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The dead walk on the PS Vita this week as Telltale Games has released the first two episodes of The Walking Dead: Season 2 on Sony’s handheld. As with the PC and console editions, each episode is individually priced at $4.99 while the five-episode Season Pass is a steal at $19.99.
Other games available this week include:
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PS4), the only undercover octopus game on the market today.
- Cel Damage HD (PS3+PS4+Vita Cross-Buy), a new remake of a car combat game that used to be exclusive to the GameCube.
- Soul Calibur: Lost Swords (PS3), a free-to-play take on the popular fighting franchise.
- Demon Gaze (Vita), another dungeon-crawling RPG from NIS America.
During their Game Developer Conference panel last month, deevlopers from Sledgehammer Games gave the attending audience a quick glimpse at an “in-game character image” from the currently unannounced Call of Duty 2014. Today, IGN revealed that image, an extreme close-up of a soldier, to the world.
Call of Duty 2014 is in development for next-generation platforms (PC, PS4, and Xbox One) and will be released this Fall. A current-generation version of the game (for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U) is also expected, but remains unconfirmed as of now. An official announcement of the game will likely occur next month.
With the rights to the Fatal Frame franchise now jointly owned by Nintendo and Tecmo Koei, the two companies have decided to join forces to produce a new game in the series exclusively for the Wii U. The currently untitled Fatal Frame 5 was announced in Famitsu (thanks Gematsu) along with a slew of tie-in projects.
In addition to the game, Nintendo and Tecmo Koei will team up with Kadokawa Corporation to create a live-action film based on the game series. The movie, which will star Ayami Nakajo and Aoi Morikawa, will be released this Fall. But first, a Fatal Frame novel written by Eiji Otsuka will be released in August. Finally, a comic series, written by Tadashi Agi, is also in the works with an unannounced release date.
Sadly, Fatal Frame 5 and all of its spinoffs are slated to be released only in Japan. Nintendo and Tecmo Koei haven’t released a Fatal Frame game in America in nearly a decade and there currently appear to be no plan to bring the game or the tie-in material across the Pacific. But with Nintendo’s new found desire to broaden the Wii U’s appeal (just look at Bayonetta 2), perhaps the time is right for a Fatal Frame revival in America.
BioWare has kept Dragon Age: Inquisition shrouded in secrecy almost since the day it was announced. But a brand new gameplay trailer, released this morning, has given gamers an extensive look at “The Inquisitor” and his quest to stop a band of demons from terrorizing the land of Thedas. It’s likely that BioWare (and publisher EA Games) will soon ramp up their promotion of Inquisition as they also revealed that the game will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on October 7.
That date will be a crowded one for fans of sword and sorcery epics as WB Games plans to release Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor on October 7 as well.
Have you taken the TitanFall plunge yet? If not, you should definitely check out today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day on Amazon. Normally priced at $60, all three versions (Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC) of the game are on sale for just $36.99 today.
But that’s not all, there’s plenty of other Lightning Deals available today including a bunch of Skylanders Swap Force figures, a pair of Turtle Beach headsets, and several other games:
Skylanders Swap Force Figures
- 9:00 AM (Eastern): Rubble Rouser
- 9:00 AM (Eastern): Spy Rise
- 5:00 PM (Eastern): Blizzard Chill
- 5:00 PM (Eastern): Slobber Tooth
- 5:00 PM (Eastern): Zoo Lou
Turtle Beach Headsets
- 1:00 PM (Eastern): Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 Wireless Headset – $175
- 3:00 PM (Eastern): Turtle Beach Marvel Seven Headset – $100
At 8:00 PM, Amazon will discount Batman: Arkham Origins (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360) to $19.99 and its handheld spinoff, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS, Vita), will be priced at $14.99. Finally, at 1:00 AM, Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls will go on sale for $24.99.
Hello, my faithful Scoopers! I’m going to be at the East Coast Game Conference down in North Carolina this week, so I’m not sure how much Internet access I’m going to have. There may be a small hiatus on the Scoop! But fear not – I will let you know all about ECGC as soon as I get back.
In the meantime, I want to remind you that you should definitely pick up the Video Game Bundle 3.0 at Story Bundle, as well as Game Music Bundle 7 at the Game Music Bundle page. All of what you see can be yours for just $22. Scoop ‘em up!
Other than that, there are a few new deals happening over at Steam. They’ve got some brand new Weeklong Deals, including Thomas Was Alone for $4.99, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians for $2.49, and Arena Wars 2 for 99 cents. The Daily Deal is Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars for $5.09.
Just a few t-shirts today…
Do you smell that? The air is filled with the scent of trademark applications and secret meetings and teasing hints. That’s the smell of speculation… and an imminent E3 Expo.
Sony and Microsoft have been busy little beavers over the last few weeks, trademarking five new game titles between them. As with all issues regarding trademarks, it’s important to remember that these applications do not represent confirmation of a game in development, merely a title that Sony or Microsoft may turn into a game someday. That said, let’s get to speculating.
Back in March, Microsoft registered a trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for “Secrets and Treasure.” No additional information was revealed in the filing, but “Secrets and Treasure” has the feel of an Xbox Live Arcade game, doesn’t it? More recently, the consolemaker filed applications for “Screamride” and “Eden Falls.” If I had to guess, I would peg “Screamride” as some kind of racing game and “Eden Falls” as a horror title.
Over at Sony Computer Entertainment, the publisher has filed trademark applications for “Entwined” and “Kill Strain.” While “Kill Strain” sounds like the type of shoot ‘em up that people typically equate with Microsoft, “Entwined” definitely has that artsy-but-not-too-artsy vibe of a game published by Sony.
Hopefully we’ll learn more about all of these games at this year’s E3 Expo. And, one more time, it’s important to remember that these applications do not represent confirmation of a game in development, merely a title that Sony or Microsoft may turn into a game someday. And my speculation should just be viewed as guesswork, and does not represent how these games may develop in the future.
While the always-in-trouble horror genre has undergone a resurgence in recent months thanks to titles such as Outlast and Daylight, as well as upcoming games like Sony’s free-to-play H1Z1 and The Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation, few horror titles carry such weight as Capcom’s Resident Evil series. Since its debut back in 1996, each sequel has followed the law of diminishing returns, with the exception of Resident Evil 4, which was nothing short of brilliant.
As the 2014 E3 Expo lingers near, rumours have started to swirl that Capcom is hoping to turn the crimson tide with the next iteration of the series. According to Push Square, it is believed that Resident Evil 7 will make an appearance for Sony’s PlayStation 4 during the big event.
The rumour’s source can be traced back to a report on Capcom in Japanese economic journal Sankei Shimbun, which alludes to the company preparing to unveil an “important game” in a scary series of games. While the report only refers to the PS4 version, this does not rule out the game being on other consoles.
This isn’t the first time Capcom has teased Resident Evil 7 in recent weeks. A recently completed contest on Capcom’s Facebook page subtly hinted at the unannounced horror sequel as well.