Gaming News Wrap [11 May 2015]

Unfortunately, an issue with the site on Friday means that some of this was part of the news from Friday’s Gaming News Wrap (which is lost to the world wide web forever) and the news that followed over the weekend. Call it a super-sized meal now…

Games

AC Syndicate_01The new Assassin’s Creed is subtitled ‘Syndicate’ and will feature a new protagonist called Jacob Frye in Victorian London. The official reveal will be later today, and the early details come by way of Polygon.

It seems two old-ish titles will be getting remakes (or in some ways they’re now being simply confirmed). Both Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Dishonored: Definitive Edition have been rated in Brazil. [via AllGamesBeta]

Star Wars Battlefront will not feature classes or squads, but access to equipment will be restricted by gaining XP. However, you will be able to share your unlocks with your Partner (essentially the closest equivalent to squads). [More…]

All of Battlefield 4‘s future (yes, there will be more) content will be free to everyone. Which is cool and stuff. [More…]

Some details regarding the first bit of DLC for Battlefield Hardline has been revealed. ‘Criminal Activity’ will bring four new maps, including two night maps, with focus on more destruction. [More…]

The recently announced Far Cry 4: Complete Edition will not be released for the Xbox One, so it will only be available for PS4 and PC. [More…]

Risen 3: Titan Lords – Enhanced Edition has been announced for PS4 and will feature graphics comparable to “ultra” settings on the PC version of the game and feature 1080p at a “solid” 30fps. It will be released as a digital download and retail version and will feature the game and DLC released to date. It will be released on 21 August for $39.99.

Dishonored 2 will not make and appearance at E3 this year according to a report.

Sticking with E3 – Fallout 4 is expected to make an appearance there this year with a 20-30 minute demonstration behind closed doors. [More…]

The Xbox One version of Minecraft is getting three birthday skin packs to celebrate the Xbox 360 version’s birthday. The Xbox 360 version gets a third anniversary skin pack, while the Xbox One gets the previous two as well. The skin packs are free until 17 May.

Rockstar has addressed the mod policy for GTA V and said that “no one has been banned for using single-player modifications,” and said that their “primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing.”
It looks like a new vehicle and weapon is heading to GTA Online. At least, that’s if the teaser image from Rockstar is anything to go by.

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die via the Humble Store, GOG, Playism and Steam on 5 June for $14.99.

A Game of the Year Edition for Wasteland 2 has been announced and owners of the game will get it as a free upgrade.

Want to see what happens to players who cheat in Guild Wars 2? Well, they get ‘stripped, defeated and deleted.’ [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

The funds Xbox gamers received from the Microsoft Points switchover in 2013 will expire at the end of May. So you better do your shopping as soon as possible. [More…]

The Xbox One Preview Program is reportedly currently testing 60fps game DVR capture.

Industry

Unity CEO John Riccitiello reckons Sony has taken the victory in the current-gen war. In fact, his exact words were: “Sony fucking nailed it, and they deserve the victory.”

Bungie’s Destiny t-shirt has raised over $400,000 for the Nepal disaster relief. [More…]

According to Activision, Black Ops is the “most played series” in the Call of Duty franchise. Nearly 100 million of us (yes, me included, own both Black Ops and Black Ops 2. [More…]

The subscriber base for World of Warcraft fell to 7.1 million, but thankfully for Blizzard, the success of Diablo and Hearthstone has helped make up for it. [More…]

Nintendo has recorded its first annual profit in four years, while the Wii U reached 9.5 million in lifetime sales and has shipped 10.5 million amiibo. [More…]
Meanwhile, Nintendo has partnered with Universal to bring Nintendo characters to Universal theme parks. [More…]
Nintendo is planning to release five games for smartphones by March 2017. [More…]

The range of Metal Gear Solid 1984 clothing has been revealed. Prices range from £22 for t-shirts to £40 for jumpers, with a jacket at £55.

Those clever folk over at Coffee Stain Studios have added a mention of Hideo Kojima in the credits of Goat Simulator, asking him to bring P.T. back.

Screenshots & Concept Art

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Videos

It’s all rage and steel in this new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Bungie has officially lifted the lid on the ‘House of Wolves’ expansion for Destiny with this new trailer.

WTF is Payday 2 Crimewave Edition all about? Well, this, and it’s out in Europe on 12 June and North America on 16 June.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is hitting Xbox One and PS4 on 9 June. The game will of course present players the freedom of choice. And this trailer tries to convey just that.

Any video for The Division is great right? Even one just focusing on the music. It has also been announced that Ubisoft Annecy is assisting Massive Entertainment with the development of the game.

Batgirl in Batman Arkham Knight is the daughter of Commissioner Gordon, Barbara Gordon. Of course, you only need to worry about that if you get the season pass. [via Twitter]
The list of voice actors for the game features actors from Breaking Bad, Fringe and more.

If actual gameplay for Batman Arkham Knight is more your thing, this video showing of the ‘dual play’ system will be up your street.

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition has two new videos.

TowerFall Ascension is getting the ‘Dark World’ expansion pack this week. [More…]

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition has been announced for PS4 and it will arrive boasting 1080p visuals. It will launch “soon” in Europe and North America for $14.99. [More…]

Yoshimitsu has been added to Tekken 7.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada has its first teaser trailer.

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