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New Releases: Super Smash Bros Wii U, Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto V PS4/Xbox One, More


After years of revealing screenshots and teasing trailers (including one 35-minute “Extravganza“), Nintendo is finally ready to release Super Smash Bros. For Wii U this week. It’s a big week for Nintendo in general as the publisher will also release Pokemon: Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon: Omega Ruby for the 3DS along with their first wave of Amiibo figures.

What can the rest of the publishing world do to compete? A lot, actually. Rockstar will bring Grand Theft Auto V to the PS4 and Xbox One for the first time while Ubisoft will release the Himalayan-set Far Cry 4 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) too. Those are both massive open-world games… though only one lets you ride an elephant. Also available this week is BioWare’s latest RPG, Dragon Age: Inquisition (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One); Sony’s latest LittleBigPlanet game, LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS3, PS4); and Deep Silver’s Dead Island spinoff, Escape Dead Island (PC, PS3, Xbox 360).

And if you’re looking to pick up some previously released major releases on new platforms, now’s your chance. WWE 2K15 makes the jump to the PS4 and Xbox One, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor downgrades to the PS3 and Xbox 360, and Watch Dogs finally makes its way to the Wii U.

And you can find even more new releases after the break. (more…)

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Deep Silver wants you to Escape Dead Island on November 18

Deep Silver has announced that their Dead Island spinoff, Escape Dead Island, will be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 18. The game, which was partially inspired by Eternal Darkness, will question your sanity as you attempt to escape from an island paradise overrun by zombies. To really showcase Escape Dead Island’s mind-altering setpieces, Deep Silver has released a new trailer that has been embedded above.

The publisher will also give gamers a chance to demo the game for themselves this weekend at the PAX Prime convention in Seattle.

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Deep Silver bringing Escape Dead Island, Dead Island 2, Metro, a few surprises to PAX 2014


Deep Silver has more than one surprise planned for this weekend’s PAX Prime convention. Besides the previously announced unveiling of Volition’s next project, the publisher will offer the following playable demos at its booth in the South Hall:

  • Dead Island 2: Experience the first hands-on in the United States for the upcoming AAA zombie blockbuster from Yager Development.
  • Escape Dead Island: The world’s first consumer hands-on for the third person survival mystery spin-off, set in the Dead Island universe.
  • Metro Redux: Play Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light together with all DLC now on new-gen consoles running at a seamless 60 frames per second.

Deep Silver also plans to showcase at least one secret title at their booth. So it seems likely that if you miss the Volition panel on Friday morning you’ll still get a chance to get a good look at their next game. And who knows, perhaps Deep Silver has a few other surprises up their sleeve…

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Third-person spinoff Escape Dead Island will be available this Fall

Deep Silver is expanding the Dead Island universe again with the announcement of Escape Dead Island, a third-person action game that promises to reveal the origins of the zombie outbreak:

Escape Dead Island is a survival mystery that follows the story of Cliff Calo, who sets sail to document the unexplained events rumored to have happened on Banoi. Arriving on the island of Narapela, part of the Banoi archipelago, he finds that not everything is as it seems. Haunted by deja vu, Cliff will have to make sense of it all throughout the entire game – again and again. This story-driven adventure lets players delve into the Dead Island universe and unravel the origins of the zombie outbreak. Escape is only the beginning…

Melee combat will still be a big part of Escape Dead Island, but players will also have to fight for their sanity as Cliff suffers from delusions represented by “unique visual styles” when he is experiencing a break with reality. The debut trailer above gives us a taste of these delusions by depicting one of Cliff’s attacks with black-and-white flashes. If this sounds similar to a beloved GameCube game from 2002, that’s by design. Deep Silver’s Community Manager, Maurice Tan, wrote on Twitter that he sees “a bit of Eternal Darkness” in Escape Dead Island.

Escape Dead Island is in development at Fatshark and will serve as a bridge between Dead Island and Dead Island 2. It will be released this Fall for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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