The highly anticipated aRPG from CD Projekt Red was supposed to be coming Q4 2014, but has been pushed back into next year.
“We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far,” reads the press release, “and faced a choice about the game’s final release date.”
“The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.”
The release moves to answer to those who wanted to play it sooner, stating “We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would.”
“At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.”
It’s an exciting day for fans of the hugely anticipated WildStar, as Carbine have finally announced the release date, as well as preorder details.
Wildstar will be released on the 3rd of June; earlier than many fans expected. The sci-fi MMO will also be available to preorder next week, from the 19th of March. The news was leaked early from an article on GamerZines, which has since been taken down.
Preorder bonuses include access to the beta weekends and a three-day headstart. Also included are some in-game goodies, such as an exclusive rocket house, housing trophy, in-game bag, and more to be announced.
All of the above are available to anyone that preorders the game, without restrictions. There’s been no news yet of a big, shiny collector’s edition just yet, but we’re sure that’ll be somewhere in the pipeline.
In a post on the official Battlefield forums, DICE have announced that they will update the studio’s Battlelog today. They will be including the Second Assault content on the battlelog, and news about the expansion pack will follow soon.
Earlier we reported about two different sources indicating that the second expansion pack for Battlefield 4 will be coming later this month. A user of EA’s Origin asked a member of the company’s support when the expansion will be available and got the reply that it will be launched in the middle of February.
Also, the expansion pack became available briefly on the German version of Origin, with February 18th as a scheduled release date. Now, with DICE implementing Second Assault in the battlelog, a lot is pointing towards a release of the expansion later this month.
Battlefield 4: Second Assault lets players return to some of the most popular maps of Battlefield 3, including Gulf of Oman, Operation Metro, Operation Firestorm and Caspian Border. The maps have been “reimagined with Frostbite 3 graphics and Battlefield 4 gameplay.”
A full list of the various updates for the Battlelog can be found below.
- When you use the Battlelog mobile or tablet app after this update, you will be presented with a EULA acceptance screen that we legally have to present to users of the app. Please read and accept the EULA to continue using the app.
- Second Assault content is now available on Battlelog to match the in-game experience. News on Second Assault will follow soon.
FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS:
- Improved categorization of Dog Tags so they are better structured
- Better error message when trying to access BattleScreen on a server that has it disabled
- You can now see the number of Mission invites, and if none, number of Active Missions on Home in the Missions box
- You can now see the available keyboard controls on the Emblem Editor page
- Tweaks to the Suggestions algorithm to ensure that Battlepacks work better in the system
- Various minor tweaks and improvements
- Fixed an issue with duplicate servers sometimes appearing in the Server Browser
- Added missing Battlelog soldier portraits that were handed out in Battlepacks
- Fixed an issue where you couldn’t equip campaign dog tags in the mobile app
- Best Class in Battle Reports are now showed as N/A if you got no kit score
- The report button for individual players in Battle Reports now shows up correctly in Firefox
- Fixed an issue in the opened Battlepack popup, where items would sometimes not be rendered in order
- Fixed an issue where you sometimes couldn’t manually track Suggestions, when viewing them in the Stats pages
- Premium Calendar now show end dates for events, where applicable
- Fixed an issue with BattleScreen that made it not load when using it for Xbox One
- Fixed an issue with friends not always being shown in the “Playing Battlefield 4″ category when actually playing in the in-game Battlelog on PS4 and XB1
- Various display issues fixed and improved with the in-game Battlelog on PC, XB1 and PS4
- Various minor fixes
On Valentines Day February 14th, TT Games are releasing the next game set in the LEGO universe. The LEGO Movie Video Game is an action adventure game that’s being released alongside the film, The LEGO Movie. Today, developers TT Games along with The Lego Group released a launch trailer for their upcoming game.
A lot of people who are not necessarily gamers can relate to the world of LEGO, the yellow plastic people took the world by storm when they debuted in the world of video gaming. The latest title, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, featuring some of the most well known super heroes and villains received overall positive reviews from critics around the world.
