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The Escapists 2 reveals new western map, Rattlesnake Springs

Award-winning international games label Team17 and developer Mouldy Toof today celebrated the reveal of a brand new western themed map for The Escapists 2 with the release of the new Rattlesnake Springs gameplay trailer.

Howdy, partner! It’s well known in the old west that if you evade the hangman’s noose, the local Sheriff sends you upstate to Rattlesnake Springs. Rustled up alongside the lowest outlaws in the county, you decide to break out of this calaboose – by hook or crook!

Get a sneak peek at Rattlesnake Springs before The Escapists 2 launches later this year in the new gameplay trailer.

The Escapists 2 trailer: https://youtu.be/hGZuPul9nZM

The Escapists 2 is the forthcoming sequel to the multi-million selling, award-winning sandbox prison-escape game which will include, in a first for the series, drop in/drop out play for up to four players in both local and online play.

Escaping won’t be easy though. You’ll have to work around the strict prison schedule and avoid the unwanted attention of guards. Craft weapons and tools found (or stolen) from within the prison, but beware of cell shakedowns. Get a job or perform “favours” for your fellow inmates to purchase vital supplies, all while scouting escape routes.

The Escapists 2 will feature:

  • Multiplayer – In a first for the series, The Escapists 2 offers drop-in/drop-out play offering both split screen and online play for up to four players in both co-op and versus modes
  • New ways to escape – Tie together knotted sheets and use them to climb down high windows in our new multi-level prisons and other new ways to make a break for freedom!
  • New items to craft – Build yourself a homemade taser to knock out guards plus many more!
  • New combat system – A completely revamped combat system featuring new lock-on targeting and blocking systems plus light and heavy attacks
  • New graphical style – A brand new look immerses players in a deeper, richer world while maintaining that unique The Escapists style
  • More character customisation – New customisation options let players tweak their avatar to a whole new level. Go bald! Sport a mullet! The choice is yours
  • More things to do – Join a band! Learn to paint! The Escapists 2 will offer more ways than ever to pass the time whilst incarcerated

The Escapists 2 will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2017.

Torment: Tides of Numenera Receives a Performance Update

Since Torment: Tides of Numenera’s release, inXile has been able to digest a deluge of constructive feedback, comments and articles to garner a better sense of where they can focus their resources to improve the game.

“Since the release of Torment: Tides of Numenera, we’ve been working extremely hard to iron out the bugs our community and media reported. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve eliminated a lot of bugs and optimised the game even further on all platforms and I’m sure that it will allow our fans to enjoy the game even more.” – said Brian Fargo, inXile CEO

Here’s a message from Colin McComb, Creative Lead on Torment: Tides of Numenera.

The update for the console versions of the game is live now and fixes many issues reported by media and the community, improving the game’s performance and overall quality. The most important improvements include:

Fixes many freezes that would happen in various situations.
Numerous performance optimizations.

Addendum text now appears on item descriptions. Dozens of items have more detailed descriptions depending on your lore skills and other factors.
Fixes an issue that was preventing party members from bantering. Party members should now be much more talkative.

Updates crisis sequences to rebalance a number of enemies. In certain situations, it will make combat proceed more quickly.

Numerous fixes and improvements to movement grid, pathing, and AI. This should prevent issues where the game would hang in combat.
Several quest and conversation fixes.

Inspiring Presence and other looping sound effects have been reduced or removed.

Highly-anticipated arcade-inspired VR shooter, Bullet Sorrow VR for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift available now on Steam

 

Viking VR is pleased to announce the arrival of the full version of their popular VR FPS Bullet Sorrow VR , after a hugely successful run on Steam Early Access.

Boasting epic “slo-mo” action, slick visuals and fast-paced shooter gameplay, the full version of Bullet Sorrow VR has also added a number of awesome new features. A brand new single-player Infinite Mode will be available, with a new, darker storyline and a variety of fresh enemy types to add new challenge and excitement for players both old and new.

Bullet Sorrow VR’s new PVP mode has also gained the addition of slo-mo, with a unique take on the popular in-game mechanic that will keep the experience of destroying your friends fresh and exciting. All players will have the ability to use slo-mo within a limited sphere around their character, letting them dodge incoming bullets and reposition for a counter-attack, enriching the game for everyone and adding new tactical depth to the FPS genre.

“We’ve been so happy with player feedback in the early access period,” said Zhou Jinyu, head of the Viking VR team. “We’re proud to bring players old and new the full version now. I’m also really pleased with our new features and content to really make it worth every penny!”

