Available at 7PM (yeah, the press release noted the exact time) The Division gets its second expansion Survival on Xbox One and Windows 10. The new expansion comes as part of the 1.5 patch to the game which also brings a number of new additions, and follow up from the almost complete shake-up of the core-game that was patch 1.4. As for 'Survival' it sounds pretty great as it puts up to 24 players in a snow and blizzard-drenched version of Manhattan as they fight the cold, each other, and hunters in search of an antidote and extraction.
And it looks like a pretty standard "running around a space station shooter", which we guess is a good thing. Certainly, people won't be spending the majority of their time with Star Citizen playing standard competitive FPS capture point modes, so this is probably more of a showcase to lets us know that in addition to the space flyin', dog fightin', planetary landin', and following the rules and docking guidelines of landing a Class M568 Cargo Freighter onto an M-Class Space Station, there will also be some shootin'.
And it sounds exactly like a horde mode. With 50 waves of increasingly more powerful enemies to take out, upgrades and defenses to build, treasure to collect, and a special boss encounter every 10 waves. Called Uncharted 4: Survival this new co-op mode is expected to drop mid-December and comes hot on the heels of a recent PlayStation 4 Pro update to the game -- which makes what's arguably 2016 prettiest game, even prettier.
And it looks pretty good. Featuring squad-based mechanics and a campaign that's also playable in co-op, Space Hulk: Deathwing looks to cover that urge you might have to dispense righteous vengeance aboard a Gothic spaceship wearing a white mech suit. Our only real gripe with what we see here is that the Deathwing Terminators seem to be a little too chatty.
And it's Q2 2018. As in the distant future. Well, not really but as the project was only recently crowdfunded via Kickstarter, odds were that the final release was a couple of years away. The announcement came via the Kickstarter page, where developer Nightdive Studios also states that the team has commenced working on a Vertical Slice -- a small self-contained gameplay section that showcases what the game will look and feel like when complete.
Just when you were reconciling playing through Dishonored 2 as both Corvo and Emily comes word that the game will be getting a New Game Plus mode next month. As it will allow you to start over with all of your powers intact, the number of times one could conceivably play Dishonored 2 and not feel like they're simply repeating the same steps is pretty impressive.
Mostly affecting those with rigs powerful enough to run the game at 'Ultra' settings, the first substantial patch for Battlefield 1 seems to be affecting performance in a negative way. In that certain effects and filters seem to be broken with the visuals looking more 'Medium' than 'Ultra'. Naturally, this has left quite the sour taste in some players mouths, as this lengthy forum thread covers.
And judging by that title you can probably guess that it's launch trailer is NSFW. As it features many a cartoon penis. Available now via Steam Early Access (but not in Australia or NZ), Genital Jousting is a multiplayer party game. Albeit, a weird and naughty one. In relation to it not being available in Australia, publisher Devolver Digital has basically not even bothered to submit it for classification. Due to the content.
Roller coaster and theme park simulators have been around for quite a while now, but it's the release of Planet Coaster that has fans of the sub-genre more excited than they have been in years. With its level of freedom and creativity akin to something like Cities: Skylines, Planet Coaster looks pretty incredible. And if you love the idea of creating your own theme park, packed with roller coasters, mascots, and thrill-rides, you'll probably want to check this out.
Which should put a smile on your face. Because this new episode might also feature the debut of a certain grinning adversary. As the penultimate episode in the series, Episode 4 'Guardian of Gotham' is also set to feature some the biggest choices so far. With Telltale advising that depending on the outcome here, a lot of people might experience a very different finale. Which, sounds pretty awesome.