Are you ready for some gaming? Hopefully so, because the autumn release season is in full swing. Chella surveys the field and picks out the top six titles that no gamer should be without in the coming few months.
The battle for Destiny is also a battle for gamers as Bungie’s new FPS could secure a sales lead for the PlayStation 4 this Christmas, thanks to the help of some clever marketing tactics from Sony. All’s fair in love, war and gaming, right?
Life Is Strange is the second game from French developer, DONTNOD, who published Remember Me in 2013. Its latest game, is an episodic mystery adventure, funded and published by Square Enix on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. DONTNOD’s first game, Remember Me was cyberpunk adventure with a female lead and Life Is Strange also puts a girl in the centre. But that’s where the similarities end. Life is Strange is about a girl called Max, who returns to her hometown in Oregon, after being away for five years. She reunites with her former best friend, Chloe, who’s father […]
BioWare unveiled Shadow Realms, at Gamescom 2014, during the EA press briefing. Coming to PC, Shadow Realms is an action RPG, pitting four players against one. BioWare is the creator of the incredibly successful Mass Effect and the Dragon Age series and released a number teaser trailers in the lead-up to Gamescom. Lead game designer at BioWare James Ohlen says on the Shadow Realms website, “Shadow Realms has its genesis in old school Dungeons & Dragons. When I first started designing BioWare RPGs back in the 90s, what drove me creatively was the desire to give players the experience I had while […]
Chella reports on all things Gamescom this week. Watching both major conferences, it looked like Microsoft would finally put one in the win column, until Sony came out and blew them away once again.
According to a new Eurogamer report, Rise of the Tomb Raider is probably a timed exclusive for Xbox One and Xbox 360. When pressed on whether the game will make it to other platforms, Xbox boss, Phil Spencer was a little bit cagey. He did admit that the deal “has a duration”. Spencer said, “I have Tomb Raider shipping next holiday exclusively on Xbox. It is Xbox 360 and Xbox One. I’m not trying to fake anybody out in terms of where this thing is. What they do with the franchise in the long run is not mine. I don’t […]
Another Sony exclusive, Rime is the upcoming puzzle adventure from Deadlight developer, Tequila Works. The stunning, whimsical trailer put the pretty into the Sony press conference, offering visions of a boy lost on a mystical island. The game shows promise and more than an element of Ico, as a boy in a tunic journeys across a deserted island. There is a mysterious white tower and some fantastical elements, such as copper globes on legs. I kid you not. The cel-shaded animation is reminiscent of the Legend of Zelder: The Windwaker aesthetic. This is whimsy with a capital whim. Check out the […]
Sony’s Gamescom press conference delivered first ever gameplay footage of new IP, Bloodborne. The action-RPG is a PS4 exclusive and the trailer shows a game with more than a hint of the gothic. Check out the moody trailer for yourself: Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment Developers: SCE Japan Studio Platforms: PlayStation 4 Events: Gamescom 2014
Michel Ancel, the man behind Rayman and Beyond Good and Evil, was at Sony’s Gamescom press conference to reveal his new game, Wild. The PS4 exclusive Wild is not a Ubisoft game, but part of Ancel’s indie studio Wild Sheep Studio. Wild’s big boast is that you can play any living creature in the game world. And what a world. The humans are primitive, tribal types, but creatures include giants, skeletons, prehistoric creatures, including, boar, bears, sharks and eagles. There are no gameplay details, so just watch and enjoy: Developers: Wild Sheep Studio Platforms: PlayStation 4 Events: Gamescom 2014
Heavenly Sword developer, Ninja Theory has a new poster girl, as it announces Hellblade with a teaser trailer at Sony’s Gamescom press conference. The presentation simply showed the trailer with no additional details, but a little investigation reveals that it’s based on Celtic myth. The teaser shows a tribal looking woman holding a rune-covered sword in the middle of a stone henge. It looks set to follow in the stylish action footsteps of Heavenly Sword. Self-published by Ninja Theory, Hellblade will come to console on PS4 first, but no indication of when. Take a look for yourself: Publishers: Ninja Theory […]