This week in news Square Enix releases a ton of news that nobody really cares about (sorry Kingdom Hearts fans), EA secures publishing rights to Star Wars games and Nyan and Keyboard Cat creators sue WB and 5th Cell over character copyright in the Scribblenauts games. It has been a wild week for news with most of it not necessarily good. There are a few new screenshots/trailers at least to look forward to. Let’s get to the news!
|New Call of Juarez Information|
Call of Juarez this week produced some new assets for Wild West fans to oogle and oggle over. Also in the press release Ubisoft announced that players will be living out the greatest memories from the Old West including stories from Pat Garret, Jesse James and Butch Cassidy. According to Ubsisoft the game will feature a mixture of both myth and factual events from the wild west. Here is a trailer if you want to see a little bit more about the game.
|Pre-Order Details Announced for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix|
Square Enix has an exclusive Pre-Order deal for the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is a compilation of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Square Enix says that the games have been severely updated with cinematic story videos from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and will have some upgraded gameplay mechanics. The Pre-Order will include a special 24-page behind-the-scenes-look at the Kingdom Hearts franchise. The game will be available for the PlayStation 3 on September 10th.
|Nyan and Keyboard Cat Lawsuit Against WB|
OK, so before I get into this, I like to not really take sides during the “news” section of our site. That being sad, the two copyright holders of Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat are suing the WB and 5th Cell Entertainment for using their characters in their Scribblenauts game. Before launching hate at these people for suing WB let’s think about WHAT WB does as a publisher of video games and movies. When people put up anything from WB they take it down and send threatening notices all the time. It’s about time they had a little taste of their own medicin. More power to the copyright holders of Nyan Cat and Keboard Cat in my opinion.
|Resident Evil Revelations Goes Trailer Crazy|
Capcom is pulling out all of the stops with the latest Resident Evil title called Revelations. Resident Evil Revelations is a re-released HD version of the game that came out on the 3DS last year. Recently Capcom has released a new Wii U trailer along with a couple of Dev Diary webisodes. Check out all three videos below right here or on our YouTube channel.
|Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remastered Screenshots Released|
Square Enix has released brand new screenshots for Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remastered. The screenshots show off different character models as well as some of the upgrades they will be doing to the background textures and enviornment. Nothing really special here, just FFX2 looking better than it did before. Check em out.
|New Watch_Dogs Screenshots|
More and more information about Watch_Dogs from Ubisoft seems to be coming out every day. This past week Ubisoft released some amazing looking screenshots from the upcoming game. If these screenshots are really from the game it looks as though they are nextgen/pc quality. Take a look for yourself.
|Square Enix Games Go Browser Ready|
Hitman: Sniper Challenge, the demo that released when you preordered Hitman: Absolution from Gamestop, and Gyromancer are now free to play on Core Online, Square Enix’s online platform that allows players to play games in their browser. Now these games come with a little bit of a drawback. You can only play them for free for 20 minutes a day with advertisments. If you like the list of games you can pay a subscription fee of $2.99 a month to get unlimited access to all games or you can buy the games outright and play them in your browser, advertisment free, forever. It’s an interesting service but so far there isn’t to much really offered. Here is the games that are available right now.
Games available on Core®Online:
- Tomb Raider Underworld
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- Mini Ninjas
- Hitman: Blood Money
- Hitman: Sniper Challenge
|EA Locks Down Publishing Deal for Star Wars Titles|
Probably the biggest news from last week was the announcement that EA is now going to be an exclusive publisher for Star Wars games. Now before anyone gets all huffy and puffy with EA and before anyone freaks out lets just calm down. This means that EA will be able to license out the Star Wars franchise to a bunch of different developers and could be a good thing for the Star Wars games. Can you image Bioware making a Star Wars game like Mass Effect? Yes EA has done some crappy things in the past (see SimCity) but that doesn’t mean that ANYTHING EA is always terrible. It’s ok. Everything will be fine. If things don’t go fine, then hey, maybe EA will go under. NNNAAAHHH We give them our money anyways!
And that is going to be it for us this week here at Gamers Heroes. Come back every week so that you can get all of your news that matters, that is confirmed and never the bull sh*t that is thrown around on other sites. We pride ourselves on reporting on stuff that isn’t just rumors and isn’t just to get you to click a link. Take it easy Heroes, see you next time.