Tapei Game Show started on Thursday, and the period of quarterly financial reports is now in full swing. As a result, this week the industry has brought us quite a few interesting events. In case you missed some of them, as usual we gathered here the five most popular stories between January 24th and January 30th.
Yakuza Kiwami, a full remake of Sega’s PS2 classic Yakuza, was finally released in Japan on January 21st for PS4 and PS3. While some remakes may appear disappointing to some players, our very own Giuseppe took the time to prepare a screenshot comparison between Yakuza Kiwami on PS4 and the original Yakuza game on PS2. Make sure to check this article out, because the differences are absolutely enormous and a lot of effort by the development team resulted into bringing about a remake worthy of the name.
Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen announced during Electronic Arts’ quarterly financial conference call further information about the big titles that we can expect this fiscal year. Be sure to take a deep breath and grab your inhaler, because it looks like you will be able to get your hands on a new “fantastic” Titanfall, a new Battlefield game and Mass Effect Andromeda before March 31st, 2017. You can read more about this in the article.
Just before Tapei Game Show, Sony Interactive Entertainment held a press conference and presented several upcoming games for PS4 and PlayStation VR. In case you missed it, you can catch up by watching all the trailers in our article.
PlayStation VR has a quite interesting multiplayer feature which enables games to run at the same time on the headset and on a TV, bringing in some very nice opportunities for party games. During Tapei Game Show, Sony Interactive Entertainment hosted an on-stage demonstration about this feature where five players – one wearing the headset, four playing on TV – were playing The PlayRoom VR‘s Monster Escape. Be sure to read the article and watch the video provided, if you want to see Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida and The Tomorrow Children Director Dylan Cuthbert play.
A rumor ran on social media this week, and brought about quite heated debates about Nintendo allegedly censoring same-sex relationships in the European version of its upcoming 3DS exclusive Fire Emblem Fates. The source of said rumor came from a quite weird mail allegedly sent by the Italian branch of Nintendo. To clarify this statement, DualShockers contacted Nintendo Italy’s PR Manager, unveiling that it was all a rather sad fake.