NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe has confirmed a special Closed-Beta-Test for Dark Souls II ; scheduled to begin on October 5, 2013 for players in North America and Europe on the PlayStation 3. Fans will need to watch the Dark Souls Facebook Page from September 5th onwards to find out how to take part.
Warner Bros and TT games have announced the next in the series of charming block-based games at gamescom today. The LEGO Movie Videgame is planned to coincide with the film, entitled "The LEGO Movie" from Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures.
The Game will be released on the Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, WiiU, Windows PC, 3DS and Playstation Vita. There is no news yet as to whether it will be released on the Xbox One.
In a scenario drawn from the film, The LEGO Movie Videogame puts LEGO kids into the role of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Techland today released the first-ever gameplay video for the upcoming action survival title, Dying Light.
In the 11-minute video, players get a look at “daytime” in the vast and dangerous world of Dying Light. During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment that has been overrun by a vicious outbreak, and must scavenge the world for supplies and craft weapons in order to defend themselves from the growing infected population. If players find themselves overwhelmed by infected, they’ll have to choose between fight or flight. Thankfully they’ll be able to run seamlessly around the world—from the rooftops to the ground, and everywhere in between—with the game’s free-running movement. Every choice in Dying Light has different consequences…what will you do?
"Today we’re announcing that anyone who buys Call of Duty: Ghosts for the PS3 will be able to upgrade to Call of Duty: Ghosts for the PS4 for a limited time at a suggested retail price of just 10 dollars, 10 euros or 10 pounds," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "Retail programmes, announced by Amazon and GameStop allow our players to upgrade from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts for £10 as well. We have also previously announced that for a limited time our players will bring all of their Season Pass Content and all of their in-game progress with them within a console family, for no additional charge. We have the best fans in the world, and we want to make this transition as seamless and easy for them as possible. And there’s more news to come on that front. Stay tuned."
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have unveiled a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins titled “Nowhere to Run.” The trailer showcases the indomitable super villains hell-bent on taking down the Bat and gives a first look at Firefly, one of the eight assassins featured in Batman: Arkham Origins, capable of raining fire from above.
DICE studio, today, announced Battlefield 4 Premium, an exclusive membership for Battlefield fans that provides new content to keep the action going all year long. Battlefield 4 Premium members will receive five themed digital expansion packs: Battlefield 4 China Rising, Battlefield 4 Second Assault, Battlefield 4 Naval Strike, Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth and Battlefield 4 Final Stand; Subscribers will also be granted two-weeks early access to each. DICE will serve up weekly content and unique personalization options
Battlefield 4 Premium membership includes five digital expansion packs featuring new multiplayer maps and in-game content:
DICE also announced today the Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta will start in early October and will be exclusive for Battlefield 3 Premium owners, those that pre-ordered Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe, and owners of Medal of Honor Warfighter Digital Deluxe and Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition for three days. Following that, DICE will host an open beta for all gamers worldwide and will feature the Siege of Shanghai map on the popular Conquest mode.
Maxis have been showing off new footage from The Sims 4. Built with new technology called, SmartSim, Maxis claim that it is "the most intelligent, relatable and personal life simulation ever." Choices made in the game now have an impact on the entire life journey of the Sim and not just individual moments.
Tell Stories That Span a Lifetime – Life is incredibly rich and multifaceted. The Sims offers players personality and aspirations that emulate the beauty of life but, for the first time, in The Sims 4, Sims are now emotionally aware. They are capable of experiencing a range of emotions that have a direct impact on the way the game is played. In The Sims 4, player choices influence the gameplay not just in this moment but down the line. Just like in real life, these choices have a cascading effect that shapes the entire life journey of their Sims.
More Xbox One news from Gamescom. Take a gander at these screenshots of the console's dashboard.