Blue Castle to make Dead Rising 2

Friday, 7 November 2008 12:27 GMT By Mike


Eurogamer has been told by a source close to Canadian development team, Blue Castle, that the studio is working on Dead Rising 2.

“Everyone’s really excited; the team has obviously seen the rumours and it’s been hard to keep quiet, but they can’t wait to show off the game,” said the source.

“It’s getting around – there is something amazing being built here at Blue Castle behind locked doors.”

Blue Castle has previously developed two baseball titles with 2K Games: The Bigs and the recently announced MLB Front Office Manager.

No other details are forthcoming at this time. Capcom has declined to comment.

By Mike Bowden


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  1. Blerk

    This could possibly end in tears. Of fanboy rage.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss

    I tagged it as 360 as I didn’t want to presumptuous as to whether it would go multiplat. It almost definitely will though, I reckon.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Yeah, it will. They did (tried to do) a Wii version already, remember.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Shatner

    Hmm. If no platforms have been announced at all then tagging it on *any* platform is the more presumptuous action to have taken, don’t you think?

    Just report the news. Don’t try and make it up.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    That’s right morriss. Consider your wrists properly slapped.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Shatner

    Misinformation FTL

    #6 6 years ago
  7. morriss

    There’s a highly likely outcome and a probably one. The highly likely one is that the game will be coming out on Xbox 360, the probable one is it’ll go over to PS3. I called it as I saw it.

    Report me to the Internet Videogaming Complaints Commission Misinformation FTL department if you must.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Shatner

    So, in other words, your reasons for not being presumptuous are actually the same as your justification for being presumptuous.

    I’m not disputing the possibility of the probable formats. Just that whilst you claimed to avoid being presumptuous you were, in fact, doing precisely that.

    I’m losing more and more faith in your understanding of words morriss. Dreadful show so far today. All that Gears of Jizz nonsense has seeped into your head.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. morriss

    I’m not going to argue with you. Talk to the boss about it, if it’s a problem.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Michael O'Connor

    Shatner, you’re such a deluded hypocrite. It’s why I love you. <3

    Practise what you preach when you tell people to discuss the game instead of criticising everyone all the time.

    And there’s nothing presumptuous about his statement. Most gamers tend to have the attention span of a fish when it comes to remember relevant news, but Capcom stated months ago that the company would be going almost completely multi-format for future titles.

    You can all but guarantee that this will appear on the Xbox 360 *and* the PS3. The PS3 wasn’t even an issue when the original came out.

    Presumptuous is when you overstep your opinion and state things without due knowledge. Clearly the presumptuous one here right now is you Shatner.

    i’d say “pwned”, but that would be a waste of good English. *note sarcasm*

    *waits for Shatner to post a self-serving circular logic argument to “prove” otherwise, consistently indifferent to the fact the everyone thinks he’s… well… a douchebag*

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Shatner

    Hi Michael O’Internet Grudge. I see that “ignore him” advice you gave out to others is working out well for you.

    Oh, and predicting that a reply to a comment explicitly directed at someone doesn’t make you master of anything but the bleedin’ obvious. Nice attempt at looking smart though. Better luck next time!

    Have a nice day :D

    morriss, if reporting news as it is without peppering it with assumptions and spin goes against your morals or ideals then I’d say you were in the wrong profession. Except the games media habitually ADDS to news based on whatever they think is going to spice it up at the risk if sticking to the facts.

    Report the news. Don’t attempt to become it.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Michael O'Connor

    Nice attempt at ignoring every point that proves you wrong, dipsit. <3

    of course, the fact that you attack *everyone’s* opinion doesn’t make you Shatner Grudge right? Because Shatner defies the laws of reality that apply to everyone else.

    you’re the only one ADDing, considering Capcom have already admitted future titles wouldn’t be format exclusive.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Shatner

    Hmm. Yeah, not sure you’re “ignore him” schtick really means much when you can’t lead by example.

    Anyway, my point about morriss’ tragic application of being presumptuous directly shows how backwards his claims of avoiding being presumptuous are.

