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 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.
The first raid for Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint went live at 20:00 GMT this evening for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC users, with a Google Stadia iteration coming later in the year.
A full roster of four players is required to tackle the raid, with a Gear Level of 150 or higher, and it’ll only be available in Normal difficulty at first, with Easy and Heroic difficulties being added early next year.
As you might expect from a raid, the rewards include “some of the best loot and gear,” according to Ubisoft, with “objectives, enemy setups and rewards” reset on a weekly basis to help keep things fresh for returning players.
To celebrate the raid’s going live this evening, those exploring the main game might have noticed a volcano erupting, which was used to mark the beginning of Project Titan.
Are you looking forward to Breakpoint’s first raid? Let us know below.
Ubisoft shared new details of the upcoming final season from the game’s Year 4 content, called Operation Shifting Tides, at yesterday’s Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Finals in Tokoname.
As you can see in the video above, Kali’s rifle can also be used to break through wooden barricades or hatches with just one shot (as long as they’re not reinforced) and comes with an underslung explosive launcher for blasting chunks out of sturdier structures.
To counteract the weapon’s lethality, players that are downed by it will automatically face the direction the shot came from, allowing them to better locate Kali’s position.
The reworked Theme Park map contains the following changes:
“The Rail Platform has been removed and the East and West sections have been brought closer together. Inside the building, the East section has largely evolved, primarily the downstairs area. Gargoyle and Haunting Dining bomb sites are replaced with the Throne Room and Armory pair. The new Gong Room in this area also becomes the main entrance, while the Arcade Entrance is now blocked.”
Both Kali and Wamai will be instantly available at launch to those who purchased the Year 4 Pass or have a Uplay+ subscription, with everyone else able to purchase them a week later using Renown or R6 Credits.
Ahead of its public roll out, PC players can test out the new content from today via the game’s Test Server, with the option to report any bugs or glitches to the developers through the R6 Fix platform.
What do you think of the new operators? Let us know below or over in the forums.
EA and DICE have released a new digital edition of their WW2-set first-person-shooter, Battlefield V, to coincide with the start of the game’s second year of free post-launch content.
Here’s a list of everything included in Battlefield V Year 2 Edition:
You can read more about all the free content arriving as part of the game’s latest chapter, such as the M1 Garand and Sherman tank, in the official blog post.
Are you looking forward to the new theatre of war? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Bethesda have delayed the release of the Fallout 76 Wastelanders update, which was originally supposed to launch later this year.
One update that will be making its way to the game this year is the introduction of private servers, which are scheduled to go live sometime next week.
As the name suggests, this “number one community-requested feature” will allow players (for a price) to host their own private worlds with friends, with the ability to “mod” said worlds being added at a later date.
Of course, while the ability to host your own game is always a good option to have, we’ve found that most random players we’ve bumped into during our travels across post-apocalyptic Virginia have been eager to help, rather than hinder.
Bethesda end the blog with the news that more fixes and quality of life improvements are on the way, while the studio is also said to be working on bringing new events, a legendary player system, a public server and perk loadouts to the game.
Disappointed by the delay? Looking forward to hosting your own private world? Let us know below or in the forums.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have confirmed Ms. Marvel’s addition to the roster of playable characters in Marvel’s Avengers, their upcoming action-adventure game.
“An optimistic fan girl of the Avengers, Kamala Khan is the perfect character for the story we’re telling in Marvel’s Avengers,” said Shaun Escayg, Creative Director and Writer at Crystal Dynamics.
“Telling our story of Kamala’s coming-of-age brings a fresh, hopeful perspective to the gameplay experience and her unique abilities as Ms. Marvel make her a character every person can relate to and will want to play. Kamala Khan is one of the unique characters that makes our game stand apart from any Avengers story experienced before.”
Those of you lucky enough to be attending this year’s EGX event can head on over to the Virgin Media booth where an exclusive extended demo of the game will be playable for the very first time in the UK.
Marvel’s Avengers is out 15 May 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Google Stadia.
Sony have revealed the name and release window of their next console, which, as predicted, will be called PlayStation 5.
The PS5’s controller will also have “adaptive triggers” that allow developers to tweak the resistance so players can “feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain.” Some studios already have their hands on the new controllers, according to the blog.
What do you think of the details Sony revealed today? Are you excited PlayStation 5 finally has a release window? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel's Avengers to be playable at EGX exclusively at Virgin Media booth
Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have teamed up with Virgin Media to bring a playable version of their upcoming Marvel's Avengers game to this month’s EGX event at London ExCel.
The above video showcases exactly what type of gameplay attendees can look forward to trying out at EGX. The demo includes Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow and Captain America trying to halt an attack on the Golden Gate Bridge, highlighting the game’s “cinematic combat-action” and character hopping mechanics.
Marvel's Avengers is out 15 May on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and will also be available through Google Stadia.
Will you be attending EGX? Looking forward to going hands-on with the Avengers? Let us know below and be sure to keep an eye out on PTC for our upcoming EGX coverage.
MercurySteam have rolled out the Heavy Metal update for their asymmetrical multiplayer shooter, Spacelords, across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Blueprints, which are also used to build weapons, have been made more powerful to reflect their “new high-ranking status” and will remain as special prizes.
On top of the Forge System, Heavy Metal also adds a Talent System to “further emphasize the player’s control” over the way their character plays by adding a Talent Tree, and also introduces “new and exciting gameplay options”, such as the ability to launch Aleph blasts at enemies.
It seems that Monday’s launch of the update caused a few players to experience crashes while using the game’s main menu, but MercurySteam have since resolved the problem.
What do you think of the new update? Let us know below or in the forums.