The Daily Verse: Microsoft and Bioware Suprises, Plus Dishonored Info and more!
So we get some announcements no one expected in todays ‘Verse and a few I’m sure many of you have been. Among them, a new trailer for the Enhanced Edition of The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 and screens from Dishonored, Bethesda’s new title, which has been hush-hush for some time. As for the unexpected, Microsoft, EA and Bioware surprise on todays ‘Verse. Keep on reading for the good, bad and ugly.
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Ending?
No spoilers! We promise! That said, there’s been a lot of complaining about Mass Effect 3’s ending, because of this there have been fan requests that the ending be changed. Quite adamant ones, even going to so far as to raise over $30,000 to change Bioware’s mind. Guess what? It might just work. Bioware has made a statement on it’s Facebook page, you can find below. So if you haven’t finished the game and want to see what all the fuss is about before it gets changed, you might want to hurry up and finish it.
We are aware that there are concerns about a recent post from this account regarding the ending of the game. In this post it was stated that at this time we do not have plans to change the ending.
We would like to clarify that we are actively and seriously taking all player feedback into consideration and have ruled nothing out. At this time we are still collecting and considering your feedback and have not made a decision regarding requests to change the ending.
Your feedback and opinions are of the utmost importance to us. We apologize for any confusion this has caused. Our top priority regarding this discussion is to keep communication with you, our loyal fans, open and productive.
Microsoft Says No New Xbox at E3
In what amounts to a huge stunner, and possibly an upset, Microsoft has stated there will be no new Xbox at this years E3, this despite the fact that the Wii U is just about ready to launch. Not only that, but they went on to say that there are no plans to release a new Xbox anytime soon.
It’s almost a certainty that they are working on the new system, and several partners have reportedly already been briefed. According to Bloomberg the most likely scenario is an announcement in 2013 as well as a launch a few months after. This is a dangerous tactic, as it doesn’t allow much time for marketing, but the timetable is in keeping with Sony, who is saying the have no plans for a new system in the immediate future. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this turns out.
EA Shuts Down Online Game Servers
Yep, EA is at it again. They will once again be shutting down access to several of their online games. This has been announce via their Online Services page. Among the games being taken down are BOOM Blox, Burnout Revenge, FIFA 10, The Godfather II, The Saboteur, and MMA. For the full list, hit up the link above.
Dishonored Image Gallery
We’ve got a factsheet for this game, which is Bethesda’s latest offering. The game has been mostly under wraps, so it’s good it’s finally seeing the light of day. We’ll let the fact sheet and images speak for themselves.
Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.
Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange technology and otherworldly mysticism coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.
Improvise and Innovate
Approach each assassination with your own style of play. Use shadow and sound to your advantage to make your way silently through levels unseen by foes, or attack enemies head-on as they respond to your aggressiveness. The flexible combat system allows you to creatively combine your abilities, supernatural powers and gadgets as you make your way through the levels and dispatch your targets. Improvise and innovate to define your play style.
Action with Meaning
The world of Dishonored reacts to how you play. Move like a ghost and resist corruption, or show no mercy and leave a path of destruction in your wake. Decide your approach for each mission, and the outcomes will change as a result.
Teleport for stealth approaches, possess any living creature, or stop time itself to orchestrate unearthly executions! Combining your suite of supernatural abilities and weapons opens up even more ways to overcome obstacles and eliminate targets. The game’s upgrade system allows for the mastery of deadly new abilities and devious gadgets.
A City Unlike Any Other
Enter an original world envisioned by Half-Life 2 art director Viktor Antonov. Arkane and Bethesda bring you a world where industry and mysticism collide, creating an atmosphere thick with intrigue. The world is yours to discover.
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