Game News: Thief, PS4, Arkham, Amnesia

A new trailer has been released for the much anticipated reboot of the “Thief” franchise. Technically the fourth game in the series, this is being developed by Eidos Montreal who also created 2011’s acclaimed “Deus Ex: Human Revolution”. The trailer coincides with news of the game’s release date – 25th February in North America and 28th February in Europe on both current and next gen consoles.

PlayStation 4
Sony have essentially confirmed that their upcoming press conference at GamesCom on Tuesday will finally include word on the expected release date of the upcoming PS4 console. They’re also expected to announce various new exclusive titles at their presentation.

Meanwhile Sony and Viacom have struck a deal to create an online TV service for the PS3 & PS4 that will launch later this year. The service will likely include on-demand programming and cable channels from the Viacom family (such as Showtime, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Comedy Central, TV Land, Spike, BET, CMT and Logo). [Source: International Business Times]

Batman Arkham Origins
While Rockstar is remaining tight-lipped about whether “Grand Theft Auto V” will eventually hit next gen consoles, one company isn’t so hesitant.

Warner Bros. Montreal senior producer Ben Mattes took to confirm the upcoming “Batman: Arkham Origins” will “only ship on the announced platforms. It is not coming to PS4 or Xbox One.” The game hits Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U on October 25th. [Source: Gaming Union]

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
In many top lists of the most frightening video games ever created, the winner almost every time is 2010’s “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”. Now, Frictional Games and “Dear Esther” creators thechineseroom have teamed up for this “indirect sequel” which has finally scored an official release date of September 10th this year. There’s also a new trailer below: [Source: Techno Buffalo]