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.
Sony have revealed a price cut for their PlayStation Now subscription service which lets players download or stream hundreds of titles from PS2, PS3 and PS4 libraries.
The new price cuts see the monthly UK cost cut from £14.99 to £9.99, with the yearly cost dropping from £84.99 to £49.99.
Here’s a list of the updated prices for all regions:
The decision to add first party titles such as Uncharted 4 and God of War could be seen as a response to the growing popularity of Microsoft’s own subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, which features a smaller collection of titles but does allow users instant access to all first-party Xbox One titles from their day of release.
What do you think of the new price and games included in PS Now? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Blizzard have revealed a new LEGO-themed limited-time event for their multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, called Bastion’s Brick Challenge.
You can also pick up LEGO-themed rewards by sinking a few hours into participating Twitch streams, though you’ll have to link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account first. The video above helpfully shows what steps you need to take in order to do just that.
Once you’re up and running, watching two hours’ worth of selected streams gets you a D.Va spray, four hours Tracer and Widowmaker player icons, while six hours sees viewers receiving two sprays and two player icons for Hanzo and Genji.
Will you be trying to collect all the rewards on offer? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Weappy Studios and THQ Nordic have announced Rebel Cops, a new 15-hour game inspired by their cops vs gangsters strategy series, This is the Police.
Rebel Cops features the same XCOM-like, turn-based tactical combat first introduced in This is the Police 2, along with the series’ familiar squad and personnel management.
Despite living outside the ‘law’, your squad are still police officers, so players are given plenty of non-lethal weapons and perks - such as the unlockable ability to arrest people from further away - in order to peacefully takedown criminals.
Should things go south, enemies can be taken down with a single shot to the head, whilst other injuries can cause them to bleed out quickly, though the same rules also apply to cops under your command.
Your teams’ diminished status means that firearms, equipment and ammunition are harder to come by, so players must therefore search the large sandbox levels for items of value that can either be sold on the black market or used.
Players can gain credibility and better relationships with merchants by completing side missions for the Ripton townsfolk, but excessive civilian deaths, or failure to successfully complete a mission can cause trading difficulties or even allies to turn on you.
Rebel Cops is out Tuesday, 17 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC with an RRP of $9.99 / €9.99.
What do you think of the spin-off? Let us know below or over in the forums.
tinyBuild announce dystopian newsroom sim, soup-based multiplayer game and two more titles at PAX West
Indie publisher and developer tinyBuild have used PAX West 2019 to announce four games they’ll be helping to bring to PC (and one to consoles) later this year and in 2020.
Next up is Rawmen, a multiplayer title with Splatoon vibes that stars naked chefs slinging soup (and other foodstuffs) at each other, with online support for up to eight players. No firm release date for this one, though there is an upcoming alpha which you can sign up for on the game's official site.
The third game is a top-down title called Black Skylands, where survivors of a shattered Earth battle it out for supplies with giant airships. Your job is to make it into the titular lands through a mix of ground and air combat, with some rather cool powers apparently thrown into the mix such as the ability to temporarily pause time. Expect a Steam release in late 2020.
Lastly we have Once Upon A Time in Roswell (previously known as The Peterson Case) a first-person psychological horror game that chronicles the story of a family’s disappearance in 1947 in Roswell, USA.
Expect creepy flashbacks as players relive old memories and encounters with “otherworldly entities” as they go about solving the mystery of the missing family. It’s scheduled for an Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC release later next year.
What do you think of the games? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne beta kicks off today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One beta starts next week
Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne expansion is heading to consoles next week, but PlayStation 4 users can get another sneak peek ahead of its release with this weekend’s beta.
There are 14 different weapons for players to test both in mission and in the training area, all of which are said to include new Iceborne features. Commendation packs containing helpful consumable items can be earned for use in the full version of Iceborne by completing each quest.
The PS4 beta began today at 08:00 and runs till 07:59 BST Monday, 2 September.
An Xbox One beta follows immediately after, from 08:00 BST on Monday, 2 September to 07:59 BST Thursday, 5 September.
The Monster Hunter World base game is not required to participate in either of the betas.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is out 6 September on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a PC release to follow in January 2020.
Will you be giving the expansion a try ahead of its impending release? Let us know below or in the forums.
Codemasters’ (F1 2019, DiRT Rally 2.0) GRID reboot will be playable for the first time at Gamescom, which takes place in Cologne, Germany next week.
“We are so excited to bring our vision for dynamic motorsport racing to the Gamescom community,” said GRID Game Director Chris Smith. “I truly look forward to seeing all the players having fun with GRID and creating their own racing stories, I hope to see you there.”
GRID features a variety of cars and race types – including, point to point, circuit and street racing – all set across four continents. Havana was the latest Street Circuit to be announced for the game, which you can see in action in the video below.
GRID is out 11 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. A Google Stadia version will be available some time in November.
Are you going to Gamescom? Looking forward to trying GRID? Let us know below or in the forums.