Welcome back everyone! We here at Guysgirl hope you all had an awesome Independence Day!
Quite a bit of exciting news occurred over our national holiday. A new Walking Dead game is in the works, several major games finally got release dates, and Halo 4 apparently tried to hog all the news itself as tons of Halo details emerged over the week.
General Gaming News
In honor of Independence Day, here’s an interview with Assassin’s Creed III’s creative director, Alex Hutchinson.
The Walking Dead is one of the most popular shows on television these days, so much so that it’s getting not one but two video games. Activision announced a first-person shooter based on the show. That game is separate from Telltale’s episodic Walking Dead game, which will not be the studio’s last.
I may have to add another section to this column in the future: Ouya, the $99 Android-based game console in development, has some hefty support lined up.
Marvel vs. Capcom Origins will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PSN this September. The game is a compilation of Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.
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- NCAA Football ‘13 (Xbox 360, PS3)
- Ice Age Continental Drift (Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, DS)
- Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure (3DS)
- The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff (PC)
- Summer Stars 2012 (PS3, Wii)
This is a good news/bad news story: Vita owners were supposed to get first crack at 12 new characters for Street Fighter X Tekken. The good news is that the DLC will be available to console users on July 31. The bad news is that console owners will now get it before the game is even released, so Vita owners will now be the last to get the new fighters.
Gearbox Software is going to reward those of you who played the original Borderlands.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 has been delayed. Instead of an August release, the game has been pushed back two months to October.
Those of you who rent a server from EA DICE for Battlefield will soon be getting much greater flexibility in what settings you can manipulate as an upcoming update will add new features for server admins.
David Cage, creator of Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, says that games “will die” if the industry fails to innovate. Activision just stared blankly in response.
Speaking of Activision, Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter recently said that it’s unlikely that Vivendi would sell off the gaming company. There has been much speculation over the past few weeks that Vivendi was looking to sell Activision.
Mass Effect has one of the best soundtracks in all of gaming, and now you can download all seven tracks from the recently released Extended Cut DLC. Best of all, it’s free.
If you’re thinking about purchasing NCAA ‘13 but are undecided, then check out IGN’s review to help you get off the fence.
Microsoft — Xbox 360
Better start clearing out those hard drives: Halo 4’s multiplayer requires 8 GB of hard drive space. You can use either a hard drive or an 8GB flash drive, but Microsoft “highly recommends” using the hard drive for the “optimal experience”. In other Halo news, here’s a video of pro gamers talking about the game’s new weapons and multiplayer maps. You’re going to want to check it out, trust me.
Man, the Halo news just keeps coming! There is a new rumor making the rounds that Halo 2 will be getting the same remake treatment as Halo: Combat Evolved. Halo 2 is one of the greatest games of all time, so seeing it remastered and polished in HD on the 360 like Halo Anniversary would be awesome!
Let’s just go ahead and complete the trifecta: here’s some news regarding Forge mode in Halo 4, complete with video.
Sony — PS3 & Vita
Good news, folks: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be released on October 23, 2012.
YouTube has arrived on the Vita, and now, thanks to IGN, you can see it in action on the handheld.
Nintendo — Wii U, Wii, & 3DS
Samus Aran was nowhere to be found at E3, but don’t worry, Nintendo hasn’t forgotten about her. Shigeru Miyamoto wants to see Metroid on Wii U, but he really wants to see Star Fox on the new system.
Kirby’s Dream Collection will be released on September 16, 2012.
Endless Space is a great game that is worthy of your attention.
Total War: Rome II is shaping up to be a truly epic game, in more ways than one, and Creative Dynamics is going all out.
Not to be outdone, Relic Entertainment is striving to make Company of Heroes 2 as authentic an experience as possible.
Final Fantasy VII will be returning to the PC.
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will become free-to-play this summer.
Paradox Interactive’s upcoming medieval combat game War of the Roses isn’t due to be released until 2013, but the beta is now open for registration.
Game Releases for the Week of July 8-14