Disney Interactive officially announced today the latest playable characters to appear in the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity - Merida and Maleficent.
Merida and Maleficent are playable in the all-new Toy Box 2.0 mode of the game, along with all characters previously released for Disney Infinity. Players will be able to use both characters, plus hundreds of Disney-themed items, locations, props and vehicles, to create new adventures in customised worlds.
Key highlights include:
- Merida: With her untamed fiery red locks, this headstrong Disney•Pixar Princess will definitely leave her mark in Disney Infinity. Between her sharp sword and bow combo attacks with ricocheting arrows, she can upgrade her aim with elemental freeze arrows, freezing enemies in front of her then following up with rapid shots showing off her impressive athletic skills as an archer and sword fighter.
Both Merida and Maleficent will be available in retail stores this fall. Additional Play Sets and characters will be announced in the coming months.
- Maleficent: The wicked title character from the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film employs numerous magical powers and can attack using her magic in melee and ranged combat. To defeat enemies, Maleficent has the ability to utilise projectile and area of effect attacks that affect multiple targets within a specified area, brambles that she summons from the ground and ravens that she can call on to attack targets.
My.com has released new track screenshots for their action-racing game, World of Speed revealing the sunny Azure Coast.
Combat Ready Starter Pack announced for Retail
The company also announced the Combat Ready Starter Pack, containing a war chest’s worth of in-game gold and other goodies at a discounted price of £15.99. Included in the package are:
CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS INVASION IS THE THIRD DLC PACK FOR 2014, COMING FIRST, EXCLUSIVELY TO XBOX 3rd JUNE
Invasion DLC Pack Delivers Four New MP Maps and the Next Chapter in Extinction’s Four-Part Episodic Storyline.
Call of Duty® fans should mark their calendars and prepare for Invasion, as Activision and Infinity Ward today revealed the third massive DLC Pack for Call of Duty®: Ghosts. Launching 3rd June first, exclusively on Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360, Call of Duty®: Ghosts Invasion delivers four new multiplayer maps from unique locales around the world, each with hidden secrets and unique Field Orders. Invasion also includes “Episode 3: Awakening,” the next thrilling chapter in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative taking players deep into an alien underworld to discover the truth behind the Cryptid attack.
Invasion is available a la carte or as part of the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass, which gives fans access to all four epic Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Packs** planned for release in 2014 –Onslaught, Devastation, Invasion and Nemesis.Invasion’s four new small-to-medium-sized multiplayer maps feature the fast-paced gameplay Call of Duty fans crave, each one donning a distinct look, feel and unique killstreak.
Anchoring the Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC Pack is the next instalment in the game’s Extinction mode episodic narrative, “Episode 3: Awakening.” In Awakening, the team descends into the perilous alien underworld to strike at the subterranean fortress of the Ancestors – the mysterious puppet-masters behind the Cryptid invasion. Armed with a range of new hi-tech weapons and equipment, the team must penetrate a series of defensive barriers to reach the Ark and unlock the secrets of the Ancestors’ psychic powers. As the final battle draws closer, the fate of the Earth and the future of the human race hang in the balance.
When Titanfall first graced the Xbox One it managed to take over the lives of quite a number of gamers’ lives. At least four of the staff here at Backwards Compatible have spent well in excess of forty hours in Multiplayer action.
Now the monster is back as Titanfall has released its first batch of new maps. These are Swampland, Runoff and War Games. As with all Titanfall maps, verticality is clearly apparent as can be seen from the trailer above. These new arenas are helping to grow the variety of maps that already exist in the base game and will be added to with future DLC releases.
Each new map adds a different tactical feel to the game:
Swampland is, as it sounds, a swamp environment with man-made structures dotted around the outskirts. The trump card, however in this map, is the natural flora of the environment as Pilots use trees to their advantage to gain position against the opposition.
Runoff continues the theme of water but, instead, returns players to a more industrial location. This map is centred around three structures, all with several access points on multiple levels, keeping the action fresh and varied on every playthrough.
Lastly we have War Games, or maybe it should be called Wall Games, as this is, by far, a Wall Runner’s dream. The environment lends itself to the sprightly pilots who embrace the more useful parkour aspects of Titanfall.
Each map has its own play advantages for each player style but always be mindful that a Titanfall is never far away.
The Titanfall Expedition DLC shipped for PC and Xbox One on the 15th of May and will release for Xbox 360 in June.
This post has been sponsored by EA Games, but all thoughts are our own.
With World of Warships getting ready to set sail, the developers have decided to take to video to answer some of the communities questions.
Watch the video below and if you still have queries do not be afraid to reach out, as this is a team who do listen to their players.
Steel Wool Games and Indie Publisher Ripstone announced today that their Platform-Adventure game Flyhunter Origins will be coming to PS Vita, PC, Mac, Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Tegra powered devices this summer!
Let’s set the scene… Zak is a bumbling alien spaceship Janitor and wannabe Flyhunter from Burgarol 3. He works on board the Flyhunter Crew’s legendary spaceship; ‘The Frog’ but deep down he longs for an exciting adventure of his own. Somewhere in Earth’s orbit, while the heroic Flyhunters are deep in cryo sleep; The Frog’s cargo of super-important exotic insects from the latest hunt is mysteriously jettisoned into Space, crash-landing back on planet Earth! It seems that clumsy Janitor Zak is the only one around to save the day. Can this accidental hero swap his sweeping brush for a super-cool fly swatter and take on the role of daring Flyhunter? It’s a good job Zak’s used to cleaning up – because he’s in a huge mess! Hurry! Help this little dude complete his mission, before “The Investors” find out their expensive bugs are missing!
