According to an interview Siliconera held with Kotaro Uchikoshihas, the director of Zero Escape 3, its been confirmed that the third entry in the Zero Escape series will take place Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and the recently released Virtue’s Last Reward.

Before he lent his hand to developing the Zero Escape games, the chap wrote the visual novel Ever17: Out of Inifinity; a work of fiction that has gained something of cult following over here in the west.

So what do you think about that tidbit of info guys?  Are we excited for this yet?

After teasing for months that their episodic game based on DC Comics series Fables would be next after their stellar inaugural season of The Walking Dead, developers Telltale Games we now have a title, platforms and a release date.

The game  is called The Wolf Among Us and takes place prior to the Fables comics that its based on.  In the Telltale episodic adaptation, players will step into the furry shoes of Bigby Wolf, otherwise known as The Big Bad Wolf, who finds himself exiled to New York City.  The game follows his trials and tribulations as he attempts to keep other fairy tale characters such as The Three Little Pigs and Mr. Toad, secret from the humans in our world.

Speaking to IGN, Telltale CEO Dan Connors had this to say regarding the game, “Developing The Wolf Among Us based on the Fables universe has allowed our studio to build upon all of the hallmarks of what makes our episodic series so engaging for players.  Through an evolution of our approach to choice and consequence, we can further explore the complexity of each and every iconic character in a universe rich with untold history from the darkest sides of the storybooks.”

Currently penciled in for a summer release on PC, 360 and PS3, it won’t be long at all before we start hearing a lot more about what Telltale have up their sleeve with this interesting property.

Source: IGN

UPDATE: Hideo Kojima has said that Ground Zeroes is a prologue to The Phantom Pain.

ORIGINAL: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are the same thing and have been revealed as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at GDC 2013.

FOX Engine showcase below. Mind-blowing. Music courtesy of female-fronted Garbage.

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The excellent and emotionally intense PSN puzzle platformer Papo & Yo will arrive on Steam this April 18th according to Vander Caballero who spilled the beans to Game Informer at this year’s Game Developers Conference.

The story of Papo & Yo is an allegorical one as its yarn concerns a boy called Quico and his friend, Monster, who has craving for devouring poisonous frogs.  When he does chow down on one of the slimy, venomous critters however, he turns into an unstoppable raging monster, bringing in the allegorical comparisons to Caballero’s own childhood experiences of being brought up by an alcoholic parent.

Originally released in the latter half of last year on PSN, Papo & Yo was not only an emotionally poignant title but a satisfying genre romp in its own right; boasting a very distinctive look and setting as well as some truly fiendish puzzles.

Honestly, you’d have to be wrong in the head to avoid picking this one up.

Source: Game Informer

A nice little tidbit to come out of this year’s Game Developer Conference is the confirmation from Wargaming.net that they’re ludicrously successfully strategic tank battler, World of Tanks, is coming to iOS and Android.

Created with mobile platforms in mind, the game will be called World of Tanks Blitz and will allow players to engage in 7-on-7 matches which have been inspired by the original World of Tanks on PC.

Very little is known about the mobile version of the game right now, but the developer has said the current World of Tanks players can use their Wargaming.net logins to access the iOS and Android versions of the game when they release; though it is not known whether this would allow players access to tanks already unlocked in the home version of the game.

We’ll be following this one quite closely in the coming months, so stay tuned!

Just hours before the game lands on the App Store at midnight tonight, someone has gone and plonked an half-hour long gameplay video for the iOS version of Final Fantasy V.

Of note to franchise fans will be the visual makeover that the game has received.  Rather than a grass-roots conversion to 3D, the game will retain its 2D look but will do so whilst embracing new high-definition artwork and designs that come from Kazuko Shibuya, the artist of the original SNES classic.

Though, if you’re feeling the pangs of nostalgia, you can switch back to the original visuals at any time.  As well as an aesthetic scrubbing, the iOS version of the game also includes content from the Game Boy Advance version of the game such as the hard-as-nails boss Enuo and The Sealed Temple.

Things get a little less rosy when we start chin-wagging about price however.  As is Square-Enix‘s obsession with premium price points for their digital releases, Final Fantasy V will set you back a rather hefty £11.99 / $16.99.

I imagine that when the eventual Android release happens later on in the year, the iOS price will be roughly comparable.  Catch the thirty minutes of retro JRPG goodness after the break:

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Rockstar have just unleashed a fresh new batch of screenshots for Grand Theft Auto 5.

We’ve got them all for you after the break and they are pretty impressive to say the least; showing off everything from dynamic weather conditions (storms!) to folks hanging off of cars and deep underwater scuba-diving.

From just a general visual fidelity point of view, I still remain shocked that this isn’t planned for a next-generation console release.

Oh yes!  Those screenshots!  Find em’ after the cut!

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On first pass, Battlefield 4 seems depressingly like business as usual for the next iteration in the Battlefield series; a franchise that has notably been awarded its own, gold-crusted bi-yearly spot on EA’s FPS conveyor belt.  With the exception of those explosions.  Those explosions look mighty nice and all fancy looking.

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Here it is. Seventeen glorious minutes of Battlefield 4 revealed in this next generation title, set for release on the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s upcoming console. Hit the cut for “Fishing in Baku“.

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Completely different from the class-based multiplayer game Primal Carnage, which appeared on PC last year, Primal Carnage: Genesis for the Playstation 4 is instead a single-player focused Unreal Engine 4 powered title that is structured in an episodic format.

Supposedly being the “immersive dinosaur first-person experience that people have been waiting for.” according to developer Lukewarm Media, the game promises “ a story driven, episodic single player adventure” which takes place in a world where dinosaurs have been brought back to life and consequently run amok (don’t they always?).

Expected to be a Playstation 4 launch title, not much else is known about the Unreal Engine 4 powered dino-fest, but we do have a rather tasty looking trailer for your eyes to devour after the cut. Read More »