Which is chock full of spoilery stuff for those that plan on going in fresh. As the video naturally contains a lot of story elements and cut-scenes. Which is why I kind of just flicked through it, only stopping to see that Rico Rodriguez is a grappling hook, parachuting, assault rifle wielding, explosives expert right from the outset. Also gleaned from the casual flick through? It looks like the free-roam open world stuff is also available early on too. So in a sense this first hour of footage will be different to yours. But still, a little spoilery.
King Charles, 'Charlie The Great', 'Champagne Charlemagne', is one of those historical names that you've probably heard before but aren't quite sure where it fits. Well, the answer to that would be the Middle Ages, and in Europe, where he was both a King and an Emperor. So, a double threat. And Charlemagne will be the focus of the next, and biggest, expansion for Total War: Atilla. Coming December 10, the action is pushed forward to the year 768 AD and the dawn of the Medieval era.
Coming free to all owners of Star Wars Battlefront, the Battle For Jakku DLC paves the way for the impending release of Star Wars Episode VII by taking place on a planet featured heavily in the film. Albeit 29 years prior. And alongside Walker Assualt and Supremacy, a new capture-point mode called Turning Point is also coming along for the ride. Pitting Imperials against Rebels, Turning Point differs in that once Rebels capture a point, it can't be turned back. With the ultimate goal being to infiltrate and capture the Imperial base. Sounds pretty cool.
Which you can download now if you opt into the beta program via Steam. But brace yourselves, because apart from fixing a game breaking bug associated with the When Freedom Calls quest-line, there really isn't all that much to this first patch. Click through for the remarkably light (definitely no Buffout or Bufftats required to lug all this junk back to Sanctuary here) patch notes.
So no one told you Destiny was gonna be this way. Your gear's a joke, you're broke (i.e. out of strange coins), and your crucible kill-to-death ratio is D.O.A. It's like your sparrow's always stuck in second gear. When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your Year Two. So, instead of moping around Tower Coffee alone, invite a friend! With Destiny's new refer-a-friend scheme that nabs you some sweet rewards.
Ahead of the title's December 1 release next week, the latest behind the scenes video gives us a look at some of the technology behind Just Cause 3. Namely, of the free-form destructible kind. Running at only a few minutes it's a little short on detail, but we do know that the ability to make the environment crumble all around you factored heavily into the level design. Naturaly. Oh, and PC specs for the game were released too.
A wilderness that looks fairly impressive, but one that is most likely full of danger. And ancient aliens. Anyway, XCOM 2 is out February 5, which is soon but not soon enough. After the fantastic original, this sequel is shaping up to be something truly special. And the thought of posting up behind a foliage-overgrown SUV is too hard to resist.
Telltale Games partnership with HBO brought us the episodic A Game of Thrones from the studio, and we can expect a second season in the future. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Telltale CEO reiterated that the partnership was always multi-year and multi-title. With the first season wrapping up recently, players can expect their choices and actions to carry through to the second season.
A delay from the studio behind Duke Nukem Forever? Say it ain't so! Well, this is hardly surprising but the isometric action game, Bombshell, has a new release date of January 29 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Starring Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, yep, this isometric shooter will be the first game from the studio (as a co-developer) since the '90s. That is, if you don't count 2006's Prey.
Squadron 42, for those that may have forgotten, is the single-player portion of Star Citizen. The bit of the game where millions have been spent on motion capture, Hollywood actors, and special effects. Fans of Wing Commander, Chris Roberts' '90s space-combat series, will no doubt be pleased to know that Mark Hamill is part of Squadron 42. No real surprise there. In fact this teaser video, could just as easily double as a glimpse at Wing Commander 6: Kilrathi Rising.