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DmC: Devil May Cry – Vergil will return as main character

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:10 GMT By Dave Cook

DmC: Devil May Cry will see Dante’s brother Vergil return in a starring role that sees the brothers risking their lives to rid the world of the demon menace.

Capcom announced Vergil’s return at a pre-Gamescom event, and explained that Vergil recruits Dante into a group called the Order to help him get revenge on the demon enslaving mankind. The Order is a group of hackers, spies and other roles brought together to save mankind.

They have been estranged since childhood, and Dante has no recollection of him. Vergil and Dante will guard each other with their life as they fight against the demons.

Capcom then revealed a trailer that showed both brothers fighting side by side in cut-scenes, and squabbling over the game’s female character. Dante wants to save her at the potential cost of their mission, but Vergil wants to focus on the issue at hand.

New gameplay then showed Dante infiltrating the lair of the demon’s corrupt media mogul, swinging through warped world plastered with news tickers and warped infographics.

Reaching the end of an elevated walkway, the media mogul’s face phases out of the wall and confronts Dante. The two exchange words, expletives and the middle finger before a battle erupts.

In a stroke of brilliance the camera then pans back like a news report as Dante starts fighting a pack of goons. The media mogul commentates on the battle, spinning tons of propaganda about Dante to rally the demons against him – Calling him a drunk, focusing on his violent acts and more. It’s rather clever.

DmC is out January 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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36 Comments

  1. freedoms_stain

    Considering their relationship in the previous games I smell a predictable doublecross plot.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. hives

    @1 – Yeah, but… This is NOT the same universe as in previous Capcom-made DMC games. It’s different world, different timeline, different universe. That’s why Capcom said some time ago that “proper” DMC5 may still be produced.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. noherczeg

    AND PC, you know there are guys who love H&S games on PC too, why not inform them about the release?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @3 Yes, but the PC version isn’t out the date I listed there. Plus I’m actually at the conference writing all of this up as it happens. Give me time mate ;)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. absolutezero

    Ok lets take a little poll on what we think Vergil is going to be turned into.

    I think he might have Skrillex hair and a bunch of tattoos. Thats cool and hip at the moment right? On the pulse of the happening London crowd right. Right?

    Oh hes a hacker! Massive EDM influence then, might end up looking like the tron gang from Saints Row 3. So fucking hip.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    @5, If he’s a member of some sort of order and focussed on his missions I’m saying military-esque type. Probably the antithesis to emo Dante.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. SplatteredHouse

    The PC version of this is announced and coming, and in this particular case, that’ll do for me. :)

    Speaking sort of which, Dave, could you try to lock down a date for Skullgirls digital version for that platform, please, during Gamescom?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    @5 Not even close.

    Trailer here.

    Personally I love the look. He has the hair, katana, long coat, the blue colour, the attitude. He looks like Vergil. Just with new Dante’s face.

    I love how people still think the game is trying to be “hip” when everything in the game we’ve seen so far has proven otherwise. Hahaha.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    http://youtu.be/QizsJQNIKhc

    That Vergil is so hot right now.

    EDIT : Also enjoy the youtube comments. http://youtu.be/xCL3bt25uis

    #9 3 years ago
  10. absolutezero

    I want this playing over the meaningful brotherly glances and striding towards camera dammit.

    http://youtu.be/iQru7oCdYXA

    #10 3 years ago
  11. absolutezero

    “This is Vorgil” the radio crackered. “You must fight the demons!”

    “HE GOING TO KILL US” said the demons

    “I will shoot at him” said the FuckYou and he fired the rocket missiles. Donte plasmaed at him and tried to blew him up. But then the ceiling fell and they were trapped and not able to kill.

    “No! I must kill the demons” he shouted
    The radio said “No, Donte. You are the demons”

    And then Donte was a zombie.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @10: I bet 100 Euros that not even half of them watched the video. You know stupid people, they jump so easily on the hatred-bandwagon.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Watched the trailer and if this was called something else than DMC i’m sure the feedback would be much better in the end.

