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Rumor: Photos of Tomb Raider revamp surface

Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Some concept art claiming to be from the origins revamp of the new Tomb Raider in the works have surfaced.

Fourplayercoop has ‘em.

Apparently, if true, the game is open-world and contains a reworked combat system.

Judge for yourself.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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50 Comments

  1. ecu

    It looks more like a horror game..

    #1 6 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    When you own a fucking character like Lara Croft, one that is as iconic as Mario – You need to push that. Endorse the icon, DON’T reinvent it.

    Just make it contemporary and relevant.

    A Lara Croft set in the 90′s, where she can reclaim that ridiculous look, right down to the spectacle sunglasses? Yes.

    A Lara Croft set in a free roaming fantasy world, where Lara Croft is yet another faceless hot woman?
    No.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DaMan

    very much looking forward to this reboot.

    that artwork looks a bit weird though.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. DaMan

    isn’t it a bit early to say that, no_Pudding?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Like Max Payne, they took everything about that guy, and made it contemporary. Sure it was radical, and not the direction I would have chosen, but I have faith.

    More imaginative directions please, this was so predictable.

    It’s like the Ubisoft direction.

    Yeah, it was cool, but lets make it free roaming and add a gimmick!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. No_PUDding

    No it is not at all.

    Already it’s just ridiculous. Thye mgiht as well kill the series. They got it right with Anniversary, and now they are going in the wrong direction.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. satsugai

    As far as I’m concerned the only Tomb Raider games that exist are 1,2,3 and Anniversary. Everything else can go into the shit pile.

    @ecu
    Yeah it kinda does look like it’s going the horror route, not liking it one bit.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DaMan

    @no_Pudding you mean with Legend?

    and the new MP? I dunno, it looks just lame imho. from Film Noir to Uncharted, with a cover system.. they basically dropped everything that made the game what it was.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    Well yeah any of the Anniversary ones, not Legend itself though.

    As for Max Payne, no they took the concept, a man on drugs that slows down time, and they want to develop on the noir in a more contemporary fashion. Noire totally IS more than an aesthetic.

    The point is some thign are fashionable, and some things are like statements. And you really need to consider what you’re working with to reinvent something.

    When it’s Lara Croft, it’s fucking Lara Croft, a character that transcends gaming culture. That’s when you need to go back to the glory days, becuase you’ve fucked up so many times.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. DaMan

    I do agree in a way, I would prefer her original character.

    albeit they’ve fucked up only once, with AoD. 4 and 5 were just basically low quality mission packs for TR 3.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Aimless

    Tomb Raider: Warrioress Within.

    I really enjoyed Underworld but I can’t really blame Eidos for wanting to try something different. It’s way too early to judge this new direction as it could turn out to be an excellent game in its own right, but I will say this: don’t make her American. Not that I have anything against characters from the US, I just feel it’s one one of those things that shouldn’t be tampered with.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Freek

    Dropping the cartoony look is a good idea, but then dropping everything else and having it not even be recognisable as Lara Croft is probably not such a good idea.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    I am with Freek.

    And I am not with Aimless.

    It MIGHT be a good game regardless, but then fuck off with that IP! Don’t pass it off as somethign that’s Tomb Raider when it’s clearly not.

    What this franchise needs is a completely realistic rendition of Lara Croft. Doesn’t need she needs to be normally proportioned, just realistically. And they need to go back to the Lara you see in your head, when you think about the name.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    Lara Croft: Female indiana jones thats played by one of the most horrible actors in the world… jk

    #14 6 years ago
  15. DaMan

    btw, I think you guys (vg247) should’ve included that on-screen text (on one of the pics) in the news post. “When a sudden storm etc”.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. No_PUDding

    She’s not even Indiana Jones, she’s kind of an Indiana Bond. Or a James Jones.

    But she’s Lara Croft.

    It needs to go back to those basics. Mansions, grappling hooks, alligators, platforming and puzzles. That’s why Anniversary was awesome.

    I guess that is ignoring other new competitors. But Uncharted is just really different in terms of gameplay.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. DaMan

    pretty sure there will be ” hooks, alligators, platforming and puzzles ” in this one.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    I think after the movies they started heading towards the direction of where Uncharted is. You have to remember us ( I assume) being mid twenties and up. Eidos is trying to make it work for everyone and aiming for the younger generations of gamers. We will talk to our kids and say I remember when Mario was 2d and never scaled walls. Same will be said about Lara Croft me thinks (minus the 2d)

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Aimless

    The original Tomb Raider was about exploration, isolation and combating various lurking beasties; people forget how brutal and sinister it was. Given how little we know about this latest iteration it could actually prove to be closer to the original’s thematic routes than any of the other sequels, and to dismiss it based on three pieces of concept art is rather silly.

