Sunday, October 22, 2017

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Single Player Trailer



New Star Wars Battlefront II Story Trailer

A brand new trailer highlighting the single-player story of Star Wars Battlefront II has arrived. With the Emperor dead, can Commander Iden Versio and her allies turn the tide against an energized Rebellion?

Just in case you’re not familiar: Star Wars Battlefront II includes an original single player campaign set after Return of the Jedi. You’ll take on the role of Iden Versio, (played by Janina Gavankar), Commander of Imperial special forces unit Inferno Squad. Alongside her squadmates Del Meeko (T.J. Ramini) and Gideon Hask (Paul Blackthorne), Iden struggles to maintain order in a galaxy that seems to be crumbling all around her. 

The new single player campaign in Star Wars Battlefront II is an original story set after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It's no secret that Iden Versio and Inferno Squad will be crossing paths with some of the galaxy's most renowned characters, but they'll also be encountering elements that are originally from other Star Wars stories. There are multiple mediums, comics, novels, television, films, games, and more, that tell new or unique stories that take place within the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Battlefront II helps enrich the universe by telling a previously untold story that is able to build upon what has already been established. 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Launch Trailer



Saturday, October 21, 2017

EA Shuts Down Visceral Games, Will Reboot its Star Wars Game Due to “Marketplace”


An Update on the Visceral Star Wars Project

Our industry is evolving faster and more dramatically than ever before. The games we want to play and spend time with, the experiences we want to have in those games, and the way we play…all those things are continually changing. So is the way games are made. In this fast-moving space, we are always focused on creating experiences that our players want to play…and today, that means we’re making a significant change with one of our upcoming titles.

Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its current form, it was shaping up to be a story-based, linear adventure game. Throughout the development process, we have been testing the game concept with players, listening to the feedback about what and how they want to play, and closely tracking fundamental shifts in the marketplace. It has become clear that to deliver an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come, we needed to pivot the design. We will maintain the stunning visuals, authenticity in the Star Wars universe, and focus on bringing a Star Wars story to life. Importantly, we are shifting the game to be a broader experience that allows for more variety and player agency, leaning into the capabilities of our Frostbite engine and reimagining central elements of the game to give players a Star Wars adventure of greater depth and breadth to explore.

This move leads to a few other changes:

A development team from across EA Worldwide Studios will take over development of this game, led by a team from EA Vancouver that has already been working on the project. Our Visceral studio will be ramping down and closing, and we’re in the midst of shifting as many of the team as possible to other projects and teams at EA.

Lastly, while we had originally expected this game to launch late in our fiscal year 2019, we’re now looking at a new timeframe that we will announce in the future.

Bringing new Star Wars games to life for every passionate fan out there is what drives us as creators. It’s what has inspired us to deliver the massive new Star Wars Battlefront II experience launching in just a few weeks. It fuels our live service in Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes. Making games in the extraordinary Star Wars universe is truly a dream for so many of us at EA, and we have so many more experiences to come for players on every platform. We want to take the time to get each game right, to make it unique, to make it amazing.

We look forward to answering more of your questions, and sharing more on our plans and timeline for this new Star Wars experience, in the months to come.


Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster Coming to PS4 & Steam December 12



Embark on an Interstellar Adventure in Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Fans can travel back to the mysterious and dangerous worlds ofStar Ocean: The Last Hope - 4K & Full HD Remaster this fall as the action-packed RPG gets a full HD remaster, to be released digitally on November 28, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Steam.

Developed in partnership with tri-Ace, Star Ocean: The Last Hope takes place at the beginning of theStar Ocean series timeline and is a full HD remaster with added 4K support* and PC keyboard, mouse and controller support. The game takes players on an epic journey across the universe in an immersive, intergalactic story of survival where humanity must turn to the stars in search of a new home. Featuring strategic real-time combat, the remastered title also keeps the original deep Item Creation System and Private Action system that explores character relationships and subplots for a richer and more rewarding story, and exhilarating Blindside battle system, which fuses evasion and offense.

The game will be released digitally from the PlayStation Store and Steam for $20.99. Until December 12th, PlayStation Plus members and Steam users who purchase the game will receive a 10% discount. Additionally, those who purchase on Steam before December 12th will receive an exclusive downloadable mini-soundtrack featuring music from the game. Those who purchase from the PlayStation Store before January 8th, will receive an exclusive PlayStation 4 system theme and 12 PlayStation Network avatars featuring the main characters. 

Horizon: Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds DLC Screens

Monday, October 16, 2017

DOOM Launching on Nintendo Switch November 10



Bethesda Announces November 10 Release Date for DOOM on Nintendo Switch in New Developer Video

We’re pleased to announce that id Software’s demon-blasting masterpiece, DOOM, will launch for the Nintendo Switch on November 10.

