Overnight Rockstar Games took to its Twitter account to post a red studio logo with no accompanying text or any idea what it's in reference or response to. Naturally, and judging by the fact that the background is a little smudgy and gritty looking, the general consensus is that a Red Dead Redemption sequel announcement is coming soon. Sure it's a logo tweet, but still -- this could be exciting!
As the sequel to a great re-imagining of a '90s PC classic, Shadow Warrior 2 has been on our radar for quite a while now. You could say that we're more than ready for another dose of Wang. That of course being in reference to the foul-mouthed and lovable protagonist Lo Wang. But, instead of being a sequel that more or less plays like the first game Shadow Warrior 2 does things a little different. In that it feels like a cross between DOOM, Borderlands, and Diablo. Click through for the launch trailer, and some early impressions.
When Overwatch was released, I threw out the idea that whenever Blizzard takes on a established genre or idea they kind of make it their own. And in the process seem just-about 100% Blizzard Original. So it's no surprise that Hi-Rez Studios' hero shooter Paladins looks and feels a lot like Overwatch. Which itself looks and feels like a mixture of things. Paladins though is different enough. For one its free-to-play like the studios' other mega-hit SMITE, and it's available on Steam right now.
Yeah, so its no secret that Gearbox's Battleborn didn't sell all that well. Even though it's a fairly decent game that showed a lot of promise. And with low sales and a small player-base, rumours of it moving to a free-to-play model cropped up not that long ago. But even so, it's great to see that both 2K and Gearbox are continuing post-release support for the game with the first of five planned story-based DLC missions dropping today -- called "Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion."
Tyranny, a fantasy RPG where players are put into a world where evil won the grand battle a long time ago and now everything has a distinct lava-tone, is all set for release November 10. Following in the footsteps of Obsidian Entertainment's excellent Pillars of Eternity, Tyranny looks every bit as good. Especially if you're a fan of the old-school computer RPG vibe.
Which is a worldwide online film festival where adults from anywhere can submit short films based on the "hacking heroes" theme ahead of Watch Dogs 2's launch. Running from October 15th to November 15th, the competition will also allow viewers to share and vote for their favourite films to win prizes. The only rule seems to be that a smartphone has to be included in the video.
And it will see everyone's favourite bald assassin with a bar-code for a rat-tail travel to Hokkaido, Japan. For what we assume is some sort of big confrontation. Or, one last hit. Episode 6 of the successful episodic Hitman experiment, will feature a called "Situs Inversus" that will bring all the gameplay and story elements from the previous episode into one meaty conclusion. One that we hope leaves the door open for a Season Two.
Yeah, this has to be seen to be believed. Because it looks fantastic in motion. The StarCrafts Mod raised about $100,000 on IndieGoGo last year, and after a recent demo it's now available to download in full. The mod is based on the popular CarBot StarCrafts weekly animated series and features the same overall look and feel.
When news dropped that EA and DICE were going the anthology route with Battlefield 1's campaign, it left us more excited for a Battlefield 1 campaign than since, well, ever. And in new series series of trailers we get a glimpse at five of the stories being told. From taking on the role of an ANZAC runner on the beaches of Gallipoli through to fighting in the skies as an ace British pilot, the variety and scope is truly amazing.