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Hitman Absolution: new trailer focuses on Agent 47′s past

Monday, 12 November 2012 13:30 GMT By Dave Cook

Hitman: Absolution is the latest in a long line of games featuring the bald assassin, but if you’re not up to speed on the escapades of Agent 47 you can delve into his past via this snazzy new trailer from IO Interactive. Check it out below.

Hitman: Absolution is out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 from November 20th.

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37 Comments

  1. SplatteredHouse

    I really hope the finished game of HA delivers, since it’s pretty much the only game on the radar for me, currently, of its type. (AAA, day-one-buy) It looks like they may have a special game there.

    I wouldn’t be against seeing a dev demonstration of it in action. I wonder what the next Hitman from Squeenix Montreal will be like!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    @1: Haven’t you watched the 16 min + gameplay footage with dev commenting on it?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    I’ve seen the stage demonstration that ends with the helicopter, and I vaguely remember a commentated vid around a bustling market. If what you’re talking about is one of those, then yes.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    Here’s some more gameplay footage from the ‘Streets of Hope’ level:

    http://youtu.be/szOYjJeHVyw

    Definitely looks good.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. absolutezero

    Having read the PC Gamer review fully its not sounding all that great. Instead of keeping the story on the edges because it was always pretty terrible they have instead brought it to the fore and its had a direct negative impact on the game.

    Instead of each area being its own contained freely navigatable location with a target of some description and everything else being up to you its now all about getting from A to B without being detected. The story itself seems terrible.

    One of the new skills to get past the re-done detection AI is putting your hand over your face while walking past guards. It uses the “Instinct” resource which is recharged by killing people. So theres now a direct reason for simply murdering people as you wander about. Theres no load-outs at all anymore because letting you choose the style you want to play would deter from the precious story-telling.

    From the review :

    “Currently, though, Absolution is not worth buying. If they can somehow patch in a save function, improve performance and let players do interesting things with Contracts, it will be. Until then, I’d wait for a preposterous Steam sale.

    That’s something I never thought I’d have to saying about a Hitman game. I desperately hope the reaction to it is strong enough to convince the developers to change direction, because I could’nt stand to watch the series die like this.”

    :(

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Edo

    @5 There’s no load-outs anymore!?!?WTF!!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. absolutezero

    Nope according to the review you start each stage with a shitty pistol and have to find everything else within the level itself.

    So if you fancy sniping someone from a distance you just have to hope that one of the level designers decided to drop a rifle somewhere for you to try and find.

    Want to set up an explosion? Samething you need to go and try and find the C4 or whatever yourself, you can no longer throw, place in things or stick explosives to walls either.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. RandomTiger

    Ah good, I was hoping someone would talk about the PCGamer review, the score and conclusion were circulating at the weekend but I couldn’t get any info beyond that.

    I’ll probably cancel my preorder, this was to be my last game of the year :(

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    “If they can somehow patch in a save function”

    Why? I have to imagine progress saves between missions, so the above request sounds more like spoon-fed gamer complaints. Why would I want to save mid-mission, since the purpose is to allow the environment to react, and then the player reacts…If you can just save-as-you-please, doesn’t that potentially blunt the whole intrigue and effect of 47′s behaviour and activities. I don’t like the sound of the Instinct> murder idea, though.

    To your second paragraph mentioning the stage layout, I thought that that style (which we saw some of in the stage demo) was a limited situation. Because, the next time they showed the game the scenario was quite different – if that was the norm instead, with “bustling market” being pulled out in the face of criticism to try to throw people off the scent the next time that the game was shown; then, that’s not good. Although, your post’s contents contributes to the reason that I am keen to see more video coverage of Absolution: figuring out which of the messages is the accurate one.

    No doubt, independent commentators will have their say soon enough. But, I’m staying optimistic for now. That contracts system sounds brilliant, and it’s encouraging to see they picked up on an existing tendency of their fanbase, and then formally supported it in the game.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Edo

    @7 Sigh………..

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    “Currently, though, Absolution is not worth buying. If they can somehow patch in a save function, improve performance and let players do interesting things with Contracts, it will be. Until then, I’d wait for a preposterous Steam sale.”

