Next Game Informer cover: next-gen, ‘people will flip out’
posted on 01.06.14 at 05:49 PM EST by (@salromano)
Reveal coming tomorrow at 11 a.m. Central time.

Game Informer

The February 2014 issue of Game Informer will feature a next-gen cover story that people will likely “flip out over,” according to magazine editor Andy McNamara.

“I should mention we have a kick ass cover reveal tomorrow morning at 11am Central. Next-Gen only that I think people will flip out over,” McNamara said.

“And for those asking for the definition of Next Gen in that tease, you will find out platforms tomorrow,” he added.

McNamara wouldn’t drop any more hints, but did say the cover won’t be Gears of War, God of War, or Half-Life 3.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

  • Xaltmas

    Fallout 4
    Alien: Infestation
    Homefront 2
    Whatever Turtle Rock has been making

    Devil’s Third would be swag as fuck.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Much as I want it, I can’t picture too many people flipping for Devil’s Third. Hell, I can’t imagine most remember it’s a thing if they didn’t catch Itagaki’s update. Would be ace though.

      • Xaltmas

        That’s true. :/

        Whatever it is, I’m sure it won’t live up to the hype.

  • http://kougeru.tumblr.com/ Kougeru

    Gears of War or God of War wouldn’t make very many people flip…those are pretty much expected. Last time they said I would be surprised, I wasn’t…so I’ll take this with a smallest grain of salt

  • Cry_Zero

    Id love to see Uncharted getting a big cover story. We know nothing about the next game…
    But if its Multiplattform then maybe its the next mass effect?

  • Solomon_Kano

    In trying to imagine reveals that would make me flip out, I realized that what would get me hype is probably not in line with most folks. Alas.

    So I’ll just wait and see.

  • Unretributed

    Crash Bandicoot (PS4)

    FallOut 4

    Mass Effect

    The Last Guardian

    next gen Deus Ex

    The Legend Of Zelda

    Borderlands 3

    Mortal Kombat 10

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (unlikely)

    A Second Journey (rumored follow up to Journey) (unlikely)

    Jet Set Radio 3 (unlikely)

    Sonic Adventure 3 (unlikely)

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      LoZ is also unlikely. As is Last Guardian.

      • Anime10121

        As is Sonic Adventure 3, Jet Set Radio 3, and Crash Bandicoot PS4.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          He already said those were unlikely and didn’t mention Crash. Oops he did. Well it too is unlikely.

          • Anime10121

            whoops, must’ve missed that :P

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              As I missed that he posted Crash. xD

      • Unretributed

        I personally think they’re all unlikely and the game we’ll see is like Assassin’s Creed 5 or something we all know is coming anyway and won’t “flip out” over.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Eh.

    • HighBrowDrifter

      Red Dead Redemption 2 seems likely.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Why? Did it sell very well?

        • HighBrowDrifter

          Well….there is high demand after its initial reception, so I would guess so.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Hmmm… well a game can have high demand but still not sell as well as companies would like.

            • HighBrowDrifter

              True. Now that I think about it…”famous IP” does not necessarily mean it has to be something that Rockstar has worked on previously.

              I mean, Max Payne was technically developed by Remedy Entertainment and ended up with Rockstar….sooo who knows.

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Who knows. *shrug*

  • zakou

    The only thing that would make me flip out would be one of the…

    Dark Cloud 3 (back to Dark Cloud 1’s 3D graphics)

    Grandia 4

    Xenosaga trilogy remake (not hd remaster) or continuation from 4-6

    But the majority of the market is FPS/Action lovers, so it will probably be something big for them, people like me who love Valkyrie profile and Star Ocean will hardly get anything good anymore.

    • Anime10121

      I can guarantee you wont be flipping out tomorrow then :(

  • DesmaX

    Crash Bandicoot? Or maybe Doom 4? Hell, it might just be Fallout 4.

    But, who knows, all I know is that tomorrow will be an interessing day

  • OverlordZetta

    Considering the main audience of this magazine, I am 95% sure I won’t care about whatever it is.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Aye

  • Willgaea

    I’d flip out if they ever made a game with no load screens.

    On a side note I think my gf would flip out if the made a 3rd person console pokemon game.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Colosseum and XD don’t count? Anyways a game with no load screens… make it the original arcade Donkey Kong with all of it’s 2d graphics on current hardware. No load screens would likely appear.

      • Willgaea

        That being said, there’s nothing that they could show me that would make me flip out. “flip out” is a pretty intense word.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Indeed.

