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Horror sequel Lucius 2: The Prophecy set for release on Friday 13

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Shiver Games' The Omen inspired horror adventure game Lucius 2: The Prophecy is, of course, set for release on Friday 13 February. Do you see what they did there?

Sequel to the original Lucius, which received rather mixed reviews overall, the developers describe the game as a "splatter-adventure sandbox" in which you play as a murderous offspring of Satan himself.

Bioware offers up Dragon Age: Inquisition's tavern music for free

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Bioware is offering fans the chance to download all ten of Dragon Age: Inquisition's tavern songs for free. Those are the tunes that play in the bar at your fortress stronghold of Skyhold.

If you're interested you've got two weeks to head to the Dragon Age website and snap up the free tracks. After the allotted time period runs down, they'll go up for sale on various digital platforms.

Layoffs at Frontier Developments as studio announces theme park sim Coaster Park Tycoon

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Given its impressive launch, you'd think that Elite: Dangerous development team Frontier Developments would be fairly well protected from potential layoffs.

Apparently that's not the case. According to an investor report, fifteen members of staff have been laid off at the company's Halifax studio.

Update 6 for The Elder Scrolls Online allows you to indulge your criminal tendencies

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You'll be able to find out for yourself if crime does indeed pay when Update 6 for The Elder Scrolls Online launches early this year - the focus is firmly on the less heroic side of adventuring.

A new Justice system will finally allow you to indulge your criminal side, looting NPCs and stores, murdering citizens and beating up mouthy peasants. Of course, if you get caught doing any of these things the consequences can be unpleasant.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 hits Steam Greenlight, teaser trailer released

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Creator Scott Cawthon confirmed that Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 was in the works earlier this month, but until now we haven't had a chance to see the puppet horror threequel in action.

That changed yesterday as Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 was uploaded for the community to (inevitably) vote through on Steam Greenlight, complete with a new teaser trailer.

Rumour: Battlefield Hardline begins multiplayer beta February 3rd

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EA sponsorship program Ronku has outed the start date for Battlefield Hardline's multiplayer beta, if an email circulating YouTube stars is to be believed. A number of personalities are said to be playing it.

Their coverage is expected to go live once the multiplayer beta begins on February 3rd. Recently EA also updated the Battlefield Hardline website with some new assets, so it looks like they're gearing up.

Kerbal Space Program achieves "1.0 release" with next update, leaves Early Access

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The build-your-own-NASA sim Kerbal Space Program will be blasting off from planet Early Access with its next update to the game, announces developer Squad, as it 'fulfils its original design document'.

It's "finally ready" to be experienced as a complete game, but "this is not the end by any means." The team will continue with free updates as they reveal update 1.0's changes.

World of Tanks celebrates 8-bit gaming with Winter Showdown mode

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As of today, a new 'Winter Showdown' mode is available in World of Tanks. Three concept tanks are ready in 8-bit glory to do battle in specially made maps. This mode will be playable until February 9th.

It's 10 vs. 10 or 5 person platoons duking it out in 8-bit glory, where the aim is to destroy all opposition or capture a single base. A special 'Operation: Winter' medal is up for grabs for 8-bit veterans.

Gearbox "recruiting for next" Borderlands, new DLC for The Pre-Sequel

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Randy Pitchford has tweeted he's on the lookout for more talent over at Gearbox Software to work on the next Borderlands project. "This is the big one," he said, likely referring to full sequel Borderlands 3.

Also out tomorrow is the Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which adds a new character to play as, including her own three unique skill tress. It's priced at $10.

Planetside 2 players gather for record-breaking FPS battle

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Now that's what I call a real firefight. Planetside 2 players gathered for a good old-fashioned scrum over the weekend, with 1,158 grunts taking to the field to break the world record for the largest online FPS battle.

According to fansite and event organiser Planetside Battles, the record-breaking skirmish resulted in an impressive 53,729 kills, 3,822 team kills, 5,089 vehicles destroyed, and 31 separate base captures.

