Last week, we met up with The Director and Producer of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, Naoki Yoshida and the Community Team in San Francisco to check out the latest on FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Between a presentation of new information and our hands-on demonstration we managed to get a few questions in with the man himself.
Check out our exclusive interview after the jump.
Today, Bethesda Softworks released a new cinematic trailer for The Elder Scrolls online- and it looks pretty neat.
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, you can now sign up for the closed Beta at the games official website. There’s currently no date for when the beta will take place.
Back in November, we heard rumblings that a console version of Resident Evil: Relvations might be on its way. Today, Capcom officially announced that Resident Evil: Revelations will arrive on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC on May 21st for North America and the 24th for Europe. Prior to previous thoughts that this may be a digital only title, Revelations will be available both at retail and digitally on all platforms. The game will be available digitally for PS3 and PC on May 21st with Xbox and Wii U to follow.
The console version will feature a new enemy, an extra level of difficulty and improvements to Raid Mode including new weapons, skill sets and the option to play as Hunk in addition to other characters from the series. The game will be taking advantage of ResidentEvil.net- the online community that launched with Resident Evil 6 that gives players access to special events as well as opportunities to unlock game content.
We’re excited to see this title coming to consoles but have to wonder if its $49.99 price tag will put off players of the 3DS version from re-buying this title. As for those that haven’t played Revelations, it’s definitely the best Resident Evil game to come out of Capcom in the past year.
Blizzard has announced that Star Craft II: Heart of the Swarm will be released on March 12th.
The game will be available in Standard, Digital Deluxe, and Collector’s Editions with each one increasing the amount of awesome that you get.
The Digital Deluxe version comes with a Torrasque Ultralisk skin, 3 portraits and 3 decals for Star Craft II, a Baneling pet for Wold of Warcraft and Blade Wings and a banner sigil for Diablo III. If you go all out and grab the Collector’s Edition, you get a real box, the above items from the Digital Deluxe edition as well as an art book, mouse pad, behind the scenes Blu-ray/DVD set and the Collector’s Edition soundtrack.
Yesterday we had the chance to attend the Hitman: Absolution Gameplay Demo panel at PAX 2012! We got a look at the newly announced contracts mode which will give the players alternative targets to assasinate as they progress through the campaign.
After you complete a section of the game, you then have the opportunity to go back through it and create your own contracts. This doesn’t involve some type of odd level-building type system, you simply play the game in the way you want the contract requirements to be set. It makes it easy to construct and reassures players that they aren’t attempting the impossible.
Don’t worry you guys, the Steam Summer Sale is still happening! And it’s happening right now!
There are some good deals (obviously) going around this year including 25% off the season pass to Telltale’s The Walking Dead as well as 33% off Skyrim. We could list more but really… wouldn’t it be more fun (and expensive) for you to just go look yourself?
The sale runs from today until July 22nd. Make sure to check everyday for special deals on select titles.
Anything tickling your fancy on day one? Anything you’re hoping goes on sale? Let us know in our forums!
When asked about the possibility of downloadable content for Bastion, Supergiant games said that they designed Bastion to be a complete package at release and had no plans to extend the story through DLC.
After the game was released however, they decided to put something together for the holidays. That something is the Stranger’s Dream DLC that will be released on December 14th. Completely free of charge… for PC users. Microsoft doesn’t like people to have things for free so for any Xbox 360 owners, the new content will cost them a dollar.
The Stranger’s Dream DLC includes a new, fully narrated “Who Knows Where” sequence, a score attack mode and a no-sweat mode that will give players unlimited chances to get back up if you’re defeated so that you can enjoy the wonderful story that Bastion has to offer.
And for those of you that have yet to check out this title, make sure to read our review!
I recently had the chance to work with the Mane6 team to bring together this – what turned out to be – Particularly amazing interview. Mane6 are currently developing the My Little Pony-based fighting game Fighting Is Magic, which has caused quite a stir not only in it’s own fandom, but also with the fighting community as a whole.
Updates on the game can be seen at Mane6. As of posting this interview, Applejack’s VA has been found, and a huge Game Update has been posted on Mane6‘s official site.
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