Today’s round-up tells us the strange story of department stores embracing fighting games (finally!), games that once were becoming no more, even more tasty teasers and new sequel info.
Game over Man! Game Over!
Sad news for those of you anticipating the new Aliens RPG as Obsidian has officially confirmed development has ceased. Rumours have been circulating around the game’s future for a long time and an Obsidian representative has finally put them to bed by confirming those suspicions on the developer’s online forums.
Sega, when questioned, went on to further back up these claims saying “Sega has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG”, and instead are focusing their energies on the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator game. [1 Up]
Department Stores Use Fighting Games For Inspiration
Harvey Nichols, a UK based department store chain, have drawn inspiration from an odd source this week in order to promote their current sale: fighting games! In a bold move, this ad campaign features computer characters battling it out dressed head to toe in designer clothes!
Women rip each other to shreds in the shoe section while sporting expensive handbags and elegant dresses, even using signature moves unique to popular fighting characters. Let’s just hope blood doesn’t stain too bad… [GameSetWatch]
No Mass Effect DLC News
The Mass Effect Twitter channel told us to expect information this Friday relating to upcoming downloadable content for the Xbox 360.
As Friday has come and gone and no news has appeared, “Evil Chris” Twittered yesterday that "Due to circumstances beyond my control, any news of more Mass Effect DLC will have to wait. Sorry folks” He followed up by saying in future he will no longer speculate, and will only reveal information when he can promise to follow through, further apologising for getting fans hopes up. [Kotaku]
Capcom Create Teaser Site
Rather than providing any information whatsoever or hint at the possibility of a particular game release, Capcom have revealed a website simply showing the words “1560” fading in and out. Did somebody say vague?
Despite claims that the series is dead and buried, many fans have suggested the possibility of “1560” referring to the much loved Onimusha series, as the first game takes place in the year “1560”. Others have hoped Wikipedia can provide more details regarding the year, possibly solving the mystery once and for all. As "Denmark buys the Estonian island of Saaremaa from its last prince bishop” is an example of what the results yielded this looks like an ineffective way of solving the mystery. [Joystiq]
No More Heroes 2 Details Revealed
Information regarding the sequel to the downright strange No more Heroes on the Wii has finally been unveiled. Eccentric gaming director and producer Suda51 is in charge of the game and responsible for many of the ideas and changes incorporated.
Shinobu will now be a playable and perhaps even superior character to the original protagonist Travis. The game is also boasting over 50 boss battles, the possibility of incorporating the environment into fighting moves, and of course new abilities. [NintendoPad]