Category: Xbox 360
Ever since it was announced that Konami would be delisting Skullgirls from PSN and XBLA by the end of the year, there was a bit of uncertainty as to when it would become available again. But fear not: developer Lab Zero Games has the answer, in the form of the rebranded Skullgirls Encore.
In a news post on its blog, the indie developer has revealed that the original Skullgirls will be removed from PSN and XBLA by the end of Dec. 31, 2013. The Marvelous AQL-published Skullgirls Encore will subsequently be released on both platforms sometime in Jan. 2014.
For PSN purchasers of the original Skullgirls, Encore will be a free download. While old DLC will not work with this new iteration, the character color DLC bundle will be made available for free for a limited time. On the XBLA side, Encore will be downloaded as a patch to the original Skullgirls, which means all the DLC, leaderboards, achievements and save data will remain unaffected.
The Squiggly DLC that was funded by an Indiegogo campaign several months ago will be made available solely for the Encore version of the game, and will be free to download for three months after its release.
Throughout this entire transition, Skullgirls will remain playable both online and offline, although the game itself will not show up on either platform’s storefront following its delisting.
The world of publishing and digital storefronts is quite a complicated one, but it seems like Lab Zero and Marvelous AQL have everything down pat to ensure that console fans of the fighting game won’t get burned.
Source: Lab Zero Games
Lightning is back for a third time in February 2014 with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and she’s arriving with a pretty stellar collector’s edition package.
Today, Square Enix revealed the $89.99 package, which will be available exclusively on its online store. The Collector’s Edition includes a fairly extensive 80-page art book that includes a bunch of original artwork from Tetsuya Nomura, which enhances what is normally a typical inclusion in these sort of packages. There’s also a neat piece of DLC that makes Lightning look like Aeris of Final Fantasy VII fame.
However, the most interesting thing in the set is easily the silver embossed pocket watch that features the game’s logo. Good swag like this is basically the mark of a good collector’s edition and it’ll help those who buy it keep track of the presumably long hours they’ll be playing the game.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available on Feb. 11 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Hit the jump to see a brief trailer for this collector’s edition package.
If Konami gets its way, Skullgirls will soon disappear from Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
As the publishers of the game, Konami has asked both Microsoft and Sony to take the game off of their respective services. This has happened following a fallout in the relationship between Konami and Skullgirls developer Lab Zero.
Unfortunately, Lab Zero only got whiff of the news from Sony after the takedown request was approved.
The de-listings are set for Dec. 17 on PSN and Dec. 31 on XBLA. Lab Zero is currently hard at work getting a build of a game through quality assurance to show to possible publishers, Autumn Games, Marvelous AQL and CyberFront. This new build would reassure the game’s availability on consoles.
While it’s currently unclear if the game will still be playable after getting de-listed, Sony has told players not to worry about having to re-purchase the game or losing it.
Sony has said that people won’t have to re-buy the game through the store, but because this has not happened before nobody knows exactly how the transition will work. Also, this should not remove the game from your hard drive if you already have it, but may or may not cause netplay issues.
Hopefully this gets resolved quickly so fans of the series can continue to enjoy brawling.
An image has surfaced on the internet showcasing six easy steps to enable Xbox 360 backwards compatibility on Xbox One. And as many other things on the internet, it’s a lie.
The six steps gets Xbox One users to reach the developer console and add a line into the code that will endlessly make the Xbox One reboot itself, leading to a bricked and unplayable console.
This is very similar to how people were tricked into deleting their system32 files on their PC to make it “run faster.” Like anything else, if it sounds too good, it probably is. So keeps your wits sharp and always research.
Since its initial announcement, Capcom has been very active with promoting Ultra Street Fighter IV, providing a steady stream of information about the upcoming title.
Location tests have been happening over the last few weeks and now they’ve released some solid information about the release of the game.
Ultra Street Fighter IV will be available as a digital upgrade from previous editions of the game starting this June for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $14.99.
Two months later in August, the game will be available in stores and on PC for $39.99 and $29.99 respectively. According to Capcom, all of the previously released alternate costumes will be available in the game. PC users can also purchase a digital upgrade in August for $14.99 if they choose.
This gives Capcom enough time to make changes based on the feedback they receive from the recent location tests, which have been well attended by the top players in the community. Also, it means that the game will be available a full month before EVO 2014 in July. In fact, EVO organizer Mr. Wizard announced today that the game will be appearing at the tournament next year, thanks to the release timing.
