With no release date all we really know is that the new Blood and Wine expansion for last year's RPG masterpiece The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be big. Not only in size, but in scope, the choices that you'll make, and impact you'll have on the new land of Toussaint. A land that happens to be as bright and vibrant as the levels in a Super Mario game. But as the title suggests, there's probably some dark stuff happening.
With most titles available across a number of platforms we may be over the whole system-seller days. Well, kind of. Uncharted 4 which is only weeks away from release on the PlayStation 4 looks amazing, no doubt about it. A system-seller in the traditional sense. And after a string of impressive trailers and first looks, today we get the final gameplay trailer. Clocking in at just over 30 seconds it's definitely short and sweet. But there isn't another game currently in development that looks this good. This is next level stuff.
Save the universe. Got it. 25 diverse heroes, all from various galactic backgrounds. Sure. An evil dude who wants to destroy entire systems. Right, but why? And how. Also, where am I? With Gearbox's Battleborn launching next week, figuring out where all the heroes fit into the story can get a little tricky. So to set the scene, and get you up to speed with the world of Battleborn, Gearbox has released a handy three-part motion comic series.
John Romero and Adrian Carmack (no relation to John) have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new first-person shooter called Blackroom, an "action-packed FPS set in a holographic simulation gone rogue." As a duo who helped create and shape classic shooters like Doom and Quake, Blackroom is being described using all the right old school words and phrases. Words and phrases like classic, violent, weaponised, circle-strafe, and rocket jump make it sound like one of the classic games that the pair worked on in the '90s.
For sci-fi fans The Long Journey Home sounds like the perfect game. After the jump drive in your spaceship malfunctions you and your crew find yourselves trapped on the wrong side of the galaxy. So, you'll need to make your way home. To Earth. Taking inspiration from a wide range of sci-fi fare, you'll get to explore a dangerous galaxy, fight for survival, and interact with strange alien races. And all in a very modern procedurally generated galaxy.
In one of those things where if it weren't so then something would be amiss in the universe, Gearbox has confirmed plans to continue the Borderlands franchise. Gearbox CEO and president Randy Pitchford said as much at a recent PAX East panel, "It's no secret, obviously there's going to be another Borderlands." Which is good to know.
Hey remember back at E3 last year when Bethesda announced that a competitive card game set in the Elder Scrolls universe was in development? Yeah, well we kind of forgot about it too. Mainly because nothing tangible was shown at the time. But now, as The Elder Scrolls: Legends goes into closed beta we have a new trailer that gives us a look at how it all works. One that will no doubt be familiar to Hearthstone players.
Which is to be expected when a game is published by Devolver Digital. But even so, with its anime-inspired look and wonderful art direction and animation, Ruiner (from developer Reikon Games) look like one to keep an eye out for. Set for release later this year on Windows, Mac, and Linux, the new teaser trailer for the game not only sets the tone for a frantic stylish action game but it's just, well, cool.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst, which according to my cats-as-historical-wartime-figures calendar was due for release late May. Well, not so anymore with the release date pushed back a few weeks until June 9 (June 7 for North America). In cat calendar terms that moves it from the tail-end (no pun intended) of kitten Julius Caeser, to the beginnings of Siamese Mao Zedong's rein of cuteness. Anyway, the reasons for the delay are due to the social play features of the game.