Producer Dan Sochan of United Front's Sleeping Dogs reveals that Square Enix immediately saw the action sandbox in Hong Kong as a "potential franchise from the very beginning", snapping it up.
He reveals Square "wanted to do DLC" months before release, but the team "spent every waking hour" polishing the core game. New content began only when Sleeping Dogs launched.
Developer IO Interactive this time has given us a behind-the-scenes talk on Hitman: Absolution's dynamic audio that affects music throughout the game. It adjusts to support what's going on in the world.
The musical score is broken down into tracks that are "very ambient like the AI" to give us some tense moments. Motion and voice capture has given a "new level to our believability" through dialogue.
Resident Evil 6
for many fans (and reviewers) is considered the nadir of what is perceived as a declining series, which originated as a survivor horror title and slowly morphed into a third person shooter/action style of game.
Cliff Bleszinski, who recently departed
Epic Games, made a boast on Twitter aimed at publisher Capcom.
An image of the alleged poster for Grand Theft Auto V has been leaked onto the internet by Polish site GTA-Five.pl.
Square Enix has released a new Hitman: Absolution trailer for movie theaters, revealing the plot point of a damsel in distress that Agent 47 is tasked to protect.
Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed 3 has become the publisher's most preordered title in his history. While the publisher didn't give an exact figure, it did say that the game has doubled Assassin's Creed: Revelations preorder figures.
There are to be some testing trials for Dishonored as Bethesda detail some DLC coming this December. It will arrive on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC simultaneously. It includes 10 challenge maps for Corvo.
These will "test and track" player aptitude for "combat, stealth and mobility" across ten distinct trials. One involves an "arena battle against waves" of foes, while another defies gravity.
Desura has announced that the PC adaptation of its popular iOS pinball game, Hyperspace Pinball, is now available for purchase. The game costs a mere $3.99 USD.
Cruise ship murder mystery The Ship is to get a bloody sequel if a Kickstarter campaign manages to rifle our wallets. It will launch October 31st when Kickstarter's UK site goes live for British pennies.
The project is officially labelled 'The Ship: Full Steam Ahead', which will grace both the UK and US versions of Kickstarter. The original dev team isn't behind this new murderous voyage.
There are a fair number of actor peoples performing for our benefit in IO Interactive's Hitman: Absolution and some have already been liberally exposed through behind-the-scene trailers and teasers.
Now the studio and Square Enix has released a full casting list for who lends their voice and body for motion capture. We've got a wide range of talent for 47 to piano wire.
THQ has announced the second DLC pack for Darksiders II, called "Abyssal Forge". The Forge takes place in a new area called Shadow Lands, a swamp featuring two new dungeons, new enemies and new high level loot.
Rockstar has released a small morsel of Grand Theft Auto V to fans with official artwork titled "Pest Control", featuring the robbers dressed in pest control outfits armed with automatic weapons. They appeared in the debut trailer for the game.
Today Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit has received downloadable content for European fans, as yesterday saw it US gamers. It's called the 'Pimp My Rabbit Pack'.
It has over 50 masks for Ash and 11 driller skins. There are also appearances from SEGA classics like Jet Set Radio, Super Monkey Ball and Crazy Taxi. 50 new "virtual missions" DLC too.
We can now patrol the streets of Hong Kong in an armoured SWAT van and respond to "20 action-heavy mini missions." A full-bodied SWAT uniform keeps us literally well undercover as we enforce the law.
We'll tackle armed robbers, smugglers and even hostage situations. Also available now as DLC is the Lightning Warrior outfit complete with an "everlasting sword," available in the apartments.
Ubisoft has posted a new interactive trailer that takes place during the Battle of Bunker Hill, complete with William Prescott giving his "Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes" order, and to assassinate Major John Pitcairn (who in real life was shot by former slave Peter Salem.)
"The Tyranny of King Wasington", the first major downloadable content pack for Assassin’s Creed 3 will unsurprisingly by non-canon, according to Ubisoft. Considering the subject of the DLC in which George Washington declares himself King of the United States and becomes a villainous tyrant, it's hardly a shock.
PR dark sorcerer Max Clifford was behind all the effigy burnings and parents screaming 'think of the children!' when the original Grand Theft Auto was coming to market, say creators David Jones and Mike Dailly.
Clifford "made it all happen" to keep Grand Theft Auto in the public eye and explode in sales when it released. DMA Design devs admit "every word he said came true" about its reception.
Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed is now well on its way to being scripted for film, and that they'll "maintain control of key elements" in its creative direction. They've partnered with new Regency.
X-Men actor Michael Fassbender is attached to the series as previously revealed by Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which was created in January 2011. They're also working on a Rabbids TV series.
Team Meat has announced their new project, Mew-Genics, which co-founder Edmund McMullen claims "is by far the strangest project I've ever worked on." Considering McMullen developed The Binding of Isaac and co-developed Super Meat Boy, that's saying a lot.
A new 60 second spot has started airing on UK television for Assassin's Creed 3, showing off more gameplay - the PlayStation 3 version, in particular - and more story.