For those Dragon Age fans amongst you, I have some good news. Not only of course do we now know that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be available in North America on October 7th (in store and digital download) and Europe on October 10th, but also we have news on pre-order bonus content.
Head on over to http://www.dragonage.com/#!/en_GB/ preorder and you’ll see the “Digital Deluxe Edition” listed with the below list included. On the official twitter thread they have mentioned an upcoming “Collectors Edition” and today’s press release refers to an upcoming “Inquisitors Edition”. One can only assume both will be made up of some of the following as listed on dragonage.com
Skyhold Throne – Every ruler should sit in a place of high honor, but as the Inquisitor you will have the greatest of all, fashioned from an ancient dragon skull.
Red Hart Halla – Traverse the perilous, living world atop this great-horned beast.
Bog Unicorn – Once belonging to an evil marauder, this unique mount has returned to inspire fear into those who would oppose you.
Bring the world of Thedas wherever you go with the Dragon Age: Inquisition digital soundtrack
Bonus digital content – to be announced
Multi-class Weapons: Smite your enemies with the Flames of the Inquisition weapons arsenal. Whether staff or daggers, greatsword or war hammer, these weapons will make short work of your foes.
Inquisitor Armor: Protect yourself against the onslaught of enemy attacks by suiting up in the Flames of the Inquisition Armor.
Armored Mount: Flames of the Inquisition gear also includes a valiant steed, complete with its own set of Inquisition Armor forged from the flames of battle.
We're getting lots of questions about a #DAI Collector's Edition. We hope to have news and details to report in the next few weeks on that!
Our goal with Dragon Age: Inquisition is to usher in the next-generation of role playing games. Players will experience the rich storylines and characters that they’ve come to expect from BioWare, in an expansive world with large open environments just begging to be explored.
said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and Montreal.
And to finally round everything off and ensure you are as hyped as us, here is a gameplay trailer; The Inquisitor. Remember to let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.
In preparation for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Konami recently released the following table and screenshots. We thought we would share with you, just in case you had missed the news. We’ve also been told to expect comparison videos to land very soon.
Earlier this morning Team NINJA let loose (released) the 2nd episode of the Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z developer diary series. This second video explores the creation process of the franchise’s first cyber ninja, Yaiba Kamikaze, from conception right through to execution. Find out what makes Yaiba’s cybernetics tick, why Yaiba is the ninja to drink with and more with observations from Executive Producer, Yosuke Hayashi and Producer, Conceptor, Keiji Inafune, Art Director Shinsuke Komaki (comcept), Game Director, Masahiro Yasuma (comcept), Lead Game Designer, Cory Davis and Producer, John Garcia-Shelton (Spark) in “Yaiba: Ninja Badass”.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be available for the Xbox 360 on 21st March this year.
Available as of today on the Xbox LIVE marketplace for Xbox 360 is Far Cry Classic, a standalone downloadable title that returns players to where it all began and relive the game that launched a legacy. With graphical enhancements, revamped cutscenes, and a fresh new UI, Far Cry Classic allows players to experience all the action and chilling gameplay that made Far Cry legendary – now remastered in HD. Choose firepower, strategy, or stealth, and use your freedom in a massive open world environment. It’s never too late to rediscover a classic.. although it will set you back £7.99.
To celebrate the launch, here’s a new trailer for you.
AMC’s popular zombie drama “The Walking Dead” is scheduled to air its mid-season premiere tonight, but some viewers have already seen the episode thanks to an accidental leak by Microsoft.
The mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead is set to air on US TV tonight, but thanks to Microsoft and a few slip of the fingers maybe, Xbox LIVE subscribers were able to download the episode for free this morning. It has since been pulled, but there are now actually people out there who know what happened next! The news first surfaced on Reddit, and then AMC confirmed the leak but declined to comment.
Not only is The Walking Dead one of the most pirated shows around, AMC have previously also had to deal with leaks from Google who posted the first episode of the current season last year online before it aired on TV – and that was also quickly removed!
