You might not know it, but Brazilians love video games, and the country is fast becoming a major player in the video game industry. Like many countries, Brazil evaluates games released in the country for their content and age-appropriateness. But in their zeal to process submissions, the Classificação Indicativa (Advisory Rating) Board just inadvertently revealed two heavily-rumored remakes.
According to the Advisory Rating Board, Microsoft is working on a Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for a 2015 release. Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a Gears of War remake. Just last month, a source close to development told Polygon that Splash Damage was developing the game for the Xbox One. Those rumors were preceded by comments from Microsoft’s Phil Spencer that further hinted at a Gears of War remake. If it’s not happening, then Microsoft fooled a lot of people.
The Advisory Board also blew the lid off of Dishonored: Definitive Edition from Bethesda. Bethesda’s Pete Hines referred to Dishonored as “[the start of] a new franchise” in 2012, so clearly Bethesda has plans in place for another game in the series. With their first-ever E3 Showcase right around the corner, if its too early to talk about a Dishonored sequel, a remake of the original game could still raise some eyebrows.
Obviously, this snafu by the Brazilian Advisory Rating Board should not be considered confirmation that either of these games are in development. However, I think this isn’t the last we’ve heard of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition or Dishonored: Definitive Edition.