XBox One players can finally enjoy DC Universe Online when it officially launches for the console later today. The XBox One version joins the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of DCUO and will contain the same content as all other platforms. There will not be, however, be cross-platform play.
Devs have sent out a launch day trailer and published a handy FAQ on the DC Universe Online site.
Battleborn is ready to hit the ground running on Monday, May 3rd with the official launch. To get players stoked for Monday, Gearbox has released a brand new launch trailer with toe-tapping music and a great look at all the game has to offer. Get hyped!
Battleborn will be simultaneously released for PlayStation 4, XBox One and PC.
Bandai Namco has put out a brand new trailer for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization that introduces players to the enigmatic and mysterious NPC named Premier. The video also shows off environments and locations filled with danger for players. See what you think and let us know!
But they will have to be careful, these beautiful landscapes hide terrible monsters amongst the environment: including Jelly Floaters, ShadowDemons, Verminous and the Shaman of Gigas, a strong boss using a strange magic!
During their trip through the universe of “Sword Art: Origin”, players will also discover the Town Of Beginnings: where a new storyline will begin for them and will take them into a brand new adventure.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is expected to be released in Fall 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
OGPlanet has announced the first details about the forthcoming Uncharted Waters Online expansion scheduled to launch on May 12th. Called Episode Atlantis, the expansion will ultimately consist of three chapters beginning with the May 12th release.
Players can look forward to new features including the Triangulation method to survey land masses to complete maps, the Atlantis Treasure Hunt, Endless Dungeon, Auto-Navigation, new astronomical object discovery and three new ships.
Learn more by visiting the Uncharted Waters Online site.
Square Enix has announced the dates and countries for the first Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour . Fans in Japan, France, Great Britain, Singapore, China and the USA will be able to head to local venues to hear some of the series' most iconic music performed live by a full orchestra.
The idea of a Kingdom Hearts concert has been in the works for several years. But even so, I was astonished to learn that our music would be performed by a full orchestra, in other countries no less. I've been given the opportunity to oversee the creation of the title, logo, and many other aspects of this amazing production, and as the director of the series, I am confident that what we've created will touch the hearts of our beloved fans everywhere.
~ Tetsuya Nomura
The tour is scheduled for 2017 to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts series.
Check out the full details and purchase tickets for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour.
Blizzard is continuing the backstory exploration of the heroes found in Overwatch. In the latest comic installment, Dragon Slayer, melee hero Reinhardt takes center stage in beautiful illustrations that provide insight into this "elder" fighter's life.
Read the Reinhardt comic on the Overwatch site.
Rigid-Soft and Green Man Gaming have released one of the first new trailers for the ultra-violent zombie survival game called Lifeless. The game takes place in a persistent open world with faction gameplay. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
- Welcome to Stillwater Bay. Maine’s most popular tourist spot has become a wasteland. Explore lush natural landscapes and deserted towns set after the world has collapsed.
- Learn To Survive. Find supplies, collect equipment, keep yourself fed and warm to stay alive.
- Choose A Side. Two factions fight for survival. Choose between the civilian Nova Guard, or the militant Spartan Phalanx.
- An Infected Threat. It’s not just the other faction you need to watch out for. Infected humans will stop at nothing to take you down.
You can learn more about Lifeless on its Steam portal page.
Trion Worlds is inviting everyone to take part in this weekend's Atlas Reactor open event. The open weekend is scheduled to begin on April 29th and will run through May 1st. Founders will receive special GG Boosts every day they take part.
Grab the details on the Atlas Reactor site.
The Otherland team has posted the extensive notes from the latest game update. Most significantly, crafting has been completely reworked and that will "make crafted items the backbone of gearing up to steer Otherland towards a more player driven economy".
According to the patch notes, the goal is to have crafted items becoming the best in the game that will be superior to any drops outside of a boss encounters.
The changes are interesting and can be read on the Otherland forum.
Juvty Worlds has sent along a neat infographic in celebration of the second anniversary of Wild Terra. The numbers are looking good for an independently developed game that only came to the notice of NA and EU gaming sites in the last nine months or so.
In celebration of the game's second anniversary, interested players can grab an early access bundle, unique title or premium days up to 70% off.
Be sure to give it a look before heading to the Wild Terra site.
The latest State of the Game letter has been posted on the Champions Online site that takes a retrospective look back at the accomplishments of the past year and give players a sneak peek ahead at things to come -- and the future is bright!
