D23 is officially over, and with it, we’ve learned about the limited edition Darth Vader-Inspired PS4 that will be hitting shelves alongside DICE’s upcoming game Star Wars: Battlefront on November 17, and the news that both Tangled and Big Hero 6 are going to be included in Kingdom Hearts III. Thankfully, the post-E3 drought we’ve been in is coming to a close as we prepare for the delightful deluge that is the Fall/Holiday season. That being said, news is starting to pick up, and I’m here, as always, to compile some of the best news of the day to keep you informed and up to date. In today’s Gaming Daily, Atlus insists that Persona 5 is still coming out this year, Sony released a sentimental trailer and new details for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Ubisoft Australia posted an hour-long PS4 gameplay video for Zombi, Blizzard released images of all 132 cards from the next Hearthstone expansion, and there’s going to be a Tingle costume in Super Mario Maker.
According to Atlus, Persona 5 will still release in 2015.
I’m not going to hold my breath on this one, but according to reports around the web, Persona 5 is still slated for a 2015 launch. The news comes courtesy of an interview Atlus USA’s PR Manager Josh Hardin did with God is a Geek.
Though he remained tight-lipped on the title, he did say, “the only thing I can confirm for Persona 5 is 2015.”
Many were concerned about the launch when listings for a 2016 Square Enix published Persona 5 game popped up around the web. “That’s just completely wrong. A lot of people assume that this is correct because they published something back in what, 2008? It just isn’t true. I’m working on getting those incorrect listings removed. We are trying to get publishers locked in for our titles in EU and will announce things when they are locked in. We don’t want another Shin Megami Tensei IV or Devil Survivor Overclocked situation.”
Though Atlus continues to reiterate that we will be seeing Persona 5 this year, the lack of information about the title is a bit worrisome. I guess we’ll just have to have a little faith, and be patient for a bit longer. With TGS coming up, an official release date may be on the horizon.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection gets story Trailer, new details by Sony.
We’re inching closer and closer to both the launch of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and the final chapter in the series, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. With that in mind, Sony has released an official story trailer for the collection, using the emotional bond between Nate and Sully as the thread that ties it all together. The video (above) is full of feels, and a provides a sentimental look and the fearless duo’s adventures throughout the course of the series. Sony also announced the Brutal, Explorer, and Speed Run Difficulty Modes, and revealed that the collection will include over 65 different character skins. For more on the modes, check out our full post.
Ubisoft Australia gives an hour long peek at Zombi gameplay on the PS4.
Zombi--which was originally released as a Wii U launch title under the name ZombiU–is hitting the PS4, Xbox One and PC tomorrow, August 18. To celebrate the 2012 title’s rebirth, Ubisoft Australia has uploaded an hour’s worth of PS4 gameplay to their official YouTube channel.
As we previously reported, there are several changes coming to the game. In addition to graphical upgrades and new melee weapons being made available, multiplayer has been done away with, and so have several other features that were tied to the Wii U gamepad.
The title was, for the most part, well received. It will be interesting to see whether it still makes the cut a whole three years after its original release.
Blizzard reveals Hearthstone Grand Tournament expansion cards.
If you’re a fan of Hearthstone, you’ll definitely appreciate this bit of news. Blizzard hit the web today to reveal a whopping 132 cards from the upcoming Grand Tournament expansion. Though we weren’t given a specific date, the expansion is set to launch some time this month. In addition to the cards, the expansion will come with a new board and Jousting mechanic.
There will be a Tingle Costume in Super Mario Maker.
After making his debut in the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Tingle made an appearance in titles like The Wind Waker, The Minnish Cap, and even Skyward Sword. Now the fairy wannabe clad in green is apparently making the leap to Super Mario Maker--or at least his costume is.
Despite having started as a rumor on Twitter, the original Miiverse post the pic was snagged from has been found. Though it looks legit, Nintendo hasn’t said anything about the costume being included in the game, so there’s still a chance that the image is fake.
Whatever the case, it’s got me more excited than ever for the game’s official launch.
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