Atlus has released a new video for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, introducing the ninja class. Etrian Mystery Dungeon will be available on April 7th for the Nintendo 3DS.
Rainbow Studios and Nordic Games announced the release of MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore on Steam Early Access today. More than a port of the console release, MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore for PC also contains tracks from MX vs. ATV Alive, upgraded visuals, and further enhancements to come based on community feedback.
Mad Catz Interactive announced today an agreement with Harmonix Music Systems to launch Rock Band 4, the next generation of the social and interactive music-gaming experience, later this year for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Mad Catz will develop and manufacture a new generation of wireless Rock Band 4 music game controllers. The launch products include:
In addition to the on-disc soundtrack, Rock Band 4 will support the over 2000 tracks released since the 2007 debut of the original Rock Band, accounting for more than 500 of rock music’s most legendary artists.
In addition, players who have purchased or downloaded music on last-generation consoles will be able to download and play those tracks on their new platforms at no additional charge. Hundreds of tracks will be available at launch, with more back catalog music – and new tracks – added regularly after launch.
Dark Day Interactive today announced that its horror survival title Once Bitten, Twice Dead is now on Steam Greenlight and will be released on PC and the Wii U.
Turtle Rock Studios and 2K invite the Evolve community to play alongside the developers and Hunt for Gold this weekend. As a show of appreciation to Evolve fans, TRS and 2K will reward those who play Evolve online between 9:00 PM PT on Thursday, March 5th and 9:00 PM PT on Sunday, March 8th with the Turtle Rock Gold Skin for Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith. These Monster skins have never been made available to anyone outside of the TRS development team until now.
The Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend is the first in a series of upcoming online Evolve community challenges and events taking place over the coming months. Future challenges may require the Evolve community to collectively achieve specific in-game milestones for in-game rewards.
Eastasiasoft and SideQuest Studios today announced that their shoot ‘em up game Söldner-X2: Final Prototype will be available for the PlayStation Vita on March 17th for $9.99.
Releasing alongside the core game will be Söldner-X2: Final Prototype – The Last Chapter, which includes three additional stages, 13 challenges and 11 trophies. The add-on will be available for $4.99 and a bundle containing the game and add-on will be available for $12.99.
Tonight, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was honored with the coveted Game of the Year award during the 15th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. The mobile puzzle game Monument Valley left with the most awards of the night, including the Best Visual Art, Innovation and Best Handheld/Mobile Game awards. Other notable winners honored during the ceremony include Alien Isolation, whose score won Best Audio, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, which took home the Best Design award, and Destiny, which was recognized with the Best Technology award.
The awards ceremony also celebrated developers who have contributed to the art, science and craft of video games. David Braben received the Pioneer Award for co-creating the seminal ‘open world’ 3D space trading game Elite in the early 1980s. The Ambassador Award was presented to game designer and academic Brenda Romero for her work in the video game industry for over the past 30 years. Finally, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series and founder and president of Mistwalker.
Tonight, the celestial exploration game Outer Wilds was honored with the Seumas McNally Grand Prize award at the 2015 Independent Games Festival hosted by the Game Developers Conference. Outer Wilds also won the Excellence in Design award.
Other achievements that were recognized during the awards ceremony include the Excellence in Visual Art award won by Patrick Smith for his fresh take on the alphabet in Metamorphabet, and the Excellence in Audio award presented to SuperChop Games for the original soundtrack to Ephemerid: A Musical Adventure. Additionally, the Nuovo Award for abstract and unconventional games was awarded to Tetrageddon Games by Nathalie Lawhead, the Best Narrative award went to 80 Days by developer inkle, and the Best Student Game was awarded to Close Your by Goodbye World Games. Finally, the Audience Award was presented to This War of Mine from 11 bit studios for their fresh take on the survival game genre.
Yacht Club Games today revealed that Shovel Knight will be coming to Xbox One in April, and he’s bringing some friends. In collaboration with Microsoft and Rare, the Battletoads will appear in the Xbox One version of the game.