Call of Duty's YouTube channel released two new videos highlighting two allied characters of the campaign's story. These are a British man named Arthur Crowley and a Frenchwoman named Rousseau.
Both videos showcase aspects of the game's story that directly tie in to each of the two characters. Crowley's is a mission to blow up a German supply train and then, presumably later in the game, infiltrate a German Garrison with Rousseau disguised as Nazi Officers. Rousseau gets a bit of character motivation and we get to see a bit more of the infiltration mission hinted at in Crowley's video.
I'm glad that we get to see a little more of the game's story in action, but given the story trailer that just dropped yesterday that showed something along the lines of the movie Fury or any entry from the Brothers in Arms series, it seems a little out of place that we're also getting what looks like the finale of Inglourious Basterds in a video game. We won't know for sure how the game will truly turn out until it releases on 3 November, and it's just one mission, but wow, Call of Duty: WWII looks to be going places.
The folks responsible for making the trailers of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus sure as heck know what they're doing.
A recently released video on Bethesda UK's YouTube Channel is aptly titled "No More Nazis!" and boy oh boy does it warm the soul. To sum it all up, lots and lots and lots of Nazis bite not only bullets, but hatchets and laser beams as well.
But more so than that, I think that the strength of this trailer is really in the tone that it displays. Bits of the story are dropped here and there, mainly short snippets of cutscenes and dialogue. They're all bitingly witty and provide an almost perfect amount of teasing of what the story's going to be: to ignite a revolution and take back America. There's also probably some commentary about America just taking whatever the Fuhrer says to heart that might be targeted at modern times.
Prepare to kill it when the game drops on 27 October.
As a NVIDIA GeForce card owner for the past few generations courtesy of NVIDIA, I've been using the features of GeForce Experience for a ton of my streaming and recording needs. Their Shadowplay functionality is top notch and one I turn to when streaming many times.
A week ago at Gamescom, they announced some new titles that are getting Ansel and Shadowplay Highlights support.
The biggest announcement is that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be the second title to get Shadowplay Highlights. Capturing great events in both video and screenshot format has never been easier and with NVIDIA's Shadowplay Highlights feature, it'll do it automatically for you. Currently the biggest title on Steam, if you want to show off to your friends your skills or your not so great moments, Shadowplay Highlights is there to help you out.
Ansel's a feature I really need to get more into as it can produce some incredible screenshots of some of the top games today. Over 25 titles have Ansel support and at Gamescom, Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, Hellblade, and Agents of Mayhem were announced to get Ansel support. Unity games and Unreal Engine games have support for Ansel and it will be coming to Amazon's Lumberyard, a fork of the Crytek engine, as well.
It's great to see NVIDIA continue to add support for new titles and I'll be doing some testing on both Ansel and Shadowplay Highlights here in the coming weeks.
Project Cars 2: I can't remember the last time I was this impatient for a new game to be released - it's been a months-long ordeal that was only exacerbated by the proliferation of Press Release videos on YouTube.
If that wasn't enough, those slightly mad folks just tossed out another trailer. Right around the 45 second mark, there's an in-car view from the driver's seat in a Formula car at Monte Carlo. I literally shuddered when I imagined what it's going to look be like in VR.
XBox and PS4 players have already had a chance to experience the fun-for-all action that is Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime and now it is coming to Switch Oct 3rd. The silly 1-4 player couch co-op has players meshing their abilities together to combat alien robots. It will be available for the low price of $14.99.
DontNod has given the go-ahead for Vampyr, their RPG thriller, to be moved to 2018.
Oskar Guilbert, CEO of DontNod Entertainment, explains:
"Delaying the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision. However, we believe that meeting a deadline should never compromise quality. We were still convinced just a few weeks ago that we would be able to release Vampyr this year. Unfortunately, a technical issue - now solved - has set our teams' schedule back at the end of the development.
This delay allows us enough time for all the polishing and balancing phase, much needed for a game of Vampyr's scope, with its ambitious, semi-open world, its complex narrative and deep RPG mechanics that give players a real impact on the world.
