Mojang is aiming to launch Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition and Minecraft: PS Vita Edition in either Q2 or Q3 of this year, Mojang's Owen Hill shared in the comments section of the PlayStation Europe blog.
The PlayStation ports are being developed by 4J Studios, the studio responsible for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, which was released in May 2012 and recently passed the milestone of 10 million copies sold.
Minecraft: PS3 Edition will be available on disc at retail May 16 in North America and May 14 in Europe. The PS4 and PS3 versions will include all content that featured in the Xbox 360 Edition.
Capcom's official announcement trailer for the new Ace Attorney game for Nintendo 3DS set in the Meji period offers glimpse of the game's two main characters.
The game, titled Dai Gyakuten Saiban - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken in Japan, is set in Japan's Meiji era (Sept. 1868 through July 1912). It centers on the courtroom antics of Naruhodou Ryuunosuke, an ancestor of the series' lawyer, Phoenix Wright.
According to leaked pages from the most recent issue of Famitsu magazine earlier this week, the article describes Ryuunosuke as possessing a keen sense of justice and quick to put himself in danger.
European PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive five free games on April 30 that range across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, according to a post today on the European PlayStation Blog.
PS Plus subscribers with a PlayStation 4 can download Zoink!'s action platformer Stick it to the Man. PlayStation 3 users with a PS Plus membership can download Puppeteer, the puppet-infused platformer from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio and Overkill's heist-based shooter PayDay 2.
Subscribers with a PS Vita will receive free download of Muramasa Rebirth, the PS Vita port of Vanillaware's Wii 2D role-playing game Muramasa: The Demon Blade Soul Sacrifice, and golf game Everybody's Golf.
Gaming In Color, the full-length documentary about the queer gaming community, is now available for download at a pay-what-you-want price.
The documentary was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year with a mission to explore the queer side of gaming and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer presence in the game industry.
Speaking to Polygon, Gaming In Color director Philip Jones said the documentary aims to give a strong voice and message to people who have experienced discrimination or abuse in gaming culture in some way. The documentary takes a closer look at the challenges and growth of minority and queer communities in gaming, with a cast that includes George Skleres, a game engineer at Riot Games, Colleen Macklin, associate professor at Parsons The New School for Design and director at PETLab, Matt Conn, founder and CEO of MidBoss and co-founder of GaymerX, Naomi Clarke, game designer and more.
High School StarLeague organizes esports competitions for high school students in North America, and this season it's offering a scholarship of more than $20,000 for the winners of its finals round in June. Twitch and Newegg each contributed $10,000 to High School StarLeague for the scholarship.
"Through tournaments and scholarships, we plan to prepare our aspiring and talented gamers for the professional gaming scene, while simultaneously ensuring success in their education and character development outside of the game," High School StarLeague COO Jesse Wang said in a press release.
Games included in the tournament are League of Legends, Dota 2 and StarCraft 2. The High School StarLeague 2013-2014 finals take place in June in Southern California, and they'll be broadcast live on Twitch. [Image: High School StarLeague]
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried out Sony's upcoming VR headset Project Morpheus a week before purchasing Oculus VR for $2 billion.
PlayStation marketing executive Guy Longworth revealed this somewhat embarrassing detail during a talk today at Games Marketing Summit 2014, as reported by Gamespot.
"I wish he bought ours," Longworth joked. "All the folks at Oculus have got big smiles on today," he added, referring to the news that Facebook's Oculus acquisition was just cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice and FTC (via Reuters).
Developer Tripwire Interactive is giving Steam users a freebie. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, a World War 2-themed tactical shooter, is available for free. Like Valve did with Left 4 Dead 2some months ago, the game is yours to keep forever as long as it's added to your Steam account within the giveaway period.
Tripwire Interactive will parlay its gifting mood into a free Steam weekend featuring Red Orchestra 2's Rising Storm expansion. During the free trial period of the expansion, Rising Storm will be available for purchase at a discounted price.
To grab Red Orchestra 2 for free, simply "add" it to your account from the game's Steam store page. Tripwire's shooter is regularly priced at $9.99. Though the announcement on the game's Steam forum does not mention a specific time for the promotion's expiration, it has already begun and should be available at least until the end of the day (Pacific). [Image: Tripwire Interactive]
Charming point-and-click adventure Botanicula will be available for iPad on May 1, according to its developer Amanite Design.
To mark the news, a new trailer was released today, featuring the game's central insect-like characters, which are seeking to rid their garden-home of an unwelcome infestation of spiders and other bugs. Players help the heroes by exploring environments and picking up useful items.
Galactic Strongholds, the upcoming expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, has been delayed from its June release for subscribers to August 19, senior producer Bruce Maclean announced via the game's official site.
With the delay, BioWare will have time to add more features, including conquest events, expanded functionality for guilds, more strongholds, stronghold storage and decorations.
"We have been listening to what you, our players, were hoping to see from the Galactic Strongholds expansion," Maclean wrote. "When playing early builds of Galactic Strongholds it became that clear that our June Early Access date was simply not enough. For this to truly feel like an expansion, it needs to include the full set of features, including those originally coming later in the year."