The Last of Us will be missing its’ May release date.
If you were excited to get your hands on The Last of Us in May well I got some bad news for you. The game has been delayed till June Naughty Dog has confirmed.
“As a team we pride ourselves on setting a very high quality bar for every aspect of our games – gameplay, story, art, design, technology and more,” a Naughty Dog statement handed to the site read. “We want to make sure The Last of Us raises that bar even further – for ourselves, and most importantly, our fans.
“As we entered the final phase of development for The Last of Us, we came to realize just how massive Joel and Ellie’s journey is. But instead of cutting corners or compromising our vision, we came to the tough decision that the game deserved a few extra weeks to ensure every detail of The Last of Us was up to Naughty Dog’s internal high standards.”
According to Gamespot, the release date will be worldwide on June 14.
Sam Fisher will be MIA until Splinter Cell: Blacklist hit on August 20th
If you were hoping to get your hands on Splinter Cell: Black list soon, Ubisoft has other plans for you. Blacklist was slated to hit stores sometime in the Spring, but Ubisoft has delayed the title until late August. While this isn’t a surprise by any means, it is a bummer since Spring 2013 looks to be a little lackluster.
Splinter Cell Blacklist was announced at E3 2012, and is the followup to the Xbox 360 Exclusive, Conviction. Splinter Cell: Blacklist will release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC on August 20th 2013.
Halo 4 map packs detailed, arriving in late 2012.
343 industry has announce the details for three map packs that will release after the launch of Halo 4. Each and are set to arrive between December 2012 and April 2013. Players will have the option of purchasing a Halo 4 War Games Map Pass for $24.99 (2,000 Microsoft Points) that will offer access to the packs at a 15% discount as well as a unique in-game Falcon emblem. The Map Pass is included for free with the Halo 4 Limited Edition, and two unique in-game helmets (Scanner and Strider) will be offered when the Pass is purchased separately.
The Crimson Map Pack will be released in December 2012 and includes three maps: Wreckage, Harvest and Shatter. According to 343, players will “witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations” in Wreckage and see a “blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures.” Players will also “venture into the human colony environs of Harvest” and “explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.” The Majestic Map Pack, due in February 2013, includes Landfall, Monolith and Skyline. As 343 describes, “Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space — and the firepower of opposing teams. Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.”
Finally, the Castle Map Pack is scheduled for April 2013 and offers Daybreak, Outcast and Perdition. “Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range,” 343 says, “while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice. Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.”
Halo 4 launches November 6th, 2012.
The Wii U will hit America in November, and will come in two different versions.
It has taken awhile, but gamers finally know when they can get their hands on the Wii U, and how much its going to cost them. The Wii U will hit store in the U.S. on November 18th 2012.
The Wii U will come in different different versions. The first is known as the basic set and will run $299.99. This set comes with a white Wii U, white Wii U Gamepad, stylus, AC adaptor, sensor bar, 8 gigs of internal storage, basic AV cables and an HDMI cable for high definition playback.
The premium set for $349.99 comes with a black Wii U and stand, Wii U Gamepad, stylus, a Wii U Gamepad dock and stand, sensor bar, AC adaptor, 32 gigs of internal st0rage, a copy of Nintendo Land, and a membership give buyers extras when they use Nintendo’s online store, basic AV cables and an HDMI cable once again.
Some other news that came out during the press event was some system specs. Nintendo confirmed that the Wii U will have a total of 2GB of RAM. 1GB of RAM is for the games, while the other 1GB is for the system so that menus and other features will run smoothly during game play.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was confirmed to be coming to the Wii U as well. This was expected but it is good to see that Nintendo is pushing to have some titles that focus on online game gameplay. Wii U branded Wii-mote and nunchucks will be making their debut soon.
Nintendo had a demo of a Metroid on Nintendo Land that featured co op play while one person was using the Wii U Gamepad to control Samus’ ship, and the person on the ground controlling Samus her self.
Bust-N-Rush from Techtonic games has been given a release date. On September 14th gamers can pick up the over the top adventure from Origin. You can also pick up the exclusive Origin Double-Bust-Bundle which includes:
- A FREE Standard Edition copy to gift to a lucky friend (for players to get started with Bust-A-Friend Mode)
- Behind the scenes video of Bust-N-Rush: “Crunch Time Chronicles”
- Bust-N-Rush wallpapers
- The Bust-N-Rush Soundtrack
- New Survival level: Transition Mode (where players can bust all three worlds offered in the Standard Edition simultaneously)
We are currently playing the final version of Bust-N-Rush and it easily a title we recommend. You can check out our full review when it is finished.
Test Drive: Ferrai Legends is the Ultimate Ferrari Racing Experience
If you are a fan of the legendary Ferrai line of cars, you will want to listen closely. Atari will be releasing Test Drive: Ferrari Legends on July 3rd, 2012. Players will be able to get behind the wheel of over 50 Ferrai labeled vehicles, and take them across Rally GT, F1, and various road challenges to test your driving skills. All for only $49.99.
Full press release after the break.
Far Cry 3 slips to December in the US, and the end of November for UK.
One of 2012′s biggest releases, Far Cry 3 has been delayed till the end of the year. The title was originally slated for a September release, but Ubisoft has pushed the title to be the end of their holiday line up, instead of the beginning. Far Cry 3 will hit US store shelves on December 4th. The UK can get their hands on the game on November 28th.
Ubisoft had the following to say: “We’re taking a little more time to create the best possible gameplay experience.”
Far Cry 3 looks to bring the franchise back to the tropical settings, and show gamers the real meaning of insanity. Sadly, we will all have to wait just a bit longer.
Doom 3: BFG Edition hits stores October 16th 2012.
Not too long ago Bethesda announced a remake of the ID title Doom 3 was in the works, and while most of the details were revealed for Doom 3: BFG Edition , two big details missing were the date and price. Gamers can expect to return to Hell this Fall.