While we were lucky enough to see more than just that impactful debut trailer, EA also gave us access to DICE's Daniel Berlin who, while not being able to talk about much, managed to give us bits and pieces on the era, telling the right stories, building authenticity and whether or not horses can climb on board biplanes.
Thanks to a new interview with The Asahi Shimbun, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima casually dropped a few hints about Nintendo's next console-thing, the NX. And when we say hints, we mean cryptic clues worthy of a Sherlock Holmes type to try and figure out. Stuff like "The NX is neither the successor to the Wii U or to the 3DS." Okay, sure. What else?
Oh boy, at this point its time to cross those fingers and hope we get a steady stream of animated shorts this good for each of Overwatch's characters. 'Dragons', which covers the relationship between Hanzo and Genji and their sibling rivalry, is a poetic and action-packed tour de force of Blizzard's impeccable cinematic skill. It will tug on those heart strings just like ol' Hanzo and his bow.
Just when you thought it was hard enough trying to position cavalry in such a way as to avoid pike-men, comes a spell that raises an undead army. Which, in case you were wondering, isn't the best thing for a large group of horses in close formation. With Total War: WARHAMMER due for release next week, the latest video look at the game goes over a few of the many spells, incantations, runes, wards, and flipendos featured in the game.
Yeah sure that's the obvious headline that anyone could have come up with. But what's the alternate? Live long and err, get a console port. Beam us up, Scotty. With a console version of Star Trek Online. Anyway you say it, the point is that Star Trek Online is headed to consoles later this year. Specifically, PS4 and Xbox One. And it will come packed with six years of content and be free-to-play.
Which if you're a IT CEO, explains that weird drop in productivity your company experienced last week. In terms of players, 9.7 million not only made it the largest Open Beta in Blizzard's history, but also one that broke the records of previously huge betas for Destiny and The Division. And speaking of numbers, over the course of the Overwatch beta a staggering 37 million matches were played.
This year marks the first time since people decided it would be a smart thing to record the passage of time that an Assassin's Creed game won't be released at the end of the year. Well, that may be exaggerating the situation but it certainly feels like it. Anyway, in place of a new game we'll be getting a Major Motion Picture Based on the Videogame Phenomenon! Simply called Assassin's Creed. And now we have a trailer. And it looks pretty good.