  • SGTMAR

    Just heard from somebody inside the building that it’s Shenmue for Wii U A nIntendo Direct is happening friday as well for the announcement along with Yoshi Yarn and 2 eshop titles. (didnt get the names) please take this with a grain of salt. This is what we hear in our area. Sometimes it’s legit sometimes it’s something close, and sometimes it’s nothing.

    • Xaltmas

      Take that bullshit back to 4chan.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Thank you. At least somebody isn’t a dumbass or a troll.

  • icup ✔️

    we all know it’s gonna be FF7 remake.

  • Budgiecat
  • $18114340

    “Next-gen”? But this one just started!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Dammit I should’ve noticed that mistake!

  • http://www.hush404.com hush404

    I hope it’s something completely random :P

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Will be or something stupid and shit.

  • PrinceHeir

    probably Devil’s Third :P

    the way it’s worded seems like it maybe a port of a game.to next gen.

    • Xaltmas

      I would cry.

      Not really.

      Maybe a little.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      That is very unlikely.

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    It’s Uncharted!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Probably multiplatform so no.

      • Xaltmas

        And you’d think that Sony would want to save Uncharted for E3, given it’s one of their biggest franchises.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Also true. It (U4) will most definitely be “revealed” at E3.

          • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

            Technically they usually reveal a trailer at GDC like they did with the Uncharted 2 & 3 just the gameplay is revealed at E3.

  • http://gamesero.wordpress.com/ Arla

    How the hell can you be an editor of a gaming magazine and still say next gen? All the new portables and home consoles have been released already. We’re in the 8th generation. The next generation will be the successors to the current line up. This isn’t a hard concept to grasp.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      True.

    • Xaltmas

      It’s always been that way. People referred to the PS3 and 360 as “next gen” well after they came out.

      • http://gamesero.wordpress.com/ Arla

        It’s as stupid now as it was then.

        • Audie Bakerson

          Especially when you can just say something like “exclusive to the new generation”.

    • tubers

      Guess a sort of “hype” lingers..

      Wonder how long it usually takes for most of the media/people involving gaming to stop calling PS4/X1/Wii U “next gen”.

  • PrinceHeir

    i wonder if Bayonetta 2 jumps out to next gen consoles?

    that would blow my mind that’s for sure!!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Wii U is a current [next] gen console, and that is not going to happen.

      • Rezar

        Exactly.

    • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

      Its published by Nintendo so that won’t happen.

    • XXX

      Bayonetta 2, not going to happen. But a new Bayonetta game, maybe.

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      Spoiler it is :D WiiU!!

  • SGTMAR

    Ok just got out a meeting. It’s for Alien: Isolation. You didnt hear it from me.

  • Jay

    Fallout 4

    • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

      That is what I think. Fallout 4 or a new Elder Scrolls but with the rumors of Fallout 4 being in Boston, that sounds more realistic.

      If something is truly going to make me flip, its got to be something not announced yet. I am so so excited to find out tomorrow!!!!

      • Budgiecat

        I dont think it’ll be an Elder Scrolls because of the 200 million they already have invested in Elder Scrolls Online which isn’t even out yet.

  • Xaltmas

    A lot of people on other sites keep saying Alien: Infestation, but I can’t help but think it’s a little too soon and everyone is still pissed about Colonial Marines.

    What about Prey 2?

  • MosquitoLemon

    Rival Schools 3

  • XXX

    Sure GI, sure…..

  • Pyrofrost

    It’s totally going to be Skies of Arcadia 2! Exclusive to the Wii U!

    I’ll be so happy!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Nope. And it (the teased title) is likely multiplat.

      • Pyrofrost

        Skies of Arcadia 2 could totally be exclusive.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I was talking about the teased title.

          • Pyrofrost

            But we have no idea what the teased title is?

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              “You will find out platforms tomorrow,” he added.

              • Pyrofrost

                Could just as easily be a typo, we’re talking about a twitter post where the only thing missing is the parenthesis around the “s” in platforms.

                I’m rolling Skies of Arcadia, Wii U exclusive!

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Sorry but that is not what it is.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Can you tell me what it is then?

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Some western developed game that most of us here won’t care about.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      It is possible~

                      Either way, this conversation helped in driving up my post count a little more, THANKS! ^_^

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Uh… please re-read that…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Thanks, I just woke up man ;-;

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      lol What time is it there man?

                    • Pyrofrost

                      It’s hitting 12am Midnight, I just keep awkward hours xD

                      Just having my morning coffee as I fuck around on gematsu. This place is like my morning paper. :p
                      (except I keep coming back throughout the day)

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I see… hmm… xD You seem to live relatively near me being that it is around midnight.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Maybe, I’m in Louisiana

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Eh… not that close. xD Too many damn states per timezone! lol

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Damn it! I was all set to buy a bunch of booze, and have a sexy party!

