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Diablo III sells 6.3 million LtD, 3.5 million in first 24 hours

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:07 GMT By Johnny Cullen

A week on from its launch, Blizzard’s announced Diablo III has sold 6.3 million units lifetime-to-date and 3.5 million units sold in its first 24 hours on sale, becoming the fast-selling PC game ever.

Diablo III launch – By the numbers

Over 6.3 milllion copies have been bought LTD for the game, with 3.5 million sold in its first 24 hours.

4.7 million were playing the game by day one.

The launch means it’s the fastest-selling PC game ever.

The stats don’t include the 1.2 million who bought a WoW annual pass or those in Korean internet gaming rooms.

Diablo III’s day one figure is still less than the day one sales figures of the past three Call of Duty games, however.

Blizzard announced today Diablo III has sold 6.3 million units lifetime-to-date, with it selling 3.5 million units in its first 24 hours. The stats mean it has become the fastest-selling PC game of all time.

The day one figure doesn’t include the 1.2 million people who signed up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass, which gave players a free copy of the game, or Korean internet game rooms. The latter has seen a 39% market share while in Korea as of yesterday.

In total, 4.7 million players were logged on by launch day.

While the first day numbers are still staggering, in comparison to ActiBlizz’s other big stable in Call of Duty, it’s still not quite there.

Modern Warfare 2 sold 4.7 million copies in its first day in the UK and US in 2009. A year later, Black Ops sold 5.6 million units on its launch day in the same regions. And last November, Modern Warfare 3 sold 6.5 million units in its opening day in Great Britain and America.

Nonetheless, Blizzard is still proud of the achievement announced today.

“We’re definitely thrilled that so many people around the world were excited to pick up their copy of Diablo III and jump in the moment it went live,” said Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime.

Morhaime acknowledged that internal preparations for the game wasn’t quite as prepared for launch, noting the server trouble that had occurred at release, but thanked players for their support.

“We also regret that our preparations were not enough to ensure everyone had a seamless experience when they did so,” he said. “I want to reaffirm our commitment to make sure the millions of Diablo III players out there have a great experience with the game moving forward, and I also want to thank them for their ongoing support.”

He continued: “Regarding today’s announcement, we recognize that setting a new launch record is a big achievement,” Morhaime continued. “However, we’re especially proud of the gameplay feedback we’ve received from players worldwide.

“We’re pleased that Diablo III has lived up to players’ high expectations, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more players into Sanctuary in the days ahead.”

Retail partners have also chimed in to congratulate the game’s success.

“Diablo III was one of our biggest PC launches ever and will help make this a record year for Blizzard at GameStop,” said SVP of merchandising at GameStop, Bob McKenzie.

Director of video games at Amazon.com, John Love, added: “Not only did Diablo III break the record for most preordered PC game of all-time on Amazon.com, but it also shattered the record for best day-one sales for any PC game ever on Amazon.com

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43 Comments

  1. DSB

    Nailed it.

    Now fix the fucking thing.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. NoPizzaNoCry

    and ATROCIOUS DIALOGUES.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    I’m fucking loving it, personally. Great news.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    I gotta admit, it’s grown on me. The first act was pretty awful until the last bit, but playing the Torchlight II beta kinda brought home how much they’ve actually done to really detail the gameplay.

    I found myself wanting to chain mobs together and bombard them with various runed deviousness, but couldn’t.

    Not that Tochlight II is a bad game, it certainly has a lot of advantages in terms of choice, but I don’t feel it’s as detailed when it comes to the combat.

    Either way, they really have to fix those server issues. It’s like every day is a new disappointment. Yesterday I was trying to kill Belial and having a hell of a time of it, and then I get the 15 minute server warning for maintenance…. And I was playing singleplayer. Come on now.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    PC Gaming is DEAD! Officially.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. sleaker

    @4 – are Diablo III’s features and polish worth 3x more than Torchlight 2? Cause that’s what you paid for them, at the minimum (unless you got a WoW annual of course).

    Personally I don’t see the value, especially when the game is still having issues.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    @6 I don’t see why I’d ever have to choose? I’m gonna have both.

    I don’t like D3′s price point, and I don’t like the always online system, but ultimately the game itself is quite solid, and that’s what I expect every time I buy a game, whether it’s 20 euro or 60 euro.

    I don’t expect 20 euros worth of game, or 60 euros worth of game. I expect [Good Game].

    I wouldn’t blame anyone for passing on D3, though. The issues are pretty annoying, and the pricetag does nothing to soften the blow.

    On the other hand, I do feel like Torchlight II is hyped beyond what it can really support. I mean it is basically a tweaked Diablo II with WoW-meets-Shank graphics. It’s not a bad thing, but I don’t see it as this huge revelation.

    Looking at something like Krater, both of those seem pretty antiquated to me.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Fin

    @5

    What? No its not bro, these sales figures are really good.

