Sega today released the sci-fi action shooter Vanquish, from PlatinumGames, on PC. The game is available on Steam now.
To commemorate the launch, Sega have released a special developer diary with producer Atsushi Inaba, animator Takaaki Yamaguchi, and enemy programmer Noriyuki Otani. This is a world premiere of never-before-told insights into Vanquish. Why did Director Mikami want to make a speedy action shooter? Where did Sam’s slide boosters come from? Why the dancing robots? Find out in the developer diary.
Microsoft today announced the next evolution of the Beam interactive livestreaming platform and introduced its new name: Mixer. But, more than just the name, Microsoft are launching several of the features that fans have been asking for, including co-streaming, a beta for the Mixer Create mobile streaming app, a new moderated channel of content on Mixer called ‘Channel One’ and a new Mixer page on the Xbox One dashboard.
While the service will operate under a new name, the core experience remains unchanged. Gamers will still be able to interact with streamers and play together in real-time, as opposed to the traditional 10-20 second latency commonly seen on other platforms.
Tune into the Xbox Mixer channel for a full day of livestreamed events starting at 2 p.m. ET. During the all-day livestream, Microsoft will share more details and demo some of the new features rolling out, and the new Mixer NYC Studio will host a gaming marathon featuring a variety of streamers competing in a multi-genre esports gauntlet. The celebration concludes with ‘Mixerworks’ – an interactive firework show at 9 p.m. ET.
Telltale Games shares the official trailer for the season finale of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. Beginning May 30th, players can download Episode 5: ‘From the Gallows’ on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The episode will also download for all users of the special Season Pass disc for consoles.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group have released the first game update for LEGO Worlds. The new content, available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, expands the LEGO Worlds universe with Sandbox Mode and adds requested game features, new themes and a host of fixes and improvements.
Codemasters and Deep Silver today released the second gameplay trailer for Micro Machines World Series ahead of its release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam on June 23rd. You can watch miniature mayhem play out across a score of colorful locales in the new trailer.
Bossa Studios today announced that Worlds Adrift, their upcoming sandbox MMO, has entered into limited closed beta. MMO newcomers and veterans alike will want to check out the brand new trailer to understand Bossa Studios’ unique vision and approach for Worlds Adrift.
To become a founder, those interested in the Worlds Adrift closed beta can purchase a Founder’s Pack. In addition to a game key and immediate closed beta access, each Founder’s Pack contains several exclusive in-game items, a digital copy of the game’s original soundtrack, access to the future test server and in-game currency. Backers can choose between the Wanderer tier for $34.99, Explorer tier for $54.99, and Captain tier for $64.99, each with varying levels of exclusive content.
Larian Studios today announced that Divinity: Original Sin 2 will launch on September 14th. Much larger than its predecessor, Divinity: Original Sin, the game gives players tabletop RPG-like freedom to complete quests and explore a world like no other. Divinity: Original Sin 2’s Game Master and PvP modes will also be available at launch, giving players a toolbox to create their own tabletop-style adventures, as well as arenas where they can compete in strategic multiplayer combat against each other.
Kalypso Media today announced that it will be publishing Daedalic Entertainment and Mimimi Production’s real-time tactics game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 1st. The game was originally released on PC earlier this year. Also launching on the same day, the demo version of the game will let players work their way through the first map in its entirety, and also a short glimpse of the second.
Swedish developer Coilworks and publisher Double Eleven shared a glimpse of the alternative visual styles on display in Super Cloudbuilt, the upcoming parkour platformer hitting PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this summer. In addition to its default aesthetic, players can toggle themes that alter the intensity of the world’s linework, shading and color, or opt for a black-and-white style that looks like a sketchbook brought to life.
Microsoft today announced that Xbox Game Pass will be launching broadly June 1st with exclusive Early Access for Xbox Live Gold members starting today. Xbox Game Pass is a new digital subscription service that gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games for $11.99 CAD a month.