Daybreak Game Company's free-to-play MMO, DC Universe Online, has landed on Xbox One, and to celebrate they've created 3 exclusive items: Powered-Up Cape, Powered-Up Emblem and Vapor Aura, which can also be downloaded for free.
In a story penned by famous DC writers, including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman, Lex Luthor travels back from the future with bad news; whilst the heroes and villains have been fighting amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building the strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. In an apparent effort to stop this, Lex has set off a device that bestows powers to thousands of ordinary citizens. Whether you choose to be good or evil, the ultimate goal is to stop Brainiac.
You can check out the trailer below.
To help you get started, Daybreak have put together a quick guide to walk you through the first part of the journey.
Having first been released in 2011 on PC and PS3, there's already 5 years worth of content, some of which is inspired by more recent entries in the DC catalogue, such as Batman v Superman and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. There's even more to come, with water based powers, and new content focused on Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Darkseid and Gotham Girls still on the way.
Have you been looking forward to the Xbox release? Are you going to be a hero or villain? Let us know in the forums.
There’s a new trailer out for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, offering an overview of the game's various play styles and a more in-depth look at some of the new locations, characters and augmentations players will be interacting with.
Much like the previous Deus Ex game, Mankind Divided will feature a heavy emphasis on choice, with the trailer showing how players will be able to tackle missions via lethal or non-lethal means, changing the way some characters will behave and the outcome of certain situations.
Check out the 101 trailer below for a look at Mankind Divided’s gameplay.
The various special editions of the game, both digital and physical versions, were also detailed.
The boxed editions and their contents are:
The Digital Standard Edition of Mankind Divided comes with all the contents of the boxed Day One Edition, as well as including a mini art book, novella and comic book, all of which come in digital form.
The Digital Deluxe Edition is packed with all the same content as the Digital Standard Edition, but grants access to the game’s Season Pass, which will also be available to purchase separately.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will release on 23 August for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
UPDATE: The competition has closed and a winner has been drawn. Congratulation to TippiestRook, who entered via the forum with the correct answer of C) Stephen Matthew White. Enjoy, Tippy!
Thanks to all who entered across all platforms, and thanks to Drop Dead Interactive for providing the prize.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The lovely folks at Drop Dead Interactive have a new game about to be unleashed on the Xbox One; the addictive, puzzle-platformer Gear Gauntlet. It features amazing hand-drawn art, a bespoke soundtrack by Stephen Matthew White, and hours of replay value with medals, rankings, online leaderboards and achievements to unlock!
If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning the game, post your answer to the question below on our forum thread, Facebook page, or tweet us @pass_controller.
Who provided the soundtrack for Gear Gauntlet?
A) James Michael Parry's Discotheque Dilemma
B) Bill Clinton and the Tinned Impeachments
C) Stephen Matthew White
D) Sam Sant & and the Smote SMITE-IES
The winner will be announced next week - good luck!
The leak comes from a pre-order card posted by a user on Reddit and shows Modern Warfare Remastered will be included with the Legacy Edition of Infinity Warfare, which is rumoured to be the title of the next Call of Duty.
A listing for Infinite Warfare briefly appeared on the North American PlayStation Store before being removed, lending more credence to the leak.
If any more proof was needed, the official Call of Duty Twitter account tweeted this image, all but confirming the leak:
It's Infinity Ward's turn this time around, their last entry being 2013's Call of Duty: Ghosts. The developers are responsible for all the Modern Warfare titles, so if anyone is going to resurrect the fan favourite game, chances are it will be them.
No firm details are known about Infinite Warfare, but Activision claimed earlier in the year that their next Call of Duty would be "innovative", and other rumours suggested the game would feature a sci-fi setting, possibly in space.
It's around this time of year that the publisher starts feeding us information about the latest Call of Duty, and with Sony jumping the gun on the PS Store, it seems likely that an official announcement is not far off.
Modern Warfare was one of the most popular Call of Duty games and is widely regarded by many as a classic, so the news - if true - is sure to please fans of the franchise.
