Following the already impressive Xbox Showcase, where we got closer looks at Fable, Avowed, and more, we got a gameplay deep dive on Bethesda's epic space RPG Starfield which is set to launch on Xbox Series X|S and PC on September 6, 2023. From planetary exploration to building your own ship and colonies to deep RPG character customisation the scope here is next level. And it looks amazing too. All 45 minutes of it.
Microsoft has been under the pump to showcase the fruits of its acquistional labour since it went on a big first-party spending spree, and at its annual Xbox Games Showcase it definitely delivered. One of the standouts was a new IP and title from We Happy Few developer, Compulsion Games, that delivered possibly the most striking video of the show for South of Midnight.
The slightly more budget version of Microsoft's new-gen machine, The Xbox Series S is getting a bit of a makeover, and a boost in storage. Revealed during the Xbox Games Showcase that took place during Summer Game Fest, the new console will be available to punters from September 1 for USD$349 (currently a bit over $500 in AUD).
During Microsoft's impressive Xbox Games Showcase at this year's Summer Game Fest, the much anticipated Star Wars title from Ubisoft Massive finally made an appearance in an impressive CG trailer. It was also revealed that a full gameplay walkthrough for Star Wars Outlaws would take place at Ubisoft Forward, which is taking place on Tuesday, June 13 at 3:00am AEST.
PlayStation 5 exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has finally got a release date after its action-packed gameplay debut from a few weeks ago. It's coming October 20, and Sony has outlined what to expect with the Collector’s and Digital Deluxe Editions.
Remedy's Alan Wake 2 is out October 17, 2023, and sees the series dig into the survival horror genre with a look reminiscent of Capcom's excellent Resident Evil remakes. Earlier today, as part of Summer Game Fest, we got our first uninterrupted look at its survival horror gameplay. It looks very impressive, with moody visuals that make great use of lighting and environments and Remedy's Northlight Engine.
As part of Summer Game Fest Square Enix presented a new cinematic gameplay and story-driven trailer for the next chapter in its epic Final Fantasy VII remake project - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The good news is that we also got a release window of Early 2024 for PlayStation 5. Square Enix notes that this installment has been "developed specifically to leverage the power of the PS5 console."
Mortal Kombat 1 recently got announced, and its a reboot of sorts that sees fresh versions of Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-zero, Raiden, Johnny Cage, and more take to the fighting arena in a new blood-soaked cinematic tale. Toiday's extended gameplay trailer is all kinds of awesome as it showcases plenty of actual gameplay, real-time cinematics, the new Kameo system, and of course - a couple of Fatalities.
The original Prince of Persia, from the 1980s, was a groundbreaking side-scrolling action game that made the franchise an instant overnight success. There have, of course, been many more titles over the years, but Ubisoft's latest Prince of Persia The Lost Crown, announced at Summer Game Fest, sees the series return to its roots in a stylised action side-scrolling platformer.
Just in case you needed a reminder, Diablo has always been one of the most popular gaming franchises ever. When Diablo III launched in 2012, it became the fastest-selling PC game of all time after selling over 3.5 million copies in 24 hours. It would become the best-selling PC game of 2012 and even the top 30 million copies sold by 2015.
And it is setting up to leave Early Access and arrive on PC and PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch this October. Featuring an incredibly unique art-style and presentation as well as a truly jarring story with a cosmic horror tone, World of Horror is one of those left-field Indie offerings you almost have to experience.
We're very much looking forward to Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew from Desperados 3 developer Mimimi Games. And overnight the developer, who is publishing the game itself, announced that it would be starring at Steam Next Fest and will come ready to play with an accessible demo for all the would-be pirate misfits out there.
Beyond Contact is a survival game now available on Steam made by Aussie studio PlayCorp. We had a chance recently to chat with studio boss and Australian game development veteran, Chris Mosely, on all facets of game-design and just how much the Aussie industry has changed.
We are great lovers of smart lighting here, and even greater lovers of the Nanoleaf brand who continue to push and innovate in the space; beyond even aesthetic lighting and now into essential setups. And today came word that it has released the first Matter over Thread smart lights, with three new products now available in Australia.
Ubisoft Australia doesn't want you to miss out on any of the cool stuff happening over in LA for Summer Game Fest, which we'll actually be at, opting to offer Sydney-based peeps a chance to head to Fortress Sydney for Ubisoft Forward, the developer-publisher's premier reveal and deep-dive event on everything being worked on within its four walls.
Last year's Devolver Direct was a video presentation for the ages that shone through because of the publisher's unique tone and punk rock-style railing against the industry norm, and it's happening again this year, Devolver Digital has confirmed.
All part of Summer Game Fest, which we (I) are heading to from next week, Devolver's next Devolver Direct already promises to be an outlier where we an expect updates on games known to be in development and, of course, surprises and new announcements.