Ska Studios, best known for The Dishwasher series and Charlie Murder, are bringing their 2D Soulslike platformer, Salt and Sanctuary, to Xbox One.
The Xbox One version includes New Game+ and challenge modes, such as no blocking and permadeath, as well as local multiplayer for two people.
“Xbox holds a special place in our hearts because of how important The Dishwasher was to us personally and for Ska Studios as a company, so we’re glad to make this homecoming happen,” said Michelle and James Silva, co-creators at Ska Studios.
“Everyone who emailed us demanding an Xbox One port, will now be able to finally enjoy our creepy creation!”
Salt and Sanctuary arrives on Xbox One 6 February with an RRP of $17.99 (or regional equivalent) and is also available now on PC, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and Switch
Ubisoft have unveiled the private beta dates for upcoming action-RPG, The Division 2.
There’s the “smart and organised” True Sons, a ruthless paramilitary force led by a former JTF officer, the Hyenas, a gang of raiders who prey on civilian encampments and enforce a scorched-earth policy for whatever they can’t scavenge, and finally the Outcasts, former quarantine survivors out for revenge against the society that abandoned them.
The follow up to 2016’s The Division, the sequel is once again being developed by Massive Entertainment along with several other studios and is said to feature a “substantial campaign that organically flows into a robust endgame.”
The Division 2 is out 15 March on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Will you be playing the beta next month? Let us know below.
Sharing the news via a blog post, Jeremy Dunham, Vice President of Publishing at Psyonix, announced that PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC players can now matchmake with or against each other in Rocket League.
"It's because of YOU, our fans, and our generous partners on all systems and services that have made this possible in the first place. On behalf of the entire team, THANK YOU for your passion and persistence as we continue to do our best to make Rocket League the best experience we can."
Rocket League is the second title to enter the program after Fortnite was given the cross-play treatment a few months back.
What games would you like to see enter the program next? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Drakkar Dev’s “mech action” game, War Tech Fighters, is making its way to consoles later this year.
The campaign features 33 single-player missions and can be played from either a first or third-person perspective, while there’s also a survival mode which allows players to face off against endless waves of enemies.
Mechs come in light, balanced or heavy varieties and can be customised with more than 180 upgradable parts and systems, allowing players to build a mech that suits their playstyle. Thousands of liveries and paint options add further personalisation to your hulking machine.
“A War Tech’s agility and destructive capabilities shine in space as they launch brutal assaults from long-range and narrow the gap for up close and personal sword battles and stylish execution moves,” reads the press release. “But fighting isn’t everything when it comes to War Techs.”
“Performing high-risk stealth missions, navigating through radiation fields, intercepting coded messages and solving environmental puzzles are all in a day’s work for pilots.”
To celebrate the game’s arrival on consoles, those who buy the game on Xbox One, PS4 or Switch will be granted access to Archangel War Tech special set.
Available from the start of the game, it features the powerful Glory Sword, Redemption Halberd, and Faith Shield and can “turn the tides” of tough battles in your favour.
No release date has been announced just yet, with War Tech Fighters scheduled to arrive sometime in Q2 (April-June) this year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Let us know what you think of the game below or in the forums.
You could get your hands on an indie darling in our latest giveaway!
In anticipation of its impending release, Capcom are inviting players to try out Resident Evil 2 with a free time-limited demo.
Completing the mission will reveal a brand new cinematic trailer, exclusive to demo participants.
Players can't restart the demo once the time runs out but there are no limitations on how many times the trailer can be viewed.
Resident Evil 2 releases 25 January on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Will you be taking your 1-shot? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Deep Silver and 4A Games have unveiled a very limited edition Metro Exodus bundle, as well as a new trailer showcasing gameplay from the next instalment in their post-apocalyptic FPS series.
The special Artyom Edition, which contains a fully-functional Nixie watch and bullet lighter as used by Artyom in game, will not be available for purchase, with 4A instead giving fans the chance to win one of the nine bundles via special promotions in the coming weeks.
As well as the watch and lighter, the bundle also includes a gas mask and filters, map of the Aurora’s journey in a leather case, Spartan dog tags engraved with the recipient's name, and a personalised certificate of authenticity signed by Metro author Dmitry Glukhovsky and 4A’s Andrew ‘Prof’ Prokhorov.
If you’re not lucky enough to win one of the nine bundles, there’s always the recently announced Xbox One X bundle that contains download codes for all three Metro titles – Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux and Metro Exodus – to fall back on. It’s out 15 February and has an RRP of $499 (or regional equivalent).
Keep an eye out for more Metro Exodus content in the coming days as Deep Silver and 4A Games ramp-up coverage ahead of the game’s impending release.
Metro Exodus is out 15 February on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Bit Dragon’s neon-drenched arena brawler, Hyper Jam, launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in February.
Perks are drafted between rounds, with those at the bottom of the scoreboard given first pick while the previous round’s winner takes what’s left. Unlocked perks stack throughout rounds, giving players the opportunity to combine powers and create “wholly distinctive builds.”
An example given is the Pyrogenesis and Vampirism combination, which allows players to burn targets and then leech back health from the burn wounds inflicted.
“Hyper Jam is an explosive arena brawler that combines the precision and satisfying feeling of traditional competitive fighting games with a gritty and splashy neon ‘80s aesthetic,” said Bit Dragon’s Director, Roman Maksymyschyn.
“Our team has had an absolute blast developing and playtesting this game, and we’re just about ready to share it with the world. Look out for it soon!”
Hyper Jam is out 12 February on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with an RRP of $14.99 (or regional equivalent) and $12.99/€10.79 EUR on Steam.
Let us know what you think below.
Deep Silver and 4A Games have announced a new feature for their upcoming shooter, Metro Exodus.
“Photo Mode has been one of the most requested features from the Metro community,” said Executive Producer at 4A Games, Jon Bloch.
“They’re relatively rare in 1st person shooters, but the team have been determined to make it work and give Metro fans the opportunity to capture their own stories from the Russian wastelands.”
Deep Silver and 4A are planning a week of daily announcements for Metro Exodus, including a brand-new story trailer later today, so keep an eye out for more info over the coming days.
Metro Exodus is out 15 February on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.