The Division 2 beta kicks off in a little under two weeks and Ubisoft have shared details about what we can expect content wise.
The beta runs from 7 - 11 February and you can sign up here for a chance to participate, or pre-order for guaranteed access.
A day into the beta period, fans can get their first taste of end-game content with one Invaded mission. Players will "experience gameplay at the level cap of 30 and unlock brand new Survivalist, Sharpshooter or Demolitionist specialisations."
The Division 2 launches 15 March on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Have you pre-ordered? Looking forward to sampling the end-game content? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Ronimo, the team behind Awesomenauts Assemble!, have brought their side-scrolling strategy game Swords & Soldiers to Switch.
Players can go head-to-head against each other in what Ronimo is describing as an “improved” version of the game’s local multiplayer, with two people able to share one touch screen for matches.
Swords & Soldiers features four factions, a single-player campaign, mini-games and local multiplayer. It also comes with Super Saucy Sausage Fest DLC.
In celebration of the game’s arrival on Switch, it’s currently discounted to just €4.94 (or regional equivalent).
Did you enjoy the original Swords & Soldiers? Looking forward to playing the sequel on Switch? Let us know below.
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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.
The Arabian Nights inspired first-person rogue-like, City of Brass, is coming to Nintendo Switch next month, complete with a host of new bells and whistles.
Also bundled in are the myriad enhancements that have been added since release, including new relics, weapons, enemies and various quality of life improvements.
"City of Brass brings the stories from Arabian Nights to life in a fast-paced hack-and-slash adventure that draws on our team’s experience working on titles like the BioShock series,” said Ed Orman, co-founder and designer at Uppercut Games.
“We’ve continued to support the game since it launched and look forward to introducing it to a new audience with all those improvements baked in when City of Brass comes to Nintendo Switch this February.”
Take a gander at our Quickie for a rundown of what to expect.
Will you be picking up City of Brass on Switch? Let us know below or over in the forums.
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.