On this week’s top 5 stories we have a few surprises to share with you. It appears Assassins Creed will be coming out of our ears soon as yet another game has been announced even before the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity. That plus Monopoly just got a whole lot more interesting, that is if you like Zelda, and in a further stretch really love you some Monopoly. We have those two stories and more on this week’s top 5 stories. To read the original stories click on the links and please leave us comments below or on the stories themselves for your thoughts. What story did you think was top dog this week? Are you excited for Assassin’s Creed Rogue?
Crytek is redressing its army of 1080p centurions into 4K ones with its announced PC port of Ryse: Son of Rome.
Crytek’s Carl Jones, director of business and development, confirmed the Xbox One launch title will arrive on PC with “4K resolution support” sometime later this fall with all its DLC included. Crytek is publishing the game for digital download, while Saints Row publisher Deep Silver will handle Ryse‘s hard copy release.
Jones proudly explained that the move was “another leap in graphics quality for PC gamers” and that Ryse is “the perfect showcase for what’s now possible in high-end PC games.”
He went on to say that the Roman battle brawler will “benchmark PC graphics showcase” later this year and “probably for a long time in [the] future.”
Uk gaming magazine Edge has revealed in its September issue that that the hotly anticipated indie title No Man’s Sky will be released for the PC. Edge staff took a trip to visit the developer behind No Man’s Sky, Hello Games. Having been shown off extensively at this year’s E3, we already knew that the game would be releasing for the PS4. Now we know that there will be a PC version, but that it will come sometime after the game’s initial launch on Sony’s newest console.
In an interview with Edge, Hello Games’ managing director Sean Murray said that ‘we’ve always had PC in mind’. Murray went to explain that his team is currently focusing on the PS4 version of the game in order to maximize its procedural generation algorithms. ”Unlike most games, the actual hardware really affects what we can do in terms of the richness of the worlds and things like that,” he said.
GameStopis offering Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda game for $39.99. This 2-6 player game includes 6 tokens: the bow, hookshot, boomerang, Triforce, Hylian Shield and Ocarina of Time (which is only given in the GameStop edition). Some more GameStop Exclusives include: a 11”X17” Hyrule Lithograph in a treasure chest holder folder, and 6 item power cards: Goddess Harp, Wind Waker, Minish Cap, Spirit Flute, Phantom Hourglass and the Ocarina of Time. The Legend of Zelda Monopoly game will be released on September 15, 2014. Pre-orders are available now!
Ubisoft needs to hire a new plumber because of all the leaks going on around there. Although I may be fired for making such a poor joke I feel like it was worth it. The ‘leaks’ cough cough led to a quick announcement by Ubisoft that the game Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be released for the 11th November on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The announcement was followed by a trailer which contains a man with a funny Irish accent executing an assassin. Apparently the man in question is an Assassin turned Templar who goes by the name Shay Patrick Cormac or Irish McIreland O’Irishman, his codename.
Game director and producer Casey Hudson’s famously served too galaxies far, far away. One of them was Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic, and another was all three of the Bioware’s Mass Effect titles. Following 2012′s departure of BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, Husdon took a central role in maintaining the company. Now Hudson will be hitting “the reset button” and subsequently moving “on from BioWare.”
According to the following letter of Hudson’s on the studio’s website, Hudson leaves behind a wealth of work already dedicated to both the studio and the series’ future:
“Though there’s never an easy time to make a change like this, I believe this is the best time for it. The foundation of our new IP in Edmonton is complete, and the team is ready to move forward into pre-production on a title that I think will redefine interactive entertainment. Development for the next Mass Effect game is well underway, with stunning assets and playable builds that prove the team is ready to deliver the best Mass Effect experience to date. And the Dragon Age: Inquisition team is putting the final touches on a truly ambitious title with some of the most beautiful visuals I’ve seen in a game.”
This week had a lot of big news and the news staff and I found it hard to narrow it down to the usual five stories: