239w ago - Nippon Ichi Software's American branch is set to reveal a new, unannounced PS3 RPG at a press event tomorrow.
At past NISA events, the publisher has revealed games developed by Hit Maker, lending to speculation that the new game will be developed by Hit Maker as well.
Recent trademarks filed by NIS also reveals the game may even be called "Last Rebellion".
It's also probable we'll hear about Atelier Rorona tomorrow as well. When we spoke with NISA last, they told us they it was "likely" they would handle the localization, but they would have more concrete plans as the game meared completion.
NISA's press event will be held tomorrow in San Francisco, from 6PM to 9PM PST.
240w ago - In late 2007, Electronic Arts Los Angeles took a crack at returning its Command & Conquer franchise to the first-person shooter genre with Tiberium.
Ultimately, however, the project proved to be a doomed venture, with EA suspending work on the game less thab a year later because it was "not on track to meet the high-quality standards set by the team and by the EA Games Label," according to a company representative.
Now, it appears as if EALA isn't going to let one canceled game stand in the way of its FPS ambitions. In a new job posting for an art director, the developer revealed that it is at work on "a brand new first-person shooter project in the very beginning stages of development."
The job requisition gave no indication as to which themes would be incorporated into the project, saying only that it will be "the best project we've ever worked on."
EALA is perhaps best known for its World War II-themed Medal of Honor shooters, a franchise that has been dormant since 2007's Medal of Honor: Airborne and Medal of Honor Heroes 2. Of note, in an interview in August 2008, EA Games president Frank Gibeau confirmed that the publisher had future plans for the franchise, saying, "You'll hear more about Medal of Honor in the future. I can guarantee you that."
240w ago - Compared to last Spring's outlandish software sales figures (fueled by the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and GTA IV), this year's stats aren't inspiring much confidence in gaming industry investors.
In fact, many are anxiously awaiting the launch of new hardware to provide a quick sales boost - but according to industry analyst Michael Pachter (linked above), they shouldn't hold their breath: By his estimation, new hardware won't be hitting store shelves until at least 2013.
Pachter said that publishers would be hesitant to adopt new hardware considering their investments in the current console cycle have yet to adequately pay off.
There is one exception though - Pachter expects the rumored high-definition Wii may appear some time in 2010.