just-cause-4Square Enix today announced Just Cause 4, the pivotal new entry in the highly successful action-sandbox series, developed by Avalanche Studios. Just Cause 4 was unveiled with a new gameplay trailer as part of the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing. Just Cause 4 will be a key release for Square Enix and a landmark entry for the series, when it is available on December 4, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4®, and Windows PC.

Set in the fictional South American world of Solis, Just Cause 4 takes the series incredible destruction and unique physics to a whole new level with the introduction of tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. Just Cause 4 has four distinct biomes: Rainforest, Grasslands, Alpine & Desert. With each biome offering its own individual, fully simulated weather event, players will have a truly unique experience as they traverse this deep, diverse world.

Rico Rodriguez returns in Just Cause 4 with his trademark parachute, wingsuit and, of course his grapple hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customisable. Making it the most powerful and creative tool the player has ever had.

We’ve taken everything that players loved from our previous games and with brand new features, enhanced physics and core gameplay improvements, we’ve created the most ambitious Just Cause experience to date,” said Francesco Antolini, Game Director at Avalanche Studios. “The introduction of Extreme Weather is a complete game changer – players will not have seen anything like this in a videogame. We have created fully physicalized tornadoes, blizzards, sandstorms and torrential downpours which affect gameplay in a very real way. All of this is now possible thanks to our brand new Apex engine.

The new Apex engine underpins everything in Just Cause 4. It delivers the most interactive, extreme weather simulations ever seen in a videogame, complimented by incredible visuals, unparalleled physics and endless creative possibilities.

Check out the “Welcome to Just Cause 4” video to hear more from the developers.

Just Cause 4 is available to pre-order now with a Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition & Gold Edition. Just Cause 4’s Digital Deluxe Edition comes packed with special Black Hand weaponry – the Black Hand Stealth Micro Jet and the Black Hand Prototype Wingsuit. The Gold Edition includes the Expansion Pass, the Golden Gear Pack, and all the Digital Deluxe Content. Players who purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition or the Gold Edition will also guarantee Early Access to the game at launch. A range of pre-order bonuses are on offer across select retailers, for further info visit: www.JustCause.com/buy.

wolfenstein-youngbloodThe year is 1980. Two decades have passed since BJ Blazkowicz rallied the resistance and sparked the Second American Revolution in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. However, the battle for freedom is far from over. BJ has gone missing in Nazi-occupied Paris and now all hope resides in his children to carry on the fight in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

Announced at the 2018 Bethesda E3 Showcase, Wolfenstein: Youngblood stars Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, the twin daughters of Anya & BJ. Together, they’ll wage a tag-team offensive to take back Paris from Nazi tyranny and locate their father in an intense co-operative campaign. It’s up to you – and a friend – to uphold the Blazkowicz family tradition of Nazi-killin’ and save the world when Youngblood releases in 2019.

Watch the Wolfenstein: Youngblood Official E3 Trailer here.

fallout-76Fallout 76 will be an online game only

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced Fallout 76 will be available November 14, 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

Bethesda Game Studios, award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4, today revealed Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together, or not, to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, players will experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe.

Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers—chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.

We’ve been asked forever to bring multiplayer to one of our worlds,” said Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios. “And once we had this idea, we knew it was perfect for Fallout. It’s great to finally share this game and this world with everyone.

Watch the Fallout 76 Official E3 Trailer here.

Be one of the first to emerge into a new and untamed wasteland. Pre-order Fallout 76 and receive access to the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. (Break-It Early Test Application). The B.E.T.A. will begin first for Xbox One players, followed by other platforms. To learn more about the B.E.T.A., visit fallout.com for more details.

Bethesda also announced the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition – a premium collector’s edition – available for pre-order now through participating retailers across the globe. In addition to the highly-anticipated game, the Power Armor Edition includes:

  • Full-Scale Wearable T-51 Power Armor Helmet with West Tek Canvas Carrying Bag:

This wearable helmet faithfully replicates the in-game model and comes complete with voice modulator speaker, functioning LED head lamp, and custom V.A.T.S. sound feature.

  • Glow-in-the Dark World Terrain Map:

This physical, fully-colorized 21”x 21” glow-in-the-dark vintage map showcases the six distinct regions of West Virginia complete with irradiated landmarks, towns, and wildlife.

  • 24 Collectible Fallout Figurines:

Crafted from in-game 3D models, these detailed miniatures bring Fallout 76’s Vault Dwellers, Power Armored Soldiers, Creatures, and more to life.

