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    Ni No Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch has been delayed until 2013.

    The news comes courtesy of the first English language trailer for the game, which can be seen below.

    Namco Bandai has also confirmed that the game will arrive in America and Europe simultaneously.

    The game is developed by cult RPG studio Level-5 in collaboration with acclaimed Japanese animation masters Studio Ghibli.


      Nintendo recently registered a domain for ‘supermario4.com’, is this the recently announced 3DS game or something else entirely?

      Nintendo of America controls the domain, which actually redirects to the platform holder’s website, as spotted by an IGN reader.
      Whether Nintendo’s just wanted to tie up the domain or it’s actually linked to a product is up for speculation.


        Kinect Star Wars helped the UK games retail market get back on track last week, which generated over £2m more than it did the prior week.

        The title pipped FIFA Street to the No.1 spot and became the first Kinect-required game to top the charts.

        It wasn’t just a handful of Top Ten games which performed well during the week ending April 7th, either. Retailers enjoyed strong sales across the board over the Easter weekend, with kids and fighting games selling well, such as Moshi Monsters, Skylanders and WWE ‘12.

        Market value and unit sales rose by almost a quarter, with £14.6m generated from game sales last week.


          Square Enix is pleased to reveal the Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition.

          Featuring a premium hardcover Art Book with a foreword from Game Director Tore Blystad, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes “making of” video, all packaged up in a clamshell box that looks as sharp as Agent 47 does in his suit, the Professional Edition is the ultimate way to experience the living, breathing world of Hitman: Absolution.


            Kinect Stars Wars takes the top spot on the latest UK all formats chart, as Devil May Cry HD Collection debuts at No.18.

            It’s the first Star Wars game to reach No.1 since 2008’s Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and is also the first title which requires Kinect to top the rankings.
            Reviews have been pretty mixed – CVG gave 8.5/10 in their Kinect Star Wars review, while others tended to be less favourable (it currently has a Metascore of 55). Have you played it yet, and if so what do you think?


            Fourth straight year of losses may result in 10,000 jobs being cut. Sony expects to report a record $6.4 billion (£4.02b) net loss for the business year just ended on March 31.

            The firm’s annual results are due on May 21, and reports earlier this week suggested Sony intends to cut 10,000 jobs, or around six percent of its global workforce, as it looks to turn its fortunes around.
            Weak demand for its televisions – the business has lost $10 billion (£6.3b) in ten years – and falling behind Apple and Samsung in the gadgets market are largely responsible for what will be a fourth straight year of losses, according to Reuters.


            Possibly the most expensive limited edition to date features Leon Kennedy’s leather jacket.

            Capcom is to release a Resident Evil 6 Premium Edition in Japan for 105,000 yen (£818/$1300). According to Siliconera, the super special edition will include a copy of the game on PS3 or Xbox 360, a set of four tablet case covers (one for Chris, Leon, Jake Muller, aka Albert Wesker Junior, and a secret, possibly yet to be revealed protagonist). The star item is Leon Kennedy’s leather jacket, which can be ordered in small, medium, large or extra large.


            EA is to launch Mass Effect 3’s the first multiplayer DLC today in the shape of the Resurgence Pack. This will consist of free maps, unlockable characters, weapons and consumables.

            Set for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in North America today and in Europe tomorrow, the free DLC introduces two new maps, plus a variety of fresh playable characters, weapons and items.
            Here’s the full feature list, followed by a Resurgence Pack trailer:


              Publisher EA has received some very public backing over the weekend from two very high profile celebrities – Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker.

              Their vocal backing comes as EA faces increased criticism from anti-gay protestors (mainly in the US and mainly from religious groups) over the ability of Mass Effect players to have same-sex relationships if they so choose.

              Star Wars: The Old Republic has also irked the right wing masses by offering similar possibilities.


              Gamers Believe FIFA 12 Improves Real World Footy Skills.

              The FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC), the virtual football tournament loved by football fans across the globe, has surpassed one million players participating in the annual tournament. Following the first ever FIWC in 2004, the tournament has grown significantly and in 2011 secured its place in the Guinness World Records as the largest online gaming tournament in the world. This year’s FIWC has already attracted over 130,000 more players than last year’s event, tipping it over the 1 million player mark for the first time in the tournament’s history.

              As part of the celebrations, FIFA has surveyed more than 10,000 registered players in the tournament throughout the world, and discovered that gamers believe the virtual skills learnt playing EA SPORTS FIFA 12 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system may even translate onto the real pitch. According to the survey, an astonishing 58% of players believe that the hours they spend playing in the tournament will actually improve their football skills and make them better football players in real life.