Gaming News Wrap [24 Mar 2014]

News Wrap 06Howdy humans. How was the long weekend (if you reside in South Africa)? As you may have noticed, it wasn’t the weekend to bring in the zombie apocalypse, but that’s only because we were too busy with other things…

Games

People “familiar with the project” have told Eurogamer that Far Cry 4 is set in the Himalayas and is being targeted for release in the first half of 2015. Gameplay will be similar to that found in Far Cry 3 but with ridable elephants…

The four maps for ‘Naval Strike’ have been detailed on Battlelog. The DLC hits Battlefield 4 for Premium members on 25 March and everyone else on 8 April.

Rocksteady’s art director David Hego has outlined the redesigned villains for Batman Arkham Knight in a Game Informer article. You can expect Two-Face, The Penguin and The Riddler, but we’re pretty willing to bet there will be a few more revealed before the game arrives on PC, PS4 and Xbox One later this year.

A limited edition of Murdered Soul Suspect has been announced by Square Enix. The limited edition will include a copy of the journal used to hunt down the game’s killer, along with free access to an interactive digital strategy map. The map is accessible via computer or tablet, and will help players locate collectibles and detect side quests. [More on AllGamesBeta]

A patch to fix issues arising from the recent release of the free DLC for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare should now be available. [via Twitter]

Do you want to see someone defeat all the Dark Souls 2 bosses? Without levelling up? In other words, do you want to feel inadequate? Then head here, but warned there are spoilers…

Industry

Microsoft will feature more games at E3 this and feature less executives. That’s according to Phil Spencer. [More on CVG]

Robotoki – the independent studio formed by ex-Infinity Ward man Robert Bowling – will use the CryEngine for the game, Human Element. [More on AllGamesBeta]

Volition has revealed that they have cancelled a project codenamed ‘Zeus’. The game was a post-apocalyptic open-world game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. [More on Shack News]

The Blast Furnace – a Call of Duty mobile studio – will be closing its doors. This means 47 staff members will be made redundant. [More on MCV]

Luftrausers – the old school indie dog fighting game by Vlambeer – has become profitable after only two days of release. The game is expected in late 2015. [More on CVG]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The first gameplay footage from the Xbox 360 version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Some screens here.

Kingdom Under Fire II gameplay footage. Screens here.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD launch trailer. The game is now available in the EA for PS3 and PS Vita.

A trailer featuring the Second Mizukage to join the cast of Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.

A new expansion for Star Wars The Old Republic has been announced. ‘Galactic Strongholds’ is set for release this summer, with early access from 24 June.

A smartphone demo of Unreal Engine 4.

You can see the new Steam Controller in action straight from the floor of this year’s GDC.

Gfinity’s next eSports event, G3, will be heading to a new venue on 24 and 25 May. The Copper Box Arena is part of London’s 2012 Olympic Park.

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