If you’ve played any game in the Metal Gear Solid series, then you’ll know that the cardboard box is a pretty important element when it comes to stealth. Well, that particular element got the spotlight at today’s Gamescom event, where Hideo Kojima went into detail about what the infamous box is now capable of in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Yes, you read all of that correctly.
As I mentioned, the trailer shows off all of the new things that you can do with the cardboard box. You are now able to pop out of the top of the box, fire at an enemy and then hide back inside the box, display various pictures on the exterior to distract enemies, and even jump out of the side to sneak away while the enemies attention is focused on the box. As you can imagine, there is a hell of a lot you can do with this box.
Other than that, though, there wasn’t much more to say about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, unfortunately. We know that it’s coming sometime next year, but an exact date is unknown. The game is being developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Check out the new trailer below.
From Software showed off a brand new gameplay trailer for their upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne, and in it we get a better look at its sinister world and mysteries waiting within.
The game is heavily reminiscent of the developers’ Souls series and takes place in a town called Yharnam. The town is home to a remedy that has helped many travelers, but it has since become overrun by viscous individuals. Check out the gameplay trailer below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WsqQtqwP9E’%5D
Bloodborne is being developed by From Software for the PlayStation 4 and is set to be released sometime in 2015.
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.
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.