Techland has announced via Twitter that Dying Light will launch in January 2015, instead of February as previously planned.
The developers behind Dead Island originally pushed back Dying Light's release date, saying, "The new date ensures that we can fully realize our vision of an innovative open-world game. We won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms we’re working on. For you, it means an outstanding, original game that makes the wait more than worthwhile."
It looks like Dr. Bedelia du Maurier will have a more prominent presence in the third season of Hannibal, as Gillian Anderson has been promoted to series regular.
Anderson's du Maurer was seen off and on over the first two seasons - first as Hannibal Lecter's shrink, then as his target, and lastly as someone who seemed to be complicit with his crimes. And now, according to TVLine, Anderson will have a bigger part to play still as a show regular.
Dawngate's latest update, Patch 35, introduces a new Shaper, a shoutcasting mode, and several balance updates. It is available today.
Colonel Flin rides atop his faithful beetle comrade, Sergeant Buttersworth. The odd duo is a melee, physical damage tank who provides tons of utility and initiation in a team fight. He can reflect damage on his attackers, leap into combat, eat through enemy armor, and speed up allies with his ultimate.
Custom game lobbies now include a shoutcasting mode, meaning you can spectate a match while a commentator breaks down the game play by play. It's a great system found in many MOBAs that helps both new and experienced players get more out of the game.
After being delayed, Driveclub has gone gold, and is ready to ship this fall.
Evolution Studios' racer was originally slated for a 2013 release, but was pushed back to 2014 to accommodate further changes and updates. Now, the game is on track for its October release, according to a developer comment on the PlayStation Blog, which was found by a Neogaf user.
"The game has gone GOLD," director Paul Rustchynsky said in the comments. "See you online in a few weeks!"
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
Dragon Quest I – ($2.99)
The original entry in Enix's long-running RPG series is back with a new mobile edition today – check it out if you've never played it! (Though I'll be sticking with the NES cartridge version that I got free for subscribing to Nintendo Power a couple decades ago.)
This week has another Smash Bros.-related sale, this time focusing on Zelda, Pit and many more, in addition to a pair of interesting games on Wii U. The first is Teslagrad, a puzzle platformer with a focus on magnetism, and the second, due out early next week, KickBeat. Both games have come out on other platforms before where they were well received. Other games out this week are the NES version of Adventure Island on the Wii U Virtual Console and a trio of 3DS download games. Lastly, if you feel like dancing, check out the Just Dance sale on Wii U.
This 2D puzzle platformer puts players in the role of a Teslamancer who must traverse up Tesla Tower to tesla tesla tesla and solve puzzles using electricity and magnetism. It features a wide variety of gorgeous locales and a nice art aesthetic. It tells a story as well, but only uses visuals to do so, totally eschewing dialog and speech. Let us know what you think if you decide to pick it up.
The Drop follows Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy), a lonesome bartender at a Brooklyn "drop bar" (a pub where local mobsters bank cash from illegal gambling). The introverted Bob works there for his cousin Marv (James Gandolfini, in his final screen appearance), who bitterly ceded ownership of his bar to Chechen mobsters.
Bob lives a humdrum existence of work, living alone, and going to church. One night while walking home he hears whimpering coming from a trash can, and opens it to discover an abused and abandoned pit bull pup. Afraid of the commitment of caring for something other than himself, and the feelings that may come with that, Bob eventually caves in part thanks to Nadia (Noomi Rapace), the local woman whose trash can he found the dog in.
Intel has announced a new "connected wheelchair" designed to transform standard wheelchairs into data-driven machines, designed by engineering interns and endorsed by theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.
The wheelchair absorbs biometric information from the user, as well as mechanical information from the machine itself, that can then be analysed to provide a better experience for wheelchair users. It also comes with an app that allows users to map and rate the accessibility of different locations.
"A wheelchair user can now monitor important information about their health, the status of their wheelchair, and the accessibility of the place they visit, significantly improving their day to day life," says Hawking of the design.
After mounting pre-order sales for Disney Infinity 2.0, another Guardians of the Galaxy character is being added to the roster, along with a hero from Captain America: Winter Soldier.
The first character, Yondu, is a mercenary from the recent Guardians, in which he's played by Michael Rooker. Although Yondu was slated to appear in missions for the Guardians of the Galaxy playset, he will now be included as a physical figure and will be playable in-game, according to Variety.
Additionally, Falcon, Cap's ally in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will also be added to the Disney Infinity roster sometime next year.
Update: A spokesperson with Overkill Software told IGN that the PayDay 2 Hotline Miami DLC is announced for Steam — "other platforms are to be announced."
PayDay 2 developer Overkill Software is collaborating with Hotline Miami team Dennaton Games on new crossover DLC for the first-person shooter.
The PayDay 2 Hotline Miami DLC is set to release on Steam on September 30, featuring a new heist and other additional details that Overkill isn't announcing yet. IGN has reached out to the studio and publisher 505 Games about whether the DLC is coming to other platforms in addition to PC.
The Marvel Super Hero Edition for LittleBigPlanet Vita releases Nov. 19, with new costumes and mini-games.
