Squad and Private Division have released a new gameplay trailer for Kerbal Space Program’s forthcoming new DLC, Breaking Ground. Take a hop, skip and Friday jump to check it out below.
Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion - Official Gameplay Trailer - PEGI - YouTube
The trailer plays host to several of Breaking Ground’s exciting fresh features, including new robotic parts for more advanced creations, deployable scientific tools to collect important data, strange surface features to explore, and more.
Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground launches on May 30 on PC via Steam
Blizzard Entertainment has announced that the replay feature on Overwatch is now available on the Public Test Realm.
Replays allow you to watch your previous matches from any vantage point. Whether you want a first-person, third-person, or a bird’s-eye view, you can see it all with this tool.
Hone your strategies by slowing down or speeding up the game to see exactly how a critical moment played out, or get a better view of the action from on high with or without the UI. The Replays feature is currently available on the PTR for PC only, but will be coming to consoles soon.
You can view available Replays from your Player Profile under the Replays tab. There you’ll be able to load up your 10 most recent matches in all game modes (except for Tutorial and Practice Range). Replays will be available for the duration of a patch; as with Highlights, your Replays will be reset when a new patch launches.
Overwatch is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
An emotional trip through medieval France, avoiding soldiers and rats.
Asobo Studios’ A Plague Tale: Innocence really does what it says on the tin in a marvellous way. It is an engrossing tale about a land ravaged with plague, and it does feature a character that embodies innocence, complete with wonder at the world around him.
Set during the Hundred Years War in France, A Plague Tale has the player control the young Amicia de Rune, born to a noble family with all of the privilege that entails. Amicia is no courtly lady though, and is quite happy spending time out in the wild, hunting with her father. She rarely sees here mother though, whose time is taken up with caring for Amicia’s five year old brother Hugo, who is suffering from a mysterious illness that Amicia knows little about. The game begins innocently enough, but very quickly takes a dark turn when the Inquisition turn up, looking for young Hugo, and after some devastating events, Amicia finds herself on the run through France with Hugo, the younger brother that she barely knows. Through the course of the story, Amicia will face the grim reality of the world around here while coming to care more and more for her brother. For Hugo though, a child who has been pretty much confined to a room for most of his life, the journey will be filled with both wonder and absolute terror.
A Plague Tale plays out mostly like a defensive stealth game with a touch of puzzle solving. Amicia’s main goal in the game is to get her brother to safety, which is no easy task considering their world is filled with soldiers and the most horrific rats ever seen in a video game. The game plays in a mostly linear way, with the player following scripted routes for the most part from one goal to another. Despite this lack of choice in direction for the player, there are plenty of other choices that the player will get to make, and the brilliant writing in the game keeps everything flowing very nicely.
Amicia has two very different adversaries in the soldiers and the rats, and each will be approached in a different way. When it comes to the soldiers, players will have to take a mostly stealth-based approach, hiding in long grass and distracting soldiers to get them out of the way. Amicia’s only form of offence is her sling, which she is quite handy with. There will come times when the player will have to kill soldiers with the sling, courtesy of a stone to the head, but for the most part the sling will act as a tool. In the early game it can be used to create distractions, but as the player progresses and comes across different ammunition types, other options will present themselves, such as forcing soldiers to remove helmets making them more susceptible to that stone to the head. For the most part though, soldiers are best avoided while Amicia and Hugo, hand in hand, sneak past unseen.
The rats are a completely different threat though. With their superior sense of smell, there is no hiding from these vermin, and so Amicia and Hugo, and any other companions they may have with them at the time, will have to take advantage of the rats’ aversion to light and fire. This part of the gameplay becomes more puzzle like, with the player having to guide Amicia from one light source to the next, or use a rapidly exhausting torch to move safely through the swarms. Again, the sling will come in handy, as the player unlocks new ammo that can set light to certain things, providing safety. In an incredibly grim twist, the player can also tempt the rats away by sacrificing everything from a lump of ham, or an entire pig, to enemy soldiers to the rats. It is quite unpleasant to see the rats strip a soldier down to the bone, but it takes are of two problems at once and through the story Amicia hardens to the atrocities she has to witness, and even cause, in order to keep Hugo safe.
The visuals are a star of the game. While the tale may be grim and desolate, the visuals are anything but, with even the darkest of moments presented beautifully on screen. In those times when it isn’t all ruins and darkness, and the player gets a chance to really enjoy the French scenery, it is quite magical. From the environments to the character animations, A Plague Tale has the sort of quality visuals that enhance the game and pull the player into the story.
The gameplay is not complicated through the ten or so hour runtime. There is some minor crafting, with resources to collect along the way, and some new tools for Amicia to discover and work out how to use. Even Hugo has some use along the way, such as squeezing through small spaces. To be honest, it is difficult to find anything wrong with the game. The linear nature could have been a problem if the story wasn’t so well crafted. The enemy AI could be better, occasionally bordering on stupid, but even this doesn’t matter so much in the grand scheme of things. In all, Asobo Studios have done a great job in crafting a thoroughly engrossing game.
