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.
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Bethesda and id Software are celebrating the arrival of DOOM Eternal’s final piece of DLC – The Ancient Gods Part Two – with a new trailer.
Part Two introduces new locations such as ancient Sentinel settlements, an overgrown Earth city that hides a “mysterious gateway” and the “cosmic wonders” of the World Spear.
New enemy types will also be making an appearance, including the armoured Baron, the Stone Imp and a Screecher Zombie that’s said to empower nearby demons when it’s killed.
The Ancient Gods Part Two is out today, 18 March, on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Stadia. The expansion is available at no extra cost to those who own the DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition or the Year One Pass, while it can also be bought as a standalone purchase.
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Publisher Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4) and developer Tribute Games have announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge for PC and consoles.
While combat is said to have its foundations set in “classic brawling mechanics,” Michalangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael will each have their own unique skills and maneuvers. It also sounds like players will be able to utilise vehicles in some way.
In addition to varying types of Foot Clan, players will be going up against baddies ranging from Triceraton Warriors and Rock Troops to the iconic Bebop, Rocksteady and Shredder.
Platform details and a TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge release date have yet to be announced, with the game only confirmed to be coming to PC (via Steam) and consoles right now.
What do you think of Shredder’s Revenge? Let us know below or in the forums.
R8 Games’ “anti-gravity combat racing game” Pacer arrives on the Xbox family of consoles today.
The game features a single player campaign mode as well as various multiplayer modes, including the battle royale-inspired Storm match type, with support for up to 10 players in online races.
There are five “varied” craft that players can choose from, each with their own “unique characteristics.” Crafts can be further refined and personalised via customisation options such as handling, breaking, and defence and weapon systems.
To celebrate the game’s arrival on Xbox, Pacer is currently discounted by 20% for the next two weeks, bringing its price down to £26.79.
Pacer is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC.
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California-based Cold Iron Studios have unveiled their debut title, Aliens: Fireteam, a cooperative third-person shooter set within the Alien universe.
There are five classes to choose from - Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon – and more than 30 weapons available (including the iconic Pulse Rifle and Smart Gun) which can be further modified with attachments.
An “innovative” perk system offers further refinement of playstyle by modifying and improving player abilities, while the game’s Challenge Card system is said to “offer a new experience with each playthrough” by altering the approach to each mission.
The game also features over 20 enemy types, including Weyland-Yutani Synthetic foes and “11 different Xenomorphs along the evolutionary scale from Facehuggers to Praetorians.” Each enemy type has its own methods to try and outsmart players.
There’s no solid release date just yet, though Aliens: Fireteam is targeting a summer 2021 release window for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC via Steam.
What do you think of the game? Let us know below.
Team17, DevM Games and SMG Studio have released a new tropical-themed expansion for their couch co-op multiplayer game, Moving Out.
The expansion features a new selection of suitably tropical-themed characters to use while tackling the game’s physics-based challenges, including Tooki the toucan, Coco the coconut, Clawdius the crab, and Gilly the fish.
Also arriving alongside the paid expansion is a free Moving In update that’s coming to all platforms having first launched last month on Amazon Luna. The free update sees the base game’s levels reworked, with players having to unpack a removal van to place furniture and other household items in the correct locations as quickly as possible.
The Movers In Paradise expansion is available to download now on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC for £5.99/€7.49/$7.49.
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Square Enix have revealed the release date for the next-gen upgrade of Marvel’s Avengers, as well as sharing more details on the game’s next character DLC, Hawkeye.
Saves and game progress will transfer between platforms, and cross-gen play will still be supported between old and new generations of consoles.
The upgrade is free for players who own the PS4 or Xbox One versions of the game, but only when upgrading to the corresponding generation (PS4 to PS5, for example).
The upgrade also won’t work if you own the physical copy of the game on Xbox One or PS4 and are trying to then upgrade to Xbox Series S or PS5 Digital Edition console, however, due to the latter pairs' lack of disc drives, though owners of the digital versions will still be eligible for it.
Also arriving the same day as the next-gen upgrade is Clint Barton, aka, Hawkeye, the latest playable character being added to the game’s roster of superheroes.
Operation: Hawkeye – Future Imperfect, will be available for free across all platforms and includes new story content, Hawkeye himself, and a new villain called Maestro, who’s described as “a version of Hulk with Bruce Banner’s brains and the Hulk’s strengths and abilities, now driven mad in an apocalyptic future.”
Are you looking forward to the new content and next-gen upgrade? Let us know below.
Torn Banner Studios have revealed the release date for their medieval first-person fighter, Chivalry 2, along with plans for a closed beta.
A closed beta will take place from 26 – 29 March, with players able to gain access by pre-ordering Chivalry 2 on PC (news regarding console pre-orders will be shared “soon”) or via random lottery signups over on the game’s official website.
Alpha key holders will also be granted access to the upcoming beta. As will be the case with the full release later this summer, the closed beta will feature cross-play between all platforms.
Here’s a list of everything beta participants can expect to encounter:
Chivalry 2 is out 8 June on Xbox One, PS4 and PC via the Epic Games Store. The game will also be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
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Team17 are partnering with Italian indie developer 3DCoulds to help bring their pirate-themed action-RPG, King of Seas, to PC and consoles this spring.
King of Seas also features a branching skill tree, with over 20 skills to choose from, environmental hazards – such as rough seas and strong winds – that affect gameplay, and five types of ship that are all customisable through equipment and skills.
The new partnership with Team17 will allow 3DCloud to work on “enhancing the gameplay” and also implement some quality-of-life features, such as a wider range of language support.
The King of Seas release date is this May, though no exact day has been specified just yet. It’s scheduled to release on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch with an RRP of £24.99 / €24.99 / $24.99 / $39.99AUS.
Let us know your thoughts on King of Seas below or over in the forums.
Bethesda and ZeniMax have announced the latest expansion coming to MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online.
The expansion arrives as part of ESO’s Gates of Oblivion year-long adventure, a sprawling event that will see new events periodically added to the game throughout the year.
The first of these, the Flames of Ambition DLC, arrives in March and adds new dungeons that will build up to the events of the main Blackwood expansion.
More dungeons will be released sometime after the Blackwood expansion as well as an end-of-story DLC that will include “new adventures and areas.”
The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is out 1 June on PC, Mac and Stadia, then arrives on Xbox One and PS4 8 June.
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