Assassin’s Creed Unity Creative Director Alex Amancio walks us through the features of the all-new Anvil engine and highlights some of the technology he and the rest of the development team used to make Assassin’s Creed Unity a true next-gen experience. You’ll learn about everything from character movement to lighting to the AI and animations that make the massive crowds possible in the streets of Paris.
Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on October 28th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
XSEED Games today confirmed that the RPG title The Legend of Heroes: Trails in The Sky will be made available on PC for the first time on July 29th via digital distribution on GOG.com and Steam. The game will be released for $19.99, but fans who purchase the game during its first week will receive a 15% discount.
Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced that PlayStation Store PLAY, its annual summer program featuring a diverse lineup of new games and special offers, returns July 22nd when this year’s PLAY lineup becomes available for pre-order in the PlayStation Store. Members of PlayStation Plus will receive a 20% discount on PLAY 2014 titles when pre-ordering.
The PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 lineup features four games launching over the next month on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Gamers will be able to take advantage of PlayStation’s Cross-Buy functionality for all four titles, allowing them to purchase a title on one platform (PS4, PS3 or PS Vita) and receive the other two versions of the game at no additional cost.
Additionally, gamers who purchase or pre-order two titles or more will receive a bonus PlayStation Store credit. Gamers can take advantage of the following bonuses based on games purchased or pre-ordered from July 22nd through August 25th:
Devolver Digital has released the launch trailer for Gods Will Be Watching. The point-and-click thriller will be available this Thursday, July 24th for PC on Steam, GOG and Humble.
To celebrate the opening of pre-orders for medieval siege-em-up Stronghold Crusader 2, Firefly Studios has released a new gameplay trailer featuring the return of series antagonist The Wolf.
Fans who pre-order the upcoming castle sim on Steam, the Humble Store, Amazon, GetGames and other digital retailers will be rewarded with the following bonuses:
These pre-order bonuses are also on offer to those who opt for the digital Special Edition, which includes the following:
Stronghold Crusader 2 is scheduled for release on September 2nd.
Devolver Digital and Roll7 announced today that the skateboarding game OlliOlli is now available for PC on Steam, Humble and GOG. Fingerboarders can skate over to Steam now and grab OlliOlli at 10% off the usual price of $12.99 this week only.
FromSoftware today released Crown of the Sunken King, the first chapter in its The Lost Crowns DLC trilogy for Dark Souls II.
Players will find new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses to conquer as they embark on a journey to reclaim the crowns that Drangleic’s King Vendrick once owned. Crown of the Sunken King features an entirely different world within the Dark Souls II universe, where stepped pyramids span a vast underground cavern and death lays in wait around every corner.
Crown of the Sunken King is available for download on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC for $9.99. The Steam season pass encompassing all three chapters of the Lost Crowns trilogy is available for $24.99.
Trendy Entertainment today launched Dungeon Defenders Eternity, an enhanced edition of their tower defense meets action-RPG, Dungeon Defenders. Eternity is the definitive version of Dungeon Defenders, featuring previously released material, new content, redesigned gameplay balance and cross-platform play. The game will also unlock exclusive content in the upcoming sequel, Dungeon Defenders II, shortly after launch. Eternity is available now for PC via Steam for $14.99.
As part of the Legacy of Music Campaign for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, Square Enix announced a contest for music lovers. Starting August 5th, fans can partake in this musical experience by creating and uploading a music video of themselves performing the main theme of Final Fantasy. To qualify, all submitted videos must be approximately one minute and thirty seconds long, and should include a sign from participants stating their favorite Final Fantasy game.
Judged by the Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu, the Grand Prize winner of the contest will receive:
Runners-up will also be eligible for prizes, including soundtracks for the various Final Fantasy titles, signed Collector’s Editions of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call and Final Fantasy Static Arts Figures.
Playrise Digital and Ripstone announced today that Table Top Racing will be skidding onto the PlayStation Store on August 5th where it will be available to download on PlayStation Vita for $7.99. PS Plus subscribers can also look forward to discounts at launch. Table Top Racing is a micro combat racer that pits all manner of custom-made, miniaturized cars against one another.