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Hitman Absolution E3 trailer has nuns with guns

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Square Enix has released the E3 trailer for Hitman Absolution, featuring an attempted hit on 47 and a group of assassins dressed as nuns. We’re not joking.

After a tease yesterday, Square Enix has unveiled Hitman Absolution’s E3 trailer ahead of a massive showing at the event next week.

The clip shows Agent 47 under attack at a motel from a wetworks team dressed as nuns, sent by 47′s old agency the ICA. They’re apparently called “The Saints”.

The video was made by CG studio Visual Works, who made the infamous Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Tomb Raider CG trailers, under the direction of developer IO Interactive.

Watch the trailer above. Hitman Absolution launches on November 20 worldwide for PS3, 360 and PC.

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75 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    Thank nuns it wasn’t multiplayer :P

    #1 3 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Man i love Hitman and i really liked the trailer but … sexy nuns? Really? How stupid is that? And yeah, you know, the over-sexualization and all that.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    Great trailer. Looking forward to seeing more gameplay at E3, still think the November release date is bit if a gamble.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Hell fucking YES. No multiplayer. Thank nuns indeed. Now, let’s kill some nuns via Agent 47.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Lovely ladies, but it was hard to take serious (when Hitman is a rather serious game) but i can’t hate, this trailer is nuts!!!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. TD_Monstrous69

    Seeing this made me doubly glad that I reserved this last week (it also made me think, man those are some sexy ass nuns). Also, glad that this turned out not to be a trailer for multiplayer coming to Hitman: Absolution. Though if I’m not mistaken, didn’t lo interactive already say that multiplayer was coming to Hitman: Absolution back when this was announced at last year’s E3, or am I mistaken?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The_Red

    @2
    What’s wrong with sexy nuns?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Talkar

    It has everything a good trailer needs to have: Blood, guns, explosions, sexy characters.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    And 47 handles this situation like a fucking boss!!! :)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @7: Nothing wrong with sexy nuns. Everything wrong with sexy assassin nuns. Doesn’t make sense, is useless over-sexualization and it looks stupid. I might buy it, if 47 is in some kind of strip joint and they would use it as a disguise, but he isn’t, so why are they looking like strippers?

    Just imagine that they have to go into a shop, order specifically-made latex suit and ridiculously high high-heels that serve no purpose but hinder them from properly running and evading.

    Stupid. Just stupid.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. TheBlackHole

    @10 Totally agree.

    Also, what a waste on 47′s part. No forward thinking :)

    #11 3 years ago
  12. StolenGlory

    @10

    Bravo.

    IO Interactive continue to affirm my suspicion that they have no earthly clue why people loved the series in the first place.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Let’s not take it overboard now. Apart from the instinct mode, which can be disabled, they’ve shown us some great things. This is the first time it’s hard to take something serious about Hitman: Absolution, i sure do hope there’s a good explanation for this ‘weird, but sexy’ trailer. I just hope for a solid,adult and dark story that makes sense.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Hunam

    The way you guys go on is almost like the whole heaven and hell club level from Blood Money never happened.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Moonwalker1982

    Exactly, and boy was that mission awesome :D

    #15 3 years ago
  16. AHA-Lambda

    pretty enjoyable trailer as f*cking ridiculous as it is XD

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Dark

    @YoungZer0

    Well said.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    @14: It did happen and it wasn’t nice either. But at least it fit the location. It’s more believable. This however? What do they gain from dressing like this?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Peetry

    Stupid, stupid, stupid. Why can’t they just make a good, believable assassin game. I want: walk through snowy Moscow, find perfect sniping position and plan escape. Shoot target at carefully chosen opportune moment, walk calmly away. If alarm raised, trigger diversion/ improvise new escape route etc. Only kill non assassination targets if absolutely unavoidable. I do not want sexy nun assassins, I do not want Agent 47 to participate in any kung foo.

    I realise that this is just a trailer, but as a long time fan I’m annoyed that this is how they want to show the game.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    Retarded.

    Sexy nuns is from some anime that i can’t remember. Sexy nuns are ok, but for Hitman setting that is just stupid.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. StolenGlory

    @20

    Or maybe it was from this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nude-Nuns-With-Big-Guns/dp/B004LLZJL4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338382572&sr=8-1

    Either way, you could have replaced Agent 47 with Danny Trejo in that trailer and it wouldn’t have been any different.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    That’s some highly offensive sexism plastered all over this website, right there!

    Shameful.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DreamCleaver

    Trailer reminded me of the anime Black Lagoon.

