FFXIII-2 announced in Tokyo, to hit EU and US “next winter”

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Square Enix Europe has just announced Final Fantasy XIII-2 will arrive “next winter” in the region following its announce this morning at the publisher’s Japanese event.

SCEA has confirmed the same time-frame for an American release on the US PS Blog.

Square’s also released a mock-up of what it expects to be the cover art for the game. Get that at RPG Site.

The game will also feature a ” a battle system which has evolved further since XIII” as well as a new story following on from FFXIII.

Motomu Toriyama, director of FFXIII, will direct the game again. Yoshinori Kitase will most likely take on the producer role once again.

A new character was also shown alongside Lightning, as was a new logo, as seen above.

It’ll be out in 2011 in Japan.

Last week, it was discovered that “” was registered by Square Enix.

But talk of a sequel began back in March 2010, when after FFXIII launched, Kitase and Toriyama admitted they’d be up for developing a sequel.

The trailer for FFXIII-2 will launch on Thursday on the game’s official website here. We did post it below (thanks, DoubleM), but we’ve removed it at Square’s request.

Get full details on everything else shown at the conference here.


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  1. Blerk


    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I guess the real question is…. will it be out before Versus? :-D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. 52pickup

    sigh. Same people making it too. I have no hope for this game.

    What’s the chances this game will be made from the “nearly 60 hours worth of content they cut from XIII”?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    Heh good point Blerk. Another real question is also whether or not the 360 version will suck the colossal amounts of ass that the original did.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    The answer is yes! Most likely. It’s out in 2011 in Japan at least.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    No more info Johnny?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Monk

    SO Versus in 2013 :P ?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Hmm. If it’s out so soon then I’m guessing it’s not a significant revamp, then.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    I’m typing up the rest of the conference report. I’ll update this when I get the chance.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. StolenGlory

    Awesomes. Hopefully we’ll get a shiny trailer.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Psychotext


    #11 4 years ago
  12. DoubleM

    Toriyama said that the game serves as the answer to the opinions they received about FFXIII.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Fin

    Right, I’ve got about a year to complete FFXIII. Fingers crossed!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Suikoden Fan

    Nathan said it best on twitter “FFXIII-2, huh? I’ve heard of trying to squeeze blood from a stone, but it’ll be interesting to see if Square can squeeze it out of shit.”

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Deacon

    I’m now curious as to the specific feedback they may or may not be working to on this.

    Ignore the idiots complaining about it being linear or not liking X character, just write a DECENT, character-driven story, and there may still be hope for XIII.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Johnny Cullen

    I’m still to finish it, but XIII is a good game. Needless to say, I’m pumped.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Aimless

    I’m definitely interested in playing this. XIII‘s combat system was sublime and I really enjoyed the monster hunting of Gran Pulse, so if they just stitch together a few areas like that and weave an inoffensive story inbetween I’ll be happy.

    Hopefully the majority of the game won’t be tutorials seeing as it’s a sequel, too.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Dralen

    I’m definitely going to give it a chance. Let’s just hope they take a lot of feedback from fans and make good use of it.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. SplatteredHouse

    Make Versus (first), then we’ll talk, Square Enix.
    Could anyone please request an update on Versus XIII, today?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    Battle system is the only thing that was worth it.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    ahh just watch this.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Ge0force

    I loved FF13′s story and characters, but I hated the almost fully automated gameplay. I’m afraid this sequel is just more of the same, since they’ve cut out lotsa content from the original game to fit on 4 DVD’s.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Deacon

    The story sucked. As did most of the characters/development.

    Maybe it’s just me but have SQenix really not had a good story to tell since FFX?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    “I loved FF13’s story and characters”

    #24 4 years ago
  25. AHA-Lambda

    wow this is a surpise to me O__O

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Johnny Cullen

    @24 Why? Different opinions. Some people love it – like me – some people don’t. Can you respect that?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Hunam

    I don’t believe for a second that this game is coming out in 2011.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Gekidami

    You’re asking if Erthazus can respect other peoples opinions? Are you new to this site?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. StolenGlory


    Good call.

    As far as Erth goes, there is only Erth. All other opinions must be assimilated :)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen


    #30 4 years ago
  31. Aimless

    You might say Erth considers himself to be at the centre of the universe. Someone get Copernicus on the phone.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    I don’t have problem with different opinions. It’s just come on…. the STORY is not that bad, but dialogs are REALLY bad. It’s like actors don’t even try to read a script.

    and too much Acronyms and initialisms like L’Cie, cocoon and etc. that after 10 hours you start to give a big F about.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. StolenGlory

    Johnny what date did they give for the Versus trailer?

    I see that XIII-2 is due on Thursday and Type 0 is due on the 27th…

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Johnny Cullen

    Versus XIII will drop on January 27 as will Agito XIII and everything else from the event. XIII-2 is the exception to the rule.

