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.
In a response to a forum post, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan let a fan who was a little concerned about the lack of new maps coming to game that there are three new maps "past the initial play-testing phase" that are on track for release this year. And these are Quick Play/Competitive Play maps. Jeff also advised that there were three additional non-traditional maps in the works, alongside "a few other experiments."
With Chun-Li from Street Fighter, Hiryu from Strider, Chris Redfield from Resident Evil representing the Capcom side of the new additions. And Hulk, Thor, Avenger-lite Hawkeye, super villain Ultron, and Rocket Raccoon making up the Marvel side. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite also has a release date of September 19, and will also feature a story mode. As featured in the latest cinematic trailer.
So yeah, it's a tactical strategy game featuring an alien menace. But, one of the good ones. With a tentative launch window of Q4 2018, Phoenix Point has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fig where in under a day it has already raised over 50% of its somewhat modest $500,000 goal. And we say modest because the game itself, which has already been in development for a year, looks fantastic.
It's probably safe to say that at this point the Sim City crown is sitting firmly on top of Cities: Skylines, err, figurative head. Okay, the point being that when it comes to city builders and simulation games you really only need to be looking at Cities: Skylines, one of the most important releases for the genre in a long while. And now it's made it's way to console with the debut of Cities: Skylines for Xbox One.