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News Bites – Tuesday the 15th of March
– The heroes in a half shell are finally confirmed for their next video game installment. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan will be released on every system known to man on the 24th of May. Most TMNT games in recent times have been average at best but there is reason to hope here. The game is being developed by Bayonetta and Vanquish developers Platinum and after the excellent job the did with the Transformers licence it is exciting to see what they can do with another childhood favourite. Check out the announcement trailer below.
– It appears that there is still some life left in the Oddworld franchise. Oddworld Inhabitants have just announced Oddworld: Soulstorm. Soulstorm is a darker more sinister retelling of Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus that promises to re-tell the original story from a very different angle. The game is slated for the latter half of 2017 so there is quite sometime until release but it is good to know that one of the quirkiest universes in gaming is going to be around for a long while yet.
– Microsoft have announced today that on certain titles cross network play will be enabled. That means that Xbox, PC and even PS4 (if Sony gives the ok) players will be able to play the same game against each other. The first game to take advantage of this will be Rocket League with PC-Xbox cross play coming soon. This is a stark change in attitude from Microsoft’s previously held policy which didn’t allow this sort of multi system interaction. Certainly another instance of changing priorities under current Xbox head Phil Spencer. It is great to see, lets just hope that Sony comes to the party and everyone can play together regardless of system.
– Excellent retro Metroidvania title Axiom Verge is being released on the Xbox One and the Wii U. Currently available on the PS4 and PC, Axiom Verge was developed by Tom Happ in his spare time and went on to be a cult hit when it was released. The game is also scheduled to appear on the PS Vita and will be released on these new systems later in the year. If you are a fan of Super Metroid you should certainly keep a close eye on this one.