SEGA has decided to give us a small Christmas gift a little early, with Sonic Mania Adventures Part 6, the Holiday Special, starring Amy Rose. The episode follows Amy, who finds Metal Sonic down on his luck during the Christmas season and tries to help him win back the affection of Doctor Eggman. Or so she thinks.
The Game Awards gave us plenty of announcements, with one of the cooler surprises being the reveal of The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Games, the original creators of the Fallout franchise. The game is an FPS with RPG elements similar to past projects, though the new setting seems to be a dystopian space epic.
Published by Private Division, a new label from Take-Two Interactive, The Outer Worlds will release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, despite Microsoft’s purchase earlier this year, as the company has agreed to honor Obsidian’s original contracts.
Since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, one of its most consistently anticipated games has been the indie title, Below, from Capy Games. Now, after years of waiting for Capy to finish their perfect game, we now have a release date, and it’s much sooner than anyone could have anticipated.
Below will launch on the Xbox One and Steam on December 14th, 2018. You can hit the jump to check out a trailer for more info on Below.
Innovative classic controller company, 8BitDo, has revealed its new Bluetooth Wireless Adapter for Gamecube controllers that will allow players to use their wonderful, old controllers on compatible Nintendo Switch and PC games. The adapter is quite stylish and matches the classic style of the Gamecube flawlessly, which is to be expected from 8BitDo, at this point.
You can hit the jump to check out a few additional images of the bluetooth wireless adapter in action.
Konami has revealed the latest update for Super Bomberman R, with new characters, stages, game rules, accessories, and more. On top of a new Castlevania stage, and “Civilians” Grand Prix mode, every version of the game will receive Alucard Bomber from Castlevania, Caesar Bomber from Star Soldier, Mimi Bomber and Nyami Bomber from Pop’n Music, and Upa Bomber from Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa.
Additionally, all of the new platforms have access to exclusive characters with PlayStation 4 featuring Pipo Monkey Bomber from Ape Escape and Toro Bomber from Doko Demo Issyo, the Xbox One has Arbiter Bomber and Grunt Bomber from Halo, and the PC has Atlas Bomber from Portal.
Super Bomberman R is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Variety is reporting that writer Peter Calloway (Legion) will helm an adaptation of Remedy’s 2010 Microsoft exclusive, Alan Wake, with backing from the game studio, Contradiction Films, and Alan Wake writer Sam Lake. The original game follows the titular character, a novelist, caught in the supernatural happenings of a mysterious town named Bright Falls.
“The story of the original game is our starting point, the seed which will grow into the bigger story we’re exploring in the show. We’ll be expanding the lore of this crazy and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did.
Not only that, but through the years we’ve worked on multiple game concepts and stories for Alan Wake’s world that have never seen the light of day. All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.”
Capcom has announced Onimusha: Warlords, an HD remaster of the first Onimusha game, originally released on the PlayStation 2. The new update will include “updated features including high-definition graphics, widescreen display option, analog stick support, a readily available Easy Mode option, and new soundtrack.”
Onimusha: Warlords will release on January 15th, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and will cost $19.99.
Bandai Namco have announced that My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will launch later this year, on October 26th in North America for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, players who pre-order the game will have access to play as the #2 hero, Endeavor.
My Hero Academia is on a roll as quite the successor to the crowns of fan-favorites Naruto and Bleach, becoming a cultural phenomenon we haven’t seen in several years. Hopefully the first official video game for the series does it justice. Get it?!
Maker of fantastically colored peripherals, Razer, has unveiled their newest keyboard, the Huntsman Elite, featuring an entirely new opto-mechanical switch, which features an optical light sensor inside the switch. The new board also includes a multimedia digital dial that can be programmed for a multitude of options.
The board also includes a leather wrist-rest and onboard memory to store up to 5 keyboard configurations with additional being stored in the cloud. The Razer Huntsman Elite is now available on Razer’s website for $199.99.
Electronic Arts have revealed the first official trailer for Battlefield V, showing off its shiny new World War II setting, and extremely intense gameplay. Battlefield V is set to tell “real stories about men and women who changed history,” with a unique visual approach to its characters and maps. The single player campaign will act as a series of inter-connected War Stories, with co-op returning, and a new mode called Grand Operations.
Additionally, the game will have no Premium Pass. All downloadable maps and game modes will be free, as DICE is playing it safe after last year’s Star Wars Battlefront II Outrage. Battlefield V will be out October 19th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Steam Link app, releasing the week of May 21st, will allow Steam users to play their compatible library of games on Android and iOS devices (phones, tablets, and even Apple TV) if they’re connected, via Wi-Fi or ethernet to the same network as a PC or Mac with Steam installed. Additionally, the app will be compatible with the Steam Controller, so controlling titles shouldn’t be much of a hassle for owners.
Lastly, Valve has also announced that it will be releasing a similar app (or app update) allowing video owners to watch their library of purchased titles on mobile, as well.
Square Enix, Eidos Montreal, and Crystal Dynamics have revealed the first full trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, showing Lara Croft in full survivor mode and she ruthlessly takes down a band of mercenaries and saves a young native from a sacrifice. Questioning who, or what, she is becoming.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third and final game in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy, and will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 14th, 2018.
The big reveal for Shadow of the Tomb Raider won’t happen until April 27th, but until Square Enix has decided to grace our screens with the above new piece of badass key art for the upcoming game, as well as a brief description of what to expect in the third and final game in the new trilogy.
Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third game and climactic finale in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy. Fans can visit the series’ official site for a chance to play the game early and meet the developers at one of three exclusive reveal events in the United States.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 14, 2018.
Oh, what a day! We finally have official confirmation that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is headed westward to North America with a full English voice cast on September 4th. The catch? It will only be available on PlayStation 4, and PC. The Nintendo 3DS version will not be made available stateside, and the Switch version will come much later.
That’s some disappointing news on the Nintendo front, but at least fans of the series will have an option to begin with, as many were beginning to worry. You can hit the jump to check out the details on the English release, as well as the opening cinematic, and English gameplay.
Konami has decided to share the love of Super Bomberman R with the rest of the platforms outside of the Nintendo Switch, as the game has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Best of all? Each platform will have exclusive Bombers available for each.
Master Chief Bomber will be available on the Xbox, Ratchet & Clank Bomber will be available on PlayStation, and P-Body Bomber (Portal 2) will be available on Steam. Super Bomberman R launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 12th, 2018 in the Americas and June 14 globally, and on PC via Steam on June 13 priced at $39.99. Hit the jump for a full look at the new characters, and additional content.