Deep Silver and 4A Games have announced that Metro Exodus is now available for pre-order, both digitally and physically, and detailed the contents of the retail-only special edition.
Those who prefer digital copies can opt for the Standard or Gold Edition, with the latter version containing the Expansion Pass.
Pre-ordering any version of the game offers additional bonuses, depending on the platform. Xbox One owners get a copy of Metro 2033 Redux, PS4 players can grab a Dynamic Theme based on the Metro Exodus ‘Winter’ artwork, whilst PC gamers are awarded a digital artbook and the Metro Exodus OST.
The bonuses can be claimed whether you purchase a physical or digital edition but you don't need to worry about missing out on too much as no in-game content has been reserved as a pre-order exclusive.
Metro Exodus launches 22 February on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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CI Games have announced the latest instalment in their Sniper Ghost Warrior series.
Secondary objectives, along with the ability to tackle missions in multiple ways, are said to add replayability, and the game also gives players the chance to earn more money by completing contracts more than once.
“We were too ambitious in terms of the scope of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but we’ve learned from our missteps,” said CI Games Chief Executive Officer, Marek Tymiński.
“Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will be more focused on emergent gameplay with an open-ended mission design that the team feels strong about, but it will not be set in an open world.”
“It is going to be a more tactical, more condensed experience and the game will offer plenty of replayability, both on the single player campaign and on the multiplayer modes.”
According to CI Games, Contracts “distils the core sniping gameplay” the series is known for and combines it with maps that reward tactical thinking.
Targets can be taken down in hundreds of ways, and players will also need to contest the harsh modern-day Siberian landscape.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will release sometime in 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Koch Media, a subsidiary of THQ Nordic, have acquired all rights and intellectual property tied to two classic franchises.
“The original games gave fans a massive content offer and provided a pure and genuinely fun arcade shooter experience. We have many fans of the Timesplitters series among our own staff who are passionate about creating a product that will thrill todays gaming audience.”
The company also announced the acquisition of the Second Sight IP. The original game was released back in 2004 and followed the story of an American parapsychology researcher and featured a mix of stealth and gun gameplay.
Both series were originally conceived by the studio Free Radical Design, who eventually went on to become Deep Silver Dambuster – best known for Homefront: The Revolution – who are also a part of Koch Media.
While no new instalments for the two franchises have been announced just yet, more details on future projects will be revealed “in due course”.
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Vertigo Games, the studio behind such virtual reality titles as Arizona Sunshine and Skyworld, are publishing INNERSPACE’s VR puzzle-adventure game, A Fisherman’s Tale.
"A Fisherman's Tale is an extremely polished and charming VR title, and clearly a work of passion for its creators over at INNERSPACE," said Richard Stitselaar, Managing Director at Vertigo Games.
"We're proud to be in a place where Vertigo Games is able to contribute to the success of other VR studios, by supporting them in the areas of marketing and distribution and leveraging the network and expertise that we built when we published our own VR titles."
Those attending this month’s Gamescom will be able to go hands on with A Fisherman’s Tale, where it’ll be playable for the first time at the Indie Arena Booth, Hall 10.1, Booth A20.
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Bethesda took to the QuakeCon stage on Friday to fill us in on what's in store for some of their biggest titles, both upcoming and present.
DOOM Eternal gameplay reveal showcases a more mobile, universe-trotting power fantasy
The first gameplay footage of DOOM Eternal was revealed - starting at around the 4:30 mark, should you want to jump right in - spotlighting new weapons, mechanics and gruesome Glory Kills.
This instalment will be mainly set on Earth, though by no means confined to our homely planet or dimension. Wherever you may do so, there are plenty of new enemy types to rip and tear your way through, many of which are inspired by classic retro counterparts.
Thankfully, you're equipped with a suite of new abilities - like a handy dash manoeuvre and a grappling hook - to combat them with. The revised Doom Slayer is said to be the most powerful yet, but we'll also have the chance to play as a demon this time around, invading other players’ single player campaigns, although this option can be disabled if you don't want the interruption.
Alongside the Xbox One, PS4 and PC releases, DOOM Eternal will be making its way to Nintendo Switch. The port is once again being handled by Panic Button.
