BURBANK, Calif. – March 2, 2015 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Mortal Kombat X, a free-to-play fighting/card-battler hybrid that delivers the next evolution in mobile fighting games for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android users. Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, the game delivers striking graphics and brings a custom Mortal Kombat fighting gameplay experience anywhere, anytime through the accessibility of mobile devices. Mortal Kombat X will be available April 2015 on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices.
Launching on March 27, 2015, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is a stand-alone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The all-new expansion will put players behind the wheel of iconic vehicles from the Fast & Furious film series, including exciting new cars appearing in Universal Pictures’ Furious 7, in theaters April 3. Players do not need to have purchased or played Forza Horizon 2 in order to download and enjoy the open-world adventure.
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With about 3 months until Batman: Arkham Knight launches (June 2, 2015), Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the game featuring Harley Quinn, Penguin, Scarecrow, Two Face, the Riddler, the Batmobile, and Arkham Knight:
VANCOUVER, B.C., February 19, 2015 – From having Kirby ride on hamsters to turning him into yarn, Kirby games have always experimented with inventive visual styles and unique game play. Launching for the Wii U console on February 20, the visually striking new adventure Kirby and the Rainbow Curse finds players controlling Kirby exclusively using the touch screen on the Wii U GamePad controller in a world made of clay. By drawing lines on the touch screen with the stylus, the player creates Rainbow Ropes that will help Kirby navigate obstacles and defeat enemies. Three friends can hop in and out at any time using Wii Remote controllers to play as Waddle Dees and assist Kirby, and players can even use compatible amiibo figures once a day, per stage, to power up Kirby with special abilities.
BURLINGAME, Calif. – FEBRUARY 17, 2015 – KOEI TECMO America today announced that DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round, the definitive DEAD OR ALIVE experience, has shipped to stores and is available in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The PlayStation 3 version has been delayed one week and will launch digitally on February 24, 2015. DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round represents the zenith of the DEAD OR ALIVE 5 series, taking all the best content from those games and adding all-new content only found in LAST ROUND to create the comprehensive DEAD OR ALIVE 5 game.
BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND – February 17, 2015 – Hand of Fate, the Kickstarter-funded title from Defiant Development, is available today for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game blends RPG and rogue-like features with elements of board and collectible card games.
Set in a cabin on the edge of the world, Hand of Fate thrusts players into a game of life and death with a dealer intent on their demise. Gamers start by building a deck of equipment, enemies, encounters, loot and surprises – then play it. Some cards present players with game-changing choices, reminiscent of a tabletop RPG. Other cards require gamers to fight for their lives against terrifying mythical creatures. When this occurs the title switches to third-person perspective and has an action-adventure combat system.
February 17, 2015 – Leading Indie Label Team17 has today announced its partnership with Minsk based indie developer Weappy Studios. Together they will be releasing the criminally good This is the Police on PC and other platforms.
“We hope our Kickstarter backers will join us in celebrating our new partnership with Team17. Thanks to Team17’s Indie Label we can focus on developing the game that stays true to both our and our backer’s vision of the project; whilst knowing that the marketing, PR and community interaction will be handled with the same love and attention. Having seen what Team17 have already done for previous crowdfunded titles like The Escapists, Beyond Eyes and Sheltered they were an obvious partner,” said Ilya Yanovich, Co-Founder at Weappy Studio.
Officially launching tomorrow, January 27, 2015, Dying Light gets it’s launch trailer:
January 26th, 2015 – Warsaw, Poland/ Developed by Techland, Dying Light is an all-new story of survival set in a city devastated by a mysterious infection. Kyle Crane, an undercover operative, is sent to the quarantine zone with the mission to locate a high-ranking military officer gone missing. Soon his mission goes sour and Crane is caught in the midst of a desperate fight for survival. Read the rest of this entry »
TEXAS — Jan. 25, 2015 — Amid its large-scale presence at the PAX South gaming convention in San Antonio, independent developer Gearbox Software offered a glimpse of Homeworld Remastered Collection, the long-awaited, ultra high-definition remastering of the acclaimed strategy series. The Texas-based developer also announced that the game will be released for PC on February 25, 2015 (yes, just a month away) with pre-orders open now on Steam for $34.99 — currently just $29.74 with a 15% pre-order discount.
