Gaming News Wrap [6 Aug 2014]

News Wrap 03Good morning everybody. It’s the midweek Gaming News Wrap and it’s pretty packed with videos and some news of Evolve being delayed… Boo!

Games

Evolve has been delayed and will miss its October release date and now arrive on 10 February 2015. [More…]

Capcom has announced that the original Resident Evil will be heading to the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC in early 2015 via digital download. Expect upgraded, well, everything. [More…]

2K Games has announced the ‘Hulkamania’ collector’s edition of WWE 2K15 which will set you back $99.99 for Xbox One and PS4 and include an autographed art card, authentic piece of ring canvas, DLC characters and more. [More…]

The Grit and Gear Bundle and a new Gestures pack for The Last of Us is available with this week’s PlayStation Store. The new Gestures can be bought individually or as a bundle for $2.49 for three. The Grit and Gear Bundle features six items and costs $6.99, while the Professional Sports Bundle has seven items and runs $7.99 and will be available next week. The new content is available for both the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

A new Wii U update has been rolled out, which Nintendo says makes “further improvements to overall system stability”, while “other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.

Sales & Discounts

There’s the Xbox Deals with Gold, a Capcom Sale and Xbox One game price adjustments on Xbox Live. On the Xbox One, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Kinect Sports Rivals and Ryse have been permanently priced at $49.99. Angry Birds: Star Wars and Call of Duty Ghosts are on sale on the Xbox One, while Ghosts is joined by Rock Band 3 and others on sale on the Xbox 360. A number of Capcom games have been discounted by up to 75%. Full details can be found here.

EA has announced that Wing Commander III is now available for free on Origin, along with announcing a free trial version of SimCity. [More…]

Industry

Take-Two has released its financial result for the first quarter of the 2015 financial year. Overall, it posted a slight loss, mostly due to the lack of major releases in the period. The financial call also revealed that GTA V had shipped 34 million units to date.

Activision Blizzard had a “better-than-expected” first fiscal quarter, thanks to “strong digital sales from Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls and Blizzard Entertainment’s newest franchise, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft”. [More…]

The Activision Blizzard financial report also revealed that World of Warcraft has seen its subscribers drop to 6.8 million and Diablo 3 sales break 20 million units across all platforms.

Konami has revealed that Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes sold three times as many copies on PS4 than it did on Xbox One, but did not give actual numbers. [More…]

Epic Games has bought UK developer Pitbull, who will now be integrated into Epic to assist in the development and support of Unreal Engine 4. [More…]

The XCOM board game is inbound. XCOM: The Board Game should be at retailers in the fourth quarter of 2014. 

Videos

Assassin’s Creed Rogue – the 2014 entry to the franchise for PS3 and Xbox 360 – has been confirmed after leaks and rumours. The game will be available from 11 November. Players will experience the universe through the eyes of a Templar called Shay Patrick Cormac, who suffers the brotherhood’s betrayal and transforms into an Assassin hunter.

Sony has announced that theKillzone Shadow Fall ‘Intercept’ co-op expansion is now available as a standalone game for $19.99.

PlayStation is teasing something for GamesCom…

Eurogamer got to play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Now you can watch them do so and wish you were them. Maybe.

Ultra Street Fighter IV full retail trailer.

Raiden in Mortal Kombat X. Who’s next?

The launch trailer for Sacred 3.

Woolfe – The Redhood Diaries has launched its Kickstarter and is aiming for $50,000.

The launch trailer for The Swapper which hits PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week.

Velocity 2X will arrive for PS4 and PS Vita on 2 September (US) and will be a cross-buy title. [More…]

An open beta has been announced for Nosgoth. You will need a Steam account and access from 7 to 10 August, and you will be rewarded with Double XP as well as an exclusive in-game badge.

You can get Expendabros free on Steam. The game is an official The Expendables 3-themed version of Broforce.

It would appear as if there’s never enough footage from Hyrule Warriors. This time, Ganondorf goes wild.

IGN compares the Xbox 360 and new iOS version of BioShock.

 

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