The dark subject matter of A Plague Tale: Innocence will not be for everyone. However, beyond that is a story about sibling love and responsibility, and it is an incredibly compelling. As an unforgettable adventure through medieval France, A Plague Tale: Innocence really hits the mark and is well wroth checking out.
Blizzard Entertainment has announced from May 27–31, every time a player plays a Quick Play or Competitive Overwatch match wearing an Overwatch League team hero skin, they’ll earn one point for that Overwatch League team.
The Overwatch League will total all points and announce the winning team on June 3, and the top Overwatch League team wins an Instagram takeover on @overwatchleague.
From May 27–31, every time a player plays a Quick Play or Competitive Overwatch match wearing an Overwatch League team hero skin, they’ll earn one point for that Overwatch League team. The Overwatch League will total all points and announce the winning team on June 3, and the top Overwatch League team wins an Instagram takeover on @overwatchleague.
Overwatch is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Bohemia Interactive have announced Arma 3 Contact, a spin-off expansion for their military simulation game Arma 3. Scheduled for release on PC via Steam on July 25, the Arma 3 Contact expansion features a military science fiction singleplayer campaign, which will arrive together with a fresh new sandbox terrain, factions, weapons, vehicles, gear, and more.
Arma 3 Contact - Announcement Trailer - YouTube
In the “First Contact” singleplayer campaign, players will assume the role of NATO drone operator Aiden Rudwell, who is deployed to Eastern Europe as part of a military training exercise. When a massive alien vessel suddenly enters the atmosphere, you are sent to investigate the extraterrestrial visitors and determine their intentions. However, amid the tension and chaos, armed conflict inevitably unfolds. Over the course of the campaign, players will engage in field science, electronic warfare, and combat reconnaissance, in an experience delivered in authentic Arma style.
Although conventional infantry engagements can be expected, a significant portion of the campaign will focus on non-shooting gameplay. This involves operating a mini UGV sampling laser and CBRN defense equipment to study strange alien anomalies, as well as controlling the electromagnetic spectrum with the aptly named Spectrum Device. This advanced modern tool – depending on what antenna is fitted – can be used for navigation, intelligence gathering, and deception.
Besides its story-driven campaign, the upcoming Contact expansion also brings various additions to the greater Arma 3 sandbox. One highlight is the massive new 163 km2 terrain set in the fictional Polish-speaking country of Livonia. With this new locale come two smaller yet capable fighting forces: Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz. These new factions are equipped with their own combat fatigues, vests, and helmets. Furthermore, the expansion packs 5 additional weapons, 2 new vehicles plus variants, extra gear, and more.
Key Features of Arma 3 Contact
Singleplayer campaign “First Contact” – You are a member of a NATO training deployment to a remote region of Livonia, presented with a mysterious event that will forever change the face of human history.
163 km2 Livonia terrain – A temperate summer environment set in a partly abandoned militarized region of the (fictional) Eastern European country of Livonia.
2 Factions – Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz, who are equipped with their own gear, and made complete with reskinned variants of existing Arma 3 assets, new character faces, and Polish or Russian radio protocols.
5 Weapons – Promet Assault Rifle, RPK-12 Light Machine Gun, AKU-12 Carbine, Mk14 Classic Hunting Rifle, and Kozlice Shotgun – most of which come with various attachments and camo paints.
2 Vehicles – ED-1 Mini UGV (a small electric tracked robot with a modular chassis and swivel arm that comes in both a Science and Demining variant) plus the Tractor.
Gear – CBRN clothing, masks and backpacks, Spectrum Device, radio backpack, blindfold, and tin foil hat.
Multiplayer Scenarios – Additional Zeus Game Master, Combat Patrol, and Warlords scenarios for the new Livonia terrain.
Free Bonus Content – NATO woodland camouflage, civilian clothing, 100+ decorative props and terrain objects, and more. These will be made available for free to all owners of Arma 3.
The Arma 3 Contact expansion is scheduled for release on July 25 and will be distributed as DLC for Arma 3 on Steam. It is already available for pre-purchase on Steam and the Bohemia Store for 24.99 EUR / 27.99 USD / 21.99 GBP (with a temporary 10% discount up until one week after release). Those who pre-order will also receive Sneak Preview Access to the new Livonia terrain as of today.
People who are entirely new to Arma 3 can also decide to pick up the Arma 3 Contact Edition on Steam or the Bohemia Store, which bundles the Arma 3 base game and Contact expansion at a much lower price than when both are bought separately. Fans might be interested in the Bohemia Store-exclusive Arma 3 Contact Collector’s Edition. This limited-edition also includes the base game (Deluxe Edition) and Contact expansion, plus more than five unique collector’s items such as a rugged field case, topographic map, two-way radio transceivers, tin foil hats, and more.
