Steel Rats is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year and is already lighting up the 2018 awards scene with eight nominations and one win for ‘Best Gameplay’ at the Game Connection Awards and a nomination for ‘Best Indie Game’ at the Digital Dragons Indie Showcase. A new story trailer has been released for this motorbike combat racer which shows the members of the Biker Gang for the first time.
BREAKING NEWS from Coastal City, as an alien invasion by a mysterious and deadly species of ‘Junkbots’ has begun. Fearless reporter, Veronica Vance, is on the ground bringing you the first details of how this disaster started and the identities of the ‘Steel Rats’, a heroic biker gang doing what all good biker gangs do: saving their city from aliens.
Where did the junk bots come from? Who sent them? Is that a toaster they’re using as a weapon of destruction? These are the questions plaguing the people of Coastal City and only through this extra special video edition of the Coastal Post will you get your first glimpse of the invading armada and see what brought a city to ruin.
Meet the colourful characters and personalities that make up the fearless ‘Steel Rats’ a biker gang with no choice but to defend their city from the invading horde. See their spectacular riding skills! Witness their leather clad, spike laden shoulder pads! Gasp as they take to the streets at full throttle, ready to wreck and ride.
Steel Rats is a visceral and ground-breaking evolution of the 2.5D action arcade genre, fusing destructive, octane-fuelled motorbike combat and death-defying stunt gameplay, set in a visually stylised retro future world.
Space Hulk: Tactics is due for release sometime in 2018 and Cyanide Studios and Focus Home Interactive have just released a brand new trailer. Space Hulk: Tactics is a faithful adaptation of the board game, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, bringing unique twists to the cult classic formula. The new trailer showcases the game’s battle system, team management, customization and unique card system, so you’re ready for glorious combat when Space Hulk: Tactics releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Click here to read Rich’s recent review of Space Hulk Deathwing Enhanced Edition.
First twist is the innovative new card system, giving players greater control and more options than ever before. Grizzled veterans and Space Hulk newcomers alike will find the cards add a new layer of depth, replayability and customization, as explained in the trailer. Also showcased are the two non-linear, narrative-driven campaigns, offering hours of epic single-player entertainment. One campaign sees you commanding the stalwart Blood Angels Space Marine Terminators, while the other puts you in control of the alien Genestealer forces for the first time in a Space Hulk game.
The game also provides an intuitive but powerful community tool in the form of the map maker, with dozens of varied objectives and endless possible combinations of layouts, objects and tilesets. Once completed, share your maps with others for the community to play and rate.
Finally, Space Hulk: Tactics offers a deep customisation system affecting both gameplay and the appearance of your squad. Hand-craft your forces from one of four Space Marine Chapters or four Genestealer Hive Fleets. A host of cosmetic customization options for every limb, joint, and weapon allow you to choose the exact look of the units in your roster. All multiplayer cosmetics are unlocked from the very start, along with all multiplayer cards.
Only a couple days after it was announced that Sonic All-Stars racing is coming to Games with Gold, Sega have revealed that Team Sonic Racing is Sonic’s new racing title, it will be developed by Sumo Digital.
Sonic Team Racing is all about team-based races. Teams will compete in races of up to 12 players, plus there will be online multiplayer and local co-op modes, including four-player split-screen.
Teams will be comprised of three players who can use special moves to help out their team mates and knock out their opponents.There will be 15 playable characters and lots of options to customise cars.
Keep an eye out for more details on the game during E3.
Warner Bros & TT Games have announced LEGO DC Super-Villains, which means for the first time we’ll playing as villains rather than heroes. Not only that, we’ll be able to create and play as our own Super-Villain, teaming up with all of DC’s well known enemies.
In the game, the Justice League has disappeared, leaving Earth’s protection to a newcomer group of heroes from a parallel universe, proclaiming themselves as the ‘Justice Syndicate’. Renowned DC Super-Villains from the ‘Legion Of Doom’ discover Earth’s newest heroes may not be the heroes they claim to be. With each player’s completely customisable Super-Villain character in command, this team of misfit lawbreakers must join forces to discover and foil the evil plans the incognito strangers have in store.
