Next month will see the release of the Lost Relics DLC for Gears of War: Judgment. It adds four new multiplayer maps, a new single-objective mode, as well as new weapon skins and armour.
Breakthrough is the new gametype which has two teams. The first must deliver a flag and the second are in a "purely defensive role" with unlimited resources.
What form will the next bit of content take for SimCity? Will it be another Nissan
billboard charging station, or perhaps some Crest-sponsored tourist trap? Digital storefront Green Man Gaming knows, and they blabbed.
Ripping down the online store page proved too late. SimCity will be getting new DLC called Amusement Park this May 28th, and it adds... a rather large park that's themed.
Valve has announced six more Greenlit titles as they now approve fewer games at once to speed up the process. Among this update is action-platfomer Bleed, and the game studio sim Game Dev Tycoon.
There's also horror in The Legend, a medieval RPG strategy Legends of Eisenwald, an economic crisis in Riot, and 4-player co-op in RPG Stardew Valley. Now we wait for launch.
David Jaffe has joined a new indie studio, Pixelbionic, which will be crowdfunding a new massively multiplayer online car combat title Autoduel, which will have elements of Interstate '76 and Jaffe's own Twisted Metal.
Indie developer Abbey Games has released their 2D god game Reus
on the usual digital distributors, including GamersGate
. The game is 10% off on launch for $9 USD (normally $10 USD.)
Indie developer Facepalm Games has announced that their claymation Metroidvania-style game The Swapper will be available on Steam on the 30th May.
The NPD group has released figures for the US sales from the 4th April through to the 7th May. The Xbox 360 led console sales, with 130K units sold. Sony and Nintendo declined to reveal their unit sales, though reportedly, the Wii U sold 55K units, 20K less than the Wii.
Xbox 360 Achievements has spotted some Xbox 360 Achievements for Crysis 3 that seem to indicate a new downlodable content pack.
The Kickstarter crowdfunding drive
for Defense Grid 2
failed to meet the $1M stretch goal to debut the sequel; it made just enough for Hidden Path Entertainment to get some new content for the original Defense Grid
Arcen Games has announced that Skyward Sword will be hitting Steam and the developer's own site on the 23rd May. The game is an interesting 4x turn-based strategy game and god game hybrid.
Relic has announced the Red Star Edition of Company of Heroes 2, which among other bonuses will include the original Company of Heroes with both the Tales of Valor and Opposing Fronts expansions.
Gamers who purchase Gran Turismo 6 can expect to have tons of downloadable content, as Sony states their goals regarding DLC is "ambitious."
Electronic Arts has transferred members of the Medal of Honor developer Danger Close to DICE LA, the Los Angeles division of the Battlefield studio, according to reports.
What happens when you mix the massively multiplayer open world survivalist shooter Day Z with Turok: Dinosaur Hunter? You get The Stomping Land, where players not only have to survive starvation and predatory dinosaurs, but other players as well.
Indie developer Spry Fox has announced a new real-time puzzle game Road Not Taken, inspired by the famous Robert Frost poem of the same name.
Following Jason Rubin's account of the rather terrible conditions developer 4A Games has to endure to stay in business, Metro: Last Light creative director Andrew Prokhorov responds to the former THQ boss.
Rubin was "the only THQ President" to visit them in their 10-year relationship with the publisher, and did so on his "second week" as the new boss. 4A strives to 'earn' better conditions.
Carbine Studios' WildStar has had a "very successful" first closed beta phase according to the studio, and now it enters a second one. This however "focusses solely" on the second faction within the game.
That means new zones, dungeons Battlegrounds and other stuff. Closed beta invites are no longer region-locked, courtesy of feedback from non-US beta testers. Hooray for globalisation!
What has SCE's Japan Studio been up to? Well the countdown has finally ended and they've given us a rather curious trailer where everyone appears to be barcoded in a cell-shaded fantasy future.
It's a rather dystopic, albeit pretty to look at view of the world. There's lots of fighting, and monster things as well as totalitarian government forces at work. They didn't mention any platforms.
Warner Bros. has released a 40 second snippet of a more full trailer due soon, which depicts a CGI clash between Batman and Deathstroke. It's for the prequel Batman: Arkham Origins, set years before Asylum.
It gives us a glimpse at the "young, raw, unrefined" Batman in his early vigilante career, as he faces this "defining moment" against Deathstroke. Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham.
The Walking Dead was a phenomenal success for Telltale Games, but there other upcoming episodic adventure is based of DC Comics' Fables and it's a whole other beast. It's not as 'free' as the zombie world.
The team are constrained by the characters, unlike with Lee and Clem in The Walking Dead who were original creations. They keep the "in-the-moment choices" but also throw branching timelines at us.