Model and figurine manufacturer Kotobuikya will release a 12-inch statue of DC Comics supervillain Deathstroke, the company announced via its Facebook page.
Deathstroke is currently featured in comic book-based fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us and will play a villainous role in the Warner Bros.' upcoming game Batman: Arkham Origins. The statue features Deathstroke in his New 52-style armor, posed in a partial lunge with his sword in hand. His faceplate is attached by magnet and easily removable, according to Kotobukiya.
The statue will be available in November of this year, though you can pre-order it now for $119.99. You can view more pictures and additional details over at Kotobukiya's Facebook page.
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Arc System Works is currently developing a new title in the Guilty Gear fighting series called Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, which they announced today with a debut trailer.
First published in 1998, Guilty Gear is known for its 2D, anime-inspired fighting style and heavy metal tracks. The last Guilty Gear title was released in 2009. According to the video's description, the game was announced during the Arc System Works Festival that took place in Yokohama Pacifico.
The Japanese trailer reveals little about Guilty Gear Xrd, but does show off some gameplay. You can watch the video above to see it in action. A release date or platform has not yet been announced, though more details are expected soon.
Star Wars: The Old Republic players will be able to participant in an in-game event featuring an ancient Gree starship, the Gray Secant, beginning on May 21, according to an announcement on the game's website.
The Gree are a tentacled species in the Star Wars universe noted for being one of the oldest civilizations in the galaxy. During the event, players will be able to snag special rewards, including blue, white and red Scalene Armor, a Blue Sphere Transport Enclosure Vehicle and the L1-1 Defender pet.
To pick up the blue and red armor sets, players will need a "Friend" ranking with the Gree and a "Champion" ranking for the white. Those with a "Legend" ranking can grab the special vehicle, while the L1-1 Defender drops from a rare Ancient Gree Defender Spawn. For a shot at this pet,...
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is more than a nostalgia trip.
Originally released on the Wii in 2010, Retro's game was a sequel/reboot of the mid-90s Donkey Kong Country series, recreating the feel of the older games' manic level designs and goofy themes. It was also considerably harder than the SNES games, and the faster pace led to far more insta-death scenarios.
The 3DS version is tighter, with the option to play with a new challenge setting and the ability to finally play the game with an analog pad. These tweaks may sound small, but they make for smoother control and a better game as a result.
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D begins with a familiar scenario — Donkey Kong's banana horde has been stolen. The culprits are a gang of animated Tiki gods who hypnotize the local...
Deathstroke, the villain in Warner Bros. Montreal's upcoming game Batman: Arkham Origins, will be available as a playable character through downloadable content, according to a posting on Amazon.
The post is part of a pre-order offer, but does not give details on the extent of Deathstroke's playability. In Batman: Arkham City, players were able to take on the role of Catwoman through downloadable content. Batman: Arkham Origins was announced in April for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Wii U. The game takes place before series predecessors Arkham City and Arkham Asylum, where Batman is still young and "unrefined." Early reports suggest that the game will have multiplayer options.
Batman: Arkham Origins is currently scheduled for release Oct. 25.
Among the Sleep, Krillbite Studio's first-person horror adventure game, ended its Kickstarter campaign at $248,358, surpassing its $200,000 goal.
In Among the Sleep, players see the world from the perspective of a two-year-old child. Exactly 8,110 backers contributed to the campaign, which began on April 18. Among the Sleep reached its funding goal on May 16, two days before its end on May 18.
The campaign achieved three of its proposed stretch goals: ice cream for the team, Oculus Rift support and an additional commentary track featuring anecdotes from the developers. The campaign just fell short of its $250,000 goal, which would have added free downloadable content developed in collaboration with backers.
Krillbite released a free playable alpha last week that allowed users to try...
Fallout: New Vegas creator Obsidian is partnering with Russian developer Mail.ru to create massively multiplayer online game Skyforge, GamesIndustry International reports.
Skyforge was announced in 2012, though few details are currently known about it. The game is apparently set in a world where both magic and technology coexist.
