Gaming News Wrap [5 June 2013]

News Wrap 03Good morning. Grab your coffee and enjoy this wrap. It’s packed full of news and videos.

A supposed leaked list of titles which will be announced at E3 by Microsoft has hit the internet. While – if the list proves to be true and accurate – there is plenty to be excited about, it’s pretty unlikely that this reflects the full list of supposed exclusives coming to the Xbox One. [Source]

  • Halo 5
  • Killer Instinct
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty Land
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Quantum Break
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Ryse
  • Fable IV
  • Crackdown 3
  • Fortnite
  • Dead Rising 3
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Battlefield 4
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Dying Light
  • Prey 2
  • Homefront 2
  • Beyond Good & Evil 2
  • Mirror’s Edge 2
  • Rainbow 6: Patriots
  • Brother in Arms: Furious Four
  • League of Legends

Call of Duty: Ghosts will get its gameplay reveal on 9 June via an Activition pre-E3 webcast. The webcast will start at 1am Pacific (2pm Eastern, 7pm UK. 8pm SA), and will be available via the official Call of Duty site, alongside “additional broadcast outlets”.

The content and discounts coming to the Xbox Live Marketplace over the next week or so or pretty extensive, with State of Decay being the one to keep an eye on. The game will set you back 1600MS Points, and is out today. For the rest of the content and prices, check out Major Nelson.

Halo 4 has seen a number of its weapons tweaked for multiplayer play. The Battle Rifle, Carbine and LightRifle, among others, have received damage increases. These have been offset by other changes such as rate of fire decreases. There are a number of other tweaks which can be checked out on Halo Waypoint.

Microsoft has announced the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 exclusive Halo: Spartan Assault. It will be available this July for $6.99 and is “the first top-down action shooter that brings a ‘Halo’ video game to touch-based devices.” The game is being developed by 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games. [via Halo Waypoint]

Major Nelson has released this Xbox @ E3 trailer, which we’re pretty sure 1000s of humans will watch over and over again to glean any information not picked up by the average zombie.

Digital Extremes has confirmed that their free-to-play shooter Warframe will be coming to the PS4. It will be available on the console’s launch.

DICE is promising some “surprises” at E3 this year, including some unannounced new titles. Mirror’s Edge 2 anyone?

Harmonix has announced it’s new game, and if you were holding your breath, you’ve shaved a few days off your life for nothing. The new game is a Kinect game for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It’s called Fantasia: Music Evolved. It’s out in 2014. It’s a motion-controlled game. It’s “inspired” by the classic Disney film. It features over 25 leading artists including Bruno Mars and AVICII. I’ve just slit my wrists.

An announcement trailer for MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT from Square Enix has been released. More details about this intriguing looking game will be revealed at E3.

Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition is out on 13 June, and to let you know so, here’s the launch trailer.

Official reveal footage from The Last of Us‘ multiplayer has been released.

Remember Me is now it in the US and out end of the week elsewhere. The launch trailer has been released to celebrate.

A Fable HD remake for Xbox 360 has been confirmed by Lionhead and Microsoft. Called Fable Anniversary, the game will be out this Christmas.

Some probing new screenshots from South Park: The Stick of Truth has been released. You can check them out on AllGamesBeta.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be accompanied by a novel and an art book. Not as part of your game purchase, but as supplements you will need to buy to enjoy. The novel – written by Oliver Bowden – is an origins story for the game’s protagonist Edward Kenway, and will be released on 7 November in the UK through Penguin Books, and 26 November in the US through Ace Books. The Art of Assassin’s Creed will be released by Titan Books on 28 October, with a limited (500) special slipcase edition will be available and will include two concept art prints signed by Ubisoft artists.

Rumours abound that Nintendo will be discontinuing the Wii U Basic model after a GameStop memo was leaked in which stores were instructed to return “all new/unopened Wii U Basic”. [via Kotaku]

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