Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released for PS4 on April 14. Word comes from director Naoki Yoshida during today’s Letter from the Producer LIVE. And because Final Fantasy XIV operates on the same schedule worldwide, it is likely that the release date will be the same globally.
For the more dedicated fans, a collector’s edition – comprised of in-game items Helm of Light, Baby Behemoth, Minion, Coeurl Mount, Behemoth Barding, Wind-up Moogle and Fat Chocobo Mount – will also be available. In the meantime, fans will be able to partake in the game’s beta starting Feb. 22.
Originally intended to release on Jan. 28, multiple GameStop locations have begun selling Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition - an updated version of the 2013 game for Xbox One and PS4 – a few days ahead of schedule. IGN has confirmed with multiple local stores that the game is indeed in stock and available to be sold. Make the jump to view Definitive Edition‘s launch trailer.
Although PlayStation 4 is still about a month away from launch in Japan, pre-orders for the console are sold out at every retailer and have been for months. However, attendees of the Taipei Game Show are getting a special treat, as Sony has made around 1,000 PlayStation 4′s available for pre-order over the course of the five day event.
It’s not clear how many units were made available on day one of the event (Sony declined comment), but they went fast. According to reports, as soon as the doors opened there was such a rush for the pre-order station that traffic control was required to keep people in their lines. Within half an hour, the first day’s supply of pre-orders was exhausted, and the employee pictured above indicated to the crowd that the console was yet again sold out. It looks like PlayStation 4 is going to have hot start in Japan.
Bethesda has just recently announced its cast of voice actors who will be utilizing their talents in The Elder Scrolls Online, and the list is pretty impressive. Clearly, the developer intends on delivering an added sense of depth via the game’s characters, especially when it comes to their voices and personalities. Hit the jump to view a list of some of ESO‘s more prominent voice actors along with Bethesda’s voice cast reveal video.
Infamous: Second Son has really evolved since its initial showing at PlayStation 2013. For many, it’ll be the first big Sony-developed title they play on their PlayStation 4 – so far, the biggest sellers have been the Usual Suspects, the Call of Dutys, the Battlefields, and the Assassin’s Creeds. The latest trailer is out to remind you that, yes, the content you can only find on PlayStation 4 is really the best slice of next-gen you’re going to get.
Click below to see Delsin Rowe run, jump, fly, and blow things up with his reactive powers. (Oh, and some carefully cherry-picked critic one-liners, too.) Infamous: Second Son arrives on PlayStation 4 on March 21.
Recently Nintendo announced that they are predicting a $336 million loss for fiscal 2013 due to substantially lowered sales forecasts for both Wii U and 3DS. Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata has spoken about thinking up a new business strategy for the company, and he is expected to elaborate further at the company’s corporate management policy briefing on January 30.
In the meantime, Japanese investment and market analysis firm ACE Securities has looked into the situation and done their best to make sense of Nintendo’s financial woes. Among other things, ACE (like many others) points to a lack of third party support as one of Nintendo’s problems. Interestingly, they pinpoint Sony as the source of this problem.
The ESRB has given The Elder Scrolls Online a Mature rating. And while Bethesda doesn’t necessarily agree with the ESRB’s overall assessmeent, the developer has noted that it will not make any adjustments to the game in order to achieve a different rating. Consequently, all past and future materials will be updated with the required rating and age gates. Hit the jump to view Bethesda’s full statement from the game’s official Facebook page.
The latest batch of Alien: Isolation screenshots released by SEGA show off a variety of what the game will offer players when it releases at the end of this year, including a close-up of the formidable alien itself and multiple depictions of the game’s foreboding environment. Hit the jump to view Alien: Isolation‘s latest screens.
A lot of hopeful Titanfall fans were probably disappointed by the small scale of the game’s alpha trial, as only those who received email invites have been able to partake. And although the game is less than two months away from its launch, there may still be hope for those longing to pilot one of the game’s Titans ahead of schedule, as Respawn has said that an open beta is a possibility.
Since Evolve was announced earlier this month, information has leaked about the game’s box art, gameplay details and even one of its giant monsters, the Goliath. But, the folks over at Game Informer still have plenty of information up their sleeves, as details surrounding the first four hunters are out in full force. Hit the jump to meet four of the game’s hunters from planet Shear.
2K and Bethesda Team up for Discounted Bundles, Skyrim & Bioshock Infinite/Borderlands 2 & Dishonored
Bethesda and 2K Games are teaming up to bring Xbox 360 and PS3 owners two very cool bundles, both of which will be available Feb. 11 for $29.99. The first bundle will include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Bioshock Infinite, while the second will pair Borderlands 2 and Dishonored.