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Yarny threaded his way right into our hearts, so it’s a good thing the lovable character made his Xbox One debut this week with the addition of Unravel to the Xbox Games Store. Developer Coldwood has designed a puzzle platformer that asks players to reunite Yarny with whoever (or whatever) is at the other end of his string, and they’ll need to leap past a variety of terrifying obstacles to do it.
Fans of strategic platformers will have another choice this week as Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia for the Xbox One. The third (and final) side-scrolling spinoff to the open world franchise will use imagery inspired by Soviet propaganda posters to tell its story as an Assassin attempts to rescue Anastasia from her fate.
Elsewhere on the Xbox Games Store this week, Bandai Namco will release Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, the latest game adaptation of the popular anime, for the Xbox One, while Techland will repackage Dying Light with all of its expansions and re-release it as Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
EA’s adorable Yarny will make his video game debut on the PlayStation Store this week with the PS4 release of Unravel. The puzzle platformer has captivated the gaming public since its unveiling during last year’s E3 Expo, and it’ll be interesting to see what the megapublisher does with a lower-key superstar like Yarny.
A number of other titles are also now available to download this week including Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, Ubisoft’s third (and final) side-scrolling spinoff in the Assassin’s Creed series; Firewatch, a first-person adventure about a fire lookout and the woman on the other end of his radio; and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Bandai Namco’s newest game based on the popular anime.
Finally this week, a pair of re-releases will give gamers another shot at a game they may have missed before. Techland will relaunch Dying Light as Dying Light: The Following — Enhanced Edition, which includes the original game and every downloadable expansion released in the past year. Vertex Pop’s We Are Doomed will also get a re-release this week on the PS Vita after launching on the PS4 last year. And it’s Cross-Buy compatible, so if you bought the PS4 version last year, you can grab the portable version for free.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Cute dolls, colorful assassins, and parkouring zombies highlight this week’s new release roundup.
After making a huge splash at last year’s E3 Expo, EA is ready to unleash Yarny on the world in Coldwood’s Unravel (PC, PS4, Xbox One). Using a combination of puzzle-solving and platforming, Yarny will navigate the harsh world (especially for a four-inch high yarn doll) to find out who’s on the other end of his string.
Another colorful platforming adventure will make its way onto store shelves this week as Ubisoft will bundle together all three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games into a single collection. Players will be able to do battle with the Templars in three never-before-seen locales and time periods: China, India, and Russia.
Bandai Namco has a colorful new game of their own ready for release this week as Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, the latest game based on the pretty popular anime, will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Deep Silver will re-release Dying Light this week in a special Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition (PS4, Xbox One), which includes the original game and all four expansions (“Be the Zombie,” “Ultimate Survivor Bundle,” “The Bozak Horde,” and “The Following”).
Finally, Microsoft will launch their Xbox One 500GB “Name Your Game” Bundle, which lets prospective players choose from Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, and Rare Replay when they purchase an Xbox One system.
A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
Techland has announced that The Following, a vehicle-based expansion to Dying Light, will be available in early 2016. The developer released a neat teaser trailer to commemorate the news, and Producer Tymon Smektala had a lot to say about the expansion’s new content:
“So since Gamescom 2015, we revealed quite a bit about our upcoming expansion: the vast countryside map, the customizable dirt buggy, a new story and more. What we couldn’t say before though, was the release date. Today we finally know that Dying Light: The Following will launch within the first three months of 2016. This gives us enough time to put in all the content and surprises we have planned for you guys.”
Smektala added that fans should expect to see a preview of the expansion soon, saying, “Keep your eyes peeled for some sneak peeks into what we have in the works for you all.”
Dying Light: The Following will be a free download for all Dying Light Season Pass owners. Everyone else will have to pony up $14.99 to get the chance to chase after zombies with a customizable dirt buggy.
Fortune has scoured the last six months of data from The NPD Group to assemble a definitive list of the best-selling games from the first half of the year.
