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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 23, 2013 10:30AM PDT

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will release on February 25 in North America, Konami has announced. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 23, 2013 10:00AM PDT

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse will be coming to Vita, Revolution Software has announced. Read more

One of the most pleasing returnees in this current cycle of retro revivalism is the roguelike, and how pleasant it is seeing what the RPG genre gets smooshed with to make weird roguelikelikes. Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios has bred it with tower defense to make Dungeon of the Endless, revealed for PC during Gamescom. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 23, 2013 8:30AM PDT

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be retiring in the next 12 months, after a special committee headed by Bill Gates finds a successor. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 23, 2013 8:10AM PDT

Amplitude Studios, the developer of Endless Space, has announced a 4x strategy game set in a fantasy world called Endless Legend. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 23, 2013 7:30AM PDT

With its first birthday fast approaching, Guild Wars 2 is holding a free trial weekend so all can come and coo over how big and grown-up it is. All parts of the subscription-free MMORPG are open to everyone from earlier this morning until 11:59pm Pacific on Sunday, so go wild in Tyria. Read more

With over 1.2 million copies of multiplayer murderfest Chivalry: Medieval Warfare sold, developer Torn Banner Studios has revealed a sizeable expansion. Deadliest Warrior, teaming up with the TV show of the same name, will introduce six new classes from across time and space, including Spartan hoplites and samurai. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Aug 23, 2013 6:30AM PDT

Players can experience the steampunk air combat of Guns of Icarus Online on PC right now, but Muse Games will also bring their game to the PS4. Read more

A Mad Max game is coming, but it's not going to be related to any of the movies, because of Avalanche's radical position that movie tie-ins are pretty terrible. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 22, 2013 3:30PM PDT

Thief protagonist Garrett has been written to have more personal motivations in the next game, and narrative director Stephen Gallagher has shared some of the background that kicks it off. Read more