Welcome back to another daily helping of gaming news. With E3 on the horizon, news has been ramping up and preparing us for our favorite event of the year. In addition to the tidbits we’re about to reveal below, we also covered the Portal 2 and Doctor Who figures added to Lego Dimensions, the leak of a 1TB Xbox One that is supposedly on the way, and the fact that the Fallout 4 trailer is going to be directed by Guillermo’s film studio.
On top of those announcements, we compiled a couple of other highlights from today’s news to keep you up to date and informed. In today’s Gaming Daily, images of the controversial Quiet figure from Metal Gear Solid 5 were posted on Twitter by Kojima, Wildcard Studios announced an open world dinosaur title called Ark: Survival Evolved, and Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was funded in a matter of four hours.
Images of Controversial Metal Gear Solid 5 Quiet Figurine Released
If you just so happen to follow video game mastermind Hideo Kojima on Twitter, you probably came across some NSFW images earlier today. If you didn’t, well, feast your eyes on this:
PlayArtsKAI’s Quiet is coming soon. Yoji, a supervisor says some soft materials enables to be pushed & lifted. lol pic.twitter.com/LtvO0g8PpL”
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) May 11, 2015
According to Kojima-san, a supervisor behind the Play Arts Kai line remarked that “some soft materials enables to be pushed & lifted.” Judging by the image of the well endowed female figurine above, we’re assuming the phrase is referring to Quiet’s breasts. This is an interesting choice to make for the character already made controversial because of her barely-visible outfit.
As you’ll see in the images above, the scantily clad Quiet figurine comes with a sniper rifle, knife, pistol, and even an alternate head–which strangely reminds me of the Winter Soldier. Kojima and the company have been receiving flack for Quiet’s design ever since she was shown off. Back in 2013, Kojima noted, “What I’m really trying to do is create unique characters. One of those is, of course, Quiet. She’s a really unique character. I wanted to add that sexiness to her. It wasn’t really supposed to be erotic, but sexy.”
Whatever the case, the addition of breasts you’re able to manipulate is an interesting design choice to say the least.
Wildcard Studios announces Open World Dino title Ark: Survival Evolved
Earlier today, developer Wildcard Studios took the the web to announce their open-world dinosaur-filled game titled Ark: Survival Evolved. Alongside the reveal, they also dropped the game’s first trailer, which gives an awesome (roarsome?) look at the title’s combat, varied locales and ALL the dinosaurs you ever wanted. Check it out above.
The developers of the game, which runs on Unreal Engine 4 and is currently in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, found inspiration in dino films like The Land Before Time, Jurassic Park, and Dinotopia (among others, we’re sure). According to a post on their Facebook page, an in-development version of the PC version will debut in June as an Early Access title on steam.
The developers remarked that they hope the game can be “one of the most ambitious hardcore large-scale survival experiences ever devised.” They also revealed that everything you see in the trailer above was taken from “live online gameplay.” With the promise of seeing “soooo many dinosaurs (and other extinct creatures) we can’t wait to see more”.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night finally funded, coming to the PS4
Koji Igarashi, known for his work on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, took to the PlayStation Blog today to announce Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a new exploration-heavy, Igavania-type game. With investors interested in the project requiring proof of the demand for the game, Igarashi turned to Kickstarter in search of his fans’ support. The game’s description from the page reads:
“You are Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes your skin. You must battle your way through a demon-filled castle summoned by Gebel, your old friend whose body has become more crystal than flesh.”
Well, four hours after announcing the Kickstarter, the $500,000 goal was met. As of right now, a total of 10,753 backers have pledged over $812,526 dollars. Igrashi, who left Konami last year, is working with Inti Creates (one of the studios working on Inafune’s Mighty No. 9) on the project. According to the fundraising page, if pledges reach $850,000, David Hayter (who was the voice of Solid Snake before he was replaced) will voice the character Gebel.
HT: Images and News from the PlayStation Blog
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