Wednesday Gaming News – 16/10/2013

October 16, 2013

  • In unfortunate news for many, Ubisoft has announced that Watch_Dogs and The Crew have been delayed until early next year, thus missing the next-gen launch title wave.
  • The next Mass Effect game will not involve Commander Shepard, but will avoid feeling like a spin off. In an interview with Complex, lead writer Mac Walters had this to say about the change: “The idea is that we have agreed to tell a story that doesn’t relate necessarily to any of the Shepard events at all, whatsoever. But throughout it all, one of the key things is that it has to be Mass Effect. It can’t just feel like a spin-off. It has to feel like a Mass Effect game at its heart, at its core.”
  • A couple of Pokemon X/Y players have run into game-breaking bugs, as reported by Game Informer. The bug are apparently triggered by saving in Lumiose City. Our advice? Don’t save there for now and wait for Nintendo to fix this nasty bug.
  • Love game bundles? Have an Android device? Then you’ll love the 7th Android Humble Bundle. Games bundled this time around include Incredipede, Anodyne, Greed Corp, Ticket to Ride (and its USA 1910 DLC), Worms Reloaded and The Bard’s Tale, with the last two unlocked by paying more than the average. Did we mention that the games also come with soundtracks?
  • Sony wants you to believe that this is the perfect day… when you have a PlayStation 4, that is:

  • It’s almost Halloween, so Tecmo Koei decided to release a free downloadable stage… and create even more costumes for the characters of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. The Halloween-themed pack contains 28 costumes and is available on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. We reviewed Ultimate a few weeks ago and weren’t too impressed with the money-grubbing costume packs, but hey – to each his own.
  • Good news for those looking forward to Microsoft’s Project Spark: wannabe creators won’t need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play. The news comes from community manager Mike Lescault on a Reddit thread, who confirmed that this will be the case regardless of which platform players are on (Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC).
  • Haven’t pulled the trigger on buying a Nintendo 3DS yet? Maybe this will make you perk your ears up: Nintendo of Europe currently have two limited-edition 3DS consoles up for preorder on the official store. One is a Luigi-themed 3DS and the other, Zelda one tastefully stylised in gold with the Triforce. You’ll also get a download code for A Link Between Worlds. Note however, that you’ll have to buy a charger separately.
  • The final game in the Deponia trilogy, Goodbye Deponia, has a trailer. We reviewed the two other Deponia games, Deponia and Chaos on Deponia and found them to be fun and charming titles, so here’s hoping the final game lives up to the series’ reputation.