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It’s another big week for the PlayStation Network as the majority of this week’s retail releases also found their way onto the PlayStation Store.
Volition’s Saints Row IV leads off the craziness and its joined by another title on the PS3 that focuses on an alien invasion, 2K’s The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. There’s no aliens for Sam Fisher to fight in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (at least, I don’t think), but he makes his return to the PS3 as well. Finally, Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers, a budget aerial combat sim, is new to the PS3 section of the Store.
Gamers interested in quirkier fare who also have an interested in PSN/Vita Cross-Buy titles would do well to check out the one-on-one fighter Divekick and the puzzler Ms. Germinator. Speaking of the Vita, The Walking Dead: The First Season shambles onto Sony’s handheld this week.
Finally, a pair of PS2 Classics, Kessen III and Naval Ops Commander, round out this week’s new additions to the PlayStation Store.
This week’s new releases take us to infinity and beyond.
The “infinity” is taken care of by Disney’s massive companywide crossover, Disney Infinity, is ready for release on the 3DS, PS3, Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360. The game’s “Starter Pack” will come complete with three figures (Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Incredible from The Incredibles, and Sulley from Monsters Inc.) with additional figures available for purchase separately.
That brings us to the “beyond,” which is ably covered by Volition’s Saints Row IV. The insane antics of the Third Street Saints have found a new home at Deep Silver, but the latest game is available for three familiar platforms: PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. And if you’ve got the scratch, why not spring for Saints Row IV’s luxurious (and ridiculous) “Million Dollar Pack.”
Also available this week is the latest adventure of Sam Fisher, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360); the 1960s-set adventures of an anti-alien task force, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PC, PS3, Xbox 360); and the standalone release of Luigi’s latest starring effort, New Super Luigi U (Wii U).
More new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
The latest addition to Telltale’s The Walking Dead saga, “400 Days,” is now available on the Xbox Live Arcade. The episode has been priced at 400 Microsoft Points ($5) and requires The Walking Dead: Episode 1 to function:
Centered on a truck stop on a Georgia highway, this DLC episode for Season 1 of The Walking Dead tells five linked stories of survival. The Walking Dead: 400 Days offers more of the horror and human drama of Robert Kirkman and Telltale’s award-winning series. Echoes of the choices you made in Season 1 will carry over into ’400 Days’ and the choices you make in ’400 Days’ will resonate into Season 2.
Also available this week is Capsized, a side-scrolling shooter with hand-drawn graphics. Capsized is available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10):
Feverishly blast through a hostile planet packed with blood-sucking aliens in Capsized, an action-packed survival shooter that combines innovative physics-based combat with nods to classic platform games. Navigate through perilous environments while fighting bloodthirsty creatures to save your crewmates and escape with your lives. Use a grappling hook, jet pack, space-age weapons and powerups to fight through more than a dozen non-linear levels with lush, explorable environments across multiple modes. The Xbox Live release also includes exclusive levels, newly enhanced graphics and Achievements.
During this year’s E3 Expo, Telltale Games revealed that a new downloadable expansion bridging The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: Season Two would be available this Summer. Little did we know that “this Summer” actually meant “early July.”
The Walking Dead: 400 Days will be available to download from the PlayStation Store for the PS3 today in North America. It will be followed by PC, Xbox 360, iOS, and Vita versions over the next week and into August:
- Tuesday, July 2 - PlayStation Store (North America)
- Wednesday, July 3 - PC/Mac (Steam, Telltale Games Store)
- Friday, July 5 - Xbox Live Arcade
- Wednesday, July 10 - PlayStation Store (Europe)
- Thursday, July 11 - iOS App Store
- August - PS Vita (The Walking Dead: Season One retail release)
Aside from the Vita version (which includes the entirety of Season One), 400 Days will be priced at $4.99/400 Microsoft Points on all platforms and will require a copy of The Walking Dead: Episode One. Also, be sure to check out the brand new launch trailer for The Walking Dead: 400 Days above.
Only someone with a heart of stone would say that Telltale’s The Walking Dead didn’t move them. That movement may have been something as simple as running from the horde of zombies at the game’s center or it might be something deeper. A second season of episodes, appropriately titled The Walking Dead: Season Two, is in the works for this Fall. But first, the developer wants to give players one last taste of Season One.
Known as The Walking Dead: 400 Days, the new episode will tell five tales of survival. Bonnie, Russell, Shel, Vince, and Wyatt will all come face-to-face with the undead and (hopefully) live to tell about it:
Centered on a truck stop on a Georgia highway, The Walking Dead: 400 Days is a DLC episode for Season One of Telltale’s award-winning game series. 400 Days tells five linked stories; each taking place at different points in time and from the point of view of a different survivor, from day one of the undead apocalypse to day 400.
The five stories can be played in any order and will change based on the choices that you make. Echoes of the choices you made in Season 1 will carry over into 400 Days and the choices you make in 400 Days will resonate into Season 2.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days will be available this Summer for the PC, PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, and mobile platforms. You can view the first trailer after the break. (more…)
Sony Computer Entertainment America President Jack Tretton has announced that Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead will be available on the Vita this Summer. In addition to the First Season of the award-winning episodic adventure game, the latest downloadable episode, The Walking Dead: 400 Days, will be coming to the Vita this Summer. A special Walking Dead Vita system bundle will also be available this Summer.
Presumably, The Walking Dead: 400 Days will be available on additional platforms such as the PS3, PC, Xbox 360, and iOS this Summer as well, but that’s currently unknown.
The 2013 BAFTA Awards have just been handed out in merry old England and Dishonored has been named the “Best Game of 2012″ by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
However, the most impressive awards haul came courtesy of thatgamecompany’s Journey, which collected five awards (“Artistic Achievement,” “Audio Achievement,” “Game Design,” “Online Multiplayer,” and “Original Music”). The Unfinished Swan (“Best Debut” and “Game Innovation”) and The Walking Dead (“Mobile & Handheld” and “Story”) also took home multiple awards.
You can find the rest of the winners after the break. (more…)
Journey and The Walking Dead continue to rack up nominations in the remaining “Best Games of 2012″ competitions.
This time, the two titles have dominated their peers during the nominations phase of the 2013 BAFTA Awards. “The British Oscars” have been handing out their Games Awards since 2003 and thegamecompany’s Journey leads the pack this year with nine nominations. Telltale’s The Walking Dead wasn’t far behind with seven nominations.
Both games are up for the coveted “Best Game” award, along with Dishonored, Far Cry 3, FIFA Soccer 13, and Mass Effect 3.
They might not have earned a spot in the “Best Game” category, but many of 2012′s other big hitters scored multiple nominations at the BAFTAs. Borderlands 2 received four nominations while Assassin’s Creed III and Call of Duty: Black Ops II both received three.
The 2013 BAFTAs will be handed out on March 5. You can find the complete list of nominees after the break. (more…)