The Update for week ending 12th April 2015

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

NEWS

3) You don’t have to buy DLC characters to play them in Mortal Kombat X

You don’t have to buy Mortal Kombat X‘s DLC characters to play as them when the game launches on Tuesday, series creator Ed Boon said this week on Twitter.

Now of course you don’t just get to play as the character whenever you want him and her — but the “Challenge Towers” feature will have a “Premiere Tower” challenge that features a DLC character. Some wondered if they’d be denied access to that challenge if they didn’t buy that character, and Boon says no, that’s not the case.

It’s not the same thing as unlocking a DLC character through play, but it is a way to sample additional fighters. Obviously, the benefit to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is that some players may choose to buy afterward.

Mortal Kombat X launches April 14 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. 

2) Dead or Alive Developers creating Arcade version of Dissidia Final Fantasy

Square Enix revealed new details about its upcoming arcade game version of Dissidia Final Fantasy, revealing that Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden studio Team Ninja is co-developing the three-versus-three fighting game. Square Enix also showed off Dissidia Final Fantasy‘s arcade cabinet and confirmed that Final Fantasy Tactics‘ Ramza Beoulve will be playable in the game.

Dissidia Final Fantasy‘s arcade version will run on a version of Sony’s PlayStation 4 hardware, but the publisher said the fighting game will be exclusive to arcades for at least a year, 4Gamer reports. The new Dissidia is planned for release this fall in Japan, and Square Enix will be play testing it at select locations later this month.

Ramza Beoulve from Final Fantasy Tactics will be added to the game in a post-release update, according to a report from Final Fantasy Network. Other playable characters include Final Fantasy‘s Warrior of Light, Final Fantasy 3‘s Onion Knight, Final Fantasy 6‘s Terra Branford, Final Fantasy 7‘s Cloud Strife, Final Fantasy 13‘s Lightning and Final Fantasy 14‘s Y’shtola.

Square Enix also released a new trailer for the arcade version of Dissidia Final Fantasy, which you can watch above. it features some of the fighting game’s newly revealed summons, a Final Fantasy staple.

1) Announcements Galore!!

This week we have had some awesome announcements from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided being announced, the next Call of Duty being Black Ops 3 and also that Lego and TT Games are joining in with the interactive toy market with Lego Dimensions. But these were not the only announced games this week.

First of all we head back to another Activision game that hasn’t been announced but more leaked by an unexpected source. There is a new Tony Hawks game coming titled ‘Tony Hawks 5’ a working title, it was leaked by a caterer for an event for the game. chef Joe Youkhan posted a photo on Instagram and Facebook which shown him from a brand summit he was catering, which shows the working title on a presentation screen. Both tony Hawk and the game maker confirmed last year that they are working on a new skateboarding game for consoles and mobile for 2015.

Secondly, Level-5 have announced that both Professor Layton and Fantasy Life next games will be coming to iOS and Android devices. Both Layton 7 and Fantasy Life 2 will both be released this summer in Japan. This might be troublesome for Nintendo as Level-5 games are usually a guaranteed hit for the 3DS, it looks like that Layton 7, which was previously slated for the 3DS, might not be going to the handheld as there is no mention of it on the game’s official site.

UK GAME CHARTS

EA’s Battlefield Hardline claims a 4th consecutive crown as it stays just ahead of FIFA 15. With little in the way of new releases familiar faces jostle for position in the Top 10 this week.  Grand Theft Auto V is down a place to No3 but remains comfortably ahead of Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is up one place to No5 pushing PS4 exclusive Bloodborne down to No6.  Both Forza Horizon 2 at No7 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection at No 9 climb into the Top 10 boosted by strong sales of their respective Xbox One Hardware bundles. Take2’s Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is sandwiched between the two at No8 in its third week. Minecraft: Xbox Edition is also back in the Top 10 after a one week absence. PQube’s motorbike racer Ride is boosted by the addition of Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions propelling the title 31 places to No18 following its release at the end of March.  

 

Up 1 to No.5:                   CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE

Up 1 to No.4:                   FAR CRY 4

Down 1 to No.3:             GRAND THEFT AUTO V

 Up 2 to No.2:                  FIFA 15

Still at No.1:                    BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE

NEW RELEASES

GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 14 APRIL

Mortal Kombat X (XO/PS4/PC)
Grand Theft Auto V (PC)

GAMES RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL

Titan Souls (PS4/PSV) – Digital Only

GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 17 APRIL

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PSV)

YouTube videos of the week

Welcome to a new section as we look back at what went up this week on the Crave Your Game Channel.

MONDAY – CTG Plays Cards Against Humanity Part Two

 TUESDAY – Tower of Bling – Hide n’ Seek

 

WEDNESDAY – Battle of the Cravers round 6 – Hustle Kings

 

THURSDAY – GD Plays Resident Evil Revelations 2 – part 3

 

FRIDAY – Hanksy Plays Drunk Slender: the Arrival part 2

 

 

SATURDAY/SUNDAY – The CTG Podcast episode 36

 

 

We are back with the CTG podcast this Wednesday at twitch.tv/ctgpodcast , the Update will be back on Monday. So see you then Fellow Cravers!!

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