The prologue trailer of the upcoming Sci-fi/Fantasy RPG ELEX recounts the events leading up to the point where players will be thrown into a world controlled by a substance called Elex.
“Magalan… Home to a civilization of millions… until a comet hit. Earthquakes shattered the cities. Firestorms swept the planet. And as Magalan fell into darkness, the survivors faced a world that was unrecognizable…”
If the teaser is to be believed, Legacy will see the return of Tony Stark as Iron Man and Bruce Banner as Hulk, while Thor Odinson will apparently be reclaiming his hammer Mjolnir. The art also shows the return of classic costumes for Ant-Man, Scarlet Witch, Daredevil and Captain America (though we have to wonder if Steve Rogers will still be wearing the Captain America costume at that point).
Legacy will officially begin this fall with a 50-page, one-shot special called Marvel Legacy #1. This issue will reunite Thor: God of Thunder creative team Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic as the duo lay the groundwork for what's to come in the Marvel Universe and chronicle the return of a major character.
“The Marvel Legacy initiative is a celebration of everything that makes Marvel the best in fiction and it’s a signifier of a new era for Marvel Comics,” said Quesada in Marvel's press release. “It’s a loving look at the heart of Marvel as we embrace our roots and move enthusiastically forward with all the Marvel characters you know and love starring in the biggest, boldest, best Marvel stories. All of which kicks off with the giant Marvel Legacy special.”
From there, Legacy will see many Marvel titles revert to their classic numbering, though Marvel didn't reveal which specific books will be undergoing that shift. But regardless, the goal is for every new and existing series to offer readers a fresh jumping-on point as Legacy begins.
Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition Ignites Into Retail Stores for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has released Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC to retail stores. Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition gives players the complete Dark Souls III experience, bundling the critically acclaimed Dark Souls III together with both downloadable expansions; Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City into one incredible package for £44.99 on consoles and for £39.99 on PC.
Reborn as ash, players must make their way across the kingdom of Lothric in search of the risen Lords who have abandoned their duties to keep the age of fire continuing as the once powerful fire begins to fade. Players will traverse a multitude of lands including murky swamps, dank dungeons, opulent castles, and rickety shantytowns, a painted land, and the eventual end of the world, across their journey. A large cast of non-playable characters will be on hand to assist players with new spells, items and weapons to help overcome some of the most challenging bosses and fearsome foes in the Dark Souls series.
With the release of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III just one week away, Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe are pleased to release the Fragments of War trailer. On April 27, the planet Acheron will emerge from the warp, bringing with it the mysterious Spear of Khaine – the powerful weapon that sets Dawn of War III in motion, drawing three familiar faces ever closer to their intertwined fates.
Through its haunting narration, the trailer surfaces the defining features of the story’s core heroes – Gabriel Angelos of the Space Marines, Farseer Macha of the Eldar, and Gorgutz ‘Ead’unter of the Orks. But as each shard twists, doubt is cast over whether those features will propel them to power, or see them left bloodied in defeat.
Dawn of War III’s story will unfold across 17 single-player missions, challenging players to command epic heroes, assemble huge armies, and wage war across a range of hostile environments. In Multiplayer, the scale of battle will hit its peak as players unleash towering war machines and screen-shaking super abilities to defeat their foes.
Dawn of War III’s Multiplayer Open Beta opens at 10AM PST today, and runs until 10AM PST on Monday, April 24th. Pit colossal armies of Space Marines, Eldar and Orks against your foes in chaotic, over-the-top fights to the finish. Join now at www.dawnofwar.com/beta .
Top 10 Things to Know About Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. Use These Tips Before Deploying Into the Republic of Georgia. As seen in the video, there are plenty of ways to play the game that cover a variety of styles. Control and modify the drone, equip a wide variety of arsenal, interrogate enemies, and explore three large open-world maps filled with hidden secrets and dangerous threats – you being the most dangerous threat of them all.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 launches on the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC on April 25, 2017.
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May is shaping up to feed your appetite for adventure, combat, and mystery with four community-acclaimed games — two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be played through Backward Compatibility — to add to your Xbox library.
