Hello Fellow Cravers. GD here to bring you this weeks top 3 gaming news stories, the top 5 games and new releases of the week with the Update!
3) Harmonix are asking the public what they want in a new Rock Band
With Developer Harmonix bringing three new tracks to Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz — the developer have posted a survey asking fans what they’d want in a current-gen sequel. So, if you’re hoping for a Rock Band 4 for your new console, you might be the best chance of getting it.
Harmonix’s survey asks which Rock Band games you’ve played, how often you played them, how much downloadable content you purchased and what plastic instruments you still have lying around. The survey goes on to ask which Rock Band features you used most: Did you play solo? With friends? Did you use the character creator? Did you play competitively online?
More importantly, the survey asks which current-generation console you own: PlayStation 4, Wii U or Xbox One. The survey also asks what types of features might be important to you in a new Rock Band game: new weekly DLC, compatibility with existing DLC, compatibility with existing hardware, online multiplayer, regularly updated in-game events and more.
The survey also asks whether you’d prefer to buy a new Rock Band game separately or bundled with new music hardware.
Harmonix gauged interest in a new Rock Band last year, posting a similar survey that polled players on what platforms they’d like to see a new Rock Band come to. Harmonix co-founder Alex Rigopulos has said the developer may return to the Rock Band series “at the right point in time, and reimagine it as appropriate for its time.”
2) Resident Evil Revelations 2 is delayed… for one week
Capcom’s episodic survival horror game Resident Evil Revelations 2 won’t make its previously scheduled Feb. 17 release date, the publisher announced this week. Instead, the first episode of the four-part game will drop Feb. 24, first in North America on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
On Feb. 25, the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 will drop on Xbox 360, Xbox One and Steam globally, and on PS3 and PS4 in Europe. Episodes are expected to roll out on a weekly basis, wrapping up on March 17 for PlayStation platforms in North America, March 18 everywhere else.
Capcom says its pushing the game back one week “in an effort to fine-tune the final product.”
Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be released on disc as well, on March 17 in North America and on March 20 in Europe. For a breakdown of what’s featured in each individual episode, the complete season and the disc-based versions, head over to Capcom Unity.
Sony and Capcom recently announced that Revelations 2 will also come to PlayStation Vita sometime this spring.
1) The New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL coming this February to Europe
The New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL will launch Feb. 13 in Europe, Reggie Fils-Aime announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation.
It will play previous 3DS titles, as well as new games exclusively for the new device, and costs £150 for the 3DS and £180 for the 3DS XL. The New 3DS features enhanced controls, face 3D tracking, faster processing and more. Each system will be available in two colors, “Metallic Blue” and “Metallic Black” for the XL, the smaller 3DS will come in Matt White and Black but, unlike the XL, lets the player, swap the top and bottom faceplates with 12 official faceplates arriving at launch.
The downside of the new handhelds is that they will not include an AC adapter, but is compatible with past adapters. Also for American readers, the smaller 3DS will not be coming to the US at this time.
Another feature of the new 3DS’ is that players are able to use their Amiibo’s, with a system update this February, that will grant support for Amiibo’s on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
The New Nintendo 3DS was announced back in August. It was released in Japan and Australia last October.
UK GAME CHARTS
Grand Theft Auto V comfortably holds on to its No1 crown following its return to the top last week. FIFA 15 climbs a place to No2 just edging ahead of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare which is down to No3. With no new releases to speak of the Top 10 is made up of familiar faces with Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 a non-mover at No4. Minecraft: Xbox Edition climbs to No5, while Minecraft: Playstation Edition stands firm at No7. The two titles sandwich a second Ubisoft title The Crew, which slips a place to No6. Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Destiny are are at No8 and No9 while Warner’s Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham climbs three places to No10.
Up 3 to No.5: MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
Still at No.4: FAR CRY 4
Down 1 to No.3: CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFAREE
Up 1 to No.2: FIFA 15
Still at No.1: GRAND THEFT AUTO V
GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 20 JANUARY
Resident Evil HD Remaster (360/PS3/XO/PS4/PC)
GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 23 JANUARY
Amiibos wave three (Rosalina/Bowser/Lucario/Toon Link/Sheik/Ike)
Saints Row IV Re-Elected & Gat Out of Hell (XO/PS4)
Rugby 15 (360/PS3/XO/PS4/PC/PSV)
Big Hero 6: Battle In The Bay (DS/3DS)
Also the CTG awards voting is now open, you get to the survey by either clicking on the featured post on the front page, or go to the competition section of cravethegame.net and click on the thread marked ‘CTG awards’. Voting will close on Wednesday 28th January at 8pm GMT, the results will be announced on the CTG podcast being released on Friday 30th January.
We are back with the CTG podcast this Friday and another Update on Monday with the news, UK chart and new game releases of the week.