This week in gaming

Leaked “Watch Dogs” trailer and release date

A story trailer for Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world game “Watch Dogs” was found by NeoGaf user ekim, and is now up for public viewing on Ubisoft’s official YouTube page. The trailer reveals the release date of the game to be May 27 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U and PC.

The trailer, which shows protagonist Aiden for the first time without his face covered as well as several other never-before-seen characters, showcases car chases, melee combat as well as gunplay and the game’s central hacking element. Hacking, which is accomplished with an in-game smartphone, is used to create distractions or deadly obstacles for those pursuing Aiden.

What’s good and bad in “South Park”

Our own John Sollitto reviewed Obsidian Entertainment’s latest game, “South Park: The Stick of Truth” this week.

While spending time in the quiet Colorado town was an fun experience overall, read the full review to see exactly what problems John found while casting fart-related magic spells at Cartman.

Take to the streets of Gotham in the Batmobile later this year.

An Arkham finale

The conclusion to Rocksteady’s wildly popular series of Batman games was revealed this week, and is set to be released sometime this year.

“Batman: Arkham Knight” will put players back in the shoes of The Caped Crusader, but this time they will have access to the Batmobile and a redesigned Gotham City to drive through.

The game is being developed exclusively for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, so the visuals will likely take a huge step up from 2011’s “Batman: Arkham City,” and the amount of detail will be turned up as well.

Bravely reviewed

GCV writer Jesus Acosta reviewed Square Enix’s 3DS role-playing game “Bravely Default” this week.

It’s not very often you get over fifty hours out of a handheld game, and you rarely come across a gameplay system so complex on the 3DS, but it’s not all accolades in this review.