We'll keep you up to date with any further news.
Which are you more excited about, Modern Warfare, or Infinite Warfare? Let us know in the forums.
Bethesda have revealed more details on Fallout 4 mods and the tools PC players will be using in the open beta.
Bethesda are now trying to streamline the process of how mods are added to Fallout 4, as well as looking to bring the activity to a wider audience.
To do this, they are giving players free access to the Creation Kit, the same tool which the developers used to build Fallout 4. This will allow users to create dialogue, weapons, armour, missions, characters and any number of new additions for the game they can come up with.
Fallout 4 players will also be able to access all mods from within the game itself, where they can browse, install, and provide feedback on the latest user created additions on offer.
Check out the trailer below for a brief overview of what the Creation Kit can do.
For those who rarely dabble in the world of mods, a Creation Kit wiki has been established to guide users through any issues they may encounter, and players can offer feedback in Bethesda’s forums to help improve the experience.
As well as PC, Bethesda will also be bringing Fallout 4 mods to consoles over the next couple of months, with Xbox One receiving them in May and PlayStation 4 in June.
Let us know your thoughts on Fallout 4 mods and the Creation Kit over in the forums.
News of the new console’s release date was revealed via Nintendo's 2016 fiscal year earnings report, which read:
This was again confirmed by a tweet from the official Nintendo of America Twitter account.
No other details about the NX or this brand new concept have been released.
Nintendo also announced that the upcoming Legend Of Zelda has been pushed back until 2017 and will release on Wii U and NX simultaneously.
Nintendo have stated that Legend of Zelda will be the company's only playable title at this year's E3, "in order to provide attendees a complete immersion." Unfortunately the NX will not be making an appearance at the expo.
Following the positive reception of the Miitomo app, Nintendo's next two apps will be based on the popular Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises.
With the Fire Emblem app, Nintendo are looking to make it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem titles available on their gaming machines, whilst still offering the great value of a role-playing strategy game.
The Animal Crossing app will be designed so it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing on consoles and, according to Nintendo, both these titles will be “pure game applications”.
We should have more details about these apps closer to their planned launch in autumn, and we'll keep you updated on any new NX info.
Are you excited about the news? Share your thoughts with us in the forums.
The third and final episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Michonne mini-series, titled What We Deserve, is now available to download.
Check out the launch trailer for What We Deserve below.
You can also see what choices have been made by the community so far.
If you still haven’t dived into TWD:Michonne, you can find Sam’s spoiler-free verdict in our ongoing review.
Also released today was an interview with series creator, Robert Kirkman, who speaks on the depth of Michonne and why she’s such a popular character. Kirkman also reveals the very first details of the third season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead.
"Season Three of the Telltale series is really exciting to me. The way that the timeline works, Season Three will actually be getting pretty close to where we are in the comics concurrently," said Kirkman. "We'll be checking in on Clementine again, so we'll be seeing her, seeing where she's at and what's going on with her which is going to be great. But also similar to the Michonne series there will probably be some more comic book elements that we'll be working into it in some interesting ways. I don't want to spoil too much..."
You can watch the full interview with Kirkman below.
How are you finding TWD:Michonne? Excited about the third season of The Walking Dead proper? Let us know in the forums.
Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios have released the opening cinematic to their upcoming FPS, Homefront: The Revolution.
The alternate history dates back to the Korean War, and documents the fall of the USA as a global superpower, whilst Korea rises as another, driven by the shady APEX Corporation.
Have a look at the intro below.
Homefront puts you in the shoes of a freedom fighter, leading the revolution against an occupied military force. You’re at a huge disadvantage; the enemy has superior technology, firepower, heavy armour and air support. Sabotage, infiltration and deception are your most powerful tools as you fight to free yourself from oppression.
You’ll have to recruit revolutionaries, establish safe houses, and build improvised weapons using whatever you can find around the battlefield.
