Limited Run Games has announced that it will be releasing a physical edition of Axiom Verge on Wii U at the end of the month, more than two and a half years after the game launched digitally on Nintendo's now defunct console.As odd as that might sound, it helps to know that a Wii U physical edition of superb old-school Metroidvania, Axiom Verge, was originally unveiled all the way back in 2017. However, as documented in a lengthy article by GamesIndustry.biz, a dispute between Axiom Verge's retail publisher, BadLand Games, and Limited Run Games - a company that's made a name for itself publishing lavish physical editions of indie titles, and the team contracted to create the Wii U physical release - brought those plans to a crashing halt.As part of a deal between the two companies, Limited Run paid BadLand $78,000 USD - for which it would receive, according to their contract, 6,000 copies of Axiom Verge on Wii U. These were to be delivered at least one week ahead of the physical … [Read more...] about Two years after its announcement, Axiom Verge finally gets a physical release on Wii U
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is just under five months away, and we still know very little about the game. That’s no surprise, considering that publisher Rockstar Games prefers to play things close to the vest. The company announced all the exclusive content that it’s packing into the game’s two special editions and offering as pre-order incentives, and the long list provides some clues as to how Red Dead Redemption 2 works. In particular, some of the items suggest that the game will feature deeper role-playing mechanics than we’ve seen in the series to this point. Before we begin, let’s just get this out of the way: This is all pretty much speculation at this point, although we’ve tried to make educated guesses. None, some or all of the following may turn out to be true when Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on Oct. 26. Red Dead RPG In Red Dead Redemption 2, players will step into the boots of Arthur Morgan. The outlaw serves as an enforcer and debt collector … [Read more...] about Will Red Dead Redemption 2 feature RPG mechanics and gear?
The New York Yankees weren’t the first sports team to don pinstripes, but the distinctive pattern is as closely associated with the baseball club as it is with boardroom suits. The Yankees’ home uniform, a simple design featuring thin navy stripes on a white background, is an enduring classic: It has barely changed in more than a century. Basic though it is, the pinstriped design presents some challenges for the makers of baseball video games. In the kind of discussion that happens all the time at studios working on sports titles, the developers of R.B.I. Baseball at Major League Baseball Advanced Media were debating last fall how best to bring the Yankees’ uniform to life in the game. Areas where the pinstripes met a seam didn’t look quite right, so the team fetched some nearby reference material. “We walked down the hall to Billy, who does all of our merchandise stuff — he manages the shop, he gets all the jerseys through,” recalls Peter … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Why MLB decided to develop R.B.I. Baseball 18 itself
A new Collector’s Edition for God of War has just been revealed by popular U.S retailer Gamestop. The God of War: Stone Mason Edition includes the full game as well as digital and physical goodies and, dare we say, it seems like we will be seeing a lot of it in unboxing videos. The God of War: Stone Mason Edition main feature is the 9″ Kratos and Atreus statue which is a much different design than the one we saw a couple of weeks ago, available for pre-order. Also, you can find a thematic ring and keychain, four exclusive carvings, a cloth map and a lithograph featuring the protagonists. Let’s take a look at the full contents of the God of War: Stone Mason Edition: Full God of War Game 9″ Kratos & Atreus Statue by Gentle Giant Limited Steelbook Case 2″ Huldra Brothers Carvings Exclusive Lithograph Cloth Map Stone Mason’s Ring Mimir’s Head Talking Keychain 2″ Horse and Troll Carvings Digital Contents … [Read more...] about Gamestop Reveals God of War: Stone Mason Edition, Includes 9″ Kratos And Atreus Statue
The story of Riot Games is a list of things that shouldn’t have been possible. It’s the tale of an extremely difficult, user-unfriendly game reaching untold heights of success. It’s the story of a company that has remained committed to listening to and interacting with its fans even as it at has grown exponentially. More than anything, it’s the story of two best friends who liked playing video games and decided one day to make their own. Riot is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, but to really know how one of the world’s biggest development studios got started, you need to go back to Los Angeles in the early aughts. You need to find two University of Southern California business students who formed a bond unrelated to their studies. When Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck first met at USC, they were taking classes that led them to careers at banks and investment firms. But that wasn’t what they bonded over. For them, their real passion was video … [Read more...] about The past, present and future of League of Legends studio Riot Games