According to reports, the answer to that question is very much yes. Lara Croft could soon be back, kicking ass, taking names and breaking down gender stereotypes and expectations as Tomb Raider once again, but this time on PS4 and Xbox One. We’ve got the details after the break.
As a zombie survival title, you could say that How To Survive is a little fish in a pond the size of the Atlantic, something akin to a krill or a prawn. But that’s on the outside looking in and upon playing the EKO Software developed and 505 Games published title you’ll understand that the undead genre could perhaps make room for one more.
The science books were wrong. ‘Shadows are created by light hitting impenetrable objects’ they said and you believed it. But in the grander scale of things, Albert Einstein was taking on your science professor head-on, stating that worlds and living beings may exist outside of our own. That’s the theory that quirky title Contrast challenges in a new launch trailer suggesting that in our world, the shadows are very much alive and have more than enough reasons to be afraid of the dark.
“The Injustice saga is finally complete,” says the narrator of this Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition trailer and by the power invested in Batman’s trusty toolbelt, you’d better believe him, lest one of his super-friends power punch you around the moon for talking ill about NetherRealm Studios’ upgraded beat-em-up. It’s set to be a launch title for the PS4, a new game for PS Vita and a re-release for PS3 and Xbox 360, giving fans of DC’s famed cast of heroes and villains a chance to punch the supersnot out of each other before standalone story titles get granted to all of them. Needless to say, it’s out on those platforms soon and Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition has gotten a lovely new trailer to explain what’s so special about its special powers.
To call Proteus ‘just’ a game would be almost entirely inaccurate, plain wrong, even. For this indie game from developer and publisher, Curve, is an experience.
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know is the dungeon traversing, crazy capering video game spin-off of Cartoon Network’s popular and equally as eccentric television show and now, after a whole lot of waiting, the Adventure Time: ETDBIDK release date has finally been announced.
“You were going to a class reunion. It should have been a fantastic party… but you suddenly realise that there are monsters everywhere, and they are after you!” That’s how upcoming indie beat-em-up, Final Exam, is described by Francois Potentier, CEO of Mighty Rocket Studio, the dev team behind the game, on the PlayStation Blog. But, as they say, ‘one protagonist’s highly unfortunate life-threatening situation is another gamer’s treasure’ because Final Exam will be bringing its 2.5D (read: 2D levels with 3D characters) side-scrolling antics to PSN and XBLA next month.
The premise of Final Exam is of a high school reunion gone very, very wrong (or totally right if you’re not a fan of social get together) that pits four characters with corresponding personality/attack moves against hordes of monsters. These potential protagonists and their “classic teen archetypes” include: Brutal Joe the jock and his power moves, Nathan the nerd with his tech skills, Sean the handsome guy with his aptitude for guns and Cassy the dancer who attacks, of course, with dance moves. Mighty Rocket are a 9 person team who formed just to put Final Exam (their very first game) together and from what we can tell from the trailer, their dedication seems to be paying off. You can watch the video after the jump.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to watch the Final Exam overview trailer.
With EA’s premier shooter preparing to go toe to toe with Activision’s finest next month, we’ve taken to the Battlefield 4 beta on PS3 to test the game out.
Battlefield 4 is in a prime position right now. If being seen as a better and more successful game than Call of Duty : Ghosts is a feat akin to climbing Mt. Everest, then Battlefield is a foot away from the summit with all of us feeding it tea and biscuits. Running on Frostbite 3, EA’s breathtakingly spectacular game engine that you’d wish upon only the very best of games, there’s little doubt that Battlefield 4 will look anything less than phenomenal. But, the game’s success later this year won’t rest on its graphics, it’ll (mostly) be down to its multiplayer. And, with a Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta currently online, we thought we’d dive in and see just how well the game is shaping up (spoiler alert : it’s incredible).
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to read our Battlefield 4 beta hands-on.
While Adventure Time, the brightly coloured and slightly eccentric television show on Cartoon Network has simple enough episode titles (though perhaps season one’s The Enchiridion is a notable exception) the upcoming video game differs quite a bit. It’s different, in one way, in that Adventure Time Explore The Dungeon Because I Don’t Know is as much of a mouthful as all of the sugary foodstuffs in The Land of Ooo, where an entire town of characters is made out of candy.
What’s being preserved in Adventure Time Explore The Dungeon Because I Don’t Know (try saying that ten times fast), is the very spirit of the show. As crazy are the show’s cast of characters (the two leads are Finn the Human, a heroic teenager who is possibly the last of his kind and Jake the Dog, a transforming, talking canine) the less bizarre elements are being taken to make a solid, interesting game. As explained in a new trailer, which you can watch below, the series’ creator, Pendleton Ward, will be working on the game and its story alongside developer WayForward making it the most mathematical (Adventure Time’s synonym for ‘generally amazing and a lot of fun’) cartoon title yet.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to watch the Adventure Time Explore The Dungeon Because I Don’t Know gameplay trailer.
After 2013 saw 2K’s meatball sim win a championship ring of its own whilst making a play to take everyone else’s, could this year belong to NBA 2K14 once again?
Becoming the Best is an Uphill Battle
It’s fitting then, that the game initially thrusts the challenge of being The Best upon you, with Started from the Bottom by Drake on a loop in the background as you go about creating your own ‘MyPLAYER’ character to thwart the NBA with your balling skills. You pick a head, choose a body type and customise facial hair tattoos and a name, basic stuff, but 2K seem to have more customisations than you can shake a mirror at. They’ve also included a note about how much voice support a name has which is a nice touch.
“To be the best, you have to work the hardest.” is what LeBron James says in the opening featurette and and anyone who’s played 2K13 can tell you, this game can be a grind. But, with myCAREER, 2K14’s primary game mode, you have a chance to upgrade both you and your player, using VC (Virtual Currency) that can be earned during games or drills, or, in a new feature, bought for real money through the PSN. Before you head to the courts though, you’d better pick a nickname, how does “Mr. Perfect” sound? Good, because fans and commentators will soon be calling you it.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to read the rest of the NBA 2K14 (PS3 review.