Next month you will be able to play a version of Monopoly that is entirely based off of the Legend of Zelda series. It launches in September, and if you pre-order it from GameSpot you will get exclusive content.
For those wondering, the game is set up with the traditional Monopoly layout, but with Legend of Zelda themed locations, items and money. Chance is now Empty Bottle, Community Chest is Treasure Chest, houses are Deku Sprouts and Hotels are Deku Trees. Of course, the money in the game is rupees.
Some of the locations on the board include the Twilight Realm, Clock Town, Skyloft, Hyrule Castle and the Temple of Time.
As for the tokens that are used to play the game; you get to use the Bow, Hookshot, Boomerang, Hylian Shield and the Triforce. If you pre-order the game from GameSpot you also get an Ocarina of Time token.
GameSpot also claims that if you pre-order from them you will get six power cards for added gameplay, but it has not been revealed what they are.
Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda comes out on September 15th and will cost $39.99. You can pre-order it from GameSpot right here.
No Man’s Sky is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing games of the year, with all gameplay we have seen being space travel through a world that is infinite.
This game was shown at PlayStation’s E3 press conference earlier this year, but it has now been confirmed by the developers that the game will also be coming to the PC at a later date.
Developer Hello Games’ Sean Murray said the following in an interview with Edge Magazine:
I actually got in a bit of trouble for saying that we wanted the game to feel really ‘console-y,. We’ve always had PC in mind but in my head [console-y] means solid framerate and immediate controls. I think a PC game can be ‘console-y’ and it’s intended as a compliment, but I get in trouble for saying it.”
No Man’s Sky does not currently have a release date.
The list of free games that you will be able to download on PlayStation Plus this month has been revealed. According to a video on the PlayStation YouTube channel, it will include 2 free PS3, PS4 and PS Vita games (as always).
The following is a list of what will be available for free on each platform in the month of August:
The next game from BioWare is shrouded in mystery, with a teaser that had a lot of people wondering what the heck it’s all about. Now, a second teaser has been revealed, with this one claiming more will be revealed at this year’s GamesCom.
In the trailer we see a man sitting at a table in a restaurant drawing a picture when his phone begins to ring. He continually tries to ignore the call, but the phone keeps ringing anyway. The camera then pans out and we see a cloaked figure watching the man as all matter of supernatural frenzy occurs.
The Xbox One-exclusive fighting game, Killer Instinct, is set to make its retail debut with Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack.
The pack will retail for $20 and feature 8 fighters that are currently available in the game: Fulgore, Glacius, Jago, Orchid, Sabrewulf, Sadira, Spinal and Thunder. However, the game will also come with a download code for TJ Combo, who is a new fighter that will be available in the second season of Killer Instinct.
This is a really sweet value, because the free-to-play version of the game only features one character and asks you to spend an additional $5 on each other character you with to play as. If you’ve tried the game out and would like a more fully-featured experience at a better price, this might be the perfect time.
Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack will be released on September 23rd for the Xbox One.
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has teased another interesting bit from the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games, this time electing to show off a cameo character known from the classic arcade shooter Galaga.
The character in question is Boss Galaga, who is infamous for trying to pull the player’s ship in with its tractor beam and double its power. Boss Galaga will do the same thing in Super Smash Bros., though this time it will just lift you up off the screen.
Turtle Rock Studios’ highly-anticipated co-op FPS Evolve is set to start its alpha this weekend. If you’ve any interest in the title and have the systems that can run it, be sure to check your inbox as there just may be an alpha code waiting for you.
The twitter account for Evolve announced that the first wave of Evolve alpha codes have been sent out, although they also note that there will be more opportunities to get in on the alpha in the future.
The alpha will runs from August 1st to August 3rd, so get to it!
You might not have been aware of it previously, but a heck of a lot of people played the Destiny beta. How many people exactly? Well, according to developer Bungie, they calculated 4,638,937 users playing the game in total.
Activision revealed has revealed that this amount of people playing the beta of a brand new franchise is a new record for betas, meaning that Destiny’s success when it releases in September is basically guaranteed.
Bungie CEO Pete Parsons said the following about the huge beta success:
“We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta. We surpassed even our own goals and the feedback was invaluable. We cannot thank the community enough, the response was humbling and in the weeks ahead we’ll be working hard to ensure that Destiny lives up to the expectations at launch.”
