Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot launches July 26

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot will launch for PlayStation VR and PC on July 26, publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer Arkane Studios and Machine Games announced.

Here is an overview of teh game, via its Steam page:

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot brings virtual reality to the revolution against the Nazis.

Paris. 1980. You’re the best hacker in town. Your mission: aid the French resistance by taking control of powerful Nazi war machines. Ram, gun down, and burn your way through the City of Love, leaving dead Nazis in your wake.

Saddle up, Cyberpilot, you’re one of us now.

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Tactical RPG Divinity: Fallen Heroes announced

Larian Studios has announced Divinity: Fallen Heroes, a new tactical game with RPG elements set in the universe of Divinity: Original Sin II. It will be released for “multiple platforms” in 2019.

Here is an overview of the game, via its official website:

About

Divinity: Fallen Heroes is a new tactical game oozing with RPG elements, set in the universe of critically acclaimed RPG Divinity: Original Sin II. Command The Lady Vengeance, and lead its crew through over 60 hand-crafted missions where your actions and choices define the story.

Fallen Heroes marries rich tactical gameplay with RPG choices and consequences, and introduces a wealth of new features and mechanics to the Divinity: Original Sin II engine. Delve deeper than ever-before into the rich, fantasy world of Rivellon as you command your troops aboard the Lady Vengeance. Explore new lands and wield new weapons and skills. Build your squad and vanquish never-before seen corners of Rivellon. Divinity: Fallen Heroes features two player cooperative play as well as a single player mode.

With the fate of the races in your hands, it’s up to you to lead the Lizards, Elves, Dwarves, Undead, Demons and Humans. Recruit hero and veteran units and dispatch squads armed with both magic and steel. Each decision will have to be carefully weighed as your leadership will be tested and your choices judged.

Key Features

  • Recruit troops, research new gear, and level up heroes aboard The Lady Vengeance.
  • Gunpower comes to Divinity. Lock’n’load with an arsenal of guns and rifles, but don’t forget to use swords and sorcery when necessary.
  • Interactive elements bring a new twist to the tactics genre. Toy with Oil, Fire, Ice, Water and Poison elements, joined also by the new Sulfurium element.
  • Play in either single player or coop, with tactical combat featuring simultaneous turns!

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Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser Trailer

Publisher and developer Dotemu (game design) and developers Lizardcube (art direction) and Guard Crush Games (programming) today give the world with a first look at the lifebar-draining brawls of Streets of Rage 4, an all-new entry to SEGA’s most iconic beat ‘em up series.

The clip finds our dear friends Axel and Blaze reunited and dishing out beatdowns – with all-new moves – to a fledgling group of ill-advised criminals in full force. Streets of Rage 4’s vibrant visuals, courtesy of the team behind 2017’s stunning Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake, bring the game’s troubled city to life with a fluid, exaggerated style. The game’s hand-drawn animation adds a burst of flair to every pummeling while still encompassing the gritty aesthetic perfected within the original trilogy.

Streets of Rage 4 is the first installment to the mainline series in more than two decades and will revitalize the iconic baddie-bashing gameplay with modern touches, fresh pulsing jams, and more surprises to be revealed. The team behind Streets of Rage 4 is drawing from a lifetime of love for brawlers to introduce new fans and remind veterans alike why Streets of Rage is one of SEGA’s most beloved series.

To get your fill on Streets of Rage 4’s news and perfectly roasted chicken, punch your way over to the game’s official site (streets4rage.com) and follow @Dotemu@Lizardcube and @Guard_Crush on Twitter.

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GWENT Releasing on Mobile Fall 2019 ~ iPhone First, Android Later

CD Projekt RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is coming to smartphones. Crimson Curse, the first expansion for GWENT, will be released this Thursday on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

GWENT Coming to Smartphones

The smartphone version of GWENT will allow gamers around the world to experience The Witcher Card Game’s skill-oriented CCG play on the go. The smartphone version of GWENT will be arriving later this year on iPhones. Details regarding an Android release will be announced at a later date.

“We’ve been preparing long and hard to adapt GWENT to smartphones,” said Jason Slama, Game Director of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, CD PROJEKT RED. “Beautiful visuals aside, we’ve tailored much of our technology, including GOG Galaxy which powers GWENT’s multiplayer, to support mobile devices. I think our vision for bringing GWENT to smartphones combines the best we have to offer both in terms of graphics and gameplay. I can’t wait to share more details on the subject with you later this year.”

Crimson Curse Launching Tomorrow

Crimson Curse is GWENT’s first expansion, introducing over 100 new cards to the game, many of which will revolve around new abilities and mechanics. The expansion will also add 5 new leader characters to the game which include series fan-favorites, as well as characters never-before-seen in The Witcher games.

