Game News: Thrones, Souls, Smash, Halo

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series
Telltale Games has announced the release dates for the first of their six-episode game series based on HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. Surprisingly, many will be able to get it this coming week.

The episode, “Iron from Ice,” will debut on Tuesday December 2nd on PC, Mac and PS4 in North America. The next day it will debut on Xbox One, 360 and PS4 in Europe. On the 4th it will appear on iOS, and the following Tuesday December 9th it will hit PS3 globally. Android dates have yet to be announced. [Source: Twitter]

Dark Souls II
Unsurprisingly, FromSoft and Bandai Namco have announced that “Dark Souls II” is being remastered for release on PS4 and Xbox One on April 7th. “Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin” will be sold as a complete game and will include all the previously released DLC as well as new story content and characters. It will also be available on PC and older consoles as a patch. [Source: Forbes]

Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Wii U sold 490,000 physical and digital units in North America in its first three days of release – making it the fastest-selling Wii U game ever in the US market. Nintendo did not disclose sales figures from outside the United States.

The game has also scored one of the highest Metacritic scores of any game this year with an astonishing 92/100 which marks the third ‘very high’ scoring title for the console for this year following “Bayonetta 2” (91/100) and “Mario Kart 8” (88/100). [Source: CNet]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Developer 343 Industries has released a new 523Mb patch for “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” in its latest effort to work out the bugs with the game’s multiplayer that has proven to be something of a disaster for the title’s launch.

According to the official blog, the patch reportedly fixes: “a number of matchmaking issues, fixes various bugs related to UI and the party system, and also improves overall stability. While this update contains a variety of improvements, we continue to work on additional content updates that will be rolled out to address further issues that you have called out”