Take Two announces release dates for WWE 2K14 and NBA 2K14
The Wii U: It’s All Just A Little Bit of History Repeating
Watch this new CoD: Black Ops II "Mob of the Dead" trailer, DLC available today on PC, PS3
Borderlands 2's Krieg the Psycho DLC is now available to download
Nintendo Download: Super Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 2, Starship Damrey, more
New Releases: Resident Evil Revelations, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, More
Electronic Arts has no games in development for the Wii U
Diablo III promises to be a whole new game on the PS4
The Wonderful 101 will be released on September 15
XBLA Today: Hunter’s Trophy 2: America
Most Recent: Xbox 360
This week’s might seem a bit familiar to you, and that’s because we’ve seen most of them before.
Resident Evil Revelations gets the full HD treatment on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. The game will also be available for the PC through your favorite digital download services, including Steam. In addition to the Wii U-exclusive features included with Resident Evil Revelations, three of this week’s re-releases are specifically targeting Nintendo platforms including Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the 3DS and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Sniper Elite V2 on the Wii U. This week’s last re-release, Worms Collection for the PS3 and Xbox 360, brings together three games (and six DLC expansions) previously only available as downloads: Worms, Worms 2: Armageddon, and Worms: Ultimate Mayhem.
If you’re looking for something new, Activision has taken the sixth Fast and the Furious film and turned it into a video game. Fast & Furious: Showdown will be available for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. A portable version is also coming to the 3DS.
Finally this week, Ubisoft and Techland have come together again to release a new game in the Call of Juarez series. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a downloadable title that’ll be available for the PC, as well as from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.
Are you looking for a new hunting game for your Xbox 360? How about Hunter’s Trophy 2: America, which is available today on the Xbox Live Arcade. Priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10), Hunter’s Trophy 2 even includes the option to play as a hunting dog:
Experience all the excitement of the hunt in America! From brown bear to elk, track 25 different preys in this hunting simulation set in the most beautiful countryside of the USA. Complete 30 hunting plans, play as your hunting dog during tracking phases and take on a friend in Ball-Trap mode!
Serious question, was there ever a Hunter’s Trophy 1?
According to The NPD Group’s accounting of the best-selling games from April 2013, NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us delivered a superhero-sized punch to the competition last month. The Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U fighter zoomed into the top spot, ahead of another April release, Deep Silver’s Dead Island: Riptide. Other new releases were mostly shut out of the top ten, but Defiance, an MMO shooter based on the Syfy show of the same name, managed to make it to the fifth spot.
Bioshock Infinite continues to sell strong, rounding out the top three, and a pair of 3DS-exclusive games scared up spots in the top ten: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (#6) and Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (#9).
The full top ten list for April 2013 can be found right here:
1. Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U)
2. Dead Island: Riptide (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
3. Bioshock Infinite (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
5. Defiance (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
6. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
7. NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)
8. Skylanders Giants (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U)
9. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
10. MLB 13: The Show (PS3, Vita)
This Batman: Arkham Origins teaser trailer is 41 seconds long. If you’re pressed for time, allow me to summarize it for you…
0:00-0:10: The first ten seconds are devoted to Warner Bros. and DC Comics logos.
0:10-0:21: The next 11 seconds includes snippets of a battle between Batman and the villainous Deathstroke.
0:21-0:29: The Batman: Arkham Origins logo fades in and fades out for eight seconds.
0:29-0:35: This is followed by a six second shot of the game’s October 25 release date and logos for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, and PC platforms.
0:35-0:41: The final six seconds are given to a message promoting the release of the game’s full trailer on Monday, May 20.
I didn’t want to watch a real Batman: Arkham Origins trailer today anyway.
Pac-Man will star in a brand new animated series, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, this Summer on Disney XD. But everyone’s favorite little yellow circle will also be spending 2013 starring in his first third-person platforming game since 2005′s Pac-Man World 3. The game, which is also titled Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, will be available for the Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC this Fall. A side-scrolling version of the game is in development for the 3DS.
The game revolves around the vibrant universe of Pac-World, where Pac-Worlders lived in peace until the mischievous Netherworld ghosts, led by their wicked leader Betrayus, escaped from their ghoulish domain to forcibly take control of Pac-World. Pac-World’s only hope lies in the last surviving yellow Pac-Worlder, our hero with a voracious appetite.
Not only will Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures feature an entirely revamped Pac-Man universe, but it will also hearken back to Pac-Man’s origins with classic elements such as Ghost encounters. The Ghost-chomping mechanics return from the original Pac-Man but with exciting powered up variations in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, creating an innovative yet familiar gameplay experience.
Be sure to watch to the end of the trailer, which shows that maybe Pac-Man shouldn’t have a time limit for his ghost-eating Power Pellets.
Games developed by The Behemoth don’t come around very often. I remember buying Alien Hominid for the GameCube back in December of 2004, and playing it nonstop for months. Then, after four painstaking years, we were blessed with one of the greatest (and most popular) games on the Xbox Live Arcade: Castle Crashers. I could write pages upon pages on how amazing The Behemoth’s second outing is, but odds are you’ve played the game and share my sentiments. If you haven’t, then it’s time to invest in some Microsoft Points. Point being, I haven’t been disappointed by a single game created by these developers. And with their most recent release BattleBlock Theater, I’m elated to say that The Behemoth is three for three. (more…)
Coffee Stain Studios’ tower defense/first person shooter sequel, Sanctum 2, is now available on the Xbox Live Arcade. Priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), Sanctum 2 promises to be “Bigger, Badder, and Better” than its predecessor:
Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the tower defense/first-person shooter hybrid Sanctum. Players take the role of an elite soldier whose mission is to protect the Cores from hordes of mysterious alien creatures while playing as one of four distinct classes, all with their own unique abilities.