Today is the last chance for gamers to take advantage of the special Crimson Curse pre-order offer. The Pre-order Pack contains 40 Crimson Curse Kegs at a special discounted price, the Blood Armor legendary leader skin for Unseen Elder, as well as an animated Crimson Curse cardback. The offer will expire upon the expansion’s launch.

The Crimson Curse expansion will release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 28th. For more details on Crimson Curse, visit the expansion’s official website.

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Hellpoint PAX East 2019 Trailer Revealed

Introducing Hellpoint, a dark augurist action RPG for PC and consoles, brought to you by Canadian developer Cradle Games. Embark on a soul conjuring journey aboard a derelict space station and figure out the twisted series of events that led to an occult quantum catastrophe. Hunt, or be hunted by insane mobs, decadent daemons, and deep space monsters, all under the constant watch of the black hole.

Key Features
• A New Occult Sci-Fi Universe – Explore the enigmatic Irid Novo space colony and piece up hints to unravel stories of conspiracies, strange experiments, and cursed rituals.

• A Revolutionary World – The Quantic system based on the station 21 hours’ orbit cycles creates a variety of dynamic events which can be sought and raided to discover new depth to the story.

• Intense Strategic Action Combat – Craft weapons and special skills, use tactic and reflexes to outwit your enemies, learn to avoid death lurking around every corner.

• Have Faith in Others – Venture alone, with or against others in multiplayer, and dedicate your character to a Cult.

Other Features
• Surprise your opponent by forging your very own supernatural skill using our revolutionary power crafting system.

• Find your own balance of risks and rewards by performing strange rituals that affects the power and resilience of the enemies.

• Plan and commit to your own network of quantic fast travel checkpoints but think carefully as quantity is limited per playthrough.

• The path you take inside the open-world level design determines which enemies take control of various parts of the station, or which cosmic gods will accept to challenge you.

• A special take on the new game plus design leaves you wondering if you truly discovered the real secret of Hellpoint.

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World War Z New Location Revealed: Tokyo

Saber Interactive has unveiled the next map that will be playable in World War Z, the highly anticipated co-op shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. The new ‘Stories In Tokyo’ gameplay trailer travels to Japan, where hordes of zombies will ambush survivors through narrow streets and dense urban jungles, battling players right up to the edge of the sea. The Tokyo episode will feature two missions available at launch, with a bonus mission arriving for free shortly after release.

“We’ve had such a positive response to the content that we decided to expand the core game and make four episodes spanning eleven levels available at launch,” said Matthew Karch, CEO of Saber Interactive.

Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine, World War Z unleashes hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies – able to move as one collective horde as well as break off as individuals units – at a time on players. Choose from six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.

World War Z is expected to launch on April 16, 2019, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. World War Z is available to pre-order at participating retail stores on all platforms. For full pre-order details, visit wwzgame.com/buy. All World War Z retail version, come with the Lobo Weapon Pack, featuring three golden weapon skins and the dual-bladed Lobo spade, at no extra charge.

For more from World War Z, check out wwzgame.com.

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Launches July 26, Adds Switch Version

BJ Blazkowicz has gone missing in Paris, and it’s up to his twin daughters, Jess and Soph, to track him down.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood drops you into 80s Nazi-occupied Paris, and for the first time in the series, you’ll be able to explore the world of Wolfenstein and wreck Nazis with a partner. Get your first look at the cooperative gameplay in this new trailer and get ready for revolution when Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on July 26, 2019.

The City of Lights and Blood

Jess and Soph Blazkowicz will stop at nothing to find their father, and that includes taking on the Nazi forces in Paris, France. Establish your home base deep in the Parisian Catacombs and tackle missions in any order you want. Team up with a friend or play with an AI companion and obliterate the Nazi regime.

Along with the newly added co-op system, Youngblood features some newly added RPG elements. Explore Paris and take on the Nazis to level up and unlock new abilities, weapon attachments, gadgets, cosmetics and more. You’ll have access to updated and improved New Colossus weapons like the Dieselkraftwerk, Shockhammer (now called the Kugelgewehr), Laserkraftwerk and more, and you’ll also be able to tear through the fascist hordes with a number of new weapons like the iconic Maschinepistole and the devastatingly powerful Elektrokraftwerk. 

A Tale of Two Studios

On its face, Youngblood tells the story of two sisters, but behind the scenes, it also tells the story of two sister studios. MachineGames has partnered with the creative talents at Arkane Studios in Lyon to bring you the latest installment in this series.

“This opportunity to co-develop our next installment of the Wolfenstein series with Arkane Studios in Lyon is a great example of how we can be stronger as part of the ZeniMax family,” says Jerk Gustafsson, Game Director at MachineGames. “This collaboration and sharing of our respective expertise has not only resulted in a truly great and completely new Wolfenstein experience, but it has also brought our two studios closer together in a friendship that will be of tremendous value in our continuous efforts to craft beautiful, original and fun video games.”

