Things are picking up this week as we have a major new release in the form of Wolfenstein: The New Order. The game is a reboot by MachineGames of the classic FPS series that is set in an alternate historical reality where Nazis won World War II. Scroll down to see a complete list of what is coming out from May 18th to May 25th, 2014.
NIS America has revealed that the enhanced version of Disgaea 4, called Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, will be making its way exclusively to the PlayStation Vita this August. The game is set to be released both physically and digitally.
The original Disgaea 4 was well-received, but the PS Vita version will be bringing a whole lot more to the table. The following is a list of some of the things that Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited will add to the formula:
Brand-new scenarios that flesh out the backstory of fan-favorite characters
New characters and cameos of previous characters from the series
New spells, techniques and other gameplay enhancements
New music tracks
Hi-res sprites that look better thanks to the PS Vita’s screen
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is set to be released on August 12th in North America and August 29th in Europe.
Another JRPG is making its way to North America thanks to NIS America, and now Natural Doctrine has received its first western trailer.
The game does look very promising, as it reminds be a lot of old-school RPGs that I can’t get enough of. The game is being developed for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, though from the trailer it seems more like an early PS3 game.
Naughty Dog are pretty much the best developers around right now, bringing us both the Uncharted series and the fantastic The Last of Us. We know that both a remaster of The Last of Us and new entry in the Uncharted series are in development, but what we didn’t know is that they are working on two other things that are completely unrelated to those games.
Creative director Neil Druckmann spoke with EDGE and said the following about current projects:
“We’re working on this re-release, but at the same time we’re working on two other brand-new experiences.”
What these brand new experiences are is anyone’s guess, but you can bet that Naughty Dog is going to be having all eyes on them at this year’s E3.
The PlayStation 4 continues to be the king of the console race, as for a 4th month in a row it has been the highest-selling video game console. This news comes as the result of the NPD Group’s report today.
As has been the trend, the current-generation consoles continue to outsell their predecessors in their first 6 months. The report says:
“Life to date, sales of PS4 and Xbox One hardware have more than doubled the combined sales of PS3 and 360 hardware through their first six months of sales.”
So much console gaming becoming obsolete, eh?
Sofware sales have lagged behind a bit, dropping 10% to $227.9 compared to the $254.3 that was generated during the same month last year.
Below is the top 10 games for the month of April:
Titanfall (360, XBO, PC)
Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, XBO, NWU, PC)
NBA 2K14 (360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC)
LEGO The Hobbit (360, PS3, One, PS4, 3DS, NWU, PSV)
The LEGO Movie Videogame (360, 3DS, PS3, NWU, XBO, PS4, PSV)
Reverge Labs’ upcoming fighting-game called Skull Girls Encore is releasing on PlayStation Plus in the U.S. tomorrow, and all subscribers will be able to add the game to their Instant Game Collection for free.
Skullgirls Encore has a sharp and vivid 2d art style that reminds me of the classic arcade fighting games. In this game, you control a slew of different Skull Girls that are all complete with crazy and unique attacks for taking people down.
The original Skullgirls released for PSN and XBLA on April 10th, 2012.