Dead Island has a reputation for featuring an impressive assortment of ways to brutally kill zombies, and if this new gameplay trailer for Dead Island 2 is anything to go by then that fact is only going to be amplified in the game’s sequel.
The game takes place in California immediately after the events of Dead Island and Escape Dead Island as the state is put under quarantine due to this viscous zombie outbreak. It’s up to you to stay alive and mutilate as many zombies as you can in as many ways as you can come up with, so you better bring plenty of weapons.
The answer to the question of whether or not the progress you made in the recent Destiny beta would transfer over to the full game was up in the air for a long time, but now Bungie has an official answer. Unfortunately, none of the progress you made during the Destiny beta will transfer over to the full game when it releases on September 9th, 2014.
“Since the beta, we’ve continued to tune and adjust the game. The way you earn experience has been adjusted up and down a bunch of times. Items have been added and removed. New features toggled. Although there’s no single monumental change, the sum of the tweaks leaves characters from the beta build in strange shape that would be confusing at best, broken at worst.”
Bungie does reaffirm that this will be the last time that you have to start all over again, as the next time you play the game it will be the full package:
“On September 9, you can create a Guardian who will keep you company for a good, long time. On a long-enough timeline, you might decide to delete him or her and start over again – but that will be your call to make.”
Honestly, I can understand why progress can’t be carried over due to all the changes being made, but it’s still disappointing to lose all of the progress made. Still, I had such a blast with both the Alpha and the Beta that i’m more than willing to start from scratch for a third time, only next time there will be a heck of a lot more to do. September 9th can’t come soon enough!
In a surprising turn of events, it has been revealed that the legendary Paul McCartney has collaborated on the score and wrote the theme song for Bungie’s upcoming online FPS Destiny.
The score was composed over 4 years in New York, Los Angeles and Abbey Road Studios with Marty O’Donnell and Mike Salvatori. O’Donnell was suddenly fired from Bungie this year, which has lead to some controversy between the two camps.
McCartney, O’Donnell and Salvatori
McCartney also penned the theme song for the game, which was recorded with a 120-piece ensemble at Abbey Road. The orchestra was conducted by Giles Martin, who is the son of the renowned Beatles producer George Martin.
Destiny is set to be released on September 9th on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Looks like Phoenix Wright has taken a case for a different platform. Capcom has just revealed that their latest downloadable 3DS game, Phoenix Wright: Duel Destinies, will be making its way to iOS.
Although an official release date was not specified, the 3DS version is already out in Japan and will release everywhere else on October 24th. The game will be re-rendered in full HD and include the exact content that is present in the 3DS version.
Sierra Entertainment, a studio known for some classic games in the 90’s that has been defunct for years, is set to make a comeback. A new splash logo has been revealed from the company, with hints of a new franchise being revealed at this year’s Gamescom.
It’s unknown just what the company could be set to reveal, but the fact that the company is back alone is pretty cool. A lot of the people who made the company what it was in the 90’s are gone, unfortunately, but hopefully they can keep the name intact and release something great.
Gamescom is set to take place from August 13th to August 17th in Cologne, Germany.
Peter Molyneux, that man responsible for the Fable series and countless others, has a new game out on iOS today called Godus. In typical Molyneux fashion, he is hyping it up by calling it the most amazing project he has ever worked on. Yup, we’ve heard that one somewhere before I think…
The game has you playing as a god who has complete control of the game world and all of its inhabitants, allowing you to literally create a world. As the game goes on you will become more powerful, and similar to the Fable series, you have the option to use the power for good or bad.
Peter Molyneux said the following in a statement:
“I’m fascinated to see how players wield such powers on mobile. [It will] put more powers in the hands of its players where the outcomes will be as unpredictable as they are thrilling.”
Considering Molyneux is a pro for hyping up his own games that end up being disappointing as a result, I doubt Godus is going to be anything that will change the name of the game. What it will be instead, i’m sure, is a really solid game that will have no shortage of the usual Molyneux charm. The guy may not live up to his own words, but he rarely fails at delivering something that’s still a lot of fun.
If you’ve been holding off on purchasing any of the Xbox One launch titles, Microsoft has done a little something that just may catch your attention. They have revealed that, starting right now, they are cutting $10 off of four Xbox One launch games.
The four games in question are Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5 and Kinect Sports Rivals, and they will now all retail for $49.99. Microsoft has also confirmed that this new price point is permanent.
Honestly, considering that these were all games that really failed to garner a heck of a lot of praise, I’m surprised they’re not even cheaper by this point. Dead Rising 3 and Forza Motorsport 5 could maybe still be worth it at a $40 price point, but both Ryse: Son of Rome and Kinect Sports Rivals should be bargain bin games at this point.
