Today, we've got trailers for Black Ops II's multiplayer and Darksiders II, PC specifications for Sleeping Dogs, and word of Day Z becoming a standalone game! Also the Ouya Kickstarter ends TODAY!
Happy Wednesday! We've got an exciting show today, with trailers for Black Ops II's multiplayer and Darksiders II, PC specifications for Sleeping Dogs, and word of Day Z becoming a standalone game! Also, the Ouya Kickstarter ends TODAY and Square Enix and Namco Bandai have both hopped on board. Only a few hours left to reserve those extra controllers!
Episode 344 of the Destructoid Show:
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Ladies and gentlemen, start your cynicism! Call of Duty: Black Ops II has a brand new trailer, revealing the multiplayer component for the first time. Watch people with guns shoot other people with guns! Listen to big bass sounds that emphasize the importance of the shooting with the guns! Watch it all! (Jim Sterling)
DayZ is going standalone. "Development and updates of the mod will continue in parallel with the development of the game, so anyone who is playing the mod now will be able to continue to do so," reads the announcement post. "The project will follow the Minecraft development model; fast iterations with the community alpha available for a heavily discounted price." (Jordan Devore)
THQ has released the last gameplay trailer for Darksiders II before its launch next week. The video, titled "Know Death," is narrated by the skull-masked misery-guts himself, as Death provides his perspective on the latest Darksiders adventure. (Jim Sterling)
Vigil Games is keen on keeping you playing Darksiders II beyond the main game, and has two tricks up its sleeve to extend your investment. Beating the game unlocks a New Game + mode, which allows you to carry over Death's equipment, levels, and skills. The action is also bolstered by the Crucible, a survival mode with 100 waves of enemy aggressors. (Jim Sterling)
Team Fortress 2 goodies are certainly appealing, but that's far from everything Sleeping Dogs has in store for PC gamers. United Front Games has broken down the PC-specific features in a blog post, including a high-resolution texture pack, plenty of optional graphical features, and key remapping. (Jordan Devore)
Square Enix has come out as one of the first major publishers to support OUYA, the Android-based console that everybody was excited for, then decided to hate with a passion. The Japanese company has confirmed that it will be bringing Final Fantasy III to the system. (Jim Sterling)
Namco Bandai has just revealed that they're working with Ouya to bring some of their franchises to the upcoming console. The Kickstarter update also revealed that Ouya will support four controllers. Those that want to be sure to get four controllers on day one need to update their pledge, adding $90 to get three extra controllers with their order. (Dale North)
In less than two days, the OUYA console will be funded on Kickstarter. It's managed to raise an astounding $8 million so far, but that's hardly the news to focus on here. The OUYA team has posted a few announcements in a new update. The big one: it'll support XBMC. Yes, that XBMC. (Jordan Devore)