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EGM Weekly: October 19, 2013 Edition

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Posted on October 19, 2013 AT 12:00pm

Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.
This week, developer Ready at Dawn reveals Emmy-winning writer Kirk Ellis is co-writing The Order: 1886, Sony confirms DriveClub‘s delay, Ubisoft announces that Watch Dogs has been delayed until 2014, BioShock 2/The Bureau: XCOM Declassified develoepr 2K Marin is hit with a heavy amount of layoffs, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews Sonic Lost World, The Wolf Among Us: Episode One – Faith, and Just Dance 2014, and we preview Need for Speed Rivals, Batman: Arkham Origins‘ mobile version, and WWE 2K14.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

Emmy Winner Kirk Ellis Co-Writing The Order: 1886

Hollywood scribe Kirk Ellis will be co-writing the script for The Order: 1886, developer Ready at Dawn announced. READ MORE

Pokémon X and Y Save Bug Fix Expected to Arrive on 3DS eShop ‘In a Few Days’

Nintendo is hard at work on a patch designed to repair the Lumiose game-save bug in Pokémon X and Y, according to the official Japanese Nintendo website. READ MORE

Sony Officially Confirms DriveClub Delay

PlayStation 4′s online-focused racing launch title DriveClub has been officially delayed until early 2014, Sony confirmed. READ MORE

BioShock 2, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Developer 2K Marin Hit with Layoffs

A significant number of employees at 2K Marin, the studio behind BioShock 2 and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, have been laid off. READ MORE

Naughty Dog: ‘No Plans’ to Bring The Last of Us to PlayStation 4

Naughty Dog confirmed that it has no plans to port its critically acclaimed survival-action title, The Last of Us, to PlayStation 4. READ MORE

Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Rayman Legends Missed Sales Targets

When Ubisoft lowered sales projections for its current fiscal year this week, the publisher cited delays of big budget titles Watch Dogs and The Crew as the primary factor—but it looks like superspy Sam Fisher and limbless wonder Rayman may share some of the blame, too. READ MORE

Watch Dogs Delayed Until Spring 2014

Ubisoft’s open-world hacking title Watch Dogs has been delayed until spring 2014 on all platforms, the publisher announced. READ MORE

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer: Xbox One/PC Cross-Platform Play ‘Makes a Lot of Sense’

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed whether or not the Xbox One might one day support cross-platform play between console and PC gamers—but they’re certainly not ruling out the possibility. READ MORE

Riot Games President’s Twitter Account Hacked, League of Legends Card Game Prototype Revealed

President of Riot Games Marc Merrill was the victim of a Twitter account hack over the weekend, which resulted in the posting of images of a standalone card game titled League of Legends: Supremacy. READ MORE

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Announced, Debut Trailer Released

Square Enix officially announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, a new HD compilation which includes three more Kingdom Hearts titles. READ MORE

Features

Hands-On: Need for Speed Rivals

We got a chance to go hands-on with Need for Speed Rivals at New York Comic Con 2013. Check out our preview to find out how it’s coming along. READ MORE

Hands-On: Batman: Arkham Origins Mobile

Much of the current Batman buzz may surround the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins console game, but at New York Comic Con 2013, Warner Bros. wanted to make it clear that they haven’t forgotten about the iOS and Android platforms. READ MORE

Preview: The Streak, More Customization in WWE 2K14

Wrestlemania. For those in the wrestling world, it is the grandest stage of them all. It is also the source of many new features for the upcoming release of WWE 2K14, where the 30th anniversary of the Superbowl of sports entertainment will offer fans a whole host of new modes and content. READ MORE

Reviews

Sonic Lost World

Has everyone’s favorite azure hedgehog with a ’tude found his footing on the Wii U, or is this the most disappointing Lost World since Jeff Goldblum signed away his dignity by starring in the Jurassic Park sequel? Find out in our review. READ MORE

The Wolf Among Us: Episode One – Faith

Can Telltale’s tale-telling prove able when they’re telling a tale of fairytales and fables? READ MORE

Just Dance 2014

Does Just Dance 2014 moonwalk its way into our hearts? Or should it just get off the stage? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE

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