Morning DLC: Video Games News & Rumors 2/29/2016


"Dark Souls 3 publisher Bandai Namco has teamed up with GameStop for the surprise release of a new mobile title inspired by From Software’s line of super-challenging role-playing games. Titled Slashy Souls, the new game will be available for both iOS and Android devices beginning tomorrow, Feb. 28.Bandai Namco was quick to point out that Slashy Souls is inspired by Dark Souls but is not directly connected to the series. It follows similar themes, including a focus on challenge, but it’s not developed by From Software."


It seems weird that From Software would want to party up with newfound games production/brick-and-mortar retailer GameStop to release an endless runner, but this is the world we live in. Complete with a 16-bit graphical art and musical style similar to that of Dark Souls infused with the SNES (with parallax scrolling of modern times), the only similarity in gameplay seems to be the nameless hero slashing at enemies like Nito and the like. Free is free, so might as well check it out if it’s the sort of thing that interests you.

"Pokémon Yellow Launch Trailer"

Nintendo Youtube Channel

That’s right, this weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon series, with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company re-releasing Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition. Courtesy Nintendo, it will be interesting to see how Pokemon Yellow picks up after playing it for the first time in about half my lifetime ago. I remember that getting the bike is a major key to sustained success, alongside holding onto a bunch of repel items for any bat-related caves. What else is in store remains a wonderful rediscovery.

"Shenmue 3 Screenshots:"

Shenmue Dojo Youtube Channel

You can’t have a new Shenmue 3 update video without a PayPal link to further the funding of the game’s continued development! Outside of the very forward reason for the update, it’s great to see that the game is, as days go by, becoming an actual video game. Shenmue 3 was considered as much a memetic saying for kicks as Half-Life 3; equally regarded as “never coming out.” As in-development gameplay footage will show you, it’s very possible we will get to try out Yu Suzuki’s long-awaited vision to come to a complete close in 2017.