That's right, additional Acts 6 through 10 that will see players revisit familiar locations and new ones too to witness the results "of your past deeds". Which we assume translates to thousands of new monsters to replace the ones you've already killed. And new loot. With a planned release date sometime in June or July this year, this represents Path of Exile's largest expansion to date with a number of new items and changes.
So, get out that sharpie or pencil and mark the weekend of October 27-29 in your calendars. Yeah, even if you've moved all your dates and appointments onto one of those fancy new Palm Pilot devices. This is the stuff of permanent markers. Since its debut a few years ago PAX Australia has grown to become one of the premiere gaming events in Australia and its line-up of panels, fan events, and big game previews make it an event you won't want to miss.
Or, Prey in name only. The more we see and hear about Arkane's dark sci-fi horror release, the more we can't wait to play it. The latest gameplay trailer doesn't feature a whole lot of new footage but it clearly showcases the mimic (or Typhon) alien entities and the abilities that Morgan Yu will has it his or her disposal when taking them head on. Like, being able to transform into a turret.
Ribbons! Truth be told, this was something that we kind of missed whilst playing Battlefield 1. Getting ribbons for being a solid healer, or dealing out assault damage, we enjoyed our ribbon-based rewards. And now thanks to the next update ribbons are making their way back to the Battlefield. Also coming in the next update is an increase in the Class Ranks to 50, which is a pretty major step-up from 10. Plus, voting for the next map after the end of each round.
And, if we're being completely honest, he's the most interesting character to join the Nexus in a while. Well, since the last Diablo hero. And that axe guy from WarcCraft II. Okay, so we're a bit biased! But, as Lucio's abilities are transferred almost verbatim from Overwatch to Heroes of the Storm, his AoE healing and speed boosts should prove to be quite the asset for any team. Which you can see in full in the new Lucio spotlight video.
And just like the extended Director's Cut they're now asking for $5 million, with no strict timeline. For those that need a refresher, a little while back we reported on the existence of a new game based on the film Apocalypse Now that promised to be a cross between Fallout: New Vegas and an acid trip. Based on that strange premise, no gameplay footage or art to speak of, it's currently on track to fall way short of its $900k Kickstarter goal.
Following a successful beta that had over 6 million people don the attire of either a samurai, viking, or regular iron-clad knight, For Honor is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. And speaking of PC, the beta drew the largest audience in Ubisoft history for a PC beta. Which is fitting, seeing as the game is based on history. As in the time that a global threat meant that samurai warriors and vikings and knights all decided to go to war. The middle ages they called it.
Well, well. It sounds like Nintendo is fully embracing the AAA potential of the next The Legend of Zelda game by offering up its first Season Pass for a console release. Or, as it's being called, an Expansion Pass. And hey, Breath of the Wild looks and plays amazingly well so we're totally down for this. For an additional $30 AUD you get two DLC packs that will be released this year, plus treasure chests containing exclusive items and clothing that can be found in-game on day one.
Platinum Games' Xbox One exclusive Scalebound may have recently been cancelled, but the developer's PlayStation 4 action-RPG Nier: Automata is still on track for release next month. In a new PlayStation Underground video we get a fairly decent look at the game, its open world, combat, fishing, and riding strange creatures.
Putting aside the higher than usual $30 point of entry, for that extra bit of wallet weight you get a whole string of great indie titles. Including, The Witness, Stardew Valley, Subnautica, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Overgrowth, Nuclear Throne, and many more. It's like a who's who of great indie and early access titles released over the past couple of years. And as usual, the money goes towards a great cause.