On Xbox One, the transformative world of Giana in Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream’s – Director’s Cut will be available May 1 – 31, followed by the co-op adventure Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on May 16 – June 15, the hit sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Then on Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, we have a pair of great Star Wars games for you to enjoy. Starting with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and the return of Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice on May 1 – 15, followed by LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga and the opportunity to play through all six classic Star Wars movies in LEGO!
All games will be available for a limited time only as part of Games with Gold, so get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!
• Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut ($14.99): Available May 1 – 31 on Xbox One
• Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris ($19.99): Available May 16 – June 15 on Xbox One
• Star Wars: The Force Unleased II ($19.99): Available May 1 – 15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
• LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga ($19.99): Available May 16 – 31 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father JONATHAN (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes.
While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect - until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life - leading her down a dark and dangerous path.
Succumb to corruption and let the darkness take hold. A twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its unfathomable secrets, Outlast 2 is available April 25th for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
As journalists, you and your wife have a reputation for taking risks and digging into the stories no one else dares to touch, but this time you may have gone too far. Your investigation of a seemingly impossible murder has lead you deep into the Arizona desert, and into a darkness so wicked that no light could ever shine upon it.
No conflict is ever black and white. But once the dust has settled, the victors get to decide who was right and who was wrong. Who is good and who is evil. Human nature pushes us to extremes of violence and depravity, which we then justify by divine inspiration and a promise of paradise to come. Horror rises from desperation and blind faith. Outlast 2 will test your faith, pushing players to a place where going mad is the only sane thing to do.
Outlast 2 is available today via digital distributors worldwide including Steam, GOG.com, PlayStation Store, and the Xbox Store. Also available today is Outlast Trinity; a retail edition collecting the entire series of Outlast, Outlast: Whistleblower, and Outlast 2.
The truth is out there, and soon, new episodes of “The X-Files” will be, too.
Fox announced late on Thursday that 10 more episodes of the show, about two F.B.I. agents who gravitate toward the unexplained, would air in the 2017-18 television season. Production is set to begin this summer.
Fox did not announce details of the show’s plot but said that its two stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who play the agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, would appear.
“The mythical tale of the Monkey King is a story that continues to captivate global audiences,” said Michael Carrington, head of children’s at ABC Television. “We can’t wait for fans to see this new series that features the heroes they love, and we are just as excited to introduce this re-imagined magical and exciting world to a whole new generation of viewers.”
Told in ten 30-minute episodes, the story follows a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods as they embark on a perilous journey to end a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance to their world. It stars includes Chai Hansen, Luciane Buchanan, Josh Thomson and Emilie Cocquerel.
Gerard Johnstone is lead director on the series, with Jacquelin Perske heading a writing team that includes Craig Irvin and Samantha Strauss. Irvin will also direct some episodes.
“The Legend of Monkey” is an Australian-New Zealand co-production for ABC Australia, TVNZ and Netflix, with key investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW, Fulcrum Media Finance and the New Zealand Screen Production Grant.
Last week, Bandai Namco teased a new RPG project, and today the company has revealed it's a console title named Code Vein.
The game takes place in the future where vampires called revenants balance their formidable abilities with the danger of becoming one of The Lost – ghouls drained of their humanity.
Code Vein is a "story-driven connected dungeon experience," where you choose a partner that complements your combat style. Weapons (such as bayonets, axes, and spears) have their own abilities, and these combine with Blood Veil attacks, which are fueled by the blood of your enemies.
Bandai Namco is saying Code Vein is coming to "major home consoles" in 2018.
Deck13's upcoming hardcore Action-RPG The Surge comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 16, 2017. Today’s Combat Trailer challenges you to survive the deadly CREO facility, making use of The Surge’s fast, technical combat system.
As showcased in the Target, Loot & Equip Trailer, make use of vertical and horizontal attacks, as well as strike power, to target and dismember specific limbs, so you can loot what you cut. Looting upgrades for your exo-suit is key to progression, and surviving challenging physically based combat situations is a matter of skill.
