The General Manager of DICE, Oskar Gabrielson, today confirmed that Battlefield V has been delayed.
Some of the changes include "meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience," such as adjusting the gameplay tempo, improving soldier visibility and reducing player friction. A lot of these improvements will be live when the open beta takes place, starting on 6 September.
Even more feedback is expected following the open beta, and so the new launch date was chosen to give the developers time to implement any further changes and ensure they can "deliver on the potential of Tides of War."
Battlefield V will now release on 20 November.
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PQube Limited and Antigravity Game Studios have announced Hell Warders, a third-person ARPG/tower defense hybrid that's launching later this year.
There are three class-based heroes to choose from, each with their own weapons and abilities, which can be enhanced with powerful artifacts and upgraded skills as you earn beacons from completing stages.
Both online and local co-op will be supported for up to four players.
Hell Warders is due to release on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC sometime this autumn.
Do you like what you see? Let us know below or over in the forums.
For more ARPG coverage, check out our Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr review.
The Game Bakers have released a new update aimed at making their boss-rush game more appealing to less ‘hardcore’ players on PC.
The update affords players the ability to “become invincible, skip a fight, skip or lock a certain phase in a fight, or weaken a boss,” something that would have been particularly useful during our gruelling tussle with the ninth Guardian, The Edge.
The Game Bakers also hope the new update will appeal to speedrunners by allowing them to perfect combos and strategies.
There’s no word on whether invincible mode is coming to the console versions of the game.
Let us know your thoughts on the update below.
Two of this year’s biggest co-op action games, Earthfall and Vermintide 2, are getting some new content.
“We’ve listened closely to player feedback and we’ve included two features that were directly requested by fans into this update, along with a group of requested quality-of-life updates and other bug fixes.”
Vermintide 2’s DLC, which is currently only available for PC users, tasks players with finding the source of the Nurgle infestation that’s slowly consuming the titular city.
Unlike Earthfall’s update, Shadows over Bögenhafen isn’t free, but you do get a bit more bang for your €7.99, including two new levels, quests and challenges, as well as new cosmetic items.
“After the huge success with the release of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 we remain focused on supporting the game with new content and experiences.” says Martin Wahlund, CEO Fatshark.
“Shadows over Bögenhafen adds even more compelling content that should challenge and satisfy even the most hardened players, we're really excited to announce its launch today on PC."
Have you been enjoying either of these two titles? Looking forward to the new content? Let us know below.
Nearly 25 years after the last game was released, the Streets of Rage series is back, with a brand-new fourth instalment announced today.
Featuring an entirely new story and hand-drawn visuals, Streets of Rage 4 “builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics,” but also stands “as an entirely original arcade-style romp thanks to the expertise of Guard Crush Games and Dotemu."
Details regarding platforms, release date or what the new gameplay mechanics actually entail have yet to be announced by any of the studios involved.
Are you happy to see Streets of Rage making a comeback? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Microsoft expected to reveal huge subscription service including an Xbox One, Xbox Live and Game Pass
According to Windows Central, Microsoft are planning to release the bundle, known as Xbox All Access, at the end of the month.
The Verge also claim that Microsoft are planning to unveil a new Xbox accessory, codenamed Washburn. A, now edited, blog post supposedly teased the reveal of "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" before being changed to "new Xbox One bundles and accessories."
They go on to say the accessory is due to release in October, not too long after Forza Horizon 4, and it’s not a new Elite Controller.
Microsoft revealed a total of eight new console bundles and three Wireless Controllers during Gamescom 2018, and if the rumours pan out we should be seeing even more in the near future.
Would you be interested in a complete subscription service? Share your thoughts with us below or over in the forums.
Over at Gamescom 2018, Koch Media and YS Net Inc. showed a new teaser trailer for Shenmue III, which culminated in the reveal of a release date.
Those looking to get their Shenmue fix before a year has passed, or anyone wanting to get caught up on the series, should be happy to know that the first two games in the eventual trilogy have been remastered for today’s gaming machines and are available now as a bundle on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Are you excited about the reveal? Already playing through the first two? Let us know below or over in the forums.
FromSoftware's (Dark Souls, Bloodborne) latest project, the eagerly anticipated Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, finally has a solid release date and attendees at this year's Gamescom will be able to go hands-on for the first time.
There's also a combat mechanic which allows players to resurrect on the spot, certainly a welcome addition given the development team's history of making challenging games.
Pre-orders are now open, with a Collector's Edition available from select retailers. This includes the full game alongside a few extra goodies:
“We can’t wait for fans to finally get their hands on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,” said Steve Young, Chief Revenue Officer at Activision.
“Fans will get a taste of the multiple tools available for the prosthetic shinobi arm this week at Gamescom, and will be able to fully dive into the brutal, dark world of 1500s Sengoku Japan when the game launches on 22 March 2019.”
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases simultaneously on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam.
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Game Atelier and FDG Entertainment have announced the release date for their colourful action-adventure title, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.
At any time during the game, Jin can transform between one of six forms – human, pig, dragon, lion, frog and snake – to overcome enemies, obstacles and unlock hidden paths and equipment.
The game features more than 15 hours of gameplay, hand-drawn animations and a score written by iconic Japanese composers Yuzo Koshiro, Motoi Sakuraba, Michiru Yamane, Keiki Kobayashi and Takeshi Yanagawa.
Switch users will be pleased to hear the game will run at a smooth 60fps in both docked and handheld modes, with a respective resolution of 1080p and 720p.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is out 6 November on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch.