Zen Studios today revealed that its digital pinball platform, Pinball FX2, will be available as a launch title for Windows 10. Collaborating with Microsoft via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, Zen worked to ensure the title will support cross-buy on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices. With cross-buy, players will be able purchase a Pinball FX2 table once on either Windows 10 enabled devices or on Xbox One consoles, and play it on the other platform at no additional charge.
Paradox Interactive has released a new trailer for Magicka 2, the forthcoming magick-mixing game for PC and PlayStation 4. The trailer, containing all-new gameplay and allegedly new ideas, celebrates the upcoming launch of Magicka 2, which will arrive on PC and PS4 on May 26th. The game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders starting soon. Magicka 2 will be available for $14.99 on both platforms.
Konami announced that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released on September 1st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game will also be available two weeks later, on September 15th, for PC. Konami will release both a special ‘Day 1 Edition’ and a limited ‘Collector’s Edition’, which will include the following items:
‘Day 1 Edition’ Content
‘Collector’s Edition’ Content
Sega announced the first Total War: Attila DLC from the ‘New Content Team’ at Creative Assembly is now available. The Longbeards Culture Pack brings three new playable factions to Total War: Attila. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans may be used in single or multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles.
Alongside new unique units, buildings and objectives, a new feature called ‘The Lay of Ybor’ presents the player with a series of linked narrative events, with a series of branching narrative choices. As the story draws to its conclusion, Ybor himself becomes available as a general for your armies, complete with traits that mirror the choices you have made.
NIS America today announced that first print copies of the Wii U version of Rodea the Sky Soldier will also come packaged with the Wii version of the game.
A Crowd of Monsters has released a brand-new trailer for the episodic noir story, Blues and Bullets. The first episode is planned to release in early 2015 on Xbox One.
13AM Games has released a new trailer for Runbow, introducing a new female character named Val. The action party game will be available on the Wii U in 2015.
Kalypso Media today announced that Tropico 5 will be released on PlayStation 4 on April 28th. In addition, a Limited Special Edition of Tropico 5 will be available, which includes ‘The Big Cheese’ DLC and the ‘Bayo Del Olfato’ sandbox map, plus an official Tropican passport and postcard for no extra charge.
Bethesda Softworks today announced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. In development at MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will be available digitally for $19.99 on May 5th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the Allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on a two-part mission deep within Bavaria. Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.
Turtle Rock Studios and 2K today announced Observer Mode, coming soon to Evolve for free on all platforms. Observer Mode is a community feature designed to give Evolve players the tools to observe and add commentary to Evolve, and livestream the action of all five players in a match without the necessity of expensive equipment. More specifically, Observer Mode allows a sixth user to passively enter a custom game in Evolve, providing them with the ability to seamlessly switch to view any of the five players in the match, and includes an informative HUD that updates in real time throughout the match, showcasing player health, survival odds, perks, the mini-map, and more.