Gaming News Wrap [9 June 2014]

News Wrap 06Good morning. It’s E3 week, so expect lots of new footage, new announcements and confirmation (or debunking) of rumours. It should be a good week.

If you’re looking for a handy guide to what’s on when, CVG has you covered. Add one hour to the UK times and you’ll be good to go – if you can wait for Sony’s 3am start here…

Games

EA has confirmed NBA Live 15 will be heading to the Xbox One and PS4 on 7 October. It will apparently be much improved over the last iteration of the game.

FIFA 15 on the PC will use the Ignite engine with all the same core features as the Xbox One and PS4 versions.

A ‘Game of the Year’ edition of Forza 5 will be released on 22 July. The Xbox One game will cost £50/€70/$60 and will include the original content, as well as 18 tracks plus the Top Gear car pack featuring ten downloadable vehicles. [More…]

It looks like Killzone Shadow Fall will be getting a retro map pack. In a Reddit AMAonline producer Samrat Sharma said: “Stay. Tuned. Also: all maps are free, I hope you know that.” He also touched on Guerrilla’s unannounced new IP and suggested that it will be an open world game.

Destiny will make an appearance at Sony’s E3 stage show. It has also been revealed that the game will visit four worlds – Earth, Moon, Venus and Mars. [More…]

Assassin’s Creed Unity may feature four player co-op if a poster outside of the E3 venue is anything to go by. [More…]

New artwork for Mirror’s Edge (2 / reboot) has been released in time for E3. That should indicate the game will be shown off at the event. [More…]

More Dead Island may be coming as Dead Island 2 has been spotted on a LinkedIn profile and a domain registered for Dead Island Universe. [More…]

Two Tomb Raider related domains have been registered. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Rise of the Tomb Raider domains have been registered by Square Enix.

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition has been revealed for the PS Vita. The version will include the original game and the ‘Reign of Giants’ DLC. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

PayPal has been added as a payment option for US PSN users. [More…]

Industry

Sony has revealed its list of games to be featured at their booth at E3. The company will host its E3 press conference on Monday 9 June from 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern / 2am UK / 3am SA. [More…]

Nintendo Europe will be moving its headquarters to Frankfurt as well as cutting 130 jobs as part of its restructuring plans. [More…]

(Recently fired) Halo composer Martin O’Donnell is suing Bungie. His lawsuit claims the company has refused to pay him for accrued paid time off and other benefits. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Destiny gameplay footage gas been leaked. Watch it while it’s still available.

Project Morpheus on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

A new Sunset Overdrive which discusses the open-world and more.

The official E3 gameplay trailer for Madden NFL 15.

A teaser trailer for Forza Horizon 2.

You will not need PS Plus to play PlanetSide 2. Yay. [More…]

More characters have been revealed for Transformers Universe. Meet Sparkscape and Diabla.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 3 is now available for the PS Vita and Amazon Appstore.

It’s an E3 trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will be out on 2 December in North America and 5 December in Europe.

Kinect game Disney Fantasia Music Evolved will be out for Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 21 October.

Watch the Terminator 2: Judgment Day car chase unfold in GTA V.

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