Wednesday, 30 October 2019
In a new video released today, the Crystal Dynamics development team provides a deeper dive into Marvel’s Avengers gameplay, story, AIM narrative, mission variety, Super Hero customization, and much more.
Marvel’s Avengers offers players a truly rich experience, with a combination of Hero Missions and Warzone Missions. Hero Missions are single-player only and are part of the overall Campaign. These Hero Missions are designed to showcase each hero’s unique abilities as you reassemble them to your growing roster. Warzone Missions can be played solo or with a group of up to four players as any Hero in your roster. Each mission dynamically scales based on the team size and player level.
Players in Marvel’s Avengers will also be able to customize Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in a number of ways. While each Super Hero will play true to their unique power sets, each will have the flexibility to play different based on the gear you equip and the skills you enable. Each hero has dynamic combo systems, Heroic moves, an intrinsic ability, and signature move sets to unlock and customize. You’ll also be able to customize these iconic Super Heroes with classic, fan-favorite, and all-new original outfits inspired by over 80-years of Marvel history.
To ensure a heroic experience for all players, Marvel’s Avengers narrative will progress over multiple years with every new post release Super Hero and region delivered to players at no additional cost if you own the core game.
Play the beta first on PS4. Marvel’s Avengers assemble on May 15, 2020.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Watford, UK – October 29, 2019 –– Award-winning global publisher, Wired Productions and leading Italian game studio, Storm in a Teacup, are today pleased to announce first-person horror adventure, Close to the Sun, is now available across all major console formats: PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™ for £24.99 in the UK, €29.99 in most European countries* and $29.99 in North America. The Collector’s Edition sails in at £79.99, €92.50 and $104 and is only available to the first 1,000 fans via the Wired Store.
Check out the new monster-filled console launch trailer here:
Grounded in an alternative 19th Century where famed inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla was able to fulfil his shocking potential, Close to the Sun – which uses the raw power of the Unreal® Engine 4 – sees players step onto the Helios – a colossal vessel built for scientific research, steeped in horror and mystery. As the heroine, Rose, players find themselves walking the massive area looking for their lost sister on the majestic yet mysterious ship created by Tesla. Where is Ada and what happened? Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!
“We’re obviously delighted to be able to finally bring Close to the Sun to our console fanbase,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “The horror elements of the narrative and exploratory nature of the gameplay, alongside the totally emersion that only a first-person adventure can bring, lend themselves perfectly to the PS4, Xbox One and Switch. As such we can’t wait to unmoor the game across digital and retail to players around the world.”
Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder, Storm in a Teacup, added: “Close to the Sun has been a labour of love for the past few years, so the team is thrilled to be able to convey all the passion and knowledge that went into the creation of the PC version to console owners throughout the world.”
Published by Wired Productions and developed by Storm in a Teacup, the game is also available on PC via Epic Games Store, in addition to its PS4, Xbox One and Switch launch today. Close to the Sun is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.
To purchase the Collector’s Edition, visit http://wiredproductions.com/close-to-the-sun-collectors
Digital pre-orders for CI Games’ tactical first-person shooter, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, are now live on Steam, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.
To accompany this, CI Games has unveiled a pre-launch trailer giving gamers a taster of what’s in store when the game launches on November 22nd, including several new-to-the-series features and mechanics. Most notable is the inclusion of dismemberment, much requested by fans around the world and a nice little nod to FPS classics like Soldier of Fortune.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will launch on November 22nd on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Saturday, 26 October 2019
Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare® is back!
The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivalled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare® series from the ground up.
In the visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare® can. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East.
And the story doesn’t end there.
In Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, players will be thrust into an immersive narrative spanning the entire game. Experience the ultimate online playground with classic multiplayer, or squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels.
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The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to Halcyon, the furthest colony from Earth located at the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy it. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios. You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren’t particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately.
This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon. Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It’s up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends. Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything... except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.
Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony.
As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
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Posted by JD at 11:16
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is finally available to play on the go on Nintendo Switch! It is a beautiful, fast-paced, and critically acclaimed 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect fighting game for casual and competitive fighting game fans alike. Includes fully voiced story mode, gorgeous animation, and a soundtrack by Michiru Yamane.