A deeper look at RAGE 2’s zany world and gameplay
Extended gameplay footage of the anticipated sequel ramped up the wow factor by displaying some new combat abilities, devastating weaponry and lots of explosions.
Vehicles will once again feature heavily alongside the frantic FPS action, with the trailer giving us our first taste of the game's Mad Max-style convoys, comprised of organised groups of enemy bangers that roam the open world and protect a massive boss-type vehicle.
You’ll be able to have yourself a time with RAGE 2 when it launches on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in Spring 2019.
Quake Champions is now permanently free-to-play
Quake Champions experimented with a free-to-play trial around E3, but now Bethesda have confirmed that it’ll be permanently playable free of charge. The latest trailer introduces a new combatant, Death Knight, who’ll be joining the likes of DOOM's Doom Slayer and Wolfenstein's B.J. Blazkowicz as a playable character.
The Elder Scrolls Online’s Wolfhunter expansion is right around the corner
New content is coming to the PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online on 13 August, though console players will unfortunately have to wait until the 28th. In Wolfhunter, players have to contend with the beasts of Hircine as they battle through two new four-player dungeons, Moon Hunter Keep and March of Sacrifices.
As usual, there are powerful new weapons and gear to get your paws on should you be brave enough to venture into the Daedric Prince's realm.
Wolfhunter will be free to anyone with a current ESO Plus membership or can be picked up via the in-game Crown Store.
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If you're so inclined, the keynote can be watched in full below.
Rockstar Games have released the very first Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay video, shining a light on the world and how you can interact with it.
Whilst taking a break back at camp you can speak with any of your fellow gang members to undertake missions, take someone on a hunting expedition or just relax, listen to stories and play cards.
There seems to be a heavier focus on horses this time around. Each steed will have their own stats, which are upgraded as your bond grows stronger, and they can be used to store extra weapons and any animal carcasses you've bagged whilst hunting.
Melee combat and gunplay have been improved to make them feel “deep and engaging at all times”, and tweaks have been made to the Dead Eye system, which will feature in the next gameplay video.
Read Dead Redemption 2 is out 26 October on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
What did you think of the reveal? Has it got you hyped for more? Let us know below or over in the forums.
SUMO Digital and SEGA have released the first video in a new series which highlights gameplay elements featured in their arcade racer, Team Sonic Racing.
Players can give a helping hand to teammates or hinder opponents using various abilities, which will fill the Team Ultimate meter.
Team Sonic Racing is due to launch on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC later this year. Head on over to the official site to pre-order now.
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Set in the 1950s and starring the titular Tyler, a miniature robot, the game sees you set out to uncover the mysteries behind your creator’s absence.
Tyler can be armed with boxing gloves, bolt-blades and cherry bombs to protect himself, and players can also dress him up in cosmetic items such as pixelated glasses and medieval helmets or collect new items that upgrade the small robot’s skill tree.
Tyler: Model 005 is out 21 August on Xbox One and Steam and costs $9.99 (or regional equivalent).
Let us know your thoughts on the game below or over in the forums.
Revolution Software and Ravenscourt have announced that point and click adventure title, Broken Sword 5, will launch on Nintendo Switch with an updated user interface and some never before seen videos.
The UI has been specially redesigned for Nintendo's portable console, allowing players to switch seamlessly between Joy-Con and touch screen play.
Behind-the-scenes videos, created just for this enhanced edition, are unlocked through progression and reveal the story and the development process behind the game, through interviews with the Broken Sword team.
“Switch is so wonderfully accessible - and adventures offer the ideal portable game experience,” said Charles Cecil, CEO and Founder of Revolution Software.
“We were determined to make the most of Nintendo’s innovative hardware with exclusive content and controls. This really is the ideal way to experience Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent’s Curse.”
Broken Sword 5 releases 21 September on Nintendo Switch.
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Holospark have revealed the first three months’ worth of post-launch content coming to their cooperative shooter, Earthfall.
October’s Invasion update is by far the largest of the of the free DLC packs, adding player progression and Horde Mode.
Players will be able to able to reach level 50, earning experience points along the way that unlock cosmetic items and weapons, while Horde Mode tasks players with building fortifications and holding out against increasingly difficult waves of aliens.
Holospark said they are planning to reveal further updates for the game “in the coming days.”
Earthfall is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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