Sega has announced that they are set to release Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the 2005 game Yakuza, on PlayStation 4 in Europe and North America this August. “Rebuilt from the ground up” with new graphics and audio as well as technical improvements, the game will release on August 29 and be available at a price of $29.99.
Adapting video games to movies is harder than one might think. As the world of video games has less constraints than the world of movies in many forms. Also, when adapting a franchise that is very much cartoonish in nature, bringing it to a big screen with a much smaller time limit in regards to length can be a challenge.
Many video games have been adapted into full-scale films, but very few have succeeded. One that seeks to break the mold is the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, which will star Michael Fassbender. To further add to the “realism” that the game inspired in many ways, Fassbender actually delved into the Assassin’s Creed universe to see how his character would move, react, and be physical when it came to combat. He tells Entertainment Weekly:
Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 console has sold more than 30 million units as of November 22, exceeding the company’s expectations for this year. The figure means that the console is still outperforming the Xbox One by a significant margin, with some experts stating that it could be double Microsoft’s figures.
Some teams just work well together, and thus they make legendary games. For the developers that made Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, they definitely qualify for that honor. At E3, the last in their current trilogy, The Last Guardian, got reintroduced to the world, However, as Fumito Ueda (the lead for Last Guardian) has revealed on Twitter, he’s got the whole team back together, and they have formed a new studio called genDESIGN
On January 1, 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment Pictures Inc. officially stopped production of their most successful console to date, the Playstation 2. Six months later, on June 1, 2013, GameStop officially quit accepting trade-ins of the console.
It seems that Gametrailers may have been sold off.
After a bout with pneumonia, Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away this morning at the age of 85. Mr Yamauchi was the third president of Nintendo and the second largest shareholder of the company. Chances are if you love gaming you owe it in part or whole to this man, who brought Nintendo from a card making company to one of the largest and best entertainment giants in gaming.(more…)
Playing Paranormal is the latest feature here at Paranoid Gamer. The idea is simple: to profile all of our favorite video game monsters/creatures and the creative minds behind them. For our inaugural episode we’re profiling one of the greats, one of the most iconic creatures from gaming’s past: Pyramid Head.
After a bit of playful hounding from Canadian videogames journalist turned presenter Geoff Keighley, Criterion Games’ Creative Director Alex Ward has released a screenshot from cancelled FPS Black 2.(more…)
Following last week’s digital release of stealth-based, psychological horror game Manhunt, Rockstar Games is days away from adding street brawler The Warriors to its online PlayStation 2 Classics catalogue.(more…)
For years I’ve been mystified by Mushihime-Sama. Watching videos of playthroughs and reading about it, I’ve always been meaning to try it out, but never got around to it. This past week I finally got my chance to play Cave‘s famous bullet hell, and I’ve gotta say that I’m every bit as impressed with it as I thought I would be.