And that is August 29 for PC and PS4. Also we've got a new video that delves deep into the combat for the game, going over all the different fighting styles and even how you can create your own combos. It's pretty in-depth stuff, and with the recent release of the somewhat similar For Honor from Ubisoft, 2017 is turning out to be quite the year for deep melee combat.
And it's another well received Platinum Games action game, this time with a sci-fi setting and the 'lets slow down time' mechanic that became popular around about the time of the game's original console release. Which was in 2010 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Vanquish, which follows the recent PC re-release of Bayonetta will provide players with an unlocked resolution, fast frame-rate, and special special edition goodies when it launches on Steam on May 25.
Touted as the mega-hit videogame from 1996, STRAFE from Pixel Titans and Devolver Digital looks to recreate the intense action and feel of games like Quake and the original Half-Life and meld that with procedural generation for its levels, and rogue-like progression. That's if you can survive for more than a few minutes.
Which translates to a very successful FY17 for EA. Quarter numbers are up, stock evaluation dividends and remutables are in the green, and pork belly prices are in line with GDP growth year on year. Okay, so I don't know what I'm talking about and just about the only thing I could understand from the recent financial earnings report was that Battlefield 1 has had more than 19 million players join the old-timey fight since launching late last year.
Quake Champions is holding a Large Scale Tech Test from May 12 to May 21, where anyone and everyone can jump in for some sweet frag action. Basically an Open Beta, all you'll need to do is sign-up, fire the ol' Bethesda Launcher, and start playing. May 12 also marks the end of the NDA currently in place, so expect to see a lot of Quake Champions stuff popping up all over the place this weekend.
After the recent Intel Extreme Masters event it's great to see that Australia is hosting some great esports events. And now we can add the Overwatch World Cup to the list where Group C and D matches are schedule to take place in Sydney this winter. And yeah, included in the mix is Australia. Weirdly New Zealand's Group G games will be held in California.
The NBA Jam inspired NBA Playgrounds has quietly been released for all the major platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. As per the new launch trailer the inspiration is immediately visible. Giant heads, classic players from a bygone era, 2v2 action, alley-oops, and jumping higher than the backboard to perform insane dunks.
Posted by a Reddit user, a new image purporting to be from the upcoming Egypt-set Assassin's Creed: Origins showcases two elements that have been rumoured to be a part of the game for sometime now. That being the return of boats and running around ancient Egypt. The mission objective which states "Follow Shadya to Khenut's villa" is a direct reference to a Queen of Egypt. So I guess, now we wait for the official reveal.
Developer Volition's follow-up to the Saints Row franchise doesn't stray too far from the source, as Agents of Mayhem is set in that universe, presented as as over-the-top Saturday morning cartoon. Which is certainly the vibe you get from the latest Franchise Force trailer, which showcases the abilities and characteristics of three playable characters -- Hollywood, Hardtack and Fortune.
At a recent trip to Blizzard HQ I had the chance to sit down with Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode on the eve of the release of the latest card expansion Journey to Un'Goro. And we talked about how great dinosaurs make things, what crazy ideas the team has left by the wayside, and how his burgeoning rap career is working out.