Want to get your name and profile featured in the upcoming Watch Dogs game? Well, Ubisoft are running a competition to allow just that, but you’ll need to be 18 years old and over and have access to a Facebook and Uplay account to get involved.
If you’re a budding fan, you’ll want to enter your details here. Just jot down your name, date of birth, occupation, and three facts about yourself – they can be as cool, off the wall or as creative as you like. From there, Ubisoft will choose 30 competition entries at random to be included as a pedestrian in the game. But you’ll have to wait until November 19, when the game is released for current and next-gen platforms, to find out if you’ve been one of the lucky winners.
Capcom UK has decided to cancel its Resident Evil Revelations event in light of the tragic attack in Woolwich, London. Yesterday, a British soldier was reportedly hacked to death by two men shouting islamic statements in the streets of South London, in which the government is treating to be a terrorist attack. One of the men was filmed – still holding the knives in which he carried out the attack – and claimed that he killed the man because British soldiers kill Muslims every day.
Due to the attack, Capcom UK’s event – which was to see a 16ft by 32ft swimming pool filled with a specially concocted blood dye combined with human torso floats – will no longer be going ahead this weekend on May 25 and 26 at London’s Jupiter Wharf. A Capcom UK spokesperson had the following to say this morning:
“In light of yesterday’s sad events we’re cancelling our Revelations pool event. Thank you for your understanding.”
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This week’s Media Create sales charts are now in from Japan. Tomodachi Collection: New Life has been pushed aside this week for Summon Night 5 for the PlayStation Portable. In total there are seven games for Nintendo platforms in the Japanese top ten. The Nintendo 3DS continues to be the best-selling video game device in Japan, while the Wii U sees sales dip once again. Hopefully Wii U sales momentum will pick up after E3. Here’s the Japanese software and hardware charts.
- [PSP] Summon Night 5
- [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life
- [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
- [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- [PS3] Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
- [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
- [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission
- [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Edition
- [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
- [3DS] Mario Kart 7
- Nintendo 3DS XL – 24,123 (33,351)
- Nintendo 3DS – 13,001 (16,412)
- PlayStation 3 – 10,948 (12,793)
- PlayStation Vita – 10,931 (12,331)
- PSP – 6,524 (6,360)
- Wii U – 6,037 (7,974)
- Wii – 1,143 (1,506)
- Xbox 360 – 349 (485)
Long standing Japanese gaming publication Famitsu is teasing a huge announcement in the next edition of the magazine. Details regarding the announcement are scarce, but the publication promises to reveal “That news the world has long-awaited announced at last!” What would you like to see revealed?
Ubisoft has announced an extra sweet treat for fans who pre-order the upcoming title Watch Dogs. The open-world action game features two additional content packages, depending on whether you pre-order from GameStop or Amazon in North America.
When pre-ordering the title from GameStop, players will receive a single player mission named ‘The Palace Pack’, which includes an investigation bonus and ATM hack boost. Both unlock exclusive in-game content, allowing you to find more investigations as well as increasing cash rewards when hacking banks through the ATM hack boost. And if you pre-order extra early, you’ll also receive a neat game poster, designed by comic-book artist Alex Ross.
Looking to pre-order on Amazon? If so, players will receive the Signature Shot Pack. The content comes as a single player mission that gives you access to the Biometric Assault Rifle, which was smuggled into Chicago for the captain of the Black Viceroy’s gang, as well as the Black Viceroy’s Outfit once completed. By all accounts, the weapon only works for the first person to make an imprint of their palm on the handle, so players will need to steal the package and make the imprint to be in with a chance of success. Watch Dogs is available for pre-order until November 18 and will be released in North America on November 19 for the Wii U.
Ubisoft has just released a new Splinter Cell Blacklist trailer which highlights the game’s co-op mode. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist offers two player CO OP mode with 4 mission types, 14 maps with 2 player split-screen. Play as Sam Fisher or Isaac Briggs (a CIA operative) and work as a duo : help your teammate access parts of the maps you couldn’t access on your own, create your own tactics depending on your play style and watch each other’s back as you complete missions.
Warner Bros has released the first trailer for its eagerly anticipated Batman: Arkham Origins. In this first trailer we see Batman go into a long running battle with Deathstroke. It has been confirmed that Deathstroke will be a playable character in Origins, though it’s not apparent if his missions are structured like Catwoman’s Arkham City missions. Batman: Arkham Origins is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U on October 25th.
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Deadpool, an action-adventure game based on characters from the Deadpool comic book franchise, was previously thought to be coming to the Wii U, though rumors were quickly dismissed, and the game was only confirmed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. But based on a recent listing made by Amazon Canada, the game is coming to Nintendo’s console. However, this can only be classified as a rumor until publisher Activision confirms whether the Wii U will be getting the game. Deadpool will be released on June 25th.
The NPD Group has said that April was a dismal month for video game sales in the United States. Industry sales slumped 25 percent, reaching $495.2 million. Software sales for April fell 17 percent to $267.8 million, while hardware sales plummeted 42 percent to $109.5 million. That didn’t stop Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins sneak into the all formats top ten. You can view all the best-selling games in the United States for the month of April, below.
- Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, Wii U)
- Dead Island: Riptide (360, PS3, PC)
- Bioshock Infinite (360, PS3, PC)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
- Defiance (360, PS3, PC)
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
- NBA 2k13 (360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)
- Skylanders Giants (Wii, 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U)
- Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
- MLB 13: The Show (PS3, Vita)
The first official teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins was uploaded to YouTube today. Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occuring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. The game will be released worldwide in October for PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Wii U.