Gaming News Wrap [12 May 2015]

Breakfast Wrap 02Pretty sure you know how this all goes by now. Gaming news, rumours, videos and general goings-on in one tasty wrap.

Games

A retailer in the United Arab Emirates has sold copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt early which has led to video leaks and spoilers making their way onto the internet. CD Projekt Red has moved in to remove the offending content until the game’s official release date of 19 May. [More…]
The game has so far exceeded one million pre-orders.

Reports suggest that the new Assassin’s Creed (Syndicate) will feature a playable female character. The game is also rumoured to not have any multiplayer. The full reveal happens tonight at 7pm SA time.

Whether Fallout 4 exists or not, it seems Guillermo del Toro’s production company has been appointed to create the trailer for the game. [via AllGamesBeta]

The upcoming Lego Dimensions will get a host of expansion packs, including Portal 2, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Jurassic World, Scooby-Doo and more. [More…]

Koji “Iga” Igarashi’s spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has hit its $500,000 Kickstarter goal in around 3.5 hours. The game is scheduled to release for PS4, Xbox One and PC around March 2017. [More…]

Payday 2 and all of its DLC has received a permanent price cut (only on PC it seems). Details can be found here.

Owners of Elite: Dangerous will get a free Steam key from 28 May. [More…]

Star Citizen’s FPS module is called Star Marine and will feature zero-g combat and more.

Sales & Discounts

Saints Row and Destiny find themselves discounted by between 25-50% on the Xbox One, while Gears of Judgment DLC joins the aforementioned titles on Xbox 360. These Deals with Gold discounts are valid until 18 May. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

A new Xbox One has been spotted and it features a 1TB hard drive. It is listed at €50 more than the 500GB version of the console.

Nintendo has no plans to show off a new console at E3 this year, and only plan to discuss the NX in 2016. [More…]

Industry

Sega has announced that Alien: Isolation has reached 2.1 million in lifetime sales, while Football Manager 2015 has sold 810,000. Unfortunately for Sega this still equated to a net loss of $94 million. [More…]

Steam reached over 9.5 million concurrent users on Sunday 10 May to set a new record. [More…]

Hideo Kojima has shown off a new Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain figure. It is however a slightly unfortunate (and questionable) figure that features female protagonist Quiet in her already revealing outfit, but with the figure having squeezable breasts. [More…]

Videos

The Xbox One May System Update is now live and brings voice messages, the ability to power on (and off) your Xbox One with SmartGlass, dedicated servers for party chat and more.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will dynamically switch between 900p and 1080p on Xbox One.

An open-world survival game featuring dinosaurs has been announced. ARK: Survival Evolved will be released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with the game hitting Early Access on 2 June. [More…]

King’s Quest game’s voice cast features Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Zelda Williams and more.

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