    And I agree, it doesn’t fit the Hitman setting. Seems to be some sort of fan-service. I’m not sure we will actually encounter the nuns in-game, but if we do, I’ll never go at it that way. Seems too risky and impulsive.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    …what?

    It’s it’s own context it’s funny. As part of Hitman, it just seems completely out of place, as a franchise that usually plays it completely straight.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Telepathic.Geometry

    Does it make a lick of sense? No.

    Was it fucking awesomecakes? YES!!!

    #25 3 years ago
  26. lkm

    wow this site full of retards, i mean you want to kill only drug dealers and murders in hitman? this assassins is a good chance, and probably in game they gonna give a lot of trouble, plus they have a style they looks like a mad assassins that ready to kick your ass in a brutal way, or you just want cups in armor start shooting you like in the previous game.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Gama_888

    Theres no context here. For all we know it could be completely relevant.

    I thought it was an awesome trailer.
    Despite whatever the game is actually like the trailer was always going to have lotsa shit blowing up, and half naked women shooting people.
    Because thats just how trailers go.

    Edit:
    And to prove my point you can read the comment below and try tell me its not a successful trailer :)

    #27 3 years ago
  28. roadkill

    F**king A! I was not going to buy this game. But now.. I’ve just preordered! :D

    edit: Also going to watch some nun-hentais. :))

    #28 3 years ago
  29. YoungZer0

    @26: Yeah, we are retarded, yet you seem to be completely unable to detect what the problem for us is.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. albo88

    looks stupid and perverted this is why west will go down soon cos we keep pissing our own culture keep it up

    just imagine the street of London now if this where Muslim woman’s

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    Called it.

    Outstanding.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    @31 You called that there would be a Hitman trailer involving over-sexualised assassins in nun habits? Them’s some pretty powerful prophetic skills you have there, DSB. =P

    #32 3 years ago
  33. YoungZer0

    @30: Not sure if the ’88′ in your nickname stands for the year you were born in or for ‘heil hitler’.

    :/

    #33 3 years ago
  34. DSB

    @32 Hrm hrm. I wrote it down and everything!

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/05/29/square-lines-up-hitman-absolution-tease-ahead-of-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-e3-trailer-launch/

    “It could just be a gang in the singleplayer no?

    Either way, smexy nuns. Awesome achieved.”

    A’fankyou!

    @33 It’s definitely the latter. He used to make racist comments all the time.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    @34: Glad my racist-detector still works well.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. ManuOtaku

    Well iam with the guys that do like this, i mean this reminds me a lot of the No more Heroes crazy Boss fights, put those fights but with this crazy killers nuns, and they got something here, something really good in my eyes, but it will depend on how the handle it.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Gheritt White

    “Does it make a lick of sense? No. Was it fucking awesomecakes? YES!!!”

    *THIS*

    #37 3 years ago
  38. xino

    sick!
    lol

    man this show be banned!:P

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Ireland Michael

    @34 Huh.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. DSB

    @39 I called it. Shut up!

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Ireland Michael

    @40 Yes you did. Colour me impressed.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Edo

    Nuns as Assassins? Meh…

    #42 3 years ago
  43. OrbitMonkey

    It’s odd reading how seriously some people take Hitman. I admit I’ve only played Blood Money, but one of the reasons I loved it was it’s sense of fun and the viscously dark comedy that ran throughout….

    This is just more of that.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Ireland Michael

    P.S. This is strangely hot.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. osric90

    I’m trying not to buy this one because I want an HD trilogy but it’s becoming more and more impossible to not buy it…

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Maximum Payne

    @43 Exactly.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. YoungZer0

    @44: The slow-mo nose-breaking?

    #47 3 years ago
  48. Ireland Michael

    @47 Well mainly the leather clad nuns, but that too.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. YoungZer0

    @48: Oh, that, yeah, i guess it’s fair to say that there is nothing strange about finding it hot.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. albo88

    if you put religion as race then good for your IQ my friends
    plus EDL said them self they hate Nazist as much as Muslim right ,lol
    yeah well game looks awesome and for sure ill get it not day 1 cos im looking at far cry 3 but is sad that they use nuns figure when this are not even so popular in public and are really devoted to something
    so yeah that’s it happy now

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Da Man

    Now I know I won’t be playing this.. video game.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. albo88

    @ #34 DSB
    show me 1 racist comment that i made don’t be like that Muslim woman that accused the police for violating her right insulting her religion and race when police car camera was filming all and nothing like that happen
    infarct she was even jailed for false accusation
    all my time in this blog i haven’t talked 1 time a part this out of gaming topic

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Kabby

    Google Translate is of no help here.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    @49 Other than the potential chance of eternal damnation in hell for doing so.

