T.W.I.G. 8/25/2013

Welcome once again to The Week In Gaming, Gamescom was this week so there is plenty of exciting news to cover so lets get right to it.


The News:

  • Sony has announced the Playstation 4 will be released on Friday November 15th in the US, November 29th in Europe, no date yet for Japan or other territories but those are expected at a press conference from Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan Asia on September 9
  • Sony has announced a price drop for the struggling Vita to $199 for the Wi-Fi only version. Also prices for the memory cards have been reduced but specifics were not detailed.
  • Rumors are circulating that some new hardware bundles are on the horizon from Nintendo. A 32GB WiiU with Wind Waker HD for $349.99 and 2 3DS bundles one Red and one Blue that will be packed with either Pokemon X or Y for $199.99. No word on which color 3DS is coming with which version of Pokemon as of now, but if these rumors are confirmed we will be sure to post.
  • Blizzard did officially announce the first expansion to Diablo 3 titled Reaper of Souls. It adds one new class and one new act and will also make a number of changes to the loot system, a raise to the level cap (to level 70), add skills and runes for existing classes, among other things.
  • Minecraft will be coming to PS4 at launch.
  • Infamous: Second Son will be releasing in February 2014.
  • Microsoft has said that the Xbox One and Kinect are not ‘separate systems’ and will not be sold separately. Commence countdown to announcement of and XboxOne with no Kinect… now.
  • Edler Scrolls Online will have a $14.99 monthly fee. No further words on pricing for the game or a release date
  • The PS4 will also use Twitch for streaming along with previously announced UStream
  • Rouge Legacy will be coming to the PS4 and Vita in 2014.
  • Gran Turismo 6 will launch on PS3 on December 6th.
  • XCOM: Enemy Within, the expansion to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, will be releasing on November 12th.
  • All launch XboxOne’s in Europe will be coming with a free copy of FIFA 14. No word right now if there will be any sort of bundle for the US.

The new releases:

  • New Super Luigi U Retail Version (8/25) – WiiU
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (8/27) – PS3, PC
  • Lost Planet 3 (8/27) – 360, PS3, PC
  • Madden NFL 25 (8/27) – 360, PS3
  • Killer Is Dead (8/27) – 360, PS3

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