    Whatever you’re arguing about Mikeyboy, is all to do with your little internet vendettas. And I’d rather you didn’t call me a dipsit in future TYVM.

    Beyond that, please keep on demonstrating your RIGHTEOUS ANGER and selectively launch yourself into arguments that didn’t include you just so you can keep proving my point about internet grudges being correct.

    Until this title is given ANY platforms it is PRESUMPTUOUS to assign it any yourself. Which is by no means a crime – just a very very poor example of how to avoid being presumptuous. Looks like you’re really trying to clutch at straws to substantiate your INDIGNATION MoC but I’m afraid you’re arguing against things I never said. What was that about ADDING stuff Michael?

    Seems like your every comment only serves to validate my own.

    Thanks! :D

    #13 6 years ago
  14. morriss

    As I said Shatner, if you have a problem then feel free to take it up with Pat at Until I’m told otherwise, I’ll continue in the same vein as I always have.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Michael O'Connor

    “Anyway, my point about morriss’ tragic application of being presumptuous directly shows how backwards his claims of avoiding being presumptuous are.”

    But they weren’t presumptuous claims, because they’re stuff to back up the suggestion. Very solid evident that makes his “presumptions” always guaranteed to be true.

    A fact you seem intent to ignore while your stroke your own [strikethrough]cock[/strikethrough] ego in front of us all.

    Nobody impressed. It’s just not big enough, I’m afraid. <3

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Shatner

    Mocca, I’m not sure why you feel the need to be involved in this. morriss is, I’m certain, big enough and ugly enough to fight his own INTERNET WAR without you launching your little offensive.

    The fact remains that my point was about the application of presumption and in this instance.

    THE FACTS at this time are are the NO PLATFORMS have been announced for THIS TITLE.

    FACTS. Got that Michael? I’m not offending your sensibilities by sticking to the facts am I? I certainly hope not.

    So, ANY ADDITIONS TO THE FACTS at this time are based on presumptions and, therefore, a very poor example of avoiding that very same practice. Some would observe it was ironic. Others wouldn’t give a shit. I took issue with the author of the piece and the practitioner of said presumptuousness.

    You’re just flinging your ENRAGED MUD around and convincing yourself it’s sticking whilst showing little more than a worryingly unbalanced and needlessly offensive tirade on someone you’ve never met and to whom you advised others to ignore. Do you not see the laughable irony in your actions? I do!

    But, all the while, you keep proving my ‘internet grudge’ theories to be more and more valid.

    Please don’t stop :D

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    I really hope you have the day off work Shatner. I’d hate to think someone was technically paying for you to write all that here.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Blerk

    I think this’ll come out for the 360 and PS3. And maybe the PC.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Shatner

    I’m holding out for the C64 version myself. Sprite multiplexing never gets old.

    Psycho, don’t concern your pretty little head with the details of my day to day business. Sometimes there are unavoidable lulls.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. morriss

    I agree with Blerk.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. No_PUDding

    No point holding out for anything! You should probabaly make hard copies of all your comments for your memoirs, and start on that 3000 page bad boy now!

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    Those unavoidable lulls seem quite frequent Shatner. But you’re right, my pretty little head will remain unconcerned.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Truk

    morriss’ presumptions seem reasonable to me.

    Shatner, why the hell do you care? What a strange thing to get your knickers in a twist about.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. ecu

    DR2 confirmed Wii exclusive.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. morriss

    That’d be hilarious! :D

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Shatner

    Why do I care? I prefer information as it is, not a carefully filtered version with “added value” put in by the, largely clueless, games media.

    As it is, all the conversation is now all about the ‘extra’ information that morriss has added and not any of the concrete information that the article is (supposed to be) based on.

    This is where misinformation and misrepresentation starts. And, as always, the media will shrug their shoulders and claim they’re just telling it how it is and they’re not accountable for anything.

    Report the information. No need to add personal spin to it.

    There’s enough media sites adding ‘helpful’ spin and fabricating facts here and there which the ADD afflicted games culture forget the origin of and go about acting like Bill Gates promised them all free 360′s in 2009 just because some prat of a journalist added his personal musings to some company statement.

