The Catch-Up: February 20th, 2014 – New Tony Hawk Game in Development, Says Tony Hawk

I give it a 50/50 shot of being free-to-play or mobile-only.

General News

  • No platforms or further details were talked about, but Tony Hawk said on his Demolition Radio show on SiriusXM that “we’re working on a game, we are working on a game, it’s pretty cool.” If/when more information is given out, we’ll let you know. [Source]
  • In a funny development, someone on Twitter said, “There’s a new Tony Hawk game in-bound. Please, Activision, don’t let it require a skateboard peripheral and don’t let Robomodo develop it.” Robomodo re-tweeted that tweet. [Twitter]
  • According to Fred Dutton of the European PlayStation Blog, we’ll find out the March 2014 PlayStation Plus free games for Europe next week, likely on Thursday. That’s also when we’ll see if the rumored list is true or not. [Source]
  • The wait for those free Killzone: Shadow Fall maps is coming to a close as Guerilla Games’ Steven ter Heide said, “New MP maps for #Killzone: Shadow Fall will be out early March.” We’ll let you know when there’s a hard release date. [Twitter]
  • Always wanted to lose money while playing Street Fighter IV? [Now You Can!]
  • Last week, Ronimo Games revealed that Awesomenauts Assemble for the PS4 has been approved in Europe, with approval in North America expected to come soon. Provided it gets approved in North America, we should be hearing about a firm release date soon. [Source]
  • If there’s problems with Burial at Sea Episode 2 for BioShock Infinite, Ken Levine assured that there will be a team to deal with bugs. [Twitter]
  • In a telling update, The Chinese Room recently tweeted, “Our fear of being seen as another Crash Bandicoot clone almost saw us forget Dear Esther altogether. It was originally much, much faster.” [Twitter]
  • The notes for patch 2.16 in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn have been revealed. [Check Them Out]
  • The Evil Within is planned “so that you can turn off the life gauge, tutorial and interaction icons.” [Via, Twitter]
  • Muramasa Rebirth will be getting the Genroku Legends – A Cause to Daikon For DLC next week in both North America and Europe. This new DLC “tells the tale of Gonbe, a widowed farmer, as he leads a rebellion against a negligent lord. Put your swords down and pick up the nearest…er..hoe and get ready to plow down enemies that stand in your way!” [Source]
  • Title Update 14 is coming to Minecraft. Here’s a look at the new UI [Twitter]:


  • Sony Santa Monica turned to the past and showed us an image of what Kratos could have looked like [Twitter]:


New Videos

  • Thief may not be out until next week, but that hasn’t stopped Square Enix from posting the launch trailer already:

  • Here’s Peter Serafinowicz, Access PlayStation, and some Dark Souls 2 gameplay:

Kratos with hair?!