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.
SkyBox Labs, who’re collaborating with 343 on the upcoming Halo: Infinite, are bringing their atmospheric platformer, Stela, to Xbox One next month.
“We’re fortunate to have such an amazing team of artists, designers, and other game industry professionals who have contributed to many of the biggest AAA IPs working on Stela,” said Shyang Kong, Co-Founder, SkyBox Labs.
“Stela’s atmospheric soundtrack, gorgeous yet grim visuals, and brain-teasing gameplay will deliver a cinematic platformer experience delightful to fans of the genre like ourselves while inviting newcomers to join us as aficionados.”
It will also be making its way to iOS devices as part of the Apple Arcade subscription service, and a PC version is set to arrive early next year according to SkyBox Labs' official site, though the game’s Steam page still lists a 2019 release.
Stela is out 17 October on Xbox One with an RRP of $19.99 (or regional equivalent).
Let us know what you think of the game below or over in the forums.
The winner of our Butcher giveaway is Michal K!
Congratulations to Freddie Johnson on winning this week’s giveaway!
Developed by Teyon and published by Reef Entertainment, Terminator: Resistance is a single-player first-person shooter, which features an original story based on the 1984 film and its sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Though Jacob is a lowly private, he comes to discover that he has been marked for termination by SKYNET. You'll be taking on iconic enemies from the franchise, including the T-800, as well as some that are new to the Terminator universe. Thankfully, Jacob has backup from a motley crew of survivors, each with their own motivations and backstories. Your actions throughout will impact their survival and determine the ending you'll get.
A range of plasma weapons can be used to "run and gun or sneak and hack" your way around LA, collecting scrap as you go to trade and craft. Jacob can be further enhanced by levelling up your skills as you complete story missions, rise through the ranks of the Resistance and take on side quests to help your friends and shape the future of mankind.
Terminator: Resistance will launch 15 November in Europe and Australia on Xbox One, PS4 and PC via Steam. Those in North America will have to wait until 3 December.
What do you think of the trailer? 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.
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have revealed a new Galar region evolution for the leek wielding Pokémon, Farfetch’d, which will be called Sirfetch’d.
As well as vegetable-based weaponry, Sirfetch’d also has an exclusive move called Meteor Assault, which you can see in the trailer above. This signature attack sees Sirfetch’d charge its opponent with its leek at great speed, but while it’s said to be “devastatingly powerful”, it also leaves the duck Pokémon “unable to take action” immediately after using it.
Here’s a bit more on Sirfetch’d’s background:
“In battle, Sirfetch'd uses the sharp stalk of its leek as a lance and the thick leaves as a shield. It maintains this leek over the span of many years and treasures it more than anything. When its leek finally withers, Sirfetch'd will leave the battlefield and retire from battling entirely.”
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are out 15 November on Nintendo Switch.
What do you think of the latest addition to the Galar region? Have you already picked your starter Pokémon like we have?
Let us know below or over in the forums.
Dan Rooney is our giveaway winner this week!