Tales Studio, the
independent developer responsible for the Tales series of RPGs since
1995's Tales of Phantasia, has been closed
by parent company Namco
Bandai. But Tales fans can take comfort in the fact that upcoming titles
in the series haven't been cancelled – however, with the 25-year-old
studio absorbed by Namco Bandai, the future of the series is for now
Square Enix may offer extra
musical tracks as DLC for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, according to one
retailer who's previewed the 3DS title in Japan. The game's
rhythm-action roster includes more than 50 tracks from previous Final Fantasy titles. However, retailer Sinobi attended a trade-only Nintendo
briefing for the title and reports that even more tracks from the series' history may be
available after release...
the announcement of Street Fighter X Tekken the heads of their respective
franchises, Yoshinori Ono of Street Fighter and Katsuhiro Harada of Tekken,
have appeared in a series of silly videos
for that game. Still, most of them have been for the Capcom side of things, as
SFXT is being developed by Capcom and Tekken X Street Fighter has yet to be
shown in any real capacity, but that changed with the new trailer for Tekken 3D
Prime Edition for 3DS. Despite this being a Namco title, this awesome video
starts at Capcom’s offices and features a scene-stealing turn by Ono. Watch!
The premier of Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D is over (it was only one day long), but there's still at least one way to catch this full-length feature fist-fest of a film. The game Tekken 3DS will include a copy of Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D — it's a bit of a smaller screen, but if you look closely you'll still get a full-size helping of awesomeness and radballs...
Not a lot of great trailers this week, but the one’s that were awesome were REALLY AWESOME. Most notably, the Crysis 2’s launch trailer, which is where we stole the song “New York, New York” by B.o.B. Find all of the trailers showcased below in their entirety…
So, a slice of good news, and a slice of potentially good news from Capcom today. It's no secret that the House 'o Wiley has had some mixed results from its initiative to branch out into western development, scoring winners ("Hello, Dead Rising 2") and absolute clunkers ("Screw you, Bionic Commando") in equal measure. The current plan? Don't trust the west with new IP. Sounds like a bit of a harsh reaction, admittedly, but then you remember that Dark Void exists and all becomes clear.
Silver linings are (potentially) two-fold though. With the focus taken away from the west, it now transpires that Capcom Japan might finally be about to drop some more original ideas on us. Remember them? I used to like Capcom's original ideas, and I miss seeing new ones. Also, the way in which the west is to treat old IP could turn out to be pretty damn exciting in the future. Could also be terrible, but hey, the potential is there. Click on to find out what the hell I'm babbling on about.
There was once was a time when Professor Layton cornered the market in anime-inspired puzzle games featuring brainy male leads and under-aged sidekicks. Now that the series has shipped more than 11M units worldwide, Level-5's winning formula has seemingly spawned a sub-genre of Layton-inspired games; the latest of which is Namco Bandai's newly announced DS riddler, Treasure Report: The Mechanized Legacy...
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