LEGO DC Super-Villains will be released on consoles on October 19 2018.
From what we’ve heard, this game is under development at both Bethesda Game Studios’ main office in Maryland and at the Austin office formerly known as Battlecry Studios. That Austin office, which started in 2012, was making a hero shooter called Battlecry before Bethesda cancelled it.
We’ll here more at Bethesda’a Conference in a couple of weeks time.
All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time.
Details on each game are below:
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
In the final chapter of the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy, play as the assassin Nikolai Orelov as you continue the centuries-old battle against the Templars. Set in the backdrop of the October Revolution in early 20th century Russia, you must infiltrate the Templar base, steal back an ancient treasure, and rescue the princess in this exciting 2.5D action-adventure.
Smite Gold Bundle
Get ready to join one of the most-played titles on the Xbox One. Choose from over 90 gods and mythological icons, including Thor, Loki, and Cerberus and wage war in epic online battles. Exclusive to Gold members, the Smite Gold Bundle offers over $100 worth of free content, including 20 extra gods and over 50 bonus items such as skins, announcer packs, and more.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Join Sonic and over 20 legendary Sega characters in this ultimate racing title. Transform your vehicles mid-race from car, boat, and plane as you try to win on land, sea, and air. Challenge up to 10 players online or play against your friends on four-player split-screen. With 16 dynamic tracks to test your skills. It’s not racing; it’s racing transformed!
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Relive the scenes from all four of your favorite “Indiana Jones” movies, as only the LEGO games can. Build and battle your way out of trouble, create your own levels, and play two-player split-screen for a true, one-of-a-kind experience!
In my review of EGX 2017 I mentioned a great little indie puzzle game called Shift Quantum, from Belgian developer Fishing Cactus. Shift Quantum is a cyber-noir puzzle platformer where you can shift black and white in order to invert the world and solve the puzzle. Its been in development for over a year and the alpha has been available through Steam but is now getting its full release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch on May 30th here in the UK.
The developers also wanted to go one step further with Shift Quantum so they have given you the opportunity to design and build your own mind-tingling puzzles. Having a level editor open to the community was on top of the features list for Shift Quantum. The tool was created early in development, and the level designers even created everything you see and play in the game using it. All 117 levels!
Fishing Cactus have also revealed details about the soundtrack to Shift Quantum. “Everything in Shift Quantum is about contrast; like a constant conflict between two parts. But what truly brings this feeling and atmosphere alive is the soundtrack, and to coincide with the theme of duality, we decided to work with two different music composers, Volkor X and Simon Felix in a very unique way. Each track was composed one after another in a form of ‘duel’ between the composers, so each track was embellished from the last. The atmospheric, dystopian and cyberpunk-esc score will be available to purchase and download from the Steam and PlayStation Stores on May 30th when Shift Quantum is released; or you can pre-order the Cyber-Noire Edition exclusive to PS4 Europe, now, which includes the game, soundtrack and other goodies.”
Click here to pre-order the PS4 Cyber-Noire Edition.
Six new titles are coming to the Xbox Game Pass service in June, including the debut of Next Up Hero, an action packed dungeon crawler developed by New York indie studio Digital Continue and published by Aspyr. The other five titles are MotoGP 17, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, The Technomancer, Wasteland 2: Directors Cut and Disneyland Adventures, which is also an Xbox Play Anywhere title.
Next Up Hero – Inspired by classic games like Zelda: Four Swords and Smash TV, this is a crazy-fast co-op dungeon crawler with unique heroes, epic loot, and tough-as-nails monsters that will kill you. A lot. Every time you die, you leave behind an echo who can be raised by the next hero to fight as AI followers. The more heroes die, the more echoes are raised, and the stronger the community grows and a robust community is needed to take down the most punishing levels in the game. As the saying goes: the harder the level, the greater the loot!
