Xbox Store Today: Rock Band 4, Transformers Devastation, Elite Dangerous, more
PS Store Today: Uncharted Collection (Friday), Rock Band 4, Transformers Devastation, more
NY Comic-Con 2015 attendees will get to play Capcom's Umbrella Corps, Street Fighter V, Resident Evil 0, Mega Man Legacy Collection
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Stephen Colbert will welcome The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses to The Late Show on October 13
Shovel Knight disc release pushed back to November 3; Xbox One release canceled
New Lego Avengers trailer reveals levels based on Iron Man 3, Captain America 1+2, Thor 2
Activision adds 12 “fan-favorite tracks” to Guitar Hero Live
Xbox Store Today: Kaiju Panic, Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition
Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 5 will be released on October 20
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After three weeks on the air, Stephen Colbert has chatted with a stunning variety of guests on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Besides the familiar cadre of actors and musicians, Colbert has sat down with CEOs, politicians, activists, and whatever category you want to cram Donald Trump into. And starting with Friday’s edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, you can add game designers to the list.
Appearing after Morgan Freeman, Sean Murray of Hello Games met with Colbert to talk about No Man’s Sky, his upcoming space exploration game for the PC and PS4. While the game’s release date is still a mystery, Murray was able to demonstrate a handful of the game’s 18 quintillion (18,000,000,000,000,000,000) planets for Colbert. The host even got to land on “Colbert Prime” (which is in the “Colbert System”) and lend his name to the “Stephenus Rex” and the “Molebert.”
It’s unknown if these names will remain in No Man’s Sky when it’s officially released, but I certainly hope they do.
It’s time to rock the world once more as Harmonix will release Rock Band 4 for the PS4 and Xbox One this week. In addition to the standard “Game Only” edition, the developer is also planning to replenish your stock of plastic instruments with a Rock Band 4: Guitar Bundle and a Band-In-A-Box Bundle.
Another big franchise that we’ll remember for centuries is coming back this week thanks to Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on the PS4. Also available as part of a 500GB PS4 + Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle, the collection brings together Drake’s first three adventures and also includes an access code for the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End beta.
And speaking of characters that have been popular for centuries, Activision and Platinum have teamed up to produce Transformers: Devastation, a cel-shaded action game based on the franchise’s “Generation 1” era. It looks gorgeous and it’ll be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Finally, somebody told me that people love Nintendo’s adorable Chibi-Robo and NIS America’s Disgaea series of strategy RPGs. Fans are in luck this week, as new entries in both franchises are set to be released this week. Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash is a side-scrolling platformer for the 3DS, while Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance brings the series to the PS4 for the first time.
A complete list of this week’s new releases is available after the break. (more…)
Everyone’s favorite bear wrestler, Zangief, has piledrived his way into Street Fighter V. The Russian giant is the 13th character to be added to the game, which still leaves three empty character slots (though Blanka will likely fill one next week).
In addition to the Reveal Trailer embedded above, a few more details about Zangief were confirmed by the Capcom-Unity blog… like the fact that Zangief can harm his opponents just by flexing! Here’s what else we’ve learned about Zangief, and if you somehow find yourself in Moscow this weekend, a Street Fighter V demo featuring the big Russian will be available on the show floor at the IgroMir expo:
When it comes to raw strength, not many of the World Warriors can compete with Zangief. Training day and night, he believes that the only way to victory is to have a body complete with perfect muscles. Due to his intense training, which includes wrestling bears, Zangief is able to lift even the heaviest opponents with ease! In Street Fighter V, Zangief shows off the results of his training through his newfound V-Skill (Iron Muscle) and V-Trigger (Cyclone Lariat). But, these are just the tip of the iceberg, as Zangief has many more new tactics in store for any opponent that challenges him and his raw power.
V-Skill: Iron Muscle
Zangief shows the true power of his body when he activates Iron Muscle. During Iron Muscle, Zangief can absorb one attack, which leaves him with recoverable health. If players hold down Medium Punch and Medium Kick and then press a direction on the joystick, Zangief will begin to slowly close in on the opponent. Upon release from the walk, Zangief flexes his muscles and hits the opponent if close enough.
