We're still a few months away from playing the final version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, but developer CI Games is pulling back the curtain for a segment of its player base. PC/Steam players can get a sneak peek at the latest entry in the series starting on February 3 through an open beta.
Registration for the open beta begins today. It features two missions: Cut Off and Blockout. In Cut Off, players must infiltrate a Separatist-occupied antenna array to gain access to the satellite signal, while Blockout features main character Jon North hunting down a war criminal listed on his "Most Wanted" list.
To register for the open beta, head...
Nintendo has announced that it will hold a Fire Emblem Direct presentation tomorrow to run through upcoming titles in the series.
The Direct takes place on Wednesday, January 18 at 2 p.m. Pacific time, and can be seen at this site.
It was recently announced that the Nintendo Switch is getting a Hyrule Warriors-esque Fire Emblem title called Fire Emblem Warriors, so we imagine we'll hear more about that title. A mobile app is also in the works, so that's a good...
After announcing its May release date and teasing fans with an image of Superman holding a lifeless, veiled body in his arms, NetherRealm has released a new trailer that reveals three new characters: Brainiac, Robin, and Darkseid.
The trailer, called "Lines Are Redrawn" casts its various heroes (Superman, Batman, and Supergirl) in various thematic lights while briefly alluding to events from the first game (such as Superman killing The Joker after the latter murders Lois Lane), the trailer. As various superheroes square off...
2017 is certainly in full swing. In Los Angeles, we’ve been hosting a number of folks from studios around the world in our traditional “beginning-of-the-year” summits where we plot out many of the project milestones for the year. It’s always terrific to see the people you spend so much time with over Skype and email in person, and the value of these face-to-face meetings can’t be overstated. We’ve got some exciting plans for 2017 certainly, and you’ll learn more about them in upcoming episodes of Around the Verse.
For the Community Team, we’re making preparations now for attending PAX South. While there is no formal presentation this year, Community Managers Tyler Witkin and Jared Huckaby are...
Nioh, the upcoming action adventure game from Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja, has finally gone gold after over 10 years in development. Team Ninja began developing the game in 2004 off an unfinished script by famous director Akira Kurosawa. Nioh was thought to be in development hell until 2015, when Koei Tecmo reintroduced it to the public through a series of demos.
Koei Tecmo made the announcement today on its Twitter feed:
With its trail against Oculus currently underway, ZeniMax has released a statement expressing confidence in its position. The $2 billion lawsuit alleges not only that id Software co-founder John Carmack stole several documents prior to his departure to Oculus to serve as its chief technology officer, but that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe knowingly spread a false story about how Luckey invented an early prototype...
Ubisoft's snow sports/exploration title Steep drops players in a European mountain range and tasks them with conquering the large map in a variety of ways. Whether you want to post all the best event times and scores or simply pair up with fellow travelers and see the sights, the world is yours to enjoy the way you see fit. I quite liked it, and feel it successfully straddles the line between offering freedom, but with a video game breadcrumb trail in the form of its unlock progression and drop zones that keeps me coming back for more. And the adrenaline rush...
BOO! Did that get your heart pounding? Are you afraid you won't be able to sleep tonight? If you answered "yes" to either of those questions (after regaining the ability to speak, of course), then this story might be too much for you to take. This one's for only the bravest people who can handle reading the chapter names from Resident Evil 7 Biohazard's season pass content.
Are you ready? Good. These are the chapter names, from the season pass' Steam page....
Darkest Dungeon developer Red Hook Studios originally hoped the game's Crimson Court DLC would be out early this year. However, due to some other work on the title, the DLC content is releasing a little later than intended.
The Crimson Court DLC will now come out in April. Red Hook says that a "significant" amount of work for the DLC is already in the can, but the decision to add content via the Radiant Update caused the delay.
The Radiant update hits in early February (on PC/Mac/Linux – later for PS4/Vita), bringing with it a quicker intro for the game, quality of life tweaks, and new champion dungeon monsters (the Bone Bearer shown above). The studio says it...
Last October SWERY 65, most famous for leading the development of cult classic games like Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, revealed that he was retiring from his studio Access Games after a prolonged bout of illness.
Today, the developer revealed that he was returning to game development by opening a studio called White Owls Inc in Osaka, Japan.
He tweeted out the news:
DAY437. Finally I opened my own studio "White Owls Inc" in Osaka. I can say "I AM BACK!!". #whiteowls...
We found out during the Nintendo Switch presentation on Thursday that the upcoming console is releasing on March 3, and pre-orders opened shortly afterwards on Friday. Now, just three days later, GameStop has already sold out their Nintendo Switch pre-orders.
Many other major retailers are also listing the console as unavailable. Walmart now lists the console as "out of stock" and Amazon says it is "unavailable." Target and Toys R Us list it as "coming soon." GameStop says that it is working closely with Nintendo to get more in stock and advises that customers should sign up for email notifications.
During the Switch presentation, we learned about...
Mindless humanoids march in single file, shoulders hunched forward and heads bowed down. A young boy sneaks into this systemic traffic of beings, mimicking the others’ movements while an overhead spotlight watches his every move. Without dialogue or text to contextualize the situation, you begin to wonder: What brought him here? Why is he being hunted? Is he running away from something, or towards it?
Playdead’s Inside tells an ambiguous story about an oppressive, Orwellian world. Speaking volumes without a single word, the narrative creates an emotional connection through its nightmarish atmosphere and leaves the rest up for interpretation. A loneliness creeps over you as you move...
We're midway through January, which means that a couple games will exit rotation from Xbox Live Games With Gold. If you're a Gold member, today's your last chance to grab Outlast and Double Fine's The Cave.
Outlast is available on Xbox One, and The Cave is playable on Xbox 360. These two titles will be replaced with Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition (Xbox One) and Rayman Origins (Xbox One, Xbox 360). You can view the entire January 2017 line-up here.
Suda 51 had a bit of an odd presentation at this week's Nintendo Switch event. He said he wanted to make a game with No More Heroes protagonist Travis Touchdown in it, but didn't say it would be a new entry in the No More Heroes series. He talked about what he wants to do with the Switch, but didn't show anything.
In an interview with 4Gamer, however, Suda shed some light the game's release date, as well as his role in the game's development. When asked if the game will be No More Heroes 3, he declined to answer, but said that, "the script will be completely written by me, and for the first time in 10 years, I’m also doing the direction.” As to how far he is in...
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