Remedy: Wake sequel still not “confirmed”

Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:43 GMT By Joe Anderson


Remedy franchise boss Oskari Hakkinen has said the developer still can’t “confirm” an Alan Wake sequel, with Microsoft apparently wanting more DLC episodes for the original first.

Speaking to IGN, Hakkinen said, “Microsoft are throwing the idea around of more episodes, but… we’re a small team.

“We wouldn’t really be able [to create more episodes] — if we were to confirm a sequel at some point, which we’d like to do relatively soon.”

Hakkinen said that although Remedy is confident the first episode will go down well with fans, the studio was just going to wait and “see how the attach rate” goes before anything else is decided.

Remedy, though, seems very keen to get things moving, with Hakkinen saying:

“We’re in a limbo at the moment where neither of us are talking about it. Microsoft have an option for it. That was in the deal a long time ago… and I don’t see why they wouldn’t. We’re happy with the partnership and they’re happy with the game.

“I think it fits in their portfolio quite nicely. I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t continue with Microsoft and why we wouldn’t renew the IP… We definitely want a sequel, of course.”

Finally, Hakkinen said that if the studio was to start production on a sequel, it would probably only take around 18 months.

“Max Payne 1 took us also five years to make. Max Payne 2 took us 18 months. I think we’d be looking at something of a similar cycle.”

Episode 1 of the new DLC for Alan Wake, named The Signal, will be released on July 27 for 560 MS points or for free if you bought the game at release. Episode 2 currently has no date.

Thanks, mathare92.


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  1. Erthazus

    i’m sure this time it’s going to be multiplatform (PC, 360) because it sold not much.

    I’m really surprised why it did bad in Europe. Europe are fans of atmosphere games. Especially from the creators of Max Payne.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    That doesn’t sound very promising, to be honest.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mington

    i played with Alan for the first time last night, the game looks amazing

    poor old rusty

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    I doubt it would be multi…MS will surely own the IP. Have we actually got any concrete numbers for Alan Wake yet?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dralen

    *sigh* I wish Remedy were making Max Payne 3. I just know that Max Payne 3 won’t be as dark and gritty as the previous games, story probably won’t be as good either.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    Actually that isnt reassuring at all =/

    i expect remedy to say something more definitive than that. And you can bet MS had quite high hopes for this after all that weren’t met.

    Also I thought it was overrated aswell >_>

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @5 Rockstar is making it. I think it will be awesome.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    I don’t think they advertised it enough, it should’ve had tv commercials showing off the graphics and some of the intense action, might’ve shifted a few more copies

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dralen

    @7 hmmm maybe…we’ll see.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    From friends whose taste is fairly compatible with my own I’ve got the impression that AW is pretty mediocre.

    Shame given how impressive it looked when it was 1st revealed (PC exclusive).

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @10 Yeaaah, at that time game looked like Crysis, but now, yeah… Kinda mediocre, but they are small team.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I just started playing this last night too! :-)

    I think maybe Microsoft got the marketing all wrong for this one, it just didn’t seem to have the oomph behind it that a lot of their self-published games do. The same thing seems to be happening with Crackdown 2 as well, which is kind of concerning – it’s like there’s a two-tier level of support for their own games. Which is just plain weird.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    If MS dont expect a game to do well, they dont sink money into advertising it. Simple as.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. JonFE

    I, for one, enjoyed the game enough to wish for a sequel! Far from mediocre, if you ask me…

    #14 5 years ago
  15. NGCes26294BIV

    Did people really expect this to sell well? Really?

    Stephen King-alike with flashlights instead of guns does not sound like a winner to me.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    Wrong crowd to, the 360 isnt about SP only games. I think Alan Wake is like the second first party game on 360 to have no MP in the 5 years the platforms been on sale.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. mathare92

    According to VGChartz( since release, it’s sold 472,431 copies worldwide and 181,846 in Europe.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. AHA-Lambda

    OUCH!! i know vgchartz is not always the best indicator for sales but MAN!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @15 Heavy Rain for it’s niche genre sold fantastic.

    But Alan Wake was a shooter and had 1st party support.

