Some new info about Dragon Ball FighterZ (a new brawler set in the Dragon Ball universe, in development by BlazBlue and Guilty Gear dev) emerged in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazines V-Jump and Weekly Jump. Those sources mention a stary mode, in which “super warriors fall one by one.” Among the playable characters available in Dragon Ball FighterZ there will be Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, as well as Android 16 and Android 18. Android 17 will make it into the game too, but so far it has only been confirmed as a part of the 18’s special attack.
So far Microsoft has only revealed Xbox One X price for the United States, which is set at $499. As for Europe, this will evidently be L449.99 – at least that’s what a British online game store GAME.co.uk claims, because Microsoft still haven’t shared any official information on the matter. For European players outside the UK that will probably be €499.99. That will most likely be confirmed at gamescom, during Microsoft’s presentation, which is planned for Sunday, August 20, at 9:00 PM CEST (12:00 AM PDT).
Since its Early Access release on Steam in March 23, 2017, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has received 14 weekly and monthly updates. However, Bluehole informed fans they won’t stick to that rollout schedule anymore. The developer does not want to rush things before they are actually ready just in order to keep up with a schedule. New patches will remain in test servers for longer periods of time unitl they are tested thoroughly enough before they make it into the live build.
Iron Harvest, an intriguing RTS set in a “1920s-meet-mechs” universe 1920+ (based on illustrations by Polish artist Jakub Rozalski) has received its first gameplay trailer. Although it isn’t very long – it only lasts about a minute – the video shows off a bunch of unique mechs with a strong early-twientieth-century vibe. When it comes to Iron Harvest’s fast-paced gameplay, the developers from German studio KING Art Games speak openly about drawing inspirations from Company of Heroes and Dawn of War, which is also evident in the trailer.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is almost out and now the review copies have been sent out to gaming media. That’s how we’ve learned that the standalone expansion for the fourth installment in Naughty Dog’s action game series weights as much as 44.7 GB! For the sake of comparison, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End takes up a little over 3 GB more than that. This does give weight to Naughty Dog’s promises that The Lost Legacy would be almost as big as another entry in the series, rather than an ordinary DLC.
SEGA and Creative Assembly have revealed another playable faction in Total War: Warhammer II. This one is Skaven, the rat-like race living under the ground. Their hordes will emerge to the surface along with a bunch of powerful monsters, which are all featured in the new trailer. The other three playable races that have been confirmed so far are: High Elves, Dark Elves and Lizardmen.
As fans of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege may already know, there is another free operation incoming, called Operation Blood Orchid, which is going to introduce a new map as well as three operators. Their identities and special abilities were to be revealed at the end of this month, however, they have already been leaked online. The trio includes two operatives from Hong Kong, a man and a woman, as well as a Polish female fighter. Let’s meet them.
Bohemia Interactive has revealed the next expansion for their military sandbox Arma III. Laws of War will offer a different perspective on the battlefield, featuring a new, humanitarian faction called IDAP. That one will come along with a mini-campaign, in which the player will assume the role of IDAP explosive specialist Nathan MacDade, whose task is to find and deactivate mines left after a fictional war. Besides, Laws of War is accompanied with a free platform update for Arma III. The add-on is going to launch on September 12, 2017.
This weekend, PC players can try out Volition’s Saints Row IV for free on Steam. The offer lasts until Sunday. This is also a good chance to buy the game and keep it forever, as it is offered at a reduced price – $3.74. Alternatively, you can buckle up several cents more, pick up the Game of the Century Edition for $3.99, and enjoy the full game with all DLC packs, including the story-based Enter the Dominatrix. The offer is live until Monday.
Gran Turismo 6 would let the players purchase credit packs for real money via PlayStation Store. Although completely optional, some fans found that controversial, especially due to the game’s competitive character. However, the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport will include no microtransactions whatsoever. That’s what Kazunori Yamauchi, the CEO at Polyphony Digital, said when asked about the matter at the PlayStation Experience 2017 event in Malaysia.
