Funcom has released a new Conan Exiles video showing how players will build, defend, and conquer homes and entire cities in the open-world survival sandbox.
Conan Exiles will be entering Early Access on PC on January 31st, with Xbox One Game Preview to follow later this spring.
Electronic Arts and Nomadic Entertainment Group today revealed the first details of the inaugural EA Sports Bowl. Taking place at Club Nomadic in Houston on February 2nd, the event will feature pro athlete tournaments in both Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17. After the tournament fans will be treated to musical performances by country music superstar Sam Hunt, Grammy-nominated duo The Chainsmokers and a few other surprises.
Those interested in attending the event live can purchase floor-level general admission tickets starting this Saturday, January 7th, at Ticketmaster.com.
The survival game The Flame in the Flood makes its PlayStation 4 debut on January 17th. Launching as The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition from The Molasses Flood and Curve Digital, this exclusive PlayStation 4 edition contains a brand new Director’s Commentary, a dynamic theme, two new system avatars, plus a host of gameplay tweaks.
Focus Home Interactive today announced its collaboration with French studio Asobo for the development of the action-adventure game, The Plague. Planned for PC and consoles, The Plague will be unveiled at the beginning of February at What’s Next de Focus, the Paris event showcasing games currently in production at Focus.
Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold through more than 6.2 million units during the 2016 holiday season, and has now cumulatively sold through more than 53.4 million units globally as of January 1st, 2017. PlayStation 4 software also remained strong during the 2016 holiday season with more than 50.4 million copies sold in retail stores and through digital download on PlayStation Store as of January 1st, 2017. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End reached a cumulative sell through of more than 8.7 million copies globally as of December 21st, 2016.
BioWare has announced that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be launching on March 21st for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for their upcoming Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 DLC expansion, Road to Boruto, available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam on February 3rd.
The new trailer focuses on five new playable characters including Boruto Uzumaki, Sarada Uchiha, Mitsuki, Naruto Uzumaki (Road to Boruto version), and Sasuke Uchiha (Road to Boruto version). Each character comes with a new moveset for players to learn and master in Free Battle mode and the new story mode that follows the events of “Boruto: Naruto the Movie”.
Organizers have revealed the nominees for the 17th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine Productions, will return as host of the awards show for his sixth time.
Winners in all fourteen categories, including the new Best VR/AR Game category, will be honored at the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30pm at the San Francisco Moscone Center during the 2017 Game Developers Conference in conjunction with the Independent Games Festival Awards. The ceremonies are available to attend for all GDC 2017 pass-holders and will be livestreamed on the GDC’s official Twitch channel at www.twitch.tv/gdc.
Leading the pack with six nominations is Inside, a 2D puzzle-platformer adventure developed and published by Playdead, an independent developer based in Denmark. Inside is Playdead’s follow-up to its critically acclaimed debut, Limbo which received top accolades from the IGF in 2010 and again at the Choice Awards in 2011. Inside is a finalist for Best Audio, Best Design, the Innovation Award, Best Narrative, Best Visual Art and Game of the Year.
Also making an impressive showing with five nods each are Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch and Campo Santo’s debut title Firewatch, a first-person mystery adventure. Blizzard was nominated for Best Audio, Best Design, Best Technology, Best Visual Art and Game of the Year for Overwatch, while Campo Santo received nods for Best Debut, the Innovation Award, Best Narrative, Best Visual Art and Game of the Year for Firewatch.
The field for Game of the Year is rounded out by Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which also picked up nominations in Best Technology, Best Narrative and Best Visual Art, and Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks’ Dishonored 2, also a nominee for Best Design.
For the full list of the Game Developers Choice Award nominations and honorable mentions, visit the official website: http://www.gamechoiceawards.com/.
Grey Box, Six Foot and indie developer Tequila Works today announced that RiME will launch this May on the PlayStation 4, as well as three new platforms: Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
RiME is a single-player puzzle adventure about discovery, experienced through the eyes of a young boy who awakens on a mysterious island after shipwrecking off its coast. Players must navigate the island’s secrets by making use of light, sound, perspective and even time.
NeocoreGames today announced that The World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap is available now on Xbox One for $19.99 and free for all Xbox Live Gold members in January as part of the Games with Gold program.
A tower defense game with action-RPG elements, The World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap invites players to venture beyond the veil of this world, where a chain of strongholds were once built to keep the horrors of the void at bay. Now that the monsters are returning from the depths to conquer and kill, players will take direct control of either the Sorceress, the Mercenary or the Marksman and rebuild / improve the ancient traps to stop the monsters before they break through to our world.