An Xbox One copy of Tate Multimedia’s Steel Rats is our prize this week.
Avalanche Studios and Square Enix have revealed the latest batch of DLC coming to their open-world action title, Just Cause 4.
The new content sees a “return to the popular liberation gameplay of Just Cause 3,” and will “seamlessly” integrate into the Just Cause 4 sandbox world, adding new missions, weapons and equipment.
“Los Demonios is the second DLC pack in the ‘Dare Devils, Demons and Danger' Expansion Pass, and it brings a totally new experience to Just Cause 4,” said Avalanche Studios’ Creative Producer, Bryan Rodriguez.
“For the first time, Rico is tangling with an otherwordly threat that will push him to his limits. This is our chance to see if Rico is as good at squashing demons as he is at toppling dictators!”
As well as news of the new expansion, Square Enix also shared details of a large patch that went live yesterday as part of the game’s Spring Update.
The patch “completely changes” the in-game lighting, according to the publisher, improving the way it reacts to the environment. Also added were destructible bridges and statues and new chaos objects, plus a “dialled-up ‘heat’ system that will have the Black Hand challenging Rico like never before.”
Los Demonios is available to expansion pass holders and owners of the Gold Edition of the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from 26 June, with everyone else getting access a week later.
What do you think of the demonic twist? Let us know below or in the forums.
Our Sonic All-Stars Racing bundle winner is Anthony Edge (@EdgeHellfire)!
Those happy chaps pictured above are Kenichiro Yoshida, President and CEO of Sony Corporation (left), and Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft (right). The two tech giants have formed an alliance in order to "collaborate on new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences and AI solutions."
By working together, they hope to "deliver more enhanced entertainment experiences" to customers worldwide, including building better development programs for content creators.
There's a lot of tech talk in the press release but the gist is that they are looking to share ideas and tech to bolster both companies' products and services, alongside creating new opportunities.
Yoshida of Sony had this to say:
"Sony is a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology. We collaborate closely with a multitude of content creators that capture the imagination of people around the world, and through our cutting-edge technology, we provide the tools to bring their dreams and vision to reality.
PlayStation itself came about through the integration of creativity and technology. Our mission is to seamlessly evolve this platform as one that continues to deliver the best and most immersive entertainment experiences, together with a cloud environment that ensures the best possible experience, anytime, anywhere.
“For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas. I believe that our joint development of future cloud solutions will contribute greatly to the advancement of interactive content. Additionally, I hope that in the areas of semiconductors and AI, leveraging each company’s cutting-edge technology in a mutually complementary way will lead to the creation of new value for society.”
Microsoft's Nadella also weighed in on their partnership:
“Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation. Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers.”
More details will be revealed by both companies when available.
What do you think about the partnership? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Deep Silver and 4A Games have revealed the first details of two major story expansions which are coming to Metro Exodus. Those who are yet to complete the campaign should be aware of possible spoilers.
The second expansion, Sam's Story, is a brand new "sandbox survival" level based on Vladivostok. Sam, a US marine at the Moscow embassy before the bombs were dropped, dreams of returning home and finding his family alive.
Sam sets off from the Aurora in search of a way back and arrives at the remains of Vladivostok’s "tsunami ravaged harbours, ruined industrial buildings, and crumbling residential districts."
Sam's Story is expected to release early next year.
Looking forward to more Metro Exodus story content? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive are celebrating the successful launch of A Plague Tale: Innocence with a special video starring Sean Bean.
Sam described the game as a “memorably melancholic adventure with a life-affirming side of joy” in his recent review, which you can read in full here.
If you’re interested in playing A Plague Tale be sure to enter this week’s giveaway where you could win a copy of the game on Xbox One. You can find out how to enter here, but be quick, as the giveaway ends tomorrow!
A Plague Tale: Innocence is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
What did you think of Sean Bean’s reading? Enjoying the game so far? Let us know below or in the forums.
Rebellion have shared the launch trailer for Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, which launches digitally today on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC.
Among those new features are seven playable characters from the Zombie Army series, expanded multiplayer for up to 16 players (8 on Nintendo Switch) and a photo mode which allows you to move the action frame-by-frame to get the best snapshot of those brutal x-ray kill cams.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is £29.99 (or regional equivalent) across all platforms and those who own the original Sniper Elite V2 on Steam or GOG can upgrade for £6.99. Physical editions will be made available from 17 May.
What do you make of the trailer? Looking to kill Hitler again? Let us know below or over in the forums.
MuHa Games’ Thea 2: The Shattering leaves Steam Early Access today, six months after initially launching into the program.
Levels in Thea 2 are procedurally generated, with players said to be able to influence the landscape in a variety of ways, such as building towns, expanding territories and simply by wandering the land.
Players can also “become a warlord or a diplomat, or simply remain an outsider wandering the world in search of glory.” Conflicts in the game take place in the form of card battles, where followers and enemies comprise the decks.
Did you play the first game? Looking forward to the sequel? Let us know below.
Sony's latest State of Play provided a bite-sized look at what's coming to PS4 in the near future.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an asymmetrical multiplayer title (familiar territory for developer Illfonic, responsible for Friday the 13th: The Game) expected to release in 2020. A group of players will take control of an elite fireteam, attempting to carry out paramilitary ops whilst being hunted by the lone predator.
A new story trailer for MediEvil shows it to be looking as sharp and nostalgic as ever, plus confirmed that we can look forward to its arrival on 25 October.
Another anticipated blast from the past was reintroduced with a trailer, which speaks for itself. More details about Final Fantasy VII Remake are promised for June.
You can watch State of Play in full below.
Let us know what you thought of Sony's latest in the comments or over in the forums.