Direct from the good folks at CD PROJEKT RED and Fuero Games to whet the appetite of those with tablets and smartphones for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt:
CD PROJEKT RED and Fuero Games announce the global release of The Witcher Battle Arena—a fast, fun and accessible Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game designed exclusively for smartphones and tablets!
Fresh off the press from Bandai Namco and seemingly in the spirit of Soul Calibur:
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announces that its free-to-play action game, Rise of Incarnates, will go live on Steam Early Access on February 4. Offering players the unique opportunity to experience a highly rewarding cooperative experience, Rise of Incarnates is packed with a rich library of characters and customization.
Set in an era of unending catastrophe, players in Rise of Incarnates find themselves in a time where society lives in perpetual fear of what will become of the planet. Among the people of this universe, certain humans with extraordinary abilities have emerged. These humans are known as “incarnates,” and their powers are drawn from daimones, or spiritual manifestations of the gods, demons and monsters of all the world’s mythology.
Today EA SPORTS announced that the latest free content update from EA SPORTS UFC is now available for download worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is the seventh content update from the franchise and features four new additions to the roster, including Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Holly Holm and Rafael Dos Anjos. Johnson, one of the most feared fighters in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, will be facing off against EA SPORTS UFC co-cover athlete, Alexander Gustafsson, this Saturday at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. JOHNSON. See “Rumble” come to life in EA SPORTS UFC now: http://on.fb.me/1J9TxX6. Read the rest of this entry »
Wrapped up in all the news about Windows 10, there was a few gaming tidbits as well:
- Contana comes to PC and Tablet. The Cortana personal digital assistant will now be available on Windows 10 PCs and tablets to support people and help them get things done.
- A new web experience for Windows 10. “Project Spartan,” the next generation browser offers the ability to annotate with keyboard or pen and share with friends, distraction-free reading mode and integration with Cortana to put the web to work
- Xbox on Windows 10. Stream games directly from your Xbox One to Windows 10, play games with friends across devices and experience great graphics built using DirectX12.
- Office for Windows 10: Office universal apps on Windows 10 deliver a consistent, touch-first experience across phone, tablet and PC. We’ll have more to share on the next version of the Office desktop suite in the coming months.
- The world’s first holographic computing platform: Windows 10 enables developers to create holographic experiences in the real world, and the new Microsoft HoloLens is the first untethered holographic computer – no wires, phones or connection to a PC needed.
- New Microsoft Surface Hub optimizes Windows 10 experiences for groups: Surface Hub takes advantage of Windows 10, Skype for Business and Office 365 to make every person – remote or onsite – feel like they’re in the same collaborative space.
While the video pretty much sums things up, here’s some text because you still know how to read. (We’re assuming.)
About Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
After the space faring antics of Saints Row IV, many fans asked what we could do next… the answer? Shoot The Devil in the face. Play as either Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington as you tear apart Hell in a quest to save the leader of the Saints’ soul. Historical icons, old friends, older enemies, a talking gun, a full length musical number, and a whole lot of other shenanigans all await you in the open world standalone expansion playground that is Saints Row: Gat out of Hell.
Gat out of Hell is the standalone expansion to the award-winning and multi-million selling Saints Row IV from Deep Silver and will launch on January 20, 2015 in the Americas for last gen and new gen console platforms as well as PC.
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January 20, 2015 – After teaming up with Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm last fall for the well-received release of six Lucasfilm titles, GOG.com is ready to release more classic Star Wars™ titles for fans and gamers to play once again. Starting January 20, GOG.com will release 12 more titles from the “galaxy far, far away….” for the following ten days.
Today’s releases, which complete the much loved Star Wars™: X-Wing series on GOG.com, are:
Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (digital distribution premiere)
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (digital distribution premiere)
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds (digital distribution premiere)
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords