Daily Gaming News – 08/04/13

April 8, 2013

  • NEWS: According to rumours, Gearbox Software’s troubled Aliens: Colonial Marines will no longer be coming to the Wii U. Gearbox had previously talked up the Wii U version as having improved visuals over the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release, along with the classic motion tracker emulated on the Wii U GamePad. We’re guessing less than stellar sales of the 360/PS3/PC release contribution to the Wii U port’s cancellation.
  • NEWS: After the well received DmC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory’s next big game could be announced sooner than we think. If their official twitter is accurate, that is.
  • NEWS: During the latest episode of What The Tech, tech blogger Paul Thurrott shared some new rumours surrounding Microsoft’s next Xbox system. If the rumours are correct, the next Xbox will indeed require an always-online connection, with a premium package priced at ~US$500. Those after a cheaper option will be able to pick up a US$300 model, which makes up the remainder cost through a two year Xbox LIVE contract. On top of this, the rumours state the next Xbox will, like the PlayStation 4, not be backwards compatible with previous generation software. Instead, Microsoft intends to launch a US$99 model Xbox 360, code named Stingray, sometime in November. We’re sure many Xbox fans are eager to learn the truth behind Microsoft’s next generation plans, and if this rumour is correct, we’ll know what’s in store for Durango no later than 21 May 2013.
  • NEWS: Ubisoft have issued a press release to announced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a stand-alone DLC mission pack starring Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens) as a cyber commando hunting down cyborgs, mutants, and “blood dragons” in a 80’s themed war torn neon future Earth. The official website says more than we ever could. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon will be available for purchase on 1 May 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. As it is stand-alone, a copy of Far Cry 3 is not required to play.
  • VIDEO: Nintendo has announced a new Pokemon for Pokemon X & Y, resembling a classic Pokemon many older fans will be familiar with.

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