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The Catch-Up: October 30th, 2013 – Call of Duty: Ghosts PS3 Pre-Load Starts November 2nd, Need for Speed: Rivals PS4 Release Date Not Delayed

October 30, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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A super busy day means a fun Catch-Up!

General News

  • If you’ve pre-ordered Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS3 through the PlayStation Store, you’ll be able to pre-load the game in North America any time after 3PM PT on Sunday, November 3rd, with the full game going live at 12:01AM PT on November 5th. You can then upgrade to the PS4 version for $9.99 if you so choose. [Source]
  • A rumor popped up yesterday suggesting that Need for Speed: Rivals on next-gen consoles had been delayed. We reached out to EA and they confirmed it is still on track to launch for PS4 on November 22nd. [EA Rep]
  • EA revealed during their investor call yesterday that a FIFA World Cup game is currently in development for next-gen consoles. No other details were announced (whether it’s DLC or a standalone), so stay tuned for more information. [Via, Source]
  • For European PlayStation Plus members, the Aveline Figurehead DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be free for two weeks. [Twitter]
  • The release of Dragon Age: Inquisition has been thrown into question as EA said in their investor call, “We would most likely, possibly have Dragon Age next year.” Since EA has been tight-lipped about the new Dragon Age, we’ll likely have to wait until next year before we get further news. [Via, Source]
  • God of War: Ascension received a new balance update today. [Check Out the Changes]
  • Blockbuster UK has entered administration yet again, with the company now telling customers that they won’t fulfill PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders at this time. If you pre-ordered the system in-store, go to your local store. If you pre-ordered it online, send an actual letter to BLOCKBUSTER, Harefield Place, The Drive Uxbridge UB10 8AQ. [Via, Source, Twitter]
  • Cliff Bleszinski won’t be returning to Epic. So stop asking! [Twitter]
  • Hellraid on PS3, PC and Xbox 360 has been pushed back to 2014 and will see a digital release. [Press Release]
  • We’ll find out the cover athlete for EA Sports UFC on November 4th. I’m guessing Roy Nelson! [Twitter]
  • Looks like we can expect some info about MLB 14: The Show on November 4th:

New Videos

  • Invizimals gets a TV spot:

  • Crazy Market is now available on the PS Vita in North America:

  • Here’s a Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer preview, which shows off Blitz:

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD is out now:

Will you be pre-loading Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS3? Let us know in the comments below.