Arizona Sunshine developer Vertigo Games to handle publishing duties for upcoming VR title Traffic Jams
Vertigo Games, the studio behind Arizona Sunshine and virtual reality strategy game Skyworld, are partnering up with Little Chicken Game Company to publish their VR title, Traffic Jams.
“VR is successfully carving out its place in the living room and we immediately saw the potential of Traffic Jams to excite both new and experienced VR players there,” said Richard Stitselaar, Managing Director at Vertigo Games.
“Its playful art style and fun characters combined with easy to pick-up, hard to master gameplay makes it appealing and accessible to a wide audience in a genre that has not yet seen its fill. We’re thrilled to combine our forces with old friends at Little Chicken and help them bring this gem to VR players worldwide.”
There’s no solid release date just yet, with the game said to be coming to “major VR platforms” sometime later this year.
Let us know your thoughts on the partnership and Traffic Jams below or over in the forums.
Bandai Namco have given us our first look at Slightly Mad Studios’ Fast & Furious Crossroads, a “team-based, vehicular-heist action game” set within the Fast & Furious universe.
Iconic cars from the movies will be making an appearance, with players utilising them, along with a few new gadgets, to pull off heists and complete missions across locations such as Athens, Barcelona and Morocco.
The game will also feature an “unprecedented” three-way multiplayer mode, which the developers are keeping under wraps for the moment, with more info to be shared at a later date.
Fast & Furious Crossroads is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC 7 August.
Let us know your thoughts on the new footage below or over in the forums.
Christopher Drape is our Smoke and Sacrifice giveaway winner!
Total Mayhem Games are set to release the third instalment of their We Were Here series on Xbox One this June; it’ll see two players communicate in order to solve puzzles from different locations.
The series’ narrative elements have also been expanded upon with all-new “immersive” cutscenes, plus even more puzzles and environments for a “longer total playtime” according to Managing Director Lucia de Visser.
We Were Here Together is currently available on Steam and arrives on Xbox One 5 June. Those who pre-order the game on Xbox will receive a 10% discount, bringing the total price down from £10.74 to £9.76.
Did you play the first two games? Looking forward to more co-op puzzling? Let us know below.
2K have officially released Mafia: Trilogy, a collection of all three Mafia games, across digital stores on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
All three titles can be purchased together in the bundle or individually in their Definitive Editions.
PC users who already own Mafia 2 or Mafia 3 on Steam will be receive a free upgrade to the new editions, while PS4 and Xbox One players who own the latter can also nab a free upgrade.
A boxed edition of Mafia: Trilogy will be released on 28 August, but only in EMEA and Asia regions, not in the Americas.
Mafia: Trilogy is available to download now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Mafia 2: Definitive Edition and Mafia 3: Definitive Edition will also be making their way to Stadia at a later date, but it’s not been confirmed when, or if, the remake of the original game will be joining them.
Will you be delving into the Mafia: Trilogy this week? Let us know below.
Adam Brown is our lucky Hollow Knight giveaway winner!
Metronomik and Sold Out have announced that their musical action adventure game, No Straight Roads, will be coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
It sounds like the Switch version will have some platform exclusive features, including an Assist Mode that allows a third user to help the two main players by picking up items, transforming props and calling in bonuses. Players will also be able to use the Switch’s touchscreen functionality (when undocked, of course) for easy interaction with props and for picking up items.
Xbox One and Switch users can also now pre-order the previously announced Collector’s Edition, which includes a double-sided vinyl record of the game’s OST, a 64-page art book and official NSR drumsticks.
If the game sounds familiar, you might recall we declared it Game of the Show for last year’s EGX Rezzed after seeing it in action first-hand. You can find out more by watching the video below.
No Straight Roads is out 30 June on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via the Epic Games Store.
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Nintendo have announced Paper Mario: The Origami King, and it’s coming to Switch this July.
As you can see in the above video, one of the new transformation abilities includes Paper Mario’s 1000-Fold Arms, which allows the 2D plumber to reach distant objects and uncover hidden areas.
The game’s battles are said to require a mix of tactical thinking and puzzle solving skills as players can move enemies into a line to deal out more damage. There’ll also be “humongous bosses” to face off against, and it looks like we’ll be able to explore more open 3D sections during certain points in the game.
Paper Mario: The Origami King is out 17 July on Nintendo Switch.
Let us know your thoughts on the surprise reveal below or over in the forums.
Following a revival of the series official twitter account, 2K have released a teaser for Mafia: Trilogy for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia.
Each of the three Mafia games takes place in a different region of the United States during a different time period. The first game was set in the 1930s, while the follow up took place in a 1940s fictional east coast city.
The most recent entry, Mafia 3, takes place during the 1960s and stars Vietnam veteran Lincoln Clay on a revenge mission against the mob. Gabriella praised the game for its setting and characters in her 2016 review but lamented the “uninspiring” structure of missions. You can read the full review here or check out her video breakdown of the game below.
Let us know your thoughts on the Mafia: Trilogy announcement below or over in the forums.
Activision have officially confirmed that a remastered collection of the two iconic skateboard games is coming to consoles and PC later this year.
Online multiplayer will also be supported, alongside split screen, with players said to be able to build and share upon each other’s custom parks.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is out 4 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store. Those who pre-order will get access to the Warehouse Demo ahead of the game’s release.
Are you glad to see the Tony Hawk’s series making a return? Let us know below.