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News Snatch: There Came An Echo, Exodus Of Sol And Minecraft PS4 & Vita

Plus news for both current Killzones.

Time for more Snatch and there is a huge amount of good stuff today starting with the announcement of There Came an Echo for PS4. Keen Snatchlings may recall the game being announced for Xbox One and using Kinect. Microsoft made quite a lot of fuss about the game and it was one of the lead titles on their new ID@Xbox program.

“After extensive trend analysis and writing numbers down on paper in the hopes of making it look like we knew basic mathematics, we made the executive decision to bring our title, There Came an Echo, over to the Sony side of town,” said Jason Wishnov Lead Designer at Iridium Studios.

PlayStation gamers fear not, you won’t need a PS4 camera to play, as you can shout into your Dualshock to command your crack team. They are  described as not “generic military types, but individuals, unaccustomed to combat, thrown into an unimaginable conflict over a technology very certain to change the world.”


Log on to Warframe on PS4 and open the message in your inbox to receive a free DLC weapon to celebrate the first anniversary of the game. Huzzah!



A clever chap has made a portable N64.


Diablo III, plus the Reaper Of Souls expansion pack is still on track for release on PlayStation 4 this year. As for other formats, “We’ve no updates right now about other platforms,” explains the official Twitter feed.


The price of OnLive Cloudlift has dropped to £4.95. I have no idea what it is, but Teffers tells me the price cut makes it “a lot more palatable.”


A new trailer from PAX for Ubisoft’s Child of Light.


You can now make your own original customised Capture Jobs with the Capture Creator Update for GTA Online. “Strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, location and lots of other variables to make your own unique Capture Job for others to take on,” says the PR blurb.


Bonkers News of the Day: David Attenborough’s next production, Conquest of the Skies, is being filmed for the virtual reality head set, Oculus Rift.

“We’re now filming for the Oculus Rift,” explained John Morris, commercial director of Atlantic Productions. “So when we filmed our recent flight in Borneo, we filmed with an eight-camera rig, so you got the full 360-degree experience.”

Anyone my age may now have a slight grin on their face after reading David Attenborough is working with John(ny) Morris. Anyways, John-boy thinks “millions” of Rifts will be sold, hence the filming. It should be noted that as of about now, 85,000 Oculus Rift dev kits have been sold and the product is not readily available to your average punter.


Guerilla Games’ next project, which is not Killzone related, will have “groundbreaking, innovative online gameplay.”


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4J studios tweeted a picture of a bottle of rum that just so happened to have in the background a screen showing Minecraft running on PS4, a PS4 controller, an Xbox One controller and a PS Vita with the game on the screen.


Killzone Shadow Fall has been blessed with an 800mb patch but there are no notes from Guerrilla. The most significant thing it seems to have done is to remove the double zoom for the DLC weapons.


Galak-Z: The Dimensional will land on PlayStation 4 in “late summer to early fall,” according to developer Jake Kazdal, with the PS Vita version following shortly thereafter.


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WARNING! SAUCY NEWS ALERT! EA have revealed that Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature improved romances, so you can fall head over heels in love or nip off for a quicky in a broom cupboard (or whatever the equivalent is in the Dragon Age lands).

You may even succumb to “hate-filled forbidden love” which is not when you become a closeted homosexual, but when you fancy the pants off your rival.


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Naughty Dog celebrate their 30th (!) birthday this year and to help with the festivities Dark Horse comics will be publishing The Art of Naughty Dog later this year.

It will span the history of Naughty Dog and feature hand-picked, never-before-released artwork depicting our past, present, and future. Being around for thirty years has bestowed upon us all kinds of incredible art from our amazing fans. Select fan art will be a chapter of the book as well. To mark the occasion properly we’re having a book launch event later in the year.


LittleBigPlanet Vita is getting the DC Comics Premium Level Pack this week for £4.79/€5.99/$5.99. Check out this exceedingly cute trailer.


The Devastation DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC will be available on 8th May, Xbox gamers already have access to the pack through a timed exclusivity deal.


More Guerrilla Games news (they are featuring a lot today, are they not?) as they have confirmed that Offline Botzone will be available for Killzone: Mercenary tomorrow. It will cost you €2.49, but may make it easier to gain some of the multiplayer trophies.


You wait ages for a space shooter on PS4 and then Strike Suit Zero shows up, soon to be followed by Exodus of Sol, a “much improved version” of Sol: Exodus, a trailer for which you can see above.


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No idea what Infinity Ward are hinting at here, but it must be something to do with Call of Duty: Ghosts.


And Finally, realistic Mario, for the lols.

11 Comments
  1. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    The COD thing just confirms that there’s going to be a new legend pack, this time with Soap. At first I got excited thinking it was some sort of single player DLC, but then I realised its just going to be some more stupid weapon camos.

    Also, There Came an Echo looks pretty good, might keep an eye on it as its only $15 for PC on their site.

    Comment posted on 15/04/2014 at 18:32.
  2. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    I can now get back on Killzone mercenary & try plat the game now that the offline bot is live.

    Wonder what game guerrilla are making or what type, I hope it’s away from sci fi but either way you know it’s going to be graphically beast

    Comment posted on 15/04/2014 at 18:48.
  3. Lieutenant Fatman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2013

    There came an Echo looks promising, hope to see more of that soon. Not enough RTS games on consoles these days.

    Comment posted on 15/04/2014 at 19:48.
  4. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    The Naughty Dog art book sounds like it might be a nice collectors item. Exodus of Sol looks like it might be pretty good too.

    Comment posted on 15/04/2014 at 19:55.
  5. Gareth Chadwick
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Is that really PS4 gameplay for Exodus of Sol? It’s looks like mid-previous gen footage, jesus. It’s a remake of Sol Exodus, which I own but haven’t played because I heard bad things about it.

    There Came an Echo looks great. Also it has Wil Wheaton in it and the line “Make it so”, which is…a reference.

    Comment posted on 15/04/2014 at 21:16.
    • djdustb
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      No that is not PS4 gameplay from Exodus of Sol. From what I gather reading it, it is the original game trailer and the PS4 version will be much improved.

      Comment posted on 16/04/2014 at 08:44.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      No it says quite clearly “Sol: Exodus, a trailer for which you can see above” – Sol Exodus is the PC game, Exodus of Sol is the “Much improved” PS4 game.

      *tuts*

      Comment posted on 16/04/2014 at 09:45.
      • Gareth Chadwick
        Member
        Since: Forever

        Oh good, I must’ve missed it somehow. Never mind ;-)

        Comment posted on 18/04/2014 at 16:03.
  6. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    That portable ’64 is brilliant, Ben Heck must be the inspiration, and most impressive is the home made vacuum former! Nice.

    Comment posted on 15/04/2014 at 22:02.
  7. Eldur
    Member
    Since: Nov 2012

    There’s a fatal flaw with that Mario video thing.

    http://i.imgur.com/TwVXt.png

    Mario has always punched the blocks, never head-butted them.

    Comment posted on 15/04/2014 at 22:41.
  8. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Pete Holmes does do some funny videos.

    his Street Fighter red tape videos are pretty funny.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBIeL6Ot52KNc6o32LoddullcK_vpV1hT

    then there’s the all the games, bits.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBIeL6Ot52KNbgoJWm-_6tSZuS2LqVpHT

    Comment posted on 16/04/2014 at 06:22.