Positioning and speed are vital, so make use of your exo-enhanced dodges, blocks, ducks and jumps to avoid attacks while managing stamina, ensuring you’re always in the right place to strike the limb you want, or to avoid a potentially damning blow. The rules of combat apply to both you, and your enemy : get hit in an unarmored limb, and you’ll go down faster. Take advantage of the enemy’s weaknesses while balancing your own, and you’ll walk away with his strengths.
But you’re not alone. Throughout your journey you’ll be assisted by your industrial drone, with abilities once used for CREO’s industrial needs now manipulated into a fighting machine. Shield yourself, or Burn, knock down, pull, and blast enemies at your will as you continue to fight in melee.
Galena is a healer and a warrior, skilled in both giving and taking life. Raised in the Dreamlands, where she faces off against Champions from across the waking world in twisted Arenas, Galena is a force to be reckoned with. Watch the Unholy Paladin dole out divine punishment in the latest Quake Champions profile trailer.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Multiplayer Analysis
The team behind the upcoming real-time strategy epic Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is readying for battle with a Multiplayer Open Beta running this weekend from April 21-24th. Over the four days, players will pit colossal armies of Space Marines, Eldar and Orks against one another in chaotic, over-the-top fights to the finish that will push their battlefield strategies to the limit.
To help players prepare for the conflict ahead, Relic Entertainment has released video of a sprawling 3 vs 3 multiplayer match with developer commentary. As the action unfolds, Game Director Philippe Boulle and Game Designer Carolina Mastretta highlight the hits and misses of the match, surfacing helpful tips and tricks for new and veteran players alike. For more, read our starter tips here.
Players can sign up to experience Dawn of War III for themselves by registering for the Multiplayer Open Beta at dawnofwar.com/beta. Dawn of War III releases on April 27, 2017.
No remorse, no prisoners, no survivors... Brainiac has arrived.
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Brainiac Takes the Stage in New Injustice 2 Trailer - Shattered Alliances Part 5
Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment unveiled a new Injustice 2 trailer, Shattered Alliances Part 5, highlighting Brainiac - the mastermind at the heart of the conflict in Injustice 2. Players will get a look at the level of destruction he’s capable of, and his malicious plan to take out the Earth, in Shattered Alliances Part 5.
In development by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice™ 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. The game will be available for PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One in the UK on the 19th of May 2017.
It appears that Nintendo has nerfed the controversial "fire-hopping" technique for Mario Kart 8's upcoming Deluxe version for Nintendo Switch.
The video below from GameXplain (via Eurogamer) appears to show that fire-hopping, a technique that lets you extend a power slide boost, is significantly less effective in Deluxe. It may even slow you down, the video explains through a comparison to the Wii U version. This is not 100 percent definitive proof that fire-hopping, or whatever else you might call it, has been nerfed, but the video is compelling.
Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve wrote the script for the Marvel Studios film, which will be produced by Kevin Feige.
Boden and Fleck landed the job after an extensive search. Last summer, Marvel had whittled down its list of contenders to Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria for the highly coveted helming gig, which will mark Marvel's first female-centric tentpole. The studio was making the hiring of a woman a priority for the project.
But Marvel was very deliberate in its decision-making, conducting several rounds of additional searches. The studio met with Lucia Aniello, who directed the upcoming female-centric raunchy comedy Rough Night, earlier this year even as it continued sharpening the script. Fifty Shades of Grey's Sam Taylor-Johnson, who helmed the highest-grossing movie of all time for a female director, also is said to have been approached. Earlier in the process, Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Jennifer Yuh (Kung Fu Panda 2) had been in the mix.
Along with Mississippi Grind, Boden and Fleck's other feature credits include the the 2006 Ryan Gosling starrer Half Nelson, which earned the actor his first Oscar nomination, though the bulk of the duo's work has been done in TV, including episodes of The Affair and Billions.
Death is the new backtracking! The upcoming RogueVania game Dead Cells from the developers at Motion Twin will be available via Steam Early Access on May 10, 2017.
RogueVania: The threat of permadeath, balanced with a generous system of progression, the exhilaration of discovering new hidden areas, alternate paths to progress through the castle and a pinch of procedural generation to keep you on your toes.
Our main character is a green mass of sentient cells stranded on an ever changing island. The player must take over a discarded corpse and explore the prison, where survival is a precarious and ephemeral state. Death, however, is only the beginning in this alchemy afflicted world... just one more opportunity to unlock new powers, discover outlandish areas and plunder hidden secrets.
