Telltale's Game of Thrones series is getting it's next chapter, the fourth of a planned six episodes, and judging by this trailer, we can expect some dramatic events. Not that that's unusual in this universe. If you haven't played this series yet, jumping in now may be a good time, as you'll have several episodes to play at once.
The PC and Playstation versions are due out Tuesday, May 26th, with the Xbox versions on the 27th and the mobile versions the day after that.
Watch the trailer for yourself below, but be wary that there are spoilers if you're new to the series.
The two Portal games are perhaps two of the most delightful games ever made. They were full of smart gameplay, and a story mode that was honestly funny and intelligent. And then there was GLaDOS - as far as robot personalities in videogames go, she is right up there with Claptrap for me.
Also dealing in games that can be very delightful: Zen Studios. Their Zen Pinball franchise is a many-tentacled empire with feelers in just about every franchise out there. Now they've added one more, and that is Portal. Portal Pinball will feature Chell, Wheatley, Atlas, and P-Body are all back. Get your Companion Cube to watch the trailer with you.
I really wasn’t expecting to see any new character reveals for Street Fighter 5 until at least E3 but Capcom just seems to be full of surprises. Out of nowhere, they released a trailer this week showing off the return of M. Bison in they’re new fighter.
Bison sure has aged in the interim between SF4 and SF5, as evident by his silver mane. While a majority of his offensive arsenal looks the same, they all seem more powerful and focused as he has evidently mastered his control of his Psycho Power.
Star Wars: Republic Commando was one of the vanishingly few good things to come out of the execrable Star Wars prequel trilogy. A squad-based shooter that followed an elite team of clone troopers throughout the Clone Wars, it took a darker, more serious approach to the Jar Jar infested setting of the prequels. The gameplay was tight and challenging, with surprisingly good squad AI and tense shooter action not seen in the Star Wars universe since Dark Forces.
Now lead programmer Brett Douville takes us on a very informative longplay of the game's campaign, fielding Twitch questions and giving insight into the development of this very special game. In this first part he details the first hour or so of the game, and it's interesting the tricks and sacrifices they had to make developing for both PC and the rather limited original Xbox.
Republic Commando was to be followed by a Stormtrooper-focused sequel called Imperial Commando, which would have leaved the regrettable prequels behind and focused on the Galactic Civil War of the original film trilogy. I've wanted a Stormtrooper game since forever, so it's kind of heartbreaking the sequel never got past pre-production. With Disney slashing and burning everything in development except the questionable new Battlefront game, we'll probably never see Imperial Commando. Still it's fascinating to see Brett Douville play the game he helped make a decade ago.
Netherrealm Studios wants to take things back in time a little bit with the latest kostume pack to be released for Mortal Kombat X. The Kold War Pack is now available on your digital store of choice for the game. Previously, this pack was only available with some of the launch bundles of the game, but now it is available for everyone. The pack, which costs $3.99, adds three new costumes to the game: Motherland Sonya, Tundra Sub-Zero and Revolution Kano.
I don’t usually buy into the various costume DLC for games but I play MK X so much that I can’t help but pick up the ones released for this game. It may not seem like much to those who aren’t fans but it adds a nice bit of variety to my experience. You can check out the official trailer for the new duds in the video below:
Nintendolife has an extensive interview with Q-Games' Dylan Cuthbert coming later today, but here's an interesting early anecdote. Cuthbert worked on the original Star Fox and the SNES sequel that never saw the light of day. Various ROM images of the cancelled Star Fox 2 have leaked over the years, and dedicated fans have even patched and translated them into what amounts to an essentially finished game.
Well, Cuthbert reveals that his team back at Argonaut Software finished the game and an actual completed ROM image still exists. Nintendo even provided a copy when Q-Games was developing Star Fox Command back around 2005. Cuthbert says that despite the impressive ROM the fans have stitched together, the actual completed game was even bigger and deeper. Sadly we probably will never see this version but it's cool to think about in any case. With a new Star Fox slated to hit Wii U this year, who knows? Nintendo might get nostalgic on us and drop a nova bomb on the Virtual Console...
To me, cyberpunk usually means a rain-streaked future dystopian metropolis and existential questions about androids and the contents of their dreams re: sheep. Cameron Kunzelman's Epanalepsis is a bit different, and it's out on Steam now for $6.99. There's also a 20% discount for launch week. The launch trailer is pretty similar to the previous one but it does detail the game's past-present-future narrative a bit more.
This new live action trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight takes a different approach that I really like. It basically shows ordinary people--an office worker, a fireman, a basketball player--standing up and being courageous in their own right. Batman fights injustice but serving as an inspiration for others is just as important, if not more so, than punching Two-Face in the jaw.
Of course if Warner Bros. thinks this spiffy trailer will make me forget about the outrageous $40 season pass, they have another thing coming. I'm excited for Arkham Knight and I appreciate creative marketing like this, but I'm still pretty cautious too.