  • Tricentennial Steelbook: Exclusive to the Power Armor Edition, this decorated metal case is the ultimate collectible celebrating America’s 300 years of freedom.
  • Tricentennial Edition Bonus In-Game Items: Commemorate the opening of Vault 76. Be the talk of the town when you emerge from Vault 76 fully prepared and patriotically styled in the new American frontier. Includes Tricentennial power armor customization, weapon customization, patriotic Uncle Sam outfit, and more.
  • Access to Fallout 76 B.E.T.A.: Be one of the first to emerge into a new and untamed wasteland.

The Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition is available now for pre-order and retails for £174.99 (UK). Supplies are extremely limited so players are encouraged to pre-order through their preferred stores today.

For more information, visit: www.fallout.com

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field-of-glory-2-age-of-belisariusThe Western Roman Empire might have fallen, but the fight for its legacy is far from over. In its old provinces, Romano-Barbaric kingdoms are established and, even if political fragile, their ambitions are well known. While the Ostrogoths managed to unite in a single Kingdom Italy and the Balkans, the Vandals have claimed North Africa and have become a major naval threat to Byzantium, the direct heirs of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Under the command of valiant generals such as Belisarius and Narses, the Byzantines will fight tooth and nail to prove to anyone on Earth that the Imperium of Rome is still a force to be reckoned with, and can perhaps be restored to its former glory.

Field of Glory II: Age of Belisarius, the new DLC in the series that is reviving highly historically accurate wargaming, is now available!

This expansion adds 11 new factions, 17 new units, 29 new Army Lists, 4 new historically-based campaigns and more! Further, the accompanying free patch adds tons of new features and elements (did somebody say “STEAM achievements“?). Click here to read the full, massive changelog!

But the good news is not over!

To celebrate this important milestone, Field of Glory II (base game), Immortal Fire and Legions Triumphant are getting a nice discount! Hurry up! You have until June 13th to take advantage of the offer.

Finally, if you are eager to give yourself a challenge, the Age of Belisarius Tournament is opening its gates for recruitment! Click here to see the rules, and if you want to join click here!

victory-at-sea-pacificEvil Twin Artworks announces its long awaited follow up to Victory At Sea, and it blows the original out of the water

‘Evil Twin Artworks’, the award winning indie team behind PC RTS classic, ‘Victory At Sea’ can today announce that its long awaited follow up will be Victory At Sea Pacific.

Since releasing Victory At Sea in 2014 we have been constantly asked whether there would be a follow up,” said James Carroll, Director at Evil Twin Artworks. “We’re big believers in the power of fan feedback and we’ve listened very intently. Because of this, Victory At Sea Pacific is going to be a big one! A huge Open World RTS where you play out the entire Pacific War, making history with every decision made. We can’t wait to get the game into people’s hands.

To celebrate this announcement, Evil Twin has created a brand new trailer to show how far the game has come.

About Victory At Sea Pacific

Victory at Sea Pacific sees you engage in tactical search and destroy naval warfare across WWII’s Pacific ocean in this huge open world Real Time Strategy. From commanding the entire Pacific Theatre to zooming in to take control of individual planes and ships, Victory at Sea Pacific puts the player in the heart of one of the most desperate campaigns of the Second World War. In Victory at Sea Pacific you can covertly recon enemy positions and launch large-scale amphibious assaults by sea and air against the chosen targets.

Victory at Sea Pacific features:

  • Search and destroy enemy fleets across the entire Pacific Ocean
  • Effortlessly switch between commanding the entire Pacific theatre and controlling the fate of individual vessels and planes
  • Harass shipping and starve ports of vital supplies
  • Hunt down and sink enemy patrols and weaken their defences
  • Organise large scale amphibious assaults on major ports
  • Control unique vessels such as the huge I-400 submarine aircraft carrier
  • Pausable gameplay allows you to order fleets and then continue the action
  • Play as Axis or Allied fleets. (Axis Campaign coming soon)

The new Steam page for Victory At Sea Pacific can be found here. Get more game info on the Victory At Sea Pacific official website.

rainbowsix-siege-logoUbisoft has announced that Operation Para Bellum is now available on Playstation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. Operation Para Bellum is one of the largest content updates ever released for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege. Introducing two new defending operators, Alibi and Maestro, alongside an all new map, Villa, set in the Italian countryside. Year Three Season Two also brings a slew of significant game updates, including new intel gadgets, operator speed adjustments, bulletproof cameras, and the all new Pick & Ban system. A feature that evolves the way players engage with multiplayer. Players will be able to unlock the new content starting today using Renown or R6 Credits.

Tour the Villa
The land belongs to the Vinciguerra, a dangerous crime family known for their smuggling activities. The house is their retreat, where they lead a lavish lifestyle and collect rare art pieces. Players will catch Villa in a snapshot in time: Vinciguerras are burning documents and transporting their holdings before the big raid. But they’ve got wind of Operation Para Bellum and flee, leaving everything in disarray with vital information ready for the taking.