Nintendo will follow up its smash hit NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES, sources close to the company have confirmed to Eurogamer.
The SNES mini (or, to continue Nintendo's official branding, likely the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is currently scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year. Development of the device is already under way, our sources have indicated.
Nintendo's plans for SNES mini are also a major reason why last year's NES mini did not see a reprieve from discontinuation, Eurogamer understands, despite the latter's continued popularity and sell-out status.
Capcom revealed today via the Capcom-Unity blog that Street Fighter V will be getting some new content on April 25. Originally revealed at WonderCon 2017, Street Fighter II's Thailand stage will be making an appearance in Street Fighter V, and will be priced at $3.99, or for 70,000 in-game fight money.
Ryu, Juri, and Chun-Li will all be getting Premium costumes fashioned after various school archetypes. Chun-Li is getting an Honor Roll costume, while Ryu is depicted as a student gang leader, and Juri takes on a more punk rock look. All will be available the same day as the Thailand stage, and are priced at $3.99 each.
To get the elephant in the room out of the way first, power efficiency has taken a noticeable hit with the Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570. AMD has opted to pour everything into performance rather than fighting a war with NVIDIA they can’t win. As a result their performance and their pricing will dictate their success in the market. Otherwise if you need a power efficient card for a mITX build or smaller air conditioning bill, look elsewhere.
Relative to the RX 480 and RX 470 then, the performance gains we’re seeing with the RX 580 and RX 570 are nothing spectacular, but then AMD has kept their promises similarly small. In practice this means that the RX 580 is only averaging 3% faster than the RX 480 it replaces in AMD’s product stack, while the RX 570 looks better, picking up 7% over the RX 470. Based on these numbers, I feel it’s fair to say that while both cards are faster than their earlier incarnations, I wouldn’t fault anyone for lumping the two generations of cards together. The small gains don’t enable the newer RX 500 cards to do anything the RX 400 cards couldn’t always do; though even a few percent can make all the difference in a game right on the bubble of sustaining 60fps.
Looking at the configurations of the cards, I suspect that the RX 580 would really like some more memory bandwidth, which is why the real-world gains are only about half of what we’d expect looking solely at the boost clocks. The RX 470 on the other hand did get a small increase in memory bandwidth, and it ends up being the stronger card for it. However I don’t know if faster memory is a viable option for AMD and its partners, as none of the factory overclocked cards are shipping with overclocked memory.
500GB of storage space can only get you so far these days, so it's nice to hear that Sony will begin including 1TB hard drives with PlayStation 4 Slim consoles in North America. The system's suggested retail price will remain at $300, and the rollout is expected to take place later this month.
Lionsgate, a premier next-generation global content leader, and up-and-coming video game publisher Big Star Games today announced a May 18 release date for the top-down strategic shooter Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days. Based on the cult-favorite film, the game will launch first on Steam (PC), with an Xbox One version coming later this year.
Indie studio Enigami's Action-RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! Watch the launch trailer promising to take you on a journey through an enthralling universe on the verge of collapse following the fragmentation of the planet Mahera. After crash-landing in a hostile land, Chado and his friends find themselves in the middle of a conflict between kingdoms.
The Shiness universe was born over 20 years ago from the pen strokes of Samir Rebib, Artistic Director of the studio. The independent developers Enigami went through a successful Kickstarter campaign, allowing the project to grow and gain momentum, until it was supported by Focus Home Interactive. After Enigami put all its energy and passion into Shiness, a child's dream has finally turned a full-fledged indie RPG with a bold personality!
In Shiness, take control of Chado and his four friends as they journey across a fractured world beset by a war between multiple factions. Combat is inspired by traditional fighting games, mixing fast-paced combos, parrying, blocking, and powerful magical abilities distinct for each character. Your party members' usefulness isn't limited to just combat―manipulate the environments around you with abilities such as Kayenne's telekinesis and Askel's far-reaching whip. Gain experience and level up after fights, while progressing in the storyline or by accomplishing numerous side quests. Evolve your characters, learn new skills and spells, and become the hero who will unify the civilizations of Mahera.
