A few major hits this week, as Nintendo acquires a video production studio, Kojima finds themselves in the midst of an online joke gone sour, and Bayonetta is set to hit shelves sooner than you think!
🕹️ The Console War Rages On
- Kojima Productions threatened legal action! - The report comes as internet users made a false post linking Hideo Kojima, creator of Death Stranding, to the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The posts were made in jest and were not meant to be serious, but several news stations from multiple countries, including a french politician falsely identified Hideo Kojima as the assassin. (Source)
- Bayonetta 3 Gets Release Date! - Bayonetta 3 is set for release 28th of October 2022. The game will release on the Nintendo Switch. A physical edition of the original Bayonetta game is set for release as well, and a collectors edition of Bayonetta 3 will also be made available on release day. (Source)
- Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth will be a PS5 exclusive - Square Enix has responded to the concerns about FFVII: Rebirth being PS5 exclusive by explaining why. They stated that the access times of the SSD were needed to prevent loading times from being too extreme, and that is why they aren't targeting a PS4 release as well. There are several other pieces of information surrounding FFVII in the source. (Source)
- Bandai Namco has been hacked - A ransomware group known as "ALPHV" claimed to have hacked Bandai Namco. Bandai Namco has confirmed that were indeed subject to an attack. They further clarified that their data in the Asia region was compromised (excluding Japan ) and potential customer data has been leaked. (Source)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge has sold One Million Units! - Developers of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge, Tribute Games, have announced via Twitter that TMNT has sold over a million copies. (Source)
- Nintendo has acquired Dynamo Pictures - Nintendo has made another acquisition this time, they will be acquiring the team who previously worked on Pikmin short movies. The studio will be renamed Nintendo Pictures. They have previously done Motion Capture and animation work for Death Stranding, Monster Hunter World, and a variety of different anime. (Source)
✨ Going to Events Spiritually
- Pokemon Puzzle League will head to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.
- New games coming for PlayStation Plus in July: Stray, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Marvel’s Avengers, as well as Assassin’s Creed, Saints Row games, LocoRoco Midnight Carnival and more. (Source)
🎮 Where's My Controller?
- I haven't really played much.
🎵 Turn it up to 11!
📝I don't know what a pen looks like.
- Didn't do much this week, I was unwell.
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