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Call of Duty: Ghosts confirmed for Wii U November release

Thursday, 25 July 2013 18:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been confirmed for Wii U for a November release.

Activision announced the title for the Nintendo system, as well as a myriad of other titles coming in the next few months for Wii U fans.

“As we have said before, we’re committed to doing everything we can to support the Wii U, which is why we’re excited to be bringing some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world to the platform this year,” said Eric Hirshberg, Activision Publishing CEO.

“The Call of Duty franchise continues to be one of the most powerful forces in gaming and Skylanders continues to enchant new fans around the world. Our studios have been hard at work creating brand new immersive experiences perfectly suited to the Wii U platform and our fall lineup has something for everyone.”

The 2013 second-half Wii U slate includes the following:

Call of Duty: Ghosts – The title includes Wii Remote and second-screen Wii UGamePad support and more and will release on November 5 alongside PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

Skylanders SWAP Force — The game will release in North America on October 13, Australia on October 16 and Europe on October 18.

Angry Birds Trilogy – The game contains Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio and 40 hours of bonus levels previously not on disc and is slated for release on August 13.

Angry Birds Star Wars – The game is scheduled for release on October 29.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge — The title is expected to release this fall.

Wipeout Create & Crash — Based on ABC’s popular TV game show, the game is expected to be released this fall.

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32 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Seems a very strange decision after those awful BO2 sales on Wii U…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. MCTJim

    @1 I find it rather interesting really…so should it look and play just like the 360 and PS3?…we shall see

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    This is a bit of bright news. Would seem a no brainer for current gen stuff to also be on Wii, how hard can it be to port? And how much could it cost? Surely they don’t need to sell squillions of copies to make money.

    Madden is already on WiiU, for example…how hard to freshen it up and slap a new cover on the box? Not a major investment I wouldn’t think.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Fin

    One core title for the rest of the year?

    Hmmm

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @4
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzqmsthaIR1qbc7czo1_500.gif

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    I can’t work out if Francis O will be happy or un-happy about this…?!

    O_o

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Francis O

    monkeygourmet

    - I’m happy because people who want the game on Wii U can play it. I just personally don’t care about it.

    I’ll be picking up Watch Dogs on Wii U in November.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Whoa, whoa, whoa wait a minute :? Watch Dogs :? Wii U :? November :? Picking Up :? Do my eyes decieve me :?

    Is that not just an open world hacking focused shooter? Isn’t it just another shooter with a big world and hacking? ;)

    Or does it not apply because its on Nintendo’s Wii U? :D

    But but COD Ghosts on Wii U, the major appeal of the Gamepad: Its revolutionary :P

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Professor Zoom

    I doubt it will sell at all, Wii u is dead on arrival, now when we’ve seen PS4 and X1, it’s clear that Wii u is not a next gen console. Dead Space, Madworld, Madden, Zombie U and many others all failed on Nintendo’s console, very few hardcore gamers own a Wii u, for those kinds of games people buy a PC, 360 or PS3 for that and those systems right now gets 10 times more core games than Nintendo per year.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @9
    Your point? Your mission to continually belittle and berate Nintendo is getting annoying.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Francis O

    Legendarychump

    First of all, calm the F*ck down.

    And second, you don’t have to shoot people all the time in Watch Dogs, there are stealth and hacking elements.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 isn’t a shooter, yet there are plenty of guns and shooting.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Francis O

    @9 Professor Zoom

    - Maybe you should look up the sales of Madworld on the Wii Compared to its spiritual successor Anarchy Reigns on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

    Yeah MadWorld outsold both version combined by around 500K

    ZombiU sold over 500K for an install base of around 4 million, thats not bad for a average game that lacks multiplayter, multiple melee weapons, has framerate issues, ect.

    Dead Space was an on rails shooter, and the Wii version outsold the PS3 port.

    Finally, your an idiot, you just spout games out without even checking the sales numbers.

    Wii U is next gen because of the time it was released, not graphical power. Not to mention, people buy Nintendo systems for Nintendo first party games. Not half baked games like Dead Space and ZombiU that fail in comparison to Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros.

    The Xbox One is going to Xbox Flop, remind me the last time a $500 console that charges for online mutliplater and will sell no units won the console race? Wait….its never happened.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    “Dead Space was an on rails shooter, and the Wii version outsold the PS3 port.”

    They gave it away for free with preorder of Dead Space 2.

