GotGame Daily News Audio Update: Wii U News And More
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Welcome to the GotGame Daily News Audio Update for Thursday, November 15, 2012.
First a few quick pieces of news.
Kat, from Gravity Rush, and Emmett Graves, from Starhawk, will be DLC for Playstation All Stars Battle Royale early next year. They will be available free of charge the first two weeks after their release.
GameStop has sold over 1.2 million pre-orders for Wii-U games, and over 500,000 Wii U Consoles since pre-orders started in September.
The Humble Bundle for Android 4 has added five more games to it’s lineup: Avadon: The Black Fortress (tablets only), Canabalt, Cogs, Swords and Soldiers HD, and Zend Bound 2. Check out the Hunble Bundle for Android 4 at humblebundle.com
Now to your regularly scheduled news cast.
Other than it’s price, some have been worried about the Wii-U’s storage capacity, mainly the basic version with only 8 GB of storage. That will be dropped down to only 3 GB of storage after the system software has been installed and a user profile has been made. So if you’re looking to purchase your games from the eShop you might want to consider an external hard drive that is powered by an wall outlet. Fortunately for you the Wii-U will be able to read external hard drives with storage of up to 2 TB. Unfortunately that’s another $80-$100 out of your pocket after already spending $300 + for the console and games. Yet another detriment to the console that has so much potential.
In more Wii U news, Ubisoft has revealed details about their Wii U lineup. On launch day gamers will be able to play the demo for Rayman Legends, the title will be out early 2013. Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth will launch December 4th in North America. As for launch titles (Assassin’s Creed 3, ESPN Sports Connection, Just Dance 4, Rabbids Land, Your Shape 2013, and ZombiU), they will support Ubisoft’s DRM service Uplay. You can download it from the eShop. To give you some incentive to do so Ubisoft will give players the following bonuses:
Call Me Maybe Alternative Version for Just Dance 4
3000£ for Assassin’s Creed III single-player
Unlock 8 new trials in Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth
Unlock a new Survival Game mode in multiplayer for ZombiU
Finally, Black Friday is very close at hand and details for sales are popping up all over the internet. But the only one you really care about is GameStop…right? Regardless, one unloyal employee has leaked the sales details over to Cheap Ass Gamer. Gamers can expect an XBOX 360 250 GB bundle with Skyrim, Forza 4, and Black Ops 2 for $250. A PS3 250 GB bundle with Infamous, Infamous 2, Infamous: Festival of Blood, Uncharted, and Uncharted 2 for $200. The PS Vita, bundled with Assassin’s Creed: Liberation will be available for $200. Other games on sale are: Battlefield 3 Premium Edition for $30, Forza Horizon for $40, Ratchet and Clank Colleciton for $20, Little Big Planet Karting for $30, Mortal Kombat on the Vita for $15, and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale for $40 with the purchase of a new PS3. All aforementioned sales are for the day of Black Friday only.
Other sales, not labeled as Friday only, are: a limited edition 3DS bundle with Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed as well as one of the three Nintendogs games for $170. Used Kinect sensors with Kinect Adventures for $40 and used DSi XLs for $80.
Software not marked as Friday only includes: For the XBOX 360 and PS3: Dishonored for $30, Assassin’s Creed 3 for $50, Max Payne 3 for $20, Borderlands 2 for $40.
More importantly there will be Wii-U sales, interesting seeing as it’s so close to the launch date. Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and FIFA 13 will be on sale for $50 as well as Game Party which will be on sale for $30.
For the 3DS Theathrhythm Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts 3DS will be $20.
For the PC Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 will be on sale for $30, Cataclysm for $10, and a few Sims 3 expansions for $20.
There will be a lot more titles than these on sale though, so keep an eye out for those deals!
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That’s it for the GotGame Daily News Audio update for Thursday, November 15, 2012.