And is exclusive to EB Games. Also packed is a USB finger drive, that's actually a plastic finger. Plus, a 20th anniversary Resident Evil art book. But really, the replica model of the Baker Family Mansion is what you want. And it does look pretty awesome. Resident Evil 7 biohazard (which is what they're calling it) is due for release in January, making it the first high profile release for 2017.
And it's currently slated for a console release next year. Plus, an announcement is expected this weekend at Sony’s PlayStation Experience event in California. Well, that's according to sources close to Polygon. The last game in the series, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, was released on PS3 and Xbox 360 way back in 2011. And coincidentally, also came after the release of a highly successful Street Fighter, Street Fighter 4.
In a surprising and very awesome bit of news today, Ubisoft has announced it's plans to bring cross-platform support to its VR titles -- starting with Eagle Flight. Which means players on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive can team up or play against each other as of an update coming to the game tomorrow. But, it doesn't stop there as Ubisoft are looking to bringing this support to all of its upcoming multiplayer VR offerings.
Although it was well received critically, even those who were not completely taken aback with it's minimal aesthetic still found a lot to like in Playdead's long in the works follow-up to Limbo -- Inside. From wonderfully crafted puzzles, to the striking visuals, Inside quickly became one the 'it' indie titles of 2016. And now you can check out a portion of it for yourself with a free demo now available on Steam.
After a couple of months of radio silence from No Man's Sky developer Hello Games the studio has taken to answering the lingering question of where the game is headed with the introduction of a new, and free, Foundation Update. Alongside numerous fixes and tweaks the update promises to be the first of many. And paves the way with things like base building, the ability to grow plants and resources indoors, managing a freighter, whilst also introducing a new Survival Mode.
Home Entertainment Suppliers and Big Ant Studios have announced that Don Bradman Cricket 17 will be getting a retail and digital release December 22 on Xbox One and PS4. Just in time for the Boxing Day Test. The development team behind Don Bradman Cricket has advised us that this year's outing sees a number of improvements from the career mode to batting, bowling, and yes, fielding.
Since the recent Halloween Terror event a lot of people have been speculating that a similarly-themed Christmas event was in the works for Overwatch. Because, it's Christmas! Well, thanks to some data miners, it looks like Christmas is going to come early as audio files relating to an Overwatch Christmas event of some sort have been uncovered. Including, a rather beautiful bit of holiday theme music.
At BlizzCon we had the chance to sit down with David Kim, the Lead Multiplayer Designer on StarCraft II. With the multiplayer side of the game having received it's first major patch since the release of Legacy of the Void we talked about what it was like working on the game from the days to Wings of Liberty to today, how the team interacts with the community, and what it would take for an AI to beat the world's best StarCraft II player.
Prior to launch Ubisoft were naturally pretty proud that Watch Dogs 2 featured a bunch of great multiplayer modes, that were all accessible in-game and in a lot of cases part of the game. Drop-in and drop-out, no load screens, aka the good stuff. The only problem was that before the game launched this functionality was causing some unwanted performance issues, so it was disabled. And now, after a week of what we're assuming was some serious coding (or hacking) the seamless multiplayer features are now live on both PS4 and Xbox One.
December's Games with Gold lineup for the Xbox One is shaping up to be quite the early Christmas present, with both Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition and survival horror hit Outlast making up the free Xbox One offerings. And then there's Outland and the excellent Burnout Paradise making up the Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible offerings. Not that we need more games to play, but 'tis the season!