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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Explains Why Scalebound Was Canceled; Hopes to Work With Hideki Kamiya Again

Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer gives his insight on why PlatinumGames was canceled; Would like Japanese developers to “come back home” to consoles. …Read More The post Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Explains Why Scalebound Was Canceled; Hopes to Work With Hideki Kamiya Again by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Vanquish on PC Gets the Accolades Trailer Treatment

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This Nier: Automata Anime Clip Will Make You Wish for a Real Anime Series

Yoko Taro’s NieR: Automata grasped the heart of many thanks to its masterful gameplay, its eerie story, and the unstoppable charisma of its protagonist YoRHa 2B. …Read More The post This Nier: Automata Anime Clip Will Make You Wish for a Real Anime Series by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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PlatinumGames Is Still Discussing Bayonetta 3

A year ago, Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya said that after work on the now-cancelled Scalebound was complete, he would look into making Bayonetta 3. In fact, he had already written some outlines and was looking for the right opportunity to return to the series. Recently at BitSummit 2017, PlatinumGames’ Atsushi Inaba said that the studio is still discussing the game and is “constantly talking about it.” During an interview with Source Gaming at the event, Inaba was asked if a third installment would retain the same protagonist, to which he said: Maybe there would be a male Bayonetta! I would like to make Bayonetta 3. We’re talking within the company even now about what to do. But because we’re constantly talking about it, that actually makes it really hard to say. If we weren’t talking about it, we could just say something random or offhand. The first Bayonetta released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. Its sequel was a Nintendo-exclusive. It remains to be seen if we’ll see a Bayonetta 3 and whether it’ll be a multi-platform release or not. [Source: Source Gaming] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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NieR: Automata Reaches 1.5 Million Copies Sold

Released earlier this year for PlayStation 4 and PC, NieR: Automata has moved more than 1.5 million copies, Square Enix announced today. Back in early April, it had crossed one million. “Over 1.5 million copies of #NieR:Automata have been shipped & sold digitally worldwide!” They wrote on Twitter. “Thank YOU for your support, we’re a bit overwhelmed!” As part of their latest financial briefing, Square Enix said NieR: Automata generated sales “significantly above our plan.” In a recent interview with Kotaku, Director Yoko Taro was asked if there’s something he wished other game developers would stop doing. “It would help me if they would stop creating games. Having less competition would make it easier for me to do business,” he replied. Asked the same question about players, he said, “I’d like for them to stop saying things like ‘shut up old hag!’ to their moms and others.” The first DLC pack for NieR: Automata, 3C3C1D119440927, is $13.99 USD and includes new coliseums and sub-quests. Did you help NieR: Automata reach 1.5 million? [Source: NieR, NieR Game, Kotaku] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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PlatinumGames Developers Talk About Vanquish to Celebrate PC Release

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NieR: Automata Developer PlatinumGames Teasing New IP

NieR: Automata studio PlatinumGames confirmed at this year’s BitSummit that it’s working on a new IP. Producer Atsushi Inaba teased the announcement during a keynote but remained secretive about it. According to IGN, Inaba described the yet-to-be-revealed title as “formless” but did say that a new Director is working on the project. Additionally, we’re told that Platinum isn’t sure if it will continue with its release pace of launching a new game every year. The studio suffered a bit of a setback earlier this year due to the high-profile cancellation of its Xbox-exclusive, Scalebound. CEO Kenichi Sato said that the team was disappointed by the development and promised to continue delivering high-quality games. Microsoft recently renewed its Scalebound trademark, giving birth to speculations that the project may still see the light of day. Platinum’s recent release, NieR: Automata, launched worldwide in March to critical acclaim. We’ll update our readers when we have more information. In the meantime, let us know what you’re hoping to see next from the studio. [Source: IGN] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Bayonetta Developer PlatinumGames Teases a Mysterious New IP

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Sega Teases May 25th Release Date for Vanquish PC Port

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Rumor: SEGA Teases Something Tied to Vanquish; Potentially a PC Port

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NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927 DLC Out Today on PS4 and PC; Launch Trailer Released

Today, NieR: Automata’s first DLC, titled 3C3C1D119440927, arrives on PS4 both in the West and in Japan, and worldwide on the PC. And to celebrate publisher Square Enix and developer PlatinumGames have released the DLC’s official launch …Read More The post NieR: Automata – 3C3C1D119440927 DLC Out Today on PS4 and PC; Launch Trailer Released by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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NieR: Automata Gets New Trailer Introducing the Game’s Unique Weapons, Combo System, and More

Today, publisher Square Enix and developer PlatinumGames released a new trailer, titled “Arsenal of Elegant Destruction,” for their upcoming action RPG NieR: Automata, introducing the game’s unique array of weapon types, its fluid battle movement, fast-paced attacks, …Read More The post NieR: Automata Gets New Trailer Introducing the Game’s Unique Weapons, Combo System, and More by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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NieR: Automata Goes Gold

Today, Square Enix producer Yosuke Saito announced that upcoming action RPG NieR: Automata has gone gold, meaning the game is finished, ready to be printed onto disc, and release on time. …Read More The post NieR: Automata Goes Gold by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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PlatinumGames Release Depressing Statement; Says “Very Disappointed” About Scalebound Cancellation

PlatinumGames Release Statement Regarding Scalebound Cancellation  A couple of days ago we told you that Xbox exclusive Scalebound was cancelled. Following the announcement by Microsoft Game Studios of the cancellation of Scalebound for Xbox One and PC, PlatinumGames published an official statement today by President and CEO Kenichi Sato. The statement expresses disappointment about the game getting axed, but promises to continue delivering high-quality games starting with the upcoming NieR: Automata and following with Granblue Fantasy Project RE:Link and Lost Order. The statement says: “We’re sorry to say that on January 9, 2017, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound. We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were. Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future. We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support! President and CEO Kenichi Sato” The cancellation of Scalebound is certainly sad news for many and is certainly a big hit for Xbox. The…