    It’s not Devil May Cry, it’s some kind of “Gay ride with Dante and Vergil” with crappy textures and moronic emo drama. Gameplay… I still don’t know how it plays, i know that NT tries to replicate previous DMC gameplay in the vids but it’s not the same.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    btw. the trailer is damn amazing and unlike anything we’ve ever seen from the franchise. The tone is also much more mature.

    @13: Jesus, sometimes i wonder how you can even live with yourself. Who uses the word ‘gay’ as an insult?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    Its so easy to fall onto the hatred wagon and yet even easier to go flying in the opposite direction and see not fault in anything. Its beautiful.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @15: I think it’s rather sad that you’re usually an okay guy, but whenever DMC is the topic, you act like some spoiled 12 year old.

    Gotta do something against that.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Dave Cook

    I’ve been pro-DmC since it was announced. Devil May Cry 4 was pants in my opinion – I can’t stress the ‘my opinion’ bit enough here, and I feel reboots are always great. See what new teams can do with existing worlds.

    The DmC Gameplay we saw today was incredible. Pat agreed.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. absolutezero

    I can’t help it. Everything about this game rubs me up the wrong way, its not bandwagon jumping or anything, hell I loved Enslaved and for whats its worth I laughed my way through Heavenly Sword.

    Michael Fassbender leader of Anonymous.

    They are Legion. Expect them. Demons.

    Really though I just don’t know, I can’t see anything great about this at all, I do however kinda like the World twisting, thats pretty nice.

    Also NT really have’nt helped endear themselves to me. Personally speaking of course, all opinions and what not.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @YoungZer0, “Who uses the word ‘gay’ as an insult?”

    It’s not an insult, it’s truth.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. absolutezero

    What does that even mean?

    #20 3 years ago
  21. YoungZer0

    @18: I dunno, i love everything about the new DmC. The combat looks pretty fun, and although it’s only 30 fps, it looks as fluid as ever. The world shifting is just insanely amazing. Apparently it’s not just stuff being pushed and pulled apart. In one of the trailers you could see a club turning into a Tron-like world.

    I really like the new Dante. I like his looks, his voice and more importantly; he seems to care. Just this trailer alone shows it. The old Dante wouldn’t care about Kat being in the hands of the demons, because caring is not cool.

    That single dialog in the trailer:

    “So that’s what this is about. You need me to fight the demons, help you save the world.”
    “What else were you planning on doing with your life?”

    Just the fact that Dante is speechless, makes it so much better than any of the previous dialogs in the franchise.

    And finally you can actually tell what’s going on in the world. That’s something that always pissed me off about the DMC Franchise. Capcom created a fascinating world and never did anything with it. DmC shows a world controlled by demons, be it the food, the banks or the news. It’s very reflective to our world and in my opinion that makes it so much better.

    I don’t understand how you could be so much against it.

    I mean i got really pissed when i heard that Revengeance is being developed by Platinumgames, because i hate their games. They are known for horrible stories, shitty dialogs and awful characters. After a rant or two, i decided to wait and see. I did, and it seems to pay off. Revengeance is looking mighty fine.

    Give it a chance.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. absolutezero

    “horrible story, shitty dialog and awful characters”

    This is all im seeing from DmC. I wish I did’nt cringe all the way through this trailer, I wish I never bust a gut laughing at fuck you! FUCK YOU!

    What I want from a Devil May Cry title is for it to be as goofy and Japanese and stupid and gamey and simple and straight forward and light hearted and care free and over the top.

    Platinum aside its something decidely lacking right now and its something I have loved since I started playing games around 23 years ago. They took something pure, idiotic and about the joy of gaming and made it into just another 3D action adventure.

    There was something to discover within the actual gameplay of DMC, devoting yourself to mastering the game and its ever increasing difficulty levels was beyond rewarding. The games were all filled with content and move lists and weapons and skills and items and secrets! Missions and Secret Missions challenging you to play completely differently.

    Now its just a story about some dudes killing the Demons because they are the evil. Only twist Vergil was actually vying on control all along and Kat knows the truth and has fallen in love with Donte! What a tweest!

