My official review of this episode, from a few minutes after I finished it, is “…did that just happen?” “Escape Plan Bravo” is a particularly tense episode…
Io-Interactive and Square Enix today released the first playthrough from the upcoming Hitman. The video focuses on the core Hitman experience – creative stealth gameplay, disguises, hiding in plain sight and the choice and freedom of approach that is the hallmark of the series. Featuring the Parisian “Showstopper” mission, the playthrough aims to give fans insight into the mechanics of Hitman while not spoiling the game.
In the final weekend of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta, Treyarch has some updates and announcements – first the beta is open to all gamers on Xbox One and PC.
Treyarch also announced via Twitter some new additions to the Black Ops III Beta currently available on Xbox One and PC. They are increasing the level cap to Level 34, introducing the map Stronghold into the rotation, and unlocking the new Multiplayer Specialist Reaper.
ASTRO Gaming announced a new Tournament Ready series of gaming audio products. The ASTRO Gaming TR lineup includes a redesigned ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset that enables this product to be compatible with the studio’s new ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits, a collection of interchangeable parts that enable the headset to adapt to any gaming environment. In addition, ASTRO has delivered improvements to the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR making it an essential piece of gaming hardware for pro players, serious gamers and livestreamers alike. ASTRO Gaming’s new TR series will be available later this year.
Sega has released the opening movie for Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, showing off the characters from all the various Dengeki Bunko lite novels featured in the game. Dengeki Bunko will be available October 6th on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Paradox Interactive has released a new gameplay trailer for After Dark, the upcoming expansion to Cities: Skylines due September 24th.
2K and Firaxis Games announced that XCOM 2 is now coming to PC on February 5th, 2016.
Telltale Games announced that Minecraft: Story Mode will be the first Telltale game series to feature a player character where you choose their appearance. Players will be able to select from several different options for both male and female versions of our hero Jesse.
Check out these new screenshots from the season premiere, where you’ll get a sneak peek at several different versions of Jesse. Minecraft: Story Mode is set to premiere this fall on Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC.
n-Space has released a new trailer for Sword Coast Legends, its co-op, party-based PC role-playing game set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe, coming September 29th.
n-Space also announced that fans who pre-order Sword Coast LEgends will be provided with nearly three weeks of early access to the game, beginning as early as September 11th for Design Council members.
WG Labs revealed details about the Master of Orion Collector’s Edition. This special digital bundle for the reboot of the sci-fi strategy game will include the first three Master of Orion titles, a digital art book, modernized orchestral soundtrack, retro art style graphic motif, and an exclusive new race only available in the Collector’s Edition: the Terran Khanate. Players will also be granted Early Access — when available — so they can begin their quest for galactic supremacy ahead of other explorers.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed screenshots showcasing The Simpsons and Midway Arcade gameplay for LEGO Dimensions. Both The Simpsons and Midway Arcade levels are part of the LEGO Dimensions main game that can be played through in the Starter Pack.
The Simpsons Level within the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack incorporates a cel-shaded art style, for a look that is true to the original, animated series and unique from the other levels within the game. Players will face an unlikely pair of evil masterminds in The Simpsons Level – Lord Business and The Joker – who have joined Lord Vortech’s legion of villains and invaded Springfield. It is up to our heroes to defeat them and restore order in The Simpsons world. For fans of The Simpsons that want to customize their LEGO Dimensions experience, a The Simpsons Level Pack which includes a LEGO Homer Simpson minifigure and The Simpsons Fun Packs which include a LEGO Bart Simpson minifigure and a LEGO Krusty the Clown minifigure were also announced.
In the Midway Arcade Level within the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle find themselves in a videogame, where they must race in Super Sprint, smash their way through hordes of enemies in Gauntlet, save astronauts in Defender, and defeat robots in Robotron. For retro gamer fans, there will be a Midway Arcade Gamer Level Pack with a LEGO Retro Gamer minifigure, and an entire level with more than 20 arcade games to beat.
Launching September 27th, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, and Wii U.