Call of Duty: WWII single player mode will start off with the classic scene of landing on the Omaha Beach, heavily-inspired by the opening battle of Saving Private Ryan, reports the latest issue of Game Informer. The campaign will also feature a unique mission called The Wolf’s Den, in which you will have to infiltrate a German base disguised as a Nazi soldier. Fans of the series are also welcome to watch a new gameplay footage from a multiplayer mode called War.
Valve has announced a new game, which is a sort of disappointment, since it’s not Half-Life 3. That one is a Dota franchise spin-off, called Artifact: The Dota Card Game, which the company confirmed during the ongoing Dota 2 tournament, The International. As the title obviously suggests, this is a collectible card game, with which Valve will try to challenge the position of Hearthstone. Artifact: The Dota Card Game is going to launch some time in 2018.
All three Witcher games are getting limited retail re-editions packed in an elegant Steelbook, which are apparently exclusive for Poland, the homeland of The Witcher IP. The first one, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, is going to launch on September 22, 2017, and is already available for pre-orders in several Polish online stores, where it costs about $14. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings: Enhanced Edition and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Game of the Year Edition are going to follow soon afterwards.
Titanfall: Assault, mobile strategy game based on a popular franchise of first-person shooters from Respawn Entertainment, is going to launch on August 10, 2017 on iOS and Android. On both these systems the title will be available for free with optional microtransactions. Each player’s task in Titanfall: Assault is to send their titans to fight through opponent’s defenses and destroy their base. Those titans come in several types, each one featuring unique abilities and combat style.
Gearbox Software has teased another of its upcoming games, besides the next incarnation of Brothers in Arms. According to that game’s description found on its official website, “Project 1v1 is the code name for Gearbox’s top-secret, in-development, competitive first-person shooter that combines the action of fast-paced 1v1 first-person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game”. The developer is planning to run a Closed Technical Test this summer, which is aimed at testing online infrastructure and getting feedback from players.
Ubisoft has announced that the next update to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is going to be a huge one – ranging from 15 GB to 42 GB, depending on the platform. Ironically, this is to save space. The patch will make changes to how game data is organized, which requires a lot of files replaced. This will result in reducing the overall size of the game and of all future updates as well as speeding up loading times. PC players will also see the graphics improved.
A storm raged over Middle-earth: Shadow of War after Monolith Productions announced that the game will have microtransactions and require Internet connection. That’s why the developer decided to stress that any content included in purchasable chests is to be found in the game as well – no gear or followers will be exlusive for those who decide to pay for them with extra money. Even though visiting the marketplace will require Internet connection, the game itself will be totally playable offline.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been long known for authenticity when it comes to locations design – from the Renaissance Venice or Rome in Assassin’s Creed II and Brotherhood, to Paris during the French Revolution in Assassin’s Creed: Unity, to London under Industrial Revolution in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. The same approach applies to the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins. Despite having much less reference material this time, the team at Ubisoft is putting a lot of effort to recreate some landmark constructions as well as tombs, replicated as closely as possible.
Bungie Software has revealed the exact content of the PC beta. This one is more or less the same as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 beta, however, the PC version is going to include a new map (Javelin-4) as well as some improvements made thanks to the feedback provided by console players back in July. The beta is going to start on August 28 for pre-order holders, with others joining them on August 29, and run through August 30.
4K is still the hot thing when it comes to video games and it will take some time before it becomes the standard in games. Nevertheless, Linus Tech Tips decided to find out if it is possible to play video games… in 16K. That’s right, 16K – it amounts to 132,710,400 pixels, 64 times more than at 1080p (1920x1080). In order to achieve that goal, Linus Tech Tips built a monster PC, equipped with four Nvidia Quadro P5000 graphics cards ($1,900 each), and a crazy gaming station using 16 4K monitors joined together to form one huge screen. To present the results to the public they posted a video on YouTube which shows how that beast handles Minecraft and Rise of the Tomb Rider in 16K.