The Catch-Up: March 21st, 2014 – Luftrausers is Already Profitable

Alternate title: The Catch-Up: Super Awesome inFamous: Second Son Launch Day Happy Time!

General News

  • With Titanfall and inFamous: Second Son representing some big games for the Xbox One and PS4 in March, Sucker Punch’s Nate Fox said, “I would love it if we outdid Titanfall. But the fact that it’s such a cool game is great. Why does it have to be one or the other? It’s just great for players that there are so many fantastic games coming out.” [Source]
  • After being in development for 2 and a half years, Vlambeer has announced that Luftrausers is already profitable after just a few days on the market! [Twitter]
  • On March 25th, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be getting the Captain Price Legend Pack, the Circuit Personalization Pack, and maybe even some more customization options. [Twitter]
  • Due to some technical difficulties, Curve Studios has decided to split up Titan Invasion. This means Titan Attacks! will be out in early May for half the price of Titan Invasion, while Revenge of the Titans will follow later. Both games are set to be released for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. [Source]
  • In a double dose of good news, Nolan North confirmed that he’s going to be in Pretty Little Liars Season 5, Episode 1, and he’s also working on some games right now. Hmm, I wonder what one of them could be? [Twitter]
  • Already available for the PlayStation Vita, developer 10tons has announced that King Oddball will be released for the PS4 on April 1st in North America and April 2nd in Europe. [Source 1, 2]
  • Guerrilla Games has made some changes to the Competitive Warzone. [Check Them Out]
  • We don’t know if SingOn is also coming to North America, but when it releases in Europe this Spring, here’s the pricing structure you can expect (10 undetermined songs come free): 3-hour Time Pass for £2.99, 48-hour Time Pass for £5.99, or 1-year Time Pass for £49.99. [Source]
  • In case you were wondering, yes, more characters will eventually come to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. [Twitter]
  • Japan will soon see what PS3 owners in North America and Europe have known since last year, as Minecraft: PS3 Edition has been given to PlayStation Japan for testing. A release should follow soon after. [Twitter]
  • If you’re disappointed that Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD isn’t on PS4, Oddworld Creator Lorne Lanning recently said that he thinks they’re “bringing it to PS4 now,” adding, “We’re still going over budgets and schedules and stuff like that.” Provided this does happen, it would have some new features on PS4, though this seems to be a rumor as of right now. [Source]
  • Lanning also said that Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty would need to sell 250,000 copies for a remake of Abe’s Exoddus to happen. As for a new Oddworld game, New ‘n’ Tasty would need to sell 500,000 copies. [Source]
  • To get it ready for the launches of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends for the PS3 and Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition for the PS4 and PS Vita, Dynasty Warriors 8 on PS3 received patch 1.03. [Check Out all the Notes]
  • After getting the rights back from Microsoft, Signal Studios has announced that a new entry into the Toy Soldiers franchise is being developed for the PS4 and Xbox One. More details should arrive later this year. [Source]
  • EA CEO Andrew Wilson recently said, “Do I think that [EA Sports UFC] would be an every year game? I don’t know. It feels like it’s in that every-other-year mix, but in all honesty we haven’t made that decision yet. That really comes down to how long it’s going to take to make a great game and when do we think the audience is ready.” [Source]
  • Yu Suzuki is “researching” Kickstarter to fund Shenmue 3. There’s hope! [Source]
  • Young Horses has said that you shouldn’t expect Octodad: Dadliest Catch to be free on PlayStation Plus when it launches (planned for April), but there might be a launch sale. [Source]
  • An interesting tidbit about BioShock Infinite reveals that Elizabeth was originally going to be a silent character. In fact, this topic was “hugely controversial around the office at the time.” [Source]

New Videos

  • The Escapist has posted a video interview for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is inter-spliced with gameplay:

  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition comes to the PS4 and PS Vita next week. Here’s a trailer for the PS4 version:

  • Here’s a bunch of videos for Deception IV: Blood Ties:

  • Get tasty with this new Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty video:

Project Morpheus aside, did anyone else feel a little disappointed by GDC?