Oh what a day! We kicked off the day with a kick ass first look at the Mad Max video game, and news of the release date for the PlayStation exclusive, Until Dawn. Now, we end the day with the first details of The Deep End’s upcoming title Perception, Nintendo’s collaborative efforts with Humble Bundle, and Capcom’s most recent predictions and plans for the future. All of that in today’s Gaming Daily!
The Deep End Games unveils Perception.
A team of former Bioshock developers–known as The Deep End Games– just announced their upcoming horror title, Perception. The game has a rather interesting premise, putting players in the shoes of a blind woman named Cassie who uses echolocation to explore a creepy mansion. In doing so, Cassie has to tap surfaces with her cane in order to generate an idea of the environment around her, but has to be careful not to alert a stalking entity in the process. Doesn’t sound like the most fortunate position to be in.
Perception is scheduled to hit the Steam platform in 2016, with a console version possibly to follow depending on how much stretch funding the game receives. 12-year Irrational Games veteran Bill Gardner also made a kickstarter for the game, which is looking to hit its $150,000 goal with 29 days remaining in the campaign. Perhaps this will be the game that fills that Silent Hills deep hole in our hearts.
Nintendo teams up with Humble Bundle for a good cause.
Nintendo of America and Humble Bundle are partnering up for the first console and handheld-based video game bundle ever. From now until June 9th, you can grab the batch of Wii U and 3DS titles through the eShop. Games featured in the bundle include: Mighty Switch Force, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, and Woah Dave!.
If you donate above the current average, you can land yourself copies of The Fall, OlliOlli, and Moon Chronicles. Dishing out more that ten bucks will score you copies of SteamWorld Dig and Stealth Inc. 2. Console-based Humble Bundles? Sounds like the start of something very lucrative!
HT: Humble Bundle
Capcom expects many digital games and remasters in our future.
Capcom’s latest financial report shed some light on a few interesting details in regards to the company. First off: Capcom predicts that digital sales will outpace physical options by the end of its fiscal year, which ends at the end of March 2016. A document shared by Capcom President Haruhiro Tsujimoto revealed that digital sales have increased to 5 million downloads this year, in comparison to 8 million retail purchases. The company aims to increase their digital distribution to close out 2016, utilizing platforms such as Steam alongside their continued digital efforts on console.
Alongside the news of Capcom’s strengthened digital initiative, comes the not-so-surprising news of them releasing more HD remakes. Resident Evil 0, the 2002 Gamecube title, was announced this morning, and it’s safe to assume that there are more HD remakes to come. It’s pretty much Capcom’s staple in the industry at this point. Just give me an Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 remaster and we can call it a day.
HT: Capcom Unity
That about wraps it for Tuesday’s Gaming Daily. Always keep it parked here on Nerdist for all of the juicy video game developments, and to chat about our beloved medium, I’m only one tweet away: @Malik4play.