    Someone that has never played the series obviously. All Hitman games never allowed you to save mid mission when you exited the mission it literally deleted the save. All those mid mission saves were a form of manual checkpoint system that you can only do while in the mission. I would rather not have that feature and I plan on playing in the higher difficulties which doesn’t allow instinct which btw to refill you don’t just “kill people” there are other ways to refill it. I also never cared for loadouts so that doesn’t bother me either.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dave Cook

    “Currently, though, Absolution is not worth buying.”

    I’m not a fan of this approach. I don’t know how someone can say that without investing proper time into it.

    For the record, I’m sure you have your reasons for saying this, so I’m not having a go at you, but sometimes it does pay to not be cynical. Games – like all media – can surprise you if you give them the benefit of the doubt.

    As for me, I’ve not played enough of it to have an opinion yet.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. SplatteredHouse

    Dave, that part’s a review quote from a magazine.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dave Cook

    @13 so it is. Hmm, well then that’s a different story ;)

    #14 2 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    Its Tom Francis.

    Blood Money is one of his favourite games of all time. I’ve taken some shots of the review with my camera, I’ll upload them somewhere for you to read yourselves.

    http://i.imgur.com/hLHmf.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/aSpYu.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/beSVC.jpg

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    I already read his complaints are minor for me. Its someone that like to be spoon fed on how to play a game. Well if he wants that type of game there is Assassins Creed 3.

    Also to complain about a save feature mid mission shows he didn’t play Blood Money. That game is the one I am talking about it deleting saves so why ask for that feature if the series has never had that. Herp derp

    #16 2 years ago
  17. absolutezero

    No its the complete opposite.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Moonwalker1982

    Weird, so he loved Blood Money but isn’t really happy at all with the new one? That stuff about saving is BS. It’s part of the tension (for me) NOT to be able to save.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    @17

    First two paragraph proves what a tool he is and just claiming to enjoy Blood Money. All of the games did exactly that so to like that one but hate this one for doing the same thing is moronic.

    Him also complaining about aiming another one of Hitman series weaknesses.

    This guy is just saying Blood Money to sound cool. His opinion is that of someone that is looking for a third person run and gun type of game that helps you along the way. This game is not that as I said there is Assassins Creed 3 for that.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. absolutezero

    No hes not.

    Stop fucking grasping.

    http://www.pentadact.com/index.php/2006-09-23-blood-money-and-sex
    http://www.pentadact.com/2010-09-04-postcards-from-a-weekend-of-premeditated-murder/

    He really does love Blood Money. Trying to say that he has no real connection with the previous titles is fucking stupid. and wrong.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. SplatteredHouse

    There’s some concerning things in that article. It sounds like they’ve managed to recall the clean mission ruining shade of Splinter Cell! It also sounds very poorly optimised – thanks again, Microsoft twits…(designed for controller certainly, console port possibly…oh. this is just getting better!)
    :( indeed.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    @20

    Read the article he says it in the first paragraph not allowing a save system mid mission makes it broken for him even though Hitman 1 to BLood Money has always done it this way. Aiming a gun in the series has always been difficult through mechanics and the environment.

    The only real complaint he has is the A to B level design and no load out which Blood Money only gave you weapons that you have unlocked so it wasn’t like at the beginning of the game you had an arsenal because you didn’t.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Moonwalker1982

    To me that reviewer sounds like someone who wanted nothing but a Blood Money 2. Well sorry, but ever since they announced Absolution, it was clear that it wasn’t gonna be that. He whines alot if you ask me. Here’s a good review:

    http://gamingbolt.com/hitman-absolution-review-brilliant-mission-design-extremely-motivating-game-mechanics#OIAoZKkegbVF6db3.99

    #23 2 years ago
  24. RandomTiger

    Thanks absolutezero, I’m on the same page as the reviewer on Blood Money and am probably going to be disappointed if I buy this at full price.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. SplatteredHouse

    @22: Did you miss the part where it explains that missions are made up of multiple small areas separated by one-way doors? Ala, Thief DS. Design that was looked down upon at the start of this generation as an oddity, and here it reappears at the end.

