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Peripheral maker Mad Catz files for bankruptcy – Struggling video game peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz has filed for bankruptcy after announcing substantial losses last year. The company, which has been haemorrhaging money and staff since its official support for Rock Band 4 failed to generate some much needed income, is now being liquidated, and all of its directors have resigned.
Scorpio rumours peg console reveal for this week – Rumours are beginning to circulate that Microsoft is planning to reveal details of the upcoming Project Scorpio console this Thursday. Windows Central, The Inner Circle and insiders on Twitter are convinced that a hardware reveal is imminent.
Total War: Warhammer 2 coming later this year – Creative Assembly revealed their next game will be Total War: Warhammer 2. Announced at EGX Rezzed over the weekend, the game was revealed with a lengthy cinematic trailer highlighting three playable races – the High Elves, Dark Elves and Lizardmen. There is also a blatant tease for the Skaven. Total War: Warhammer 2 is slated for release sometime in 2017.
Bayonetta now playable on PC (sort of) – For April Fool’s day, Sega have released an 8-bit version of cult-classic Bayonetta on Steam, marking the first time the series has been available on PC. This may be more than a simple April Fool’s prank, however – hidden in the game’s achievements is a link to a countdown site that stops on April 11, potentially pointing to a reveal/release of the game on PC.
(via Steam store page)
First screenshot of Phantom Dust revealed – Xbox boss Phil Spencer has tweeted the first screenshot of the upcoming Phantom Dust re-release (not to be confused with the cancelled reboot of the same name). The image shows the game running at 30fps, with Spencer clarifying that the screenshot shows the game running on Xbox One and not Scorpio.