Morning News Wrap (31 Jan 2013)

Breakfast Wrap 04We’re still searching for the elusive breakfast brains wrap.  It must exist somewhere.  It would just be prejudice against zombies if there wasn’t.  Vegetarians, Vegans and meat eaters are all catered for already.  Now it’s our turn dammit…

Ubisoft has decided to “pause” the Prince of Persia series while it considers new ideas..  Ubisoft Montreal boss Yannis Mallat broke the news to IGN:  “Brand management is a tricky thing. It needs people’s attention a lot. I think it is fair to say that, right now, Prince of Persia is being paused. But we said the same thing for some other brands that suddenly popped up because a team is willing to do it… I’m not scared at all for Prince of Persia fans. We’ll find something to entertain them with in the future. Prince of Persia is part of Ubisoft’s portfolio. As a matter of fact, we sometimes iterate on franchises and sometimes we give them time to breathe and time to grow, or time to rest… Prince of Persia is as important as any other franchise for Ubisoft. As soon as we have something to show, we will.”

EA has announced that Battlefield Premium subscribers has hit 2.9 million, and also announced that FIFA 13 outsold FIFA 12 by 23% and clocked more than 12 million sales of the title.

This week’s European PlayStation Store update has been detailed by Sony, with highlights such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for £9.99, Bayonetta, the Crysis 3 beta and the Hitman HD Trilogy (from 1 February).  See the full list here.

The wizard Radagast is now available to download for Guardians of Middle-earth on Xbox LIVE Arcade, and will be available on the PlayStation Network “soon.”  Also announced for the game is “The One Road” challenge this weekend.  This will allow gamers to compete for the “Most Wins on a One-Lane Map” from 1 February through to 3 February to win 500 XP, 20,000 Gold, and three Mithril level items.

New DLC for Sleeping Dogs appears to be inbound.   A teaser trailer, along with a Trophy List has made an appearance online, seemingly outing the ‘Year of the Snake’ DLC.

Defiance - the futuristic shooter MMOG from Trion Worlds – has been dated for a 2 April release date.  The game is due to launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC ahead of the debut of the 15 April debut of the Syfy TV show, which is being produced in collaboration with Trion.

Another teaser trailer for an upcoming God of War: Ascension commercial has been released by Sony.  The commercial is due to air during Super Bowl 2013, but looks set to be released online ahead of that showing this Friday, 1 February.

And we can end with another trailer, which accompanies a release date.

Killzone: Mercenary for PS Vita will release on 18 September 18.

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