    By the by… I’ve just watched the trailer for XIII-2. :)

    Impressions in a bit.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Hybridpsycho

    Really? FF-XIII Sucked so much dick yet they make a followup? >_>
    Guess I’m not surprised though :/

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Erthazus

    @JC, How about a high rez screenshot of Lightning?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Johnny Cullen

    And just so everyone knows, just seen Agito/Type-0. About to watch Versus. :)

    #37 4 years ago
  38. StolenGlory



    Oh by the way, what actually happened at the 2nd session?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. mingtons ghost

    A load of FF shit going on in here:

    i think i’m watching versus game play :/

    #39 4 years ago
  40. mingtons ghost

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Johnny Cullen

    Versus. OH. MY. GOD.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. StolenGlory

    Cheers Mington!

    Oh and Dragon Quest X motherfuckers!

    #42 4 years ago
  43. StolenGlory


    All CG Johnny or do we have generous helpings of in-game action?

    Also, any sly hint of a release date at the end of the trailer or anything like that?

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Erthazus

    @43, people say there is gameplay action sauce.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DoubleM

    Don’t wait two days:

    #45 4 years ago
  46. StolenGlory

    @45 Nice find!!

    Buuuut, that trailer is fucking chock full of spoilers for folks who haven’t finished the original :/

    #46 4 years ago
  47. mingtons ghost

    @45 Thats awesome XIII-2 coming 2011

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Johnny Cullen

    @46 Weep for me. I got spoiled. :(

    BTW, Square Europe just confirmed a winter release for it here.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Suikoden Fan

    next winter as in dec 2011 to feb 2012?

    #49 4 years ago
  50. StolenGlory


    Winter for EU? Fucking awesome!

    #50 4 years ago
  51. EscoBlades

    Someone explain to me all this Final Fantasy naming convention crap….too many games, not enough explanation.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Johnny Cullen

    @49 – Yes.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. mingtons ghost

    How long does it take ustream videos to get archived? do all streams get archived?

    As there was a live stream about 20mn ago showing versus game play, it finished now. I’ll keep checking to see when it gets archived

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Erthazus – trailer bitches.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. mingtons ghost

    @54 Too slow :) check comment 45, its better quality

    #55 4 years ago
  56. StolenGlory

    @54 Nice.

    But at @45 got there first with a better quality trailer.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Patrick Garratt

    Trailer added.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. mingtons ghost

    dat lightning ass :)

    #58 4 years ago
  59. StolenGlory

    Now all we need is for some enterprising chap to leak the other two trailers and we’re set! :D

    #59 4 years ago
  60. mingtons ghost

    Versus trailer description from andriasang live blog:

    The trailer appears to have a whole lot of gameplay footage, including combat scenes with swords and guns, a scene where you control a tank-like vehicle, a scene where you climb aboard a bipedal robot, a battle with a massive creature (this may be the combat scene from the TGS trailer), and a battle where Noctis wields his sword against a group of soldiers.

    this trailer must be out there, somewhere, as it happened 10 mins after the ff13-2 trailer

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Patrick Garratt

    US date confirmed.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. mingtons ghost


    Agito trailer at about 18min mark

    VERSUS trailer starts around 31mins

    #62 4 years ago
  63. DoubleM

    @62 YOU ARE THE GREATEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED! I’ll remember what you did man.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. StolenGlory

    @62 Nice find Mington!

    Just need em’ in better quality now :D

    #64 4 years ago
  65. frostquake

    SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER Pat?????????????

    Um I haven’t finished XIII, if I watch the Video am I going to have my Gameplay ruined?? If so could you put SPOILER WARNING with Video??

    #65 4 years ago
  66. StolenGlory


    Yeah, like I said earlier. That vid *Needs* a spoiler disclaimer. BIG TIME.

    The first half of that trailer is essentially the ending to FFXIII.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Unlimax

    Hell~no . . SQUARE , you Disappointe me :(
    what about the Next Parasite eve !!?.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Johnny Cullen

    We’ve had to pull the trailer at Square’s request. Sorry.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. mingtons ghost

    Damn versus looks sweet, 7 min trailer. The combat looks like you take direct control of your characters actions but can switch between your party on the fly.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. 52pickup

    Versus :P

    #70 4 years ago
  71. Patrick Garratt

    We’ve pulled the trailer :p

    #71 4 years ago
  72. StolenGlory


    You are win.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. StolenGlory


    Good job I used my Youtube downloader to D/L the trailer then :D

    #73 4 years ago
  74. mingtons ghost

    @70 nice one :) i think i’ll watch it again

    #74 4 years ago
  75. mingtons ghost
    that youtube account has the Agito trailer to

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Suikoden Fan

    that versus trailer gave me VERY STRONG FF8 vibes, my interest levels soared as a result

    #76 4 years ago
  77. DoubleM

    I take back what I said, 52pickup IS THE GREATEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED; you’re the second one Mington.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. mingtons ghost

    ‘SECOND GREATEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED’ i’ll put that on my tomb stone :)

    @76 i felt the same about it having a ff8 vibe, i think the clothes and more real world locations is what does it

    #78 4 years ago
  79. StolenGlory

    Quite looking forward to Versus now I have to say.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. Monk

    VERSUS, OMG !!
    That the best thing I was waiting for !

