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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Play Dance Central a lot? Me neither! Still, the upcoming Xbox One download-only Kinect game has had some more information released regarding its price and content.
According to Harmonix, the game will ship with 10 songs for $10, but you can add many more songs through DLC that will cost $1.99 each. It’s reported that there will be around 50 additional songs available for download.
If you’re wondering what 10 songs the game will be launching with (and the first 5 DLC songs to be released), then scroll down below and be greeted with the very crappy song list!
Dance Central Spotlight main songs:
Avicii — “Wake Me Up”
Cher Lloyd — “I Wish”
David Guetta ft. Sia — “Titanium”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz — “Talk Dirty”
Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown — “Show Me”
Lorde — “Royals”
OneRepublic — “Counting Stars”
Pharrell Williams — “Happy”
Rihanna — “Diamonds”
will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber — “#thatPOWER”
The B-52’s — “Love Shack”
Capital Cities — “Safe and Sound”
Emeli Sandé — “Next To Me”
Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX — “I Love It”
Lana Del Rey — “Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)”
Dance Central Spotlight launches on September 2nd.
Gearbox Software, the developer responsible for the critically-acclaimed Borderlands series, has just revealed a brand new IP they are working on called Battleborn. The dev made the announcement in the latest issue of Game Informer, where they described the game as a first person battle arena.
Battleborn will blend several different genres, according to Gearbox, making it a highly-stylized FPS that will have co-op. The game will also reportedly have a large amount of characters to play as.
Battleborn is being developed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though Gearbox notes that a PC version will also be coming somewhere down the line.
Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One will be getting an exclusive new entry from the classic action series Raiden that debuted in arcades in the 90’s. This game will simply be called Raiden.
The release of this game also marks the 25th anniversary of the franchise, with this being the sixth game in the main series for the franchise.
I like hearing when classic arcade games are still being made in the midst of the much more complex games being made today. It’s always fun to go back to a simple arcade game where pure gameplay was the sole focus.
Gamers will be getting another taste of the Far Cry series at the end of this year with Far Cry 4, which had a pretty dang impressive showing at this year’s E3. Thanks to a gameplay video released by PlayStation Access, we have now been given another glimpse of how insane this game is shaping up to be.
In the video, we get a semi-gameplay commentary about a scenario involving the protagonist and an elephant. Essentially, you are able to mount an elephant and go stomping through the village as you either pick off enemies from the top of your own personal Dumbo or let Dumbo stomp, lift and throw the baddies on its own. Hell yes.
A continuation of the famed Mortal Kombat franchise was revealed recently in a game called Mortal Kobat X, and now developer NeverRealm Studios has gone and revealed the official box art for next year’s fighting game.
Check out the box art below.
The studio also said the following in regards to what Mortal Kombat X is all about:
“Mortal Kombat X launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy. For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.”
I think this box art is pretty killer (no pun intended). Scorpion is easily one of the most beloved Mortal Kombat characters around, so adorning the cover of the 10th installment of the series with a series favorite is a no-brainer. I think it would be cool if there was an alternate one featuring Sub-Zero, but what can you do?
Rocksteady has gone and done the unthinkable, I’m afraid. At a recent hands-on event for the game they held which showed off the game’s batmobile they broke the news that the game would not meet its October 14th release date. In fact, it won’t be coming in 2014 at all.
No specific reason for the delay of the game was released, though it being the final chapter of the critically-acclaimed series has me thinking they just want this thing as good as it can possibly be. The month of October is already pretty crowded, anyway; with Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Driveclub, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Evolve and The Evil Within all slated to release that month. Holy crap.
The Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive is shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year, as just about every new piece of information that comes out makes it look even better.
Now, over on Sunset TV, more information has been revealed about the game. Host Brandon Winfrey shows off some of the game’s crazy weapons, such as High Fidelity and TNTeddy. Check out the video below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04uKME1dn4U’%5D
Although I’ve seen these weapons before, hearing about the little nuances of the weapons is really great. I love that High Fidelity will have a random ricochet effect, which will hopefully result in some hilarious knock outs. Insomniac Games seems to be making all the right moves with this game.
The Xbox One is bringing Snap Skype to the fray, thanks to the latest update that was released yesterday. Now gamers can use skype while they are playing a game.
This was a feature that people were hoping for from the beginning, as this means that you are able to talk and see your friends while playing with them.
This should make the whole multiplayer experience that much more fun, as actually being able to see someone’s reaction while destroying them in a match is priceless. The fact that this feature wasn’t available from the get go makes me scratch the dome, but I guess ol’ Microsoft have never been a company that is known for punctuality.
Things are picking up this week as we have a major new release in the form of Wolfenstein: The New Order. The game is a reboot by MachineGames of the classic FPS series that is set in an alternate historical reality where Nazis won World War II. Scroll down to see a complete list of what is coming out from May 18th to May 25th, 2014.