Monday Gaming News – 19/08/13

August 19, 2013

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is sitting in the spotlight for Game Informer’s August coverage. Though you’ll have to pick up the mag to get the printed work and fancy screenshots, a drip feed of interviews and footage give us a better look at how the game is shaping up, along with BioWare’s overall vision for the project. Two videos, one focused on combat, the on how the various races are designed, can be seen below.

  • Yakuza: Ishin is a thing! And that’s about all we know. No platform, no details, no nothing. Thank you, Japan.


  • Fable: Legends too might be a thing. Microsoft has secured two domain names (here and here) hinting at a Fable donning the subtitle, though is yet to make any formal announcement. Perhaps GDC 2013 this week will be the ideal time to reveal.
  • Pokemon X & Y are surely Nintendo’s focus at the moment, but something more is coming. During an event in Japan, a trailer showcasing the various iterations of the Pokemon gaming franchise over the years cut in a sneaky tease at the end, two Pokemon standing face-to-face in a city street and rendered with graphics that greatly surpass anything we’re sure to see in Pokemon X & Y. What is it? A mystery, though perhaps a Pokemon Stadium like game for the Wii U.



  • Notch’s 0x10c is dead. The Minecraft creator’s follow-up project was put on hiatus in April, and during a recent Team Fortress 2 stream was confirmed to be put on the backburner indefinitely. The game was to be a quasi-open world space sim, emphasising player creation and coding through the game’s unique in-universe programming system. The game has been cancelled due to Notch having “no aspirations” for the project.
  • No, it hasn’t been cancelled. The Crytek developed Homeworld 2 is still on the way. And some very early alpha footage leaked!