    Why is it so offensive a notion to simply stick to the facts of the piece? Shouldn’t accurate and clear information be the priority for a news site?

    I don’t think that’s an unreasonable expectation.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Michael O'Connor

    “Why do I care? I prefer information as it is, not a carefully filtered version with “added details” put in by the games media.”

    Then go to a website that provides just that, dumbass.

    Do you actually think we’re going to suddenly “understand the errors of our ways” and think like you do if you keep whinging for long enough? Are you actually under the delusion that if you typed something enough, we’re gonna agree with you and do as you think?

    Oh wait… it’s you. Of course you think that.

    Seriously pat, what’s it gonna take to make you ban this dumbass? A PS4?

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Shatner

    Christ. He’s like a stalker! Staying silent until I utter any words and then he POUNCES within a 2-minute window!

    Now he’s using the collective term “we’re” as though my comments towards morriss apply to him so as to position himself as though I was ever taking an issue with him in the first place. Sorry Mikey, despite your semi-discrete efforts I don’t regard you as the writer of this article or an ‘official’ part of VG247. Trying to deliberately position yourself as though I was speaking to you simply so you can lash out is some pretty weak straw-man tactics.

    You’re still attempting to counter things I never even said. You seem to care little for what was said (or the fact it wasn’t even directed at you). It seems your only motivation to launch an attack is the fact it says “Shatner” above a comment.

    Still. Keep proving me right Mikeyboy. You seem to have a habit for it!

    As for a news site accurately reporting news – yes, it clearly seems that SOME folk do believe that’s an unreasonable expectation. Heck, it looks like some people consider having such expectations and expressing such opinions OUT LOUD to the author of an article to be a bannable offense. Hey Mikey, whatever happened to “oh, just ignore him”? You seem incapable of following your own advice and, instead, expressing your own intolerance of another’s opinion by requesting they be banned. Bless. When you can’t argue properly you’ll try any stunt to keep the other person silenced!

    Let’s see if Michael can contain his personal attacks on me for longer than a 120 second period than his last post.

    I hope you don’t suffer from high blood pressure Mikey. You seem to be very tense.

    “Do you actually think we’re going to suddenly “understand the errors of our ways” and think like you do if you keep whinging for long enough? Are you actually under the delusion that if you typed something enough, we’re gonna agree with you and do as you think?”

    S’funny, you seem to be hoping for precisely that effect. How odd that you consider your whining to be good and virtuous but another’s to be nothing but contemptable nonsense that must be silenced at all costs!

    I can’t believe you fail to see the irony in your statements. You’re just having one big silly internet joke aren’t you?!?

    Pull the other one. It’s motion sensitive.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. morriss

    However, it is an unreasonable expectation in this case as I’ve added personal spin, and will continue to do so.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Shatner

    Fair enough morriss.

    You’ll continue to act as you have been so you shouldn’t expect a different response. Same behaviour yields same response. Logical. Right?

    Right ;)

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Truk

    With all respect to the owners and writers on this site, this is a games site giving games news to gamers, not a scientific journal.

    Maybe you should voice your pedantic rantings at a news source where it actually matters?

    Talk about pointless.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. mortiferus

    Capcom has stated multiple times that it is done with platform exclusivity (though who knows what they will do if MS or Sony flash the cash in their face). IT IS safe to say that it is coming to both platforms… and maybe the Wii as well.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. morriss

    Fair enough, Shatner, I’ve got no problem with you voicing your opinion. Just as long as you’re aware that it’s not going to change anything.

    Like ever.


    #33 6 years ago
  34. Shatner

    So you’re saying, as a source for gaming news, this site ‘doesn’t matter’ Truk?

    Oh. That’s a shame. I can’t imagine VG247 would be too happy to be thought of as some worthless ‘me too’ games news site – or that their audience didn’t care for accurate information. Weren’t they hoping to win some games media award a week or two back?

    Funny the way people care/don’t care about accuracy or facts when they choose to.

    I’m not expecting a scientific journal Truk (but thanks for the deliberate misinterpration and exaggeration – you obviously must be a budding games journalist!), I’m just expecting clear, informative news from a site that has a refreshingly direct strapline of “This is the news”.

