Rumors have been making their way around the vast and knowledgeable Internet about a possibly delay for the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic survival game The Last of Us for over a week. Mercifully, Neil Druckmann, lead game designer at Naughty Dog took to the PlayStation Blog to offer some confirmation on the rumors. “As a team we pride ourselves on setting a very high quality bar for every aspect of our games — gameplay, story, art, design, technology and more,” Druckmann said. “We want to make sure The Last of Us raises that bar even further — or ourselves, and most importantly, our fans.” Now PlayStation 3 owners can look forward to kicking some fungal zombie ass on June 14th.
I hope you haven’t preemptively called in sick the week of February 26 so you could take the time to really immerse yourself in the gorgeous floating city of Columbia, because BioShock Infinite has officially been delayed a month. Irrational will be using that extra month to give the game the extra spit and polish it will need to live up to fans’ (and my own) lofty expectations for it. February was already a cluttered month, so I’m glad the goods are being spread out, even if it’s just a little bit. Still releasing in February are Dead Space 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Crysis 3, and Aliens: Colonial Marines, so yeah, there’s still plenty to look forward to.
I have no idea what’s going on with Silent Hill: Book of Memories. It was originally supposed to kick off Konami’s March of Madness before it was delayed to the end of the month, then again to the end of May. We can now expect it to come to the Vita in October, though if we’ve learned anything by now it’s that when it comes to Book of Memories anything can change. I hope all this extra development time will make it a game worthy of the Silent Hill label because right now it’s not looking so good.. An October release will put it in the same month as Resident Evil 6, which releases on October 2nd.
Hope you have a meal voucher. The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu’s new airplane thriller 7500 won’t be taking off for at least another 7 or 8 months. That’s a long wait to figure out what the hell is going on in that photo. Per Deadline, “The horror-thriller 7500, directed by Takashi Shimizu, is moving to a yet-to-be-determined date in 2013 from August 31, 2012.”
It kind of makes sense though. This is a crowded summer that has already seen one of the biggest blockbusters ever (The Avengers) dominate the marketplace. Even supposedly surefire things like Dark Shadows are only tracking moderately. The move doesn’t necessarily mean the movie’s bad – it might just mean that it’s too small of a movie to properly compete in this climate.
In the film, Ryan Kwanten and Amy Smart co-star as married couple Brad and Pia Martin, who board Vista Pacific Flight 7500 with their two longtime friends for a trip to Japan. Leslie Bibb is set to play Laura Baxter, a stewardess on the transpacific liner, who is involved in a complicated and secret relationship. Johnathon Schaech, Jamie Chung, Nicky Whelan, Christian Serratos, Scout Taylor-Compton, Jerry Ferrara, and Alex Frost also star. READ MORE
It looks like Spring just got a lot more exciting. We have a new Dead Space coming by March and now BioShock Infinite, one of my most anticipated games ever, has been pushed into February. The decision was made so the development team could make some tweaks that will certainly make the game even better, so I’m all for that. Now dry your tears baby bird, because it’s not that bad. Infinite’s new release date is February 26. I also wouldn’t expect to hear anything about it at E3 next month, because it’s been confirmed it won’t be there. Check out a note from Ken Levine after the jump.
Cancel your trip to a local game retailer tomorrow because Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been delayed (again!) into an unspecified date sometime later this spring. The game was originally planned to release tomorrow, so a last second delay that I’m sure many fans hoping to get the game won’t realize right away, is more than a little surprising. Could the HD Collection’s plethora of game-breaking technical issues be the cause of this delay? I wouldn’t be surprised if it is.
We’ll keep you updated on the game as the news comes out, but until then I suggest you relax with some Silent Hill: Downpour. READ MORE
Remember how the first three months of the year were packed with amazing horror games, enough to throw even the most insatiable horror fan into a horror overdose-induced coma? Well, while this remains true, January is looking a little less appealing now that the Silent Hill HD Collection has been pushed back into March, to release alongside Downpour and Operation Raccoon City. No reason for the delay has been revealed just yet, but I hope it falls somewhere in the ‘extra polishing’ category.
For those keeping up I’ve provided a revised release schedule for the horror games coming out up until March, which you can find after the break.
Now, don’t go taking a hammer to the nearest wall but Red Faction: Armageddon has indeed been delayed. But fear not, while F.3.A.R.’s recent delay will make us wait another month, Armageddon is only getting pushed back a month. Maybe they’re afraid L.A. Noire will horde all the attention? Or perhaps they simply need more time for some last second spit and polish. Either way, June just keeps looking better.
The game’s demo is still on track for its May 3rd release and for the less mathematically inclined the new release dates are as follows: June 7th in the US and for everyone else you can expect it on June 10th. With Armageddon, Alice: Madness Returns (6/14), Shadows of the Damned (6/21), F.3.A.R. (6/24) and E3 (6/7-9), June has become one of the most exciting months of the year. READ MORE
Look, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. You want the bad news first? Alright, I’ll oblige. The bad news is if you were looking forward to some steamy supernatural action later this month, you’ll now have to wait just a little bit longer before you’ll be able to get your F.3.A.R. on. An extra month, to be more exact. And to be even more precise, the game’s been delayed to June 21st for us nasty Americans and the 27th for everyone across the pond.
Since I like to look on the bright side of things, the silver lining if you will (and you will), I’ve found a way to twist this into something positive. First, this means they’ll have an extra month to polish up the game, and secondly, this only makes June even more amazing for us horror fanatics. Also in the early summer reserves is Alice: Madness Returns due out June 14th (6/16 for Europe) and Shadows of the Damned that’s aiming for the exact same release date as F.3.A.R. READ MORE