Well, Day 2 of PAX East is in the books and while I continue to fight through fatigue, aching legs, and a general fear of lines, I’m back to bring you some of the bigger news items to hit on the second day of the expo. If you missed part one, why not check it out by clicking this handy link.
And don’t worry, I have a lot of impressions coming your way starting tomorrow, so make sure you check that out. I got my hands or eyes on a number of upcoming titles like Saints Row IV, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, and Metro Last Light to name a select few. But first, lets hit the news.
A couple of timeframes were nailed down yesterday at PAX. Upcoming beat-em-up from Ska Studios, Charlie Murder, is getting the finishing touches placed upon it. While no official date has been nailed down, the game is further along than many people thought and should be out in a few months. Summer of Arcade anyone?
Insomniac’s first multiplatform title, Fuse, finally revealed the release date at their panel yesterday. You’ll finally be able to grab this four player co-op shooter on May 28 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The Aliens of XCOM return!
Firaxis also confirmed that the very popular strategy title, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting a full port over to iOS devices this summer. 2K China is primarily handling the port with assistance from Firaxis and everything will be intact as you remember, the only change being less maps due to file size constraints. For those of you rocking Macs, the game will be hitting on April 28.
BioWare hard at work on two projects
So I stopped over at the Mass Effect Retrospective panel and while it was awesome hearing a ton of developer stories, favorite memories, and general reminiscing, the team at BioWare also tipped their hand at what they’re currently working on. The core team in Edmonton is actually underway on developing a brand new IP set in a new world. For those of you clamoring for more Mass Effect, don’t worry as a second BioWare team over in Montreal is about to begin development on a brand new Mass Effect title. This time however, it’s going to be a brand new entry in the Mass Effect universe so don’t expect any sort of further resolution to the Shepard saga. Executive Producer, Casey Hudson, will be closely tied to the project so don’t worry too much about a new team taking the reigns. It’s in good hands. Maybe now we’ll finally be able to play as a badass Elcor. Hey, one can dream right?
One other side note, a lot of interesting information also came out in regards to how people played through Mass Effect 3. Want to see some surprising statistics? Check out their post here and then grab the tissues as you watch a video looking back at the Mass Effect trilogy here.