The Catch-Up: December 27th, 2013 – Deep Down Gets a New Trailer, Final Fantasy Writer Would Like to see X-3

It’s more like a catch-up for the entire week, but who’s counting?

General News

  • Kazushige Nojima, Scenario Writer for Final Fantasy X and X2, has said of the Final Fantasy X series, “If demand [for a sequel] is delivered, there could be new developments.” He later added, “I, personally, would like to see a sequel such as Final Fantasy X-3.” While this is seemingly just a hope right now, the full audio drama found within the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (in Japanese) has been revealed, with a summary on the YouTube video (click “Show More”) possibly teasing another story in the Final Fantasy X series, but we’ll just have to wait and see. [Via 1, 2, Source]
  • While 4J Studios will work on the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS Vita versions of Minecraft in 2014, Notch has said, “I am not aware of any plans to release a Wii U version of Minecraft.” Adding, “I agree a Wii U version would make sense, btw. The only reason for no current plans is we’ve got too much work already. I <3 Nintendo.” [Twitter 1, 2, 3]
  • It likely includes people who either downloaded the demo or bought the full game, but Minecraft: PS3 Edition already has over 500,000 people on the leaderboards. [Twitter]
  • If you happen to find any issues with the PS3 version of Minecraft… [Report Them Over Here]
  • Sitting at over 1 million player created jobs so far, Rockstar has verified 10 jobs in GTA Online. By being Rockstar Verified, these jobs are playable on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. [Check Them Out, See the Holiday Sale]
  • XSEED has said that their unannounced stuff will “knock your socks off.” What if I’m not wearing any? [Source]
  • For those of you in Europe who haven’t already gone crazy spending your money, the January 2014 sale on the European PlayStation Store is live right now. With select offers disappearing each week, don’t delay! [Check Out The Full List of Deals]
  • Gamefly is running their end of the year sale until January 6th, 2014, which has many used PS3 games for cheap prices. [Check It Out!]
  • A holiday 2XP weekend for Call of Duty: Ghosts has now begun and will end on December 30th at 10AM PST. [Source]
  • Within his first two weeks at Naughty Dog, Drew Thaler has already met Nolan North. [Twitter]
  • If you’ve been playing the Blacklight: Retribution beta on PS4, Zombie Studios has confirmed that, when the beta is over, “you will NOT lose any purchases you have made (either with ZCoin or GP)”, “your character progress will NOT be reset”, and “all your ZCoins will be REFUNDED to your in-game account balance, such that you can spend them again.” [Source]
  • More details are expected in the future, but we know that Class of Heroes 2G will come to the PS3 in 2014 from Monkey Paw Games and Gaijinworks. [Source]
  • Here’s a new screenshot for Kingdom Come: Deliverance [Source]:


New Videos

  • Judging by this new video for Deep Down, you should fear treasure chests [Via]:

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