    Nomura, I love you <3

    #80 4 years ago
  81. StolenGlory

    Watching the lower quality videos and feeds has actually made me salivate that much more to see the trailers in blistering 1080p!

    Bring it on SE!

    #81 4 years ago
  82. Kuwabara

    im 3/4 through ff13, and nothing in the game has impressed me. The graphics are never amazing, except some of the cutscenes, the art design is boring, low res textures, it looks like an early gen game. story is meh. Im playing the game and it feels like ive played the same thing before. dragon quest 8 is a million times better. Should i even bother finishing the game..

    #82 4 years ago
  83. mingtons ghost

    @82 the open world bit towards the end of the game is quite enjoyable if you like the combat system, lots of side mission and stuff, but yeah the stories garbage

    #83 4 years ago
  84. CyberpunkCentral

    I was not expecting this.

    #84 4 years ago
  85. NinjaMidget

    Versus looks bitching! That is what a proper Final Fantasy game looks like! Back to the glory days of seven and eight!!!

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Deacon

    The city scenes in Versus look wank. Battle looks mashy and Crisis Core-like. The rural areas look better but overall I’m not impressed.

    All the legendary FF’s are turn-based. Versus just looks like a souped-up Bouncer at the moment.

    #86 4 years ago
  87. Erthazus

    Versus looks really nice, but kinda Crisis Core style.

    #87 4 years ago
  88. Bond James Bond

    God, gamers still care about FF? I feel sorry for the millions of fuck-wits that go out and buy these games based on the name alone.

    The whole FF franchise is stale as fuck and has been for an age now.

    To say the FF games are RPG’s is an insult to those developers who create “proper” RPG’s.

    #88 4 years ago
  89. StolenGlory

    ’2+ million Fuckwits’?

    Wow, that is a broad, sweeping judgement if I have ever seen one.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. back_up

    FF 13 was lame and linear because of 360 and now they are making sequel for shitbox 360
    Versus will be better than shitty linear FF13 – 2
    PC users are pirates so nothing for them keep on pirating

    #90 4 years ago
  91. Bond James Bond


    I take it you’re one of them…

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Erthazus

    “FF 13 was lame and linear because of 360 and now they are making sequel for shitbox 360″

    link or GTFO

    “Versus will be better than shitty linear FF13 – 2″

    Can you give me your own copy of Versus? I want to play it.

    “PC users are pirates so nothing for them keep on pirating”

    PC users give an F about any Final Fantasy game + keep up sucking Playstation cock.

    #92 4 years ago
  93. StolenGlory


    I bought the game, it’s not my GOTY or anything but I can’t exactly say i’m a fuckwit.

    Wow, you are miserable little runt aren’t you?

    #93 4 years ago
  94. back_up

    If people don’t understand the difference between “WILL BE” and “IS” then it’s their fault

    Then why so many PC gamers bought FF14 and get owned

    #94 4 years ago
  95. Hunam

    PS3 users are all pirates now too. PSP users are bigger pirates than PC gamers.

    #95 4 years ago
  96. StolenGlory

    It’ll be interesting to see if TEA goes for the bait on that one :)

    #96 4 years ago
  97. monu-mental

    New Versus XIII trailer:

    #97 4 years ago
  98. StolenGlory


    That comment aint gonna stay up for long :)

    #98 4 years ago
  99. Gekidami

    Hey, looks like Vs. has real-time combat. Now thats interesting.

    #99 4 years ago
  100. topdoog1

    I am not buying this 60$ DLC.

    #100 4 years ago
  101. Bond James Bond


    Nah, i just know a shite game when i play one.

    #101 4 years ago
  102. 2plus2equals5

    Of ffxiii i liked the story, the graphics, the characters, musics etc, but i HATE the battle system, so ffxiii now is there unfinished…

    #102 4 years ago
  103. lexph3re

    I’m not a big fan of squallrinoa-lightning. It feels like lightning is the illegitamate child of rinoa and squall. I honestly love fang wayyyyy more. I just wish she had that “mode” at the end of the game. In the game, the story was severely dull. The ending was the happiest was the ending but then it made me sad happy….

    Sigh* I hope 13-2 does a better job.

    #103 4 years ago

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    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 […]