BioWare's general manager Aaryn Flynn is leaving the studio after 17 years, which comes four months after the rocky launch of Mass Effect Andromeda. Flynn joined BioWare straight out of University and worked on seminal releases like Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Jade Empire. The news comes alongside a letter from Flynn posted on the BioWare blog.
When Blizzard finally lifted the lid on Doomfist, the long awaited Overwatch character that fans have been waiting to see since the game was first announced, rumours were flying that Terry Crews might be the voice behind the gauntlet. With the character's African origin that didn't happen, and in a new interview over at PC Gamer the actor opens up about his gaming habits. And trip to Blizzard.
Splash Damage, the British studio that cuts its teeth on Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and found success across many titles including its own efforts Brink and Dirty Bomb, has partnered with Wargaming -- of World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, and World of Warships fame. So, does this mean they'll be leaving behind vehicles for some infantry-based historical warfare?
Available now for PS4 and PC, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles comes from Brisbane studio Prideful Sloth. And is the sort of experience that immediately draws you in. Part open-world adventure without combat, part build-your-own farm survival game, it all comes together with wonderful visuals and a true sense of discovery.
Okay so this might be a little confusing. Mainly because we had to re-read the announcement a couple of times ourselves to realise that the new Nordic-meets-the-Wildlings from Game of Thrones race of the Norsca, are coming to Total War: Warhammer on August 10, and not Total War: Warhammer II on September 28. But, those that pre-order II or get it during launch week get the Norsca Race Pack free of charge.
After debuting on PC, PS4, and Xbox One earlier this year, Death Squared from Sydney-based SMG Studio is now available on Nintendo Switch -- for $14.99 AUD. Already well received, the Switch release of Death Squared is quite possibly the best version yet as it feels like the perfect sort of co-op experience for the single-screen, multiple Joy-Con setup found with Nintendo's latest console.
That will come in two hardware flavours, one featuring the wood-grain finish that defined the look of the Atari 2600 and another using a sleek black and red theme. Teased earlier this year at E3, apart from what colours will make-up the Ataribox, and the addition of HDMI, USB, and SD card ports, we don't really have much to go on.
Hi-Rez has announced a $350,000 community tournament series for its team-based shooter Paladins, which is aimed at providing high-quality competition for aspiring players across the world. The Paladins Global Series will consist of 10 monthly tournaments for PC players in Southeast Asia, Russia, North America, Brazil, Latin America, Europe, and Oceania. Everyone is eligible, but no pros allowed.
Even though we're kind of still waiting to see how an actual story mission in Star Wars Battlefront II plays out, this is the next best thing. A new behind the scenes video with the development team and actors that should reassure you that a lot of effort is being put into realising the Star Wars Battlefront II campaign.
With Tooth and Tail, an RTS designed specifically for a controllers, coming September 12. And Matterfall, the new game from Resogun developers Housemarque, launching August 15. Both titles have been given new official looks to, with a cinematic trailer debut for Tooth and Tail, and a gameplay demo of Matterfall taken from the E3 show floor.