Activision has announced the release of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Continuum DLC for PS4. The DLC features a new zombies co-op experience starring actress Pam Grier, and set in 1970s New York.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Continuum, the second DLC Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the U.S. (excluding hardware bundle sales), is available now on the PlayStation® Network for the PlayStation®4. Published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, Continuum delivers four new maps, including the return of one of the most beloved maps from Modern Warfare 2, Rust, re-imagined for today’s generation with an ultramodern look. The new DLC pack also features “Shaolin Shuffle,” as actress Pam Grier joins the cast in the new, 1970s New York-inspired zombies experience.
“With Continuum, the team has crafted each map with a distinct feel and different style so that each match brings that immersive gameplay and feeling of teamwork,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “Shaolin Shuffle takes our zombies co-op experience creatively to a new level. Everything from the disco zombies and character dialogue to the martial arts component is all about taking players to a new and funky setting in another twisted horror film that builds from the original storyline.”
Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Launches April 25th. Click on the Headline for the Video.
Harness the power of explosive payloads as you vie for control of the Shimada clan’s ancestral home – Hanamura! Introducing new mercenaries, new objectives, and a brand new battleground theme to the Nexus, Hanamura is the next battleground hitting the Nexus in Heroes of the Storm 2.0!
Titanfall 2 Introducing New Titan and Free DLC in the Coming Weeks
Here’s a look at what we will be releasing over the next few months for Titanfall 2.
Between April and June, we are confirming that we’ll be releasing:
• 2 more general multiplayer maps
• 2 more Live Fire Maps
• A new Titan
• Two more purchasable Prime Titans: Ronin and Tone.
We’ll let you folks speculate as to what else we could be working on…
That’s not all we have in store; we’ll be continuing to support Titanfall 2 for months to come with awesome content, free trials, and more.
In addition to the new content, we’ve also got some updates to Titanfall 2 in the works. Today we can confirm that between April and June you can expect to see:
• Gen cap increase to 100
• Expanded Private Match settings including the addition of Live Fire and Coliseum to the selectable modes
• A new Faction
• Marked for Death game mode
• More Pilot executions
• Addition refinements to matchmaking like estimated wait time and more
• More purchasable camos, skins, etc. from the store
• And more!
As we get closer to each new drop we’ll reveal more details about what’s coming that month. Thanks for all the awesome support!
Fans will soon have more to experience in the world of NieR: Automata with today’s announcement from Square Enix that a set of downloadable content is coming soon for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Steam.
The downloadable content (DLC) set, titled “3C3C1D119440927”, will include three exciting new colosseums to challenge, plus additional sub-quests. Upon completion of these quests, players can earn various rewards, including:
• Costumes from the previous Japanese release, NieR: Replicant, for androids 2B, 9S and A2
• Records that add special music tracks to the players’ jukebox
• New equipment and cosmetic accessories such as hairspray that allows you to change the color of 2B and A2’s hair
• Masks with unique “on equip” effects
• Special bullets that change the appearance of enemy bullets
The critically acclaimed NieR: Automata has shipped more than one million physical and digital copies worldwide. Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., it delivers a masterful mix of action and RPG gameplay. Players battle as androids 2B, 9S and A2 in order to reclaim the world for their human creators and uncover long-forgotten truths.
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, an enhanced version of the 2009 Xbox 360 RTS, was released for the PC late last year—but only as part of a bundle with Halo Wars 2. Microsoft did however say that the game would be given a standalone release sometime in 2017, and so it transpired today that the arrival is just a few days away. Even better, it's on Steam.
In fact, as far as I can tell it's currently only available on Steam. The Windows Store app lists it separately, but at last look the entry still indicated that it's "available only as part of a bundle," specifically the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition package. Not that it likely matters too much, since I imagine most (not all, but most) potential players would rather opt for the Steam version anyway.
The Steam release has been "updated to run natively on PC," with "improved graphics, new achievements, and all the DLC" that was released for the console version. Controller support, Steam Cloud saves, and Steam leaderboards are in there, too. One thing that is not, however, is compatibility with the Windows Store version for online play: "Network play for this product is exclusive to Steam," the listing says. "Cross-play with Windows Store versions of the same game is not supported."