    Also, I think calling it “open-world” is something of a misquote as it carries with it certain connotations. From the description the island will be open in the Metroidvania sense, the player progressing through different regions by gaining new skills or equipment.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. No_PUDding

    Well when people use the term ‘open world’, the connotations are obvious. They aren’t complete idiots. They know what it means.

    I LOVE certain parts of this rumour, but I hate others. Some of it is brave in terms of game design, but thematically, it’s NOT Tomb Raider. This is my problem with it.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Gamoc

    I fucking love Legend, that was a damn good game and it was the first time I’d ever enjoyed a Tomb Raider game (I didn’t like the first few, I don’t like tank-controls, not even when I was about 8).

    Her latest game was just shit. Ugly, dull, uninteresting. I didn’t even bother getting past the second level, I just lost interest too quickly.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. No_PUDding

    I have not played a Tomb Raider since Anniversary, and I didn’t finish that, but what I played of it was great.

    Underworld I would not have really bought in my right mind, if I couldn’t get the whole experience on PS3, and that’s kind of assuming I wanted it.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Gamoc

    You didn’t miss much at all, Pud.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Aimless

    No_PUDding, going off your previous comments it would seem you mean it isn’t Tomb Raider: Anniversary. Don’t forget that was a remake and a bit more tonally ‘breezy’; the divergence is most apparent in the two main themes, which you can listen to here.

    I’ve really enjoyed all of Crystal Dynamics’ takes on the series, but they were always something of a halfway house between the original game and the movies in terms of characterisation and tone. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing — as I said, bought and enjoyed them all — but if you truly want Lara Croft to go back to her roots then you hark back to the original, before she was sexualised post release into a PR pin-up.

    Toby Gard designed Lara Croft and left Core during development of Tomb Raider II because he was opposed to how they were framing the character, and currently he’s the lead designer for an unannounced project at Crystal Dynamics. It’s fairly safe to assume that project to be this, in which case it’s rather churlish to suggest he doesn’t understand his own character.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. ecu

    What I don’t get, is that Anniversary is CLEARLY the best game in the series, and it’s blindingly obvious WHY it’s the best game – emphasis on mythology, platforming and puzzles, with a lack of combat.

    Why then, are they so insistent on combat? I just don’t get it. Does anybody like it? I’ve literally not seen a single person anywhere that doesn’t think the combat in a Tomb Raider game is an annoyance they can do with out.

    Their idea of a reboot involves reworking the combat system. Even if this article isn’t true, I bet they’ve done it again. They want to reinvent the franchise? Drop the damn combat, drop it entirely. It’s frustrating cause the rest of the game is always so good.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. No_PUDding

    He clearly doesn’t understand his own character. He certainly doesn’t understand what she’s become if he’s reinventing it to a point where she is unrecognisable.

    I think it’s quite churlish to ignore the icon that she has become, even without him.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. No_PUDding

    I agree ecu.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Aimless

    I feel you’re arguing for the sake of not backing down now, so we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    I have an opinion. And if you think you’re opinion is the right one (as people should) then that’s fine, but don’t try to discredit my opinion, by saying it’s about pride.

    This guy created Lara Croft, I understand.

    But this does not look like Lara Croft, if he was on the team again, rejuvinating the icon, I might be more enthusiastic.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Aimless

    Were I attempting to discredit you I could simply point out that you’re getting agitated over three pieces of leaked concept art and an internal memo.

    Oops.

    Seriously I get where you’re coming from, but you’re being very reactionary. Perhaps this game will miss the point of the franchise, but on the other hand it could completely nail what made the original so great. It’s far too early to judge, and personally I find cautious optimism far more palatable than pervasive internet snark.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. No_PUDding

    Everyone is reactionary, please don’t pretend that you transcend that mortal trait, becuase it will come back and bite you in the ass.

    As for ammunition with which to discredit me, it would be relatively hypocritical to use that, as you are reacting to the news too.

    Also, I never said it would be a bad game, but if this reinvention does not gel with me thematically, I feel the comment section is the place to share that, and see if others agree. You chose to comment and act as the contrarian to the consensus on this one; but don’t expect everyone to go: “Oh how stupid we’ve been for not giving it a chance”. Becuase people aren’t commenting on the possible quality of the game – they are commenting on the theme of the game, that is pretty extensively detailed in the news.

