Oh you big tease EA, you know everyone would like DICE to make Mirror’s Edge 2 so you go and place a pair of Faith’s distinctive running shoes on top of a building in the latest Battlefield 3 DLC.
Details of the Skyrim ‘Dragonborn’ DLC have leaked thanks to a Bethesda beta tester and they include new locations, new shouts and new enemies to dispatch in clumsy slow motion. The new shouts sound quite fun, one is called ‘Bend Will’ and makes a Dragon fight for you. For the full spoilerific details click here.
Good news everyone! The PS Vita version of Stranger’s Wrath HD has a release date! It will be available in North America on December 18th! Wooo! Now the bad news, “We’re awaiting for SCEE approval before announcing the European release date.”
More bad news, co-founder of Free Radical, Steve Ellis, claims Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was 99% finished before it was cancelled.
“We were making a game with very high ambition. You could start a battle on the ground, jump into a ship and fly into space, continuing on to dock in a capital ship and continue the battle there,” said Ellis. “We’d had to build all kinds of new tech and overcome numerous technical challenges and limitations but we had done it.”
“We had a 99% finished game that just needed bug fixing for release. It should have been our most successful game, but it was cancelled for financial reasons. I’m happy that people did at least get to see what we were working on and share the team’s enthusiasm for it.”
More good news (everyone)! Crytek have approved a fan made remake of TimeSplitters. A petition on Facebook was started and group administrator Daniel Wesoly posted “I have just had word from Crytek that they are going to permit and support a TimeSplitters CryEngine mod. I am now looking for modders that can handle the CryEngine. If I manage to get a group together, then they may let us use assets from the original TimeSplitters game!”
With Crytek approving the fan remake it is unlikely we will ever see an official Timesplitters HD collection so all hopes rest with Daniel.
The Walking Dead actors Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker will voice their respective characters to star in Activision’s upcoming zombie shooter, Survival Instinct.
Don’t forget there is scheduled maintenance of the PSN today from 4pm till 1am Tuesday morning. You should be able to sign in and play games but the store and account management will be offline.
And finally… it’s official Christmas so here’s a little mash up I made last year to get you in the mood. Ho, ho, and indeed, ho.