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GP Headlines 3/30/16: Marin coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends, PS Plus April Titles Revealed, and more


Jason Clement

Today's headlines bring a mix of good news, bad news, and... interesting news, to say the least. If you're into either Hyrule Warriors or Street Fighter V, there are some new announcements regarding each, and Sony has finally announced the PlayStation Plus free titles for April.

 

Read on to see the rest of the headlines below!

 

 

 

Link's Awakening's Marin will be the next DLC character coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

 

With Hyrule Warriors Legends, it seems Omega Force is really trying to pull characters from just about every Zelda title out there (well,

), and this rings especially true with the next playable DLC character that's on the way: Marin (from Link's Awakening).

 

She'll be part of the second DLC pack coming this Summer, which also will include a new weapon for Linkle, 16 more My Fairy costume pieces, a new adventure mode map, and two new adventure mode scenarios. The final two DLC packs are said to be based on Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, respectively, but it'll likely be a little longer before we find out which characters will be in each of them.

 

Source: Game Informer

 

 

 

 

Street Fighter V gets its first DLC character today: Alex

 

If you've been waiting for Capcom to roll out the DLC for Street Fighter V, today is your day. Well, for one character at least. Alex (from Street Fighter III) is officially the first DLC character to make his way onto the Street Fighter V roster.

 

You'll be able to use Fight Money (money earned in-game) in order to purchase or him; otherwise you'll need to use real money on a season pass in order to play as the grappler. And if you don't have the money? No problem - Capcom is allowing players to take him for a test run during a limited trial period, so get to it!

 

Source: Destructoid

 

 

 

 

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n-Space shuts down

 

More unfortunate news about studios closures today as it was revealed that n-Space, the developer behind games such as Nintendo's Geist and Square Enix's Heroes of Ruin -- has officially shut down. The news was announced by former n-Space artist Ben Leary.

 

Sword Coast Legends was the studio's final game, though it looks like it wasn't enough to keep the studio going, which had been around for some 21 years before its closure.

 

Source: Nintendo World Report

 

 

 

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David Hayter's got 'no love' for Kojima

 

In some more surprising news, David Hayter -- the original voice of Metal Gear Solid's Snake -- revealed on a recent episode of The Game Informer Show podcast that he isn't crazy about series creator Hideo Kojima, despite having worked with him on all but one of the games.

 

It turns out that Kojima had wanted to replace him early on with Kurt Russell, but the Hollywood star turned down the role when he was offered the part of Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid 3. In turn, Hayter was forced to re-audition for the role (which he ultimately won back again).

 

However, he was left out in the cold when it came to Metal Gear Solid V, and found out that he had been replaced only when he ran into a producer on the game at a recording studio. Needless to say, this didn't sit well with Hayter, who wasn't even formally contacted about it, prompting him to admit on the podcast that he's got "no particular love for Kojima" and that he probably would never work with him again. Yikes.

 

If you'd like to listen to the whole podcast, you can check it out at the source link below.

 

Source: Game Informer (via PlayStation Universe)

 

 

 

 

 

PlayStation Plus April 2016 lineup revealed

 

Not a day too soon, Sony has finally revealed what PlayStation Plus free titles we can expect to see in April. Dead Star and Zombi appear to headline the bunch, with the usual indies and one other AAA title from last-gen.

 

Here's the full list:

 

PS4

 

Dead Star

Zombi

 

PS3

 

I Am Alive

Savage Moon

 

PS Vita

 

A Virus Named Tom

Shutsumi

 


What are your thoughts on Marin joining Hyrule Warriors and Alex being a DLC character for Street Fighter V? Are you surprised that David Hayter holds no love for Kojima? And what do you think of the PS Plus lineup for April?

 

Let us know in the comments!

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