Gaming News Wrap [27 Mar 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 07Good morning. A tasty (but aren’t they always) edition of the Gaming News Wrap today. Nom. Nom nom.

Games

A sale has kicked off on the EU PS Store, and it features a couple of big name games and DLC, including Assassin’s Creed, Saints Row, Dishonored, Need For Speed, Dragon Age and more. Full list is available on the PlayStation Blog.

You can expect The Last of Us on the PS4 by the end of the year according to PlayStation’s Eurasian Software Marketing Manager. [More on IGN]

A Battlefield 4 patch has been released for PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. While the Naval Strike DLC is now available on these platforms, both the Xbox One and PC versions have been delayed. Patch notes (which are identical for all platforms) can be found here.

DICE has also released a bunch of DLC packs for Battlefield 4, which has you paying to unlock weapons, vehicles and more. Or you could just play the game more…

A Call of Duty Ghosts ‘Gold Edition’ has been spotted online. The version is listed as featuring the game, the Onslaught DLC and a wolf character skin at a price of £39.99 on PC and £54.99/$59.99 on consoles. Activision is still to officially confirm the edition. [More on CVG]

Wolfenstein The New Order will release earlier than originally announced in Europe and Australia. The game will now be out worldwide on Tuesday 20 May on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Bethesda has revealed a limited edition (only 5,000) of Wolfenstein The New Order which features plenty of goodies, but no copy of the game. Keep your game pre-order with your current retailer and $100 will get you a “vintage footlocker-style box”containing maps, case files, and an X-ray of protagonist BJ Blaskowicz, 14 postcards, a custom Steelbox game case, and an 8” articulated statue of the game’s robotic Panzerhund enemy. [More on AllGamesBeta]

New game modes in Titanfall will be released to all players free of charge, while paid-for DLC will feature new maps and other undetermined content. You can also expect double XP weekends in the future. [More on CVG]

DriveClub is not likely to ship in the first half of the year, as the release date for the game has been altered to ‘TBA 2014’. However, there’s plenty of games coming to the PS4 this year, and the PlayStation Blog has a handy list of them all for you.

Project CARS will support Project Morpheus on the PS4. [More on AllGamesBeta]

An exclusive Watch Dogs ‘Premium Vigilante Edition’ has been revealed. The £109.99 package, which is a GAME exclusive, features a cap and mask so you can live out your hacking fantasies.

Title update 14 for Minecraft is now available for the Xbox 360 version. The PS3 update should be available today. [More on Eurogamer]

An update for Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be available today and introduces a new futuristic world map, along with eight new plants and ten new zombies.

Hardware

Microsoft has detailed its new reputation system for the Xbox One. Play more, behave more, get a green bar, don’t lose your ‘privileges’. Or something like that.

Industry

In the face of some dismay from gamers worried about the future of VR now, John Carmack come out in support of Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR. Facebook has also denied claims that Oculus will be rebranded. Maybe gamers can breathe easy then…

Evolution Studios founder Martin Kenwright has announced his new Liverpool-based development studio called Starship. [More on GI International]

Videos

The weekly EU PS Store Update has arrived, and this week you can grab Fez, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and more. There’s a sale on too, so you should find something to spend your hard earned cash on. Details on PlayStation Blog.

A new trailer has arrived for Alien: Isolation. The PlayStation Blog has also completed an interview with Creative Lead Alistair Hope to find out more about the game.

Warface has entered its open beta, which is free for all Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360. [More on Major Nelson]

Check out the game modes in this EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil trailer.

You can watch the entire Project Morpheus reveal from GDC below. It’s around an hour long though, so get your coffee first.

The cinematic trailer for Tropico 5.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution second Tsuchikage trailer.

Fez is now available for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita at a regular price is €9.99/$12.99.

Zombies Monsters Robots has officially been announced.

Goat Simulator has a launch trailer. Who cares about the game, just watch the trailer…

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