    “181,846 in Europe.”

    thats really bad, i don’t understand how it sold 180K really.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    I think its marketing was underwhelming.

    I had little interest to play the game. But when I recieved my Pal Alan Wake set up, I gave it a go. I was extremly impressed. It was on the short side, but was a great ride.

    After watching me play, both my teens are playing it too. I just think someone droped the ball when it came to pushing the game.


    Sorry Blerk, you said basicly the samething. Didn’t mean to copy you. Next I wait till I have my caffine, before I post :)

    #20 5 years ago
  21. NGCes26294BIV


    “i don’t understand how it sold 180K really.”

    Like I said, Stephen King eith flashlights. Not a recipe for success.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. itsucks

    @1: STFU, the NPDs results aren’ even out, dumbfucks. SHitcharz numbers, lol.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. AHA-Lambda

    to be fair marketing this wouldn’t have been easy in my eyes anyway.

    calling it a “psychological action thriller” all the time on the box, trailers etc did not help. Its deliberately obtuse for what is just an action game with some supernatural elements.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Blerk

    I believe ‘Stephen King’ is kind of popular. Why couldn’t such a game be a success if done and marketed correctly?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DaMan

    “Heavy Rain for it’s niche genre sold fantastic.

    But Alan Wake was a shooter and had 1st party support.”

    ’1st party support’ ? HR was published and heavily marketed by Sony as well, wasn’t it.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. NGCes26294BIV

    “I believe ‘Stephen King’ is kind of popular.”

    So are a lot of people – Clive Barker, George Romero, etc, but their games were flops too, right?

    #26 5 years ago
  27. CrashKeks

    „Ozz“ Häkkinen talk about that in a video interview with a german Website too.
    answers are in english.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Blerk

    Clive Barker and George Romero’s games were shit, though.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. JonFE

    Undying was not shit!!! It had its moments…

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Blerk


    #30 5 years ago
  31. DaMan

    Undying was good.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. AHA-Lambda

    undying has not aged well ;(

    #32 5 years ago
  33. NiceFellow

    Alan Wake should have been 360/PS3/PC multiplatform, focused on gameplay and not trying to be some ‘next big thing’ of graphics and it would have sold well enough with that base.

    On 360 only it seemed doomed to mediocre sales at best, simply too niche for the platform no matter how much it was pushed (which wasn’t very much in the end).

    #33 5 years ago
  34. DaMan

    does anybody know the overall figures for it?

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Blerk

    The US figures are delayed because of the NPDs buggering about this month.

    UK figures are never forthcoming, but it reached number 2 in the all formats chart on release and is still in the charts six weeks later so it can’t be doing that badly over here. Europe could be another matter altogether, of course.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. DaMan

    The US figures are delayed because of the NPDs buggering about this month.

    ah, right I forgot about that!

    #36 5 years ago
  37. The Hindle

    Its always a testament if a game has sold well if people on your friends list has bought it, only 2 guys have played this on my list. I wouldnt expect a sequel imo

    #37 5 years ago
  38. AHA-Lambda

    @33 – when you put it that way and knowing the ps3 audience vs 360 audience I think it would be fair to say this game would have done better as a ps3 exclusive rather than 360 exclusive.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. DaMan

    Hindle, are you serious :) ??

    #39 5 years ago
  40. The Hindle

    It doesnt help the game is pretty poor as well my opinion obviously, Alan wake narrates everthing he sees and its so fucking annoying. The gameplay is pretty much shine light then shoot rinse and repeat etc.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. The Hindle

    @Daman i am yea why?

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Blerk

    I’m still not entirely sure why they ditched the PC version.

    Incidentally, at least a quarter of my friends list have played it in the last few weeks, so it might say more about your friends than the game itself, Hindle. :-D

    I do wonder whether it suffered from launching too close to Red Dead, though – pretty much all of the games that launched around the same time have underperformed. Blur and Split/Second, for instance.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. The Hindle

    How many friends do you have though, games like Modern warfare or Halo or Gears most of my friends list have played those games and they have sold well its not a reliable way to judge a games sales but it gives a rough estimate.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. DaMan

    .. well you have to have a crapload of Xbox friends for one, and even so that’s no way of judging the sales.

    even a poll on Gamefaqs is better.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Blerk

    78, I think. I fully agree that’s it’s not a reliable way to test, though – it says more about the types of people you hang around with rather than actual sales.

