C3 WiR(e) – 2014-03-24

Ranters! It is the week of March 24th, 2014. For Sports Rants Gaming, I am Anthony Rossi 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:

  • Arcade classic Gauntlet is set to make a return
  • The Diablo 3 Auction house is officially CLOSED
  • A friendly train ride in Wolfenstien goes horribly wrong
  • And we’ve BIG news on the Assassin’s Creed front!

Let the Gaming News Begin!

Gauntlet: Invade the Darkness

From the bowels of retro gaming comes new life from an absolute classic! WB games has partnered with Arrowhead Game Studios to bring forth Guantlet. As seen in the trailer, we still have all four classic classes, the Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard and Elf, and it will again utilize the top down view. Along with these staples, it looks like each class will be able to enhance their abilities with various skills and attacks, notably a whirlwind from the Warrior and explosive magic from the Wizard. From what I can see in the trailer, it looks like it will be very similar in gameplay style to Diablo. Speaking of which…

Source: GameInformer

Diablo 3 Auction House is Closed

As stated awhile back, Blizzard has officially closed the Auction house in Diablo 3. As stated in the article from Kotaku: Completed transactions can still be claimed until June 24, 2014, but searching and bidding is no longer possible. We have to find or craft our gear from now on.

Source: Kotaku

Wolfenstien Train Ride

So Bethesda’s reboot of Wolfenstien seems to be coming along pretty well. We were recently treated to a new trailer of what looks to be a bit of in game action. In it, we are apparently riding on a Nazi train and fetching a couple cups of coffee. As we do so, in enters a few Nazi officers and one of those giant death mechs. One of these officers is Frau Engle and her, uhh, partner Bubi. Engle then invites you to have a seat to participate in a little test to see if you have any traces of impure blood in you. Her cheery disposition and zealous devotion to the Nazi ideals all while being but a reactionary twitch away from wasting anything deemed “impure” is very reminiscent of Col. Hans Landa from the 2009 film “Inglorious Basterds”. As for how the test ends…well, you’ll have to watch the trailer! I can’t wait to see what else Engle has in store for us!

Source: GameInformer

Assassin’s Creed Unity

Not too long after the release date for Watch_Dogs, we now have our first peak at the new Assassin’s Creed! In this “Sneak Peek” of a trailer, a few things must first be noted:

First: In the intro of the trailer, it is plainly stated that his is Alpha footage, so it’s not final and changes are likely to be made.

Second: Within the trailer, it states that “Next Gen starts here”. With the last AC title, Ubisoft had to bridge the gap between the two generations of consoles, effectively designing the game with multiple levels of processing power.  Prior to this announcement, it was stated that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed will definitely be more “Next-Gen”.

Finally: It has been stated that there will be two Assassin’s Creed games launched this year. A likely scenario is that Unity will be for the New-Gen consoles while the other is developed for Last-Gen.

From what we know right now, this newly announced title will be called “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” and will take place in the French Revolution. Obviously, for a game like Assassin’s Creed, the more conflict the better, especially when justice, equality, and social ideals are at the core!

The other AC title is currently under development under the code name “Comet”. This strikes me as extremely interesting, given a few hints that were laid out in AC4. I go in to more detail in a few posts in my blog, but here’s the condensed version: That dude John from IT in a certain cinematic gets all gushy when talking about the stars and what it’s like in outer space. He also gets gushy during that little audio clip that was found hidden in the game’s code, talking about how beautiful is it. Also, I was able to catch a twitter AMA where someone asked about the future of the series, and the response was to “Watch the Stars”. Combine all that with a code name like “Comet” and I can only hope that we’re going skyward in some form!

Oh, one last thing. The American Revolution took place during the years 1775-1783. The French Revolution took place during the years 1789-1799. Please, oh please, let there be appearances from Stephane Chapheau, the angry French Chef!

Source: Sources Found Within

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