Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS4

Aiden bests Ratonhnhaké:ton, Watch Dog sets Ubisoft sales record

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Sales Data Announcement - Screenshot 1

A day after its release, Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs has sold more copies in its first 24 hours than any other title they’ve shipped to date. No actual figures were listed, but previously, Assassin’s Creed III was Ubisoft’s fastest-selling game at 3.5 million units in its first week. Connor and friends can still be proud, though, as Assassin’s Creed III still holds the studio’s record of most-pre-ordered game, followed by Watch Dogs.

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Aiden Pearce is on the loose, Watch Dogs released for console, PC

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The new open-world hacking-slash-action thriller Watch Dogs is now available for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. As Aiden Pearce, players are on a quest of revenge to track down the murderers that killed his family. He’ll steal cars, get in shootouts, and hack into the city’s Central Operating System to use Chicago itself to find and eliminate his enemies. A free ctOS mobile app for Android devices, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch launched alongside the game, offering dual-screen support and a way for players to engage their friends when away from their computer or console. An eBook, Dark Clouds, is also available as a follow-up to the game’s story.

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The Evil Within bumped pack to October, pre-order bonus detailed

Bethesda has announced that Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title The Evil Within has been pushed back to October 21. Originally scheduled to launch on August 26, the studio noted in a statement that Shinji Mikami and co. asked for more time to “refine the game in order to deliver the polished, terrifying pure survival horror experience they set out to create.” It’s not all bad news, however, as Bethesda also announced a new pre-order bonus, The Fighting Chance Pack. The pack, detailed below, includes weapons, a health-boosting gel, and an attribute-upgrading item.

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Metro Redux bringing updated Metro 2033, Last Light to console, PC

Metro Redux (360, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

4A Games is bringing the Metro series back in a revamped form as a individual downloads and a physical double pack for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Metro: Redux will include remastered versions of Metro 2033 and its follow-up Metro: Last Light, along with its DLC, for $24.99 each or as a set for $49.99. In addition to both titles being updated to run at 60 frames per second, Metro 2033 is being rebuilt in the newest version of the 4A Engine, which adds dynamic weather and destruction, particle effects, and more. Both are said to sport improved AI, combat, and stealth mechanics; more responsive weapon handling; and extra abilities from Last Light, including mask wiping, weapon customization, and both silent kills and takedowns.

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Batman: Arkham Knight gets new gameplay trailer, screenshots

The first gameplay trailer has been released from Batman: Arkham Knight. Titled Evening the Odds, the video features Scarecrow returning to Gotham City on a mission to unite Batman’s enemies and take the city. Gangs run wild in the streets, Batman takes to his Batmobile to crack some skulls, and a new villain makes their way into the series. At a little over two minutes, I’m pretty sure this is the fastest that Gotham’s gone to hell.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order brings back Nazi-blasting action today

Wolfenstein The New Order (360, PC, PS3) May Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 6

B.J. Blazkowicz once again returns to save the world from the Nazis today in Wolfenstein: The New Order. The latest take on the long-running series sees Blazkowicz in an alternate timeline where the Third Reich won World War II and rule as masters of the world. After a 14-year-long coma, the old fighter finds himself in a strange new world that’s ruled by his old enemy, who overcame the Allies and have since maintained their hold through the use of strange sci-fi tech. Alongside a small group of resistance fighters, players must guide the first-person-shooter legend to victory before the Nazis take their war machine to the stars.

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The Western Approach revisited in Dragon Age: Inquisition screens

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Western Approach Info Announcement - Screenshot 1

A few new environmental screenshots have been released from Dragon Age: Inquisition. The images showcase the Western Approach, which includes the increasingly untenable Fortress of Adamant in what is now a wasteland. The official blog has been updated with more information on the fortress and its uncertain future as well as on what’s become of the Grey Wardens and the Darkspawn.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order launch trailer released, mind the gunfire

With less than a week to go until release, B.J. Blazkowicz is back in one last video outing for Wolfenstein: The New Order. The launch trailer, House of the Rising Sun, features Blazkowicz alongside resistance fighters battling the occupying Nazi forces. After a live-action intro of a peaceful protest being crushed, B.J. and company compare war wounds before some of the Third Reich’s stranger creatures appear (and are promptly blown away). On top of the destruction, you also get to enjoy a German-language version of House of the Rising Sun.

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The President needs you! Bombshell announced for PC, PS4

Bombshell (PC, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rise of the Triad (2013) creators 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment have announced a new action title, Bombshell. The top-down action role-playing game is scheduled to come out early next year for PC and PS4. As Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, players will fight their way across four planets to save the US President from aliens. Those damn dirty ap—aliens. Aliens. Damn dirty aliens.

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MechRunner gets new screens as Kickstarter campaign nears goal

MechRunner (PC, PS4, PS Vita) Kickstarter Update - Screenshot 1

Spark Plug Games has announced they have nearly reached the funding goal for MechRunner’s Kickstarter campaign. The action title features a transforming mech that can switch between a tank mode and a sword-swinging bipedal mode. Players can also customize the mech with unlockable skins and upgrades. Spark Plug also plans on dynamic environments, which will change during play to offer cover and obstacles to battle around. A few new screens were released to entice gamers to help see the campaign through its funding goal.

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