The game formerly known as Alien Fear is now Alien Rage, and to celebrate their emotional turnaround they’ve released a teaser trailer showing some of the game below. It’s not clear how much is in-engine and how much is cutscene, but their tried-and-true premise of “you are a badass space marine who must kill thousands of aliens” means you’re probably in for a good time anyway.
Team Fortress 2: Robotic Booglaoo is the first major Team Fortress 2 update crafted entirely by community members – and ladies and gentlemen, it is a doozy. Admire the trailer below; check out this amazing gallery of artwork; read bothpages of back story; and marvel in the fact that it even comes with a comic. A full list of all the contributors is available if you’d like to send some mad props.
There is so much stuff in The Elder Scrolls Online. As well as all the usual stuff you’d expect to find on your adventures – plants, minerals and animal products – you’ll have access to stuff right off the bat in the first town, where you can able to rifle through people’s possessions and nick all their stuff, like food, drink and ingredients. You can then craft all this stuff into other, better stuff. And that’s not the end of the stuff! The world is full of stuff to collect, for quests, to improve your skills, or just because you can. Learn about all of this stuff in the video below.
The second gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag takes us a little bit deeper into the life and past of Edward Kenway. It also has a bit where a dude gets eaten by a shark. Any trailer with sharks in gets the thumbs up from me! Now, apparently ol’ Eddie used to work for a King, presumably of England. But it sounds like he got fed up with that and went rogue, pillaging and plundering and generally doing whatever the hell he wants. Good on him, I guess.
We’re introduced to his crew in a vague and general way, but mostly there’s just lots of images of Kenway jumping off buildings directly into the spines of his enemies. Maybe you’ve seen this before – it’s called Assassin’s Creed: Any of the Other Ones. Anyway, it looks pretty and if it’s anything like the ship battles of what is colloquially known as Ass Creed 3, it should be a lot of fun.
Ass Creed 4 is due for release on October 31, and already has a metric butt-tonne of junk for preordering and/or special editions which you can find at your local retailer.
A new trailer! A teaser trailer, specifically, for the new Batman game, Batman: Arkham Origins.
There’s not much to see in this trailer as it is, after all, a teaser. We have Batman (*gasp!*) engaged in a hand vs. staff battle against what seems to be anti-Batman, Deathstroke. Aaaaand that’s it.
Like I said, there’s not a lot to go on, and there’s no gameplay. But it does tell us that the full trailer will be ready for your viewing consumption on May 21 and that Arkham Origins will see release worldwide on October 25. Check it out below and tell us what you think!
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is due out in a matter of days, and includes an interesting feature for an ARPG — customisable lair-building. You’ll be returning to your lair frequently and your enemies will try to attack you even there, so it’s important to build up your defences with traps and upgrade your generator to unlock more crafting options. Interesting stuff! If you want to get in now, you can pre-order at the official site.
News of Maxis’ upcoming Sim City expansion has accidentally hit the internet, with Green Man Gaming posting a listing for the DLC on their site (and then quickly removing it).
Maxis have since confirmed the expansion on their Facebook account, saying “Some of you may have seen thrilling new SimCity content that arrived too early at the gate. It’s coming May 28th. We think you’ll be amused.”
Unfortunately it wasn’t pulled down quickly enough, with one quick-thinking YouTube user catching the whole thing below.
Metro: Last Light is the direct sequel to Metro 2033, and promises to fix all the complaints about the original while simultaneously looking drop-dead gorgeous and pushing your PC as far as it can go. Does it live up to the claims? Find out in our video review.
WARNING:Metro Last Light is rated R18+ in Australia. The following video contains scenes and language that are not suitable for viewers under 18.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything about DARK, the vampire stealth game — perhaps it’s been quietly recovering its strength in a casket of native soil. In any case, there’s a new trailer out that shows off the various skills in the game, which you can see below. It’s a somewhat underwhelming bit of gameplay video and doesn’t seem to look as good as early-released screenshots, which doesn’t bode well for its upcoming PC release in the next few months. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Codemasters have released the full track listing for the upcoming GRID 2, which launches on May 30. There are 82 tracks in total, although this list includes the pre-order bonus tracks that not everybody will (immediately) have access to. Still, it’s an impressive figure and when you consider the LiveRoutes system that changes the tracks as you drive, should make for some good replayability.
Also just released is this new trailer for the game, which shows off the tracks in the Asian region. Take a look.
Coffee Stain Studios have announced that Sanctum 2, the sequel to the original FPS/TD mashup, has now launched on Steam. Priced at $14.99, the developers are promising a sequel rebuilt from the ground up with new towers, new enemies, and more customisation and loadout options than ever before.
A new progression system and four character classes help round out the new features — but interestingly there’s also a DLC season pass, something usually reserved for AAA publishers. For $11.99, it offers access to four DLC packs for the price of three, with all content set to be available by February 2014. Still, as an enormous fan of the original I can’t wait to check this one out.
In case you haven’t been on the Internet in a while, here’s a hot tip: pirates are pretty cool. Assassin’s Creed 4 likes them too, and so much so that in fact the entire game is based around the adventures and origins of some of the most famous characters in the Golden Age of Piracy. If you’re after a bit of gameplay footage, stick around until the end — otherwise this is just an entertaining animatic designed to make you feel all tingly for these noble, noble pirates.