As we speculated last night, Activision has revealed the next Skylanders game at the New York Toy Fair. Skylanders: SWAP Force is the new title that will introduce a new type of Skylander character that you can mix and match parts to create your own unique style of play.
Game Informer Digital has spilled the beans on an announcement that was supposed to take place on February 5, 2013. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is well into development for next-generation platforms and PC. The Witcher 3 is said to have a world more than 20% larger than Skyrim and be completely open world using the REDengine 3, announced last week. The world is so large, it will take around 40 minutes to go from one side of the world to the other on horseback!
Starting today, you can get your little grubby hands on the biggest 3DS handheld Strategy RPG--Fire Emblem Awakening. Nintendo is making the game available on their eShop as a full downloadable title or at retail as a cartridge.
In addition to the game, Nintendo is selling a limited edition Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS Bundle that includes a special Blue 3DS with Fire Emblem artwork, a 4 GB Memory Card, and a download voucher for Fire Emblem Awakening. You can grab this bundle for $199.99 while supplies last.
An unnamed "Microsoft Insider" has a comment in regard to Sony getting to debut the PlayStation 4 first: "Victory will go not to those who make the most noise, but those who make the most impact. The war won't be won by producing the most powerful system."
Sounds like Sony has really scared people at Microsoft and they will be scrambling to recover from Sony debuting their system first.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the next PlayStation will be revealed on February 20, 2013 and be launched this holiday season. They also state that Microsoft will reveal their next console this Spring--months after the PlayStation announcement, and will be launched this holiday season as well. Looks like we will have two new consoles going toe to toe this year.
More thoughts on Microsoft and Nintendo's responses to the new PlayStation coming soon.
Sony last revealed a PlayStation console in 2005 at E3. At that show, Nintendo stole the headlines with the long lines for the Wii. Could this be the reason why they are showing off the new console early? Take a look at the teaser video below and lets countdown to February 20!
Starting off today's Musings, Rockstar has revealed that the eagerly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V, is being pushed WAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY back to September 17, 2013. The title was originally planned for a Spring 2013 release. Rockstar also refused to release any details on if the title will be coming to PC or Wii U. Could this GTA title appear on both the current PlayStation and Xbox systems and for the new consoles, rumored to be coming out this holiday season, as well?
Regardless of that, Take Two had major stock price hits on this news.
Unless you are completely out of touch, the US is knee deep in debates over gun laws due to increased violence with weapons. Tennessee's Republican Senator, Lamar Alexander, is making sure the nation focusses on the real problem... video games...
During an interview with MSNBC:
CHUCK TODD (MSNBC): Can you envision a way of supporting the universal background checks bill?
Fans of PopCap Games REJOICE! One of the most addictive titles to ever grace a screen is getting a sequel as a Plants vs Zombies follow-up was announced to appear in the latter portion of Spring 2013. Little details have been made known to us but we do know that PopCap Games is adding in a ton of new features, situations, and settings to delight and excite the masses of fans the original Plants vs Zombies game created.
PopCap Games provided us with the following quotes: