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Good news everyone! The NPD Group (via Game Informer) has released their report on the best-selling games of March 2013 and they’ve confirmed that total game sales saw a 2% increase over March 2012. That’s the first year-over-year increase since November 2011. So good job game-buying public!
BioShock Infinite was the top-selling game of the month, just ahead of Square Enix’s Tomb Raider reboot. New games dominated the list as eight of the top ten titles were released in March. Only Call of Duty: Black Ops II and NBA 2K13 managed to fight through the new release wave to earn a spot in the top ten.
Here’s the complete list of the top ten best-selling games in March 2013:
1. BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
2. Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, PS3)
3. Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)
4. God of War: Ascension (PS3)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
6. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
7. MLB 13: The Show (PS3, Vita)
8. NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)
9. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U)
10. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Leading the pack this week is NetherRealm’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. The team behind Mortal Kombat has created a DC Comics brawler that pits Batman against Superman in a battle over the soul of the very world. Also available this week is Dragon Fantasy: Book I, an 8-bit-styled RPG that is the second game in Sony’s monthlong celebration of indie games, “Spring Fever 2013.” The game is available for $9.99 as a PSN/Vita Cross-Buy title.
What else can you look forward to this week? How about the side-scrolling beat ‘em up Sacred Citadel, Capcom Arcade Cabinet‘s “1984 Pack,” and Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge? All three are available on the PS Store now.
Media Molecule has revealed the boxart and release date for their upcoming PlayStation Vita title Tearaway. Tearaway will hit shelves on October 22, it will also come with a reversible cover that shows Iota and Atoi on either side.
Players will control one of two messenger buddies around the vibrant, papery worlds, allowing them to poke holes in the terrain, unfold bridges, blow things around, and paint the local wildlife in whatever color they feel.
Media Molecule’s Community Manager, James Spaffold, told the PlayStation Blog more about the game, saying: “You’ll uncover a magical dimension inspired by folklore, and built realistically from paper that unfolds and comes alive before your very eyes. As you explore this world you’ll meet the papercraft creatures that live within it, help out strange new friends and encounter dangerous challenges.”
Rex Crowle, the Lead Designer on Tearaway, spoke a bit about the title in a video interview that also shows off a lot of Tearaway’s gameplay. You can find it after the break. (more…)
Today marks the beginning of Sony’s “Spring Fever,” which will highlight four new independent games on the PlayStation Network over the next four weeks. First up is Guacamelee!, a platformer where players take control of a famous luchador and battle Carlos Calaca for the hand of El Presidente’s Daughter (the most beautiful girl in the entire world). Also, there are chickens. Guacamelee! is also a PS3/Vita Cross-Play title, so buying one gets you both.
Firaxis Games’ alien invasion simulation, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, also comes to the PlayStation Store this week. It’s joined by Platinum’s multiplayer brawler, Anarchy Reigns, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X., and John Daly’s ProStroke Golf.
The PS2 Classics section grew by one as well yesterday, with the addition of Fatal Frame.
Riddle me this! What was Gotham City like before The Dark Knight battled The Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum? We’ll get to find out this Fall as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the third game in the Arkham series will be available soon for the PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360. Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on October 25 and will tell the story of a “young, raw, unrefined” Batman during the early days of his career:
Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.
Sadly, Arkham Origins won’t be developed by Rocksteady Studios, the team behind Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Instead, WB Games Montreal will take up the cape and cowl for this origin story. With a little less than seven months to go before its released, we won’t have to wait long for details on Arkham Origins. For example, the game’s appearance on the cover of the May 2013 issue of Game Informer gives us our first look at one of Batman’s foes: Deathstroke.
A companion 3DS/Vita game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will also be available on October 25. Developed by Armature Studio, the 2.5D game will take place after Arkham Origins and will feature a “Metroidvania” style of play.
Square Enix has officially announced that the high definition remake of Final Fantasy X will be released in North America and Europe sometime this year. They have also confirmed that the game will be bundled with an HD remake of its sequel, Final Fantasy X-2, on the PS3. The combined package will carry the rather wordy title Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.
The remakes will also be available on the Vita, but as separate games: Final Fantasy X HD Remaster and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster.
Best of all, the HD remakes on both platforms will include the “International Special Edition” content, which was previously unavailable in America.
It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store as Sony adds the highly anticipated BioShock Infinite to their downloadable offerings. Other new additions this week include the same-day downloadable release of Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14. Yup, it is definitely a big week for the PlayStation Store.
Sony wasn’t done as they also added Tales of Graces F and PlayStation Move Fitness to the PS3 Full Games section. The PSN section has also been expanded this week with the release of the puzzling A-Men, the sandbox adventure Terraria, and the off-road racer WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship.
WRC 3 will also be downloadable for the Vita starting today, and it is joined by the award-winning adventure game Machinarium. Finally, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle attempts to scratch your strategy RPG itch from its new home in the PS2 Classics section.
Hit the jump for more details on all of these games and check out the PlayStation Blog for a complete list of this week’s new game add-ons.
Welcome to yet another weekly update of the PlayStation Store. This week, it’s all about the fight.
Activision has added The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, their first-person shooter based on the AMC show (which was based on the comic), to the PlayStation Store. Also available this week is Dollar Dash, a Bomberman-like multiplayer game that substitutes bags of cash for bombs. And then throws in a few bombs just to be on the safe side.
In classic gaming releases, this week sees the release of the next installment in the Capcom Arcade Cabinet, Capcom Arcade Cabinet: 1986 Pack, as well as the PSone Classic Hogs of War.
Over on the portable side of things, Dead or Alive 5 Plus and Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland Plus have both been added to the Vita store. And on the PSP store, Carnage Heart EXA is now available (that’s right, there’s a new PSP game today!).