◆ Dark Souls-style ARPG Lords of the Fallen will run at 900p on Xbox One and 1080p on PlayStation 4, creative director Tomasz Gop has confirmed to VideoGamer.com. “But apart from that there's nothing different I would say," he added. Lords of the Fallen launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 31.
◆ The release of the PlayStation 4 version of Tropico 5 has been pushed back until early 2015. The dictator sim is already out on PC, Mac, and Linux, and is coming to Xbox 360 on November 11.
◆ Sci-fi RTS Ancient Space is available now on PC from the usual digital stores for US$20. It’s a story-driven singleplayer title developed by Polish studio Creative Forge (Hard West) that's published by Paradox Interactive.
◆ The third and final Dark Souls II Lost Kings DLC pack has been slightly delayed. Originally due out on September 24, Crown of the Ivory King will now release on Steam on September 30, and Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Marketplace on October 1.
◆ Nintendo turned 125 yesterday. The company was founded on September 23, 1889, and was originally a playing card company.
◆ The first piece of Hyrule Warriors DLC adds Cia, Volga, and Wizzro to the game as playable characters. The DLC will be free, and is available from October 16. A paid Master Quest DLC Pack will be available the same day.
◆ 2K has confirmed that BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC later this year. It includes both episodes of Burial at Sea, the Clash in the Clouds pack, and two pieces of items DLC.
◆ Only 1.35 percent of mobile game players pay for virtual goods, according to a new study of millions of gamers by mobile-marketing firm Swrve. In addition, the study found that 62 percent of all mobile-game revenues come from 0.13 percent of all players.
◆ Dynasty Warriors studio Omega Force is making a sequel to its middling 2007 historical real-time tactics title Bladestorm: the Hundred Years' War. Bladestorm: Nightmare focusses on The Hundred Years' War, and is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2015.
◆ iOS puzzle adventure Hellraid: The Escape is coming to Android devices on October 2. It’s a mobile spin-off of Techland’s upcoming first-person brawler Hellraid, costs US$3, and is completely microtransaction-free.
◆ Farming Simulator 15 will be released on PC on October 30. It featured a new graphics and physics engine, new visual effects, a new interface, new gameplay mechanics, new vehicles and vast new game environment. It is coming to last- and new-gen consoles early next year.
◆ Mobile game phenomenon Fruit Ninja has been completely rebuilt from scratch on all platforms. The new versions feature improved UI, and dojo and weapon choice now affect gameplay. An update adding these features to the game is coming in early October.