    Although I’d say that at least three quarters (if not more) of my friends were playing Red Dead in week one, so maybe there’s something in it after all? :-)

    #45 5 years ago
  46. The Hindle

    When Alan Wake came out no one on my list was playing it and for a AAA new Microsoft exclusive i found that suprising.

    Obviously Microsoft have not given out sales data and thats unsual for them as say for Halo or Gears they tell you within a few days how well its doing. Its a rough way like i said but it shows if a game is popular or not.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. The Hindle

    I dont mean it gives sales data i mean it shows if a game is popular or not, should have worded it better :D

    #47 5 years ago
  48. JonFE

    Blerk, there are two possible reasons for ditching the PC version in my mind, both of them not painting a great picture for MS.

    1. They wanted all interested customers to get the x360 version -even purchase the console if necessary- to get another x360 big hit in their arsenal. Not to mention that potential DLC sales have been more or less established in the console land but not so much in PC land.

    2. The PC version was technically much better than the x360 one, in terms of screen resolution and anti-aliasing for instance, making the x360 version look poor in comparison.

    All in all, it will be a crying shame if they ditch the sequel.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. DaMan

    it doesn’t, it says more about your friends like Blerk said, lulz.

    and I bet almost every single 360 owner played at least one Halo game on his Xbox, the examples you used were too trivial and obvious.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Blerk

    It seems weird to cancel it completely though, JonFE. Why not just say ‘it’ll be out later, we’re concentrating on the Xbox version’? And if the PC version wasn’t technically better then there was something very, very wrong, so surely it’d be no surprise to anyone if the PC version turned out looking better?

    Reason 1 rings more true for me, but if that’s what they did then it absolutely didn’t work for them – look at the bile that was generated from the PC community as a result of the announcement. I’m guessing round about none of those guys actually went out and got the 360 version after that.

    Reason 3 would be, of course, that it flat out wasn’t anywhere near done because they’d been putting all the effort into the 360 version at Microsoft’s behest. But if that was true, what was to stop them doing a ‘quick and dirty’ port of the 360 version to the PC right afterwards?

    So many things about Alan Wake’s final stages of development make no sense at all. I hope one day we get the full story.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. The Hindle

    Well my friends are all into the kind of games like Alan wake, they play Silent hill or Resi and no one bought it. If everyone on your list has played a game it shows its popular if they dont then they rather have not heard of it. Take note when a game comes out how many people buy it.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. DaMan

    well, then if you have like 100+ friends, that are into a certain kind of games, and noone played it then it ‘s somewhat telling. but still it’s no way of judging. it might be popular in certain regions, where you don’t have (many) friends.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. The Hindle

    Thats why i said rough estimate its better then nothing though. I am intrigued as to why Microsoft have not updated Alan wakes sales.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. DaMan

    it’s very rough though. I don’t see much point in something like that tbh.

    anyway, I also think piracy might be an issue with a game like AW, more so in Europe. many people who are into that type of gameplay mod their 360s, it really can’t be compared to ie online titles.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Blerk

    That’s another very sweeping assumption, DaMan.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. AHA-Lambda

    @40 – i agree, the game has moments of brilliance but its ultimately quite shallow gameplay wise.

    And that ending, that ****ing ending?!? FFFFFUUUUUU-

    That ending actually could have worked if it weren’t for the fact it clearly sets up for a sequel, it makes me think AW would have been better as a standalone entity. That piss stain of an ending makes god of war 3′s look god like in terms of closure in comparison.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. DaMan

    Blerk, yeah.

    but I think it did make an impact on such a niche single player game.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. The Hindle

    It so wanted to be a tv show or a film, thats all very well so long as you have the gameplay to back it up. AW didnt.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Gadzooks!

    I really hope AW gets a sequel as it’s easily the most atmospheric game I’ve played. Ever.

    It’s also one of the best looking games this gen, which is an added bonus.

    #59 5 years ago

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  • 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

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  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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

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

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  • 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

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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

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  • 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…

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 […]