    Gee, imagine if a games console said one thing on the outside but was a bit different from its description when you got it going? I’m sure these gamers that you represent, Truk, they’d go bananas! They’d run to their internets and bleat all sorts of idignant rage about inaccuracy and misinformation! Funny how somedays you give a damn about accurate information and somedays you don’t.

    What a contrary lot you are :D

    Mortiferus: It may be safe, but – as I said clearly – at this time it is also presumptuous. So to do so and say that, in doing so, you’re avoiding being presumptuous is a contradiction in terms.

    Lots of people missing the original point here. Oh. Yeah. I forgot. They’re not very bothered about accuracy are they! ;)

    #34 6 years ago
  35. morriss

    The information was clear: Blue Castle is making Dead Rising 2 and it will almost definitely be a 360 game. ;)

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Alpha Male Stu

    Join neogaf.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. mortiferus

    @ Shatner… awww somebody forgot to do their Yoga this morning. tsk, tsk. Man, Who gives a shit if it is tagged 360, TG16 or Supergarfx, its coming to BOTH 360/PS3 for sure (see my prev. comment).

    And just to make you happy Shatner, I’m off on a massive playthrough of the game of the year GEARS of WAR 2! See ya’ll tomorrow.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. mortiferus

    Speaking of presumptuous, Shatner, Do you organize and symmetrically line up the contents of your sock drawer? Stop being so fucking manic compulsive. I guess IGN, EGM and Eurogamer dont make judgment calls like this all the time, nah…they never do. Yeah right!

    off to Seek & Destroy some Locusts hordes!

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Shatner

    My sock drawer is very messy :(

    I do so enjoy “hey, everybody else has shitty standards so it’s wrong of you to expect anything different here” reasoning. It’s so wide of the mark that it’s almost cruel to criticise it. Almost.

    Good call mort! Sound logic! Let’s ALL aim to be substandard and unreliable! No point in trying any harder right?

    You know, the defenses of this site are damning with feint praise. On the one hand, it’s heartwarming that a herd faceless internet reactionaries all flock to lock down any opinion that doesn’t fit mob rule – such passion and loyalty is to be admired. It’s just such a shame that it’s manifested in such a series of poorly thought out statements.

    Don’t worry though guys, I’ll keep on expressing my dangerously unconventional opinions (sorry, did I say unconventional? I meant to say educated) for you to get some practice on to see if you can hone your skills into something that isn’t quite so reactionary.


    VG247: This is almost definitely the news :D

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Truk

    “So you’re saying, as a source for gaming news, this site ‘doesn’t matter’ Truk?”

    No. Don’t twist my words.

    In the grand scheme of things, no, games don’t matter. I couldn’t give a shit whether some games news story is tagged incorrectly or not. I cannot comprehend the degree of fussiness that would be required.

    Could you explain to me how your opinions are educated? In what way are they eductated? Sub-atmomic analysis of the structure of a news story isn’t being educated; it’s being obsessive compulsive.

    Considering you’re so into acccurate truth, you might not want to make any assumptions as to what I think or who I am, you know, without actually getting the information you’d require to do so. I represent no gamers. I generally couldn’t give a damn what anyone else thinks or does. I am intrigued by abnormal behaviour, however.

    My intention is not to defend this site; they require no defence. I’d just like to know why you think it actually really matters whether a tag might, maybe, perhaps, if-you-look-at-it-from-this-angle, you-know, be incorrect (or that morriss is sometimes a little scattershot across his keyboard ;-)).

    Can you not interpret the news yourself? Do you have no filters? Are you not able to take a variety of sources, apply a little critical thinking and come up with your own conclusion? Must every piece of information presented be 100% certified as THE TRUTH?

    Games are entertainment. Loosen up.

    Anyway, I’m going for a beer (and to regret posting this so late on a Friday night).

    #40 6 years ago
  41. David

    love the first but don’t know if this one will be any good. Not made by the same team as the first eck :( this could be a blood bath and not in a good way.

    #41 6 years ago

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    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]