    Cherry picking at its finest.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Francis O

    *Xbox One will sell no units in Japan I meant.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Professor Zoom

    #13 Yeah, this guy definitely seems Nintendo biased. I don’t get why Activision is making Call of Duty to Wii u, probably at least half of all the third party games that were released on Wii 1 failed with bad sales, that’s why almost all the major third parties won’t release their games on Nintendo’s console’s anymore, only 3 or 4 major third parties have a lineup ready for Nintendo this fall, but it will even be lesser next year when those games will fail. At the end Wii u will just be destroyed by the other consoles. It will end up just like the Gamecube, probably even worser. It’s double moralic by Nintendo when they say that ”it’s all about the games and we have them” when they’ve already admitted that they can’t compete with Sony or Microsoft by not even having an E3 conference to show those games, because they wouldn’t embarass themselves. They’re running out of new and interesting ideas, only 1 new franchise is coming out to their console in a 3 or 4 year period, compared to X1 that has 15 exclusives at launch, 8 of which brand new franchises. All the major third parties have already left Nintendo, so I see no reason, why Activision should stay, when no one’s gonna buy it anyway along with the fact that the console is the worst selling Nintendo console ever in it’s period of time.

    #12 Once X1 and PS4 is out, the Wii u will just compete with the 360 and PS3, but with the price I think it will even fail to do that. At the end PS3 or 360 will be the true last generation winners since the console production and the games will still be sold in the next 10 years, by that time, they have most likely sold more consoles than Wii 1. It’s not just graphical power, it’s the amount of effort that can be put into the games of such powerful consoles, by having a great console, your having great games. Nintendo’s consoles don’t have great games, and a great majority of the third party games get either bad reviews or bad sales. Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Fallout 3 and Red Dead Redemption, I really doubt that even the Wii u can be capable of running such powerful last generation games.

    ”- Maybe you should look up the sales of Madworld on the Wii Compared to its spiritual successor Anarchy Reigns on the PS3 and Xbox 360.”

    http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/18240

    It failed, that was the whole point. Madworld sold really bad, and Anrchy Reigns had many great games to compete with on the systems it was realeased for, which Madworld hadn’t, so with the disapointing sales, it obviously failed and so did Zombie u:

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/07/ubisoft_ceo_admits_zombiu_sales_were_disappointing_no_plans_for_sequel

    ”The Xbox One is going to Xbox Flop, remind me the last time a $500 console that charges for online mutliplater and will sell no units won the console race? Wait….its never happened.”

    Well, you can get an Xbox Live gold membership for less than 45$ a whole year including 2 full fantastic games every month that are much better than 90% of the games that are released on Nintendo consoles, so unless you’re some kind of beggar, I’m very willing to pay that price for such a fantastic multiplayer experience and service, ultimate game sales on Xbox Live and region free games which Nintendo don’t offer any of this console generation.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    I’m calm just messing with you ;)

    @15
    There’s a lot of flaws in your points: which i am not bothered to point out.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. elem187

    @G1gahurts 250,000 in sales on a tiny install base is terrible? The port more than made its money back.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. elem187

    @MCT I read that it wont be the same, becuase the Wii U supports dynamic lighting, HDR and a few other features that the PS3/360 gpu doesn’t support. So it should look like a 720p version of the xBone build.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. backup

    Best on PC

    PC gamers playing important part in COD ghost

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQdwGAJtxBFQlQMukf-BIVHBfSVSKnrnPdBs0Stc4-Vfa-jXgjf

    #19 2 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    @17:

    I don’t know where you got 250k from, or how you would know how much it cost to port, but to me, the Wii U figures are laughable. Especially when compared to the other formats: http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=Call+of+Duty%3A+Black+Ops+II

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @20

    Ubisoft and other publishers had mentioned that the cost of porting for the Wii U is relatively low.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-07-23-ubisoft-says-wii-u-ports-costing-under-USD1-3-million

    #21 2 years ago
  22. monkeygourmet

    @20

    But how does that in anyway stop you enjoying a game?

    I don’t think I’ve ever been playing a game and wonderd: ‘I wonder how many units its shifted?’

    It just seems like people do anything possible to not want to get involved with a Nintendo product.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Lengendaryboss

    @22
    I really doubt that has anything to do with that.

    I could list reasons but that would get into a debate i have seen plenty of times.