Two New G.I.S. Operators
In Operation Para Bellum, two Italian G.I.S. Operators join Rainbow as the unit raids a luxurious Tuscan villa, Rainbow Six: Siege’s 20th map. New operator, Alibi, is a cunning adversary with a gift for infiltrating dense networks of organised crime. Alibi is notable for her Prisma which projects holograms identical to Alibi in an idle position. If you shoot or touch the holograms, you’ll be marked and pinged for the next few seconds. If Prisma is deployed outside, a false “Defender Outside” warning is triggered for Attackers. To add an element of surprise, Prisma conceals the identity of any defender who ventures outside. Any bullet, melee, or explosive damages Prisma, and will shoot through the hologram. Be careful not to stand too close.

New Operator Maestro is another member of the Italian Gruppo di Intervento Speciale (G.I.S.) earning his iconic facial scar from a roadside IED during his participations in joint operations with Team Rainbow in Iraq. Maestro uses a remote-controlled turret firing high-energy laser beams. Once affixed to the floor or wall, Maestro can remotely-surveil and provide overwatch in a location through the swivel-mounted camera. When the camera device breaks open to fire a laser beam the core is exposed to damage. Otherwise, the turret is unaffected by bullets and melee. Lastly, Evil Eye can see through smoke.

Operation Para Bellum introduces the all-new Pick & Ban system. This feature provides an extra layer of strategy between teams, as each side tries to counter their opponents’ picks during the banning phase. Players can even anticipate a thrilling twist at the last moment, when teams swap Operators for the unexpected 6th Pick. Pick & Ban will be available in Custom games.

Major Game Updates

  • Deployable Bullet Proof Cameras
  • New Counter Defuser Animation
  • Dropshotting Adjustments
  • New Observation Tool Management
  • Operator Speed Adjustments
  • Echo Buff
  • Clubhouse Map Buff
  • Discovery Playlist

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, please visit rainbow6.com.

pillars-of-eternity-2-deadfireNew hair styles, beard options, and posture varieties to customize your party

Independent developer Obsidian Entertainment, in partnership with indie powerhouse publisher Versus Evil today announced the launch of its latest free DLC pack for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The free DLC, titled ‘Beard & Hair’ is the third free DLC pack to grace the game since launch and just one of many which are planned to add more content to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire over the coming months. The Beard and Hair Pack expands the character customization options with new hair styles, beard choices, and a new personality setting. Whether you are making a brand-new party or giving an existing hero a bold new look, this free DLC expands upon the already impressive array of character customization options found in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

In addition to the free DLC, the development team has revealed the contents of the latest update which brings a host of improvements and features to the game including additional custom AI support, ship resupply, balance adjustments and backer fulfillments updates among many more.  Watch the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Backer Update #49 – Patch 1.1 Trailer, featuring Pillars II Design Director, Josh Sawyer. Josh fills us in on the new features and improvements included in the latest patch.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, visit the games official website.

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wolfenstein2-the-new-colossusNominated for “Best Music in a Game” at the 2018 New York Game awards and “Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition” at the 2018 DICE awards, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Original Game Soundtrack) brings the dynamic music of the second American Revolution to iTunes, Google Play Music, Amazon, and Spotify on June 19th. Can’t wait until June 19th? Stream the album in its entirety on YouTube (https://youtu.be/I5etKIsCpZQ) right now.

Composed by long-time Bethesda collaborator Mick Gordon, and featuring award-winning composer Martin Stig Andersen, Wolfenstein II’s soundtrack is an eclectic vision of energetic rock n roll, dark ambient tracks, and cinematic scores; providing a diverse soundscape for Wolfenstein II’s rich narrative across 41 tracks spanning over two hours of runtime.

battlefield-5Source: Blue’s News

A Battlefield V Deep-Dive on the Battlefield Website takes a detailed look at gameplay details in Battlefield V, the upcoming installment in the Battlefield series of military shooters. Here’s the introduction explaining the goals of the article:

Battlefield™ V is a vast game. It will have many improvements to the classic formula, as well as new additions and features. Following the reveal of the next chapter in the Battlefield saga, we know you’ve been eager to get a lot of gameplay questions answered.

Let’s jump right in to the core gameplay changes and improvements that are coming in October. Remember, we are still working on the game, and the specifics of many features will evolve over time.

Two Key Elements: Immersion and Squad Play

A lot of ground will be covered in this post, but it will all center around two common denominators of the Battlefield V gameplay philosophy: immersion and squad play.

Now, immersion can mean many things. For Battlefield V, it spans visuals and sounds, your soldier’s movement, combat situations, how you will shape the environment and vice versa, and how players will act and react more naturally than before.

Let’s start with how you, as an infantry soldier deploying into battle, will maneuver through the battlefield.