Gaming News Wrap [15 Dec 2014]

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Games

The fourth patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity should be available for all platforms from today. The patch will “address issues with stability and performance as well as online matchmaking and connectivity (among other fixes and improvements).”

The follow-up to Alien: Isolation is sometimes “a daily topic” at The Creative Assembly. Lead designer Gary Napper told AvPGalaxy that “if we made a sequel, I would like to stick to the same terrifying single Alien approach but do more with the environment and interactivity within it.”

Riptor is a cybernetic dinosaur in Killer Instinct and you can expect her to arrive later this week. [More…]

If you want to play the Final Fantasy 15 demo, you will have to buy Final Fantasy HD Type-0 ‘Day One Edition’. There is no other way to get the demo. This was confirmed by Square Enix in the reveal of the Collector’s Edition of Final Fantasy HD Type-0. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

EA Sports UFC will be available in the EA Access Vault from 18 December.

All the Batman: Arkham games and its DLC is available on Steam for $9.99 as part of the Bundle Stars. The offer is only available until Wednesday, 17 December at 8am UK time.

Industry

Activision has claimed (via a press release) the top two sales spots on console in the US for 2014. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is the “#1 top-selling console game of the year through November” while Destiny sits in second spot. The publisher also claimed “the #1 Best-Selling Kids Video Game Franchise of the Year in the U.S.” with Skylanders. However, Advanced Warfare has seen its sales 27% below that of Ghosts.

Xbox head Phil Spencer will reveal plans for ‘gaming on Windows’ at a Windows 10 event on 21 January 2015. [via Twitter]

The PS4 and PS Vita will be launching in China on 11 January 2015. They will sell for 2,899 RMB and 1,299 RMB respectively (£298/$468 and £133/$210). [More…]

South Africa

Kalahari.com has a few specials running, as well as offering a few discount vouchers:

  • PS4 Console Bundle with DriveClub, Infamous: Second Son and Infamous: First Light. R6,999
  • Xbox One Console. R5,799. Price valid until 24 Dec.
  • 60% Off Clearance Sale
  • 2 PS3 and Xbox 360 Games For R299
  • 3 PC Games for R99
  • Vouchers:
    • Expires 31 December 2014 – R100.00 off any purchase over R350.00 use code Wish100
    • Expires 30 December 2014 – R100.00 off any purchase over R350.00 use code win100
    • Expires 31 January 2015 – R100.00 off any purchase over R350.00 use code BOS100

Videos

The ‘Redline Expansion’ pack for DriveClub will be available on the PS Store on 17 December in Europe/AU/NZ and 23 December in America. It forms part of the Season Pass and features five cars, a new Tour with 11 new events and 5 extra Trophies.

Check out the first gameplay footage for Street Fighter V, as well as the Charlie Nash reveal teaser.

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