Just Cause 3’s second content pack from the Air, Land and Sea Expansion Pass will be available for download next month.
The new content pack includes a brand new island called Lacrima, which features an abandoned eDen research base and a prison camp under the control of the mysterious Black Hand.
As the name would suggest, the new expansion adds some hulking new enemies in the form of Mechs, who happen to call Lacrima home.
In order to take down the powerful Mechs, players will need the new Bavarium Power Core rifle to disable their shields, making them vulnerable to hijacking. Once in control, players will have full use of the Mech’s heavy arsenal of weaponry, including powerful cannons and GRIP Gravity Guns which can be used to hurl and smash enemies to pieces.
Check out the images below for a look at the Mechs:
Senior Producer at Avalanche Studios, Tobias Andersson, spoke of how the new Mechs will allow players so much more freedom when it comes to destroying everything in sight:
“The new Mechs allow Rico to throw enemies, vehicles and chaos objects around like tennis balls – increasing the scope for physics-based fun. Whether you’re juggling a small car or punching helicopters out of the sky, the Mechs give you the opportunity to mess with your surroundings in creative, explosive ways.”
New gameplay features in the content pack include:
MECH LAND ASSAULT is available to purchase for $11.99/€11.99/£9.49, or comes as part of the Air, Land and Sea Expansion Pack, which includes access to all three of the additional content packs for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99.
The last content pack – BAVARIUM SEA HEIST – is due for release by the end of the summer.
Let us know your thoughts on the MECH LAND ASSAULT expansion over in the forums.
The rumour seems to stem from French gaming website gameblog.fr.
They go on to say that Injustice 2 will use the same engine as Mortal Kombat X, and is scheduled to release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in March 2017.
Nothing official has been announced, but you can keep an eye on Ed Boon's Twitter account; when the head honcho of NetherRealm Studios starts trolling, it's officially time to get excited.
It might be worth noting some new job advertisements appeared on the developer's LinkedIn page a few hours ago - one of which was for a 'Data & Monetization Analyst'.
The position requires a "Strong familiarity with mobile application ecosystems and operating systems like iOS and Android", suggesting the company could be looking to create a mobile game. The first Injustice, and MKX, both had free-to-play mobile games launched alongside them.
What do you think of the rumour, are you hoping for an Injustice sequel? Let us know in the forums.
With just over two weeks to go until E3 kicks off, it’s probably safe to say Microsoft have been the hot topic leading up the annual gaming event.
Now it seems E3 are keen to add to the mounting hearsay leading up to the expo, by seemingly confirming the existence of VR on Xbox One.
As was spotted by some eagle eyed NeoGaf users, an Xbox One VR listing has appeared on the official E3 site, with four developers registering products for the category.
These include Rebellion, 3DRudder, Readily Information Co. Ltd. and Maximum games.
There’s no official word from Microsoft regarding the Xbox One VR links, but one of the biggest rumours about the Scorpio was that it could be compatible with Oculus Rift in some way. Rift already supports some Xbox One hardware in the form of the controller, which comes bundled with each VR kit.
Are we about to see Xbox One VR revealed at this year’s E3? Let us know your thoughts over on the forums.
And be sure to check out what Sam thought of VR when he went hands on with the technology at Play It! Manchester earlier in the year.
The wait is finally over for Xbox One players as official mod support arrives tomorrow.
There are already over 800 mods to download. The full list can be found here and there's a bunch of filters to help you find what you're looking for.
There's a good selection available - from weapons, armour, UI tweaks and visual adjustments - with more to be added over time, while mod support should be coming to PS4 next month.
From the website you can add mods to your library, or download them via the in game menu.
When using mods on a saved game, it won't affect your original save as any future saves will be added to a separate section. Given that achievements and trophies will be disabled when you use mods, this will be a welcome feature.
You'll also be able to change the order in which your installed mods load if you’re using more than one at a time, as loading them in the wrong order could cause problems.
For example, if one mod requires another mod to work, the base mod will have to be loaded first. Some mods will also require certain DLC in order to run them.
What mods will you be adding to Fallout 4, if any? Let us know in the forums.
A big update is hitting GTA Online on 7 June.
"Acquire a high-rise office and special warehouse properties to begin buying and selling a range of contraband across the city, all the while fighting the LSPD and the rest of the southern San Andreas criminal underworld for access to the rarest items and the biggest profits."
There'll be new gameplay elements, features, and of course, vehicles; one of which is the slick looking Pegasi Reaper, pictured below.
More details and an official trailer will be released next week.
Indie space exploration title, No Man's Sky has been delayed. Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games, confirmed the rumours via the PlayStation blog.
After a short delay, No Man's Sky will launch in the UK on 12 August.
Despite the delay, Murray states that "development is genuinely going well".
Given that the game will have over a whopping 18 quintillion planets to explore, it's hardly surprising that the team want a little more time.
Some new mini-games will be making their way to console editions of Minecraft. The first of these, named Battle, is coming in June.
Battle allows you set up a competitive multiplayer fight. Players will use randomly generated resources found in chests placed in specially designed PvP maps and combat one another in a free for all deathmatch. Defeated players can fly around freely as a bat, watching the action.
Matches can be played with four players in split-screen, or eight via Xbox Live. There'll also be a matchmaking system.
The update will arrive on consoles next month with three free maps. Additional maps and add-ons will be released periodically and cost the equivalent of $2.99.
Mighty No. 9 has caused quite a stir with its new trailer.
Whilst some are disappointed that the game looks subpar, many more have taken a keen dislike to the narrator. Aside from his insistence that Mighty No. 9 is awesome, because he said so, there's also a dig at anime fans.
If you were to read a few of the top comments on YouTube (not something we’d usually recommend), you’d be lucky to find something positive.
