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The Catch-Up: December 19th, 2013 – The Next Mass Effect is “Fresh but Recognizable”; Saints Row V Existence Leaked?

December 19, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Early impressions seem positive for Before the Nexus!

General News

  • Aaryn Flynn, GM at BioWare Edmonton and Montreal, recently played the next Mass Effect and said, “[It's] ambitious. Beautiful. Fresh but recognizable. And fun!” It’s okay to be jealous of him. [Twitter]
  • Patch 1.02 for Madden NFL 25 on PS4 and Xbox One is now live and “includes general stability improvements & bug fixes in all modes, including CoachGlass fixes on Xbox One.” [Twitter]
  • You’ve probably guessed it by now, but in order to give us the best quality products, Namco Bandai has delayed both Ace Combat: Infinity and SoulCalibur: Lost Swords on PS3 to 2014. [Source]
  • Ratchet & Clank: Before the Nexus is now available on iOS and Android devices for free. An infinite runner, BtN allows you to collect raritanium, which can be synced with your PSN account and used in Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. [Source]
  • Rockstar Games wants to let you know that you must be Rank 8 or higher to access the new GTA Online Capture Jobs. [Twitter]
  • According to Ed Boon, “there is definitely a possibility” for an Injustice: Gods Among Us sequel. And instead of doing Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe 2, Boon would personally rather make Mortal Kombat 10 or Injustice: Gods Among Us 2. [Twitter 1, 2]
  • Perfect World Entertainment, who has published titles such as Blacklight: Retribution and Forsaken World, will be branching out from the PC as they have announced plans to bring their games to current and next-gen consoles. We’ll have to wait until 2014 to find out exactly which titles will be coming to consoles, so stay tuned. [Press Release]
  • Here’s the holiday gift Sony is sending out to developers:

It’s possible he was just talking about new DLC for Saints Row IV, but actor Jay Mohr did send out the following tweet about how he’s “doing voice over work for new Saints Row video game” [Via]:

New Videos

  • Sniper Elite 3, which comes out on PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC in 2014, was given a new video today, TOBRUK, shot entirely in-engine:

  • Now available on PS3, here’s the trailer for LittleBigPlanet 2′s DC Comics Premium Level Pack:

Do you think Jay Mohr leaked Saints Row V or some Saints Row IV DLC? Let us know in the comments below.