Kojima Productions today announced the “Jamais Vu” exclusive mission for Xbox fans. As a throwback to the 1988 Kojima-helmed, cult favorite game, “Snatcher,” the menacing bioroid “Snatchers” are dropped into Camp Omega to kill and steal identities of everything they come in contact with. But to kill off old enemies, players need a new hero – enter Raiden, the superhuman ninja cyborg from previous Metal Gear titles. This time, Raiden dispenses with his HF Blade in favor of heavy weaponry to annihilate the “Snatcher” threat.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be available on March 18th for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at both retail and for digital download.
Ubisoft today announced that Rayman Legends will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 25th.
Thanks to the enhanced capabilities of the next-gen consoles, the graphics of Rayman Legends have been upgraded and the loading time between maps suppressed. Players on both platforms will also get exclusive costumes for Rayman and Globox: Splinter Ray, Ray Vaas and Globox Vaas on Xbox One; and Assassin Ray on Playstation 4. They will also be able to buy the Funky Ray costume with Uplay points.
Players will also be able to take advantage of exclusive features on each console. The Xbox One version will include 10 exclusive challenges to unlock new time-limited Achievements. The Playstation 4 will allow use of the PS4 controller’s touchpad for actions such as scratching Lucky Tickets, as well as making and sharing screenshots and videos with the community, and using the Playstation Vita to continue playing the game even with the TV turned off.
On the heels of the game’s PlayStation 4 release, Sony Online Entertainment today announced the next installment in the DC Universe Online narrative – War of the Light Part I. Introducing a brand-new storyline, the ninth DLC pack introduces the Blue Lantern Corps to DCUO and brings a new power set – Rage, which can be used by both heroes and villains. Players will also have access to new Legends PvP characters – Saint Walker and Atrocitus. The DLC will be available for download on the PC, as well as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 early next year.
War of the Light Part I is one of three upcoming DLC packs that focus on characters that manipulate power from the Emotional Spectrum. Players can expect to see additional corps introduced by the end of the trilogy.
The free Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta update for Grand Theft Auto Online is now available for PS3 and Xbox 360. Just download the latest automatic title update to gain access to some of the same tools the game design and development teams use to craft custom skirmishes and races in any of the following modes:
To get started, access the Creator option from the Online tab of the pause menu. From here, you can start creating your own custom Deathmatches & Races or load and edit a previous creation. From there, you can check out a brief tutorial before you fully dive in (which is highly recommended).
Deep Silver today announced that the second and final Saints Row IV mission pack, How the Saints Save Christmas, is now available to download on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC for $6.99. Owners of the Saints Row IV season pass will automatically get access to this add-on content.
Last week we learned that Sony had sold 2.1 million units of the PlayStation 4 to date and today, since it’s launch 18 days ago, Microsoft announced that Xbox One has sold more than 2 million consoles worldwide, averaging over 111,111 units sold per day – a record-setting pace for Xbox. It appears the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are running neck and neck, but more importantly, both consoles have had very successful launches.
Bethesda Softworks announced today that The Elder Scrolls Online will be launching worldwide for PC on April 4th. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will follow in June 2014.
In addition, Bethesda has released an all-new gameplay trailer – War in Cyrodiil. The video highlights The Elder Scrolls Online’s PvP system, allowing hundreds of players to fight together, and against one another, in a quest to claim the Ruby Throne.
2K and Gearbox Software today announced that the third Headhunter add-on for Borderlands 2, How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day, will be hitting Xbox 360 via Xbox Live, PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network and Steam on December 17th for $2.99.
How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day is the perfect addition to light up the festive season with jingle bells and snow ball fights all while saving Marcus’s shipment of guns from the terrifying Abominable Mister Tinder Snowflake.
Square Enix announced today that the collector’s edition of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available at launch, February 11th, exclusively through the Squad Enix Online Store.
Enclosed in premium packaging featuring brand-new artwork, the collector’s edition includes a silver embossed pocket watch and a DLC code of Aerith Gainsborough’s “Midgar’s Flower Girl” outfit, based on the original Final Fantasy VII heroine. Art enthusiasts and fans alike will be sure to enjoy an 80-page hardcover artbook with never-before-seen illustrations. Other items include:
Focus Home Interactive has released a new “Justice and Morality” trailer for Crimes & Punishments, the latest Sherlock Holmes investigation game scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Q2 2014.
The video demonstrates the freedom of action in Crimes & Punishments: not only can you conduct your investigation in the way you think fit as you pursue various lines of enquiry, but you will also have to make real moral choices once you’ve solved the case.
A system update for Nintendo 3DS is now available and brings with it new features that enable Nintendo Network ID functionality, as well as the ability to browse and post on Miiverse.
The update will allow users to register a Nintendo Network ID to their Nintendo 3DS. If they also have a Wii U, they can use the same Nintendo Network ID to combine their Nintendo eShop balances and Wish Lists. A Nintendo Network ID is required to download free content, like game demos, from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
In addition, Miiverse support has been added, allowing Nintendo 3DS users to connect with players around the world to share experiences and game tips. While the full Miiverse experience on Nintendo 3DS requires a broadband Internet connection, there is also an offline mode for players without access to Wi-Fi. Users can queue up to three posts while in this mode, and those posts can be manually posted to Miiverse once a Wi-Fi connection has been established. As with Miiverse on Wii U, users can include select screen shot content from either the top or bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS.
The update also lets Nintendo 3DS owners transfer all of their content to different Nintendo 3DS systems an unlimited number of times, once every seven days. Before the update, users could only perform a system-to-system transfer a total of five times.
ASTRO Gaming today announced an exclusive League of Legends special edition of the company’s ASTRO A30 Cross-Gaming Headset.
The League of Legends Special Edition ASTRO A30 Cross-Gaming Headset will include a Collector’s Edition box featuring League of Legends concept artwork both inside and out; a new League of Legends-inspired custom headset featuring a soft-touch finish and gold accents; a redemption code for the champion Tristana and her Rocket Girl skin; as well as two sets of magnetically interchangeable ASTRO Speaker Tags featuring League of Legends, and Riot Games art. Three tag sets of art featuring League of Legends champions “Tryndamere,” “Miss Fortune,” and “Morgana,” will be available later this holiday season.
The League of Legends Special Edition ASTRO A30 Cross-Gaming Headset is now available via ASTRO Gaming’s web site for $99.99. The headset is available alone or as bundle with ASTRO’s MixAmp Pro for advanced voice chat capabilities on consoles and PC. Standalone Champion tag sets for $19.99.