Leviathyn Minute – March 17, 2014

Koji Igarashi, producer of the Castlevania series has left Konami to start up his own game studio. He plans to create games that his fan base will enjoy. Iga officially left the studio on March 15th.

In a long awaited, perhaps too little too late patch, SimCity is getting that offline mode. Update 10, which is in the finally testing period, will enable the game to be playable offline. EA expects the update to roll out soon.

Japan has chosen Pikachu for its World Cup mascot. The national Japanese soccer team has picked Pikachu for its mascot for the World Cup in Brazil.

Mochi Media is closing its doors on March 31st. The flash game based website has decided to close its door due to the decrease in flash game sales. Rumor has it that Shanda Games, which bought Mochi for 80 million in 2010, is in talks of being acquired by Alibaba for 3.2 billion.

Titanfall has increased sales of the Xbox One and is now in the number one spot in the UK. Sales of the Xbox One have increased 96% since last week and 70% of all consoles sold are Titanfall bundles.

Capcom has finally announced the mysterious fifth fighter for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Decapre. Decapre uses retractable blades on both hands in hand-to-hand combat, touts “quick and elusive scramble moves” and psycho power infused attacks that allow her to share her pain with her opponents.

Arcade title Asphalt 8: Airborne will be the first iOS title to feature Twitch’s video broadcast capabilities.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 is going mobile. Atari has announced the new RCT game, RCT4 by uploading the trailer today on youtube. As you can guess, many were none to pleased about the decision if going mobile, the video currently has 50 likes and 2k dislikes. But fear not, Atari sent out a tweet later in the day claiming that there is indeed a PC version scheduled to be out later this year.