Weekly Video Game News and Game Trailers – 06/09/2013
By PDG Staff
SEGA will Showcase Highly Anticipated Titles at E3 2013
SEGA has announced a line-up of five eagerly awaited titles for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The show will see a world premiere of one of SEGA’s most iconic franchises, the HD remake of a gaming classic as well as the finest in PC strategy gaming. Dominating the PC strategy genre at the show, SEGA will present both the soon-to-be-released Company of Heroes 2 by recently acquired Relic Entertainment as well as the upcoming Total War: ROME II from award-winning developer Creative Assembly. SEGA’s full line-up includes Sonic Lost World, Castle of Illusion, Company of Heroes 2, Total War: ROME II and The Cave.
Kiefer Sutherland Confirmed as Snake in Metal Gear Solid V
Earlier this week, Hideo Kojima and Konami confirmed that Kiefer Sutherland will be taking on the role of Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Here is what Hideo Kojima had to say – “This time with Metal Gear Solid V the themes are a little different from previous games in the series. We’re taking on some very heavy subjects, such as race and revenge. This makes the tone much darker. As a result, I wanted Snake to have a more subdued performance expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice, rather than words. The game takes place in 1984, when Snake is 49 years old. Therefore, we needed someone who could genuinely convey the facial and vocal qualities of a man in his late 40s. It’s different from anything we’ve done before, so I asked a producer friend of mine in Hollywood, Avi Arad, for advice and he’s the one who introduced me to Mr. Kiefer Sutherland.
Injustice: Gods Among Us – Scorpion Trailer
World of Tanks Hits the Mark at 60 Million Registered Users
Wargaming, the free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, has announced that their flagship free-to-play action MMO, World of Tanks, has tallied more than 60 million registered players around the world. At this year’s E3, World of Tanks will be prominently featured at Wargaming’s spacious 10,000 square foot booth (601 South Hall). 10 high-end gaming stations will be running the game the entirety of the show, allowing attendees to get more familiar with the game or prove their battlefield supremacy.
Tune in on June 10 for the Unveil of EA’s Next Generation
The next generation of games from Electronic Arts will finally be revealed on Monday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. PT (4:00 p.m. ET) exclusively on Spike TV and streaming on www.ea.com/e3. “The Download: EA 2013 Preview” will feature the a first look at EA Sports UFC, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, NBA LIVE, the latest from Need for Speed Rivals and the live world premiere of Battlefield 4 all-out multiplayer warfare – and other surprises. E3 attendees will be the first to get hands-on of Battlefield 4, experience next generation sports titles in the EA Sports Ignite Lab, test drive Need For Speed Rivals and more as EA will be showcasing titles for the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 and PC.
Hunter’s Trophy 2 – America Trailer
Square Enix will Reveal the ‘Future of Final Fantasy’ on June 11th
According to Destructoid, the future of the long-running Final Fantasy series will be revealed by Square Enix during a pre-E3 event and senior vice president Shinji Hashimoto will be present to take part in a Q&A session with media members. Hashimoto announced a new Final Fantasy game in development for the PlayStation 4 earlier this year but no details have leaked as of now.
Activision Publishing Ushers in the Next-Generation of Gaming at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013
This week, Activision Publishing announced they would be ushering in the next-generation of gaming at the 2013 E3 Expo taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 11th – 13th June, 2013 with a blockbuster line up that features some of the industry’s biggest franchises. The company’s slate will include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Destiny and Skylanders SWAP Force. Here is what Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing had to say – “This is obviously a big year – not just for Activision, but for the entire industry, there’s a console transition coming and naturally, everyone wants to see what new possibilities that will unleash in the games. We remain laser focused on delivering the things we know our gamers care about most: great gameplay, immersive worlds, and cool innovations. And that’s what our amazing line up at E3 this year will deliver.”
Halo – Spartan Assault Announcement Trailer
CryEngine 3 Officially Confirmed for PlayStation 4
According to company officials, Crytek’s advanced engine tool is on hand for PlayStation 4 developers to use right now. Crytek will support the platform in future, as well as empowering CryENGINE 3 licensees to achieve their own ambitions on the console. “Our CryENGINE technology has always provided head-turning results across platforms,” said Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development at Crytek. “By supporting developers as they build for the future on PlayStation 4, we are cementing our position at the forefront of the industry and helping others to create the best games they can in this exciting period of transition.”
Face the Mammoth at E3 With Dead on Arrival 2 and Nvidia
N3V Games, creators of the highly successful Trainz Simulator franchise and sci-fi Strategy game Dark Reign, announced this week that Dead on Arrival 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed top-down horror shooter that will be on show at this year’s E3 convention. In partnership with NVIDIA and their new portable gaming device, Shield, Dead on Arrival 2 will offer press and public alike the chance to face the Mammoth at the NVIDIA booth at E3 for the first time. On show will be the Multiplayer mode of Dead on Arrival 2. This highly anticipated feature will offer E3 attendants the chance to pair up on two Shield devices and face down wave after wave of suspense filled zombie slaughter. This demonstration also marks the first time the public have the chance to see the new Special Infected category of zombies making their way into Dead on Arrival 2. Dead on Arrival 2 is slated to enter Open Beta shortly, before its release as a launch title on NVIDIA’s Shield.
Company of Heroes 2 – More Than Tanks Trailer
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