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The Third Street Saints are going to Hell. Today, Volition announced Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell during the close of their PAX Prime panel. The standalone expansion will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on January 27, 2015… and yes, you will be able to shoot The Devil in the face:
Play as either Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington as you tear apart Hell in a quest to save the leader of the Saints’ soul. Historical icons, old friends, older enemies, a talking gun, a full length musical number, and a whole lot of other shenanigans all await you in the open world standalone expansion playground that is Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell.
But wait, there’s more. Gat Out of Hell isn’t the only Saints Row game that will make its debut on next-gen consoles this January. Volition also announced that Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, a PS4 and Xbox One port of Saints Row IV that also includes Gat Out of Hell.
If you’re attending PAX Prime this weekend, be sure to stop by the Deep Silver booth to play both Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected.
Zoink! Games has released their puzzle platformer, Stick it to the Man, on the Xbox Live Games Store (for the Xbox One) today. The game, which follows a psychic with the ability to manipulate the world with stickers, is also available on the PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, and Wii U. You can learn more about it right here:
Stick it to the Man ($9.99)
On an ordinary day, hard hat tester; Ray has a bizarre accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain, giving him extraordinary mind-reading powers. Ray can suddenly change the world with stickers, transforming his paper universe by tearing it, folding it and using the crazy stickers he finds (along with his awesome new powers) to solve mind-boggling puzzles! Sadly, Ray doesn’t have much time to get to grips with his new-fangled psychic abilities. Instead, he’s on the run from ‘The Man’ for a crime he didn’t commit. Can you help Ray out of this sticky situation? Get ready to tear it, rip it and Stick it to the Man!
The 2014 PAX Prime convention kicked off a little less than an hour ago and Sony plans to have a big presence in Seattle this weekend. The consolemaker will offer playable demos of more than 30 games including some of 2015′s most anticipated PS4 titles (Bloodborne, Until Dawn, and The Order: 1886). A variety of upcoming PS4 indies (including Nuclear Throne, Broforce, Galak-Z: The Dimensional, and N++) and Vita games (such as Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Natural Doctrine, and Tales of Hearts R) will also be on display.
Sony also has a few activities planned for their booth including (via the PlayStation Blog):
Tim Schafer Signing
Tim Schafer from Double Fine will be in the booth on Friday and Saturday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. to sign special posters for Grim Fandago Remastered. The posters will be in limited supply, so come early for a chance to get one!
Win a PS4 Signed by Ready At Dawn
Visit The Order: 1886 area for a chance to win a PS4 signed by members of the development team, Ready At Dawn. We’ll have all the details on how to win the console in our booth, though it may involve wearing #TheGalahad…
Freedom Wars T-Shirt Giveaway
All PAX goers are welcome to come by our booth for some four-player, Freedom Wars co-op. On top of that, fans that preorder the game at the show will walk away with an extremely limited PAX-Exclusive Freedom Wars t-shirt, featuring the ever so charming Percy Propa! For the Greater Good!
The full list of Sony’s playable demos can be found after the break. (more…)
Fullbright’s award-winning Gone Home will be coming home to the Wii U (via the Wii U eShop) this Fall. That’s rather fitting as a stash of Super NES games play a small part in the game’s plot. Gone Home is just one of more than three dozen games that Nintendo plans to add to the eShop through the end of the year and into early 2015.
Other highlights include the announcement that Slightly Mad’s Project CARS will be available exclusively through the Wii U eShop sometime in 2015 and that Renegade Kid has three 3DS games planned for this Fall: Treasurenauts, Xeodrifter, and Moon Chronicles: Episode 2.
Nintendo’s complete eShop release calendar for the next six months (or so) can be found after the break. (more…)
Nintendo unleashed a flurry of announcements this morning, so let’s get started with one of the biggest: Bayonetta 2 will be released on October 24.
Saying “the witch is back,” Nintendo also wants to remind everyone that the original Bayonetta will be included with Platinum’s sequel.
Woo hoo witchy woman
See how high she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman
She got the moon in her eye
If you’re a fan of retro games, then I recommend taking a gander at this week’s Nintendo eShop update… you might just find something you like.
Wii U owners will be able to download Mega Man X3, the final Mega Man game released for the Super NES. SteamWorld Dig, Image & Form’s critically-acclaimed 3DS platformer, is also available for the Wii U today. Finally, The Fall, a moody platformer that the developer has compared to Super Metroid, was released earlier this week.
Over on the 3DS, players will get the chance to download Azure Striker Gunvolt, a Super NES-inspired game created by Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates. And for a limited time, players who purchase Azure Striker Gunvolt will also receive Mighty Gunbolt, an NES-inspired platformer, for free. Also available this week is Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter, a space shooter, and Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, a puzzle/crime-filled crossover of epic proportions.
You can find more information on all of these games after the break. (more…)
We still don’t know what platforms it’s in development for or when it’ll be released, but Telltale Games has announced that a playable demo of Tales From the Borderlands will be present at this weekend’s PAX Prime convention, which begins tomorrow.
Telltale’s Tales From the Borderlands will tell the stories of Rhys, “a scheming, low-level data-miner within Hyperion who’s plotting his own grand ambitions” and Fiona, “a clever and classic fast-talking con-artist born and raised on Pandora out to pull off the grift of a lifetime.” Both characters will get the chance to narrate their own adventure meaning that events may not play out the same way each time. However, Tales From the Borderlands is official Borderlands canon, so whatever actually happens may affect futures Borderlands games.
If a promise of a playable demo isn’t enough to entice you, Telltale has also revealed that players will get the chance to win one of several Prime-exclusive t-shirts each day:
Players who arrive early can also walk away with one of multiple PAX Prime Exclusive T-Shirts for playing the demo! There will be different T-shirts each day, and it’s on a first come, first served basis! Arrive early and see how YOU fare upon your return to Pandora!
Tales From the Borderlands’ first episode will be released sometime before the end of the year and it is expected to be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Though, obviously, none of this has been confirmed by the publisher as of yet.
Ubisoft has announced they’ve been forced to delay Assassin’s Creed: Unity to add a final level of polish to the first Assassin’s Creed game released exclusively for new-gen consoles. Thankfully, the delay is only two weeks, so Unity will now launch alongside Assassin’s Creed: Rogue on November 11.
“Making games is not a precise science. It’s a leap of faith. There’s a good level of subjectivity and creativity,” Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand said to the UbiBlog. He also talked a bit about some of the little things that need tweaking in the final days of development:
It’s the little things. A tiny gesture that Arno makes as he’s racing across the Parisian rooftops. A barely noticeable reaction from a solitary NPC in a crowd 3,000 deep. The subtle swaying motion of an opulent chandelier in a lavish ballroom. It’s these little things, multiplied by the thousands, that a development team focuses on during the final push to ship a game. And with a massive open-world title like Assassin’s Creed Unity, all those little things add up fast.
To ensure that Assassin’s Creed: Unity is the best game it can be, Ubisoft will also release a “Day 1″ patch that will include additional tweaks and improvements.