Day two of post-Valentine’s Day week is almost over, and we’re back to get you up to speed on today’s video game news. You may think Microsoft opening up retail Xbox One’s for developers was great news, but that’s not even half of today’s interesting developments. In today’s Gaming Daily, Square Enix wants to hear pitches for a new Gex title, Halo: Nightfall is now accessible on non-Xbox devices, and a trailer to commemorate the release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. Here we go!
Square Enix is looking for pitches for a new Gex title.
Can you feel that? What is it, you ask? That, my friends, is the feeling of your loins quivering from the nostalgia-quake that this article’s featured image bestowed upon you. But this doesn’t come without reason, deans and queens: Square Enix is looking to get our pal Gex back out into the world, and is opening the doors for indie developers to assume the reigns on the Gex IP. Now everyone will finally know where the Geico lizard got his swagger from.
This comes part of Square Enix’s “Collective” program, which gives independent developers a shot at pitching games at the publisher while getting some spotlight, some feedback, and having the public vote on their projects. Gex is actually just one of several titles Square Enix mentioned– Fear Effect and Anachronox are also IPs that the publisher is looking to hear ideas on. With the robust amount of talented indie developers who could make something wonderful of the Gex IP, I have to say: I’m pretty damn excited to see what comes of this move from Square Enix. Also, somewhere at this moment, I know Nerdist News writer Ben Mekler is crying croc… Ahem, gecko tears of joy.
[HT: Square Enix Collective]
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round runs smoothly in 1080p
Out today, is the remaster of the bounciest 3D fighting game on the market, Dead or Alive 5. Titled Last Round, the game features all of the content from the previous version, as well as new characters, stages and accessories to pull in any veterans who crave for something additional this time around. For those of you who needed more visual convincing to pick this one up, here’s a trailer showing the game running in luscious 1080p resolution. Behold:
I tell you: those jiggle physics always astound me with how excessive they are. Also, I definitely might have played this NSFW game on the Nerdist twitch channel today, but you don’t have to repeat that to anyone else. You can pick this game up on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in North America starting today.
Halo: Nightfall gets moved from Xbox to VOD on March 17
Did you miss out on Halo: Nightfall because you don’t own an Xbox One or Xbox 360? Well, I’ve got some good news for you! The Xbox original will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and streaming video on-demand services (like Netflix) starting March 17, 2015.
For those unfamiliar with the show, Halo: Nightfall follows Jameson Locke, an agent of Earth’s Office of Naval Intelligence and intergalactic counter-terrorist. The show bridges the gap between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, and Locke is a character who will appear in the game when it launches later this year. I checked out the show when it first dropped back in November, and it kept me very well occupied during the extreme wait presented by The Master Chief Collection‘s early matchmaking issues. If you’re into the expanded universe of Halo, or a fan of Forward Onto Dawn, I highly recommend taking a gander at this.
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.