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I am too young to drink! >:(

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Almost everyone is when having their first drink ;)

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      But I am a law abiding citizen…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Sure you are~

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I am. I may not always have been when I was younger, but as children none of us were saints.

  • Arcliff7

    Devil May Cry 5? Lol, a guy can dream.

    • Azure

      You had me laughing for minute xD but seriously I hope..

    • Pyrofrost

      If you mean a non-NT installment, like a legit Devil May Cry 5…I’d fucking shit bricks; but if they do that, it had better surpass 3

    • Guest

      @Pyrofrost, yeah, I mean legit DMC5, developed by Capcom and not NT.

      @Azure, yeah, guys can hope right? Right? ;_;

      • Azure

        *sobs*

    • Arcliff7

      @ShinkuTachi:disqus, yeah, I mean a legit DMC5.

      @Azure, a guy can hope, right? Right? ;_;

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I’ll try to be “nicer” and say this is not what it is.

      • Arcliff7

        I’m not so keen on DMC5 myself, I just said that it’s a dream.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Dreams are nice…

          • Arcliff7

            Nightmares are dreams too, though. D:

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Indeed. And if we are talking about real dreams which is where you are taking this… I will be honest in that I do not have dreams.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Metroid Prime Dread on WiiU :D

    that or something big like a new fallout, elder scrolls, or maybe (please!!!) Red Dead Redemption 2

    • Pyrofrost

      More than anything, I am really hoping it’s a Wii U game. Just to shut up all the jackasses who keep forgetting that the Wii U is an 8th Gen console.

  • Xaltmas

    It’s been confirmed to be a new IP.

    I’m now betting on Evolve, the next game from the L4D guys.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Source?

      • Xaltmas

        A GI employee on NeoGAF. I’d post the link but I’m on a mobile device.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          “A GI employee”. How can you be sure that he is. Anyways. If it is true then I was right about it not being pretty much anything people posted below.

    • Budgiecat

      meh then

      mehburgers with mehsauce…

      • Pyrofrost

        How does it taste?

        • Budgiecat

          quite meh actually…

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Yay. Another IP for me to loathe, lol. Well, it’s just more likely that I will dislike it than actually enjoy it if the past decade has taught me anything.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Sorry, GameInformer. You don’t have any stories that could make me “flip out”. If you did, I would have already gotten them from Famitsu, slowpoke~

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      What if it were of a localization for super awesome game x? Not that it is or likely ever will be.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Yeah well… What if it’s amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hara-kiri rock?

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Uhm what the fuck are you even saying?

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            I was basically demonstrating how crazy you sounded, lol. Also, here. Educate yourself, yo.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68mbFvenlaQ

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Oh a quote from a time the “colonel” was not speaking coherently. I see. And I did post “not that it is or likely ever will be”. I am just saying what if.

  • Samsara09

    those guys aren’t deceiving me again.They are bluffing just like they did many times already.It is most likely a western game…or even if it is japanese,most likely something not from my favorite genre,rpgs.Hope at least it is a good game.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Please stop… All of the flame war troll posting stuff. I’m going to temporarily lock this. Let’s all take a breather and return later without the drama, please.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    You know……Budgiecat and I are Dr.Phil approved.

  • Budgiecat

    You and I both know you’re not going to care what the reveal is. as it most likely won’t be something you’re interested (or myself and many others here) in anyway.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Dr. Phil is a pompous jackass.

  • icup ✔️

    i only dream once a year… why are you so mean.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I am not being mean, I hate people posting troll titles.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    VGX exclusives include upcoming Wii U game, Broken Age, Quantum Break, Titanfall, and more

    SGTMAR • a month ago

    Wait sorry, it’s gonna be Smash Bros. as the main featured game. With some Zelda news. Just got the scoop.

    The new look is referring to the Miis in Smash.

    SGTMAR • a month ago

    inside scoop. it will be Zelda. Robby B Nintendo trusted source says it is.

    WRONG and WRONG.

    So shut the fuck up and leave.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Yah but we can speculate coherently.

  • Budgiecat

    meh I’m not in the mood.

    This just reaks of another “Geoff Keighley overhyped Dorito moment” so is why I don’t bother taking it seriously..

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Well I’d rather everything be taken seriously.

  • Pyrofrost

    Don’t take the bait next time bro.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    It is fucking freezing outside, and it is almost 8 at night. Fuck that. And I am not your brother either. There is no stress at all. You are just an idiot.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I have no stupid ass curfew, and if you would like to know my true age stupid fucking troll I am 19.

