Author: John Edelmann

Spintires: MudRunner Announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC

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Focus Home Interactive has just announced its collaboration with Saber Interactive for the development of Spintires: MudRunner, the ultimate version of the million-seller indie hit Spintires coming at the end of the year to PC and for the first time to consoles. Like Spintires before it, Spintires: MudRunner puts players in the driver seat and dares them to take charge of incredible all-terrain vehicles, venturing across extreme Siberian landscapes with only a map and compass as guides! Get a taste of what awaits you in the Reveal Trailer.

A huge upgrade over its predecessor, this edition comes complete with a brand new Sandbox Map joining the original game’s 5 environments, a total graphical overhaul, a new Challenge mode with 9 new dedicated maps, 13 new vehicles and other comprehensive improvements. It’s not just an enhanced edition, it’s the ultimate off-road simulation experience!

Drive 19 powerful all-terrain vehicles, each with its own characteristics and attachable equipment. Complete your objectives and deliveries by enduring perilous conditions across wild, untamed landscapes in extreme conditions with dynamic day-night cycles. Explore an immersive sandbox environment, enhanced by improved graphics. Overcome muddy terrain, raging rivers and other obstacles that all realistically react to the weight and movement of your vehicle powered by the game’s advanced physics engine.

With your map, compass, winch, and your driving skills as allies, go solo or join up to three others in the coop multiplayer. On PC, download mods created by the passionate community for truck-loads of content and an ever-evolving Spintires: MudRunner experience.

Gearbox Publishing and Compulsion Games partner to publish We Happy Few in April, 2018

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Gearbox Publishing – in partnership with Compulsion Games – has announced that ‘We Happy Few’ is coming to the Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and PC on April 13th, 2018!

Experience the fun of the former Early Access title in its full glory, with even more story, brand new locales, helpful new items and weapons, and thrilling new quests.

Enter the world of Wellington Wells, a quaint English town where the inhabitants are always cheerful thanks to “Joy”, a literal happy pill. Follow the storylines of three moderately terrible people as they try to fight, sneak, or talk their way out of Wellington Wells.

• Explore the World of Wellington Wells – Take a stroll through the Village of Hamlyn, or intrepidly explore several as-of-yet undiscovered locations–just don’t stray too far into the Garden District. The Joy-allergic Wastrels live there, and you don’t want to associate with them, do you?

• A Dystopia of Your Own Making – The retrofuturistic, psychedelic world of Wellington Wells is procedurally generated, meaning that you’ll never have the same experience twice!

• A Day in the Life – Step into the shoes of three distinct “Wellies”, and play through their storylines to discover the complex history of the town and its inhabitants.

We Happy Few is releasing on April 13th at $59.99, but you can pre-order to get it for 15% off from now until launch! That’s not all – all pre-orders come with the in-game “Jolly Brolly” parasol weapon! PlayStation customers will receive an exclusive dynamic PS4 theme, while Xbox One, Steam, GOG, and Humble Store customers can access the alpha version of the game – which includes the Life in Technicolour update – at the time of pre-order.

If you bought We Happy Few during its Xbox Game Preview or Early Access phase, you’ll automatically receive the Standard Edition of the game and the pre-order bonus at no extra cost. Tier 1 Kickstarter backers will receive the game for free, while Tier 2 and up backers will receive the full game, plus the season pass and pre-order bonus. All the backers who chose Tier 10 and up will receive all of the aforementioned rewards, plus the Collector’s Set!

Those who seek further adventures in Wellington Wells can purchase the We Happy Few Deluxe Edition to access the DLC Season Pass! The Season Pass will consist of three pieces of additional game content, which will be released as they become available.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode PS4 Physical Edition Announced for North America

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Bandai Namco Entertainment America today confirms that .hack//G.U. Last Recode will receive a physical edition for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. This is in addition to the previously announced digital versions for the PlayStation 4 system and Steam. Pre-orders for the physical edition of .hack//G.U. Last Recode will begin today at participating retailers. .hack//G.U. Last Recode will be available throughout the Americas in 2017.

hack//G.U. Last Recode collects the three .hack//G.U. action-RPG titles; Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption with updated 1080p resolution, 16:9 widescreen picture, and 60fps frame rate, gameplay balance changes, and additional features to be announced at a later date making this collection the definitive .hack//G.U. experience for fans and newcomers alike.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia Coming West Early 2018

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Bandai Namco Entertainment America, the premier publisher of anime video games announced today that The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is coming to the Americas exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. Based on the popular manga and anime series The Seven Deadly Sins, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is the first console video game adaptation of the manga and anime series that brings together the powerful characters from The Seven Deadly Sins for an action-packed adventure on the PlayStation 4. The Seven Deadly Sins anime series have started streaming in North America exclusively on Netflix earlier this year.


“The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia provides Bandai Namco Entertainment America with a great new series to add to our growing portfolio of world-class anime games,” says Dennis Lee, Brand Director at Bandai Namco Entertainment America. “We can’t wait for anime lovers and fans of The Seven Deadly Sins to experience this new and exciting franchise.”

