Hello and welcome to another week of gaming news recaps! It’s been a frighteningly good week for games, with an unbelievable Halloween Steam sale, important Super Smash Bros. news and a PlayStation Experience lineup you won’t want to miss! Read on to find out more.
BioShock Infinite: Complete Edition Gets Release Date
Video game publishers Take Two Interactive have announced that a new edition of BioShock Infinite and its downloadable expansions will be released on November 4th for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The news came as part of Take Two’s quarterly fiscal report.
The bundle, which is titled BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition, was first confirmed by publishers 2K Games, who also said the game would be released in the fall, but no additional details were given at that time. The Complete Edition, which costs $39.99 will include BioShock Infinite and the Clash in the Clouds add-on as well as Episodes 1 and 2 of the story expansion Burial at Sea. There will also be weapons and other gear DLC included in this edition: the Industrial Revolution Pack, the Early Bird Special Pack, and the Upgrade Pack.
Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U will feature pre-downloading when it is released later this year, Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, said in a briefing this week.
He explained: “The ‘pre-download’ system is a system in which consumers who have purchased the game before its release can download most of the game content in advance… Using this system, consumers will not have to wait for a long time to download the game after its release”.
The system will be available for Super Smash Bros. both by purchasing it online through a retailer or by purchasing download cards at stores and then entering the download code at the Nintendo eShop in advance. The Wii U release is slated for November 21st in North America and December 4th in Japan. The game was initially expected to launch in Britain and Europe on December 5th, but Nintendo has moved it forward a week with the new release date set as November 28th. This move also affects the release of Amiibo and the Gamecube-style Wii U controller, which release simultaneously with the game.
Although the pre-download system is only available for the Wii U at the moment, Iwata did mention that it is “planned for Nintendo 3DS next year”.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony plans to bring more than 20 playable games to its PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas this December. Those titles include upcoming games like Mortal Kombat X, BloodBorne, Destiny’s first expansion “The Dark Below”and Telltale’s episodic Game of Thrones. Also revealed on the blog was a partial list of developers who will be there including Capcom and Guerrilla Games (Killzone). Sony will also have its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset on display at the show.
Tickets for the PlayStation Experience are now on sale with admission being $50 per day or $90 for a two-day pass plus fees. For a full list of what will be playable at the PlayStation Experience click here.
The Steam Halloween sale begun this week, offering a coffin load of gaming deals. There are currently 37 different game and bundle offers, with games being reduced by as much as 85%. This includes Fallout 3 ($2.49), The Typing of The Dead: Overkill Collection ($8.49), Sanitarium ($1.99), Spore ($12.49), The Binding of Issac Collection ($1.32), Dead Space Pack ($8.74), F.E.A.R. Collection ($13.74), The Evil Within Season Pass ($9.99) and Darksiders Franchise Pack ($8.99). The sale will run until November 3rd.
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