Ubisoft are trying their hand at something a little different and have started working on a documentary, telling the real life stories that inspired Ghost Recon Wildlands.
Rusty Young, author of Marching Powder, will be your narrator and guide as he travels from Bolivia up through the USA. On his journey he'll meet people from both sides of the law, including coca farmers, smugglers, money launderers, informants and Special Forces soldiers.
George Jung and Tomas McFadden are two of the characters whose stories will be told. The former was portrayed by Johnny Depp in the film Blow, and the latter was the subject of the book Marching Powder.
The director, Colin Offland, had a few words to say about the process of gathering source material for the documentary:
“We spoke to the people who know the drug trade better than anyone else; iconic characters, from either side of the law, who have defined this continent’s notorious image. The war on drugs is a complex one and we give viewers unprecedented insight to the people who have shaped this landscape, enabling a better understanding of a global issue which affects us all.”
Wildlands is due to release 6 March, while Ghost Recon Wildlands launches a day later on 7 March for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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Sniper Elite 4 is out in just a couple of weeks, so to make sure new players are prepared for their trip to 1940’s Italy, Rebellion have released a handy ‘101’ video.
Sniper Elite 4 is out 14 February on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Share your thoughts on the latest entry in the Sniper Elite series with us below or over in the forums.
Written and directed by Tim Schafer, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is a mind-bending, puzzle adventure game, set in between the first Psychonauts and the upcoming Psychonauts 2.
Clairvoyance allows Raz to see through the eyes of others, Telekinesis lets him move objects with the power of his mind and Pyrokinesis is all about setting things ablaze.
The story continues exactly where it left off all those years ago, with Raz, Lili, Sasha, Milla, and Coach Oleander flying off to rescue Truman Zannotto - the Grand Head of the Psychonauts.
The team head into a deadly part of the ocean known as the Rhombus of Ruin and find themselves taken prisoner and held within the Rhombus. Raz is immobilised and must use his psychic abilities to free his friends, save Zannotto and uncover the identity of their mysterious abductor.
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin releases 21 February for PSVR.
Those looking to get into the story for the first time will be happy to know that the original Psychonauts is now available to purchase for PS4, as a PS2 classic.
Are you a fan of the original? Looking to pick this up? Let us know in the forums or leave a comment below.
Codemasters' hit rally game returns, and with a bunch of new features to boot.
Those new to the series can build shorter stages to practice on, whilst veterans can make longer, more technical, routes to really test themselves.
After playing your track, you can share it with friends and challenge them to beat your time.
Key features include:
DiRT 4 releases 9 June on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
What do you think about the new features? Let us know in the forums or leave a comment below.
Ubisoft have confirmed that the beta will be running 3 - 6 February, as well as sharing some details on its content.
The open world encourages experimentation as there are multiple ways to go about completing your mission, from stealth to an all out assault.
Just like the full game, the beta can be played solo or with up to 3 friends in online co-op.
Those who are selected can preload the beta from 1 February and there's still time to sign up if you'd like to give it a go.
Looking forward to the beta? Share your thoughts and expectations with us over in the forums or leave a comment below.
The first project to come out of the newly announced “multi-year, multi-game partnership” will be an Avengers game.
Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix Americas and Europe, had a few words to say about the new partnership:
“It’s exciting to bring together Square Enix’s award-winning development studios with Marvel’s extraordinary storytellers to establish a new entertainment powerhouse. This collaboration of passion and talent will craft epic, imaginative experiences allowing gamers to live out their Super Hero dreams like never before.”
Could the partnership between Marvel and Square Enix mark the beginning of a new age of superhero games? Share your thoughts in the comments and in the forums.
The King of Iron Fist Tournament returns 2 June, on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. There's a new story trailer to get you up to speed with the big family rivalry, and some details on the various editions you'll be able to purchase.
Alongside a physical copy of the game, the Day 1 Edition (available at participating retailers) includes DLC character Eliza, a vampiric character who first appeared in TEKKEN Revolution. Those who pre-order the Standard Edition will also be given access to Eliza.
Thanks to the console's backwards compatibility, all Xbox One pre-orders come with a free copy of TEKKEN 6.
The Deluxe Edition is exclusive to GAME and also comes with the Season Pass. The Season Pass grants access to 3 content drops, with new characters, stages, costume packs, a new game mode and a bonus 35 piece Metallic Costume Pack.
The Collector's Edition contains everything from the Deluxe Edition, plus a 30cm tall by 45cm wide statue that depicts series favourite, Kazuya, fly kicking his old man in mid-air. It also features a special Steel Book, and the official TEKKEN 7 soundtrack.
Excited about TEKKEN 7? Thinking of pre-ordering the Collector's Edition just for the statue? Let us know in the forums or leave a comment below.
The trial will be available from 16 March, giving players a taste of the action a full week before launch.
It isn't yet known how just how much of the single player element will be playable as of yet but we do know that it will be an actual part of the game, rather than a closed loop demo.
The game's multiplayer content, however, will be completely open, allowing players to progress as much as possible within the time limit.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is due to release in Europe on 23 March for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Looking forward to stepping into the world of Mass Effect once again? Will you be downloading the EA Access or Origins trial? Let us know in the forums or leave a comment below.
Have you ever wanted to see a video game adaptation of Apocalypse Now? Well you could be in luck, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign currently underway.
To avoid the game being turned into a generic action filled FPS, crowd funding is being used to ensure the development team have complete creative control.
The game will be an interactive journey following Captain Willard on his mission to assassinate the rogue Colonel Kurtz, seen through “a survival horror lens in which players with limited resources face unspeakable terrors.”
It won’t simply be retelling of the film’s narrative however, with players allowed to carve out their very own individual experience, according to Coppola:
“You are Captain Willard but you don’t have to make the same choices he made, it’s about characters who watch you and judge you, it’s about not getting killed rather than being a killer. Until you reach Kurtz.”
Instead of focusing on dialogue and conversation choices like traditional RPGs, the game puts emphasis on player actions and posture. Combat also sounds like it’ll be a much more subtle affair, with avoidance and stealth taking precedence over all out action:
“You will quickly learn that the gun-blazing solo war machine of other shooters would not have lasted long in the real Vietnam. Instead you will find rewards for proceeding cautiously and managing limited resources with care. Willard is your responsibility; make him an adept soldier and you will command respect in the jungle.”
The minimum target for the game is $900,000, with backer tiers ranging from $25 to a whopping $10,000.
If you happen to have a cool 10K knocking about and fancy seeing the project become a reality, you’ll get your very own motion captured in-game NPC for your troubles, plus a prop from the Apocalypse Now set and a trip to the wrap party in Hollywood, amongst many other bonuses.
You can see the full list of pledge tiers and learn more about the project by visiting the Kickstarter page here.
Will Apocalypse Now work as a game? Let us know your thoughts on the newly announced project in the comments or over in the forums.
Arkane Studios’ Prey reboot will launch worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 5 May, Bethesda have confirmed.
Those who pre-order the game will receive the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack to help them take on the less than friendly inhabitants currently occupying Talos I, including:
Looking forward to the new look Prey? Sound off in the comments or let us know over in the forums.