It was a bit of an odd week for news, with a giant holiday in the US sitting on Thursday. Despite that, there were a few big announcements to hit this week.
Here's what we have on tap for Beyond Co-Op this week.
- Columbia Pictures returns to Netflix on NXE
- Super Street Fighter II HD Remix Released
- Video Game Voice Actor Shot in India Terrorist Attacks
- Assassin's Creed 2 in the Works
- Fallout 3 DLC Coming in January
- Xbox 360 'Jasper' Spotted in the Wild
Assassin's Creed 2 in the Works
During a recent earnings conference call, Ubisoft let slip that there is indeed an Assassin's Creed sequel in the works. Shocker, I know? While Joystiq was mum on details we do have some other information thanks to an a source. We know the game will take place in the Far East somewhere, and Altair will obviously still be the main character. Right now it looks like the game is on track for a release next Holiday.
Source: Joystiq, Super Secret Dude
Columbia Pictures Movies return to Netflix Streaming
After what seemed like a total "dickwad" move from Sony, pulling Columbia pictures movies off the Netflix streaming service the night before it launched, those movies have mysteriously returned. The big deal here was ONLY the Xbox streams were removed, while PC and other set top users were still able to stream those movies. All conspiracies aside, it's good to have titles like Ghostbusters and Superbad available on demand.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix out on PSN and Xbox Live
Capcom's update to the classic Super Street Fighter game has hit both Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network in all it's glory. Fully redrawn hi-def sprites, widescreen 1080p gameplay, and updated sound make this game look brand new while still retaining the classic gameplay (with a few minor tweaks). The game will set you back 1200 MS Points of $15, and looks to be worth every penny.
Source: Colony of Gamers
Canadian Voice Actor Shot in India Terrorist Attacks
Michael Rudder was shot three times recently during the terrorist attacks at Indian hotels. Luckily he should make a full recovery. He's best known for his work in videogames such as Rainbow Six Vegas, Assassin's Creed, and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.
Xbox 360 'Jasper' Spotted at Retail
A brand new iteration of the Xbox 360 hardware is said to have hit retail outlets. The unit manufactured early in October of this year sport a brand new lower power CPU/GPU combo as well as 256MB of flash memory - presumably to support the NXE. The best way to tell if your unit is a Jasper unit is to look at the power supply and see if it uses 150W instead of 175W. These new systems are supposed to run cooler, quieter and hopefully more effeciently.
Fallout 3 DLC Announced, PC Creation Tool Too
Bethesda has announced the release of a Mod tool for the PC version of Fallout 3 as well us upcoming exclusive DLC for the Xbox 360 and PC.
The release of the G.E.C.K. provides the community with tools that will allow players to expand the game any way they wish. Users can create, modify, and edit any data for use with Fallout 3, from building landscapes, towns, and locations to writing dialogue, creating characters, weapons, creatures, and more.
Three downloadable content packs will be coming to Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live starting in January that will add new quests, items, and content to Fallout 3.
Operation: Anchorage. Enter a military simulation and fight in one of the greatest battles of the Fallout universe – the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders. An action-packed battle scheduled for release in January.
The Pitt. Journey to the industrial raider town called The Pitt, located in the remains of Pittsburgh. Choose your side. Scheduled for release in February.
Broken Steel. Join the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and rid the Capital Wasteland of the Enclave remnants once and for all. Continues the adventure past the main quest. Scheduled for release in March.