Weekly News Roundup: 12/4/11

Games

I expect some saucy Chocolina cosplay at the 2012 conventions.

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 will have a traveling merchant called Chocolina, who is a lady cosplaying as a Chocobo. So, what they're really saying is that the game still won't have any shops in any towns. However, maybe we'll get some nice cosplay out of it in next year's conventions. Also, Assassin's Creed's Ezio will lend his outfit as a DLC costume for FFXIII-2's Noel. Weird, but Ezio's outfit looks a lot better than Noel's garbage default getup. Finally, don't worry, there is not a Final Fantasy XIII-3; the domain name was a registered as defensive measure by Square-Enix to prevent domain name swoopers from swooping. Although, they could just be saying that until they actually decide to do a XIII-3 instead of making Versus XIII or FFXV or a FFVII remake.

  • A Valve employee was spotted wearing a Half-Life 3 shirt. This may or may not have anything to do with Half-Life 3.

  • Army Corps of Hell will be a launch title for the Vita in North America. The enemy Beelzeboon was inspired by the old Final Fantasy II monster Beelzebub. I wonder if there will be any other FF cameos in the game.

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 will have an international release, so you'll be able to get a final Final Fantasy on the PSP.

  • FFXIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase said that a FFVII remake would either be too much the same or too different. Either way, Square-Enix should do it.

  • Europe is finally getting Catherine in February 2012. They'll also receive a Stray Sheep Edition, but it's a little different than the North American one. Europe gets the same pizza box with a poster, two coasters, and the Rave shirt we should have gotten.

  • SupaBoy is a portable Super Nintendo that takes SNES cartridges. It also has controller ports and AV out to hook it up to a TV. Unfortunately, it only has 2.5 hours of battery time. Plus you have to find a way to carry around SNES cartridges.

  • Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has a strange reverse world bug where the characters basically face the camera.

  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition will get a Version 2012 patch that rebalances all the characters. I wouldn't be surprised if Capcom actually put this on a disc, too.

Movies

  • The first probable picture of the Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man has popped online and it's rather meh. I prefer the Lizard with a snout and labcoat.

Merch

  • The G.I. Joe Collector's Club has been busy posting card art for the upcoming subscription figures, plus a few new figure shots, like Jinx without her eye-band.

- Shawn - 12/4/11