Weekly News Roundup – Dec 2nd

If you haven’t been able to look up from your copy of Farcry 3 or Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced edition, here’s a rundown of what happened this week! You can expect to see more of these articles on Explosion.com every weekend, so be sure to check back.

Between incredible Black Friday deals, impressive new game releases, and the aftermath of the Wii U’s launch, there’s a lot going on in the gaming world this week. There’s also plenty of rumors about upcoming games, making this holiday season one of the most information-packed years we’ve seen.

The rumor of an XBOX 720 launch next year, in time for the holidays, is especially convincing.On the other hand, the rumor of a co-op sequel to Assassin’s Creed III for a 2013 release is a little disappointing, but Assassin’s Creed fans might be glad to see more of Connor so soon. The viral game Skrillex Quest is incredibly addicting (if a little difficult to get through), and pits you against a plague of glitches brought upon you by dust in a cartridge. Be sure to check it out!



Skrillex Quest – Legend of Zelda x Musical Game

Final Cover of Nintendo Power Revealed

Hyrule Historia Announced for English Release


Rumors & Leaks:

New Console Automatically Generates Games

Skyrim Dragonborn DLC Leaked

Bungie’s Sci-fi Game Destiny Story, Concept Art Leaked

Twisted Metal and Journey Creators May be Collaborating

Next XBOX Arriving for 2013 Holidays

A 2013 Assassin’s Creed Title May Feature Co-op

Dragon Age III is Next-Gen

Yoshi’s Land Arriving on the Wii U

Hitman Concept Art Appears on Developer’s Blog



Wii Mini Announced Exclusively For Canada

Bioshock Infinite Will Not Feature Multiplayer

Blizzard Registers Domain Name for ‘Project Blackstone’

Bioshock Box Art Revealed

The First Episode Of Double Fine’s Amnesia Fortnight Is Online

Dead or Alive Headed to PS Vita

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Vita Release Date Announced

Facebook and Zynga Sign New Deal

December PS Vita Bundle Includes PS Plus Subscription

Mario Kart 7 Bundled with Limited-Edition 3DS


Development & Interviews:

DayZ Creator Talks About Game’s Delay

Tattooist Sues THQ

Sony Patents New Controller

Black Friday Sales Report

Wii U Sells 400,000 in its First Week

Ouya Dev Launch Schedule Announced

Battlefront 3 Was 99% Finished

Rogue DRM “Vandalizes” Legitimate Copies


Major Game Releases:

Battlefield 3: Aftermath | PC, XBOX360,

EVE Online: Retribution | PC

Far Cry 3 | PC, XBOX360, PS3


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition | iPhone, Android

Guardians of Middle-Earth | PS3, XBOX360

Mass Effect Trilogy | PS3

Rise of the Guardians | Wii U

Resistance Collection | PS3

Rosh Online: The Return of Karos | PC

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn DLC | XBOX 360

Uncharted: Fight for Fortune | PS Vita

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