The trailer for EA’s new Stars Wars game, Star Wars Battlefront II, features many familiar characters – Yoda, Rey, Darth Maul and more – but is introducing a first: players can choose to play as Imperial Special Forces Commander Iden Versio (voiced by Janina Gavankar, The League, Sleepy Hollow), who is introduced in trailer.
Star Wars Battlefront II will be in stores on November 17th.
Zelda, Horizon Zero Dawn, Mass Effect, For Honor, Ghost Recon Wildlands and Kingdom Hearts! When did Feb/March become such an insanely busy time for gaming? Make it stop! I don’t care what anyone says, I love the COD Franchise. Yeah I had a lot of issues with Infinite Warfare, but I’m having a blast going through the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remaster campaign, although the AI really is suspect, I’m enjoying it and love that all the old classic multiplayer maps are coming.
Fans of AMC’s Into The Badlands can now be their favorite characters in the new Into the Badlands Blade Battle mobile game being launched worldwide on iOS and Android today.
‘Together with AMC, we have built a mobile experience that captures the intensity and personality of the Into the Badlands world,’ said Amit Khanduja, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Entertainment-Digital. ‘Into The Badlands Blade Battle is packed with limitless hours of gameplay to entertain both fans of the series and mobile gamers.’
Season Two of Into the Badlands premieres on Sunday, March 19th (10/9C).
The folks at UBISoft are having a live stream event for Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within The Cartel, today on Facebook at 2pm, PST/5pm EST. I would love to take part and provide impressions, however I’m going to an advanced screening of Logan tonight. Woot. But for the rest of you, check it out. The game looks interesting and I’m curious. Wil Wheaton and Julia Hardy will host the event. Check out UbiSoft’s twitch channel at www.twitch.tv/Ubisoft.
The folks at Ubisoft are doing the full court press for the pending launch of their latest For Honor. The open beta will be available to all players from February 9 to February 12 on current-gen consoles and PC. This beta will include the new Elimination mode, a best of five rounds four-versus-four match with no respawns. Elimination joins three additional modes playable in the open beta including Dominion, Brawl and Duel, and nine playable Heroes.
Did you know the French army during WW1 led the beginning of tank warfare? In Battlefield 1’s first expansion pack, They Shall Not Pass, the French army joins the battle in a brutal defense of their homeland. Players can engage in the largest French tank assault of the Great War and take control of new weapons and vehicles including an all-new behemoth, the Char C2 tank. A brand new mode and two new Operations are also playable across the fiery furnace of Verdun, underworld of Fort Vaux, beautiful French countryside of Soissons and the bridges along the Aisne river. I just bought this on sale for $19 a few weeks ago and it looks gorgeous on my PS4 Pro. Checkout the official website for more info.
I don’t know, I just don’t know. For Honor’s 4K PS4 Pro graphics look amazing, I’m just not sure about the gameplay. So I’m looking forward to checking out the closed beta on January 26th. Ubisoft® announced that the For Honor Closed Beta will be available from January 26–29, 2017 on current-gen consoles and PC. Those still waiting to pledge their sword can sign up to have a chance to participate in the closed beta at forhonorgame.com/war.
Dark Horse will publish The Art of Splatoon – based on the 2005 Wii U game where players control Inklings (squid-like characters that have the ability to shift between humanoid and squid form and back again).
The book will contain 320 pages of art and will be in stores on June 13, 2017. Pre-orders are being taken now. Read on for details.
The 2016 Game Awards – acknowledging the absolute best in ‘artistic, technical and gameplay achievements in the video game industry’ – will stream, live, this evening.
Presenters include Conan O’Brien, Michael Phelps, Tim Miller and more. Game designer Hideo Kojima and Ninetendo President and CEO Reggie Fils-Aimé will make appearances – and performers will include El-P and Killer Mike, Rae Sremmurd and and more.
The 2016 Game Awards will be hosted by Geoff Keighley. To find out where you can watch, read on.
Sony’s next gen console, the PS4 Pro finally hits the streets today. I was tempted to purchase one, but the lack of a 4K UHD drive made this a no go. Yes, I know Sony is pushing this system as a game console first, which isn’t a bad way to go but there aren’t any original games available for it launch; just a bunch of titles being patched to take advantage of the system’s 4K up-scaling and increased processing capabilities. Gamers who don’t have a 4K tv can benefit from the PS4 Pro’s super charged processors and improved graphics chops.
My LG 4K OLED already upscales everything so I’m not sure what the point would be for me. I have no desire to replay my old games, just because they may look prettier. Next year when games are designed with the Pro in mind it may be worth a pickup. The console retails for $400 and is available now. Here’s the official press release with all your tech specs.