Travellers Talers are fast becoming the surrogate mothers of the video game world, happy to jump into bed with pretty much any franchise and pop out a new game nine months later. The latest suitor is comic giant Marvel who have slipped the developers twenty quid for a bit of hot brick building down a dark alleyway.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is a new story in which Nick Fury calls upon Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and “many more” to save Earth from Loki and Galactus. The game will launch on all consoles, including the PS Vita, and will have over 100 characters.
Sacre bleu! The French are rather upset that the 4,500-sq m Virgin Megastore flagship outlet on the Champs Elysees in Paris is to close. You are probably just as surprised as I am to learn that Virgin Megastores till exist, they pulled out of the U.K. and U.S. many years ago. The Beeb reports that a French newspaper ran the headline “Funeral march for megastores” and another blamed “merciless economic Darwinism” which is a long winded way of saying “iTunes”.
Another company feeling the squeeze is the rather huge Play.com who have released a statement: “Moving forward we are intending to focus exclusively on our successful marketplace, which is our main business area, and to phase out the direct retail part of our business.”
In the future Play.com will no longer sell products but act as a storefront for many other retailers, the company is blaming the move on the ending of Low Value Consignment Relief allowing items less than £15 to be sold to the UK VAT-free.
The PS3 version of Double Fine’s The Cave will arrive this month and also splashing across new platforms is Derrick The Deathfin who will be landing on other consoles/pcs/tablets/egg whisks “sooner than you could possibly imagine.” Meanwhile Bane and Lex Luthor have been announced as playable characters in Injustice: Gods Amongst Us.
The voice actor behind Fallout 3 radio DJ ThreeDog has tweeted “To all my #Fallout3 and #ThreeDog fans: There may be more of the Dog coming! Fingers crossed!” It is rather late to release any DLC for the game so… Fallout 4? A Fallout Movie adaptation?
A brief view of the multiplayer component from Tomb Raider can be seen in the video above, skip to 4m 35s, it looks surprisingly good.
For some reason asking a bloke who left the Wipeout developer Sony Liverpool two years previously if there will be a new WipEout game is omgstopthepressheadlinenews. Stay tuned for my new feature for TSA in which I ask my Mum what the future holds for the Diablo series, she is quite good at guessing things too.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii-U? “Sorry to disappoint you but no chance,” tweets the producer of the game, Dave Cox.
A Chinese father has taken a rather novel approach to cure his son’s gaming addiction – he hired virtual assassins to kill him in-game. Worried by what he perceived to be an addiction Mr. Feng found some online bandits who would stalk and kill his son’s character at every opportunity.
His son became rather puzzled and confused as to why he was constantly failing at games he thought he had aced. He then asked his assailants why they continually harassed him and they revealed that they had been sent by his father.
And finally, a new but rather short trailer for Remember Me.