Warner Bros latest title in the Arkham series was announced yesterday, Batman: Arkham Origins allows players to explore the roots of the caped crusader. The game is not being created by series developers Rocksteady Games, instead development will be handled in house at Warner Bros Montreal.
Origins will make use of the customized Unreal 3 Engine that powered the previous games, as well as some of the previous title’s assets. Developers working on the game promised IGN that while some assets are being re purposed the game will deliver new content without breaking the established atmosphere of the Arkham series.
The game’s plot involves a younger Bruce Wayne facing up against Gotham City’s vilest villains long, many of them for the first time. From a recently revealed Game Informer cover, we know that mercenary for hire – Deathstroke – will be one of the central villains in Arkham: Origins. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, Nintendo, PC, Sony Tags: Announcement, Batman: Arkham Origins, WB Interactive
It took approximately three and a half to four hours for Ghostwalker and I to clear the new Dead Space 3 DLC and we enjoyed the journey! That’s on par with the main campaign considering we got about an hours worth of entertainment out of DS3 for every $3 and change we’d spent on the retail copy. Three and a half hours for $10 is a fair deal in comparison. Want more details? There’s spoilers to come, so be wary! (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Awakened, dead space, Dead Space 3, DLC, EA, Visceral Games
The new free to play Neverwinter MMO let beta testers give the game a whirl a few weekends back and I was lucky enough to get to be a part of the action. Unfortunately, I haven’t tried their Star Trek MMO, but after enjoying my time in the Forgotten Realms I do plan to see what the game based on Paramount’s franchise is like as well. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Cryptic, D&D, Dungeons and Dragons, MMO, Neverwinter, Perfect World, RPG
After a recent article on Kotaku that makes for good reading, I wanted to throw in my two cents about the mentioned concepts of Doom 4.
As many of you by now know, Doom 3 was moreso a retelling of the story of Doom 4. Kotaku’s article mentions that Doom 4 was originally going to be a retelling of Doom 2. Right away that sounds like fantastic news, but it went further than that. As in the second Doom game, this concept would have taken place on Earth. That and it seems the struggle of humans in this new world would have been explored, rather than in the original Doom 2 where you didn’t meet anyone who wasn’t a zombie soldier. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: bethesda, Doom, Doom 4, Id
Let’s face it the Pirates of the Caribbean game did not satisfy anyone’s appetite for swashbuckling, plundering booty (yeah…not that booty), and blowing up ships while sailing the Seven Seas. Raven’s Cry tells the story of Christopher Raven who is out for vengeance against the people who murdered his family. Developed by Octane Games and published by TopWare Interactive, Raven’s Cry is looking to hit retail stores October 24th, 2013. It’s about time we finally get a decent looking pirate game…well, with the exception of another good looking pirate game. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC Tags: Octane Games, Raven's Cry, TopWare Interactive
A new indie title, which is a Kickstarter success story, Evoland was released yesterday on the publisher’s website and was released on Steam and GoG today. The game is an action RPG and shows the evolution of game through the console generations.
The game starts off with very basic graphics. Picture playing on the original Game Boy. Yeah, that basic. Then as the game progresses the graphics improve to 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, etc. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Evoland, PC, Shiro Games
LucasArts have decided to shift their focus from internally developed games, such as next-gen title Star Wars 1313, in favor of licensing out the Star Wars property to third party developers. The development teams behind both Stars Wars 1313 and unconfirmed Battle Assault have both been laid out following this decision, according to Kotaku. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Sony Tags: Battle Assault, Cancelled, Cencellation, Lay-offs, LucasArts, Star Wars 1313
North American isn’t the only continent you’ll visit in a finely tuned racing machine in Codemaster’s GRID 2. The publisher unveieled the Grid 2: European Experience today, a brief video showcasing several European cities playing host to racers in a variety of modes. Get your engines ready to rev, because if you’re into racing titles, this video is for you.
Street racers will be able to burn rubber on sections of Paris, blurring past major landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. If track racing is more of your thing, Codemasters have you covered, with the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal. This $250+ million dollar track was built in 2008, and it will be making its console debut in GRID 2.
Along with the announcement of these tracks the devs also sent a sampling of some of the European cars that you’ll be able to drive. Check out the YouTube video and car list after the jump. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Sony Tags: Codemasters, GRID 2, PS3, Xbox 360
Warner Bros and DC have announced a multiplayer online battle arena game based on the Infinite Crisis comics. It will be a free to play title from Turbine, the developer of The Lord of the Rings Online.
The Executive Producer at Turbine Jeffrey Steefel said, “We are utilizing years of experience in the online game space to deliver innovations to the MOBA genre with a game that features fast-paced action, a major story arc, destructible environments, catastrophic events and a deep roster of iconic DC Comics characters.” Due out for PC this year, we also have the announcement trailer after the break. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: DC Comics, Infinite Crisis, MOBA, PC, Warner Bros
EA’s big contender in the FPS genre has released an incredible preview of the latest Battlefield installment. Playing out more as a movie than a video game (through gameplay, not cut scenes mind you) this guided in game tour is filled with so much visual candy it’s hard at times to remember this isn’t real. From the suns glare to many of the videos other small details that really boost the immersion it’s a absolute treat to behold.
It’s definitely worth checking out the video. As lengthy as it is I found myself quite eagerly watching the whole presentation. Battlefield 4 is due out in the fall of this year. Read on the for the trailer! (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Battlefield 4, DICE, EA