Check Out The Creepy Setting Of Vampyr

The release of Dontnod’s follow-up to Life is Strange, Vampyr, is still a ways off with a tentative release window of 2017, but that hasn’t stopped some new concept art being released that shows off the game’s creepy European setting.

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The game is being coined as an RPG, though it will have many of the more episodic adventure elements that were present in Life is Strange. There’s also been some talk of the moral dilemmas that pop up as a result of being a doctor who is now also a vampire. I can definitely see where that might cause some problems in day-to-day life.

Vampyr will release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC at some point in 2017.

Shovel Knight Amiibo Release Details Being Revealed Next Week

As soon as the Shovel Knight amiibo was revealed pretty much everyone went nuts and was dying to learn when they could buy one. However, since the announcement the exact details have been slim, with fans still unsure when to expect the highly-anticipated amiibo.

However, thanks to twitter we now know that a big update regarding the amiibo will be coming next week. A fan asked Shovel Knight developers Yacht Club Games about it on Twitter.

Shovel Knight is an absolute masterpiece of a platformer and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation Vita and PC.

Shadow Complex Getting Remastered For PC

Shadow Complex was a smash hit on the Xbox Live Arcade several years ago, getting rave reviews from critics and fans, alike. It’s been several years since that game came out, but now it looks like the game is getting the remaster treatment and coming to the PC.

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The news was slipped by PEGI, the prominent rating board for Europe. This definitely confirms the existence of the game, although the given release date has obviously past with no announcement. This has happened in the past, however, and the release date could just be the listing date.

The original Shadow Complex game launched in 2009 exclusively for the Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. Curiously enough, there is no listing for the game on Xbox consoles.

King’s Quest Episode 2 Release Date Revealed Via New Trailer

The fantastic first episode of the new King’s Quest series will be getting a sequel very soon, as a new teaser trailer for episode 2 has revealed the official release date.

The second episode follows where the story began on July 29th, with Graham’s journey of becoming a knight beginning.

King’s Quest – Chapter 2: Rubble Without a Cause will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on December 15th, 2015.

The New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Brings The Humor

The reception to Mighty No. 9 has been pretty mixed after the game’s Kickstarter Campaign failed to match visual style of what is now in development, but where I’m coming from it still looks like it’ll be a fun time.

That’s only exemplified by this new trailer for the game in which a hilarious announcer talks about all of the features of the game, like a boss rush mode, challenge mode, online and more. Does it look revolutionary? Of course not, but as far as gameplay goes it’s looking pretty solid.

Mighty No. 9 is will launch on February 12th, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and PC.

Content-light Star Wars Battlefront Will Get More Free DLC In The Future

One of the biggest complaints with the new Star Wars Battlefront game is the lack of content it launched with. The game has absolutely no singleplayer campaign to speak of and only 12 multiplayer maps across a handful of modes, yet they’re still charging $60 for it.

Perhaps as a way to get some of the fire out of their face EA has announced that more free DLC will be coming to the game, which will release during the time of the game’s ridiculously-priced $50 season pass. Here’s a snippet of what EA’s Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund said:

“Of course, we are also planning to support Star Wars Battlefront with new content well into the future. We will be adding more of what you love about the game, like new maps and Star Cards, for free in the coming months, in addition to all of the content we have coming with Season Pass. We’ll have more to share soon.”

Still, what this content will even be and when we can expect to get it is all up in the air. I really hope that big publishers like EA are taking a lot of the backlash to heart and realizing that what they are doing is entirely anti-consumer. When a game launches we want the complete package for a fair price, not a shell of a game that *might* get fleshed out somewhere down the line while also dangling a $50 season pass in front of our faces.

Ghost In The Shell: First Assault Launching Next Month On Steam

Next month Steam will be hosting the launch of Ghost in the Shell: First Assault, which is a first-person shooter based on the beloved anime. The game will also receive a closed beta that is coming soon that you can sign up for by clicking right here.

Here’s a snippet of the description for the game from the above trailer:

“Players will advance and master their character with upgrades and unlocks as they succeed in combat. Each character has exclusive attributes that reflect features of the original franchise. Adding a unique layer to the experience, each of these characters can be customized with specialized body augmentations, weapon attachments and enhanced abilities. First Assault also features “SkillSync,” which allows players to leverage shared cyber-abilities with nearby teammates in combat modes to augment and increase their skills. By using SkillSync in smart and tactical ways, teammates can work together in devastating combinations in battle.”

As you can spot from the like to dislike ratio on the YouTube video, a lot of fans are upset about this game due to the fact that it’s taking a beloved license and turning it into what they think will be a mindless shooter. I don’t like to judge games too much until I’ve actually played them, but it actually doesn’t look too bad to me. Then again, I haven’t personally seen the original anime so I have no idea if this is completely different from that. We’ll all find out soon enough!