MGS5: Ground Zeroes gets a pre-release price cut and includes Phantom Pain DLC
Mortal Kombat 10 is in development and will be released alongside next film adaptation
Tales of Zestiria, Tales of Xillia 2 US release announced by Namco Bandai
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Skylanders 4 is in development and set for release this year
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Daily Scoop: March 7, 2014 – Friday at last!
Rumor: R.B.I. Baseball 14 will be released for PS3, Xbox 360, mobile platforms in April
PC version of Dark Souls II will be released on April 25
BattleBlock Theater will jump ship to Steam to Steam soon
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This year’s IndieCade East was held at the Museum of Moving Image in New York City from Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16. There were dozens of games available to play – some were being showcased, while others were included in installments within the museum itself. There were also talks, including keynotes, and many of the game developers were on-hand to discuss their games… and check out what other people were making. It was an exciting weekend, and Warp Zoned was there to drink it all in. (more…)
NIS America announced their 2014 release schedule last week, and there’s plenty for all you doods out there! President Souhei Niikawa came out with a Prinny hat on and thanked the press for their support. He went on to say that NIS is currently working on a game for the PlayStation 4, and that the full details would come out at the Tokyo Game Show later this year. After that, NIS showed trailers showcasing NISA’s upcoming projects…
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, for the Vita, is a portable remake of the PS3 RPG.
- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, also for the Vita, is a sequel to the recently released school-set RPG.
- Demon Gaze, a first-person RPG for the Vita.
- Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection, an “idol simulation” based on the popular RPG series based on personalities from the game industry.
- Battle Princess of Arcadias is a side-scrolling brawler for the PS3.
- Fairy Fencer F is a turn-based RPG from Compile Heart for the PS3.
- Mugen Souls Z is another RPG from Compile Heart for the PS3.
- The Witch and the Hundred Knight is an action RPG that will be available for the PS3 on March 25.
As always, it’s a huge list of quirky games, each with their own niche following.
Sony has just uploaded another big update for the PlayStation Store and while it doesn’t have something as tantalizing as the TitanFall open beta, it’s still chock full of impressive downloads. But speaking of betas, an open beta for the PS4 edition of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was included in today’s update.
As for this week’s new games, current-gen and next-gen gamers will be able to download a rebooted version of Capcom’s beloved side-scroller Strider, which was developed by the now Amazon-owned Double Helix. PS3 and PS4 owners will also get a chance to try out Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, a standalone expansion to Assassin’s Creed IV that doesn’t require players to own its parent game. In addition to Freedom Cry, Ubisoft released a PS4 edition of Rayman Legends.
Finally, the PS2 Classics section is now home to Neo Contra, an odd entry in Konami’s Contra franchise, but one worth checking out all the same.
SteamWorld Dig was one of the biggest surprises of 2013. The game, from Swedish developer Image & Form, was a smash hit on the 3DS eShop (and got quite a good review from our own Mike Ryan) before making its way to Steam in December. And on Friday, Image & Form announced that SteamWorld Dig will soon find itself available on the PlayStation Store as a downloadable game for the PS4 and Vita.
SteamWorld Dig is a steampunk-ish platformer set in a mining town and starring an “Eastwood-esque” robot named Rusty. Venturing into the abandoned mines, Rusty must unearth gemstones and materials while doing battle with hordes of underground creatures and ensuring that he still has a way back to the surface.
“We are thrilled to present SteamWorld Dig to the PlayStation community,” said Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. “This is our first release ever on a stationary console, and a long-standing dream of ours. So many PlayStation gamers have asked us to bring the game to their hardware, and we can’t wait to join the community both on PS4 and Vita. We have a fantastic following on 3DS and Steam, and now we will reach a whole new audience. We are really very excited.”
SteamWorld Dig will be available on the PlayStation Store in March (at a price of $9.99) as a Cross-Buy title.
Sony has released a new trailer for MLB 14: The Show, the latest entry in their venerable baseball simulation series, as well as an April 1 release date for the PS3 and Vita versions of the game. Those of you holding out for the PS4 version will have to wait a little longer, as Sony has optioned the next-generation edition to extended Spring Training… um… I mean a May 2014 launch.
You also might want to slide over to the PlayStation Blog for a few details on some of MLB 14: The Show’s revamped modes as well as a look at the impressive beards that the PS4 version of the game can output.
The results are in and, according to The NPD Group, Call of Duty: Ghosts is once again the best-selling game of the preceding four weeks. After reigning supreme during November and December, the military shooter has emerged victorious against a particularly weak January release slate.
In fact, the only other new release in this month’s top ten is the “Definitive Edition” of Tomb Raider, which, along with sales of the “Game of the Year Edition” on the PS3/Xbox 360, helped Lara Croft’s latest adventure take the #10 spot.
Post-Christmas gift cards likely played a role in determining January’s biggest moneymakers as many of 2013′s biggest games staked out the remaining eight spots. NBA 2K14, lead by a strong performance on the PS4, landed at #2 and Battlefield 4, despite its continued online woes, was the #3 best-selling game of the month. And what about the next-generation consoles? Well, the NPD revealed that the PS4 is currently the #1 next-generation console in the US with the Xbox One close behind.
A complete look at last month’s top ten best-selling games can be found after the break. (more…)
The nominees for the 2014 BAFTA Awards have been announced and… drumroll please… The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V both racked up a ton of nominations.
Both games will be competing for the coveted “Best Game” award against Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Tearaway, Super Mario 3D World, and Papers Please. Due to its British origins, GTA5 is also competing in the “British Game” category against Tearaway, The Room Two, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Gunpoint, and DMC: Devil May Cry.
In addition to “Best Game,” The Last of Us was nominated for nine awards including “Artistic Achievement,” “Audio Achievement,” “Game Design,” “Original Music,” “Story,” “Action and Adventure,” and “Multiplayer.” Two “Performer” nominations (one each for Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson) round out the game’s honors. As for GTA5, it received seven additional nominations including “Audio Achievement,” “Game Design,” “Game Innovation,” “Story,” “Action and Adventure,” “Multiplayer,” and “Performer” (for Steven Ogg as Trevor Phillips).
The 2014 BAFTA Awards will be awarded on Wednesday, March 12. The complete list of nominees can be found after the break. (more…)
There’s plenty of variety in this week’s PlayStation Store update…
Fans of classic JRPGs will get one last chance to take control of Lightning in Square Enix’s Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)… Fans of classic first person shooters will get the chance to relive Crytek’s 2004 masterpiece, Far Cry Classic, now available for the PS3… Fans of fighting games can get another chance to play Skullgirls, as Lab Zero has readded it to the PS Store as Skullgirls Encore (PS3)… And fans of tube shooters may want to check out TxK (Vita), a reimagining of the genre classic Tempest 2000.
There’s more information on all of these games, as well as a few additional PS3 and Vita games, after the break. And a full breakdown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)