Weekly Video Game News and Game Trailers – 04/13/2013
By PDG Staff
Ubisoft Announces New Titles In Digital Release Line-Up
This week, Ubisoft officially announced its new line-up of digital titles, adding to the portfolio of games to be released in the coming months:
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon lets players get the girl, kill the bad guys and save the world in a VHS-era vision of the future! As Sergeant Rex Colt, you are part man, part machine, all American. You are a state-of-the art Mark IV cyber-commando on a mission…of vengeance. You’re out to bring down your old commanding officer and his battalion of ruthless killer cyborgs and you’ll stop at nothing to get the job done. Hollywood action icon Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss), returns in this explosive 1980s style sci-fi vision of a dark future. Turn off your VCR, plug in your video game cabinet, and get ready to experience all of the thrills of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, releasing May 1, 2013 as a stand-alone digital title. All PC pre-orders will receive a free copy of the soundtrack by Power Glove. And yes, we do have Blood Dragons shooting lasers from their eyes!
Flashback – To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Flashback is back in 3D and HD. Updated for the new millennium by its original creator and rendered in 3D by the power of the unreal engine, a new generation of players can now experience a game that helped define sci-fi Action/Adventure games. Conrad is back to save humanity from an invasion of alien Morphs set on absorbing our minds and incorporating our species! Rolling and shooting, always ready for another fight, help Conrad save the world and his girlfriend. You’ll find everything you always liked in this classic that set standards of the genre in the 90’s, and brought up to speed with the 21st century technology and expectations.
Cloudberry Kingdom – Unhappily ever after? That’s how it starts. The Orb resurfaces and the classic characters return. Kobbler with his mania, Princess with her endless boredom. It’s only a matter of time before Bob, our hero, shows up to put order back to madness. Three powers struggle for victory and the fate of Cloudberry Kingdom hangs in the balance. What will become of the retired hero, Bob? Will saving Princess one last time win her love? Could true love stop Kobbler and the power of the Orb? No, probably not. But hey, it’s worth a shot.
Saints Row and Metro Could be Headed to the Big Screen
Could Saints Row and/or Metro be coming to a theatre near you in the future? Well according to Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz, the company is exploring transmedia opportunities for all its franchises. Here is what Kundratitz had to say recently to VentureBeat – “Those movies are not out of the question, if a company can deliver that transmedia experience, we are probably one of the few that have the ambition and ability to deliver that. At the same time, I have to be honest, we have not been able to deliver that transmedia experience yet, but it’s one of my long-term strategic goals to do so.”
Diablo III – The Story So Far Console Trailer
Company of Heroes 2 Features Original Score by Award-Winning Composer Cris Velasco
Internationally celebrated composer Cris Velasco provides the original score for Relic Entertainment, Inc.’s Company of Heroes 2, the sequel to the highest rated strategy game of all time. Velasco is one of the most sought-after composers in the medium, best known for his award-winning music featured in the God of War and Mass Effect franchises. Recorded with world-class orchestra musicians and choir from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, Velasco’s score for Company of Heroes 2 majestically captures the solemn heroism and human tragedy of the Eastern Front conflict during World War II. Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled to be released for PC on 25th June 2013. Company of Heroes 2 moves the battle away from the common Western Front focus of World War II and refocuses on some of history’s most brutal and devastating conflicts on the Eastern Front, challenging players to take command of the iconic Red Army and repel the Nazi invaders from the very gates of Moscow.
More Details Emerge from Bungie in Regards to Destiny
In a recent interview with X360 Magazine, Bungie design director Joseph Staten – ” “Anytime you get your hands on new hardware you’re going to try and take advantage of everything it has to offer, I know coming up at E3 we’ll be talking more about the specific features, but just like with any hardware leap, absolutely, we’re going to push this game as far [as] it can be pushed on whatever platform and it will look great, it’s going to look great on PS3, it’ll look awesome on 360, and it’ll look great on PS4 as well. You can bet that no matter where we are, we’re going to make the game look great. We’ve been planning for multiple hardware platforms from the very beginning, and while we can’t get into the minute technical details of each console, we’re fully committed to delivering our full vision for Destiny on every console we ship on, currently, that list is PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.” Staten also noted that more specific details with be announced at E3 2013.
Tomb Raider – Scaling The Ziggurat Walkthrough
Dark Souls PC was “half-assed”, Dark Souls 2 Director Promises more “Care”
According to Shacknews, Dark Souls 2 director Yui Tanimura, in regards to the PC version of Dark Souls, told them that “A lot of it was not very well done, sort of half-assed,”. Tanimura further explained “Yes, we will definitely put more priority on the PC. Last time, we started working on PC after the console version was complete. This time, because we are considering the PC from the beginning, you can be sure there will be more care put into PC development.” Eiichi Nakajima, From Software’s Executive Director, recently announced in Japan that sales figures for Dark Souls across all platforms was more than 2.3 million, which included some 300,000 downloads on PC.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein Calls Video Games “Killer Simulators”
I am almost certain that Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein has never played a video game or for that matter done any real research into why people kill people with guns but I can assure you that most politicians are just talking gasbags and the only thing they care about is keeping their position in society. So with that in mind here is what Feinstein had to say in one of her most recent rants – “I think the really violent video game becomes a kind of simulator to practice on. And it enables the individual to become much more familiar with that depiction of death and blood, but of course it’s not the way it is in real life.”
Edge of Space – Cinematic Teaser Trailer
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Reaches Over One BILLION Hours Played!
The open-ended downloadable sandbox game, Minecraft, has truly reached some impressive plateaus since its release in 2011 (XBLA – 2012), and this recent announcement is more of the same. Here is the word from playxbla.com – “We’re excited to announce that with the help of you, our loyal community, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has reached over not one million, but one BILLION hours of gameplay! We’re sure the second billion hours will be just as fun! Thanks for all your support and keep on gaming!”. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting and combat.
QuakeCon Pre-Registration Begins April 15th
The Bethesda Blog has announced preregistration for QuakeCon 2013 will begin on April 15th. As always, the show is free for attendees, but they have packages that include selections of SWAG packs, seating reservations, and guaranteed spots at the panels and presentations. Here are the different packages that are available:
– BYOC Select-a-Seat | Includes Guaranteed Reserved Seating: $30 (Limit of 1,250 packages available)
– BYOC Select-a-Seat and Swag Pack | Full of Limited Edition Items and Guaranteed Reserved Seating: $90 (Limit of 500 packages available)
– BYOC Select-a-Seat and QuakeCon done Quick | Includes Fast Passes for the Duration of the Event: $50 (Limit of 250 packages available)
– Swag Pack | Full of Limited Edition Items: $60 (Limit of 250 packages available)
*Click HERE for more details.*
God of War: Ascension – Rise A Champion Expanded Multiplayer Trailer
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