Christie Golden's upcoming Inferno Squad book was announced as a follow-up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but it turns out it's much more than that. During Star Wars Celebration, Electronic Arts revealed the full title of Golden's book, Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad. The novel tells how Inferno Squad became one of the Empire's most prized weapons.
Iden Versio and her team are tasked to eliminate Saw Gerrera's Partisans, and apparently do enough to rise in the Imperial ranks. Star Wars: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad releases on July 25.
A major free update arrives today on all platforms for Watch Dogs 2, delivering a new multiplayer mode and weapon, among other things.
Ubisoft describes the 1.13 patch as the game's biggest free update so far. Its most significant feature is Showdown, a new 2v2 PvP mode intended as an "endgame challenge" that you can play with a friend or other players found through matchmaking. Matches are set in 15 different locations and involve one of three different objective types that approximate Capture the Flag, King of the Hill, and Domination-style modes in other games.
Drone, motocross, and ekart races all receive support for multiplayer in this update, and each will have its own respective leaderboard. Additionally, when exploring the world, you'll also begin to come across armored loot trucks. These can be hacked, activating an event where you have to survive waves of police in return for a big reward.
One of the worst things about 2015's Star Wars Battlefront was that the game shipped with a season pass while being light on content. It would be one thing if the game packed a wallop and had players wanting to return, but gating off a bunch of maps behind a $40 pass and releasing a gimped product is just lame. It's no wonder the general consensus of the first game is a resounding "meh".
DICE isn't looking to repeat that mistake with Battlefront II. In an interview with Mashable, DICE confirmed before the reveal event that the game won't have a season pass. While that doesn't outright mean there won't be any paid DLC, at least the majority of the expansions are looking set to be free updates.
Creative Director for Battlefront II, Bernd Diemer, noted, "When we looked at the way Battlefront had evolved over its lifetime, with the DLC and everything, we decided, 'You know what? For this type of game, season passes are not the best thing. We need to [take it apart] and come up with something better."
Who are Rey's parents? It might not be too long until we find out the burning Star Wars question. This December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi will "address" Rey's parentage, director Rian Johnson has revealed.
Speaking on Good Morning America this week, Johnson said, "It's something that is absolutely going to be addressed." He was about to reveal more details, saying "it depends on..." but then he stopped himself from saying too much.
My guess is that at least one of Rey's parents will turn out to be trans, probably a Gungan. Who do you think is Rey's baby mama and baby daddy?
Electronic Arts has announced that Star Wars Battlefront II will launch worldwide on November 17, 2017. See the press release for details.
Today at Star Wars Celebration, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II will release on November 17, 2017 worldwide. Building upon the foundation of groundbreaking visuals and authenticity of EA’s Star Wars Battlefront, DICE, Motive and Criterion are teaming up to deliver one of the most expansive Star Wars games to date. Star Wars Battlefront II will allow players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign. In epic multiplayer battles, players will be able to pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers or iconic heroes and villains, such as Yoda and Darth Maul, across all three Star Wars eras.
“In Star Wars Battlefront II, we all wanted to really capture the essence of being heroic and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero,” says Matt Webster, Executive Producer at Criterion. “Whether that’s playing as an iconic character like Rey or Luke, as a front-line trooper or fighter pilot in epic multiplayer battles, or playing through a new Star Wars story that bridges the gap between Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi™ and Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™, you will become a hero in Star Wars Battlefront II.”
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Gamers Can Now Enjoy Classic Arcade Gaming Anywhere, Anytime With Namco Museum on the Nintendo Switch
Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment America today announces Namco Museum, the ultimate collection of beloved arcade games from the 1980s. This classic catalog includes favorites from Namco’s classic arcade collection, including Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ‘88, The Tower of Druaga, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, SkyKid, Splatterhouse, and Tank Force. The Namco Museum collection will be available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2017.
