Recently I had the chance to spend some time at Blizzard's HQ in sunny Irvine, California. Long story short, they have an amazing work-space and if you've ever been a fan of their games it's basically the real-world equivalent of getting to visit Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Where Orcs take the place of Oompa Loompas. Anyway, I also got to spend some considerable time talking to the WoW team on the day that they released their biggest patch to date -- 7.2.
According to the official materials Call of Duty: WW2's multiplayer will support up to 48 players. Perhaps the most interesting element though is that players will be able to socialise around a central in-game hub called Headquarters. Like the Tower in Destiny, the short teaser of the new feature showcases what looks like a large beach-side base with players running around. As to what you can do there exactly we're not sure, but at the very least we can expect to be able to group up and join matches.
The opening hour demo for Prey has been release for PS4 and Xbox One which lets you play through the opening moments of the game. And in a cool move lets you continue to explore the Talos I space station once it's over. The demo will also give players access to a number of abilities that highlight Arkane Studios affinity for player freedom. Although a PC version of the demo isn't available, we do have the system requirements.
Up until today the Nintendo Switch has been primarily a Zelda machine, arguably the best place to play one of the best games in years. And now that's changed with the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is a re-release of the fantastic Wii U kart racer will all DLC content plus a few new things too. Like the return of Battle Mode! It's definitely a great game, and ticks off the multiplayer box for the Switch that has only been half-filled until now.
Tales from the Borderlands is rightfully regarded as one of Telltale Games best interactive story efforts. It features a fun, engaging, and ultimately touching story set in the Borderlands universe. PlayStation Plus subscribers and PlayStation 4 owners will get access to it and the twin-stick shooter Alienation during May.
And it's definitely channeling the look and feel of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. Developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: WWII takes the series back to its roots with a campaign and setting during World War II. The reveal trailer, which is made up of in-game footage, certainly looks good. It's been such a long time since the last Call of Duty took place in this era that it somehow looks fresh. D-Day recreation and all.
Out tomorrow we've spent some considerable time with Relic's latest Warhammer 40,000 outing to bring you our verdict. Spoiler alert, it's pretty good! Taking a different approach to the action-RPG styling of Dawn of War II the third game in the series (standalone expansions aside) sees a return of base building and amassing large armies. And in a strange twist, MOBA-style structure and objectives for the multiplayer.
Not to be confused with the upcoming retro-inspired Sonic Mania, which provides new levels in the style of the 16-bit originals, Sonic Forces is the the bigger, fully-3D Sonic game coming this holiday season for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One. When gameplay footage debuted for Sonic Forces it looked like a more Sonic Generations behind the hedgehog point of view affair. And now it looks to be a mixture with a new video showcasing some classic side-view Green Hill Zone gameplay.
Night Trap, the FMV-driven Mega-CD title where a house full of barely clothed women are harassed by supernatural weirdos, is making a comeback with a 25th anniversary re-release on PS4 and Xbox One. Outside of being a mostly terrible FMV experiment for the Mega-CD (or, Sega-CD) add-on for the Sega Mega Drive, it also became the focal point for the U.S. government's probe into the dangers of video game violence in the '90s.