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Evolve info blowout: alien evolution, class abilities and more revealed

Thursday, 9 January 2014 11:38 GMT By Dave Cook

Evolve developer Turtle Rock recently unveiled its next-gen co-op shooter in the pages of Game Informer. More details have emerged from the issue, covering the way aliens evolve, class abilities and more.

Earlier this week we reported that Evolve was Game Informer’s February cover reveal, along with initial artwork. Brenna also reported that Evolve’s four human classes are assault, medic, support and trapper.

As you’d expect from the creators of Left 4 Dead, Evolve’s classes must work together in co-op to take down one human-controlled alien, which can evolve by devouring wildlife found throughout each map.

This NeoGAF thread has harvested Game Informer’s article for more information and they’ve dug up some interesting facts.

First up, the first revealed planet – dubbed ‘Shear’ – only plays a small part of Evolve’s story. It plays home to an objective-based mission that sees players racing against the alien player to take down a barrier or kill some humans respectively.

The alien player will win the match if all four players are downed at the same time, while humans win by simply killing the monster. However, the more wildlife the alien consumes, the harder and more aggressive it becomes. Once it has evolved fully, only then can it complete the map objective. If a hunter dies while their team mates are still active, a dropship will place them back into the map within two minutes, as well as other players that die within that time.

Guns have unlimited ammo but are defined by cool-down and other attributes. Speaking of which, some class skills have been revealed, such as assault hunter Markov’s personal shield and damage focus, while the support class Hank can buff the skills of other players. Griffin, the Trapper, has what GAF calls a ‘mobile arena’ that can trap the monster while Val, the medic, can heal and revive allies with a medical gun, while dishing out pain with a sniper rifle.

Humans can also stun the alien with tranquillizer guns and each bear jetpacks. If you double-tap the jetpack button you perform a dodge move, while running is automatic. They’ll need to dodge, seeing as ‘Goliath’, the first revealed alien, will grow to 30-feet tall in its final evolution. It’s been called a hybrid of ape, snake and xenomorph. At first it can punch humans and climb walls, but will get to choose two new skills at evolution level one, then one more with each level gained.

Examples noted include throwing rocks, leaping large distances and breathing fire. It should be noted however that hunters will also fight against the map’s wildlife, which can also be as tall as the Goliath itself. Once the Goliath eats enough wildlife it starts to evolve in a cocoon state, which leaves it vulnerable for a short while. The beast can move stealthily or as standard, leaving destruction and huge footprints in its wake. It’ll be hard to miss once fully evolved.

There is much more to be revealed, so stay tuned for move Evolve coverage soon. What do you think so far?

Via OXM.

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37 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    This has now become one of my most anticipated games in 2014, along with ‘The Forest’.

    The ‘beast’ sounds like a mix of all the special infected from L4D, especially the ‘tank’ class.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Really, really want it.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Dragon

    And a next-gen only game. Good thing this is happening since games could avoid being constrained by PS3,360 and wiiu.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    Yes pls.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    @3

    WTF are you on about?

    One minute Wii U doesn’t get 3rd party ports… Then it’s good it’s not constraining next gen…

    Get your story straight troll boy.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. The_Red

    Wow. Really, really wow. It’s like Left 4 Dead was only the beginning. Can NOT WAIT TO PLAY. This is the perfect evolution (pardon the pun) of L4D. The Alien is like the ultimate player controlled tank while the main map is kinda like a MOBA arena with wildlife serving as the creep / jungle side that opposes both sides.

    Poor THQ. With this, Saints Row 4 and South Park, they could have survived to turn into a great publisher.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. OmegaSlayer

    Would have been cool to see a trailer :(

    #7 1 year ago
  8. manamana

    Sounds like a hit. Love L4D. Trailer ASAP please,

    #8 1 year ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    Dat character design!

    Looks amazing. I hope the planet contains ‘swamp’ environments, more games need swamps.

    Nothing sparks that inner primal fear like travelling through swamp land…

    #9 1 year ago
  10. The_Red

    @5
    I actually believe that’s a fair point. PS3 and 360 are really constraining next-gen games. Because of them, cross-gen games can’t have level / world sizes, physics, AI and other elements that might be unplayable on weaker hardware.

    So going PC, PS4, XB1 only might lead to a better or at least more technically ambitious gameplay, rather than just prettier visuals as was the case with Battlefield 4 or AC4.

    Sadly, even though Wii U can be considered next-gen and does deserve 3rd party support, it’s weaker hardware could indeed constrain PS4/XB1/PC games just like PS3 and 360. And the power difference really does impact the gameplay. Just look at Dead Rising 1 for Wii. The weaker hardware didn’t just result in lower graphics. Zombie numbers and the whole feel of DR was gone in that version.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    @10

    No, it is once again a (poorly) disguised diss on Wii U. Half Dragons comments at the moment are about The ‘real’ next gen (which the Wii U isn’t a part of), whatever that means.

    That comment was just an extension of that avenue of trolling.

