New areas, new enemies, new bosses, new magic, and new items. And when it comes to the world of Dark Souls fans, that should be more than enough to guarantee your day one purchase. Also, its the final bit of content for what many have called one of the finest gaming trilogies of modern times. Ringed City follows up from the previous expansion Ashes of Ariandel, and sees players following a character from that adventure the Slave Knight Gael on a quest to "to the literal end of the world."
And will be available digitally from day one. Bringing the launch line-up to a total of six games for the Nintendo Switch. Square Enix's homage to classic JRPGS from the '90s is currently available on PS4 and Steam, and was well received when it debuted last year. With its evocative art style, party combat mechanics, and character focus, I Am Setsuna aimed to hit the heights of classic old-school JRPGs like Chrono Trigger.
One of the first big titles for the year has arrived, and its Capcom's reboot of the Resident Evil franchise -- Resident Evil 7. Out today, reviews have been mostly positive so far, pointing to the game's first-person perspective and return to classic survival horror scares as a plus. Resident Evil 7 is also fully playable from start to finish with PlayStation VR, in addition to the regular PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions.
Until January 30 Microsoft are offering up a new Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta, this time focusing on a mode called Blitz that aims to "card-based strategy with explosive combat." In real world terms that means armies are deployed around specific cards in a player's deck that eliminates the usual preparation phase one normally associates with RTS combat.
And we're pretty excited about this. Mainly because we have fond memories of playing both the NES and SNES versions of Micro Machines, both brilliant multiplayer games. Plus, it's just plain fun to race around in tiny cars dodging cutlery and cereal. And with the announcement of Micro Machines World Series for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, we're hoping that it remains true to the series' roots. And that's because all we've got so far is a slick CG trailer.
Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Wildlands offers up a massive open world co-op experience where players will get to team up to take down drug cartels. But, the game can also be played solo. And in the latest look at gameplay we get a decent chunk of single-player stuff that includes a run and gun style mission, taking to the skies to show off the open-world, and finally a stealthy take-down of an installation.
Plus, an expanded Dark Zone as part of a larger 1.6 update coming to the game. The third and hopefully not final bit of The Division content, 'Last Stand', looks to expand on the game's PvP offering by adding a separate objective-based mode where players a thrown into an instanced version of the Dark Zone and tasked with retrieving important data.
Assassin's Creed: The Major Motion Picture was savaged by a lot of critics when it was released this past December. It currently sits at 17% over at Rotten Tomatoes, making it yet another failed video game to movie experiment. Naturally, it has its fans (like all duds) -- but you get the picture. And as the hit R&B song from the '90s goes, "If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again." Which is what Ubisoft is looking to do, as today they've tapped Hollywood heavyweight Stephen Gaghan to write and direct the upcoming 'The Divsion: The Movie.'
Long War 2, the total conversion mod for XCOM 2, is available now and comes from developer Pavonis Interactive with the full blessing of both Firaxis and 2K Games. Long War 2 offers considerable changes to the core experience with a number of new mission types, a new soldier class, plus several changes to enemy tactics and more. So if you're of the opinion that the already excellent XCOM 2 could use an extra dose of strategy, difficulty, and complexity, then Long War 2 is for you.