The Seven Deadly Sins is a legendary gang of rebels who have been blamed for overthrowing the Kingdom of Liones and are hunted by elite guards called Holy Knights. When a young girl appears, with an earnest wish in her head and a determination to find The Seven Deadly Sins, the world gets turned on its head and an extraordinary adventure begins!

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia will be available in the Americas in early 2018 exclusively on the PlayStation 4.

FlatOut 4: Total insanity Available Now on Steam

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Destruction and mayhem come home to where the franchise began on PC, as Strategy First in partnership with dedicated racing development team Kylotonn Games, launches FlatOut 4: Total insanity on Steam. Faithful fans of the rough and tumble FlatOut racing series can download the game on Steam for the PC at $39.99 USD and benefit from a one week 15 percent discount. FlatOut 4: Total Insanity will also launch at retail on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North and South America on May 2.

FlatOut 4 : Total Insanity allows fans to smash, burn and cause mayhem competitively in both online and offline races. With the games’ illustrious nitro boosts, players can dominate the race course, while violently ramming into rival racers at break-neck speeds in a wide variety of dynamically changing tracks, arenas and game modes. The Steam edition of FlatOut 4: Total Insanity will also feature exclusive not available on console versions in game content, including:

Two Exclusive Arenas: Ice Lake, & Factory arenas, Gamers can unleash vehicular assault;

Limited Edition Vehicles: Gamers take to the road with limited edition vehicles, Ice Breaker and Toe Truck;

Two Exclusive Drivers: Gadget Stewart and Dave Worker prepare for assault only on STEAM;

Free Music DLC: Heavy Metal, Rock N Roll, Punk, Psychobilly and SKA, featuring Mad Parish, Twin Atlantic, Planet Smashers, Them Evils, Gutter Demons and more;

Enhanced Features for Steam platform: Big Picture Mode Compatibility, Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards, Steam Leader Boards, Partial Steam Controller Support, and Cloud Support.

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“We are pleased and excited to launch FlatOut 4: Total Insanity on Steam,” said Emanuel Wall, Director, Strategy First. “We will continue to add to the Steam version with plans of integrating the Thrustmaster Steering Wheel and Steam Work Shop within the coming month.”

“With a truly global community, we have delivered the game across eight different languages including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese” said Roman Vincent, Chief Executive Officer, Kylotonn Games. “We also plan to expand our language support and updates in the future as we continue to listen to what Steam gamers want.”

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity also features:

Customizable Cars: Gamers unlock 27 cars to customize and race, including tributes to fan favorites and new additions to the garage;

Dynamic Tracks: FlatOut 4: Total Insanity features 20 tracks including traditional derby racing, time trials, arenas, assault levels, carnage levels and much more;

Destructible Environments: Vehicular havoc and destruction return to the world of racing with high speed collisions and wild destructible environments;

The Legendary Stunt Mode: Six new stunts and six re-imagined classic stunt mini-games await fans in search of epic collisions and death-defying maneuvers;

Arena Mode: Three gameplay styles including Death Match, Capture the Flag and Survivor;

New Assault Mode: An arsenal of deadly weapons slow or destroy opponents;

Single Player Campaign: Race, Destroy and enjoy Stuntman mode offline before showing off your skills in multiplayer;

Hot Seat Mode: Players take turns in hot seat competition of Stunts;

Multiplayer Mayhem: Competitive local and online modes allow up to eight players to master destruction arenas, race courses and set traps.

Ubisoft Announces Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak

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Today, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak, the first brand in the Tom Clancy’s video game series to be developed specifically for mobile devices. Developed by Ubisoft Halifax, Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak is a real-time multiplayer sniper shooter that features fast-paced action, tactical decision-making, international arenas and real-world weapons.

True to the series’ DNA, Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak imagines a near-future scenario where disparate criminal and radical factions, known as Shadow Nations, pose a new threat to global stability. Seizing the territory of sovereign countries through a coordinated series of attacks, these Shadow Nations have taken entire populations hostage overnight. To combat this sudden threat, elite marksmen trained in unorthodox warfare and counter-insurgency are granted command of a squad of disavowed military specialists, an initiative now known as ShadowBreak.

Players assume the role of elite snipers commanding a squad in real-time PvP combat, deploy their troops and provide overwatch to assault the opponent’s bases. Smart target selection, troop synergy and tactical execution make the difference between victory and defeat.

Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak offers a vast array of unique weapons, gear and troops for the player to populate their loadouts. Using the almost limitless number of deck combinations available, players can craft and apply diverse strategies to achieve victory. Through these victories, players can earn rewards that upgrade their squad and arsenal to strengthen their tactical capabilities.

Injustice 2 ‘It’s Good To Be Bad’ Trailer

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today unveiled a new Injustice 2 trailer; It’s Good to Be Bad, showcasing some of the DC Universe’s baddest Super-Villains, from Gorilla Grodd to Bane. Players can get a glimpse of the fighting styles for some of the biggest Injustice 2 bad guys, and how they wreak havoc on their opponents.

In development by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. The game will be available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in the UK on the 19th of May 2017.