Path of Exile, the popular PC action-RPG is branching out this year with an Xbox One release. From Auckland-based Grinding Gear Games, Path of Exile made its debut on PC in 2013, where it quickly gained a loyal following. In the subsequent years its fans have been treated to several expansions and additional content. And mostly, for free. The Xbox One version of the game will be inline with the upcoming massive 3.0.0 expansion, that includes the long-awaited Act V.
With the simple tagline of "Good luck and great fortune await!" Overwatch's next seasonal event is scheduled to kick off on January 24 and is themed around the Chinese New Year. Based on past events we can probably expect to see find a few new skins and other cosmetic items, plus perhaps a visual overhaul for at least one of the in-game maps. To tease the upcoming event Blizzard naturally chose the game's Chinese hero, Mei, who can be seen donning a very traditional Chinese outfit.
With an iOS release listed as "coming soon". Following up from the successful Super Mario Run for iOS, Nintendo's next mobile offering will be Fire Emblem: Heroes. A series that, thanks to several handheld titles in the past, is perfectly suited to the mobile market. The announcement came via a Fire Emblem specific Nintendo Direct earlier today, and the debut trailer showcases a game very much in-line with Fire Emblem's we've seen before.
Announced at the Nintendo Switch reveal we now know that Fire Emblem Warriors comes from the same partnership between Nintendo and Koei Tecmo (with a dash of Team Ninja) that resulted in Hyrule Warriors -- the Legend of Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors hybrid. Now, if your a fan of the series this news may not be ideal, but, Nintendo has also confirmed that a proper Fire Emblem title is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
With the episodic release schedule I kind of never got around to playing the latest HITMAN from IO Interactive. But that's going to change very soon thanks to the HITMAN – The Complete First Season physical release on January 31 for PS4 and Xbox One. That and the new 'HITMAN 101' trailer that reminds you why you fell in love with this series in the first place.
Like many of you, we were left more than a little confused when we got our first look at the next game in the Super Mario series, Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch. And that confusion boiled down to the fact that Mario was first shown running around a city. And not just any city, but a stylised version of New York City reminiscent of GTA 4's Liberty City.
In a recent Reddit AMA with Valve head honcho Gabe Newell, among the sea of Half-Life 3 questions, the somewhat more sensible "Is Valve still working on any fully-fledged single player games?" was asked. Cue the audible from the International Space Station sound of readers adjusting their posture to the more ergonomically friendly upright position as they awaited the response.
Deep End, a studio made up of veteran developers who have lent a hand to the development of classic titles like BioShock and Dead Space, are hard at work prepping their debut title Perception. It's an intriguing game where players take on the role of Cassie, a blind heroine that can use echolocation to visualise her surroundings. And what better way to do that than explore an abandoned mansion filled with mystery!
Now, is it just me or does Batman look kind of evil in that mask? Maybe it's just the serious tone. Injustice 2, from Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios, is the sequel to the hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. And like the original it will offer up a stable of DC heroes and super villains for players to power-up in what's being touted as an "epic cinematic story." And judging by the new trailer, we're inclined to agree.
Ubisoft has announced that a Free Trial for Watch Dogs 2 is now available to download for PlayStation 4 (it's also coming to Xbox One on January 25). The Free Trial gives players access to 3 hours of game time that includes access to the seamless multiplayer modes, co-op, story missions and side activities in the game's virtual San Francisco. So, basically a demo but with a fancy new title.