Nintendo recently dropped an atomic bombshell with the announced of a retro mini-console that’s in the works for a fall release. It’s called the NES Classic Edition. This retro mini-console will be priced at $59.99, and will come with 30 built-in games. It’s due out later this November. Nintendo has now released a new promo video for the console, which you can check out the in the player below.
Sad news gaming fans, beloved game developing studio 2K Australia is closing its doors. The studio was once a part of Irrational Games, and helped make the Bioshock series what it was. Then, it became its own entity, and helped make the wildly popular Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, now though, a full closing of the studio is taking place. As 2K itself confirmed:
What started as an April Fools’ Day joke might actually become a reality. Hyperkin, the makers of the Retron 5, have revealed the Smart Boy accessory for iPhone 6 plus. However, it appears the concept design that was previewed on Hyperkin’s Facebook page started as nothing more than an April Fools’ joke, but it apparently it is becoming real.
Paris, France based developer Dontod Entertainment announced at the EGX Rezzed convention this week (via Eurogamer) that Life Is Strange Episode 2 will launch on all platforms on March 24. In addition, over 15 minutes of new footage was screened on stage to the audience, you can check out the video of the footage below. Remember, only watch the video if you do not mind spoilers. If you would rather avoid them, do not click the play button.
Some recent posts on Twitter by Xbox Elite Team writer, Dae Jim, suggested that the highly anticipated new Xbox One exclusive video game, Quantum Break, could be delayed from its scheduled 2015 release. Jim’s current user description on Twitter says he is “Doing several gaming related stuff, big knowledge for #Xbox and… #cats. Writer for Xbox Elite Team.” However, his profile previously listed him as Xbox’s Dutch Community & Social Media Coordinator before this story broke out and caught like wildfire. Dualshockers reports that Jim later removed the “Dutch Community & Social Media Manager at Microsoft” label from his profile description.
The next piece of downloadable add-on content for Far Cry 4 launches tomorrow with the Valley of the Yetis DLC. To commemorate the release, Ubisoft has released a new extended gameplay video with developer commentary. The new six-minute plus video is available below.
Techland has officially announced the details for the next DLC add-on for the first-person zombie survival game Dying Light. The Ultimate Survivor Bundle will drop next Tuesday on March 10. In addition, Techland provided The Paranoid Gamer with a new trailer for the DLC pack, which is available below.
Konami and Kojima Productions have finally shed some light on the long-awaited, highly anticipated release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Hideo Kojima has confirmed the game will finally be released worldwide on September 1, 2015. In addition, Konami has provided The Paranoid Gamer with a boatload of new details for the game’s upcoming release.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have officially announced a new mobile companion app version of Mortal Kombat X. The new mobile game is a free-to-play fighting/card-battler hybrid that is being developed for iPad, iPod Touch, iPhond and Android devices.
Nintendo has released a video for the final DLC release for the new hit game Hyrule Warriors. The main attraction will be Ganondorf (aka Ganon) as a playable character. The new video (via Nintendo Life) for the Boss Pack release is available below.
NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive revealed the official story trailer for Mortal Kombat X earlier today (Feb. 27), which confirmed a handful of new characters. The latest video for the upcoming latest installment in the juggernaut fighting game franchise is available below.
Players wanting to get a shot at an early run on Battlefield Hardline will get that opportunity next month. Electronic Arts and Visceral Games announced this week that a trial version of the game will be available exclusively for EA Access members on March 12.
The free trial version offers players 10 hours of gameplay for both multiplayer and single-player content. Players will have the opportunity to check out the prologue and first episode of the single-player campaign. All of Battlefield Hardline’s multiplayer modes and maps will be available to play. In addition, EA has confirmed that all the progress from the trial version will be carried over to the game at launch.
The new free trial version comes off the heels of the recent beta version, which was available earlier this month. As previously reported, Visceral Games announced that over seven million people played the beta for Hardline. It appears that anticipation is heavy for this new iteration of Battlefield inspired by crime and police thrillers.
In addition, EA has provided The Paranoid Gamer with a new gameplay trailer for Battlefield Hardline, which is available below. Following the release of the free trial version to EA Access members, Battlefield Hardline will launch five days later on March 17. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.