Archive for April 24th, 2013

Poker Night 2 – Logo & Launch Trailer

poker night 2 logo Poker Night 2   Logo & Launch Trailer

Source: AllGamesBeta & Telltale Games YouTube Channel

Rumor – Europe – Call of Duty: Ghosts Box Art Revealed

It looks like UK retailer Tesco may have inadvertently revealed the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise. They post images for the European box art for a game titled Call of Duty: Ghosts. Is it real or fake? We shall see. Here’s the images:

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Source: AllGamesBeta

Mark Cerny Discusses PlayStation 4

ps4 logo Mark Cerny Discusses PlayStation 4

Gamasutra has an interview/article posted where they talk with the PlayStation 4′s lead architect, Mark Cerny. Here’s a portion of the article:

“The Beginnings

“For me, this all started in late 2007,” said Cerny, remembering how he embarked on the road to becoming lead architect of the PlayStation 4. “Because we’d been doing postmortems on the PlayStation 3 — a very broad group of people across the Sony Computer Entertainment team were evaluating how well that had gone.”

That lead, naturally, to thoughts about what to do next. Musing on the architecture of Sony’s next system, Cerny spent his Thanksgiving holiday reading up on the history of the X86 architecture — realizing that not only had it evolved dramatically over the years, but that by the time the PlayStation 4 shipped, it would be powerful enough for Sony’s needs.

It had evolved into something “that looked broadly usable by even the sort of extreme programmers we find in the games business,” he said.

Realizing how passionate he was about the PlayStation 4 project, after Thanksgiving, Cerny went to Sony’s then-execs Phil Harrison and Masa Chatani, “and asked if I could lead the next generation effort. And to my great surprise, they said yes.””

For more of the interview with many more details, check out Gamasutra.

Source: Gamasutra

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3/PSV) – Dengeki PlayStation Magazine Scans

Here’s some magazine scans from Dengeki PlayStation showing some screenshots, concept art, and an article about Nihon Falcom’s upcoming PS3 & PSV RPG, The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki:

the legend of heroes sen no kiseki scan 1 The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3/PSV)   Dengeki PlayStation Magazine Scans
the legend of heroes sen no kiseki scan 2 The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3/PSV)   Dengeki PlayStation Magazine Scans
the legend of heroes sen no kiseki scan 3 The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3/PSV)   Dengeki PlayStation Magazine Scans
the legend of heroes sen no kiseki scan 4 The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3/PSV)   Dengeki PlayStation Magazine Scans

Source: AllGamesBeta

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3/PSV) – Concept Art

Here’s some concept art from Nihon Falcom Corporation’s upcoming PS3 and Vita RPG, The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki showing some characters from the game:

the legend of heroes sen no kiseki concept art 1 The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3/PSV)   Concept Art

Source: AllGamesBeta

Sony Files New Trademark For Something Called The Order: 1886

Sony has apparently filed for a trademark for a game called The Order: 1886. No further info is available about the game. Could be for PS3, Vita, or even (more likely) PS4. We shall see what details come in the future. Here’s an image from their application:

sony trademark the order 1886 Sony Files New Trademark For Something Called The Order: 1886

For more images of The Order: 1886 trademark application, check out the link below.

Source: AllGamesBeta

Nintendo’s Top Selling Software For Wii U & 3DS

Nintendo updated their best selling software images with Fiscal Year 2013 results (which ended March 31st). Here’s a look at the best-selling Nintendo software on Wii U & 3DS:

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Source: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Nintendo’s Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

nintendo logo Nintendos Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Nintendo announced more news today this time regarding their financials for Fiscal Year 2013, which just ended last month. Here’s the full details courtesy of GoNintendo:

Nintendo today reported financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. After reporting a net loss in its previous fiscal year, Nintendo was able to return to profitability in both Net and Ordinary Income for the full year, although Operating Income remained negative.

