US video game retailer GameStop have teased on Facebook that they have a big announcement to share with everyone tomorrow. They showed the image which is posted above which looks like a protagonist from the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Most people assume it will be Assassin’s Creed Comet which is rumoured to be in development for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. While PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will get the gorgeous Assassin’s Creed Unity. When the news was originally reported there was no confirmation of a Wii U version. We shall have to wait and see tomorrow.
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Update: Turns out the rumours and guesses were wrong. The big news is that GameStop will have an exclusive Red Hood story pack for Batman Arkham Knight which is on PS4, Xbox One, and PC
The developers behind the acclaimed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light will be setting up a Kickstarter campaign to get funding for their next project which is called Areal. The goal is to raise $30,000, though this will probably change. The platforms that game will be coming to are as follows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Mac, Windows and Linux. Here’s a description regarding what to expect for Areal.
Areal is a new video game that’s being developed by the people behind S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light. It features a massive and intricately detailed open world environment that is extremely varied and colorful, even though it’s set in a post-apocalyptic setting. Areal depicts a future where civilization has fallen apart due to an unearthly material called Metamorphite, which eventually spreads, corrupts and infects the whole world. The source of Metamorphite comes from a meteor that impacted the earth long ago, and it is the site of constant conflict and bloodshed.
E3 Insider has apparently outed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to Wii U. According to the official E3 website, a Wii U rendition of the upcoming first-person shooter will launch on November 4th, alongside the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. Developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was officially revealed last month.
Game Informer is reporting that the next Call of Duty titled Advanced Warfare won’t be developed by Sledgehammer games on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. It’s thought that these versions will be developed by High Moon Studios. A Wii U version has yet to be announced, but the logo for Wii U was spotted in the official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare website.
“PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners don’t have to worry about Activision forgetting them, as Advanced Warfare will be brought to the last generation of consoles as well.”
“Sledgehammer will not be handling the development, however. Activision has yet to announce the studio behind these versions of the game.”
The Pinball Arcade developer FarSight Studios has apologized for the comments it made yesterday on Wii U. Via Facebook, the studio said it was “misinformed” when it claimed Nintendo’s latest console was significantly less powerful than the aging PlayStation 3. The studio added that its initial comments were based on a talk it had with the developer handling the Wii U version of the pinball game.
“Those comments were made based on a conversation I had with the developer who’s been working on the WII-U version, he was unable to get the console to perform anywhere near what the xbox one and ps4 were capable of,” the developer said. “I was misinformed in that I said the ps3 was far more powerful… after speaking to him again, I was told that while the system still does not compare to XB1 or PS4, I was incorrect in regards to the ps3 comparison, and for that I apologize.”
FarSight Studios, the developers behind The Pinball Arcade, have said on Facebook that even Sony’s PlayStation 3 outclasses the Wii U with regards to power and claims that the Wii U is a Wii 1.5. The information came about as a Nintendo fan said that the Wii U was as powerful as the PlayStation 3. You can see the response above.
Update: FarSight Studios has apologized for its recent comments on Wii U.
French publication Gamesblog is reporting that there’s a second Assassin’s Creed game coming this year and it’s for “last-gen” consoles, which means Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The publication and Kotaku hasn’t heard whether this game will be coming to the Wii U. Ubisoft have already announced a new Assassin’s Creed game called Assassin’s Creed Unity which is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“Comet will take place in and around 1758; that it will star a sailor named Shay who betrays the captain of his ship; and that it’s set on the Atlantic Ocean.Comet, GameBlog says, will continue the nautical theme established in last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.”
“This fall’s last-gen Assassin’s Creed will indeed be set in North America and star a protagonist named Shay, who is a member of the Templars, the assassin-hating order that has traditionally served as primary antagonist in the Assassin’s Creed games.”
“We also hear that Comet will let you go to New York and do a great deal of sailing along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. One source describes the game as a cross between Assassin’s Creed III and the Freedom Cry DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV. Sources also say that Haytham Kenway and Adewalé will make appearances, among other returning AC characters.”
Although Murdered: Soul Suspect is headed to last-generation consoles as well as newly released systems, the action-adventure title will not be coming to Wii U. Airtight Games chief creative officer Matt Brunner recently explained to GameSpot why the game is skipping Nintendo’s platform. According to Brunner, the title wouldn’t be a good fit for Wii U. Murdered: Soul Suspect will be available in June for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“In all honesty, all the Wii U games I’ve ever played, the only good ones are the ones that are made specifically for [the Wii U],” Brunner said. “And this just doesn’t fit.”
A listing on GameFly has revealed that Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts is coming to Wii U. The hunting title is scheduled to release on Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on March 25th.
Wedbush Securities have put together a large 175 page PDF detailing why the next generation consoles will be as big as ever. The extensive document provides a detailed overview of the past, present and future of the video game marketplace. Here’s the company’s estimated next generation console sales for 2014.
- PlayStation 4: 12M
- Xbox One: 9M
- Wii U: 3M