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Crytek is the mastermind studio behind Far Cry 3 and the Crysis series. Crytek runs most of their games on their in-house developed engine: CryENGINE. Other games can also buy the rights to use the engine in their games. CryENGINE has become one of the industry's most popular tools, and it seems that will carry over into the next generation.

Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development at Crytek, has stated the following.

“Our CryENGINE technology has always provided head-turning results across platforms. By supporting developers as they build on the future for PlayStation 4, we are cementing our position at the forefront of the industry and helping others to create the best games they can in this exciting period of transition.”

Sony is going to get continued support from Crytek as they transition into the PlayStation 4. This is good news for console gamers who love spectacular graphics. I can't wait to see the gorgeous settings the CryENGINE and next generation hardware can produce.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII recently got a new E3 trailer, but Square Enix has more in store. We now know the official release dates for Europe, Japan, and North America. You can also see the North American box art to your left. Looks like Lightning returned all right.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII comes out on November 21st of this year in Japan. Other regions will have to wait until 2014 to get their hands on the title. Lightning returns (see what I did there?) to North America on February 11th, 2014, while Europe gets the game on Valentine's Day: February 14th, 2014.

The game also has a Final Fantasy XIII themed PS3 controller in the works. Japan is getting a special boxset with the game for the price of 26 000¥. That's about $260 or 200€. The boxset includes all three Final Fantasy XIII games, CDs, art booklets, and a Lightning figma. No word on either of these outside Japan.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Dying Light was announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment a few weeks ago. The game is being developed by Techland. The gameplay involves a free-running parkour focus in a zombie-infested Rio de Janeiro. A sandbox-style overworld and upgradeable weapons add more to the mix, with a (supposedly) amazing day-and-night system running throughout the game.

With upgradeable weapons and zombies mixed with parkour, Dying Light seems like a cross between Mirror's Edge and Dead Island, but it sets itself apart in this new trailer. It's very dark, yet you can sense the freedom of the world.

The CG E3 trailer can be found after the jump.

Dying Light comes out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2014.

Deep Silver is publishing the new Saints Row game, and boy does it look crazy. The latest trailer has been unveiled to correspond with the big Electronic Entertainment Expo, and it is insane.

The President of the United States of America will fight evil in the nude with brand new superpowers. The most epic, dramatic Saints Row yet will star Benjamin "Motherfucking" King, the President, Pierce Washington, Kinzie Kensington, Shaundi, Shaundi (that's right, they went there), Asha Odekar, and a new star: Keith David, as Keith David.

To see the epic, gritty, hilarious trailer hit the jump.

Saints Row IV is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on August 20th in North America, August 22nd in Australia, and August 23rd in Europe.

Despite NBA 2K13 being a launch title for the Wii U, it seems the series is not going on the Nintendo route this year.

Jason Argent, senior VP of sports operations at 2K Sports, has confirmed there is no Wii U version of the upcoming entry in the NBA 2K series. The following is the reason given by Argent.

"[2K] didn't want to take resources away from building on the other platforms."

NBA 2K14 is coming to Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 1st. 2K Sports has also confirmed the game will be coming to both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The two next-generation versions will be launch titles for their respective consoles.

What do you think of this news? Does Wii U need to kick it up a notch? Sound off in the comments.

Platinum Games is already bringing Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 to Wii U later this year, but the company may have much more in store for E3.

Creative Producer JP Kellams has sent out an E3 tease over Twitter. There are no hinted franchises, just general hype building. Kellams says that "if you are a Platinum Games fan next week is going to be awesome."

This could just mean some more The Wonderful 101 gameplay, or possibly our first real look at Bayonetta 2. However, we could be seeing a brand new game get revealed. It could be Metal Gear Rising 2 or even a sequel to MadWorld. We just don't know! Only time will tell what Platinum is teasing. (I personally want to see them work on Star Fox.)

Hit the jump to see the tweet.

The Nazis beat everyone to the bomb in this alternate universe. Wolfenstein: The New Order takes place in a world different from the one we know. The Third Reich has conquered the planet in this entry, including powerful metropolises such as New York City and London. The year is 1960, and the only man freedom can rely on is B.J. Blazkowicz.

This is one fantastic setting for the revived franchise. It's frightening to see the Swastika covering Washington D.C., yet darkly humorous. The depiction of Nazis on Abbey Road is a chuckle-worthy parody on the Beatles, yet it also creates the dark atmosphere of the game. It's one helluva exposition, and I can't wait to see more.

To see the E3 trailer, hit the jump.  

Ubisoft, the French publisher behind the upcoming Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Rayman Legends, launched a game last generation for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC called Beyond Good & Evil. While met with a lot of praise from those who played it, it never really caught on as a "big" title. However, it did manage to accrue a cult following in the years following its release, eventually receiving an HD port on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in 2011. Somewhere along the line, a sequel to Beyond Good & Evil was announced. Since then, fans of the original have eagerly awaited news regarding a Beyond Good & Evil 2, which has unfortunately been scarce to non-existent.

