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If you’re excited for Telltale Games and Gearbox Software’s co-developed game Tales from the Borderlands and weren’t not one of the lucky few to get out to South by Southwest in Austin, Tex. this year, fear not. Though you may have missed witnessing the panel regarding the game, you can watch it through the wonder that is the internet.
Consisting of Telltale Games’ Harrison Pink (lead designer for Tales from the Borderlands) and Kevin Bruner (president/CEO of Telltale), as well as Gearbox’s Mathew Armstrong (Borderlands creator/director) and Anthony Burch (lead writer for Borderlands 2), the panel is the first time further details on the episodic game have been revealed.
Slated for release later this year, Tales of the Borderlands is reportedly considered canon, according to Pink. Other major details discussed during the panel include how the two studios joined forces and some of the game’s major story beats.
If you’ve got roughly 50 minutes to spare, you can check out the video after the break.
A game of tactics and robotic rugby/American football known as Frozen Endzone tackled its way onto the Steam Early Access earlier today, giving the general public their first crack at the game – for a price, of course.
British indie development studio Mode 7 Games offering up beta access to the spiritual successor to its asynchronous tactical shooter, Frozen Synapse, on the service for $24.99.
For that money, users will get a second key to share with a friend, as well as a slew of other features listed at the game’s Steam page.
Like other titles currently in the Steam Early Access program, additional support tiers are also available for people to purchase. For some more greenbacks, future gridiron tacticians will get goodies like the game’s soundtrack by Mode 7′s Joint Managing Director Paul “nervous_testpilot” Taylor or other in-game bonuses.
For a special Frozen Endzone trailer geared toward the game’s release and to see a full game in action, be sure to check out the video after the jump.
When the collaboration between development studio Level-5 and fabled Japanese animation team at Studio Ghibli that spawned Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was announced back in 2008, fans of Japanese role-playing games and films such as Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke were nothing if not excited.
Since the game’s release last January, it seems that excitement has spilled over into success for everyone involved, as Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has shipped over 1.7 million copies worldwide.
Though the number marks the RPG as a successful release, there are some caveats. Namco Bandai hasn’t said how many of those shipped copies have sold. They are also including the Japanese exclusive 3DS version of the game as well.
Say what you want, however, the accolades Ni No Kuni has received so far are pretty big. Namco Bandai said the charming RPG has earned 69 international awards and 145 nominations.
Earlier today, an image popped up on Reddit that heavily suggests that French development outfit Arkane Studios is working on a sequel to the critically acclaimed 2012 title, Dishonored.
Allegedly titled simply Dishonored II, the image states that a “full reveal” is slated for this year’s E3 in June.
In the full image, a supposed promotional hashtag for the game mentions the “Darkness of Tyvia.” Some intrepid redditors connected the dots, linking to a Dishonored Wikia that describes the region of Tyvia as a cold, unforgiving land that “utilizes penal labor camps located in the nation’s center for incarceration.”
To really hammer the harsh characteristics of Tyvia home, some of those prisons don’t have any walls, letting prisoners escape if they so choose. Doing so, however, is considered a death wish, as “no escaped prisoner has survived the trek to civilization in recorded history.”
In the past, the folks at Arkane have said they would definitely make a sequel to Dishonored if it sold enough, so considering its popularity, it doesn’t seem completely far-fetched that a Dishonored II would be in the works.
Also, it would make sense considering the way the stories of both the full game and the DLC for Dishonored ended that neither Corvo nor Daud would be the main protagonist for this reported sequel.
So what do you think? Would you be interested in a new Dishonored game? Let us know in the comments.
Poor Clementine’s had it rough. After the events of the first season of Telltale’s award-winning The Walking Dead, you’d think things would get easier. But nooooo. The hits just keep on coming.
The next episode in the second season of The Walking Dead, titled ‘A House Divided’ looks to bring even more hardship and harrowing experience for our favorite little girl from Georgia.
Fans of the point-and-click zombie apocalypse adventure game still chomping at the bit to find out what happens next to Clem and her fellow survivors can put down their bug-out bags. The next episode is set to release over the next three days for various platforms.
Starting tomorrow, the episode will be available for PC, Mac and the Northa American portion of the PlayStation Network. The following day (March 5), Xbox 360 users will gain access to the episode, while iOS users will get their shot at the zombie hordes on March 6.
