Bulkhead Interactive have given backers their first proper look at Battalion 1944 in action with a new gameplay video.
Bulkhead, who recently partnered up with Square Enix for publishing assistance, have been “completely and utterly rebuilding the unreal engine” in order to ensure Battalion 1944 moves and feels like an old-school FPS, with 1 to 1 movement and aiming mechanics.
“Battalion has always been about bringing back the 'feel' of classic shooters which peaked in the era of the early CoD titles,” said Howard Philpott, Creative Producer at Bulkhead Interactive.
“This is what Battalion is aiming to recapture from that era. True skill based mechanics to allow players who are good at the game to push the skill ceiling higher. We miss those classic FPS days before unlocks/killstreaks. These classic games were by no means bad, they've just not been remade for the current generation yet.”
A closed alpha will be available on PC this May to select backers and those who pre-ordered through Steam/Humble, and the game will also be making an appearance at this weekend’s EGX Rezzed event.
Let us know your thoughts on the new Battalion 1944 footage in the comments or over in the forums.
To celebrate the release of the Colony Reborn update, Titanfall 2 will be free to play on all platforms from 30 March – 3 April, giving players access to the game’s full roster of multiplayer modes, the Training Gauntlet, and the campaign mission: The Beacon.
All modes will offer double XP over the course of the free weekend. Arriving alongside the freebies are a number of bug fixes and improvements, plus some new paid content in the form of cosmetic upgrades.
Will you be giving Titanfall 2 a try this weekend? Let us know your thoughts on the Colony Reborn update below or in the forums.
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale series - first look trailer revealed, opening episode premiers next month
The first episode of Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy series will premier next month, the developer/publisher has confirmed, and we also got our first look at the game in action in the new trailer released today.
Tangled Up in Blue, as the opening episode is known, will be available as a digital download from 18 April, for $4.99 (or regional equivalent).
As is usually the case with Telltale’s series, a boxed edition of the game (which you can see in the image above) containing a season pass disc will be available from 2 May for $29.99.
Episode 1: Tangled up in Blue is out 18 April on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and various mobile devices. Are you looking forward to Telltale’s take on the Guardians of the Galaxy? Let us know below.
As was promised earlier in the week, Bungie have given Destiny fans another look at their highly-anticipated sequel in today’s reveal trailer. The developer also confirmed the game will be coming to PC, and revealed the contents of the various special editions available for pre-order.
Destiny 2 will be a “new beginning for every player,” according to Bungie, who have promised to provide more details about the game over the coming months, starting with a gameplay reveal on 18 May.
Three special editions of the game are currently available for pre-order, as well as an expansion pass which includes access to two expansions that include “brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.”
The special editions and their contents are:
All three special editions come with the Premium Digital Content bundle, which includes a Legendary Sword, the Legendary Player Emote and the Cabal Empire Themed Emblem.
Anyone who pre-orders the game will be granted first access to game’s open beta, which is set to take place sometime this summer, Bungie announced.
Destiny 2 is out 8 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Let us know your thoughts on the full reveal over in the forums or in the comments below.
Destiny’s sequel has been officially announced, with Bungie set to reveal more of the game tomorrow evening. The news came just days after an Italian retailer had leaked some posters seemingly bearing Destiny 2 promotional art.
Since then, a teaser featuring everyone’s favourite Hunter, Cayde-6, has been released, with a full reveal trailer planned for this Thursday at 6PM BST.
It also looks like PS4 users will once again have timed exclusive content, if the trailer uploaded by PlayStation’s YouTube channel is anything to go by.
Little is known about Destiny 2, but rumours from last year suggest Destiny players will not be able to import their characters over to the sequel and that the game is likely to make an appearance on PC.
Let us know your thoughts on the reveal and what you’d like to see in Destiny 2 in the comments below.
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Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition out next month, prepare to execute brutal skillshots with the launch trailer
The Bulletstorm remaster is out in just under two weeks, so, to get people in the mood for some creative carnage, Gearbox and People Can Fly have released a launch trailer for the upcoming shooter.
Those who pre-order People Can Fly’s remaster will receive the Duke Nukem’s Bulletstorm Tour bonus, allowing them to play through the entirety of the game’s single player campaign as Duke Nukem, complete with brand-new dialogue.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is out 7 April on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Will you be picking this up next month? Let us know below.
EA have confirmed the sequel to DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront reboot will be making an appearance at the publisher’s EA Play event, which was announced earlier in the year.
EA are also planning an “extensive content program” for those who plan to watch the event online, with “detailed gameplay deep dives, competitive events and exclusive interviews” on offer over the course of the three-day event.
For those looking to attend the Hollywood-based gathering in person, EA will be releasing more information in the coming weeks about how to get hold of tickets, which are set to go on sale 20 April at 9:00am PST.
Let us know your thoughts on this year’s EA Play event in the comments below or over in the forums, and be sure to check out the five things we want to see in the next Star Wars Battlefront.
Rocket League’s new Dropshot mode is available to download on Xbox One, PS4 and PC as part of a free update which went live late last night.
Players are able break multiple panels in one hit by dealing damage to the opposing team or by charging the match ball by keeping it in the air, with anywhere up to 19 panels being broken in one hit the longer it stays airborne.
The update also marks the start of Competitive Season 4, and adds some new Achievements and Trophies, a new Esports button that notifies players of official streams, and a new ‘speed-themed’ Turbo Crate that has the potential to contain animated decals, Exotic Wheels and Black Market customisations.
Share your thoughts on the latest Rocket League update below or over in the forums.
Tripwire Interactive have announced the Descent Content Pack, a free update for Killing Floor 2 that introduces some new content and a new sub-mode called Holdout.
The second of the two maps, Nuked, was originally created by the game’s community, but will now feature as part of the Killing Floor 2 official map line-up.
New weapons included in the update are the Stoner 63a LMG and the Spitfires, a pair of ‘fan favourite’ handguns which first rose to popularity in the original Killing Floor.
To celebrate the release of the Descent Content Pack, Killing Floor 2 is currently on sale for 33% off on the PSN store, and will be free to play on PS4 thanks to a trial which begins today. The week-long free trial concludes on 28 March and includes access to the base game, as well as all the additional content released today.
A slightly shorter free trial also takes place on Steam this weekend, running from Thursday 23 – Monday 27 March, with the game discounted by 50% during this time.
You can read the full list of bug fixes and changes made in the latest update right here. Let us know your thoughts on the Descent Content Pack below.