An interactive movie you say? Well, that would go well with my Hammer Pants and Reebok Pumps. Any new game using FMV as the main descriptor definitely hearkens back to the early '90s when Full Motion Video on a computer screen was considered revolutionary. But even so, Late Shift looks fascinating. A cinematic experience that has already played in theaters where audiences were in control of the decisions, it's now headed to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in April.
Okay, so this looks amazing. Seriously, prepare to be floored. It's like developer Monolith took everything that people loved about Shadow of Mordor, and then cranked it to 11. And then 11 past that. Clocking in at 16 minutes this gameplay reveal gives us an intense, and incredible look at how the expanded Nemesis system and strategy works when trying to capture a Dark Lord controlled region.
For PS4 and PC, on July 18. Prideful Sloth, an Australian studio made up of ex-AAA developers who worked on the Batman: Arkham series and more, is bringing this expertise to Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles. A bright, vibrant looking adventure that definitely has more than a few shades of Zelda. Which is evident in the new trailer that you can watch here.
Via the CEMU emulator, which was built to emulate the Wii U. Of course, running an illegal copy of the game this isn't exactly legal, but impressive in that the developers behind the CEMU emulator have stated that it didn't take much effort to get Zelda running. And by running that's barely playable with frequent freezes, stuttering, and visual glitches. But still, running. And most interestingly, even with a specific Zelda build of the emulator, it's expected that a fully playable version could still be months or years away.
Not being entirely happy with free post-launch content is a new one. But we're kind of secretly hoping that BioWare announces a Season Pass of sorts for Mass Effect Andromeda. One focused on delivering new single-player content, like new planets to explore and so forth. And, they still might. With today's announcement really only putting the game's multiplayer content in line with Mass Effect 3. In that all future maps and stuff will be free.
First off, the good news. Sales for Nintendo's latest console, the Switch, have been solid across the globe. Although numbers haven't been released in the Americas sales of the Nintendo Switch over its first weekend have made it the fastest selling console in Nintendo's history over there. Even surpassing the Wii. In Japan, where Nintendo console launches have always seen strong sales, that trend extended to the launch of the Switch.
The next game in one of the most interesting and fun RTS series' this millennium is not far away at all. That's right, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III will be out April 27 for PC. And with the date being late April that should give us enough time to finish Zelda. And Mass Effect. And Horizon. We hope. In addition to the release date, we've also got word that the game will come in two flavours, Standard and Limited.
Okay, so it was released yesterday. But, the thing is, my internet was down for the entire day. Which is an interesting experiment to try if you want to make your PC feel just about useless for a few hours. Anyway, the return of the Ghosts is nigh! That is, the squad-based third-person stealth/shooting of Tommy Clancy's Ghost Recon franchise with the release of the south of the border drug-cartel based Ghost Recon Wildlands.
There are still a few uncertainties about the upcoming Quake Champions in relation to the pricing model, hero units and how they impact the flow of each mach, and whether or not it will remain a PC exclusive. But, we do know that id Software/Saber Interactive's Quake Champions is a return to the fast, frenetic action of the Quake series. And that the Closed Beta will play an important role in shaping how the final game turns out.
Which means plenty of deals to be had across new and old games. Like Batman - The Telltale Series going for $14.99 AUD, The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for $47.39 AUD, and classics like Baldurs Gate II: Enhanced Edition going for $8.60 AUD. They're also mixing it up this time around to with curated bundles going on sale featuring collections of classic games based around specific themes or genres.