Chalk this one up to "we want this to be true", because a new report over at Rice Digital is stating that a Shenmue HD Remaster is on track for release later this year. This comes from "a trusted source close to Atlus USA", so take it as you will. But rumours of a Shenmue HD release have been circulating for a while now, and its something that we'd definitely like to see. Especially with Shenmue III on the horizon.
Released late last year, Ubisoft's Steep was probably the first high-profile snowboarding game released in a long while. One that also featured skiiing, gliding, and parasailing. It featured an expansive mountain to explore and numerous events to take part in. And now, thanks to a new free update, players will be able to exlpore Alaska’s Mount Denali.
Impacting the physical release of the game across PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Torment: Tides of Numenera's release date in Australia has been pushed back to March 15. The reasoning for the delay has been chalked up to "unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the publisher or the distributor". With the digital release still on track for later this week, the delay probably impacts those that have truly been looking forward to it -- as it includes the Day One and Collector's Editions.
In an interview held in Korea with Overwatch’s eSports global director, Nate Nanzer, it was revealed that the Overwatch League that was announced at BlizzCon last year will commence in Q3 2017. Touted as a real sports league with teams, players, salary caps, seasons, and finals, the Overwatch League will start off more compact before expanding in 2018.
Over the weekend BioWare tweeted the news that Mass Effect Andromeda had 'gone gold', which means that it's err, effectively ready for err, mass production. Ahem. So that means no more delays. And that it's definitely on track for release on March 21. With the release less than a month out that also means that we've been getting a steady stream of new gameplay trailers, and today, the official PC requirements thanks to Origin.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was sleeper hit by every definition of the term. Not many were expecting a Lord of the Rings game released several years after the movies to be any good, let alone an instant classic. Drawing from a number of open world releases, Shadow of Mordor made a name for itself thanks to its dynamic Nemesis system that resulted in an ever changing set of Orc leaders to take out. And now, thanks to a listing that has since been pulled, the sequel Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has been announced.
BioShock is the sort of game that the mere mention of it is enough to warrant a look. The phrase "from the creators of BioShock" simply oozes weight. And today comes the announcement of a new studio, Ghost Story, founded by a bunch of ex-Irrational developers including creative director Ken Levine, art director Shawn Robertson, and executive producer Don Roy.
One of the cool things about Prey and the story is that through experimentation humans are genetically given alien abilities. Like, being able to transform into regular everyday space objects and just chill. From being able to turn into a turret or even a coffee mug the latest Prey video, titled 'Mimic Madness', is a compilation of some truly bizarre space shenanigans.
The Australia Civilization and Scenario Pack for Civilization VI is available now on Steam for $4.99 USD. It adds Australia as a playable faction, under the guidance of leader John Curtin who was Australia’s Prime Minister during World War II. The update comes alongside a new patch that brings a number of balance changes and bug fixes.
This weekend, starting right now, you can check out Ubisoft's upcoming Ghost Recon Wildlands on just about every platform. Which, is probably why they call it an Open Beta. Anyway, in preparation for the game's launch next month Ubisoft has released a new TV Spot directed by non other than John McTiernan. As in the guy behind action classics Die Hard and Predator.