Production company Mance Media is pitching a television show based on Capcom’s “Resident Evil” series. The show is called “Arklay” which is named after the mountains near Raccoon City from the popular video games.The show is currently in early stages of development with no guarantee of being green lighted for further production. The creator of this show, Shawn Christopher Lebert, is only known for his work on a low budget Twilight spoof.
The internet has been buzzing over a rumor that Nintendo is getting ready to announce new hardware. During a Nintendo Voice Chat podcast, IGN’s Peer Schneider says he heard from multiple sources that Nintendo would announce new hardware at E3 in Los Angeles. IGN carefully chose not to publish the story as an actual article, but that didn’t stop the rumor from spreading. Especially since Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said they would reveal more details about their future QOL device later this year.
Ubisoft recently updated their corporate website with some interesting facts. “Assassin’s Creed” is the company’s best selling franchise with over 73 million units sold, and the “Just Dance” series is the second best selling series with over 48 million units sold.
Rounding out the top five are the popular Tom Clancy franchises such as “Splinter Cell” (30 million units) “Rainbow Six” (26 million units) and the “Ghost Recon” series (25 million units). Ubisoft’s cartoony mascot platformer “Rayman” has sold 25 million units since his very first game.
Gematsu reports that Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have announced a new installment of the Fatal Frame series for Wii U. No official name or release date has been announced yet, but the Wii U’s GamePad capabilities should prove to be a great fit for the “Fatal Frame” series. It is unknown whether this new Wii U title will be exclusive to Japan, but the latest installment, “Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse” was never localized.
Nintendo has announced their North American Virtual Console schedule for the month of April. “Super Mario Bros. 3″ will finally be available in North America on April 17th for the 3DS and Wii U. The month of April will also offer a solid lineup of Game Boy Advance titles for Wii U’s Virtual Console service. The list of popular titles include “Advance Wars”, “Golden Sun”, “Metroid Fusion”, “Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga”, and “Kirby & The Amazing Mirror”. The prices for each Game Boy Advance title will range between $7 to $8 depending on the game.