Okay, so fans of Assassin's Creed by and large might still be shaking a fist towards the sky for the debacle that was last years Unity, but just take a look at Syndicate! It's beautiful. In a way that the announcement of the game a short while barely hinted at. And this is Victorian Era London we're talking about. Blue skies, vibrant city streets, and trees and foliage as far as the eye can see.
The complete overhaul to Dota 2, dubbed Dota 2 Reborn has entered open beta today. Sporting improvements across the board, from a sleek new user interface to the addition of custom games, this new Dota 2 is also running on Valve's Source 2 engine. Which, in addition to making the game look prettier, will also improve input latency and performance across new and old hardware.
"A puzzling look adorn her face, for she knew not of what it was that she saw. Twerk it a glimpse into a strange new world of machinery most splendid or twas it a glimpse into a world decended into slavery. Of said machinery. Twix the reasoning, she knew that the Microsoft HoloLens powered Minecraft demonstration at its E3 presentation was truly something to behold."
Although Deus Ex: Mankind Divided won't be out until early next year, developer Eidos Montreal haven't been coy about revealing details about the larger scope and possibilities with this new Deus Ex. From complete freedom that will allow a stealth play-through from start to finish, to beefed-up combat mechanics that can turn protagonist Adam Jensen into a master of futuristic gun play, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided looks like the game that fans of the series have been waiting for.
Instead of a story driven campaign filled with linear levels and scripted events, Star Wars Battlefront is set to provide players with a set of cinematic Missions that can be played solo or cooperatively. These Missions will vary in set-up but they will aim to recreate the intense action of multiplayer battles. In the first Mission reveal, get a glimpse at a Tatooine-based horde mode.
With E3 traditionally being all about console makers and publishers, its good to know that 2015 is the year of the first PC-centric E3 Show which was held earlier today. The AMD Presents PC Gaming Show Powered by PC Gamer. And much like that title the show itself was definitely a bit all over the place, and weirdly presented like a late-night talk show. But even so, a more than welcome addition to E3. Click through for highlights.
Closing out the publisher-centric E3 presentations comes a relatively low-key effort from Square Enix. But only in terms of fireworks and a E3 Presentation Grade based on a scale of 'big-screen-plus-podium' to 'lowering-expensive-sports-cars-from-ceilings'. In terms of games though, Square Enix definitely delivered the goods. From Deus Ex, to Hitman, to Tomb Raider, to Just Cause 3, the publisher proved itself to be much more than the house that Final Fantasy built. Even though there was some great JRPG stuff in there too. Click through for the highlights.
Charming to fault, what with it being book-ended by puppet versions of Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo's E3 showing however lacked any real substance. With its focus on the near-future, this led to a kind of empty line-up of Wii U titles being shown. On the other hand, the 3DS fared a lot better with plenty of Zelda and even a new Metroid game. But even so, lacked any big surprises. Click through for the highlights.
When is comes to trailers, E3 is a time when there seems to be nothing but. Which results in a number of different styles. Trailers that aim to look cinematic, trailers that focus on a single element. Then, there's the awesome that is the Just Cause 3 trailer. Which provides a closer look at just about every new feature in what looks like an amazing open-world sandbox experience.