V-Trigger: Cyclone Lariat
Zangief lives up to his name “The Red Cyclone” as he spins with high speed and velocity, pulling the opponent in close. If the player taps the V-Trigger activation buttons, Zangief will quickly spin and pull in the opponent. If the player holds the V-Trigger activation buttons, Zangief will continue to spin and hit the opponent multiple times.
Street Fighter V will be released for the PC and PS4 in Spring 2015.
Remember that rather baffling “Augment Your Pre-Order” program that Square Enix announced for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided a month ago? Well, you can forget it now. The publisher has seen the error of their ways and canceled the whole thing.
In addition to a wide variety of in-game items, Square Enix also offered to release the game four days early if enough players pledged to pre-order the game. With the cancellation of the “Augment Your Pre-Order” program, this offer is now off the table too. In an attempt to apologize for their blunder, Square Enix has decided to give all the “Day One” content to anyone who pre-orders the game. Writing on the official Deus Ex website, a spokesman for Eidos Montreal described the reason behind this decision:
We quickly noticed that this approach created even more frustration than before, resulting in a resounding amount of negative feedback.
We’ve spent a lot of time reading through all of your comments, working to understand how we can try to make things right for you.After much thought and reflection, we decided to close down the program and make of the incentive content available to anyone who pre-orders Deus Ex: Mandkind Divided or purchases a Day 1 Edition of the game. Additionally, the release date will no longer be changed in accordance with pre-order numbers, and everyone will gain access to the game on February 23, 2016.
But don’t forget, a Collector’s Edition featuring a 48-page Titan Art Book, a nine-inch Adam Jensen figurine, and a limited edition Steelbook case is still available for pre-order. Sadly, we’re not getting that for free.
“Following total atomic annihilation, the rebuilding of this great nation of ours may fall to you. Study these materials carefully to ensure your survival and to discover what makes you S.P.E.C.I.A.L.”
Believe it or not, but the newest entry in Bethesda’s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. series of educational videos for Fallout 4 proves that the spirit of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli is alive in the Wasteland. In Charisma, players are encouraged to get others on their side with a very Fonzie-esque double thumbs up and an “Ayyy!” Naturally, it works. But it makes you wonder, are there jukeboxes to slap into shape in the future?
Astute Vault-Tec students will also learn that Charisma is great for making friends… even with that mutant bear that wants to eat your face off. Make sure he gets plenty of exercise, Vault Boy!
Fallout 4 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 10.
Gun to my head, I’m not sure I could tell you how the technologically enhanced soldiers of last year’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare differ from the ones found in this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III. But Activision and Treyarch want to explain it to us with the release of this brand new Story Trailer for the game.
The nearly three-minute video gives us a taste of Treyarch’s vision of 2065, along with a villainous enemy that is performing human experimentation on unwilling test subjects and a squad of augmented soldiers that is losing their grip on reality. Oh, and a sorrowful Christopher Meloni shows up for some too.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be released on November 6, but you might not have heard that the story campaign will only be available on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Developers from Activision and Platinum Games recently released another behind-the-scenes trailer for Transformers: Devastation. This time, they’ve decided to show us even more footage from the game’s bot-filled brawls, in addition to discussing the story, the multiple difficulty levels (the toughest of which is known as “Prime”), and the Challenge Mode.
Transformers: Devastation will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on October 6.
The father of skateboarding games returns to store shelves this week, and he’ll be joined by a new EA Sports simulation and a collected edition of one of gaming’s most famous franchises.
Tony Hawk has been a skateboarding superstar for more than 30 years, but he’s got a lot to celebrate this week as his eponymous video game series comes to the PS4 and Xbox One for the first time with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. The game will feature ten professional skaters including Hawk’s own son, Riley. I guess that “father of skateboarding games” thing is quite literal now.
Also available this week is NBA Live 16 (PS4, Xbox One), the latest basketball simulation from EA Sports. NBA Live 16 will feature Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder on the cover along with an all-new player movement system and an “easy-to-use HD face scanning app” known as GameFaceHD, according to EA Sports.
Finally this week, Bethesda is bringing all five games in the Fallout franchise together in a special collection known as the Fallout Anthology. Available exclusively for the PC, the Fallout Anthology will include Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas. Best of all, all five games will come packed in a box shaped like an atomic bomb. Something tells me that it’ll be explosively popular.
The complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)