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How to Survive 2 announced

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Eko Software and 505 Games today confirmed that the sequel to this months Games with Gold title, surprise indie hit How to Survive, is not only on its way but will be hitting Steam early access before the end of the year.

Taking place in the universe of the successful first game, this new title offers more advanced graphics, hundreds of objects to craft, all with the appropriate backdrop of the French Quarter of New Orleans and the bayous of Louisiana.

Several months have passed since the episode in the archipelago of Los Riscos. Now the infection has spread and turned into a global pandemic. All around the world people are trying to survive from day to day, hoping regain a semblance of normal life. The player starts the adventure in Louisiana; to maximize your chances of survival, you will have to build a secure camp and quickly develop your ability to survive in this hostile environment.

How to Survive 2 will include co-op of up to  4 players simultaneously, while 16 players in total can join your camp.

Crafting  and levelling returns in force, with expanded inventory and blueprint lists, and an even more elaborate skill tree than before. Build, upgrade and protect your camp from zombie incursions.

Although at this stage there is no word of a console version on the cards, the success of the first title in the series could indicate a repeat of form, with a console version appearing quite soon after its pc release.

I have reached out to the PR teams at 505 Games and Eko Software for further information. For now, lets hope they can see the benefit of a multi-platform release and enjoy the prospect of once again following the sage advice of Kovac as we face off against the hordes.

Homefront : The Revolution playable at EGX2015

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EGX, the UK’s largest games event, and Deep Silver, the world renowned developer-publisher, are excited to announce that open-world shooter Homefront: The Revolution will be playable at EGX this 24th – 27thSeptember.

Homefront: The Revolution throws players into an alternate near future dystopia, where a humanitarian crisis has brought the USA to its knees under the brutal military control of a globally dominant Korean corporation. Surveillance drones, armoured patrols and police violence have become every-day life in Philadelphia, the once proud birthplace of American independence. However, in the ruined outskirts of the city, resistance is getting stronger…

After watching a scene-setting video, visitors to EGX will be able to play 20 minutes of Homefront: The Revolution, attempting to wrestle back control from the occupying Korean force and increase the power of their fledgling resistance.

In addition to the playable demo, the team from Deep Silver Dambuster Studios will be presenting an in-depth Developer Session at 3pm on Friday 25thSeptember. More details will be released nearer to EGX.

The Assembly VR demo playable at EGX 2015

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EGX, the UK’s largest games event, and nDreams, the UK’s biggest specialist VR developer-publisher, are excited to announce that nDreams’ immersive virtual reality game The Assembly will be playable publicly for the first time at EGX this 24th – 27thSeptember.

The Assembly is an incredibly immersive story-driven, character-focussed first-person adventure game built from the ground-up for all the major VR headsets, including Oculus Rift (Windows PC), Project Morpheus (PlayStation 4) and HTC Vive (SteamVR). At EGX the team will be demoing the game on the Oculus Rift. At its core, this unique VR experience offers players moral dilemma, discovery, exploration and mystery. All from the dual perspectives of the game’s two main characters.

Over the summer, we’ve been busy enhancing every part of The Assembly, from its story and setting to its gameplay and graphics

, said Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams.

Until now, we’ve only exhibited the game to the press, so we’re thrilled to be giving The Assembly its first major public outing at EGX in Birmingham. We’re really looking forward to seeing what the gaming community make of our adventure in VR!

David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events, added,

nDreams are at the forefront of virtual reality storytelling. We can’t wait for the public to get their hands on The Assembly for the first time and experience what is possible with this incredible new technology.

Check out nDream’s E3 2015 trailer for a taste of what to expect

New trailer for indie game Caffeine

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You awaken aboard a caffeine mining space station to find yourself, a young boy seemingly all alone. The only thing you know for sure? Something bad has transpired here…

Confused and alone, you start to explore this seemingly derelict space station finding cryptic notes and messages everywhere you look, could these be clues to what has happened?”

Caffeine, the sci-fi horror from Incandescent Imaging is expected to arrive this year on Xbox One.

In preparation for the launch, a new gameplay trailer has been revealed at Gamescom.

 

Just Dance 2016 gets a new feature

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Ubisoft have announced nine new tracks for Just Dance 2016 and revealed a new lip-syncing-focused mode called “Showtime,” which will be available for new-gen consoles.

The new Showtime mode will allow players to unleash their inner star by creating unique music videos of themselves performing. Players lip-sync and perform along to hit songs in the game and the video footage is then turned into a fun shareable music video. The music videos pull in both creative visual elements and pop cultural references— each song will have a distinctive and visually original atmosphere.

Just Dance 2016 will feature 40+ tracks from artists like Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman and Lady Gaga. The new tracks revealed at Gamescom include:

“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea Ft. Charli XCX

“Fun” by Pitbull Ft. Chris Brown

“Lights” by Ellie Goulding

“I’m An Albatraoz” by AronChupa

“Circus” by Britney Spears

“Balkan Blast Remix” from Angry Birds

“Stuck On A Feeling” by Prince Royce

“Boys (Summertime Love)” by The Lemon Cubes

“Rabiosa” by Shakira Ft. El Cata

Ubisoft reveal new Spectator Cam for Rainbow Six Siege

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Ubisoft have revealed a new Spectator Cam for Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer, allowing an 11th member to watch the battle unfold. Allowing the player to watch the match in real time, they are able to follow individual players on the battlefield, and observe all teams and objectives.

Spectator Cam will offer the player a real-time overview of the strategies and tactics as they unfold, making watching the multiplayer mayhem both entertaining and informative.

This will be a fantastic mechanic for competitive matches too, making it much easier for commentators to follow the action as it happens.

Rainbow Six Siege is due for release on October 13 on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.

Players are still able to sign up for the closed beta via the Rainbow Six Siege website.

New trailer showcasing the different styles of the Frye twins

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Ubisoft have released a trailer showcasing the individual styles of Evie and Jacob Frye in their latest title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, you will have the opportunity to take control of either Evie or Jacob Frye throughout the story, and experience their different approaches for a common goal.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is due out on Xbox One and Playstation 4 on October 23.

Battlefront’s Fighter Squadron swoops in

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The subject of air combat has been the subject of a heated debate among fans of Battlefront, with DICE adamant that the much-loved Space Battles wouldn’t be coming to their version of Battlefront. They have however got something else up their sleeve – Fighter Squadron – 20 player aerial battles with skies full of X-wings and A-wings versus Tie fighters and Tie interceptors. There’s even AI pilots flying around, so expect one heck of an action-packed game mode.

The objective is simple – get to the kill score limit before the opposing team, with extra points available if you can destroy the enemy team’s transport shuttle. Each ship has a unique ability, and there are numerous powerups strewn around each map, including a special powerup that allows you to pilot the iconic Millennium Falcon or Boba Fett’s Slave-1.

It’s not Space Battles, but surely after watching the brand new trailer below you can’t help but be excited for Fighter Squadron!