Bungie and Activision debuted Destiny 2’s gameplay for the first time to a global, livestreamed audience in a hands-on event at Jet Center in Hawthorne, California. The live broadcast showcased a variety of the activities, opening on a dramatic campaign mission that sets up the premise of the game to answer how you recover when your home is destroyed and your powers are taken away. The broadcast went on to detail the game’s social and cooperative activities, including the all-new “Guided Games” feature while highlighting multiple brand-new destinations. In September, Destiny 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 with additional, timed-exclusive content, and Xbox One. Additionally, Destiny 2 will be available on PC at retail and as the first third-party game to be offered digitally via Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service.
Destiny 2 will offer a fresh start to all players with no previous knowledge or background needed. Destiny 2’s story allows the player to enjoy a heroic, cinematic journey, either solo or with friends. A key announcement during the livestream was about a new feature called, “Guided Games,” that makes it easy for all players to experience the most challenging and rewarding activities the game has to offer. This new feature allows solo players to find and play with other players to enjoy Destiny 2 and earn new in-game rewards like weapons, and armor. Also available for attendees was “Countdown,” an all-new competitive multiplayer mode as well as a three-player cooperative activity on a new map called, “Inverted Spire.”
In the story of Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.
After a successful launch on Steam last February, Splashteam and The Sidekicks today announced that the 2D platformer Splasher will be released this fall on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Telltale Games today announced the official release date for The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier’s upcoming Episode 5: ‘From the Gallows.’
Beginning May 30th, players can download Episode 5: ‘From the Gallows’ on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The episode will also download for all users of the special Season Pass disc for consoles.
In Telltale’s most tailored episode to date, Richmond teeters on the brink of collapse as chaos reigns from all directions. The lives of its citizens and all those closest to Javier hang in the balance. The decisions you’ve made and bonds you’ve nurtured across the season will determine which characters now trust Javi to safeguard all they hold dear as the crisis pushes every relationship past its breaking point…
Atlus today announced that the visual novel/SRPG Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth will be available on September 5th for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The game is the sequel to the upcoming Mask of Deception.
After the events of Mask of Deception, the Yamato Empire is now ruled with an iron fist by a ruthless usurper who seeks to subjugate all before him. It’s up to a couple of familiar faces to band together against the might of the Imperial army, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance as nations and generals must pick a side to fight with in this perilous civil war. Secrets will be revealed, friendships will be tested, and battles will be fought. Will peace and order be restored or will victory at any cost be the beginning of the end?
Bandai Namco has released the first episode in the “Built by Drivers” monthly video series for Project Cars 2. This first episode shares a behind-the-scenes look at how McLaren’s Chris Goodwin and his team of engineers at McLaren Automotive are working directly with the Slightly Mad Studios team to contribute their knowledge of high performance engineering into the development of the McLaren 720S supercar in the game.
Project Cars 2 is racing its way to a late 2017 launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Big Star Games, in partnership with Lionsgate, today launched the action-strategy shooter Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days. Combining the tension of the cult-classic film with a “Time Rewind” gameplay mechanic, the title is now available for $14.99 on PC via Steam and Twitch Games Commerce. It is expected to arrive on consoles later this year.
Koei Tecmo today released a new trailer for developer Omega Force’s latest one-versus-thousands action title, Warriors All-Stars. The trailer for the Tamaki Clan features Zhao Yun, Lu Bu, Wang Yunaji and Zhou Cang from Dynasty Warriors, Oka, Tokitsugu and Horo from Toukiden, Sophie and Plachta from Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Book, Opoona from Opoona, and princess Tamaki.
DotEmu today announced the opening of the online closed beta of Windjammers from June 8th – 12th on PlayStation 4 only. Initially launched on arcade cabinet and NEOGEO, Windjammers is the mix of a sports game and fighting game where challengers face each other on a field and throw a Frisbee at the opponent’s goal zone to score points. The player with the most points wins. Discover, through this beta, the new online ranking mode giving gamers all over the world the chance to compete against each other. This closed beta will help DotEmu test the online mode and the matchmaking system.
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Indie developer We The Force announced today that its sci-fi brawling platformer Randall will release on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam on May 30th for $14.99.
Set in a dystopian world where society lives under the constant surveillance and absolute power of a malicious dictator, players take control of Randall, a powerful telepath with a touch of schizophrenia. As Randall players will start the uprising against the government by slugging it out with enemies, solving puzzles, and using mind-control powers to control and play as every single character on screen, seamlessly swapping between them and exploiting every power that they have.
MercurySteam have released the debut developer diary for Raiders of the Broken Planet that focuses on the role of the Antagonist, one of the core pillars in the 4 divided by 1 asymmetric shooter.