A Crowd of Monsters has released a developer diary for the upcoming episodic noire story, Blues and Bullets. The video diary commemorates the passing of Eliot Ness, which happened exactly 58 years ago this past weekend. In Blues and Bullets, you play as Eliot Ness, the infamous detective that headed “The Untouchables” in an alternative future, where despite his attempts to return to a normal life, he’s forced right back into the field to investigate strange murders that have been occurring.
The first episode of Blues and Bullets is planned to release in early summer 2015 on Xbox One and PC.
The NPD Group has released its retail report for the month of April. While hardware sales were down year-over-year in April by 4%, software sales were up 13%. Overall, total industry sales were up 3% to $595.7 million. Xbox One was the top-selling platform in April, up 63% year-over-year, while PlayStation 4 was No. 1 in software sales.
The top selling games of April were as follows:
1. Mortal Kombat X
2. Grand Theft Auto V
3. Battlefield: Hardline
4. MLB 15: The Show
6. NBA 2K15
7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
8. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
9. Super Smash Bros.
10. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Note: The NPD Group does not track digital game sales, only physical game sales.
Bethesda Softworks has released the second installment in their This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video series.
In this second video – The Elder Scrolls with Friends – explore the various activities you can enjoy with others in ESOTU. From the Alliance War in Cyrodiil to Trials and dungeons to World Bosses and beyond, the options are endless.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will be arriving on June 9th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
2K and Firaxis Games today announced Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide, the expansion pack for 2014’s turn-based strategy title, Civilization: Beyond Earth, is currently in development for PC and is scheduled for release in fall 2015 for $29.99.
Rising Tide will expand Beyond Earth to new frontiers on the planet’s surface and across its seas, adding more choices and diplomatic options as players build “one more turn” toward a new vision for humanity’s future. New aquatic gameplay will explore the oceans for colonization by extending the play space, while an overhauled diplomacy system will provide players with additional layers of dynamic choices and options to shape the diplomatic landscape while engaging with the AI and one another.
Key features of Rising Tide include:
NeocoreGames announced today that The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III, the third game in the gothic-noir action RPG series, will be available on Steam this Friday, May 22nd – exactly a year after the second game in the trilogy was released. NeocoreGames has also revealed the final two classes featured in the game – the long-ranged weapon specialist, the Bounty Hunter, and the weapon-heavy Constructor – in a new video.
inXile Entertainment returns to Kickstarter for their next cRPG project, The Bard’s Tale IV, launching June 2nd at 9:00 AM EST, which just happens to be the 30th anniversary of the original game. Return to Skara Brae for a true dungeon-crawling sequel to the original The Bard’s Tale trilogy that helped define the cRPG genre.
Atlus has released a new character trailer for Lost Dimension, introducing S.E.A.L.E.D. members Sojiro, Zenji, and Himeno. Lost Dimension releases July 28th on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Hammerfall Studios presents the next installment in its first-look video series for Warhammer 40,000: Regicide. In this video, development team members Adam and Thomas break down the general principles behind unit statistics.
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is currently in Steam Early Access.
Idea Factory announced that the release date for Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation on Steam has been moved to June 2nd. Normally $29.99, the game will be available at 50% off for the first few days of launch.
Larian Studios’ RPG Divinity: Original Sin is coming to consoles with a host of new and enhanced content in Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition.
Divinity: Original Sin receives a full makeover, including – but not limited to – a new user-interface tailored for controllers and couch friendly split-screen, with full voiced and remastered dialogues featuring Alix Wilton Regan and Alec Newman, as well as hours of new content; quests, combat-styles, locations, changes to the crafting system and a reworked storyline breathing new life into the world of Rivellon.
More details will be revealed over the coming months.