By 23 January 2015 | Categories: news


New story trailer for The Order: 1886 released

A new trailer for a big-name game making its way into view is for The Order: 1886. This one though, sets up more of the story, which until now, has been somewhat on the vague side. On this front, it looks like the game will be as layered as its alternative Victorian setting - there is some heavyweight gravitas acting here; apparently even Knights had to deal with politics and emotional volatility.

Of course, it’s not only exposition, there is loads of action-packed gameplay and a few glimpses at some tantalising weapons also on show. Additionally, you may want to watch out for one character’s moustache, which looks like it be prevalent enough to earn its own billing as a supporting character.

What is really interesting though, and indicative of the high expectations for the PS4 exclusive, is that the game has already gone gold. Simply put, come this February, it looks like we are in for a treat of note.

MOBA title The Witcher Battle Arena officially launches

Geralt and his posse of Witchers are set to cross swords in the mobile-specific MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) The Witcher Battle Arena, which officially launched on iOS and Android devices yesterday. The Witcher Battle Arena was designed by CD Projekt RED in conjunction with Fuero Games, with tablets being the preferred battleground for the game itself.

The game is free-to-play, with in-app purchases being thrown into the mix in order for it to generate some profits. In it, gamers will be able to create their own Witcher character, with a definitive World of Warcraft or Dota 2 style look to it. At the moment, gaming modes are limited, but CD Projekt RED says that a monster hunting and boss mode are in the works. To check out all the free-to-play action in person, view the launch trailer below.  

New Exo Zombies Havoc trailer emerges

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was and is a terrific game, but the go-to playbook in popular culture these days to make something good even better is just add zombies. That is exactly what the incoming Exo Zombies Havoc DLC pack is intended to do. What’s more, as Kevin Spacey did in the main game, several other well known actors – namely John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal – will be lending their voices and their likenesses to the new content.

But that is not the only good news. As the new trailer clearly shows these are definitely not your slow, shuffling variety of zombies, but rather are a new breed – fast, relentless and all teeth and terror; in fact, more reminiscent of vampires, and not the cringeworthy, emo kind that sparkle either.

Ubisoft debuts Grow Home for Windows PC

So what happens when you take robots, plants and Little Big Planet-style gaming? Ubisoft's latest Windows PC offering Grow Home. Along with Ubisoft's announcement, a teaser trailer has debuted showcasing everything that the geometrically shaped world of Grow Home has on offer.

The game itself comes courtesy of Ubisoft's Reflections Studios, and is a far departure from the designers’ other efforts, which includes The Crew and Tom Clancy's The Division. Windows PC users who give Grow Home a try, will be introduced by an infectiously-loveable character named BUD (Botanical Utility Droid), whose main directive is sourcing new plant life to re-oxygenate his own home planet. Grow Home is built around climbing and exploration, and could prove to be a nice little PC game come 4 February.


Borderlands: The Handsome Collection set for next-gen release

All Borderlands fans take note, the definitive Handsome Collection is set to hit next-gen consoles come 27 March. As the name says, this collection focuses in on the Borderlands franchise's perennial villain - Handsome Jack. The collection consists of two titles, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre Sequel, with access to exclusive content for both also on offer. Developer's 2K Games has slapped a $60 (R680) on the Handsome Collection, which would normally cost in excess of $100 if the games were purchased separately.

One of the added features will allow users to transfer saved files from their Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, and pick up the action where they left off on their next-gen console. Borderlands will also incorporate a four-player split screen, which happens to be a first for the franchise. If you still need convincing, give the launch trailer for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection after the break.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited announced for next gen consoles

The latest news from Bethesda Softworks is that multiplayer roleplaying game, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, will finally be available on next gen consoles (the PS4 and Xbox One), with the release date being a not too distant 9th of June.

The game will include all the updates and content additions to date, while players on the PC or Mac will be able to explore Tamriel’s vast world alongside their friends on console.

That is not the only Tamriel-related news from Bethesda  this week – it also confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has dropped its subscription fee entirely across the board. Instead, it will require a once off purchase.

The company elaborated that Bethesda will, however, offer ESO Plus to players who wish to pay a single monthly charge for a premium membership service. This would grant exclusive in-game bonuses, a monthly allotment of crowns to use in the store, as well as access to all DLC game packs while a member. PC/Mac players with active subscriptions on 17th March will be automatically enrolled into ESO Plus and begin enjoying its membership privileges.

Contributions by Robin-Leigh Chetty.


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