Valkyrie Profile Producer Has Already Written A Proposal For A Third Entry

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It's been a decade since we last saw a new Valkyrie Profile game, but the series isn't forgotten. The franchise's two titles have a loyal following who haven't given up hope for a third entry.

Speaking on a Dengeki Online video, Star Ocean 5 and Valkyrie Profile producer Shuichi Kobayashi said he's still sitting on a proposal for the next game. However, he is blunt about the financial reality of the business. If games don't sell, sequels won't be made.

“Honestly speaking, I have written proposal plans for it on my computer," Kobayashi says. "Hurry and let me show it!”

Explore Uncharted 4 With Upcoming Art Book From Dark Horse

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Naughty Dog and Dark Horse Books have teamed up to create The Art of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The 176-page hardcover book features never-before-seen concept art and commentary from the developers.

The book will be released in both a standard edition and a limited edition available exclusively in the PlayStation Gear Store. The limited edition includes a mini lithograph and a slipcase with enough room to house the previously released Art of Uncharted Trilogy art book.

The standard edition is priced at $40. The limited edition, which is restricted to a printing of 1500 units, costs $90. 

Destiny Live Stream Focused On Gear Coming March 30

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Destiny Live Stream Focused On Gear Coming March 30

The second of three Destiny live streams focused on the spring update will be held tomorrow. Last time, Bungie gave us a look at the nuts and bolts of the content. Tomorrow, we get to see what loot we'll be hunting.

The stream will be hosted by art lead Keith Bachman and designer Brent Woodrow. You'll find out more about armor and guns coming in April.

The live stream begins on March 30 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern. You can watch on Bungie's Twitch channel.

Hardcore Fallout 4 Fans Can Test Out Survival-Mode Beta On PC

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Hardcore Fallout 4 Fans Can Test Out Survival-Mode Beta On PC

Life in the Fallout universe can already be short and brutal. It is, after all, a world where feeding on the people you just killed with a sledgehammer is a completely legitimate way of restoring health. Still, there are those who want even more of a challenge from Fallout 4. For them, there's the upcoming Survival Mode, which is now available as a PC beta. Brace yourself, however, since it removes many of the quality-of-life features that you may have grown accustomed to.

Details on the mode were leaked late last month, but Bethesda has laid it all out today in an official blog post. As the development team sees it, this tough new difficulty option is designed to encourage cautious exploration of the world and careful management of the resources that you may have taken for granted during earlier playthroughs.

Some of the biggest changes to the game in Survival Mode include not being able to fast travel to known points of interest using the map; disabling manual saves and only allowing saving by sleeping in beds; and increasing both the damage dealt and taken in combat. Enemies no longer appear on the compass to provide an advanced heads-up, and you'll need to be significantly closer to that nearby ruin or landmark to have it show up on your compass as well. You'll also need to manage your hunger and hydration levels and make sure that you're getting enough rest.

Be Charitable For Tomb Raider's 20th Anniversary

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Be Charitable For Tomb Raider's 20th Anniversary

It's been 20 years of Tomb Raider and Lara Croft, and developer Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix are celebrating the milestone with festivities all year, starting with some charity work.

Anyone who donates at least $1 to GameChanger Charity gets a free digital copy of Tomb Raider (2013) on PC, and if you give at least $20 you'll be entered into a drawing with prizes such as a Crystal Dynamics swag bag (including a collector's edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider) and other items. Click the GameChanger link above for more info.

This campaign ends on April 5 (or until supplies run out), so don't delay.

Rumor: Call Of Duty Returns To Space This Year

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In space, no one can hear you no-scope. Reports have surfaced this morning suggesting that this year’s Call of Duty will take us back into the vacuum of space, something we first experienced during 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts (our review).

The rumor was surfaced by Eurogamer, which corroborates a post on NeoGAF suggesting a heavily sci-fi influenced entry. This year’s game is under development at Infinity Ward, which also developed Ghosts.

If accurate, this would be a strange year for first-person shooters indeed. Should Call of Duty push to the far future and Battlefield rumors about a World War 1 entry be accurate, the two competitors would be offering wildly different experiences for the first time.

Nintendo’s First Mobile App, Miitomo, Launches In The U.S. This Week

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After a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo is ready to bring its first mobile app on a worldwide tour. Nintendo of America announced this morning that Miitomo will launch in North America this week.

During its launch two weeks ago, Miitomo garnered more than 1 million downloads in its first three days. Beginning on March 31, we’ll see how our territory stacks up.

You can still pre-register for the app, which also nets you some My Nintendo Platinum Points. My Nintendo is the company’s replacement for the defunct Club Nintendo rewards program. The new service also launches on March 31.

Ubisoft Opening Studio Outside Manila, Philippines

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Ubisoft has announced the formation of a new studio in Santa Rosa Laguna, Philippines, 35 kilometers from Manila’s main business center. The location will be open during the spring and employ up to 50 people by the end of 2016.

Members of Ubisoft’s Singapore studio will be headed to Santa Rosa Laguna to seed the team and help start to build The Philippines’ video game industry. Ubisoft chose the location due to its proximity to Manila and the airport, which is close enough to commute but offers a better quality of life than the city.

The studio will be located on the La Salle University campus, and will partner with the institution to foster young talent. The Philippines is Ubisoft’s third Southeast Asia location, joining Singapore and Chengdu, China.