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GP Daily 1/29/16: Smash NX rumors, Insomniac's next game revealed, and more


Jason Clement

Today, NX rumors continue with whispers of a Super Smash Bros. title being prepped for its launch, Tron Run/r is releasing on other platforms, Insomniacs newest game is announced, and more!

 

Read on below!

 

 

 

Rumor: Bandai Namco is bringing Super Smash Brothers to NX at Launch

 

The rumor well for NX is starting to run pretty deep so far, but according to Dr. Serkan Toto (a Tokyo-based game industry consultant), Bandai Namco is working on Super Smash Bros. for a release at NX's launch. The rumor comes by way of Toto's industry sources, which he claims are pretty strong.

 

Given that Masahiro Sakurai's team is still mostly finishing up with the final DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, it seems likely that Namco Bandai is working on a port of that game for NX rather than a brand new entry, especially if NX releases later this year as rumors are saying it will.

 

If it is a port, it's expected that it might also bundle all of the DLC that has come out for it, making it the definitive edition of the game. For now, we'll have to wait and see what happens.

 

Source: @serkantoto (via Twitter)

 

 

 

 

TRON Run/r is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in February

 

You might remember that TRON RUN/r was initially announced for PC at The Game Awards in December, but now it appears that the game is going multi-platform as well. It was recently announced to be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will release on Feb. 16 for $20 across all three platforms.

 

In the game, you'll create your own customizable avatar and run through more than 30 different levels. A "Stream" mode will also challenge players to run through remixes of existing levels, and a leaderboard will also be available so players can compete with scores.

 

Source: GameSpot

 

 

 

 

Insomniac's next game is Song of the Deep

 

 

What exactly has Insomniac Games been up to since Sunset Overdrive released (besides the upcoming Ratchet and Clank remake, which is coming in April)? We finally got the answer this week as CEO Ted Price revealed their next game, Song of the Deep.

 

As you might have guessed, it's about the ocean but it also features a story that hinges on heartbreak and love. It features the journey of a girl named Merryn, who will explore a large underwater world via free swimming and by submarine. Insomniac CCO Brian Hastings described it as a Metroidvania-like game in which you'll constantly be getting new abilities and figuring out how to upgrade them in order to bypass obstacles.

 

Arguably the most interesting thing about this game, however, is its publisher. The game is coming exclusively to retail through none other than GameStop (yes, the video game retail chain), and it would seem they are the publisher for the digital PS4 version as well. Is this a brief foreshadow of GameStop's long-term future?

 

In any case, you can look forward to playing the game this Summer.

 

Source: PlayStation Blog

 

 

 

 

Harvest Moon-inspired Stardew Valley dated for late February release

 

If you have fond memories of playing Harvest Moon games, you may want to check out Stardew Valley, which was recently announced for release on February 26 on PC.

 

The trailer shows that the game is heavily-inspired by the popular farming sim series, with elements ranging from farming, mining, taking care of livestock, and even socializing with others in town being central to the gameplay.

 

Source: Stardewvalley.net (via Destructoid)

 


What are your thoughts on the Smash NX rumors? Are you interested in TRON Run/r? And what do you think of Insomniac's Song of the Deep? Let us know below!

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