This was ideal for customers who would prefer not to hand over payment information like credit card details to companies such as Sony. Unfortunately, that will no longer be an option. Speaking to The Verge, Sony has confirmed that starting 1st of April, retailers will no longer be able to sell digital game codes for the PS4.
A company spokesperson was quoted as saying, “We can confirm that as of April 1, 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment will no longer offer full games through SIE’s Global Digital at Retail program. This decision was made in order to continue to align key businesses globally. To support full games and premium editions, SIE will introduce increased denominations at select retailers. DLC, add-ons, virtual currency, and season passes will still be available.”
Earlier this year it was announced that the Nintendo Switch would be getting a new Zelda game in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. However it seems that there could be a chance that we could be getting more than just one Zelda game this year because in a post on GameFAQs, there could be another that might be announced soon.
In a post by user Vergeben (via Nintendo Life), he says that there could be another Zelda game in the works, but apparently this particular title will not be for the Nintendo Switch. Instead it will be aimed at Nintendo’s handheld consoles and will be released as a 2D title on the Nintendo eShop.
Earlier this year, Square Enix released one of their most anticipated titles in the form of Kingdom Hearts 3, but it seems that might not be all that the company has planned for the year. According to Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, the company has plans to release a major game later this year.
It is unclear as to what that major game could be given that Square Enix has plenty of franchises under their belts, but if it is a major game, it could be worth looking forward to. Unfortunately for those who might be hoping that this major game could be the Final Fantasy VII Remake, that probably won’t be the case.
Nintendo has launched several mobile games to date, a very different change in pace compared to several years ago when the company was adamant about not launching games on mobile. Turns out it was a great decision because according to the latest data from Sensor Tower (via AppleInsider), Fire Emblem Heroes has made the company a lot of money.
If the data is accurate, Fire Emblem Heroes has reportedly made Nintendo a whopping $500 million to date. This makes it the most successful mobile game that Nintendo has launched so far. This is versus other Nintendo titles such as Super Mario Run which only made $68 million to date (which Nintendo had previously expressed some disappointment at), along with Dragalia Lost and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp which made $74 million and $70 million respectively.
SEKAI NO OWARI's song "Re:set" has been picked up as the image song for the PS4/PS4 Vita game software 'Catherine Full Body.'
The game's story follows Vincent, a man who is involved in a four-sided relationship and is plagued by supernatural nightmares. SEKAI NO OWARI has been performing "Re:set" at their lives, and it's a cool number with lyrics that portray a nightmare world.
While card games, even digital ones, have been around for a while now, it seems that in recent times they are starting to catch on in terms of popularity again. We have to wonder if this might have anything to do with the success that Blizzard is seeing with Hearthstone, but since then we’ve seen quite a few card games launch.
Now it looks like Square Enix wants in on the card game genre as well because they have announced the Final Fantasy Digital Card Game which will be launching for smartphones and the PC. As the name implies, this is a digital card game that will be based around the Final Fantasy franchise and will feature characters from the series.
HYDE has penned a new song titled "MAD QUALIA" for Capcom's action game 'Devil May Cry 5.'
The latest of the 'Devil May Cry' series will be released worldwide on March 8. HYDE had previously revealed that he plays the game and is a fan of the series. You can listen to a clip of "MAD QUALIA" in the trailer below.
Image credit – Square Enix
Now we know that there will be a PlayStation 5. Sony had previously confirmed as much, although there is the question of when the console will be released (some believe it could be launched in 2019). Regardless of a release date, it appears that Square Enix could already be working on something for the console.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was one of the best-selling and best-reviewed games of 2017 when it was first released. We imagine that Nintendo would love to maintain that momentum, although the question is when can we expect a new Zelda title? The good news is that it looks like Nintendo could already be working on it.
Last month Sony officially announced the PlayStation Classic, seemingly taking a page out of Nintendo’s book of reviving older consoles in a smaller form. Sony did state that the console would come preloaded with games, but did not mention what they were, at least until now where the full lineup of games has been confirmed.
According to Sony, these games include Battle Arena Toshinden, Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Final Fantasy VII, Grand Theft Auto, Intelligent Qube, Jumping Flash, Metal Gear Solid, Mr Driller, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Rayman, Resident Evil Director’s Cut, Revelations: Persona, Ridge Racer Type 4, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Syphon Filter, Tekken 3, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Twisted Metal, and Wild Arms.
Sony’s game streaming service, PlayStation Now, didn’t allow subscribers to download games before but that’s going to change now. Sony is finally enabling game downloads for PlayStation Now subscribers. This subscription service allowed members to stream titles from the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and the PlayStation 4. Sony has now confirmed that subscribers will soon be able to download these titles so that they can play them offline as well.