Gaming News Wrap [27 May 2015]

News Wrap 03The gaming news you can use to impress your friends around the water-cooler at work is here in the daily Gaming News Wrap.

Games

A few more tracks for Guitar Hero Live have been revealed, and it includes songs by Killswitch Engage, Deftones, Mastodon, Trivium and more.

North American gamers that pre-order NBA 2K16 will get four days early access to the game, 10,000 in NBA Virtual Currency plus the NBA 2K MyTeam VIP Pack. So for pre-order customers, the game will be released on 25 September, while everyone else (in America) will need to wait until 29 September.

Project Cars for the Wii U might not see the light of day, as it is only hitting 23fps at 720p on Nintendo’s console. This has prompted a suggestion that the game may now be held back until “Nintendo’s next console.” [More…]

Industry

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the UK’s biggest launch of 2015 so far, with sales up 608% from The Witcher 2. Of the sales of physical copies, 63% were sold on PlayStation 4, 32% on Xbox One and 5% on PC. [More…]

Capcom is expecting its digital game sales to go ahead of its disc sales by the end of their fiscal year ending 31 March 2016. [More…]

Cortana, the Windows “digital assistant” will also be available for  iOS and Android devices when Windows 10 launches. The app will work in conjunction with your “Phone Companion” app on PC. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Mad Max (the game) has a new trailer.

The third DLC for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare goes by the name of ‘Supremacy’ and launches on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on 2 June. It features four new maps (including one Highrise, from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2) and a new Exo Zombies episode featuring Bruce Campbell of Army of Darkness.

A trailer for the Battlefield Hardline DLC ‘Criminal Activity’ reveals that the expansion will feature a tommy gun and more.

Evolve has a new ‘Arena Mode’ which is a “life-or-death cage match” available for all platforms for free. Expect the action to be pretty frenetic. [More…]

The ‘Jaws of Hakkon’ DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition is now available for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360.

There are still videos coming out for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Until Dawn will launch for the PS4 on 25 August in the US and 26 August in Europe. But here’s a trailer to mull over so long.

MotoGP 15 gets a ‘real events’ trailer.

Pikes Peak does DiRT Rally. Or DiRT Rally does Pikes Peak.

Perception, a new first-person horror game by The Deep End Games (featuring ex-BioShock developers), has launched a $150,000 Kickstarter campaign.

Check out first-person parkour game Downward which is aiming for PC in 2016.

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