Well I was actually able to get Guardian Signs, so I’ll be able to write about it, and at the very least I have a Pokémon Ranger themed Sunday Soapbox for you guys. Yes, it will actually be able to provide me with a topic. This series is underrated. Anyway, I’m tired and sick, so onto some news.
Sands of Time Failogy
Riddles and (to a lesser extent) I have been anticipating the announcement of a Prince of Persia HD collection. A collection that would, of course, include Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones. This wish has been granted, but only in the way that a malicious genie would grant a wish. That is to say that the genie would say, “of course, you may have a new car. But by you, I mean somebody else!”
This is my roundabout way of saying that the collection is indeed going to be released, but only in Europe. It’s also a PS3 exclusive, but that part is fine. Also, expected.
In any case, it’s not impossible that it will also come to North America, but it wasn’t even announced as a timed release, so I’m not holding my breath yet. Oh yeah, and it’s in 3D, but who cares, right? (IGN)Demon Sells
Enh? Okay, so my puns aren’t so strong when my nose clogs up with mucus every 2.5 seconds. Forgive me. If you somehow deciphered my headline, you’d know that Atlus’ very difficult RPG, Demon’s Souls for the PS3 has sold surprisingly well for the company. In fact, it has become the company’s most successful title in the 20 years it’s been around. While they didn’t give out any sales figures, they do have a lovely quote for all of us to celebrate the game’s birthday.
“If ever there was a game championed and made a success by its fans, this would be it, here’s to many more groundbreaking online action role-playing experiences. Your support over this past year will never be forgotten.”
While I didn’t have any interest in Demon’s Souls, I am a fan of Atlus, so this is pleasant news to my ears. (IGN)
3DS “unlikely” to run Unreal Engine
While I couldn’t give two shits about any games running on the Unreal Engine on the 3DS, this story does give us a bit more insight into the hardware powering the device.
The story comes from Epic itself, as its VP, Mark Rein told Joystiq the following when he was asked if Epic was working on 3DS software, “No, it’s below our [minimum specifications], from what we can tell.” He goes on to admit that he doesn’t have a dev kit and his response wasn’t a formal comment, but if the system could run Unreal, he would have expected to hear from Nintendo by now.
Now while I truly believe that Nintendo doesn’t play that way, and that if the system could run Epic’s popular engine, Nintendo wouldn’t bother giving them a call, I also expect that Rein is correct. The 3DS looks pretty and I would like one very much, but I don’t expect the machine to be more powerful than a Wii, if that. It’s not surprising news, but a little disheartening seeing as Epic just showed a tech demo of their new game running on an iPhone. Still, the DS was underpowered when it was released, and it has the strongest lineup of any system save maybe the PS2. (Joystiq)
Play as Kratos’ Brother in GoWIII- That’s pretty much it. Get a code if you buy Ghost of Sparta. Click if you want more details. this is a quickie because I don’t care.
People buy Pokémon in Japan- Despite Dead Rising 2 and Okami.
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded- Coming January 2011.
All done! Gunna stir up a Scatter Storming tomorrow in which I’ll talk about the games I saw on Tuesday and about Pokémon Ranger.