I have no idea if this is real or not, but the marketing studio that these came out of has worked for Square Enix before. Even still, please take this with a grain of salt.
Watch it while you can!
A retailer has gone live with a product page that appears to spill some details about the upcoming Assassin's Creed game. This is marked as a rumor for obvious reasons, and we have no way of knowing if any of this is true. So please take all of this with a huge grain of salt.
The next game will be a sort of prequel for the franchise.
It's set in Ancient Egypt.
You play as a Former Slave.
The Main Character is a Distant Ancestor of Altair.
It's being developed by the team that brought us Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. (Ubisoft Montreal)
The Character has slightly darker skin than we have previously seen for a main character.
The world is over three times larger than that of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.
The game will feature Desert Mirages.
To be clear, nobody knows if this is legitimate or not, and nobody has any information other than the picture above. But if true, and not some student project, or fan fiction, it appears that the next Tomb Raider could be titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Again, this would be incredibly easy to fake, so take it with a huge amount of salt. But Assassin's Creed was apparently leaked in the same way, so I thought it was worth posting.
It appears that Dark Horse comics has made a bit of a mistake! In an Amazon listing for their upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda art book, they reveal that it will be launching on March 21st, and that it will launch at the same time as the game. Oops!
This of course is no confirmation, and even if it is true, release dates change all the time. So as always, take this with a touch of salt.
Earlier this week, a boxart for a PS4 slim appeared online, and then ended up being unboxed, and booted up, all within 24 hours. I don’t think I have ever witnessed something go from a complete unknown, to being turned on in somebody’s house before. But while the new PS4 is neat, something more interesting may have come out of all of this. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts.
One of the reasons why many believed the PS4 Slim leak early on is because of a leak that appeared a couple of months ago. Someone claimed that they worked at Playstation manufacturing facility, and they talked a little bit about what they had seen being made there. That leak wasn't talked about much at the time because there was no way to prove what was said, but the PS4 Slim leak has given the claims a lot of validity.
The alleged manufacturing worker drew a picture of what he claimed was a smaller PS4 being built at his factory. And the drawing looks strikingly like the console that leaked. Now, this could have been luck, or he could be being deceptive with the other two items mentioned, but they are still worth talking about.
Along with a smaller PS4, the Foxconn worker also said a much bigger, and heavier, PS4 was being built. I think we can all assume that this is the PS4 Neo. Nothing interesting there. But the last thing he talked about, is very intriguing. He claims that he isn't working on this directly, but that he has friends who have worked on a “PSP like device”.
My first thought is that it is the upcoming Nintendo NX. But as many have pointed out, it is far too early for Nintendo to have started the manufacturing process. And while I still believe that Sony working on any kind of handheld is very unlikely, it isn't completely outside the realm of possibility.
For the sake of the argument, I am going to assume that this is not a PS Vita 2 or any kind of brand new system. I believe that if this is already being manufactured, it can’t be anything other than a Vita refresh. Even still, I believe the Vita could benefit a lot from getting a small update. The first thing I would want them to do is make this system more remote play friendly. Remote play is great, but I have never used it for more than a few minutes on the Vita due to the lack of certain buttons. A second set of triggers, as well as clickable thumbsticks would do wonders for remote play.
There are plenty of other things that I would like Sony to add to the PS Vita, but if they are going to release a revision, I can’t imagine it would be for anything other than to improve remote play. But like I said, this is just a rumor, and a very sketchy one at that. I wouldn't bank on Sony revealing any kind of handheld, but it is still fun to speculate about what they could do. Let me know in the comments below what you would like to see in a possible revision for the PS Vita!