Pilots on the Frontier frequently use simulator pods to train, using life-like recreations of historical battles as combat scenarios. The all new War Games map highlights the civilian shops, tall buildings for window-to-window fighting, and city streets for Titan combat from the Battle of Angel City, and the large, open tank garage facilities for hand-to-hand Pilot combat from the Battle of Airbase Sierra.
Starting on June 27th, the sixth DLC drop for Titanfall 2 called The War Games will be available for free on all platforms.
In addition to the War Games map, players will also be able to jump into a new Live Fire Map, Traffic, a weathered test site where pilot positioning is pitted against mobility across two busy thoroughfares. Also included in the DLC will be a new Shadow Boxing [Holo Pilot] execution and a third weapon slot for Pilots. Titan Brawl will also be added to the permanent list of game mode and Free Agents will be a new featured mode.
2K and Gearbox Software today announced Battleborn’s new competitive multiplayer mode, Supercharge. This 3v3 mode pits two teams against each other on all-new maps in a fast-paced race for victory. In Supercharge, players escort minions through gates to earn points, while also fighting to control a single capture point. The team that owns the capture point “supercharges” their minion wave, adding tougher minions and more opportunities for scoring points.
Features of Supercharge include:
Supercharge arrives on all platforms today and will be available to all Battleborn players, including Free Trial participants.
Kalypso Media and developer Games Farm today announced the addition of ‘couch’ co-op multiplayer to its action RPG Vikings: Wolves of Midgard as part of a major free update, available now on PlayStation 4 and PC, with Xbox One to follow soon.
In addition to couch co-op, significant changes have also been made to New Game+ mode, enabling players to carry over their items while increasing the difficulty with subsequent playthroughs of the main campaign, among other changes and improvements. Another much-requested new feature is the ‘stash’, a new addition to the village hub that gives players the ability to share items between all their different characters. In addition, players may now share items with fellow players during multiplayer games.
Other changes include improvements to the Trials of the Gods, new effects for legendary items, changes to talismans, adjustments to several boss fights and improvements to sounds, voiceovers, stability, UI, performance and localization.
Watch composer Mitsuda-san and vocalist Sarah Àlainn explain the creative process behind the song “Eternal Rest” from Valkyria Revolution, arriving June 27th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Launching July 26th on Steam, Ironward’s Solstice Chronicles: MIA will throw players into the boots of a lone marine, left for dead, clawing for his own shotgun-induced survival as he faces off against all manner of sci-fi horrors. Check out the game’s teaser trailer for a look at the action.
Perfect World Entertainment and Motiga today announced that Gigantic will launch on Arc, Steam, Xbox One and Windows 10 on July 20th. The free-to-play strategic hero shooter has also expanded the final month of Open Beta to the Arc platform today with new features, allowing even more PC players across the world to battle alongside massive Guardians. Gigantic is also currently available on Xbox One and Windows 10.
Koei Tecmo today released a new trailer providing a closer look at the environments and combat systems that players can look forward to in Dynasty Warriors 9.
Dynasty Warriors 9 introduces new combat mechanics to the series’ signature “one versus thousands” style gameplay with the State Combo System. This new system allows players to perform 3 different attack styles – Trigger Attacks, Flow Attacks and Finish Attacks – each dealing progressively more damage. Trigger Attacks allow players to create the start of a combo, leading to Flow Attacks, which adapt to the enemy’s current state. Successful combos allow for a Finish Attack to be performed, delivering a final blow that eradicates any foes caught in its path.
Augmenting the series’ first true open world is another innovation introduced in Dynasty Warriors 9: the Interactive Action system. Players will be able to fully utilize their surroundings for the first time in the Warriors franchise with the ability to climb buildings and mountains, wield grappling hooks to traverse walls, and make use of objects like oil barrels in battle.
Electronic Arts today unveiled the first look at NHL 18 to hockey fans at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft in Las Vegas, and revealed Edmonton Oilers superstar center and Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid as the athlete on the game’s cover.
Fans can experience the all-new NHL Threes and more in NHL 18 first by registering for public beta now. The beta begins July 25th and will include three modes: NHL Threes, EA Sports Hockey League, and Online Vs. For full details and to sign up now, visit www.easports.com/nhl/beta.
Ubisoft have announced Steep: Road to the Olympics, the official videogame of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. An expansion to the open world action-sports game Steep featuring skiing, snowboarding, wingsuiting and paragliding, Steep: Road to the Olympics will let players stage their own Winter Olympic Games from December 5th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. More information on bundled editions of Steep will be released at a later date.
In Steep: Road to the Olympics, players ride the South Korean mountains to live an athlete’s journey and dream towards the Olympic podium. The expansion will feature fresh challenges as well as official Olympic disciplines, including Downhill, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Big Air.
Creative Assembly have unveiled a new Campaign First Look video, taking viewers on a journey across two continents of Total War: Warhammer II’s campaign map.
Total War: Warhammer II is due to launch on September 28th.