The Catch-Up: May 6th, 2014 – Assassin’s Creed III Animation Director Joins Naughty Dog

It’s so much better to see someone joining Naughty Dog!

General News

  • Previously the Animation Director on Assassin’s Creed III and Lead Animator on Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, Jonathan Cooper has moved to Naughty Dog and is now an Animator. [Via, Twitter, Source]
  • The PS3 version of GRID Autosport will support various wheels from Logitech, Fanatec, Thrustmaster, and the Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit. [See the Full List]
  • When the Whistleblower DLC for Outlast comes out tomorrow in Europe, it will cost £7.69/€8.99/AU$12.95. [Source]
  • Gamefly has used copies of Killzone: Shadow Fall for $19.99 right now. [Via, Buy It]
  • Adding more information to Sony most likely holding their E3 2014 Press Conference on the night of Monday, June 9th, Microsoft has announced their conference for 9:30AM PT on Monday, June 9th. Exciting! [Source]
  • Want to give Orange Pixel some ideas for a possible Gunslugs 2? [Head Over Here]
  • A price wasn’t revealed, but it’s been confirmed that MLB 14: The Show on PS4 will come to the European PlayStation Store tomorrow. [Source]
  • Out today in North America, the European download version of Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi comes to PS3 tomorow. [Press Release]
  • Fruitbat Factory has announced that they’ll be bringing Eiyuu Senki – The World Conquest to North American and European PS3s later this year, in English. Saying you’ll “battle cute world leaders in this massive tactical RPG from Japan,” Graphics and Marketing Lead Ozhan Sen added, “After a successful launch of operations on the PC market, we were looking for an opportunity to expand to console gaming. With Eiyuu Senki we found the chance to do it with a bang. It is a funny mix of a strategy game, RPG and visual novel that will forever change how you remember historical figures.” [Website, More Info]
  • Retweeted by Deep Silver’s Aubrey Norris, Forbes’ Jason Evangelho sent out a tweet that says Deep Silver has two unannounced games to unveil at E3 2014. [Via, Twitter]
  • Provided he’s not just trolling everyone, Ed Boon seems to be counting down to an announcement of some sort on June 2nd. [Twitter 1, 2]

New Videos

  • Here’s everything you need to know about Titan Attacks!, out this week on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita (with Cross Buy):

  • The local co-op craziness of Sportsfriends is available this week through the PlayStation Store on PS4 and PS3 (buy it on PS3, get the PS4 version free) [More Info]:

  • Sound Shapes received the Brass Sound Pack and Nature Arts Pack today ($0.99 each) on all PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, with a trailer for the Nature Pack below [Source]:

  • With two weeks to go before Drakengard 3 launches on PS3, Sound Director Keiichi Okabe discusses the evolution and inspiration of the soundtrack:

  • Here’s a very short gameplay trailer for RBI Baseball 14:

  • Allowing you to set up a squad for up to 5 people before joining a multiplayer server, the Squad Join feature in Battlefield 4 has entered beta on consoles. As it’s just a beta, more features and tweaks will be added in time, with the next update planned to coincide with the launch of Dragon’s Teeth this summer. Initially, Squad Join is available in the Battlefield 4 base game maps in the Conquest, Team Deathmatch, Obliteration, Rush, and Domination game modes. All the other Battlefield 4 maps and more game modes will be supported in later iterations of Squad Join [More Info]:

Do you think Deep Silver will announce that Saints Row is going next-gen at E3?