This week in gaming


Joel and Ellie are bridging generations


“The Last of Us Remastered” was revealed to be heading to PlayStation 4 this summer in a post on the European PlayStation Blog this week.

The package will include all previously-released downloadable content including multiplayer and single-player content, commentary tracks from the cast and developers and upgraded graphics with full 1080p resolution.

Click over to this earlier post to read more about it.

Mario, Sonic, Mega Man and more duke it out this year


A slew on information regarding the upcoming “Super Smash Bros.” games for Nintendo’s 3DS and Wii U consoles was released this week in a special Nintendo Direct hosted by series-creator Masahiro Sakurai.

New playable Pokemon characters Charizard and Greninja were revealed, along with some new stages including Rainbow Road from “Mark Kart” and a flat, Final-Destination style variation of every stage for more competitive players.

Little Mac is a new addition to the “Super Smash Bros.” roster.


A loose release window was also given. The 3DS version of the game will be released this summer, and the Wii U version will hit stores sometime in the winter.

Much more information was given than can fit in this space, so head over to this post from earlier this week to read all about the games.


Return to Pandora, treasure hunter

Another “Borderlands” game was revealed this week with a large piece over at PC Gamer, and is set to be release in the fall.

“Borderlands: The Pre-Sequeal” is set between the first two games in the series, and takes place – at least in part – on Pandora’s moon. It follows characters seen briefly in the main story and downloadable add-ons of “Borderlands 2” and details how Handsome Jack becomes the main villain of that game.

There is also a playable Claptrap who wears a beret. Yes, a quick-witted robot wearing a tiny hat.

The game is being co-developed by 2K Australia and series-creators Gearbox Studios for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, according to the official announcement on Gearbox’s website.