Which you can sign-up for now ahead of the full release in May. EA will be conducting the beta for the title on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC. Now, with the original being a single-player affair, simply announcing the beta raises a few questions. Will there be multiplayer? Will this include part of the story or other free-run modes? Hard to say, but we also got a fantastic new cinematic story trailer for the game today. And it looks good.
The closed beta for Overwatch is back next week, on February 10 to be exact. And it will arrive with a bunch of new stuff. From a progression system for characters, balance updates, new maps, and even a new game mode. As to what exactly that new mode entails, or what these new maps look like, we'll just have to wait and see.
Blizzard's slice of competitive card perfection, Hearthstone, is getting revamped. Or re-shuffled, with some new modes. First up there's Standard Play, which will only feature players and opponents with decks made up of cards from the current and previous year. In addition to this there's also be Wild Mode which is basically the status quo, where anything and any-card goes.
2016 is certainly going to be an interesting year for the Big N. For one we'll get to see the company dip their toes into the mobile scene, first with the Mii-focused effort Miitomo, and then later on with a more mascot-friendly release. Also the company is launching its new network which will consolidate accounts with a single My Nintendo interface. One that will give people the ability to purchase content from PC and mobile devices and send them directly to systems like the 3DS and Wii U.
In a clear homage to DICE's classic World War II: The Second One multiplayer classic Battlefield 1942, and the never-released but something that was always talked about sequel, comes Battalion 1944. A new project from Bulk Head Interactive that aims to bring the classic WWII-themed shooter from years ago into the modern age. Running on Unreal Engine 4 and targeting both PC and current-gen consoles, Battalion 1944 is already pushing all the right buttons.