The Catch-Up: May 29th, 2013 – Hitman: Tactics and Kane & Lynch: Tactics Existed, No More PSP Monster Hunter Games in the West

May 29, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning


Are you prepared to read about Gran Turismo 6How to Surive, Call of Duty: GhostsDead or Alive 5 Ultimate, and so much more?

All The News

  • A Sony spokesperson said that “there is no reason to think the proposed release window for GT6 will not be achieved.” Basically, don’t expect Gran Turismo 6 to miss its planned October/November release date. Let’s just hope they don’t charge us for the demo this time.
  • 505 Games announced How to Survive today, a new IP coming to the PSN (and XBLA/Steam) this fall that strands you on a remote archipelago off the coast of Colombia. Included is a crafting system, various playable characters, unique survival guide, as well as “local and online multiplayer story and challenge modes to take on a growing array of the infected.”
  • Christian Svensson, Senior Vice President of Capcom, said that “for a Western release, I don’t believe there are any additional PSP [Monster Hunter] titles planned. Sorry.” So don’t expect a handheld Monster Hunter anytime soon in the West on PlayStation.
  • According to Jesper Donnis’s (previously a Game Designer at IO Interactive), LinkedIn profile, the company was working on a Hitman: Tactics game back in 2006 and a Kane & LynchTactics game in 2007. Both were planned for the PSP and DS, and both were cancelled.
  • Students at RMIT University were given the task of creating a game sleeve for Journey on the PS3. Check out their results here.
  • The name of the dog in Call of Duty: Ghosts isn’t Colin. They’re saving the reveal of the dog’s name for a later date, so you’ll have to wait before finding out what you can yell out when he dies.
  • Ascent of Kings was released on PlayStation Mobile for $.99. Check out the trailer for the game by following this link.
  • The Jak & Daxter Collection for PlayStation Vita in Europe releases on June 19th, one day after North America.
  • FuturLab will be re-submitting Velocity Ultra to QA in North America tomorrow. As soon as they announce a release date, we’ll let you know.
  • Ken Levine explained where DLC comes from: “Sometimes, when a game and it’s team love each other very much…”
  • Ken Levine answered “more or less” when asked if Andrew Ryan’s name was based off an anagram of ‘Ayn Rand’.
  • Part 2 of ‘Damsel in Distress – Tropes vs Women in Video Games’ has been uploaded to YouTube. Be warned though, as it does contain end-game spoilers for a wide variety of titles (read the video description for the full list of spoiled games).
  • Here’s the video for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, starring Ein and Jacky:

What do you think the dog in Call of Duty: Ghosts should be called? Where do you think DLC comes from? Let us know in the comments below.

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