To check out Ultra Street Fighter IV, make sure to watch the upcoming Capcom Cup tournament on Dec. 14 or this weekend’s Northeast Championships.
Capcom still hasn’t revealed the fifth new character to the title so one can only hope there’s an announcement on that front soon.
The fight hasn’t started yet, but Capcom is making sure the upcoming release of Ultra Street Fighter 4 remains fresh in the minds of fans everywhere.
The company behind the seminal fighting series announced release dates for the arcade and digital versions of the title, along with location tests and another new game mechanic.
If you live in Japan, you’re going to be able to get your hands on the completed new update in April 2014. You won’t have to wait too much longer if you live elsewhere, as Capcom claims that digital copies will be available before EVO in July. The game will also be open for public testing at various locations around Japan, Singapore and the US over the next two months. You can check out the list of locations and dates after the jump.
As to what is being tested out, Capcom announced another game mechanic to go along with Red Focus and Ultra Combo Double: Delay Standing. This lets players disrupt their opponent’s momentum by staying on the ground for an extra second after being knocked down. At high skill levels, this will help players deal with the heavy pressure from top tier characters like Cammy and Akuma.
There’s also some new information about the four characters making their way over from Street Fighter X Tekken. Elena will enjoy a strong mix-up game, while giant wrestler Hugo will be a force to be reckoned with in corners. Fan favorite Rolento is getting a Super move that he had in the Street Fighter Alpha series and Poison will do more damage than her previous incarnation while maintaining her zoning ability. The fifth new character is shrouded in mystery and remains the biggest surprise that Capcom is still keeping secret. Basically every other “secret” for this game has come out pretty quickly though so fans shouldn’t have to wait all that long.
Fans of Minecraft looking to make the jump from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One next week may not have to worry about the future of their blocky worlds, as a tool may be incoming to help transfer saves from one console to the other.
4J Studios revealed earlier today that that they’re working hard with Microsoft to let users transfer created worlds from Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition to the Minecraft: Xbox One edition.
“We’re working on ways to move Xbox 360 saves to Xbox One with Microsoft. Can’t say it’ll be there until it’s 100 [percent] working,” the company said via Twitter.
Though it’s not set in stone just yet, giving this option to the game’s creative fan base could let them continue to enjoy their worlds for much longer.
Currently, there is no release date set for Minecraft: Xbox One Edition.
Lightning Bolt Action title Metal Gear Rising Revengeance has gotten a price cut and its downloadable content has been made free, Konami has revealed.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance has been lowered to $29.99 and its two DLC pieces, Jetstream and Blade Wolf, have been made free.
“The lower price point gives new fans the opportunity to experience the game at a reduced price, with the added bonus free DLC packs that lengthen the overall experience,” Konami said.
The action based spin-off of the series finds the cyborg ninja Raiden ripping through countless enemies in the Metal Gear universe. And for variety, the Jetstream DLC stars swordsman Samuel Rodriguez while the Blade Wolf DLC sees players take control of the robot dog LQ-84i.
If you enjoy dressing up your games in another game’s clothing, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has you covered with an upcoming Skyrim coating.
4J Studios has been hard at work mashing-up the feel of Skyrim into Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. Much like the Mass Effect mash-up pack, players will be able to make their own Skyrim themed worlds out of blocks.
The Skyrim mash-up pack includes a complete set of world textures, 40 Skyrim character skins ranging from the various races to the Dragonborn and Lydia, Skyrim themed menus, user interface, inventories, music and a pre-made world that includes Whiterun, Riverwood and Bleak Falls Barrow.
The Skyrim Mash-Up pack will be released on soon and will cost $3.99. Those that can’t wait can play it at Minecon in Orlando this weekend.
Namco Bandai has confirmed that Soul Calibur II HD Online will be released worldwide on November 20th.
The refined fighting classic will be available via the Playstation Network and the XBLA. On either platform, the game will cost $19.99.
While Soul Calibur has had recent games, many consider the second installment to be the best in the series. The game first came out for Gamecube, PS2 and the original Xbox. Depending on the system, there was an additional guest character: Link for Gamecube, Heihachi for PS2 and Spawn for Xbox.
Namco Bandai has confirmed that in the online release, both Heihachi and Spawn will be available regardless of the console. Nintendo fans will still have to wait to see if the Hylian hero will return to the battle.