Rundown the Street (02/06/13)

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New Ace Attorney 5 Trailer Shows Pearl, Klavier, Psyche Locks

Yes, really. I’ll let the trailer from last week’s special Japan-only Nintendo Direct speak for itself:


A new stage play based on the series has also been announced.

Some Other Stuff

Xbox One Reveal Console

  • Several governments, including those of Germany and Australia are worried that the Xbox One may fall under their legal definitions of a surveillance device. Microsoft has recently confirmed that the Kinect included with the system can, indeed, be turned off (it’s sad that they put themselves in a position where they needed to confirm that). In addition, news has come out that Microsoft has suddenly created a self-publishing system in response to the backlash against it and that they have invested $1B in games for the system. For those curious, if that all went into their claimed 15 exclusive titles, that’s roughly $66.66666M per game.
  • One of the co-founders of Oculus VR, the developers of the Oculus Rift, has been hit by a car in the middle of a police chase. He died instantly. The perpetrators have been arrested.
  • Tales of Xillia‘s Western release will contain a limited edition. This limited edition is automatically given to anyone who pre-orders or purchases a copy from the game’s first print run. It should be noted, however, that this does not overlap completely with the collector’s edition.
  • While we’re on the topic of the Tales series, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, the HD, PS3 remasters of Tales of Symphonia and its sequel, will be receiving a Western release in 2014.
  • While we’re on the subject, Sony is apparently still trying to decide internally whether or not they will also be having an anti-used system like Microsoft will for the PS4. This immediately sparked a Twitter movement under the hashtag #PS4NoDRM.
  • In further PS4 news, all games released for the system must follow rules that make remote play support on the Vita mandatory, with exceptions being made only for games that require something possible on the PS4, but not the Vita. In more Vita news, there will be a pre-E3 presentation about the Vita. Rayman Legends has been confirmed for the system with exclusive levels, which is no surprise given how well Origins did on it. One would presume it would play like the Wii U version on the GamePad.
  • Sony has given out VIP invitations to several indie developers in the form of golden PSOnes.
  • A Nisekoi: False Love anime adaptation has been announced. There is also an international one-shot competition taking place. For more details, read last week’s Jump ToC Rankings post.
  • NIS America has officially revealed their new IP, Battle Princess of Arcadias. There will also be an Asagi-related announcement at the “Makai Wars: Episode 1” fan event.
  • Tecmo Koei has announced that Atelier Meruru Plus, the Vita remake of the final game in the Arland trilogy of Atelier games, will be released in the West on September 3rd. At least they’re letting us know this time…
  • Compile Heart’s Fairy Fencer F will be released on September 19th in Japan. That means, if NIS America intends on picking it up, we’ll likely be getting it this time next year.
  • Molyneux’s Curiosity experiment has ended, and the prize is an… interesting one, to say the least.
  • More information has been revealed regarding the movie and OVA for Girls und Panzer. The OVA featuring round 2 of the tournament will involve a different battle than the manga’s depiction. In addition, the movie will have an even stronger team than any shown in the series so far.
  • FUNimation has released a short preview for their dub of Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends.
  • Ruroni Kenshin: Restoration will end in this month’s Jump SQ. Next month’s will feature the ending of Binbogami Ga!.
  • The developers of Paranautical Activity have been stopped by Valve from using Adult Swim to get through onto Steam without Steam Greenlight. Because they’d already put up a page, Valve insists on requiring that they get greenlit the usual way so as to not give people the idea that they could use a publisher to sidestep Greenlight. For obvious reasons, this is stupid.
  • New information regarding Sonic: Lost World has been revealed. The game will take plenty of positive cues from earlier games, and will be more about making your way through an area instead of just blasting through without thought. Several parkour-based systems have been added in as well, as can be seen from the new trailer.
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