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Capcom have announced The Disney Afternoon Collection, a bundle containing HD upgrades of six classic Disney games, including DuckTales, DuckTales 2, TaleSpin, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers 2, and Darwing Duck.
Boss Rush allows players to tackle the game’s challenging bosses consecutively, Time Attack’s online leaderboards are sure to keep speed runners occupied, while the Disney Museum will offer “a wealth of content to celebrate the era of the original releases, such as concept art, advertisements, character art, and music – all preserved in their original glory.”
There’s also a handy new ‘Rewind’ feature which makes the games more accommodating to new players by allowing them to jump back a few seconds in time in case they run into trouble.
The Disney Afternoon Collection will be available as a digital download from 18 April on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and will cost £15.99/ €19.99/ $19.99. There was no information about whether the bundle will be making its way to the Switch anytime soon.
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This follows the recent announcement that Playstation Now will be discontinuing the service support for PS3, PlayStation TV, PlayStation Vita and Bravia TV models.
According to PlayStation’s official post, we will be expecting to see PS4 games on the service sometime “this year”.
What do you think of the move? Let us know in the comments.
Torn Banner Studios, best known for their feudal brawler Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, have released some new gameplay footage of their next multiplayer slice-‘em-up, Mirage: Arcane Warfare.
The closed beta kicks off 27 March, and will continue to run until close to the full game’s planned launch on Steam later this year.
Anyone who pre-orders the game through Steam will be granted instant access to the beta, which features more than ten maps spread across multiple game modes, including “Team Objective, Point Capture, Capture-the-Flag and more.”
Let us know your thoughts on the latest gameplay footage below or over in the forums.
SEGA have released a video showing off the redesigned Green Hill Zone Act 2, and shared a teaser image of one of the new bosses.
You can also see a few new additions to the gameplay; Tails is flying around (and playable by a friend), zip lines feature heavily and Sonic can use the fire shield pick-up to burn away certain parts of the level and gain access to secret areas.
Disappointingly, the video abruptly ends just as the pair were about to come face-to-face with the new level’s boss.
However, SEGA have been kind enough to tease us with news of some new bosses that will make up Eggman's arsenal. These unique "Hard-Boiled Heavies" each have their own special skills designed to take down the blue menace.
Heavy Gunner is the first one that players will encounter. It's a large robot armed with a rocket launcher that you'll meet at the end of the Hollywood inspired Studiopolis Act 1.
Sonic Mania is due to release in spring on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Switch.
What are your thoughts of the new take? Let us know over in the forums or the comments below.
Bulkhead Interactive have announced they will be teaming up with Square Enix Collective for their upcoming multiplayer shooter, Battalion 1944, which was successfully funded via Kickstarter this time last year.
This is the second time the two companies have collaborated in recent years after they partnered up for Bulkhead’s puzzle solving game, The Turing Test.
“We received some strong offers from other very big publishers on Battalion 1944. But ultimately, the one team that really stood out for us was Square Enix Collective”, said Bulkhead Interactive's Senior Game Producer Joe Brammer.
“Why? Because they published our previous game, The Turing Test on PC, so we've gotten to know them well and that means we know how they work. Crucially, we know that the relationship will be based on trust; and that's something which works both ways”.
Battalion 1944 aims to recapture the glory days of ‘old-school’ multiplayer shooters, specifically WW2 based ones, by placing a focus on “skill-based infantry combat across tight, focused, and competitive maps,” a pitch that convinced more than 10,000 backers to part with nearly £320,000 – myself included.
We’ll get to see more of how the game is shaping up when a new teaser trailer is released in the near future, while those who backed certain reward tiers or pre-ordered through Steam will be able to go hands on with the game when the PC closed alpha begins in May.
Let us know your thoughts on Battalion 1944 and the new partnership with Square Enix below or over in the forums.
This is the Police developers, Weappy, have released a tongue-in-cheek trailer to celebrate the title's impending console launch following its PC release last year.
In This Is the Police players step into the shoes of Jack Boyd, a gritty police chief who’s on the verge of retirement. Your task is to make $500,000 in the 180 days before you hand in your badge and gun; how you do this is up to you.
Decisions, decisions! This Is the Police is all about a dark story and how you react to it. Whatever you decide, your choices will influence the game – and the fate of Jack Boyd.
The Good, the Bad, and... the Ugly? The Chief of Freeburg's Police Department deals with all kind of people. It is up to you to find the bad guys, and decide how to deal with them.
Carry out your duties. As head of Freeburg PD, Jack deals with all sorts of challenges every day: responding to emergencies, managing his officers, defending the department against City Hall and a corrupt mayor, and much more.
Solve Investigations and gather evidence against the criminal gangs of Freeburg.
Deal with the competing powers of the city. Everyone offers you favors, and each one comes at a price.
Rich and fully voiced story: Jack Boyd is portrayed by Jon St. John, the voice of Duke Nukem.
This Is the Police launches 22 March on Xbox One and PS4.
Did you like the trailer? Want to tell us how wrong it was because PC > consoles? Let us know in the forums or the comments below.
The fast and agile Nyx is the first Champion to be revealed by Bethesda.
Her second ability is Wall Jump, allowing Nyx to clear bigger gaps or gain the upper hand in a showdown by giving her space to line up that killer shot.
Quake Champions is expected to release later in the year on PC.
What are your thoughts on the first Champion reveal? Let us know over in the forums or the comments below.
Stoic have today confirmed that their Kickstarter campaign for Banner Saga 3 was a huge success and some additional stretch goals have been met.
“The support from backers and the community has been amazing, and it’s humbling to know that RTS fans around the world really want to support us”, said John Watson, co-founder and Technical Director at Stoic. “The additional funds will be invested into bringing as much of our intended vision to the final game and rewarding our backers’ support with an unforgettable experience to conclude this epic tale."
Confirmed stretch goals include:
Playable Dredge characters: Dredge Stoneguard, Hurler and Stonesinger Heroes.
Survival Mode: Choose 6 heroes and pit them against a "plethora of battle-hardened enemies" in a fight to the death.
New game mode: Eternal Arena requires the use of your best combat tactics as you take on quick play challenges.
In the third, and final, game in the trilogy, the story takes players beyond the wall of Darkness to experience a world that's unlike anything they've encountered in the previous titles.
If you're unfamiliar with the series, you can read our review of the first entry here and then get caught up with the second act here.
Did you back the Kickstarter? Looking forward to seeing how the story plays out? Let us know in the forums or the comments below.
The first Shadow of War gameplay footage has been released by Warner Bros. giving us a detailed look at some of the game’s new features.
We also get a look at the new Followers feature, a mechanic that will create unique tales of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. Players can now ‘recruit’ enemy captains into their personal Orc army during encounters, simultaneously increasing their strength and weakening a fortresses' defences.
Followers will assist players during battle by taking out enemy captains and distracting larger foes during boss fights, and you can choose to reward loyal companions by placing them in command of captured fortresses where their individual attributes will offer unique rewards.
For example, a Necromancer can defend a captured fortress with sorcery to terrify and confuse enemies, a Beast Master can utilise the creatures of Mordor, while a Marauder will loot and pillage a region for players.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is out 25 August on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Let us know your thoughts on the new gameplay footage below.