Super Smash Bros. Melee will join the likes of other popular fighting games at EVO 2014 this year, according to an announcement from Evo co-founder Tom “inkblot” Cannon.
Melee will join six other fighting games this year at EVO – BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, The King of Fighters 13, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4 – with approval from Nintendo itself.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, originally intended to release sometime near the end of 2014, has been delayed until February 2015, according to CD Projekt Red.
In order to push the limits of the game as a whole, setting new benchmarks and developing new creative strategies along the way, CD Projekt Red wants to give The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt the attention and time it deserves.
Back in 2011 Sony spent $380 million to acquire Gaikai. Recently, they officially unveiled PlayStation Now as the end result of that purchase. Sony’s upcoming streaming service will allow gamers to pay a monthly fee in order to stream freely from a library of select video games or ‘rent’ games on an individual basis. One big question that went unanswered was a price model. A recent re-design to the Gaikia website appears to offer us some answers. Hit the jump to catch the details.
The Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShops will be undergoing “extended maintenance” on March 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. PST, according to the company’s Network Information page.
The aforementioned maintenance will also affect the Wii’s Shopping Channel and the DS’ Nintendo DSi Shop. While the maintenance is in progress, players can expect various parts of the affected services to be “intermittently unavailable.”
Ubisoft wowed audiences with the announcement trailer for Watch Dogs back during E3 2012, but lately there have been some question marks. Last summer’s trailer featuring Aisha Tyler looked considerably less polished, but Ubisoft chalked that up to a communication error. Watch Dogs was originally set to release last November, but was delayed for a little extra polish. The game’s latest trailer pens Watch Dogs in for a May 27 release, but does it deliver on the promise of extra polish? A video comparing the original 2012 footage and more recent trailers has been put together for comparison. Hit the jump and judge for yourself.
The team behind Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has confirmed via a livestream that the game’s drop-in multiplayer feature will be able to be turned off for players who would rather not welcome other players into their worlds. Found within the game’s menu, players will be able to decide whether or not they would like to utilize Watch Dogs‘ online features with the simple toggle of one of the game’s options.
Titanfall Canceled by EA in South Africa Due to Poor Performance, Respawn Won’t Ban Players Who Receive Titanfall Early
Following data derived from the game’s beta last month, Titanfall will not see a release in South Africa due to poor performance in the region, according to Electronic Arts South Africa. Make the jump to find out more.
On Thursday, Activision announced its second DLC pack, Devastation, for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The DLC will be released first for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on April 3. Make the jump to view the content pack’s trailer.
Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed PS3 exclusive, The Last of Us, is being adapted into a live-action film. The script will be written by the game’s creative director, Neil Druckmann, and will be distributed by Sony Pictures subsidiary Screen Gems, according to Deadline. Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures will cover the game’s big screen adaptation.
Tomb Raider – released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC – is set to pass the 6 million units sold mark by the end of this month, causing Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics’ reboot to surpass previously set profit expectations, according to a post on the game’s official Tumblr.
Watch Dogs has been the recipient of much anticipation since it was first unveiled at E3 2012. Ubisoft’s open world hacking adventure was originally set to release last November, but saw a lengthy delay to ensure quality. Following an early leak, Ubisoft has officially revealed the new release date for Watch Dogs as May 27. As previously announced by Ubisoft, the Wii U version will release at a later date. You can catch a new story trailer for Watch Dogs after the jump.
Sony announced today that Jack Tretton will be stepping down as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America. Tretton has been with Sony for nearly 20 years, and has served as President and CEO of SCEA since 2006, but will be departing in a mutual decision not to renew his contract as one of the top decision makers for the PlayStation brand.
Tretton’s resignation will be official on March 31, and he will be succeeded by Sony Network Entertainment International executive vice president and COO Shawn Layden. You can read the full press release by clicking below.