Sun's Out Buns Out is the free DLC for Overcooked 2. It introduces two new canine chefs, two new dishes for the menu, and five new levels to play through. The DLC is free for all players and available now. The Sun’s Out Buns Out update re-introduces the sauce dispensers from the previous DLC, Carnival of Chaos, and includes new hazards of it's own like like fireworks. Fireworks in the kitchen? Rarely a good combo.
I've not gotten a chance to play Overcooked 2 yet myself. My brother in law absolutely adores it and I've put hours into the original and had a fantastic time. So it's great to see the sequel continuing to be supported and at a great price, free! One of these days it'll push to the top of my unplayed pile, maybe this DLC will do just that...
There was a lot of jibber-jabber in the press surrounding the original release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning back in 2012. Swirling scandal surrounded the finances of developer 38 Studios, and the fact that Amalur was down-scaled from its original scope as an MMORPG only served to distract the gaming press and public from what was ultimately a very solid and enjoyable open-world fantasy game.
I played Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on Xbox 360 when it released (a gift from my brother-in-law, who knew that I adored open-world RPGs), and it quickly became one of my favorite games of that generation. I was delighted to learn that remake/remaster factory THQ Nordic had snatched up the rights to the franchise last year, as I thought I would never see the shores of Amalur again.
But it's 2020, and anything can happen. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be releasing on September 8, 2020 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC - complete with every piece of DLC released for the original title. Crazier still - a new DLC add-on (Fatesworn) will be released in 2020. Could this be the precursor to a full sequel? For a certain sub-section of gaming fans, that would be one of the biggest gaming stories of the year.
For the uninitiated, Kingdoms of Amalur was a world/game created by some major fantasy heavyweights - bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion creator Ken Rolston.
According to a recent press release,"the game is best known for an unmatched level of player choice, including countless character customization combinations, as well as a rich story filled with a myriad of side quests that layer romance, magic, whimsy and political intrigue into the player’s primary mission. Ultimately delivering hundreds of hours of gameplay, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will take players from the vibrant city of Rathir through the vast region of Dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns as they uncover the secrets of Amalur!"
That sounds about right. Amalur is huge - with the player working their way though a very large selection of MMO-like zones, each with its own storylines, characters, and secrets.
The fact that this game became a weird footnote in gaming history is a total injustice, and the fact that this franchise is being dusted off delights me beyond reason.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will release in several editions. The standard edition will retail for $39.99, while the Fate Edition (which will include the upcoming DLC) will run $54.99. Superfans may opt for the Collectors' Edition ($109.99), which will include:
Publisher Blowfish Games and developer Caustic Reality have announced that their psychological horror thriller Infliction: Extended Cut is now available on Nintendo Switch. Billed as an interactive nightmare, in Infliction: Extended Cut you explore the haunting history of the small suburban family as reality warps around you. You can use your camera to gather and examine evidence, but an AI horror stalks you the entire time and the deeper you delve into this mystery, the more unhinged this broken family home becomes.
I honestly haven't played the original Steam release of Infliction but I will say this, I love how it wears its inspiration from P.T. on its sleeve. Games like this tend to be disappointingly linear but Infliction has piqued my interest; maybe I'll finally pick it up on Switch. You can grab it on the eShop here for $19.99.
Devolver Digital and studio Flying Wild Hog have revealed the long-anticipated Shadow Warrior 3 in a new teaser trailer. As usual Lo Wang is cracking wise and filleting demons, although the trailer hints at some other new elements. He appears to have a new grappling hook to aid in mobility, but then again post-Doom Eternal any shooter that doesn't let you bounce around like Daffy Duck on speed will feel positively sedate. Wang also looks like he's about to unleash a hadouken, but flips his enemies the bird at the last second, so no telling whether that's a new attack or just a smarmy joke.
