Saturday, July 30, 2011

Weekly Stealth Update?

I'm thinking that a weekly podcast about the stealthy videogames news of the week is probably not the best way to expose this information. So instead I'm going to try a weekly update in which I lightly cover all the stealthy news of the week in one blog post.

We have some release date delays this week, along with an absurd amount of videos, and a videogame that's been turned into a board game.

The Batman: Arkham City collector's edition has been announced and will include a "Batman statue, collectible art book, early DLC access, the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack, the DC Universe animated original movie Batman: Gotham Knight and four collectible cards." All for $99.

Multiple retailers are now listing Splinter Cell HD Trilogy as releasing on September 27.

While Assassin's Creed will eventually make its way onto Nintendo's new hardware, the Wii U, AC: Revelations won't be on the Wii U.

Take a look at Batman: Arkham City and Metal Gear Solid figures straight from San Diego's Comic Con.

Some are worried that Hitman: Absolution is going to be way too action oriented, that perhaps it's loosing its stealth roots. But the developers are trying to quell your fears saying, "Most of the classic mechanics from the old games are back with a vengeance in addition to many new game mechanics, abilities and traits. Absolution is a huge and diverse game, being on the run is only one part of it. A core value for any Hitman game is freedom of choice and we believe we are going beyond anything we have done in the past. There will be more replayability and features in Absolution than in any Hitman game ever."

Amazon has bumped down Metal Gear Solid HD Collection to release November 8.

Metal Gear Solid is being combined with the board game Risk.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will run at 60 frames per second according to tweets from Hideo Kojima and Jiroo Tsubuyaki.

Batman: Arkham City Penguin trailer threatens to kill Batman.

Leaked Assassin's Creed concept video tortures an Animus user with dialog from and old movie.

Fun litte cell-shaded Assassin's Creed animation by Mitch Pecqueur.

Watch Ezio be 8-bit and a jerk.

Assassin's Creed: Embers is a 20 minute short film that will be included in the Assassin's Creed: Revelations collector's edition, I think.

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