That’s right guys it’s not a joke this is really happening and I’m just baffled as everybody else. Out of all the franchises to make a comeback this was the one I never expected to return and I didn’t expect Accolade to rise from the dead either. But here we are it just goes to show you that anything is possible keep dreaming. Also memes were a mistake.
Welp…surprising no one, Ubisoft continues to leak out stuff from upcoming projects. Mario X Rabbids having tons of information come out (which we will touch on later today) and now the major Assassin’s Creed Project for 2017. The trailer for this leaked out today, and it seems to be set in Egypt 1354 BC. We will likely learn more very soon, so stay tuned for further information.
Sonic Mania is launching this summer but now we know when exactly. The SEGA Genesis inspired Sonic dash will be launching this August across all platforms (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch). To celebrate, SEGA released a visually breathtaking animation that oozes with style and charm infamous to Classic Sonic. It shows off an animation, implying that animated cut-scenes might find their way into the main game.
In addition, the trailer shows off what I think to be this games take on Stardust Speedway. It’s over run with plant life but the level design elements and speed boosters present look ripped right out of Sonic CD. We might learn more about the zone and the rumored City Zone at E3 this year, considering we are still ways away from Mania’s official launch.
If you pre-order it on PSN or Xbox Live, you get various avatars and themes based on Mania, so visit those storefronts if that stuff interests you. Price point is also live, with the game costing 19.99$.
You know the comments about how Square Enix large-scale productions take forever to come out? How titles like Final Fantasy Verses XIII (now called and finished as Final Fantasy XV) were treated as jokes for years? Well…seems like FFVII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III will fall under that label if recent news means anything. Games take a long time to develop and it makes sense that both will take a while to release.
According to Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda.
Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III will launch within the next three years, according to Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda.
In an outline of Square Enix’s financial briefings for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, Matsuda said about the following slide: “This slide shows our release lineup for FY2017/3 as well as for FY2018/3 and beyond. We plan to launch each of these upcoming titles in the next three years or so.”
It’s a shame to see more Square Enix games enter deep development troubles but it makes sense, sadly. Both Kingdom Hearts III and FFVII Remake were announced to early and proper development likely started a year after their official announcements (and in KH3 case, it had to be ported into a Unreal Engine 4, after the FFXV engine was to troublesome to work with). We will hopefully see Kingdom Hearts III release next year, considering how the team is working with a great engine and 2018 has no Kingdom Hearts game announced so far.
Regarding FFVII Remake, I picture this as being the ‘Final Fantasy XVI’ project within Square Enix currently; they aren’t going to rush this. Not when other games like NeiR Automata, FFXII HD and other projects (including western ones from Crystal Dynamics for example) can fill the void FFVII Remake is leaving open currently.
Sonic Mania is planed to be a summer title, but no one knows when it’s releasing. Now, we have a clear release date. Discovered on Steam’s servers, is a new trailer that details the game getting a release date of August 15th. That is good news, as it informs us that the game is not that far away. This could indicate that console versions on PS4/Xbox One/Switch are going to release around a similar release date, but no official word on that yet.
Knowing Mania is launching in August is great news and we will continue reporting on Sonic Mania news as it comes out. Source of this video comes from SonicWindBlue, who uploaded the video onto his YouTube Channel.
Update (5/26/2017) – Credit for discovering this information originally goes out to Pixelbuster (@PixelMatt64)
One thing comes to mind when you think Square Enix; Final Fantasy. But the studio helped published a strange little game called NieR back in the PS3/360 Generation, which many love to this day. In a strange turn of events, it got a sequel greenlight but that isn’t the odd part. That, comes with the fact Platinum Games co-developed the title alongside the team that helped produce the original NeiR. The game is out now currently, but I recently had the time to play it’s demo on PSN. Consider this my first PS4-focused article.
So does Platinum’s take on the action-RPG offer fun?