As a result, there are a few pieces of news that we might have missed. Things like: release dates for upcoming games. Let’s try and catch up with some of the bigger release date announcements right now, shall we?
Twisted Metal – US
After an unfortunate delay into 2012, Eat, Sleep, Play co-founder David Jaffe himself announced on the US PlayStation Blog that the studio’s raucous car combat game, Twisted Metal, now has a revised release date of February 14th in the country, with further launch date news to follow for other regions ‒ expect it to release later that week in Europe and the UK, possibly on February 17th.
That ‘February 14th’ date may seem familiar to you somehow, and you would be correct in pointing out that it is indeed Valentine’s Day ‒ you crack us up, Jaffe!
Serious Sam 3: BFE – PC
Thanks to pre-order offers springing up for Croteam’s next over-the-top first-person shooter, we now know the precise release date for Serious Sam 3: BFE: at least the PC version.
If you pre-order the ‘Serious’ edition of Serious Sam 3 through Steam, for example, you’ll be eligible for a whole bunch of extras, including classic versions of the first two Serious Sam games, downloadable content, a digital artbook and the official soundtrack.
But when does the game launch?
October 18th is the date specified, but we’ll have to wait to see if that date also applies to the console versions. Our bet is on ‘Probably, yes.’
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Japan
After a bit of speculation over the exact release date for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Namco Bandai have announced that the next fighter in the series will appear in Japanese arcades on September 14th, with an international release for late September: or perhaps even further out than that.
We’ll keep an eye on this one.
Professor Layton and the Last Specter – US
We’ll all agree that more Professor Layton puzzling is always more than welcome, so luckily it’s been confirmed that the next game in the series, Professor Layton and the Last Specter, will see a release in the US on October 17th for the Nintendo DS.
We’ll have to wait on an official release date for Europe.
In the US, there’ll apparently be a bonus included in the bundle in the form of ‘Professor Layton’s London Life RPG,’ but as opposed to the Japanese bundle of these two games, the US version will be unlocked for you right from the start, so you won’t have to finish Last Specter to play ‘London Life.’
Fallout: New Vegas ‒ Lonesome Road, Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners’ Arsenal DLC
Wow, there’s still so much more downloadable content to come for Fallout: New Vegas!
Bethesda Softworks recently announced a release date for the fourth piece of DLC for New Vegas, and ‘Lonesome Road’ will launch on all platforms (PS3, Xbox 360 and via Steam) on September 20th for $9.99/ 800 MS Points. The content will see you adventuring into ‘the Divide’ and provide answers that may have been bubbling in your head since the release of the original game.
Two more content packs, Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners’ Arsenal, will follow the release of Lonesome Road on September 27th.
Courier’s Stash will let you gain access to ‘The Caravan Pack,’ ‘Classic Pack,’ ‘Mercenary Pack’ and ‘Tribal Pack’ for Fallout: New Vegas ‒ previously only available as pre-order incentives, but now open to you for $1.99 or 160 MS Points.
Gun Runners’ Arsenal, on the other hand, will inject a range of unique weapons, weapon mods and ammo types into you game, while additionally providing you with new recipies ‒ this pack will cost $3.99 or 320 MS Points.
BloodRayne: Betrayal ‒ Xbox LIVE Arcade and PSN
After a bit of a delay, Majesco’s bloody 2D action game, BloodRayne: Betrayal, will see a release on Xbox LIVE Arcade on September 7th, as well as on PlayStation Network on September 6th and 7th in the US and Europe respectively.
SEGA’s crazy-looking Binary Domain action adventure game is due for a February 14th release in the US, followed by a February 17th launch in Europe and the UK, on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Binary Domain is billed as an “immersive and atmospheric squad-based shooter,” while the story of the game is set in a world where “the evolution of machines has left humanity redundant in its wake” – look through El33tonline’s past coverage of Binary Domain to get a better idea of what you can expect in this massive (and massively ambitious) robot shooting game.
The announcement of Flying Wild Hog’s first ever game as a studio, Hard Reset, came as a big surprise, especially with the claim that the title would release in only two months time ‒ a highly unusual strategy for the launch of a game, but a seemingly effective one!
Nevertheless, the PC-exclusive arcade shooter will become available via Steam on September 13th for “the amazing price of $29.99,” or £22.99 / €27.99. Additionally, if you pre-order through Steam, you’ll be eligible for a ten percent discount.
Look over El33tonline’s previous coverage of Hard Reset for gameplay videos, screenshots and more details.