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Be thankful for a PSN update including Epic Mickey 2, PS All-Stars, Family Guy, more

PS3, Vita, and PSP owners will have a lot to be thankful for this week as Sony has added more than a dozen games to the PlayStation Store in an attempt to steal some of your Black Friday dollars.

Leading the way are a trio of PS3 Full Games that includes mascot brawler PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, artistic sequel Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and the cartoonish chaos of Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse. PlayStation All-Stars is also available to download on the Vita.

But there’s even more to be thankful for, including…

  • The final episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead adaptation, “No Time Left.”
  • Doom Classic Complete, a PS3 compilation that includes Ultimate Doom, Doom II (plus “The Master Levels”), and Final Doom.
  • A Vita-exclusive remake of Persona 4, subtitled “Golden.”
  • The wild Grasshopper Manufacture shoot ’em up Sine Mora (on PSN and Vita).
  • The Vita remake of Sega’s cult classic, Jet Set Radio.

And that’s still not everything that was added to the PlayStation Store yesterday. You can hint the break for more information on every new release or visit the PlayStation Blog for a list of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)

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New Releases: Wii U, Hitman Absolution, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, More

The Wii U is finally here! If you managed to pre-order one, you’re likely playing it right now. And you also probably know that 29 games will be available on day one including New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, ZombiU, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Assassin’s Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Mass Effect 3. Wow.

In non-Wii U release news, Square Enix will release Hitman: Absolution, the first game in the series in over six years, for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Also available this week is Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (PS3, Vita), Activision’s Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), and Sega’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, Wii U).

Disney Interactive and game development legend Warren Spector have teamed up again to bring a second Epic Mickey title to stores. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360) is available today, along with its 3DS spinoff, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.

Finally, Atlus plans to release Persona 4: Golden for the Vita this week.

Looking for more new releases? You can find them after the break. (more…)

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First freakin’ sweet details of Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse revealed

Are these details freakin’ sweet?

Nah. To steal another common Family Guy catchphrase, I’m just yankin’ ya. Even with these initial plot details, we still don’t really know anything about Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse.

We know it was written by “talent” from the show and we know it stars Brian and Stewie. We also know it’s based on the “Multiverse” episode and that the main villain is Bertram.

Even if we didn’t know these things yesterday, their announcement is still less unexpected than the time Ted Turner impregnated Carter Pewterschmidt’s dog. Here’s what Activision had to say:

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse features an all-new original narrative that is an expansion on the popular episode, “Road to the Multiverse.” It turns the outrageous world of Family Guy into an action-packed video game filled with nods to the long-running comedy. Playing as either Stewie or Brian, each with unique abilities and weapons, players will battle their favourite Family Guy characters as they advance through Multiverse-themed levels in their pursuit to battle Stewie’s evil twin, Bertram, who has returned and is hell-bent on destroying Quahog. Fans will also be able to team up in co-op multiplayer mode or compete against each other in competitive multiplayer levels – all with a Family Guy twist.

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Activision officially announces Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse

After being outed over the weekend by Amazon, Activision has officially announced that Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse will be available this Fall.

“Fans of Family Guy will love that we’ve taken some of the series’ most iconic and memorable moments and built them into an impressive and uncensored video game,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President, Activision. “Anyone who watches the show will appreciate how much we have adhered to its rich and twisted universe and characters.”

Activision promised that more details from Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse would be revealed soon, but for now, that’s it. However, the Amazon listing included a September 25 release date for the game, which the retailer claims is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Remember the time Amazon outed Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse?

[Insert wacky cutaway gag here]

A listing for Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse has popped up on Amazon for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The retailer tagged the game as a “Shooter” with a September 25 release date.

The title is clearly a reference to the eighth season premiere, “Road to the Multiverse” and it’s likely that Stewie and Brian travel through the Multiverse once more. I hope the “Disney universe” plays a big part in this game, that’d be freakin’ sweet!

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse will be published by Activision, and it’s a long time coming, as it was first teased by the company back in February 2011 during their quarterly financial briefing.

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Activision reveals new Family Guy game, X-Men: First Class, “unprecedented” new universe

Activision was very busy during their quarterly financial briefing yesterday. In addition to canceling Guitar Hero 7 and True Crime: Hong Kong, the company revealed a few details about their 2011 (and beyond) schedule.

New Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg did most of talking. He began by reiterating that Call of Duty 8 is on track for a 2011 release and officially announced a free-to-play Call of Duty game for China, which will be released in 2012.

Continuing with the Call of Duty theme, Hirshberg revealed that a new Activision in-house studio, Beachhead, will be creating an “all-new digital platform for the Call of Duty franchise.” The system sounds very similar to Halo Waypoint and promises to “support in-game integration and bring online experiences and console play together.”

Activision also has a slew of licensed games in development for 2011 including three never-before-announced games: Family Guy, X-Men: First Class and Wipeout 2.

A Family Guy game was released by 2K Games to tepid reviews in 2006. X-Men: First Class will likely launch alongside the film in June with the Silicon Knights-developed X-Men: Destiny still on track for a late 2011 release. And for those confused about Wipeout 2, it’s not the futuristic racing franchise, but a second game based on ABC’s obstacle course game show.

Several previously announced 2011 games, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon, a new Spider-Man game, more Cabela’s Hunting titles and a new Bakugan game were also discussed.

Bungie’s New Universe was briefly mentioned, but only to confirm that it won’t launch until 2012 at the earliest.

Finally, Hirshberg announced that Activision will be unveiling “an all-new gaming universes that brings together the worlds of toys, video games and online play.” in two days at the New York Toy Fair. Activision will release the game based on this new universe in the second half of 2011 and calls the franchise an “unprecedented” merging of different media.

Wow. We’ll likely learn more about a lot of these titles at E3.

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