A new installment in the Fatal Frame franchise will be making its way to the Wii U. According to an article by Famitus (and picked up by IGN), Tecmo Koei and Nintendo are collaborating to bring the game to the console, though a release date and price have not been confirmed. Tecmo Koei is also planning on releasing a TV show, comic, novel and live action movie all based on the franchise.
This is pretty exciting for fans of the horror genre. Playing Fatal Frame makes you feel so damn helpless you can't help but be scared, and the gamepad on the Wii U is a perfect medium to play the camera based gameplay of the series. Granted, Sony could do the same with the Vita and PS4, but it's a pretty good bet that the game will release only on Wii U.
Bandai Namco has announced a brand new, free-to-play IP. Titled Rise of Incarnates, the game will be coming to PC later this year and features 2-vs-2 combat in real world locations. More details to come later this year.
This is interesting, as this is a brand new, built from the ground up IP designed around free-to-play. This is a big gamble for the company, but it may also turn out to be very profitable. The free-to-play version of Tekken has made the company quite a bit of money, so hopefully this will work out. As someone who is slowly starting to enjoy the free-to-play options available on Sony's platforms, I'm pretty interested in seeing how this plays out.
2K Games has announced support for online play of certain games after the closure of GameSpy Technologies. According to GameInformer, the list of games includes Borderlands and Civilizations III and IV. For a full list, check out this link.
It's good to hear some information about these games that are hanging in limbo with GameSpy Technologies shutting down. We know that Nintendo is shutting down all online Wii and DS games, but the rest of the games that rely on these servers still have a questionable future. We have 1 more month, so we will have to wait and see.
Here are some other smaller news stories that are interesting enough, but pretty self explanatory:
- The Walking Dead: Season One finds it's way to PS4.
- Dragon's Age: Inquisition gets a release date.
- The sequel to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is coming to the West.
- Tales of Xillia 2 Western release date detailed.
- Peggle 2 DLC announced.
- Mario Golf gets some DLC and Season Pass.
- Screen shot of the next COD leaked.