Super Mario games have started to branch off into separate lineages, with Super Mario 3D World and Galaxy coming from one team at Nintendo and the various ‘New Super Mario’ games from another. But while the Galaxy team has been hard at work on 3D World, that doesn’t necessarily mean Galaxy is dead and buried. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto recently signaled that another Galaxy is still a distinct possibility.
“Just so there is no misunderstanding, I should point out that this doesn’t mean we’ll never make another Super Mario Galaxy game,” Miyamoto said in an Iwata Asks. “The same team can’t make both at the same time. And we can’t bring in a second party and slap the name Super Mario Galaxy on it.”
The upcoming beta for Destiny will be available first on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Bungie COO Pete Parsons said tonight during a special PlayStation 4 pre-launch event in New York City.
The beta will begin in early 2014 for those who preordered the game or were able to secure a beta code from Bungie through one of its various giveaways.
No specific launch date for the Destiny beta has been announced.
The US video game industry experienced a five per cent growth year-on-year in October, thanks to solid performances in the software sector.
Total video game sales hit $791.1 million in October, up from the $755.7 million made in October 2012.
The increase can be attributed to increased performances for both software and accessories, while hardware sales declined eight per cent in the lead up to Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen console launches.