    And that is highly subjective.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Cort

    Looks like Kate Beckinsale. No bad thing.

    http://www.topnews.in/light/files/Kate-Beckinsale2.jpg

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Hunam

    When in doubt, go open world :P

    If it’s anything like PoP 2008 then I’ll fucking love it.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Aimless

    Don’t rile Angelina, Cort. Beckinsale will go right under Megan Fox on the hitlist now.

    As for No_PUDding, I made no pretence of being infallible. Nor did I claim to never be reactionary, I simply try my very best to avoid being so and would expect people to call me out should I slip up.

    As for being hypocritical, whilst our comments are largely sourced from the same knowledge I am not the one saying they “might as well kill the series” and that they are going in the “wrong direction”. I’ve made no accusations, only promoted cautious optimism based on what little is known, and as such I’ve nothing to prove.

    Anyway, I’m sure everyone is rather tired of this back and forth so I’ll leave it there. We could carry this on for days and not get anywhere, and whilst I might not have anything better to do I should at least keep up the façade that I do.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Gamoc

    Did you just say Kate Beckinsale right under Megan Fox?

    Excuse me for a minute or two.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Cort

    Angelina’s a pikey tramp with a narcissistic personality disorder.

    PS Gamoc you’re posting here and playing Battlefield 1943 at the same time. Who says men can’t multitask?

    #36 6 years ago
  37. No_PUDding

    No, that’s fair enough man.

    Please don’t take my comments out of context, that was in reference to how much of a departure it was. And as for “wrong direction”, I am defintely at fault for commenting on a subjective matter without qualifying it as my opinion.

    We’ve neither nothing to prove. Again, this is not about my pride, it’s my opinion. And I can’t promise I won’t react negatively to some news stories.

    Next time (and I am not being sarcastic) I will try to consider my thoughts first, and see if they are worth sharing, negative or otherwise.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Michael O'Connor

    “A Lara Croft set in a free roaming fantasy world, where Lara Croft is yet another faceless hot woman?”

    What if that “free roaming world” was an extremely elaborate set of ruins that spanned for miles, with forests, caves, and complex ruins to explore? I don’t know about you, but I think that would be pretty cool, if they pulled it off.

    You guys really should take into note that these are just concept arts, which are usually far more different than the finished product.

    Prince of Persia proved you can reinvent things and still make them work. If it stays core the character concept and themes, that’s what matter.

    Assuming she’s going to turn into “another faceless hot woman” is really jumping the gun too early. You don’t have enough to make that assumption, and you’re just sensationalising the issue.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Gamoc

    Cort: HOW DO YOU KNOW!? :O
    Are you on my PSN friends list? O.o

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Cort

    Yup. You added me!

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Gamoc

    Oh yeah! Well,

    There more you know
    =======================*

    #41 6 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    My reaction is being sensationalised.

    I NEVER SAID IT WOULDN’T BE GOOD. I said it wouldn’t be Tomb Raider, and they might as well ditch the IP for this game.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Gamoc

    I thought the same about Max Payne 3.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. ecu

    Well, this hasn’t even been confirmed yet, so we’ll wait and see.

    I’m just frustrated because I’ve been a fan of this game ever since the first day of the first game, and they almost constantly seem to be going away from what attracted me to the game in the first place. I know I’m not alone in this opinion, either.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. dirigiblebill

    As far as I’m concerned, all they really need to fix in Tomb Raider is the gunplay, which has never really evolved beyond the lock-on-and-jump-around humdrum of the first game. I’d like to see them do away with “normal” enemies entirely, and go with the PoP/SotC boss-puzzle template.

    Incidentally, Crystal Dynamics appears to have nuked those screens from orbit. Curiouser and curiouser.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. wz

    Bring back the original TR1 feeling. Indiana Jones without the friends and funny incidents. All alone in awesome locations, fighting intimidating enemies.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Gundam

    It’s got a long way to go before it tops Uncharted’s action/adventuring both aesthetically and critically.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Blerk

    You can still see them here. Weird. Doesn’t look very Tomb Raider-ey at all, it looks more like a horror game.

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Couldn’t agree more with #46.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. DaMan

    I would hate it if Tomb Raider turns into a game like that Uncharted. I’d rather they drop the combat at all and make enemies sorta SotC like dirigiblebill said.

    Anniversary and Underworld were the best games since TR2, Legend was way too much of a shooter.

    #50 6 years ago

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    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]