The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review: Look Out!
Bringing Ubisoft's U Back to the Wii U
Tales From the Borderlands will be playable at PAX Prime 2014
Rumor: Super Smash Bros. 4 full roster leaked
New Releases: The Sims 4, Danganronpa 2, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
Kickstart This! The Indiegogo-What-Now? Edition
2K announces add-on content and Season Pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be released for consoles, PC in early 2015
Earth Defense Force 2025 expansion coming to PS4 in Japan
The Games of September 2014
Most Recent: Xbox One
Before we get the much-rumored Resident Evil 7, it looks like Capcom wants to shamble out another spinoff in the Resident Evil franchise with the announcement that Resident Evil Revelations 2 is in development. Revelations 2 is ditching its handheld roots and will be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in early 2015.
Pesky details like the plot and what the game actually looks like will be announced at a later date. For now, check out the live-action teaser trailer (and it’s very scary watches) above. Capcom has promised that “hidden secrets beckon to be discovered by anyone with eyes and wits sharp enough to find them.” But that sounds like a lot of work for Labor Day…
The Summer is over (more or less) and it’s time for the Fall gaming avalanche, but don’t expect a big batch of new releases just yet. That said, this week’s big releases include…
- The Sims 4 (PC), the latest game in EA’s super-popular people simulator franchise will be available in a Premium Edition (with extra goodies) and a standard edition (which EA is calling a Limited Edition for some reason).
- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (Vita), the second anime-esque murder mystery set inside a high school will be available just in time for the first day of school.
- Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (PS4 and Xbox One), Koei Tecmo’s latest Dynasty Warriors/Samurai Warriors gets expanded and re-released for next-gen consoles.
That’s it for now, but Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft have plans to digitally release a bunch of games to fight over your gaming dollar as well this week.
We still don’t know what The Behemoth’s Game 4 will actually be called, but the developer has confirmed it’ll take the form of a hex-based strategy RPG. With narration by Will Stamper (he did BattleBlock Theater too) and The Behemoth’s trademark art style, it will also likely be a strategy game like no one’s ever seen before.
For proof, just check out the PAX Prime trailer above (the previously revealed spider-woman shows up at 0:19). Game 4 is in development for the PC and Xbox One and will be released… someday.
The Third Street Saints are going to Hell. Today, Volition announced Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell during the close of their PAX Prime panel. The standalone expansion will be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on January 27, 2015… and yes, you will be able to shoot The Devil in the face:
Play as either Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington as you tear apart Hell in a quest to save the leader of the Saints’ soul. Historical icons, old friends, older enemies, a talking gun, a full length musical number, and a whole lot of other shenanigans all await you in the open world standalone expansion playground that is Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell.
But wait, there’s more. Gat Out of Hell isn’t the only Saints Row game that will make its debut on next-gen consoles this January. Volition also announced that Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, a PS4 and Xbox One port of Saints Row IV that also includes Gat Out of Hell.
If you’re attending PAX Prime this weekend, be sure to stop by the Deep Silver booth to play both Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected.
Zoink! Games has released their puzzle platformer, Stick it to the Man, on the Xbox Live Games Store (for the Xbox One) today. The game, which follows a psychic with the ability to manipulate the world with stickers, is also available on the PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, and Wii U. You can learn more about it right here:
Stick it to the Man ($9.99)
On an ordinary day, hard hat tester; Ray has a bizarre accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain, giving him extraordinary mind-reading powers. Ray can suddenly change the world with stickers, transforming his paper universe by tearing it, folding it and using the crazy stickers he finds (along with his awesome new powers) to solve mind-boggling puzzles! Sadly, Ray doesn’t have much time to get to grips with his new-fangled psychic abilities. Instead, he’s on the run from ‘The Man’ for a crime he didn’t commit. Can you help Ray out of this sticky situation? Get ready to tear it, rip it and Stick it to the Man!
Ubisoft has announced they’ve been forced to delay Assassin’s Creed: Unity to add a final level of polish to the first Assassin’s Creed game released exclusively for new-gen consoles. Thankfully, the delay is only two weeks, so Unity will now launch alongside Assassin’s Creed: Rogue on November 11.
“Making games is not a precise science. It’s a leap of faith. There’s a good level of subjectivity and creativity,” Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand said to the UbiBlog. He also talked a bit about some of the little things that need tweaking in the final days of development:
It’s the little things. A tiny gesture that Arno makes as he’s racing across the Parisian rooftops. A barely noticeable reaction from a solitary NPC in a crowd 3,000 deep. The subtle swaying motion of an opulent chandelier in a lavish ballroom. It’s these little things, multiplied by the thousands, that a development team focuses on during the final push to ship a game. And with a massive open-world title like Assassin’s Creed Unity, all those little things add up fast.
To ensure that Assassin’s Creed: Unity is the best game it can be, Ubisoft will also release a “Day 1″ patch that will include additional tweaks and improvements.
If you’ve been keeping track of the recent retail releases and yesterday’s PlayStation Store update, then most of today’s Xbox Live update should look pretty familiar:
- There’s the annual gridiron football simulation from EA Sports (better known as Madden NFL 15) for the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.
- Deep Silver and 4A Games have also made their Metro re-do, Metro Redux, available for download on the Xbox One (individual downloads of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are also available).
- Telltale Games has finished up The Walking Dead Season 2 with the fifth episode, “No Going Back.”
- And finally, Rising Star and GRev have released the Dreamcast update, Under Defeat HD.
More details on all of these titles can be found after the break. (more…)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of 2014’s biggest movies, and with any summer blockbuster movie comes the inevitable video game based on said blockbuster movie. And as any self-respecting gamer should know, movie-based games are not of the highest quality. In fact, a majority of the time they just plain suck. Such was not the case in 2012, when the first Amazing Spider-Man game was released to positive reviews. Now that the sequel is out, gamers everywhere hoped that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 would be of the same quality as the first game. While it is an OK game, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t quite do everything a spider can. (more…)