I've been a fan of the crazy Polish folks at Flying Wild Hog ever since I got sucked in by their immersive cyberpunk shooter Hard Reset, way back in 2011. It's amazing that it's been that long but I was also quite fond of their Shadow Warrior reboot (GN score 9.0) and its even nuttier sequel (ditto), which seemed to foretell the id Software FPS revival and the current renaissance of the 90s-style shooter in general. I'm still holding out for that Hard Reset sequel (maybe a self-aware pastiche in the wake of Cyberpunk 2077?) but I'm just as excited to see the gameplay reveal for Shadow Warrior 3 during this year's Devolver Direct on July 11th.
This game is being built by one person. A solo developer who's worked for three years "in the dark cave of my room." And yet Manor Lords is one of the most exciting early access titles I'm seeing on the horizon.
It already had my attention with the gridless, free-form Cities: Skylines-style city-building mechanics. Roads organically bending to accommodate foot traffic, wagon routes, and curving with the landscape. Stick-by-stick buildings going up, shaped and nailed into place by villagers. That would've been enough for me. But then Manor Lords further introduces Total War-like battles with swords and shields, a whole lot of suits of armor, and, yes, enough tactics to keep Total War fans scratching that itch.
Not sure I'm as sold on those kinds of battles. But I'll acknowledge that it's ambitious to combine those fights with such do-what-you-want city management. As long as those suits of armor don't come anywhere near my actual buildings. I didn't see a whole lot of defensive structures going up. It's not like these farmers can turn their plowshares back into swords, can they?
Manor Lords hits Steam Early Access in Fall 2020. Easiest wishlist I've made all week.
Persona 5 The Animation was released in Japan a few years ago and while it's been available to watch with subtitles since then, there hasn't been and English dub of the series. Until now that is. Atlus and AniplexUS have announced that the full series has finally gotten that English dub with most of the English VAs making their return to voice our favorite characters.
Ren Amamiya: Xander Mobus
Ryuji Sakamoto: Max Mittelman
Ann Takamaki: Erika Harlacher
Morgana: Cassandra Lee Morris
Yusuke Kitagawa: Matt Mercer
Makoto Niijima: Cherami Leigh
Futaba Sakura: Erica Lindbeck
Haru Okumura: Xanthe Huynh
Goro Akechi: Robbie Daymond
Now while that is all well and good, there is a catch. The series is available to buy as a 6 disk Blu-Ray set.... for $300. Good lord. Well if you are interested, the Blu-Ray set can be pre-ordered on Persona 5's official website and will be available on September 29th.
Want to fight mindless bloodthirsty creatures on a derelict space station? Want to bond with a friend at the same time?
Hellpoint could be your game. Check out the latest co-op trailer below.
Hellpoint, a hardcore action role-playing experience in the genre of science fiction, will be released on July 30, 2020. The game is landing on several PC platform stores (Steam, GoG, and Epic Games Store), as well as on consoles - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Are you enjoying your freedom? You don't have much longer to make the most of it.
Ahead of Destroy All Humans! July 28 release, Black Forest Games released the "Dependence Day" trailer, showcasing more of the upcoming remake's gameplay.
Once this cult-classic returns, players will be able to terrorize the people of 1950s Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137. Harvest DNA and bring down the US government in the remake of the legendary alien invasion action adventure.
Get ready to annihilate puny humans using an assortment of alien weaponry and psychic abilities.
If you would have told me that Ben 10 is turning 15 this December I likely wouldn't have believed you before today. It's hard to believe that Ben Tennyson and his Omnitrix first hit our TVs in 2005 and since it's a long running franchise, naturally there have been several video games. Well it's time to add one more to the list as Ben 10: Power Trip launches October 9th on the PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam. The game focuses on Ben's efforts to uncover the truth behind four mysterious crystals unleashed by the evil magician Hex that threaten the world. Ben must use his Omnitrix to transform into various alien creatures to save the world. While not much has been released about the game so far, a short trailer has been uploaded and you can pre-order the game over at the game's official website.