If it seems a little quiet around here, it’s because it is. It’s a public holiday, and we’re enjoying our Easter treats. Brain dipped in chocolate is particularly delightful when filled with gaming news.
Ubisoft Toronto are collaborating with Ubisoft Montreal on the follow-up to the recently announced Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. This means Ubisoft look to be keeping true to their word of a new Assassin’s Creed every year. Sometime, the series’ quality has to be affected by the frequency of releases. [via Polygon]
According to DICE executive producer Patrick Bach the developer needs to up its game when it comes to “step up its single-player game” for Battlefield 4, believing that they are “more confident with multiplayer” than with single-player. [via CVG]
Both Dragon Age 3 and Mass Effect 4 will usitlise DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine. So they will look pretty, but will BioWare get everything right this time in both franchises? Watch this space… for a while still. [via Eurogamer]
Crytek USA’s current CEO and former Vigil general manager David Adams has said he intends to bid for the Darksiders IP. He was in charge of the franchise until it was shut down due to THQ’s bankruptcy. According to a tweet he made: “Going to bid on Darksiders IP. Put 7 years of heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators.”
In related news, Darksiders 2 is being pulled from the European Wii U eShop digital store on 31 March. A notice on the eShop News page warns of the software removal: “The software will continue to be available for re-download if you have already purchased it. We apologize for the inconvenience.” [via Nintendo Life]
GameStop has blamed the “disappointing” Wii U sales on lack of games and marketing, but feels sales will “take off” when the compelling games start arriving. [via Gamespot]
A demo for Injustice: Gods Among Us will be available on Xbox 360 and PS3 next week. You will be able to play as Batman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor, on the multi-tiered Gotham City arena from 2 April in the US PSN and on 3 April on the European PSN and Xbox 360.
A new video series from Tomb Raider has been released. The first of the three-part series gives an insight into the “Tomb of the Unworthy” – one of the optional grave chambers which Lara can to get hold of additional rewards and experience points.
Finally, a small glimpse at the character creation and development for Bungie’s Destiny.
Our best wishes to you and your family if you partake in the Easter festivities.