    People have voted with their wallets and say that only being able to play SP when connected to the internet is ok!

    #8 3 years ago
  9. alterecho

    Personally, i didn’t want this to happen. Any game with an always online DRM shouldn’t be encouraged even if the game is terrific.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @8: God damn it, Fin. The sarcasm couldn’t be more obvious.

    @9: Agreed. Let’s take a moment to thank all the people who bought it. Other publisher will look at this and think “Oh, we can do this too.”

    #10 3 years ago
  11. JB

    Lol @8

    You`re in marketing arent you ^^

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Old MacDonald

    PC fail Blizzard bankrupt pirates losers et.c.

    Sorry, I just noticed loki hadn’t posted here yet, and thought I’d save him the bother.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Maximum Payne

    This shows that good product will always sell, no matter price,time,platform…

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @13: To me it just shows that some people have no principles.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. GrimRita

    That is some serious numbers. Now I can probably understand why the servers buckled. But only just understand! If are shipping around 8 million units and expect to sell 5-6 million, you should be prepared.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @13, Actually No. Good sales =/= good game.

    It’s a matter of Brand and Marketing. That’s it. There are a lot of games that have 90+ on metacritic and they barely sold 1 million if 100K copies.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Da Man

    Me no understand word ‘marketing’. Me mean ‘advertising’. Me russki moron.

    Anyway, not surprising this piece of shit sold well. Brand plus hype. Wow, once in a decade one PC title sells well enough. PC is barely alive actually (aside from Pop Cap of course).

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Maximum Payne

    @16 Like what games ?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Kabby

    Publisher faith makes PC gamers buy shit in a box if it has the right name on it.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. endgame

    And THIS is how the fight for a gamer’s basic rights dies, SOLD!.. for 60 hours of fun. Thank you to everyone who bought this game. You truly are the spark of humanity.

    Fin is right.
    alterecho is right.
    YoungZer0 is right.
    MacDonald is funny. :)

    P.S. vg247 you guys should implement a like/unlike system w/e you have time.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    Blah blah blah slippery slope blah blah the industry is dead blah blah Blizzard sucks. Am I doing it right?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Kabby

    No.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. drspaniel

    It is a darn shame that they haven’t fixed the multiplayer yet, which is of course one of the biggest aspects of such a popular game… However, I am nevertheless still impressed by those sale figures!

    I’ve bought by own copy from this amazing website http://www.allkeyshop.com/blog/digitaldownload, which I only had to pay $40 for instead of $70 which Amazon.com was charging!

    #23 3 years ago
  24. TheWulf

    Whatever floats your boat, I guess. I found it atrociously dismal, personally, but I guess people have different standards. I mean, when I was playing Torchlight II I got to fight ghost pirates on a ghost ship. And the combat looks something like this.

    I was playing Diablo III and it looked like this. When I said that Diablo III distinctly had weird art direction (oddly colourful abilities which didn’t work set against such a desaturated backdrop), and when I said that it was barren and empty, I wasn’t just messing with you.

    That’s why I can’t understand why Diablo III did so well. In my opinion (in my opinion), Diablo III looks worse than Diablo II did, and has less visual variety than Diablo II did. And both Diablo II and Diablo III don’t have the crazy levels of visual variety that Torchlight II has.

    I mean, ghost pirates… ghost pirates. GHOST PIRATES.

    Diablo III has me fighting some dull, shambling skeletons and similarly bored looking undead who seem completely uninterested in my fate. Whereas Torchlight II kept throwing all sorts of crazy at me, unending crazy. Just look at the videos I’ve linked.

    Cognitive dissonance aside, I honestly found Diablo III to be drab, desaturated, dull, depressing, and flavourless. I genuinely found it to be depressing, because that’s how my mind works, I guess. I was going from one dingy area to another, from one poorly lit area to another, from one area that completely lacked in details to another. That’s just how I felt about it.

    Yes, Torchlight II is more like a themepark’s rollercoaster, but at the same time it’s just a hell of a lot more fun, it feels less dead, and I actually enjoyed playing it. I didn’t get seriously depressed.

    All I wanted from Diablo III was to show me why it wasn’t just a boring rehash of Diablo I & II smooshed together.

    It couldn’t give me that.

    And yet there it is, selling that much, despite being (in my opinion) a painfully boring game. And (factually) a game with control-freakish, broken DRM that stops people from playing the product they paid for. This is where I have a disconnect with a lot of gamers, really. Is it just that my expectations are a little higher? That I can’t be satisfied with a person running across a big, empty, dingy, barren field?

    I don’t know.

    Well, I hope you Diablo III people enjoy it. It’s not for me. I’ll be playing Torchlight II. You can have your shambling skeletons, I HAVE GHOST PIRATES. (Yes, I will belabour this point because ghost pirates are fucking awesome.)

