Start every weekday morning with Words About Games’ round-up of the latest news from in and around the games industry.
This morning – The first footage of Tekken 7’s VR mode has been revealed, Capcom are planning to launch a “major title” sometime before March 2018, Hover: Revolt of Gamers is leaving Steam Early Access and heading to a full release and a new interview with Shenmue III director Yu Suzuki has hit the game’s Kickstarter page.
First footage of Tekken 7 VR mode shown – A new video has given us our first look at what Tekken 7 will look like in PSVR. Rather than adapt the game into first person, which producer Katsuhiro Harada admitted would not be an enjoyable experience, VR puts players in the more traditional third person perspective. The difference being the player will be able to look around and even change the camera angle. Tekken 7 is due for launch on June 2 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with VR support being exclusive to PSVR (at least at launch)
Capcom planning “major title” launch before March 2018 – It seems as though Capcom are planning to release a “major title” before March 31, 2018. Capcom have released their plans for FY2018, which also include selling 2 million copies of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, include this mystery title, which has no release window or platforms listed. The report later goes on to name Devil May Cry and Dragon’s Dogma as part of their “wealth of superior, proprietary content.” Both games haven’t seen a release in a while and both have been quiet.
(via Capcom Strategies & Plans for FY2018)
Hover: Revolt of Gamers leaving Early Access this month – Open world parkour game Hover: Revolt of Gamers is set to leave Steam’s Early Access program this month, with the game getting a full launch on May 31. Hover is a spiritual successor to the classic Jet Set Radio that sees players fighting against a totalitarian government in a futuristic open world city, trying to impress other Gamers by performing tricks and parkour.
(via Niche Gamer)
Latest Shenmue III update discusses story – A new developer diary has been released on the Shenmue III Kickstarter page, which shows an interview with game director Yu Suzuki who discusses story building and plot structure. Suzuki talks about video games needing to offer multiple themes in a story to keep audiences interested, and talks in general terms about Shenmue’s theme and video game narratives.