Daybreak Games has it’s free-to-play MMO super hero game, DC Universe Online is coming this summer to Nintendo Switch.
Currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, DCUO will allow players to adventure through exhilarating stories, travel to iconic DC locations, and meet over 300 DC characters with handheld mode and TV mode options on Nintendo Switch.
“Bringing such a massive online game to Nintendo Switch has been a dream come true,” said SJ Mueller, Creative Director of DC Universe Online.
“As soon as the Nintendo Switch released, the development team couldn’t help but wonder, what if…? Long story short, we are so excited for players to take their DC experience wherever they go.”
DC Universe Online allows players to channel their inner hero or villain by creating a unique, customisable character with a variety of superpowers.
Players will experience thrilling, fast-paced battles alongside and against DC characters including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Joker, and more. Fans explore immersive, story-driven adventures in Gotham City, Metropolis, Titans Island, Themyscira, Atlantis and many other famous DC locations.
BigBen and Eko Software have released the story trailer for Warhammer: Chaosbane. Check it out below.
Warhammer: Chaosbane - Story Trailer - YouTube
In an age of lawlessness and despair The Empire of Man lay in ruins, torn asunder by civil war and wracked by famine and plague. And so it was, in the year 2301, that a Kurgan warlord named Asavar Kul united the savage tribes of the Chaos Wastes and made war upon the realms of men. The invaders entered the distant northern kingdom of Kislev and sacked its largest city, Praag. But in the Empire’s darkest hour, a nobleman from the south named Magnus rallied the people of the Empire to resist the invaders. The Imperial army marched to the rescue of the Kislevite capital fighting Kul’s army in a massive battle outside the city walls. Joined by mighty heroes from all across the land, Magnus defeated Kul in single combat, and the Chaos horde was scattered to the winds. Blessed by the gods and heralded as the true Emperor, Magnus returned to Nuln in triumph. But even as the Old World celebrated Magnus’s victory the Dark Gods were planning their revenge.
Warhammer: Chaosbane is due out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 4 and beginning May 31 for owners of the Magnus Edition and Digital Deluxe.
Techland has announced its first set of blessings to shower down on the many believers of One More Level’s brutal hit shooter God’s Trigger, in the form of online co-op on PC. Check out the accolades trailer below.
God's Trigger - Accolades Trailer - YouTube
With numerous fans of the blood-soaked rampaging fun won since launch among critics and players alike, the advent of online co-op marks the start of continuing support for the divine grindhouse carnage-fest, with more Arcade Levels coming to the game in June as previously announced.
Featuring two unique characters, who work devilishly well together, local co-op was a strong part of the God’s Trigger experience from the start, with much of the critical praise lavished on the game focused on the multitude of enjoyable possibilities to be found in combining characters Harry and Judy’s numerous abilities. Soon, PC players will be able to creatively rain down death with strangers or friends remotely at no additional cost.
God’s Trigger currently enjoys an 80 top critic average score on Open Critic, with 84% of critics recommending the game, and an 85% positive rating on Steam. Critics praised the depth of gameplay and creative options in dealing death, along with the over-the-top grindhouse art style and humour.
God’s Trigger has successfully cemented a reputation among its impressive peers as the next enjoyable step in an already high-quality, addictive genre, boasting fast, brutal gameplay requiring precision and offering an unparalleled depth with the number of available weapons, special abilities, and upgrades.
God’s Trigger is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. You can read our review here.
Nintendo has released a new trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. Check it out below.
MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order - X-Men Trailer - Nintendo Switch - YouTube
Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, and more! Team up with friends to prevent galactic devastation at the hands of the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is due out on Nintendo Switch on July 19.
Motion Twin has announced the Dead Cells ‘Rise of the Giant’ DLC is now available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The Rise of the Giant Update will hit Xbox One soon. Dead Cells is also making its way to mobile, which was announced earlier this month and planned for a summer release on iOS (with Android planned.)
Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant DLC, Major update... Thing - An animated trailer - YouTube
Console players who have beaten the game into submission on at least one occasion will gain access to the Cavern, an entirely new environment filled with entirely new ways to die. Abominable new traps, perilous lava pools await and they are filled with violent new enemies waiting to kill you – including a new boss at the end of the Cavern.
Fans will also be introduced to a shiny new skinning system, which gives players more than 50 new character outfits to enjoy.
The update brings:
10 new enemy types, many of which can be found in the higher difficulty modes of the game
Three new skills have been included in the game which consist of a flying pet and a single use scroll that will reveal the current level map (ooOOOooOOoooOooo)
10 new weapons including the Giant Killer, the Boi Axe and the Thunder Shield
The old Hunter Grenade door in the Prisoners’ Quarters has been replaced by a new Specialist shop where you can buy the Hunter’s Grenade, skins or a lovely new Map
For the most advanced players, Rise of the Giant holds a new hidden level. An entirely new ending to your story will be revealed to those who can beat the crap out of the new boss waiting for you at the end….