Daedalic Entertainment shared the first screenshots of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum in an exclusive preview about the upcoming title. The game's focus will be stealth and traversing through enemy territory rather than fighting and special abilities. Looks like the upcoming title will not be anything like the Middle-Earth franchise. The release is planned for some time in 2021 for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
To celebrate Star Wars Day, the developers behind LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga were interviewed for StarWars.com and showed the cover of the upcoming title. A few intriguing details were shared; the upcoming LEGO game will contain nearly 500 characters. The game also spans across all 9 movies and you will be able to start with the trilogy of your choice. A release date was not shared yet, but it's expected to release later this year for PC, PlayStation 4, the Xbox One family and Nintendo Switch.
Microsoft has announced that it will hold an online event - named Xbox 20/20 - every month for the rest of the year. The event will focus on showcasing on everything concerning Xbox and the next generation of gaming. The first event started on the 7th and brought mixed feelings towards viewers, as everybody expected actual gameplay footage rather than trailers. Regardless, we are looking forward to their upcoming events!
Jason Dill shared some interesting stories on a recent episode of The Nine Club, a podcast hosted by Chris Roberts. Dill apparently was contacted to have his music appear in a new THPS game - and he put his boards in the line-up as well. As for Skate...
EA had contacted Dill concerning the Skate-franchise, messaging him that they wanted to make Skate 3 Mobile. Unimpressed, Dill urged them to make Skate 4 instead, wishing them "a lot of luck on Need for Speed 29.", adding that he "will not be in their stupid mobile game."
Naughty Dog shared a new trailer for its upcoming sequel of The Last of Us, which focuses on the story of the game.
This trailer comes days after the title has gone gold. With a release date set for June 19, going gold was only a matter of time. The announcement was accompanied by a heartfelt message shared by Neil Druckmann on their social media in which he thanked the teams that worked on the game. He ended the video by saying;
No matter what you’ve seen, or heard, or read, NOTHING compares to playing this thing from beginning to end. It’s a video game, you’ve got to play it.
Halo 2: Anniversary is ready to join the Master Chief Collection on Steam soon. The updated game will enjoy improved graphics and audio and, just like Halo: Combat, will include an option to switch between the updated and the original version.
When the full collection will be done, is not certain yet. For now, Halo 2 will join the collection on Steam on the 12th of June.
DIRT 5 is racing our way, bringing Nolan North and Troy Baker to the next-gen consoles as well. The title will bring couch multiplayer back as well so that you can play with up to four friends without needing an internet connection.
The game will also offer more of a choice rather than forcing you down a particular path. Many more features will be announced in the nearby future.
DIRT 5 has no concrete release date but is expected to release in October 2020 and is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One X, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X. These platforms will be joined next year by Google Stadia.
Released as a Playstation 4 exclusive in Japan in January this year, the newest Yakuza title finally will be coming to the west when the Xbox Series X launches. It will be a part of the Smart Delivery-program, meaning it will be playable on Xbox One as well; this includes a cross-buy setup. You will not have to buy the game anew should you upgrade to the Xbox Series X.
A concrete date has not been set in stone yet but Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be a launch title for the Xbox Series X and will also come to PC, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One family later this year during the holidays.
Indie studio FYQD's upcoming game Bright Memory: Infinite was shown by Microsoft at its online Xbox event. The game is set in a futuristic metropolis in the year 2036 where you get sent on an investigation where you will learn that the events that are happening are tied to an archaic mystery. Players will have the ability to combine skills and weapons together to generate different effects when utilized. Skills will be used for more than just combat as well, as they can be useful for puzzles or traversing obstacles. Smart Delivery will be supported, as well as DirectX Raytracing (DXR).
Bright Memory: Infinite will release once development is done and will be playable on the Xbox family devices as well as Steam.
Inspired by a variety of unique writers, Scorn showed a disturbingly beautiful trailer that included some clear H.R. Giger influences. Not a lot of details are known at this point; it will be a first-person horror adventure where you explore a world and learn more about its story along the way through solving puzzles and character development.
While no release date has been shared, Scorn is definitely on our radar. The game will get a release for the Xbox Series X and Steam.
16 years after the original Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, a sequel is finally nearing release. The trailer got revealed during the Xbox event and features parkour, fast gameplay and RPG elements as well. Caught between a civil war between vampire factions, the player will control a newly turned vampire, who will have to choose for an ally to stay alive. Quests will unlock and traits that are particular to that faction as well.
No actual release date is known as of now but you can expect the title to release later this year for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and the Xbox family.
TGS 2020 has been cancelled but fret not! The event will be held digitally instead at the same time as the actual event was supposed to take place. From September 24th to 27th, you can expect a digital version of the event, hopefully with lots of intriguing footage and some great announcements.
Dusk Golem has leaked some new horror game information; this time about the yet to be announced Resident Evil 8. The title seemingly will be the most gruesome one in the series so far with some disturbing enemy designs. More details were shared and you can find them right here. No official announcement is out there at this moment but according to Dusk Golem, an E3 announcement was planned for this year. With E3 cancelled, we'll have to see if we get one around that time or not.