Octodad: Dadliest Catch received a new trailer today announcing the PlayStation 4 release date. The game is about a regular father living in a suburb with his wife and kids, at least that’s what he wants you to think. He is actually an octopus in disguise, trying his best to perform everyday tasks without causing suspicion. This is where the player comes in. Taking control of Octodad’s arms and legs, guide him through each level in this hilarious indie title by Young Horses.
Design Director Paul Rustchynsky has provided more information regarding Drive Club, the realistic racing game exclusive to PlayStation 4. Since the game has been delayed multiple times, many people have been concerned, but Rustchynsky confirmed that the game will see a 2014 release date. It has been heavily rumoured that the game will be released June 12, but he didn’t comment on these speculations.
PlayStation 4 got off to a fast start, and so far it’s not slowing down. Originally projected to sell 5.5 million units by March 31, expectations are being exceeded. Sony has revealed that, as of April 6, PlayStation 4 has eclipsed 7 million units sold. This puts it about 1.5 million units ahead of expectations. PlayStation 4 now has a notable lead over Xbox One in these early days, and it has also surpassed Wii U, despite a one year head start. By comparison, PlayStation 3 sold just under 4 million units in its first year on the market.
Infinity Ward revealed more ‘customization items’ for Call of Duty: Ghosts yesterday. As well as 6 new Personalization Packs, an Extinction Squad Pack, a Legend Pack and Classic Ghost pack, a whole new kind of customization item was confirmed. Voice packs will be launching for the first time ever in Call of Duty, and there are currently 2 set for release. Specific details are below.
Titanfall finally made its Japanese debut this week, but it didn’t exactly take the market by storm. Seeing as Xbox One has not yet launched in Japan, it was limited to a number nine debut on Xbox 360. Meanwhile, 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen took both the number one and two spots on PlayStation 3 and Vita respectively, but both consoles (and, in fact, all consoles) saw declined numbers this week. Hit the jump for the breakdown.
It’s been made apparent in some previous screenshots and trailers that Watch Dogs will feature some “strange” things, and evidently, massive, robotic spiders are taking the frame in this picture. How do we know? Thanks to a screenshot from Imgur by a user named, quite appropriately, Leakythings.
After the mecha dragons and flaming head zombies revealed in a the trailer shown below, it definitely causes us to ponder just how many elements of strangeness and uniqueness will unveil themselves a month from now with the release of the game.
Sony is giving Naughty Dog’s immensely popular title The Last of Us a fresh new paint of coat, remastering it for PlayStation 4 with tuned up graphics. We know from the game’s first trailer that it’s slated for a summer release, but that’s still a pretty broad window. However, Best Buy, GameFly, and Target are all currently listing June 20 as its release date. This could just be a placeholder, and GameStop and other stores are still using the generic ‘December 31′ placeholder date, but we’ll be keeping our eyes out for any official confirmation from Sony.
Yesterday, a software engineer from Bungie has given us a better idea of how large the Destiny universe will be. Christian Diefenbach, one of over 500 workers on the massively multiplayer first person shooter, claimed that each major location within the game will be the size of Bungie’s previous game, Halo Reach.
With the recent launch of the PC Elder Scrolls Online and the console versions just 2 months away, a question was sparked by Reddit user Lapwner. He contacted The Elder Scrolls Online customer services and asked if a single subscription would cover multi-platform gaming (The same as Final Fantasy XIV for example), but the answer he received was not a good one.
During a presentation at GDC by Nvidia, some new Destiny screenshots were released. Along with that, another screenshot featuring the Shrike (shown above), a speeder like vehicle, was also made available. The two screenshots from the Nvidia presentation showcase Nvidia GameWorks OptiX Ambient Occlusion. Long name, but it helps with lighting and shadows. Make the jump to see see what Destiny looks like without its makeup.
Due to past fan-related concerns, Dragon Age: Inquisition will not include post-launch DLC characters as a result of the game’s intimately crafted companion relationships and to avoid backlash from pre-placing DLC on the disc when it ships.
The Last of Us is getting the upgrade treatment, heading to PlayStation 4 with improved graphics. Sony has just unveiled the first trailer for the Remastered version. Few details are given, but we know the game will run in 1080p and Naughty Dog is targeting 60 frames per second. You can get your first look at the upcoming game after the jump.