PopCap’s Jared Neuss has confirmed that Peggle 2 will be available to download through the Xbox One Game Store on Monday, December 9:
Hey, folks! I’m Jared Neuss, the Producer for Peggle 2 here at PopCap Games. We’re incredibly excited to announce that Peggle 2 will be coming to Xbox One next Monday, December 9th! The team and I can’t wait for you to meet the brand new Peggle Masters, learn their magical powers and, well, just have a great time. We’ve got tons of new levels, hundreds of objectives to complete and a whole bunch of ridiculous surprises lined up for you. We think you’ll love it.
Unless you hate joy and happiness. In that case, you’re on your own.
To get gamers in a peg-popping mood for Monday, Neuss sat down with Microsoft’s Jeff Rubenstein and answered a few Peggle 2-related questions at Major Nelson’s blog.
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A banner advertisement that randomly appears on Spike TV’s VGX Awards site has confirmed that Tomb Raider will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One early next year in a “Definitive Edition.”
The contents of the Definitive Edition are currently unknown, but its a good bet that the game’s three multiplayer DLC packs (“Caves & Cliffs,” “1939,” and “Shipwrecked”) will be included on the disc. A graphical bump to take advantage of the additional horsepower available in the next-generation systems is also highly likely.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be released on January 28 and the re-release’s first trailer will make its debut during tonight’s VGX Awards show broadcast on Spike TV.
In 2001, after the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved, Bungie co-founder Jason Jones dropped the following bit of wisdom during a postmortem Q&A:
There should be a stage in every product where the ludicrous is thought possible, where the team blazes trails right to the edge of the abyss in a hundred directions. Only through great risks are great things truly achieved.
Today, Jones’ team is ready to take their next step into the future with the announcement that Destiny will be released for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on September 9, 2014. This is a bit beyond the game’s originally projected “Spring 2014″ launch, but its in keeping with Bungie’s desire to only ship a game they can be proud of.
To that end, Community Manager David Dague has revealed that the game’s multiplayer beta is currently set for a Summer 2013 start date on the PS3 and PS4. In the more immediate future, Dague has also confirmed that Destiny will appear that Destiny will make an appearance during this weekend’s VGX Awards show and that “a new detail or two” will be announced.
It’s almost time for the weekend, woo! I’m going to spend most of it doing homework, and if I can get that done in a reasonable amount of time, the rest will hopefully be spent on video games and movies. And maybe cookies. OK, definitely cookies.
There’s not really much going on today, so I’ll take this opportunity to remind you about the sweet video game books you can get over at Story Bundle right now! You’ve only got four more days to pick them up, so I advise getting them now. And you’ve got a week left to go on the Game Music Bundle 6. Seriously, these two bundles are amazing, and you should scoop them up immediately, if not sooner!
And, of course, there are some t-shirts up for sale: (more…)
Microsoft has added three new Xbox 360 games to their Games On Demand service today. Be on the lookout for the rebooted Zoo Tycoon, the good vibrations of Rocksmith 2014, and the Indiana Jones-esque Deadfall Adventures:
Zoo Tycoon ($49.99)
Let your imagination run wild with Zoo Tycoon on Xbox 360! Build your dream zoo from over 60 visually stunning animals and a large, detailed selection of environments, then manage and maintain your creation with intuitive, easy-to-use controls designed for Zoo Tycoon fans of all ages. Whether you’re designing the ultimate zoo experience for your guests or getting up close and personal with the animals you love, the gates are open – the only thing missing is you!
Rocksmith 2014 ($59.99)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar. Plug in any real guitar or bass and join over 1 million people who have learned with the award-winning Rocksmith method. This official sequel is bigger, better, and faster than ever. Rebuilt from the ground-up, you’ll experience new modes, vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.
Deadfall Adventures ($39.99)
You are James Lee Quatermain, descendant of the legendary adventurer Allan Quatermain. Reluctantly, Quatermain agrees to help the US government find a powerful artefact before the Nazis or the Russians do. Its pieces are hidden in ancient temples across the globe, protected by deadly traps and raging mummies. Ready your guns, because the hunt is on.
Capcom has continued to narrow the release window for Ultra Street Fighter IV. To ensure everyone has enough time to practice ahead of Evo 2014, the publisher plans to release the PS3 and Xbox 360 upgrade download in early June. The update has been priced at $14.99 (€14.99) and can be applied to Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.
If you’d prefer a boxed copy of the game, the retail disc version of Ultra Street Fighter IV for the PS3 and Xbox 360 will be released in August. The retail edition will be priced at $39.99 (€39.99).
Finally, PC players that want to join the fight will also have to wait until August as both the upgrade download ($14.99/€14.99) and full-game download ($29.99/€29.99) will be released at the same time.
Ultra Street Fighter IV will also be available in limited quantities as an arcade cabinet and Capcom has more details about arcade edition location tests at the Capcom-Unity blog.
Capybara Games previously revealed that their Xbox 360 shooter, Super Time Force, would be released in 2013. Today, the developer has some good news for us as well as some bad news.
The good news is that Super Time Force is also in development for the Xbox One. The team at Capy hopes to the release the game on next-generation consoles at the same time as the Xbox 360 edition. What this means is that the bad news is that Super Time Force won’t be released in 2013. In order to build both versions of the game, Capy had to move Super Time Force’s launch to “a few months into 2014.”
You can check out the new Super Time Force trailer above and consider the quick look at Capy’s other in-development project, Below, as a bonus.
Do you love retro games? Then you should definitely check out this week’s Nintendo Download.
Sega has added two more games to their 3D Classics collection: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog and 3D Altered Beast. Nintendo got in on the 3DS retro act as well with Donkey Kong 3. Finally, Konami brought the Super NES favorite The Legend of The Mystical Ninja to the Wii U eShop.
More information on all of these games (as well as Brilliant Hamsters! (3DS), Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (3DS), and Hooked on Bass Fishing (DSi)) can be found after the break. (more…)
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