Thursday Gaming News 19/09/13

September 19, 2013

  • What is sure to be among the biggest news of the year, Sega Sammy has announced the purchase of Index Holdings, who gamers might recognise as the head company behind Atlus. All things Index/Atlus will now be owned and run by Sega, managed by a new subsidiary called Sega Dream Studio. Sega has noted acquisition of Atlus properties and personnel would help them expand these new IPs into not just the home console space, but also the online PC and smartphone market.
  • Dark Souls II has been dated! Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will be able to grab the game on 11 March, meanwhile PC gamers will get it some time later that month. A pretty fancy collectors edition has been announced too

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  • We all knew it would make a splash, but to say Grand Theft Auto V‘s launch made the bank would be an understatement. A press release from Take-Two Interactive has revealed the game exceeded $800 million in sales on the first day of launch, beating out launch day values of any previous Grand Theft Auto to date.
  • First it was the announcement of Bayonetta 2, and now with a new announcement a ~two year old rumour has come full circle. Sega has today confirmed the existence of a Bayonetta anime, titled Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, set as a movie produced by Gonzo. The Japanese trailer can be seen below.

  • Nintendo has announced…Wii Sports Club. Taking that Wii Sports experience and bringing it to the Wii U, Wii Sports Club is a digital-only version of the original game, each of the five sports released incrementally, enhanced with MotionPlus controls, improved graphics, and online play. The first two sports, tennis and bowling, will be available for purchase seperately for AU$13 each on 8 November, with other sports to follow at a later date.
  • Nintendo has also blown the lid off Wii Fit U. The release date and purchase variants are a little confusing, so here’s a Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club dedicated Nintendo Direct to explain it all.

  • Monster Hunter is coming to PlayStation Vita! Announced at Tokyo Game Show, and thrown up on the web for all to see, Monster Hunter Frontier G will be hitting PlayStation Vita’s in Japan some time next year.
  • You wont have to wait until E3 2014 to see a bit more of Final Fantasy XV. You can see a little more now, in Japanese, courtesy of the Tokyo Game Show.

  • The first trailer for SoulCalibur: Lost Swords, a free-to-play variation of the series, is live!

  • Sonic: Lost World has a new trailer. Maybe you should watch it?

  • We may have posted it earlier from off-screen (or off-stream) footage, but we finally have a direct feed of The Evil Within‘s Tokyo Game Show trailer. Check it!

  • Battlefield 4 is almost here. To whet your appetite as you wait, here’s a new multiplayer trailer.