Milestone have announced next-generation Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 editions of motorcycle racing game RIDE 4, which releases on current-gen consoles this October.
Both next-gen editions will support 60FPS gameplay and 4K resolutions, with up to 20 riders able to compete in both online and offline races.
The PS5 version will make use of the DualSense controller’s advanced haptic feedback feature to simulate varying degrees of gas and break lever resistance. Meanwhile, the console’s powerful SSD will be used to “significantly” cut loading times.
RIDE 4 is out 8 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. XSX and PS5 versions will launch 30 April 2021.
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Nintendo gave us a look at some more indie titles making their way to Switch in its latest Indie World Showcase video.
Spritfarer, a game where you pilot a ship that’s ferrying dead spirits to the afterlife, is also making its way to Switch. Players can customise their boat, make new friends and explore an “imaginary world.” It’s available to download right now on the Switch eShop.
We also got a look at “wholesome action-adventure” and community-rebuilding game Garden Story, which is coming to Switch sometime next year. Underwater exploration title Subnautica and its sequel Subnautica: Below Zero are scheduled to make their way to Nintendo’s hybrid console in 2021 as well.
Other highlights included confirmation of a co-op mode for Untitled Goose Game coming in September; India-set action-adventure title Raji: An Ancient Epic, which takes inspiration from Hindu and Balinese mythology (out now); “quaint management” game Bear and Breakfast (2021), in which you (a bear) host guests in a rebuilt bed and breakfast; colourful dungeon crawler Torchlight 3 (autumn 2020); and mind-bending puzzler Manifold Garden, which is out now.
You can catch up on all the rest of today’s big reveals in the complete Nintendo Indie World Showcase video above.
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Rebellion Unplugged, the board game division of UK-based video game publisher and developer Rebellion (Rogue Trooper Redux, Sniper Elite 4), have announced a Kickstarter campaign for a Sniper Elite tabletop game.
Those playing as the sniper can use equipment cards and lay traps to aid them in their mission, while defenders can call upon specialist soldiers from amongst the ranks of their squads, such as fast moving scouts, healing medics and attack-focused Jager troopers.
The game has been designed by David Thompson (War Chest, Castle Itter) and Roger Tankersley, and has artwork and miniatures designed by the video game series’ concept art team.
Backer rewards include a solo mode, the Eagles Nest expansion pack, and a unique Hitler teste-kill miniature that recreates one of the series most iconic moments.
“It’s a privilege to bring the hugely popular Sniper Elite video game series to the tabletop, with brilliant designers, beautiful art and lovingly crafted miniatures,” said Rebellion Unplugged head Duncan Molloy. “Sniper Elite the Board Game delivers all the tension and excitement about the video games. We can’t wait for players to get their hands on it!”
At the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign currently has amassed almost half of its £22,000 goal from 196 backers.
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Codemasters have released a new video for their upcoming off-road racer, DIRT 5, that shows off one of the game’s stampede tracks.
"Stampede features rough terrain and the opportunity for vehicles to get airborne with jumps dotted throughout each circuit. Perfect for unlimited trucks and buggies, the action intensifies with 12 cars all battling for victory so players will need to get their elbows out and hold their nerve,” said Development Director Robert Karp.
DIRT 5 is out 9 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Those who purchase a console edition will get a free upgrade to the XSX and PS5 versions when they are released later this year. A Stadia version is also arriving sometime in 2021.
What do you think of the new trailer? Let us know below.
Wired Productions have announced that Tomas Sala’s The Falconeer will be getting a day-one Xbox Series X release when it launches later this year.
It’ll also make use of Xbox’s Smart Delivery system, meaning players who purchase either the physical or digital version of the game on Xbox One will be able to play it on XSX at no extra cost, with all progress carrying over to the new platform.
“Having worked closely with the Xbox team over the past year, The Falconeer has found a natural home on the Series X,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions.
“It’s a technological marvel that, coupled with Tomas’ passion and genius, constantly astounds us. With Smart Delivery, we’re ensuring fans get the best version of The Falconeer on any Xbox at no extra cost.”
The Facloneer is out sometime this winter on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC via Steam.
A special Day One Edition is currently available to pre-order for £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99, and includes a reversible sleeve, lenticular card, stickers, and digital editions of the game’s soundtrack and guide.
Let us know your thoughts on the latest trailer and news of the cross-gen support below or in the forums.
Team 17 and Ghost Town Games have confirmed next-gen editions of their culinary-based multiplayer titles, Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2.
Cross-platform multiplayer has also been confirmed by Team 17, as well as a new assist mode which allows players to slow down the timeout on recipes, increase the length of rounds and skip entire levels. Additional ease of access features include a scalable user interface, dyslexic-friendly text and colour blindness options.
There’s no release date yet, just confirmation that the game will be getting both a physical and digital release when it eventually launches on XSX and PS5.
If this week's reveal has got you hungry for some kitchen-based mayhem, then why not whet your appetite with our Overcooked! 2 let's play, which you can check out below.
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Ubisoft are releasing an update today that adds the much-requested AI squad members to Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Fury, Fixit and Vasily, as your new teammates are known, are all fully customisable, with players able to pick the gender, face, outfits and tattoos and other markings via the squad customisation tab.
Players will also be able to customise one of their AI partners’ two weapon slots, providing they have the correct weapon blueprint. The secondary weapon will always be a standard ASR to ensure they can still pull off sync shots.
It sounds like the new team will mostly behave in a similar way to the one found in Breakpoint’s predecessor, Ghost Recon Wildlands, with players able to order them to attack, hold, go to and regroup. AI squad members will also try to revive you if you go down.
“We are very happy to release AI Teammates, and we know that expectations are high!” Said Director Elie Benhamou.
“We did our best to include them into the game and world of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, focusing our efforts on enhancing the combat experience, as well as bringing a whole new layer of customization for your role-play activities!”
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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Codemasters have shared a video for their newly released F1 2020 title that aims to help new drivers ease into the simulated world of Formula 1 racing.
Codemasters have also included a Track Acclimatisation feature that allows players to get used to a circuit’s nuances ahead of a Career, My Team or Weekly Event race.
This mode gives players a solo run at a new course, and marks corners with a series of three ‘gates’ that they must hit in order to make sure they’re taking a corner correctly. The more gates players hit, the more points they rack up.
F1 2020 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia.
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D3PUBLISHER have announced a new Earth Defense Force that’s coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 sometime next year.
Players will be able to mix and match their team to “maximize each of their abilities to lay waste on their enemies,” with fights taking place across multiple “landmark battlefields” inspired by locations such as America, the UK, Japan and Egypt.
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is due to launch sometime in early 2021 and will be available on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 via their respective digital stores.
What do you think of the new-look EDF? Let us know below.
2K have delayed the release of their Mafia remaster due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the publisher has announced.
“Though we’d originally planned to release the game one month earlier on August 28, finalizing everything in time for that launch date has become increasingly challenging due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, and the last thing we want to do is compromise the quality of the experience,” read a statement from the publisher.
“From the beginning, this has been a passion project for us. Many of our developers helped create the original Mafia, and all of us are committed to crafting an updated experience worthy of that timeless classic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make Mafia: Definitive Edition the very best it can be for all of our fans worldwide.”
To help tide fans over until the game’s launch later this year, an extended gameplay trailer will be released on 22 July.
Mafia: Definitive Edition is out 25 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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