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Daily Scoop: March 7, 2014 – Friday at last!
Most Recent: Xbox One
It’s finally here. After a boatload of E3 awards and a hugely successful beta, Respawn’s TitanFall is ready to bring man versus mech multiplayer to the PC and Xbox One this week. And if you haven’t picked up an Xbox One console yet, don’t forget that the Xbox One + TitanFall Bundle will also be available on Tuesday.
If you haven’t upgraded to a next-generation system yet, you’ll probably be pleased to know that From Software will bring Dark Souls II to the PS3 and Xbox 360 next week. If you’re waiting on the PC version, it’ll be available at the end of April.
Finally, Nintendo will make the 3DS a Yoshi-er place this week with the release of Yoshi’s New Island and Tecmo Koei will continue the popular Atelier with the release of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky on the PS3.
A full list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
It looks like the Xbox One + TitanFall Bundle that launches next week won’t be the only special edition package available as Microsoft has announced they plan to release a second Xbox One bundle next week.
According to Major Nelson, Microsoft plans to bundle the Xbox One console with a download code for Forza Motorsport 5 beginning next week. The racing simulation, which was originally released on November 22 alongside the Xbox One’s launch, is one of the next-gen console’s best reviewed games.
Like the current Xbox One package and the TitanFall bundle, The Xbox One + Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle will be priced at $499.99 and it will only be available for a “limited time.”
I’ve been a fan of the stealth genre since 1998, when I first played the greatest game ever: Metal Gear Solid. No hyperbole, of course. That’s not to say I don’t like other games in the genre, too: the entire Splinter Cell series is excellent and, more recently, Dishonored was hugely impressive. However, Thief was one I just never played. The loot-em-up is apparently the genesis of some stealth mechanics, such as light meters and sound cues, which were revolutionary achievements in the first person point of view. So, it should have been no surprise that I was incredibly intrigued by this new reimagining of Thief.
Sadly, if opportunity makes a thief, this reboot offers them up sparingly. (more…)
Activision has announced that the next piece of downloadable content for Call of Duty: Ghosts, the Devastation Map Pack, will be available to download on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on April 3. Like the previous map packs, the Devastation Map Pack, which is priced at $14.99, will add four new maps to the game’s multiplayer mode alongside a new gun and the next Extinction Mode episode.
The Devastation Pack promises plenty of excitement as each of the four maps offers something for every CoD player. “Ruins” will include an erupting volcano, “Collision” is “a mangle of debris,” “Behemoth” is a sniper’s paradise, and “Unearthed” is a recreation of Modern Warfare 3‘s “Dome.” And the pack’s new weapon, the Ripper, is a Sub Machine-Gun (SMG)/Assault Rifle combo that will surely live up to its name.
Finally, the “Mayday” expansion to Ghosts’ Extinction Mode will take place on “a mysterious Chinese research vessel” as the alien hunters come face-to-face with a giant Cryptid known as The Kraken.
If history is any guide, the pack will make its way to the PC, PS3, and PS4 by the end of April. More details on the maps of the Devastation Map Pack can be found after the break. (more…)
After a false start last Fall, Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs will finally be released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on May 27. A Wii U release will follow at “a later date.”
To celebrate the release date news, Ubisoft has released a new “Story Trailer” for Watch Dogs that delves deeper into why main character Aiden Pearce is using his hacking skills to take down Chicago’s organized crime syndiate.
There’s a little dance that dog owners do when their pet pooch approaches another dog during a walk down the street. The dogs will eye each other and the friendly ones will pull and tug on their leashes because they want to play with their new best friend. But sometimes, one or both of the dogs will pull and tug because the mere presence of another dog on their sidewalk offends their canine sensibilities. “This is my sidewalk,” they think, “I just peed on it.”
Keep that in mind as you watch the first television commercial for Respawn Entertainment’s TitanFall.
TitanFall will be released for the PC and Xbox One on March 11 with an Xbox 360 edition to follow on March 25. A special Xbox One + TitanFall bundle will also be available on March 11 if you haven’t selected a next-generation system yet.
Aaron Flynn, the General Manager of BioWare Montreal, recently took to Twitter to confirm that the developer has thought about bringing the Mass Effect trilogy to the PS4 and/or the Xbox One:
— Aaryn Flynn (@AarynFlynn) March 2, 2014
The Mass Effect trilogy has spread far and wide in recent years, so it’s a bit hard to remember that the game was originally an Xbox 360 exclusive published by Microsoft. But after EA’s purchase of BioWare, the franchise expanded to the PC, PS3, and the Wii U. So a PS4 or Xbox One port wouldn’t be entirely unprecedented. Developers talk about remakes and re-releases all the time. Especially when new consoles become available. But the timing of Flynn’s reply is especially interesting. The original question was asked on December 9, which was 82 days ago. What reason would Flynn have for answering that question now? Especially when all eyes are currently focused on the officially announced Mass Effect 4.
But to paraphrase someone who probably paraphrased Freud, sometimes a tweet is just a tweet.
Rocksteady Studios has finally emerged from the shadows and shone a spotlight on their next title… Batman: Arkham Knight. The next chapter in the Arkham saga will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One sometime this year. But before that, it will grace the April 2014 cover of Game Informer. The magazine has also provided a look at an an extended four-minute trailer that will give gamers a taste of Rocksteady’s next-gen ambitions. The trailer can be found after the break.
As The Joker died at the end of Batman: Arkham City, the Caped Crusader will require a new set of foes to tangle with. In Arkham Knight, Batman will apprehend Scarecrow, The Penguin, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, and many others. And after a jump to next-generation consoles, the area that Batman will be patrolling has increased quite a bit. In fact, Gotham City has expanded so much that Batman will be able to drive the Batmobile through the streets in pursuit of the city’s criminal element.
Finally, Rocksteady has confirmed that they will not develop any Batman: Arkham games after the release of Batman: Arkham Knight. So I expect fans to start clamoring for a Batman Beyond adaptation any day now. (more…)