Adult Swim Games’ Duck Game is up for grabs on Steam in our giveaway this week!
TaleWorlds Entertainment are releasing an early access version of their medieval RPG, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, on PC next month.
“TaleWorlds are more than familiar with this type of release after helping to pioneer Early Access as a release method with their original title, Mount & Blade, and are confident that this approach is of great value to the quality of the final product,” read the press release.
Despite a rocky start, Sam described the Xbox One port as “immense value for money” when he reviewed the game in 2016, praising its ability to “enthral for countless long play sessions.”
The sequel will once again be set in the fictional land of Calradia but takes place 200 years before the events of Warband, with the old empire on the verge of collapse and several factions fighting to take control.
More details about the game’s Early Access version will be shared “shortly before the release.” Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord enters Early Access on PC on 31 March.
Did you play the original? Will you be returning to Calradia next month? Let us know below.
Published by tinyBuild and developed by We’re Five Games, Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a multiplayer-ragdoll-physics game that’s coming to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.
There are seven sandbox islands, each with their own set of deliveries, points of interest, secrets and “personality,” for players to explore. Up to four friends can play together via online or split-screen multiplayer, with public and private lobbies also supported.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on 1 April.
Deep Silver and Nine Dots Studio have announced the first paid expansion for their role-playing title, Outward.
Here’s some of the challenges and features players can look forward to in the new content when it launches sometime this spring:
Corruption: Hungry, thirsty and cold. A terrible situation to be in, but one you often find yourself in while playing! If that wasn’t enough for you now your character can get corrupted. The level of corruption affects you in different ways and if you can’t shake it you could meet an untimely end. The world just got a whole lot scarier!
Enchantments: What’s better than your favourite weapon by your side? What about your favourite weapon with a whole new effect on it! Weapons and Trinkets will now be able to be changed with the new enchanting system!
New Skills and Status Effects: Introducing new skills and status effects for your character. These will help with the new situations you find yourself in with the corruption affects. These add a new element to the game and can completely change your gameplay. Time to start a new character?
While there’s no solid release date or details just yet, a further series of developer diaries is on the way that will reveal more about the upcoming DLC.
Outward is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Have you played Outward? What do you think The Soroboreans could be about? Let us know below.
Our RIVE giveaway winner is Bekir Pekşen. Congratulations!
tinyBuild and Fluxscopic are bringing their top-down, pixel-art action-adventure title Mayhem in Single Valley to PC later this year.
The game’s story is said to unfold through a “wide variety of locations,” which include underground caves and secret labs, with players taking on “dozens of unique physics and light puzzles and enemies.”
Players will also be able to combine foodstuffs and other ingredients to “escape and/or manipulate crazed wildlife and bosses,” with enemies and NPCs said to have “a variety of motivations and fears” that you can use to your advantage.
There’s no specific release date just yet, with the game coming to PC sometime this year.
What do you think of Mayhem in Single Valley? Let us know below.
Deep Silver and 4A Games have released the second major story expansion for their post-apocalyptic shooter, Metro Exodus.
Sam’s Story is available to purchase digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia, or as part of the game’s expansion pass.
Also announced was the return of Metro Exodus to Steam following its removal last year and subsequent timed exclusivity deal with the Epic Games Store. The game will once again be available to purchase on Steam from 15 February.
Looking forward to the latest expansion? Let us know below.
This week’s giveaway winner is Patrick Browning!
Bethesda have revealed the release date for Fallout 76’s upcoming Wastelanders update, which adds human NPCs, new factions and quests.
Players will be able to “befriend or betray” the new inhabitants that have come to settle in Appalachia, with decisions said to affect your standing with each faction thanks to an “all-new” reputation system.
As well as human arrivals, a few more mutated creatures have made their way to the region, with the “highest tier” of weapons and armour handed out to those who can take them down.
Wastelanders is out 7 April as a free update for Fallout 76 owners on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The date also marks the arrival of the game on Steam for the very first time.
Are you looking forward to the arrival of human NPCs? Let us know below.
Easy Day Studios’ physics-based skateboarding sim, Skater XL - currently available through Steam Early Access - has received an update introducing new tricks and technical upgrades.
All of the new features are available through the public beta branch of the game, which players must download and opt into. Updates from the previous public beta, including the Encinitas Skatepark map, have been rolled into the current public version of the game.
Skater XL is coming to PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. While there’s no solid release date just yet, the developer stated that the game will be out sometime in 2020 in response to a fan question on twitter.
"We don't have an exact date yet but we'll be announcing it as soon as it's confirmed. Will be this year though," read the tweet.
Have you been playing the game in Early Access? Looking forward to the update? Let us know below.