Obsidian will be working with Allods Team, one of Mail.ru's studios. The partnership was reportedly announced during KRI 2013, the Russian Game Developer's Conference, on Friday, May 17. Speaking during the conference, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart called Skyforge a "very interesting and promising project."
"I am glad that Obsidian Entertainment is involved in working on this game," Urquhart said. "I am confident that the cooperation with Allods Team will be...
Colin Northway and his wife Sarah dump their heavy backpacks on the floor of a modest-looking house in the Philippines. This will be their home for the next few months. There's a kitchen and a bathroom, windows to let in the dense tropical air, a few more mosquitoes than they're used to clinging to the ceiling, a choppy internet connection and space for them to set up their laptops and make video games. The house also comes with what the Northways describe as one of the weirdest and most intolerable situations they've encountered: a housekeeper.
The couple is by no means rich. They're independent game developers who spent years working in web development jobs to save money so they could travel. And now they're traveling. They don't stay in hotels. They don't rent cars. They've never...
BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games' widely acclaimed first-person shooter, is now on sale through Amazon's Deal of the Day special across all platforms.
Both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version are available for $39.99. Windows PC players can pick up Infinite as a physical copy or digital download for $34.99, a 42 percent discount off the game's usual price. The sale will only run today.
Publisher Take-Two Interactive has shipped more than 3.7 million copies of BioShock Infinite since its launch March 26. Irrational Games also recently announced that it would release a cuddlier, plushie version of Songbird, the game's mechanical, bird-like creature.
Sonic: Lost World, the next installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, will launch on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Satoru Iwata announced today in a Nintendo Direct presentation.
Iwata announced that Nintendo has entered into a worldwide partnership with Sega regarding the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Sonic: Lost World will be a brand new action adventure platforming game, and will launch exclusively on Nintendo's consoles.
Iwata said more information on Sonic: Lost World will be shared closer to E3.
"The one time rivalry between Mario and Sonic has grown into a friendship that has never been closer," Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, said in a prepared statement. "These announcements in conjunction with SEGA demonstrate the commitment we have to bringing...
The self-taught one-man show has made a name for himself over the last few years by creating 8-bit-styled "de-make" mashups of games like Halo and Team Fortress 2. He's done it on the side, as a hobby. To date, he's given his games away for free because, for Ruth, creating video games is a labor of love.
Eric Ruth has a dream, a plan and a goal — but not a job.
His dream is to develop games for a living, but developing full-time takes money, something he's not drowning in right now after leaving his day job to focus on development. He's executing on his plan now by taking an original game to the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. His goal is toto raise $35,000 to develop a multiplayer, 2D side-scrolling MOBA hybrid called Hauntlings.
"It's like an introductory course to MOBAs, utilizing...
The Ouya booth at E3 will be stationed outside the convention center and open to the general public, not just pass holders, head of developer relations Kelle Santiago announced via press release.
Ouya will be playable from Tuesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 13, directly across from the convention center's South Hall. The booth will "provide everything [developers] need to put on a killer game demo," including the system and a TV. The location will be "100 percent open to the public, no credentials required."
The Ouya was recently delayed from its retail launch of June 4 to June 25. Don't miss our interview with Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman about the console's acquisition of an additional $15 million in funding and more. You can also check out our hands-on preview impressions here.
A teaser trailer for Alien Rage, the first-person arcade title formerly known as Alien Fear, gives viewers a first look at the game.
Alien Rage is being developed by City Interactive, the company behind titles such as Lords of the Fallen, Sniper Ghost Warrior and Dogfight 1942. Alien Rage is a downloadable title that, according to the game's description, will feature 10 different weapons and 14 boss fights. You can watch the trailer above for a brief glimpse at the game in action.
Alien Rage will launch later this year for Steam, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. City Interactive recently announced that it would debut a playable version of its fantasy action-RPG, Lords of the Fallen, at E3 2013.
