Bombshell is the game that emerged from the legal minefield between 3D Realms/Interceptor and Duke Nukem’ IP holders (and ruiners), Gearbox. Originally down as Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, this top-down action RPG shooter has had a lead character swap and has been renamed Bombshell.
The game will release later this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Hopefully much later this year, as it’s looking decidedly average at the moment. Think Diablo III meets Smash TV, but with none of the good bits. The proof is in the playing though and if you find yourself at QuakeCon next month you’ll be able to try it for out. You never know, it could turn out to be fun. Continue reading Bombshell gets new gameplay trailer. Looks terrible
It happens every year at E3. With so many megaton announcements, it’s all too easy for the smaller games to slip through the cracks. Fear not though readers, as we’ve been keeping an eye out for the hidden gems of E3 2015 and Wayward Sky certainly deserves your attention, so take a look at this teaser trailer.
This new title will work with Sony’s Project Morpheus VR headset (which was a bizarre no-show on Sony’s stage this year) in what the developers have dubbed a ‘look and click VR adventure.’ The trailer shows a mix of third-person exploration and platforming along with first-person scenes of investigating certain areas in detail.
We see a father and daughter crash land on a floating factory-like building in the sky. The father is then promptly kidnapped by a flying robot, leaving us in the shoes of the daughter, Bess, to save him. What follows is a mix of puzzle and platforming. It looks like the Morpheus headset will be especially useful when the camera goes first-person and the player can freely look around the puzzle for what could be an intuitive and immersive experience. Continue reading Wayward Sky brings ‘look and click’ genre to Project Morpheus
A packed E3 2015 showing from EA included a rather tasty gameplay trailer for Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst where we see Faith in action. The first-person free-running skills are looking slicker than ever as Faith perform wallruns, slides and even boots enemies clean through windows. Unlike some, I was never struck with motion-sickness with the original, but that new backflip may take some getting used to!
Rumours of an open-world city to explore were confirmed and there will be no loading screens at all. Having a huge playground to explore with Faith’s skillset sounds like a fantastic way to expand on the ideas of the under-rated original title. Hopefully there will be lots of collectibles littered around the city to encourage lots of sky-high climbs and death-defying last-gasp gap leaps. Devilishly tough time trials are sure to return also, which will be great if they include ghost images of the best times again. Continue reading Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst debut gameplay trailer and release date
It’s time to finally see Star Wars: Battlefront in action! This is brand new debut footage captured on the PS4. We’ll have reactions for you soon in our EA E3 presentation roundtable piece. For now, get stuck into the new trailer. [UPDATE: you can read our impressions here] Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront Walker Assault trailer is here
It’s been a long time coming, but we finally caught a glimpse of full-on gameplay for the eagerly-awaited Hellblade. Until now, we’d only seen gameplay through basic design animation tests during Ninja Theory’s dev diaries.
The story for Hellblade has taken a new turn. Senua’s trip into hell is actually a manifestation of her mental illness after the trauma of a Viking invasion. Sounds a bit Silent Hill to us. Psychosis is now a central theme of the game and the studio has been working with Psychiatrist and Professor of Health and Neuroscience at Cambridge University, Paul Fletcher, to develop these themes. Fletcher said: “True understanding of mental health is not simply about books, lectures or verbal descriptions but from deeper engagement on all levels. Working with Ninja Theory has shown me the potential that gaming has for sharing in a character’s experiences and engendering empathy in ways that go well beyond those offered by simple academic descriptions. Maybe this approach will contribute powerful new ways of challenging stigma.” Continue reading Hellblade E3 trailer finally shows some gameplay
The new E3 trailer for Battleborn has been released early and it’s looking pretty good. We’ll remain cautious until we’ve got our hands on the new FPS/MOBA hybrid as Gearbox’s output in recent years has varied considerably (Borderlands series – ace. Aliens: Colonial Marines and Duke Nukem’ Forever – balls.).
It’s undeniably pretty though, reminding me of the colourful aesthetic of WildStar. Unlike WildStar though, Battleborn will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One as well as the PC. With any luck we’ll find out how the FPS/MOBA model is going to work out as more details emerge during E3. Continue reading E3 Battleborn trailer shows off gameplay
As expo season hurtles towards us once again, Sony’s PS4 has a comfortable lead over Microsoft’s Xbox One. But Microsoft’s console has a premium Christmas lineup of mass appeal console-exclusive titles including Halo 5, Forza 6, Gears of War Remastered (probably) and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Expect them to market Call of Duty: Black Ops III so heavily as to make it look like an exclusive too.
Microsoft will splash the cash on an intense marketing barrage on our TV, laptop and tablet screens over the all important Xmas holiday season with this selection of familiar brands. As things stand, Sony’s Christmas lineup so far is certainly lacking titles to resonate with masses. But this could all change by the time Sony leaves the stage at E3 2015. Continue reading Pressure mounts on Sony for this year’s E3