UbiSoft has released the extended version of their E3 2012 walkthrough of Splinter Cell: Blacklist at GamesCom 2012, and it includes a controversial torture scene by protagonist Sam Fisher.
Assassin's Creed creative director Alex Hutchinson bemoans the state of affairs in the press when it comes to Western and Japanese games being rated in terms of narrative and pacing.
The Ubisoft exec said some Japanese titles were praised highly despite story being "literally gibberish," but that Western studios would never be 'let of the hook' for it. "It's condescending to do this."
Developer The Behemoth's Castle Crashers will finally be coming to Steam, three years after it originally appeared on Xbox Live Arcade.
Konami has announced that a PC version of their upcoming action-adventure Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released on the same launch day as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version. The Windows version is being simultaneously developed by Mercury Steam using their in-house engine Mercury Engine 2.
According to developer Vigil, Darksiders II features an "open" combat system of unlisted combos, to give players a sense of discovery, making figuring them out a satisfying reward.
Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima has announced at GamesCom 2012 that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be hitting North America on the 19th February 2013, while PAL territories aside from the UK will be getting it on the 21st February. UK and Ireland get it a day later on the 22nd.
Developer Tribute Games wants to get the jump on their new planned project Mercenary Kings, a 2D side-scrolling action game. A Kickstarter campaign has begun with a goal of $200k.
There'll be shooting, looting and weapon crafting in Mercenary Kings, with a "strong focus" on co-op play. We play as King, the "most skilled mercenary on Earth," taking revenge on a crime syndicate.
IO Interactive has revealed a multiplayer feature for Hitman: Absolution where a player can select any three targets on a given level to be taken out and challenge others to beat their time.
The studio is calling this asynchronous online challenge 'Contracts' with contenders awarded money for doing so. Have 47 bump off three targets with a certain weapon then upload the 'Contract'.
Dante's twin brother will be returning in DmC reveals Capcom during their pre-Gamescom conference, and the sibling will recruit Dante into The Order to fight demons.
It's a last refuge of humanity desperate to fight against a demon enslaving mankind. A trailer showed the brothers fighting alongside one another and squabbling over a female character.
In French developer Dontnod Entertainment's Remember Me we play as female lead Nilin, who can access and change memories at will in this sci-fi action game. Remember that 'Rain' trademark?
This game is the same as the alleged 'Rain' from Sony. In Remember Me memories have become a tradable commodity and Nelin is employed by a resistance group. Gameplay footage is here!
Developer Romino Games is bringing a new character along with Awesomenauts for PC, but console gamers could see them too however the decision rests with publisher DTP.
The studio is "all for it and ready to do it," said Jasper Koning, adding they've "no concrete plans right now" in motion. The cost of title updates on consoles pours ice water on the possibility.
Square Enix has already suggested that there will be day one downloadable content for their open world action title Sleeping Dogs, but today the publisher revealed at GDC Europe that it has six months worth of downloadable content lined up for the game.
Sega has announced the September release dates for the reboot of their popular graffiti-centric rollerblade game, Jet Set Radio.
Developer Spooky Squid has announced that their bloody arcade platformer They Bleed Pixels will not be released on Xbox Live Indie Game Marketplace, but will be released on Steam instead, compolete with leaderboards, achievements and cloud saves.
Valve has banned a popular Defense of the Ancients 2 weapon that was created using the Steam Workshop because the assets were stolen from the MMO Aion, and has issued a warning to respect other developers' intellectual property.
Sleeping Dogs (originally True Crime: Hong Kong) will be released in the coming week, and the launch trailer wants to ask the question, "What makes a good man?" Deep undercover Wei Shen must ask himself those questions as he's forced to commit evil acts while in one of the Hong Kong triads.
While Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers will be getting an October date for Assassin's Creed 3, PC gamers now have a date to circle on their calendars: the 23rd November 2012.
Sega has announced the release date for developer Arkedo's demonic bunny game Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. The game will be hitting North American PlayStation Network on the 25th, North American Xbox Live Arcade on the 26th September, then worldwide on all platforms including PC on the 3rd October.
Paradox Interactive have announced there's more DLC for Magicka as WOOT is released but they had "no choice" but to let everyone have it free, as the "guy in charge" of pricing is glued to the TV.
Thanks Olympics! The new WOOT content adds 4 new PvP maps, 2 new Challenge maps, 10 "Sporting Goods" items, new "Athletic Techniques", waves of enemies and "satisfaction" it's free.
Square-Enix has revealed the specifications for their open world action title Sleeping Dogs, and the PC exclusive features that the version will receive.