“Arkane is working on a number of exciting projects,” continues Dinga Bakaba, Game Director at Arkane Studios in Lyon. “But when we got this opportunity to join forces with our MachineGames friends on Youngblood, we were thrilled. It’s been an honor to help realize this vision of two sisters fighting back against a fascist regime in the streets of 1980s Paris. This has also been a unique chance to bring an Arkane touch to the Wolfenstein IP, and we’ve been able to gather some learnings from one of the most talented studios in the world in the process.”

Buddy Pass

When you pick up the Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition, you’ll get the Buddy Pass, meaning you can partner up with a friend, even if that friend doesn’t own the game. As long as that friend is playing with you, they’ll be able to download and play Youngblood for free, all thanks to the Buddy Pass. The Buddy Pass can only be provided to one friend at a time, but it can be reused as many times as you want. Those playing using a friend’s Buddy Pass can choose to upgrade to the full game and play on their own or with other players at any time.

In addition to the Buddy Pass, the Deluxe Edition also gets you the Cyborg Skin Pack, a cosmetic pack designed to give you that titanium Terminator look. The Cyborg Skin Pack includes a shiny new skin for the twins’ Power Suits, guns, combat knives and hatchets. 

Pre-Order Bonuses

Pre-order Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Standard Edition: $29.99, Deluxe Edition: $39.99) and receive the Legacy Pack, a set of cosmetic items that include the following:

• The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Jacket Power Suit

• BJ’s US Army Power Suit

• The Wolfenstein: Old Blood Pipe

• The Wolfenstein: Old Blood Knife

• A WW2 Weapon Skin Set for all ranged weapons

Get even more info on Wolfenstein: Youngblood in the official FAQ.

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Left Alive – Quick Review

Left Alive is a third person action shooter game set in an urban city environment. It allows for both loud guns blaring, wanzers roaring approach to combat as well as a stealth approach. The game also has RPG elements as it provides the player to make certain choices that impact the story.

Platform- PS4, PC
Price- 4095 Rs
Developer- Square Enix
Publisher- Ilinx

Pros:

  • The setting and atmosphere build a intense mood ideal for an action game.
  • Decent story

Cons:

  • Side quests are unrewarding
  • Enemy AI are buggy and inconsistent
  • Controls are confusing
  • Few choices of gameplay restricting creative ways of navigating levels

Score: 4/10

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Call Of Duty Mobile Coming To India In November

With Activision announcing COD: Mobile, the fans are already hyped. During a time period, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was an immensely popular game in the Indian gaming community. However, no one knows why things went south. But, perhaps the upcoming mobile version will help COD regain its glory, seeing the craze of PUBG Mobile.

We have a hot leak breaking through via Digit India. Digit reports that industry sources have indicated that the game will come out on Unite Festival India, which is scheduled for 14-15 November in Kochi.
While both Tencent Games and Activision claim the post for being the game’s developer, it is based on the Unity engine. So, COD: Mobile launching on Unite festival makes sense.

You can pre-register for COD: Mobile and in case you are too eager, you can even sign-up to get an early access to the game. Furthermore, a beta version might make its way to India by the end of June or early July.

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New details about Intel 11 generation GPUs surface

We talked about Intel’s upcoming 11 generation GPUs in an earlier article. The new processor lineup is alleged to offer performance competitive to that of Nvidia’s MX series. Moreover, with the latest update, Intel has released a new command center for integrated graphics users which indicates that Intel is perhaps gearing up for the new series.

Now we have some more ‘juicy’ information about these graphics processors.

Intel Iris 950 details.

The new iGPU series will be based on Intel’s upcoming 10nm Sunny Cove architecture. With Intel upgrading to 10nm process node, we’ll see an upward trend on power efficiency charts along side increased performance.
Going by TechPoweredUp’s report, there will be 13 variants of 11th gen iGPUs. The crown is claimed by Intel Iris Plus Graphics 950. This iGPU will come with 64 EUs and will feature higher clock speeds. Following the 950 is the Iris 940 which will probably have two variants, with 64 and 48 EUs respectively. Reportedly, this chip will also power SOCs alongside Intel’s Ice Lake chips.

TechPowerUp’s report lists 13 11th generation iGPUs coming up.

All major APIs including DirectX, Vulkan, OpenGL, Metal and OpenCL are on the support list. Intel claims these chips to deliver up to a TeraFLOPs of performance, which seems true for the Iris 950 and the Iris 940.

Sharing space along with the Iris chips are the Intel’s ‘UHD Graphics’ chips. These chips will be packed with Intel’s Ice Lake processors. This will allow the users to do everyday tasks along with some light productivity and limited gaming without having to buy a discrete graphics card.
Find WccfTech’s detailed analysis here.

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