Gaming News Wrap [3 Dec 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 02Good day everyone. Welcome to another tasty daily edition of the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

The new Assassin’s Creed has been leaked via a number of assets sent to Kotaku. The game is called Assassin’s Creed: Victory and is set in Victorian London and is due in 2015. Ubisoft have confirmed the validity of the assets.

PS4 and PS3 Destiny players will be receiving (timed) exclusive content for ‘The Dark Below’ expansion. This includes a Strike set on Mars called The Undying Mind and an exotic-class weapon called The 4th Horseman – a shotgun with four barrels. [More…]

Dead Island 2 will be getting a beta, which will see PS4 have a 30 day exclusivity. After that, the Xbox One and PC beta will go live. At the moment, the only way to get into the Dead Island 2 beta, would be by having  preordered series spin-off Escape Dead Island. [More…]

If you expected a game to launch without a day one patch, you’re wrong. The Crew has a patch which fixes a number of bugs and activates some features. Full patch notes can be found here.

Warface on the Xbox 360 is being cancelled. Crytek is not allowing any new subscriptions to the free-to-play shooter and will shut the game down for good on 1 February 2015, not even a full year after it released on the console. [via Facebook]

The first expansion for Hearthstone, Goblins vs Gnomes, will be out on 9 December in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China, and 8 December in the US. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

This week’s Deals with Gold sees Metro discounted by 33% on the Xbox One, while on the Xbox 360, Metro is joined by other titles such as Risen 3, Sacred 3, Dead Island Riptide, Saints Row IV and more. Full details are available here.

A new weekly sale running through December has started on the US PS Store. Titles on sale until 8 December include Assassin’s Creed Liberation, Gran Turismo 6, South Park: the Stick of Truth, Tomb Raider and Wolfenstein: The New Order. Get the full list and pricing here.

Industry

The Game Awards scheduled for this Friday will show off over a dozen world premieres including The Order: 1886 and Bloodborne.

PlayStation is celebrating 20 years of history by looking back at 20 of their adverts. There have been a few odd ones. Head here for all 20 videos.

Valve has launched Steam Broadcast, a new live (free) streaming feature which allows you to watch your friends play games directly via the Steam client. [More…]

Philips has dropped its lawsuit against Nintendo after a resolution had been reached over a number of patent disputes relating to technology used in Wii, Wii U and DS. [More…]

Videos

Two new monsters have been revealed in this new Evolve trailer. You have to watch pretty carefully but they make an appearance.

Want to see an hour of gameplay footage from Halo 5 Guardians? Alright then.

The second bit of DLC for Alien Isolation – ‘Trauma’ – is now available for download on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. European PlayStation owners can grab it later today.

A new Resident Evil Revelations 2 trailer. The release dates of each episode have been revealed too. Each episode will cost £4.99 / €5.99 / $5.99 or £19.99 / €24.99 / $24.99 as part of the season pass. [More…]

  • Episode 1 – Feb 17 (PS US), Feb 18 (PS EU, Xbox Global, Steam)
  • Episode 2 – Feb 24 (PS US), Feb 25 (PS EU, Xbox Global, Steam)
  • Episode 3 – Mar 3 (PS US), Mar 4 (PS EU, Xbox Global, Steam)
  • Episode 4 – Mar 10 (PS US), Mar 11 (PS EU, Xbox Global, Steam)

Secret Ponchos is now available on the US PS Store, with the EU release today. The game is free to PS Plus subscribers in December.

You can get the ‘Invasion’ DLC for Worms Battlegrounds for £3.99 / $4.99 / 4,99 € on Xbox One right now with a 20% discount available for Xbox Live Gold members. The good thing is that the gameitself is currently free for Gold members.

Rocket League is heading to the PS4 “this spring”. [More…]

Sony has announced a new “survival racing game” called Distance which will be released on the PS4 in 2015. [More…]

Total War: Attila gets a cinematic trailer called ‘Red Horse’.

A crowdfunding campaign for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum has been launched. The Indiegogo campaign has a £100,000 target for a smaller version of the original Spectrum now called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vegas. The new console is scheduled to launch in April 2015 and will come with 1000 games built-in.

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