Playstation Vita owners who have found themselves overflowing with jealousy at Telltale GamesThe Walking Dead being available on platforms other than their own, can now stow the rage and breathe a sigh of relief as the developer has just confirmed to IGN that the game will release on the Sony handheld sometime later this year.

Other than the fact that we know its coming, very little other details are known such as a release date and whether or not the game will ship as a complete package or arrive in episodic format.

We’ll have more when we get it.

Source: IGN

After Japanese publication Shonen Jump leaked the existence of Final Fantasy X-2 HD on both PS3 and PS Vita, Sony have now gone and made an announcement confirming not only the leak, but also that both games will launch this year worldwide.

Also, to top everything off, we have some gorgeous, high-resolution veneered screenies for you to take a look at after the break.

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Blizzard had a new title to announce at PAX East today, and while it wasn’t a massive new core entry in an existing franchise or anything (PAX is too small a stage for a new core entry in a Blizzard IP), Collectible Card Game fans should nonetheless finding themselves leaping with joy.

The new game in question is called Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and represents a CCG take on the popular Blizzard fantasy franchise.

A free-to-play game that will allow players to purchase new cards for as little as $1, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be made available on PC, Mac and iPad platforms, with Blizzard promising it will be “far more fluid than other CCGs out there”.

Big words indeed.

No release date has yet been announced for the new title, but a Beta has been confirmed to take place sometime this Summer.

Also, in typical Blizzard fashion, they’ve released a rather swish looking CG teaser for the game which you can see after the cut.  Enjoy!

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We’re coming up to the end of things here and while I am depressed beyond belief that Rock Band will be ending DLC in a little over a week, I can finally rest well knowing that my five years of requesting Chevelle have finally paid off. Shame it wasn’t a week earlier to celebrate my birthday.

I WILL make it known, however, that Harmonix calling it “Chevelle Pack 01” when there will never be another pack is a total dick move. As if I’m not heartbroken enough over all of this, it’s pretty much confirmed that The Clincher will never be in Rock Band.

Get the details on the final 3 pack to grace Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz, as well as the week’s Rock Band Network releases after the jump.
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Sony have just unveiled the Playstation Plus update that European games can expect to see in April, and, well, its a complete knock out.

Kicking things off in April, PS3 gamers can get the breathtaking Okami HD for absolutely zilch.

Capcom’s HD opus is also flanked by Tolkien themed hack and slasher Lord of the Rings: War in the North and quirky Ron Gilbert puzzler The Cave on the same day.

That’s absolutely crazy.

Furthermore, one week later the superb Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward becomes free for PS Vita users followed by indie gem Thomas Was Alone just two weeks later.

This is some seriously top stuff.  After the break, we’ve assembled a list of the games entering and leaving the service from the EU Playstation Blog.

Because we’re nice like that.

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Ubisoft have just chucked out a developer commentary video for Splinter Cell: Blacklist which shows off a whole bunch of new gameplay set inside an abandoned mill.

As well as giving us a brief overview of the gadgetry that Sam finds himself accosted with this time out, the video also plays quite neatly into the affections of long-time fans with a bespoke focus and stealthiness that was jarringly absent from the game’s original announcement.

Where is this video you say?  Why, its after the break dear sir/madam (courtesy of IGN).  Do trundle on won’t you?

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Square-Enix have just registered a trademark for something called Lara Croft: Reflections.

If you look at the trademark itself, as well as videogames, you’ll note that it also covers movies and other mediums as well, meaning that we could be looking at a film title or animated movie perhaps.  There is of course the equal chance that Lara Croft: Reflections is the title of an iOS/Android spin-off of the popular franchise as well.

What do you guys think it could be?

Sound off below!

Kickstarter released some pretty interesting stats regarding games funded through them.  $107.6 Million have been pledged to games with 1,476 successful projects and 633,242 individual backers.

This was a pretty good sum up of how things have changed over the years:

For a good illustration of how times have changed, look at creator Adam Poots, who raised $1,741 from 28 backers for his Kingdom Death miniatures project in 2009, becoming one of the first successful projects on Kickstarter. In 2012, Adam launched another set of Kingdom Death miniatures, raising more than $2 million.

For full details and a list of their 10 favorite games funded including FTL, Kentucky Route Zero and Sidius Nova head on over to Kickstarter.

Two Tribes is bringing back the yellow penguin, chicken bird-thing in a brand new Toki Tori. While the first game was a level-based puzzle game (think Lolo) the new game is an open-world puzzle adventure game and introduces new features such as whistling and stomping.

The game should release on April 4th pending Nintendo approval. Check out the trailer over at Game Informer.

Being the great sports that they are, Square-Enix has decided to release a new English language trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX at PAX East.

A HD remastering of the original Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on PS2 and the cutscenes from the Nintendo DS Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days title, the PS3 exclusive is currently due to arrive later on this year during the Fall/Autumn.

See the trailer for yourself after the cut.  It looks pretty swish.

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