Releases this week are: Call of Duty: Ghosts for XBox One, PS4, DC Universe Online for PS4, FIFA 14 for XBox One, PS4, Just Dance 2014 for XBox One, PS4, Killzone: Shadow Fall for PS4, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus for PS3, XCOM: Enemy Within for XBox 360, PS3, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for PS4, XBox One, Battlefield 4 for XBox One, PS4, Blacklight Retribution for PS4, Contrast for XBox One, PS4, DuckTales: Remastered for Wii U, PS3, XBox 360, Knack for PS4, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for PS4, Madden NFL 25 for PS4, XBox One, Man of Steel for Blu-Ray, DVD, NBA 2K14 for PS4, Resogun for PS4, Skylanders SWAP Force for XBox One, PS4, and Turbo for Blu-Ray, DVD.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
The franchise that revolutionized gaming does it again, relaunching with a new experience designed to blow away everything you know about Call of Duty. COD: Ghosts puts you up against the greatest odds you’ve faced in any COD campaign.
This time you’re hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned in a battle against a newly forged global superpower. Your squad, the Ghosts, is the last remnant of a once-elite unit that protected a great nation – one that’s barely hanging on after a catastrophic event.
Your first goal is pure survival. If you can manage that, you’ll fight to stop your home from being wiped entirely off the map in an intensely personal COD story built on an all-new engine that delivers a remarkable 60 frames per second.
DC Universe Online
The first project out of Sony Online’s Austin studio, this action-based MMO explores the various worlds of DC Comics’ superheroes and villains. Key collaborators include comic veterans Jim Lee (who serves as the game’s Executive Creative Director), Ale Garza, Carlos D’Anda, and Scott Iwahashi, in addition to EverQuest developers, Chris Cao and Shawn Lord.
A massively-multiplayer experience that’s been revamped and adjusted for play on the PS4, DC Universe Online brings high-energy action to the forefront with a combat system designed to deliver a fast-paced action experience with the extraordinary powers of your personally created heroes and villains at your disposal. Battle with or against their favorite DC Super Heroes and Villains including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Joker. For the very first time, players and fans will be able to enter this fabled world as an active force for good or evil.
Step onto the field and immerse yourself in the excitement of next-gen action with FIFA 14 for the PS4. EA Sports’ new Ignite Engine places you right in the heart of real-world stadiums, with dynamic 3D crowds that organically react to live game situations. With Pro Instincts, players on the field change their actions according to the environment, using improved artificial intelligence to anticipate and counter your every move.
The new Elite Technique feature improves on gameplay mechanics with more player movement and skills. Trap the ball using all parts of your body and attack the net with natural off-balance shots. Or plant, pivot, and shoot your way to glory by channeling your inner Messi to take on all challengers!
Just Dance 2014
Just Dance 2014 is a video game dance party that will keep your house shakin’ until the break of dawn! The PS4 version features World Dance Floor, where you can dance with anyone anywhere in the world in Just Dance’s first-ever online multiplayer mode, complete with global leaderboards and more. Just Dance 2014 features over 40 slamming dance tracks ranging from current chart-toppers like Lady Gaga’s “Applause” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” to classic dance floor standards from The Village People and Elton John. Up to six people can dance at once, or you can serve your pals in head-to-head Battle Mode. Karaoke mode returns, and Just Dance 2014’s new On-Stage Mode allows one player to step into the spotlight as the main dancer while two other players dance backup routines.
Killzone: Shadow Fall
A giant security wall is the thin line that stands between fragile coexistence and mutually assured destruction. Set 30 years after the events of Killzone 3, Helghast survivors have carved out an uneasy life after their home planet was destroyed. As refugees on the planet Vekta, tensions brew between the Helghast and the native Vektans. Play as Lucas Kellan, a Shadow Marshal who must keep the peace between the two factions. The first-person shooter comes alive with improved weaponry that will help you mow down enemies. Use the StA-61 Rifle to fire high-precision, heavy caliber rounds while on the move. Multiplayer gets a face-lift with three classes to choose from: Assault, Support, and Scout Class. Prepare yourself for a sci-fi battle for the ages!
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Ratchet and Clank return with a whole new set of intergalactic comic misadventures! The latest installment to the Future saga continues with returning characters like Talwyn Apogee and Captain Qwark, who help our heroes fight to save the universe from destruction. Arm yourself with a wide array of wacky new weapons and gadgets to add to your arsenal. Use the Winterizer to freeze your enemies into snowmen. Or toss a Vortex Grenade and suck baddies into a black hole. Tease your brain by manipulating objects and altering gravity in order to solve challenging inter-dimensional puzzles. And explore strange new worlds and boldly go where no Ratchet and Clank have gone before by traveling through zero-gravity space filled with mysterious new planets!
