The latest Thief game has had a troubling development cycle. However, the game finally has a solid vision and a release window. Square Enix and Eidos Montreal are bringing Thief to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2014.

To buy a ticket to the E3 hype train, a live action trailer for the game has been produced. There is no actual gameplay shown, which may worry fans. With the game's bumpy road to release, many Thief lovers are anxious to see how the game plays on the show floor.

Despite all this, the live action trailer for Thief is very slick and enticing. I can't wait to see the game in action next week.

To see the trailer, hit the jump!

Pikmin 3 releases on July 26th in Europe and August 4th in North America. What was once supposed to be a Wii U launch title is now a summer blockbuster. The game has been demanded by fans for almost a decade ever since Pikmin 2 was released, but the wait is almost over!

The Pikmin 3 website has opened... in Japan. However, the linguistic differences make no matter! Some fresh new screenshots have emerged, as well as a video compilation of the game.

A picture is truly worth a thousand words so I'm going to shut up now so you can look at the images...

Well the images are after the jump. Hop on in! I'll promise I'll stop talking then.

Atlus has confirmed via GTTV that the company has picked up the publishing rights to Zombie Studios' first-person horror game Daylight. The scares are randomly generated, so the player will never be prepared for a scare.

Here's the game's official description.

"Waking up in an abandoned hospital with only your cell phone for illumination, you explore the institution's dark criminal past as you attempt to escape. In Daylight no two experiences are the same, and it is best played alone in the dark.

Daylight introduces gamers to a procedurally generated world that replicates the horrifying nature of Daylight over and over again, but creates a different environment for each new game. Each time the player begins a new game, they experience a new world with new content and encounters; from the layout of the building and the things they seek to the events they encounter, it is never the same experience twice."

Daylight arrives in 2014 on PlayStation 4. It is a download-only title on PSN.

For some screenshots and a trailer, hit the jump!

IGN was teasing new Sonic Lost World footage earlier this week, and boy oh boy have the delivered.

The website has released a new look into the game, showing off three levels of the Wii U version of the game with full commentary. The 3DS counterparts to these levels have also been revealed, but with no voices narrating the scene.

The levels rotate 360 degrees in this game, opening up dozens of new pathways in every level. Updated controls allow players to send Sonic running seamlessly through a controlled platforming space. The parkour mechanics of the game are also shown off, with the blue blur hopping between walls and collecting hundreds of rings.

The words I'm saying may be a bit confusing, so it may be best to just hit the jump and watch the videos.

Activision has announced the next entry in the blockbuster Skylanders series will be coming to Sony's next generation system, as well as Microsoft's. The game was already announced for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, and 3DS.

Vicarious Visions is currently handling the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U development. They are now also working on the two new versions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Beenox is taking responsibility for the Wii version, and n-Space is developing the 3DS version.

Skylanders Swap Force will release in North America on October 13th, Australia on October 16th, and Europe on October 18th. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions have no announced release date.

Konami has announced a port of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for the PC platform. The game will be a digital download and will run at sixty frames per second.

The game was originally released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in February. Konami also hinted at a Wii U port, although any news on that subject has yet to be confirmed.

"[Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will] push the boundaries of graphics, style and lightning-speed action at a blistering 60 fps on most modern PCs.”

Will you be picking this game up on PC? Did you enjoy Revengeance? Sound off in the comments.

You guys all remember Best Buy's Nintendo Experience, right? You know, those demo stations that are going to be set up at select Best Buy stores nationwide? Well, it looks like there will be four titles available to demo at said events.

In a recent press release, Nintendo recapped some of its E3 coverage plans, with the addition of the Nintendo Experience announcement. After the Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, Reggie will be lighting up Facebook, Twitter, and the like with the hot titles that will be on display. There's no indication that any of the titles will be games that are currently unannounced, but I've got a hunch that there will be; why wait until after the show otherwise? 

Personally, I hope to see Mario, Mario Kart, or Smash Bros.; I can dream, right?

Hop inside for a look at the full press release.

Microsoft may have just dug itself into an even deeper hole; a source on NeoGAF (who has posted frequently correct rumors previously) has said that Microsoft has resorted to paying off third parties in order to gain an upper hand at E3. Both Sony and Microsoft have revealed their consoles early, and stated that their focus was going to be on games at the conference this year, so creating the illusion that the Xbox One will have more games than the PS4 would give Microsoft a definite advantage.

Keep in mind this is just a rumor. I'm currently checking the credentials of the rumor myself, and we'll be sure to keep you up to speed as more information either confirming or invalidating this statement comes to light.

Team Ninja and Tecmo Koei have released a trailer for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. The game is a spin-off of the Ninja Gaiden series we all know and love, with an emphasis on zombies.

