We're excited to unveil the first episode of a new podcast – Talking Games with Steph and James. The game in question this time is FromSoftware's Elden Ring, and as newcomers to the genre in general, Stephanie Minor, game journalist for VGKAMI and James got together to chat about it.
Developer Tiny Roar and publisher Assemble Entertainment are bringing their sci-fi adventure title, XEL, to PC and consoles next year.
Along the way, players will be able to meet “charming, enduring” characters and utilise a variety of upgradable weapons and items to take on “merciless robots and exotic wildlife”. Reid will even be able to manipulate space and time in order to reach new areas and solve puzzles.
Here’s an overview of the game’s key features:
There’s no solid release date or platform info just yet, with XEL said to be coming to PC and consoles sometime in 2022.
What do you think of the game? Let us know below or in the forums.
Konami have revealed the release date for their free-to-play title eFootball (the franchise formerly known as Pro Evolution Soccer) and detailed the game’s launch content.
The nine eFootball teams available at launch are:
eFootball’s six launch stadiums include:
Several “core features” are said to be coming to eFootball 2022 starting this autumn, including a number of new game modes.
Here’s a list of additional modes that will arrive sometime post-launch:
eFootball 2022 is out 30 September on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC.
Android and iOS versions will also be released later this month and will replace the current eFootball 2021 experience available on those platforms. Details on what content will carry over between the two versions, including any in-game currency, can be found here.
Are you looking forward to the debut of eFootball 2022? Let us know below.
Square Enix have today released the latest content drop for their superhero action title, Marvel’s Avengers, bringing Black Panther and the Wakanda region into the fold.
Players will be able to explore famous locations from within the Black Panther universe in a new Outpost, such as Shuri’s laboratory, Zawavari’s chambers and the Wakandan War Room, as well as the Royal Palace that overlooks Birnin Zana.
Here’s a blurb detailing War for Wakanda’s new story content:
“When arch-villain Klaw's forces threaten Wakanda's safety, T'Challa must take the fight right to them to defend everything and everyone he holds dear. Blindsided by a betrayal and the resulting tragedy, T'Challa finds it difficult to entrust his duty to anyone else, even his sister Shuri, while also confronting those who wish to do Wakanda harm.”
Black Panther – War for Wakanda is available now for all Marvel Avenger’s players on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC.
Looking forward to exploring Wakanda? Let us know below.
Torn Banner Studios have released the free House Galencourt update that adds two new maps and a game mode to their medieval multiplayer title, Chivalry 2, alongside further customisation options.
Arena Mode pits two teams of three against each other in smaller scale battles with a “focus on teamwork”, the first team to win five rounds being declared victorious. The mode will take place on reworked versions of the Tournament Grounds, Fighting Pits and Courtyard multiplayer maps.
Also arriving in the update are more than 60 new customisation options, including new voice lines. There’s also the return of Arrow Cam from the original Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, which will allow for some “truly cinematic action shots.”
Chivalry 2 is available now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC via the Epic Games Store.
What do you think of the new content? Let us know below.
Ghost Town Games and Team 17 are celebrating the Overcooked! franchise’s fifth anniversary with a free content drop.
As seen in the trailer, the update also introduces a new switcheroo feature that sees players being transported across the kitchen if they wander into one of the portal-wielding playing cards.
Anyone that wants to sample the game’s delectable gameplay can give Overcooked! All You Can Eat a try for free on Steam until tomorrow. Be sure to also check out our attempts to conquer the culinary chaos that is Overcooked! 2 in our Let’s Play.
Are you looking forward to the new update? Let us know below.
Ubisoft have released a new game mode for their multiplayer shooter, Rainbow Six Siege, as part of the game’s three-week long Containment Event.
Defenders, meanwhile, will take on the role of corrupted, humanoid operators and must stop the attackers by either eliminating them entirely or successfully defending their nest. Defenders won’t be allowed to use weapons, but will have additional health, increased speed and the Aruni’s Punch and Oryx’s special abilities.
There will be 33 “unique” and time-limited operator items for players to collect over the course of the event, including headgear, uniforms and weapon skins. These items can either be bought with R6 Credits – Siege’s paid in-game currency – or via Renown, another in-game currency which can be earned for free by playing matches and levelling up.
The three-week Containment Event kicks off today and ends on 24 August. Rainbow Six Siege will also be free to play during a portion of the event, from 13 to 15 August.
What do you think of the new game mode? Let us know below.
Konami, the producers of football game series Pro Evolution Soccer, have announced a rebranding which sees the franchise going free-to-play as eFootball.
The game will launch sometime this Autumn, with many key features – including new game modes, some of which will be sold as “optional” paid DLC - being added to the game as the year progresses, including a “Match Pass” system which lets users earn items and players by playing eFootball.
Check out Konami’s eFootball 2021 schedule:
More information, including additional partner clubs and more details on the mobile version of the game, will be shared over the next few weeks.
Is PES becoming eFootball a good thing? Let us know below.
New World from Amazon Games enters its closed beta phase today, with players able to explore the MMO ahead of its release next month.
Here are the New World game modes that players can experience during the beta:
New World’s combat is said to be “skill-based and visceral,” with position, timing and aim all playing a key role. It also features a “classless” progression system, in which combat style is determined by the type of weapon being used by the player.
Users will also have access to a “deep” crafting system that allows them to “explore New World in their own way – from becoming the best blacksmith on the server to making a name as a fierce warrior.”
The New World release date is 31 August, 2021 exclusively for PC.
Will you be joining the closed beta? Let us know below.
Pre-orders for Torn Banner Studios’ medieval first-person multiplayer title, Chivalry 2, are now open, with the studio also sharing details on next month’s closed beta.
The closed beta runs from Friday, 23 April - Monday, 26 April and will include cross-play between all platforms. Participating players will be able to compete in “mass-scale combat” with multiplayer matches supporting up to 64 players.
The Siege of Rundhelm map, which will see teams competing for control of a well-fortified castle in Team Objective mode, will be playable for the first time. Meanwhile, smaller modes such as Team Deathmatch and FFA will also be included in the beta.
Torn Banner Studios’ closed beta will also be a chance for the developers to show off the game’s revamped environmental combat system. Players are now able to use a variety of weapons found on the battlefield, from Ballistae, Trebuchets and Battering Rams to flaming chickens and empty mead cups.
Chivalry 2 is out 8 June on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC via the Epic Games Store. The standard edition has an RRP of $39.99/€39.99/£34.99, while the special edition is listed at $49.99/€49.99/£44.99.
Will you be pre-ordering Chivalry 2? Looking forward to the closed beta? Let us know below.