Next week, it’s time to head back into the LEGO universe when LEGO The Movie Video Game is released upon the world. According to TT Games Managing Director Tom Stone, the developers set out to create something that has not yet been seen in a LEGO video game before. “We challenged ourselves to introduce a new element never-before-seen in any LEGO game and did that with environments made entirely out of LEGO bricks, giving players more authentic opportunities to interact with the world around them.”
The game is released on February 14th while the movie is out on theaters today. If the game will be anything like the previous titles made by TT Games, we’re in for a treat. The studio is also developing LEGO The Hobbit, which is scheduled for release in early 2014. No specific date has yet been set.
Tomorrow it’s time for the second episode of Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us. According to a tweet made by the studio, we’ll probably not have to wait that long for the next episode of The Walking Dead either, it’s just around the corner.
Telltale Games has made a tweet about the next episode of their critically acclaimed game The Walking Dead. Apparently, the episode A House Divided “is just around the corner.”
The first episode was released in the middle of December and many people have criticized Telltale Games for taking too long between episodes. They’ve also been angry about the developers not keeping players up to date about what is happening with the game, some people even started a petition on change.org, trying to get Telltale to be more open about their development.
The second season the game features main protagonist Clementine, a young girl trapped in a post apocalyptic world. The first episode ended with some really interesting cliffhangers and hopefully, many questions will be answered in a not so distant future.
As previously revealed, The Walking Dead: All That Remains will be heading to Steam this month. The game has now gotten a release date: December 18.
All That Remains is now available for pre-purchase at $22.49 which includes a 10% discount on the Steam store.
The game will pick up where it left off in Season One with Clementine who must “outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through their decisions and actions.”
According to a tweet posted by Telltale Games earlier this week, the mysterious Omid will also be returning to the series.
Amazon.de lists the Rockstar game for EUR 59.99, for pc. The page allows shoppers to reserve or preorder the game midst much speculation that the title won’t be coming to PC.
However, many people have pointed out that previous GTA releases for PC have always come much later than the console version, with announcements traditionally witheld by Rockstar in order to control hype up until release.
Given that the forthcoming generation of consoles runs on x86 architecture, it’s likely the PC release will at least in some way coincide with a release of the game for the next generation of consoles, which seems likely if a port is happening at all. This should place the release date this side of next year. However, it’s all speculation at the moment, but it seems unlikely Rockstar will ignore sales potential in three other system markets.
Trading card games are social, exciting, imaginative, tactile, and have been enjoyed by groups of friends in libraries and school cafeteria’s since postmen rode Veloceraptors to work. That all changed when the internet came along, basically making them turn based combat games with the graphics of solitaire. Yay!
On the forum dedicated to the trading card game, Valve stated that content pertaining to the sport would be released on June 26th, along with “an event we think everyone can be excited about…”
That event is certainly not anything to do with Half Life 3, which, history states, cannot happen – so we’re going with the date of the Steam summer sale, a time where wallets are subject to sadistic sexual abuse for prolonged periods of time, and families are torn apart because college funds are turned into expansion for Train Simulator 2013 because it’s ironic and not even slightly child abuse.
What are you looking forward to purchasing in this years Summer sale? Are the heads of your favorite Team Fortress 2 characters feeling a little chilly?
Magrunner from 3Am Games (Frogwares) is the latest title to support DRM free GOG.com, where they’re selling the title $16.99, $3 off the RRP price on Steam.
GOG.com traditionally sells ‘good old games’, which is where the name GOG comes from (you didn’t see that coming, right?) Recently, it has been offering new titles at reduced prices without DRM.
Magrunner releases Thursday 20 June 2013. If you haven’t already done so, you can check out our preview of the Portal meets Lovecraft first person puzzler here.
Magrunner: Dark Pulse takes you on a fantastic adventure filled with brilliant physics-based puzzles, mysteries, risk, and breathtaking views. The magnetic mechanics behind the Magtech Glove are quite simple to understand, but not that easy to master. This allows for some very original and challenging level design, that goes perfectly with the game’s twisted story. Splicing together ideas that seemingly don’t have much in common, this game creates an amazing experience you won’t soon forget. If you like your action/puzzles with a pinch of crazy and a whole lot of awesome, make sure not to miss this amazing upcoming title, that will put both your brains and your reflexes to a test!