Diablo see’s promising future in 2017

The Diablo series has been a massive success over the last 20 years and doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Blizzcon 2016 has just taken place in Anaheim California, like every Blizzcon there are exciting announcements and new releases. While most games are centered around PC releases the console has seen some inclusion over recent years. This year is no different, developers Blizzard are making consoles a firm part of their games and including the console in most updates and expansions.

Diablo will see a brand new class, the Necromancer.

In my opinion Blizzard make some of the best cut scenes ever. There have been a load of new announcements that include the following:

DIABLO III: REAPER OF SOULS @ BLIZZCON 2016 FEATURES:

  • 20th Anniversary Dungeon: The original Diablo labyrinth is back in Diablo III form.
  • Nostalgia Can Be Deadly: Recreated the events, monsters, and levels from the original Diablo.
  • Fresh(ened up) Meat: Original Diablo, The Butcher, Skeleton King, and Lazarus return as epic boss fights.
  • Presented in Glorious RetroVision™: Special90s-inspired audio and visual filters for that “classic” look.
  • The Necromancer: Wield the power of the dead with Diablo III’s newest playable hero class.
  • Master of the Dark Arts: Her magic draws from the power of blood and bone.
  • The Old Skills and the New: Command an Army of the Dead, control a mighty Blood Golem . . . 

. . . and make all the corpses EXPLODE!

  • Necromantic Sets and Legendaries: The Necromancer will be able to collect many rare treasures of unearthly power, including new Legendaries and Set items.
  • Rise of the Necromancer Pack will include the character, an in-game pet, two character slots, two stash tabs, a portrait frame, pennant, banner and banner sigil. (Pricing TBD)
  • Explore Deadly New Zones: The foul stench of evil continues to spread across Sanctuary.
  • Shrouded Moors: This harsh, inhospitable land has been abandoned for centuries.  But something stirs within its perpetual fog—as though a dark presence has taken hold.
  • Temple of the Firstborn: An ancient monument to the earliest nephalem. The temple is hidden beneath the surface of Sanctuary, where it has escaped the notice of most mortals.

 

  • Seasons Coming to Console: Console and PC Seasons will align in Season 10
  • Console Seasons will include the Season Journey, Leaderboards, and all rewards and cosmetics.

Looks good don’t you think. I am a massive fan of Diablo 3 having bought it on multiple formats it’s nice to see Blizzard including everyone in the updates.

 

Ubisoft announce 2 books for the Assassins Creed film

With the impending release of the Assassins Creed movie, Ubisoft have announced 2 books to accompany the film. The first being the official film tie in which tells the story of Callum Lynch as he discovers his ancestry and his descendants part in the secret society of assassins.

The second book is entitled Assassins Creed: Into The Animus. This is a behind the scenes look into the making of the movie and gives a unprecedented insight into recreating 15th century Spain. Along with interviews from the cast, set and costume designers this is definitely something for the avid Assassins Creed fan. The movie and the book are set for release at the end of the year and from the trailer it looks amazing.

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Gas Guzzlers Extreme powers it’s way to Xbox One

Do you like cars? Do you like guns? Do you like racing? Do you like explosive action? Do you like cars shooting guns while racing and blowing things up? If you answered Yes! or Hell Yes! to any of those questions then the perfect game for you just made it’s way to Xbox One.

Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a high-octane racer from Iceberg Games. You start with a bog standard car and race your way to an armed to the teeth epic motor. Gas Guzzlers Extreme is set to offer massive explosions, the ability to upgrade your beast and a ultra fast racing experience…oh and Zombies, lots and lots of Zombies. What’s not to like.

 

  • Combat racing at its best, featuring a blood pumping single player campaign with over 12 hours of gameplay.
  • Fast-as-lightning multiplayer tournaments with 7 different modes (classic race, power race, battle race, knockout, deathmatch, last man standing and capture the flag); with up to 4 teams available in team play mode.
  • 350+ miles of road across 40 tracks, 8 arenas and 7 different environments.
  • 12 unique weapons, on-track bonuses and power ups.
  • 18 customizable cars (12+ upgrades, color, rims, stickers, etc.).
  • Multi-path tracks and sponsored events.
  • Instant play with vicious AI Bots populating your multiplayer match while other players begin to join in on the fun.
  • Beautifully displayed high definition visuals with extensive vehicle damage, motion blur effects and custom paint jobs.
  • Full force feedback controller support as well as keyboards, joy pads, joysticks and racing wheels.
  • Packed with tons of unique humor and personality.

You can purchase Gas Guzzlers Extreme now on the Xbox Marketplace HERE.

Watch_Dogs 2 Season Pass detailed

Launching November 15th, Ubisoft have unveiled what lies behind the Watch_Dogs 2 season pass, which gives PlayStation 4 owners 30-days of exclusivity on the three DLC packs included in the pass. The pass is bundled with the Gold Edition of the game or available separately for £29.99.

The packs will extend the adventure with extra missions, new enemies, co-op challenges and the usual customisation extras that find their way into DLC packs.

  • T-Bone Content Bundle available December 13th on PS4 – so around Jan 11th on XO.
  • Human Conditions available Spring 2017
  • No Compromise available Spring 2017

The Psychedelic Pack and Root Access Bundle will be available on launch and feature new outfits, skins and the Zodiac Killer mission.