With NieR: Automata performing better than expected, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda explains the plan on how to allocate development resources to big titles and smaller ones. …Read More The post Square Enix Intends to Develop Major Franchises in-House and Outsource Mid-Size Games by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda reveals that Yoko Taro’s NieR: Automata did much better than expected, and talks about plans for the future. …Read More The post NieR: Automata Sold “Significantly Above” Plans; Square Enix has “Aggressive” Plans for the West by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
Here are two Chinese cosplayers—Omiya (2B) and Ichinosehikaru (9S)—going absolutely nuts with their Nier: Automata cosplay partnership. Nier: Automata Cosplay Keeps Getting Better The cosplay hit of 2017 is easily Nier Automata’s 2B, who has been everywhere this year. Read more Before you say it, yes, these are heavily edited images. But hey, if you’re going to photoshop your cosplay images, you may as well go hard. Advertisement And even if you’re the type to recoil at the thought of effects and fake backgrounds, at the very least I hope you can still see through the effects and appreciate that these outfits (so much detail, on all sides) are incredible. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continue to sell in Japan. …Read More The post Media Create: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Once Again Top Japanese Sales Charts by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Model builder and Kotaku reader Kevin Derken, whose work we’ve featured on the site before, went and built himself a couple of replicas of the lil’ robots from Nier: Automata. Rare Gundam Model Brought Back From The Dead In the 80s, manga artist and mech designer Makoto Kobayashi made a custom model kit called the… Read more These are built entirely from scratch. Kevin modelled the robots on his computer, 3D-printed them out, added a ball joint from a Gundam model to articulate the arms then painted them. For scale, their heads are around the size of tennis balls, while the whole model is about as big as a coffee mug. Advertisement Advertisement If you’re in NYC this weekend, Kevin’s going to be displaying the models (and a bunch of his other work) at the Five Points Festival. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Today, Media Create has released its weekly sales charts of the Japanese market between May 8th and May 14th (2017). …Read More The post Media Create: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Top Japanese Sales Charts Once Again by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Nier: Automata came out two months ago on PC. It’s a really good game, and a clear standout during an unusually strong spring. So why the heck is the PC version still loaded with basic bugs and other problems that haven’t been patched? Advertisement I spent last weekend blasting through Nier: Automata on PC. I got endings B, C, D and E and… well, you should really play this game. It’s great. For all its positive attributes, though, it has significant issues on PC. Crashes, weird performance dips, locked white screens, and problems with funky resolutions affect even the most powerful PCs. This reddit list from a month ago catalogues many of the issues to hit PC players. In an official statement on March 22, the developers informed players that “we appreciate all your feedback and are investigating the issues that have been reported.” Radio silence since then. Yesterday I asked the game’s publisher Square Enix if there was any news on a patch or update, and they sent me a similar quote from the development team: “We are continually working with the parties involved to investigate and improve the situation READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
[Images: Square Enix | Nintendo | Konami] Over the decades, there have been so many great action games. But which one do people in Japan like best? This poll might shed light on that question. Advertisement In Japan, Weekly Famitsu has been asking readers about their favorite game in various genres. The results are in for the first of these polls, which was for action games. The poll was conducted between April 6 and April 16 of this year, with 1,161 Famitsu readers replying (out of that, 73 percent were men, 23 were women and 4 percent left that blank). Thirteen percent were in their teens, 37 percent were in their 20s, 33 percent were in their 30s, 13 percent were in their 40s and 1 percent were in their 50s. Advertisement Note that each person was allowed to vote for up to three titles (though, people could only vote for one or two if they wanted). Famitsu then calculated these votes as “points.” While the game titles have been localized for clarity, the hardware platforms are as listed by Famitsu. 20. Mega Man 2 READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
For the past couple of weeks I have been gradually playing through Nier: Automata, a video game about robot depression, and just a few nights ago I reached ending A. If I didn’t know any better—and if I took Square Enix’s message literally—I might just call it quits. Advertisement See, Nier: Automata has 26 endings—one for each letter of the alphabet. Many of these are joke endings, triggered by dying prematurely or walking in the wrong direction after a cut-scenes. When you get ending A the first time you play, it feels very much like the real one. If you haven’t already seen the internet buzzing about Nier: Automata, you might think the story is over. And then, once the credits have rolled, you see the following message: Although this message is full of good intentions, it’s also wrong. When you load up your save file and start playthrough B, you’ll immediately realize that you’re not really “play[ing] through again”—you’re continuing the story of Nier: Automata. When Square Enix PR writes that “This game has several different storylines that change each time you play,” what they really mean READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Many fans were happy to hear about Kaldaien’s “FAR mod,” a patch that fixes Nier: Automata’s technical issues on PC. Some people who downloaded the mod were surprised to find that it checks whether or not you’ve pirated the game, and the modder’s decision to include such a feature has proven controversial. Advertisement When you install FAR, it warns you that “use of this software is granted on the condition that any products being modified have been licensed to you under the terms and conditions set forth by their respective copyright holders.” If you move forward and click through the new user agreement, on the main settings screen, you can see that FAR checks if you have a legitimate copy of the game. If you do, it checks off a condition titled “I am not a pirate,” as you can see below. Screenshot courtesy of Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett. On neoGAF, Kaldaien explains that “Nothing malicious happens if you fail this check, you’re just presented with an infinite license screen that you can click Accept on but since you don’t respect licenses the license doesn’t respect your click.” In short, you can’t use the official mod if you pirate the game….
Golden Week belonged to Nintendo, with nine of the top 10 best-selling games for the week either available on Switch or 3DS. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Switch held onto #1, moving another 90,700 copies and bringing its two-week total to over 375,000. The #1 PlayStation 4 game during the week was NieR: Automata, which placed in 10th and sold 7,245 copies (up from 6,168 the previous week). Automata’s lifetime total now sits at more than 320,000. As for hardware, Nintendo Switch fell by nearly 29,000 units week-on-week, but it still managed to finish in first. PS4 sales rose by about 2,000, putting it in second place. According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from May 1 to 7, 2017: Games (Lifetime) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 90,652 (375,475) Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (3DS) – 31,271 (128,365) Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 30,338 (1,451,544) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Switch) – 21,926 (442,867) Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (LE Included) (3DS) – 14,765 (169,154) Mario Sports Superstars (3DS) – 10,975 (86,477) Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax (3DS) – 10,632 (69,723) 1-2-Switch (Switch) – 9,488 (205,446) READ FULL…
Today — like almost every other Wednesday — Media Create has released its weekly sales charts of the Japanese market between May 1st and May 7th (2017). …Read More The post Media Create: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Once Again Dominate Japanese Sales Charts by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
The acclaimed NieR: Automata is available for a limited time at a $45 price on PS4 for those looking to explore Yoko Taro’s epic world. …Read More The post NieR: Automata Gets Discounted to $45 for Limited Time on Amazon by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.
You can now dress Kat from Gravity Rush 2 up like 2B from Nier: Automata. You can now dress Kat from Gravity Rush 2 up like 2B from Nier: Automata. Visor and no-visor variants of 2B’s fashionable outfit are available as a free download from the PlayStation Store. Unfortunately, no corresponding outfit to make Raven look like 9S. Kotaku Editor-at-Large READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!