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UBISOFT ANNOUNCES FAR CRY 5 IS COMING TO AMERICA’S HEARTLAND ON FEBRUARY 27th 2018
Today, Ubisoft announced that gamers will experience the chaos, unpredictability, and ferociousness of the Far Cry franchise with Far Cry 5 on PlayStation 4 Pro computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4, the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, and Windows PC. Set in America for the first time, in Montana, players will have total freedom to navigate this serene-looking yet deeply twisted world solo or entirely in two-player co-op as they fight for survival and freedom, when the game releases on February 27th 2018. Development for Far Cry 5 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal.
As the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana, players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Caught off guard and drawn into a power struggle, players must disrupt the carefully laid plans of the Project at Eden’s Gate, and fan the fires of resistance to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves.
Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance. The fight against the cult will take players to unique locations throughout Hope County that provide different gameplay experiences. During their journey, players can fly planes to engage cult forces in aerial dogfights across Big Sky Country. While tracking down cult members and gathering resources for survival across farmland, forests, mountains and rivers, players can get behind the wheel of iconic American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs and boats. Vehicles also provide refuge when under attack by animals or as a way to quickly escape when things don’t go as planned.
To take down the cult, players will need to utilise any and all weapons at their disposal, including ranged weapons such as guns and grenades and melee weapons like a sledgehammer or baseball bat. Additionally, players can recruit Guns for Hire from a large cast of characters, or even Fangs for Hire, specialised animals like bears and cougars to complement players’ playstyles whether they’re going in stealthily or forcefully. How players approach each situation and the chaos they create in Far Cry 5 is up to them. Far Cry 5 will also see the return of the map editor, giving players the opportunity to create and play an infinite amount of new playgrounds. The map editor will include new features that add a new dimension to the content created by fans, with more details coming soon.
Additionally, PS4 owners will get at release a free Far Cry 5 skin pack with their purchase of the game. Players need a free Ubisoft account to do so, which can be done at http://farcrygame.com/playstationULC; Players on Xbox and PC systems will have the same content available through the Ubisoft Club.
For the latest on Far Cry 5 and all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit www.ubiblog.com .
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Official Announcement Trailer Revealed
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the Official Announcement Trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, featuring an expanded line-up of iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, including Guardians of the Galaxy characters, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax as well as Doctor Strange, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man 2099, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Kang the Conqueror and a whole lot more!
To view the trailer, please visit the WB Games UK YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/fpFKnr8Q_hc.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, epic adventure and sequel to the smash hit, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. This original branching storyline, co-written by comic book veteran Kurt Busiek, transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis. Packed with signature LEGO humour for fans of all ages, gamers will go head-to-head with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror through Ancient Egypt, The Old West, Sakaar, New York City in 2099 and many other Marvel settings.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available starting in the UK on the 17thof November 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be released for Nintendo Switch this Christmas.
Get to Know the Gambit System in All New FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Trailer
Square Enix Ltd., today released a new trailer for the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE that focuses on the game’s Gambit System, the ground-breaking combat system which utilises customisable AI “Gambits” to let player adapt to any situation during battle. Players can also freely develop their characters and skills with the all-new Zodiac Job System, an improved character levelling system that allows each character to battle with two of 12 FINAL FANTASY jobs, allowing a greater level of freedom than before.
To watch the FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Gambit System Trailer now, visit: https://youtu.be/3XYc9rp6A4M
In addition to the trailer, a new piece of artwork created by acclaimed environmental artist, Isamu Kamikokuryo, was also unveiled. In contrast to the detailed look at the game’s battle system in the Gambit trailer, the new artwork gives a glimpse in to the rich and breath-taking world of Ivalice, which players can look forward to adventuring through in FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE.
In FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE, players are transported to the grand world of Ivalice where magic is commonplace and airships fill the skies. War has engulfed the kingdom of Dalmasca, leaving it in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the only surviving heir to the Dalmascan throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Accompanied by Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, together these unlikely allies and their companions lead the fight for the freedom of their homeland.
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE will be available for the PlayStation 4 on 11th July 2017. For more information, visit: www.finalfantasyxii.com
GREY BOX, SIX FOOT AND TEQUILA WORKS RELEASE RiME
Grey Box, Six Foot and independent developer Tequila Works have released the single-player puzzle adventure game RiME as a physical and digital title on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC for a suggested retail price of $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99.
“We’re deeply thankful for everyone who believed in this day – our loyal fans, our partners at Grey Box and Six Foot, and the incredibly talented team here at Tequila Works,” said Tequila Works CEO and creative director Raúl Rubio Munárriz. “Your patience, passion and faith gave us the strength and support to see this story through to the end. We look forward to all the new adventures that begin today.”
