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A Megaton Rumour, A Neat Idea And A PSN Port - News Roundup 5th February 2011

Jonathan Lester
343 Industries, Back To The Future, Capcom, Games news, Halo: Combat Evolved, Onimusha, PSN, Telltale Games, Xbox 360 games, Yoshinori Ono
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Rumour: Halo CE Re-Release Set For November?

A Megaton Rumour, A Neat Idea And A PSN Port - News Roundup 5th February 2011

This choice little rumour slipped through our dragnet yesterday, so just in case you're not already chattering away over at Bungie.net, consider this your wakeup call. Joystiq has reported that an anonymous source (it's always an anonymous source) has outed a November 15th release date for 343 Industries' rumoured Halo: Combat Evolved remake.

This source has also suggested that entirely new art assets will be used with a modified version of the Halo Reach engine, though the audio will remain unchanged. Naturally, since this is a rumour, we'll take that with a pinch of salt- but be aware that Saber Interactive have surprisingly been tentatively linked to the project.

As far as the exact date's concerned, your guess is as good as mine. After all, a holiday season release would be the obvious time to launch any major  title. However, we can say with some certainty that the Halo CE remake is going to happen- and will be a perfect way for 343 Industries to prove that they have what it takes to inherit the Halo universe. More as this develops. [Joystiq]

Do we want- or need- a remake of Halo: Combat Evolved? Is this the rite of passage that 343 need to undergo in order to win our trust? Or are you just sick and tired of teh hal0z? Have your say in the comments!

Yoshinori Ono: "Time Feels Right" For New Onimusha

A Megaton Rumour, A Neat Idea And A PSN Port - News Roundup 5th February 2011

The Onimusha action/horror series has all but dropped off of the radar this generation (with its latest iteration appearing on the PS2 in 2006), but Capcom's Yoshinori Ono believes that it's high time for Samanosuke and the gang to make a comeback.

The time feels right to me. It feels like it’s the time to resurrect that series. But I wouldn’t want to do the things we’ve done before. I think it might be time to progress beyond the standard single-player adventure.

Ono continued to suggest that cooperative or competitive multiplayer elements could make an appearance in the next title... though the game itself is still a theory at present.

There should be ways to expand upon what we’ve done while involving the community more. Perhaps implement some sort of multiplayer into a game like that.

I don’t have those ideas solidified yet, but when these ideas come to fruition, when I feel good about them and I feel we can do something, I will most certainly take them in for approval with the higher-ups. It’s something I’m very interested in doing.

Sounds promising, but so far, a new Onimusha title is just a twinkle in Yoshinori's eye. We'll keep you posted.

In other news: Yoshinori would also love to see another Darkstalkers title. And so would we. [IGN]

Back To The Future: Episode 1 Headed To PSN

A Megaton Rumour, A Neat Idea And A PSN Port - News Roundup 5th February 2011

After a modestly successful launch on PC, Telltale Games has confirmed that the first episode in their Back To The Future series will be hitting American PSN on 15th February, with the European version following "shortly thereafter." Veteran PSN users will expect a couple of days for the Euro marketplace to lag behind its transatlantic cousin.

The entire season will cost $19.99 US, with each of the five episode becoming available over the next four months. [EG]

Add a comment3 comments
Rubisco  Feb. 6, 2011 at 01:33

Never having owned an original Xbox, I haven't played the 360's Halo games as I refuse to walk in half way through a story. I own a copy of the original, intending to play through it but never quite being starved enough of current gen action to get around to it. A remake might make me bother so it's a thumbs up from me!

Brendan Griffiths  Feb. 6, 2011 at 11:16

New Onimusha? Hell, yeah. Awesome series on the PS2, well worth tracking down if you've not played them before. They were gorgeous on the PS2, so a 360/PS3 game would be lush.

I'd even settle for a few HD remakes.

ODB  Feb. 6, 2011 at 15:11

You realise you could just play them on the 360, HALO games are compatible

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