The Catch-Up: June 5th, 2014 – NBA Live 15 Dated, Improved Graphics & Gameplay Discussed

It’s a-live!

General News

  • Wondering whether Kratos might make an appearance in Mortal Kombat X? Ed Boon says, “Not likely. He was awesome in MK9, but we don’t wanna repeat.” [Twitter]
  • Despite a very poor showing with NBA Live 14, EA Sports has announced that NBA Live 15 will be released on October 7th (the same day as NBA 2K15) for the PS4 and Xbox One. In an open letter, Executive Producer Sean O’Brien said, “We know we fell short in two major areas with NBA Live 14. 5-on-5 gameplay didn’t have the depth and polish of an EA Sports game and our visuals just weren’t up to expectations for a next-gen title. We’ve been laser-focused on making sure that this isn’t the case with NBA Live 15 and I’m really excited with our progress in those two areas.” You can expect more details in the coming months. [Source]
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the sequel to Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, has been given a PlayStation Vita release date of September 2nd in North America and September 5th in Europe. Available both physically and digitally, Goodbye Despair follows the lead of the first game and sees you taking on the role of a high school student “as they are thrust into a life-or-death situation.” [Press Release]
  • The voice cast for Tales From the Borderlands will include Sam Witwer as Vaughn (Rhys’ best friend), Nolan North, Patrick Warburton, and multiple members of the cast of the Borderlands series including Dameon Clarke (Handsome Jack). [Source]
  • Available in Canada only as of right now, Fat Princess: Piece of Cake is a free match-3 game available on iTunes. If you manage to reach level 15, you’ll get a free copy of Fat Princess on PS3! [Check it Out]
  • Possibly leaking that Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to PlayStation 4, Mad Catz revealed their Ultra Street Fighter IV TE2 FightStick, which is compatible on Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4. However, Mad Catz Community Manager Mark Julio said, “Just because the stick is compatible with PS4 as well, does NOT mean there is PS4 USF4! We just implemented the feature as a benefit!” [Via, Twitter]
  • Gaijin Games has changed their name to Choice Provisions. [Find Out Why]
  • The PlayStation E3 Experience keeps growing as more theaters have been added in Las Vegas, Seattle, and Atlanta. [Via, Apply Here]
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts will be holding a double XP weekend in Extinction this weekend. [Twitter]
  • Project CARS will be playable at E3 on PS4. [Source]
  • XSEED’s E3 2014 line-up reveals that Senran Kagura Bon Appetit!, a “rhythm spin-off of the ninja ‘busty brawler’ series,” is coming to the PlayStation Vita in Winter 2014. As well, Brandish: The Dark Revenant, a “classically-styled dungeon crawler from Nihon Falcom, the storied developers of the highly-acclaimed Ys and The Legend of Heroes RPG franchises,” is coming to PSP at some point in 2014. [Press Release]
  • If you prefer your Rabbids in TV form, Ubisoft announced that the interactive TV show Rabbids Invasion will be available this November on PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, utilizing Kinect and the PlayStation Camera. [Press Release]
  • While CCP may have laid of 49 employees today, “The Dust 514 dev team is not reduced or affected by the restructuring at CCP. Plans for Dust 514 and Project Legion are still in action.” [Twitter, Source]
  • After just being rated by the ESRB, Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 has been confirmed for a North American PS2 Classics launch on June 10th. [Source]

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