Nightly News Roundup: 02.10.2012

Atlus reissuing Radiant Historia, next Xbox may have its own tablet controller, and Miyamoto confirms he hates Toad (and talks a little about Pikmin 3) all in tonight’s news roundup.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 02/10/2012 23:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Radiant Historia Reprint Confirmed

Atlus confirmed in a press release today that its DS RPG, Radiant Historia, will be receiving a second printing this coming March. The title was released in a limited capacity early last year, and its popularity (and subsequent scarcity) has caused even used copies of the game to run as high as $50 USD.

RPG fans who may have missed out on the game the first time around would do well to pick up a reissue this March, as its engrossing storyline and clever gameplay had earned it an honorable mention in our Best DS Games of 2011 awards.

Source: GoNintendo

Rumor: Next Xbox to Have Tablet Controller?

Rumors have recently begun to circulate that Microsoft’s next home console will feature its own tablet-like controller, complete with touchscreen and AR functionality. According to the magazine Xbox World, the controller will be more akin to Sony’s PS Vita in terms of its design than Nintendo’s “bulky” Wii U tablet, and it will feature an HD screen surrounded by the traditional Xbox control layout.

It’s too early to tell if there is any veracity to these rumors, but coupled with the news of a similar patent filed by Sony, it seems that all three next-generation consoles will come with their own variation of a tablet controller. That should certainly make the forthcoming console arms race a whole lot more interesting.

Source: All Games Beta

Miyamoto Talks Pikmin 3, His Hatred of Toad

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nintendo rock star Shigeru Miyamoto briefly discussed the company’s upcoming home console, Wii U, and his involvement in the stop-teasing-us-and-just-show-it-already title, Pikmin 3. As expected, he offers no concrete details on the project (save that it was originally being developed for Wii), but it is at least confirms that the game is still on track, and that Miyamoto himself is vested in its development. The full exchange regarding the title reads as follows:

Entertainment Weekly: Looking ahead, as part of the release of the Wii U, you’ll be working on Pikmin 3. Are you excited to bring that back as part of the new console?

Shigeru Miyamoto: Originally, I was making Pikmin 3 would be launched on the Wii platform. Because the Wii U is capable of HD quality pictures, and will be accompanied by the subscreen on your hand. I thought that I would be able to make a Pikmin that was closer to my ideal. I am now actually enjoying myself, working on the game.

Miyamoto also briefly touches on the development of Skyward Sword (claiming the retail version of the game is considerably easier than the one he tested during production) as well as a number of other interesting topics, including this little kernel of insight:

EW: Who’s your least favorite (Mario Kart) character?

SM: Toad. [Laughs]

EW: My favorite character is your least favorite character?

SM: I understand that he has some popularity. Somehow.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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