- Styx’s personality, design explored in new Shards of Darkness trailer
- The fight continues, Halo Wars 2 out for PC, Xbox One
- Arsenal of Elegant Destruction highlights Nier: Automata’s combat
- Corpse Party, Grandia II, Trails in the Sky, more on sale at GOG.com
- NIS announces Ys VIII, Culdcept Revolt, release dates, more
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Daily Archives: February 5, 2013
The battle against the Necromorph continues today with the release of Visceral Games’ Dead Space 3. New to the series are a weapon-crafting system, drop-in/drop-out multiplayer, and Kinect support for 360. Players will also venture to a new planet, the frozen world of Tau Volantis. As Sergeant John Carver, players will seek out the source of the Necromorph threat as they unlock side missions that reveal more about the monsters’ origin. EA has also announced the first DLC drop, Awakened, which will introduce a new chapter this March for 800 MS Points/$9.99.
Famed monster slayer Geralt of Rivia is returning for one final adventure. CD Projekt RED has not only announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but that it will also be the last in the series. In the release sent out, studio head Adam Badowski stated that Wild Hunt will offer a massive open world that will be 30 times larger than The Witcher 2’s, requiring horses and boats to fully explore, and populated with a wide variety of people that have their own customs and legends. All of this will be experienced as players make their way through a non-linear story and engage in a new combat system free of Quick Time Events.
Sniper Elite V2, already available for PC as well as 360 and PS3, will be making its way to the Wii U this spring. 505 Games announced that Rebellion’s WWII shooter will feature a revamped control scheme that utilizes the GamePad’s touch screen. The game will also retain its kill cam view, the cinematic sequences that depict particularly skilful fatal shots in slow motion with the bullet passing through an x-ray of the victim to illustrate trajectory and damage.
Sly Cooper returns for a new adventure today in the Sanzaru Games-developed Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for PS3 and PS Vita. Picking up after Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, Sly and company must travel back in time and around the world, from Feudal Japan to Medieval England, in order to meet and learn from the Cooper Clan before the remaining pages of the familial tome on thievery vanishes. Launching alongside Thieves in Time is a companion title for both systems, the PSN-only mini-game collection Bentley’s Hackpack.
The Rebels and the Empire will be taking their never-ending war to the ultimate battlefield: the pinball table. Zen Studios, the current go-to developers for all things pinball, will be bringing a new dimension to the most famous of intergalactic wars with Star Wars Pinball. The new collection will be available later this month and launch with an initial three-table pack consisting of themed tables based on The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and The Clone Wars. The tables will include interactive 3D characters, including Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, in-game friend challenges, and online as well as local hotseat multiplayer.
A new four-week 50%-off sale has launched on PSN for select Namco Bandai titles and DLC. The initial sales list is available below, and includes items for PS3, PSP, and PS Vita from such series as Ace Combat, One Piece, Ridge Racer, and Tekken. Of particular note is the Atorias of the Abyss DLC for Dark Souls at $7.49—lowest price to date. The sale will run until Tuesday, March 5.