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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Apr 10, 2013 3:00PM PDT

Disney Interactive is developing Planes games exclusively for Nintendo's platforms. The games will hit Wii U, Wii, 3DS, and DS on August 6. Read more

The Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate update for Wii U that adds cross-region play will be available on April 15, Capcom has announced. Read more

The upcoming Mob of the Dead mode set on Alcatraz Island will be part of the Uprising DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Activision has released a trailer discussing how Treyarch developed the story and captured the mood of the historic prison island. Read more

More details on Batman: Arkham Origins reveal the game's primary antagonist, details about the setting, and some new mechanics coming from WB Montreal. Read more

After Rayman Legends was delayed for Wii U until September to hold it for an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version, Ubisoft promised a new demo for the game in early April. That demo will now come in late April with an exclusive level just for the Wii U. Read more

A more youthful Sam Fisher will be showing up in Splinter Cell Blacklist on August 20 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but the agile agent is proving he can infiltrate anywhere. Ubisoft and Nintendo have revealed the game will be coming to Wii U at the same time. Read more

Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel and the reveal prominently featured the villain Deathstroke. What might that mean for the Arkham universe in this installment? Read more

A new Batman Arkham game has been rumored for awhile, but it appears it is indeed real. Batman: Arkham Origins has been revealed and is being developed by Warner Bros Games Montreal for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. It is scheduled to be released on October 25. Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Uprising DLC pack is coming, and the Replacer is back with reinforcements to take over your day-to-day duties for you so you can play the game. A new trailer shows off just what mundane tasks this replacement team will do so you don't have to leave your couch. Read more

"Shipping a game every year is a boon rather than a hindrance," Ubisoft Quebec game director said about working on Assassin's Creed as co-dev. However, "I don't think teams can be co-dev partners forever," he points out, as the studio tries to leave the shadow of Montreal. Read more

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