HUKDgaming News Round-up 13/06/17 – Ubisoft’s emotional showing, Sony focuses on VR & 2018, and Nintendo take to the stage
Found 20th Mar 2017
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Ubisoft close an emotional show with an unexpected surprise
While a few reveals were spoiled ahead of time (and one just a matter of minutes before it was shown!) Ubisoft debuted a number of upcoming titles, including a first look at Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle which we now know is a XCOM-like title with added insanity. VR title Transference promises a psychological experience, Starlink aims to bring back the toys-to-life market back from the dead, and Skull & Bones turns the most popular part of Black Flag into its own multiplayer title. However, the biggest surprise came from the cinematic trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2, with creator Michel Ancel getting teary-eyed on stage (although he wasn’t the first dev to do so on the show.) You can watch the full show by hitting the link above, or pick and choose by hitting the links below:
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
The Crew 2
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Skull & Bones
South Park: Phone Destroyer
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Steep: Road to the Olympics
Far Cry 5
Beyond Good & Evil 2
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Sony focus on VR titles and 2018 launches at their E3 presser
Although the main show only lasted an hour (which is surprisingly shorter than previous years) Sony’s pre-show contained a few reveals that were actually noteworthy. PlayLink – a party game similar to the Jackbox Party Pack, where players use their smartphones as controllers – was announced, as were PS4 ports of Superhot VR and Undertale. Meanwhile, the main show revealed that Horizon: Zero Dawn is getting The Frozen Wilds DLC later this year, that a Shadow of the Colossus remake is in production, that Monster Hunter is headed to the PS4 (PC and Xbox, too in fairness) and a number of VR titles – including Skyrim VR – are on the way. Otherwise, it was mainly updates on games coming in 2018. You can find the full list of games that were shown below:
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Gran Turismo Sport
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Main Show Trailers
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC
Monster Hunter World
Shadow of the Colossus
Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite
Call of Duty: WWII
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (PSVR)
Star Child (PSVR)
The Inpatient (PSVR)
Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep (PSVR)
Bravo Team (PSVR)
God of War
Detroit: Become Human
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And finally… it’s Nintendo’s turn today – watch it here
The only other big name to show their wares at this year’s E3 is Nintendo, who are showing off Super Mario Odyssey and “new details for Nintendo Switch games launching this year.” Expect news on Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, and hopefully a few surprises if we’re lucky. It all kicks off at 5pm BST, but if you’re reading this after the fact you can click the link above and watch a replay by going to the videos tab.
Griftlands – E3 Announcement trailer
The makers of Don’t Starve have announced their next game as Griftlands, an RPG where “everything is negotiable; money, loyality – even morality.”
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition announcement trailer
Some 20 years after it originally released, Microsoft are remastering the classic RTS title Age of Empires. The Definitive Edition features gameplay improvements with a modernised UI, re-recorded soundtrack, 4K resolution, and online multiplayer.
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Announcement Trailer
Firaxis are calling War of the Chosen a massive expansion to XCOM 2, as it brings three new factions to recruit in a campaign that is bigger than the main game.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord gameplay
Here’s the latest gameplay trailer for the medieval RPG title, showing off the improved mounted combat in action.
Total War: Warhammer 2 – Gameplay First Glance
It isn’t long now until the second part of the Total War: Warhammer trilogy is here, so CA have released a first look at the kinds of epic battles players can send their armies into when it releases in September.
And that’s your lot for today, and for this thread as I’m heading on to pastures new! Thanks to those who took the time to read, but don’t forget that the chatter continues in community threads below!
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