Remco Koesveld is the winner of our WarpThrough giveaway!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are celebrating the festive season with a series of themed events for their brawler, Mortal Kombat 11.
The Winter Wonderland event will feature “three Towers with holiday-themed modifiers in the form of falling Killer Kanes, Sledding Tarkatans, Parachuting Ginger Deadmen, Exploding Snowmen, Christmas Trees, Menorahs, Dreidels and Shooting Stars,” while Ring in the New Year allows players to “usher in the new decade with party-themed modifiers, including a Disco Ball, Champagne Bottles, Party Poppers, Fireworks and a Digital Countdown Clock."
Both events will also feature “an array of celebratory modifiers” and various in-game rewards.
Mortal Kombat 11 is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, Stadia and PC.
Will you be participating in some festive kombat this Christmas? Let us know below.
Funcom and developer Mighty Kingdom have revealed the release date for their light-hearted chibi-style, rogue-lite adventure game, Conan Chop Chop.
Players can choose from a diverse range of “badass” warrior gods (including Conan, naturally) with the option to customise weapons and items to match their playing style.
“We have had so much fun developing this game, that I actually have mixed feelings about the end being nigh,” admits Mighty Kingdom CEO Philip Mayes. “An action-adventure rogue-lite party-game. Featuring Conan. I mean, what more can you ask for?”
Conan Chop Chop is out 25 February on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC.
What do you think of this new-look Conan spin-off? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Rebellion are bringing their undead shooter, Zombie Army Trilogy, to Nintendo Switch early next year, the studio has announced.
There’s no solid release date just yet, with the game said to be releasing “in the first half of 2020.”
A fourth instalment in the series, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC this February, but there’s no word on a Switch version at the moment.
Looking forward to the Switch debut of Zombie Army Trilogy? Let us know below or in the forums.
Caleb Wright is our Galactic Civilizations III giveaway winner!
Last night during The Game Awards, Phil Spencer gave us our first look at Xbox Series X, the new console which is slated to release towards the back end of 2020.
In the trailer we get the briefest glimpse of three games, which we would assume are Halo Infinite, Fifa 21 and a new Forza, nailing the classic launch quota of at least one first-person shooter, racer and sports title.
According to the blog post, Xbox Series X will be "our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you. Its industrial design enables us to deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way."
Xbox Series X is said to significantly reduce loading times (much like the future iteration of the PlayStation), whilst supporting 8K gaming, up to 120 frames per second, ray tracing, and variable refresh rate.
Also revealed was the follow-up to Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, entitled Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. No details about the upcoming sequel were released, aside from this trailer, captured entirely "in engine."
What do you think of the reveal? Is it too early to get excited? Let us know below or over in the forums.
A remake of Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 was officially announced today during the latest State of Play stream, following recent leaks that all but confirmed the news last week.
As well as a completely overhauled main campaign, the remake also features an asymmetrical multiplayer mode called Resident Evil Resistance, which was first unveiled as a working title at the Tokyo Game Festival.
In this mode, one player takes on the role of the Mastermind and three others play as Survivors. Masterminds can “manipulate the environment and wield a deck of cards to place vicious creatures, set traps and weaponized security cameras” to try and stop Survivors, who in turn must work together and use their characters’ special abilities to escape the experiments before time runs out.
Resident Evil 3 is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam on 3 April 2020.
Looking forward to the remake? What do you think of the inclusion of Resistance as a multiplayer mode? Let us know below or in the forums.
2K announce newly founded studio Cloud Chamber, development of the next iteration of BioShock is underway
2K today announced the formation of a new development studio, Cloud Chamber, who are already working hard on the next BioShock.
"As we continue growing our product portfolio, we remain inspired by opportunities to invest further in our valuable IP, great people and their collective, long-term potential," said David Ismailer, President of 2K.
"BioShock is one of the most beloved, critically praised and highest-rated franchises of the last console generation. We can’t wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge."
Kelley Gilmore, a 22-year industry veteran with over 40 games under her belt, will serve as Cloud Chamber’s Global Studio Head, at 2K’s San Francisco Bay Area headquarters in California, whilst Ken Schachter (who's previously worked for Zynga, Gameloft and Autodesk, as well as founding indie outfit Trapdoor) has been appointed Cloud Chamber’s Studio Manager for the Canadian branch of the squad in Montréal.
"We founded Cloud Chamber to create yet-to-be-discovered worlds – and their stories within – that push the boundaries of what is possible in the video game medium," said Gilmore.
"Our team believes in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of its thinking. We are a deeply experienced group of game makers, including many responsible for BioShock’s principal creation, advancement and longstanding notoriety, and honored to be part of the 2K family as stewards of this iconic franchise."
Are you looking forward to a new BioShock? What are you hoping for from the new studio? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Congratulations to our Verdun giveaway winners, Jessica Connely and Janne Kinnunen!
2K and Gearbox have released the first 14 minutes of Borderlands 3’s upcoming DLC, Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot.
As everyone aboard the casino has been trapped there since Jack’s death, the leftover punters aren’t in the most welcoming mood, and there’s also a few new “never-before-seen enemies and larger-than-life bosses” based on the old Hyperion forces.
Players must first have unlocked the Sanctuary III base by completing the main campaign’s prologue and should be at least level 13 before taking on the heist. Higher level players will find the difficulty automatically scales to offer a challenge and “appropriately powerful loot.”
Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot is out 19 December on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and comes as part of the season pass and the Super Deluxe edition of the game. It's the first of four DLC drops planned for Borderlands 3.
What do you think of the new footage? Looking forward to the (sort of) return of Handsome Jack? Let us know below.