A leaked trailer has revealed that Watch Dogs is finally coming on May 27th. The action packed game will be available to purchase on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 24th. Ubisoft has yet to reveal when the Wii U version is coming after announcing that it has been delayed. This ties in with the announcement earlier today from Ubisoft who said that they have something to reveal at 6pm CET.
“We are pleased to be able to reveal to gamers all over the world the new release date for Watch Dogs,” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ubisoft. “We are extremely confident that the additional time we afforded the dev team to refine and polish the game will be more than worth the wait.”
Watch Dogs will be available on Sony PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and Windows PC. The Wii U version will release at a later date.
Ubisoft has teased on Facebook that it has a big announcement to share with gamers at 6pm CET today. Clearly speculation is rife regarding what the announcement will be about. A release date and trailer for the highly anticipated Watch Dogs appears to be the best bet. However, it could be the reveal of the next Assassin’s Creed.
Big news tonight – be ready at 18:00 CET!
Update: It looks as though the news has broke early and it’s the release date for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC version of Watch Dogs on May 27th. We already know that the Wii U version of the game is delayed.
The Super Nintendo classic Super Mario Kart will release on Nintendo eShop as a Wii U Virtual Console title on 27th March 2014. As part of a promotion to celebrate both this legendary title and Mario Kart 8, fans who purchase Super Mario Kart on Nintendo eShop from its release until 30th June 2014 can get a discount of £5.49 on Mario Kart 8 if they choose to purchase Mario Kart 8 on Nintendo eShop from the release of the game until 30th June 2014, providing the purchase takes place on the same Wii U console.
Nintendo Europe have revealed via Twitter that they will be releasing a limited edition version of Mario Kart 8 in Europe. The limited edition version comes complete with a Spiny Shell Collector’s Item. Mario Kart 8 is due to be released in North America and Europe, May 30th.
Mario Kart fans who have ever unleashed a Spiny Shell item or been on the wrong side of one will know of their capacity to make or break a race, therefore as a memento of times both good and not so good, the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle will come complete with a Spiny Shell Collector’s Item alongside a physical copy of Mario Kart 8, with the Spiny Shell proudly perched atop a black and transparent frame.
Packaged together as a uniquely designed bundle, the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition launches on 30th May 2014 and is ready for pre-order now from the Nintendo UK Online Store and selected retailers, available while stocks last. Customers in the UK & Ireland who have already pre-ordered the standalone copy of Mario Kart 8 will have the opportunity to upgrade pending availability. One of the most devastating items found in-game, expect to see the Spiny Shell back in its natural environment knocking champion racers off the podium when the item appears in the Mario Kart franchise once more from 30th May 2014.
As an added extra for those who pre-order – at retail – either the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle or Mario Kart 8 as a standalone game, Mario Kart-themed keyrings will be available for fans from selected outlets. Whether satisfying a need for speed with the Golden Dash Mushroom, knocking over rival drivers with a Red Shell, or temporarily bulldozing through a course in the form of a Bullet Bill, the keyrings on offer will represent some of the most memorable items from the Mario Kart franchise.
In the UK & Ireland the Golden Dash Mushroom will be available for those that pre-order at Littlewoods and Very, whilst those pre-ordering via a selection of independent retailers*** will receive the Bullet Bill keyring. The Nintendo UK Online store will be offering an exclusive Mario Kart 8 bundle which will include the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Spiny Shell bundle, a Bullet Bill T-Shirt and the Red Shell keyring. GAME will be offering those in the UK that pre-order Mario Kart 8 a Wii U Super Mario Kart Racing Wheel.
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has published its readers most wanted games this week. Interestingly Mario Kart 8 has risen in the charts and is now sitting firmly in second position. However, the number one game this week is Final Fantasy XV for the PlayStation 4. Here’s the most wanted games in Japan this week.
- 01/03. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, TBA) – 663 votes
- 02/04. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 649 votes
- 03/01. [PS3] Persona 5 (Atlus, Winter 2014) – 634 votes
- 04/13. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 429 votes
- 05/02. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 405 votes
- 06/05. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, Fall 2014) – 395 votes
- 07/06. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix, TBA) – 382 votes
- 08/07. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 347 votes
- 09/15. [PS3] Dark Souls II (03/13/14) – 284 votes
- 10/11. [3DS] New Love Plus+ (Konami, 03/27/14) – 270 votes
- 11/12. [3DS] Bravely Second (Square Enix, TBA) – 263 votes
- 12/08. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Namco Bandai, TBA) – 257 votes
- 13/09. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 253 votes
- 14/10. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 252 votes
- 15/18. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 239 votes
- 16/14. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Tecmo Koei, 2014) – 225 votes
- 17/30. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix 04/24/14) – 189 votes
- 18/20.[3DS] Game Center CX 3-Chome no Arino (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 184 votes
- 19/21. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 2014) – 183 votes
- 20/16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 2014) – 178 votes
- 21/24. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 2014) – 177 votes
- 22/19. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix, movedtomobile) – 170 votes
- 23/22. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 146 votes
- 24/—. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (Sega, 03/27/14) – 135 votes
- 25/17. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous AQL, 08/07/14) – 125 votes
- 26/— [PS3] The Last Guardian (SCEJ, TBA) – 124 votes
- 27/29. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, TBA) – 117 votes
- 28/—. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 103 votes
- 29/28. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 99 votes
- 30/—. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All (Namco Bandai, 05/15/14) – 98 votes
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Gabe Newell has revealed that his favorite non-Valve game is Super Mario 64. Newell, who’s known as the co-founder and managing director of Valve, previously expressed his fondness for the Nintendo 64 classic as well as its director and producer – Shigeru Miyamoto. Super Mario 64 was originally released in 1996 and a remake called Super Mario 64 DS hit the Nintendo DS in 2004.
Nintendo is asking Yoshi’s New Island players if they would mind sharing their gameplay data with the company presumably to improve future games. Kotaku says that the first screen you see when you start up Yoshi’s New Island asks you to “Share gameplay data with Nintendo? We will use this info to help develop future games”. Players that agree to share their data will have it uploaded over the internet.