Platform Nintendo Switch
Release Date Oct 22, 2019
No. of Players up to 8 players
File Size 5.3 GB
Already available on PS4
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Cat Quest II is a 2D open-world action-RPG set in a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. Under threat from a continuing war between the cats of Felingard and the advancing dogs of the Lupus Empire, Cat Quest II tells the tail of two kings, brought together against their will, on a journey of paw-some discovery to reclaim their thrones.
Play as both a cat and dog as you explore their kingdoms solo or with a friend! Quest in a world filled with magic, curious monsters, and go on a catventure like never before! Expanding on the original with more explosive spells, new weapon options, and local co-op - Cat Quest II improves on all aspects of the universally adored indie sensation.
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Songbird Symphony is out on PlayStation 4 and will be available physically on November 5 in North America!
Songbird Symphony is a platformer with rhythm elements that tells the heartfelt story of Birb. Follow this cheerful little bouncing bird who revels in singing, and guide him through his journey to learn more about his origins.
Saturday, 19 October 2019
The legendary Zero returns! The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings six action-packed games together.
Friday, 18 October 2019
Wired Productions Partners with DeLorean Motor Company to
feature the legendary metal-infused sportscar in the futuristic racing games’ burgeoning roster of vehicles for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch
Watford, England – October, 2019 – Wired Productions Ltd., an award-winning independent video games publisher, together with developer Caged Element Inc. , partner with DeLorean Motor Company, to unveil the latest update to futuristic racer, GRIP: Combat Racing in the form of beloved silver sportscar: the DeLorean. The addition of the iconic DeLorean offers players a chance to get behind the wheel of the iconic vehicle made famous in the 80s, just in time for its Steam Free Weekend from October 17 to 21.
Watch the DeLorean Trailer now:
Celebrating nearly a year’s worth of constant updates and costing a mere £1.69 / $1.99 the DeLorean DLC comes hot on the heels of the recently announced GRIP: Combat Racing - AirBlades Vs Rollers Ultimate Edition, on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC via Steam®. With less than 9,000 created, even less in existence today, fans of the DeLorean will now have a chance to own their very own.
DeLorean Motor Company, one of the most beloved car manufacturers in the galaxy, has injected its flagship vehicle into GRIP: Combat Racing. Armed, armoured, flippable and jet fuel-injected, it's the most souped-up DeLorean you will ever see – and pilot. It arrives in two forms: anti-grav AirBlades and regular four-wheeled roller. Check out the trailer below to see how the iconic ‘gull-wing’ doored sports car has been transformed for its debut on GRIP’s more than deadly tracks.
Inspired by Rollcage, and in partnership with key development team members from the original Rollcage, GRIP: Combat Racing has continued to fuel the racing appetite of arcade gamers around the world. A return to the hardcore combat scene of the 90s, bristling with heavy weapons and packing ferocious speed, the game is an intense, sensory feast. With a dedicated community and player numbers continually growing, GRIP: Combat Racing has seen a huge amount of content and updates since launch, with constant optimisation, new tracks and new playing modes having already been introduced.
GRIP: Combat Racing can be played for free digitally on Steam at 10AM PT October 17 until 10AM PT October 21. GRIP: Combat Racing can also be purchased for console platforms (MSRP $39.99) and PC (MSRP $29.99) – digitally on Steam, the PlayStation™ Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo Switch or physically, upright and upside-down at global retail. All players who already own GRIP will receive Airblades as a free update.
In addition to its digital release on Xbox One, GRIP: Combat Racing is available through the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, bringing the title to Xbox players around the world.
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
LONDON, UK (October, 2019)
Square Enix Ltd. have announced that the full season of Life is Strange 2, the award-winning narrative adventure that’s inspiring real-world conversations about race, gender equality and much more, is set for a boxed release in Europe and North America. The company will introduce a Standard and Collector’s Edition; and both will include the complete season of Life is Strange 2, plus a variety of exclusive content designed by the Life is Strange team at DONTNOD Entertainment in partnership with Square Enix External Studios.
Following are the details of the boxed editions.
Life is Strange 2 Standard Edition includes: - (Amazon Link opens in a new window)
The Complete Season
Bonus Game: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
Arcadia Bay Patches: customise Sean’s in-game backpack.
