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EGM Weekly: May 4, 2013 Edition

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Posted on May 4, 2013 AT 12:00pm

Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.

BioShock Infinite’s DLC will introduce a new AI companion, Call of Duty: Ghosts was officially announced, Respawn Entertainment’s sci-fi shooter is reported to be an Xbox exclusive, and the Review Crew tackles Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut, Star Trek: The Video Game, and more.

Here’s this week’s best:

NEWS

BioShock Infinite DLC Dev’s Online Resume Outs New AI Companion

2K Games senior animator Michael Shahan’s online resume at LinkedIn reveals the first BioShock Infinite DLC will feature a new AI companion. READ MORE >>

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Officially Announced

After plenty of leaks, speculation, and teasing, Activision has finally officially announced Call of Duty: Ghosts as the next entry into the franchise. READ MORE >>

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RUMOR: Respawn Entertainment Shooter a Next Xbox Exclusive

The debut title from Respawn Entertainment—the development studio founded by ex-Infinity Ward heads Vincent Zampella and Jason West—will be an Xbox 360 and next Xbox exclusive, Kotaku reports. READ MORE >>

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Eternal Darkness Lives On through Spiritual Successor

A teaser trailer on IGN teases Shadow of the Eternals, a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. READ MORE >>

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Kojima Puts Zone of the Enders Sequel on Hold

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has announced that the team working on the Zone of the Enders sequel has had to be dismantled to work on fixes for the HD collection, leaving the game’s future in doubt. READ MORE >>

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Gearbox Accidentally Outs Fourth Borderlands 2 DLC

A tweet from Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch accidentally revealed the fourth Borderlands 2 DLC: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. READ MORE >>

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Zelda: A link to the Past 2 Features Dark World

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2 producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed that the game will reintroduce light and dark versions of Hyrule and also take advantage of the handhelds 3D capabilities. READ MORE >>

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Thief Rebort Reported to Have Endured Multiple Setbacks, High-Level Departures

Sources close to Eidos Montreal say the Thief reboot has endured multiple setbacks that have caused high-level departures, Polygon reports. READ MORE >>

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RUMOR: Next 3D Mario Hitting Wii U by October

The next 3D Mario title will release on Wii U by October, CVG reports. READ MORE >>

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PlayStation 3/4 Versions of Watch Dogs Include One Hour of Exclusive Gameplay

Ubisoft has revealed that once again PlayStation fans can enjoy some exclusive bonus content with a major release, this time it’s one hour of extra gameplay in Watch Dogs. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon’s take on over-the-top ’80s action tubular or grody? Find out in our review. READ MORE >>

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Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut

Framerate and audio issues keep Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut from being the true special edition that I’m sure creator Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro wanted us to have, but its improved graphics and control will bring joy to those PS3 owners who have been waiting to experience this modern-era cult classic. READ MORE >>

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Soul Sacrifice

Can Keiji Inafune’s non-Capcom debut save the PlayStation Vita’s soul? Or does it need to be sacrificed? Read our review to find out. READ MORE >>
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Star Trek: The Video Game

Will Star Trek break the movie-licensed game mold, or offer up another heaping helping of mediocrity? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern) before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. You can follow his rants about storytelling on Twitter @manadrive.[Meet the rest of the crew]

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