Yesterday we reported Best Buy having changed the release date of the PlayStation 3 exclusive title, The Last of Us. Originally scheduled for May 7, the new release date read ‘June 18′. Retailers are known for changing their release dates, many are placeholders and only give an estimated time of release. However it was extremely strange for The Last of Us to be altered, since the release date had been confirmed on all accounts.
Does exclusivity really matter? This question has become a hot topic over the past week when two titles that were originally exclusives on Nintendo’s Wii U console, made the move over to multi-platform.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge was to be the ‘definitive version of Ninja Gaiden 3′, providing gamers with a slew of improvements, though only improving its Metacritic average from 58% to 69%. Providing gamers with bonus playable characters, problems from the original game being repaired, an assortment of new moves and the big change lacking from the original version, the ability to dismember your foes. Razors Edge will now be appearing on all consoles this April, the upcoming version however doesn’t affect the RE version already accessible on the Wii U system, fans still had first opportunity to play the superior version of the final product.
The sequel to last years Rayman Origins, Rayman Legends, has been delayed to 2013. The Wii U exclusive was originally slated as a launch title for Nintendo’s new home console releasing next month. The reasoning behind the games delay according to Ubisoft is the developers wanting to postone the games release to make sure that the game is as good as it can be before it’s on the market.
“We’re happy that fans are excited about the game, and we are taking the time to make sure we deliver a game that lives up to and hopefully exceeds their expectations. We’ll have more details to share soon.” a Ubisoft statement reads.
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Last night an interesting image appeared on the PlayStation Blog, this image was regarding SuperBot Entertainments upcoming title PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Under which it was attached by this quote, “SuperBot Entertainment president announces a new release date for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale“
This post was however quickly removed however and there was no confirmation if this “alleged” post was real or not. However the post has now returned to the PlayStation Blog and indeed confirms the game has been now delayed.
The game was originally scheduled to be released this October, but had now been moved back to November 20th in North America, Europe on the 21st, Australia on the 22nd and Europe on the 23rd. Possibly due to to information found during the beta that has been running on and off since July 28th, or possibly to add additional upgrades to the fighting mechanic since their recent employment of Capcom’s veteran fighting game expert Seth Killian.
This now adds to the list of AAA title making their release in November, ranging from Halo 4, Call of Duty, Black Ops 2, Hitman: Absolution, LittleBigPlanet Karting and Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
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