Square Enix today confirmed that the supernatural detective thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect will be available on June 3rd for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Square Enix also announced US customers who preorder Murdered: Soul Suspect from select retailers will receive an interactive digital strategy map. The map, accessible via computer or tablet, will help players unearth all of Salem’s secrets, including the location of hundreds of in-game items including quest givers, collectibles, and Easter Eggs.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady Studios’ conclusion to the series of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game is scheduled for release in 2014.
In the finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite a roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise.
Microsoft and Team Dakota today announced that the Project Spark beta program will now expand to Xbox One. The Beta Program enables creators to use Project Spark’s developer-grade toolset on both Windows 8.1 and Xbox One platforms – available until the product launches later this year – to create, explore and play within their own world, or jump into other community-creations to modify and collaborate on a game. To join the Project Spark Beta, visit https://joinprojectspark.com/ and sign up. Users with access to the Windows 8.1 Beta Program will also receive access to the Xbox One Beta Program.
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios today announced Curse of Icewind Dale, the third free expansion Module for Neverwinter, the MMORPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe. In this third free update coming later this spring, PvP will grow and transform with PvP leaderboards and matchmaking as well as new PvP and PvE campaigns. Players are tasked to adventure together in the famed Icewind Dale region, now corrupted with the powerful Black Ice by undead wizard Akar Kessell. This new material brings new PvP options and faction-based battlezones, allowing players to join either the Ten-Towners or the Arcane Brotherhood and compete for control of the Black Ice-producing regions of Icewind Dale.
Team Ninja today announced that the free-to-download fighting game Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters has received one million downloads worldwide via PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3. In celebration of this milestone, Team Ninja is making the Core Fighter and Jann Lee bundle pack available without charge, for a limited time, on the PlayStation Store as a special thank you to fans. The Core Fighter and Jann Lee bundle pack will be available for free starting March 11th for three weeks.
Team Ninja also announced that a new fighter to the Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate roster, Marie Rose, will be available for purchase and that the fan favorite Lorelei stage will be available for free beginning March 25th, via the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 and March 26th via the Microsoft Games Store for Xbox 360, bringing new content to the title’s growing roster of fighters, stages, and costumes.
As a prelude to the May 20th launch of Drakengard 3, Square Enix today announced the first chapter of the new online novella, “Zero”, a fiction taking place prior to the game that delves into Zero’s past. This first installment of the novella is available now to fans on http://drakengardgame.com.
Drakengard producer, Takamasa Shiba, sits down for a candid interview about his experiences with the franchise, the prequel novella, and how Drakengard 3 came to fruition after an eight year hiatus in the series.
2K and Firaxis Games today announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown – The Complete Edition is now available for PC for $49.99. XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Complete Edition includes XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within, as well as the Elite Soldier Pack, Slingshot and Second Wave add-on content.
Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that the PlayStation 4 has cumulatively sold through more than 6 million units globally as of March 2nd. This also includes the 370,000 units sold through in Japan since its launch on February 22nd.
PopCap Games today announced that Peggle 2 is coming for the Xbox 360 on May 7th. Not only will the game include the Peggle Masters that players have gotten a chance to work alongside, but the Xbox 360 version will have multiplayer Duel Mode so players can challenge their friends on the couch or online.
Ubisoft today announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth is now available in stores nationwide for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman today announced the release of ‘A House Divided,’ the second of five episodes of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series.
The episode is available now on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3, PC from the Telltale Online Store, and other digital outlets, including Steam. The episode will be available tomorrow, March 5th on Xbox Games Store for Xbox 360.
Launching on the same day as Yoshi’s latest video game adventure, Yoshi’s New Island, is a green Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system that features an image of Yoshi on the front, as well as a series of Yoshi eggs on the back. The system will launch on March 14th for $199.99. Yoshi’s New Island launches separately on March 14th for $39.99.