The Vita version of Episodes 1 and 2 for this season will also be available by the end of the month, according to Telltale. Also, no release date has been set for the European PlayStation Network at this time.
‘A House Divided’ will be available for $4.99 as an individual episode or included as part of the season pass for $19.99.
To see what’s in store for tomorrow’s release, hit the jump for the official trailer.
Now before you go exploding in a ball of “ZOMG CUTENESS,” that is not my dog. I don’t have a dog, but if I did, he would probably look just as disgusted with winter as this one does.
Seriously, most of us at Pixelitis are staring down the barrel of yet another winter s**tstorm and frankly, I’m tired of it. I mean, sure I get to work from home if it’s horrible, but it needs to be Spring already. We’ve already got baseball in some fashion – now the weather just needs to act the part.
Regardless of my seemingly weekly weather grumblings, there’s plenty of stuff to check out on the site from the last week. Steven reviewed Strider, Konami announced a price cut for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Patrick weighed in on the highly divisive Rise of Mana announcement.
You can check it all out after the break.
Weeks after GameInformer broke the news that the campaign in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes could be completed in two hours, the powers that be at Konami announced earlier today that they will be reducing the price of retail copies by $10 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
As previously reported, the game had always been slated to sell digitally for $29.99, but the retail boxed versions were set at $39.99. Today’s price drop announcement brings the retail version in line with digital copies but has no effect on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 copies.
According to a press release from Konami, the decision to drop the price was made in an effort to “provide as many people as possible an opportunity to experience Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine and the first installment in the two-part Metal Gear Solid V experience.”
In addition to the price drop, those that pick the first printing of the game will get access to special in-game content for the future release of Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. Those that have pre-ordered Ground Zeroes will still gain access to special missions for the game, depending on their preferred platform of choice.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is slated for release on March 18 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
So what do you think? Has this price drop made your decision to purchase the game easier? Let us know in the comments.
Attention all prospective demon hunters. If you’re looking to get Diablo III: Reaper of Souls when it releases on March 20 and the practice of pre-ordering a game doesn’t sound like a sojourn in the sixth level of Hell, you may want to take a look at the two new bonuses Blizzard announced earlier today.
Those that put some money down on the Diablo III expansion will receive the purely aesthetic Wings of Valor item for their in-game character, along with the ability to unlock Valla the Demon Hunter in Blizzard’s own version of DOTA 2, Heroes of the Swarm.
Digital pre-orders of either the standard or Digital Deluxe Edition will have the Wings of Valor ready and waiting for them when they sign in to the game on March 20. Access to Valla, however, won’t be made available until Heroes of the Swarm officially releases.
Blizzard stressed, however, that anyone with a pre-order from a retail outlet will have to redeem their Reaper of Souls key on their Battle.net account before 11:59 p.m. PST on March 31. Failing to do so will leave their items to be “consumed by the fires of the Burning Hells and lost forever.”
This latest batch of information comes just under a week after Blizzard officially shut the Diablo III auction house down as part of Loot 2.0.
Nearly two months after word regarding the upcoming Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty would keep the same tunes from the original PlayStation release, the folks at Oddworld Inhabitants released a swath of new screenshots to whet your appetite.
“We wanted to recreate the rich sense of atmosphere and depth in the game,” Just Add Water CEO Stewart Gilray said. “We wanted to bring those environments to life, and give the fans a look at the Oddworld they’d pictured in their minds. We’re confident that we’ve achieved that.”
New ‘n’ Tasty is a “modern conversion” of the 1997 classic, which pitted Modokon slave Abe against an all-encompassing corporation using his people as food stuffs.
“New ‘n’ Tasty feels like the game Lorne Lanning always wanted to make, without the original’s hardware limitations,” Gilray continued. “We’ve pushed the boundaries of what’s expected from a remake and [we're] working closely with Unity [until] we think we’ve nailed the visuals, gameplay and audio.”
Along with the same music, New ‘n’ Tasty will reportedly follow the same art direction as the original title, while providing just enough changes in the way of gameplay tweaks and other improvements to bring the game to the latest generation.
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is slated for a Spring release on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.