DELFT, the Netherlands, March 31, 2014 – Triumph Studios, the team behind the successful Overlord and Age of Wonders series, announced today that Age of Wonders 3 is now available on Steam, GoG and retail in select territories with a recommended price of $39.99 (local prices may vary)
The third Age of Wonders title revives the classic fantasy strategy gameplay of the original, where kings, queens, and dark lords battle for the spoils of an ancient paradise. This iteration adds RPG-inspired classes and specialization, letting rulers craft empires of their own design and craft their own unique strategies and play styles.
LOS ANGELES (March. 4th, 2014) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas today confirmed supernatural detective thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect will go on sale in North America June 3rd, 2014. Outside of the Americas, Murdered: Soul Suspect will go on sale June 6th, 2014.
Square Enix also announced US customers who preorder Murdered: Soul Suspect from select retailers* will receive an interactive digital strategy map. The map, accessible via computer or tablet, will help players unearth all of Salem’s secrets, including the location of hundreds of in-game items including quest givers, collectibles, and Easter Eggs.
Hamburg, March 4, 2014 – Available now, Untold Legends is the first DLC for Blackguards, and features a new story of conflict and vengeance that sends players into the traumatic past of the former gladiator, Takate. Additionally a new teaser highlights the latest features:
Since the “Project Spark” Beta released on Windows 8.1 devices in December 2013, more than 250,000 fans signed up – with hundreds of new requests daily – taking advantage of the game’s revolutionary toolset to create custom adventures and unique worlds such as “Pinball Raid!,” “Blaze Jumper,” and “Colour.”
Who would have thought that finally releasing in Japan could have bolstered the number of PlayStation 4’s sold?
Tokyo, March 4, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 6.0 million units*1 globally as of March 2, 2014 (JST). This also includes the 370,000 units sold through in Japan since its launch on February 22.
As reported by Gamasutra along with multiple other news outlets, Stephen Elop (formerly of Nokia and before that Microsoft), has been appointed head of Microsoft’s Xbox Division. What this means in the long run for Xbox is up for rampant speculation, especially in light of the reports as recently as November 2013 that “Elop could… sell Xbox if he’s made CEO.“
Currently available on Steam Early Access, Divinity: Original Sin, which exists largely because of a successful Kickstarter campaign, should be ready to go this Spring. Larian Studios recently released a short gameplay clip.
Starting March 11, 2014, consumers will be able to grab a an Xbox One bundled with Titanfall for $499.99*. The bundles reportedly includes:
- Download code for a digital copy of “Titanfall”
- Standard Xbox One console and Kinect sensor
- Standard Xbox One wireless controller
- Standard Xbox One Chat Headset
- One month Xbox Live Gold membership
*Estimated retail price. Actual retail prices may vary. Available at select retailers, while supplies last.
Tokyo, February 18, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 5.3 million units*1 around the world as of February 8, 2014 (JST), and is continuing to demonstrate strong growth and momentum [and the console still isn't out in Japan].
LOS ANGELES – February 18, 2014 – Just when you thought the battle was over, the mayhem continues in Earth Defense Force 2025, now available in North America from D3Publisher (D3P) for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for the suggested retail price of $49.95. The first of three mission packs (Special Ops Mission Pack) is also available starting today as downloadable content (DLC) for $2.99. Players can earn this mission pack for free (through February 24th) by visiting the Earth Defense Force (EDF) Facebook page and taking part in sharing a special EDF newscast (details here – www.facebook.com/EarthDefenseForce).
Ken Levine, founder of Irrational Games (recently of BioShock Infinite fame), made a somewhat startling announcement today regarding the studio:
When Jon Chey, Rob Fermier and I founded Irrational Games seventeen years ago, our mission was to make visually unique worlds and populate them with singular characters.
We built Rapture and Columbia, the Von Braun and The Rickenbacker, the Freedom Fortress and some of the nastiest basements a SWAT team ever set foot into. We created Booker and Elizabeth, the Big Daddy and the Little Sister, MidWives and ManBot. In that time, Irrational has grown larger and more successful than we could have conceived when we began our three-person studio in a living room in Cambridge, MA. It’s been the defining project of my professional life.