Surprisingly, or perhaps unsurprisingly when you realize just how few games have been released this year, NetheRealm’s Mortal Kombat X took the top spot. The latest game in the long-running series paved the way for WB Games’s complete domination of the sales chart. The publisher secured four spots in the half-year top ten including Batman: Arkham Knight (#6), Dying Light (#7), and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (#9). Arkham Knight’s appearance on the list is even more impressive as it was released in the last week of June.
Among the holdovers, Grand Theft Auto V (#2), Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (#4), and Minecraft (#5) all broke into the top five. It’s likely that all three will stick around for the year-end list as well.
The complete top ten list can be found right here:
Bestselling Games in the First Half of 2015
1. Mortal Kombat X
2. Grand Theft Auto V
3. Battlefield Hardline
4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
6. Batman: Arkham Knight
7. Dying Light
8. NBA 2K15
9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
10. Super Smash Bros. For 3DS / Super Smash Bros. For Wii U
While Deep Silver continues to struggle to get Dead Island 2 off the ground, Techland has moved on to Dying Light, which was released to great fanfare back in January. Since then, the developer has continually updated the zombie game through a series of DLC drops. In a newly released trailer, Techland wanted to familiarize everyone with all of this content, which includes…
- Expansions such as The Bozak Horde, Cuisine & Cargo, Parkour Fever, and Quarantine Zones 2.0.
- Costume and weapon packs such as the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, Gold Weapons, Crazy New Weapons, and the more than 50 Skins found in Character Outfits.
- Modding tools like the Developer Tools Game Editor.
- Additional modes and gameplay tweaks like Hard Mode and the Be the Zombie Mutations.
- And one-time only events like the superpowers everyone received on April Fool’s Day.
The trailer closes with a tease of Techland’s next big addition to Dying Light… vehicles.
“We’re really excited to finally be able to show this major project we’ve been secretly working on since the release of the game,” said Tymon Smektala, Producer of Dying Light. “This is Dying Light from totally new angle, but with everything fans love about the original still at the core.”
Techland will show off Dying Light’s vehicles expansion at this year’s Gamescom expo, which will be held in Cologne, Germany beginning on August 5.
The best April Fool’s Day gags are the ones that turn out to be true. Such is the case with Techland’s Dying Light prank. Today, and today only, every player in the game will be able to obtain a vial of tainted Antizin (the anti-zombie drug players find in the game) that’s packed with a superheroic punch. This medication will cause a variety of side effects including a stamina boost, increased agility, and super strength. Players may also suffer from “uncontrollable fits of violence.” Thankfully, smashing the nearest zombie in the face and sending that undead ghoul flying across the screen in a bloody explosion is the perfect therapy.
But remember! This Antizin upgrade will only be available for one day and the first batch of untainted Antizin will be delivered at midnight tonight (Pacific Time). So take it away, Mr. David Bowie…
This just in… people really love the New 3DS XL. According to Nintendo, the consolemaker sold almost twice as many 3DS handhelds last month than in February of 2014. Though I guess that was probably going to be a given as people love every Nintendo handheld.
More surprising is the fact that people really love The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. Long thought of as the black sheep of the Zelda franchise, it took the top spot in the NPD Group’s recounting of the best-selling games from February 2015. The handheld’s other major launch title, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, checked in at #10. When you add in digital sales, the game sold more than 290,000 copies in February, making it the best debut for any game in the entire series.
Majora’s Mask 3D beat out February’s other big release, Evolve, which managed to shoot its way to the #2 spot. Other new releases appearing in the February top ten include Dragon Ball Xenoverse (#7) and The Order: 1886 (#9), which only had a few days to rack up sales due to its February 20 release date.
The remainder of the top ten includes plenty of holdovers from January including the former #1, Dying Light. Techland’s zombie game drops to #3 and it’s followed by Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (#4), Grand Theft Auto V (#5), and NBA 2K15 (#6). Another strong showing by Minecraft keeps it in the top ten for another month, this time at #8.
Overall, Game Informer is reporting that sales of hardware, software, and accessories all saw major improvement last month versus February 2014. And while Nintendo may have dominated with the New 3DS XL, Sony has once again claimed the top-selling console with the PS4.
If you’d prefer to read the full top ten from February 2015 in list form, you can find it after the break. (more…)