Next-Gen Consoles At E3 2012?
Microsoft and Sony are rumoured to reveal their new line of consoles at E3 2012. UK games magazine MCV has reported that anonymous but reliable sources have stated that both of the industry’s will have a new-console presence at the show. “Obviously we can’t reveal our sources,” says MCV’s Online Editor, Ben Parfitt, “But you have my personal word on this - the source is exemplary, 100% concrete, ultra high level.” The news comes as an apparent move to waylay some of the attention from Nintendo, who are set to showcase their upcoming Wii U console at the show.
Shenmue 3 Is A ‘Possibility’
French fansite ShenmueMaster.fr have managed to score an exclusive interview with series director Yu Suzuki, who hints at the possibility of a Shenmue sequel. Suzuki mentions that the story for a Shenmue 3 has been written, and suggests that his studio YsNet may acquire the rights to the series from Sega in the future. Nothing concrete at this stage, but nothing ruled out either. Stay tuned.
Daily Find: Pac-Man Ukulele
This awesome custom-made ‘Paculele’ from Celentano Woodworks is available at Etsy.com.
Pokémon Red/Blue Piano Medley
Youtube user Joshua Graham has managed to perfectly capture the sound of our childhood with his stunning piano medley of the soundtrack to Pokémon Red & Blue. The awesome 92-page arrangement lasts for over 45 minutes and includes everything from the music of Pallet Town to the final battle at the Pokémon League, and everything in between. Head on over to Josh’s channel and give him some love.
Silent Hill Returns To It Roots
The long-suffering Silent Hill series is set to return to its survival-horror roots, according to producer Devin Shatsky. In an interview on Playstation’s Blog, Shatsky claims that Downpour will be much less combat-oriented than its predecessor Homecoming, which was met with disapproval by fans; instead, Downpour will incorporate a very limiting weapons system that will keep players on their toes, and will be most similarly themed to fan favourite Silent Hill 2. Shatsky also states that enemies from previous games will not be “shoehorned in”, and that Downpour will be its own unique chapter in the Silent Hill story. Head on over to Playstation Blog to check out the full interview.