If you’re interested in exploring more of Homefront’s back-story, you can check out an in-depth timeline that spans almost 70 years. There’s also a short, fictional, documentary focusing on the rise of the APEX Corporation.
Homefront: The Revolution releases on 20 May for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Does the intro get you hyped up for release? Let us know in the forums.
Fragments Of Him is a narratively-driven interactive story, developed by independent outfit Sassybot Studio. It centres around Will, a young man whose life is ended prematurely, and his friends and family, as they try to come to terms with his death.
There are no puzzles, no hidden paths and no alternate endings - Fragments really is just an interactive story. The game is almost entirely in black and white, excluding only the objects you need to interact with. The playable characters have blank faces and people in the background are seen only as silhouettes. These design choices were made in order to encourage the player - you - to fill in the blanks.
Have a look at the trailer below.
Fragments Of Him releases on PC 3 May, Xbox One shortly after, and PS4 later in the year.
Do the serious themes help entice you into having a go, or is gaming an escape you don’t want mixed with real-world and affecting issues? Let us know in the forums.
We’re back with another quick(ish) round-up of some of the week's stories.
Anyone who purchases or already owns a Mega Drive title will be able to check out the redesigned hub when it launches on 28 April. The hub is a portal back to the '90s with dynamic time of day conditions, SEGA paraphernalia dotted around, and a shelf to showcase the games you own and an old CRT TV.
Staying with PC, Ubisoft have announced Champions Of Anteria, a real time strategy game from their Blue Byte studio.
In Anteria you'll command five champions, each skilled with using one main elemental power of water, fire, metal, nature or lightning. Elements work best against their opposite, but only 3 champions can be taken into a mission, so choose wisely.
Check out the trailer below.
Anteria lunches on 30 August.
If you're interested, more information can be found on the game’s official website.
Gearbox Software have confirmed that their next project - after wrapping up Battleborn - will be Borderlands 3.
Randy Pitchford, CEO and president of Gearbox, noted that, "There's already a lot of Borderlands easter eggs in Battleborn. But they're all from previous Borderlands games. So what if we put easter eggs for future stuff in the DLC?"
It's an interesting concept and one that's certain to keep people guessing.
Mikey Neumann, the voice of Scooter, has an idea for a character he'd like to see included in the game; Scooter's son, Scooper.
"I did this whole Scooter thing, then I pitch-shifted it up like seven semitones so it sounds like a chipmunk and it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard," said Neumann.
There's no information on any other possible characters, or a time frame for release, but keep your eyes on Battleborn and its future DLC for clues.
CBS and interactive video company Interlude are bringing back The Twilight Zone, as a mix of TV and video game.
Interlude are known for their choose-your-own-adventure videos, and in a similar vein this reboot of The Twilight Zone will allow viewers to “step in and become a part of the story.”
Bioshock creator Ken Levine will be involved as the writer and director of the pilot episode, so we can be sure of a thrilling ride.
A sequel to Five Nights At Freddy’s is in the works, subtitled Sister Location. The teaser comes from the developer’s website and shows what appears to be a new character in the background. Could Freddy Fazbear have a sister?
This could be a welcome return to form for fans of the horror series; Five Night’s At Freddy’s World - an RPG spin-off - had a very poor reception and has since been pulled.
No details have been shared about Sister Location yet but we’ll keep you posted.
CD Projekt RED have revealed some screenshots of the second expansion for The Witcher 3, titled Blood and Wine.
"I can already tell you Blood and Wine is a fascinating story, with every sort of twist and turn you’d expect from our writers," said Marcin Momot, the Senior Social Media and Community Coordinator.
"Toussaint, the new realm we’re creating for the expansion, is unlike anything you’ve seen in Wild Hunt – carefree and colorful, but your gut never stops telling you that there’s some real dark stuff happening underneath all that. We’ll be revealing more information in May however, to sweeten the wait, here are some fresh screenshots from the expansion!"
Take a gander at the alluring images below.
It looks enticing. Is this enough to pull you back into The Witcher 3?
As always, you can share your thoughts with us in the forums.