Sierra returns with Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and King’s Quest

Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Veteran developer and publisher Sierra has returned, as part of Activision Publishing. The new subsidiary is an indie-focused venture and has already signed two titles, with the first slated to launch this holiday season. The revamped studio’s debut title will be Geometry Wars3: Dimensions from Lucid Games. Dimensions will go “full 3D” and add support for both co-op and versus multiplayer as well as include a single-player campaign comprised of 50 challenges, 10-plus battle modes (five of which are new), and persistent progression. The other release, scheduled to launch in 2015, is a reimagining of the original King’s Quest by The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom developer The Odd Gentlemen. In the new King’s Quest, King Graham regales his granddaughter Gwendolyn with tales from his youth, each filled with the series’ hallmark puzzles and humor.

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Destiny gets new trailer, now GameStop’s most pre-ordered new IP

Bungie has announced that Destiny has broken GameStop’s record for the most pre-orders of a new property. This follows the previous update that over 4.5 million unique players took part in trying out the game during its recent open-beta phase. Coinciding with the news is the release of a new multiplayer trailer, which is also being used to celebrate the commencement of gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

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PlayStation 4 to get new features soon, passes 10-million-sold mark

PlayStation 4 (System) White System Dual Shock 4 Controller

Sony has revealed that over 10 million PlayStation 4s have been sold as of August 10. The press release also stated that the PS4’s brisk sales, at less than nine months on the market, represent “the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history,” while software sales topped more than 30 million. Also noted were the upcoming releases of several previously announced features, including the ability to upload directly to YouTube and remotely take over a friend’s controller via Share Play.

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment to get content update, free DLC

Sword Art Online (PS Vita) DLC and Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has announced a free DLC Costume Pack for their upcoming MMO-styled role-playing game Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. The promotion is slated to run from launch until November 18 and will net gamers a dress shirt, nightie, school swimsuit, and wedding dress. These items will not be available in any other pack after the promotion ends. An extensive content update was also detailed, which will go live on September 23 and introduce a host of (free) changes, including a higher level cap, from 200 to 250, new bosses, new weapons and armor, new quests, and 50 new Hollow missions. Lastly, fans of the anime and manga can look forward to meeting Alberich and Heathcliff.

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Risen 3: Titan Lords now available for 360, PC, and PS3

Risen 3 Titan Lords (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Piranha Bytes’ Risen series returns today with its third installment, Titan Lords. In a world forsaken by the gods and ravaged by the Titan Wars, players control a young warrior who is on a quest to reclaim his stolen soul and stop a darkness that is spreading over the land. Along the way, several factions will offer the chance to help him on his journey once he joins their ranks, including the Demon Hunters, the Guardians and their allies the Mages, and the Voodoo Pirates.

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Dontnod returns with time-traveling adventure Life is Strange

Life is Strange (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Remember Me developer Dontnod is back with a new episodic adventure, Life is Strange. Square Enix will be publishing the title, set to launch for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, which follows student Max Caulfield and the mystery behind the disappearance of another student, Rachel Amber. After returning to her hometown of Arcadia Bay, Oregon for the first time in five years, Max reunites with her old friend Chloe and sets out with her to look into what happened to Rachel. To her surprise, Max quickly discovers that she has the power to rewind time. The narrative-driven adventure will react to the player’s choices, malleable as they are with the time-warping powers, which will affect how the story unfolds from one episode to the other.

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Dead Island 2 gamescom demo footage, screenshots released

Deep Silver has released a new gameplay trailer and new screens from Yager’s Dead Island 2. Picking up after Dead Island and the upcoming Escape Dead Island, players will find themselves trying to survive in Los Angeles while its under quarantine by the military. Up to eight players can fight, cooperate, or ignore one another as they make their way through the undead hordes. The new media is being released in anticipation of this year’s gamescom in Germany, where attendees will be able to get some hands-on time at Deep Silver’s booth in Hall 9.1, B11/C10.

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Kalypso to publish Gaming Mind’s new RTS, Grand Ages: Medieval

Grand Ages Medieval (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso has added a new real-time strategy title to their line-up, Gaming Mind Studios’ Grand Ages: Medieval. The game’s official debut will be behind closed doors at this year’s gamescom, but Kalypso did reveal several details. Players will take on the role of a mayor governing a small European settlement in the year 1050. The village sits in a large world, around 30 million square kilometers, within which players can expand their realm and solidify their hold on power by conquering new territories, founding new cities, building trade networks, and researching new technology. Disasters, including fires, droughts, and plagues, will add an element of randomness to keep would-be kings on their toes. Multiplayer will also be supported for up to eight players.

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Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! launching this September

Arcana Heart 3 Love Max (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys has announced that their upcoming fighter Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! will launch on September 23 for both PS3 and PS Vita. The US version will also feature a double art insert, with an exclusive fighter-themed cover on one side and the Japanese cheerleader-themed cover on the other. The 23-character fighter will feature new brawlers, online play with lobby support for up to six players, and over 300 hidden scenarios. Nearly a dozen new screenshots were also released, showing more of the crew in action.

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris pre-order, Gold Edition detailed

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC, PS4, Xbox One) LE and Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

A Gold Edition of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will launch alongside the standard version, according to Square Enix. The premium set will come packed with a 3” figurine of Lara Croft, an art book, a map of the Overworld, and a DLC Season Pass. The pass will allow access to several packs, including costume, item, and weapon, that will also be launching alongside the game on December 9. The packs will contain six extra costumes, additional tomes, and several unique amulets, rings, and weapons.

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