Sunday, February 19, 2012

Megabits Of News: Weekly Roundup

Megabits of Gaming trawls the web for the tastiest morsels of news, so you don't have to...

Far Cry 3 due in September

According to the game’s trailer, Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 will be on our shelves on 6 September for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The Far Cry 3 trailer informatively ends with a confirmation of its proposed release date, which is nice. Check out more from MCV after the jump.

Sony: Vita games are worth $40
Sony Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshi said the company can justify placing a $40 price tag on PlayStation Vita games. In a world where consumers now can pay next to nothing for games on smart phones, Yoshi said gamer’s will see the value to their experience by buying the higher priced games. Hands up to everyone who spent close to that amount on a PS2 or DS game, he might have a point.

Batman and LA Noire lead BAFTA nominations
And the winner is … VG247 reports that with eight nominations each, Batman: Arkham City and LA Noire are leading the 2012 BAFTA Game Awards. Both will be going head to head for the Best Game. Can’t there be two winners?

Expansion pack for Civilization 5 in spring

If you thought Civilization 5 was not big enough, the “Gods & Kings” expansion pack will be available in late spring this year. The expansion brings with it 27 new units and 13 new buildings as well as nine new civilizations to rule, says Joystiq.

PS4 announcements unlikely in 2012
Sadly, it look likes reports on a PS4 will be few and far between in 2012, according to VG247. SCE America CEO Jack Tretton said he won’t be making any new hardware announcements this year and that the company is strongly focused on the PS3 and the Vita.