There's a copy of Warm Lamp Games' distinctly cold and harsh Beholder 2 up for grabs on Steam in our giveaway this week.
Kluge Interactive are bringing their popular rhythm game Synth Riders to Oculus Quest following its successful launch on other VR platforms, notably Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality.
“It's truly magical when the love for a game brings thousands of people together to form a community, then causes them to ask: ‘This is great, how can we contribute ourselves to make the game even better?’” Said Brian Elliott Tate, Community Manager at Kluge Interactive.
“The Synth Riders community has spent countless hours pouring their hearts out in so many creative ways, and we can't wait to see where it goes next.”
You can read more about the development process and inspirations behind Synth Riders in our interview with developer Abraham Aguero.
Here’s a list of everything included with the Ouest version of the game:
Synth Riders will be available on the Oculus Quest Store from 31 October with an RRP of $16.99. The game will also be launching fully that same day on Steam VR, the Oculus Rift Store and Viveport with an RRP of $19.99.
Have you tried Synth Riders? Looking forward to its full release? Let us know below
From today until Monday, NetherRealm Studios are inviting Xbox One and PS4 owners to try out Mortal Kombat 11 for free.
Early Access for The Terminator is now available with the Kombat Pack, or you can jump into the Towers of Time during the free weekend to play as Arnie (along with fellow DLC fighters, Nightwolf and Shang Tsung).
Sam called out the "gorgeously gruesome audiovisuals" and "gratifyingly balanced kombat systems" in our review back in April, giving Mortal Kombat 11 a very respectable 8/10.
Will you be trying out MK11 this weekend? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Nimble (formerly known as Holospark), have pushed back the release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Earthfall.
Earthfall: Alien Horde features 11 campaign chapters and 5 invasion maps in which players must face off against a variety of extra-terrestrial foes, utilising barricades and 3D printed weapons during periodic choke points in order to survive.
James gave the game a solid 7/10 when he reviewed the Xbox One version last year, noting that while the AI bots might not be the greatest team players, the game is still “ruddy good fun, if a tad disposable.”
Earthfall: Alien Horde is out 29 October on Nintendo Switch.
Did you play the original? Looking forward to the Switch version? Let us know below.
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have revealed Pokémon Shield’s latest exclusive ‘mon, a Galar region Ponyta.
“Galarian Ponyta have been found in a certain forest of the Galar region since ancient times. It is said that they were exposed to the overflowing life energy of the forest over many generations, and therefore their appearance became unique in this region,” reads the press release.
“Galarian Ponyta can absorb the life energy of the surrounding atmosphere and store it in its mane. Its mane will become more colorful, and even emit a sparkling glow, if there is an abundance of energy around.”
News that Galar Ponyta will be joining the Shield roster as an exclusive Pokémon is the latest big reveal for the upcoming pair of games after Nintendo unveiled Sirfetch’d as a Sword exclusive last month.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are out 15 November on Switch.
What do you think of Ponyta’s new look? Let us know below or in the forums.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have confirmed Ms. Marvel’s addition to the roster of playable characters in Marvel’s Avengers, their upcoming action-adventure game.
“An optimistic fan girl of the Avengers, Kamala Khan is the perfect character for the story we’re telling in Marvel’s Avengers,” said Shaun Escayg, Creative Director and Writer at Crystal Dynamics.
“Telling our story of Kamala’s coming-of-age brings a fresh, hopeful perspective to the gameplay experience and her unique abilities as Ms. Marvel make her a character every person can relate to and will want to play. Kamala Khan is one of the unique characters that makes our game stand apart from any Avengers story experienced before.”
Those of you lucky enough to be attending this year’s EGX event can head on over to the Virgin Media booth where an exclusive extended demo of the game will be playable for the very first time in the UK.
Marvel’s Avengers is out 15 May 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Google Stadia.
id Software have announced a delay for DOOM Eternal, which was originally scheduled for release next month.
As well as news of the delay, id also shared a couple of other more positive bits of information:
DOOM Eternal is out 20 March 2020.
Disappointed by the delay? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Sony have revealed the name and release window of their next console, which, as predicted, will be called PlayStation 5.
The PS5’s controller will also have “adaptive triggers” that allow developers to tweak the resistance so players can “feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain.” Some studios already have their hands on the new controllers, according to the blog.
What do you think of the details Sony revealed today? Are you excited PlayStation 5 finally has a release window? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Lionbite Games have released the opening chapter of their “story-driven tactics-adventure” title, Rain of Reflections.
Fully voiced dialogue choices can be used to “convince, defuse or outsmart” other characters, and will also help turn battles in your favour by affecting friends and foes in combat.
The game’s motivation system, which takes note of players' actions and choices, allows you to approach situations in multiple ways, depending on Wilona’s relationship with certain characters.
Each of Rain of Reflections subsequent chapters - which will be released as their own, independent product - feature new environments and gameplay from alternate perspectives. The next two chapters – Open Eye and Undercurrent – star a deadbeat private investigator located in a cyberpunk district, and an underground resistant leader called Imra.
Rain of Reflections' opening chapter is out now on Steam and is currently discounted by 10% until 11 October.
What do you think of the game? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Congratulations to Alexandru Florea, who was drawn as our giveaway winner this week!