Resident Evil 6 is due out in October, and here’s Capcom firing bets, or let’s say hopes that its sixth main entry in the never-ending T virus saga will sell 7 million copies worldwide.
Andriasang is reporting that the Japanese publisher has set a sales target of over 1 million for its upcoming titles. That includes DmC Devil May Cry, Dragon’s Dogma and Lost Planet 3.
According to Capcom, Ninja Theory’s rebooted Devil May Cry is expected to shift a good 2 million copies. As for the new fantasy RPG title, Dragon’s Dogma, the publisher is aiming for 1.5 million units. Finally, Lost Planet 3 – which is planned for release early 2013, will accordingly yield the least of them all in terms of projected sales – 1.4 million.
Bethesda has confirmed the release date for Arkane Studios’ upcoming action adventure, Dishonored. The supernatural assassin action title will hit US shelves on October 9, Europe on October 12.
Dishonored is a steampunk-inspired stealth actioner in first-person perspective – it was recently announced by publisher Bethesda. Arkane Studios, the 2010-acquired studio by Bethesda parent ZeniMax, is onboard making the game. Corvo is the name of the game’s protagonist; his combat relies on weapons and often spices it up with some superstitious abilities during his enemy encounters.
Dishonored is coming to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. A playable build will be vacant at Bethesda’s booth this E3.
You’ve all better been wisely saving plenty of coin for this fall. Simply put, a rather provoking, daring move from Square Enix, placing Hitman Absolution’s launch schedule among nearly a gazillion of other high-profile titles from this fall. Agent 47’s latest mission, for a lot of gamers, is one of the most anticipated undertakings of the year, and being a fan of the series myself, I do approve Absolution with arms wide open.
Now we’ve come to the pre-ordering part and the usual free goodies accompanied with bookmaking a videogame – yes, a practice which have become an obvious standard this generation. Once you pre-order Hitman Absolution, you’ll gain access to a bonus game called Hitman: Sniper Challenge – playing that will unlock content for the game’s main story such as the Silenced Agency Kazo TRG.
Hitman Absolution’s release date is November 20 worldwide on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Ubisoft has confirmed that the first DLC for its upcoming futuristic Ghost Recon shooter will be released some few weeks post-launch – July 3.
Dubbed The Arctic Strike Map Pack, the game’s debut add-on will be available for 800 Microsoft Points via Xbox Live or $9.99 on the PlayStation Network. A PC version of the DLC wasn’t mentioned.
The additional content expands the multiplayer with an unknown number of arctic-set maps, a new mode, a fresh map for the game’s co-op ‘Guerilla Mode’ as well as six weapons not available in the core game.
BioShock Infinite has been delayed into February 26, 2013, publisher Take-Two has announced.
“When we announced the release date of BioShock Infinite in March, we felt pretty good about the timing. Since then, we’ve uncovered opportunities to make Infinite into something even more extraordinary,” said Irrational Games Creative Director Ken Levine. “Therefore, to give our talented team the time they need to deliver the best Infinite possible, we’ve decided to move the game’s release to February.”
The Irrational Games creative director went on to say that the purpose of the delay was to give developers the space to ensure fans can get their hands on the finest version of BioShock… kind of the perfection Levine seeks for.
Infinite was originally pegged for the fall – the busiest schedules for big game releases. Though it’s common to see anticipated titles from that period pushed forward to a relatively lighter time of the year, and this time it is BioShock Infinite has been kicked off the late 2012 skyline.
Turns out that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare was a timed Xbox 360 exclusive, too. Remedy Entertainment confirmed that its critically-acclaimed spin-off release of the psychological thriller will be heading to PC on May 22 – that’s few weeks from now.
The PC release of American Nightmare will be available on both digital services, Steam and Good Old Games. Both sites are currently holding a sale on the original Alan Wake. As for American Nightmare, pre-ordering the game at both stores will net you a 10% discount, bringing the original $15 price down to $13.50 – even better if you own Alan Wake on PC the pre-order incentive can be as wild as 25%.
As part of Steam’s mid-week madness, Alan Wake is currently available for half of its initial pricing.