Young Horses commented via Twitter in terms of the release date for Octodad: Dadliest Catch on PS4 and that “April is the PS4 goal. There was never a definite date, or delay.” Even though it was targeted for March, at least it isn’t too far of a setback.
Young Horse’s post also continued about an Xbox One version “Also, considering Xbox One means we thought about it in our brains.” Follow up tweets reveal that it is just a thought and that “Thinking does not equal doing.”
Dadliest Catch is already out on PC if you want to not wait for the PS4 version.
Zombie Studio’s upcoming procedurally-generated survival horror title Daylight will be releasing on PS4 and PC April 8th for $14.99
Ryan Clements of Playstation Blog also posted a blog saying that Zombie Studios is looking into a way to integrate Twitch viewers into affecting the games scares for the streamer. Zombie says “the hope is to allow viewers to control the actual scares in a streamer’s experience, providing a much more interactive dynamic between player and audience. ”
The streaming integration seems really cool. I would love to stream this game and see what happens, assuming it can be pulled off. Sounds ambitious but rewarding if it can be done!
The 3DS/Vita handheld version of Batman: Arkham Origins is making the jump to consoles and PC and getting the usual HD remake and also new features.
- new map
- new hint systems
- objective tracking
- 5.1 surround sound
- fully voiced narrative
- All the un-lockable Bat-Suits will be included
Joystiq is also reporting that the game will cost $19.99
Every week, Major Nelson posts on his blog about sales going on for the week on either Xbox 360 or Xbox One in terms of games and DLC in the Xbox Live Marketplace. This weeks sales are good until 2/24 so check your Marketplace for prices in your region.
Ryse – $39.99
- Ridge Racer Unbounded – 75% off
- Ridge Racer DLC Packs 1, 2, 3, 4 and Royal Purple Skin are all 75% off
- Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi – 67% off
- Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse – 75%
- Nascar Inside Line – 75% off
- Persona 4 Arena – 67% off
- Angry Birds: Star Wars – 50% off
February 18th-February 24th, Xbox One owners will be able to buy Ryse digitally through the Xbox Store for only $39.99, instead of the traditional $59.99 both digitally and in retail.
Microsoft has revealed this is due to both the new DLC coming out February 28th. More importantly, this is due to the feedback from fans complaining about digital prices being so high (I completely agree since we aren’t taking home a disk or box.)
This is a test, as they specified, to see how the cheaper digital prices play out. Expect to see other digital titles being cheaper for a limited time the rest of this month and hopefully Microsoft will drop digital prices in the future.
NES Remix, released In December 2013, was a nice surprise and a great game for Wii U, or rather watch if you didn’t have a Wii U. With the success of NES Remix, comes the annoucement of NES Remix 2 during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct.
Remix 2 will release April 25th and cost $14.99 and contain the following games (12 of them). (Remix 2 also allows us to play through Super Mario Bros. as Luigi since Super Luigi Bros. is included and giving us his super high jump ability)
- Ice Hockey
- Wario’s Woods
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 2 The Lost Levels
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Dr. Mario
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Kid Icarus
- NES Open Tournament Golf
Wonder what remixes and new challenges will await us with this round of REMIX!
The Wii U isn’t the only one getting great Indie titles in the coming months, Nintendo of America also surprised viewers of Nintendo Direct with upcoming eShop titles for the 3DS as well
- Shovel Knight
- Retro City Rampage
- Squids Odyssey
- Moon Chronicles
- Weapon Shop de Omasse
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
- Siesta Fiesta
- 1001 Spikes
How I love Nintendo Direct as it is always full of surprises. During the Nintendo of America portion of the video stream, Erik Peterson talked about various eShop titles and also revealed some big Indie game titles coming the next few months. The games were shown in a graphic and here are the titles
- Scram Kitty
- 1001 Spikes
- Ittle Dew
- Assault Android Cactus
- Squids Odyssey
- Shovel Knight
- Monkey Pirates
- QUBE Director’s Cut
- Ballpoint Universe Infinite
- Wooden Sen Sey
Zero Lab Games will be releasing Skullgirls Encore on PSN tomorrow when the store updates. Encore will be given free to current owners of the original game, but the DLC from the original game will not work on Encore as it is a separate game.
The Xbox 360 version hasn’t been submitted yet, according to Peter Bartholow of Zero Lab Games. He states that “360 was always expected to take longer because there are more companies involved in the transition.” The 360 version of Encore will be released as a patch for the original game which allows owners to use the DLC they paid for.
Responding to a fan on Reddit over his complaint of digital titles being ridiculously high, Major Nelson confirmed that competitively pricing digital games is “on the agenda” as part of Microsoft’s “great stuff planned for Xbox One this year (and beyond.”)