No surprises here, but Activision has pulled the curtain back from their latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise with Call of Duty: Ghosts, probably a starring-vehicle for the popular Simon "Ghost" Riley character seen in the Modern Warfare series. This is a Infinity Ward game, after all, and the developer promises a whole new engine to power their latest sure-to-be blockbuster. Activision promises the game will hit the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, as well as the PS4 and upcoming Xbox console. About that, it looks like we'll see the whole she-bang come May 21st when Microsoft reveals their next-generation console, no doubt continuing the unique (i.e. paid) partnership between Call of Duty semi-exclusivity and the Xbox brand.
Call of Duty: Ghosts most likely arrives this November on every console that can handle it. I guess we'll see more during Microsoft's big Xbox Reveal in three weeks. Now we play the waiting game...
Who would've ever thought Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds would team up for a 3D supernatural action-adventure? Well here we are in the movie adaptation of the infamous comic book series, R.I.P.D. Here they play two dead cops that are dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.
Enjoy the trailer as we wait for them to fight off darkness when R.I.P.D. awakens everywhere July 19, 2013!
Link is set to come to the Nintendo 3DS soon with a new Legend of Zelda title that takes place in the same world as the SNES classic, A Link to the Past. It will feature a new storyline set in that universe, along with new puzzles, dungeons and more. One of the cool features added will be the ability to turn Link into a paper drawing, similar to Paper Mario, where he can stick to walls and make his way around corners.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past 2 (title could change) is set to be released this holiday season and I'm certain we'll see, hear, and possibly play more at this year's E3, so be sure to get your sword and shield ready for a winter adventure. Thanks to Kotaku!
Superficially, I know that I'm supposed to like movie trailers. I know they're designed to make me want to see the movie they're presenting. Mentally, I know that I'm being manipulated and the real thing probably won't be exactly like the two-minute clip I'm watching, but damn it, I can't help but love this full trailer for The Man of Steel. I've seen the clips but have always been suspicious about what a full-on Superman movie in this day and age might look like (i.e. corny, silly, out-of-touch), but with Zach Synder at the helm and a stellar cast that includes Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, and so many others, this thing looks pretty magnificant. Triumphant, even, especially with a score that sounds better than I ever imagined. I'm officially more excited about Superman than I have been in years and years, and if this can't get people excited about Superman again, nothing will.
Now let's see if Superman truly is The Man of Steel come June 14th. What a trailer.
Well, Wii U owners, look like you dodged a bullet here. One of the year's worst-reviewed games (including from our own Chris Mitchell) is officially 'not' coming to your console. Sega has effectively canceled Aliens: Colonial Marines, so says our pal at Joystiq, though no firm reason was given. Not like it needed one - the game was terrible. That means no WiiU-exclusive features like GamePad tracking (which might have been cool), but that also means one less terrible game on the console. The Wii U needs games, badly, but it doesn't need bad games.
So just remember - having a console that doesn't get every game isn't entirely a bad thing, and this is yet another good reason (among many) why you should never, ever pre-order anything these days.