Morning News Wrap (22 Mar 2013)

Breakfast Wrap 05It’s the day after the day off.  Or, for the lucky few, another day off.  Whether you fall in either of those two camps, let’s force feed you news.  We need your braaaaaiiiiinnnsss to be active.  They’re much tastier then.

If you bought yourself Aliens: Colonial Marines, and have continued to play it… good for you.  You will be happy to know a new patch has been released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game.  The patch fixes general, campaign and multiplayer elements.  If you would like to see the full list, hit here for more.

Sega Japan has launched a teaser site which is suggesting a new reveal on 28 March.  The reveal looks like it might be a game headed to PS3 and PS Vita.

A PS3 firmware update has been released.   Update 4.40 introduces system stability improvements as well as support for this first party RC-S380 NFC reader.

CD Projek RED plans to support The Witcher 3 for at least two years after the game’s release.  They also intend to start “selling licenses for its REDengine, and will release two “smaller” series tie-ins for either The Witcher orCyberpunk 2077.”  [via CVG]

An Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass will be available on the game’s launch (19 April), for £11.99 (PSN) or 1200MS Points (XBL) and will offer “exclusive access to the Flash Point Skin Pack featuring alternate costumes for Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Deathstroke.”   According to the press release it “grants purchasers access to four of the game’s upcoming downloadable characters for the price of three.”

A new in-game trailer has been released for the island of the dead… better known as Dead Island: Riptide.  “Hope is drowning” says the blurb.  Why so negative?  Hug a zombie and everything will be fine.

No escaping zombies however.  The story trailer for Resident Evil: Revelations (coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U) has been released.

CVG has got their hands on new footage for Beyond: Two Souls to go with their preview of the game.  Developer Quantic Dream is also busy with a game for the PS4.

It’s, The. Army. Of. TWO.  And their launch trailer for Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel.

A new ‘Mystic Knight’ gameplay trailer for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which is due in April.

Some numbers from the world of PC now.  Specifically the world of StarCraft (see what we did there?) 2.  StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm has had a pretty successful launch according to Blizzard.  After two days on sale, the game had sold over 1.1 million units worldwide.  That exact number watched the tournament at the Major League Gaming (MLG) Winter Championship in Dallas, Texas, which reached a “peak concurrent viewership of more than 157,000 viewers, as reported by Twitch.”

While StarCraft 2 pulls the numbers, it seems that the Wii U will be struggling for a while to come.The unofficial price cut on Nintendo’s console by UK retailers is “not working”.  According to one MCV source: “Currently Nintendo has not lost space, but their mix of sales is down. We are looking to reduce slightly but must admit their silence on strategy is deafening at the moment. They’ve got to do something otherwise it is GameCube all over again.”

Star Wars: The Old Republic has, on the other hand, had a positive time of it since going free-to-play.  The PC MMO has gained 2 million players since the shift. [via CVG]

Have a good weekend all.

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Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.