inFAMOUS: Second Son remains the best reason to own a PlayStation 4 right now, and that great game is getting a standalone DLC story called inFAMOUS: First Light. The DLC got a new trailer at Gamescom today, which shows off some gameplay and cinematics.
First Light stars Abigail “Fetch” Walker, who was an important ally to Second Son‘s Delsin. She has special neon powers that allows her to move very quickly and rapidly shoot foes from a distance. The game seems to be an exploration on her background and her powers.
I’m all for more inFAMOUS: Second Son content, but i’m a little skeptical on what this DLC has to offer, from a gameplay perspective. Fetch was a great character that had awesome chemistry with Delsin, but Delsin eventually acquires her powers and masters them pretty well. Is this DLC just going to re-use the same abilities we’ve already used in Second Son? I’m hoping that isn’t the case and fans get some new ways to play in the inFAMOUS world.
inFAMOUS: First Light releases on August 27th for the PlayStation 4. Check out the trailer below.
Last week we were all teased with a Sierra logo that hinted that the company may be coming back from the dead, and now we have the confirmation that it is all true.
The original founder of the company, Ken Williams, said the following:
“We’re very proud of what we created all those years ago with Sierra Online, and today’s news about carrying Sierra forward as an indie-specific brand is very encouraging.”
He goes on to mention their immediate game plans:
“We look forward to seeing Sierra’s independent spirit live on, and are especially excited to see what The Odd Gentlemen will do with King’s Quest.”
Sierra was a classic gaming company in the late 80’s and early 90’s, so seeing that kind of retro spirit back in the current gaming world will be great. I love the fact that they are focusing on indie developers to bring more attention to those more unique titles, while also re-imagining some of their past classics with current hardware.
Microsoft has made a lot of big news at today’s Gamescom event, and here we have yet another big announcement coming from them. They announced that the beta for Halo 5: Guardians will start on December 29th, 2014 and run until January 17th, 2015. For those who haven’t put that together, that is three weeks. THREE OF ‘EM!
343 went into more detail about the beta, revealing that it will have 7 maps and 3 different modes to play in that all tailor to 4 vs 4 combat. The beta will also include 11 weapons and customizable armor sets for everyone to play around with, though all players will begin each match with the same loadouts.
To gain access to the Halo 5: Guardians beta, you will have to have purchased Halo: The Master Chief Collection which releases for Xbox One on November 11th, 2014.
Just about everything that has come from the Sunset Overdrive camp has been really impressive, so when a new trailer was shown at Gamescom it was really no surprise that it kept the momentum going.
In this video we are introduced to a former scientist of FizzCo names Floyd, who gives us a hilarious narration about everything that has happened since FizzCo screwed everything up, how he could have stopped it if they didn’t fire him, and well wishes for you during the apocalypse. Check out the new trailer below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFrpMdDPnEY#t=24′%5D
Sunset Overdrive is being developed by Insomniac Games exclusively for the Xbox One and is set to be released on October 31st.
Microsoft have unveiled a new trailer for Fable Legends, the multplayer action adventure game that is coming exclusively to Xbox One next year. The trailer shows off some great visuals and a charming and magical setting that contains all of the hallmarks of the Fable series.
Although the trailer didn’t tell us a heck of a lot more about the game that we didn’t already know, the biggest information it revealed is that the beta for the game will start on October 16th. No details have been revealed about what will be contained within the beta or how long it will last for as of now. Check out the video below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSBuaiOWISI#t=12′%5D
Fable Legends is being developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Studios exclusively for the Xbox One. The game utilizes Unreal Engine 4 and is expected to be released sometime next year.
True to their word, Remedy Entertainment has revealed an 8-minute gameplay video featuring their upcoming third-person shooter Quantum Break. These are the people responsible for 2010’s fantastic Alan Wake, and judging from this gameplay footage it’s easy to see a lot of inspiration was taken from that game.
The major difference in Quantum Break compared to Alan Wake, however, as that time is able to be controlled. As the protagonist makes his way through waves of armed foes, he is able to stop time and move position to confuse enemies. The production values and graphics look absolutely phenomenal and is easily one of my most anticipated Xbox One exclusives for next year. Check out the footage below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49vq4I0bS2M’%5D
Quantum Break is being developed by Remedy Entertainment for the Xbox One with an expected release sometime in 2015.
During Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference, 2K Games showed off a bit more of their upcoming multiplayer shooter Evolve. However, they also revealed that a beta would be coming shortly before the game releases, and thus far only on Xbox One.
When January rolls around, players will be able control 4 hunters tracking down a monster or the monster itself. There are no details on what will be included in the beta or how long it will last yet, but the fact that it’s so far only coming to Xbox One is big news.
Evolve is being developed by Turtle Rock Studios for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and is scheduled to be released on February 10th, 2015.