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The Catch-Up: August 19th, 2013 – Saints Row IV Patch 1.01 Out, The Order: 1886 Skipping gamescom 2013

August 19, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Tomorrow sees both the EA and Sony Press Conferences at gamescom 2013, so get plenty of rest as it’s sure to be an exciting day.

General News

  • When you go to put your copy of Saints Row IV into your PS3 (or boot up your downloaded copy), you’ll be prompted to download patch 1.01, which takes up 317MB. [Via]
  • One PlayStation 4 game we know that’s skipping gamescom 2013 is The Order: 1886, with the Sony Santa Monica Twitter account saying, “Most you may see is likely the same trailer from E3 mixed in a #PS4 promo trailer, we’re dark for now.” [Via/Twitter]
  • Dakko Dakko has announced that their PlayStation Vita titles, The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character and Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD!, will come to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina on August 27th for $2.99 and $3.49, respectively. [Press Release]
  • Spelunky on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita will be coming to Europe on August 28th, one day after the North American version. [Twitter]
  • Sony Santa Monica is targeting the release of patch 1.11 for God of War: Ascension later this week. [Source]
  • Metrico on the PlayStation Vita is planned to arrive in the first half of 2014, possibly in the first quarter. [Source]
  • Since there are massive spoilers in this video (seriously, don’t even follow the link if you haven’t beaten the game), we’ve made it difficult for you to watch this amazing The Last of Us video. If you’ve watched the credits roll though, head over to YouTube and check it out. [YouTube]
  • Across all platforms, but not including PlayStation Plus free downloads, Thomas Was Alone has sold over 700,000 copies. [Source]
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus will be playable at both gamescom and PAX, with Insomniac set to reveal more information about the game soon. [Source]
  • Bandfuse: Rock Legends releases for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 19th. The $69.99 Artist Pack includes the game and a 1/4” to USB guitar cable, the $79.99 Band Pack includes two guitar cables, a microphone, multi-port instrument hub, and an acoustic guitar adapter, while the Guitar Bundle includes the game, guitar cable, and authentic Fender Squier guitar (price is TBA). [Press Release]
  • System and release details are scarce, but Ubisoft’s Child of Light was briefly shown off at GDC Europe, showing that it is being devloped on the Ubi-Art Framework tech used in the Rayman games. This downloadable, side-scrolling game with JRPG-inspired turn-based battles should be officially unveiled soon. [Source]

New Videos

Get to know KickBeat’s track generator with this trailer:

Gauntlets come to God of War: Ascension tomorrow:

Survive, adapt, and win with The Bureau: XCOM Declassified:

Go Into the Void with this fan-made Skyrim film:

With the help of J Cole, Conan O’Brien reviews Splinter Cell: Blacklist. It does have some early game footage, so avoid it if you want to avoid any spoilers:

What games are you planning on buying this week? Let us know in the comments below.