Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: GamesCom

Both PS Vita models price cut to $199, memory card prices reduced

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Sony has announced that they have lowered the price on both PS Vita models as well as for the entire line of memory cards. The price drop was revealed during Sony’s conference at this year’s Gamescom, where they also announced the November launch date for PS4. The prices have been adjusted so that both are now the same price, with the Wi-Fi model now $199.99, down from $249.99, and the 3G/Wi-Fi model also $199.99, down from $299.99. The lower price should help to move units, which will allow more players to take advantage of Remote Play, a feature that allows players to stream PS4 games to PS Vita systems via Wi-Fi. The memory cards, a contentious topic for owners given their exorbitant price tags, have been reduced by as much as 33 percent: 4GB cards are now $14.99, 8GB cards are $19.99, 16GB cards are $39.99, and 32GB cards are $79.99.

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Articles, PlayStation Vita News

Sony announces November launch for PS4, new DualShock 4 colors

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Sony announced today at this year’s Gamescom that the PS4 will launch on November 15, and that the system will have 15 disc-based titles and 18 download-only releases available before the end of the year. It was also announced that all systems will have Playroom, an AR-augmented mini-game collection that supports motion control and the PS Camera, pre-installed. Several publishers, including Activision and Ubisoft, will also be offering discounts to gamers for the PSN downloadable versions of PS4 titles that they have already purchased for PS3. The offer will be good for a limited time, but additional details, including the amount of the discount, were not made public.

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Articles, PlayStation 4 News

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate shipping in early ’13

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, the 3DS adventure set 25 years after Lords of Shadow, will be whipping things up (ha!) early next year. Konami didn’t announce a specific date, only “early 2013,” but that should be coming along shortly. Until then, enjoy some of the new screenshots revealed at this year’s Gamescom.

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3DS

Anomaly Korea announced with debut trailer, screenshots

11bit Studios revealed at this year’s Gamescom that they are currently developing a follow-up to their recent tower offense title, Anomaly: Warzone Earth, titled Anomaly Korea. No specifics on operating systems or consoles, only “mobiles” mentioned as their target platform, but given that Warzone Earth has been released for Android, iOS, XBLA, and soon PSN, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to give it a shot (well, more like call down a smoke screen, but that doesn’t have the same ring to it).

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Android, Apple Handheld

Blizzard reveals World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria intro cinema

Blizzard has revealed the opening cinema to the upcoming latest World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, at Gamescom 2012. A slew of new screenshots were also released, showing some of the new locales, items, and actions that are in store.

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PC News

New Tomb Raider screens released for Gamescom

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And the Gamescom goods continue. Square Enix has released a new batch of screenshots from Crystal Dynamic’s upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, the aptly titled Tomb Raider. The new screens show Lara keeping fletchers in business and discovering all sorts of things in the wilds, from religious statues to failed predecessors and lovely fauna (i.e., dinner).

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Capcom announces Remember Me at GamesCom

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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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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

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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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

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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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Blizzard announces GamesCom 2012 playables, debuts, and events

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Attendees of this year’s GamesCom in Cologne, Germany will be able to get a peek at several upcoming Blizzard releases. The House of –Craft has announced that they will be showcasing Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion for World of Warcraft, the upcoming StarCraft II add-on Heart of the Swarm, and the recently released Diablo III. Other slated events include pro gamers duking it out and signing sessions with employees.

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Convention, PC News