  • SGTMAR

    listen, I have to go, but before I go I want you to know that video games are a pass time, respect and manners are everything. Before you insult somebody online, make sure you check yourself before you wreck yourself because it could be bad for your health. Today you learned that you could star in a Snicker’s commercial with all that anger and hate. Tomorrow I hope you learn that manners and respect are vital to your life. If I come back tomorrow and you are still disrespecting people i will not have any choice, but to love you even more. You wonder why trolls exist – because people like you give them wings, motivation, but most importantly…H.O.P.E! So for the rest of my Gematsu friends and family, please keep a close eye on this @auragar:disqus loved one. His or her soul is fighting happiness right now and only he or she has the power and will to allow happiness to reach the heart.

    Also the cover reveal is for Alien: Isolation. Bammmm!!!!!

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Like I keep saying I am disrespecting no one. And I will never understand the check your before your wreck yourself bullshit. I couldn’t star in a commercial because then they would have to pay me, like I should be instead of fucking Pachter the dip shit. And they are not vital but I do have them fool. I am not disrespecting ANYBODY. You are free to love whoever you’d like I cannot control that. Please don’t use acronyms especially if they mean nothing. Though that sentence fully proves you troll nature to its fullest. I am also male by the way. I am not fighting happiness there simply is none is this world. It is full of pain and hate. And the cover reveal could be that but I don’t know.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Eh. Whatever you say.

  • Pyrofrost

    Don’t take the bait.

  • Xaltmas

    Was this really necessary?

  • $18114340

    “Fun police”… I gotta use that one more often.

  • Budgiecat

    Woah wait a minute…..this ain’t your loli’s Siliconera…

    I’d like this place is a little more open minded and less…North Korean

    …or is that North Moeian? Ah it doesn’t matter….

  • XXX

    Was that really necessary? You realize you are just adding fuel to the fire.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    True enough. Though he is a fucking moron that need not be here.

  • Azure

    Bro.. What’s wrong with you.. chill out.

    You are disrespecting the whole site.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL :)

  • Azure

    You need a big hug.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I don’t think so.

  • Pyrofrost

    There is always hope!

    I have a basket full of faith and a pocket full of dreams!

  • XXX

    Everyone has right to be here, not matter how stupid they maybe. Just ignore him :)

  • Azure

    This is soo cute.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I am sure you would say differently had he been attacking you instead.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Enjoying your laugh there Haku. I hope you run out of breath and die from it.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Doesn’t mean the mods are always watching, always accurate. That is why I don’t like GAF.

  • Pyrofrost

    If you are actually calling Hancock “moe,” I would say we have absolutely nothing to discuss.

  • Michael Garling

    Nope, and that’s kinda the point – Auragar feels its necessary to let everyone know exactly how he/she feels about them having fun.

    But no one cares about his opinion, much like no one should care about mine. The difference is, I’m content with that, whilst Auragar is determined to force his view upon everyone.

    So now he has to endure my view of him.

  • Pyrofrost

    Sorry, I don’t see it. If she were about 20 years younger, perhaps; but at her age, no.

  • XXX

    I’ve had strangers call me names, just for expressing my view. Don’t worry, you will learn to ignore it. The quicker you do that, the better you will feel about yourself. Don’t take comments in the game sites seriously.

  • Pyrofrost

    Hey, don’t forget about brown and grey!

  • Pyrofrost

    ^THIS THIS THIS!^

    Anytime someone on an internet message board starts spouting how they’re an insider or some shit (as some users here have also done before); the conversation is finished.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Kind of like somebody below? Would I be considered an insider if Atlus happened to hire me even simply as a pr.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    That is a skill you learn a hard one to learn at that… As for other matters… Not really to be honest.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I am glad you think it is cute. I have no idea why, but congrats.

  • Pyrofrost

    Pretty much.
    I never take that shit seriously.

    And no, being PR doesn’t make you an insider. As PR, you are simply given the information to share with the media or the public (basically a script). A PR person is the middleman between the media or the public, and a company.

    A insider would be someone actually on the development staff or something like that. Or in this case, an insider would be someone on GI’s staff that actually has access to the report/cover. Not just some random PR person or something.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Darn it! xD I still wouldn’t mind Atlus hiring me even simply as a PR. >_> <_< *cough* *cough*

  • Pyrofrost

    Oh, I’m sure it would be nice :p

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Indeed. lol I might move to California so I mean… yah.

  • XXX

    Is this the only gaming site you use?

  • Pyrofrost

    That would definitely be one of the best places to be to get involved with the industry.