Hitman Full-Season Disc Release Moved To January 2017

about X hours ago from
Hitman Full-Season Disc Release Moved To January 2017

The first episode of Square Enix’s latest Hitman is out tomorrow. Over the coming months, new locations and assassinations will be added to give players reason to more fully explore the expansive locales.

For those holding off for the promised physical release, your wait is a bit longer than originally anticipated. Square Enix says that the retail version won’t be arriving in 2016. It will, instead, be shipping in January 2017.

“This year is all about delivering the best episodic experience for Hitman and that takes us to Autumn/Fall," a Square Enix representative told us via email. "Releasing the disc version in January just makes sure we have enough time after the season concludes to dedicate to getting the best disc version of the game out.”

‘Whisper Of The Old Gods’ Wall Painting Looks Like Some Kind Of Pretty Game Announcement

about X hours ago from
‘Whisper Of The Old Gods’ Wall Painting Looks Like Some Kind Of Pretty Game Announcement

Normally, we’d file game-related art under “gamer culture.” But a wall painting discovered in Brooklyn, New York, isn’t a fan creation. It appears to be an advertisement for an upcoming game announcement.

Click to enlarge.

We suspect that this is a game, because of the ESRB Teen rating in the lower-left corner. The stylization hints that this might be connected to Hearthstone, as it resembles other expansion art (see below).  Blizzard also says there will be an announcement about the game this week.

Zen Studios Supports Oculus Rift With Pinball FX2 VR

about X hours ago from

Pinball experts Zen Studios have announced that it is bringing Pinball FX2 VR to Oculus Rift on March 28.

Pinball FX2 VR features the same excellent pinball experience you've come to expect from the developer, while adding effects exterior to the tables via VR.

The game features three tables: Mars, Secrets of the Deep, and Epic Quest.

Fallout Patch 1.4 Coming To Consoles Soon

about X hours ago from
Fallout Patch 1.4 Coming To Consoles Soon

Bethesda has announced that Fallout 4's 1.4 patch – which is already out for the PC version, is coming by the end of the week for the PS4 and Xbox One.

The patch readies the game for forthcoming add-on content, fixes, and settlement items.

For full details on the patch, head over to Bethesda's site.

Here’s Why People Talking About Zelda Wii U And International Cuisine

about X hours ago from
Here’s Why People Talking About Zelda Wii U And International Cuisine

With The Legend of Zelda Wii U out this year, but still largely an unknown, fans are hungry for every table scrap of information they can get. The latest reportedly comes from the most recent issue of Japan’s Famitsu magazine.

Kotaku reports that series producer Eiji Aonuma offered a brief comment to the Famitsu. There’s not much there, other than the promise that this Zelda title will bring “something new.”

According to Kotaku’s translation, Aonuma suggests that this entry will feel a bit different. “This time, the change in flavor will be like going from Japanese food to Western style food,” he reportedly said.

Kalypso’s Urban Empire Is Civilization Meets SimCity

about X hours ago from

We’re used to ruling over long-lived empires. We’ve watched our Civilizations grow from lone settlers into world-spanning monarchies for decades. We also love to see individual cities flourish under our deft guidance.

Urban Empire, developed by Fragment and published by Kalypso, will bring these two ideas together. You’ll guide a city from the industrial age through modern day, researching new technologies and philosophies, guiding law-making bodies, and helping its resident live good, productive lives.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Dead Island 2 Now Under Development At Sonic Racing Studio Sumo Digital

about X hours ago from
Dead Island 2 Now Under Development At Sonic Racing Studio Sumo Digital

Sumo Digital has been handed the keys to the Dead Island kingdom. Deep Silver revealed today that after its falling out with Yager, the first developer on the game, it has finally found someone to see the project through.

Sumo’s past projects include Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed, Little Big Planet 3, Disney Infinity 3.0, and Forza Horizon 2’s Fast and the Furious spinoff. The original Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide were developed by Dying Light studio Techland.

Deep Silver has been in flux after its meteoric rise on the back of IP’s acquired from THQ’s bankruptcy. The publisher picked up the Saints Row franchise, 4A Games’ Metro titles, and agreed to publish Crytek's Homefront (which also had its own problems).

Capcom Shows Alex In Street Fighter V And Details March Update

about X hours ago from

There’s no denying that Street Fighter V is having a rough launch period. Plagued by server problems, common bugs, and a long list of suggested fixes, fans have been clamoring for an update. Today, Capcom released more information about how it’s addressing these problems along with screenshots of Street Fighter V’s first DLC character.

March’s scheduled update still doesn’t have a set release date, but Capcom has illustrated the kinds of changes you can expect to see when it finally drops. Returning from Street Fighter III, the bombastic-grappler Alex will be purchasable with Fight Money that players have accrued since the launch of the game. You can buy extra content through Street Fighter V’s in-game shop, including future DLC characters and costumes seen in story mode.

Newcomers to Street Fighter V will finally be able to cut their teeth on the game’s Challenge mode, which has specific tutorial content for each character. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced tiers of lessons that will teach players about combo potential, cross-ups, and more valuable techniques to level the playing field.

Where Is Our EA Sports UFC 2 Review?

about X hours ago from
Where Is Our EA Sports UFC 2 Review?

EA Sports UFC 2 is set to launch on next Tuesday, and the review embargo has expired. Unfortunately, we haven't had the chance to adequately test the online portion of the game, so our review isn't quite ready yet. However, we still have some impressions of the game from our playing time so far.

Despite not being able to play much online, I did spend an extensive amount of time with the game's offline modes. The modes have much more depth than they did in EA Sports' 2014 debut with the UFC license, as career brings a lot more to the table and Ultimate Team and Knockout are fun additions to the overall package. Though I've only had the game during one UFC event, the Live Events mode, where you pick who you think will win each fight in the real-life UFC cards, is a fun way to compete with others in a pick 'em-style affair.

Rare Announces Open-Ended Art Contest To Play Sea Of Thieves Early And Visit The Studio

about X hours ago from

We haven't learned much about Rare's Sea of Thieves since its reveal at E3, and we still know very little, but the game's website has been updated and a contest to play the game early and visit Rare has been announced.

You can visit the game's recently updated website here. Below you will find a silly video detailing the contest that will bring winners to Rare to play the game. Basically, Rare wants to you send them basically anything that shows you're excited to play Sea of Thieves.

(Please visit the site to view this media)