A new installment to Capcom’s long running Street Fighter franchise could be in the cards. Series Executive Producer, Yoshinori Ono, ( kinda ) confirmed as much via Twitter earlier today in response to a fan inquire on the subject.
Here’s what he said:
Proceeding the above tweet, the producer was asked about the chances of a Street Fighter game appearing on the XBox One. He replied by saying:
I have no set plans about it. I’ll think about it after E3… Go or Not… ;D
If another Street Fighter is currently in the works, will it skip next gen systems?
We’ll have to wait until this year’s Evolution Championship Series kicks off on July 12th for the answers.
If a new listing by New Zealand retailer, Mighty Ape, proves accurate, Warner Bros. Games Montreal’s next installment to the successful Batman games will arrive on next gen systems.
The retailer has Batman: Arkham Origins pegged for the PS4 and XBox One but, unlike its current gen brethren, both versions lack a release window or a price.
Before the game was officially announced for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC ( through Game Informer ) earlier this year, the rumor mill was ripe with speculation about Batman: Arkham Origins’ possible next gen release. Those rumors were eventually laid to rest, only to resurface again, it seems, like a pesky green haired villain.
Here’s a new rumor for you regarding Final Fantasy
According to unconfirmed reports, Square Enix is planning to include remastered versions of both Final Fantasy X and X-2 on one disc for the PS3 while the PS Vita versions will be sold separately.
Content found in the International editions of both games will also be included in the collection, which is said to be on track for a 2013 release. This would be welcomed news if rumors turn out to be true.
Although Square Enix has kept mum regarding official details, we’re still hoping that the reported June release of the FFX HD collection also holds up.
Dust off those dress spheres! Shonen Jump has confirmed that FFX-2 HD is indeed coming to the PS3 and Vita this year, along with the International content. ~Via
With Square Enix keeping a tight lid on all things Final Fantasy Versus XIII related, it’s not surprising to see the rumor mill over flowing with dubious speculation regarding the action rpg.
As we’ve seen in the past, unconfirmed reports usually turn out to be false but this latest rumor comes from a Neogaf user whose claim is quite timely, to say the least.
Just before Sony announced its plans to reveal the “future of PlayStation” later this month a Neogaf user by the name of Verendus mentioned that Square Enix’s long awaited Final Fantasy Versus XIII has made the next gen leap.
According to Verendus, the game won’t have the ‘Versus XIII’ title but he/she failed to divulge us with its supposed re-branded name. He/she also seemed confident that the action rpg will ship next year, eight years after its E3 unveiling as a PS3 exclusive, with another Versus unveiling scheduled later this year regarding its next gen move.
This unconfirmed information was shared in a PS4/Orbis related thread in which said user also teased inside knowledge of Killzone developer, Guerrilla Game’s next console project.
As always, unfounded rumors should be considered as such until confirmed or denied by said parties involved.
That said, assuming Final Fantasy Versus XIII’s development has been pushed into next gen, it would explain the secrecy surrounding the project and why Tetsuya Nomura stated last March that circumstances “totally unrelated” prevented him from sharing information and that he wasn’t allowed to talk about the situation publicly.
Read the full Neogaf post for yourself here.
Like most developers, Sega has reached into its Dreamcast and PlayStation catalogue of yesteryear and has given some of its titles a fresh HD makeover.
Yakuza 1 & 2, Jet Set Radio, Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, House of The Dead, Crazy Taxi; they’ve all made a return this gen with Skies of Arcadia ( first released on the Dreamcast ) rumored to follow suit.
But what about Shenmue?
“Soon is the answer”, according to Play UK that is, who responded to a fan inquire in Issue 226 with the following:
Sega is gradually working its way through the back catalogue of last-gen titles, and both Shenmue games are naturally high on everyone’s lists, particularly ours. We can’t wait to see Ryu Hazuki again, and we predict it’ll happen in early 2013.
This isn’t the first time that a UK publication has mentioned Shenmue HD.
Earlier in the year, 360 GAMER listed Shenmue 1 and 2 HD under its “XBLA Coming Soon ” category. However, the title was dropped from the listing in later magazines.
According to information first reported by VG247, development kits for Sony’s next hardware are shipping to developers.
The rumors suggest that certain publishers have received enhanced version of the console’s development kit now, with the initial version being little more than a graphics card.
According to unnamed sources the console will be powered by AMD’s A10 APU, a combination CPU and GPU single chip, with dev kits featuring either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, a Blu-ray optical drive, and a 256GB hard-disk drive. Ethernet, HDMI, and Wi-Fi functionality included.
Additionally the system is rumored to be revealed next summer in the United States, possibly before E3 2013, and will be “very affordable” but it “isn’t a slouch”.
Though Sony has remained mum on the subject of its next PlayStation one of the conglomerates biggest weaknesses of late has been controlling leaks. The PS3 Slim and Super Slim were both leaked months ahead of their official unveiling.
Spark Unlimited may be keeping busy these days with the 2013 release of Lost Planet 3 ( PS3, 360, PC ) and the recently announced action game Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z ( to be published by Tecmo Koei ), but could the California based studio have another project up its sleeves?
According to the latest rumor provided in the November issue of PSM3, Capcom may have asked Spark Unlimited to revive and reboot an unnamed adventure series. The publication is speculating that the game in question may just be Onimusha.
While this unconfirmed report is just that; unconfirmed, Capcom has recently expressed interest in the return of the franchise.
Back in 2010, Capcom’s vice president of strategic planning & business development, Christian Svensson, did leave the door wide open for the future of the series.
“…It [Onimusha] is not forgotten internally, there are discussions that go on, but I don’t think anyone has sort has come up with the ‘that’s it’ idea of how to get the game back up to 3 or 4 million units.” Svensson told IGN at the time. “You may see some things of the brand pop up in the future, I can’t say what, but there are certainly discussions about it.”
At this year’s E3 a rumor, accompanied by images of what was reportedly leaked screenshots from a behind closed doors trailer, surfaced for what could be Ubisoft’s next Prince of Persia game.
While the company hasn’t openly confirmed or denied the rumors surrounding the game, a new image has appeared on the official Prince of Persia forums over the weekend, adding more fuel to the fire.
Despite there being no sign of the famous prince himself in the below screenshot ( or is there? ), the letters POP_ZERO_2 have stirred up claims that this apparent test footage of some game is indeed the next Prince of Persia.
What do you think? Next Prince of Persia or just another elaborate internet hoax?
It appears that we were this close to witnessing actual content for a next gen home console at this year’s E3, according to the September issue of PSM 3.
The magazine is claiming that a major developer was ready to unveil content for an unspecified project for an unnamed next gen system. However, for undisclosed reasons this project was never revealed to the public at the event, a move that reportedly angered said developer.
“..One major developer was furious that next gen consoles didn’t show at E3 2012, after he was told to ready next gen content for a first party press conference.”
Assuming this information is accurate, it’s unclear which company the presentation was intended for but judging by what we’ve learned about the current status of both Sony’s and Microsoft’s new hardware ( and the latter’s lackluster E3 conference), we’d bet the farm that the undisclosed title was destined to be revealed at Microsoft’s conference.
God of War fans won’t have to wait until next March for a chance to play Kratos again. According to reports from Siliconera, a God of War Saga Collection is in the pipeline and is expected to release in late August. No further details regarding the God of War Saga Collection are known at this time.
If reports are accurate this would make the third God of War Collection released to date. The first being the God of War HD Collection released in North America on November 17, 2009. The second was 2011′s God of War: Origins Collection which featured remastered ports of the PSP games, God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta.