Shacknews - Steven Wong

The race between cops and robbers begines anew this year, with cars fully tuned up and ready to roll. The Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition is set to release on October 21st in North America and the 24th in Europe. The Complete Edition includes all six DLC packs which are:

  • Ferrari Edition Special Complete Pack

  • Simply Jaguar Complete Pack

  • Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack

  • The Koenigsegg Agera One

  • Complete Movie Pack

  • Loaded Garage Pack

The Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition is coming to the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. Our review of the game called it a satisfying experience and a sheer joy to play.

Shacknews - Steve Watts

Sega's two Sonic Boom games had been slated a week apart, but Sega has changed those plans. Instead, the company has announced that the Wii U game Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be released on November 11, the same day as the 3DS Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Rise of Lyric had been planned for November 18.

Both of these are part of a relaunch effort for the blue hedgehog, and will accompany a Cartoon Network show premiering this fall. The two games aren't being helmed by Sonic Team, but have instead been handed to western developers Big Red Button (Rise of Lyric) and Sanzaru Games (Shattered Crystal). We've already expressed some concern about this latest attempt to revitalize the classic character, but we'll be able to make the call on how well it works in a few months.

Shacknews - Steve Watts

Not content to just release on every platform under the sun, Minecraft is aiming for availability in every purchasing method as well. The PlayStation 4 version released earlier this month, and now Sony has announced the retail version will be coming October 7.

Just like the digital version, the worlds will be much larger than they were on PlayStation 3. You can also import PS3 saves so you won't have to give up all of your previous progress. The announcement also promises a day-one patch, though it doesn't detail what that will entail. It ends by teasing a Vita version, and impending details on how the cross-buy functionality will work with the PS3 version.

Just last week, Microsoft purchased Mojang for a reported $2.5 billion, but the company explicitly stated it has no plans to stifle Minecraft on other platforms like iOS, Android, and PlayStation. 

Shacknews - Steven Wong

Presented with a mix healthy mix of gentlemanly reserve and unrestrained enthusiasm, both Sir Hammerlock and Mr. Torgue present you with the full rundown of all the features you can look forward to in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

This video, which clocks in about nine and a half minutes, has it all. How players will take the roles of four new heroes to fight across Elpis, Pandora's moon. The moon's reduced gravity enables special moves like a double jump and Gravity Butt Slam, which can be improved with elemental damage. There will also be cryo weapons, laser shotguns, and a host of new enemies to fight. Not to mention the moral ambiguity woven into the game's story. The abyss also gazes into you!

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releses for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on October 14th. Check out the  video below for all the explosive details.

Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia

Ever since Rock Band suspended its weekly DLC releases nearly 18 months ago, the beloved music game from Harmonix has seen its content slowly wither away with each expired license. However, the Rock Band Network was still there, pumping out the last vestiges of new content. Sadly, this will no longer be the case.

"After 4 years, 2,121 songs, and countless hours of investment from some of the most talented and passionate Rock Band fans around, it's time for the sun to (officially) set on Rock Band Network," announced Harmonix community development manager Aaron Trites on the Rock Band forums.

Trites cited growing technical issues, noting that many of Rock Band Network's problems were outside of Harmonix's control. While no further submissions will be accepted, current Rock Band Network tracks will remain available for download.

Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia

The story for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain continues to unfold. The latest piece came from this year's Tokyo Game Show, where Konami debuted the latest trailer.

IGN was one of the first to grab this footage, revealing another of Snake's allies. The female sniper known as Quiet makes her presence known to the Diamond Dogs, where she demonstrates her ability to phase in and out in a puff of smoke. She's quickly approached by Snake, where a tense peace is made with the silent killer.

Quiet's abilities will come in handy during the main campaign, in which Quiet can pop in and out and take out guards at a moment's notice. She can also use her sniper skills to pick off targets from a distance.

IGN also reports that series creator Hideo Kojima is eyeing a firm 2015 release for the next Metal Gear Solid, though he couldn't commit to a date at this time. MGS5 is set to come to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia

Was the PT interactive trailer not enough to scare the pants off of you? Was the sound of poor Andrew wetting his pants not enough to convince you that Silent Hills is out to scare you out of your wits? Perhaps a new trailer from this year's Tokyo Game Show will fill the air with the scent of fear.

The latest concept trailer for the Hideo Kojima effort has emerged straight from the convention floor and it's filled with frightening, mind-bending imagery. No further details are given about the game, nor is a release window or a list of platforms given. All you need to know is, it's plenty scary and you can watch the whole thing below.

Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia

The idea of fighting for justice in the courtroom is one that goes back across generations. From that concept, we'll get the next as-yet-untitled installment of the Phoenix Wright series, as we step into the past to meet The Great Ace Attorney.

Capcom released a new trailer at this year's Tokyo Game Show and Game Informer was the first to get their hands on it. The Japanese language trailer introduces us to many of the game's characters, including the great Sherlock Holmes.

The game is set to hit Japan in 2015 on Nintendo 3DS and it's safe to assume that a North American release will come shortly thereafter. For more, check out the trailer below.

Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia

Bloodborne looks to continue the From Software tradition of exploration and constant death alive. More footage was revealed at this year's Tokyo Game Show and it looks to be everything a 'Souls' fan has come to expect from the makers of their favorite series. Best of all, it'll only take a single day for the game to make the jump from Japan to North America, with a February 6 release officially cemented.

The newest trailer shows some of the game's environments, as well as the horrific creatures that will be lurking around every corner. As noted by our hands-on at PAX, Bloodborne will also feature heavy customization and the ability to use transformation skills to expand your attacks.

Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference pointed to a February 5 release date for Japan, with this North American trailer confirming the date for American audiences. Check out the action below.

Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia

Square Enix is showing all things Final Fantasy at this year's Tokyo Game Show and that includes the long-awaited HD release of the formerly-Japanese exclusive Final Fantasy Type-0. The publisher debuted a new trailer at TGS, while also offering a release date of March 17 and an enticing carrot for would-be buyers.

The trailer shows many of the graphical upgrades from the PSP original, while also revealing bits and pieces of the action RPG's original story. Players will follow the story of Class Zero, fourteen military academy students defending their land from the invading Empire.

While the HD remake is looking good on its own, Square Enix is also going to attach a voucher for the Final Fantasy XV demo at no extra charge. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.