‘Saints Row 4’ Confirmed For September Release In Australia
Australian distributor All Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that Saints Row 4 will release in Australia on September 12th for PC and Xbox 360, and September 19th on PS3.
“Australian fans of Saints Row IV will obviously be disappointed with this delay,” AIE director Robert Kingston said, in part. “We have used every means at our disposal to minimize the delay, but unfortunately it just was not possible to keep the same street date as the rest of the world.”
‘Dark Souls 2’ Closed Beta Begins October 5th on PS3
Namco Bandai has confirmed that a closed beta for Dark Souls 2 will begin October 5th in EU and US territories on PS3. The publisher says the beta will let players “delve into one of the most treacherous areas of the Dark Souls 2 world.”
Namco Bandai has not yet detailed exactly how players can gain access to the beta, the publisher did say it will begin to reveal information on the registration process via its Facebook page from September 5th.
Release Date Announced For ‘Rain’
Sony has announced that the PS3 exclusive Rain will release on October 1st in the US for $14.99 and October 2nd in Europe for €12.99. Pre-order bonuses include dynamic and static themes for the console, hand drawn avatars along with music and sound effects from the game.
‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Allows A Cheap Next-gen Upgrade
Activision has confirmed that players will be able to upgrade PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts to their next-gen versions for $10/£10/€10.
“We have the best fans in the world, and we want to make this transition as seamless and easy for them as possible. And there’s more news to come on that front. Stay tuned”, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said.
‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ Is Subscription Based
Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt Firor has confirmed to Gamestar that the game will be subscription based.
“We’re thrilled that gamers are looking forward to diving into The Elder Scrolls Online and we’ve been working hard to deliver the game that fans want – one that’s worthy of the Elder Scrolls name,” Firor said, in part. “Choosing the right business model is part of that. We are going with the subscription model for ESO.”
“Charging a flat monthly (or subscription) fee means that we will offer players the game we set out to make, and the one that fans want to play. Going with any other model meant that we would have to make sacrifices and changes we weren’t willing to make.”
‘Beyond: Two Souls’ Has Two-Player Co-op
Quantic Dream founder, David Cage, revealed at Gamescom that the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls features two-player co-op. One player controls protagonist Jodi Holmes, while the other will control the supernatural entity, Aiden.
Beyond: Two Souls is also playable with iOS and Android devices with the “Beyond Touch” app. It’s a free app that allows users to control a character by sliding their finger around the screen. There are no buttons or on-screen sticks and the game automatically switches to easy mode when the game is controlled this way.