The Walking Dead is scheduled to make its return on AMC Tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Imran Yusuf comes back to his games industry roots to become GamesAid’s very first celebrity patron, and a fitting patron at that. Imran’s initial ambition was to become a video games designer and he has strong links to the UK Games Industry having worked for Midway Games, Eidos, SEGA Europe and Kuju London. After a stint bringing us the likes of Red Card Soccer (PS2), Yakuza (PS2), and Battalion Wars 2 (Wii), Imran left game development for show business and was nominated Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010. He made his debut UK TV appearance on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow with his famous routine about Xbox Live and Call of Duty.
Although his creative aspirations finally gravitated towards the world of stand-up comedy, he has maintained strong links with the UK Games Industry and Games Aid. Speaking to the press, Imran commented;
Working in video game development is not for the fainthearted: the hours can be long, and there is huge pressure to hit tight project milestones, but it was a formative experience which informs my comedy to this day.I think GamesAid can bring video games and comedy, two of my favourite things, together for a good cause and raise money for those who really need it. Both sectors are brimming with bright, intelligent and creative people whose vocation in life can bring great enjoyment to the lives of others – and we’re lucky to be able to do what we do every day, and should think about giving something back. As GamesAid’s first patron, I hope to help harness those amazing talents in order to rally even more support for the GamesAid charities.
GamesAid is a UK based video games charity (Registered UK Charity # 1081706) which supports a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. As the only fully democratic charity in the games space, members of the games industry propose and vote for the charities of their choice annually. Funds are predominantly used to support children’s charities in the UK, with limited application for overseas causes; for education, health, housing and social welfare.
Imran’s first project as patron will be to organise the second annual Stand Up for GamesAid at London’s Comedy Store, the date is slated as Monday April 14th and tickets will go on sale soon.
Learn more about GamesAid and what they do from the video below.
This June it is anticipated that more than 80,000 people will trek to a farm in Manchester, TN, for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to watch a world-class music lineup perform on 13 stages over four days. For music fans who can’t make the trip to Tennessee, (and for those who’ve never even heard of the event) Xbox and Bonnaroo have the next best thing – bringing the festival experience right into your living room.
This new partnership will give Xbox users unprecedented access to the live Bonnaroo experience through an exclusive, interactive television event that will be streaming in high-definition where available. Enjoy live music like never before, with multiple streams featuring the best performances, biggest artists and amazing SuperJams.
Setting the stage for this, the 2014 Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon, aka BLAM!, will be broadcasted exclusively on Xbox and syndicated on Bonnaroo.com on Wednesday, Feb. 19, with the pre-show event starting at 12 a.m. GMT and BLAM! at 2 a.m. GMT. BLAM! hosts, Taran Killam (“Saturday Night Live”) and comedian Hannibal Buress, will reveal all in this Bonnaroo-style party featuring a SuperJam with the Flaming Lips and Ben Folds, plus special guests. Download the Bonnaroo app from the Xbox Live Dashboard on Wednesday, Feb. 19 and get ready to watch.
BLAM! 2014 will be a colossal celebration of music, comedy, surprises, and of course, the 2014 Bonnaroo lineup.
Today GTA Online gets a new title update which will add new game modes to the online experience. The update is free and will be released on Xbox LIVE today.
With 20 new Jobs across four unique modes, this GTA twist on classic capture the flag style confrontations brings a whole new level of adversarial action to the world of Los Santos and Blaine County. Strategy plays a huge role as you run decoys, set traps and place obstacles to ensure your enemies don’t get close to your goods. These new Jobs are accessible in Freemode and spread across the four different modes described below.
In Raid, you’ll have to fight your way into your opponents’ base and steal a package, then deliver it back to your base to score points. Reach the target score, or deliver more packages than your opponents do in the allotted time to win the match.
When playing Hold, teams must collect and store as many packages as possible in their base. Packages can either be found on the map, or stolen from the opposing team’s bases. Reach the target score, or hold the most packages when the time runs out, to win.
Compete to get buses back to your base in ‘All Abhorred’.
As the ubiquitous acronym might suggest, GTA mode tasks players with stealing target vehicles located all around the map, before bringing them back to their respective bases. Each team must fight to steal more vehicles in the allotted time than their opponents.
In Contend, there’s only one package, situated in the middle of the map. Teams must fight to bring this package back to their respective bases, and once the package is captured it respawns in the middle of the map and is up for grabs again.