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XBL Store Today: Murdered: Soul Suspect, Worms: Battleground

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Two new games were added to the Xbox Live Game Store today and they should sound familiar to anyone that took notice of yesterday’s PlayStation Store update. First, there’s the supernatural detective story Murdered: Soul Suspect, which is (available on the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. It’s joined by the Xbox One debut of the Worms franchise, Worms: Battleground.

More information about both games can be found right here:

Worms: Battleground ($24.99)
Available on the Xbox One
Worms: Battlegrounds brings friends and families together in the noble pursuit of self‐improvement, world domination and exploding sheep. Worms™ Battlegrounds is the biggest and best Worms game to date – more worms, larger landscapes, more dynamic water, more weapons and more customisation items than ever before. It features beautiful high definition 3D visuals (but still retains the classic 2D gameplay) with new lighting effects, new features to help users interact socially, exciting additions to improve the single player experience, and more of everything a Worms fan could want.

Murdered: Soul Suspect ($59.99)
Available on the Xbox One and Xbox 360
A dark, detective thriller with a supernatural twist: solving your own murder from the afterlife. Play as Ronan O’Connor, a Salem police detective with a chequered past, whose life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal killer. Trapped in a limbo world called Dusk, he is unable to find peace until he can bring his killer to justice. As Ronan, use powerful supernatural abilities to freely explore the shadowy afterlife. Unable to communicate with the detectives on his case, Ronan must read the minds of the living, influencing their thoughts and actions, and interrogate Salem’s dead to piece together the truth. The afterlife is not a safe place however, and his investigations are threatened by demonic spirits wanting to devour his soul.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, 1001 Spikes, more added to PS Store

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The release calendar for June is a bit bare, but thankfully, Sony came through with a batch of quirky new downloads in the first PlayStation Store update of the month.

The supernatural detective story Murdered: Soul Suspect is this week’s biggest new release. Available for both the PS3 and PS4, the game follows the recently departed Ronan O’Connor as he attempts to track down his murderer, a serial killer known as The Bell Killer. It’s joined by four other PS4 releases including the free-to-play World War II sim, War Thunder; the latest game in the Worms franchise, Worms Battlegrounds; an enhanced version of the fourth PixelJunk game, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate; and the latest brutal platformer, 1001 Spikes. Those last two are also available as PS4/Vita Cross-Buy games, so you can also take them on the go.

One other PS3 game was added to the PS Store this week and it’s Don Bradman Cricket 14. I’m not entirely sure, but it might be the first cricket game ever released in North America. If I cared in the slightest about cricket, I’d do some research and find out for sure.

Finally, the Vita is now home to a Sony-produced pet simulator, PlayStation Vita Pets, and a diva simulator known as Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection. Don’t let your real dog and American Idol know you’ve been cheating on them.

More information about all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: Tomodachi Life, Murdered: Soul Suspect, WildStar, More

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The new releases have begun to dry up as we roll towards the Summer and (in eight days time) the 2014 E3 Expo. Thankfully, Nintendo, Square Enix, NCSoft, and NIS America are here to give us a quartet of new games this week.

Nintendo’s 3DS life simulator, Tomodachi Life, will be available on June 6. Whether you’ve followed the debate over the game’s exclusion of same-sex relationships or not, Tomodachi Life looks like a skewed take on Nintendo’s already-established Animal Crossing franchise. Plus, it features Shaquille O’Neal as himself. If you’re looking for something a little less lighthearted, Square Enix and Airtight Games will release Murdered: Soul Suspect on Tuesday for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game follows Ronan O’Connor, a detective who has been murdered by The Bell Killer. As a ghost, Ronan has to deal with demonic spectres and solve the mystery of his own death. So like Ghost, but with less Whoopi Goldberg (Unless…).

Also available this week is WildStar, a new MMO from NCSoft that eschews the dark and gritty aesthetic of most MMOs and replaces it with colorful locales and anthropomorphized animals. And speaking of colorful, NIS America will release Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection, a diva simulator for the Vita.

Finally, Microsoft will roll out the $399 Kinect-less Xbox One this week. So if you’ve been thinking about adding a new-generation console to your entertainment center, perhaps now is the time.