    If we really want to go down this road we have to say PC games are constrained because of PS4 / Xbone… Or PS4 games are potentially constrained by Xbone… It just goes on and on.

    Dragon just wanted to lump Wii U firmly in with 360 / PS3 for trolling purposes, even though we know the Wii U doesn’t get many (any) third party releases.

    It was irrelevant to mention it.

    Your Dead Rising example could easily be replaced by Skyrim on PS3… Or BF3 on consoles compared to PC…

    #11 1 year ago
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    #12 1 year ago
  13. Reddpayn

    @monkeygourmet
    It is exactly how you and red said about weaker platforms constraining more powetfull ones. But i also agree to the fact that consoles are definetly constraining pc. But how many pc`s? Consoles have much larger audience for gaming and thats the reason why they are kept as a priority platform despite pc. Also how many pc gamers even have more powerful or even as powerful pc as a console? For example from steams 65 users maybe half have a good rig.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. dtyk

    @monkeygourmet

    I don’t know what the history between you two is, but what’s wrong with what he said?

    PC held back by consoles
    PS4/X1 held back by WiiU, 360, PS3
    In general: New hardware held back by older/weaker hardware

    That’s simply how it is in the graphical sense. But hardware doesn’t make good games. Know what I play most on PS4 right now? Don’t Starve. That shit is 2D son, and it’s pretty great.

    But do I want to see actual next-gen games? Of course I do. Or I can’t mentally justify buying a “next-gen” console.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. monkeygourmet

    @14

    I thought explained it in @11? I found this particularly ironic… One minute saying the a Wii U has no third party devs, the next insinuating its ‘holding back next gen’…

    The Wii U can’t hold anything back considering it’s receiving next to no ports. It was irrelevant bringing it up in this thread. It happens all the time… Like here:

    http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=50076

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Dragon

    @13,14,
    Poor guy is just a hardcore Wii U fan, and has a bit of OCD regarding my comments. Ignore him.
    There is a reason why he got banned like Da Man and TEA.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Legendaryboss

    @Monkey
    Irrelevant to mention Wii U but not irrelevant to mention the two other platforms? Which are all irrelevant in that context.
    Taking offence to the Wii U reference but not the other two platforms?

    Right. Also you will find many people, developers, publishers and so on don’t refer to Wii U as next gen. Granted if he said just Wii U your comment would hold merit but he didn’t so it hasn’t. Because what your saying can mostly be applied to those other systems as well, no problem.

    @14
    There was nothing wrong but a fixation on a solo platform. An opinion he didn’t want to see.

    Point: I am keeping an eye on this one.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    @17

    Once again you refuse to acknowledge prior behaviour / history. You can’t always reset the counter to zero when you want.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. dtyk

    @15
    I don’t see what’s wrong with bringing it up in that context, albeit kind of negative.

    The remote play has been misunderstood COUNTLESS times as WiiU’s 2nd screen feature, which it is NOT. You were able to remote play through wifi since the PS3 days (even with PSP), and it wasn’t until PS4 came out that people went “ohhhhhh…”

    I can’t speak for the WiiU since I don’t own one.

    @16
    Well people are going to like what they want to like. At least he’s not as hardcore as Polygem (or so I think).

    Monkey I think you just need to relax a little. The more you jump at each negative comment, the more fun others will have at your expense. You don’t “win” arguments on the internet.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Legendaryboss

    @18
    I never refused to acknowledge anything the first time nor this time, you thought i needed a history lesson. I didn’t and still don’t. You want to discuss Dragon? Fine, make a forum thread and i will draw up pros and cons maybe i will do it here.

    I’m not speaking about history and behaviour which is irrelevant, i’m speaking about whats going on in this thread which is relevant.

    Did he mention Wii U only? Or two other platforms as well?

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Dragon

    @19,
    “At least he’s not as hardcore as Polygem (or so I think).”
    You are sooo wrong about that ;) Just look here how my 360 and PS3 mentions were just neglected and me getting flamed (only 1222321221th time) for mentioning wiiu. Polygem wouldn’t have done that…probably.

    Anyway, I don’t have time to play with him.

    “Well people are going to like what they want to like.”
    Exactly. Why bother what others like or dislike? Live and let live and take others opinions as just that, opinions.

    Btw, off topic, but thanks for your response on my JRPG localisation thread. I wanted to write a big response there, but just got too busy and forgot.
    Sorry :(

    #21 1 year ago
  22. dtyk

    @Dragon

    Oh yeah no problem. People get busy with their lives, it happens. As long as we all love the same hobby, it’s kewl ;)

    #22 1 year ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    @20

    I’ve already addressed that in @11.

    It’s just particularly stupid in relation to the Wii U because it doesn’t get many current gen ports, let alone next gen ports… It was poorly disguised trolling as I said previously. He’s even carried it over into this thread for good effect:

    http://www.vg247.com/2014/01/09/mercurysteams-next-title-releasing-on-xbox-one-ps4-and-pc-but-not-wii-u/

    Until we can see features that show why these games are only possible on Xbone / PS4 / PC it’s irrelevant to mention platforms ‘holding back developers’.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. dtyk

    @23

    Isn’t that the whole point of this thread…? That we haven’t seen the game yet, so it’s exciting to see a game that’s made for nextgen only…? So we can finally see games only possible on next-gen consoles…?

