And its chock full of Arcade games, which is slightly disappointing. But this will hopefully be the first of many more titles being added, with Microfost taking time to announce that backwards compatibility games will start rolling out monthly, with titles like Halo Reach, Halo Wars, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite and Skate 3 all coming soon. In meantime we'll just have to make do with Borderlands, Mirror's Edge, and Gears of War.
Attention all raiders of tombs! Do you like exploring ancient caves and whatnots in the hope of finding treasures of old. And whatnot. Good, because you'd probably be interested in this little gem of a game. Rise of the Tomb Raider it's called, available on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 (with PC to follow early 2016). It stars the wonderful (and very British) Lara Croft. It has all the tomb-y goodness you're after. Plus an action-packed adrenaline fueled story filled with ancient supernatural prophecy and mystery. And great hair-physics.
The next major content update for Halo 5 is expected in the coming week and should definitely make fans of classic 8v8 Big Team Battle happy. Why? Well, because it's coming back with four new maps created in conjunction with the Halo community. That's right, the old BBBTB (Bringing Back Big Team Battle). The content update will also bring a tonne of new REQ content too, whatever that may be.
The latest addition to the Adventure Mode in Hearthstone is coming later this week and will feature new locations, cards, foes, and card battles to take part in. Called The League of Explorers, this new expansion will retail for $19.99 USD and be released over the course of a month (with one new location per week).
Each new patch released for Diablo III proves time and again that Blizzard are still committed to improving and expanding on the frantically fun action-RPG. And with the upcoming Patch 2.4 expect to see new regions to explore, revamped Set Items, new Legendaries, new 'Empowered Rifts', something called 'Set Dungeons', and more stash space! That last bit in particular is definitely welcome news.
Apparently it's N7 day! Or was. Which is why seemingly out of nowhere we got a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda. But before you get too excited it's a light on game content, as in there doesn't seem to be any. Although, it does serve as a rousing call to the spirit of human ingenuity and our keen sense of exploration and trying to understand the unknown. Plus, it's narrated by Commander Shepard.
And boy, even for someone who has never played World of Warcraft, it looks pretty amazing. Which is to be expected, as Blizzard is at the top of its game when creating cinematic sequences. And this being no different, it essentially works as an impressive Warcraft short-film. Even if all the little nods and references to the extensive lore were all but missed entirely.
Vanilla version will be $69.95 AUD and feature the full roster of 21 playable characters, whereas the Origin Edition will retail for $89.95 and feature a set of origin skins plus a bunch of digital Overwatch-themed goodies for other Blizzard titles. Also, the release window is officially Spring 2016, which translates to sometime during April - June next year!
So, it looks like Legacy of the Void won't be the last bit of story-focused StarCraft II campaign action. Huzzah! Called Nova Covert Ops, this new content (obviously starring ghost icon Nova) will feature new missions taking place after the events of Legacy of the Void. With 9 missions planned, split into three chunks, the first mission pack is expected early next year.