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Square Enix @ PAX East 2014: Hitman Go, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Nosgoth

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Square Enix will be bringing a trio of upcoming games to this year’s PAX East expo and not a single one has the words “Final,” “Fantasy,” “Dragon,” Quest,” “Kingdom,” or “Hearts” in its title. From April 11 through April 13, Square Enix will set up shop in Booth #548 with the following games:

Hitman Go – Hitman Go is a turn-based strategy game where you will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies, infiltrate well-guarded locations and take out your target on beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises distractions, sniper rifles and even 47’s iconic Silverballers. Developed by Square Enix Montreal, Hitman Go is set to arrive soon on mobile.

Murdered: Soul Suspect – A new take on the action/adventure genre, players take the role of Ronan O’Connor, a detective with a checkered past, whose life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal and relentless killer. Unable to move on and stuck in the limbo world of Dusk, he won’t find peace until he can bring his killer to justice from the afterlife. Set for release on June 3, Murdered: Soul Suspect will be available for PC, as well as current and next-gen consoles.

Nosgoth – Developed by Psyonix, Nosgoth is a unique team-based third person PvP title pitting a variety of brutal Human and Vampire characters in a fight for survival. The two races have very different play styles: Humans have an arsenal of devastating raged weaponry and lethal devices while Vampires specialize in visceral close-up melee attacks augmented by their inhuman abilities. Nosgoth is set in the dark fantasy world of the Legacy of Kain series and is currently in Closed Beta.

If you plan to attend PAX East and want to learn more about Nosgoth and Murdered: Soul Suspect, Square Enix will also host a pair of panels showcasing each game. The Murdered: Soul Suspect panel will take on Friday, April 11 at 6:00 PM while the Nosgoth panel, “Nosgoth: Vampire vs. Human Action,” will be held on Sunday, April 13 at 12:00 PM.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect also coming to PS4; June 2014 release date announced

As expected, Square Enix and Airtight Games have announced that Murdered: Soul Suspect will be released for the PS4 in addition to the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. To celebrate this announcement, they’ve released a new trailer, “Every Lead,” and confirmed that the game will be available for all platforms sometime this June.

If you opt for the next-generation edition of Murdered, here’s what improvements you can expect to find alongside the game’s ghostly detective:

The new console versions will offer increased visual fidelity via native 1080p output. Elements such as subsurface scattering and an increased particle count will depict an even more immersive ghost world and cast as players guide slain Salem detective Ronan O’Connor on a quest to find his killer and escape the limbo-like world of Dusk.

Yesterday, Microsoft’s Major Nelson toured Airtight’s studio to get a behind-the-scenes look at Murdered: Soul Suspect.

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Airtight’s Murdered: Soul Suspect also coming to Xbox One

Murdered: Soul Suspect is an upcoming action-adventure game from Square Enix. First revealed at last year’s E3, it’s been recently announced that it will be available on Xbox One – and you can read an in-depth hands-on article at Xbox Wire. They describe it as a “supernatural detective thriller” and go into detail about how you play as Ronan O’Connor, the renegade cop (get it? Ronan/Ronin?) who has to solve his own murder.

But Airtight also Tweeted today that there will be more news and another trailer tomorrow. Could this announcement be that the game is also coming to PlayStation 4?

Murdered: Soul Suspect is due out later this year and is currently confirmed for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Square Enix to unveil “next-generation of Final Fantasy” at E3 2013

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Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy franchise to this year’s E3 Expo in a big way. The publisher plans to have not just one or two, but four Final Fantasy games on display at the show. In addition to the three previously announced games (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster), Square Enix will unveil a first look at “the next-generation” of the franchise. Square Enix executives have previously hinted that this new game may be connected to Agni’s Philosophy, the technical demo they presented at last year’s E3 Expo.

In addition to a quartet of Final Fantasy titles, Square Enix will also show off a few of their co-productions with western developers including Murdered: Soul Suspect, Thief, Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, and Deus Ex: The Fall. Rounding out Square Enix’s E3 offerings is Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix, a PS3 exclusive set to release this September.

More details on all of these titles can be found after the break and be sure to check out the Square Enix Presents YouTube Channel next week for a ton of Square Enix videos from the show floor. (more…)

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Murdered: Soul Suspect officially set for early 2014 release

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This morning, Square Enix officially announced their supernatural crimesolving sim, Murdered: Soul Suspect. Because solving your own murder with the help of friendly ghosts is something you can simulate, right?

The game, which will be released in early 2014, is in development for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 at a mystery developer. In addition to announcing Murdered, Square Enix has thrown open the doors of the game’s online presence including an official website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter feed.

A teaser trailer for Murdered: Soul Suspect was released yesterday.

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