Rundown the Street (07/04/13)

RTS Logo…Wow, this was a weak news week.

New Mewtwo Forme Coming to Pokémon X and Y?

New Mewtwo Forme

Another Pokémon from the new Pokémon X and Y has been confirmed. It looks like a new forme of Mewtwo, and that is indeed what the rumours are saying, but that has not been confirmed anywhere.

Some Other Stuff

Fantasy Life Screenshot

  • Localizations of Level-5’s Fantasy Life and Square Enix’s Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, both for 3DS, have been confirmed.
  • Capcom has announced a new franchise named Gaist Crusher, which will start as a 3DS game and expand to other media. I’ll be honest: When I watched the trailer, I was thinking that it could have easily been a new MegaMan.
  • Namco Bandai has confirmed that Tales of Xillia‘s North American release date will be August 6th. They have additionally confirmed that there are no plans for any Wii U Tales games, and that the Vita Tales games will not be released internationally due to poor sales of the system (rather hypocritical, since the Vita sold poorly in Japan when the games were released, too).
  • Light novel series Baka & Test, and Oreimo have all confirmed that they will be ending in each series’ respective next novel. All three have received anime adaptations at one point, with Oreimo‘s second season running this season (which will cover the entire series to the end).
  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 for 3DS will cost $50 in North America, which is $10 more than the standard price for 3DS games.
  • Disney has closed LucasArts, most-known for its Indiana Jones and Star Wars games. More specifically, it will become a licensing firm instead of a development studio. Games they were currently working on, such as Star Wars 1313, can be considered cancelled unless someone licenses the game to finish it.
  • Nippon Ichi has announced Makai Wars: Episode 1. Normally, this would be Asagi’s game, but it isn’t, it’s actually a musical event they’re holding for their fans. I previously explained the Asagi joke on this column, so I won’t repeat it here.
  • Record of Agarest War has been put on Steam Greenlight by its European publisher under its European title Agarest: Generations of War. The game was ported from PS3 to PC specifically for this. If it gets through, the game will be published with its American version, which means no censoring.
  • Ubisoft has confirmed that, similarly to Activision’s Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed will get a new game every year until sales waver.
  • The creative director at Microsoft jokingly defended always-online DRM, and people were up in arms about it. His Twitter account is now locked after the outrage from this.
  • An English newspaper is chagrined at how fans of new anime Red Data Girl, based on the novels of the same name, have flooded the #rdg Twitter hashtag, which they had been using prior to that.