    So, the enemy AI behaviour, and the disguise quirks aren’t worth criticising? I would have thought that such flaws threaten to undermine a lot of the draws to the game.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Moonwalker1982

    Hey may have a few legit concerns but it’s ridiculous to score it that low and already say it’s not worthy of your purchase right away. Sorry, but sounds like someone who is just soooooo disapointed it’s not BM2, that it’s automatically not worth buying. Not what i’d call a good reviewer honestly.

    I just read this..and i’m really not that worried to be honest. I suggest you all read it too :)

    http://www.hitmanforum.com/index.php/topic/56808-official-review-thread-for-hitman-absolution/page__st__800#entry1570464

    #26 2 years ago
  27. absolutezero

    You know what?

    Thats cool. Blood Money was the culmination of every that the series had tried beforehand, it was a playground of black humour and player interaction at its finest.

    Absolution just seems to be a huge step back and when the preceeding game in the series was something as good as Blood Money then it gets a little bit depressing.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @25

    “So, the enemy AI behaviour, and the disguise quirks aren’t worth criticising? I would have thought that such flaws threaten to undermine a lot of the draws to the game.”

    All of the Hitman series have had its quirks and even so in Blood Money. Many of times I have done an entire mission up to the point of the kill and because I moved too fast everyone and their mother was after me. Its what the series has always had issues with.

    I said that the level design may be his only legit complaint but again the series has always had a door or a single way to complete the mission. The difference now is that instead of the missions being all over the world and disconnected, They made them connected.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Moonwalker1982

    I will judge the game myself when i buy it. I played the Chinatown mission at Gamescom and it was there that i truly fell in love with the game. It was awesome. I honestly hope i won’t be agreeing with the reviewer eventually. Finally Hitman is back, looking so damn good in terms of graphics, details and atmosphere…and it would turn out to be a miss? Ah hell no >:(

    #29 2 years ago
  30. SplatteredHouse

    @26: There’s an amount of points that are not mere opinion, that he encountered during his time playing which he’s reported on. It wouldn’t be smart to discredit the review altogether, at least not until some kind of pattern emerges. I think the fact that the reviewer noted the information about their past feeling about the franchise, doesn’t affect the value of their opinion.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    “I wanted this game to be good, here is a review that tells me it is good. It is a better review than the negative review because it backs up what I wanted to hear.”

    mmhhmmm

    NEW GAMES JOURNALISM.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. YoungZer0

    What are you people talking about? You could save mid-mission in the previous Hitman games.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Phoenixblight

    @32

    Yes you could but it would only work while you were in that mission but once you turned off the system or got out of the mission you couldn’t get in because the game was designed to delete it so you couldn’t start at that same point.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Soong

    @Phoeinixblight man oh man. Are you on drugs? Did you hit your head? Or have you simply never EVER played Blood Money? Because if you had played Blood Money you would know that the amount of saves in previous Hitman games depends on the difficulty levels:

    http://hitman.wikia.com/wiki/Difficulty_level

    And saves DID NOT get deleted if you quit a mission! STOP LYING

    #34 2 years ago
  35. RandomTiger

    @34 I seem to remember my saves getting deleted in Blood Money, not sure if it was the PC or 360 version as I played them both.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. VizioRogue

    Stupid people that have no idea what they’re talking about, here’s how the save system has changed.

    In Blood Money, you got a certain number of saves that depended on the difficulty you were playing on. However, when you quit out of the mission, the saves were gone. So, basically, think of them as quick-saves you could make at any point during the mission to save the state of everything (costumes, pedestrians, people who’ve been killed, weapon drops, etc) as long as you were playing. If you quit the mission, your saves no longer existed and you had to start over. Go ahead, load up Blood Money. Unless you have some kind of mod, you’ll have missions unlocked but can only start at the beginning of each one.

    In Absolution, there’s no quick save system at all. It’s replaced by ‘checkpoints’ trigerred by certain events and they reset everything on the map (including guards, costumes, weapon drops, etc). And it sucks.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Talkar

    @36 Why? The checkpoint system won’t be active on purist mode anyway, so i can’t see how it would interfere with a true Hitman fan…
    Of course for casual players it might, but then again, they are casual players, i doubt they care too much about playing Hitman the hard way.

    #37 2 years ago

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    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]