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.
Did you play the original game? Looking forward to trying the sequel? Let us know below.
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.
What do you think of ESO’s latest expansion? Let us know below.
34BigThings’ Redout: Space Assault, an arcade space shooter, launches today on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
It looks like Space Assault also takes a hefty dose of inspiration from a past classic, with the arcade-style gameplay and barrel rolls shown off in the trailer being very reminiscent of the early Star Fox games.
Rather than an Arwing, however, players will be battling it out in a fully customisable “Super Orbital Recon Fighter,” utilising a wide variety of weapon upgrades to “outmanoeuvre, overpower and outclass” their opponents in dogfights.
Redout: Space Assault is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC with an RRP of £8.99/$9.99/€9.99.
Let us know your thoughts on the series’ new direction below or in the forums.
Bandai Namco are adding some new cosmetic items to their aerial combat game, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, in celebration of its two-year anniversary.
And here’s a full list of all the incoming cosmetics:
New Ace Combat 7 skins
New Ace Combat 7 emblems
Since its release two years ago, Ace Combat 7 has shipped over 2.5 million copies. The game is currently available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It’s also playable on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 via backwards compatibility
Will you be returning to AC7: Skies Unknown to celebrate its anniversary with the new cosmetic items? Let us know below.
Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games are teaming up to bring players an all-new Star Wars game, it’s been revealed.
While there are no details on the geographical setting or time period just yet, it does sound like Ubisoft’s Star Wars game will feature a new set of characters with their own unique story.
According to Creative Director Julian Gerighty, it’ll be “a unique game in the saga with a captivating story and set of characters that players can relate to and connect with.” Gerighty continued, “We want to take what is familiar and resonant about Star Wars and tell the stories of new characters who have their own motivations and stakes.” The full interview is available here.
Today’s reveal isn’t the only big piece of news coming out of the recently revived Lucasfilm Games, with yesterday bringing about confirmation that Bethesda and Machine Games (Wolfenstein 2) are making a new Indiana Jones game.
No release date or target platforms have been announced for either game yet, but feel free to speculate over in the forums or in the comments below.
IO Interactive - the studio heading up development of a brand-new James Bond title - have released a new trailer showcasing Hitman 3 running on Sony’s PlayStation VR headset.
All three Hitman games in the World of Assassination trilogy will be playable in VR, exclusively via Hitman 3 on PS4. Fans can relive the series’ most iconic moments from a whole new perspective on the current-gen console, but not on PC VR platforms.
Hitman 3 is out 21 January on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Google Stadia. A Switch version will also be playable via cloud streaming.
What do you think of the Hitman 3 VR mode? Let us know in the comments below.
Coatsink and Bit Loom’s cooperative puzzler PHOGS! will no longer be available through Xbox Games Pass for PC when the game launches tomorrow.
Those looking forward to some cooperative puzzle solving on PC will still be able to purchase and play the game through Steam or Stadia – it’s only the Windows 10 Xbox Games Pass for PC version that’s been temporarily delayed.
PHOGS! sees two players teaming up to complete physics-based puzzles, with each person controlling one of two conjoined dogs. James praised the game’s “bonkers” gameplay when he went hands-on with a preview build in 2018, and you can read his glowing thoughts on the full game in our review.
PHOGS! releases 3 December on Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PS4, Switch, Stadia and PC via Steam. The Xbox Games Pass for PC version will launch at an unspecified time in the future. It’ll also be playable on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.
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Veteran racing developer Milestone (RIDE 4, MotoGP 20) have announced their latest riding sim, Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4.
Career mode has received a bit of a revamp in Supercross 4. Players are now able to begin their journey as an amateur rider in Supercross Futures events, before earning their place in the 250SX and 450SX categories where they’ll be challenging the “biggest number of pro riders ever in franchise history.”
Career mode will also feature a new skill system, with players able to upgrade their stats and performances via a skill tree. Skill points can be earned from races, training, competing in special events or by completing special objectives.
As well as online multiplayer there’ll be co-op for up to four players, plus a new free-roam area based on the Islands of Maine where players can race against friends, compete in challenges or track down collectibles.
Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4 is out 11 March for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam and Stadia.
Let us know your thoughts on the reveal below or over in the forums.