You control Yaiba, a victim of Ryu Hayabusa's fighting. The cyborg was killed by the ninja, but was brought back to life through the miracle of robotic technology. A new adventure ensues, as Yaiba hunts down and slices up zombies into tiny little pieces while seeking out his murderer.

The game has no confirmed platforms yet, although Team Ninja has unveiled an official site for the game. It can be found right here.

To see the full trailer, hit the jump!

E3 is just a few days away! On June 11th at 7 a.m. PST, Nintendo is airing a brand new Nintendo Direct. This video will be one hour long, geared towards the E3 audience with announcements and details on the company's software.

To get bodies ready, Nintendo has created a Miiverse community entitled "Nintendo@E3 2013 Community." After a few days, the group has already accumulated massive amounts of posts, filled with drawings and messages to Nintendo. The fans cannot wait for E3. Hopefully, Nintendo won't let them down.

"This is your Miiverse destination to talk about everything and anything related to Nintendo announcements and happenings at E3 2013. We'd love to hear your thoughts - Draw your reactions and type away!"

Are you ready for E3? Do you love Miiverse as much as I do? Sound off in the comments.


The Electronic Entertainment Expo is only a week away! The Gamnesia writing staff has been beefed up for the occasion, and our very own Colin McIsaac will be attending the show! Colin will be offering exclusive previews and impressions. You can see in depth look at our E3 plans right here. Go on, take a look! But you have to come back!

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Welcome, boys and girls, welcome! This is our final pre-E3 roundtable! Today we will be discussing the Big N! The publisher of FlingSmash! The console with nothing to lose, but everything to win! The handheld sensation that's sweeping the nation! The company that is yet to lose, because it can still play used.

That's right folks. It's Nintendo time.

Are your bodies ready? Hit the jump!

One of the best games of the current generation is definitely Portal 2. The original Portal was revolutionary, and Portal 2 brought it up to the next level and added an awesome co-operative mode that kept gamers entertained for hours. Today, though, the game gets even better on the PlayStation 3, getting some love in the form of free downloadable content.

The DLC is a patch onto the previously released In Motion DLC for the PlayStation 3, which sought to incorporate PlayStation Move further into the game. The content itself is an all-new co-op campaign designed for PlayStation Move. If a player owns the game and the In Motion DLC, all he has to do is update his game and the patch will be added. For those who have neither, the game and the In Motion DLC are both currently 20% off on the PlayStation Network, or 40% off if you have a PlayStation Plus account. I totally recommend this game for those who have never played it, especially at a discount.

Are you excited to download this DLC? Or are you not a fan of PlayStation Move and/or Portal 2?

UPDATED: It seems Katsuhiro Harada had a little fever. The man had not showed up to work for a week or so. Harada is concerned that his absence created conspiracy theories, so he is making sure to turn up at E3 next week. Harada posted a picture of himself, alive and well. You can see his photo after the jump. -Jackson Murphy

Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada has apparently gone missing from work for over a week. This is all according to a tweet sent out by his team at Namco via his twitter account. There are some folks claiming he has appeared on steam every day, so while this may indeed be a sincere worry, it could also be a big E3 PR stunt. Either way, it's hard to know exactly what way to take this story because a missing persons ordeal is serious no matter who it is, but it's not as serious as reporting a fake death. Still, it can be, since many missing people do turn up dead.

This is just... an interesting story. Hopefully it's all a PR stunt and no one is in any real danger.

Terri Vellmann's ESC is a one-hit-death brawler released recently for PC. The game is a load of fun, and as the title suggests, escaping the game will be the last thing on your mind. In the game, you play as the ESC key. Your key brethren are trying to shut the game down, and now they're out to get you. The arrow keys move the ESC key to avoid your attackers, and all of the other keys are used to smash the attacking keys into smithereens when the enemy's corresponding key is pressed. The game is very simple, yet very challenging.

The game may receive a few tweaks in the graphical and audio departments, but aside from that, the game is finished. Terri is waiting for player feedback before he tries to make any changes to ESC. Terri has said that being killed was originally supposed to instantly shut down the game. He said it seemed fun on paper, but he saw it getting old very fast. ESC is a game that provides a challenge in typing, reflexes, and multitasking.

ESC is available now for PC.

During the last few years, several of Retro Studios' big cheeses have moved over and founded Armature Studio, the company I'm sure you all know for their work on the Arkham games. Well, now the only remaining senior designer for Donkey Kong Country Returns has left Retro—and he's headed over to Armature, who is currently working on the portable version of the next Arkham installment.

I find it amusing that all of these Retro employees are still working together elsewhere, but it can only bode well for Batman on his next handheld adventure; surely, developers who have this much experience with each other can be nothing but efficient.