Just today SEGA launched the latest downloadable content release for Total War: Shogun 2. The DLC pack, titled ‘Saints and Heroes’, delivers nine new units – each whom excels in their own field. For those looking to get an extra advantage in the game, or just want to be able to gather more unit types, this pack can be purchased on Steam. Screenshots after the jump.
In shocking news, it appears that there have been thirty-one cases of PlayStation Vita systems burning up when plugged in to charge. In even more disturbing news, Sony have stated that they will not recall any units and claim the fault isn’t there’s. This is ludicrous! Thankfully, the Japanese government are on the case and are investigating these red hot systems!
Just in case you can’t detect sarcasm, this situation is not abnormal at all. When you look at the odds, thirty-one people out of over two million Vita adopters, it makes perfect sense. At the end of the day, there are always consumers who make silly mistakes with their hardware. In this instance, Sony are suggesting that this may be an issue of liquids near the charger slot. Given the length of time that the device has been on sale, and the incredibly low odds of this happening, it’s certainly safe to say that this is a consumer fault rather than Sony’s.
This post was inspired by the number of trolls making complaints about Sony’s stance on recalling their handheld, just on the off chance that some individuals may believe this. Very few notable posts have pointed out the lack of this being an issue. It’s barely even news (although I’ll admit that today is a bit dry for news).
Also, whilst we’re at it, watch out for those “black spots on the screen” complaints going around. That’s normal for an OLED Screen when it’s pitch black. Although if you spot black spots on the screen during brighter scenes, I would get that inspected.
(Eurogamer – Japanese government to investigate reports of PlayStation Vitas burning up)
‘lo and behold, Yoichi Wada of Square-Enix posted on Twitter that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is actually still in development. It seems the Japanese action role-playing game is still due to be launched… some day. Whether we’ll see it before the turn of the century is yet to be seen, but at the very least the title is still alive and kicking. I told you so.
(Joystiq: Square reaffirms existence of Versus XIII, continues not to show it)
After recently being put into full development after six long years; it appears that Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been cancelled. A source told Kotaku that it was cancelled just recently. Apparently, Square-Enix intend to keep this quiet as an announcement of this move would result in implications towards their stock prices. Of course, this only benefits the “source” and their tale as well.
The title – announced back in 2006 – was to be set in the same universe as Final Fantasy XIII, but was not intended to be a proper sequel. It was being developed by the Kingdom Hearts development team and was to be an action role-playing game. It featured day/night cycles, real-time battles, third person shooter elements, a realistic world, an expansive world map, summoned beings are unlocked through beating them, and so on. The game sounded absolutely fantastic, and it’s a great shame to hear that it’s cancelled. But… I’ll take that news with a grain of salt.
Putting aside Kotaku’s not exactly stellar reputation, the website for the title is still available. It also only recently went into full development, and we were told not so long ago to expect big news on the title. And then consider that this is a source that Kotaku consider reliable enough to deem their very own article a rumour. I’d rather wait until the Tokyo Game Show later this year before I write this title off.
At any rate, Versus has been in development during this entire console generation with no signs of being launched any time soon. I’m just hoping this ‘news’ is a case of the content being lost in translation, and we can expect this title in another version on the next-generation platforms. It is getting a bit late to produce something so ambitious on the PlayStation 3 platform after all. Fingers crossed on that one.
Edit: Apparently I was right on the ball. Square-Enix confirmed that it’s not cancelled.
(Kotaku – Final Fantasy Versus XIII Is Dead)
SEGA have unveiled that their HD remake of the highly anticipated title, Jet Set Radio, will be making its way to the iOS and Android platforms. This brings the title to being supported by… just about anything really.
The mobile versions of the game will contain new features; one new feature includes the ability to take photos with your phone to be used as graffiti in the game itself.
The game is due to be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Vita, and on Windows, as well as on Android and iOS platforms, sometime this Summer.
Atlus have released a brand new trailer for their upcoming fighting game – Persona 4: Arena. The game exists within continuity, making it a very strange move by Atlus.
Teddie, a character from Persona 4, has gone missing. In order to find him, the cast of Persona 4 watch the Midnight Channel in order to, hopefully, find him once again. This leads to discovering him announcing a fighting tournament in which the cast all enter in order to reunite with him. The game also features characters from Persona 3. Persona 4: Arena is expected to launch on both PlayStation 3 an Xbox 360 during the Fall of this year, with Europe yet to even get a release date. Japan will be receiving this game on the 26th of this month.
It honestly does look fun. I don’t expect any incredibly serious fighting tournaments with the game, but I reckon I’ll pick this one up all the same. After all, games are about fun aren’t they?
Just released this weekend, Konami have set out their Comic-Con trailer for the action/mecha franchise’s HD remake – Zone of the Enders HD Collection. The trailer shows off the neat visuals, but also show off more of what the game is actually like. It’s enough to get anyone excited.
Zone of the Enders HD Collection contains both Zone of the Enders titles in 720p at 60 FPS (frames per second). They’ve been putting a lot of effort and time into this port, and it shows. The game has yet to receive an official release date, but is due to launch sometime this Summer. Given that we’re in July, that doesn’t leave a lot of time left! I’ve got this collection pre-ordered. Do you?