Despite Sony’s aggressive marketing campaign for the PlayStation Vita, it still appears to be doing fairly poorly. This, as history shows, is not uncommon when faced against Nintendo’s handheld platforms. Over the years many companies have brought out devices that are technically “better” than the Nintendo counterpart and all have failed. Why? No one really knows. But to try and push some of the sales PlayStation’s way, they’re pushing the hype towards the latest title: New Little King’s Story.
So after the joys and tribulations of EuroGamer’s Expo at Earl’s Court, the weekend just gone, it’s time for the twice a year, Comic-Con to do their thing. MCM Comic Con is primarily an Expo for anime and sci-fi fans to get together and Cosplay some of the most extreme characters. When VGN attended last year, we were met with Pikachu and Tamaki Suoh to Nyan Cat and R2D2. It’s an event for people who like a host of fantasy and comic things, rather than just videogames.
Dead or Alive, a very famous videogame franchise is now offering their first costume pack off of the back of Dead or Alive 5 for free. You’ll be able to download these costumes immediately for both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Kokoro, who gets a new festival outfit; Zack, with a new alien costume; Helena, who reveals her swallowtail outfit; and Bayman, rocking a new beret. The master Gen Fu steps out in his new Tiger Kung Fu uniform, Christie gets even hotter in her new leather gear, Tina dons a new blue ring outfit, and the all-new character Mila takes on a little cosplay. Even the included Virtua Fighter™ characters, Akira, Sarah and Pai, see a whole new round of costume updates.
Nintendo are truly embracing the DLC bandwagon, that I for one hate. With any luck, Nintendo do what Nintendo always have done – create quality games and then also create quality DLC, unlike many other developers out there who fix broken games with broken patches. Either way, Nintendo UK have today released a new video of a Direct Mini for the New Super Mario Bros DLC. In classic Nintendo style, the head of the company is a Mii and is talking to you.
Whoops, we missed a weekly sales update. I’m sure everyone is crying and very upset! If it makes you any happier, here is the latest sales stats that we should’ve updated you all with yesterday. It looks like there’s been a few changes over the past few weeks but as usual, “real” videogames manage to get overtaken by a popular sport. Although that said, there’s been a few entries in the top 10 from nothing that are “real” videogames. Skyrim is also showing no signs of falling out of the Top 20 either…
Today Konami released a array of new screenshots and artwork for their up and coming game, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s slated for release this year and now you’ve got some more imagery to get yourself all morbid and goth over.
Bless him, once upon a time Mickey was able to pull in the sort of audiences that now-a-days only Spongebob can manage amongst the young. That doesn’t mean he can’t produce amazing games, since the Sega Mega Drive days with games like the World of Illusion, so it’s with happiness we can release a number of new Epic Mickey 2 screenshots for your perusal. It’s out on the 23 November 2012.
Final Fantasy VII is one of the most famous games of all time, hotly debated as the best Final Fantasy game of all time and some people think it’s one of the best games of all time. Whilst in my humble opinion, it doesn’t beat Ocarina of Time, it’s still great. Square Enix recognise this, even if they haven’t HDed it yet. Today though, they’ve announced that the PC version is to be rereleased and they’ve also confirmed the very affordable price.
So whilst originally, SEGA had decided not to go to gamescon this year, they’ve changed their mind. Even though they’ve made a shed-ton of people redundant this year already. So to make sure that attending the European E3 wasn’t a waste of time, they’ve released a number of new screenshots for SEGA’s answer to Mario Karts – Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.