We want to thank our publisher Focus Home Interactive for giving us the means and time necessary to provide players a memorable experience... especially since so many of you are eagerly waiting for it."
The game will be available on PS4, XBox One, and PC in Spring 2018.
Need for Speed Payback is coming to the PC on November 7th and for computer games, having a fast smooth experience is essential in a racing game. NVIDIA's got some great hardware to make that happen and they have a new video showing off at how great the game can look.
Running at 4K and 60FPS, Need for Speed Payback looks absolutely gorgeous. I mean, look how nice and smooth the terrain looks as it passes you by. NVIDIA really shows off the graphical power of the game as the video was captured on a rig with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
The requirements as outlined by NVIDIA are as follows:
Recommended Requirements For 1080p60 At High Settings
Of course, if you want that full 4K 60FPS sweetness, you'll want to bump up from the GTX 1060 that's in the recommended line to the GTX 1080 Ti.
So check out Need for Speed Payback when it hits the stores in two months. In the meantime, drool over how pretty and smooth the game looks on a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
Shadow of the Colossus—a game that looms large on the consciousness of video gaming history—got another full-on PlayStation 4 Pro trailer (here's the one from June showing off mostly different footage). You can see the detail that went into every texture from the opening moments. Yes, you're the young man Wander, riding your trusty steed, Agro. But look at the textures and shadows in this narrow hall! And look at how it throws the doors wide open on the scenery down below as they ride forward!
It's a good trick. You get the dim lighting of the narrow hallway. You get the solid stonework. You get palm leaves casting shadows along bumpy surfaces. You get the bright yellow sun beaming through an overcast skybox. And you get a long, long sight line all the way down to a desert-swept ground, hundreds of feet below, and a straight and narrow bridge heading a country mile out to a dark castle.
Then we introduce the colossi themselves, one bursting through an ancient wall, rock particles breaking out in every direction, falling with a weight that a lot of game developers don't get right when designing their own busted architecture.
One colossus looks like a monkey holding a tower for a club. Then there's a rat-faced flying colossus, perching on a different tower. Then a flying serpent soaring above the ruins. A bug-eyed Sparta-mask-wearing one. Then it cuts back to the monkey colossus, a black spray of blood shooting out of its brain pan. Back to the flying rat with you dangling off its shoulder. Sparta colossus brings its pillar of a weapon down on you, or monkey colossus eats it, with the ground breaking up on impact. Either way, the message is clear: You must bring these beasts down.
This rebuilt-from-the-ground-up-for-PS4 Shadow of the Colossus is coming sometime next year.
Another Mortal Kombat combatant is coming as Raiden will be a playable character in Injustice 2. Today, NetherRealm Studios released a video showing off the God of Thunder in action.
As Raiden, you'll get access to his familiar powers such as his lightning strikes, teleportation, and flying tackle.
The video shows off another fighter who harnesses lightning in Black Lightning. Part of the premier skin for Raiden, those with the Ultimate Edition will be able to access the alternate look for Raiden when the second fighter pack comes out in October.
This November in Japan and Europe and next January in North America, Nintendo will be releasing Kirby: Battle Royale for the 3DS. Celebrating the 25th anniversary or the Kirby Franchise, the game will be an action-fighter with copy abilities from across the franchise with iconic favorites such as Sword and Hammer, as well as newer abilities such as Whip and Doctor. There are over a dozen abilities currently confirmed for the game but naturally your favorite might not make it in the game...or can it?
Right now Nintendo is running a poll that you can vote in once per day until October 2nd where you can choose your favorite copy ability from the franchise (not counting the mixed powers from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards) and the winner might have that ability featured in Kirby: Battle Royale. You can head on over to Nintendo's website to vote for your favorite. Not gonna lie, I know that Whip is already in the game but I had to vote for my favorite ever since I first played Kirby Super Star: Yo-yo.