XCOM: Enemy Within
Defend Earth from alien invasion in this expansion to the critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Enhanced gameplay features and upgrades will challenge any hardcore RTS fan. Two new alien factions are ready to take you down and destroy the planet – but that’s not all you’ll be fighting. EXALT, a secret human paramilitary group, is out to rule the world. By strapping into Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuits (MECs), you’ll be ready to take on all challengers. To help your cause, a new alien resource called the Meld is at your disposal. Collect Meld canisters to modify or genetically enhance your soldiers. Discover all its secrets and upgrade your skills on over 40 new battlefields.
New multiplayer maps add a variety of options to choose from as you go toe-to-toe with your opponents in thrilling turn-based matches.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
The latest Assassin’s Creed takes players deep into the world of pirates, privateers, and the salty dogs and scallywags of the open sea. Set in the exotic Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag boasts a huge open world ripe for plunder and exploration. Experience ship-to-ship combat, underwater investigation, and the kind of stealthy gameplay and exotic weapons that fans of the series crave. You’ll play as Edward Kenway, genetic relation of past AC protagonists Connor and Haytham Kenway, and delve deep into the history-wide conspiracy that defines the Assassin’s Creed experience. The PS4 version takes advantage of the DualShock 4’s touch pad and will feature over an hour of additional content starring Aveline, the lead female assassin from Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, in three exclusive missions.
Whether it’s by land, by air, or by sea, Battlefield 4 is ready for next-gen destruction. Fight through Shanghai and experience the new Levolution feature which dynamically alters landscapes and environments to suit your needs. Blow up an entire skyscraper, flood city streets, or crash a ship into an island to ensure no two matches are the same. Immerse yourself in the power of the new Frostbite 3 engine and obliterate your senses at 60 frames-per-second.
Multiplayer adds a whole new level of chaos as you experience all-out war with up to 64 players online. Furthermore, the world expands with new water-based vehicle combat that has you protecting the coastline. Lead your squad to victory in Commander Mode as you strategize the best methods to destroy your enemies!
Blacklight: Retribution is a free-to-play first person shooter that lets you build out your character and play style using the latest in military weaponry. Customize your game experience in hundreds of thousands of ways – change every part of your weapons from magazines, scopes, barrels, and receivers to build your weapon of choice. Customize your character from the armor they wear to the taunts performed for your enemies. Loadout with grenade launchers, rail guns, flamethrowers and mini-guns! Build your loadout and character to best suit your play style and personality.
Access the latest in warfare including the Hyper Reality Visor (HRV) that enables you to see opponents, teammates, and Weapon Depots through walls or deploy a Hardsuit with a mounted chaingun and railgun. Fight in over 10 maps in various game types including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, and Capture the Flag. Team up with your friends in Onslaught and survive the infected swarm of SIVs as they overrun the city.
Contrast is a 2D/3D puzzle/platformer, set in a 1920’s vaudevillian, film noir dreamscape, full of cabaret, illusion and performance.
You play as Dawn, the imaginary friend of a little girl, Didi, and you have the power to shift from the 3D world into a 2D shadowscape, by becoming your shadow.
Didi’s family isn’t perfect – her mother is a cabaret singer focused on her career, and her father isn’t around any more. As her imaginary best friend, you must use your shadow shifting abilities to solve complex puzzles, in order to help Didi investigate the secrets that lie behind her troubled family.
This remaster of the classic platformer features all the zany characters and crazy situations you know and love from the original Disney Ducktales, but takes advantage of current-gen power to make everything more awesome. The 8-bit graphics of the NES Ducktales have been lovingly hand-drawn, with new details that make the original levels fresh. Improved character animations and full voice acting bring your favorite Duck pals like Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie to life as never before.
Disney has even included all-new cut-scenes to provide much-needed context to the jumping about, plus unlockable content and other gameplay improvements. Whether you remember it from way back, or you’re new to the Duck-scene, Disney Ducktales Remastered is sure to impress you.
Mankind must turn to Knack, an unlikely hero, to protect them from a dangerous new threat. The unassuming Knack stands at a mere three feet tall, but thanks to the power of mysterious ancient relics, he can transform into a powerful brute or even a gigantic wrecking machine. Knack is mankind’s only hope for turning the tide against the invading goblin army, but trying to harness the true power of the relics could threaten to put the whole world at risk.
From Mark Cerny, one of the greatest minds in video games today, Knack is a fun-filled adventure of colossal proportions that invites players to wield fantastic powers and discover a unique and vibrant world, available exclusively for PlayStation®4.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Release Date: November 15, 2013 | Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment | ESRB: E10+ for Everyone 10+ | PS4
With great power comes great responsibility. So grab those powers by the horns as your favorite superhero and smash them LEGO style! With close to 150 characters to choose from, take control of the Marvel Universe using the likes of Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Iron Man, and many more. Band together to stop Doctor Doom, the trickster god Loki, and the rest of their villainous friends from destroying the world brick by brick.
