6 Brand New Video Game Rumors: ‘Ghostbusters’ and More
With all the secrets being kept at every video game company under the sun, it’s no surprise that tidbits of information of information leak out from time to time. This week we’ve uncovered a handful of rumors or leaks that have a good chance of being true. Whether you’re interested in games that are taking forever to come out, new platforms for upcoming games, or the future of beloved franchises, we’ve got you covered.
So follow along as we gaze into the crystal ball and try to see what’s coming up in the world of video games.
1. Is a new Ghostbusters game in the works?
A new Ghostbusters movie is coming in July, so it only makes sense that a new Ghostbusters game might launch around then, right? It may, especially if this Retail Merchandiser report is correct — which it sounds like it is.
The report cites an interview with Mark Caplan, the senior vice president of Sony Pictures Consumer Products, who says that a new “full-fledged” Ghostbusters game is heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Rumors don’t get much more clear cut than that. Look for an announcement in the coming months.
2. Will Kojima and del Toro finally make a game?
This rumor is based on virtually nothing, but it’s worth including because of how badly fans hope it’s true. First, remember Silent Hills, the horror game that would have been a collaboration between Metal Gear Solid alum Hideo Kojima and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro? It was scrapped a couple of years ago, along with nearly all of Konami’s upcoming projects.
But now that Kojima has left Konami, he’s a free agent and can work with whoever he wants. It has just been announced that Kojima and del Toro will co-host the keynote for the upcoming D.I.C.E. Summit on February 18. Will the pair of creative visionaries have a new game to announce? We can only hope.
3. Will Final Fantasy XV come to PC?
Square Enix is planning an event in March to announce new details about Final Fantasy XV, which is scheduled to release later this year. What the company didn’t expect was for a NeoGAF user to pry into code of the event’s website to look for unannounced details — which it seems he may have uncovered.
According to the user, who goes by the name KupoNut, the page has placeholder information for Steam and Windows 10, which would seem to indicate that the game is set to launch on PC as well as consoles. Previously, Square Enix had only announced that the game would launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But with the recent PC release of Final Fantasy VII and the upcoming release of Final Fantasy IX, a PC version of XV wouldn’t come as a surprise.
4. Is Super Meat Boy getting a retail release?
Retailers and leaks go together like ham and cheese. The latest possible video game leak to come from a retailer is from Amazon U.K., which has listed a physical disc version of the previously digital-only game Super Meat Boy.
Because it’s on a site as reliable as Amazon, there’s a high likelihood that this version of the game is, in fact, coming. That said, it’s not listed on Amazon’s U.S. site, so it could be a U.K.-only release. We’ll have to wait for an official word from developer Team Meat for more information. And in the meantime, go ahead and take Super Meat Boy for a spin if you haven’t already. It’s great.
5. Will Mother 3 finally hit North America?
The adorable and engrossing role-playing game Earthbound has been a sleeper hit in the U.S. ever since its 1994 release. The game’s sequel, Mother 3, landed in Japan in 2006, but never made its way stateside, leaving fans of the series hopelessly distraught for an entire decade.
That could change this year. Nintendo insider Emily Rodgers posted some tweets that seem to hint the game will get a U.S. release sometime this year as Nintendo commemorates the game’s 10 year anniversary. If you want to get your hopes up, you can see the tweets here. And if you haven’t played the first two, there’s no need to wait. They’re both available on the Wii U Virtual Console.
6. Is Resident Evil 6 coming to new consoles?
Of all the core Resident Evil games, the sixth installment was the worst-received. That doesn’t mean it’s terrible; it just means it’s not as good as the rest of the excellent series. RE6 also didn’t sell as well as Capcom had hoped, so it would make sense if the company brought the 2012 game to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for another try.
If this listing on the Korean ratings board (spotted by Gematsu) is any indication, it looks like that might happen. Unfortunately, the listing doesn’t offer any more details, or even if the game will come out in the U.S. But it’s certainly a possibility, particularly with Capcom re-releasing several others installments from the franchise in recent years.