The Catch-Up: February 19th, 2014 – The Order: 1886’s “AI is Still Rough,” It Will Get Better Soon

You could almost say the AI is… out of order!

General News

  • Suda 51 said in an with Famitsu that “the most impressive [keyword for the PS4] to me so far has got to be ‘speed. As a video game console, that’s the part the stood out to me the most for the PlayStation 4. We make games, so we want to make them fun, and we also put a lot of effort into making them as appealing as possible. In order to do that, we need hardware that can show ‘speed’.” He later added that Lily Bergamo for PS4 is still a little ways off, though it’s planned for a 2014 launch. [Translation]
  • After The Order: 1886 gameplay was revealed to the masses, Ready at Dawn’s Andrea Pessino said on Twitter, “The AI is still rough – we have some amazing people working on it, it will get better soon :).” [Twitter]
  • In a recent interview, Bethesda Game Director Todd Howard said, “We don’t [have a timeframe for our next game announcement], but I think it’s gonna be a while.” You can stop holding your breath now. [Via, Source]
  • You may remember an issue with the PS4 Sharing where it would cut off gameplay videos or record the wrong footage altogether. Unfortunately, Shuhei Yoshida said they’re “still looking into it.” We’ll let you know when there’s any further developments about this. [Twitter]
  • Just like in Europe, anyone who pre-orders Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 through the PlayStation Store in North America will get a free copy of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD (and a theme!). Lords of Shadow 2 is out next week. [Twitter]
  • Sony XDev Europe announced today that Invizimals: The Alliance on Vita and Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom on PS3 will be out February 26th in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For North America? “Coming soon, trust us!” [Twitter]
  • The Killzone: Shadow Fall changelog has been updated. [Check it Out]
  • The first concrete details for Tales From the Borderlands will be revealed on Saturday, March 8th at SXSW. You’ll also learn more on how Gearbox and Telltale Games came together for this partnership. [Press Release]
  • Eutechnyx (Nascar) has confirmed that 12 people were laid off last week due to a restructuring where the company is “now developing more new IP and entering new and emerging markets.” [Source]
  • Splash pages are now up for many of the new NIS games. [See Them]
  • The latest used games sale is now live on Gamefly and includes Dragon’s Crown on PS3 for $19.99, Lost Planet 3 for $9.99, and more. [Check It Out]
  • Anyone who is eligible for some money back as part of the PS Vita PLAY promotion should expect the codes by February 28th. [Source]
  • With inFamous: Second Son out next month on PS4, the European PlayStation Store has discounts on inFamous, inFamous 2, inFamous: Festival of Blood, and the inFamous Collection. They also brought out two screenshots for Second Son [Source]:

New Videos

  • Sacred 3 will be released this summer on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, featuring drop in, drop out cooperative multiplayer for both offline (2 players) and online (4 players) play and online leaderboards:

  • If you didn’t know that Rambo: The Video Game was on-rails (it is) or just wanted to see what the gameplay looks like, Videogamer has you covered in this lengthy video [Via]:

  • Spearhead Games gives you a look at some of the new content coming to Tiny Brains in a free update soon:

  • It wasn’t presented in video form, but if you want to read about 5 things you need to know about Helldivers before it releases on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita later this year (1080p/60fps), follow the link. If you’d rather see Helldivers in action with some offscreen gameplay, check out the IGN video below [Dive! Dive! Dive!]:

  • The newest Dark Souls 2 trailer is a Hollow Lullaby:

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