This week in news Deadpool takes a shot at being a PR representative, Ubisoft says hello to The Terminator and Predator in one game and one of the most talked about (here at Gamers Heros) multiplayer modes is coming back to Splinter Cell Blacklist. This is all of the gaming news for the week ending in Sunday, May 5th 2013. Strap in and let us clickity clackity our keyboards so you don’t have to mess up yours. Mmmm…. analog keyboard sound……
|Metro Last Light Info|
Deep Silver is looking for a little bit of a pick-me-up after the recent release of Dead Island Riptide getting hit pretty hard by reviewers has released a new trailer for Metro: Last Light. The new trailer titled “Redemption” shows some story bits between two main characters talking about the hope of survivors. Look for Metro Last Light on May 14th, not far from now! For more information about Metro: Last Light, you can visit www.enterthemetro.com. Alternately, you can follow Metro Last Light at Twitter.com/MetroVideoGame and on facebook at Facebook.com/MetroVideoGame.
|Warface Breaks Records|
Warface, Crytek’s free to play FPS game attacks Call of Duty breaking records for the most players playing a shooter on one online shooter server at once. On April 29th, 145,012 players in Russia helped break an online record by all playing on a Moscow-based Alfa server. The Vice President of the Games Division at Mail Ru, the company handling Warface in Russia said this about Warface and why it had attracted so many people “Warface stands out from other shooters for many reasons. The Fact that it’s created with CryENGINE 3, its exciting co-op and versus modes and the constant updates to the game world all set it apart and have helped to ensure its popularity with players and press. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported warface so far, especially our players, who made this record possible.”
|Splinter Cell Blacklist Multiplayer Announced|
Hey guys, Splinter Cell Blacklist will have multiplayer. The Spies vs Mercs multiplayer is back and will be available in the next reincarnation of Splinter Cell game. We have talked about the Spies vs. Mercs multiplayer in past splinter cell games on our podcast if you are interested in what we think about Splinter Cell multiplayer. Basically the mercs are a high powered deadly shooting team that has to defend a compound from being broken into. There are tools that the mercs have to identify and destroy the spies. The Spies are basically acting as Sam Fisher would in the single player game. The shadows are your friend and the environment will lead to assassinations of the mercs quietly. Each team will have a shot at being a spy and a merc for every game. Here is a trailer with a little more information.
|Another Techland Game Announced|
Techland (Yep the developers of Dead Island and Call of Juarez) are working on a first-person… melee game. Yep another one, except this one is set in a fantasy world! Maybe that will work out better for them? This new project called Hellraid is headed to the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with no announced date yet. The game will be a story-driven melee adventure that can be played through solo or co-op with leaderboards. If you would like to check out more about Hellraid, head over to their official site. I personally probably will want to have nothing to do with this game unless they show something really amazing at E3. The last entry with Dead Island Riptide still has me looking at my wallet with fear missing the $40 I spent.
|Watch_Dogs Release Date Announced|
Ubisoft has finally grown a pair and announced a release date for the heavily anticipated Watch_Dogs. Watch_Dogs will be coming out on November 19th for the Xbox 360, PC, Wii U and PlayStation 3. Also attached in the announcement is that Watch_Dogs will be released “at the launch of the PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE). The game is also planned for other next generation consoles.” Does this mean that the PlayStation 4 will be out by November 19th? Or does it just mean a late launch for next generation consoles. A new gameplay trailer and making of trailer have also been released for fans to check out.
|New Update for Wii U|
Nintendo released a new update last week that has a few interesting updates for Wii U owners. The first exciting thing is that the Wii U will now be able to handle load screens much quicker when switching between apps and moving to the home screen. Also available now is Kirby’s Adventure for 30 cents on the Wii U eShop. One of the most exciting things in the update is that the Miiverse will be able to be viewed on computers or mobile devices so Wii U owners can view all of the awesomeness of the Miiverse communities everywhere at https://miiverse.nintendo.net/.
|Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is Out|
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon released this week on April 30th and has been opening to some pretty positive reviews. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a standalone piece of DLC for Far Cry 3 that can be purchased for $15 on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The game features weird 80’s action movie like aesthetics that are cemented into the players mind by using scan lines on the screen and neon lighting. Some of the weapons in the game are from famous action movies such as the Terminator’s shotgun and RoboCop’s laser pistol gun. If you want to know how much awesome nonsense this game is check out this trailer.