Thursday, June 5, 2014

Two more titles making the jump to "Next Gen"

Since the release of the first "8th Generation" console, a lot of older have been finding their way to the new hardware. When the Nintendo 3DS launched games such as The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox 64, and Metal Gear Solid 3 made up a large portion of its library, and on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we see more cross generation games than 8th gen exclusives. Well, like it or not, two more titles from last gen will be making the jump.

Earlier this year Tomb Raider Definitive Edition was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and not too long after Naughty Dog announced that they would be bringing the PS3 exclusive "The Last of Us" to the PS4. Well, it looks like Grand Theft Auto is next. Due to it being a huge success, Rock Star has decided to update the game, and release it for the current gen hardware, which really isn't that big of a surprise. The game originally came out last September just a few months before the PS4 and XBO launched, and was one of the few new games that was not going to be cross generation. It just seemed a bit strange for such a huge title to not make use of the upcoming hardware, but that's all in the past now. The game will be coming out on The Xbox One and PS4 after all.

The second title making the jump is actually a trilogy. Capcom's long running visual novel series "Ace Attorney" will be coming to the Nintendo eShop in the form of a "Phoenix Wright Trilogy." The game will be a download exclusive for the Nintendo 3DS/2DS, it features improved visuals over the original GBA and DS releases, and it will be sold for $30. Which honestly, isn't as great as it sounds. In reality, this is simply a 3DS re-release of the iOS collection which came out years ago. The only real difference is that it is missing achievements, and it is much more expensive. Even so, if you're a fan of the series, and you don't own an iOS device, this could be great news for you. On the other hand if you've never played it before, this is the perfect time to jump right in.

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