Saturday, September 15, 2012

Megabits of News: Weekly Roundup (w/e 14 Sep)

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Apple officially unveils iPhone 5

Bring out the trumpets, the iPhone 5 has been officially announced by Apple. SVP Phil Schiller called it “the most beautiful product” the company has ever made we “bar none.” That’s some statement. The iPhone 5 will launch 21 September with pre-orders starting on Friday 14 September. The device will cost $199 for 16GB; $299 for 32GB; and $399 for 64GB under contract. See VG24/7 for more.

PES to hit fever pitch on 25 September

Much-awaited footballing title PES 2013 will be available to buy on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows on 25 September. Konami has officially announced the release date and for those undecided if they want to part with their cash can play demos of the game now. Joystiq

December Japan release date for Wii U
Nintendo has confirmed the Wii U will be released in Japan on 8 December, just in time for Christmas. The company also announced a price tag of 31,500 yen, around £252 for a premium model and 26,250 yen, around £210, for a basic one, which seems quite good value for money. CVG

Kojima productions sets up LA studio
Kojima Productions, the developer which brought us Metal Gear Solid, has opened a new studio in Los Angeles. It is understood the group are hiring staff to develop a 3D action game. Just putting it out there, if you need a games tester, I’m your man. CVG

EA announces new title for March 2013

EA has announced a new title named Fuse which will be released in March next year. The first quarter in 2012 is already pretty busy but no one will complain of one more, particularly following a disappointing 2012 for new titles. The four-player co-op action game will be developed by Insomniac, which has brought us games Resistance and Ratchet and Clank. MCV