Gaming News Wrap [28 July 2014]

ws_Cup_of_Coffee_2560x1600Good morning. We hope the weekend treated you well. Now let’s break ground on this new week shall we?

Games

The ‘Frontier’s Edge’ DLC for Titanfall, along with update 5, will be available for the Xbox One and PC versions of the game on 31 July. [via Twitter]

Details of the Battlefield Hardline singleplayer story have been revealed, along with the names of the writers working on the story. Full details can be found here.

FIFA 15 will feature the full Italian Serie A, along with a commentary team featuring TV journalist Pierluigi Pardo and former AC Milan defender and current Sky Italia analyst Stefano Nava.

Skylanders will be getting a new series of premium figurines called ‘Eon’s Elite’ toys which are “up to three times as powerful over other characters”. [More…]

A LittleBigPlanet 3 private beta will launch in August. Emails will be sent to the lucky few community members who have been selected. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

Square Enix has launched a sale on some of their PC titles on their online store. Murdered: Soul Suspect is now 50% off, while Tomb Raider GOTY , Thief and more are on sale until 31 July.

Consoles & Hardware

Microsoft have shown an interest in Japanese eye-tracking visor FOVE, and are considering it for use with the Xbox. [More…]

System update 8.1.0-18 for the Nintendo 3DS has been released.  The update makes “further improvements to overall system stability” while “other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”. [More…]

Industry

Killer Instinct Classic 2 has been spotted on the Korean Game Rating Board’s website. [More…]

Crytek has denied claims that it is on the verge of bankruptcy, but have admitted that the “flow of information to employees has not been as good as it should have” been as they transition from developer to online publisher. [More…]

Microsoft has partnered with China Telecom Corp (China’s third largest telecommunications firm) for the sale of Xbox One in China. [More…]

Sam Raimi will produce The Last of Us movie, while Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) may co-star as Ellie. [More…]

Videos

It would appear that BioWare plans to reveal a new IP at Gamescom in Germany next month. A new website for ‘You’ve Been Chosen‘ is also up.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will now be released one week earlier than originally announced. It will now be available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 30 September in North America and 3 October in the UK. There’s also a news trailer.

Character customisation in Sunset Overdrive.

The Last of Us has seen its photo mode detailed. You can find out more here, or watch the tutorial video below.

Halo 2: Anniversary in glorious CGI. The ‘classic’ Zanzibar map will also be getting remade. Some screenshots can be found here.

The full trailer for Tekken 7.

The trailer for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

It’s Rob Zombie’s Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Meet Swagger and Diabla, , as well as motorbikes in Transformers Universe.

Ruto in action in Hyrule Warriors.

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