Takuya Aizu, CEO of Inti Creates, took to Twitter to share his disgust.
Even the official Sonic the Hedgehog account had a go!
Would you like to see the trailer? Go on then.
New trailer and pre-order bonuses have been revealed for Ghost Recon Wildlands.
'We Are Ghosts' follows a four man spec ops team travelling through Bolivia in a variety of vehicles. It also shows the different landscapes you'll traverse, a few weapons and one or two meaty explosions.
There are three special editions available to pre-order, details of which can be found at the Ubisoft store.
All pre-orders come with a bonus mission, ‘The Peruvian Connection’.
Expect more details to come during E3.
F1 2016 will feature a massive career mode spanning up to ten seasons, the Baku, Azerbaijan street circuit, and - a first for the series - the safety car and virtual safety car.
Principal Game Designer, Lee Mather, stated on the Codemasters blog:
"F1 2016 is a massive step forward for the franchise. The new career mode sits at the heart of the game and allows gamers to create their own legend over a career that can span for up to a massive ten seasons. Beyond improving upon the fastest and most thrilling on-track racing experience in gaming, F1 2016 uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. A rich car upgrade system is fully integrated into a new and deep practice development programme which mirrors the tests carried out by the teams in real life.”
For those who were disappointed by last year's outing, maybe these new screens will assuage your fears.
If you’re still not convinced, sign up for the beta and you could get a chance to try it out.
F1 2016 is due to release this summer on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Let us know your thoughts on the week’s news over in the forums.
Square Enix and Eidos Montréal have released a live action trailer for the upcoming RPG, entitled ‘The Mechanical Apartheid’.
In 2027, augmented people from all over the world started to suffer extreme psychosis, lost control of themselves and attacked others.
With millions dead and many more injured, mankind has become divided through hatred and fear. Countries have started to enact harsh laws, such as the Human Restoration Act, which aims to isolate the "Augs" and keep them far away from the "Naturals".
We've already detailed the game’s pre-order bonuses, and there's also an app which can be used to unlock more content such as concept art.
After downloading the app, visit the official site and scan the triangle. There are a few more to find if you head over to the official Deus Ex YouTube channel.
Mankind Divided is out 23 August on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
What do you think of the live action trailer? Share your thoughts with us in the forums.
Despite a few delays, DICE’s free-running adventure, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, will be launching worldwide in a couple of weeks.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is out 9 June on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and on Origin for PC.
Xbox One and PC users will be able to go hands on with the game a little ahead of launch day via subscriptions to EA Access and Origins Access respectively.
The early access starts 2 June and will offer 6 hours of playtime with Catalyst, including 10 missions, 2 districts to explore, and access to the game’s social features.
Be sure to check out what James thought of the recent closed beta, or watch the video below for his play through of one of the beta’s featured side missions.
Are you excited to be heading back to the city of Glass? Let us know your thoughts on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst over in the forums.
Lords of the Fallen developer, Deck13, have released some screens for their next action-RPG, The Surge.
The Surge is set in a near future version of Earth, and is a grim look at the worst possible outcome for humanity. Resources are scarce and human labour has been largely replaced by robots, forcing many citizens to seek work in the suburbs and using exoskeletons to improve their performance.
Expect Souls-like combat with blocking, countering and dodging being vital to your survival. However, one thing that sets it apart from Dark Souls is the limb targeting system.
By using the right stick it’s possible to attack the chest, or a specific arm or leg. A well placed strike to an exposed area could quickly turn the fight to your favour; a one armed opponent won't have as many attacking options.
Aiming your strikes at the most heavily armoured section of your enemies will have it's benefits too, as salvaged parts from your slain foes can be used to upgrade your own exo-suit.
Here's some pre-alpha footage of the combat, courtesy of PCGamesN.
The Surge is set to release in 2017 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and you expect more details to emerge from E3 next month.
Like what you see? Think this could be more than Dark Souls in space? Let us know in the forums.
Agent 47's next stop is the bustling city of Marrakesh.
You'll also be able to explore the rooftop terraces above, with a clinical Swedish consulate located just past the bustling markets.
The new story mission, ‘A Gilded Cage’, tasks you with taking out two targets; Claus Strandberg, a private investment banker holed up within the aforementioned Swedish Consulate, and General Reza Zaydan, who'll be protected by an elite squad of soldiers inside his temporary headquarters in the heart of the city.
The new setting will also offer more live content in the form of Elusive Targets and Escalation Contracts.
Episode 3 is available to download from next Tuesday, in the meantime be sure to check out Tom's thoughts of Episode 1 and Episode 2 in our ongoing review.
Are you enjoying the episodic HITMAN so far? Let us know in the forums.
Prey 2 was said to have been cancelled by Bethesda almost two years ago, but new rumours have surfaced suggesting the game could be making a comeback.
While possible, it’s much more likely any announcement regarding Prey 2 will be made at Bethesda’s own expo, which is being held the Sunday before E3 on 12 June.
Back in 2014, Bethesda’s Pete Hines seemingly ended any future the game might have when he said this:
“It wasn’t up to our quality standard and we decided to cancel it. It’s no longer in development. That wasn’t an easy decision, but it’s one that won’t surprise many folks given that we hadn’t been talking about it.”
Originally revealed in 2011, Prey 2 was in the works at Human Head before supposedly being passed on to Arkane Austin for further development, something Bethesda denied despite leaked emails suggesting otherwise.
Whether the updated domains point to an imminent announcement remains to be seen, but it’s worth noting that Bethesda have already brought one franchise out of development hell with (rather fittingly) id Software’s DOOM reboot.
Are we about to see the publisher give Prey 2 the same treatment? Let us know your thoughts over in the forums.