Bullet Sorrow VR is available now on Steam.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/nhlKptoZIts

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Now Available from Telltale Games and Marvel Entertainment
Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, today announced that the first of five Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series episodes is now available for $4.99 USD or equivalent on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Mac. The episode will also be available to download on the App Store and Google Play later this week.

The series will also be available as a special ‘Season Pass Disc’ on May 2nd at retailers across North America for an MSRP of $29.99 USD, and on May 5th at retailers elsewhere across the globe. The special ‘Season Pass Disc’ will include Episode One: Tangled Up in Blue, and will grant access to download the subsequent four episodes via online updates as they are released in the coming months of 2017. Additional platforms for release are yet to be announced.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a brand-new story of the universe’s unlikeliest Super Heroes: Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of them has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands.

From Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond, and set to the beat of awesome music, you wear the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure, where your decisions and actions drive the story you experience.
The series will feature a star-studded cast of voice talent, including Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series) as Star-Lord, Emily O’Brien (The Young and the Restless, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor) as Gamora, Nolan North (the Uncharted series, Pretty Little Liars) as Rocket, Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs) as Drax, and Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us, League of Legends) as Groot.

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter @TelltaleGames.
ADRENALINE-FUELED RACING GAME ATV RENEGADES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE
Fearless ATV racing fans ready to rip up the course with epic gravity-defying tricks can rejoice as video game publisher Nighthawk Interactive and developer Renegade Kid released today their latest, nitro-charged racing game, ATV Renegades. Available now for $29.99 digitally and at retail locations throughout North America for the PS4 and Xbox One, the game will be also available in Europe on April 21.

Racing dangerously through exotic locations, such as Thailand, England, Russia, Canada, and Mexico, players can now mount their tricked-out four-wheelers and tear across 24 gnarly tracks in ATV Renegades. Four-wheel fanatics can live the ATV dream, setting insane course times at white knuckle speed while performing dozens of sick, nitro-charged tricks. ATV Renegades features:

  • Tricked-Out Nitro-Charged, Arcade Racing: Off-road courses allow players to show off jaw-dropping tricks to power up the boost meter;
  • Unique Off-Road Courses: With 24 demanding off-road courses, players will hit epic air-bending jumps to unlock new tricks;
  • Single Player and Multiplayer Split-screen Events: Players will perfect their racing skills in single player mode or compete head-to-head against other players via split-screen in unlocked events;
  • Multiple Game Modes:
    • World Tour gives players six challenging tours made up of four separate events;
    • Quick Race lets players race against the game in any unlocked event;
    • Time Trial mode provides speed freaks the ability to race for time at unlocked events and set the best lap/race times.

ATV Renegades can be purchased digitally and at retail locations throughout North America for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $29.99. The E-rated game will be also available in Europe on April 21.

WARFRAME STRIKES A CHORD WITH OCTAVIA’S ANTHEM UPDATE ON PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE
It’s time to dance this mess around! Independent developer and publisher Digital Extremes, creators of the free-to-play cooperative online action game Warframe, bring the first record-breaking PC update of 2017, Octavia’s Anthem, to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today. Marching to the beat of its own drum, Octavia’s Anthem treads a musical theme with Octavia, a dancing, beat-busting Warframe unlike any before it, along with a new quest, and two powerful creative tools sure to get players tapping their feet and posing like Frame-istas.

Octavia’s Anthem has Warframe players journeying through an original quest in search of the musically enchanted Octavia Warframe. Along with Octavia comes the introduction of a simple-to-use musical instrument, the Mandachord, which enables players to compose original songs and synchronize them to their weapons to rhythmically dominate the enemy. Music isn’t just a tool of destruction in this update, however, as players can create musical arrangements in cooperation with other Tenno and trade songs. Its flexibility and ease-of-use has inspired throngs of PC influencers and YouTubers to create their own tunes and re-create pop tune favorites en masse.

Having generated so much excitement and creativity amongst its user-base, known as Tenno, Digital Extremes has created a new Musical Montage Video to showcase their works.

Watch the Musical Montage and the Updated Highlight videos on YouTube HERE

Aesthetically, the update digs deep into the Warframe glamor life with the high-end capture tool, Captura, which turns average Warframe screen captures into chic shots worthy of framing and hanging. Tenno can capture, edit, enhance, and then share their customized Warframes using the ‘Share’ button on PS4 and the ‘Xbox’ button on Xbox One. New Weapons, Helmets, Glyphs, TennoGen and more are also included in this update, available today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, for free.

That’s all for news today!
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