After semi-controversial 15 years, Peter Molyneux is departing LionHead Studios.
Posted via Twitter, LionHead Studios Co-Founder Peter Molyneux announced that he is leaving LionHead Studios effective immediately after completion of Fable: The Journey. The move marks an end to a somewhat controversial tenure with LionHead, with Molyneux often receiving vast criticism for his hyping of game content which would later prove to be either not included or far less significant than it was made out to be.
While later confirming via Kotaku that he would be leaving the company following completion of Fable: The Journey, Molyneux posted on his Twitter account that "I have left the lovely amazing Microsoft and Lionhead. Now for something really amazing, scary and brave a new company called 22 Cans." The new company, 22 Cans, was also founded by a former LionHead executive, Tim Rance. No word as yet on what projects this new company will be working on.
EA recently announced that a new Medal Of Honor title was on its way. No solid details on the new FPS game were given during the announcement until this point. Now we have a announcement trailer and a release date to get us excited for Medal Of Honor: Warfighter.
In the trailer (shown below), we see Tier 1 operatives navigating war zones while a Middle Eastern sounding voice describes the deadliness of Tier 1. The few glimpses of gameplay shown let us know that gamers will most likely guide a Tier 1 operative through subtle sneaking missions as well as extreme gunfights. The end of the trailer reveals that Medal of Honor: Warfighter will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 23, 2012.
Just like with the Medal Of Honor title in 2010, people who pre-order Medal Of Honor: Warfighter will be upgraded to the Limited Edition of the game for free.
The latest Final Fantasy installment gets into the hands of gamers early next week
Everyone loves demos. They are a chance to try out a game before a purchase to make the right decision when buying your games. Square Enix will be releasing a demo for Final Fantasy XIII-2 this upcoming week for PS3 and Xbox 360 systems.
The demo will arrive for download in North America on PlayStation 3 on January 10th, and on Xbox 360 on January 11th. There aren't any details yet on what part of the game the demo will allow gamers to play through.
The full version of Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be released in North America on January 31st, 2012.
Batman is bringing some pals along this time around
LEGO Batman took place in Gotham City which allowed you to only play as characters in related to the Batman series. This time, in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, you will have a larger roster of characters. Players will be able to take control of Batman characters, but they will also have the opportunity to use Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern to name a few. This large roster of available characters should bring nice variety and co-op experiences to gamers. Heroes aren't the only character being added to the game though. With the new heroes come villains such as Lex Luther from Superman, but the Joker is sure to make another appearance in the new game as well. Who knows? Maybe Lex Luther and the Joker will be working together to combine their evil powers.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is scheduled to release this Summer on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita.
A new sequel for the Disney's Epic Mickey video game may be on its way
At this point, it seems that any relevant evidence of the game's existence has been pulled from sources. However, an article from StitchKingdom.com, a site dealing with Disney related news and information, suggests that Disney said in a official newsletter that Epic Mickey 2 was on its way. Disney may have added that in the newsletter as an accident, because now the information is gone. So, don't we still have that article from StitchKingdom.com? Nope. The article has been pulled from the web as well. A GameInformer article mentions that they saw the important information before it was completely erased. The information provided suggests that the Disney Newsletter says:
Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and is pulled back into a world filled with Disneys forgotten characters. Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time players can also choose 2-player split screen mode. In the 2 player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Җ Walt Disneys first cartoon star Җ with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and change the end of the game!
This information suggests a few very interesting details. First of all, the game might be multi-platform. The first Epic Mickey game was a Nintendo Wii exclusive, so Epic Mickey 2 would get in the hands of more gamers this time around. Also, this new sequel will feature a co-op option. Other missing parts of the newsletter suggest that the game will come out around Fall 2012.
If this game is actually happening, then a official confirmation will most likely be posted soon.