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    ““horrible story, shitty dialog and awful characters”

    This is all I’m seeing from DmC”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qG4AlK1qk

    #23 3 years ago
  24. absolutezero

    FUCK YOU

    Oh I could do this all day. Its the answer to everything related to this game!

    FUCK YOU!

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 I think people fail to realise that, unlike the scene I posted above, the “Fuck You” scene is *supposed* to be funny.

    And it is. Its fucking hilarious, honestly. Here’s this idiotic demonic spouting off, and Dante really, really doesn’t give a fuck. He’s taking the piss out of her.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. YoungZer0

    @22: “There was something to discover within the actual gameplay of DMC, devoting yourself to mastering the game and its ever increasing difficulty levels was beyond rewarding.”

    Okay, this is where you completely lose me. Never cared about that at all. The secret missions are still there, btw.

    @24:

    http://youtu.be/UosZ4mXL8EI

    #26 3 years ago
  27. absolutezero

    I ascertained that much.

    It also felt forced and highly unfunny. Then I started laughing at it because it was so bad, so I guess it worked to some degree.

    Its like they mixed up “over the top” with “petulant child”.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    Its ground covered before Zero, the amount of games like DMC, Bayonetta and Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2 are continuously shrinking.

    As far as I can tell after this and Ninja Gaiden 3, Bayonetta is the only one left.

    RIP in peace trueskill tournies.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Hellhound30x

    While DMC is not Bayonetta, or Ninja Gaiden….Its a good game… can’t believe I’m saying it… but it is… It doesn’t deserve the amount of hate its getting. Had a buddy send me a copy, and even held on to it for a couple days before I opened it… started playing on the hardest difficulty ,and its still pretty easy… but you know what… the game is good.
    really good. I hate to say it man… but DMC is really good. I can’t believe I’m even saying it..

    #29 2 years ago
  30. DSB

    @29 Holy crap that’s funny :D

    #30 2 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    Beautiful!

    Also I like to see that even last August I was still being merciless towards this game. My opinion has not changed what so ever.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. GloriaHiggs22

    If you think Heather`s story is nice…, 4 weaks-ago my girlfriends brother basically recieved a check for $4000 sitting there 10 hours a week from there apartment and their classmate’s mom`s neighbour done this for 4 months and recieved a check for over $4000 part time on their mac. applie the instructions at this site… Great60.comTAKE A LOOK

    #32 2 years ago
  33. salarta

    @29: There are many issues with the way the DMC franchise and Dante were treated with this game, but even if we were to assume that all of it was absolutely perfect and infallible, the way Ninja Theory and Capcom insulted fans of the franchise alone makes DmC more than deserving of any hatred it receives.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Sini

    what are you talking about and necroing old threads, DmC is by far the best DMC game ever.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    @33: I hate to repeat myself but:

    Who mistreated who first?

    Show me some proof where Capcom or NT directly insulted fans of the franchise.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. salarta

    @35: I can understand showing proof about the antics Capcom pulled with things like the Megaman Legends 3 and a payable demo for fans to “prove” they want the game, but I’m not going to hunt for the link of something that anyone that’s been paying attention to the DmC fiasco would already know.

    You phrase your question of “who mistreated who first” as if fans are interchangeable, that just because one group of fans says something bad about the team, that automatically means all fans said it. A lot of fans did attack Ninja Theory first, just like there were many that complained about Platinum having Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive. Anything you do is guaranteed to get complaints from someone. But then Ninja Theory went ahead and insulted any fans that could have a problem with the direction they were taking the franchise, AND insulted the franchise and Dante themselves. You don’t respond to concerns and criticism by claiming the franchise is about being “cool,” then going on to say everything made before your company came along to make it so different that it’s a new IP masquerading as a reboot isn’t “cool.”

    #36 2 years ago

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

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

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

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

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

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

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

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

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

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

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

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

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

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

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

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

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

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

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

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

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

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

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

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

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

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

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

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

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