What We Missed: Square Enix countdown, ‘DmC’ combat 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 take a look at a countdown for a new game from Square Enix, a couple of updated release dates, and some nifty new screenshots and trailers from some hotly anticipated games.

Square Enix site counts down to new game

Square Enix has launched a new site that is counting down to…something. it looks to be space themed, and the countdown ends in three days, so we don’t have long. I’m on board with whatever it is, since space settings including something called “border war” are all right with me. The most popular opinion at the moment appears to be something Star Ocean related. As long as it’s not another iOS port, right?

‘Resident Evil 6′ DLC modes available December 18 on 360

Capcom announced this week that the first wave of DLC for their divisive Resident Evil 6 will be releasing December 18 exclusively first on the Xbox 360. Three modes lead the charge: Predator, Survivors, and Onslaught. While not detailing exactly what each of these modes would feature, Capcom did disclose a price of 320 points per piece, or 720 for all three. Look for them on the Marketplace in ten days.

‘Lego City: Undercover’ trailer

The LEGO games continue their forcible takeover of every genre and property. Their next conquest is the police genre with LEGO City: Undercover. Here we have a new trailer to whet your appetite. Looks like it’ll be a good choice if Mommy doesn’t let you play Sleeping Dogs.

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‘Pid’ gets an easy mode on PC

I haven’t played Pid yet, but apparently it’s kind of challenging, so Swedish developer Might & Delight has added an easy mode into the PC version of the game that makes the boss fights and puzzles just a tad easier for those of you what want a breezier platformer. This patch should make the game’s allegedly uneven difficulty a lot more manageable, so if that’s been keeping you back from picking it up, now might be the time to reconsider.

First Wii U eShop demo is ‘FIFA 13′

If you’re like me and you love demos, the Wii U eShop has just received its very first playable demo. That demo is FIFA 13, a series that’s still going strong after all these years. Unfortunately, if you want to play it you’ll have to wade through the Wii U’s wonky store by individually searching for the game and then selecting it to check for a demo. No dedicated demo page here, folks.

‘DmC: Devil May Cry’ combat overview

With Ninja Theory’s reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise releasing next month/year, it’s time to learn a little more about the meat-and-potatoes of the game’s combat system. This comes straight from a Capcom-affiliated source as well,  so it’s pretty legitimate. Even after playing (and loving) the demo, I actually learned a few more tricks that I had not yet discovered. Check out the video below.

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‘Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials’ DLC trailer

Oh, Dishonored. You are such a wonderful game. Please send your DLC soon. As much as I am not usually a fan of arena-based challenges and leaderboards separated from the main narrative, the core gameplay was just so darn fun in Dishonored that I can’t help but feel very excited for this. While there are only 10 challenges, it looks like some of them might be pretty lengthy. We’ll find out very soon, when the DLC drops December 11. The only thing I’m not so sure about is that “Dishonored Rap.” See for yourself:

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‘Army of TWO: Devil’s Cartel’ screenshots and trailer

I almost forgot we had a new Army of TWO game on the horizon, but sure enough, here is some media from the upcoming Devil’s Cartel to remind everyone that the franchise doesn’t intend on dying anytime soon. Granted, that might not actually be a bad thing, since some of this footage actually looks pretty good–in fact, I’d say this might be exactly what the franchise has been striving for all this time, and finally achieved: over-the-top bro-ing out. I’m OK with that, even if the script seems like it’ll be cornier than a Michael Bay script from the 90s. Still, that last line in the trailer got a good chuckle out of me. The trailer’s right here for you, and the screenshots can be viewed over at All Games Beta.

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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