Developed by Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom, Mutant Year Zero is an adventure game which "combines the tactical turn-based combat of XCOM with real-time exploration and stealth gameplay."
Players will be journeying through a post-human world of abandoned cities, ruined highways and overgrown countryside as they hunt for the legendary Eden. Stealth can be used to gain an advantage over your enemies by launching a surprise attack, or even avoiding some instances of combat altogether.
You'll also unlock new abilities for your team of mutants and find improved weapons and armour which can be equipped as you plan your next mission once back at the Ark, the last bastion of civilisation.
Executive Producer at Bearded Ladies and designer of PAYDAY, Ulf Andersson, had this to say:
“It’s an unusual label for a game, but tactical adventure really fits the bill, no duck pun intended. Our goal is to blend the deep and tactical combat of ‘XCOM’ with a branching storyline that unfolds as you explore overgrown forests and abandoned cities with your team of Mutants. Mixing that with real-time stealth gameplay gives you a unique way to approach or avoid combat situations you encounter while exploring."
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is due to release sometime in 2018 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Let us know what you think of the trailer below or over in the forums.
Starting next year, PlayStation Plus subscribers will no longer receive PS3 and PS Vita titles as part of their free monthly games allocation.
Next month’s line up of PS Plus games has already been announced, and includes Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank for PS4, Legend of Kay and Mighty No. 9 for PS3, and Claire: Extended Cut and Bombing Busters on PS Vita.
What do you think of the changes to PS Plus? Let us know below.
Ever wondered what Battlezone: Combat Commander was all about? Then be sure to check out this latest video from Rebellion.
The game features multiplayer for up to 14 players, with a mix of co-op and versus modes available both through online and local LAN play, plus support for cross-play between Steam and GOG Galaxy users.
Rebellion are also working hard to incorporate the same quality of mods the Battlezone 2 community have created in the past 20 years, with full support confirmed for the remaster.
Players will have access to a number of fan-made assets, from new vehicles, HUDs, custom scripts and much more across both single and multiplayer modes.
Battlezone: Combat Commander is out 1 March on PC with an RRP of £14.99 GBP / $19.99 USD / €19.99 EUR.
What do you think of the latest video? Let us know below and be sure to keep an eye on PTC for our thoughts on Battlezone: Combat Commander in the near future.
Two Point Studios have revealed the very first gameplay footage of the spiritual sequel to Theme Hospital, and two of the studio's founders, Mark Webley and Ben Husky, are there to walk us through it.
Some features will require in-game research to unlock them, but the developers have removed those limitations in order to show off some of the equipment, and the illnesses they are used to treat, in this video.
If you're interested in seeing more, you can sign up for the Hospital Pass to get exclusive access to behind-the-scenes videos before anyone else and grab a free item when Two Point Hospital releases later this year.
What do you think of the gameplay reveal? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Nightdive Studios bringing Turok remasters to Xbox One, meanwhile System Shock remake is put on hold
The 1997 Nintendo 64 classic Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, and its sequel, are being remastered for Xbox One with updated visuals and new features.
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil directly follows on from its predecessor. After his battle against The Campaigner, Turok's actions (which we aren't going to spoil) inadvertently awaken an even greater threat - The Primagen. A new hero takes on the mantle and must thwart The Primagen's plot to merge the two worlds.
The remasters are being handled by Nightdive Studios, the developers behind the System Shock remake. Unfortunately, that has been put on hold for the time being.
Stephen Kick, CEO of Nightdive Studios, posted an update to Kickstarter letting backers know that the project has not been scrapped, however:
"I have put the team on a hiatus while we reassess our path so that we can return to our vision. We are taking a break, but NOT ending the project. Please accept my personal assurance that we will be back and stronger than ever. System Shock is going to be completed and all of our promises fulfilled."
Whilst we may have a lengthy wait for System Shock, Turok and Turok 2 are both releasing on 2 March, and can be pre-ordered from the Xbox Store using the links above. They will set you back £15.99 a piece.
Does the impending launch of Turok cushion the blow of the System Shock delay? Share your thoughts with us below or over in the forums.
This JRPG is a remaster of the original Shining Resonance, which released on PS3 exclusively in Japan. The rerelease marks the first time the series has came to the west in over a decade.
As you may have guessed from the trailer, there's a bit of a focus on music. Dragoneers wield Armonics, ancient weapon-instruments, that allow them to perform powerful Rune Songs. After building up enough Battle Performance Mana, your party will be able to perform a session through the B.A.N.D. system. Depending on which song you play and which character you set at the center, your party will be provided with different beneficial effects, such as increased speed or making the enemy more vulnerable to certain attacks.
This edition contains all the DLC that released for the original, along with a new Refrain Mode, which unlocks the Imperial Princess Excella and Dragonslayer Jinas as party members. SEGA have warned that this is better saved for a second playthrough to avoid any spoilers.
Shining Resonance Refrain is set to launch this summer on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC. Pre-orders are now open and those who do so will receive the game in a collectible metal slipcase, featuring character artwork of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika.
Are you excited about the return of the Shining series? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Patch 1.2 for Star Wars Battlefront II adds a new game mode, some additional maps to custom arcade, addresses issues with the dodge mechanic and buffs a few heroes, along with the usual host of bug fixes and balancing tweaks.
The maps Kashyyyk, Hoth, Endor, Crait, Jakku, and Death Star II can be selected in custom arcade and the AI in arcade matches has been improved to give players more of a challenge.
Boba Fett, Iden Versio, Bossk, Rey, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, Yoda, Lando Calrissian, Darth Vader and Captain Phasma have all been reworked, the changes making them slightly stronger in most cases.
Classes and special units have also seen various adjustments, with dodging being one of the primary concerns as the developers felt it was too strong. You'll still gain the same benefits, such as damage reduction and avoiding lightsaber damage, but there's a smaller window, meaning players will have to predict attacks and time their dodges correctly.
Another positive note is an increased credit payout for duplicate items.
The full list of changes and known issues can be found on the official forums.
Are you happy about the changes? Looking to try out the new game mode? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Castle of Heart is a classic action platformer from Polish developer, 7LEVELS, which promises challenging gameplay and plenty of twists on the typical formula.
As part of the curse, the knight's stone body will disintegrate over time as he loses energy, which can only be restored by defeating enemies. If the process reaches a critical state he could lose an arm, and the ability to wield additional weapons with it.
The game features 20 levels set across four discrete environments. Their aesthetics, and the creatures you'll be taking on within them, are partly inspired by Slavic mythology - with some locations derived straight from famous places in the developers' home country - and the classic platforming titles of yesteryear.
Castle of Heart hits the Nintendo eShop on 23 March.
Fancy some retro platforming action? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Polyarc Games have announced the release date for their anticipated VR adventure game, Moss, and shared a launch trailer that provides a brief look at the story and some new gameplay.
Moss releases on 27 February, exclusively for PlayStation VR. You can pre-order from the PlayStation Store to grab a free PlayStation Theme and Avatar, featuring Quill and the game’s forest setting.
Do you plan on picking Moss up? Let us know below or over in the forums.