Arguably one of the most impressive showings at this year's E3, Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in some sense Nintendo's take on the free-form open world styling of modern games. Which means they're doing things that no-one else has done before, with a level of polish that dates back to the days of the cartridge. It's certainly the most exciting Nintendo game we've seen in a long while. And some lucky attendants at this year's EB Expo in Sydney, will get to see that first-hand.
The Division's second expansion 'Survival' was originally due for release around about now. Although we don't really know what it will contain, Ubisoft has dropped word that its release has been pushed back to sometime later this year. With the third expansion 'Last Stand' now expected in 2017. In addition to extra time to make both expansions less buggy than what we've seen so far, The Division's 1.4 update in October will instead focus on improving the core game.
The re-imagining slash remake slash redo of the classic Master of Orion from WG Labs and NGD Studios is out now, and available today on Steam and GOG. With fancy new visuals, expanded content, and an all-star voice cast that includes the likes of Luke Skywalker, Worf, and that guy from Firefly, if you're a fan of the original you'll probably want to check this out.
Yeah, there's an official Duke Nukem site at www.dukenukem.com. Which has probably been there since the '90s, after moving from a GeoCities domain. Anyway, the site has for some reason a countdown clock ticking away to an announcement in 7 days or so. With a '20th Anniversary' banner. What could it be? A new game? A re-release? A HD remake? We're less excited to find out than we are curious. Fingers crossed it's a teaser for a game we end up playing in 2028. #ForeverBurn
And that's looting in the traditional illegal sense, where a bunch of no-good street toughs use various objects like shovels and bats to smash through store windows to steal stuff that they can sell back at the nearest cashies for 4.7% of its value. Coming from Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games, this does look interesting. In the "oh boy, this is really violent and wrong" sort of way.
The first one, on Xbox 360. Which will be available via backwards compatibility alongside Mirror's Edge. Also the first one. On the Xbox One front there's the indie title Earthlock: Festival of Magic, which actually looks very cool. That'll be joined during the back half of September by the 2.5D action of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China.
And I'm going to say that it looks and sounds awesome. Not that I would know, having never played a single minute of Dark Souls. With new locations to explore, bosses to fight, and items to find, Ashes of Ariandel is the first of two planned expansions to the critically acclaimed Dark Souls III. And it's due October 25. Click through for the announcement trailer.