Rundown the Street (23/06/13)

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There is nothing I’d like to expand on this week, and this post is late anyway, so let’s skip with to the end:

Some Other Stuff This Week’s News

Xbox One Reveal Console

  • Microsoft has backpedaled on most of the DRM issues on the Xbox One. Normally I would discuss this further, but it’s already been discussed to death. That said, it hasn’t helped sales.
  • I mentioned in passing last week that there were Xbox One games running on PCs with 3 times the power, a different company’s GPU and a different OS than the one that the system was based on. I should make this clear: there were some PS4 games running on PCs as well in addition to the devkits, and some games for XBO running on devkits. But the XBO issue was because of how different the specs of the PC were to that of the system. It should also be noted that the Battlefield gameplay shown at the E3 conference clearly showed the backspace button.
  • Dragon Quests X, previously released on Wii and Wii U in Japan, will be posted to PC.
  • In the run up to its launch, the price of the nVidia Shield has been lowered by $50. The price is now $299.
  • Aniplex USA has announced its licenses for the season. They will be releasing Silver Spoon and Servant × Service. Silver Spoon is an adaptation of the ongoing manga by the writer of Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • The new Super Smash Bros. games will be a mix between Melee and Brawl in terms of design philosophy. Sakurai is also on record saying that there is no intention to recreate all previous characters for the games.
  • A second season of Date A Live has been greenlit.
  • Nintendo of America is considering a localization of Tomodachi Collection: New Life for 3DS.
  • Speaking of the 3DS, the StreetPass Plaza has received some paid DLC in Japan and Europe, adding several new minigames including a shmup. The European release is apparently so glitchy that it crashes when you try to buy it, however.
  • Manga series The Smallest Hero!? Ratman has ended in Japan with 60 chapters. An epilogue will be released soon. This makes the series total 12 volumes.
  • Kokuga, a shooter by the creator of Ikaruga, will be released in the West this month or next for 3DS.
  • The producer of 3DS game Code of Princess is on record saying that he’d love to work on a sequel for the PS4 and XBO.
  • The War Z has changed its name to Infestation: Survivor Stories. This is likely due to its trademark being revoked and the lawsuits that were filed against the game.
  • Square Enix will be considering more HD rereleases of old Final Fantasy games depending on the sales of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD.
  • Nintendo’s first foray into free to play will apparently be a new Steel Diver game for Wii U.
  • A man with a knife attempted to attack Japanese anime voice actress Rie Tanaka at an event that was to preview the first two episodes of Hyperdimension Neptunia The Animation. Nobody was hurt, and the man was arrested. The company that organized the event is looking into more guards and putting more space between the fans and the talent, which the representative who was interviewed paints as a sad thought.
  • New information on the upcoming Vita game Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 will be coming on the 27th.
  • It has been confirmed that the free to play PS3 Tekken game will be ported to Vita if downloaded enough times.
  • Capcom is considering a physical release of Ace Attorney 5, but no promises.
  • GameStop has successfully negotiated an infinite supply of PS4’s for pre-orders.