Following last week’s teaser, the four part series debuted today with Making Monsters, an episode focused on the game's protagonist, Johnathon Reid.
He must balance his need to feed, and thusly grow stronger, with the oath he swore as a medical professional. Although the oath doesn't expressly forbid draining someone's life force for sustenance, we assume it's at least frowned upon.
The second episode, Architects of the Obscure, releases next Thursday.
Vampyr is scheduled to launch sometime in spring.
What did you think of the debut episode? Looking forward to seeing more Vampyr next week? Share your thoughts with us below or over in the forums.
According to Eurogamer, the Forza Horizon developer has been tasked with creating the next instalment in Microsoft's flagship RPG series.
In 2016, Microsoft canned Fable Legends, a free-to-play asymmetric multiplayer title, and closed Fable developer Lionhead Studios. Since then, the series has been on hiatus and its future was unclear.
Eurogamer suggest that the series' revival could have been partly inspired by the success of the PS4 exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn, showing there's still a large market for single-player, open-world RPGs.
Former Lionhead employees are said to be excited by the news, albeit saddened by the fact that they didn't get the chance to bring Fable 4 to life themselves.
Fable co-creator, Simon Carter, told Eurogamer:
"I have slightly mixed feelings. On the one hand it's great for the UK games industry, and very pleasing that Fable isn't dead; indeed, it will be lovely to play one as a punter, without coming out in hives.
"On the other hand it is a little curious to get rid of the team that is uniquely expert in making Fable, and then try and make Fable. Fable is a weird game, and a tough one to deconstruct for a new team. That said, the team in question is very talented, and I'm sure they'll do a fantastic job."
How do you feel about the report? Do you think Playground Games can do Fable justice? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Yesterday Nintendo unveiled their latest innovative creation, which allows you to interact with Switch in unique ways.
The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit includes everything you need to build a remote controlled car, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano, along with a Nintendo Switch game card containing software for use with the kit.
There hasn't been many details shown about the Robot Kit as of yet but you can see some of the possibilities in the video below.
The Variety Kit will set you back £59.99 whilst the Robot Kit is a little steeper at £69.99.
There's also a customisation set which includes coloured tape, stencils and stickers. That will run you £8.99.
Both kits launch on 27 April.
Keep an eye on the official site for more details.
What do you think of Nintendo Labo? Should Nintendo be applauded for thinking outside of the box or chastised for making a piano out of it? Share your thoughts with us below or over in the forums.
Ubisoft have teamed up with Mondo, a collective of artists specialising in film and TV show collectibles, to offer this special edition of Far Cry 5.
“Over the years, we have done pretty much everything related with film collectibles and this collaboration represents the next step: with gaming you’re a lot more open, to interpret. It’s a bigger story,” said Jay Shaw, Creative Director of Mondo. “We are very happy to collaborate with an extraordinarily creative company like Ubisoft!”
Along with the base game, you'll get:
Those who pre-order the Mondo Edition will also receive the Doomsday Prepper Pack and the Chaos Pack, containing cosmetic and consumable items to be used as players attempt to take down The Project at Eden's Gate.
Far Cry 5 launches 27 March on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
What do you think of the Mondo Edition? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that a new instalment in the puzzle-action series is on the way.
Players can design their own Scribblenaut, customise them with unique clothing and accessories, and take them into the three game modes, alone or with friends.
Sandbox mode tasks one or two players with solving objectives in eight new levels by summoning a wide range of objects, earning hidden Starites and achievements in the process, while Versus mode allows two players to go head-to-head in a host of mini-games which will vary in each session. The mini-games can also be tackled in single player.
“Scribblenauts Showdown delivers imaginative fun and the humour that Scribblenauts fans love with new social elements to challenge friends and family,” said Steven Chiang, Executive Vice President, Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Players of all skill levels will enjoy testing their creativity in the fast-paced, head-to-head party style gameplay.”
Scribblenauts Showdown launches 9 March on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.
Are you looking to jump into the series for the first time? An old hand wanting a new challenge? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Ubisoft have announced the release date for Assassin’s Creed Origins’ first piece of DLC, The Hidden Ones.
Preceding the arrival of the first major piece of DLC is a free mission called Incoming Threat, in which players must “head-off an incoming incursion and find where it’s coming from.”
The second major expansion coming to Origins, The Curse of the Pharaohs, is out 6 March and takes on a more mythological theme as players are tasked with investigating an ancient curse that’s plaguing Thebes and has brought the ancient kings back to life.
Once again, this DLC adds new content in the form of weapons and cosmetic items, and also increases the level cap to 55. Both expansions will be available to purchase separately or come as part of the game’s season pass.
Releasing between the two expansions is the previously revealed Discovery Tour mode, which allows players to explore and learn about Ancient Egypt at their leisure without having to worry about enemy attacks or completing mission objectives.
This educational mode launches 20 February as a free update for everyone who owns the game, but can also be purchased separately on PC via Uplay and Steam.
Let us know your thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Origins’ post launch content below or in the forums.
It's time to dust of your would-be medical degree as SEGA and Two Point Studios today announced Two Point Hospital, a spiritual successor to the legendary Theme Hospital.
You can follow the story of patient zero, known only as Trevor, in the trailer below.
“We’re delighted to finally announce the fruits of our partnership with Two Point Studios and reveal Two Point Hospital to the world,” said John Clark, Executive Vice President of Publishing for SEGA Europe. “We’re committed to finding and working with the best new studios, ones that fit with SEGA’s ethos to deliver new IP with strong franchise potential. Two Point Studios’ vision for Two Point Hospital and their ambitions for it fit perfectly with that notion and we look forward to releasing their game later this year.”
"Gary and I have been talking about this project for a number of years and are really excited to be announcing Two Point Studios' first game," said Mark Webley, Co-Founder of Two Points Studios.
Fellow Co-Founder, Gary Carr, added: "The amazing team we have managed to bring together, and our partnership with SEGA, has really allowed this first part of our vision to finally come to fruition."
Two Point Hospital launches later in the year on PC via Steam and the SEGA Store.
You can keep up to date, and grab an exclusive in-game item upon release, by signing up for the Hospital Pass.
What do you think of the trailer? Bringing back fond memories? Share your thoughts with us below or over in the forums.
Toxic Games have released a gameplay trailer giving Q.U.B.E fans a look at some of the sequel’s locations and new mechanics.
“The Gameplay Trailer shows off the experience players can expect come launch, including improved glove controls and more complex puzzles. We want to deliver players a title with production values that belie the small team creating it,” said Toxic Games’ Managing Director, Dan Da Rocha.
“However most importantly, we aim to deliver a great narrative experience, wrapped in gameplay that offers players some room for experimentation and more open ended puzzle solving in particular instances.”
Q.U.B.E 2 will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
While there’s no release date just yet, Toxic Games have confirmed Q.U.B.E 2 will be launching in Q1 this year, so expect a solid release date sometime soon.
A Steam key for Team 17 and Ghost Town Games’ rip-roaringly fun co-op cooking game, Overcooked, is this week’s prize!
"DontNod Presents Vampyr" will be a four-part series which reveals the studio's approach to bringing the RPG to life.
The weekly series will continue with Episode II: Architects of the Obscure, Episode III: Human After All and Episode IV: Stories From the Dark.
Vampyr releases in spring on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
What do think of the teaser? Looking forward to watching the series in full? Let us know below or over in the forums.