    #24 3 years ago
  25. fearmonkey

    I tried to resist but a friend who I barely game with, and used to play the previous Diablo games with begged me to get so I did. Interestingly, the client I installed got set to europe somehow, and it wasn’t till I tried playing with a friend that I realized that, and set it to america. Yesterday, It defaulted to Europe and I couldn’t log in as they were doing maintenance, but I set it north America and got in.
    If one doesn’t work, you can play on the other, and lag wasnt bad for me at all. I think im going to re-install it or look for a ini file/registry entry with the setting though, its annoying that i have to check that.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. GwynbleiddiuM

    @7 both and Grim Dawn, HELL YEAH!!! Best year for hack n Slash RPGs, me gusta.

    @25 why? you don’t have to do that it’s not region locked you’re only locked to a RMAH being EU, US or Asia. And it depends where did you downloaded the client from. eu.battle.net or us.battle.net, if you did it on eu you get the default EU thing. But you don’t need to re-install it.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. loki

    aaha liars
    do not forget that Diablo was unable to beat Max Payne
    wait for data from independent sources

    #27 3 years ago
  28. albo88

    a game optimized for a office pc is no surprise that will sell
    so yeah its shame to ask now for good graphic games and keep saying consoles are holding us back when the most popular sold games for pc are free to play with 2004 engine

    #28 3 years ago
  29. GwynbleiddiuM

    @27 Max Payne is a multiplatform title, while D3 is only on PC and Mac.

    @28 Well not everything is about graphics, compared to Diablo 3, Torchlight 2 has a more simpler engine, yet we’re all are eager to play that. Eye candy much? Call of Duty series are using a variation and heavily reprogrammed id Tech 3 and they still sell millions, so what you’re saying – with all due respect – is utter horse crap I must say.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    @29

    D3 has sold 2x more than Max Payne 3 in the first week so what he is saying is irrelevant and utter crap like his other posts.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 But it’s not out for PC yet. Once it is, it’ll sell three times more than it did on consoles.

    Derp derp etc.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31
    It came out yesterday for the PC so we’ll see. I expect both games doing well because its the summer hole and they don’t have any competition.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. DSB

    @32 It totally didn’t. It’s coming out June 1st in the US of A.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. absolutezero

    and June the 1st in the UK.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Phoenixblight

    Oh going off of dated info. Allows D3 to have 2 more weeks. =-P

    #35 3 years ago
  36. voxelman

    @27 That was just the UK and only counting retail copies, a large part of Diablo III’s sales are digital so the real numbers including digital would have D3 way ahead of Max Payne 3.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. freedoms_stain

    @30, he was talking (I believe) about the UK charts in which Max Payne 3 was No.1 this week and Diablo 3 was No.2.

    It’s still a bollocks conclusion, but that’s what he’s based it off.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Phoenixblight

    #37 Yeah I was basing off the amount sold a few days ago.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. albo88

    #29 GwynbleiddiuM i don’t agree
    i have seen Call of Duty series on internet caffs slash gaming rooms in 3rd word country’s played at 1024×760 using a Pentium 4 and a gefroce 6200 agp so anyone can play it if they play it in Africa Philippine east Europe and so on
    so don’t come to me with that bullshit of variation and heavily reprogrammed id Tech 3 cos like i say it a office domestic pc have no problem handling it

    #39 3 years ago
  40. sleaker

    @7 Unfortunately, you and most likely many other people like you, are the reason why gaming prices continue to rise for big-name companies, when the actual value of the game is not reflected in the price.

    I refuse to pay $60 for a game, when a competing product that costs a third of the price comes with better support, better connectivity, similar graphic quality, better replayability, and better moddability.

    I can understand people buying it based on the brand name of the company which they perceive to still be worth something, but my own experience has shown that large AAA titles simply don’t have any of the value that they used to, and it’s the smaller companies, that do.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. DSB

    Me and people like me = The market.

    I’m not going to decline a good game for the sake of saving 10 euros. Whether you like it or not, the publishers are going to win that one.

    I realize that you think declining this sort of thing somehow makes you superior, but really, no one cares. Least of all the people making those games, and setting those prices.

    Let’s be real here. Your pathetic either/or, black and white fanboy nonsense is just pointless ego masturbation, based on little more than the titanic effort, that it must be to jump on the smaller bandwagon, and sympathize with the smaller developer.

    I do have several reservations about the game I bought, but then I have those about almost any game. Ultimately I’ve bought some decent entertainment, and I’m fine with that. I’m sorry that ruins your day, but again, your self-righteous pettiness is not going to change a thing.

    We still get to make our own decisions, and have our own preferences, no matter what the internet hivemind might think of them. You have fun with that.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. GwynbleiddiuM

    @41 Awesome comment lvl 9000, agreed 110%.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Da Man

    Call of Duty series are using a variation and heavily reprogrammed id Tech 3

    so what you’re saying – with all due respect – is utter horse crap

    Good one. EastEnders material right there.

    #43 3 years ago

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    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    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 GOG.com 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 […]