Kojima / Del Torro Project Lives?

So I spent my weekend enjoying the mystery around The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter — our let’s play is on the site for you to enjoy. Unfortunately it appears that most news has also vanished, so I’m left scraping the barrel a bit today.

There was one interesting story that broke just before the weekend, and that is that Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro may still work on a new project together. Despite the cancellation of Silent Hills, Del Torro revealed in an interview with IGN that:

“I love working with Kojima-san. We are still in touch. We are still friends and working into doing something together, but that’s not going to be [Silent Hills].”

Based on his previous history in video game development, I wouldn’t begin holding my breath for a Del Torro project, but I would definitely be interested in anything the two of them finally release.

Next up, some good news for the people of China as the country has officially lifted the 15-year ban on the sale of video game consoles. According to The Wall Street Journal, the lifting of the ban allows companies to manufacture and sell consoles anywhere in the country. This is great news for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, as China has the potential to be a huge market — even 1% would be an additional 10 million consoles! It will be interesting to see which company makes the biggest push for this, as yet, untested market.

Oh Hulk Hogan what have you been doing?! I’m not going to dive down that rabbit hole but, following his release from WWE over the weekend, I can confirm that Hulk Hogan will not be featuring in WWE 2K16 this year. 2K released the following statement on the matter:

“We are highly respectful of the way that our partners choose to run their business and manage our partnerships accordingly. We can confirm that Hulk Hogan will not appear in WWE 2K16.”

On the plus side though, it appears that you can be the Terminator instead. Yes that’s right, a press release today confirmed that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous sci-fi role will be an additional character when you pre-order the game. I have no qualms with pre-ordering from Amazon — no deposit is required — but I think this is a weird option to have as a pre-order incentive.

 

 

Finally on the news round-up today, and rumours have been circulating that Universal Orlando may be looking to develop a video game based theme park! According to This is Infamous, the park — which is rumoured to be based around Nintendo and Blizzard Entertainment attractions — currently has a Mario Kart ride in the works, along with Pokemon, Legend Of Zelda and World of Warcraft attractions. Oh my, if this happens I am so booking a trip back to Florida again!

That’s it for today, I’ll be back again tomorrow.

Matt