After surpassing 1.8 million digital sales across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam, Gun Media and IllFonic will be bringing Friday the 13th: The Game to Australian retailers as a physical release on Friday the 13th, this October. The release will be for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions and will retail for $59.95. And fittingly, it will be rated R18+.
After the promising debut last year of Batman: The Telltale Series, the second season kicks off with its first episode titled 'Enigma'. Which naturally, provides a not-so-subtle hint as to which villain makes an appearance. With the overall season being dubbed The Enemy Within right off the bat (sorry), we get a more confident, exciting, and rewarding Batman story. And one that we definitely want to see play out.
Released a year ago this week No Man's Sky has received another huge update. Called 'Atlas Rises' the update brings numerous changes and features to the game, including new story content that deals with a "mysterious new inter-dimensional race". Also, the update introduces a new rudimentary multiplayer mode. One that will pave the way for a robust and co-op No Man's Sky future.
Alongside a new map set in Widowmaker's family estate in France designed specifically for Deathmatch free-for-all. The two new modes come as part of Overwatch's expanding Arcade Mode, and are both playable now on the Public Test Realm on PC. As per the latest Developer Update video Blizzard has spent time to ensure that these modes aren't simple throwaways.
And it's already been funded. Which, isn't all that surprising when you take one look at it. The design is clearly modeled after the sort of controllers we all use today, and does away with the three pronged approach of the classic Nintendo 64 controller. Which, although looked weird, was revolutionary in its use of an analogue stick for 3D movement, triggers, camera-specific controls and force feedback.
The new Xbox Line Creators Program gives budding developers an avenue to create and publish their own games to Xbox One and Windows 10, with a streamlined certification process and "no concept approval required". In turn that means the titles won't have access to Achievements or Xbox Live online multiplayer functionality. The new program is pretty much the return of Xbox Indie Games from the Xbox 360. Which is a good thing.
Hi-Rez Studios announced today that it's bringing Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For those that need a refresher it's a new turn-based strategy collectible card game set in the mythological world of SMITE. And it looks great too, with it's blend of tactical strategy in addition to the aforementioned cards.
Launching September 15 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is a new standalone expansion set after the events of Dishonored 2. Where Billie Lurk takes on one of the most challenging assassinations in the gritty underbelly of Karnaca, with her sights set on taking our the Outsider.
As so it was decreed, and so it has come to pass. The return of the Lich King. In card form! As part of Knights of the Frozen Throne, the new expansion for Blizzard's Hearthstone. In addition to bringing a sizable 135 new cards to the, err, fold, there's also nine new legendary Hero Cards that, when played, transform the heroes of Hearthstone into fearsome Death Knights. Ice cold.