Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: E3 2013

The mission is a go: Battlefield 4 deploys for consoles, PC

Dice is once again welcoming players to the front with the release of Battlefield 4. Available today for 360, PC, and PS3, the latest entry continues the series’ tradition of open warfare with combat over land, sea, and air. Battlefield 4 includes a single-player campaign, focusing on an impending war between China, Russia, and the U.S., as well as an extensive multiplayer component that features destructible environments and a wide array of weapon, kit, and vehicle unlockables. For those thinking of making the jump to PS4 or Xbox One, gamers who buy the current-gen versions can upgrade to the next-gen versions for $10 when the systems launch next month.


PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Open-wheel cars to debut in Forza Motorsport 5, screens released

Open-wheel cars will be making their Forza debut in Forza Motorsport 5, according to developer Turn 10 Studios. The new additions include cars from current and past grand prixs as well as Formula 1. Some of the announced rides include the 1976 McLaren M23, the 1976 Ferrari 312-2, and a selection representing four of the Izod IndyCar Series’ top teams (Andretti Autosport, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and Team Penske).


Xbox One News

E3 2013: Rockstar – Grand Theft Auto V screens, PS3 bundle

Rockstar has released the nine new screenshots from Grand Theft Auto V that were released during Sony’s E3 conference. New shots of the upcoming PS3 bundle and GTA V-branded Pulse Elite Headset were also included.


PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

E3 2013: Square Enix – Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, Deus Ex

Square Enix had a very Final Fantasy-heavy E3 showing, with news about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, new media from Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, and the reveal that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is now Final Fantasy XV. The studio also had surprises in store, including the announcement that Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director’s Cut is going multiplatform and that the next entry in the Kingdom Hearts series is well underway.


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E3 2013: Namco Bandai – Pac-Man CE DX+, Tekken Revolution, more

Namco Bandai showed off a dozen titles at E3, many from their biggest franchises, and several of which are set to ship shortly. The full line-up features Armored Core: Verdict Day, Dark Souls II, One Piece Pirate Warriors 2, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Pac-Man CE DX Plus, Pac-Man Museum, Power Rangers Megaforce, Project X Zone, Ridge Racer Driftopia, Tales of Xillia, and Tekken Revolution. Several of the highlights are detailed below.


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E3 2013: New screens released from 360, PS3 versions of Diablo III

Blizzard has released several new screenshots from the 360 and PS3 versions of Diablo III. The new batch focuses on the multiplayer component, which will allow up to four players to team up online, locally, or both. Give the dozen-plus shots a gander below.


PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

E3 2013: New Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain media released

A new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain premiered at E3 earlier today. The next installment in the long-running franchise will be available for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, but the footage is from a next-gen version. The nine-minute-plus video posted is the red-band director’s cut, which includes additional material and graphical content. The trailer gives a glimpse at what Kojima Productions has in store for fans of the series: an open world, real-time weather, large environments, realistic passage of time, and horses. Some very brave horses. Ten new screens have also been posted.


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Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl announced for 3DS

Atlus is revisiting their past this fall with Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl. The follow-up to the fantastic Etrian Odyssey IV is a remake of the first Etrian Odyssey, and will feature two modes that will offer both new and traditional play styles. An expanded story mode will delve deeper into the origins of the Yggdrasil Tree, with greater character interaction and cutscenes, while a classic mode will feature the mechanic improvements but retain the series’ traditional style. Both versions will feature the same updated mechanics (3D graphics, StreetPass support, etc.) introduced in EOIV.



E3 2013: Ubisoft reveals action-RPG Tom Clancy’s The Division

It seems as though Ubisoft has had an ace up their sleeve for some time with Tom Clancy’s The Division. Announced during their E3 conference, the Massive Entertainment-developed title is an open-world action-RPG set in New York three weeks after a pandemic hit the city during Black Friday. Since the outbreak, social order has collapsed and The Division, a secret unit of self-supporting agents, has been activated and sent in by the President. The trailer shown during the show has been made available, and it’s looking very good, with a mixture of co-op player-versus-environment and player-versus-player gameplay.


PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

E3 2013: EA reveals Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall

EA has pulled the curtains back on Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming shooter, Titanfall. The studio, founded by Infinity Ward alumni, has been working on the title for nearly three years. The game is multiplayer-only but will feature the set piece battles traditionally found in single-player campaigns. As an Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation or Militia soldier, players will be able to battle it out as an agile, jetpack-sporting assault Pilot or as the driver of a Titan, a 24-foot-tall mech.


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