MotoGP 17 – Ride on the official tracks with all the riders and bikes from 2017 MotoGP Championship and 2017 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Discover more than 70 legendary riders from 4 Stroke, 2 Stroke, 500cc, 2 Stroke 250cc and 2 Stroke 125cc. Choose your path to become a champion with two different career modes: Rider and Team Manager. With the Rider career, you can be hired by various real teams from the championship, and race after race gain reputation with the final goal of winning the MotoGP Championship. With the brand-new Team Manager career, you can be both a rider as well as a team manager, founding and managing your own team. Everything needs to be managed, from purchasing the best-performing vehicles to hiring the best engineers and riders. For the first time in the MotoGP franchise, you can play with your friends in the online cooperative mode, creating your team together and competing against others for the final victory!
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – Celebrate the Blue Bomber’s 30th anniversary by jumping, shooting, and sliding through a colorful variety of the hero’s unforgettable adventures. This collection showcases the platforming icon’s evolution from the 16-bit to 32-bit era, followed by a triumphant return to his glorious 8-bit roots. Slay the vampiric Shade Man below a robot graveyard in Mega Man 7. Face off against the airborne Tengu Man in his flying fortress from Mega Man 8. Make the burly Concrete Man from Mega Man 9 crumble with your Mega Buster. Travel to a ‘90s vision of cyberspace to delete the electrifying Sheep Man in Mega Man 10. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is also packed with a host of new features, such as extra challenges, a museum of Mega Man history, and much more.
The Technomancer – Forge the destiny of Mars in this action-RPG set on a cyberpunk planet during the War of Water. Technomancers are mage-warriors who use their innate ability to harness destructive electrical powers. In The Technomancer, you are on the brink of becoming a full-fledged Technomancer, but to do so you must cross deadly wastes, avoid pursuers, and protect a terrible secret. A dynamic dialog system enables you to alter the course of the plot depending on your decisions. You will also craft equipment, weapons, and armor, recruit companions and explore tribal communities of Mars along your journey.
Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut – When words fail, bullets prevail. In Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut, the ultimate edition of Wasteland 2, you take on the role of a Desert Ranger – a lawman dedicated to civilizing the post-apocalyptic world. You’ll visit dozens of locations carved out by survivors of the post-atomic age, bringing with you your own brand of frontier justice. The Wasteland is full of groups looking to stake their claims in this brave new world. Sure, the Desert Rangers may want to ensure peace and safety, but not everyone’s so idealistic. Some might be your allies, and others, your enemies. And yet, more just want to use you as much as you want to use them. Your decisions in dealing with the factions of the Wasteland will determine the fate of its people, as well as your own.
Disneyland Adventures (Xbox Play Anywhere Title) – Travel to Disneyland where dreams come true and explore the magic of the kingdom! With 18 iconic attractions, there are adventures waiting around every corner for fans of all ages. Journey through Mickey’s Toontown, Adventureland, Main Street, U.S.A., Critter Country and other classic favorites with your autograph book for the ultimate keepsake. Get your camera ready to stroll the park and meet the Disney princesses along with all of Mickey Mouse’s friends. Watch stories come to life as you fall through the rabbit hole into Alice’s Wonderland and battle Captain Hook with Peter Pan. Just remember to hang on tight during all of Disneyland’s rides!
This one really brings back some fond memories. Battlefield 1943 was probably the first online multiplayer shooter that this gamer can remember playing, and not sucking at! And, if you owned previously or have EA Access the game it now available for free with the magic of the Xbox Backwards Compatibility program.
Originally released in July 2009 and developed by EA Dice, Battlefield 1943 saw the player as as either being Marines with the United States Marine Corps or with the Imperial Japanese Navy and was a 24 v 24 multiplayer only game with three maps: Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima. After all players collectively reached 43 million kills, players received access to an additional Coral Sea map.
If you’ve not managed to pick this up previously click here to purchase on the Xbox site.