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:
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.
The relaunch of Tera: Rising has been a big hit with the legions of PC gamers who have logged back on to the formerly vacated En Masse Entertainment servers. The game now has over 1.4 million registered users since the Free to Play relaunch. This is an impressive feat in only 30 days after the change in business models. CEO of En Masse Entertainment, Chris Lee, said this:
Capcom has released the next incarnation of the Monster Hunter series on the Wii U and 3DS today--both at retail and digital downloads through the Nintendo eShop. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate allows players to once again embark on a journey to slay oversized monsters as they participate in hundreds of quests.
Are you prepared for the Alien Invasion on your Mac? Get ready because later this Spring XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to OS X! Originally released last year on the PC, the Mac version will include all previously released add-on content. This includes the Second Wave, Elite Soldier, and Slingshot.
There are currently no plans for the Mac version to come to Steam. So if you were hoping for a cross-play version, you are out of luck. Pricing hasn't been confirmed yet. But hey, at least the Mac platform is getting one of the best Strategy Games in years, right?