At Sony’s Gamescom event, a new indie game from developer Housemarque was revealed to be coming out for the PlayStation 4. The game is a top down shooter called Alienation that is similar to Dead Nation, but this game features aliens instead of zombies. There’s a heck of a lot of action going on in this thing, and it looks like there’s plenty of different ways you can go about surviving.
Check out the trailer for Alienation below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NmdrgAEw8k’%5D
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.
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.