The Daily Verse: Doom 3, Hitman Absolution, Wii U, CastleStorm and More!

We have a lot of news and videos for you all today on The Daily Verse. This includes Nintendo teasing us about upcoming games for their Wii U system. Zen Studios announces a new game for basically every digital platform. Doom 3 gets a re-release on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. That is not all of course, so be sure to read and view the following interesting news

Doom 3 BFG Edition Announce Trailer

DUST-514 Welcome To New Eden Part 1 and 2

Hitman Absolution – Attack of the Saints Trailer

Nintendo teases initial game releases for Wii U
Nintendo on their new Wii U Faceboom Page are hinting at revealing some initial game releases for their new home console, the Wii U. Judging by how it is laid out, three games are currently being teased.

Zen Studios announces their newest game, CastleStorm
Revealed today, is Zen Studio’s latest game, CastleStorm. CastleStorm is a 2D tower defense game set to be released across a bunch of digitial platforms, including the 3DS, Vita, iOS, XBLA, and Android.

Award-Winning Developers of “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings” Announce Triple-A RPG Based on the “Cyberpunk®” Universe

CD Projekt RED Studio, announced their currently-in-development triple-A game based on renowned pen&paper RPG designer Mike Pondsmith’s Cyberpunk® system.

WARSAW, POLAND (30 May 2012) — During its Summer Conference today, CD Projekt RED Studio, critically acclaimed RPG developer, announced that it is working on a new triple-A game based on the cult classic Cyberpunk® pen & paper RPG system created by Mike Pondsmith.

At the conference, CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski promised gamers that this game would have all of the hallmarks of the Witcher series that has made the developer so well-known and loved, and even more. Their upcoming RPG will be designed for mature and demanding players who expect to be treated seriously, and the game will be richly detailed, non-linear, and with a complex and gripping story. This much is expected from the talented studio, but the new universe brings with it some new twists in their game design. Players will experience the world through their own, unique characters chosen from different classes – be they blood-thirsty mercenaries or cunning hackers – who they will equip with vast choice of cybernetic implants and deadly weapons. As in The Witcher series, players will face morally ambiguous choices, their actions influencing events in the world at large and the fate of the individuals they encounter.

Original “Cyberpunk” game designer Mike Pondsmith was at hand for the conference in Warsaw, Poland. “For over two decades, I’ve been proud to say that Cyberpunk’s been the gold standard of what it means to be a true cyberpunk game. And it’s been a huge success for me and our many fans, with over 5 million players worldwide. But over all that time we haven’t found the right team to bring our cyberpunk world to full digital life — until now. CD Projekt Red is the team we’ve been hoping for. Their incredible work on The Witcher and The Witcher 2 shows that they share the same dedication and love of great games that we do at Talsorian. I’m especially stoked that they want our participation in making this game a fantastic project that will live up to everything Cyberpunk fans (old and new) have been waiting for. Trust me — this game is going to rock,” said “Maxmike” Pondsmith.

This game will be developed by a new team at CD Projekt RED Studio, composed of veterans from the Witcher franchise. The studio will set new standard in the futuristic RPG genre with an exceptional gaming experience. The most important goal for this division is to create a game matching their vision, a game that corresponds to their high production values.

CDP RED Studio also made several Witcher-related announcements during the Summer Conference. The company revealed sales numbers for “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings,” announcing that more than 1.7 million copies have been sold on PC and Xbox 360. Further, The Witcher 2 is expanding its markets. On August 23rd the Xbox version of The Witcher, published by Spike Chunsoft, will hit the stores in Japan, and the studio will bring “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition” to Mac this fall.

CD Projekt RED also announced that it is looking for talented arists, programmers and designers to help create the “Cyberpunk” title. For job listings and details, visit

Going above and beyond the call of duty, CDP RED Studio has also offered a free digital back-up copy of “The Witcher: Enhanced Edition” (the first game in the series) to all PC gamers (over 2M of them) who already own the game or plan on buying it in the future, available now at

Sister company was also at the conference, revealing the release of “Tomb Raider 1+2+3” and “Sid Meier’s Colonization,” as well as a number of new indie games available for preorder: “Retro City Rampage,” “Tiny & Big in Grandpa’s Leftovers,” and “Resonance.” has also put out a call for talented developers to submit their game for release on the DRM-free digital distributor by emailing [email protected]

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