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Free-to-play Batman: Arkham Origins brawler coming to iOS


By: Eddie Makuch A free-to-play  Batman: Arkham Origins  brawler will be released on iOS and Android later this year, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment announced today. The game will be available “in the console game launch window” for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, with the Android version following during the holiday period. Batman: Arkham Origins launches for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC on October 25. The mobile version was developed by Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm Studios, which previously created []

Destiny beta in early 2014


By: Eddie Makuck [UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Bungie confirmed the Destiny beta. It will be available in early 2014 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 for those who preorder the game at participating retailers. A new gameplay trailer is available below. The beta will include a “diverse sampling of major activities” from the full game, though these were not specified. To gain entry into the Destiny beta, players can visit Bungie.net and follow the instructions. []

Dead Rising 3 not coming to Xbox 360


By: Eddie Makuch Open-world zombie game Dead Rising 3 is not coming to the Xbox 360, Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has said on Twitter. Reports from #eurogamer that Dead Rising 3 will launch on Xbox 360 are false. It’s an Xbox One exclusive – no plans for 360 — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) September 27, 2013 Dead Rising 3 is an Xbox One launch title, arriving for the next-generation console on November 22 . According to producer Mike Jones, Capcom began developing []

New Riddick game in the works


By: Eddie Makuch A new Chronicles of Riddick game is in development, actor Vin Diesel revealed in a new interview with ScreenCrush (via Eurogamer). The untitled new game is in development by Starbreeze Studios team members who worked on 2004’s Escape from Butcher Bay. “My diehard gamers want [Tigon Studios] to deliver the third chapter in the Riddick game,” Diesel said. “And we just over the past couple of months, just this year, reassembled that team from Starbreeze that brought Escape from []

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is multiplayer-only


By: Eddie Makuch Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be a multiplayer-only game, PopCap Games creative director Justin Wiebe told Shacknews in a new interview. He also revealed pricing for title, confirming the Frostbite-powered third-person shooter will cost $40 on Xbox One (retail and digital) and $30 on Xbox 360 and PC. The Xbox One version features exclusive content like the Boss Mode. Wiebe also explained that PopCap Games plans to support Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare after launch with downloadable content []

Warface coming to Xbox 360 in 2014


By: Eddie Makuch Warface will be showing its face on Xbox 360 in early 2014, developer Crytek announced today (via IGN ). The free-to-play online shooter was previously only announced for PC. Warface isn’t likely to be entirely free-to-play on Xbox 360, as players must have an Xbox Live Gold subscription for online multiplayer through the platform. Warface is Crytek’s first free-to-play game. The PC version of the game is in development at the company’s Kiev outfit and runs on CryEngine 3. []

Dragon Age: Inquisition won’t feature Morrigan as a party member


By: Martin Gaston Morrigan will play a “significant” role in upcoming BioWare RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition , but will not be a party member in the game. In the original Dragon Age, Morrigan was a Witch of the Wilds who became an integral character to the game’s plot, and was voiced by Claudia Black. Many speculated about Morrigian’s role in Dragon Age: Inquisition after the character made an appearance in the Dragon Age: Inquisition E3 2013 trailer. “It is fair for people to []

Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer mode revealed, not coming to Wii U


By: Eddie Makuch Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the multiplayer mode for Batman: Arkham Origins , revealing it is in development at Brink and Enemy Territory developer Splash Damage, and won’t be available on Wii U. The online mode–Invisible Predator Online–will be supported on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions. No mention was made of why the Wii U had been passed over for the game mode, and a Warner Bros. representative declined to comment. The asymmetrical 3 vs. 3 []

Future of Castlevania series unclear, says Konami


By: Eddie Makuch The future of the Castlevania series, beyond this winter’s Lords of Shadow 2 , has yet to be decided, according to series producer Dave Cox. “What happens with Castlevania after [Lords of Shadow] is not clear, but we hope to leave it in the best of health for those who come after us,” Cox said onTwitter . Clarifying comments he made during San Diego Comic-Con , Cox confirmed that MercurySteam will not develop a new Castlevania game, but rather anall-new IP []

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition revealed


By: Eddie Makuch Ubisoft today announced theAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition for North America. The $130 bundle includes a copy of the game in a steelbook case, the full soundtrack,an 80-page art book, an embroidered flag, and an 18-inch Captain Edward Kenway statue. The Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition will be released on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. A Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, “We haven’t announced a LE for the Wii U.” []