Gaming News Wrap [29 Aug 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 04Good morning and welcome to another thunderous day… and another edition of the Gaming News Wrap.

The PS4 will download remote purchases made via smartphone or desktop PCs automatically, Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed via Twitter. Any purchase made remotely will wake the PS4 from its sleep mode, and once the item has been downloaded, the console will return to its sleep state.

The Summer (or Winter) of Arcade sees the last game released in the shape of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows which is priced at £9.99 and weighs in at 1.78 GB, and is available already.

Day One editions of the Xbox One have run out at GAME in the UK. The retailer is no longer taking pre-orders of the special edition, but standard versions are still available but not guaranteed to be available on launch day either.

Microsoft has teased “surprises” at their booth at PAX – including “games that I’m not at liberty to divulge . . . yet.” The I being Major Nelson in this case.

2K Games have confirmed the release of a Borderlands 2 Game of the Year edition. The game will release on PC,  PS3 and Xbox 360 from 11 October and will feature around £75 of content, including:

  • Borderlands 2 Main Game
  • Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty
  • Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage
  • Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt
  • Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
  • Creature Slaughter Dome
  • Gaige, the Mechromancer Character Class
  • Gearbox Gun Pack
  • Golden Key
  • Vault Hunter’s Relic
  • Krieg, the Psycho Character Class
  • Collector’s Edition Heads and Skins
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1

Square Enix has temporarily stopped the digital sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn until they expand their servers due to the high demand for the game. [More on CVG]

Crytek has confirmed that their free-to-play shooter Warface will be coming to the Xbox 360 in “early 2014”. An Xbox Live Gold membership will be required to play the game.

Deep Silver has assured Metro fans that their plans to make the series “‘more accessible” does not mean they have any intention of “compromising Metro’s unique DNA”. [More on the Metro Website]

Saints Row IV sold over one million copies in its launch week, with the PC version of the game tripling the first week sales of Saints Row: The Third. [More on CVG]

You will be able to “customise a Dragon Age historical world state to your exact specifications drawn from Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 story decisions” in Dragon Age Keep – an new service for Dragon Age Inquisition. More on this new feature due next year on the BioWare Blog.

Nintendo has cut the price of the Wii U, axed the Wii U Basic and announced the 2DS. Nintendo of America will cut the price of the Premium Wii U by $50 from 20 September. The firm also announced the 2DS which will launch in October and is essentially an “affordable” 3DS which will play the entire library of cartridge and digital 3DS and DS titles, but “only in 2D”. RRP in the US is $129.99. [More on AllGamesBeta]

The Vita version of Rayman Legends has been delayed to allow the developers time to “apply the final level of polish gamers expect from a Rayman game”. The game is now expected on 13 September. [More on CVG]

Videos

The PlayStation EU Store has been updated. It brings along the usual new games and additional content.

Killzone: Shadow Fall Gamescom 20133 multiplayer trailer.

A new update for The Last of Us has been released, and not only does it fix the usual bugs, it brings along a new multiplayer mode called ‘Interrogation’ – for free. Additional details can be found here.

The official NBA 2K14 trailer.

Rayman Legends will be available on Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC from Friday, so a launch trailer is only an obvious precursor.

Rovio has announced Angry Birds Go – the kart racing game.

Nintendo 2DS introduction trailer.

Fallout: Lanius – a live action fan film.

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