Electronic Arts have announced that there will be a new hunter multiplayer mode for Crysis 3.
Hunter mode allows two players to have nanosuits equipped and a bow and arrow and to be up against 14 heavily armed Cell soldier players. Each time a Cell player is killed they will then respawn as another hunter and then gradually the team balance as the match goes on. The hunter nanosuit in which allows players to become invisible.
Crysis 3 will feature a single player campaign in New York in which is in a ‘Nanodome’ by the Cell Corporation.
Crysis 3 is scheduled to release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in February 2013.
Check out this new gameplay trailer that was released by EA to show the new hunter multiplayer mode.
Electronic Arts have given Dead Space 3 an official release date.
Electronic Arts announced during its gamescom presentation that the game would be released in North America on the 5th of February and the 8th of February in Europe.
The game is developed by Visceral Games and the game has a strong co-op mode in which focuses on players being able to drop in and out of sessions in which will be available.
There will be a limited edition collection of the game and this will allow users first access to two game bundles in which are First Contact and Witness the Truth. Also, the edition will include bonus weapons and special items.
Dead Space 3 will be available for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3.
Killzone Mercenary has been announced for PS Vita by Sony at Gamescom. It will be built using the same engine as Killzone 3 and use the device to it’s full potential utilise both sticks for a FPS control scheme with touch pad functionality to allow for some interesting new gameplay possibilities.
Killzone: Mercenary will offer PlayStation Vita owners a new perspective on the conflict between ISA and Helghast. For the first time in a Killzone campaign, you’ll be fighting alongside Helghast forces as well as ISA specialists, carrying out missions that the regular soldiers just won’t, or can’t.
As a mercenary, you will be free to decide which tactics and loadouts you’ll use to fulfill your contract. your employers will reward you with state-of-the-art weaponry and cold, hard cash as long as you get the job done.
Killzone: Mercenary is slated for a 2013 release you can view the first trailer below.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Dawnguard expansion is now available on PC. Fans were surprised last week the expansions presumed 30- day exclusivity on Xbox 360 came up and no PC or PlayStation 3 version was released. However, after a week long delay Dawnguard is now available for PC users through steam for £13.99 / $19.99.
Bethesda has confirmed that there will be a PlayStation 3 version of Dawnguard and it will be released soon. The studio have said
“We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3.”
“We would like for everyone to have a chance to play Dawnguard, but we aren’t going to release it for PS3 knowing that some people’s experience in Skyrim will be worse. We do everything we can to have our content available to all; from our free updates, to user mods, to paid DLC.
“We’re as disappointed as our fans when that isn’t the case, but we’ll continue to push for that reality.”
Skyrim’s ‘Dawnguard’ DLC includes a new plotline which allows players to choose to be with an evil Vampire Lord or whether they want to join the ancient order of Dawnguard in order to stop him. The game also features a new quest line and a number of additional locations.
Ubisoft’s Rabbids have appeared in a video parodying the Olympics. The title of the game is Rabbids Kitchen Championship 2012. Ubisoft’s Rabbids may not have a license to the London 2012 Olympics but they will participate in the Olympics of their own. The Rabbids have set up their own kitchen and they participate in a number of Olympic events around the kitchen.
Events include “Dive & Sink” and weight lifting and the Rabbids own unique take on the long jump. Also, there are segments involving false starts and breaking records.
The Rabbids Kitchen Championships have been teased for many years number on Facebook and the makers of the game are keen to make sure that they break their own record for a number of likes and shares.
Check the new trailer out for Rabbids Kitchen Championships.
Michael Madsen, Susan Sarando and Carrie Fisher are voice actors in which will appear in the upcoming video game Dishonoured. Bethesda’s title will feature the talents of the Lord of the Rings actor Brad Dourif, Mad Men‘s John Slattery, Kick-Ass actress Chloë Grace Moretz and Game of Thrones regular Lena Headey.
Academy Award winner Susan Sarando makes her video game debut as deranged blind woman Granny Rags in which is a former aristocrat currently living on the streets.
Dourif plays the inventor Piero, Carrie Fisher can be heard broadcasting government propaganda over the loudspeakers however, Madsen plays an assassin.
Chloë Grace Moretz portrays Young Lady Emily and the Empress’s daughter who is kidnapped after her mother’s death, whereas Lena Headey plays her guardian Calista.
Dishnoured was announced last year and follows a supernatural assassin in which is driven by revenage after being wrongly accused of killing the Empress in which he once swore to protect. The game will feature a combat system and will enable players to use different direct attacks and stealth tactics. Each mission has a different ending in which varies depending on choices in which have been made by players. The game has been previously revealed that it will take 12 hours to be completed if players choose to not explore the environment around them.
The game will launch in North America on October 9 and in Europe on October 12.
To celebrate QuakeCon 2012, Bethesda a new trailer Doom 3 BFG Edition titled The Lost Mission showing us what completely new content will be included in this edition along with the re-released titles.
The mission will see you return to Mars and face off against the forces of Hell. Suit up as the only surviving member of the Union Aerospace Corporation’s Bravo Team and discover the horrifying truth behind the unimaginable evil that has been unleashed across the planet. You are the last hope in a race to stop a full scale invasion from Hell.
Doom 3 BFG Edition includes DOOM, DOOM II, DOOM 3, and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil, as well as eight all-new terrifying levels entitled “The Lost Mission”. All DOOM 3 content has been re-mastered for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in stunning 3D for an even more terrifying FPS experience. A release date for the BFG edition is still yet to be confirmed.
The Xbox Summer of Arcade continues this week with the first game developed by Tequila Works, Deadlight. Deadlight is a side scrolling survival horror which sees you take the role of Randall Wayne as he fights he way through the remains of a post apocalyptic Seattle which is now occupied by hordes of former humans transformed into zombie like beings called Shadows as he tries to find his friends and unravel the mystery of what happened to his wife and daughter.
