Kingdom Hearts III's release date still hasn't been revealed, but we have learned about its mini-games, which are inspired by old Disney movies and LCD games from the '80s. They have us thinking of Nintendo's Game & Watch series, though what we've seen so far looks more like the classic arcade game Donkey Kong.
Kingdom Hearts III takes us back to its colourful, Disney-inspired worlds sometime in 2018 on PS4 and Xbox One, and the minigames will be playable in both Kingdom Hearts III itself and the mobile game Kingdom Hearts: Union Cross. That's our headlining story for today's episode of GameSpot, but we've got five other stories that are sure to get your Monday started right in 30 minutes or less.
Shenmue 1 and 2 are both being released as a collection set to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year. Its release date and pricing details haven't been revealed yet, but we do know that it'll include features such as fully scalable resolutions, modern and classic control schemes, English and Japanese voiceovers, and more. It'll be available both at retail and in digital stores.
The last PS4 update seemed to be a small one for stability and minor system improvements; however, it appears that EU users' data is being collected. European PS4 owners were greeted with the message that Sony "may collect data about this PS4 and how it is used" upon booting up. It's unclear if data was collected previously, though this agreement is new. We go more in-depth in today's episode, including what type of data is being collected and more.
EA's new chief design officer Patrick Soderlund has promised not to repeat Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot box issues. He discussed how it had an effect on EA as a company and how changing the progression in the Star Wars shooter worked out for them.
If you were hoping to see more of Darksiders III or Biomutant at E3 this year, then I've got some bad news for you--maybe not bad news for publisher THQ Nordic, though. The company has announced that instead of attending the gaming convention in June, it'll stay home, drink beer, and watch the World Cup. You'll have to wait a few more months to see any more of either game or the rest of the publisher's catalog, as it plans to bring its games to future conventions.
And last but definitely not least, we were treated to quite the picture over the weekend. Persona 5: Dancing Star Night's release date is set for May 24 in Japan, and it'll feature DLC for Yakuza-themed costumes. Yes, we've got the protagonist as Kazuma Kiryu, Ann as Construction Majima, and best boy Ryuji as... well, Ryuji Goda. Unfortunately, however, there's still no planned release date for the West. You can check out the costumes in the video above, as we discuss our love for both series.
And that's what you'll find in this episode, but be sure to tune in every day of the week at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST/7PM BST/4 AM AEST for another episode of GameSpot Daily. We cover the most exciting gaming news in 30 minutes or less or we'll have to stay home from E3 and watch the World Cup as well.
- New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer Shows Off Nostalgic Mini-Game
- Shenmue 1 & 2 Releasing For PS4, Xbox One, And PC, But Aren't Remasters
- Latest PS4 Update Asks To Collect EU Users' Data
- EA Says It's Learned From Star Wars Battlefront Controversy, Vows To 'Be Better'
- Darksiders 3 Publisher Won't Be At E3, Says It'll Be Drinking Beer And Watching Soccer Instead
- Virtua Fighter Costumes Announced for Persona 3: Dancing, Yakuza and Sonic Costumes for Persona 5: Dancing