Kickstarter launched for NightCry, a “spritual successor” to classic horror series Clock Tower

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Playism Games has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for NightCry, a brand new game from Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kono.

Described as a “spiritual successor” to that classic horror series, NightCry has an impressive roster of Japanese games industry talent on board, including Silent Hill's Masahiro Ito, composer Nobuko Toda, and film director Takashi Shimizu.

Ubisoft is cancelling copies of Far Cry 4 purchased from third-party CD key stores

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Reddit users and posters on Ubisoft's forums have been registering their surprise and dissatisfaction at the company's removal of digital copies of Far Cry 4 from their Uplay accounts.

The removed copies appear to all originate from third party CD-key sellers and independent eBay stores, with customers who visited retail sites G2Play and G2A notably affected. Ubisoft is yet to issue an official statement.

Day Z reaches 3,000,000 in Early Access sales

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Open world zombie survival sim Day Z has racked up an impressive 3 million sales since it launched on Steam Early Access in December 2013.

The standalone version of the popular Arma 2 mod is expected to release in full in early 2016, and the developers have already unveiled a list of features on the way this year.

Techland offers Dying Light's 'Be the Zombie' mode pre-order DLC for free on all platforms

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To make up for a delay in the physical release of its open world zombie game Dying Light, Techland is offering the game's pre-order DLC 'Be the Zombie' for free to all customers on all platforms.

The mode allows one player to take on the role of a super-powered undead predator, invading other players' game worlds to hunt down and slaughter them. Hunted players can team up to take down the offending invader.

Heart of Thorns is the first expansion for Guild Wars 2

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The first expansion pack for Guild Wars 2 is called Heart of Thorns. Announced during PAX South, the expansion follows the core game's Living World storyline over to Maguuma Jungle, where big bad dragon Mordremoth is up to no good.

Heart of Thorns will also add a new 'Mastery' system for taking your character beyond level 80, and a brand new profession, the Revenant.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered on the way this month

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Quantic Dream's insane adventure game Fahrenheit is getting an HD remaster, according to a recent Amazon listing. That explains the teaser that popped up last week, which we originally thought was hinting at a new game in the series.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered will feature “updated graphics, full controller support AND is based on the uncut/uncensored international version of the game.”

First footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection, releasing on PC February 25th with Steam Multiplayer Beta

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It's just a little over a month away before a space-based real-time strategy shackles us to our desktops as Gearbox Software announces the Homeworld Remastered Collection is launching February 25th.

If you weren't salivating enough for Homeworld's return, then today also sees the very first footage from the HD overhaul from PAX South. It got all the latest visual tech and even re-recorded voice work.

Brian Fargo confirms The Bard's Tale IV, "very personally excited to be working on this"

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No more teases as inXile Entertainment's head ranger Brian Fargo has confirmed his studio is working on The Bard's Tale IV, which they hinted at weeks ago. Now it's "official" with logo artwork.

Will it come to console? Fargo says they're focusing "100% of energies on PC while in development," but it could for those pining over their PlayStation 2 gamer days.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video teases "behind-the-scenes peek" at hands-on event, impressions next week

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A new video from CD Projekt RED has some teasing glimpses of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at play. A global hands-on event is about to spill some meaty impressions of the open-world RPG next week.

The studio organised venues around the world for people to get their hands-on experience, and now it's almost time for the dam to burst. The Witcher 3 was delayed until May.

Besiege on Steam Greenlight, build your own siege weapons for conquest

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Fancy constructing a flying, flame-spitting siege machine? Besiege is looking for the community thumbs up on Steam Greenlight, and sells itself as a simulation puzzle. Frankly that doesn't do it justice.

Whether it's a castle or a peaceful hamlet packed with soldiers and cattle, we need to conquer! We'll have to devise our most cunning siege weaponry to bring them to their knees.

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