Experienced through the eyes of a young boy shipwrecked alone on a mysterious island, RiME delivers an emotional journey of exploration and discovery. The game takes inspiration from a variety of sources, including literature like The Little Prince, the films of Studio Ghibli and Ray Harryhausen, the art of Joaquín Sorolla, and the gorgeous terrain of the Mediterranean coast. Players will encounter wild creatures, ancient ruins, forgotten secrets and thoughtful puzzles that play with light, sound, perspective and even time itself.
“RiME is a game that will add to the budding influence of the Grey Box brand,” says Christian Svensson, COO at Six Foot. “RiME‘s beauty and power, we believe, will leave an enduring mark on all who embark upon this touching journey.”
RiME is expected to arrive on Nintendo Switch later this year. The digital version of the title will cost $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99 through the Nintendo eShop. A special physical edition of RiME, featuring a download code for a digital copy of the game’s beautiful original score, will also be available on Nintendo Switch at major retailers for $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99.
David García Díaz’s original score for RiME is now available to purchase digitally for a suggested retail price of $9.99 on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play.
GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 is OUT NOW!
PQube is excited to announce that GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2, the latest instalment in Arc System Works’ legendary GUILTY GEAR series, is OUT NOW on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
REV 2 is the perfect time to enter the world of GUILTY GEAR, with its ground-breaking graphical and animation systems, combat system that provides unrivalled creativity, top of class tutorials, improved online functionality and new accessibility options.
Check out the GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 launch trailer:
New characters – Baiken and Answer will join the battle.
New Stories in Episode Mode – Expanded Episode Modes shed new light on Jam, Kum, Raven, Dizzy, Answer and Baiken!
New Stages – Battle it out on brand new stages.
New Moves – Beloved characters receive new moves and new animations.
Re-balancing of the Cast – Every fighter has received extensive revisions to their move sets.
GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 is available as a stand-alone physical and digital release for PS4, but it will also be available as a digital upgrade via PSN for Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- for both PS4 and PS3.
GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 is OUT NOW on PS4 and PS3!
Fancy an All-inclusive Holiday on the Isles of Tropico?
With summer just around the corner, people are busy planning their vacations and preparing to head to their favourite getaways for some well-earned R&R. But for the people of Tropico, every day is a vacation (or so the Tropican Ministry of Misinformation would have you believe)! Beautiful beaches, palm tree lined walks and cocktails at sunset overlooking the llama farm, what’s not to love? Well if your budget doesn’t stretch to El Presidente’s island paradise then how about the next best thing? That’s right, today sees the launch of Tropico 5 – Complete Collection for Xbox One across the UK and export territories. Packing in both full expansions ‘Espionage’ and ‘Waterborne’ along with all 10 DLC add-ons released to date, Tropico 5 – Complete Collection delivers overs 100 hours of gameplay, giving fans the best ever chance to test their mettle as the Caribbean’s latest mastermind dictator. More maps, more missions, more buildings, more beards. You really are spoilt for choice – the only question is, how will you rule your island paradise?
So, sit back and take a moment to feast your eyes on the new trailer (preferably with a mojito in hand) and marvel at the content packed Xbox One version of Tropico 5 – Complete Collection.
Watch the Tropico 5 – Complete Collection launch trailer here
About Tropico 5 – Complete Collection
You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for your own dynasty. As you move through your years in office you can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power: such as ambassador, commanding general or even supreme ruler, to ensure your legacy thrives through the eras. As your influence and wealth grows, so do the threats to your burgeoning island superpower. Can you survive both World Wars, prosper through the Great Depression, rule as an iron-fisted dictator through the Cold War and advance your country to modern times and beyond? From the 19th to the 21st century, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities.
- The Complete Collection contains the full version of Tropico 5 as well as the two full expansion add on packs Espionage and Waterborne as well as all 10 DLC content packs (The Big Cheese, Mad World, Generalissimo, Joint Venture, Surf’s Up, Gone Green, Supervillian, Inquisition, Super Computer and T-Day).
- The Eras – Start your reign during colonial times, survive the World Wars and the Great Depression, be a dictator during the Cold War, and advance your country to modern times and beyond.
- The Dynasty – Each member of the extended family of El Presidente is present on the island and may be used as ruler, appointed manager, ambassador or general.
- Research and Renovate – Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources.
- Advanced trade system and trade fleet – Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure trade routes to neighbouring islands or world’s superpowers, both for export and import.
- Explore your island – Discover what lies beyond the fog of war. Send prospectors to look for new deposits, but be wary of hostile animals and native tribes.
- All new art – All artwork is re-made from scratch to provide Tropico 5 with a unique visual identity.
- Cooperative and competitive multiplayer – Up to 4 players can build up their own cities and economies on any given island map. Players can choose to share resources, supply and population or declare war on each other.
Tropico 5 – Complete Collection is out now via boxed retail edition and as a digital download via the Xbox Store across the UK and Export territories. The North American version retail and digital versions will release on 30th May. Tropico 5 – Complete Collection is also available on PC and PlayStation 4 as a retail boxed version and digitally via the PlayStation Store and Steam.
That’s all for the news today!