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Rumour Round Up: The One with Two Discs

The weekend was relatively peaceful on the rumour front, as they usually are but last night and early this morning rumours started flying around. Here are the ones that hold the most importance.


Battlefield 3 shipping on 2 discs for Xbox 360
The source of this rumour is a Japanese poster showing the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 will ship on DVD ROM x 2.

There hasn’t been confirmation yet but we all know BF3 is going to be big. Maybe this may just show how big BF3 will be. Will campaign mode be on one disc and multiplayer on another? Are the game modes on one disc and the special features, making of etc on another? Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Status: Unconfirmed


Syphon Filter 4 coming Winter 2012

This rumour comes from the guys and gals of OPM Italy. The rumours of a new Syphon Filter have been going around for months, ever since an accidental listing by PlayStation, which was quickly removed. Syphon Filter 4 is said to be a sequel to Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow, which was released on PSP.  Tokyo Game Show is round the corner so an actual reveal could be on the cards there.

Status: Unconfirmed
Dragon Quest X has a subscription fee

Dragon Quest X has only just been recently revealed for both Wii and Wii U but the sharp eyed among us (Kotaku) have noticed the following info:

Platform: Wii/Wii U
Release Date: (Wii) Planned for 2012/(Wii U) TBA
MSRP・User Fee: (Wii/Wii U) TBA

Also notice the lack of release date info for the WiiU.  The subscriotion fee also has yet to be announced, again could be revealed at Tokyo Game Show.






Rumour: PS4 and Xbox 720 to be revealed at E3 2012


No, the Wii U doesn’t count. It’s a current gen console being released too late in my opinion.

Anyway, reports have come out from ‘sources’ close to developers and Sony and Microsoft claiming that both these consoles will be revealed in less than a year at E3 2012.

What are these rumours?

Xbox 720 – Been in development since 2006. However specs are unknown.

Chances – High. Let’s face it, the 360 is starting to show it’s age just a little even after its facelift last year. The Xbox720 could be a truly innovative machine with Kinect built in. How amazing would that be?

PS4 – Will be revealed in next 18 months. No specs.

Chances – Moderate. Not as high as Microsoft reveal because Sony keep reaffirming the 10 year life cycle. PS4 could be revealed next year but I’m sure Sony would want to spend 2012 concentrating on the PSVita. Maybe a 2013 reveal instead looking at a 2014 release. That to me makes more sense.

Opinion: Sony Claim Wii U NOT A Threat, I Agree

So, over the weekend Jack Tretton uttered the following words:

“Our attitude is kind of ‘welcome to the party.’ If you’re looking at being a multimedia entertainment device, if you’re looking at high def gaming, that was 2006 for us.”

Welcome to the Party.

I have to say I agree with the sentiment. Sony and Microsoft both have machines that have been capable of HD gaming for 5 years plus features such as DVD Playback and in the PS3’s case, Bluray Play back as well as being 3D capable. The WiiU, though innovative with the new controller, has none of these.

Not even DVD playback, which is a last gen addition from both PS2 and the original Xbox. Nintendo may not like it but games consoles are becoming entertainment hubs and this appeals to the mass market, allowing for one device that can do pretty much anything.

Will the WiiU sell? Yes, of course it will but mainly due to curiousity about the way games can be played and some exclusives.

Will the WiiU sell better than the Wii? Hell no. The Wii grabbed the casual market and made gaming accessible to everyone. The WiiU is trying to focus on the core gamers and so will tailor games to this crowd.

Will I buy a WiiU? Possibly, but not at launch.  Remember when the Wii was called innovative and then became a place of shovelware with only a few gems amongst the mountain of rubbish? Yeah, even though the WiiU will tailor to the core gamer I can’t help but believe that Nintendo won’t abandon the money tree known as the casual market.


Then again, I’m predicting within 2 years of the WiiU launch both Sony and Microsoft will announce their new hardware making the WiiU look like a dinosaur. For all we know the WiiU could become the next Dreamcast…

Rumours Confirmed or Not Part 2

Yes, a second run down in one day. So many rumour had been circulating prior to E3 that this has to be done.

Rumour: Halo CE HD remake to be announced at E3.

Confirmed or Not?  Oh yes it was. Microsoft hadn’t really been able to keep this a secret prior to E3 but it still made a big impace in the Gaming World.

Rumour: Santa Monica Studios revealing God of War 4 or New IP.

Confirmed or Not?  There was no showcase of GoW4 or a New IP. However it was announced that the PSP God of War titles are getting the HD treatment and will be avaliable as a collection on PS3 so some good news for fans of Kratos.

Rumour: Wii 2 to have HD Virtual Console

Confirmed or Not? It hasn’t been confirmed but I really can’t see Nintendo not realeasing HD versions of their games through Virtual Console on the WiiU. Both MS and Sony already do this.

Rumour:  Gears of War Exile to be shown at E3.

Confirmed or Not? Well, the much rumoured Kinect only version of a Gears of War game has so far not made an appearance and it most likely won’t. However, we know Gears of War Exile exists we just don’t know what it will be about.

Rumour:  CD Projekt to announce Witcher Titles for Consoles.

Confirmed or Not? Confirmed, well sort of. The Witcher 2 will be console exclusive to Xbox 360. 

Rumour:  Dance Central 2 to be announced at E3.

Confirmed or Not? Confirmed and in a Big Way. Over a hundred songs, excellent multiplayer and more improvements over the original best selling Kinect Game.

Rumour: Darksiders 2 to get Official Reveal at E3.

Confirmed or Not?  Darksiders got a reveal a few days before E3 kicked off. Main points of interest. You will play as Death and it will be coming to the WiiU.

Rumour: Sly 4 to be revealed at E3.

Confirmed or Not?  CONFIRMED. Such an awesome series and I cannot wait for it when Sly 4 releases next year.

Rumour: Last Story to Get Western Release on Wii

Confirmed or Not? Not yet but it is almost certainly to hit the US and Europe some point soon. However, if it will be for Wii or updated for WiiU. no one knows.

Rumour: Syphon Filter 4 to be revealed by Sony at E3:

Confirmed or Not? Unconfirmed I’m afraid though since there was a bit of a leak last week regarding Syphon Filter 4, I will be bet that it is revealed soon.

Check for more updates soon. Remember, follow on Twitter on @gamingrumours.

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