The Catch-Up: March 3rd, 2014 – Upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC Revealed?

Hello, March!

General News

  • According to data taken from the game’s text files, a new DLC for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will allow you to play as Alucard in an “extensive add-on.” The description of the content says there will be new environments, challenging puzzles, creatures of darkness, and you’ll “discover the true extent of Alucard’s involvement in Dracula’s story, his deal with death, and his fight against Satan.” I’d say there’s a very good chance of this DLC becoming a reality, so stay tuned for confirmation. [Via, Source]
  • Because of a tease on the Batman: Hush Facebook page, people are speculating that Hush will have a prominent role in the next Batman game, supposedly from Rocksteady, and supposedly titled Batman: Arkham Knight. With the next Game Informer cover reveal coming tomorrow, we may not have to wait long before learning if this is true. [Twitter, Via 1, 2, Source 1, 2]
  • If you missed the announcement, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition on PS4 will have a Platinum trophy. [Here’s the Full Trophy List]
  • Over on, they are running a promotion until March 16th that allows you to get a $10 credit towards new releases by trading in $20 worth of games. [Via, Full Details]
  • In South Park: The Stick of Truth, you’ll only be playing as a male child, with no option to be a female. Developer Obsidian said that “there’s PLENTY of costume options,” adding, “Not the same, I know.” [Twitter]
  • Wondering what all those error codes you get on your PS4 mean? [Check Out the Full List Here]
  • With only a few weeks to go before Dynasty Warriors 8 releases on the PlayStation 4, Tecmo Koei America has said they will announce pre-order bonuses “soooon.” Stay tuned. [Twitter]
  • If you’re still experiencing PS4 Party Chat issues that started over the weekend, Sony is “aware that some users are experiencing issues, and engineers are investigating. Thanks for your patience!” [Twitter]
  • The reason you haven’t heard much about the next Mass Effect is because BioWare is focused “on doing it right over doing it fast! [Twitter]
  • A balance patch for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale with Zeus and Isaac costumes is in Design and Testing right now, though the overall the patch is “in the middle stages.” Stay tuned for more news on this as it arrives. [Source, Help Improve PS All-Stars]
  • Apparently Puddle is close to release on the PlayStation 4 (it’s already out for what seems like every other system). [Source]
  • Both the Darksiders Collection and Red Faction Collection are up for pre-order on for $39.99 each, with a tentative release date listed for April 29th. [Darksiders, Red Faction]
  • Watch Dogs Product Manager David Thériault used the hashtag #bigweek in a tweet about Watch Dogs. The over-thinker in me thinks that we might be getting a Watch Dogs release date this week. Only time will tell! [Via, Twitter]
  • Eric Holmes, Creative Director at WB Games Montreal, said the Cold, Cold Heart DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins will be “similar in length to Harley Quinn’s Revenge.” [Twitter]

New Videos

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, out this month on PS3 (expect a review soon):

  • When Ultra Street Fighter IV launches later this year, (upgrade in June, retail version in August), it will include something called Edition Select. This feature allows you to choose between the Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Super Street Fighters Arcade Edition Version 2012, and Ultra Street Fighter IV versions of characters [Via, Source]:

  • If you want to see what it would be like if Cloud from Final Fantasy VII went grocery shopping, here you go:

  • Raiden IV: Overkill will be released on the PlayStation Store for PS3 on April 29th, just two weeks after it releases in Japan [Via, Source]:

My wallet isn’t prepared for this month…