The Square Enix Store Exclusive Life is Strange 2 Collector’s Edition includes:
The Complete Season
Bonus Game: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
Arcadia Bay Patches: customise Sean’s in-game backpack.
Jonathan Morali’s official score – 4x 7” Vinyl Box Set
32-page hardcover artbook, featuring concept art from Life is Strange 2
4” Sean & 3” Daniel vinyl figurines
Collector’s Edition presentation box
Both Boxed Editions will available in EMEA markets on December 3rd, the same date as the exciting culmination of the Diaz’ brothers journey in the Life is Strange 2 Season Finale, for XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC/Steam. It will be available in North America and Latin America on February 4th 2020. Release dates may vary in specific countries
More information about Life is Strange 2 can be found at the LIFE IS STRANGE official website: https://lifeisstrange.square-enix-games.com
LIFE IS STRANGE official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LifeIsStrangeGame/
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LifeIsStrange
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Monday, 14 October 2019
Forget everything you know about drifting.
Set in a 90s retro future, Inertial Drift is an Arcade Racer with a devastatingly unique handling model and unbelievably satisfying twin-stick drift mechanics. Inertial Drift offers a whole new level of accessibility and challenge to the arcade racing genre - for a driving experience genuinely unlike anything you've played before.
Inertial Drift is coming to PlayStation 4 in Spring 2020!
A gorgeous action adventure on an epic scale now available on Xbox One!
Play as Rusty – a kindhearted, but clumsy adventurer who accidentally starts a chain of events which will destroy his world. Solve mind-bending puzzles, fight challenging enemies, defeat huge bosses and platform your way through a fantastic open world in this lavish take on classic action adventure games.
Check out an early look at GTFO, a survival horror FPS from developer 10 Chambers!
Posted by JD at 17:56
Thursday, 10 October 2019
Warsaw, 10.10.2019 – Kool2Play Studio is honoured to present the first trailer for its newest game: Uragun. The video introduces players to the game's main plot points, as well as presenting them with all-new, never-seen-before gameplay footage.
Uragun is a hardcore top-down shooter with a pinch of tactical combat. The player must outsmart and outshoot hostile swarms of AI-controlled machines, in levels designed to reflect the layouts of various major cities from real-life across the world. Uragun allows players to take control of a heavily armed mech suit tasked with eliminating waves upon waves of super smart AI bots swarming the streets of New York, London, Berlin, Moscow, Beijing and Warsaw.
Check out the all-new trailer:
Uragun combines the dense atmosphere of the cult classic Syndicate and the dynamic gameplay of Crimsonland with the tactical elements of Helldivers. The game's lead designer Jacek Wesołowski was one of the creative minds behind such acclaimed titles as Bulletstorm and Hard Reset. One of Uragun’s most distinct feature is its enemies; a cast of killer robots with a wide set of complex behaviors and coordinated tactics. This machinic menace is controlled by a unique, dynamic AI, without any predetermined actions and set pieces. According to the developers, the players will face a large, varied enemy roster – each bot will utilize different tactics corresponding to its abilities and armaments, as well as dynamically modify its behavior in response to environmental conditions.
The game will first be made available on Steam Early Access by early 2020.
The full version of Uragun will be released on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation consoles in mid-2020.
Kerbal Space Program 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed space flight simulation game Kerbal Space Program from Star Theory and Private Division.
With the original Kerbal Space Program having become one of the most beloved games of all time and now bigger than ever, Kerbal Space Program 2 has been fully redesigned from the ground up to meet the demands of modern and next-generation space exploration, all while maintaining the monumental foundations of the first game. Build a space program, construct powerful spacecraft, design resource-gathering colonies, and much more to uncover the secrets of the galaxy. A plethora of exciting new features will captivate veteran and returning players, as well as usher in a whole new wave of Kerbonauts to the ingenious and comedic world that has entertained millions of players.
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Call of Duty: Mobile reviewed by Kyle Hilliard on iOS, also available on Android.
Call of Duty: Mobile represents the best the juggernaut franchise has ever been on a handheld platform. The leveling path is rewarding, even without spending money, and there are lots of modes to jump around between, including an impressive battle royale mode. Unfortunately, it is still a shooter controlled by a touch-screen with no bluetooth controller support - even if it's impressive despite that, the accuracy and usability will still never be as good as its console and PC counterparts.
