Gaming News Wrap [9 May 2014]

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Games

Epic Games has announced a brand new Unreal Tournament which will be completely free, with no microtransactions, including future content updates. The Windows, Linux, and Mac based FPS will also involve the community in every decision. [More…]

The latest edition of Edge magazine has revealed details of Sunset Overdrive, and the Xbox One exclusive is described as mixing the “blue skies and punk rock of Crazy Taxi, the speed and style of Jet Set Radio, the grindabile city of Tony Hawk’s Project 8 and the firepower of any Insomniac shooter”. [More…]

Techland has announced that Dying Light has been delayed until February 2015. According to the press release: “The new date ensures that we can fully realize our vision of an innovative open world game. We won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms we’re working on.”

Rockstar Games has added ten more verified jobs to GTA Online. For the full details on the jobs, you can head to Rockstar Newswire.

The ‘Devastation’ pack for Call of Duty Ghosts is now available on PC, PS3 and PS4. It costs £11.59 / $14.99 on its own, but is part of the £34.99 / $49.99 Season Pass.

The Last of Us on PS4 will feature cutscene-quality character models and cinematics running at 1080p and 60fps. [More…]

Five free Kinect Sports Rivals challenge packs have been released. All the challenge packs are based on Rare’s classic franchises, including  Battletoads, Perfect Dark, Viva Piñata and others. [More…]

The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Minecraft will not feature infinite worlds but will be “a lot bigger than PS3/Xbox 360.”

Sherlock Holmes: Crime & Punishments will release on the Xbox One, joining the previously confirmed PC, PlayStation 3PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 versions.

Tripwire Interactive has announced Killing Floor 2, the sequel to its co-op horror shooter which will arrive on Steam sooner than expected. [More…]

Nintendo still expects Bayonetta 2 and Monolith Soft’s X will both still be released by the end of this year, meaning there’s still a small reason to consider the Wii U… [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

The DualShock 4‘s light bar was designed with Project Morpheus in mind. It’s there for “tracking for VR.” Wow. Sneaky guys… [More…]

Nintendo has revealed a web service for Mario Kart 8 which will allow players to access replays and other information via their PC or smartphone. [More…]

Nintendo may be considering releasing a new console designed specifically for emerging markets. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Bloomberg: “We want to make new things, with new thinking rather than a cheaper version of what we currently have. The product and price balance must be made from scratch.”

Industry

Dark Souls 2 has shipped 1.2 million units in Europe and America between 11 March and 31 March 2014.

Capcom has seen Dead Rising 3 sell 1.2 million units in its recently ended financial year. The game joins  Resident Evil: Revelations HD and 3DS game Monster Hunter 4 as the company’s million unit sellers. [More…]

Konami‘s annual profits have more than halved year-on-year, with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes enjoying “solid sales”. [More…]

Nintendo‘s digital sales have tripled in two years almost being the only shining light for Nintendo in their recent financial report. [More…]

The gamers that defaced the EVE Online monument in Reykjavik, Iceland have been banned from the game for life. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The first gameplay video for Sunset Overdrive has been released, and along with the information above, Xbox Wire has details of the Day One Edition of the game. Screenshots have also appeared, and can be viewed here.

Meet your friends and enemies in Watch_Dogs.

The making of DLC map ‘Swampland’ for Titanfall.

Alien: Isolation ‘Creating the Cast’ trailer.

Five minutes of carnage from Hotline Miami 2.

A new video focusing on the update for World of Tanks.

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies will be out on 24 June. The standalone expansion costs $12.99 each for the two armies individually or $19.99 together.

The features of Van Helsing 2 have been revealed in a new trailer.

It’s a new quick start menu for the Wii U. Whether that will save the console now is up for debate.

A free-to-play Soul Calibur has been released for iOS devices. Soulcalibur Unbreakable Souls will of course feature in-app purchases.

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