August 14, 2013 – EA SPORTS™ announced today that the official game demo for EA SPORTS NHL 14, winner of this year’s prestigious Game Critics Award for Best Sports Game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), will be available for download in North America on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network on August 20, 2013. Powered by the best EA SPORTS technology on this generation of consoles, NHL 14 delivers hockey at its finest with big hits, real fights, unbelievable speed and skill. The NHL 14 demo will be available for download in Europe on August 20 on Xbox LIVE and August 21 on PlayStation Network.
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today confirmed that Batman: Arkham Origins will ship with a mode that allows players to take the franchise’s award-winning gameplay online to play with friends and foes. The online component blends the traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics and is in development by Splash Damage.
The online mode will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The game is scheduled to launch worldwide Oct. 25, 2013.
New York, NY – July 30, 2013 – 2K and Irrational Games announced today that BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds*, the first downloadable content pack for the best-selling multiplatform video game of 2013 to date**, BioShock Infinite, is available for download worldwide starting today on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
Team NINJA, today released information for DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE highlighting new offline gameplay modes and character customization features. A plethora of costumes include new selections for each character and specialized “Pop Idol” sets. Players can now re-experience favorite battles and story scenes with highly customizable character animations. Gameplay additions include Team Fight mode, the return of Survival mode items, improved training modes, plus nearly 1000 titles will be unlockable. In addition, customers who pre-order the game at GameStop and Amazon will each receive exclusive costume packs for select female fighters at launch.
New York, NY – July 22, 2013 – 2K and Gearbox Software today announced that more downloadable content will be available for the award-winning Borderlands® 2 on all platforms worldwide* beginning this fall. The Borderlands 2 Season Pass is now complete, but more badass content is headed to Pandora with a second level cap increase, epic boss battles, and all-new head and skin sets.
This fall, players can cause more mayhem on Pandora with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge, which raises the level cap from 61 to 72 for all six playable characters and will be available soon for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points). (more…)
July 11, 2013 – EA SPORTS celebrates the 20th anniversary of the most iconic title in the history of the NHL franchise with the inclusion of NHL 94 Anniversary Mode in NHL 14. Built using the NHL 14 game engine, NHL 94 Anniversary Mode takes uses classic button controls to deliver big goals, bigger hits and spectacular speed, taking fun to a whole new level. The mode also offers nods to its hockey video gaming roots through a retro presentation style including blue ice, classic star-shaped player indicators, organ music and a few more surprises. Recognized as one of the most popular games of its era and the title that put the NHL videogame franchise on the map, NHL 94 Anniversary Mode gives another generation of players a new way to play old school hockey.
Check our Classic Review of NHL Hockey (Genesis).
Rated ‘M’ for Mature and available now for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 ($49.99) and PC ($39.99), “Deadpool” gives gamers the opportunity to play as one of Marvel’s most whacky mutants. The launch was announced with a creative press release which is included below:
Minneapolis, MN – June 25, 2013 – Mission accomplished! I, Deadpool, have created the ultimate Deadpool video game masterpiece! I call it…wait for it…DEADPOOL! It’s pretty much the greatest thing I’ve made (besides my ill-fated root beer float hot tub incident of ’93) and is available now in popular retail establishments and most major chimichangerias (like a taqueria…but with chimichangas!) across North America. Oh yeah, and those video gamey and comics guys at High Moon Studios, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), and Marvel Entertainment kind of helped, too.
With the first game seeing wide release recently, Neocore Games has gone ahead and announced a sequel to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing.” From the press release:
Budapest, Hungary – June 12, 2013 – Esteemed indie developer NeocoreGames announced today The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II for PC, bringing players the follow-up to the popular gothic-noir steampunk action-RPG influenced by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Returning fans will be able to import their characters from the first adventure, while new hunters will have the opportunity to create their own legendary monster-hunter. (more…)
Deep Silver and Techland announced today that the follow-up to Dead Island — Dead Island: Riptide — is now available for PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3. Details on the zombie kill-fest can be found below:
With invigorating new elements infused into a proven mix, Dead Island Riptide will reanimate the zombie terror in the original game. A monsoon has hit the once beautiful archipelago and heavy rainstorms have laid waste to large areas of the islands. The city of Henderson and jungle areas on the island of Palanai were flooded leaving boats as the only remaining way of transportation. Dynamic weather conditions will force the team members to adapt to changing visibility conditions.
In case you missed it, Warner Bros. and WB Montreal have announced “Batman: Arkham Origins” set for release October 25, 2013 on PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3, along with a companion 2.5D game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS, Vita). The other item of interest for fans of Batman’s Arkham games is that development of his upcoming adventure is being handled by WB Montreal, not Rocksteady. (more…)
It’s a neat idea on the face of it — intertwining a TV show and a video game — so it’ll be very interesting to see how Trion and Syfy pull it together with “Defiance” an MMO shooter and television show, set to debut April 15, 2013.
It’s not very often that I get a weird vibe from a press release. The one in question is the official announcement of “Destiny” coming from Bungie and Activision. I’ll let you read it in a minute, but there are a few things you might want watch for, besides the fact it’s a sci-fi shooter.
There’s an explicit mention of the game being shipped on a physical disc. This is no download-only title. Hell, in the very next paragraph there’s a quote from a GameStop exec about how excited they are for Destiny.
Also, the release goes to great lengths to avoid the use of the term, “MMO,” which has all manner of connotations, including “monthly subscription,” but not to worry, Destiny will be “a living social universe filled with other players” and “a world with wide boundaries that allows you to roam and explore. It is a world where, even in story mode, you could encounter other players on their own adventures.” But apparently not an MMO.
See what other hidden messages you can find in the official press release:
Santa Monica, CA – February 18, 2013 – A new generation of gaming is upon us. Today, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), together with critically-acclaimed developer Bungie, revealed the first sneak peak of their partnership. The game, called Destiny, is an ambitious evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared, persistent world. The result of a large-scale collaboration between Activision, the publisher of such mega franchises as Call of Duty, Skylanders Spyro’s AdventureTM and Skylanders GiantsTM, and Bungie, the creators of Halo®, Destiny is poised to become the next advancement in interactive entertainment by melding first-person action gaming with a persistent, dynamic online world. (more…)
This writer really wants to just cut and paste the entire press release announcing The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt because it sounds kind of bad-ass. Coming to all “high-end platforms” in 2014, The Wild Hunt will mark the last of the Witcher games from CD Projekt Red. Check our review of the original Witcher: Enhanced Edition then read the rest of the release:
CD Projekt RED has officially announced the title of their next upcoming game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Further, they’ve announced that this, the ultimate game in the series, will also be the final Witcher game from the studio. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt combines CD Projekt RED’s trademark decision-based storytelling flair with a living open world larger than any other in modern RPG history. (more…)
What some have described as Disney’s grab for “Skylanders money” is actually called “Disney Infinity” and is scheduled to launch June 2013. A full preview isn’t the goal of this News post so let’s just get the short of it right here:
- Disney Infinity Interactive Pieces: Initially a line of 40 collectible interactive pieces will be introduced that allow players to expand and customize their play experiences.
- Disney Infinity Interactive Character Figures: Seventeen character figures will allow players to experience a variety of their favorite characters in true to property experiences and in Toy Box mode.
- Disney Infinity Base: When figures are placed on the Infinity base, they unlock the world and play experiences of Disney Infinity.
- Disney Infinity Power Discs: Interactive discs can be placed on the Infinity base to power up characters and Toy Box with unique powers, customizations and gadgets.