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.
Coming a week before the official launch it's probably more of a demo, but hey, its free and open to all PC, PS4 and Xbox One players. Taking place from November 24 through to November 29, it should definitely serve as a good 'try before you buy' for the fantastic looking tactical multiplayer shooter.
This new bit of content that provides access to Wrothgar and the city of Orsinium, apparently contains over 20 hours of new story content and quests to tackle. It also includes new gear, challenges, and recipes, in what looks like an Orc-centric expansion. Already available on PC, Orsinium can now be purchased for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. It comes free for ESO Plus members, or costs 3,000 Crowns from the in-game Crown Store.
Isometric turn based strategy with character development, a sense of progression, and fun and frenetic action. Throw in aliens and you get XCOM, but set it in the past, during the American west, add a demon and supernatural power or two, and you get Hard West. Out now on Steam, Humble Bundle, and GOG.com, this new tactical combat game from Gambitious Digital Entertainment definitely nails the wild west look and feel. But really, XCOM meets the Wild West should be enough to get your attention.
That is of course assuming that at one stage or another you resided on said Dinosaur Island. Anyway, Back to Dinosaur Island actually gets its name from a 1999 Crytek tech demo that was shown at that year's E3 conference. And just like the original Back to Dinosaur Island was used to wow convention audiences earlier this year, but this time with the focus on CRYENGINE and VR -- Virtual Reality. The demo, which requires an Oculus Rift DK 2 device to run, is now available for free on Steam.