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.
The second week since PlayStation 4′s Japanese launch has wrapped up, and the young console is still on top. With just over 65,000 sales, PlayStation 4 didn’t break any sales records, but it easily beat out the competition for this week’s top spot. Meanwhile, Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (Connect to a New World in English) had a strong debut on 3DS, taking the number one spot on the software charts. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
A new story DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins titled ‘Cold, Cold Heart’ has been announced by Warner Bros. for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The add-on is scheduled for April 22 and will cost $9.99 for those without the game’s season pass.
The DLC will focus on the backstory of Mr. Freeze, allowing players to utilize new gadgets – like Thermal Gloves and Thermocharged Batarangs – and explore “iconic Gotham City locations” such as Wayne Manor. Warner Bros. has also promised that the DLC will take around several hours to complete. Check out a trailer for Arkham Origins‘ upcoming DLC after the jump.
The next installment in the Lego video game series, Lego The Hobbit, is set to release on April 8 in North America and April 11 in Europe, according to Warner Bros.
In direct correlation with Peter Jackson’s films based off of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the game will follow the events from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Video game sales have been dismal across the board in Japan since the new year kicked off, but now there’s a new console on the market. PlayStation 4 launched this week in Japan with over 300,000 sales in its first two days, easily securing the number one spot. Hit the jump for the breakdown.
The Last of Us was one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2013, winning numerous Game of the Year awards and selling an estimated 4.3 million to date. Unsurprisingly, many fans have been asking Sony and Naughty Dog if a sequel is planned. The possibility has been hinted at in the past, but the game’s creative director, Neil Druckmann, has given the most positive outlook yet, as he recently told fans on Reddit that chances of a sequel are “50/50″ right now.
Naughty Dog has two teams, with one group currently working on the next Uncharted title and the other being responsible for The Last of Us. Should the second team look to capitalize on one of 2013′s most successful games and establish it as a staple franchise of PlayStation, or should they move on to something new and keep the originality flowing? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys topped the charts with its Japanese debut last week, and it still has a firm hold on that number one spot this week. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze managed number two for its debut, but its 35,717 sales were quite modest and failed to boost Wii U significantly. Elsewhere, it was a pretty quiet week for Japanese video games in the final sales report before PlayStation 4′s release. Hit the jump to catch the breakdown.
A launch trailer for Square Enix’s soon-to-be-released game, Thief, was unveiled today and it sheds some light on the game’s dark story, captured from behind the eye’s of the game’s protagonist, Master Thief Garrett. Hit the jump to check out the game’s launch trailer.
Along with a release date of May 20 in North America and May 23 in Europe, Bethesda has also announced that pre-ordering Wolfenstein: The New Order - coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC – will give players a beta code for the next DOOM game.
According to the publisher, a code for Doom‘s beta will be included on an insert inside the case of Wolfenstein: The New Order‘s case for those who pre-order the game. Aside from that, no other information has been provided. You can read an FAQ here, however. Hit the jump to view a new trailer for Bethesda’s upcoming game after the jump.
Today, Bethesda Softworks announced that The Evil Within will be released on Aug. 26 in North America and Aug. 29 in Europe.
All versions of the game – PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC – will be released on the same day. View a Vine post from the publisher in which the release date was announced after the jump.