Posted by JD at 08:30
Saturday, 5 October 2019
WHAT THE GOLF? is a silly physics-based golf parody where every golf course is a new surprising type of golf, some brilliant or hilarious, others so absurd they will make you go: WHAT THE GOLF? Golf a house, a horse or car!
Friday, 4 October 2019
Close to the Sun is a first-person story driven horror game, already released for PC, it is released on consoles at the end of October. I got my hands on a Xbox One preview code thanks to the good people at Wired Productions, and I played the first 3 chapters.
The game is set in an alternative 19th century, where Nikola Tesla achieved much of what conspiracy theorists claimed he was stopped from doing, and he has indeed changed the world.
Visually the game will instantly remind you of Bioshock, but the game plays very different. You control a journalist called Rose, and you find yourself aboard Tesla's huge scientific vessel the Helios after receiving a message from her sister Ada.
Close to the Sun is a first person horror game, and leaves you completely immersed in a world whereby you have to explore and solve mysteries, all the whole surrounded by what can be a very scary environment.
The game itself although lacking in some gameplay areas, this is very much an examine everything and follow the storyline type of game. The game plays more like a way to better understanding Tesla, his mind, his motivations, all the way finding yourself terrified by the set pieces. And the jump scares will get your heart pounding.
The puzzles you solve are on a fair learning curve, with the earlier puzzles being quite simple, and as you progress through the game they slowly get harder and really test your memory skills. And I do enjoy these types of games, and I am the kind of person who really tries to follow every aspect of the story and take it in, not to mention my handy notepad I always have with me to help me with the puzzles.
Close to the Sun is a horror game, it is not for kids, this is a challenging game at time, but I am sure by the time you complete it you will feel a great sense of accomplishment, not only at beating the game but by feeling a part of the game and understanding better what Tesla could have been.
I look forward to getting my hands on the final game.
Close to the Sun is available now on the Epic Games Store and set to release later in 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Watford, UK – October 2, 2019 – Award-winning global publisher, Wired Productions, and acclaimed Italian studio, LKA, have announced Martha is Dead, a dark psychological thriller tipped for release in 2020.
Following its debut title, The Town of Light which released in 2016, Martha is Dead continues LKA’s signature style of deep multi-layered narratives combined with real locations and a mix of history, superstition and psychological distress. LKA's expertise for delving into complex and riveting subject matter that borrows from both fact and fiction helps to distinguish its development pedigree and passion.
Set in Tuscany, 1944, south of the Gothic line, as conflict intensifies between German and Allied forces, the desecrated body of a woman is found drowned. Her twin sister, the young daughter of a German soldier must deal with the acute trauma of loss, while the truth of the brutal murder is shrouded by mysterious folklore and the extreme horror of war draws ever closer.
Watch the trailer below.
With photo-realism at its core and using advanced texturing techniques alongside full support for real-time ray tracing, Martha is Dead is built in Unreal® Engine 4 and is set once again to blur the boundary between gaming and reality by bringing human stories to life; amplified with high-level production, cinematic visuals and haunting audio.
“We are delighted to be once again working with the incredibly talented team at LKA as their ability to bring stories to life is once again demonstrated with this unique project,“ said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions, “Martha is Dead is a beautiful and haunting adventure that will take players through an unforgettable story, and we’re confident it will leave a mark with gamers as it has done with us..”
“At LKA we want to tell stories that push your imagination to the limits, while embracing those real-world elements that make our narratives more immersive and grounded,” said Luca Dalcò, Founder and Creative Director, LKA. “We’re delighted to be once again joining forces with Wired Productions, a publisher who shares our vision while providing incredible support to bring our game to market.”
Fans of first-person thrillers will experience a unique opportunity through Martha is Dead, as the game offers a chilling story seen through the eyes of an innocent young woman who is on a mission to find out the truth. Along the way, she will encounter situations and discover things no one should have to… mortal death was the easy path compared to this one marred by mental and emotional distress which lingers on.
Currently in development, Martha is Dead is set to arrive in 2020 with further details, including platforms, to be announced.