Oddworld: Munch’s Odyssee HD arriving late this month

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Munch's Odyssee HD

Just Add Water has provided a European release date for Oddworld: Munch's Odyssee HD. The developer promises that the game will hit our shores soon after.

Munch's Odyssee HD is due for PlayStation 3 on December 19, and Just Add Water also confirmed that it's coming to the U.S. late this month, according to its blog.

The developer is also bringing Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD to PlayStation Vita on December 18. It will cost $14.99 whereas Munch's Odyssee will be priced at $9.99.

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By Stephanie Carmichael

Mutant Mudds 2 confirmed by creator Jools Watsham

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We kind of already knew that there would be a Mutant Mudds 2. Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham had previously stated that a sequel would happen, and he's recently confirmed it on his Twitter account.

The first game received quite a bit of praise when it launched on the 3DS eShop. It was then ported to the PC where it was once again on the receiving end of some love. Now it's even on its way to the Wii U eShop, where it'll get some enticing exclusive content.

No word on what platforms Mutant Mudds 2 will be available on at the moment. A release date is also up in the air. Looks like we'll have to wait until after the launch of Mutant Mudds Deluxe on the Wii U to get some juicy new info on the sequel.

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Tags: Mutant Mudds 2, Renegade Kid, Indie games

By David Sanchez

Halo 4 downloadable content schedule outlined for January, February in Halo Waypoint bulletin

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As if 2012 wasn’t filled to the brim with Halo 4, in just two short months I mind you, it looks like 2013 is going to get a lot, well, fuller. Today, 343 Industries outlined its January and February plans for their blockbuster, including a map pack, title update, and more Spartan Ops episodes.

Below is an excerpt from the Halo Waypoint blog update that outlines the upcoming Halo 4 updates:

Week of 1/21

Spartan Ops Episode 6: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.

"Forge Test" playlist (name not final): A rotational hopper featuring small Forge maps such as Relay. Help us test these maps by providing feedback and reporting bugs that will assist us in getting them ready for Matchmaking!

Specializations: Pioneer and Pathfinder Specializations unlocked for all players.

Week of 1/28

Spartan Ops Episode 7: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.

Grifball playlist: A rotational hopper featuring everybody’s favorite virtual sport. Catch the disease!

Specializations: Engineer and Stalker Specializations unlocked for all players.

Week of 2/4

Spartan Ops Episode 8: Five new missions and an accompanying new CG cinematic.

Team Doubles playlist: A rotational hopper for those of you that like action of the 2 vs 2 variety.

Specializations: Rogue and Tracker Specializations unlocked for all players.

The bulletin also confirmed the “Majestic Map Pack,” which will contain “two small maps and a medium-sized one,” that will likely be released to the public on February 25, though 343 did not confirm anything. There will also be updates to playlists that contain new modes for players to chew on, including FFA and a "new and improved version of Team Snipers."

So there you have it; it looks like there will be no shortage to Halo 4 action in the opening months of 2013. The only question is: do you have time for all this Halo?

Source: [Halo Waypoint]

Tags: Halo 4, Xbox 360, gaming, 343 Industries, Microsoft

By Tate Steinlage

Treyarch working on Black Ops 2 leaderboard issues

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Upon logging intoCall of Duty: Black Ops 2,you may have noticed an issue with the leaderboard statsbeing reset in the multiplayer and Zombies modes. Treyarch is reportedly "aware" of the issues and working to fix them.

While players' combat records still show the total time played, as well as their kill/death ratio and win/loss ratios, these aren't reflected in the leaderboard stats. Given the competitive nature of manyCall of Duty players, it's easy to understand their frustrations. Treyarch hasn't ignored their complaints.

"Since this morning's backend update, we've been made aware of leaderboard issues that some are having," Treyarch said. "Currently working through server side issues re leaderboards."

"They'll be re-enabled as soon as we've fixed the issue," Treyarch concluded. Unfortunately, the studio could offer no timetable for when the leaderboard issue would be fixed. We hope it's soon, but we'll be sure to keep you updated.

Tags: Call of Duty, Black Ops 2

By Matt Liebl

Double Fine’s The Cave lands next week

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The Cave

Game director Ron Gilbert tweeted today that Double Fine's platform-adventure game The Cave will be available starting January 22.

It's releasing first for PlayStation Network and Wii U and will follow on January 23 for Xbox Live Arcade and Steam for PC, plus Mac and Linux on Steam Play. It costs $14.99.

The Cave borrows concepts from Gilbert's early graphic adventure game, Maniac Mansion.

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By Stephanie Carmichael