Heres your round-up of the biggest video game news stories from the past seven days, including the official confirmation of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience, a plethora of 3DS announcements from a special Nintendo Direct broadcast and the almost inevitable delay of GT Sport.
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PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed from its original November launch date until next year, Sony has confirmed. In a statement on the PlayStation Blog, developer Polyphony Digitals CEO and series creator Kazunori Yamauchi said the decision was reached to allow for more time to perfect GT Sport.
While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date, read the statement.
A Metal Gear Solid 5 collection packaging together Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain has been announced with a 13 October release date for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The heavily rumoured bundle first appeared in a product listing on Konamis website, before a later confirmation from the publisher.
Called Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience, the package includes the standalone prologue released in 2014, last years main game, a full set of DLC for both the previous games mentioned and the free competitive multiplayer component Metal Gear Online.
Nintendo announces new Pikmin platformer for 3DS and brings Wii U titles Yoshis Wooly World and Super Mario Maker to handheld
Nintendo announced a brand new Pikmin title for the Nintendo 3DS handheld in its latest Direct broadcast. Set for release sometime in 2017, the game, which hasnt been given a final name, will be a side-scrolling action platformer.
The Kyoto publisher also surprised fans with the announcement that Super Mario Maker is heading to 3DS on 2 December, 2016. The game shares much of the original Wii U titles functionality, but is not a complete port with courses created by users only capable of being shared locally and not online.
Adorable Wii U platformer Yoshis Wooly World is also heading to the handheld in February with the addition of a new dog character called Poochy, while Legend of Zelda fans were treated to new Amiibo figures, Hyrule Warriors Legends DLC and a Wii U eShop re-release of 2011s Skyward Sword.