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Details of Goichi Suda’s latest project, Killer is Dead, have finally been released. The creator of Killer7, No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned is showing no signs of stopping with the slightly bonkers ideas he excels in. The game is said to be “part Killer7, part No More Heroes” and features Mondo Zappa as the protagonist. He is a 35 year old American executioner that abides by a strict suit-and-tie policy and works for an agency managed by Brian Rozen, a world-class executioner with an augmented body. Zappa’s left hand is a gun that can also transform into a drill and is used primarily to absorb an enemy’s blood for an “Adrenalin Burst” attack. Yowsa. Source: Famitsu (via Kotaku).
Microsoft has released XBLA games for Surface and Windows 8 as part of their new PLAY initiative. The list of titles included so far are games such as Minesweeper and Solitaire, along with Xbox classics Toy Soldiers, Gunstringer and Ilomilo, according to OXM.
CVG is reporting that Microsoft will switch to Skype as the “centre of a whole suite of online-capable communication devices.” According to their source, Microsoft will be “consolidating all their communications technology” around the Skype platform, which essentially means that Skype will replace Xbox Live voice chat and become the default chat service on the next generation Xbox console as well as on PC and tablets.
Staying with all things Microsoft and Windows 8, the corporate giant has announced a free-to-play Poker game for Xbox 360 and Windows 8 called World Series of Poker: Full House Pro. Arriving Spring 2013 [Northern Hemisphere], and comes with new game modes, real world casinos and the ability to resume gameplay across platforms on Xbox 360 or Windows 8 platforms.
Rockstar has teased the last of the Max Payne 3 DLC. More news about the pack will be made available in the coming days, but ‘Deathmatch Made in Heaven’ will release on 22 January (European PSN will only get the DLC on 30 January)and contains new co-op and competitive modes, plus “other awesome treats” for the multiplayer component of the game. It will cost 800MS Points, or $9.99 on PSN or PC in the US.
The sale happening on the PlayStation Store has had a few rather tasty new goodies added to it. Borderlands 2 Season Pass and DLC is available at discounted rates, along with plenty more. More items will be added to the sale next Wednesday, so maybe keep a little cash in a piggy bank somewhere.
Not trying to be outdone by anyone but themselves, Sony is giving away free PS Mobile games – one per week for the next six weeks. Samurai Beatdown is the first game available, with a new one coming every Wednesday. SAdly, it’s only available to those in Australia, Japan, the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain who own a PS Vita, or a PlayStation Certified smartphone or tablet. Boo!
HMV‘s woes appear to get worse. The retailer’s online site has been taken offline. The website has been replaced by a notice from Deloitte – the administration firm handling HMV’s administration – which informs customers that “no purchases can be made online until further notice”.
The worrying trend of specialist British entertainment retailers hitting hard times continues. Blockbuster UK is the latest casualty, with the chain also en administration. , which currently employs around 4,000 staff and operates over 500 UK stores, has appointed Deloitte as its administrator.
Bethesda Softworks appears to be planning a TV series based on their Fallout franchise – Fallout TV. The publisher has registered a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office for “an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.” So maybe not the Fallout 4 announcement everyone was expecting following a tweet by voice actor Erik Todd Dellums – who played radio DJ “Three Dog” in Fallout 3 – last week.
UK’s advertising watchdog ASA has banned a television advertisement for the Wii U following one complaint of the GamePad functionality being oversold. The complainant points out that the ability to “switch gameplay to the GamePad controller would not be available on all games” and ASA agreed. They felt that suggesting the feature worked universally with all Wii U software was misleading and deemed the advert to have breached BCAP Code rules 3.1 and 3.2 (Misleading advertising) and 3.10 (qualification)… Legal stuff, eh?