The Update for the week ending 25th January 2015

Hello Fellow Cravers. GD here to bring you this weeks top 3 gaming news stories, the top 5 games and new releases of the week with the Update!

NEWS
3) Dying Light gets a retail delay in Europe, everyone gets ‘Be the Zombie’ for free

As we know, Techland’s anticipated zombie game, Dying Light will be released next week worldwide digitally, but its boxed release has a official delayed release date in several territories.

So, Here’s where and when you can get Dying Light:

. Worldwide: Dying Light will be released as a downloadable Windows PC game on Jan. 27.

.The Americas: Dying Light will also be available Jan. 27 as a download and at retail for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

.Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East: Dying Light will arrive digitally on PS4 and Xbox One Jan. 28. Previously announced as delayed, the disc-based version now has a Feb. 27 release date. Techland will provide all pre-orders for the physical release with two downloadable content packs: “Cuisine & Cargo” and “Ultimate Survivor Bundle.”

In all territories, everyone who pre-ordered the game will receive “extra weapon dockets.” Techland also announced that “Be the Zombie,” a multiplayer mode in which players control the undead in another’s game, will arrive free for everyone. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive first announced “Be the Zombie” as a pre-order bonus in 2013.

“Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support,” the Dying Light team wrote in a press release. “Thus, we’re really happy to announce that ‘Be the Zombie’ will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories.”

So, for those outside of the Americas not willing to wait an extra month to play this, then it seems you have no choice but to go digital.

2) Trails Fusion finally gets online multiplayer

The long-promised online multiplayer mode for Trials Fusion, released last spring, has at last arrived via free update, Ubisoft announced on Thursday.

The mode, which supports up to eight players in online races, precedes the fourth downloadable content pack, Fire in the Deep, due on Tuesday. That will feature 11 new tracks, 27 new track challenges and another five trophies/achievements.

The multiplayer update delivers Online X-Supercross, which pits players on two random tracks, racing two rounds. Highest aggregate score wins the match. A Private Games options allows up to eight racers to pick a track and set parameters, such as gravity and speed, for racing it.

Fire In The Deep will cost $4.99 when it launches (it’s included for those who bought the game’s season pass.) Two more DLC packs are scheduled to arrive by March, bringing the total to six.

1) Borderlands Handsome Collection coming this March to current gen, plus Pre sexual DLC

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will bring Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and all downloadable content for both to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One March 24, publisher 2K Games announced this week.

Both HD games will appear on current-gen consoles for the first time, and players will be able to transfer their saves from previous-gen consoles “within the same console family.” Thats means from PS3 to PS4, xbox 360 to xbox one. On PS4 and Xbox One, Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel will be updated with a new 4-player split screen local multiplayer option.

2K is also creating 5,000 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Editions. The limited edition package will also be available March 24, retail for around £300 and include a remote-controlled, speaking Claptrap and 12 lithographs.

But you think this is all the Borderlands news we have? Wrong, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be getting a third downloadable content extension — The Lady Hammerlock Pack — Gearbox Software announced at PAX South today.

The pack arrives on Tuesday. It introduces a new playable character — Aurelia, Sir Hammerlock’s sister and heir to the family fortune. She comes with new skills and skill trees to upgrade.

The Lady Hammerlock Pack runs $9.99, and is included in the game’s season pass.

At the “Inside Gearbox” panel at PAX South, the studio also revealed that it is working on downloadable content featuring Claptrap, the hyperactive rolling trashcan present in all of the Borderlands games going back to 2009, and that a forthcoming patch will make bosses respawn so plays can “farm” them for loot.

UK GAME CHARTS

Grand Theft Auto V holds on to No1 for a third consecutive week. Rockstar/Take 2’s blockbuster has now notched up a total of seven weeks at No1 which is more weeks at No1 than any other GTA title. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and FIFA 15 swap places with Activision Blizzard’s title up one place to No2 and FIFA 15 dropping one place to No3. Deep Silver/Koch’s new release Saints Row IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell debuts at No4. It is the chart-topper’s first appearance on PS4 and Xbox One and comes bundled with the new stand-alone expansion. A big retailer promotion on Call of Duty: Ghosts helps boost sales, propelling it back into the Top 10, up from No30 to No5. Far Cry 4 slips 2 places to No6, ahead of Minecraft: Xbox Edition which is also down 2 places at No7. Like the Xbox Edition, sales of Minecraft: Playstation Edition remain reasonably stable, as it also drops 2 places to No9. Rugby 15 from Big Ben/Koch debuts at No8, while Ubisoft’s The Crew falls 4 places to No10.


Up 25 to No.5:                               CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
New at No.4:                                  SAINTS ROW IV RE-ELECTED
Down 1 to No.3:                          FIFA 15
Up 1 to No.2:                                 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
Still at No.1:                                   GRAND THEFT AUTO V

NEW RELEASES

GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 27 JANUARY

Dying Light (PC) – digital

GAMES RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY

Dying Light (PS4/XO) – digital

GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 30 JANUARY


Life Is Strange: Episode 1 (360/PS3/XO/PS4/PC) – Digital
Raven’s Cry (PS3/PS4/PC)
Teslagrad (PS3/PS4/Wii U/PSV)
Terraria (XO/PS4)
Awesomenauts Assemble! (PS4)

Also the CTG awards voting is still open, you get to the survey by either clicking on the featured post on the front page, or go to the competition section of cravethegame.net and click on the thread marked ‘CTG awards’. Voting will close this Wednesday (28th January) at 8pm GMT, the results will be announced on the CTG podcast being released on Friday 30th January.

We are back with the CTG podcast this Friday and another Update on Monday with the news, UK chart and new game releases of the week.

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