It’s Marvel, Baybee.
Chances are you’re not a perv like me so won’t care, but the official Dead or Alive Facebook page indicate Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, (released for PlayStation 4 and Vita in Japan in February of this year), will not be coming to Europe or North America. Ever.
The comment reads as follows:
“We do not bring DOAX3 to the west and won’t have any plan change in the future. Thank you for asking.
Do you know many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female in video game industry? We do not want to talk those things here. But certainly we have gone through in last year or two to come to our decision. Thank you.”
Sure that badly translated comment might make about as much sense as a Japanese VCR instruction manual, but the news sucks arse nonetheless.
But there is a silver lining!
Amazon Japan now ships games overseas! Hoorah!
I love water sports.
That is how much the high street retailer is asking punters for a deposit to ‘secure’ a PlayStation VR, released in October of this year.
Given GAME’s terrible track record of recent concerning pre-orders, (charging customers several times for Mario Maker, continually taking deposits for Fallout 4 Pipboy Edition when they damn well knew they couldn’t meet demand, refusing to refund PS3/Xbox 360 owners after the announcement that BLOPS 3 single player campaign had been removed, etc), I certainly wouldn’t trust them with £100 of my cash, and in truth neither should you.
Lets also not forget that GAME’s share prices crashed at the beginning of 2016 after another woeful Christmas. Now I don’t know how much longer the retailer can hold on, but for arguments sake if GAME were to fold come October your £100 deposit will go straight into the hands of the debtors. Ask yourself, is it really worth the risk?
Even with the deposit there is no guarantee you’ll get one at launch. Even Amazon have issued a statement after it’s PlayStation VR launch allocation sold out in less than 10 minutes and compared to GAME Amazon are pretty good at fulfilling their pre-orders.
“Based on our initial allocation we cannot guarantee release day delivery if you ordered after 11:45 GMT, Wednesday 16 March, 2016.” stated an email to customers from Amazon “You will be notified via email of the expected delivery date closer to the time. We will be fulfilling customer orders in the order in which they were placed.”
Playstation will retail at £349 in the UK, but an additional £40 will be needed if you don’t already own a PlayStation Camera. A bundle deal with both has only been announced for the US at this time.
I’m confident that Playstation VR will deliver some truly unique experiences, but going through those half-arsers at GAME to secure one? Well lets just say, you have been warned…
Remember the rather excellent Descent? Overlord comes directly from the original developers of Descent, Revival Productions, and is considered to be a ‘spiritual successor’ to the series. Unfortunately, though, it’s barely over halfway towards its $300k goal with a mere four days to go before its 11th March deadline.
“We’ve put his demo together in a hurry, and though we’ve done as much as we can to make it perfect, it still has some rough edges,” Revival said of this prototype. “And of course we’re still very early in development – we’re showing off a few sample levels and some cool weapons and robots, but there’s lots and lots more to come.”
“We want as many people as possible to get hands-on experience with Overload. We are proud of this project and feel the teaser shows the potential of where Overload will go with the right support.”
I’d back it, but I’m broke.
I’ll happily buy it if it does see a release.