Ahead of its public beta that begins on December 29, Halo 5: Guardians will be available to a select number of gamers and Preview Program participants beginning December 19 until December 21. The three day closed beta will include content from week 1 of the public beta.
Here’s what we can expect from 343’s first real entry onto Xbox One:
Some say Gat out of Hell will be the best game in January. Some say the Armchairmageddon is the only way to drive.
Well the man who would know takes the chair for a pleasant drive through rush hour London – come January its virtual counterpart won’t be as ‘pleasant’ for the inhabitants of New Hades, with two mini-guns protruding from the chair’s arms, you’d think that onlookers wouldn’t just stop and stare!
Ah the GTA Heist, one of my favourite pastimes from the single player campaign of GTAV – why then was it absent from GTA Online? Well the good news is that it won’t be absent for much longer. Heists are coming in “early 2015′ and will allow you and three mates to plan, prepare and rob the rich folk of Los Santos and Blaine County.
Check out the trailer below and prepare yourselves for one great big payday!
Storm Island, now that’s a name that immediately casts some expectations on the latest piece of DLC for Forza Horizon 2. Available now for £15.99 (or £7.99 for VIP members) take on the elements as you embark on a road trip to a new location – Island Storm. Promising the “most severe weather conditions ever seen in a Forza game”, you’ll get to race against tropical storms and make your way through thick fog as you battle your fella racers to the podium.
The DLC may be on the pricey side but there’s a whole host of content packed into Island Storm that certainly gives you value for money. Firstly, there’s a whopping 90 events to play through that include five new modes. Multiplayer also gets a look in with four new Playground arenas, 20 race routes, six Gauntlet events, three Showdowns and five online Championships. There’s even five new cars to play with and a bonus hidden car located somewhere on Storm Island in a barn!
For the achievement junkies out there, there’s 500 points to be had totalling for 23 new achievements For the wannabe mechanics out there Storm Island brings with it the ability to add off-road suspension, tire, and transmission upgrades that can also be used on any of Forza’s car collection. For the legendary cars in the game there’s now the option to add rally body kits for that ultimate off-road race look.
There’s new elemental effects including swaying trees and lighting, new items, roads, bonus boards, a new Car Meet, Bucket List challenges, speed traps and speed zones plus additional Rivals events… Now that’s a whole lot of content!
Capcom have unveiled their plans for Devil May Cry’s entry onto Xbox One with a Definitive Edition of DmC and a Special Edition of Devil May Cry 4.
DmC will be released in March alongside all of its previously released DLC and run in glorious 1080p at 60fps. The Definitive Edition will also allow you to play through the “Bloody Palace” DLC as Vergil and take a crack at the game with three new modes that will surely test your mettle – Gods Must die, Must Style and Hardcore.
But wait, there’s more… new costumes inspired by the original Devil May Cry character designs are included for both Dante and Vergil. If you’ve always felt DmC’s combat was on the slow side then you’re in luck. Must go faster mode whacks the game speed up by 20% – can you hack the pace!
Devil May Cry 4 will be making its redux jump in the Summer of 2015 and at a guess it will also receive gameplay tweaks and include all of the previously released DLC.
Buy the Season Pass. Get instant access to the DLC 1 bonus weapon – AE4 Directed Energy Assault Rifle and custom weapon variant – AE4 Widowmaker Directed Energy Assault Rifle. At least that’s what the Havoc DLC Early Weapon Access Trailer tells us… take a look below then lock and load for some pew pew laser action in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.
Yep, you heard us right – February’s Games with Gold has been unveiled as #IDARB, the “constantly-evolving, crowd-sourced, minimalist game mechanic sketchbook”. Sounds pretty crazy doesn’t it! Well just check out the trailer which recreates the teaser trailer for The Force Awakens and make you own mind up as to whether this is genius or madness.
Techland has today unveiled their opening cinematic for their upcoming open-world action survival game; Dying Light. Last week they released the Story Trailer (embedded at the bottom of this story), but now we have a look into the events that set up the story line. Dying Light is based in the City of Harran, a remote ill fated city caught up in the middle of a mysterious outbreak and political tug-of-war between Harran’s Ministry of Defense and the Global Relief Effort. See more in this opening cinematic:
More about Dying Light: – Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression – but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.
Dying Light is coming to Xbox One in 2015 on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe. Keep looking to ThisisXbox for more news and coverage in the build up to release.
Sunset TV, the weekly in-game update show that can be watched from within the game, has blown the lid off the upcoming DLC – The Mystery of Mooil Rig. Unfortunately for Brandon, the regular Sunset TV host, Major Nelson has popped by to steal the show and unveil the new story mode which includes new traversal mechanics, outfits, weapons and multiplayer modes. Check out the episode below and get ready for Mooil Rig coming to Xbox One and Sunset Overdrive on December 23rd.
Independent game developers Stoic and indie publisher Versus Evil yesterday officially confirmed that The Banner Saga 2, the sequel to The Banner Saga, is coming to Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program in 2015.
The announcement comes after the official first reveal of The Banner Saga 2 at last Friday’s Game Awards held in Las Vegas. Trailer below:
There’s a seismic shift in the video game industry as consumers embrace the contributions and creations of independent game-makers such as Stoic, the incredibly passionate creators of The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2. We are very proud to be leading the way with The Banner Saga 2 announcement at what is traditionally a AAA game’s event. It’s a great time to be an ‘indie’ and we couldn’t be more proud to continue working with the Stoic team and our partners at Fearless Media who helped make this happen.
said Steve Escalante, general manager at Versus Evil.
For The Banner Saga 2, Stoic will continue the legacy and story of The Banner Saga. Featuring 2D animation and art, a tactical combat system and a cast of unforgettable characters, the original game earned several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for “Best Video Game”, finalist for “Excellence in Visual Arts” and two honourable mentions for “Excellence in Design” and “Excellence in Audio” at the 2014 Independent Game Festival.
The critical reception and widespread fan appreciation for The Banner Saga is overwhelming and humbling, and has the team at Stoic dedicated to delivering a fantastic sequel with The Banner Saga 2. Here we are announcing our next game, our way, on a world-wide stage. We have surrounded our development efforts with quality people like Austin Wintory, Malukah, Taylor » Continue Reading.