Sierra today revealed that the first chapter of the new King’s Quest – titled King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember – will launch as a digital download on July 28th for $9.99 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, as well as PC. It will arrive on July 29th on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
In addition, Sierra announced that a bundle of all five chapters, including a future bonus playable story epilogue, of the new King’s Quest – named King’s Quest: The Complete Collection – is now available to pre-order on the PlayStation Network and Steam for $39.99. Xbox One pre-orders on the Xbox Games Store will begin on July 7th.
2K and Firaxis Games today revealed the E3 behind-closed-doors gameplay demonstration of Rising Tide, the expansion to Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. As the first gameplay footage to be shown, the video highlights the new oceanic gameplay, sponsors, alien life forms, units and more.
Rising Tide will be released this Fall on PC.
Rockstar Games announced that the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two will arrive for all platforms next week, on Wednesday, July 8th. This new collection of extravagant attire and potent transportation also includes the debut of the previously PC-exclusive ‘The Lab’ radio station across all four console platforms.
Stay tuned for more details on next week’s update, including particulars for the second Ill-Gotten Gains Social Club Event Weekend kicking off on Friday, July 10th. For players who didn’t get last year’s Independence Day Special, look for the return of old favorites at reduced rates, including the Firework Rocket Launcher.
Bandai Namco and Codemasters has released a TV spot for F1 2015, the official videogame of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship. F1 2015 launches July 21st on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
2K and Gearbox Software present the official Battleborn E3 Gameplay Demo video. The gameplay demo follows a team of five heroes on the planet Bliss as they infiltrate an old Peacekeeper base and attempt to close a portal that’s allowing the evil Varellsi to enter the Solus system. This gameplay demonstration is one part of a larger chapter in Battleborn’s modular Story Mode, which can be played solo, or by up-to five people co-operatively when it ships this winter on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
NIS America today announced that Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be available physically and digitally on October 6th exclusively on PlayStation 4.
To celebrate Disgaea 5’s release, a special Launch Edition will be available at North American retailers, which includes the full game, reversible cover, 32-page art book, and original soundtrack – all packed neatly into a collector’s box.
Aterdux Entertainment presents a new gameplay video from Legends of Eisenwald, their medieval-era tactical-RPG, set for a July 2nd release on PC. This new video features narrated footage of in-game combat and some of the recently updated special effects.
Total War is 15 years old this month and to celebrate Creative Assembly and Steam are holding a Free Weekend and sale. Players will be able to try out the Total War games for free from 6pm GMT on Thursday, June 25th until 6pm GMT on Sunday, June 28th.
Also out now are the original Shogun: Total War and Medieval: Total War on Steam and compatible with modern resolutions for the first time.
The games available to play for free all weekend are: Total War: Attila, Total War: Rome II, Total War: Shogun 2, Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai, Empire: Total War, Napoleon: Total War and Medieval II: Total War.
During this time, most of the Total War catalogue on Steam will be up to 75% off with all DLC (excluding Total War: Attila – The Last Roman) at 50% off.
Also available today is the new campaign pack for Total War: Attila, The Last Roman. Alongside this, players are also awarded a new free DLC playable faction for Total War: Attila, the Suebi – including a new historical battle (The Battle of Dara) and the latest game patch.
Including a new campaign map, The Last Roman expansion also features a unique new “Roman Expedition” faction as one of 5 playable factions. This gives players the chance to experience the story of Belisarius, one of the last great Roman generals, who was tasked with retaking the former Western Roman Empire by the Emperor Justinian.
Players can chose to follow the Emperor’s orders and liberate territory in his name, or break from his rule in defiant rebellion and attempt to crown themselves as a new Emperor of Rome.
Today Activision shares a new trailer for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 that includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from developer Robomodo, as well as Tony Hawk and other in-game pros.
The release date for the next-gen versions of the game have also been confirmed: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 29th. For the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, confirmation of exact release dates will follow, but are anticipated to release prior to the end of the year.
In addition, Activision announced that GameStop’s pre-order program for the game is now live. It’s a collection of digital content inspired by the decade when Tony Hawk forged his legend – the 1980s. Aptly named the Totally Rad 80’s Pack, it includes the following in-game items: 80’s Tony Hawk Character Skin (skate as Tony Hawk from circa 1986 in all modes), 80’s Inspired Birdhouse board, and an Anti-Gravity Board.
Gio Corsio of Sony Computer Entertainment America Third Party Production team sits down with two of the developers from the Yakuza series — general director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Yakuza 5 producer Masayoshi Yokoyama — to discuss the game’s theme, scope, and to answer some user questions in the first part of their Yakuza 5 developer interviews.
Yakuza 5 will be available for the PlayStation 3 later this year.