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The Xbox Games Store jumps to lightspeed this week as Star Wars: Battlefront is now available to download for the Xbox One. Like a good blaster at your side, EA and DICE have brought the franchise, and its signature slate of online multiplayer battles, back for a new generation of players.
But a very different order of knights took up residence on the Xbox Games Store earlier this week. Chainsawesome Games released Knight Squad, an overhead arena battler that bears more than a passing resemblance to Gauntlet and Bomberman. If that sounds like your kind of thing, I’ve got good news, Microsoft has inducted Knight Squad into the Games With Gold program and its a free download for the next four weeks.
Continuing on with our knightly theme, Telltale Games has launched the finale of their Game of Thrones adaptation for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Episode 6: The Ice Dragon forces House Forrester into the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings and they’ll have to survive “a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror” to make it out alive.
Finally this week, Deadpool is no knight in shining armor, but his Xbox 360 game from 2013 has been re-released on the Xbox One.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
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Search your feelings. You know it to be true. Star Wars: Battlefront is now available to download for the PS4 through the PlayStation Store. But EA and DICE’s multiplayer battler isn’t the only Star Wars game that did the trench run to retailers this week. Also available to download today is Super Star Wars, an enhanced remake of the Super NES side-scroller from 1992.
As one epic saga receives a new beginning this week, another comes to a close, as Telltale has released the final episode of their Game of Thrones adaptation. Available to download now for the PS4 and PS3, Episode 6: The Ice Dragon marks the end for House Forrester one way or another because in the game of thrones, “you either win, or you die.”
Finally this week, Deadpool makes his triumphant (and hyperactive) return to the PlayStation platform thanks to a PS4 re-release of his PS3 beat ’em up from 2013. If you’re unfamiliar with the “Merc With A Mouth,” I’ll let the character himself sell you on his game: “I’m a mercenary with an accelerated healing factor, I’ve been described as unstable, which is just plain coo-coo, I’m gonna battle for the safety of humans and mutants. Be prepared for just about anything. (Holla!)”
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) is available after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
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After an absence from gaming for more than a decade, it’s time for the return of the Star Wars: Battlefront franchise on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Did DICE recapture the old magic that made the series a fan favorite? We won’t know for sure until Tuesday, but I do know that the Vader-emblazoned PS4 500GB + Star Wars: Battlefront Limited Edition Bundle is a beautiful piece of hardware. A regular PS4 500GB + Star Wars: Battlefront Bundle will also be released this week.
Also available this week is a pair of Nintendo exclusives on Friday. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon for the 3DS is the latest dungeon-crawling roguelike starring those lovable Pokemon. Meanwhile, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash serves up another Mario-filled tennis tournament on the Wii U in place of the delayed Star Fox Zero.
Finally this week, we’ve got plenty of familiar games in new places…
- Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate makes its PC debut as the Assassins and Templars take their eternal struggle to Victorian England.
- The Borderlands Triple Pack (PS3, Xbox 360) puts all three games (and all their downloadable content) into a single package for the first time.
- The Crew: Wild Run Edition (PS4, Xbox One) bundles together Ubisoft’s online racer with its Wild Run expansion.
- Deadpool breaks the fourth wall again in this PS4/Xbox One remake of his PS3/Xbox 360 game.
- Telltale compiles all six episodes of their Game of Thrones adaptation onto a single disc for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
A complete list of this week’s new release can be found after the break. (more…)
Possibly in an attempt to capitalize on this Winter’s upcoming movie with Ryan Reynolds, Activision will bring Deadpool to the PS4 and Xbox One on November 17.
Announced by GameStop (via their Twitter account), the new-generation port will be developed by High Moon Studios, the same team behind the original PS3/Xbox 360 game. It’s unknown if Deadpool will look any prettier on the PS4 and Xbox One, but the developer plans to include all of the game’s downloadable content (two bonus levels and two alternate costumes) as part of the PS4/Xbox One package.
Finally, GameStop confirmed that the re-release will retail for $49.99, so be prepared to pay a premium to play as Deadpool on your new-generation console of choice.
Deadpool is the Marvel equivalent of Marmite; you either love him or you hate him. From his crass and vulgar sense of humour to his habit of breaking the fourth wall and talking directly with his gathered audience, the Merc with a Mouth offers some sweet comic relief in place of grim, dark, and brooding superheroes. But how is the character’s transition from comic to video game? (more…)
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us cashed in on years of hype and some of the best reviews for a PS3 game ever (including a 7/7 from our own Andrew Rainnie) to emerge as the best-selling game of June 2013. Last month’s report from The NPD Group featured plenty of other new faces including Animal Crossing: New Leaf (#2), Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (#3, the first time its been available for retail sale), and Deadpool (#8).
Call of Duty: Black Ops II, NBA 2K13, and Battlefield 3 continue their lengthy runs as they sold enough copies to land at, respectively, #4, #5, and #9. The complete list of June 2013’s top ten best-selling games can be found after the break.
According to the NPD’s monthly report (via Game Informer), total retail sales of games, consoles, and accessories amounted to $593.3 million, a 15% decline from June 2012’s $700.6 million total. (more…)
PSN Today: Deadpool, Hotline Miami, Magic 2014, More
Two very different agents of chaos highlight today’s PlayStation Store update.
Deadpool, Marvel’s fourth wall-breaking assassin-for-hire, has been given the big budget PS3 game treatment by High Moon and Activision. Meanwhile, the pixelated 2D mayhem of Hotline Miami comes to the PS3 and Vita as a Cross-Buy title. A wide variety of other titles are available this week including:
- Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers (PS3), the latest adaptation of the collectible card game.
- Ride to Hell Retribution (PS3), an action game starring some angry bikers.
- Spartacus Legends (PS3), a free-to-play fighter based on the popular Starz show.
- Muramasa Rebirth (Vita), an action RPG originally released for the Wii that’s been rebuilt for Sony’s handheld.
Deadpool is now available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. And along with the release of the first game starring “The Merc With A Mouth” comes this launch trailer that is filled with his signature brand of bizarre.
Enjoy it folks.