Ranters! It is October 21st, 2013. For Sports Rants Gaming, I am Anthony Rossi, aka Hyp3rSint4x from the Coffee and Cornchips gaming blog with the C3 WiR(e), a week in review recap of the gaming world. This week’s headlines include:
- Watch_Dogs gets delayed until next year.
- Assassin’s Creed movie IS happening.
- TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest to be released Tuesday
- Next Mass Effect to have nothing to do with Commander Shepard
- Ryse: Son Of Rome gets 2 New trailers
Let the gaming news begin!
As per a blog post from Ubisoft, Watch_Dogs is going to be delayed until the Spring of 2014. Ubisoft cites that they are still working on finishing up the last details on the game and want to be sure that the game is released at the highest level of quality possible. Unfortunately, this cannot be done by the initially anticipated release date. If you have per-ordered the game bungled with a next-gen console, see your retailer for specifics on how this delay will be handled.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Michael Fassbender disclosed some promising news for those looking forward to the Assassin’s Creed movie! While the mention was only brief and did not give any details, we did learn that Fassbender has not played the game but is intrigued by the game’s concepts. This could work in our favor: Ubisoft are the people who created the game and crafted its storyline. So, just do what they say and don’t go adding your own “Artistic interpretation” on it, and everything will be just fine!
The first of Borderland 2’s Head Hunter packs will be released Tuesday, October 22nd. TK Baha is back with a Halloween themed DLC, “TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest”. This is the 1st of 4 planned Head Hunter DLCs, which are designed to be somewhat smaller in scale from your typical major DLC release, with the reward being the final boss’s HEAD that you can wear as your own, hence “Head Hunter Packs”. Here, our target is Jaques O’Lantern. Other unique features for this DLC include plenty of undead, pumpkins that come to life, and occasional candy drops that give you temporary power-ups. The cost for this DLC is $2.99
In an interview with Complex.com, Lead Mass Effect Writer Mac Walters revealed that the next installment of the Mass Effect series will not involve or relate to Commander Shepard in any way. This cannot, or at least SHOULD not, come as a surprise to people given the finality of Mass Effect 3’s ending (which, by the way, I’m still going with the Indoctrination Theory!). Who or what this new new protagonist will be was not disclosed during the interview, but he did acknowledge that he wants it to still feel like Mass Effect and not just a spin-off. What that means exactly is anyone’s guess. My hope is that it will be a parallel storyline, and that perhaps choices that you made in previous games will continue to influence your world here. For example, suppose there’s a clean-up or recon mission on one of the planets. Did you let the Thorian survive on Feros? Did you complete Jacob’s loyalty mission? How many times did you punch Khalisah, that annoying reporter that was always twisting your words around, in the face? Whether or not these missions were completed could potentially have drastic effects on how your world could be shaped after Shepard bestowed his “influence”.
Ryse: Son of Rome has gotten 2 new trailers to create some noise for its upcoming release. The first trailer discusses the legend of Damocles, a roman general who was abandoned in battle, found favor with Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, and now roams the world to seek vengeance on those who wronged him. The 2nd gives us the story of our hero, Marius Titus. While this game doesn’t seem to break any new ground, if you were a fan of the movie “Gladiator” with Russell Crowe, you’ll enjoy this game’s plot line. Ryse: Son of Rome is an Xbox One Exclusive, available at launch.