Quick Hits- Rayman Legends coming to next gen, The Elder Scrolls Online gets a release date

raymanUbisoft’s popular platformer Rayman Legends will be making the jump to next gen consoles, releasing for the Xbox One and the PS4 on February 28, 2014. The game will see a few improvements, among them improved graphics and shorter load times. Rayman and Globox will be getting additional costumes as well, depending on which platform you get the game for. The Xbox One will see Splinter Ray, Ray Vaas and Globox Vaas, while the PS4 will get Assassin Ray. Both can purchase the Funky Ray costume with Uplay points. Other differences: the game will have touchpad integration for actions on the PS4, and 10 exclusive challenges that can unlock time-limited Achievements will be on the Xbox One.

 

The Elder Scrolls Online, the huge MMORPG from Bethesda, will debut first on PC on April 4, 2014. Xbox One and PS4 users will get the game a bit later, sometime in June, 2014.

For those who enjoy the music from older Pokemon games, you’re in luck. The Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen Super Music Collection is now available on iTunes. It features 90 different tracks, including all the classic themes. More soundtracks will be made available in 2014.

The World of Warcraft now has an in game store where you can use real money to purchase pets and mounts from within the title. Blizzard launched the store along with a 50 percent discount sale on selected pets and mounts to celebrate its opening. Any pets or mounts you purchase will be placed in your inventory right away, with no waiting required.

Finally, after getting rave reviews and developing a following on the PC and PS3, Terraria has gotten a release date for the Playstation Vita. The game, which essentially is a 2D Minecraft, will be available in Europe on December 11 and in North America on December 17 at a cost of 14.99. The game has already sold 3 million copies since its debut in 2011, and will receive some Vita-centric options and updates. It will include a “revamped tutorial world”, 8 player online play via wi-fi, and touch support. All versions will be getting an update from patch 1.2. The Vita version wil have Trophies as well as online leaderboards.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more news. Til next time…

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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