What we missed: New ‘GTA V’ trailer coming, ‘Halo 4′ campaign length, and more

Since our staff is responsible for covering pretty much everything related to the video game industry on a daily basis, it can be tough to post all the stories we think our readers would like to see. Videos go unwatched, new release dates are missed and silly quotes just float away without ever being heard. So, instead of ignoring the news that slipped through the cracks each week, we decided to put it all in one convenient place!

This week, we learn of more upcoming trailer goodness for GTA V, learn about a couple of release dates, and find out that Chrono Trigger will be making a special appearance in the unlikeliest of places.

New ‘GTA V’ trailer coming soon

Well, here’s a fun thing. Instead of an official announcement from Rockstar to the gameplay public, we instead have this leaked photograph from Rockstar to the reliably loose-lipped employees of Target. The good stuff is at the top, where Rockstar says they have “just released” the second trailer for the game. That’s got to mean it’s close, unless Rockstar already released it, made two changes and called it a new trailer like movie studios seem to love to do. Anyway, feed your inner rebel and check out the letter below.

Molyneux’s ‘Curiosity’ drops November 7

Oh, Peter Molyneux. Your creativity and eccentricity knows no bounds. The man’s latest game, a mobile entry in which a multitude of players chips away at a massive cube to get to the center, will finally release on November 7 on iOS and Andriod after a protracted certification process at Apple. There’s still not much info on the game, besides the fact that it will receive updates and the secret at the center of the cube will hopefully not disappoint, but it remains to be seen of Molyneux’s mind has struck gold again, or if people will turn their noses at the ideas of tapping at a giant cube. Either way, I’m pretty sure Molyneux is the only developer that’s ever said that sales numbers below expecatations would be “fascinating.”

‘Halo 4′ campaign just over 6 hours long

Apparently, Halo 4 will be following the trend of short single player campaigns in shooters. Reviewers have been saying that the game is just over six hours long on the harder difficulties. However, as with any game, you can prolong this time by searching for secrets and, dare I say it, watching all of the cutscenes. Additionally, I’ve always been of the mindset that a great short game is better than an average long one. As always, the main attraction will be the multiplayer, so you have that to look forward to when the game releases on the 6th.

‘Dead Island: Riptide’ releases April 23

The Deep Silver/Techland sequel to last year’s pretty-great Dead Island will be seeing the light of day next spring, specifically on April 23. The game will feature a new character in addition to the original four and will take place on a military ship overrun with the zombie plague. If the developer can clean up some of the technical issues from the original game and polish some of the negative space in the campaign, this one should be a winner. I just hope it’s not…dead on arrival. Sorry.

‘Puppeteer’ trailer

I hope you can read and speak Japanese so you can understand this trailer. Really though, the only language you need to be able to speak is the language of awesome, because that’s what this trailer is. Developer by the folks that did the surprisingly excellent Tokyo Jungle, here is Puppeteer.

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‘Chrono Trigger’ now available on Andriod

You now have yet another option for the Square Enix classic Chrono Trigger, which is available now on Andriod for $9.99. I haven’t played the game on mobile yet, but when I tried it on the DS, I was pleasantly surprised by a clever and engaging time-travel RPG. It’s probably hard to beat that price, as well.

Chris has been writing about the industry in some capacity for over 5 years, and loves doing it. When he's not enjoying the latest novelty indie game, he can be found watching movies or telling lame jokes. PSN: SheriffSheridan, Steam: cmichaelsheridan