Gaming News Wrap [13 Feb 2015]

Breakfast Wrap 06We don’t really think we need to tell you it’s Friday right? Yeah, Friday the 13th…

Games

Star Wars Battlefront is rumoured to feature a campaign spanning the entire Star Wars saga with the final section of the campaign serving as a prequel to the upcoming The Force Awakens film. Multiplayer will feature space-to-land battles and a ‘hero’ system. Well those are the rumours at least. [More…]

Want to see all the gadgets and vehicles that will feature in Battlefield Hardline? Alright then… Gadgets | Vehicles.

The next Destiny update (version 1.1.1) will bring an upgrade to the menu which will allow Guardians to check their faction and vendor reputation levels in the new ‘Reputation Panel’. [More…]

Sony has announced that support for the online modes of PSP title Resistance: Retribution will shut down on 5 May 2015. [via Twitter]

Consoles & Hardware

Sony has announced that PSN ‘sub accounts’ can now be upgraded to ‘master accounts’. This is particularly of interest to those that have turned (or will be turning) 18. [More…]

Industry

Want to see what Sony has in store for their platforms in 2015? Then check out the massive list of games coming here.

Ubisoft confirmed (during a call to investors) that five triple-A titles, including the latest Assassins Creed, the latest Rainbow Six Siege and The Division, are still scheduled for release before the end of the next financial year on 31 March 2016. More information on the titles and possible release dates are expected at the end of May. [More…]

Dying Light was January’s best selling game in the US and set the “highest first month of sales for new IP in the survival horror genre, exceeding the previous record, The Evil Within.” Console sales in the US saw the PS4 taking top honours. [More…]

The ‘Activity Feed’ and ‘Suggested Friends’ are now available for your Xbox Live profile on Xbox.com.

Blizzard has raised more than $1.9m for the Red Cross Ebola relief fund via sales of Argi, an intergalactic goat pet, for World of Warcraft which was available for $10. [More…]

Eugene Jarvis (creator of Defender) is teaming up with Housemarque (Resogun, Dead Nation) for something “explosive”. Details of their plans will be released in the “upcoming months”. [More…]

Square Enix has trademarked Lara Croft: Relic Run. What exactly the title will end up being is unknown, but we’re willing to bet on a mobile game – it’s just a gut feeling. [via AllGamesBeta]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Hitting the road at 242mph in DriveClub. Hold on to your breakfast (or lunch. Or supper).

Reptile and Kitana face off in this Mortal Kombat X gameplay video. The game will launch with a ‘Kombat Pass’ which costs $30 (current listing on Steam) and will bring four characters and five skin packs, for a total of 15 skins. [More…]

The Swindle has been announced for consoles, joining the PC as previously announced. The will be available for PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U and Xbox One, and will “probably” be released during summer 2015.

Sword Coast Legends from  the director of Dragon Age: Origins has been announced. The game is heading to PC in 2015.

Five minutes of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD footage.

TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has aired an episode focused on the harassment of women in gaming. A trailer for the episode was released last week. South Aficans may have to wait a while before watching the show on a local channel.

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