Activision announced today that Kit Harington will be featured in the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, scheduled for release November 4th. The role marks a dramatic shift for the actor, as he portrays the face of the enemy in the new Call of Duty game in development by Infinity Ward.
To lend additional support to the production, Activision and Infinity Ward worked closely with director Guy Ritchie, who is familiar with the Call of Duty franchise, having helmed the live-action trailer “Surprise” for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Co-producers Microids and Pendulo Studios have released a teaser video for Yesterday Origins, the upcoming game that takes players on an adventure across the globe and through time. Yesterday Origins is scheduled to launch on September 29th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The NPD Group has released its retail report for the month of May. While hardware sales were down year-over-year in May by 10%, software sales were up 18%. Overall, total industry sales were up 4% to $528.6 million. Once again, PlayStation 4 was the top-selling hardware platform and the software sales leader in May.
The top selling games of May were as follows:
1. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
5. Grand Theft Auto V
7. NBA 2K16
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
9. MLB 16: The Show
10. Dark Souls III
Note: The NPD Group does not track digital game sales, only physical game sales.
ASTRO Gaming today announced an updated version of its ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset. Originally introduced in 2012, the new A50 features an all-new wireless Base Station, low-latency 5GHz tech, Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround, a built-in MixAmp, ASTRO Command Center software, ASTRO Mod Kit upgradeability and much more. The updated ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset will be priced at $300 USD and made available directly from ASTRO Gaming and major participating retailers later this summer.
At this weekend’s ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 3 Finals in Burbank, Ed Boon, creative director at NetherRealm Studios will reveal the first gameplay of Injustice 2, the sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us. Tune-in to twitch.tv/netherrealm on Saturday, June 11th @ 5:00pm PT for a sneak peak at what will be unveiled at E3 2016.
Techland Publishing today announce its collaboration with inXile Entertainment to globally publish the retail version of Torment: Tides of Numenera. The sci-fi RPG is scheduled for a PC release in the first quarter of 2017.
Focus Home Interactive and Spiders Studio have released the E3 trailer for The Technomancer, driven by the Frijid Pink’s cover of the rock classic “House of the Rising Sun”. The sci-fi RPG set on Mars releases on June 28th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studio have released the E3 trailer for Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG. Developed for consoles and PC, Call of Cthulhu will release in 2017.
Microids today announced that its upcoming motorbike racing game, Moto Racer 4, will be compatible with PlayStation VR. In a first teaser video, the game can be seen in action, showing the game’s graphical quality using Unreal Engine 4 with single and multiplayer racing modes on both road and dirt tracks. The return of the motorbike racing series is set for October 13th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Funcom today announced that it’s open-world survival game Conan Exiles will enter into Early Access on September 13th. The company also released the first trailer featuring pre-alpha gameplay footage, giving fans a glimpse at how the game looks in motion.