Gaming News Wrap [7 June 2013]

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MVC sources reckon that Microsoft and Sky in the UK will reveal a new partnership at E3, which may see the Xbox One sold at a significantly reduced price when bundled with a Sky subscription. DStv in South Africa… you there? Hello?!

Some new details about the Xbox One’s greatest asset – the controller – has been revealed via Xbox Wire. There are fancy LED lights that do things, but the big change is that it is “specifically created for gaming.” Impulse triggers, a higher quality in headset audio, revamped thumbsticks, a ‘classic’ d-pad configuration, lower (and closer positioned) buttons, a less obtrusive battery pack, a USB cable to allow play without using battery power and more.

Diablo 3 is coming to the Xbox 360 this September. The game actually arrives on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 on 3 September, with the PS4 to follow once the console launches. We’re pretty willing to bet the game will still be announced for the Xbox One too.

Respawn’s first title – TitanFall – will be an Xbox 360 and Xbox One (and PC) exclusive, as the team wanted to “focus on making the best game we could.” Details of the gameplay are coming in the latest issue of Game Informer, with some information starting to appear on NeoGAF.

EA has promised promised the “world premiere of Battlefield 4 all-out multiplayer warfare” and “other surprises” during its 10 June pre-E3 show, which starts at 1pm Pacific (9pm UK).

New screens for Lost Planet 3 have arrived. Everything looks pretty blue in it, and if you want to see them, head to AllGamesBeta.

This weekend is an all sniper event for Team Deathmatch for Gears of War: Judgment. Mind your head. [via Epic]

Kiefer Sutherland – or Jack Bauer to 24 million people – will voice Snake in the next Metal Gear Solid game. He will actually play Naked Snake (clone-father to Solid Snake) in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, however, all versions of all incarnations of Snake were traditionally played by David Hayter. [via Kotaku]

Along with the announcement above, Konami also released this PES 2014 footage from their pre-E3 2013 presentation webcast.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be out “this winter” [Northern Hemisphere] on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Check out the Konami pre-E3 show below.

Let the avalanche of E3 trailers begin. A new trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order has been released, and it includes around 30 seconds of gameplay.

The new trailer for Saints Row IV is called the ‘War for Humanity’. Sometimes we think there is no saving humanity.

Sony has a conversation with the creators of Drive Club.

‘The Lost Island’ DLC for Crysis 3 has a launch trailer.

NBA 2K14 has been announced and will be coming to current and next-gen consoles. It will arrive on Xbox 360 and PS3 on 1 October, while the Xbox One and PS4 editions will arrive when the consoles launch.

Free Portal 2 co-op DLC has arrived exclusively for PS3.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been delayed until 11 February 2014 in the US and 14 February 2014 in Europe. To make the hurt go away, Square Enix thought a new trailer may help.

Check out the Lone Ranger and Tonto in this latest Disney Infinity trailer. Johnny Depp appears to have been booted as this version of the sidekick.

Capcom is evaluating the potential western release of the free-to-play Vita title Dragon’s Dogma Quest. At the moment the title is only confirmed for Japan.

The Unreal Engine 4 will offer Oculus Rift support. The engine will in fact support 13 middleware technologies. For more, head to CVG.

“Nintendo should have their IP on every platform. Otherwise a whole generation of young people will miss out on their games.” That’s the words of Eidos life president Ian Livingstone. Well, at least then Nintendo may sell more titles… [via Pocket Gamer]

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