The Catch-Up: January 16th, 2013 – Hideo Kojima Shows MGS V Companion App, Kodoku for PS4/PS Vita Gets a Teaser & Screenshots

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Catch-Up.

General News

  • Twitch posted a year in review for 2013, showing that they have over 900,000 unique broadcasters per month, 12 billion minutes are watched a month, there’s 45 million unique viewers (over double what they saw in 2012) per month, there’s 6 million videos broadcast each month, and more. [Source]
  • If you happened to miss it on PlayStation Vita, Bentley’s Hackpack is now available on iOS and Android devices. [iOS/Android]
  • As expected, the European release date for The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC is confirmed for Friday, February 14th, the same day as North America. [Twitter]
  • We probably won’t learn about the February 2014 PlayStation Plus free games in North America until the 30th or 31st (Europe finds out next week), but Morgan Haro did tease, “Looking like another fun month for PS Plus in February is shaping up.” If we have a quality month like the one we’re in right now, I think everyone will be very happy. [Twitter]
  • Tecmo Koei Europe is asking people on Twitter their thoughts about bringing the Project Zero (Fatal Frame) series to the PSN. [Let Them Know Your Thoughts]
  • Owners of Minecraft: PS3 Edition need not worry as 4J Studios has confirmed that more texture packs are on the way, with one even being tested right now. [Twitter]
  • EastAsiaSoft, who has Rainbow Skies coming to PS3 and PS Vita in 2014/2015, revealed that they are working on a new IP for PS4. In addition, a PS4 version of Rainbow Skies is only being considered right now, but not an actuality. [Twitter 1, 2, 3]
  • Here’s a couple of screenshots for Lords of the Fallen, which is set to arrive later this year from CI Games on PS4, Xbox One, and PC [Press Release]:

  • Call of Cthulhu, a new game for PC and next-gen consoles, is coming to us from Frogwares. With not much known about the project, here’s some production art [Twitter]:

  • Once again, Hideo Kojima posted more pics for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, this time showing off the mobile companion app and Remote Play [Twitter]:

New Videos

  • Developer Klei revealed that Don’t Starve will be getting some DLC in the form of Reign of Giants. There’s currently no release date (it’s in the early stages), with Klei saying the PS4 version of the DLC might show up a few weeks after the PC version due to certification [Twitter 1, 2]:

  • Here’s the introduction of Toukiden on the PS Vita, which is out next month:

  • Watch OlliOlli being played on two Vitas:

  • PlayStation EU has posted a behind the scenes video of them taking over the OXO Tower London:

  • KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide, the official Gran Turismo documentary (not the Kaz Hirai documentary), will debut through Hulu on January 22nd:

  • Adam’s Venture Chronicles from developer Vertigo Games will release for the PlayStation 3 on February 4th in North America for $11.99 and February 5th in Europe for €11.99, with a 20% discount at launch for PS+ members:

  • Described as a horror and exploration game, Kodoku from Carnivore Studio is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year. Here’s a teaser video for the game, along with some screenshots [Via, Source]:

Does Kodoku have you intrigued? Let us know in the comments below.