Mighty No. 9 is a side-scrolling platformer developed by Inti Creates and Keiji Inafune’s Comcept. Touted as a spiritual successor to the Mega Man franchise, the game raised $3.8 million on Kickstarter and was developed with significant input from the Beckers (a pun on the protagonist’s name). According to the developers, they intend to bring the best elements of the classic 8- and 16-bit era titles to the modern gaming platforms.
PlayStation owners will be happy to learn that Mighty No. 9 features Cross-Buy across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. The game is 3D-enabled on the 3DS, and supports Wii U’s GamePad. The system requirements for the PC version have also been announced, and can be found on the official website.
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is the latest installment in the popular Atelier series by Japanese developer Gust. The upcoming role-playing game follows a girl named Sophie Neuenmuller who runs an atelier on the outskirts of a small medieval town. Sophie has the mysterious power to combine items in order to form new ones, but with no one to guide her, her attempts often fail. One day she encounters a mysterious talking book, and, aided by its knowledge, sets out to unlock the secrets of alchemy.
The HD remastered versions of the critically acclaimed Final Fantasy X and X-2 role-playing games are developed by a Chinese studio Virtuos and published by Square Enix. Both games will be released on a single BD for the PS3, and as a set for PS Vita (first game on a cartridge, and second one available as a download) in North America. Besides greatly improved graphics, FFX/X-2 HD also feature rearranged music and some additional content.
Madden NFL 13 is an upcoming football simulator from EA’s highly popular Madden NFL series. The game features improved play action, a new pass-ready system, better AI, and motion blur effect to give a true sense of speed. In addition, EA developers are adding more quick cutscenes to make the game look similar to a live TV broadcast. Madden NFL 13 also boasts a new Connected Careers mode which merges Franchise, Online Franchise, and Superstar modes from the previous titles. Finally, the new Infinity Engine brings real-time physics to the game.
Street Fighter X Tekken is a new installment in Capcom’s crossover series, bringing together the universes of two popular fighting games. SFxT features characters from both Capcom’s Street Fighter and Namco’s Tekken franchises, as well as additional Playstation-exclusive fighters, like Cole from inFamous.
Street Fighter X Tekken is essentially a 2 vs. 2 tag-team fighter that plays similarly to other SF games. It features elements from the previous Street Fighter titles, such as Super Combos and EX Attacks, and uses the familiar 6-button control scheme. Tekken characters, however, can perform combos using Tekken’s 4 button layout.
SFxT introduces a new “Gem System” which lets you equip up to 5 Gems and use them in battles. Activating a Gem grants you various power-ups, such as increased attack, speed, defense, and so on. Preorder the game at participating retailers to get bonus Gem Packs.