Happy Friday! Today we've got a first look at Borderlands 2's next campaign DLC, some rumors about Modern Warfare 4, stats for Black Ops 2's insanely successful launch, and an actor and director for the Splinter Cell and Deus Ex: Human Revolution movies, respectively.
Happy Friday! Today we've got a first look at Borderlands 2's next campaign DLC, some rumors about Modern Warfare 4, stats for Black Ops 2's insanely successful launch, and an actor and director for the Splinter Cell and Deus Ex: Human Revolution movies, respectively. Also, the WII U LAUNCHES THIS SUNDAY and we've got the last-minute details!
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Still, if you like Borderlands 2, you will like this. The core shooting and looting quest structure is here, the writing is as sharp and hilarious as it every was, and for the hardest of the hardcore fans, there will even be a new Invincible boss to add to pantheon of Terramorphous, Hyperius, and Master Gee. Vault hunters, it's time to head back to the Borderlands. (Abel Girmay)
We all know that the Call of Duty franchise rakes in the cash, but this one-day sales mark seems almost scary in size. Try $500 million in sales in 24 hours for the latest, Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Half a billion, folks. So, for the forth year in a row, COD is responsible for the biggest entertainment launch of the year. (Dale North)
When you have a franchise that makes nearly a billion dollars per entry, you certainly don't stop the money train. Modern Warfare 4 is currently in production, according to Siliconera, and it will continue the previous entries' story. This sequel will focus on "a battle hardened veteran in his mid-thirties with a nihilistic point of view." Way to connect with your audience, Activision! (Allistair Pinsof)
Ubisoft hasn't found a studio for the film adaptation of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, but we do know who will play series protagonist Sam Fisher. According to Variety, Tom Hardy has signed on for the part, while Eric Singer (The International) will write the movie. (Jordan Devore)
The film adaptation of Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), CBS Films announced today. He'll also be writing the screenplay alongside C. Robert Cargill, who he worked with previously on Sinister. (Jordan Devore)
GameStop's Wii U preorders show that things are looking pretty good for Nintendo. According to Gamasutra, GameStop has 1.2 million preorders for Wii U games, and that's for the 500,000 consoles they were allocated. That's 2.4 games for every console, double the preorder numbers the Wii saw. (Dale North)
A massive press release this morning from Nintendo detailed this weekend's Wii U launch and ran down all of the system's features. At first glance it was a huge list of things that you and I already know. Closer inspection found one item that Nintendo quietly stuck in the description of the system's Nintendo TVii service. (Dale North)