Atari today announced a three-year license extension for RollerCoaster Tycoon through the year 2022. The new deal with RollerCoaster Tycoon creator, Chris Sawyer, provides for investment and expansion of the series; the extension also applies to Atari’s ancillary rights to the franchise. The extension comes on the heels of the recent success of two mobile games, RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic and RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch.
The NPD Group has released its retail report for the month of April 2017. Both software and hardware sales were up year-over-year in April by 6% and 37%, respectively. Overall, total industry sales were up 10% to $636 million. For the second month in a row, Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console.
The top selling games of April were as follows:
1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
2. Persona 5
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. MLB 17: The Show
5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
6. Grand Theft Auto V
7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
8. NBA 2K17
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
12. Horizon Zero Dawn
13. LEGO City Undercover
14. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
15. LEGO Worlds
16. Rainbow Six: Siege
17. Battlefield 1
18. For Honor
19. Nier: Automata
Tripwire Interactive announced today the official release date for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, the sequel to Rising Storm. The game will be available to play on May 30th. Fans who pre-ordered should be able to pre-load before that. The game will also be available to buy via Steam, at a 10% discount for the day, with the Standard Edition available for $24.99 and the Digital Deluxe Edition priced at $29.99 normally.
To celebrate the impending release of Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, Tripwire Interactive and developer Antimatter Games are kicking off an Open Beta that begins today and runs until 4:00PM ET on Monday, May 22nd. This will act just like a Free Weekend – head for the Steam Store page, download and play!
Tripwire Interactive is also including a new “goodie” for Killing Floor 2 PC owners who pre-order or buy the Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Digital Deluxe Edition. They will receive four bonus Rising Storm 2: Vietnam themed weapons skins to use in Killing Floor 2 for the PC. Those weapon skins include the RPG-7 rocket launcher, the M16 with M203 grenade launcher attachment, the M1911 automatic pistol and the classic Lever Action Rifle. Note – the weapon skins will be available as part of Killing Floor 2’s next major update which will be announced at a later date.
Tripwire and Antimatter Games have also created and released a series of tutorial videos for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam that offer up some great insights into the various aspects of gameplay. They can be viewed here.
Sileni Studios today announced that Mayan Death Robots: Arena is now available digitally on Xbox One for $6.99 with online PvP, local PvP, and single player. Match-make with your opponent, select a robot, choose your weapon, and take aim at your enemy’s core. When the clock ticks down, both players simultaneously launch their devastating attacks. Once the dust has settled, drop blocks to rebuild the shattered terrain and start the cycle of Mayan madness all over again.
Housemarque Games, the studio behind Resogun, Alienation and Matterfall, today revealed that the upcoming arcade shooter, Nex Machina, will launch on June 20th for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Working in collaboration with Eugene Jarvis, creator of Robotron 2048 and Smash TV, the game is a tribute to the arcade classics of the 1980s.
In Nex Machina, humans have become deeply dependent on technology, while around them, machines have reached consciousness and surpassed human intelligence ten-fold. The machines turn on their creators and make it their mission to eradicate human life.
Additionally, Housemarque today announced local co-op play for the game. Staying true to the old-school arcade halls, local co-op will be included at Nex Machina’s launch, allowing players to compete against one another or work side by side to achieve victory.
Bandai Namco today announced One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Sail the high seas with Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat pirates in this action-adventure title remastered for the current generation of consoles with 1080p resolution, variable 60FPS frame rate, and over 40 pieces of DLC included. One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition is set to release digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Steam on August 25th with the Nintendo Switch version to release digitally in the Nintendo eShop in September.
Bandai Namco today released a new Tekken 7 Storyline Trailer to give everyone a glimpse of what to expect when the action begins on June 2nd, as Tekken 7 launches on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital today announced that the katana-heavy first-person shooter Shadow Warrior 2 is now available digitally on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For a limited time, eager ninjas can get Shadow Warrior 2 for a discounted price of $34.99 along with a free download of Shadow Warrior for Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
Bandai Namco today announced that it has launched Chroma Squad digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $14.99.
Inspired by the Power Rangers, Chroma Squad is a tactical RPG developed by Brazilian indie developer, Behold Studios, which features classic sprite-based graphics and presents its story in the humor-filled Tokusatsu style, made famous in classic live-action Japanese sci-fi films and TV shows. The game enables players to take control of a team of five stunt actors who decide to quit their day jobs to live out their dreams of being Power Rangers. Players will have the chance to run their own TV production studios, customize and equip their teams, and direct them through turn-based battles to create their own TV shows.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Continuum, the second DLC Map Pack for the game, is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Continuum delivers four new maps, including the return of one of the most beloved maps from Modern Warfare 2, Rust, re-imagined for today’s generation with an ultramodern look. The new DLC pack also features “Shaolin Shuffle,” the next chapter of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare zombies experience set in 1970s disco era New York.