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EGM Weekly: February 1, 2014 Edition

Posted on February 1, 2014 AT 06:00am

This is EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.

This week, the Dark Souls 2 devs tease the possibility of DLC, Wii U loses its Batman: Arkham Origins story DLC, Pokémon‘s Lucario joins the Super Smash Bros. roster, reports surface that the Xbox One’s Halo will be Halo 2 Anniversary Edition, Mario Kart 8 gets dated for May, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, and Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, plus we explore how what Nintendo would neat to do to gain our interest in the Wii U through The Fast Five, chat with Danganronpa developer Yoshinori Terasawa, and check in on this week’s Japanese gaming news with Japan Service.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

Dark Souls 2 producer says DLC could happen—if fans want it

It was previously said that fans shouldn’t be looking forward to any lofty plans for DLC when Dark Souls II hits, but the game’s producer, Takeshi Miyazoe, says that might not be the case. READ MORE

Wii U Batman: Arkham Origins season pass nixed due to low demand

Wii U owners of Batman: Arkham Origins will not receive the upcoming story DLC due to low demand, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed to Polygon. READ MORE

Pokémon’s Lucario added to Super Smash Bros. roster

Nintendo’s Masahiro Sakurai has announced that the pokémon Lucario is the 22nd character to be added to the Super Smash Bros. roster. READ MORE

Report: This year’s Xbox One Halo release to be Halo 2 Anniversary Edition

The Xbox One Halo game slated for release this year will be Halo 2 Anniversary Edition, according to a source posting to NeoGAF. READ MORE

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords available free on 3DS eShop through this weekend

For the next few days, 3DS and 2DS owners can grab The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition from the eShop for free, Nintendo announced today.READ MORE

Tropico 5 announced for PlayStation 4, multiplayer confirmed

Kalypso Media has announced that Tropico 5 will be released on PlayStation 4, marking the series’ debut on a Sony platform. READ MORE

Mario Kart 8 set to release in May

During Nintendo’s financial results meeting held in Japan, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata confirmed that Mario Kart 8 will be available for Nintendo Wii U at some point during May. READ MORE

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata to take 50 percent pay cut due to poor Wii U sales

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will be halving his salary for the next five months in response to the Wii U failing to meet sales expectations for the fiscal period ending December 31, 2013. READ MORE

Report: PlayStation 4 to emulate PS1 and PS2 games locally, at HD resolutions

According to a new report, Sony is considering software emulation options for running PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games on the PS4 in high-definition resolutions.

Microsoft acquires rights to Gears of War from Epic Games

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, and that Vancouver-based Black Tusk Studios will take over development going forward. READ MORE


The Fast Five: How Nintendo can sell us on the Wii U

The EGM Crew weighs in on their five picks for what they’d love to see Nintendo do with the Wii U in order to really sell the system. READ MORE

Japan Service: What’s New This Week in Japanese Gaming

This week on Japan Service: Cave forgets how to speak English, Treasure want to experiment more on the PC, eleven minutes of Ar Nosurge video, the Japan Service Fukubukuro, and Miku sneaks onto Western Vitas. READ MORE

Developer Chat: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Producer Yoshinori Terasawa

In honor of the game’s English-language release, EGM sits down with producer Yoshinori Terasawa to talk about Danganronpa: Trigger Happy HavocREAD MORE

Developer Chat: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Producer Yoshinori Terasawa

In honor of the game’s English-language release, EGM sits down with producer Yoshinori Terasawa to talk about Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. READ MORE


Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Finally, a game that acknowledges the plight of the trans-species individual. READ MORE

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

As the first last-gen remake for next-gen consoles, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition shows a lot of promise for the trend. READ MORE

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Danganronpa is finally making its way to English-speaking audiences, and it’s determined to prove that it was worth the wait. READ MORE


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Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern) before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. You can follow his rants about storytelling on Twitter @manadrive.[Meet the rest of the crew]

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