Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Square Enix has now officially announced its launch for August 27th on both PC and PS3. Fans that pre-order the standard or Collector’s Edition of the game will be able to obtain exclusive in-game content such as Early Access.
The third phase of the relaunched game’s beta is to begin next month. The phase will be the first time A Realm Reborn will be open to PS3 players during the beta.
For more information on pre-order bonuses as well as what comes with the Collector’s Edition, clickity click on the jump! There’s a cool trailer too.
This week’s Humble Weekly Sale: two Alan Wake games for whatever you want to pay. Remember, you can divide up the proceeds between game developer Remedy Entertainment, Humble Bundle’s sponsored charities, as well as the Humble organization itself, so this really is a donation-driven game!
The games included in the sale are Alan Wake: Collector’s Edition and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, and they come with a bunch of bonus content, including developer videos, a PDF art book, and the games’ soundtrack. All DRM-free!
Click below for a couple of videos related to the deal.
Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe hits Steam this Friday, May 24th and marks the second game by Adult Swim Games to arrive on the platform. Steven Gee, Product Manager at Adult Swim Games, reached out to us to give us more information about the game before its arrival. Read More
The previous information about Watch Dog‘s preorder packs showed a massive amount of content and paraphernalia available in PAL territories, among which were three separate bonus missions, art books, soundtracks, and a ton of other items. Today North American retailers revealed what the preorder bonuses would be for their specific stores.
Read on to see what retailers are offering what bonuses, as well as what the differences are between the PAL and North American versions…
It’s always odd sharing a launch trailer for a game that technically has already been released, but in the case of Resident Evil: Revelations, the game really is about to take on a new life. Capcom summed up what to expect from the HD port in a new press release attached to the game’s last trailer before its launch on PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PC tomorrow.
DLC upgrades are on the way June 4 in the form of the “Resistance” and “Enhancement” sets, which offer six upgrades each for $1.99 apiece. In addition, Capcom also revealed that new DLC characters for Raid Mode, including a female version of Hunk and an infected version of Rachel, will be made available beginning on June 11 for $2.99 each.
Check out screenshots of the new Raid Mode characters as well as the new trailer by clicking below.
The debut trailer for WB Games Montreal’s Batman: Arkham Origins features a sinister assassination plot by Black Mask to take out Batman, with killers like Deathstroke sent in to do the job. Our first real look at the new Arkham series game is an entirely cinematic one, exploring Batman’s first encounter with one of Black Mask’s hit squads.
In addition, it’s confirmed that the Joker will make an appearance, voiced by Troy Baker, who played Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite. The younger Batman’s voice performance will be handled by Roger Craig Smith, who has voiced Ezio in Assassin’s Creed and Chris Redfield in Resident Evil.
Click below for a few minutes of Batman-y goodness.
The Elder Scrolls games are always known for bursting at the seams with content to explore, and the new online entry looks like it’s taking that to an extreme. You’ll notice lots of crates and food barrels around the world, and virtually all of them can be harvested and used to craft items – even ones that look like pier decorations.
You’ll also peruse tons of books at the guilds, harvest herbs in the field, encounter magical shards in certain arcane locations, and of course discover hidden treasure chests. Improve your lock-picking skill to nab better gear from those bad boys.
See just how extensive the gathering and crafting system is in the latest trailer.
Notion Games’ up-and-coming indie platformer, “Super Ubi Land,” apparently caused a bit of confusion among fans, who thought it was being published by Ubisoft (it’s not). As a result, Ubisoft requested that Notion change the game’s title. I thought this would mean a super shake-up, but apparently not – as of today, the title is now called Super Ubie Land.
Glad everything was settled peaceably. Super Ubie Land will arrive for PC, Mac, Linux, and Wii U later this year.
Another NPD reporting period gone by, another month of decline for the games industry. Overall sales fell about 25% compared to March, with a 17% drop in software sales, 19% drop in accessory sales, an a whopping 42% drop in hardware sales. NPD cites a decline in the releases of new titles as a large reason for the slump. However, despite the month-over-month decline, year-over-year sales actually increased about 118% in unit sales and 130% in dollar sales, meaning those fewer titles were better drivers than the ones released last year.
The biggest-profile release of the month – Injustice: Gods Among Us – unsurprisingly fared best among April’s new games, with older titles like BioShock Infinite, Black Ops II, and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon still charting.
Click below for the top ten titles of April 2013.
Last year, Scribblenauts Unlimited led the way in terms of big Nintendo-exclusive third-party launch titles; this year, Warner Bros. has found a new way to expand the franchise: make stronger use of licensed properties. The result: Scribblenauts Unmasked, a twist on the usual Scribblenauts formula that brings basically every DC character you could possibly imagine writing into existence.
So you won’t just get to tap into the usual suspects: Superman, Batman, and the rest of the Justice League. You’ll get to recruit all of the over 130 versions of Green Lantern, plus a number of other similarly obscure heroes. Each hero comes with its own unique powers and a biography that goes into their history. The sum total? Over 2,000 different heroes and villains.
That’s a whole lot of super. Scribblenauts Unmasked hits Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – as well as PC platforms – this fall.
Gaijin Entertainment is taking steps to launch a PlayStation 4 version of War Thunder this holiday season. It is a free-to-play online WWII vehicular combat game, which is in open beta for the PC.
The press release does not go into detail as to whether or not the PlayStation 4 version of the game will be free-to-play as well. The PC version already has over 1.5 million players, and currently a mobile device version is in the works as well.
Yacht Club Games sure isn’t going to great pains to hide all the great content they’ve got planned for their Kickstarter-funded PC, Wii U, and 3DS title Shovel Knight, an old-school sprite-based side-scrolling adventure title that takes cues from games like Zelda II and Mega Man. As of the weekend, they’ve revealed all of the game’s major bosses as well as a number of special weapons and abilities.
Check out the full boss roster by clicking below. There’s a serious Mega Man vibe there.