Explore LEGO Manhattan and geek out as you venture into famous Marvel locations like the X-Mansion and Stark Tower. Side missions are narrated by the mercenary antihero Deadpool. With LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes, the power to save the world is in your hands!
Madden NFL 25
From its robust single-player mode to Madden’s famous online play, Madden NFL 25 is the ultimate football video game. The PS4 edition takes advantage of the system’s increased power with both insanely detailed graphics and improved Player Sense. Every player on the field has a deeper awareness of what’s going on around them in real time. All-new True Step player motion calculates every step, delivering more authentic player control, and Madden NFL 25’s improved physics provide a more polished pigskin experience. Run Free Mode unlocks the potential of your ball carriers with 30 new moves and devastating combos. Connected Franchise has been improved as well, making it easier to build your historic legacy as a player, coach, or owner.
Man of Steel
As the planet of Krypton crumbles, General Zod stages a coup as concerned leader Jor-El and his wife send their infant son Kal-El to a distant world called Earth. While the young child travels through space with an object containing the DNA of his home planet, General Zod and his cohorts are sentenced to an eternity in a black-hole prison. Named Clark and raised by kindly farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, young Kal-El lives in fear of what might happen should his neighbors learn about his extraterrestrial origins, eventually exploring the world in search of himself. In time, Clark’s travels take him to a frozen tundra, where the American government has discovered an 18,000-year-old anomaly buried deep in the ice. Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane has just come to investigate when, after venturing out with her camera, she has a profound encounter with Clark. Convinced that his presence on Earth is proof of life on other planets, Lois finds her attempt to publish the story thwarted by her boss Perry White, who rejects it outright. Later, the airwaves are hijacked by General Zod, who threatens to obliterate the human race if they fail to hand over Kal-El within 24 hours. Forced to embrace his otherworldly origins for the first time in his life, Clark Kent dons the special suit from Krypton and prepares to take a stand against an enemy far more powerful than any he’s ever known.
With music curated by NBA legend and cover athlete LeBron James, revamped controls, and realer-than-real presentation, NBA 2K14 has earned every one of the critical accolades it’s received. New additions to the series include Path to Greatness Mode that follows James to global b-ball domination, Euroleague play, and significant upgrades to player controls. NBA 2K14 expands last year’s popular Signature Skills, which let you assign moves like “pick-and-roll maestro,” “flashy passer,” and “one-man fast break” to players in order to create unique athletes with one-of-a-kind styles. The next-gen versions of NBA 2K14 feature improved visuals and gameplay, including AI that is better about spacing and with greater awareness on both offense and defense. Next-gen NBA 2K14 features more realistic, tangible ball-feel, a more lifelike blocking system, and other tweaks and improvements.
RESOGUN is an intense fast-paced shoot em’ up developed exclusively for the PS4™ system. Unleash a diverse array of devastating weapons including lasers, missiles, overdrive, and nova-bombs to blast hordes of enemies and rescue the last survivors from distant galactic colonies that are under ruthless attack from an evil alien invasion force.
Skylanders SWAP Force
Embark on an exciting new adventure with the Skylanders and the SWAP Force. For generations, the SWAP Force protected the volcano that replenishes Skylands’ magic. That is until an epic battle caught them in an eruption that blasted them apart, sent them to Earth and gave them the ability to swap powers. Only you can mix and match their tops and bottoms, put them on the new Portal of Power and save Skylands.
Release Date: November 12, 2013 | 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks Animation | Rating: PG | Blu-Ray, DVD
A misfit snail with a need for speed strives to earn a slot in the Indy 500 in this adrenaline-charged adventure for the entire family. Turbo may live life at a snail’s pace, but his dreams charge along at light speed. Whenever Turbo closes his eyes, he sees himself zooming past the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500, and leaving all of his competitors in the dust. Unfortunately for Turbo, all of his fellow snails — including his brother Chet — seem to savor the slow life. Then, one day, it happens: Turbo is methodically making his way across a freeway overpass when he is suddenly sucked into the intake valve of a speeding muscle car. His molecular structure altered by the volatile nitrous oxide that fuels the car, Turbo gains the ability to travel at speeds up to 200 miles per hour. Turbo is in the midst of mastering his newfound ability when he and Chet are unexpectedly captured by Tito — a California taco-stand proprietor who organizes snail races on the side. Tito quickly takes his two newest racers to Starlight Plaza, where all of the speed-freak snails await their next run on the track. It’s there that Turbo makes some colorful new friends, and learns to have some fun while trash-talking the competition. But his adventure is still far from over, and by the time Turbo realizes that his dreams are finally within reach, his newfound family will be right there to cheer him past the finish line.