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Avatar ImageGamerlimit: The Rumor Bucket
By: | December 16th, 2008
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The rumor bucket is a new ongoing feature in which we scour the Internets for any potentially true rumors about games and compile them into one article, and to kick start our new regular feature we include rumors about Final Fantasy XIII and Heroes the game, read more after the jump.

Final Fantasy XIII

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Everyone know about Final Fantasy XIII, it’s probably one of the most anticipated games to be coming in 2009.  Not so fast it seems as if the game will most likely see the U.S. shores sometime in 2010.  Square Enix has announced it will release in Japan Holiday 2009.  However the U.S. release is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2010, anytime during summer or possibly even 2010 Holiday season.  As for the announced Xbox 360 version that made headlines during E308 no announcement has been made of the release date.

EA Mixed Martial Arts?

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We all know how EA loves sports games and owning the license to exclusively make them.  There is a rumor out there that it appears as if EA is working on a Mixed Martial Arts game.  No details have been leaked about the game as of yet, but we’re wondering how EA will do it considering THQ holds the lincense for UFC.  We’ll bring you more as we get any details on this.

Heroes

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Due to the shows declining popularity on the NBC Network, Ubisoft has decided to drop the project of a Heroes game being developed.  You will not get a chance to play with 15 plus different characters from the show as we all would have predicted.  Does this mean no more Heroes as a whole?

Grand Theft Auto IV

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Rumor has it, GTA IV Episodic Content could run as much as 1600 Microsoft Points when it’s released next year.  The Lost and Damned DLC has been announced to release sometime in January.  As far as the DLC some details were given by Rockstar.  “Making these episodes has enabled us to expand the narrative and the experience of interacting with a game world in really innovative ways,” said Rockstar’s Sam Houser. “We hope fans of the game enjoy the new way of experiencing life in Liberty City contained in this first episode.”

Electronic Arts Possible Cut

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There are rumors that due to the economic crisis and also from poor acceptance of past Need for Speed Games [from gamers] and lacking sales figures, EA is considering canceling one of the two planned development studios, or even worse, closing the franchises entirely. What has also been said is that EA plans to give Criterion the rights to develop future NFS titles.  Although nothing has been officially confirmed at the moment.

Any thought? Please Comment Below

  1. avatar Anchorman Mazda

    Here is another rumour … Electronic Arts might be letting the Need For Speed franchise go, either giving it to another developer (Criterion), shutting down one of the developer studios or even dropping it full stop. Either way, this is news I did not want to hear.

  2. Nice, whats the source, I’m glad their not doing it, anyone else could make it better lol.

  3. I highly doubt Need For Speed is getting axed. It’s a guaranteed million seller every year. However, it might do a lot better under Criterion or some other developer.

  4. I definitely agree Rick, I think a good racing franchise would def. make it a better game or at least add some good concepts to a franchise that EA doesn’t know how to innovate.

  5. avatar Anchorman Mazda

    I cannot really find a single reason to contribute to the downfall of Need For Speed, but it seems that Black Box have not either – and nor have they found a way to bring it back to its former glory. With Criterion at the helm, I think they can do the game justice – I just hope it does not turn out to be a Burnout clone.

  6. avatar Johnny5

    According to Kotaku 1000 people are planned to be cut from EA so looks like you were dead on there. What a crappy time to annouce a big layoff? Why wouldnt they wait just a few more days until after Xmas?
    EA even hates The Baby Jesus it seems.

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