The world’s #1 virtual idol Hatsune Miku is joining the cast of Atlus’s Persona 4: Dancing All Night as a DLC character. Miku will be available mid-August, and she comes with the “Heaven feat. Hatsune Miku (ATOLS Remix)” song, which is a remix of Persona 4’s dungeon song (can be listened to in the video below). Her design is courtesy of Shigenori Soejima, the character designer of Persona 4.
Nintendo has announced two collaborations for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.
The first is with 7-Eleven. By visiting a 7-Eleven Wi-Fi hotspot in Japan from July 30th until September 30th, players will gain access to the character “7-Go.” 7-Go will show up as a customer at the housing service and will request a home that has a bit of a convenience store vibe to it. By taking on the request, you’ll get original convenience store items added to your catalog.
Batgirl: A Matter of Family, the first piece of DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, is now available for Season Pass holders. If you didn’t purchase the Season Pass, you can buy it for $6.99 starting July 21st. Early reviews have been average, criticizing the short length.
Meanwhile, the next two pieces of DLC for Season Pass holders have been revealed are coming in August:
For the past day, the video game community has been mourning the death of Satoru Iwata, the legendary Nintendo President who impacted the lives of millions of gamers through his work. From his many accomplishments to reverence from peers to the many stories from the people who met Iwata highlighting the man’s professionalism, humbleness, and just how damn nice he was, it’s hard to understate his legacy.
But most importantly, he was a man who embodied Nintendo’s core message: games are meant to be fun. This belief allowed him to connect to fans in ways other CEO’s could only dream of. Fans around the world showed their love for Iwata with some amazing fan art, and I’ve collected some of my favorites that I hope many people will enjoy. It’s already been said many times, but from my heart, thank you Iwata, and rest in peace.
In an interview with Europe video game magazine Gamereactor, The Witcher 3 director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has shed some light on the two upcoming Witcher 3 expansions.
“The expansion packs will be whole new storylines with all the elements you’ve got in the main story (like cutscenes, new characters, new items, new Gwent cards) and many, many more,” he said. “They will be quite long. The first expansion will be around 10 hours and the second expansion will be around 20 hours… and I think it’s possible that they will be bigger, because it’s always like this (that when we plan some time or hours, it’s twice or something like this), but I’m not promising anything right now.”
Tomaszkiewicz goes on to say that if you add up play time, it is “almost the size of The Witcher 2.”
The first expansion Hearts of Stone is expected sometime in October, while the second expansion Blood and Wine is currently slated for release sometime in the first quarter of 2016.
Legendary Pictures and Keiji Inafune’s Comcept have announced a live-action Mighty No. 9 film for digital platforms. This isn’t the first time Legendary has adapted an Inafune series. In March, Legendary released Dead Rising: Watchtower for Crackle, based on the Dead Rising series. A sequel is currently in development.
Inafune had this to say: “The announcement that Legendary Digital is collaborating with Contradiction and Comcept on creating a live action project based on Mighty No. 9 is really amazing, not only for myself and the rest of the team at Comcept who worked on the game, but also for all the fans who have supported the project. This collaboration will give our creation the ability to reach people all over the world. Thanks to all of your support, we have fulfilled another one of our dreams.”
No release date has been set. As for Mighty No. 9 the game, it’s due for release this September.