For Heroes of the Storm fans it was only a matter time before we got our hands on the first Overwatch-themed battleground. And with the introduction of Hanamura, a large scenic battleground where teams will need to defend and escort payloads in order to damage the opposing team's core, you can be sure that Blizzard hasn't taken any half-measures with this debut. And alongside the update, in addition to the substantial 2.0 stuff coming this month, Genji is also joining the ranks.
Namely new maps and Titans, but also a number of refinements to the matchmaking system plus new cosmetic items to purchase in-game. The announcement also comes alongside word from EA and Respawn that they plan on supporting the game for many months to come. Which is good because for a lot of people Titanfall 2 was one of the sleeper hits of 2016.
After the recent release of the Xbox One upgrade's hardware specs over at Digital Foundry we know that the console will indeed be one powerful piece of kit. But what we don't know or haven't seen yet, are games running on the machine or what it even looks like, or how much it'll cost. Well, for that we have to wait until Microsoft's E3 conference in June. According to Phil Spencer, that's where all will be revealed.
This is worth it just to see British actor Nathan Constance get in character to channel battle-hungry Warboss Gorgutz ‘Ead’unter and talk in that hilarious 'Gitz and Boyz' talk of the Orks in Warhammer 40,000. As the third game in an acclaimed series, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is on track release on April 27.
So, that's a thing now. We're gonna have to write 2017 after Battlefront II now because otherwise it might be confused with the other Battlefront 2. Story idea: what if we get a First Look from someone who never played the 2005 game of the 2005 game? We could get hands-on before anyone else. Think of the clicks. Watch the trailer below, unless you already watched it when it was
Which, if you're reading this with at least a primary school level of education, you can figure out that it means Porsche cars making an appearance in all foreseeable Forza games. The partnership, a six-year deal, was announced at a fancy auto show earlier today alongside a Forza Horizon 3 Porsche Car Pack. Which is nice, because my metallic pink VL turbo needs a bit of a break.
Because he's an awakened automaton you see, and all that newfound sentience is being directed toward killing all living organisms. As you do. Although described as "a woke AF killing machine", in an attempt to appeal to that most mythical of marketing targets -- the cool teen who gets it and both understands, admires, and detests the idea of corporate sponsored identity -- Clutch is actually the most normal sounding Quake Champion announced so far.
Available April 27 for PS4 and Xbox One (yeah, looks like PC is getting the ol' skiperoo here), the free demo will let players experience the opening hour of the game as they take control of Morgan Yu and board the Talos I. And it wouldn't be a piece of Prey news without a new trailer, so there's one of those too. At this point I'm so ready to play this, that I'm more than willing to stick a needle in my eye.
Mainly because prior to today's Nintendo Direct the only word we got from the Big N prior to the broadcast was that the focus would primarily be on the upcoming multiplayer games, Splatoon 2 and ARMS. And hey, it's good to be wrong. After the reminder that later this month every Switch owner will purchase their second game for the console thanks to the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came a number of cool game announcements for 2017.
Early this morning Nintendo held a new Direct that focused on the upcoming multiplayer Switch titles Splatoon 2 and ARMS. Plus, a few surprise announcements too. More on those in a bit. First off, both game finally have solid release dates with Splatoon 2 expected to drop July 21 and ARMS on June 16. Next up, a new co-op horde mode was revealed for Splatoon 2, with ARMS specifically shown off as a deep fighter with competitive potential.