Kalypso Media announced that the trading strategy game Rise of Venice is now available to purchase via digital distribution as a comprehensive Gold Edition that includes all previously released additional content. A retail boxed version will be available to purchase on August 26th.
Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio have released a new trailer for their upcoming infiltration game, Styx: Master of Shadows, planned for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in September. The trailer invites us to follow Styx, the two-century old Goblin whose main occupation is thievery and assassination, as he begins infiltrating the huge Tower of Akenash.
Bungie announced the Destiny Beta is now live for Destiny pre-order fans on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Destiny ships on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on September 9th.
Little Orbit, in collaboration with Disney Interactive, announced that Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, the video game based on Disney’s new animated film, “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” will launch this fall exclusively for Nintendo platforms.
Deep Silver has released a new CGI trailer for the arcade hack ‘n’ slash title, Sacred 3, showing off the competitive and co-op gameplay. Sacred 3 will be available on August 5th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Defense Grid 2, the sequel to the 2008 tower defense game, has kicked off its Steam pre-order in advance of the game’s September launch. In addition to receiving 10% of the launch price, consumers who pre-purchase Defense Grid 2 now will receive immediate access to the beta (currently only for PC users). As more people pre-order, additional incentive tiers will be unlocked, including the original Defense Grid digital art book, a free copy of the Containment expansion to Defense Grid: The Awakening, and more.
A special edition of Defense Grid 2 will be available for purchase that includes all unlocked pre-order incentive items, an exclusive digital Defense Grid 2 art book and the e-book, The Making of Defense Grid 2: The Complete Story Behind the Game.
Telltale Games shares the official trailer and release dates for ‘Amid the Ruins,’ the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series.
The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 4 ‘Amid the Ruins’ will be available starting July 22nd on PC via Steam, the Telltale Online Store and other digital distributions services, and on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. On July 23rd, the episode will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360. ‘Amid the Ruins’ will be available for $4.99 individually, or as part of a season pass option including access to episodes as they are released.
Bethesda Softworks announced that The Elder Scrolls Online has arrived on Steam. Both The Elder Scrolls Online Standard Edition and Imperial Edition are available for purchase now.
EA Sports has released the next trailer in the NHL 15 Gameplay Series with a video focusing on how the game captures the chaos and unpredictability of the sport with true hockey physics. NHL 15 drops on September 9th.
Ubisoft has released the Rainbow Six Siege E3 Accolades Trailer. A special encore live stream of the behind closed door E3 demo of Rainbow Six Siege will broadcast on Twitch.tv at 2:00pm EST on July 17th.