Based on the strong lineup of upcoming software titles for both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, Nintendo expects to return to Operating Income profitability by the end of the current fiscal year. During the next several months, Nintendo expects to launch new titles in the Mario Kart (Wii U), Super Mario Bros. (Wii U), Wii Fit (Wii U), Pikmin (Wii U), The Legend of Zelda (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Mario & Luigi (Nintendo 3DS) and Pokémon (Nintendo 3DS) franchises. These games, along with titles from Nintendo’s third-party publishing partners, will help drive hardware momentum and introduce new audiences to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms.

The majority of these titles will be available as physical products at retail locations, as well as full-game downloads from the Nintendo eShop as Nintendo continues to expand its overall digital proposition. In the most recent fiscal year, the revenue from digital software sales increased by more than 110 percent over the same time frame last year.

Top-line results for the full fiscal year and financial forecasts for FY 14 are as follows (in millions of yen): 

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Global unit sales for FY 2013, life-to-date sales and forecasts for FY 2014 are as follows (millions of units): 

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*LTD and FY 2013 software unit sales include both standalone and bundled software.

** Nintendo will continue to sell Nintendo DS Hardware but is not revealing a unit sales forecast at this time

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To view an English translation of the complete financial results and other financial information, please visit http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/index.html


Source: GoNintendo

Nintendo of America Gets New CEO

nintendo logo Nintendo of America Gets New CEO

Here’s a surprising development. Tatsumi Kimishima will no longer be chairman & CEO at Nintendo of America. He is being promoted to a position at Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Nintendo’s main office/headquarters). Satoru Iwata the current president & CEO of Nintendo Co., Ltd. was named as his successor to the CEO position at NOA. Here’s the full press release Nintendo issued today:

NINTENDO CO., LTD. ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF NOA CHAIRMAN TATSUMI KIMISHIMA TO NCL MANAGING DIRECTOR

Led Nintendo of America Since 2002

REDMOND, Wash., April 24, 2013 – Nintendo Co., Ltd. (NCL) today announced a planned promotion for Tatsumi Kimishima, current chairman and CEO of Nintendo of America (NOA) and a director of its parent Nintendo Co., Ltd. Subject to shareholder approval, he will become NCL managing director, and transfer from NOA in Redmond, Wash., to NCL headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. In his new position, he will assume the roles of general manager of Corporate Analysis and Administration, and general manager of the General Affairs Division. These titles are currently held by Yoshihiro Mori and Masaharu Matsumoto respectively, both of whom are retiring. Kimishima will assume his new duties in Kyoto later this summer.

Kimishima was named to his current position at NOA in 2006. He first joined Nintendo in Japan in 2000, and was subsequently named president of Pokémon USA in 2001, before moving on to become president of the Nintendo of America subsidiary in 2002. Previously, he spent 27 years at Sanwa Bank of Japan, with multiple postings in North America and Central America.

Many of his current responsibilities, including the CEO title, will be assumed by Global President Satoru Iwata. The move will support the company’s unified global strategy, allow streamlined decision making and enhance Nintendo’s organizational agility in the current competitive environment. Reggie Fils-Aime will continue in his role as president and COO of NOA, reporting to Iwata.

Other changes announced to Nintendo’s global board of directors can be found at http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/.

Source: GoNintendo

Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl – A Few Details Revealed

According to a user named duckroll on NeoGAF, the latest issue on Famitsu has revealed a couple of details about the latest entry in the Etiran Odyssey series, Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl. Apparently the game will feature an anime style opening and also have anime style cutscenes. Here’s the full quote from duckroll:

“In this week’s Famitsu, they reveal that the New Etrian Odyssey game will include an anime opening movie and anime cutscenes for the first time in the series. This is hardly surprising given how the game will also feature fixed story characters, voice acting, and so on. The animation will be handled by Madhouse.” -duckroll @ NeoGAF

Source: NeoGAF User Duckroll