With Kickstarter backers getting access tomorrow. The spiritual successor to classic PC RPG Planescape: Torment, Torment: Tides of Numenera has successfully raised over $5 million in crowdfunding since 2013. And it looks like it's all finally coming together. With the recent successes of both Wasteland 2 and Pillars of Eternity, with this new spiritual successor to Torment, it feels like 1999 all over again. In fact, word on the street is that the Y2K bug is also making a comeback.
"In a world without cell phones and computers, one man must lead his tribe against the forces of darkness." Or something like that. Anyway, in this new story-focused trailer we get to see Far Cry Primal's main caveman, Takkar, as he takes on the burden of leading his tribe in a world where saber-tooth tigers and giant mammoths roam the, err, place. Actually this is a pretty good look at the character, animals, and action we can expect to see in the game. Which is due pretty soon.
Not because of the line-up of very Japanese looking games coming to the PS4 this year, but in the way this trailer is presented as an insane (but in a good way) music video. Featuring music by 'tofubeats' there's a lot of said beats, a hefty dose of rapping, and even strange key and tempo changes. Like the bit where it goes all funky before showing off footage of Dark Souls III. Certainly the most cheerful look at the game so far. Zoku Zoku 2016.
Blizzard's plans for taking its MOBA hit Heroes of the Storm and positioning it as a global esports event have begun. And then some. With the first of three planned seasonal cups taking place this year, the Spring Championship will see the top Heroes of the Storm players from around the globe competing for the big prize, $500,000 USD. But before that event takes place in April, there's a bunch of regional (and open) qualifiers taking place, including one for Australia and New Zealand later this month.
Crytek's love of VR is really starting to blossom, and while I can't wait to jump into their dino-themed Robinson: The Journey, the studio has announced it will be working with academic institutions to start young developers early into the revamped and impressive VR world.
That is until Konami notice what he's doing and then decide to live up to the reputation they've garnered throughout the course of 2015, and put the kibosh on the whole project. But, until that day comes Metal Gear fan Airam Hernandez plans to continue working on a full HD remake of the 1998 classic. Called Shadow Moses (names after an island in the game) we get to see his efforts in a trailer for the project.
From we've seen of the title so far there's been a lot of focus on the presentation and how great the vehicles and environments look up close in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. Which is all well and good, but for an RTS most of the time units will be viewed as part of an army. And from way, way back. In a new video showcasing one of the multiplayer modes in the game, we get to see just that. And the results look very good.