Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. The winners will be revealed at the D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony on February 13 at Aria Resort Las Vegas as the culmination of the week-long industry gathering at the 2020 D.I.C.E. Summit.
Sixty-five games released in 2019 received nominations. Control and Death Stranding lead the nominees with eight nominations each followed by Disco Elysium and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, each earning six nods. Tying for four nominations each include Outer Wilds and Untitled Goose Game while A Short Hike, Mortal Kombat 11, Resident Evil 2, and Sayonara Wild Hearts each received three. Finalists for 2019’s top honor, Game of the Year, are: Control, Death Stranding, Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds, and Untitled Goose Game.
Curated add-ons, 60 FPS support, Quick Save functionality and more are available now on all platforms in the latest update for the re-releases of DOOM (1993) and DOOM II. Players can now download and play a curated list of megaWADS, including John Romero’s SIGIL.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the expansion to Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World, is now available for PC players on Steam. Featuring a new storyline, Iceborne hunters can explore an icy new locale called Hoarfrost Reach, which progressively expands to become the largest region in the game thus far and is home to the mysterious new Elder Dragon Velkhana.
The PC version of Iceborne includes features such as a high resolution texture pack, customizable graphical settings, DirectX 12 support, plus optimization for FidelityFX CAS and upscaling. Additionally, mouse-and-keyboard controls have been revamped across the board to better suit the new actions and abilities on PC.
Square Enix today gave players a look at two more of the six heroes from Trials of Mana, which is slated for release on April 24. In the video, players will be introduced to Kevin, heir to the throne of the Beast Kingdom of Ferolia, and Charlotte, granddaughter to Wendel’s Priest of Light, a curious, superstitious scaredy-cat on a mission to protect her friend.
Elwin, a Descendant of Light, must find the Sacred Sword Langrisser to defeat the nefarious forces that seek to unseal the Cursed Sword Alhazard. This story and character trailer showcases Langrisser II of Langrisser I & II, coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC this March.
Learn more about the Desert of Beginnings and unlock the true power of the Lunagear in this week’s gameplay trailer The desert-filled RPG Arc of Alchemist will be heading to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on January 31.
The training regimens undergone by characters in the Dragon Ball Z universe are the stuff of legend — few characters in the history of anime have progressed in terms of fighting power and abilities like Goku, Vegeta and the rest of the Z Fighters. Now, in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, players will have the ability to control how their favorite Dragon Ball Z characters progress like never before.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is slated for a January 17th launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Deck13’s Action-RPG The Surge 2 today announces the release date for the upcoming Kraken expansion, which comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on January 16. Check out the newly unveiled teaser trailer for a glimpse of the retro-themed suburban environments players will soon be exploring.
Natural hazards, fellow survivors, and limited resources are a few factors you face in NIS America’s latest gameplay trailer for Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 7.
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, the complete edition of all acts and interludes of the point and click adventure game developed by Cardboard Computer will launch on January 28. Published by Annapurna Interactive, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. To coincide with the launch of the complete anthology on console, Cardboard Computer will also be releasing and publishing the fifth and final act for PC as Kentucky Route Zero: PC Edition on the same date. All acts and interludes that are included in the TV Edition will be available on Steam through the Kentucky Route Zero – Season Pass on January 28.