- Nier: Automata to get playable demo for PS4 on December 22
- Doom trailer highlights bots, new mode, more in Free Update 5
- Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours – Cave DLC detailed, dated for Dec. 14
- Heroes rise in South Park: The Fractured But Whole trailer
- PlayStation 4 surpasses 50 million units sold, software 396 million
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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: E3 2013
Microsoft’s E3 2013 conference focused on not only what’s in store for the upcoming Xbox One, but also what they have planned for the 360. The Xbox One was the star of the show, with titles from 343 Industries, Capcom, Crytek, Remedy, Respawn Entertainment, Turn 10 Studios, and Insomniac Games. Several of the system’s features were on display, including Game DVR, which allows gamers to record and upload in-game footage for others to download, SmartGlass interactivity for extra on their games as well as their friends’ activities, and social media integration.
EA and Dice have released some single- and multiplayer gameplay footage and screenshots from Battlefield 4, including the trailer revealed during Microsoft’s conference showcasing the single-player mission Angry Sea. During the level, players must escape from a sinking aircraft carrier by hijacking a nearby boat. Dice also revealed that Xbox One will receive exclusive DLC, Second Assault, a post-launch pack that will include four Battlefield 3 maps re-imagined using the new Frostbite 3 engine. The multiplayer video shows some best-of moments from a 64-player match on the Siege of Shanghai map that was show at EA’s preview press conference.
More E3 goodies from Square Enix today with a new trailer from Edios Montreal’s upcoming Thief reboot. Master thief Garrett will return next year in a new adventure for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, though the trailer, unfortunately, doesn’t show him in action. E3 attendees can learn more by checking out Square Enix’s booth (#1647) in South Hall.
Square Enix has released a new E3 gameplay trailer and five new screenshots from the recently announced Deus Ex: The Fall. The mobile- and tablet-only release is a follow-up to the novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect. The story follows ex-SAS mercenary Ben Saxon in his attempts to topple a global conspiracy that threatens all augmented humans.
Bethesda is getting into the E3 spirit with a new trailer and some new screens from MachineGames’ upcoming Wolfenstein reboot, The New Order. The trailer features in-game footage as well as a glimpse at the alternate timeline that sees B.J. Blazkowicz facing off against a victories, entrenched Reich in 1960.
Square Enix is expanding their presence in the mobile and tablet market with a new entry in the Deus Ex series. The Fall, a sequel to the Random House novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect, follows ex-SAS soldier Ben Saxon as he investigates a global conspiracy by the world’s most powerful corporations to control the drug supply needed by augmented humans. During his search for the truth, he will find himself at odds with company henchmen and his former employer, the private military contractor known as the Tyrants. It’s never easy.
Atlus has announced that Vanillaware’s upcoming beat ‘em up Dragon’s Crown will come with free launch DLC. The pack will replace the original narrator with one of the six characters—Amazon, Dwarf, Elf, Fighter, Sorceress, or Wizard—depending on the player’s preference. The pack is free only for the first month, after which it will cost $1.99 to download.
EA has announced that Dice will have PS4 and Xbox One versions of Battlefield 4 ready in time for release this holiday season. Two new pre-order programs have also launched, one for the physical release and the other for digital. The first extra is the digital expansion China Rising for boxed versions, which will include new vehicles, new gear, and four multiplayer maps set in mainland China. PC gamers that pre-order the Digital Deluxe version through Origin will also receive China Rising, as well as bonus items and access to the multiplayer beta.