Warner Bros. has released a brand new trailer for Mortal Kombat X, and this time they are showing off all of series-veteran Raiden’s new devastating moves.
Series creator Ed Boon has said that each character in the game will have 3 variations that will have different perks, and the 3 variations that Raiden will have are the following:
Thunder God Raiden – Lightning attacks enhanced
Displacer Raiden – Teleportation
Storm Lord Raiden – Lightning Traps
Mortal Kombat X is set to release sometime in 2015, with more information being expected at this year’s Gamescom event. Check out the trailer featuring Raiden below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsS0lnJ2SSI’%5D
We knew for a while that two Assassin’s Creed games would be coming this year, and when Assassin’s Creed Unity was announced for current-generation consoles it was expected that the other game’s announcement wouldn’t be too far behind. However, a lot of time passed and we still didn’t hear one word about this supposed last-gen exclusive.
UNTIL NOW! Ubisoft has officially announced that the game that will be coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 exclusively is none other than Assassin’s Creed Rogue. The game is set in the middle of the 18th century during the 7 Years’ War and you control a Templar named Shay Patrick Cormac. It was developed by Ubisoft Sofia in collaboration with Ubisoft offices in Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest, and completes the saga that started with Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
The fantastic Resident Evil GameCube remake that came out in 2002 is getting the remaster treatment. Capcom has announced that they will be remastered the game for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
As for what this remaster will be doing for the 2002 game, the game is being upgraded to 1080p on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, will have enhanced 3D models and textures, and will contain 5.1 surround sound. The game will also allow you to switch between the game’s original 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9.
If you’re a fan of Sega’s cult classic Yakuza series, then this article is sure to get your blood pumping. Sega has created a new teaser website that seemingly hints at a brand new Takuza game.
The website points at the date of August 24th for the reveal, so whether the announcement is a remake or a brand new game in the series is anyone’s guess.
Yakuza is a long-running action-adventure series that originally released on the PlayStation 2 in Japan in 2005. There have been 5 main entries in the series and a host of spin-offs, though the latest main-installment has yet to be localized. The games have not been big sellers in the US, but they have a loyal following that has steadily grown as the series continues.
Hyrule Warriors is set to be released next month, and leading up to that we are set to get a bunch gameplay videos displaying all of the nuances in the game’s combat.
In this latest video we get to see Lana showing off all of her flower power as she bulldozes through dozens of poor and defenseless bad guys. Check out the video below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ksMGhewlPk’%5D
Hyrule Warriors is set to be released for the Wii U on September 26th.
Two Zelda fans, named Paco Martinez and Pablo Belmonte, have been working on an HD version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the past couple years, and they have just released a new video documenting the progress.
In the video we get to see a slew of character models like Link, the Happy Mask salesmen and several masks, as well as several locations. The footage looks absolutely fantastic, so I highly recommend you check it out below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zhSCoGePvk’%5D
It’s worth noting that this game is not meant to be playable, but is instead being used to show Nintendo once it is completed. They are hoping that the footage will convince the company to go ahead and remake their own version of the game.
Deepsilver has revealed all of the games that they will be displaying at this years Gamescom convention, with over 150 stations being available for attendees to play them on.
Some of the games that they are set to display that are most prominent are Metro Redux, Risen 3: Titan Lords, Sacred 3, Dead Island 2 and Emergency 5.
All of these games definitely have different kinds of appeal, although Dead Island 2 is certainly the most popular game they have set to display. Their original Dead Island was a very successful survival horror role-playing game, and the sequel is currently targeting a Spring 2015 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Next year, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will debut for the PlayStation 4 and usher in one of Sony’s most beloved franchises on a next-gen console. The game is being helmed by Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann, who were both responsible for The Last Of Us, but don’t expect them to be bringing any themes from that game over to the Uncharted series.
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells said the following to Eurogamer:
“Uncharted is a completely different franchise, and appeals to its audience for completely different reasons.”
He goes on to discuss the two very different tones that each game has:
“I don’t think The Last of Us marks a new direction in tone that all of our future games are going to take on. We’d alienate a lot of our Uncharted fans. We want to keep it a light-hearted romp. I think from a technical standpoint we’ve learnt some things from the Last of Us that will feed into Uncharted – in fact it strengthens our desire to keep them distinct.”
I’m very glad to hear that Uncharted will be keeping with the light-hearted tone that has come before. After the amazing response to The Last of Us and the pretty gloomy teaser that Sony showed at E3, it was starting to look like things were heading to dark territories. Uncharted remains my favorite series that Sony has going, so let’s keep what makes it great intact.