In case you missed today's live show, we showed off a sneak peek of Assassin's Creed III's AnvilNext engine, a preview of Mass Effect 3's Leviathan DLC, the voice cast for Dishonored, and more!
Happy Friday, folks! In case you missed today's live show, we showed off a sneak peek of Assassin's Creed III's AnvilNext engine, a preview of Mass Effect 3's Leviathan DLC, and the voice cast for Dishonored. Also QuakeCon is happening this week and that means big news from Bethesda! Oh, and EA is suing Zynga. Yeah...
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Electronic Arts has announced that it will be twisting the knife into the beleaguered Zynga by taking it to court, suing the trouble company over its new social game, The Ville. EA alleges that The Ville is a rip-off of The Sims Social. Man, we knew EA was gunning for Zynga, but they brought out the cannons now. (Jim Sterling)
Featuring the most dramatic narration for a tech demo ever, the newest Assassin's Creed 3 trailer shows off Ubisoft's proprietary graphics engine, dubbed AnvilNext. The engine is capable of dynamic weather in all four seasons, absurd numbers of NPCs on-screen at once, and plenty more. (Sophie Prell)
Just a month after releasing the Extended Cut to their controversial ending, BioWare returns to the Mass Effect 3 universe with their first original add-on to the single-player campaign, called Leviathan. Taking place during Shepard's war on the Reapers, players will trek across the galaxy in search of a mysterious creature known as the Leviathan that supposedly can combat the Reapers. (Alessandro Fillari)
During their Summer Showcase, BioWare and EA mentioned that the Wii U build will include some kind of abridged interactive recap mode that'll bring players up to speed on the past adventures. In addition, there seems to be a way to make decisions within the recap similarly to how you would in the main games themselves. (Tony Ponce)
There's plenty to be excited about for Arkane Studios' Dishonored; now you can add the game's voice cast to that list, assuming award-winning actors are who you want bringing game characters to life. (Jordan Devore)
For the duration of this upcoming Quakecon weekend, all Bethesda games will be sold on Steam for a total of $99. The deal discludes Dishonored (and Skyrim DLC Dawnguard), but if you pre-order the game you'll get an additional $20 off the pack. The sale starts now and will continue through August 5. (Holly Green)
Making a surprise announcement at QuakeCon earlier today, Bethesda announced that the first expansion DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would be available for PC today. And sure enough, it's up on Steam this very instant for $19.99 (note: Skyrim is also half off for the weekend). Dawnguard has been hotly anticipated by PC and PS3 users ever since Xbox 360 have had their hands on it for about a month now. (Brett Zeidler)
It's a surreal thing but Rise of the Triad is coming back, thanks to some loyal fans at Interceptor Entertainment and a reformed Apogee Software. Though I only got to play a pre-alpha build for a couple rounds, I got a good sense of the direction that this reboot is taking. (Allistair Pinsof)