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You would be Slightly Mad to miss Project CARS 2 coming to Xbox

Project CARS 2

Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have once again, teamed up, to bring us news of a follow up to arguably the most intense driving experience on console. Project CARS 2 is the game and it promises to be even more authentic than the first iteration.

Project CARS 2 is being created by gamers and tested by a team of world-class racing drivers, whose ranks include two-time Le Mans winner Tommy Milner, Rene Rast of the Audi factory test team and stunt driver Ben Collins; long thought of as the man inside the now infamous white helmet of the Stig. It aims to be the continuous choice for the world’s best Esports drivers and teams while also delivering the full spectrum of motorsport racing for all levels of racers with complete freedom to choose what and where to drive.

Project CARS 2 invites racers to challenge a host of online opponents, or take on lifelike AI in the most beautiful, authentically crafted and technically advanced racing simulation game on the planet. Slightly Mad Studios’ confidence game is strong.

Project CARS 2 will improve on what was one of the highest rated racing games of its generation, shifting up a gear and offering the largest track roster ever on console, with a wide selection of over 170 licensed vehicles from the world’s most iconic motoring brands as well. All of this is offered along with support for 12K and VR where available.

The input from professionals isn’t where the developer-listening has ended though. This new title will offer an Online Championship game mode, which has been much requested by fans. This will allow you to create and join ongoing racing leagues, with Esports functionality built-in from day one, including Competitive Racing License accreditation. Rallycross and IndyCar are also catered for and you can even be the Broadcast Director for the whole event. It promises to create a whole virtual world of championships to to lose yourself in.

Track conditions have had a tweak too, with the Livetrack 3.0 system using dynamic time of day, seasonal, atmospheric and race weekend track evolution conditions to constantly evolve the racing surface. Fight against Mother Nature with dynamic weather that now includes snow and even take on the challenge of ice tracks such as the official Mercedes-Benz Driving Events Winter Training Ice Track in Sweden. This will be a faithful recreation of the ice track Mercedes use in Sorsele, in the very north of Sweden.

Look out for more to come from Slightly Mad and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe regarding Project CARS 2 as it marches towards it’s slated late 2017 release date on Xbox One.

It’s time to go Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has revealed its pre-order offers in the up and coming title Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. As expected the game will come in a variety of offerings including a Deluxe and Collector’s Edition. So check out below as we take a closer look at what’s included in these, the general pre-order bonus and also the Season Pass.

For players who pre-order any version of the game, a special character from Dragon Ball Super as well as the Tao Pai Pai Stick, to fly with style in Conton city, will be included free of charge. However for all UK customers this offer will be available exclusively from GAME.

Deluxe Edition – Fans who purchase the Deluxe Edition will get the game as well as the Season Pass. The Season Pass will have access to 4 massive packs featuring additional playable character, episodes and quests (including master quests), stages, skills, costumes and accessories. You will also have access to an early access character and Future Trunks from Dragon Ball super.

Collector’s Edition – Along with all the above the Collector’s Edition will also offer a 34 cm Son Goku Master Stars figurine and the official Time Patroller’s Guide. All of which will be presented in an exclusive collectors box.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Collectors Edition

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be coming to Europe, Middle-East, Australasia and Africa for the Xbox One, and PC Digital on October 28th 2016. Find out more about Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on the Official Website.

Eldar are coming in Warhammer 40k Eternal Crusade

Warhammer 40k Eternal Crusade

If you’ve played any of the excellent Warhammer 40K titles on PC, you should know that the Eldar are one of the most ancient races in the 40K universe. Today, Behaviour and Bandai Namco Entertainment have revealed that the ancient and advanced Eldar faction will be deployed in the upcoming Warhammer 40K Eternal Crusade.

Based on the best-selling gaming universe, Warhammer 40K Eternal Crusade will bring together Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Orcs, Eldar and Tyranids in huge battles across the universe.

The game will pit player vs player or player vs environment as your squads work together to engage in massive battles and exterminate the other factions. Choose from 20 different sub-factions, earn hundreds of weapons, customisation options and accessories. All of these are drawn from 29 years of Warhammer 40k lore.

The Eldar seem more advanced than the other races thanks to their great psychic powers. Though they once ruled the stars, the proud and ancient Eldar brought a terrible curse upon themselves that sundered their empire forever. Now they struggle against the dying of the light, deploying their few remaining warriors only in the face of gravest threats. On Arkhona the Eldar fight to reclaim a world that was once theirs.

This massive online 3rd person shooter will be released this summer for Xbox One.

You can find out a little more about the latest title in the Warhammer roster, here.

Here’s that all important Eldar info trailer:

Gobble up PAC-MAN 256 on Xbox One soon


He’s coming up to 36 years old. 36! Who would have thought that PAC-MAN would have stood the test of time when he was initially conceived way back in 1980? He’s had cartoons, more titles than you can shake a stick at and even a wife with her own spin-off games. Quite a fun-packed ride for such a simple concept.

To coincide with the wee yellow one’s 36th anniversary, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe are bringing PAC-MAN 256 to Xbox One. This latest version of PAC-MAN is a faithful console representaton of the popular mobile version, even down to the almost infamous “256 Glitch”.

PAC-MAN 256 will feature our little yellow friend with the voracious appetite munching his way through Pac-Dots and Power-Pellets. Even after all this time, he will still need to be nimble enough to avoid the notorious Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. The Xbox One version will allow up to 4 friends playing in a local co-op multiplayer mode. You’ll be nudging each other out of the way to grab a whole host of crazy power-ups though.