Guild Wars, ArenaNet's 8-year-old MMORPG, will no longer receive new content and is switching its support to automated, the developer announced via the game's official website.
According to the announcement post, the developer wants the game to be "in a place where it's able to take care of itself."
"Over time, our focus has shifted to updates that not only help maintain Guild Wars but help the game maintain itself," the post reads. "With this focus in mind, we'll no longer be releasing any new content for the live game except in support of automation. Our goal is to get the game to a place where it can continue to run and be available to all of our fans. We have a lot of love for Guild Wars — it's the game that made us what we are today — and we want to continue sharing it with...
Deadpool, the upcoming action title starring Marvel's mercenary anti-hero, is listed for Wii U under retailer Amazon Canada.
Deadpool is currently being developed by High Moon Studios for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. According to its Wii U listing on Amazon, the game has been given an M rating by the ESRB, though the ESRB website itself only includes the previously announced platforms. No other details are given about the game. We have contacted publisher Activision for comment and will update accordingly.
Deadpool is currently slated for release June 25 and is available for pre-order now. Read our interview with senior creative director Dave Cravens about how the studio managed the Merc with a Mouth here.
A new trailer posted by All Games Beta for the recently announced Gran Turismo 6 offers a conceptual look at the game's visual style and cars.
Check out the video above to see the game in basic form. Gran Turismo 6 will include seven new locations and 1,200 vehicles, which includes every car from Gran Turismo 5. According to a recent press release, the game will "bring new levels of authenticity to the ‘Real Driving simulator,'" in addition to its new features.
Gran Turismo 6 was outed a day ahead of Sony's planned event by a product listing on the franchise's official site. The game has since been confirmed for a holiday release this year on PlayStation 3, with a demo coming in July. You can watch the announcement trailer here.
Reddit user browner87 created his very own Pokéball gear shifter, which he's since shared in a detailed photo album, using a $5 cue ball.
Browner87 drilled a 12 millimeter hole into the ball, cut a ring around its middle and flattened its bottom. He then added an aluminum button to act as the Pokéball's clasp, sanded and painted everything before attaching it in his car. You can see a couple images of the in-progress and finished product above.
The ball apparently took about 30 minutes to make and another two weeks to paint. Check out the Imgur album for a look at more photos and his step-by-step process.
The Assassin's Creed film adaptation will hit theaters May 22, 2015, according to a listing on Box Office Mojo.
The film is reportedly being distributed through Fox and will star Prometheus actor Michael Fassbender, role still unknown. Fassbender will co-produce the Assassin's Creed movie through his production company, DMC Film.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures, created to engineer film and TV adaptations of company franchises, also partnered with production company New Regency in the fall of last year.
Prince of Denmark writer Michael Lesslie has already been tapped to pen the movie's script. Few details about the film's plot, however, have been released.
Mega Man 5 is available now for Nintendo 3DS and the game's soundtrack can be purchased through the Capcom Store, according to a post on Capcom-Unity.
The game is available through the 3DS eShop for $4.99. Mega Man 5 was originally released in 1992 and pins Mega Man against bosses such as Crystal Man, Stone Man, Gravity Man and Wave Man.
The game's soundtrack, priced at $8.95, features 57 tracks featuring boss themes, stage music and more. The soundtrack can be purchased through Capcom's store.
Capcom continues to steadily release the soundtracks for the Mega Man series in an effort to make them "legitimately available in the West." The last soundtrack, Mega Man 4, was released in late April.
Metanet Software released version 2.0 of N, its challenging and highly addictive ninja platforming game, for free through its official website, adding a host of new features, including local co-op multiplayer and built-in level sharing.
The game is playable on Kongregate and is also available as a free download for Windows, Mac and Linux.
The latest version of the Flash-based platformer adds new levels, including selected highlights from the Xbox Live Arcade, PSP and Nintendo DS versions of N+. Users can also create their own levels with Ned, N's built-in editor, which has graduated from its beta. N version 2.0 lets players share, rate and play custom levels from within the game itself. Players can also share the URL to custom levels through social media services like Twitter and...
