Overnight a special Destiny 2 event was held in California, basically a full conference setup to introduce everyone to the sequel to one of the popular online shooters of recent times. One that, yes, will also be available for PC this time around. Hoe does it look? Well, pretty awesome. In terms of presentation it looks like the cinematic factor has been turned up to 11. Which can only be a good thing.
Yeah, we've bandied about that comparison before. Like pretty much everyone else, the developer included. The Surge is a brutally difficult melee action-RPG set in the future. One where changing parts on an exo-suit and wielding large blunt weapons are the order for the day. Along with a lot of dying. Plenty of dying.
But without the input of CD Projekt RED. The announcement though does confirm that the new drama series currently in-development at Netflix will be based on The Witcher novels and will feature the involvement of creator -- Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. And if the stories and themes are anything like the games (because hey, we have no idea what 'novels' are) then we're in for a treat.
Apart from the fact that the game will feature thousands of different arm and fighter combinations, we now know what modes will ship with the game. Plenty! Including matches where two teams of two can battle it out whilst trying to avoid hitting each other, mini-games that provide a spin on stuff like beach volleyball and basketball, and several online modes including ranked play.
When it was announced for Nintendo Switch, based on the multiplayer-only stuff that we saw for a game that was a sequel to a multiplayer-only shooter, a lot of us assumed that Splatoon 2 was more special edition than proper sequel. Well, thanks to a new trailer showcasing the game's single-player campaign we can probably put that idea to bed. Splatoon 2 is every bit a fully formed sequel, and a fantastic looking one at that.
Which is less of a showcase of a large open world to explore and more a look at some of the different, and quite impressive, locations in the game. Taking place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is all set to impress with its expanded Nemesis System and focus on large-scale battles.
After announcing the end of Closed Beta invites going out last week, comes word from CD Projekt RED that the Public Beta for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is scheduled to begin on May 24. Which is one week away. The Public Beta comes after several updates to the game, and will be playable on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
A lot of games release a Game of the Year edition. Usually as a way to re-sell it with all post-release content and DLC, and not really as a way to highlight any awards. In the case of Overwatch, which won more Game of the Year awards than we can recount, it's Game of the Year edition is certainly warranted.