Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 7/19/13

Capcom was rumoured to be working on a new “Strider” game in March, and it has now been confirmed for digital release in 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

It is being developed by Double Helix, the team behind “Killer Instinct.”

During Comic-Con panel discussion, Capcom said “Strider” will feature “an ultra-responsive control system, with incredibly satisfying combat options in every traversal context-standing, running, wall climbing, hanging, aerial and more”.

The game will boast a large playing world, in a non-linear environment, allowing players to revisit levels and open up previously inaccessible areas, via upgrades to your system.


Ouya has launched a $1 million ‘Free the Games Fund’ designed to encourage the development of titles made exclusively for the Android console.

To receive a slice of the cash, studios must launch a Kickstarter campaign for their project from August 9 2013 and have it end by August 10 2014. They then need to meet their funding goal, having raised a minimum of $50,000.


In nerd culture, few short-lived television shows have a more hardcore and passionate fanbase than that of “Firefly.” Created by Joss Whedon – the man behind the “Buffy” and “Angel” TV shows, as well as the upcoming show “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” – “Firefly” ran on television for literally four months. There are only 14 episodes of the show (plus a movie, “Serenity”).

And now, there will be a “Firefly” video game.

FOX Digital Entertainment and QMx Interactive have revealed that “Firefly Online” is in development. It’s described as “a multi-user, social online role-playing game,” and will “initially” come to iOS and Android-enabled smartphones and tablets. It will be released in the summer of 2014.


U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware, software and accessories fell 15 percent to $593.3 million last month as consumers moved to titles played on mobile devices and held out for next-generation consoles.

Hardware sales fell 30 percent to $142 million from a year earlier, Port Washington, New York-based NPD Group Inc. said in an e-mail yesterday. Software sales for current-generation consoles declined 10 percent to $296.1 million.



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