Trending Topicks – May 31st, 2012

New Gears of War game at E3,DC Comics new fighter unveiled,Aliens CM special edition,Halo 4 preorder incentives,Dark Souls dlc,NBA 2k13 details and preorder bonus,Playstation 4 in 2013 and more!



New Gears of War Game at E3

Credit: [ Entertainment Weekly ]
The Gears of War trilogy told the epic tale of manic-depressive beefcake super-soldiers with a knack for hiding behind debris. Last year’s Gears of War 3 ended the genre-defining saga. Or did it? Game Informer has revealed a first look at the next entry in Epic Games’ shooter franchise. There’s not much to go on — we’ll learn more about the game next Monday, at Microsoft’s E3 conference — but for now, check out this cover and start theorizing:

My early and almost certainly inaccurate theory: The game’s a prequel. We’re looking at the authorities taking a young Marcus Fenix to the prison cell where he spent the four years before Gears of War 1. The game will then be about a different soldier during the years of Marcus’ imprisonment. Or maybe it will be a sci-fi retelling of The Shawshank Redemption, with the player taking control of Marcus while he befriends an older inmate and slowly carves sad-looking chess pieces. Just spitballing here.

Warner Brothers & DC Comics New Fighter Unveiled

Credit: [ MTV Multiplayer ]
Injustice: Gods Among Us is currently in development at NetherRealm Studios with a projected release sometime in 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. The upcoming title is based on the premise “What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?” Well, we’ve had decades of comic stories to answer that one and usually it involves some dark side heroes going evil before getting their comeuppance.

“The announcement dropped some names that will be making their way into the roster including Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman, along with villains Harley Quinn and Solomon Grundy. It would be a big surprise if the likes of Lex Luthor and the Joker didn’t make their way into the game.”

Aliens Colonial Marines Special Edition

Credit: [ Shacknews ]

The $100 CE offers a laundry list of bonuses, highlighted by a “resin powerloader figurine in a Limited Edition Xeno Hive box.”

Also included are in-game perks such as four playable characters from the movie (Private Hudson, Corporal Hicks, Private Drake and Sergeant Apone), three new weapons (including Ripley’s flamethrower), customization options, and a special game level accessing the USCM Academy firing range.

Halo 4 Preorder Incentives

Credit: [ Ubergizmo ]
If you’re a fan of the Halo franchise, it’s safe to assume that you’ve already got your eye on Microsoft’s upcoming Halo 4 release. As you might have heard by now, some retailers are set to offer gamers specific pre-order bonuses and thanks to Microsoft, some of those bonuses have been revealed to be in the form of skins for the armor and weapons used in the game. This includes an Arctic Skin for the battle rifle, Pulse, Raptor, Web and Circuit-themed skins for the armor along with a a couple of different emblems. According to Microsoft, retailers will be making their own pre-order bonus announcements in their own time so it is unclear as to which retailer will be offering what. However if these bonuses have managed to capture your attention, be sure to stay tuned as we will keep you updated when retailers make their announcement. In the mean additional images along with a video can be found on the official Xbox website.

Dark Souls New DLC

Credit: [ Digitalspy ]

The ‘Artorias of the Abyss’ expansion will add new explorable areas, bosses, enemies, non-playable characters and equipment.

It will be made available later this year on Xbox 360 and PS3 for 1200 Microsoft Points / £10 / $15.

Dark Souls sold well after its release on Xbox 360 and PS3 in October, with 1.5 million units shipped worldwide.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, which will feature the full console game as well as the ‘Artorias of the Abyss’ expansion, will be available on PC from August 24.

NBA 2k13 Details and Preorder Bonus

Credit: [ Gameguru ]

Fans to receive NBA All-Star add-on content presented by Sprite with pre-order purchase, including all-new Sprite Slam Dunk Contest mode

2K Sports has announced that NBA 2K13, the next installment of their NBA video game simulation franchise, will be available on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in North America and October 5, 2012, internationally, for PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360 and Wii – a Wii U version of the game will be released in the launch window, at a later date.

