Xbox One Trailer: Quantum Break
Xbox One will launch worldwide later this year; CoD Ghosts DLC will launch on Xbox One first
Nintendo Download: Super Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 2, Starship Damrey, more
The Wii U: It’s All Just A Little Bit of History Repeating
Batman: Arkham Origins: First trailer, Joker confirmed, Deathstroke playable
Giancarlo Esposito narrates the Bungie’s first Destiny trailer
Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition and Collector’s Edition detailed
Nintendo Download: Trio of Kirby games, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, more
“Historic IP” from Rare will get a new Xbox One game at E3 2013
Infinity Ward confirms Call of Duty: Ghosts is coming to PS4
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Giancarlo Esposito (formerly of Breaking Bad, currently of Revolution, and the man who knows who Keyser Soze is) narrates “The Law of the Jungle,” the first trailer for Bungie’s sci-fi space epic, Destiny.
The trailer, which was actually directed by Jon Favreau, also promises that the first gameplay footage of the game will be revealed during Sony’s E3 Press Conference on Monday, June 10.
Destiny is currently without a release date, but is expected to be released sometime in 2014.
Do you have your wallet ready? Rockstar Games just revealed the contents of the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition, as well as an even more fully stocked Collector’s Edition.
The Special Edition, which is priced at $79.99, includes a SteelBook case, a Blueprint Map, an in-game Special Ability Boost, the Stunt Plane Trials game mode, an Outfits and Tattoos pack, and an Additional Weapons pack.
The much more lavish Collector’s Edition, and priced to match at $149.99, includes everything you get in the Special Edition as well as a GTA5-branded Security Deposit Bag, a GTA5 baseball cap, a classic GTA character for use in the GTA Online mode, and Unique Vehicles and Garage Property pack.
Everyone who pre-orders Grand Theft Auto V, regardless of which version you pick, will receive access to the Atomic Blimp vehicle in the game.
Hit the jump for a look at the Special Edition and Collector’s Edition of Grand Theft Auto V as well as more details on all of the goodies each premium version of the game contains. (more…)
It’s not like it was ever in doubt, but Infinity Ward has confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to the PlayStation 4 as well as the Xbox One:
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) May 22, 2013
In a separate tweet, Infinity Ward confirmed that development duties for Ghosts will actually be spread across two additional Activision studios. Raven Software (who helped with Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3) and Neversoft will contribute to the game in a “support” capacity.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 5. The PS4 and Xbox One edition (which stars the awesomest video game dog ever) will likely launch with the next-generation systems and the Wii U version is still, technically, unannounced.
After we spent the day oohing and aahing over Microsoft’s new Xbox One console, Sony did the same thing they do every Tuesday: updated the PlayStation Store.
This week’s offerings include the high definition re-release of Resident Evil Revelations, NIS America’s Mugen Souls, the illegal street racing of Fast & Furious: Showdown, and the old west shootouts of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.
Vita owners will be able to finally play Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (it’s available as a PSN Cross-Buy title too) or they can embrace their inner men’s room attendant with Men’s Room Mayhem.
And speaking of Ratchet, Ratchet: Deadlocked is now available on the PSN. No Vita version though.
Watch Dogs will be available on November 19 for the PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 with a PS4 version scheduled for release at the system’s launch. The game is also coming to the Xbox 720/Durango, but Ubisoft continues to stubbornly refer to it as “other next generation consoles” in their press releases. Clearly, you have plenty of options to purchase Watch Dogs this Fall.
To complicate your choice a little bit more, Ubisoft announced a pair of retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses for Watch Dogs today:
GameStop – Palace Pack: The Palace Pack includes a single player mission, an investigation bonus, and ATM hack boost. The investigation bonus will unlock exclusive investigation opportunities inside of the network and the ATM hack boost will increase cash rewards when hacking into bank accounts. In addition to the single player Palace Pack mission, players who pre-order the game will receive an exclusive poster designed by famed comic-book artist, Alex Ross – while supplies last.
Amazon.com – Signature Shot Pack: The Signature Shot Pack comes with an exclusive single player mission that once completed, unlocks both a unique Biometric Assault Rifle and the Black Viceroy’s Outfit. The biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for the captain of the Black Viceroy’s gang. The weapon only works for the first person to imprint their palm on the handle. Players will need to breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to imprint the weapon and get out of The Wards alive.
Uh oh. There might be trouble brewing in Gotham City.
Just a day after Kevin Conroy told the world that he’ll provide the voice of Batman in Batman: Arkham Origins, Joystiq is reporting that WB Montreal has actually given the coveted role to Roger Craig Smith (who voiced Ezio Auditore in Assassin’s Creed II).
They’ve also confirmed that Mark Hamill won’t be reprising his role as The Joker and Troy Baker (Booker from BioShock Infinte and Joel from the upcoming The Last of Us) will step into the floppy shoes of the Clown Prince of Crime. Richard Epcar voiced The Joker in April’s Injustice: Gods Among Us.
So who to believe? It’s probably important to note that Conroy never said that he’s working on Batman: Arkham Origins, referring to it as “the next Arkham game.” Is it possible he was talking about the handheld spinoff, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate? Or maybe Origins, as a prequel story, is told in flashback. This would allow Conroy to voice the character in the present day and allow Smith to bellow “I am the night!” during gameplay.
Hopefully we’ll find out who’s really under the cowl soon.
UPDATE: The PA Report has confirmed with the developers that Roger Craig Smith will voice Batman and Troy Baker is in as The Joker. So what was Conroy talking about at the Dallas Comic Con?
It’s a big day for Batman: Arkham Origins news. First, Kevin Conroy confirmed that he’ll be providing the voice of Batman in the game. And now, as promised, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the first trailer for the game.
The five-minute clip is an outstanding introduction to the prequel story. Batman is lured to an abandoned warehouse (but then, aren’t they all?) by Deathstroke, who has been hired by Black Mask to kill the Caped Crusader. But taking a page from Assassins/Smokin’ Aces/other assassin compeition films, a few other killers-for-hire (including Deadshot) are after The Dark Knight as well.
And speaking of Deathstroke, he’s all set to be a playable character in the Challenge Map portion of the game. The Deathstroke Pacl will come complete with “his own unique weapons and special moves,” two bonus character skins, and two Deathstroke-exclusive maps. Players who pre-order the game will receive the Deathstroke Pack first… and for free.
Finally, WB Games has released the first six screenshots of Batman: Arkham Origins and they include confirmation that The Joker will play at least some role in the game. Will he be voiced by Mark Hamill? Hopefully the answer is yes, but with Hamill’s retirement from the character, I have my doubts.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be released for the PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 on October 25. You can check out those first screenshots after the break. (more…)
“I am vengeance… I am the night… I am Batman!”
Hearing those words in Kevin Conroy’s voice still gives me chills and when a rumor was floated a few weeks back that he wouldn’t be starring in Batman: Arkham Origins, my heart sank. Thankfully, none of it was true.
Appearing at this weekend’s Dallas Comic Con, Conroy took the stage and told fans he has been working for the last “nine or ten months” on Batman: Arkham Origins and that “it’s an ubelievable game.” He couldn’t say any more due to signing a non-disclosure agreement (and it’s why it took him so long to confirm his participation in Origins), but he’s very excited about the game.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be released for the PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 on October 25.