The Capcom Unity Blog has a release date for DmC and a confirmation of plans for a PC edition of the new Devil May Cry hack-and-slash. Word is the console versions are due on January 15, 2013, and that the Windows PC edition will follow later next year:
Okay Unity, let's talk DmC. We've got two big announcements regarding Ninja Theory's unique take on the Devil May Cry brand.
First, we've got an update on the release timing. The game is now set to release on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 15th, 2013 in both North America and Europe. While I wish it was coming out tomorrow, this does contribute further evidence to the theory that January is a great month for Capcom. In the past, January has seen the release of such titles as Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, and Resident Evil Revelations (well, in Europe, anyway ^^;;)
Second is that a PC version of the game is also coming later in 2013, and that its development is already well underway.
Additionally, we've got some new info and assets on the game's supporting character, Kat. I've seen a lot of speculation and inquiry about this character, who has appeared in a number of previous video assets, so hit the jump for some text and images on this new addition to the Devil May Cry lore compendium (lorependium).
GameInformer.com now offers a piece called "Creating The Story For The Elder Scrolls Online" with some details on Bethesda's upcoming MMORPG, and a 12-minute video interview with lead content designer Rich Lambert and creative director Paul Sage discussing "about the story within the MMO and how it connects to Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim."
SEGA of America announces another delay to Aliens: Colonial Marines, saying the upcoming first-person shooter is now expected globally on February 12, 2013. The game was last expected this Fall after a delay from this spring, but the announcement doesn't address the delays:
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (May 21, 2012) - SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe Ltd., Gearbox Software and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines™ will be in stores worldwide on February 12, 2013. As the authentic addition to the ALIENS franchise canon, the game’s stunning visuals and adrenaline pumping action will deliver breathtakingly immersive single, cooperative and competitive multi-player modes. Providing for an innovative asymmetrical competitive multiplayer experience, Aliens: Colonial Marines lets players fight in first person as the ultimate combatants – the United States Colonial Marines, or in third person as the universe’s deadliest killers – the Xenomorphs. Plunging into familiar and new environments from the iconic film franchise, players will have to fight the fear and face the true horrors of the ALIENS universe.
“I am thrilled to announce the definitive launch date for Aliens: Colonial Marines,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Aliens: Colonial Marines is the culmination of a life-time of inspiration from the films and relentless passion and drive from the exceptionally talented development team behind the scenes.”
Cyanide Studio announces they are accepting preorders for Dungeonbowl, their upcoming follow up to Blood Bowl, their fantasy-themed sports game. They explain that those who preorder will get early access to the game: "Players who pre-order the game before the 31st of May will have an exclusive access to Dungeonbowl™ as of the 1st of June 2012, well in advance of the official release date of 8th June. Pre-ordering will thus provide one week of frenzied gaming and a chance to hone skills before the rest of the world joins in. The game is also scheduled to be released on Steam at the end of June."
Born to Fire is an upcoming free-to-play MMO first-person shooter from Aeria Games. They are now accepting signups for their upcoming closed beta test. Here's a bit on the game: "Following the Cold War, the Russian Federation has lost ground in an arms race with the United States and turned to more unconventional methods of warfare. As the rules of engagement are thrown out the window, Special Forces around the world are sucked into the fray of a chaotic, anything-goes political landscape. The fate of these elite troops, and the interests they represent, is in the players’ hands as they step into a global free-fire zone."
GfK Chart-Track has their accounting of the 20 top-selling, full-priced PC entertainment titles in the U.K. for the week ending May 19th. There's a new sheriff in town, as this week Diablo III usurps the number one position from Football Manager 2012. The action/RPG sequel also makes a strong showing on the all platforms chart, but it landed at number two, as Max Payne 3 debuts there at number one.
Fusible notes that Square Enix has registered a bunch of domains for "Just Cause 4." This comes even though they have not yet released Just Cause 3, so this represents a show of faith in the open world action series. Thanks Joystiq.
Well I'm here alone in the BlueTower, as MrsBlue wings her way to the west coast to see what it may possibly hold for our future. We'll be separated for four days, which is pretty much the longest we've been apart in pushing 18 years of living together. Weird to say the least.