The biggest gaming news for July 10, 2022


We’ve made it through another weekend and it’s finally time to get back to work. I’ve been waiting for this moment for what seems like an eternity. I’m kidding, of course. The fact is, you’ve probably been playing games all day, so you’ll need someone to update you on everything that’s going on. Do not worry. That’s why I’m here. Today we found out that Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope won’t have Yoshi, the remastered version of The Last of Us is more than just a cash grab, and that Red XIII might just be playable in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. There’s more where this came from, so read on for the rest.

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The Last Of Us Part 1 Dev Says It’s Not A Cash Grab

The news of the game’s release in the form of several sequels raised a lot of eyebrows, but according to one of the animators currently working on the project, the remastered version of The Last of Us isn’t just a cash grab. “In fact, it’s the most carefully built and crafted project I’ve ever seen or been a part of in my entire career,” noted Robert Morrison. “The highest level of care and attention to detail possible.” Fans of the franchise on the other hand are a little less convinced at this point.

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks Of Hope Dev Explains Roster Changes

The biggest news about Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is that Yoshi will not appear in the game. In any case, I think that’s great news. Who doesn’t love Yoshi? According to Producer Xavier Manzanares, “when we started thinking about the team and the heroes, we didn’t want to go for ‘okay, we’ve done it before, so we have to do the same thing again’ and try to evolve what we had in Kingdom Battle So that also applies to the heroes.” Manzanares went on to say that “we didn’t know exactly which ones and we didn’t want to go for the ones that are in Kingdom Battle because that’s the rule.” Too bad for poor Yoshi.


Nomura hints that Red XIII will be playable in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Fans of Final Fantasy 7 have been wanting to play as Red XIII since the remake was released a while ago. This could well become reality. The news comes from a recent interview with producer Yoshinori Kitase and Creative Director Tetsuya Nomura. When asked about the matter, Nomura said players should “please look forward to it,” confirming in the minds of many that Red XIII would be playable in the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Does this really mean we’re finally going to play as Red XIII, I’m looking forward to it.

Reggie Fils-Aimé Reveals Why Nintendo Wii U Never Implemented Dual GamePad Support

Reggie Fils-Aimé, former president of Nintendo of America, revealed why the Wii U has never implemented support for more than one GamePad. According to the director, “It was interesting that with Wii U there was a full development plan for all the interesting interactions and all the interesting possibilities the system could offer. And in that case, can multiple GamePads technically communicate with a Wii U? The answer was yes, but the install base never got big enough to make the type of deployment meaningful.” Fils-Aimé added that Nintendo “didn’t make a game where you need another GamePad to have a great experience. Development just never went through and the Wii U’s lifespan ended up being so short that it just never happened.” The director noted that “for those initiatives to come alive, at least from Nintendo’s perspective, there has to be a game that drives that implementation and allows the player to see why you would need a second GamePad.”


Ubisoft is giving up three older games

Ubisoft appears to have sidelined Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD, Silent Hunter 5, and Space Junkies in its pursuit of dropping online support for a long list of older games. The company previously announced that while these would lose online functionality, the offline gameplay would remain largely untouched. Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD, Silent Hunter 5, and Space Junkies, on the other hand, seem completely unplayable. “By closing the online services for some older games, we can focus our resources on delivering great experiences for players playing newer or more popular titles,” the company said in its initial announcement. “To help us achieve this, several older titles will be added to our list of retired online services on September 1, 2022.” Sounds like another game preservation loss.


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