Sunday Gaming News – 22/9/2013

September 22, 2013

Live from Los Santos, its this week’s Sunday Gaming News!

  • Eiji Aonuma has answered what is surely the most burning question among Zelda fans. Where do the CD-i games fit in? They weren’t included in Hyrule Historia‘s timeline, so where are they? In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, Aonuma said “I don’t know that those really fit in the ‘Zelda’ franchise.” So there you go.
  • According to a tweet from Shuhei Yoshida, Capcom’s upcoming PS4 title Deep Down will be free to play.
  • Here’s a trailer for Ryu Ga Gotoko Ishin, or Yakuza Restoration as it’s apparently being called if it ever comes to the West.

  • The incomprehensibly popular DOTA 2 is getting a bunch of new features in its first major post-launch patch. The patch, titled First Blood, will add support for LAN play, the new “Captain’s Draft” mode, improved inventory, and  a new Portal pack on the store, which adds GLaDOS as an announcer, Aperture Science wardcores and a Portal-style HUD.
  • After a bitterly disappointing launch, Maxis have already announced the first expansion for Sim City. Titled Cities of Tomorrow, the expansion is focused on what a city might look like in fifty years from now. It brings back the classic arcologies of Sim City 2000, and adds many new features, though an expanded city size doesn’t appear to be one of them. Here’s a trailer for it:

This week’s cover image is of a section in a Tokyo arcade, taken by Ars Technica’s Kyle Orland. You can see the full feature he wrote on Japan’s thriving arcade scene here.