In a new id Software developer video released today by Nintendo, creative director Hugo Martin and executive producer Marty Stratton discuss the many features that players will experience in DOOM on Nintendo Switch, including the full single-player campaign (with all difficulty modes), Arcade Mode, and the entire suite of Multiplayer maps and modes, including all previously released DLC content. They also go into further depth about working with developer Panic Button to ensure DOOM on Nintendo Switch feels as fast, brutal, and true to the experience gamers have loved on other platforms.

Developed by id Software in conjunction with Panic Button, DOOM on Nintendo Switch brings the multi-award-winning 2016 first person shooter to a new audience. For more information on DOOM for Nintendo Switch, please visit Bethesda.net

Resident Evil VII End of Zoe and Not a Hero Trailer & Screens



Resident Evil 7 biohazard DLC – New assets from End of Zoe and Not a Hero

A new trailer and screens from the upcoming DLC for Resident Evil 7 biohazard are available for download, including a look at the upcoming third DLC release End of Zoe and the free Not a Hero DLC content. 

The trailer and screens introduce some new glimpses into End of Zoe, featuring a mysterious outdoorsman named Joe who lives along the bank of the marshes and has a chance encounter with Zoe that sets both their fates in motion.

The new assets also showcase the free Not a Hero DLC, featuring the return of Resident Evil fan favorite and veteran BSAA soldier Chris Redfield. Taking place after the horrific events that befell Ethan Winters in Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Chris is on the hunt for Lucas Baker to bring an end to the Baker tragedy once and for all. BSAA agents had tried to take on Lucas previously, but were unsuccessful and themselves became captives of the menacing trickster. Can Chris save the team while also tracking down Lucas through perilous poison gas filled dungeons? 

Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition will be coming to retail and digital on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, alongside the remaining DLC for the game, all on December 12, 2017. Gold Edition will include all the contents from the critically acclaimed release earlier this year along with all three pieces of downloadable add-on content, in one ultimate horror package. These previously released DLC packs - Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2 will be included as well as the upcoming third DLC release End of Zoe.

End of Zoe will be included in Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition or available as an update if you are a Season Pass owner. Owners of the original release will also be available to purchase the content as a separate download for $14.99/€14.99/£11.99. The Not a Hero DLC content will be available to download for free for owners of any version of Resident Evil 7 biohazard on December 12th as well. 

Nearly all content for PlayStation 4, including End of Zoe and Not a Hero can be enjoyed on PlayStation VR for a more thrilling and immersive horror experience.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

This Week In Games! South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Gran Turismo Sport & More


Monday, October 16

  • Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny — PS4
  • Immersive Poetry — PC

Tuesday, October 17

  • Don’t Knock Twice — Switch
  • ELEX — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Gran Turismo Sport — PS4
  • Megaton Rainfall — PS4, PSVR
  • Rogue Trooper Redux — Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • WWE 2K18 — Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC
  • Bokosuka Wars II — PS4
  • Chaos;Child — PS4, Vita
  • Dungeons 3 — Xbox One, PS4 
  • Hex: Card Clash — PS4
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4 — Xbox One, PS4
  • Megaton Rainfall — PSVR
  • No Heroes Allowed! VR — PSVR
  • Summon Night 6: Lost Borders — PS4, Vita
  • TorqueL: Physics Modified Edition — Xbox One

Wednesday, October 18

  • Putty Pals — Switch
  • Thursday, October 19
  • Party Golf — Switch
  • Spelunker Party! — Switch
  • JYDGE — Switch
  • Elliot Quest — Switch
  • The Count Lucanor — Switch 
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4 — Switch
  • Friday, October 20
  • Fire Emblem Warriors — Switch, 3DS
  • Syberia — Switch
  • Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden — Xbox One, PS4
  • Real Farm — Xbox One, PS4
  • Spiral Splatter — PS4, Vita

Coming Soon

Tuesday, October 24

  • Destiny 2 — PC
  • Hidden Agenda — PS4
  • Just Dance 2018 — Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, Switch, PC
  • Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon — PS4, PC
  • This Is the Police — Switch
  • Yomawari: Midnight Shadows — PS4, Vita, PC
  • Friday, October 27
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Super Mario Odyssey — Switch
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus — Xbox One, PS4, PC

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Need for Speed Payback Story Trailer




Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster Announced for PS4 and PC



PlayStation 4 Version

  • Resolution: From 720p on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 –> PlayStation 4 Pro: Maximum 4K / PlayStation 4: Full HD
  • Functionality to change image settings (shadow and blur settings, etc.)
  • Trophy support
  • Share button support


PC Version

  • Functionality to change screen resolution
  • Functionality to change image settings (shadow and blur settings, etc.)
  • Steam Achievements support
  • Mouse, keyboard, and PC controller support
  • Functionality to take screenshots without the UI