Crystal Dynamics today released the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration gamescom theater demo.
The video showcase begins with the cinematic action of “Thin Ice” from the main campaign, as Lara fights to escape Trinity in a frozen Siberian wasteland. Next is a preview of “Blood Ties”, which will feature over an hour of new single-player story as Lara’s uncle challenges her ownership of Croft Manor. Lara’s determined to prove that she’s the rightful heir and reclaim her legacy, but to do that she must confront the secrets of her past. Finally, there’s a look at the new “Lara’s Nightmare” combat mode, in which Lara must protect her childhood home from hordes of the undead.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is the most comprehensive version of the game, and also includes PlayStation VR support, co-op Endurance mode, an “Extreme Survivor” difficulty mode, 5 classic Lara skins, an outfit and weapon inspired by TR III, and all of the previously released DLC. The game launches on PlayStation 4 on October 11th, and the new content will be included as part of the Season Pass on Xbox One and PC.
Daybreak Games today announced that the massively multiplayer survival shooter H1Z1: King of the Kill will officially release out of Steam Early Access for PC on September 20th.
Curve Digital today announced that the colorful puzzle-platformer from developer Fiddlesticks, Hue, is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. Those who purchase the PlayStation 4 version will receive a copy on PlayStation Vita at no charge via cross-buy when it releases this September.
Hatsune Miku takes the stage beginning today in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X, the digital singer’s newest rhythm game on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStatoin Vita. The game is available physically and digitally along with the game’s first wave of downloadable content.
Perfect World Entertainment and Tuque Games today announced Livelock, a fast-pacd cooperative top-down shooter, is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for $19.99. A three-pack of Livelock will be available on Arc and the Humble Store at a discounted $44.99 for groups of players that want to play through the top-down shooter together.
The Tumble mini game is available as part of the latest free Minecraft update, rolling out to consoles now.
Tumble is a competitive mini game where your objective is to avoid taking a dip in red hot lava by making sure that other players fall into it first. You get to do this destroying the floor beneath your enemies’ feet as you stand in platforms that can have one or more layers. Sounds easy? Well, remember that other players will use their shovels or snowballs to get you to fall first. And when you get up to 8 friends to do this at the same time, it does get a little wild.
Battle Map Pack #3, a group of three more maps to play in Battle mini game, is also available today in the Xbox store for $2.99 USD or local equivalent and it includes three new maps: Castle, Shipyard and Invasion.
Frostpunk, in development from the creators of This War of Mine, is coming to PC in 2017.
The premise begins by imagining what society is capable of when pushed to the limit. In a completely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. Society in its current form becomes ineffective and it has to change in order to survive. What does this change mean? What is culture when morality stands in the way of existence? In the end, survival may transform us completely. Whether that change makes us better or worse, stronger or weaker, or even more or less humane is debatable.
Maximum Games, in partnership with developer HB Studios, shows off the addition of five top professional snowboarders in a brand new trailer for its upcoming action sports game, Mark McMorris Infinite Air, which is set for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam on October 25th.
Joining the Canadian pro-snowboarder and cover athlete, Mark McMorris, will be Olympian and three-time X Games Gold medalist Silje Norendal, two-time X Games Gold medalist Torstein Horgmo, two-time X Games Gold medalist Danny Davis and Norwegian style master Ulrik Badertscher. Proving that snowboarding runs in the family, Mark’s very own brother, professional snowboarder and on-air personality Craig McMorris, also joins the pack, rounding out the group of top athletes. This all-star lineup of six well-known and highly talented pro snowboarders will be available to play in-game.
Wired Productions announced today that Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, twin-stick arcade shooter developed by Kukouri Mobile Entertainment, will benefit from an exclusive Zombie Campaign DLC pack for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita on September 27th.
As part of the Zombie Campaign DLC, players will be able to get their hands on eight brand new zombie-laden missions which involve various challenges to repel the army of the dead. Players will engage in operations such as assembling and deploying troops to eliminate the supernatural invasion, protecting soldiers against the incoming stream of relentless undead, surviving against all odds until backup can arrive, and making sure all operating systems are still up-and-running throughout the zombie apocalypse. Players will also get the opportunity to unlock two brand new trophies.