Gaming News Wrap [18 Feb 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 01Good morning all. A slightly quiet round-up this morning – it’s almost like it’s holiday season. Would be awesome if it was though right?

Games

Microsoft has revealed the ‘Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale‘. The sale features a number of daily specials on games, as well as a few games on special from today until 25 February. Today only specials include Dishonored, Dante’s Inferno and Bastion, among others. On sale all week are Dirt 3, Portal 2, Batman Arkham City and more. Discounts start at as little as 67% and go as high as 93%. All details on Major Nelson.

The Xbox One will be getting its first digital sale from today. Ryse will be on special until 24 February at a discounted price of $39.99 in the US and £34.99 in the UK. From 25 February, the Xbox One will start getting discounted add-ons. [via Twitter]

Ryse will be getting the ‘Mars’ Chosen’ DLC on 28 February. The DLC will feature new maps, a new co-op Survival game mode, and a new character skin. It will be free for season pass holders while everyone else will have to fork out $8.99. [More on Xbox Wire]

It seems that Titanfall will be getting 14 maps and a split-screen multiplayer mode if the beta listings are worth believing. [More on Reddit]

Reports suggest that both Apple and Google are rejecting apps with the word ‘Flappy’ in the title. So Flappy Bird has ruined the word for everyone then. [More on CVG]

Hardware

MGS 5 GZ PS4Japan is getting a limited edition Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PS4. The console will be available on 20 March (the same day as the game is released in the region) at a cost of 46,980 Yen (£275/$461), which is 7000 Yen (£40/$68) more than the standalone version of the PS4.

Screenshots and Concept Art

Videos

A visual effects video showing off Unreal Engine 4.

Check out the first TV spot for PS Plus.

In case it needed even more confirmation, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark has now been “officially” announced for last-gen and current-gen consoles.

Harmonix has revealed a new free-to-play rhythm-shooter called Chroma, which is being developed in conjunction with Counter-Strike studio Hidden Path. The PC exclusive title is open for applications for a closed Alpha.

Killer is Dead has been confirmed for PC and will cost £19.99 / €19.99 / $19.99 and will feature exclusive content. Killer Is Dead: Nightmare Edition will be available for retail and digital download from 9 May.

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