The new Themed Seasons we've been getting in Diablo 3 of late have turned out to be pretty popular. And don't look to be stopping anytime soon, with Blizzard noting that they will continue alongside the arrival of new Legendary Powers and even Set Items. Which means the now 7 Year Old action-RPG has a few more tricks up its sleeve.
Wargaming's naval warfare multiplayer action game has been making a splash in the PC space for a few years. And now with the full release of World of Warships: Legends, the multiplayer Ship-vs-Ship action has sailed into the smooth waters known as the Console Sea. In that the game is now available, and free-to-play, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
But, the ambitious fan-made The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod is still without a release date or window. With the talented team noting that there's still a lot of work to be done in areas like Quests. The world itself is coming together nicely though, and is almost complete and chock full of animals, monsters and threats. If you've played Oblivion then there's a lot that will look and feel familiar in this new trailer.
Spore was certainly ambitious when it made its debut over a decade ago, way back in 2008. From the creator of Sim City - Will Wright - it was basically Evolution: The Game. Starting as a single cell organism and ending up a tech-driven civilisation. The Eternal Cylinder is a visually striking new survival game set on a mysterious alien world - and one of its key mechanics brings back fond memories of playing Spore.
With the ceremonial naming of the WoW Classic characters well underway for those looking forward to Blizzard's retread into the past, it seems that one Realm is proving to be more popular than others - Herod. According to a new community update, Blizzard notes "If all existing players on this server remain there, login queues in excess of 10,000 players are a certainty, and possibly much higher than that."
After lengthy Early Access period, and a name change to appease the totally current and hip metal band Iron Maiden, 3D Realms and developer Voidpoint have released Ion Fury. A new old-school shooter built on the same engine that powered classics like Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and Shadow Warrior.
The revelation came via an update to the Epic Games Store listing for Borderlands 3 which now has the line "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-Tamper". Hinting that Epic will list any DRM software as part of its library, which is a plus. The downside though, is that the controversial anti-hacking software will be utilised in Borderlands 3.
EA has confirmed that the next Need For Speed, announced yesterday via a very stylish trailer, won't feature loot boxes. Taking to Reddit, Community Manager Ben “F8RGE” Walke notes that all upgrades and customisation options will be visible with the motto being "Win the race, win the part."
Rather than naming its latest update with a numerical value, Hello Games has tagged the next major update for No Man's Sky as No Man's Sky: Beyond. Why? Because at this stage the current (and future) game is essentially a shadow of of its former self.
Which came to light as part of THQ Nordic's latest financial report dealy. Where in-between talks of growth and moneys being made, came word that the Saints are coming back. With the report including the line, "Volition is deep in development of a brand-new Saints Row game, the first full entry in this much loved series since Saints Row IV was released in 2013."
And you had us at 'Summoning Wheel', the interface used by player-controlled demons to spawn in enemies to take on the Slayer. With DOOM Eternal out in November, this time around it's approaching multiplayer from a very different angle - a 2v1 multi-round battle between a pair of demons and the DOOM Slayer.
With the former behind the recent release of Darksiders 3, which wasn't amazing but certainly looked the part. The studio's next game, Remnant: From the Ashes is being published by Perfect World and looks to be a blend of Darksiders-like visuals with co-op shootery lootery. After that it'll be all THQ Nordic all the time with the Austin, Texas based studio now part of the growing stable of THQ developers.
It's been over a year since Rare released it's pirate adventure Sea of Thieves on Xbox One and PC. And since that time the game has grown and expanded with new features, locations, and ways to play. The latest bit of content to arrive, called Dark Relics continues the new monthly schedule of events with new quests to hunt down Skeletons on behalf of the Order of Souls.
And by new we mean old school, with the spot bringing back the "Mega Drive Does" marketing slogan from the 1990s. And we say spot because that's what the ad people of the era used to call commercials. "Hey, have you run the VHS tape of the new spot for this week's episode of Agro's Cartoon Connection to the studio?" That sort of thing.
Ahead of a full reveal at Gamescom next week, Wargaming is teasing the long-awaited arrival of submarines into World of Warships. The initial test phase will include four subs from the US Navy and the German Kriegsmarine in what will no doubt present a brand new type of vessel and style of Naval warfare. In that the submarine's home is underwater, sneaking around with a periscope sitting above the water line to see what's up.
Described as "the ultimate street racer versus cop fantasy", EA has dropped a trailer for the latest Need For Speed game due later this year. Arriving November 8 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, Need For Speed Heat looks to bring back several elements that have defined the racer over several years. Street racing, cop chases, a narrative thread, car mods, and more.
Koch Media who, in Australia, was distribution company 18.2 who, in Australia, was formerly Warner Bros. Interactive (with other partnerships as well) will be handling forthcoming Dying Light 2 a game that has impressed us not once but twice over, upon a few viewings out at trade shows E3 and Gamescom.