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The Evil Within Goes Gold

by Skyler Edgar on September 25, 2014

in Sony PlayStation News Bits, Xbox News Bits

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Bethesda announced on their official blog that The Evil Within has gone gold; Meaning the game has officially gone into production for the retail market.

The news comes from Bethesda’s own blog where they also posted a vine showcase the game for various consoles which you can view here. This most likely will mean that the game should expect no further delays.

The Evil Within is expected to hit retail shelves on October 16th, 2014 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and PC. A season pass is also expected to launch alongside the game which will be available for $19.99 for their respective platforms

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As announced at E3 earlier this year, Sony has confirmed that the Playstation TV will launch in North America on October 14th, 2014.

Via the official Playstation Blog, the Playstation TV will launch with 700+ games available through Playstation Network. Games spanning Sony’s Playstation One to the Playstation 4 are playable on the Playstation TV including hits like Borderlands 2, Metal Gear Solid, God of War Collection and more.

The Playstation TV will retail for $99.99 for the standalone version. A bundle will also be available at launch and will include the Playstation TV, a Dualshock 3 controller, 8GB Memory Card and a copy of The Lego Movie: Videogame for $139.99. You can pre-order both skus at various retailers including Gamestop, Amazon, and Best Buy.

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Destiny came, saw & conquered the retail market. Activision has announced today that Destiny has grossed over $325 million in five days after launch — making Destiny the most successful launch of a new franchise. Ever. Keeping in mind that Destiny had a $600 million budget making this announcement much more impressive.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing stated “Destiny fans played more than 100 million hours of the game in the first week. That’s on part with the engagement levels of our most popular Call of Duty games, which obviously is an industry leader.” Hirshberg then stated. “Millions of games are having a great time playing Destiny and can’t put down their controllers. And this is just the beginning. Destiny is a platform that will grow and evolve and we will continue to work closely with out partners at Bungie to bring a long line of new experiences and content to life in the game.”

At the time of this writing, Destiny sits at a metacritic score of 76/100 with complaints coming in regarding the lack of a story and weak RPG elements. This being said the crew at Gamingbits.com has been having a grand ol’ time slaying the fallen.

Destiny is available now for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. It is expected to launch on PC sometime in the near future but a projected date has yet to be set.

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Coming fresh out of the Tokyo Game Show in Japan, Bethesda has released another trailer to help drive hype for it’s new horror/survival game The Evil Within. The trailer (on Youtube) shows off a sample of the twisted and unexpected horror scenes you might see while playing through the game and is definitely not for the squeamish.

The Evil Within launches on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and PC on October 14th, 2014.

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The Evil Within Season Pass

Bethesda announced that their upcoming survival horror game, The Evil Within, will be receiving additional paid content. Players will also have the option to purchase a season pass to obtain all DLC as they come out.

As it stands, there are 3 add-on packs planned for after the game’s release. The first piece of downloadable content will give players the chance to play The Keeper (as seen above) in a variety of new missions to test your skills while the other two will expand on the story of The Evil Within as you play as Juli Kidman, Sebastian Castellanos’ partner.

The season pass will be priced at $19.99 after the game launches on October 14th and will be made available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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