With Namco Museum, players will be transported back to the days when coin-operated arcades reigned supreme, for a truly nostalgic experience. Through the Nintendo Switch, these retro classics can be played anytime, anywhere, and against anyone through the game’s online ranking system. With the ranking system, players can compete to earn the number one spot on the worldwide challenger board for their favorite Namco arcade classics. Players nostalgic for the classic coin-op era can transform their Nintendo Switch into a miniature cabinet by turning the handheld console vertically for a taller, slimmer screen that replicates the original arcade experience. Namco Museum also provides a challenge mode, presenting players new and unique challenges for each game, giving classic games a fresh twist.
“Namco Museum is the perfect game for anyone looking to add a series of fun, classic, and addictive games to their Switch collection,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America. “Arcade games from the ‘80s were some of the most challenging, rewarding, and cherished experiences a gamer could have. From blasting enemy spacecrafts in Galaga to chomping dots while avoiding ghosts in Pac-Man, Namco Museum is packed with entertaining classic gameplay, no quarters needed.”
The Nintendo Switch sold more than 906,000 units in the US during March, its launch month, Nintendo announced today. In a news release, Nintendo reiterated that the Switch, a hybrid system that works at home and on the go, is the fastest-selling console in Nintendo's history. It's also "one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time" for any company, Nintendo said.
The company also pointed out that March is a "nontraditional month" for a new console release. New consoles, from Nintendo and others, are historically released in the immediate lead-up to the holidays.
Nintendo also said today that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 1.3 million units; more 925,000 were sold on Switch and almost 460,000 on Wii U. These numbers combine physical and digital sales, and only represent figures for the US.
"That means that Nintendo sold more of this game [Breath of the Wild] for Nintendo Switch than it sold Nintendo Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent," Nintendo said. "This may be attributed to people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play."
April 14, 2016 - Focus Home Interactive is pleased to announce that The Surge, Deck13's hardcore action-RPG, has officially gone gold on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will release digitally and at retail on May 16 and is already available for pre-order on consoles and PC.
We are also happy to unveil more information about the PS4 Pro updates for The Surge. The first free update will be available at launch and will allow players to play in Dynamic 4K at 30fps or in 1080p at 60fps. A second update will be available some time later and will add HDR support.
The Surge arrives May 16 and is available to pre-order now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, and PC.
About The Surge
Set in a heavily dystopian future as Earth nears the end of its life, those who remain in the overpopulated cities must work to survive as social programs become saturated by an ageing population and increasing environmental diseases.
As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been made redundant, forcing Earth’s citizens to head out into the suburbs seeking labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge offers a very grim vision of the future, where the evolution of our technology, our society and our relation with the environment led to a decadent state of the Human civilization.
The Surge features innovative combat mechanics and an original character progression system based on modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat.
Get Dangerous With This New Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Trailer! CI Games, the team behind the Sniper Ghost Warrior and Lords of the Fallen series of games, is ready to show just how deadly one can be in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. Strap on your seat buckles, because you’re going for a ride.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 launches on the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC on April 25, 2017.
Hardware! Upgrades! Spaceships! Okay, maybe not spaceships. Well, maybe some spaceships but lots of electronics! The veil has been pulled back a bit on Project Scorpio and we discuss more of XBox's future. Andre goes back to school, Theo does the flashy combo, Anthoney rages against the machine and Joe breaks all his promises. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the fifty-ninth episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings discuss Destiny 2 and Project Scorpio.
We're back after a week off to give the people what they want: a new episode! April has brought some Destiny 2 news along with XB1's Project Scorpio, as well as the western release of Persona 5.
Also don't forget our Evil Avatar giveway! Until May 4th, go to the thread posted over here on this link and post what you'd like to hear from us in an episode and score a chance at a $50 gift card! April is still fresh! Go get some free stuff!
Gameinformer has the word that Nintendo couldn't keep up with the demand of the NES Classic, so they decided to give up on the system and stop making it.
After selling over 1.5 million NES Classic Editions and still being unable to keep up with demand, Nintendo has discontinued production of the NES Classic, a Nintendo representative confirmed to Game Informer today.
Throughout April, [Nintendo of America] territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year," the representative said in a statement. "We encourage anyone interested in obtaining this system to check with retail outlets regarding availability. We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product."
Going back to the drawing board with a better version or just putting their focus on the Switch and 3DS instead?