Destiny is set to release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 9th, 2014.
As hype continues to raise for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft has gone and released a really impressive cinematic trailer for the game. Although the trailer shows off excellent visuals and action, the most notable part is that it introduces a new character: a woman named Elise.
Elise is one of protagonist Arno’s allies, and she is seeking to rise through the Templar order. In the video her hands are bound as she is about to be executed, but Arno shows up and saves her as they then go back-to-back and prepare to face their enemies. Check out the trailer below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q-zIsiQSvA’%5D
Assassin’s Creed Unity is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It’s set to release on October 28th worldwide.
The PC slice ’em up game Shadow Warrior came out last year and provided mild amounts of entertainment for all parties involved, but now we know exactly when that same games (with some extras) will be coming to consoles. Developer Devolver Digital has revealed that Shadow Warrior will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 23rd.
As mentioned previously, the console versions of Shadow Warrior will have a few new bells and whistles; including the Arena mode, more campaign content and all-new weapons.
Although a price hasn’t officially been revealed, Devolver Digital has gone on record saying that they are aiming for a $39.99 price tag.
Four new games are coming at Xbox gamers for free in August, with two games coming to Xbox 360 and the other two coming to Xbox One.
On the Xbox 360 front we have Motocross Madness that will be available for free from August 1st to August 15th. The game was originally a PC motocross racing game that was re-released on Xbox Live last year. From August 16th to August 31st gamers will have the opportunity to download the critically-acclaimed stealth game Dishonored.
Things aren’t quite as interesting on the Xbox One front. The two games that will be available to download are Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut. Both of the games are types of arcade shooters, though neither one particularly blew anyone away.
Who says old-school RPGs are dead? The 3DS’ great Bravely Default has defied the odds and sold over a million copies since it was released at the beginning of this year.
Siliconera reports that 400,000 of those sales were from Japan and the other 600,000 are split between other countries. It’s no surprise the game is doing so well, as a solid RPG is hard to come by these days and Bravely Default is an example of a developer doing the genre really well.
There is already a sequel to Bravely Default that is in development, which currently has the title of Bravely Second. The developers have said that the sequel will have a more mature tone compared to the first game, as more dark and intense themes enter into the narrative. The sequel does not have a release date as of yet.
Sledgehammer has gone on record saying that their upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare could really shake up the multiplayer aspect of the Call of Duty franchise.
Co-founder Michael Condrey said the following to OXM about the game’s enhanced movement and control:
“We’ve got heavy weapons, which is sort of another new class, verticality through the boost jump – you can imagine what that does to the multiplayer experience, and then cloak, super-strength, and then off-the-controller changes, like the exo-boost and the exo-slide.
He then discusses a new combo the game will feature:
“We’ve got a really great combo now with the boost jump and then a lethal slam from above. We feel like it’s a pretty fundamental change to the second-to-second combat, as well as the broader linear experience that you see in campaign.”
He ends with how he thinks the exo is revolutionary:
“The shotgun is a close quarters weapon. A short ranged, broad angle weapon like the shotgun is pretty ineffective against a player who can boost out of the way really quickly, right? So there are a lot of really interesting and unique challenges and opportunities, and I think when we talk about MP in more detail you’ll get to see that, but the variety that the new controls and the exo bring to gameplay is pretty revolutionary.”
Warner Bros. Interactive has revealed that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has moved up a week, making it yet another game that is sneaking out of the over-crowded month of October.
The game was originally set to release on October 7th, but now it is hitting North America on September 30th. The game will then be released on PC and Steam on October 2nd.
WB claims that the release was moved up due to fans excitement, but I think it’s pretty obvious that October 7th was simply too crowded of a release date. The date still hols NBA 2k15, DriveClub and Alien: Isolation, with Dragon Age: Inquisition recently being pushed back to November from its original October 7th release date.
Hyrule Warriors is just a couple of months away from its launch, and now a new features trailer showcases everything that we have learned so far about the game. If you’ve missed all of the brief trailers released previously, then this one will get you all caught up.
In the trailer we get a look at all of the game’s playable characters, which range from the obvious Link and Zelda to the not so obvious Darunia and Ruto. It also goes into some of the game’s features like local co-op, hidden items and mini-games.