Sony Online Entertainment has been dabbling in open worlds for several years, but these vast playgrounds are about to receive an extra degree of realism. Both H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2 are expected to receive dynamic weather in the near future, which will include overcast clouds, rain, and even snow.
Alright, here's a challenge. Let's attempt to get through one Mighty No. 9 post without making any references to Mega Man. Ready? Let's go!
New video footage for creator Keiji Inafune's upcoming platformer, Mighty No. 9 released earlier today, showing off some more early gameplay footage.
Vlambeer has tossed an awful lot into its roguelike, Nuclear Throne. But there's been something missing... something important. Oh yes, an actual nuclear throne! That will no longer be the case, though, as the latest Steam Early Access build introduces an official endgame scenario that has players doing battle with a final boss: a literal nuclear throne.
It's been a productive month for the folks at Special Operations Forces Studios. The group of former Zipper Interactive developers have made their pitches to potential publishers at E3 for their spiritual follow-up to SOCOM known as H-Hour: World's Elite. They also made the switch to Unreal Engine 4 and are showing off the game's current look with a new video.
Light gun games can be a hit-or-miss process when it comes to bringing them to home consoles. For every game that's done right, like the Time Crisis series on PlayStation 2, we get one that goes horrendously wrong, like the pitiful ports of Revolution X. The situation with Viktor Kalvachev's Blue Estate is a bit more critical, mainly because it's introducing the genre to the PlayStation 4, at a time when first-person shooters like Killzone: Shadow Fall and Wolfenstein: The New Order are dominant. Does this comic book-based shooter stand a chance?
Actually, yes if you're in the mood for it.
Last week in a fit of nostalgia spurred on by Shovel Knight, I picked up Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse as well. It's a classic of the NES era, and I was happy to pay $4.99 to experience it again. But twice that amount just to have it across both of Nintendo's platforms? No thanks.
Bohemia Interactive has taken the next step to ensure that Arma 2 survives the Gamespy shutdown. A new 1.63 update for Operation Arrowhead will ensure that online matchmaking survives by formally transitioning from Gamespy to Steam.
Cliff Bleszinski, who worked his magic on Jazz Jackrabbit 2 and the Gears of War saga for years before stepping away into semi-retirement from Epic Games two years ago, is just about ready to unveil his latest project. He sent out a message to fans stating that we'll know more within the next week.