage 2? Do you remember the short-lived mascot character Bubsy? Well now you can have a two-for-one nostalgia trip thanks to romhacker Metal64, who managed to add in Bubsy's sprite to Streets of Rage 2 for some hilarity.

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    Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 Project Reaches 1 Year Anniversary

    On the topic of remaking things, next we have cryZenx's project; recreating Ocarina of Time into the Unreal Engine. The project has just reached it's 1 year anniversary, and as you can see in the video, it's certainly come a long way.

    Tales of Destiny Director's Cut Fan Translation Reaches Milestone
    The fan-translation project for Tales of Destiny DX has just finished translating the main story up until Act 1 of the game. The translation project begun in October 2013, alongside the team's other translation projects involving the Tales of series.


    Gravity Rush 2

    Freedom Planet 2

    Yooka Laylee Multiplayer Trailer

    Dirt 4 Announcement Trailer

    A Rose in Twilight

    Tales of Rays

    Mario Sports Superstars

    Release Calendar

    February 3
    Poochy and Yoshi's Wooly World (3DS)
    A House of Many Doors (PC)
    Aqua Kitty UDX (Xbox One)
    February 6
    Mobius Final Fantasy (PC)
    February 7
    Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4, PSV)
    Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC)
    Nights of Azure (PC)
    Nioh (PS4)
    February 14
    Fairy Fencer F: ADF (PC)
    For Honor (PC, PS4, XBO)
    Sniper Elite 4 (PC, PS4, XBO)
    February 21
    Halo Wars 2 (PC, XBO)
    Lego Worlds (PC, PS4, XBO)
    Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin (PSVR)
    Deus Ex Criminal Past DLC (PC, PS4, XBO)
    Ys Origin (PS4, PSV)
    Night in the Woods (PC, PS4)
    Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PC, PS4, PSV, XBO)
    February 28
    Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) [North America]
    Torment: Tides of Numenera (PC, PS4, XBO)
    Desync (PC)
    Discussion (21 replies)
  1. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 28, 2016
    United States
    Why would you though? What makes Sonic 06 bad good is how broken it is...
    TheVinAnator and Chary like this.
  2. BlueFox gui

    BlueFox gui SOMEONE

    Feb 4, 2016
    Even the glitches are similar to those of the original game, and have some new ones XD
  3. flame1234

    flame1234 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 17, 2009
    United States
    What? Since when did fans know what they want?
    For new IPs there's Kickstarter.
    I guess it could apply for localizations of franchises that haven't been localized before, but that is a rare situation.
    And by the way, fans already voted with their wallets. They should listen to that rather than some survey.
  4. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Your mom's basement.
    Freedom Planet 2! So stoked!
    Ethevion and Chary like this.
  5. LuigiXHero

    LuigiXHero GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 16, 2014
    United States
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  6. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

    pip Senior Editor
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    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    Darn, that one totally slipped my mind, despite having a tab open for it when writing. I'll add it in there.
  7. DarkCoffe64

    DarkCoffe64 Bo

    Mar 30, 2011
    I bet that, to circumvent this, the big gaming companies will resort to using gibberish for voices, so as to not pay voice actors, and excuse themselves saying "The reason we don't have voices in our games is for the art" or some BS like that.

    Do a barrel roll
    Just like how every year Ubisoft say they're working on Beyond Good & Evil 2. Keep dreaming, guys.

    Welp, let's hope these guys actually make the game better than SEGA did.
    First thing they should do is remove Elise.
    Also, I bet SEGA will DMCA this. Just a hunch.

    One year!? How did this slip under Nintendo's radars is beyond me.
    Go Go Power Rangers Lawyer Team!
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  8. Imacaredformy2ds

    Imacaredformy2ds Smartass

    Nov 17, 2016
    The Football/Soccer portion of Mario Sports Superstars reminds me of the Inazuma Eleven series, but I stead of Special moves with names it's just special shots, and I don't think goalkeepers have any special moves
    I'll actually buy a game for once
    Thx for this article (? Chary
    Last edited by Imacaredformy2ds, Feb 3, 2017
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  9. orcid

    orcid GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 14, 2009
    It reminds me of Nintendo World Cup on the NES. Actually it seems to be Nintendo World Cup with Mario. It is totally different to Inazuma Eleven.
  10. Imacaredformy2ds

    Imacaredformy2ds Smartass

    Nov 17, 2016
    lemme look up that NES game (? real quickl
  11. orcid

    orcid GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 14, 2009
    OK. I didn't know Inazuma Eleven strikers. I played the main 3DS games.
  12. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    @Chary Reggie teasing Mother 3 and metroid? So am i to assume reggie goes fishing every day to the pond with a cart of Metroid and mother 3 as a lure bait, wait for fish to bite it and just yanking it before it can? That kind of tease? :P

    Well there some angry fish already, the fans that waited for a mother 3 localization for way too long (Not including me) or a game with a psychic kid, that is less interesting than animal crossing. :P
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  13. HavengulZenith

    HavengulZenith Member

    Jan 26, 2017
    United States
    At first I was excited thinking about a new mother and metroid, then I assumed he must be lying in some way, then I realized it could be even worse than I thought and it'll be a metroid spin-off and mother 4 made by someone who isn't Itoi. R.I.P. hopes and dreams.
  14. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.

    Dec 24, 2013
    United States
    SEGA has said in the past they're not only OK with fan games, they encourage them.
  15. DeoNaught

    DeoNaught I break all the warranties

    Aug 22, 2016
    United States
    Constant Fear
    Even More Hype
  16. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    That's not an official quote from the company but the silly public relations team, but i'll humor you for a second.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Last edited by Pluupy, Feb 4, 2017
  17. Luckkill4u

    Luckkill4u 4 guys in a car ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Jul 13, 2008
    The only games on that release calendar that I'm interested in is Horizon Zero Dawn and Desync (mostly from its synthwave soundtrack). Oh and Mother 3 and another Metroid Prime game? About fucking time you stupid reggie-veggie!!! Also Atlus I'd be more happy to see a cross platform HD re-makes of the original Megami Tensei and Shin Megami Tensei games (Including Strange Journey <3). It's a seriously under rated franchise that got overtaken by more friendly SPIN OFF... I'd be more happy to see Atlus making Shin Megami Tensei for a PlayStation system than that god forsaken Nintendo Switch... Also Mobius Final Fantasy on steam? Square Enix what the fuck are you thinking?!?!?!?!

    Anywho thanks for the news Chary
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  18. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    Oct 11, 2011
    Actually, the only thing that I care about is Ni No Kuni 2.

  19. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

    B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N can't think of anything creative to put here

    Jun 7, 2016
    inb4 the overpriced MicroSDs become collector's items
    Pluupy likes this.
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