By now you've probably seen enough on Bethesda and Arkane Studios' upcoming Prey to know if its the sort of game you'd play. For us, it's the mix of System Shock, BioShock, and the free-from nature of Dishonored in a sci-fi setting that's got us interested in it. Almost to an unhealthy degree. And the latest video drops hints that the choices you make not only in the story, but player progression, will shape the ending.
A retail listing outing the existence of a new Destiny game? To quote Biff from Back to the Future Part II, "there's something strangely familiar about all this." This time though the leak comes from an Italian retailer, where a poster gives a release date of September 8. Apart from a date and mention of early access for PlayStation owners, the long rumoured PC version of Destiny 2 is still up in the air.
Microsoft has announced its Games with Gold lineup for April, and it's another great batch of free games for Xbox Live subscribers. On the Xbox One front there's the visually impressive launch title Ryse: Son of Rome available from April 1, and The Walking Dead: Season Two from April 16. The first season of The Walking Dead was offered up in the past so if you've been sitting on it, now's the time to dust off that digital download in preparation for Season Two.
In a surprise turn, it looks that Outlast 2 will see the light of day here in Australia with a new R18+ rating given to the game by the Australian Classification Board. And that's a figurative light of day as Outlast 2, like a lot of horror games, seems to take place exclusively at night. The R18+ rating is due to "high impact horror themes, violence, blood, gore and sex."
As few weeks ago we reported that the developers behind the CEMU emulator were able to get The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild up and running on PC. In that the game loaded, but was far from playable thanks to the constant freezes and glitches. Plus, a lot of Link's abilities just didn't work at all. Well fast forward to today and Team Cemu have gotten the game running apart from a rather sluggish frame-rate.
In partnership with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) the new venture slated for next month will offer free game development workshops with experienced teachers. And will offer up classes on programming, design, and of course, how to bring your game to the Xbox platform. The best part is that workshops will run from April 10 during school holidays and be open to anyone over the age of 14.
Released earlier this year, by all accounts Capcom's return to the survival horror roots of the Resident Evil series has been embraced by fans the world over. Although the first-person perspective was a move away from the action-packed entries preceding it, Resident Evil VII was very much a way for the team at Capcom to return to the staight-up horror roots of the series. In the first part of a new making-of series we get to hear the producers and director of Resident Evill VII talk about the early stages of this, well, reboot.
Although sales have been good, and the the new Zelda is one of the best launch titles in the history of launch titles, that doesn't mean that the Nintendo Switch launch was without issues. One of those being an indeterminate number of people noting that their left Joy-Con controller would periodically, and frustratingly, de-sync for a bit. Which, when playing Zelda means that Link could just as easily fall of a cliff. After investigating this issue Nintendo has come up with a solution.
Ahead of the game's launch in the coming months Nintendo are offering up a multiplayer demo this weekend for Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch. Called the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, it's available to pre-load from Nintendo eShop as we speak. In terms of when you can play Nintendo are limiting this to one hour blocks on both Saturday and Sunday.
This is a good time to snap up a bargain if you've got a PlayStation 4 and want to check out a few of the system's exclusives. Both Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and The Last Guardian are on sale for $30.95, both great games and showcases for the console. The Order: 1886 not so much, but as it's only $17.95 you'll probably be in a better position to excuse its relatively short running time.