The Last of Us will be available to purchase digitally from the PlayStation Store on launch day, June 14, reports Game Informer.
In addition, said Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann and The Last of Us director Bruce Straley to Game Informer, you won't have to wait for the large download to complete before you can install the title to your PS3 hard drive. Instead, The Last of Us will be playable after half of it is downloaded to your PS3.
Gaikai CEO David Perry said at the PlayStation 4 unveiling in February that PS4 owners will be able to start playing games while they're still downloading, thanks to the cloud-based streaming service that Gaikai offers — but that service doesn't exist on PS3, and this is the first time a PS3 game will allow users to do this.
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In The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, players take on the role of a hero who builds and fortifies a castle, which stores the treasures and loot they collect. Players then venture out to attack castles that belong to others in the hope of looting their treasure vaults. The game operates on an attack and defend loop: players use their coins and gems to buy creatures and traps to stop enemies from penetrating their castle and accessing their treasure and, in turn, players have to navigate through other people's castles that are also filled with creatures and traps.
Speaking to Polygon, Ubisoft Montreal's Matt Zagurak said the studio wanted to make a game that was competitive and based on user-generated content because it thought it would be a fun idea to have "hundreds of thousands of...
The latest update for endless runner Temple Run 2 adds a new level fraught with peril and more chances for players to earn in-game loot, developer Imangi Studios announced today.
The new landscape, The Narrows, is a maze of obstacles. Players will have to dodge spinning saw blades, speed across a crumbling path, jump the seemingly bottomless pits scattered across the pathway and keep their eyes peeled for sudden sharp turns.
Players can also take advantage of new opportunities to earn free coins and gems for use in the game. More information is under the "Free Stuff" menu.
Nintendo announced a partnership with Sega to publish the next three Sonic the Hedgehog games exclusively for Nintendo's platforms — one title of which is still unannounced. New Super Luigi U will be released digitally and as a physical standalone at retail this summer. Nintendo will bring playable demos of its unreleased titles to more than 100 Best Buy stores during the week of E3. We went hands-on with Naughty Dog's The Last of Us and Dynamighty's CounterSpy.
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Hawken, Adhesive Games' free-to-play first-person mech shooter, received a new update and map recently, and lead designer Tyler Buser walked viewers through Front Line's corridors in the new video above.
Check out the video to see the map's two "competing themes," Sentium and Prosk, as well as the turrets, routes and jump pads that pepper Front Line's landscape. The map is available to play now in Team Deathmatch, Missile Assault and Deathmatch modes, courtesy of the recent Facility update.
Polygon went hands-on with Hawken and the Oculus Rift during GDC 2013, so be sure to check out our impressions of both. For more, you can also watch a recent video for the new Facility map and sign up to participate in the game's current beta at the official Hawken website.
On this week's episode of The Besties, there's some derisive Snoopy talk, as well as an anthropomorphic helicopter. Griffin has his doubts and Justin changes his pick at the last minute, much to the chagrin of the other Besties.
03:50 - Best reason to hate Snoopy (Sid Meier's Ace Patrol)
10:25 - Best way to waste $20 (Injustice on iOS)
19:00 - Half time: Daft Punk and a new car
24:00 - Best gaming news story of the decade that is getting worse and worse with every passing day (Shadow of the Eternals)
38:40 - Best way to remake a retro franchise (Thunder Wolves)
41:00 - The winner is...
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Dust: An Elysian Tail, the hand-animated action role-playing game from creators Dean Dodrill and Alex Kain, will be released on Steam May 25, according to the game's Steam listing.
The co-creators announced the Steam port earlier this year at PAX East, when they were hoping for an April release. Next Friday's Windows PC version will support Steam Achievements and Steam Cloud, and Dodrill wrote on Twitter that he'll be "looking at 'possible' Mac/Linux ports in the future."
For more on the game, you can read Polygon's Dust: An Elysian Tail review of the Xbox 360 version and our feature chronicling the game's four-year development.