Start your engines! Slightly Mad Studios and My.com today released an all-new gameplay trailer for upcoming racing MMO, World of Speed.
Sacred 3 hits shelves on 1st August
Deep Silver today announced that Sacred 3, the latest installment of the classic Sacred series, will be available on 1st August for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system as well as Windows PC. In this arcade Hack ‘n’ Slash game, players will journey towards becoming the ultimate hero of Ancaria – not only with the support of their friends, but also by using spirits of legendary descent that are sealed within the heroes’ iconic armaments.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham will be available beginning of Autumn 2014 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held, as well as for PC.
In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics Universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.
By Matt Taylor
Information has been leaked by various sources regarding the next title in the Battlefield series, with more information on the rumoured cops-and-robbers themed title brought to light today.
Banners and logos for what are believed to be the name of the next game, Battlefield: Hardline, as well as emblems and symbols from various sources have been discovered, with the Battlefield based Twitter account Battlefield Daily posting a number of screenshots.
While EA are yet to comment on the leaked images, it would make sense for the company to speak up after the leak. EA and main series developer DICE have a history of releasing titles and DLC packages for the Christmas period.
THE WOLF AMONG US - A Telltale Games Series Episode 4- 'In Sheep's Clothing' Trailer and release details
The fourth episode of 'The Wolf Among Us,' 'In Sheep's Clothing,' will be available starting Tuesday, May 27th on PC/Mac as part of a season pass for $24.99 USD on the Telltale Online Store, Steam and other digital distribution services; and on PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 3 in North America (SCEA) individually for $4.99 USD, or as part of a season pass which includes access to all five episodes.
History's greatest heroes clash in "Arena of Fate" – a brand new IP from Crytek
Step into the shoes of legendary heroes from history and fantasy and lock horns in "Arena of Fate"; an action-packed online multiplayer game coming to PC and consoles soon from Crytek.
Among the iconic figures in Arena of Fate are the likes of Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper and Baron Münchhausen. Tap into their famed traits in battle as you bring Frankenstein back from the dead, use Jack's cleavers to gruesome effect, and launch across the map on Baron Münchhausen's cannonball!
by Matt Taylor
Sometimes dreams come true, and I’ve always wanted a tactical, squad based first-person shooter based on World War I trench warfare. It looks like Verdun is here to fill that void.
Developed by M2H and published by Blackmill games, Verdun is currently available on Steam Early Access, and the is scheduled for release this summer. Available on Mac, Linux and PC, Verdun includes historically accurate weapons, character models and maps based on real life trench diagrams written during the First World War, which started 100 years ago this year.
To get a feel of the game, check out the trailer below
by Matt Taylor
Always Sometimes Monsters, a text-based, independent title by developer Vagabond Dog has today been released on Steam, GOG.com and Humble. The PC title sees players take the role of a down-and-out character who recently learnt that the love of their life was to marry someone else.
Always Sometimes Monsters is all about choice. Players will have the ability to choose the gender, race and sexual orientation, leaving it up to you to choose right from wrong. But sometimes right isn’t right, and sometimes wrong isn’t wrong.
Based on real-life events, you can experience Always Sometimes Monsters at a release price of £6.29.
When it comes to Batman I have spent more time in the Rocksteady's Gotham/Arkham than in any other form of media. I love the Nolan/Bale films and there are comic runs that are special. However with Arkham Asylum Rocksteady crafted a complex tale with an interactivity that up to that point I had not experienced. Now with the Brititsh developer back at at the helm it looks like Arkham Knight will be my game to look out for in 2014 (Paul).
Below is the first official gameplay trailer and it looks mouthwatering to say the least.
Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
Award-Winning FIFA Gameplay Complemented By New Modes And Innovations
Below are some of the first screenshots for 'In Sheep's Clothing,' the fourth episode in the critically-acclaimed series 'The Wolf Among Us,' based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series 'FABLES' and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
One-of-a-kind independent developer Alan Zucconi and UK independent publisher Mastertronic today announced a myriad of new updates to gravity simulator 0RBITALIS, currently available on Steam Early Access.
Six Million War Thunder Fans Can Now Unleash Hell Upon Their Enemies From Land and Air
Today, Gaijin Entertainment announced that they have unleashed a full-scale video game invasion with the launch of the Ground Forces Expansion in the 1.41 update. The Ground Forces Expansion joins Gaijin Entertainment’s blockbuster military World War II MMO game War Thunder on PC, providing war hungry players the ability to unleash furious battles from either air or land, all within the same play experience.
ABOUT WAR THUNDER FRANCHISE
As the NASCAR season gains full speed, the race action is also hitting the gas in gamers’ homes with the release of NASCAR’14, the official game to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. The game is now available in Europe for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for Windows PC.Get immersed into the NASCAR feeling with the release trailer below;
It’s your turn to immerse yourself in the full-throttle thrill of the world’s most exciting motor sports racing series in NASCAR ’14. Take the wheel from your favorite driver and participate in the race week experience complete with practice, qualifying, and race day challenges. With your favorite personalities and live replay, NASCAR ’14 is the authentic NASCAR experience for fans.
Any time you transition to a new platform, there is the opportunity to look at things with a new perspective. For us at 343 Industries, the launch of the Xbox One was an opportunity to think about what stories we wanted to tell, how to tell them, and how best to push the Halo franchise to showcase the platform. And maybe, most importantly, combining our passion for Halo with the vocal and informative input from our fans.
This is a mean top ten for the Extinction challenge but if you jump to the 5 minute you will see the winner our very own reviver extraordinaire Steph.
I would like to say I taught him everything he knows but that would be a lie.
Anyway get to watching to learn the way to really avoid the human race going extinct.