Team17 and indie developer Villa Gorilla today announced that their pinball platform adventure, Yoku’s Island Express, will be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on the May 29th.
To celebrate the game’s impending launch, a new developer diary has been released which explores the creation and the unique mechanics of Yoku’s Island Express.
Today, all players that own Battlefield 1 can jump into Rupture for free, which is a map featured in Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, set during the Second Battle of the Marne and characterized by its poppies growing over rusty wrecks. In addition, the next few months will bring even more free content to all Battlefield 1 players including Soissons in May, also from Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, to tackle one of the biggest tank assaults of World War I.
In June, the bite-sized mode Shock Operations is coming to Battlefield 1.The mode supports 40 players and sees attackers and defenders battling over sectors like in Operations mode, but with the action focused to one single map – ideal for those that don’t have time for a full Operations match. Shock Operations will be available on five maps: Giant’s Shadow, Prise de Tahure, Lupkow Pass, Zeebrugge, and River Somme. Most of these maps are normally only available to owners of Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or standalone expansion packs. However, base game owners will be able to access them too when playing Shock Operations.
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Disgaea franchise, Disgaea 1 Complete will be coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this fall. Disgaea 1 Complete brings the original RPG, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, to modern consoles with upgraded graphics.
Iceberg Interactive and developer Coronado Games today announced that their spaceship-building game Starship Corporation is releasing out of Steam’s Early Access Program on May 3rd.
Last Encounter, the intergalactic roguelike twin-stick shooter with extensive weapon customization from Exordium Games, will release on PC via Steam on May 8th. Console-based pilots can join the fight for humanity on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One when it comes to consoles in Q3 2018.
The limited time mode, 50v50, is back with improvements in Fortnite Battle Royale. In this new version, each team has a bus that approaches from opposite directions of the map. On the map, the friendly bus has a blue outline, and the enemy has red. The final storm circle is visible on the mini-map from the start and players are given 10 minutes to loot the map as the storm closes in on the circle, then five minutes to fight, and another five minutes as the storm shrinks to the end.
Supply drops come in batches of 3-6, fall every two minutes, and only land in the final storm circle. A dotted line has been been added to the map to indicate “battle lines” between the two teams. While players can cross the line, this will make running into enemies more likely. Other tweaks have been made, including increases to resource gathering, item spawns, ammo, and more.
Players can also earn double the XP from Thursday, April 19th until Sunday, April 22nd.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed the content for the Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Character and Level Pack, the new DLC for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. The upcoming pack, available at $2.99, adds a level and characters straight from the comics in celebration of the upcoming film, Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters on April 27th.
This level offers players the chance to control Thanos, one of the most dangerous Super Villains in the Marvel Universe, and his ruthless army. The Mad Titan and the Children of Thanos have invaded Attilan to take on Black Bolt and the Inhumans in an all-new original game level. Working as a team, the menacing crew must work their way through the various levels of Attilan before they are given the opportunity to break through to Black Bolt’s throne. New unlockable characters Thanos, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, Hulkbuster 2.0, and Groot (Avengers: Infinity War) add to the main game’s roster of over 200 Super Heroes and Super Villains.
NeocoreGames has announced that the release of Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr has been delayed until June 5th on all platforms.
Starting today Call of Duty: WWII players will have an additional ally on their side with the Call of Duty Alexa Skill. Created by Activision and available today in Beta, the Call of Duty Alexa Skill features an array of support options, including personalized player recommendations, updates on in-game achievements and the ability to stay connected with and compare your play with friends. The skill supports all platforms of Call of Duty: WWII and is available free of charge, on any Alexa-enabled device via the Alexa companion app.
Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order today announced that Cities: Skylines will be getting a new expansion, Parklife on May 24th. Parklife is a new add-on for the PC version of the city-builder that will make your city more vibrant than ever with new amusement parks and zoos; nature reserves and city parks, giving new life to your empty land with custom green spaces.
In addition to the paid expansion, Cities: Skylines will also get a free PC update, including a new tourism panel, trees that reduce noise pollution, a camera mode upgrade, new tourist models, and new modding features, including submeshmodding and an improved camera system so users can control the camera with scripts.