Morning News Wrap (13 Mar 2013)

Breakfast Wrap 03South Africa wakes up to some of the most thrilling console gaming news in some time.  If you haven’t a clue what we’re talking about, then get out from under your rock.  South Africa will have a team at the Call of Duty Championship, and there’s also a Gears of War Judgment LAN happening on 21 March… yes, the day before release.  More details will be available regarding both later today, but let’s get the morning nibbles out of the way first…

Another mammoth update has accompanied the Xbox 360 launch of Battlefield 3‘s ‘End Game’ DLC.  If you only decide to play your Battlefield 3 without wanting to download the DLC to play, you will still be faced with a 1.92BGB update.

Braid’s creator Blow has seemingly confirmed the words of Avalanche Studios and said that the “PlayStation 4 will measure up favorably to today’s PCs thanks to its fast RAM and streamlined gaming environment.”  [via CVG]

The ‘Awakened’ DLC for Dead Space 3 is now available for download and weighs in at 1.14GB on Xbox 360.  It will cost you 800MS Points on Xbox 360 and £7.99 / $9.99 on PS3 and PC.

More screenshots from Star Wars: The First Assault – the supposed downloadable “predecessor” to Star Wars: Battlefront III - have been published  on Kotaku.  There are X-Wings and Tie Fighters and Stormtroopers and more.  Check them here.

SCE Santa Monica has said on the PlayStation Blog that it has “a substantial DLC plan” for God of War: Ascension.  In the meantime, here’s some Hades for you to enjoy.

Sleeping Dogs‘ new DLC ‘Year of the Snake’ is now available for your enjoyment.   The DLC continues Wei Shen’s story as he rejoins the Hong Kong Police Department in missions set immediately after the main game. You can pick up ‘Year of the Snake’ for 560MS Points on Xbox 360 and $6.99 / €5.49 / £4.39 on PS3 and PC.  If you want to see some screenshots from the DLC, you can see some on AllGamesBeta.

If you’re hankering for a little slicing and dicing, then feast your eyes on this Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge launch trailer – even though the game is still weeks away (2 April in the US and 5 April in the EU).  However, the demo is now available on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

Another demo you can grab right now is for Army of Two: The Cartel.  Get it now, this trailer tells you.

Ubisoft have released a new trailer about Ratonhnhaké:ton – “the hero who will rise to fight the unjust and tyrannical King Washington” in Assassin’s Creed III.  He has the power of a Wolf (pack…).

Over on the EU PSN, they have zombies for sale.  We find this kind of zombie trafficking disgusting to be honest, and… Oh.  Sorry.  It’s Resident Evil games on sale actually.  Prices have been cut by “up to 50%” and includes pretty much every Resident Evil ever released. [via PlayStation Blog]

Continue the sale theme (‘cos we all love sales right?), Square Enix has announced their “biggest Xbox Live sale ever” which runs until 19 March and includes Sleeping Dogs, Deus Ex and some Lara.  

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Product Title Type Original Price Sale Price
Sleeping Dogs Full Game GoD $44.99/£24.99/€49.99 $19.99/£8.99/€14.99
Mini Ninjas Full Game GoD $19.99/£14.99/€19.99 $9.99/£8.99/€9.99
Supreme Commander 2 Full Game GoD $29.99/£19.99/€29.99 $14.99/£8.99/€14.99
Dungeon Siege III Full Game GoD $19.99/$14.99/€24.99 $9.99/£8.99/€14.99
Deus Ex Human Revolution Full Game GoD $24.99/£14.99/€24.99 $14.99/£8.99/€14.99
Tomb Raider: Anniversary Full Game GoD $19.99/£14.99/€24.99 $9.99/£8.99/€9.99
Kane and Lynch 2 Full Game GoD $39.99/£17.99/€24.99 $9.99/£8.99/€9.99
Tomb Raider: Underworld Full Game GoD $19.99/£14.99/€19.99 $9.99/£8.99/€9.99
Mensa Full Game Arcade 800 400
Mini Ninjas Adventures Full Game Arcade 800 400
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Full Game Arcade 1200 600
All Zombies Must Die Full Game Arcade 800 400
Puzzle Arcade Full Game Arcade 800 400
Geon Full Game Arcade 800 400
Sleeping Dogs  – Tactical Soldier DLC 160 80
Sleeping Dogs  – Street Racer Pack DLC 320 160
Sleeping Dogs  – The Swat Pack DLC 320 160
Sleeping Dogs  – The Movie Masters Pack DLC 160 80
Sleeping Dogs  – Nightmare in North Point DLC 560 280
Sleeping Dogs  – Police Protection Pack DLC 240 120
Sleeping Dogs  – Martial Arts Pack DLC 240 120
Sleeping Dogs  – GSP Pack DLC 240 120
Sleeping Dogs  – Deep Undercover Pack DLC 240 120
Sleeping Dogs  – Triad Enforcer Pack DLC 240 120
Sleeping Dogs  – The Dragon Master Pack DLC 640 320
Sleeping Dogs  – Square Pack DLC 160 80
Sleeping Dogs  – Top Dog Silver Pack DLC 160 80
Sleeping Dogs  – Top Dog Gold Pack DLC 240 120
Sleeping Dogs  – Red Envelope Pack DLC 240 120
Sleeping Dogs  – Retro Triad Pack DLC 160 80
Sleeping Dogs  – High Roller Pack DLC 240 120
Deus Ex Human Revolution – The Missing Link DLC 1200 600
Deus Ex Human Revolution – Explosive Mission Pack DLC 240 120
Deus Ex Human Revolution – Explosive Mission Pack and Tactical DLC 160 80
Kane and Lynch 2 – Alliance Weapon Pack DLC 240 120
Kane and Lynch 2 – Multiplayer Masks Pack DLC 160 80
Kane and Lynch 2 – The Doggie Bag DLC 560 280
Tomb Raider Underworld – Beneath the Ashes DLC 800 400
Tomb Raider Underworld – Lara’s Shadow DLC 800 400
Battlestations Pacific – BSP Carrier Battles Map Pack DLC 560 280
Battlestations Pacific – BSP Carrier Battles Map Pack JP DLC 800 400
Battlestations Pacific – BSP Mustang Unit Pack DLC 160 80
Battlestations Pacific – BSP Volcano Map Pack DLC 560 280
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – A Hazardous Reunion DLC 400 200
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – Raziel and Kain DLC 400 200
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – All the Trappings DLC 400 200
Just Cause 2 – Black Market Aerial Pack DLC 160 80
Just Cause 2 – Black Market ‘Boom’ Pack DLC 160 80

There are a few specials on Xbox Live this week, but check out the good Major for details.

The price of the Vita in the US has reportedly been cut by $100, and employees at a number of Sony stores have told Joystiq that the 3G Vita model is being discontinued.  It appears to be unclear whether this price is permanent or a short term sale price.

The Android will launch at the end of March – even though some of the key online features are not yet complete.  The online chat, friends lists and achievements will only become functional after an update is released later this year. [via Destructoid]

Kevin Levine has said he “killed” the BioShock film due to the budget and director issues.  It might have been decent.  It may still.  Who knows… [via Edge]

Let’s end on a stealthy tone shall we?  New Dishonored DLC may see you playing as Daud’s assassins if a picture tweeted by Bethesda is anything to go by.  Chances are that it may be connected to the “leaked” Trophy list for DLC called ‘The Other Side of the Coin’.

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