Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games -05.11.13

Assassin's Creed 4: Black FlagAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 go head to head in a fiercely contested chart that sees Ubisoft’s title take the number one spot.  Both titles appear to be affected by the imminent appearance of both Xbox One and PS4 with neither title matching the sales of its predecessor.  Both Assassin’s Creed III and Battlefield 3 were the highest week one sellers in their respective series and achieved number one in their first week of release.  Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag benefits from its Event Title status having been available from Tuesday this week. Sega land at number six as Football Manager 2014 arrives for PC.  The title sees strong sales although it’s down 7% on Football Manager 2013 which debuted at number four.  Also new this week WWE 2K14 is at number seven and is the first in the popular series to fall under Take 2’s 2K Sports label following its acquisition from previous publisher THQ.

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Week ending 2 November 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT
2 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES
3 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 3
4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
5 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
6 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 SEGA
7 WWE 2K14 2K SPORTS
8 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 7
9 SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE SKYLANDERS 4
10 POKEMON Y NINTENDO 6
11 POKEMON X NINTENDO 5
12 JUST DANCE 2014 UBISOFT 10
13 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 11
14 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
15 F1 2013 CODEMASTERS 12
16 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
17 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX
18 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 17
19 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER
20 MOSHI MONSTERS: KATSUMA UNLEASHED MIND CANDY 9
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Train2Game News: WWE 2K14 30 years of Wrestlemania mode annouced

ultimate-warrior-wwe2k142K announced that WWE 2K14, the forthcoming release in the WWE flagship video game franchise, will include the 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode.

This will be an unprecedented single-player campaign featuring iconic WrestleMania matches and an unparalleled roster spanning three decades of WWE history.

Commencing with the inaugural WrestleMania, the nostalgic journey takes players through more than 45 matches, including the legendary match between Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 3; WWE 2K14 cover Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vs. “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan in an “Icon vs. Icon” match at WrestleMania 18; and the much-anticipated WrestleMania 28 main event featuring The Rock vs. John Cena.

The 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode is inspired by the forthcoming WWE milestone – WrestleMania 30, scheduled for Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

“For nearly three decades, WWE has inspired millions worldwide through the historic, cultural and undeniable phenomenon that is WrestleMania,” said Chris Snyder, Senior Director of Marketing at 2K. “Through the 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode in WWE 2K14, players can now relive their favorite nostalgic and recent WrestleMania moments – from an incredible roster to authentic presentation and match play – in a unique and engaging way.”

WWE 2K14’s 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode will organize matches into a progressive single-player campaign, with the format curated by five distinct eras in WWE history. Unique presentation elements transport players through the different eras, including authentically recreated arenas, WWE Superstar entrances and ring attires, as well as era-specific graphics, screen filters and other presentation elements. In addition, extensive WWE-produced video packages and in-game, cinematic cut scenes set the stage and provide detailed background information on key matches.

Historical objectives encourage players to authentically replicate popular match moments, while completing objectives will unlock a host of rewards, including additional playable WWE Superstars, alternate attire options, new arenas and WWE archive photography.

In celebration of the 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode announcement, 2K also disclosed the Company and Twitch.TV will present the WWE 2K14 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode Roster Reveal – live on www.twitch.tv/2K from WWE SummerSlam Axxess on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. PDT. The reveal will be hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and WWE Superstar Damien Sandow.

WWE 2K14 is out on October 29, 2013 in North America and November 1, 2013 internationally.