Ubisoft is working to smooth out years of open hostility against legitimate customers of its PC products. Speaking with MCV , Uplay Director Stephanie Perotti announced more third-party partners for the publisher’s digital distribution network, adding, “It shows our commitment to PC, and we want to improve our relationship with the PC community.” Ubisoft’s messaging on this better relationship hangs on larger retail offerings through Uplay and the removal of always-on DRM from its games . Not mentioned are the notorious delays of the publisher’s major games between console and PC launches
This week’s new Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC is “The Lost Bloodlines 1,” available alone for $3 or as a $6 bundle that also grants you two more maps when they’re released. Successful completion of this map unlocks a card to summon Leif from past Fire Emblems. If you’re a Fire Emblem fan, this may be exciting to you; as someone who has jumped into the series with Awakening , all I can say is that his sword has been pretty good when my other characters have found it.
To make amends for the latest delay of Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (known as QForce in PAL territories) for Vita, Sony will provide a second free game for those who purchased the PS3 version. The European PlayStation Blog notes those who purchased the PS3 version of the game, which was supposed to launch with cross-play for Vita, will also receive MotorStorm RC at no extra charge.
Publisher Eastasiasoft has revealed a successor to its strategy/dungeon hybrid RPG Rainbow Moon . Rainbow Skies takes place in a new world with new characters, but builds on the gameplay of the last game. Eastasiasoft and developer SideQuest Studios promise new features, including the ability to catch monsters, new combo atacks, and “treasure hunt quests,” for this follow-up, which is due on unspecified “consoles and handhelds” late next year.
Xbox Live’s Games on Demand has the value of convenience, but the games are frequently priced well above their prices at retail. That issue will temporarily be resolved from February 26 through March 4, with the “Ultimate Game Sale.” Specific prices aren’t offered, but games are being marked down up to 75% for the sale, and the list includes, like, everything.
Remember the “Alien Noire” website supposedly counting down to a revelation about Prey 2 ? A recent update added a Prey 2 logo and more to the site.
Sucker Punch announced Infamous: Second Son at this week’s PlayStation 2013 event, following an intro by game director Nate Fox that can only be described as… disturbing . So can the electric series’ latest entry live up to his intensity