Because nothing says buff military guys in the future with chainsaw guns taking on waves of alien monsters like a short clip of haunting imagery set to a melancholic rendition of a classic Simon & Garfunkel song. Which would sound kind of crazy for anything other than a new Gears of War game. Set 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3, the fourth game stars Marcus Fenix's son JD as he, umm, runs through a forest at night remembering the time his dad planted a tree.
The April update to Destiny will see the biggest content drop for the game since the release of The Taken King last year. With a Light Level increase, new content for Prison of Elders, Court of Oryx, a new strike, new story mission, and the re-introduction of some classic Year One gear and weaponry, it certainly looks like enough to keep people playing. The question is, will it be enough to bring back those that have stopped playing. Probably yes. It's Destiny after all.
Killer 7, No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned, the games of Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture are supremely stylish, off kilter, violent, and always worth a look. Let It Die, the new game from Suda51 is a free-to-play "crazy survival action game" for PS4 where a player's death adds their behaviour to the overall game world. Think Drivatar system from Forza, but with more dismemberment. With no word on Let It Die since 2014, the game is still on track for a 2016 release and will debut at PAX East next week.
The 'Incursions' update brings The Division up to version 1.1 and is due to drop sometime tomorrow on all platforms. It's a pretty big update that will bring a lot of end-game content to the game, plus new items and changes that all sound great -- like making roaming the Dark Zone worth it once you reach a higher level. Ubisoft has released a new video covering what's in the update, focusing on the first Incursion, Falcon Lost, which is The Division's version of challenging group-based missions or raids.
Teaser trailers are usually trailers for trailers, so we can't really blame them for simply living up to their name. The teaser trailer for Titanfall 2, Respawn and EA's giant mech combat sequel, has dropped today hinting at a full reveal on June 12. Which is a fairly long wait, but what we see so far certainly looks good.
This past weekend the lavish Palms Showroom at Crown Melbourne was the setting for the ANZ Challenge Division of the Call of Duty World League. Presented by PS4. And sponsored by the funny to say (and tasty to eat) Schnitz. With recent North American and European Stage 1 winners OpTic Gaming and Millenium both scheduled to take part in the competition alongside local teams the stage was set for whatever the Call of Duty equivalent of ‘action’ is to take place. Which is probably, ‘action’.
It's not often that a Total War game features a Celestial Wizard that carries a golden scepter and dresses on the side of fanciful. Actually, that hasn't happened before at all. And it look like they pulled it off too. In the latest combat video for Total War: WARHAMMER we get a look at a battle between The Empire and Chaos Warrior against the snowy backdrop of some far off fantasy land.
Described as an "open-world survival game" that blends "first person, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing" with a dose of "crafting, combat, and mining", 7 Days to Die's popularity on PC is probably due to the fact that it's hard to pin the game to any one genre. And it's a lot of fun to play. Telltale, who are no stranger to zombie games, ones that specifically don't use the term, are bringing the game to consoles in June.