YouTuber BattlefrontUpdates has released a few videos explaining how the new loot crates will work, and what they contain.
Star Cards provide a bonus to a certain character or class (such as taking reduced damage) and come in five different rarities; common, uncommon, rare, epic and legendary. The greater the rarity, the bigger the bonus offered.
You'll be able to upgrade your favourite Star Cards using crafting parts, but only up to epic. Legendary cards must be acquired through luck of the draw.
Loot crates can be purchased using real money or in-game credits earned by playing matches. Any duplicate cards found in the crates will automatically be sold and award you with credits instead.
You'll also receive crates as daily login bonuses, and possibly from other activities like completing challenges or levelling up.
Star Wars: Battlefront II is scheduled to release 17 November on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
What do you think of the videos? Do you prefer the inclusion of optional microtransactions in place of paid DLC? Let us know in the comments below or over in the forums.
Nintendo have announced another tiny retro console in the SNES Mini, which comes with previously unreleased game, Star Fox 2.
Speaking to Kotaku, a spokesperson for Nintendo stated: "We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition… Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year."
The SNES Mini comes with 21 classic titles built in, including:
The UK/US version will have these five exclusives:
Whilst the Japanese version will instead contain:
It's worth noting that in order to play Star Fox 2, players will have to first complete the opening level of the original Star Fox.
The SNES Mini comes with two controllers, the cables to which are five feet long.
The console is scheduled to release 29 September and will set you back £69.99.
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Our winner, and the proud new owner of SUPERHOT on Steam, is Kevin Nagle (@oasis789)!
Following the game’s reveal at E3 earlier this month, MachineGames have released two new videos to get fans up to speed on what's happened since we last saw BJ Blazkowicz.
New features include upgraded weapons and enhanced dual-wielding, which allows players to equip a different style of weapon in each hand. This won't mean it's going to be a walk in the park, however, as enemies have also been "bumped-up".
You can get your hands on your very own action figure by purchasing Wolfenstein II’s Collector's Edition, which comes complete with the game in a steelbook case, a double-sided poster and a handful, or two, of weapons for Terror-Billy to wield.
You can share your thoughts on The New Colossus with us in the comments below or over in the forums.
Paradox Interactive’s Pillars of Eternity coming to consoles in August, Cities: Skylines also coming to PS4 this summer
Paradox Interactive had some good news for console gamers today with the announcement that their previously PC exclusive RPG, Pillars of Eternity, will be launching on Xbox One and PS4 on 29 August.
Paradox also announced the PlayStation 4 version of Cities: Skylines was on the way, with the game scheduled for release on 15 August.
Like the Xbox One version, which was released back in April, the PS4 edition of Skylines will include the After Dark expansion, adding a day and night cycle and the ability to build tourist attractions such as casinos and luxury hotels.
Are you looking forward to seeing Pillars of Eternity coming to consoles? Will you be picking up Cities: Skylines on the PS4 later this summer? Let us know below.
Rockstar are reportedly working on bringing their acclaimed detective drama to Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.
These include a first-person mode for all platforms - which is believable given that Rockstar introduced one when they released GTA V on Xbox One and PS4 - and that VR features have been “prototyped” for the PS4 version.
Despite the latest set of rumours, there’s been no official word from Rockstar regarding any potential remaster.
Would you like to see L.A Noire on the current generation of consoles? Let us know below.
An upcoming patch for Sumo Digital's physics-based platformer, Snake Pass, adds a new game mode to the Nintendo Switch version and a few bug fixes for all platforms.
Some of the issues being addressed include making the Tail Grab move more reliable, a fix for a couple of achievements and sorting out the painfully slow camera (something we picked up on in our review). You can find the full patch notes below.
Are you planning on sliding back in to mop up those last few achievements, or to cement your place on the leaderboard? Let us know in the comments below or over in the forums.
Microsoft have confirmed that the massive destruction previously seen in Crackdown 3 videos is solely for multiplayer, after their E3 trailer left people wondering.
Whilst the server based destruction is multiplayer only, there will be certain structures that can be destroyed in the campaign and the landscape will change over time.
The story can be completed solo or with up to three other players and should take around 16 hours to complete. The city is two and half times the size of that in the original and there's a greater focus on verticality. Some of the buildings are almost a kilometre high; much taller than the agency tower we all raced to climb all those years ago.
You won't be delayed by multiple loading screens on your journey as once the world has loaded, that's it. Even upon death.
"The game doesn't give a monkeys if you die," Wilson quipped. "There is literally no load. You just pick a supply point you've captured, spawn back in again, and the world just carries on.
"We built it as a co-op game from the ground up. There's no pause menu, really. Even in single-player, we imagine it as being a co-op game that just happens to have one person in it. The whole game is constantly moving and playing without you. It's simulation focused."
Crackdown 3 is set to release alongside the Xbox One X on 7 November.
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Death Squared is coming to Nintendo Switch, complete with platform-exclusive content, on Thursday 13 July.
Developed by SMG Studio, the game features 80 two-player story levels and 40 four-player party stages, but can be played solo if you’d prefer. Switch players can also expect new puzzles not seen in the previously-released PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One versions.
What do you think of the trailer? Have you played Death Squared on another platform? Sound off in the comments below or over in our forum.
Despite Activision’s continued silence on the matter, it seems we can be pretty sure a standalone version of Modern Warfare Remastered will be releasing sometime this month if the latest evidence is anything to go by.
Image credit Charlie Intel
Along with the images, Charlie Intel were also informed that Target computers had the game listed for a 27 June release, but the site has since been sent another photo that corroborates the original date of 20 June.
Image credit Charlie Intel
Activision recently released the Variety Map Pack for Modern Warfare Remastered, which included the four original DLC maps for the game – Creek, Chinatown, Killhouse and Broadcast – but if the above images are accurate, it doesn’t look like it’ll be included with the base game.
So, will we see Activision announce a standalone version of Modern Warfare Remastered later today, or will we have to wait another week for official confirmation? Let us know your thoughts below.