Entering into a genre which is already heavily populated with classics such as Left 4 Dead as well as the more recent Walking Dead episodes the question is what makes Deadlight stand out from these ? For me the answer to this is the visuals and gameplay. The 2D side scrolling style of gameplay may sound rather retro but it’s what really makes this game a joy to play and makes the game feel fresh and different from the 3D gameplay we are used but also slightly nostalgic. Over the course of three acts you must run, jump and climb across various buildings and obstacles to avoid the lurking Shadows and avoid certain death. Randall seemingly being a parkour expert this is done with great ease as you leap from crane to building however the slightest slip could find you back at group level desperately trying to keep back your Zombie enemy with bullets and your axe. These costly mistakes do happen rather often as the route or platform needed to progress onto is not always obvious and as avoidance rather than combat is the main goal when encountering the Shadows you are quickly overwhelmed on many occasions. This at times may be frustrating but also keeps the game challenging which few games do these days, Deadlight does not spoon feed with objective markers or any other form of aid as you clearly have to just go from left to right but how you progress is for you to work out.
The one aid that is present in the game lies within the visuals. In Deadlight you only see whats necessary once an area is cleared it becomes blacked out therefore if you can see light somewhere then chances are that’s where you should be heading. For me the graphics are the most impressive part of Deadlight. Eventhough it is a 2D game there is still plenty of depth on the screen with Shadows causing chaos both in front of you but also in the backdrop of the Seattle streets. The cutscenes are also displayed via the familiar comic strip style yet which feels relevant to the title as if the story couldn’t have been told any other way unlike some games where cinematography seems more appropriate. Each level also flows directly into the next and without any rooms or areas seemingly copied and pasted, you really feel as if your moving through the city as the more rural landscapes transforms into a backdrop of skyscrapers the deeper within the city you get creating a better understanding of Randall’s journey.
For me the only disappointment with Deadlight is it’s story. In a genre that is so populated you can’t help but feel that you have seen it all before with some things feeling very cliché such as the inevitable helicopter crash or usual trip to a hospital for medical supplies. In a game that feels so fresh and unique in it’s gameplay and visuals you can’t help but wish the story also continued and showed us something we haven’t seen before. Think I Am Legend meets The Walking Dead and you can pretty much guess what the games about.
Overall amongst the wave of 3D shooters and beat-em ups that we are so used Deadlight brings something rather retro in it’s idea but with a very modern feel giving something rather different and unique to play making a nice change to the titles we are currently used to. With challenging but also enjoyable gameplay and very artistic visuals all be it wrapped up in a cliché filled story Deadlight is worth the time of any survival horror fan as well as anyone else looking for something a bit different and for a reasonable 1200msp this is definitely worth a purchase.
Kinect games so far mostly have been a bit hit and miss, many have left you feeling that their full potential has not been achieved. Take Kinect Star Wars for example the idea of becoming a jedi and using your Kinect to wield a lightsabre and duel sounded like some of dreams coming closer to reality however once we got our hands we found the execution of this idea had be performed rather badly leaving expectations not met. Wreckateer on the other seems to be one the first Kinect games to break this trend taking a good concept for a game and executing it rather well.
Wreckateer sees you as part of a “demolition crew” moving from castle to castle with only one objective. To remove all goblins occupying these castles through means of destruction. This is achieved through the use of catapults firing various ballistics at each castle (yes it does sound like angry birds) leveling them to the ground. All this is controlled through you using Kinect and by making simple hand gestures and movements. This is what makes Wreckateer so enjoyable the movements required to play the game are basic, minimal and repeatedly used for various features. This is when Kinect is at it’s best when things are kept simple no complex movements or phrases need to be remembered just simple hand gestures which allow you to really enjoy the game without the frustration of perfecting your movements just to trigger something in-game (Steel Battalion I’m looking at you) and keeps the gameplay flowing.
The gameplay itself is rather enjoyable but at times can feel a little repetitive, the game tries to keep things fresh and interesting with the addition of new ballistic types, such as bombs that can be guided with your hands, but the games simplicity stops it going off the rails too much and in the end you are just firing bombs at castles level after level. This doesn’t mean the game isn’t fun to play with the addition of leaderboards and the new Famestar feature ,which allows you to unlock avatar awards by completing in-game challenges, there is enough to keep you entertained and coming back for more. This however is not the kind of game that you will be rushing home from your class/office etc. to fire up and start playing but instead will most likely be something you play to pass the time now and again for a bit of fun and to challenge your friends at.
Overall if you have a Kinect already then Wreckateer is definitely worth your time and MS points as in my opinion is one of only a few Kinect games that works to it’s full potential making it a joy to play however if you don’t own a Kinect then Wreckateer alone is not a good enough reason to rush out and purchase one as the gameplay does become limited after a while and you will soon finding yourself going back to your old more conventional games with this only being started up for a bit of fun now and again.
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EA have announced that pre-orders of this years Medal Of Honor Warfighter will come with access to a Battlefield 4 beta.
This information was first revealed in a video showing Medal Of Honor’s multiplayer but today has been confirmed EA. Since they both use the same Frostbite 2 engine and are a similar style of game it comes as no surprise that these two have been linked together.
The said to be exclusive beta is scheduled to start autumn 2013 with more details on Battlefield 4 itself expected before then but the beta date itself suggests a possible Oct/Nov release, the same time as BF3.
This brings up the obvious question as whether or not Battlefield 4 will appear on the current generation of consoles or be a next-gen release with a cross-gen release also being a possibility. All this remains to be seen but has this announcement swayed you into pre-ordering MoH: Warfighter ?