    Well if you ask nicely i could give you one ;)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    Here is the game-changer about COD Ghosts on Wii U:

    “Better yet, CoD: Ghosts will be working on the Wii U using the same exact engine as the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 versions of the game, complete with the same sort of high quality visual trickery that should give the game a significant visual edge when compared to the 360/PS3 versions.”

    http://haverzine.com/2013/07/26/call-of-duty-ghosts-coming-to-wii-u-runs-same-next-gen-engine-a-xbox-one-and-ps4-version/

    #24 2 years ago
  25. monkeygourmet

    @23

    In this case, as long as the game comes out and you can get an online match (you could fine in BLOPS2 on Wii U) what is the problem?

    It’ll easily sell enough to turn a profit and the online community will probably less full of assholes like the 360 / Xbone one.

    That’s what I mean about people complaining.

    Before this was confirmed, people were complaining about third party support. Now that it IS confirmed, people are complaining about potential sales figures…

    Let Acti worry about that, just enjoy all the fantastic games coming out on Wii U (a console that costs less than half of its next gen rivals and has a shit load of exclusives).

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Lengendaryboss

    @25
    Ok i am just going to borrow/edit some of your words

    People are complaining about potential sales figures possibly due to the fact it won’t be profitable for the publisher and thus pulls supports then people complain about third party support. Or could it be the other way round?

    I think what people mean by third party support is full third party support like PS4 and Xbox One:
    November 18, 2012 that was the last time Take Two released a game for Wii U, Bethesda Softworks and Deep Sliver have made their stance clear, EA? not going into that. Tecmo Koei? 2012

    I could go on but its pointless, but your definitely right enjoy the games while they last.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. G1GAHURTZ

    @22:

    But how does that in anyway stop you enjoying a game?

    That wasn’t my point.

    My original point (comment #1) was simply that I was surprised that Acti thought that it was worth doing a Wii U version at all, given BO2′s sales.

    When you’re looking at ~25m sales, the time, man hours and money needed for an extra 190k hardly seems worth the effort.

    Particularly when you consider that they’d probably shift a whole lot more if they just did a Wii version.

    Anyway, since you asked, having low numbers on an online game can obviously stop you from enjoying it if it always takes you ages to find a game, or you can only play at a certain time of day, because 80% of it’s sales were in one region.

    You’ll probably also be looking at only being able to play it for a few weeks, because the sales will probably stop abruptly, and those who did buy it will get bored and go and play something else.

    So yeah, as far as online games go, they’re not really worth investing in unless you’ve got a community that’s at least a good 2 or 3 million strong, IMHO.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Dragon246

    @LB,
    That engine thing is pure bullshit cherry-picking, originating from Ninty America facebook and bloated by ninty fanboy site. In essence all versions use same engine which is probably scalable like EVERY GAME ENGINE available.

    On topic, this is probably the last year of Acti supporting Wii U. Wii U 3rd party sales are lowest among PS3, 360 (obviously) and even Vita. Even cheap ports dont make money there, as Ubi said.
    Zombie U will probably be a rarest of rare game (3rd party exclusive) in hindsight.

    @27,
    You considered Ninty moneyhattin’ Acti? That would explain the delay in Wii U version announcement.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    @27

    Fair enough, I’m sure it will make them some money though.

    Having lots of players is nice, but the community is pretty awful on COD 360 IMO. I fired up BLOPS 2 on 360 yesterday, first 5 lobbies I landed in were full of children or people playing with what I can only assume was a keyboard and mouse adaptor for 360…

    Not very fun atall, oh and spamming Nuketown every five seconds…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. G1GAHURTZ

    @28:

    It’s possible, I suppose… You could be right, there.

    @29:

    lol! There is no m/kb adapter for 360 (that works like a PC m/kb, anyway). Still… you don’t have to play TDM. FFA is usually full of mic-less people, and hardcore modes are usually older players, in my experience.

    The party mode games are usually more fun, too, with not many people talking.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. monkeygourmet

    @30

    I do completly suck at COD, so maybe it was just me! :)

    What about this though? :

    http://store.xim3.com/XIM-EDGE_p_12.html

    #31 2 years ago
  32. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, you can get a m/kb to work on the 360 with something like that, but AFAIK, it’s kind of a disadvantage, because console FPSs are set up to take thumbstick input, so it doesn’t work as you’d imagine.

    So until the game is actually coded to know it’s being controlled by a m/kb, you basically end up having to imitate thumbstick movement with a mouse.

    AFAIK, anyway…

    #32 2 years ago

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    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    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 […]