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The Catch-Up: January 24th, 2014 – Minecraft: PS3 Edition Passes 1 Million Sold; Kingdom Come: Deliverance Already Hits Kickstarter Goal

January 24, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Io-Interactive doesn’t have the name of their upcoming Hitman game finalized yet. Any suggestions? How about Hitman: 47 Problems and a Dead Body is One? Yeah, that was terrible…

General News

  • After releasing just last month, the sales juggernaut of Minecraft: PS3 Edition has already crossed 1 million sales. Details on future updates for the game are expected soon, with the PS4 and PS Vita versions of the game coming soon. [Source]
  • NIS has confirmed that Demon Gaze for the PlayStation Vita will be released in North America on April 22nd and in Europe on April 25th. You’ll be able to pick it up either digitally or through retail for $39.99/€39.99, with the Limited Edition available for pre-order at $49.99. [Press Release]
  • That new Hitman game from Io-Interactive we found out about recently? There’s currently no release window, they’re close to finalizing the name of it, and their only focus for right now is on “PC and new generation consoles.” The fact they didn’t say “next-gen” makes me happy. [Source]
  • A double XP event for Battlefield 4 Premium members starts tomorrow at 2AM PT/10AM UTC. [Twitter]
  • At least in the UK, Namco Bandai has confirmed that the Dark Souls 2 Collector’s Edition has sold out. [Source]
  • Now available in Europe, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z on PlayStation Vita is 10% off for PlayStation Plus members on the PS Store. Those of us in North America will get a little more than 10% off when the game launches this Tuesday. [Twitter]
  • As part of a letter to investors, Capcom CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto talked about their goals on becoming “one of the world’s leading companies in five years,” while also highlighting how he plans to “hire at least 100 software developers every year to give us an even more powerful development workforce.” [Via, Source]
  • In a new report published by Re/code today, a source “familiar with the show’s practices” has told them that about 25% of all the games featured on Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer sketches are paid endorsement deals. You can read all the details in the report, but a spokeswoman for Red Barrels (Outlast) did say the studio paid $35,000 to have the game included as part of the Halloween-themed Clueless Gamer. [Via]
  • Forest Legends: The Call of Love for PlayStation 3 is now on the PlayStation Store in Europe, with North America getting it on February 18th. [Press Release]

New Videos

  • After just 2 days, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has already crossed its Kickstarter goal of £300,000 ($500,000 USD), now sitting at £370,945 with 26 days to go. Planned for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PS4, the Kickstarter page does note of the console versions: “Publishing on closed platforms is subject to approval by the platform holder. This can also influence release date there.” This means there’s a chance the PS4 and Xbox One versions may not happen, or they may arrive later than the other versions in 2015. Here’s some videos for the game [Press Release]:

Are you one of the 1 million people who bought Minecraft: PS3 Edition, or are you waiting for the game on PS4/PS Vita? Let us know in the comments below.