It's been quite some time since the internet gave Tim Schafer a whole bunch of money and unknowingly started the Kickstarter revolution, for better or worse.
Today, at PAX East, the name of that game was finally revealed: Broken Age. There's a tad more info on the game's shiny new official site:
Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster—but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue.
I certainly hope so, and I can't wait to see more of Broken Age.
Gearbox announced a new playable class at their PAX East panel today, but now you can see the psycho bandit in action, in-game.
Check out the devs playing as Krieg in the video above.
Axe-swinging, dynamite-throwing...wow. He looks awesome and ragey and I want to play.
Here's some more:
Gearbox's last Borderlands 2 loot chests were such a hit, they decided to make a new version to match the style (aka diamond plated) of the in-game chests in the sequel.
It's a collaboration with Think Geek, and they're only releasing 5,000 of them.
The chests will be stocked with new content, including redeemable in-game legendary weapons or items that will scale to your character's specific level. It also comes with a Goliath mask that you—your real, fleshy self—can wear, as well as a Shift code (found on the back of your mask) to redeem a customizable Goliath head for your in-game self. There's some art in there, too: wanted posters for each of the original vault hunters.
It'll be available in May for $99.99 on Think Geek's site, or ShopGearbox.com (for international folks, you can pick one up at forbiddenplanet.co.uk).
The next character class in Borderlands 2 is a big, bad, psycho (you know, one of those bandits you shoot and kill all the time) named Krieg. An ex-psycho bandit that you can actually play as.
Gearbox has been teasing the next playable character class for Borderlands 2—a hulking, silhouetted baddie—since SXSW. But we finally got a few new details about the guy today at Gearbox's PAX East panel.
Krieg's main action skill is melee-based as we suspected, and it incorporates his Buzz Axe. When you attack with the action skill activated, Krieg swings his buzz axe at an enemy to get his full health returned to him. Of course, you can tweak the skill trees to your liking, but that's basically how it will work.
The DLC character will be available sometime this May for $10.
Update: We've got the teaser trailer up above, but we also got a bit of info on the skill trees for you in the images below. Sorry for the not-so-perfect angle:
If you've played Borderlands 2 to completion and then played it through to completion a second time on True Vault Hunter Mode, and you're still looking for more, you'll be happy to hear that the game is getting something of a new game plus plus mode.
It's called Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, and you'll have to be at level 50 to run through on what will essentially be a third playthrough. This official third playthrough means, of course, that the difficulty will be scaled much higher. Gearbox announced the news today at their PAX East panel.
The update comes out next week on April 2. Best news, though? It's a completely free update.
Top image the excellent work of mentalmars
At Gearbox's PAX East panel today, the developers of Borderlands 2 announced that players maxed out at level 50 will finally be able to get to leveling their characters again. As of April 2nd (next week!) you can download what is basically DLC for 11 extra levels (that's up to 61).
But it'll cost you $5 for the add-on, unless you've got that nifty season pass.
The add-on will also come with the return of the Pearlescent weapon type, which was a set of high-level weapon drops and an extremely rare find in Borderlands 1. We haven't seen this weapon type in the sequel yet, but if you download the add-on next week, you might see it pop up here and there if you're lucky to find one of those crafty little guns.
So this is what's happening right now before Gearbox's PAX East panel, where our own Tina Amini is standing by to report any and all further shenanigans live as they happen.
This is the first footage from Zombie Studios' latest, a survival horrory-looking game called Daylight. There's not yet much to know about it, besides that it's powered by Unreal Engine 4 and its world is entirely randomly generated.
I posted a while ago about the Kickstarter-funded Delver's Drop, another procedurally generated indie title, and several commenters expressed disdain toward games whose levels aren't meticulously curated, inch-by-inch, by coffee-addled designers. That's certainly a valid viewpoint, but I think there's a case to be made for randomly generated experiences that are different every time you start up a new game, as well.
Especially when that experience is meant to scare you senseless, like Daylight clearly is. This way you'll never see the scares coming—that seems to be the idea, at least. All I know is if I tried to use my iPhone as a flashlight like that the battery would die long before I found my way out of the abandoned hospital.
Daylight is expected to be released on Steam some time this year.
BioShock Infinite, one of the
year's most anticipated releases, takes you to a new dystopia on
Tuesday. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon already is available on
3DS today. For sports fans, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 goes back
in time on Tuesday.
• Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
• Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)
Infinite (PC, 360, PS3)
Woods PGA Tour 14 (360, PS3)
• Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (360, PS3)
• Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin (360, PC)
• Pandora's Tower (Wii)
• Machinarium (Wii)
• 16 Bit Arena (PC)
• Battlefield 3: End Game (360, PC DLC - for non-premium subscribers)
of the Ravager (PC)
• Dungeon Hearts (PC)
• GRID (Mac)
• HarmoKnight (3DS)
We only just got confirmation that the HD remasters of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 are coming to North America, and already the first official trailer has surfaced. So what if it's partly in German?
As far as we know, this trailer was supposed to come out tomorrow. We've reached out to Square Enix to see if their plans have changed now that the German version is apparently out, but we haven't heard back yet.
In the meantime, enjoy the footage from the remastered Final Fantasy X, displayed at the highest quality that Youtube can manage. In addition to giving us a peek, the trailer confirms once again that X and X-2 will be sold separately on Vita, rather than bundled together like on PS3. Our next question, naturally, is whether Sony's much-appreciated Cross-Buy principle will apply in any way, but it may be a while before we get an answer to that one.