Now that Disney has acquired Disney and shut down LucasArts, they wasted little time in licensing out the exclusive rights to Star Wars games to EA in a multi-year publishing and licensing deal.
EA first announced titles are being developed by Visceral Games, best known for Deadspace, DICE, best known for Battlefield, and BioWare, best known for Star Wars the Old Republic. Hey, wait! Does this mean we can FINALLY get the Star Wars the Old Republic SINGLE PLAYER RPG we wanted all along?
Frank Gibeau, President of EA Labels, had this to say:
Activision has officially revealed, after the title was leaked, the next Call of Duty title ahead of E3. Call of Duty: Ghosts is the next incarnation of Activision's most profitable First Person Shooter and comes from the team at Infinity Ward.
Rockstar has revealed three new videos showcasing the three main characters you will control in Grand Theft Auto V. Warning, these videos feature mature content with language and videos that are not suitable for younger audiences.
After Nintendo revealed that they will not host an E3 Press Conference at E3 2013, 2K Games has sent word out that they will not be having a booth at E3 2013. Instead, the company will have meeting rooms.
Ronnie Singh, Digital Marketing Director, had this to say:
"While 2K will not have a booth on the show floor at this year’s E3 conference, we will have a lot of great news coming your way this spring. Stay tuned for our live gameplay and event broadcasts to see the latest gameplay from our upcoming titles."
Nintendo has revealed some plans that are sure to turn smiles upside down for those who enjoyed attending the Nintendo E3 Press Briefing each year before the show began. Historically, Nintendo has had their E3 Press Briefing the Tuesday E3 began several hours before the show floor opened. For Nintendo, this gave them “the last word” after Microsoft and Sony moved their Press Briefings back to Monday.
Nintendo has elected to cease their E3 Press Briefing and will focus on their Nintendo Direct events. Nintendo Boss Satoru Iwata says:
You can download Episode 0 of Parents Press Play here.
Deep Silver may be "Deeply Sorry" about offending people with their headless and armless bloody bikini statue, but they are still proceeding with including it as a preorder bonus for Special Editions in Europe and Australia.
The Xbox 720 rumors continue to come out and now an unnamed source has said that the Xbox 720 will require an Internet connection for any games or apps to run. If you lose your connection, you have three minutes to regain it or the app/game will suspend until you regain it.
The majority of this country still doesn’t have a great Internet connection and some have no broadband or only once choice available.
Capcom revealed some interesting plans at PAX East, this past weekend. One of the most beloved games of my childhood, Ducktales, is getting a high definition remake in Ducktales Remastered. Developed by Way Forward and coming to Wii U, PSN, and XBLA for $14.99, the new game is set to release later this year.
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