Full social sharing will be available in-game as well as 10 unlockable themes.

The game is being developed by 3 Sprockets, developers of Fight the Dragon and Cubemen along with Hipster Whale who are famed for the popular Crossy Road mobile games.

Director at 3 Sprockets; Seon Rozenblum;

We have really enjoyed working with Bandai Namco Entertainment and Hipster Whale on PAC-MAN 256 for mobile, and having the opportunity to ship it on the latest generation of consoles and PC is the icing on the cake for us! We can’t wait to see how much fun players have with it.”

PAC-MAN 256 will be heading to Xbox One on the 21st of June. Here’s a taster of the fun it will bring.

Project CARS announce Game of the Year Edition

Ever since the release of Project CARS in May 2015, the community racer has gone from strength to strength and today Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have announced the upcoming release of Project CARS Game of the Year Edition.

The game of the year edition builds on the all ready succesful Project Cars racing sim with extra content including,

  • An additional 50+ cars (125 total)
  • 4 tracks (35 unique locations, 100+ layouts total)
  • 60+ community-created liveries
  • 500+ features and improvements that have been added since launch

In addition, the Game Of The Year Edition will feature two distinctive and exclusive items:

  • The iconic Nürburgring Combined Nordschleife+ GP circuit
  • 2 exclusive vehicles to Project CARS from Pagani Automobili, both unveiled today at this year’s Geneva Motor Show – the Zonda Revolucion, and Huayra BC.

The Game of the Year Edition is both a celebration and a thank you, from Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, to the racing community around the world as they have made Project CARS into the start of an exciting new franchise, and the leader in the sim racing game genre. So if you have thought about it but never bought Project CARS then personally I would hold out just a little while longer.

Expect to see Project CARS Game of the Year Edition hit the track in Spring 2016.

Project CARS ninth DLC released


Project CARS has had some incredible DLC released for it already and it’s hard to believe that we’re already on the ninth set of cars for the title.

Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have released the US Race Car Pack, featuring some of the States’ most iconic race liveried muscle.

Included in this DLC are:

  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
  • 2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3
  • 2014 Dallara DW12 Indycar
  • 2016 Ford Fusion Stock Car
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT12

Wait.. the Aston Martin? Is that even American? Well, no it isn’t, but as it’s this DLC’s free car I suppose it can be forgiven.

Project CARS US Race Car Pack is available now, here, for £2.79 or your local currency equivalent.

Still undecided?

Dark Souls III shows it’s true colours


Bandai Namco are really gearing up for the release of the much antcipated Dark Souls III. They’ve released the next in a line of new teaser trailers, with this one highlighting the dangers of the Kingdom of Lothric. Set to a hauntingly good backing track, the Kingdom is showcasing it’s True Colors of Darkness.

Will you be ready to defeat them?

Dark Souls III is still on schedule for a 12th of April release.

Dark Souls III season pass details revealed


Who’s been waiting for Season Pass and digital pre-order news on FromSoftware’s incoming sword hacker, Dark Souls III? The good news is, your wait is finally over.

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have today revealed an exclusive digital pre-order deal on Xbox One for Dark Souls III, as well as a Season Pass programme for the title.

If you pre-order Dark Souls III from the Xbox Store, here, then you’ll recieve a digital copy of the original Dark Souls. This will be playable on your Xbox 360 initially, and later through the Backward Compatibility feature on Xbox One. This code will be delivered to your Xbox Message Centre 7-10 days after pre-ordering.

Also announced was the Dark Souls III Season Pass programme. This will be available for both the standard and will be included in the digital Deluxe Edition, containing the main game, the Season Pass, official soundtrack and dynamic theme. This is available for pre-order here, costing £69.74.

Pricing and further details will be unveiled as we approach the 12th of April launch.

Dark Souls III gets all cinematic


It’s only a couple of months until we get our grubby gauntlet-clad fists on Dark Souls III. Bandai Namco have started that run-in by releasing the game’s opening cinematic as a new trailer.

Introducing the freshly risen Lords of Cinder in the lands of Lothric, Yhorm the Giant, Aldrich the Saint of the Deep, Farron and his Undead Legion and more await your passage. The Pilgrims have ventured North and have discovered truth in the Old Words.

This is just the beginning.

Dark Souls III is due for Xbox One release on the 12th of April.

Project CARS reveal Stanceworks DLC


It’s about time we got the next Project CARS DLC update. This will be DLC number eight from Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco. It’s hard to believe that there’s been so many already.

This DLC is Stanceworks themed and features five new vehicles and a new 4.5 mile long Highlands track.

So, for your pleasure, the Stanceworks Track Expansion, which is out now, will include:

  • BMW 1 Series M-Coupe Stanceworks Edition
  • MX-5 Radbul Formula Drift
  • BMW 2002 Turbo Stanceworks Edition
  • KTM X-Bow-R
  • Ford Falcon FG
  • Bannochbrae track

This DLC’s free car is the 2014 V8 Supercar Touring series monster, the Ford Falcon FG. Also included are the BMW 1 Series M-Coupe with Stanceworks livery, a special version of the BMW 2002 Turbo, the frankly bizarre KTM X-Bow-R and “Mad” Max Whiddet’s extreme drifting machine, the MX-5 Radbul.

Bannochbrae is the featured track and, being over 4.5 miles of stunning Highlands of Scotland acreage, takes in the village of Bannochbrae along the side of its infamous misty loch. The sweeping curves and spectacular views might just distract you from the driving though.

Project CARS Stanceworks track expansion DLC is out now.