And hey, that header pretty much says it all. For many of us out there, in the PC world, the upcoming release of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries later this year is more than something to look forward to. It's the first single-player MechWarrior game in over a decade. And today's new gameplay video which is a compilation of combat across the game's various environments is certainly impressive.
Set in the alternate history World of 1920+, a setting devised by Polish artist Jakub Różalski, Iron Harvest is a new modern RTS that in less than 36 hours has met its crowdfunding goal of AU $571,000. Presented in a realistic and modern fashion the cover and dynamic combat system is reminiscent of Relic's Company of Heroes. But with old-timey mechs.
We've following this at AusGamers, namely because we're huge fans of the action-RPG genre and the Warhammer 40,000 license. Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr is an action-RPG in the style of something like Diablo but with the more strategic, measured movement, and cover mechanics found in the Dawn of War series.
Taking on the role of El Presidente to rule the island of Tropico, this time a series of islands - archipelago style - is one of the more fun city sim experiences you can have. Due for release later this year for PC and consoles, Tropico 6 looks to feature expanded building options. And that same funky calypso music.
With the best part being that the same character design look and feel fits like a glove in the Soul Calibur universe - which is apparently one word, SOULCALIBUR. Also awesome, is that this collaboration between CD Project RED and Bandai Namco means that the dev team used The Witcher 3 assets to bring Geralt into the fighting universe.
After many months of leaks and speculation, Square Enix has used the recent release of the new Tomb Raider movie to reveal that the "climatic finale of Lara Croft's origin story" will be released on September 14 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Called Shadow of the Tomb Raider we've got the teaser trailer after the jump.
Of late there's been a trend found in a bunch of indies where the cyberpunk, synth, or otherwise fun and bright 1980s aesthetic has found a new home. Across a wide range of titles too. At AusGamers we love the retro vibes found in Crossing Souls, The Red Strings Club, and Ruiner. And we can probably add Black Future '88 to the list.
Did you hear the news? That esports will be making an appearance at the Olympic games as a new sport or sport(s) sometime in the future? Well, that's currently the discussion taking place. With AliBaba, the e-commerce giant and Olympic Games sponsor noting that the whole point of the Olympic Games is to promote peace. Which means games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, one of the most popular esports today - won't be eligible for consideration.
Where you get to live the life of a space mercenary and set out to distant stars seeking missions, managing your crew, upgrading Mechs, and earning those sweet space bucks to pay for it all. Out next month BattleTech is a new turn-based, tactical combat game from Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes. Like XCOM but with mechs.