Deus Ex creator Warren Spector describes how player choices have even greater impact in Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, which also has a full voice cast and even some Disney style sing alongs.
The team also worked "really hard" on the camera to avoid the major criticisms of the first game. In fact they worked "non-stop" on it since it shipped. Our choices "last forever and can't be undone."
The American Revolution had quite the part for the city of Philadelphia to play, so why then was it missing in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III? It was 'too boring' with its grid design and was 'disorientating'.
What makes the cities of the Assassin's Creed series so interesting is all that verticality and quirks. Philadelphia at the time was "mostly made out of a grid." Streets were kilometers long.
Flying Squirrel Entertainment has announced that it's working on a new title called "Battle Cry of Freedom" for the PC. The developer is known for creating the Mount & Blade DLC Napoleonic Wars, but this next project will be a standalone release.
Ubisoft senior community developer Gabe Graziani discussed development of Assassin's Creed 3 in a Reddit AMA discussion, and revealed some of the features that will be included in the upcoming PC version, as well as dealing with some preconceptions from gamers about the storyline.
As promised by Rockstar, the next Grand Theft Auto V
trailer - which was delayed
by Superstorm Sandy - has been released, showing off some of the storylines and characters including Trevor Phillips. All of it is punctuated by the funky rhythm of Stevie Wonder's "Skeletons".
Square Enix has added Crystal Dynamics' Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light to their cloud gaming service CoreOnline, meaning the action platformer is now free-to-play, joining Hitman.
It's the "perfect mix of pick-up-and-play and challenging single player", says Square Enix. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light explores the British icon outside the Tomb Raider series.
Ubisoft has released a new developer diary for their upcoming third person stealth action game Splinter Cell: Black List.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot insists that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still in development, despite months even years of a lack of any proof. According to Guillemoth, series creator Michael Ancel has been busy with Rayman Legends.
Tomorrow for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC there will be new DLC for United Front's Sleeping Dogs in the form of the Square Enix Character Pack. This dresses up Wei Shen in three distinctive ways.
The Hitman outfit features a bald, red-tie suited Shen. Deus Ex lets him keep his hair and adds those cool Jensen specs, and augmented tactical suit. Finally there's Rico's island regime changing garb.
Former Fable developer Kostas Zarifis has posted a new video on his Kickstarter campaign for Kung Fu Superstar, which lets us play the role of a super badass Kung Fu Hollywood stuntman.
There's a problem however. People are a little confused about the game's controls, thinking it might be motion control exclusive. Zarifis has replaced his pitch video with the 'explanation'.
Developer Red 5 has announce don the official site that the studio will be hosting open beta weekends throughout November and December for its third person shooter MMO Firefall.
There are more gameplay details thanks to a deluge of previews for Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V. These come from various sources but spill some beans nonetheless, like getting odd jobs back.
A generous variety exists in the missions with GTA classics "updated and improved." Cover mechanics play a big role, having been redone. Different endings based on player choices.
We're so close now to putting the black suit and red tie back on as Eidos' Hitman: Absolution releases next week on console and PC. To further our impatience, an 'ICA File' is leaked.
It's full of redactions and 'Tetra' this and 'Gamma' that, but also gives a quick brief on Agent 47's origins, which will only be known by those who've grown up with the series.
In the "Absolute Power" developer diary for DmC: Devil May Cry, the voice actors discuss their characters, plots and motivations.
The last trailer in the 'Introducing' series from developer IO Interactive for Hitman: Absolution is now available, where the studio reminds us (in case we forgot) that 47 is the 'Ultimate Assassin'.
They goad us into trying out 'purist mode' where we receive no in-game aid from 47's instincts, "just don't come crying if you can't handle it." Hitman: Absolution releases in just two weeks.
The huge Game Informer piece on Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V is finally out in the public domain and was savaged within minutes, with its juicy details scattered all across the Internetz.
What did fans learn? Rockstar is as ambitious as ever. We don't assume the role of a single protagonist, but three, and we can jump into their shoes virtually at any time we please.
The voice behind Mark 'B-Dup' Wayne from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was US rapper 'The Game', and he has revealed he "did a little bit of work" with Rockstar on GTA V.
This presumably ressurects his character from San Andreas given that GTA V is located in the fictional L.A. of Los Santos. The US artist revealed the news via Wired 96.5.
EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich is predicting that Rockstar's open world title Grand Theft Auto V will sell over 25M copies in its lifetime.
UbiSoft has reported that Assassin's Creed 3 has sold over 3.5M in its first week of release. This figure would double the first week figures for the last game in the series, Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
Remember Me developer Dontnod is proud to give the 'white man with gun' stereotype the finger. Jean-Maxime Moris from the studio asks, rhetorically, "how f**king stupid is this industry" to bet on stereotypes?
Give people the same old thing and "they get accustomed" and reject new things. Remember Me is "kick ass" without blood or ultra-violence. Plus it stars a female, of mixed race!