We've seen a lot of flashy pre-rendered trailers and even a live action tv spot but Rocksteady has been reticent to show off much gameplay from Batman: Arkham Knight. This new gameplay video, titled "Go to War" continues the brief gameplay we saw in the "Officer Down" trailer, as Batman rescues Poison Ivy from Scarecrow's gang. I have a feeling she will be less than grateful, but it is cool to see the various supervillains tearing each other to pieces in the absence of Joker's ironic stabilizing effect on Gotham's criminal element.
Oh, and Warner Bros Interactive? I still haven't forgotten about that ridiculous $40 season pass. Just letting you know.
Splash Damage and Nexon America have announced that their upcoming team based shooter Dirty Bomb goes into open beta on June 2nd. It's been in closed beta for a while now on Steam but the developers clearly want as much feedback as possible before the game launches in the fall. They also have a new dev diary up explaining their shift from class-based gameplay to a more individual MOBA-style setup.
Splash Damage are talented people but after reviewing Quake Wars and Brink I sort of realized that they've been remaking the same game for years now--that game being Wolfenstein Enemy Territory. They try to integrate story into a class-based multiplayer environment but I've never felt that the plots to their games were terribly well implemented. Hopefully dirty bomb, with its story of high-scale looting in a terrorist-besieged London, will integrate the plot a little better.
I saw The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses a couple years ago when it came to Columbus Ohio and it was really quite the experience. The concert has been touring in Europe and Japan but later this year it will be coming back Stateside for the Master Quest tour. It will be hitting a lot of major cities including Austin, San Francisco, Orlando and also Canadian cities like Vancouver and Montreal. Of course I'm pretty excited that the concert is coming back to Columbus on October 18th. Check the press release after the jump for the full list of tour dates.
In my opinion, Tanya should have been on the Mortal Kombat X roster right from the start. It makes no sense to me why she is featured in the story mode and then gets relegated to paid DLC while characters like Jax, who shows up for one chapter and then disappear for the rest of the story get the main roster treatment. Even some of the new characters like Erron Black and Ferra/Torr spend all of 5 seconds in story mode and then never show up again.
Anyways, Ed Boon confirmed that the MK4 original is coming next week.
If you are a Kombat Pass holder, you will get Tanya on June 2nd. Non Kombat Pass players will get her a week later on the 9th.
No other details have been released at this time although she will most likely come with a skin pack, and if I had to guess, I would think that it would be one of the Klassic skin packs since Tanya is technically a Klassic character.
No word yet on what her variations will be but I am hoping that NetherRealm will hold a stream this Monday to show her off like they did when Jason was released.
CD Projekt Red has announced what will be in the third and fourth pieces of free DLC coming to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt later this week.
A new Witcher contract called "Missing Miners" will task you with finding out why miners from a small village near Skellige are disappearing. The other piece of free DLC will change the looks of Geralt's main squeeze, Yennefer.
Last week's two pieces of content included a Temerian Armor Set and a surplus of additional beards and hairstyles for Geralt.
Mad Max, the upcoming game from Just Cause creators Avalanche Studios, now has a story trailer called Savage Road. An open world vehicular action game set in the universe of the Mad Max films, the game finally drops in September of this year.
This trailer doesn't reveal all that much of the story itself, but gives a good idea of what we can expect in tone. The open world also looks pretty amazing; very expansive and very striking.
If you haven't seen the absolutely excellent movie Mad Max: Fury Road (which is currently #30 on IMDB's Top 250 Movies, do yourself a favor and go see it. The game looks to be going after the same relentlessly high octane action of the movie, and if that's the case, we're all in for a treat this fall.
One of the more successful and popular games to come out of the indie horror explosion, Among the Sleep puts players in the footie pajamas of a baby as he searches for his mother in a supernaturally infested house.
The game has already been announced to have a PS4 release as well, but no word on the date for either of them yet. The PS4 version is expected to be one of the first titles compatible with the system's VR headset Morpheus.
It seems that horror games are making a push into console territory after becoming an absolute sensation on YouTube over the last few years. I'm excited to see the potential for bigger support of indie games, and I hope this turns out well.
Fans of Zen Pinball 2 can now offer their services in the name of science as Portal Pinball is now available on pretty much every system that you can think of. I’ve been playing with the table for a few days and can assure you that it belongs right up their with the best tables on the platform such as Walking Dead and the original Avengers table. We will have our full review of the table in the very near future, but until then you can check out some gameplay below, depicting our first session on the table:
EA Sports is giving everyone the opportunity to get Ronaldo, it seems.
FIFA 15's latest Ultimate Team Team of the Week features the La Liga Golden Boot winner Cristiano Ronaldo. While Real Madrid came up just short of winning the league title, Ronaldo still gets some love this week with an overall 97 rating. Players will want his ridiculous ability, featured in the form of 97 pace, 98 shooting, 88 passing, and 97 dribbling. That's practically unstoppable out on the left wing. Shinji Kagawa, who has enjoyed a solid spell at Borussia Dortmund, comes in at an 85 overall that is highlighted by a 91 dribbling and 87 passing, a solid addition to any Bundesliga squad.
As always, these cards, plus the rest of the In-Form group, are available until 6pm UK time next Wednesday.