The remaster of the Nintendo 64 classic is being handled by Nightdive Studios, who were also the team behind the PC remaster of the original Turok back in 2015.
The remaster promises to add “new grotesque bosses and over 20 new weapons,” and will also allow players to battle it out with friends in a brand new multiplayer mode called ‘Last Turok Standing’.
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is out 16 March and will be available to purchase digitally through Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store.
Will you be picking up this classic FPS next month? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Ubisoft today announced that they are partnering up with Fox Interactive and James Cameron’s production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, to create a “cutting-edge” game for consoles and PC based on the Avatar universe.
James Cameron was keen to get involved in the project after Massive impressed the writer/director with an early game prototype produced on their Snowdrop engine, a “tailor-made, custom game engine that enables the creation of ultra-realistic game universes.”
“What impressed me about Massive were the group’s passion for this project and the power of its Snowdrop engine,” said Cameron.
“I believe Ubisoft’s team at Massive Entertainment are absolutely the right partners to bring the beauty and danger of Pandora to life.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Cameron’s production company and Ubisoft have partnered to make a game based on the 2009 movie. Avatar: The Game was a prequel set two years before the events of the film, which received a tepid critical and commercial reception.
Will Ubisoft and Lightstorm have more luck this time around? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or over in the forums.
Microsoft have revealed plans to introduce an EA Access-like subscription service of their very own, giving subscribers “unlimited access” to more than 100 titles for $9.99 per month.
According to Spencer, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to “discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues.”
Subscribers can purchase all games in the Xbox Game Pass library at a 20% discount, while their add-ons will receive a 10% price drop. More games will be added every month, with some being cycled out to provide subscribers with a “constantly-updating library of games.”
An alpha version of Xbox Game Pass will begin rolling out to select members of the Xbox Insider Program today with a limited number of titles available. The service will initially be exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members when it launches later this spring, before being made available to the “broader community.”
Share your thoughts on Xbox Game Pass with us over in the forums or in the comments below.
The final of The Division’s three major expansions, Last Stand, will be available to download on all platforms from tomorrow as part of the game’s season pass or as a standalone purchase.
Also included in the final expansion is the Stolen Signal incursion, which tasks players with taking back the Channel 93 television studios from the brutal control of the Rikers.
Update 1.6 will be available for free to all Division players and features the following:
Lastly, Ubisoft have announced a free trial for The Division which will go live for Xbox One and PC players tomorrow, while PS4 users will have to wait until 9 March.
The trial lasts until players reach level eight or have completed six hours of playtime, granting full access to the base game, including the Dark Zone, and can be played either solo or in coop.
Share your thoughts on The Division’s final expansion and the latest updates with us over in the forums or in the comments below.
Developed by Casual Bit Games, Battle Princess Madelyn is a 2D side scroller in which you attempt to save your kidnapped family from an evil wizard.
The devs have shared a heart-warming story about the history of the project:
"When Creative Director Christopher Obritsch daughter Madelyn wanted to be in Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, and fight “Green Head”, he said it was someone else’s game - but he could make her one that was like it. “But girls can’t be knights, Daddy. Only boys…” she said, to which he answered “Pshh…What color do you want your armor to be?”. The answer? Pink! And that’s how this game started. Chris' daughter Madelyn loves the first stage of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and makes him play it over and over because she wants to see him fight “Green Head”, the Shielder boss at the end of the first stage. It’s not hard for her to twist his rubber arm, as it’s been his favorite game since it came out all those years ago."
There are 10 levels which each include 5 stages, along with some that are hidden. You'll explore swamps, castles, the countryside and more, accompanied by Fritz, the upgradeable ghost of your dead dog.
Battle Princess Madelyn is set to release near the end of year.
What do you think of the retro styled gameplay? Let us know in the forums or leave a comment below.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have officially confirmed the existence of their Shadow of Mordor sequel following yesterday’s leak.
The Nemesis System has been expanded to make every player’s story that little bit more unique by introducing Nemesis Fortresses, which will allow players to “utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and create personalized worlds with their unique Orc army.”
Decisions and actions made by players will shape and alter the in-game world and the characters inhabiting it, while the introduction of Followers will “bring about entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge.”
We’ll get to see more Shadow of War with the release of a gameplay trailer early next month, specifically 8 March.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is out 25 August on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and the game will be available on Windows 10 and Xbox One as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. A Project Scorpio version has also been confirmed, but will presumably launch at a later date.
Are you looking forward to the sequel? Share your thoughts on Shadow of War with us below or over in the forums.
The leak comes from US retailer Target, who posted the box art and details of the game a little early. The listings have since been taken down but not before Neogaf user DeathByBacklog grabbed some screenshots.
The Gold Edition includes:
• Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
• Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
• The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
• The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
• Gold War Chest
• Over $125 in total value
The two Nemesis Expansions include a new Orc Tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates, and a Mythic Gear Set.
The Story Expansions introduce a new campaign, playable character & abilities, side missions, enemies, allies & more.
More details about the game itself were revealed in the brief description:
"Experience an epic open-world brought to life by the award-winning Nemesis System. Forge a new Ring of Power, conquer Fortresses in massive battles and dominate Mordor with your personal Orc army.
"Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth."
The release date was given as 22 August but that could be a placeholder. We'll let you know more as info is released.
See how Superman became one of Earth’s greatest threats in the new Injustice 2 trailer, special editions now available to pre-order
There's a few snippets of gameplay on show and we dive a little bit deeper into the story.
Two special editions of the game are now available to pre-order.
The Ultimate Edition includes 9 DLC fighters, 2 exclusive gear shaders to customise your roster of fighters, and 3 premier skins. The Flash becomes Reverse Flash, Supergirl transforms into Powergirl and Green Lantern gets a John Stewart alternative. All come complete with new looks, voices and dialogue.
The Deluxe edition includes 3 DLC fighters, the Powergirl premier skin and 1 exclusive gear shader pack.
The physical versions of these special editions also come with exclusive steelbooks and all pre-orders unlock Darkseid as a playable character.
Injustice 2 releases 19 May on Xbox One and PS4.
Liking the look of the trailer? Tempted by any of the special editions? Let us know in the forums or leave a comment below.
Codemasters have given us our first look at Micro Machines World Series, with 4 images for the upcoming racer.
Classic game modes like Race and Elimination will be returning alongside a new style of play; Battle Mode. Battle Arenas will allow you to wreak havoc and cause mass destruction to your friends or the AI.
Team Play lets you work together and utilise each vehicle's unique skills in modes such as King of the Hill or Capture the Flag.
Micro Machines World Series launches 23 June on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
What do you think of the very first images? Excited about the legendary franchise's return? Share your thoughts with us over in the forums or leave a comment below.
BioWare have released the second video in their series looking at Mass Effect: Andromeda’s core gameplay mechanics in the run up to next month’s launch, this time focusing on profiles and squad members.
Profiles can be changed at any point, and can be allocated to a ‘Favorite’ slot for ease of access. Up to four Favorite slots are available in the game, each holding three skills and one profile, allowing players to switch up their playstyle on the fly.
Squad members will have three active and two passive skills, and can be given commands such as defend your location, attack a certain target or rally back to you.
They can also be used to perform Power Combos, which are activated when you or a squad member ‘primes’ a group of enemies with their abilities, allowing someone else to land the killing blow. Squad members can be levelled up to focus on priming or detonating Power Combos.
The next video in the gameplay series will focus on exploration in Andromeda, and you can catch up on the previous instalment, which takes an in-depth look at combat, right here.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is out 21 March on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Share your thoughts on the latest gameplay video in the comments below or in the forums.