- Wasteland 2 enters beta for backers, Steam Early Access tomorrow
- The Elder Scrolls Online to launch in April for PC, June for consoles
- Rayman Legends bounding onto PS4 and Xbox One in 2014
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes mission, bonus videos a go
- Company of Heroes 2 DLC and free maps released, original patched
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Daily Archives: April 11, 2012
Square Enix has announced a Professional Edition as well as several pre-order programs for Hitman: Absolution. The premium edition runs $79.99 and includes a clamshell box, hardcover art book, making-of development footage, and several in-game items: the Agency HX UMP submachine gun, Agency Jagd P22G pistol, and Agency SPS 12 semi-auto shotgun. Both the standard and premium versions are available for pre-order, and Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart are all running programs. Currently, the offers consist of the Bartoli Custom Pistol at Amazon, Bronson 1928M SMG at Best Buy, Sniper Rifle: Agency Kazo TRG at GameStop, and Krugermeier 2-2 Pistol at Walmart. Additional pre-order extras will be announced in the near future.
Dark Souls, the game that wants only for your pitiful cries for mercy, is heading to the PC. Namco Bandai announced that they will be publishing Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, an expanded version of FromSoftware’s crushing action-RPG. Set to launch on August 24, the Prepare to Die Edition will include an improved player-versus-player mode as well as a new chapter, Artorias of the Abyss, which will host new areas, enemies, and bosses.
Rising Star Games, the European publisher who just opened a brand-new office in our part of the world, has announced that they have reached a distribution deal with Aksys Games. Aksys, known for publishing the hit BlazBlue fighter series and surreal Bit.Trip series, will offer sales and logistics support as Rising Star rolls out their 2012 line-up. Their first collaborative effort will be Cave’s upcoming 360 shooter Akai Katana.