This isn’t “Rolling in the Deep”. On purpose.
Two days ago, as I’m checking my twitter feed, the Sonic the Hedgehog account posts that Sonic Lost World will be coming to the PC. This stopped me in my tracks as I exclaimed “WHAT!?”
Konami, what the hell is going on with you?
I’ll give Nintendo this. I usually look forward to seeing their Nintendo Directs. It’s usually only the one game centric ones I skip. That said, they are not all great. However, this was a pretty good one. There was a lot of announcements made and games shown off and especially when Bill Trinen was presenting were there just a rapid fire of games shown and announcements made. As always there were a lot of games and announcements that I don’t really care about but are fine for those who are interested. That’s to be expected. So I’ll focus on the stuff that did peak my interest.
It’s a new year and Nintendo had its first Nintendo Direct presentation of the year! There were a lot of news announced but I’m not going to waste time with the Hyrule Warriors DLC or the next wave of Amiibos or the other stuff I just don’t care about. For me, there were three pieces of news that stood out: The new Fire Emblem game, the release of Wii games on the eShop, and the New Nintendo 3DS XL.
Holy shit, Greg Miller quit IGN! I heard this news and it shocked me. The main reason for this was because I never thought he would leave IGN. He was so dedicated to the site that I thought he would eventually be one of the leaders of the site, like Peer Schneider. However, I wish him the best as well as Colin Moriarty, Tim Gettys, and Nick Scarpino. I like the Kinda Funny content and I’m sure it’s just going to get better since it’s now their full time job.
Right off the bat, the music sets the tone of the trailer. We’re not getting a cerebral video that shows off the artistic design of the game or the story. This is a video that showcases the action in the game and although the song is good, it seems typical of what we hear from trailers. The narration of the main character also cements this tone. The crass and scruffy delivery of the voice actor actually is a bit surprising as the game has been billed as being along the lines of the first BioShock which was more thought provoking and the narration seems a bit out of place.
Yesterday, Sony announced that on August 28, along with the previously announced Ratchet & Clank Collection, two more compilations would be released as well and future compilations would be marketed under the label PlayStation Collection. The Infamous Collection and The God of War Saga will be released and will contain all of the games in their respective franchises up till now. Infamous will have the first and second games, as well as the Festival of Blood downloadable title and some extra content. God of War will have the first, second and third games, Chains of Olympus, Ghost of Sparta and extra content. A voucher for a month of PlayStation Plus will also be included. The PSP and PS2 games will be the HD remakes from the previous collections. Both collection will retail for $39.99.
Back in April of this year, Sega announced their plan to cut down their company staff to focus only on four major franchises and digital releases. The reason for this restructuring appears to be due to flagging sales and profits. Since then, we’ve seen four Vintage collections on Xbox Live Arcade and announcements of upcoming re-releases of classic Sega titles such as Jet Set Radio, Sonic Adventure 2 and Nights into Dreams. We’ve also seen the delay of bigger titles such as Aliens Colonial Marines and Anarchy Reigns to next year.