The Age of Ultron is upon us finally here in the states. That means that nerds all over the US are dressed up in their best Captain America garbs to wait in ridiculously long movie lines. If you are one of these fans, we are here to give you a little knowledge while you wait for hours. Though, if you are not one of the shield wielding fans, you can check out the news too. In todays Gaming Daily: P.T. is still available for those that previously downloaded it, Dead Island 2 is delayed until 2016, and Ubisoft released a free digital Child of Light art book.
P.T. is still downloadable for those that previously purchased it.
In case you missed it, P.T., the last remnant of what would have been of the recently canceled Silent Hills, has been pulled from PSN. It didn’t take very long after that for “rare” PS4s that included the playable teaser to go up on eBay at ridiculous prices. Don’t be fooled though, P.T. is still available to be downloaded for those that originally “purchased” it. No, you didn’t have to pay for the playable teaser, since it was free, but you had to have downloaded it on your console or at least on the web version of PSN.
For those unfamiliar with the title, P.T. was a playable teaser that released last year with zero information on what it was. However, once people figured out how to get through the teaser’s puzzles, P.T. was revealed to be the Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro lead Silent Hill game we once knew as Silent Hills. The teaser was downloaded over 1 million times, so it was sort of a big deal.
As of right now, there is no solution for those that never downloaded the teaser. To be fair though, you had plenty of warning. I am still not over how great this horror game could have been with such great minds working on it. Seriously, Del Torro and Kojima would’ve been not only working together on a project, but a on video game project. The teaser showed so much potential in those few hours of gameplay. Providing more scares going down the same hallway than other full horror game releases. Yes, I am salty, but at least the niche horror genre is finally getting the attention of the masses. Silent Hills = sad times indeed.
Dead Island 2 delayed till 2016.
If there is one thing that’s certain, it’s that the Deep Silver team loves putting out zombie games. The team at Yager Development–who are widely known for previous games Spec Ops: The Line and Dreadnought–has announced that their most recent project, Dead Island 2, has been delayed until next year. The announcement came from the official Dead Island twitter, along with this full statement:
We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level. A game that takes what our fans tell us they love about Dead Island – multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee – and a game that adds a ton more content and combat options on top of that.
And we wanted to have all of that that done for release in Spring 2015.
We have been looking at the game long and hard, and we have decided we didn’t reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet. This is why we have decided to delay Dead Island 2 to 2016.
Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage.
We know that our fans will be disappointed by this news, but by giving Dead Island 2 more time we are confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result.
-Team Dead Island 2
The newest title was originally announced last year at E3, along with a nice little reveal trailer. Delays are nothing new to the business since it happens all the time, but this one is worrisome because of its length. Usually teams delay a game a few months in order to clean up the final product. The long delay means there may be bigger issues.
With the most recent zombie game, Dying Light, garnering so much love, it is a good move for Deep Silver to attempt to wait and take Dead Island to the next level.
Free Child of Light Art Book for all.
Ubisoft has shown the propensity to veer away from the AAA realm and create smaller artistic titles. This was made evident through one of their most recent successes, Child of Light, an almost indie-esque art-filled RPG that is the polar opposite of Assassins Creed. Believe it or not, it has been a year since Child of Light’s original release, and to celebrate, Ubisoft has released a downloadable art book with a new story from the land of Lemuria. The art book can be viewed online or even downloaded, in case you want to read it offline.
The new tale was written by the same man behind the tale of Child of Light, follows the adventures of Reginald the Great in Lemuria. Throughout the new tale, some familiar faces make appearances, so fans of the game won’t want to miss this one. Ubisoft claims to have all of the other Lumeria digital books already written up. They will have some sort of fan interaction going on before they release them. They haven’t made it clear as to what they want fans to do yet.
This is a fun way to celebrate the one year anniversary and the art is as top notch as it was in the game. Hopefully this means we will be seeing more from the Lumeria in the future. It would also be nifty to get hard copies of these books.
That is another Thursday for the history books. Some good news, some bad, and some free art. Don’t forget to draw your thoughts in the comments section below and let us know if you still have the treasure that is P.T. downloaded. Finally, don’t forget to check out all of our Age of Ultron coverage and be safe tonight.