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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 4, 2013 7:30AM PST

The Wii U is a reasonably powerful piece of kit, so how come the recent launch of Crysis 3 skipped it? Developer Crytek did actually have the supersuit shooter up and running on Nintendo's new console, CEO Cevat Yerli has revealed, but the powers that be wouldn't commit to pushing it out and Crytek couldn't self publish. So it was killed. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 4, 2013 6:45AM PST

Have you pledged money to the Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey crowdfunding campaign yet? Yes? Then you'll be thrilled by this new trailer for Ragnar Tørnquist's conclusion to the adventure game trilogy. No? Then perhaps this'll win you over. Or not. Whatever. Watch it, if you want. The game's smashing through stretch goals like nobody's business so it doesn't particularly need your help, but it'd still like it. Read more

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag represents an opportunity to refresh the franchise at large. Building upon the excellent ship-to-ship action of Assassin's Creed 3, almost the entirety of AC4 is set on the high seas. It's deeper too. Think of it as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, but with assassins, boarding actions, customizable crews, and underwater exploration. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 3, 2013 11:30AM PST

Plummeting towards us next week, doubtless getting impaled on poles and rebar on the way down, is the shiny new Tomb Raider reboot. We'll also see the launch of the new SimCity, Magicka creator Arrowhead's The Showdown Effect, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. The impending baseball season brings MLB 13: The Show and MLB 2K13 too. Read more

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is coming on October 29 and will appear on next-gen consoles, according to a sneaky bit of access to Ubisoft's official site. Read more

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 isn't coming to the Wii U because of budgetary constraints, since another port would require 20 more workers. Read more

Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag does indeed exist, releasing European pack shots for the game for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Feb 27, 2013 4:45PM PST

Oh look, another indie game is coming to Vita. Gaijin Games' excellent 2D running game will be leaping onto Sony's handheld later this year. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 27, 2013 2:15PM PST

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says the company is developing on PC first and then porting to consoles like the PlayStation 4, citing Watch Dogs as an example of the strategy. Read more

More information about Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 4 continues to leak today. A map reveals that the game will take place in the Caribbean, during the "Golden Age of Piracy." Read more

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