Saints Row IV retains UK #1 as Final Fantasy takes 3rd

Saints Row IV

Killer is Dead and Lost Planet 3 both fall outside top 20 in debut week

Saints Row IV has maintained its place at the top of the UK charts, as has last week’s number 2, Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn manages third as it relaunches after a disastrous PC-only debut which called for the game to be thoroughly redesigned.

Rayman Legends and Madden NFL 25 stake their claims to sixth and seventh places respectively as hey hit the shops this week, but Capcom’s Lost Planet 3 can only manage 26th, with Suda 51’s much maligned Killer is Dead even further behind in 28th.

UKIE Games Charts courtesy of GfK Chart-Track

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Saints Row IV
2 2 Splinter Cell: Blacklist
New Entry 3 Fina Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
3 4 Disney Infinity
4 5 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
New Entry 6 Rayman Legends
New Entry 7 Madden NFL 25
5 8 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
18 9 Payday 2
6 10 FIFA 13
7 11 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
8 12 LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
9 13 The Last of Us
12 14 Max Payne 3
13 15 LEGO Lord of The Rings
15 16 Tomb Raider
16 17 Skylanders Giants
11 18 Assassin’s Creed III
17 19 Grand Theft Auto IV
21 20 Need For Speed: Most Wanted

GTA V will introduce a musical score for missions

Grand Theft Auto V will introduce a musical score for missions inspired by previous Rockstar titles Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3.

But not at the expense of the series’ popular radio stations


Studio co-founder Dan Houser told The Guardian that despite the introduction of an in-game score, the series’ traditional radio stations will remain.



“We thought [we] could do something interesting if we scored missions in GTA,” explained Houser. “Obviously we didn’t want to lose radio stations, so we thought we’d do both.

“Exactly how we’re going to balance between the two we’re not entirely sure yet – we’re still trying to figure that out. But we have some very cool people doing the score, different people, who will work in the same stem-based system that we used in the other games”.

Last week we gathered all the first GTA V details from Game Informer magazine in the US, including a breakdown on each of the game’s three main characters, dynamic missions, and more.


Source: CVG UK

Grand Theft Auto V Set to Release in Spring 2013, Claims Alleged Posters

by Jason Dunning

A massive amount of Grand Theft Auto V information will be released in the December issue of Game Informer (digital version is out November 8th), but an alleged poster put onto a Polish fan site called GTA-Five.PL has pointed out the season in which we can possibly expect the next game in the GTA series.

As you can clearly see, the supposed PlayStation 3 release window is set for Spring 2013. Though this is a European poster, GTA IV launched in Europe, Australia, and North America all on the same day back in 2009, so expect this date to apply to all those territories.

With Spring spanning the period of time from March 20th to June 20th, it could follow the lead of Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, and Max Payne 3 as yet another big Rockstar game to release in the month of May.

Nothing, however, has been confirmed, so take this news with a big grain of salt.

We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as the new Grand Theft Auto V news is released next month.

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