Sony Corp. this week said the Playstation 4 ranked as the No. 1 hardware in Jan. 2016 U.S. retail sales.
The company said the PS4 ranked as the top-selling console in the U.S. in Jan.
Sony this week released the Feb. update for DriveClub for the Playstation 4.
Update 1.26 is a .9GB download that includes the new track Scotland – Old Town, new Hardcore Handling option, Multiple Private Lobbies, 10 new Elite Levels, 10 new Driver Levels, 25 new Club Levels, and general improvements to game performance, stability and usability.
Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. this week released the Beta Launch Trailer for Hitman for the Playstation 4.
The trailer previews the recruitment and training facility from the Beta.
The Hitman Beta will launch Feb. 12.
Customers who pre-order the Full Experience or Intro Pack at the Playstation Store will receive access to the Beta. In addition, customers who pre-order the Hitman Collector’s Edition will receive access to the Beta.
Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. this week released the Rage Attack Trailer for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution to the Playstation 4.
The trailer previews the Rage Attack System from the final game.
Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, currently in development for next-generation hardware, is the next installment in the trademark fighting franchise.
Koei Tecmo Corp. this week released Arslan: The Warriors of Legend.
Developed by Omega Force, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is based on The Heroic Legend of Arslan and features fast-paced tactical action gameplay.
The final game includes Story Mode, Free Mode, and Online Mode for two-player online co-op functionalty.
It sells at $59.99.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Black Market Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
The Black Market Update includes new personalization items and weapons that can be purchased with Crytokeys or COD Points.
Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week released Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 to U.S. retail.
Developed by CyberConnect2, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 features offline and online one-on-one multiplayer modes.
The final game includes the Change Leader System to switch characters during the fight, and next-generation graphics.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc. this week released Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition.
Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition includes all content updates, gameplay quality improvements, new enemy attack and behaviors, improved human enemy AI, Nightmare difficulty, new NPC models, and console performance upgrades.
Capcom Co. this week released Breath of Fire III for the PSP to the Playstation Network division.
The RPG title, released in 1997, is compatible with the PSP, PS Vita, and Playstation TV.
It sells at $9.99.
Microsoft Corp. this week said it will release the Xbox One Quantum Break Bundle to U.S. retail Mar. 29.
The Xbox One Quantum Break Bundle will include the Xbox One 500GB hardware, Wireless Controller, Quantum Break Game Download, Alan Wake Game Download, and Alan Wake DLC at $349.99.
Remedy Entertainment this week said it will release Quantum Break for the Xbox One and the PC Apr. 5.
Quantum Break is a cinematic action title that includes time-amplified gameplay. In the title, Jack Joyce struggles to prevent the end of time in a battle against the evil corporation Monarch Solutions.
Microsoft this week released the Xbox One 500GB Name Your Game Bundle.
The Xbox One 500GB Name Your Game Bundle includes the Xbox One 500GB hardware and a full game download of either Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay, and Xbox One Wireless Controller at $349.99.
4J Studios’ Minecraft ranked in the top 10 best-selling software in Jan. 2016 figures.
In data by NPD Group Inc., Minecraft ranked as the No. 6 best-selling software in Jan. across all platforms.
Telltale Games this week said it will release The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries Feb. 23.
‘In Too Deep’, the first episode, will be released Feb. 23, followed by ‘Give No Shelter’ in Mar. and ‘What We Deserve’ in Apr.
Customers can purchase all three episodes at $14.99.
The Walking Dead: Michonne features the blade-wielding character from the best-selling comic books and is portrayed by Samira Wiley.
EA Inc. this week released the 12 New Maps Trailer for Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2.
The trailer previews 12 new maps from the final game.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is a sequel to the third-person shooter tower defense game in which zombies have taken over Suburbia.
Nintendo Co. this week released The Battle at Hand Trailer for Fire Emblem Fates for the Nintendo 3DS.
The trailer previews the story and gameplay options from the final game.
Microsoft this week previewed the Overworld Update to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition.
The Overworld Update will include additional redstone components like comparators, repeaters, dispensers, droppers, hoppers and trapped chests.
Additional components include slime blocks, wearable pumpkins, red sandstone and improved chicken jockey mobs.
Witch huts will include a randomly generated potion and users can display their loot in Item Frames.
Finally, the update includes the option to import and export maps to the Windows 10 Beta Edition.
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