Daily Archives: August 14, 2012

Dead Space 3 release date, pre-order extras announced

Dead Space 3 (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 2

Isaac Clark, and co-op partner John Carver, will be continuing man’s struggles against the Necromorphs on February 5 when Dead Space 3 hits store shelves for 360, PC, and PS3. EA has also announced that gamers who pre-order the Limited Edition will be able to immediately access two bundles, detailed below, the First Contact Bundle and the Witness the Truth Bundle. Each bundle includes a new suit and a new weapon.

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Final Fantasy VII download-only PC re-release now available

Final Fantasy VII (PC) PC Rerelease Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix is continuing their celebrations of Final Fantasy’s 25th Anniversary today with a nod to the 32-bit era via the ever-popular Final Fantasy VII. Starting today, role-players can download a new enhanced re-release for PC at Square Enix’s eStore for $11.99. Gamers who have a member account at the company’s site can download the game for $9.99 until September 12. The new version includes support for cloud saves and a character booster, and an in-game achievement system is also planned.

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Capcom announces Remember Me at GamesCom

Remember Me (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has unveiled a new title from a brand-new IP at GamesCom, Remember Me. Currently in development at Dontnod Entertainment, Remember Me is a third-person action title that puts players in the role of an elite memory hunter, Nilin, who herself has had her memory stolen. She will use her ability to break into people’s minds to steal or alter their memories—and probably break a few bones, too—in a quest to uncover her own past.

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Diablo III Starter Edition now available on Battle.net

Diablo III (Mac, PC) Starter Edition Announcement - Screenshot 1

Blizzard has launched a Starter Edition for Diablo III. Gamers with a Battle.net account can now download the trial, which will allow them to fight up to Act I’s Skeleton King Boss and level up to 13. Battle.net users can either sign up to download a copy within the Your Game Accounts section, or they can install the game off of a disc and have the Starter Edition automatically added to their account.

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Assassin’s Creed III takes to the high seas in new trailer

More reveals in anticipation of this year’s Gamecom, and this one is a new Assassin’s Creed III naval-tastic trailer from Ubisoft. The new footage focuses on Conner’s ability to command a warship and lead a hardy crew through rough seas and against enemy vessels. A few new screens were also released.

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ClaDun x2 ventures to PC, ends up in the mysterious land of Steam

ClaDun x2 (PC, PSP) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

If you’ve been itching to crawl a few dungeons but don’t have a PSP, you’re in luck: ClaDun x2 is now available on Steam. NIS America’s quirky dungeon-crawler features randomly generated maps and an emphasis on customization, with players able to tweak their character’s appearance, weapons, and background music. A demo is also available, for those curious about the kinds of dangers Arcanus Cella has in store.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer screens released

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) GamesCom 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Activision has released seven new screenshots showing off Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s multiplayer component. The screens were released in conjunction with Gamescom, the Germany-based trade show of all things video games.

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PS Vita to get PSOne Classics support this month, PS Plus soon

PS Vita Announcement system small

The update that PS Vita users have been waiting for is almost here. Sony has announced that ver. 1.80, the update that will add support for PSOne titles, will launch on August 28. The update will also add support for cross-play functionality, cross-save functionality, playback controls in the Video app, and imported music playlists from PS3 and iTunes.

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Sleeping Dogs now available, DLC to offer more hard-nosed justice

Sleeping Dogs (360, PC, PS3) May Screenshots Announcement - Screenshot 6

Square Enix and United Front Games’ open-world third-person action title Sleeping Dogs is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. As undercover police officer Wei Shen, players will take to the streets of Hong Kong as they seek out members of the Triad and try to ingratiate themselves with the powerful gang. And that will of course involve a lot of shootouts, brawls, and high-speed chases—all in a day’s work.

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