Tate Multimedia today announced that an auction is being held for a special edition of Steel Rats - the Super Turbo Ultimate Wreck & Ride Collector’s Edition, specifically - to raise money for four charities across the globe, and this unique prize is the epitome of special.
Also included is a special limited edition steel canister, branded whisky glasses, a T-shirt, stickers, pins and three copies of the game.
"The four charities officially partnered with the campaign are Special Effect in the UK, Able Gamers in the US, Gaming Aid in Germany and Make a Wish in France. Each of these charities does exceptional work towards helping those living with a disability, harness the power of video games to improve quality of life and find new ways to enjoy their favourite past time.
"The auction starts today at £5,000 and is open to buyers in Europe, Japan and North America and will last for ten days. For any bids exceeding the opening figure 70% of the final sale price will be committed and split between the four charities."
Those wishing to do their bit for charity by purchasing a giant robot can check out the listing on eBay.
If you're looking for something a little more modest, the Steel Rats Deluxe Edition is now available to pre-order at the discounted price of £15.99 (or £13.59 for PlayStation Plus members). At launch, the standard edition will retail at £15.99 and the Deluxe Edition will be priced at £18.99.
Steel Rats launches 7 November on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam. Keep 'em peeled for our review and your chance to win a copy in an upcoming giveaway.
Have you got 5 big ones to spend on Steel Rats? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Sony have unveiled all 20 games that come with their miniaturised retro console, the PlayStation Classic.
The original Grand Theft Auto makes the cut, along with classic titles Metal Gear Solid, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Rayman, Destruction Derby and Resident Evil Director’s Cut.
The full list is as follows:
PlayStation Classic comes with two controllers, an HDMI and USB cable, but won’t include a USB AC adaptor for the power supply.
RRP is £89.99 and it’s out 3 December, 24 years after the original console launched.
What do you make of the full list? Are there any other PlayStation titles you would’ve liked to have seen included? Let us know below or in the forums.
Ubisoft have announced that two spooky seasonal events are now live for a limited time. For Honor's Return of the Otherworld features a new game mode, community challenges and exclusive themed loot, whilst Rainbow Six Siege's Mad House Halloween Event includes a new playlist, skins and cosmetic items.
For the duration of the event, which runs until 8 November, players can loot weapons and cosmetic items from the battlefield and each Hero has a new mask outfit which can be purchased with in game steel.
The Mad House event in Rainbow Six Siege is available until 31 October and the limited time playlist features a Halloween-themed version of the fan-favourite map, House. Players can choose from five attackers (Ash, Thermite, Buck, Hibana and Finka) and five defenders (Mira, Vigil, Valkyrie, Jager, and Pulse), each with their own Halloween skins.
The "Trick or Treat" Ubisoft Club Challenge will award one Crimson Veil pack upon achieving 30 kills on the Mad House map, and a second for reaching 60 kills. Another will be gifted to everyone who logs in before 5 November.
Alongside the event, the Crimson Veil Collection, with brand new skins for five operators, will be available to purchase for 300 R6 Credits, and 2017's Halloween skins have been re-released for a limited time.
Do you fancy getting in on the action? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Ronimo, of Awesomenauts fame, have announced the release date for their side-scrolling action strategy game, Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon.
Players can use a mix of “distinct units, spells and structures” – including those from enemy factions – to push opponents back to their base before finishing them off with one of the powerful heroes. The game also supports local and online multiplayer.
Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon is out 6 November on PlayStation 4 and PC.
Let us know your thoughts on the next instalment in the Swords and Soldiers series below or in the forums.
Caged Element and Wired Productions' high-octane racer, GRIP: Combat Racing, is coming to Steam and consoles early next month.
The game supports split-screen and online multiplayer, with Switch users able to make use of the system’s Joy-Cons for some on the go racing.
GRIP: Combat Racing is out 6 November on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via Steam.
Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming review and let us know what you think of the game below or in the forums.
Toys For Bob and Activision have unveiled the launch trailer for Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a remastered collection of the PlayStation classics, which is due to release in November on Xbox One and PS4.
First on the agenda is defeating Gnasty Gnorc, who has returned from exile and
unleashed evil magic on the Dragon Realms, trapping the Dragons in crystal and raising an army of Gnorcs.
Next up, Spyro travels to Avalar to free the land from the clutches of the evil sorcerer, Ripto, and his dastardly minions.
Finally, our purple pal takes on a sorceress in order to retrieve the stolen Dragon Eggs which are being guarded by her army of Rhynocs in the Forgotten Realms.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy hits Xbox One and PS4 on 13 November and can be pre-ordered on your platform of choice now.
Do you have a burning desire to take a trip down memory lane? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Developer Secret Location (Blasters of the Universe) have revealed the release date for their previously announced VR puzzle title, Transpose.
Transpose is out 6 November on PS VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Those picking up the game via Steam can add it to their wishlists now.
Let us know your thoughts on Transpose below or over in the forums.
Funcom and Swedish developer The Bearded Ladies have released a new video explaining the concept behind their upcoming tactical adventure game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.
The seamless transition between combat and exploration means players are sometimes able to sneak into enemy camps, setting up advantageous positions before entering a fight.
The video also looks at the game’s hub world, known as the Ark, where players can relax and upgrade weapons and equipment, and mutations - abilities that grant special powers to characters during combat.
PC players who pre-order the standard version of the game will be granted three days early access ahead of release, while pre-ordering the digital deluxe version also gets you access to an exclusive beta next month. More information on both editions can be found here.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is out 4 December on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Let us know your thoughts on the game below or in the forums.