I Would Kill For a Pokemon Game Made in Square Enix's HD-2D Style

Square Enix’s iconic HD-2D graphical style is instantly recognizable these days. The company has used it in both Octopath Traveler games and Triangle Strategy to great effect, and clearly, players love it and want to see it in other games as well. YouTuber and 3D artist Dott recreated Pallet Town from Pokemon Red and Blue in Unreal Engine 5, showing off what a remade HD-2D Pokemon game could look like by today’s standards.

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Godmars290156d ago

And I'd love to see an HD-2D Xenogears remake. An HD-2D mech RPG.

At least one of us gets Pokemon games...

Inverno156d ago

I think most of the fanbase that has been around since the GB days has been wanting them to go back to sprites. A game in that style, completely open world, but with the world design of the sprite games would be something spectacular. Oh and those 3D but 2D at an angle pokemon sprites from a few years back.

Nebaku155d ago

The issue isn't sprites vs. 3d though. It's a development time issue.

They are trying to develop HD, 3D games, in the same time span as they did sprited games.

And you can't do that. Even Mario and Zelda's mainline entries have adjusted, and now take 5+ years a piece.

FinalFantasyFanatic156d ago

That would be so cash, I would be all over it, plus, it might be easier for Game Freak to develop games in that style since the transition to 3D/Switch has been a bit rough for them.

GoodGuy09155d ago

Yea. Don't like their really kiddy and simple look on the diamond pearl remakes.

Nebaku155d ago

As opposed to the incredibly mature, gritty look of the original Diamond and Pearl right?

sadraiden155d ago

In several years we'll all be griping about how overused this art style is.


Devolver Digital's Financial Results Decline Following Game Delays

Today Indie-focused publiser Devolver Digital announced its financial results for the six months ended on June 30, 2023, showing some decline across the board.

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Bethesda Expected To Make Almost $1 Billion On Starfield

According to financial projections released as part of the Xbox data leaks, Bethesda expected to make almost $1 billion on Starfield.
That estimate comes over a four-year span. In year one, the company projected $600 Million followed by $215 Million in year two. Years three and four see the numbers fall a bit as the game’s lifecycle moves on with projections of $50 million and $35 million, respectively.

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MrDead18h ago

I don't think it's going to happen as only one platform is paying full price and that platform as of right now has double the amount of people currently playing Baldurs Gate 3 then Starfield also Starfield is currently fallen to a 75% rating on Steam.
I'm enjoying Starfield to a point, the problem is a vast universe of reused locations and no real exploration. There's one reused location that confused me for a while, the one where a sniper is on a roof of a science facility. The sniper sits next to a cool box thats surrounded by empty beer bottles and I always wondered how they would drink anything outside with zero air, then I landed on a planet with a breathable atmosphere and it all made sense. The reused locations are not atmosphere dependant, they just turn up on any planet with the same loot, the same enemies in the same location talking about the same thing. Very disappointing, I can't see me filling this with over 300+ mods and spending a years playing it like Fallout and Elder Scrolls

DeusFever3m ago(Edited 0m ago)

Starfield is now enough of a curiosity that it can make up ground at discount prices. Some folks will want to see how bad it is. Black Friday isn’t that far away. And folks can always sign up for a month of Game Pass. This brings us to the real issue here. Microsoft really doesn’t care about one-time sales anymore. They would rather you subscribe.

Jin_Sakai15h ago(Edited 15h ago)

Developers only make a fraction of retail. The cost of development supposedly started at $200 million and ended up being $400 million with 500 developers. However I do see $1 billion being possible. Revenue vs. profit would be interesting.

purple10112h ago(Edited 12h ago)

1bn down, 6.5 to go.

Profchaos2h ago

I don't see it given the bulk of players will be subscriptions but there's probably some internal metric that translated gp plays to a $ value

The only way this game would be long term profitable is if it loses its exclusive status

1Victor1h ago

With the leader console it could easily be achieved but without it I got my doubts it’ll get close to it but only time will tell IF they do get their billion in for years.

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Capcom Boss Would ‘Gracefully Decline’ Any Microsoft Buyout Offer

The boss of Capcom has insisted any buyout attempt from Microsoft would be rejected.

XiNatsuDragnel16h ago

That's good we don't need anymore huge publishers purchase

blackblades15h ago(Edited 15h ago)

It was obvious also pretty sure the others big JP company would decline both of them. Wish he said more like "even if we were looking to be bought MS can't buy us anyways"

Obscure_Observer10h ago


"even if we were looking to be bought MS can't buy us anyways"

They would also refuse a offer from Sony as well, so Sony can´t buy them "anyways".

Outside_ofthe_Box11h ago

Phil Spencer: getting Capcom would be another moment and I honestly believe a good move for both companies. It's just taking a long time for Capcom to see that their future exists only on Xbox hardware. A long time.... :-)

badboyz093h ago

Every company wants to get bought.

OhReginald2h ago

you would think that with how much money M$ they would have enough resources to make quality games instead of just buying already successful studios / publishers. But I guess whats the point if they have the money to burn. Just look at all the canceled games and flops under M$'s direction in the past 10 years. I guess they were tired of being the laughing stock of the gaming industry.

MrBaskerville2h ago

They release another Forza next month. First new game i ages that isn't either Bethsda or Obsidian. They would be in serious trouble without Bethesda.

BeHunted2h ago

*Until Microsoft offers the right price

tay87011h ago

Nah not happening. Very unlikely MS will be able to aquire any Japanese publisher. It's not for lack of money, more to do with culture.