While we’re all busy with Spring cleaning as the weather warms up, Rockstar Games has been working on a slew of updates for Grand Theft Auto Online.
First up next week is the “Capture Creator,” which will let players make their own capture jobs with detailed, customizable variables such as pick-up locations, weaponry and locations. As usual, the best user-made games will get the coveted “Rockstar Verified” status.
The “High Life” update is also on its way. Players will now have a wider variety of high-end apartment options and will be able to own two distinct properties at once, meaning we can now potentially own up to 20 vehicles. The extra garage space will also come in handy, as three new vehicles and one new motorcycle will be showing up in Los Santos. Other updates include the addition of a Bullpup Rifle, new clothing and the new Mental State player statistic. Now you can have a better idea of how relaxed or crazy the players you’re playing with really are. The long awaited co-operative heists are also set to come out soon.
Later this year, we can expect to see more holiday-themed updates and Store Mode DLC. Later updates will also include changes brought on by community feedback, such as the addition of non-contact race options, getting Lester to make the cops turn a blind eye on your crimes, bonus rank points for players who leave feedback on jobs and higher payouts for certain game modes with less than four players. Cheaters should also beware as Rockstar will be breaking down on players who used RP exploits.
These updates should keep the murder and mayhem of Grand Theft Auto Online fresh and enjoyable. I especially enjoy the idea of the extra property and garage space above all.
Move over Tony Hawk and Skate. A newer, younger skater is hitting up the console streets, as Roll7′s side-scrolling arcade skating game OlliOlli will be officially making its runs on numerous platforms later this year.
Two months after the PlayStation Vita release of OlliOlli, Simon Bennet of Roll7 announced the title’s multi-platform roll out via the PlayStation Blog, saying that it will not only be making its way to not only PC, Mac and Linux, but also the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
According to Bennett, the move to bring it exclusively to Sony’s last and current gen consoles came at the suggestion of the strategic content team at Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe.
In order to transition the game from a small, handheld screen to the living room, Bennett also said the small development team has already partnered up with Spanish game company BlitWorks to port the game.
“We already have a first playable version up and running on PS4 and a big screen — it’s like our little OlliOlli grew up and got some balls,” Bennett wrote. “Really feels amazing on DualShock, too.”
Though no official release date has been announced for the Steam/PS3/PS4 versions of OlliOlli just yet, Bennett said the game will “remain a PS Vita exclusive until summer 2014.”
It’s been an overly long period of guessing games and teases, but Capcom has finally announced that Decapre will be the final new character in Ultra Street Fighter IV.
Announced via the official Capcom Fighters livestream, Decapre, from Russian origin, is one of “The Dolls,” which are comprised of teenage girls who were captured by Shadaloo and brainwashed to serve as assassins and bodyguards under M. Bison. Other notable characters who fit under this umbrella include Cammy, Juni and Juli (the latter two originating from Street Fighter Alpha 3).
Decapre has never been featured as a playable fighter before, however she has made brief appearances in Street Fighter Alpha 3 in addition to some of UDON’s Street Fighter comics.
Check out the newly-revealed trailer of Decapre after the break.
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.
Sony is changing the PlayStation 3 box art once more, now making it visually similar to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
While the change had no prior announcement, it simply changes the color of the band from black to blue, keeping the theme going between all three consoles now.
The PS3 box art first began with the so called “Spider-Man” font on the side, and changed to the theme they used until now when the PS3 Slim was released back in 2009.
While I enjoy having a matching theme going on, this means that my game collection will now have a mix of three iterations of box art. The world of advertisement sure is a fast-moving one.
Remember PlayStation Home? Even if you don’t, you might be interested to know that Sony is giving everyone using it the opportunity to nab a free PSN download code of Resident Evil: Director’s Cut Dual Shock Ver.
Getting the code requires you to log into PlayStation Home and selecting “The Quest for Greatness – Episode 2″ from the Navigator menu in The Hub. Once you’re in, you just have to select everything and every option and the code will be yours (The PGM has a detailed guide for this).
Keep in mind that although PSN lists the PSone Classic as the 1997 release Resident Evil: Director’s Cut with an angry Chris Redfield on the box art, it is in fact the 1998 DualShock Ver. re-release, which features the controversial soundtrack by Mamoru Samuragoch and Takashi Niigaki.
In addition to this, players can nab free PS4 DLC for both Warframe and Blacklight: Retribution.
Sony has given out free PSone Classics codes via PlayStation Home before. Back in November, users had the opportunity to nab codes for Twisted Metal, Demolition Derby, and Warhawk. As of this writing, that quest is still available to partake in.
Street Fighter fans worrying about what kind of changes Capcom will be bringing to Ultra Street Fighter IV can rest easy, as the newly-announced “Edition Select” mode may quell their fears.
“Edition Select” will allow players to choose all the different versions of the game’s fighters throughout its five-year span. Don’t like how a fighter like Sagat fares in the newest build of the game? One can now pick a previous version of him, selecting from the original SFIV, Super SFIV, Super SFIV: Anniversary Edition, Super SFIV Anniversary Edition ver. 2012 on top of his new Ultra move set.
Ultra Street Fighter IV will be gut-punching its way to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as a digital upgrade this June, with a physical copy for both consoles and PC launching in August. A trailer showing off the quirks of “Edition Select” can be viewed after the break.
Announced earlier this week, Grand Theft Auto V’s latest update will have bustling businessmen and women aggressively marketing their wares. And by wares I mean murder.
The upcoming Business Update will have the thieves and murderers of Los Santos and Blaine County fighting to climb the corporate ladder. The update brings in three new vehicles, a new airplane, two new weapons and plenty of formal and business casual attire for the fleeting entrepreneur.
The new vehicles and weapons will be given to players in story mode and can be purchase in the online mode.
Exclusive items from the Valentine’s Day Massacre Special will become unavailable after Sunday, March 2.
The Business Update will be released March 4. Further information about new online heists and much more will be announced soon.
Source: Rockstar Games
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.
Get your air combat gear on. The Ace Combat Infinity open beta takes to the open skies on the PlayStation 3 between Feb. 4 to Feb. 11.
Two game modes will be beta: Lone Wolves mode for those who want to enjoy the single player experience and an unnamed multiplayer mode that pits your team against another team as you vie for air supremacy.
Ace Combat Infinity twists Ace Combat 4’s story and world with our world and mixes various super weapons from the other titles in the series as well – it’s like a ‘best of’ collection for fans of the series.
Players will get a unique emblem as proof of their participation in the beta, which will be available once the game releases.
A survey is also available where you can give Project Aces feedback on the game to help them shape it up.
See you all in the sky. Ace Combat Infinity is set to be released digitally on the PlayStation 3 later this year.