Deck 13, the studio behind the equally Dark Souls-like Lords of the Fallen, are creating a new sci-fi themed action-RPG called The Surge. And in the latest bit of gameplay footage we get to see a few snippets of combat, a player death, some inventory stuff, and even a giant boss. A giant boss that looks like one of those cranes from construction site come to like. Which, as you'd expect is nowhere near as impressive as some of the spectacular bosses from the Dark Souls franchise.
Yeah, that Age of Empires II. The game that you played when there were still these things called VHS tapes. That you rented. They had movies on them. So you can see why it's a little strange to post a news piece about new content 17 years after the original game came out. Called Rise of the Rajas the new expansion comes to the Age of Empires II HD version of the game. Out next week it introduces four new Asian Civilizations to the fold - Burmese, Khmer, Malay, and Vietnamese.
Out in February, Ubisoft's For Honor looks set to provide visceral melee combat with a sizable portion of medieval fantasy as it's all set to combine the fighting styles of Vikings, Samurai, and Knights. And with both a single-player and multiplayer component that means we're getting close to beta time. For Honor will be conducting a Closed Beta in January, so be sure to head here to register.
Okay, so we all know how a New Game Plus mode works. Finish a game and restart with all of your upgrades and ability unlocks. Standard stuff. When news broke that Dishonored 2 was getting a New Game Plus mode as part of a free update we were like, "Okay, sure. Of course." But the devil is in the details. Or in this case, the awesome is in the details. As Dishonored 2's New Game Plus will let you start anew as either Corvo or Emily and, get this, combine their abilities!
One of the year's biggest surprises and success stories has to have been the new re-imagining of DOOM. But, it feels like the multiplayer aspect of the game has been overlooked by most. From what we've played it feels like a cross between Doom II and Quake 3, which on paper sounds pretty awesome. The post-release Season Pass content for DOOM has all been about the multiplayer, and DOOM’s latest multiplayer DLC, Bloodfall, is available now.
And Xbox 360 too, but hey it's all about the backwards compatibility. So yeah, Lost Odyssey, the very awesome JRPG from the creator of Final Fantasy that was released on Xbox 360 is now available for free. Which means you're probably just reading this waiting for me to get to the link. To point you in the right direction. Okay, so here goes. Prepare your mouse for the clicky. Free Lost Odyssey!
And that is, February 28, 2017. Torment: Tides of Numenera, is the upcoming spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment that broke the Kickstarter record for videogame funding way back in 2013. Developed by inXile Entertainment, the game is all set to continue the resurgence of great cRPGs we've been getting recently. And being the spiritual successor to what many consider to be the high-point of the genre, there's a lot of anticipation for this one.
Fans of StarCraft will know the name Alexei Stukov pretty well, and will also know that at a certain point he got infected with some bad juju. Turning him into this weird Terran and Zerg hybrid. But hey, one that could still command one hell of an infected army. And now he's being added to the StarCraft II co-op line-up, in all his infected glory.
Crytek has once again in a bit of financial trouble with word coming out that employees haven't been paid for months. And that dating all the way back to May this year, payments have been delayed by up to four weeks. The news echoes similar reports from a few years ago when the company was seen as being in a transitional phase. According to sources, word has it that Crytek is simply out of money and that a rescue plan and new deals are taking a lot longer than expected.
The first expansion to the rather excellent Forza Horizon 3 is available now. Called Blizzard Mountain it introduces brand new playable area of Forza Horizon 3’s Australia, one filled with snow and other wintery goodness. A new trailer to go alongside the launch has also been released, showcasing the new snowy weather effects and what it looks like to drive down a thick powdery slope. Spolier alert -- it looks awesome.