That is of course, for Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscribers. The two Xbox One 'Games with Gold' titles for February include the card-combat game Hand of Fate and the stealth action of Styx: Master of Shadows. PS4 owners will be getting the top-down shooter Helldivers and the very weird but very cool Nom Nom Galaxy. There's also stuff for Xbox 360 and PS3 owners, including a pair of games that will work with the Xbox One's backwards capability.
Now to those that are unfamiliar with DOTA 2 that headline probably won't make a lot of sense. Battle what now? Glad you asked. Well, essentially it provides seasonal quests for DOTA 2 players, where they can earn Battle Points and various rewards. There are even community goals that will unlock special rewards when enough players complete certain challenges.
Kind of a no-brainer really, but ahead of the game's PC release tomorrow Crystal Dynamics and NVIDIA have released a new video highlighting some of the added benefits of running the game on PC hardware. Hardware that no doubt costs a pretty penny. Visually the title remains one of the best looking Xbox One games currently available, so yeah you can be sure the PC version looks amazing. So what does the extra power bring?
Hard Reset from Flying Wild Hog (of Shadow Warrior reboot fame) originally came out on PC in 2011. Like Shadow Warrior it was a fast-pased first-person shooter, with a clear focus on action and destruction. It was pretty good, and here at Ausgamers we enjoyed it when it first came out. Now the title is getting a Redux, with improved visuals and additional gameplay, as it gears up for a re-release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
These days a Call of Duty game without an additional zombie-themed add-on would feel a little weird. More so than adding zombies to a gung-ho, brothers in arms, military action game. The Awakening DLC for Call of Duty: Black Op's III naturally brings the undead back into the fold, but instead of utilising the game's futuristic setting we head back to World War II, and a German installation called 'Der Eisendrache'. And there's a definite Wolfenstein vibe to the whole thing.
It's been a long time coming but Jonathan Blow's The Witness is finally out for PC and PlayStation 4. What exactly is The Witness? Well it's a puzzle and exploration game where the tagline pretty much says it all. "You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you." Early reviews on the game have all been positive, with many publications highlighting the huge world to explore and satisfaction that comes from unlocking its numerous mysteries.
After months of leaks Activision has finally released a first look at the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game from Transformers: Devastation and Bayonetta developer Platinum Games. Called Mutants in Manhattan it's set to support both single-player and four-player co-op in a highly stylised, very cartoon-inspired experience.
In addition to being the spiritual sequel to classic PC RPG Planescape: Torment, it's also one of the most-funded Kickstarter projects of all time. And now it's available on Steam Early Access. And to celebrate there's a new trailer.
When Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade was first announced a few years back it was set to be another high-profile MMORPG, but this time one set in the Warhammer 40K universe. And just like a VCR from a couple of years ago, we fast-forward to today and the title is now a multiplayer third-person shooter being published by Bandai Namco. Albeit one given the unwieldy acronym of MMOTPS. And it's headed to both PC and console later this year.
EA has announced details about the future of Star Wars Battlefront, including free content headed to the game tomorrow, plus some early info on what the Season Pass will include. As expected these will be themed packs, with iconic locations like the Death Star, Cloud City, and Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine all catered for. Will we be able to take part in an impromptu trench run? We don't know, but until the first pack hits in March, there will be a bunch of free content.