The latest trailer for the upcoming Far Cry Primal certainly does a lot to sell you the look and feel of a prehistoric Far Cry. From murderous cannibals, animals with giant teeth, and friendly owls that can be used a assassination tools, this five minute look at a number of features in the game gives a good sense of the survival, danger, and fun to be had.
And it comes from a team that includes the Art Director from Bioshock and other Irrational Game alumni, plus people that also worked on Halo and Rock Band. Described as a "rogue-lite river journey" the game was made possible thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, and no doubt its visually arresting look. In the game players must forage, craft, watch our for predators as they make their way down a procedurally generated river.
And it comes from the people that created the whole "six-degrees-of-freedom" shooter-thing that was pioneered by Descent in the mid-'90s. Which led to many a confused gamer trying to work out which way was up. But, Descent was a very cool game. One that is still fun to experience today, but also one that feels nowhere near as revolutionary. Which makes OVERLOAD very much Descent 2016, as it looks remarkably close to the original.
It may not be Season 3 proper, but any new The Walking Dead content from Telltale Games is always good news. Except of course for the characters in the story, as they usually have to deal with some pretty heavy shit. And zombies. The Walking Dead: Michonne is a three episode miniseries focusing on the samurai-sword wielding bad-ass from the comic books and TV series. Episode One, 'In Too Deep' will be out February 23rd.
Ahead of the launch in a few weeks Ubisoft will be conducting an open beta for The Division across all platforms running from February 19 to 21. Content is expected to be pretty much the same as what was seen in the closed beta, but with an additional story mission to tackle. If you're still undecided as to whether or not The Division is worth a look then the beta is great way to find out exactly what sort of game it is.
The closed beta for Blizzard's upcoming team-based shooter Overwatch is currently back on! That is for those of you lucky enough to have access. And, it comes packed with a few new maps and an overhauled progression system. Instead of individual progression and unlocks on a character basis, players simply have a single overall rank. And when they reach a new level they're rewarded a special Loot Box. What's in the box?
When Blizzard began developing games in the early '90s (under the name Silicon & Synapse) they created great games for the Super NES like Rock n' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings. It wasn't until the landmark of release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994 that really began the developer's journey into becoming the Blizzard we all know (and love) today. And after 25 years of a just about perfect track record, Blizzard is celebrating its anniversary and saying thank you to its many fans.
The Beta for the new Hitman game is all set to begin later this week for PlayStation 4, and next week for PC. In it players will have access to the prologue portion of the game, which is fancy talk for the start, which goes back to when Agent 47 first joined the ICA and was trained in the art of assassination. And also, what looks like auditioning for a spot in the Village People.