In a move to rival Sony’s announcement for the PlayStation 4 earlier this year, Microsoft this morning announced their plans for a “new generation of games, TV and entertainment”. On Wednesday May 22 3am AEST, Microsoft will live broadcast the official reveal from their Xbox campus – available via the official Xbox website, or through Xbox LIVE.
Earlier today, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal released an announcement trailer for their upcoming game, THIEF. The game takes place within the boundaries of “The City”, a Victorian-Steampunk city; where citizens are divided between two different socioeconomic status: the wealth, and the poor; while suffering from a sickening plague. The player plays Garrett, a ‘master thief’ trying to make a quick buck by exploiting the tensions within the city. This first-person adventure game is for the PC, the PlayStation 4, and ‘other next generation consoles’. The trailer is after the jump.
Following the current trend of the Call of Duty series, Ubisoft today announced this year’s Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Little known details for the game are currently unknown, except the game will feature a new assassin protagonist, a pirate time era, and new ‘rules’. An official trailer will be release on March 4.
Earlier today, BioWare announced two new DLC for their world-acclaimed game, Mass Effect 3, entitled Mass Effect 3: Citadel and Mass Effect 3: Reckoning.
Mass Effect 3: Citadel will follow Commander Shepard throughout the Citadel, trying to uncover a sinister conspiracy aimed at them. Throughout the story, players are able to meet familiar faces from earlier games, including the Krogan Battlemaster, Urdnot Wrex. Additionally, the DLC will add new places within the Citadel, such the Silver Coast Casino, allowing players to try their luck; fight within the Armax Combat Arena, or even decorate their living quarters; while revisiting old places, like the Citadel Wards and the Council Archives.
DEVELOPING: In order to compete with the current next-generation consoles, Sony announce their plans to release the highly anticipated PlayStation 4.
The early console specs are a supercharged PC architecture, “state of the art” x86 CPU, 8 GB unified memory, enhanced PC GPU, and local HDD. Rivalling the current Nintendo’s Wii U, the PlayStation 4 will promises to “surpass gamers’ wildest expectations.” Sony has also said that they got feedback from game developers to help it decide what hardware the console should use. As such, the APU (with 8GPUs) will have around 2 teraflops of processing power.
In a desperate move to get the PS Vita sales up – well, in comparison to the Nintendo 3DS – the company has announced in its PS Vita Heaven Japanese presentation that it will cut the price of the PS Vita in Japan. Both the 3G and Wi-Fi models will be 19,980 yen (or $208 AUD).
Today, TECMO KOEI announced that their upcoming game Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will be ported to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Previously, the game was a Nintendo Wii U exclusive; and made headlines as the first Australian R18+ game.
Just recently, Sony just release a trailer, teasing something in relation to the PlayStation’s brand. The trailer shows nothing noteworthy, except for the iconic PlayStation button symbols. The conference will be held on February 20 at 6pm EST. Maybe Sony is planning to reveal a new console to challenge the Wii U, or new first party games for their current consoles? Only time will tell. The trailer is just after the jump.
Today, Konami announced that every copy of their upcoming game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengence, sold in Australia will include a copy of the Cyborg Ninja DLC code for free. The DLC will have a ‘Gray Fox’ skin for the player and the iconic ‘Fox Blade’ available after download. Additionally, the ‘Fox Blade’ can be upgraded throughout the course of the game. Images of the DLC are below, after the jump.
Earlier today, EA Games and Visceral Games released a new trailer for their upcoming game Dead Space 3, entitled ‘Take Down The Terror’. Shown in the trailer, Isaac Clarke appears traversing an icy frozen planet, Tau Volantis, in hopes of ending the impending threat of the Necromorph, the game’s primary antagonist. Littered throughout the trailer shows many cinematic scenes, such as Clarke, aided with John Carver – the secondary protagonist fighting enormous gruesome Nercomorphs.
In the most recent The Halo Bulletin, 343 Industries has tearfully announced their plans to shut down Halo 2 PC Multiplayer servers next month, February 15. 343 Industries said that the game has been “peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less” and it was time for them to retire the over five-year online services.
Earlier today, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios revealed information about their upcoming fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, which includes its release date and details about its Collector’s Edition. Injustice: Gods Among Us features many beloved heroes and villains from the DC Universe, such as the Flash and the Joker, pitted against one another.
It has been years in the making, and after lots and lots of campaigning, it has finally come. The upcoming Wii U game Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will make Australian gaming history by becoming the first R18+ rated game to be released.
Fans of the popular game franchise Mass Effect will undoubtedly be familiar with the game’s infamous ending and the controversy surrounding it, especially with its dedicated fan base. However, the question is: was it truly a terrible ending or was it simply over-exaggerated outrage that this series, and games these days often bear the brunt of?
Following the waves of mulitplayer DLC, Bioware released a trailer for their upcoming single-player DLC entitled Omega. The upcoming plot revolves around the ‘Pirate Queen’ Aria T’Loak and her goal of reclaiming and liberating the Cerberus-controlled space station – Omega. The trailer is after the jump.