The mini-games –– Hero Rush, S.H.I.E.L.D. Interceptor and Avengers: Ultimate Escape –– are composed of numerous stages for players to tackle, complete with 18 Marvel character costumes for Sackgirl or Sackboy. The Marvel Super Hero Edition also includes new themed stickers, decorations, effects and objects for players to create their own stages.
LittleBigPlanet Marvel Super Hero Edition for PS Vita is priced at €20, or about $26 USD.
In IGN's LittleBigPlanet PS Vita review, we praised the game's use of the handheld's technology. It's also a great way to complete bite-sized stages while traveling, and the solid touch controls supplement the multitudes of player-created content already available for the game.
505 Games and Rebellion have revealed that new Sniper Elite III DLC for console, Save Churchill: Part 1 - In Shadows, is now live.
It's the first of a three-part DLC campaign that will see players attempting to uncover and thwart a 1943 Nazi assassination attempt on the British prime minister's life.
The DLC contains new encounters, weapons, and unit types. Released on PC in July, Part 1 of the Winston Churchill DLC is now available to console players as well via PSN and the Xbox Marketplace for $8 USD.
There's also a Season Pass available for those playing on PS3 and PS4; it costs $30 on the PSN and includes all of the Churchill DLC, Hitler assassination DLC Hunt the Grey Wolf, and various weapon packs.
The Tokyo Game Show takes place from September 18-21, and IGN Editors will be live at the event covering the best in Japanese gaming -- including Square Enix, Atlus, Platinum Games, Comcept, Capcom, some interesting new studios, and more.
Sony has a huge presence at TGS, with dozens of games on display (including Bloodborne, Earth Defense Force 4.1, and LittleBigPlanet 3) and a couple surprises up its sleeve. Meanwhile, Microsoft is making its Japanese Xbox One debut and demos of D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, Ori and the Blind Forest, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and more.
Join Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare producer Mike Mejia and ace IGN CoD superstar Alfredo Diaz in this deep-dive walkthrough of the game's super-deep, crazy-customizable Pick 13 loadout system, which evolves Black Ops 2's well-liked Pick 10 system. Check out stackable Score Streaks, flexibility in weapon attachments, and much more. And be sure not to miss the rest of our month-long IGN First coverage of Advanced Warfare. This page will be updated all month long!
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Blizzard has provided more information about how its previously-announced 10th anniversary plans for World of Warcraft, including when it'll all kick off.
With new expansion Warlords of Draenor launching on November 13, the developer has decided to shift the start of the events of November 21. From there, they'll run until January 6 and anyone who logs in during that time will receive the delightful Molten Corgi pet we've shown you before.
As mentioned previously, other opportunities you'll be able to pursue in this period include a Raid Finder version of 40-man Molten Core for level 100 players. Completing this nets you a Core Hound mount and a Raid Finder-quality helm. The Southshore vs. Tarren Mill Battleground, meanwhile, will consist of two brackets - one covering the 90-99 range and another for level 100 - with Alliance victors unlocking the "Tarren Mill Terror" title, and Horde winners being knighted a "Southshore Slayer".
Shigeru Miyamoto is working on his first animated short film, set to focus on Pikmin.
Called "Pikmin Short Movie", Cinra (via Kotaku) reports Miyamoto made the decision to create the film after he wasn't fully satisfied with all the things he managed to explore in the games. The upcoming flick will be comprised of three episodes called Midnight Juice," "The Treasure Inside the Bottle," and "One Tough Day."
As you'd expect, Pikmin Short Movie will be created using CG and support 3D viewing. It's set to make its debut at next month's Tokyo International Film Festival where, with any luck, someone may pick up international distribution rights and help the rest of the world see it.
Telltale Games has announced The Walking Dead: Season One and Season Two will hit PS4 and Xbox One for the first time in October, with The Wolf Among Us following suit in November.
Those'll be the same months that the respective compiled versions of the games are also released at retail on PS3, PS Vita and Xbox 360.
Other projects we know Telltale is currently working on include its collaboration with Gearbox, called Tales From The Borderlands, and a mysterious episodic Game of Thrones project which we got our first tantalising teaser about recently.
From farm boy whiner to galactic savior, Luke Skywalker is one of the great movie heroes.
And now he’s set to finally make his return to the screen in Star Wars: Episode VII. So let’s take a look back at some of the lesser known aspects of the character’s history.
Here are nine things you probably didn’t know about Luke Skywalker!
In early drafts of George Lucas’ Star Wars script, Luke was no farm boy at all, but rather a seasoned Jedi general -- an Obi-Wan type who was an advisor to a king. In the second draft he became a short and chubby 18-year-old called Luke Starkiller, while a holy man from thousands of years earlier was known as “the Skywalker.” It was this mysterious figure who had discovered the Force and helped found the Republic… But, eventually Lucas settled on the bratty moisture farmer version instead.
Shadow Warrior hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 24 in Europe, Bandai Namco has announced.
The first-person shooter follows the tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade known as the Nobitsura Kage. The plot fuses together Asian-mythology with a modern setting. We're still trying to track down a North American release date.
Devolver released Shadow Warrior on PC last October. IGN really liked the reboot's long campaign and surprisingly good story. It did have a few scripting bugs we hope don't make the jump to PS4 and Xbox One.