We’re out of the blocks with our review a bit later than we’d have liked, but Nintendo has put AusGamers seemingly on the back-burner a bit, but that’s neither here nor there. Because we went ahead and bought the damn Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild anyway and if you're one of those peeps who was unsure about whether or not the investment in the package was worth it, well we hope our in-depth review gives you the answers you need.
Despite originally being banned classification in Australia, and strict rules around how resubmissions go, it turns out Outlast 2 will make its way to our shores in R18+ form, with the reasoning being centred around outdated contextualisation that came with the original submission.
In 4K Ultra High Definition too, with all content both single and multiplayer from the late '90s RTS classic and the Brood War expansion. When it comes to HD remasters for classic Blizzard games StarCraft has been rumoured to be in the works for a while now, with the existence of it popping up prior to BlizzCon last year as a rumour. One that's finally come true! StarCraft: Remastered is expected to be released sometime this winter.
By now you've probably seen enough on Bethesda and Arkane Studios' upcoming Prey to know if its the sort of game you'd play. For us, it's the mix of System Shock, BioShock, and the free-from nature of Dishonored in a sci-fi setting that's got us interested in it. Almost to an unhealthy degree. And the latest video drops hints that the choices you make not only in the story, but player progression, will shape the ending.
A retail listing outing the existence of a new Destiny game? To quote Biff from Back to the Future Part II, "there's something strangely familiar about all this." This time though the leak comes from an Italian retailer, where a poster gives a release date of September 8. Apart from a date and mention of early access for PlayStation owners, the long rumoured PC version of Destiny 2 is still up in the air.
Microsoft has announced its Games with Gold lineup for April, and it's another great batch of free games for Xbox Live subscribers. On the Xbox One front there's the visually impressive launch title Ryse: Son of Rome available from April 1, and The Walking Dead: Season Two from April 16. The first season of The Walking Dead was offered up in the past so if you've been sitting on it, now's the time to dust off that digital download in preparation for Season Two.
In a surprise turn, it looks that Outlast 2 will see the light of day here in Australia with a new R18+ rating given to the game by the Australian Classification Board. And that's a figurative light of day as Outlast 2, like a lot of horror games, seems to take place exclusively at night. The R18+ rating is due to "high impact horror themes, violence, blood, gore and sex."
As few weeks ago we reported that the developers behind the CEMU emulator were able to get The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild up and running on PC. In that the game loaded, but was far from playable thanks to the constant freezes and glitches. Plus, a lot of Link's abilities just didn't work at all. Well fast forward to today and Team Cemu have gotten the game running apart from a rather sluggish frame-rate.
In partnership with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) the new venture slated for next month will offer free game development workshops with experienced teachers. And will offer up classes on programming, design, and of course, how to bring your game to the Xbox platform. The best part is that workshops will run from April 10 during school holidays and be open to anyone over the age of 14.
Released earlier this year, by all accounts Capcom's return to the survival horror roots of the Resident Evil series has been embraced by fans the world over. Although the first-person perspective was a move away from the action-packed entries preceding it, Resident Evil VII was very much a way for the team at Capcom to return to the staight-up horror roots of the series. In the first part of a new making-of series we get to hear the producers and director of Resident Evill VII talk about the early stages of this, well, reboot.