Vidya Game News – June 18, 2015

Box art, from FF6 (top) and FF3 (bottom).

Box art, from FF6 (top) and FF3 (bottom).

Tons of new news, with the yearly E3 conference happening in Los Angeles this week! Scouring the web and Google Alert for some of the noticeable reboots, retreads and re-releases, along with the usual odds and ends…

– Square might not be done with just the announced Final Fantasy VII remake. According to the director of that PS4 remake, he’s also interested in redoing the fifth and sixth installments. (The box art in this post comes from a review of the games here.)

– Piggybacking on the interest from our last show, clearly, Nintendo has announced that Star Fox Zero will be out this holiday season for the Wii U. Game Informer has an interview with Miyamoto, and like some other interviews from the past month, he says it’s unlikely Star Fox 2 ever gets a proper release. Per most reviews of Nintendo’s E3 performance, they’re paring back on their Wii U offerings, expanding their 3DS array, and not talking about their console-after-Wii.

– From CNET, a gamer proposes to his girlfriend by hacking The Legend of Zelda.

– Also from CNET and their E3 coverage, Shenmue 3 looks to be a reality after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The series debuted in 1999, and the sequel came out in 2001.

– And yet another interesting CNET article, this one from Danny Gallagher on AI programs playing Super Mario World.

– Atlus says Persona 5 is still scheduled for a 2015 North American release, despite widespread layoffs at parent company Sega.

– From Super Compressor, 14 things in your parents’ basement worth serious money.

ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…

… Actually, not much happened, unless you have deep, resounding love for games like Cruise Ship Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection, which came out in 2003. The most “significant” game release is probably Neverwinter Nights in 2002.

Game history info from Moby Games.

2 responses

  1. I wouldn’t want a remake of FFVI like they are doing VII. I would enjoy a cleaned up version of the original on Steam or iOS. That would get my bucks.

    They remade IV but it’s all blocky 3d anime art style on Nintendo DS. If they just stick to sprites then they could take my dollars.

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    1. The weird remake they did for 4 the DS, yeah, that was meh. You’re talking about the one that radically upped the difficulty and had augments, right? I have the one for PSP, which also has the After Years and a mid-quel game, and that’s pretty swell. (Except that my PSP barely works, so I need to purchase it for another medium anyway.)

      FF6 has a GBA re-release, which I should have mentioned. It adds an extra dungeon and cleans up some bugs, but it’s otherwise the same game.

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