In NBA 2K13, developed by Visual Concepts, gamers can pit the NBA’s current superstars against classic players in both the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout and Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Rosters for both the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and 2013 NBA All-Star Game will feature the 2012 All-Stars, with dynamic updates to the 2013 rosters once the participants are announced.

Those who pre-order NBA 2K13 for Xbox 360 or PS3 will receive a new downloadable NBA All-Star content package presented by Sprite. This add-on content will be set in Houston, the site of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game and will allow fans to stage their own NBA All-Star Game, including three NBA All-Star events – the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest featuring all-new intuitive, pick-up-and-play controls.

Playstation 4 in 2013

Credit: [ International Business Times ]
The Japanese electronics and entertainment giant is planning a 2013 release for the gaming system, known under the codename “Orbis.” The prominence of consoles as a source of multi-media entertainment is rising throughout the industry, with Microsoft promising big plans for the future of its Xbox as well. Although consoles now can nearly function as computers and tablets, the elimination of hard disc sales would put added pressure on physical gaming retailers.

Rabbids Rumble Announced


Collect over 100 Rabbids with wacky abilities and put them to the test in hilarious battles, alone or with friends
Rabbids Rumble is full of interactive mini games that fully utilize the 3DS hardware, most notably with the 3D and Augmented Reality where players will interact with the Rabbids like never before. This new experience causes Rabbids to surge from the floor, fly around and even battle it out atop the kitchen table. Rabbids Rumble also features multiple game modes including a solo campaign and multiplayer battles.
For the first time in franchise history, Rabbids Rumble will introduce an accessible and hilarious turn-based combat system. Players will be able to challenge their friends to intense battles mixing tactics with the Rabbid’s classic wackiness. Each Rabbid comes prepared with hilarious combat abilities and can be trained to become stronger for battles. Using the SpotPass function, new and rare Rabbids will be available to download to enrich each fans collection. Fans can also use StreetPass to compete in battles to unlock new Rabbids and items.

Assasins Creed III Special Edition Announced

Credit: [ Cinemablend ]
UbiWorkshop, the Ubisoft subsidiary devoted to bringing the company’s games into other entertainment mediums, has announced their own special edition of Assassin’s Creed 3. The Assassin’s Creed 3 UbiWorkshop Edition is now available for pre-order on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

The UbiWorkshop Edition is designed for people who are obsessed with the storyline of the Assassin’s Creed series. It doesn’t come with any bonus DLC or t-shirts or anything like that. Instead, its extras flesh out the backstory.

The first bonus in this special edition is Assassin’s Creed Subject 4, a graphic novel combining the comic series Assassin’s Creed: The Fall and upcoming sequel Assassin’s Creed: The Chain. This graphic novel tells the story of Daniel Cross and his ancestor, an Assassin in Russia named Nikolai Orelov.

The Assassin’s Creed Encyclopedia Second Edition is an all-in-one guide to AC lore. It includes information on the events of AC3 and The Chain. Might want to hold off on reading it until after you’ve played the game and read the graphic novel, then.

Naughty Bear Panic Paradise XBLA / PSN Bound


Credit: [ Gaming Examiner ]
505 Games and Behaviour Interactive have announced that will be making a follow-up title in the Naughty Bear franchise titled ‘Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise’. The news comes with a new trailer and a few details about the upcoming digital-title.

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise will be released on XBLA and PSN in 2012. Players will once again play as ‘Naughty Bear’, the outcast of Perfection Island. Behaviour Interactive states in the press-release that Naughty Bear will be “armed with a hit-list of bears that have wronged him, Naughty is going to make them pay, one by one”.

Sports Champions Gets Sequel

Credit: [ Eurogamer ]

Sony has announced Sports Champions 2.

The PlayStation Move exclusive is developed by Zindagi Games, creator of 2010 game Sports Champions, with support from Sony San Diego Studio.

Games include skiing, bowling, tennis, golf, archery and boxing, with support for up to two players and four PlayStation Move controllers.


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