However, a recent picture posted to Ubisoft's Facebook page may be the glimmer of hope Beyond Good & Evil fans have been waiting for. Featuring a quote from the in-game character Pey'j, who looks like a humanoid boar, the picture was posted on May 31st with a few tell tale words teasing the potential for Beyond Good & Evil 2's re-entry into the spotlight:

"We’re a bit busy prepping for E3. Time to call in some reinforcements. (Points if you remember this classic character!)"

Head past the jump to see the pig-picture in question, and tell us what you think about the chance of seeing a Beyond Good & Evil sequel at E3 2013!

DuckTales Remastered is currently being developed by WayForward. The game will be distributed by Capcom this summer. The downloadable title is coming to PSN, Xbox Live, Nintendo eShop, and PC. With a massive nostalgia factor and the platforming promise of WayForward, the title is shaping up to be something fantastic.

To get bodies ready, Capcom has released a special E3 trailer for the game. Launchpad describes the terrifying Transylvania territory for Scrooge McDuck. The postcard trailer acts as a tourism video of the area, naming the marvels of the spooky mansion.

Hop inside to see the trailer!

IGN has confirmed that the free-to-play shooter Warframe, being worked on by Dark Sector developer Digital Extremes, will be making its way to PlayStation 4, and as a launch title no less. In an announcement interview with the game's creative director, Steve Sinclair, IGN also managed to get a bit of insight into the concepts and ideas guiding Warframe's development as well as the team's experience working with Sony.

As far as the big picture is concerned, Sinclair says, laughing, Warframe is "a big, messy space ninja game," also mentioning that the game isn't so much about competition, as shooters traditionally are, as it is about cooperation. Sinclair also spoke on the inspiration for the project, saying that he wanted to make "Something with a smaller team, something we were very passionate about," and how that yearning turned into the formerly PC-exclusive Warframe released earlier this year.

Per its recently fantastic reputation with indie developers, apparently Sony was actually the one to reach out to Digital Extremes about the possibility of bringing Warframe to the PlayStation 4.

Head past the jump to hear more from Warframe's creative director about this new announcement!

Geoff Keighley is a big name in video game journalism; he produces content for GTTV and G4, as well as writing and performing other tasks. As a result of this status, he gets access to a lot of great content before the rest of us...and he often proceeds to tease us with it.

In a recent tweet, Mr. Keighley told us about something (presumably a game) that he saw recently. Here's what he had to say on the topic:

Saw something truly incredible last night that will be a big E3 debut. Even with all the DRM drama, next week will deliver some GREAT games.

The mention of DRM drama immediately draws my attention towards the Xbox One. This week's news has not been kind to the console, bring DRM to the forefront of many gamers' minds. Could Geoff be discussing a Xbox One title? Or perhaps he was just referencing current events? You decide!

Two days ago, Sony released a magnificently whimsical game play trailer for Puppeteer, an upcoming platformer exclusive to PlayStation 3. And at the end of that trailer were the words "Pre-order now to get the theatrical pack!" Well, Sony detailed just what's going to be in that pack via the PlayStation Blog. Here's the feature list, most notably containing the game's entire soundtrack:

"The Original Soundtrack of Puppeteer: By world-famous composer Patrick Doyle.
Exclusive PSN Avatars: Kutaro, the Moon Witch, and the villain we all love to hate, the Moon Bear King
Dynamic Custom Theme: Featuring hand-drawn concept art from all seven acts of Puppeteer." 

-- PlayStation.Blog

Japan Studio's Puppeteer is looking to be one of the year's most interesting titles, and with a PlayStation 3 exclusive release set for September 10th at suggested retail price of just $40.00, we won't have to wait too much longer to get our hands on it. Who's looking forward to this unique little platforming adventure?

E3 2013 is only a few days away and every company is getting their bodies ready. SEGA is among the crowd, as the publisher has just unveiled their lineup of games for the show.

Sonic Lost World is an easy confirmation. The Wii U exclusive is set to wow, with a solid reveal and great fan reaction getting the ball rolling.

Castle of Illusion will also make a return at E3 this year. The remake is overflowing with nostalgia, and many players can't wait to relive the memories, or, in the case of the young ones, experience a classic.

Total War: Rome II is shaping up to be a fantastic strategy game. SEGA is eager to show off the game at the show.

Company of Heroes 2 is set to steal the show. The game was originally planned to be published by THQ, but the company met a tragic end. The game releases at the end of this month, so SEGA is giving the title one final push.

Wrapping up the list is The Cave. The Double Fine title released back in January on PC, eShop, PSN, and Xbox Live.

That's SEGA's E3 lineup, although there is certainly room for surprises. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.

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!

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!