    Oh whatever.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Legendaryboss

    @23
    Your argument would have made much more sense there instead of here. Although the relevancy for Wii U in that article is present in the title.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. monkeygourmet

    @25

    Yeah, okay LB.

    I would have more faith in him not having pre-determined agenda if he hadn’t been talking about the ‘real next gen’ so much rather than the ‘gimmicky one’. (Again, whatever that means?!)

    Oh and the fact we know Dragon can’t resist a jab at Wii U whenever he can.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. The_Red

    @monkeygourmet
    That too is relatively true.
    I wouldn’t say Skyrim on PS3 (Because it wasn’t bad because of weaker PS3 hardware compared to 360. It was due to horrible engineering on Bethesda’s part) but other than that, it’s pretty much true about all cases when it comes to having a technically stronger platform shared with a weaker one.

    BF3 was indeed constrained by PS3 and 360. Hell, every PC release in the last 4 years has been constrained by those two. I wouldn’t include titles older than that OR PS4/XB1. Sure, you could say that a game made for super high-end PCs is constrained by PS4/XB1 but currently, no games are made for that.

    It’s always about mid-range and PS4/XB1 are on par with mid-range PCs. Wii U isn’t though and thus, making a multi-platform game for it can lead to some constrains (8Gb Rams, modern CPUs and stuff like that). Of course in 2-3 years, mid-range PCs will easily surpass PS4/XB1 and by then, those 2 will be constrains on PC titles (And Wii U would be double constrain by then).

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Legendaryboss

    Right.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. absolutezero

    Its amusing to think that the one console thats actually achieving 1080P 60FPS consistently is the one considered last gen and under-powered. Holding back the industry indeed.

    Lets look at the biggest games for all three shall we?

    Killzone = FPS can drop to 14 FPS
    Dead Rising 3 = FPS can drop to 10 FPS
    Super Mario 3D World = Consistent 60 FPS with no drops.

    None of that matters a single fucking bit though does it? Not really now, because Dead Rising 3 is still the best game of the entire new console launch line up and Killzone still looks stunning. Super Mario 3D World is one of the best games of the last year and has more new ideas in a single level than the rest of the launch line up of the new machines do in their entire games.

    Fucking console babbies Jesus Christ just play the fucking games. You know whats holding back the industry and the development of gaming? You. You are.

    Just shut up. Please God shut up.

    I bought a Gamestick. I love games.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Dragon

    ^ SM3DW and DR3 is 720p.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. absolutezero

    Thats alright so its Dead Rising 3

    and thanks for proving my point perfectly.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. monkeygourmet

    @27

    The simple fact is cash / profit.

    The attach rate of PS4 / Xbone will be enough to make porting this to 360 / PS3 irrelevant. The Wii U doesn’t even deserve mention as it’s not getting ports NOW (where’s Bioshock Infinite / Tomb Raider etc…?) It’s a non point.

    Unless you are trolling obviously, by trying to shove the Wii U firmly in with last gen for snide purposes. The constant mention of ‘real next gen’ and ‘gimmicky ones’ kind of betrays the true meaning of the comment.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Dragon

    @31,
    Forgot, oops.

    As you said, it hardly matters. But power does. Its the thing that drives electronics sales everywhere, and consoles are no exception.
    Personal mileage may vary, but this is an industry wide trend.

    Case in point, just look at PS4/X1 sales.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. dtyk

    “since games could avoid being constrained by PS3,360 and wiiu.” to BAM “WTF are you on about?”

    Monkey, chill. Instead of being here arguing about video games and getting upset, why don’t you use that time to actually play games?

    I don’t get why people go out of their way to upset themselves over shit like this lol. There will be one day when you start to run out of time to play games, then you’ll be wondering why you didn’t play when you could.

    @absolutezero
    That gamestick comment brings me back to the day when I bought the very first nvidia 3dvision…

    #34 1 year ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @34

    You hit the nail on the head with…

    ‘I don’t know the history…’

    But thanks for the concern anyway.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. dtyk

    @35

    Even if I don’t know the history, why does this bother you? If they are trolls, why do you keep feeding the trolls? Are you new to the internet?

    Why does stuff like this always leads to the comments flooding with senseless shit slinging?

    You can’t exactly give me that “none of your business” attitude, because this gets tiring for anybody after a while. It used to be filled with 100+ comments of Polygem furiously defending and preaching Nintendo on an article that has nothing to do with Nintendo.

    Even Erthazus is better. At least he shits on others on articles that has to do with PC games most of the time (not always, but most).

    I don’t know how Dave puts up with all this shit lol.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. monkeygourmet

    @36

    I ignore things a lot, some things I don’t. I have different interactions with different posters, it’s no biggy.

    It depends what you look at or focus on.

    #37 1 year ago

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    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]