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Old MacDonald

    Some guy killing a bunch of sexy girls… I dunno. I liked the girls, I just didn’t like the part where they all got killed.

    #55 3 years ago
  56. DSB

    @52 Uhuh. I’ll show you a few from the highlight reel.

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/01/13/the-cursed-crusade-trailer-hacks-its-way-across-the-globe/

    “finally a game that let you kill Muslims”

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/04/28/knights-templar-bundestag-call-for-ban-of-negative-computer-games/

    “dont forget Germany is a Muslims country now so this stuff is normal”

    http://www.vg247.com/2010/08/28/ea-cancels-mma-release-in-denmark-due-to-energy-drink-law/

    “some times i thing muslims and middle east peoples are close mind but looks like even this dumb ass Europeans looks to be the same trash so whats next”

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/03/16/homefront-2-single-player-will-be-longer-if-it-can-be-balanced-with-multiplayer-says-kaos/

    “#19 He is more hacker then racist,
    this days peoples thing if is worth it burn that empty dvd or not sick fucking shit
    anyway niggers are trash everyone agree on that and that’s not racism but reality”

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/09/01/square-enix-reponds-to-deus-ex-racism-accusations/

    “that’s the typical transsexual nigger lol here in Italy we have a lot of them watch out what do you pick on the streets in dark”

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/04/13/esrb-l-a-noire-contains-blood-spurts-racist-language-pubic-hair/

    “racist language? infarct there is a nigger you interrogate in the game cant wait even if he is innocent ill put it in jail”

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/02/25/kaos-developers-need-to-take-more-risks-with-the-shooter-genre/

    “americans are trash just look t the way they eat
    sell them even shit and they will buy so dont worry kaos they will by you’re game”

    -

    I guess you’re not a racist. You’re just a “realist”.

    #56 3 years ago
  57. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh, wow.

    He’ll love me then. Being a black Muslim and all… Lol!

    How was this guy never banned??

    #57 3 years ago
  58. Da Man

    Please ban user albo88. Thanks.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. DSB

    I don’t know. He seems nice!

    #59 3 years ago
  60. YoungZer0

    @56: Impressive.

    http://youtu.be/TAryFIuRxmQ

    #60 3 years ago
  61. Fin

    How DARE IO Interactive do something that I don’t like? Don’t they know I am the BEST QUALIFIED person to tell them how to make their game????
    This should be EXACTLY like the previous games. ALL games should stay EXACTLY the same as their previous iterations.

    But, again, ye all rant on Call of Duty.

    Fucking hypocrites.

    #61 3 years ago
  62. YoungZer0

    And i agree, he should be banned.

    #62 3 years ago
  63. Edo

    Yes,ban him like yesterday.

    #63 3 years ago
  64. YoungZer0

    @61: ?

    Who here tells IoI what to do? We only ask the question: Is there a need for the female assassins to dress like strippers?

    Reading would’ve helped you understand that, but instead, you choose to be offended.

    #64 3 years ago
  65. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve banned albo88 and blocked his IP.

    #65 3 years ago
  66. Da Man

    Thx.

    #66 3 years ago
  67. YoungZer0

    I second that Thanks.

    #67 3 years ago
  68. Patrick Garratt

    NP.

    #68 3 years ago
  69. G1GAHURTZ

    @Pat:

    +1

    #69 3 years ago
  70. polygem

    the 88 stuff in his name speaks for itself…everyone knows what that stands for right? (88 stands for HH stands for heil hitler). then albo prolly stands for albino, what he probably thinks is the whitest of white…i am a very tolerant guy but this is just too much. thx for banning.

    edit_ok i see. the 88 stuff was dicussed already thx anyway.

    #70 3 years ago
  71. KrazyKraut

    Nice trailer, will keep my pre-order.

    #71 3 years ago
  72. majicship

    I read all of the above comments with great interest (I also had no idea what 88 represented other than a poker hand), especially after reading an online article called What The Hell Is With That Hitman Trailer? It was written by a woman who said “it fetishizes the violence and sexualises the women.” Mind you, she did go on a bit and 400 people said she was ‘uptight’, but hey! I just figured the comments were mostly written by young blokes.

    But chicks with guns? What’s not to like. Who cares if they’re dressed either slutty or nice? I thought that was juxtaposition. No matter how you try and dress this thing up – no pun intended – chicks with guns shifts products because everybody is talking about it. You can’t buy better publicity than that. I had to watch it again. Purely in the course of research I’ll have you know, but I think it’s nothing but clever marketing. This advert is doing its job very well indeed.

    #72 3 years ago
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    [deleted for racist content]

    #75 3 years ago

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    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]