Players can look forward to new events that include 'epic battles' and come sporting big new rewards. The Giant Monster Attack and Nightmare Invasion events will be coming into the game soon and lockboxes will continue to be revised to give players more of what they want and that is useful. New Archetypes are going to be added as well including the Predator and Hexslinger (both sound awesome!) as well as new costume packs.
Check out the full newsletter on the Champions Online site.
Thank you, anonymous tipster!
The internet has been abuzz for most of the last month under speculation of Sony and Microsoft releasing major hardware upgrades to their consoles. Readers of this site are used to the idea of upgrading our PC hardware every few years. Console players are outraged. As a PS4 owner, I understand that rage, but the PC player in me is struggling to find a downside.
Read more of Christopher Coke's The RPG Files: With Console Upgrades, PC Gamers Win.
For those wanting to release their inner feline, the TERA shop special items will certainly be appealing. From now through May 19th, players can get hold of a number of Hello Kitty - themed outfits and items.
Check out the special TERA portal page for the full listing of Hello Kitty items.
My.com and the Allods team are rewarding dedicated Skyforge players for their recent decisive victories against invaders bent on destruction. Beginning today, the Days of Glory event will kick off that sends players on an epic storyline with end rewards given based on choices made throughout the journey. The event will run through May 25th.
During the Days of Glory event you will be able to take part in various activities to earn Ether Trace, which can be used for various goodies in the shop. Other event features include:
- Touring the Military-Exhibitions that will be ongoing at the park. You will be able to learn about the equipment, the battle of Aelinar, and more!
- Fight against Phantoms of Past Battles that have the possibility of appearing during Adventures. These reminders of Aelion’s near demise can drop a mysterious Letter, currency, or unique clothing!
- Solve the mystery of the strange letters! Successfully solving their riddles will take you on a journey across Aelion, earning you the event’s unique currency (Ether Trace) throughout your search as well as a new costume!
Check out the Skyforge site for more information.
The Humble Store is featuring a big sale this weekend for Nordic Games that include a number of RPGs. Darksiders, Shadowrun Chronicles, Titan Quest, The Guild 2, Gothic 3, Spellforce 2 and many other non-RPGs are included and can be purchased for up to 90% off. 10% of all purchases will be donated to Child's Play.
Check out the full list of games on the Humble Store site.
The SkySaga team has released a new update to the alpha client that contains a number of neat new features for players to explore. Among them are new dungeons, new adventures and progression activities, new building blueprints, and a new grouping system. To show off these features, the team released a trailer. Check it out!
Last weekend at PAX East I got the chance to demo Expedition: Vikings, the follow-up to Logic Artists Expedition: Conquistadors. Set in approximately 700 AD, you play the Chieftain of a small Viking village, in search of glory and wealth to improve and expand your village and your standing in the Viking world. You recruit raiding party members from within the population of your village, and then you lead them out into the world in search of adventure.
Read more of Terry O'Brien's Expedition: Vikings - Firmly Grounded in Historical Accuracy.
Portal Knights players are being invited to head into the game to check out the latest update. Called Ghost World, the new content includes spooky graveyards to explore, more recipes, monster "trophy" furniture, the Mummy, the Hollow Knight and a Spider boss to take on.
This new update adds an element of eerie exploration to Portal Knights as players can now explore a hauntingly all-new environment with grave stones, odd-shaped buildings and spooky graveyards dotting the landscape – all enveloped in a heavy layer of mysterious mist.
Check out the Portal Knights Steam page for more information.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online will be hosting a free weekend on Steam from today through Sunday, May 1st. All players who take part, earn a free weapon skin and can take advantage of a Specialist Early Access Pack that hands over a bundle of in-game goods.
Stronger, faster and more lethal than mankind’s deadliest soldier: Enlist today as a member of Section 9, an elite force of cybernetically enhanced combat operatives who connect through cyberspace to protect society and fight terrorists on the bleak streets of a futuristic Japan.
Check out the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online Steam page to learn more.
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Star Citizen fans who are interested in learning more about the MISC Prospector, a mining vessel, will want to head to the official site to check out an internal Q&A. The MISC Prospector is sold in the shop for $140 and is considered ideal for those who want to be less-than conspicuous about their mining activities.
Will the Prospector use the same RMAPs technology that the Orion uses?
The RMAP system on the Orion is manned by the scan operator, who is able to use it to provide precise information. As the Prospector is only manned by one miner, we wanted to put more focus on searching with the ships scanning system. So instead the Prospector will be using the scanners to provide general information in a local space to pinpoint nearby mineral pockets, like a larger, more advanced metal detector.
Check it out on the Star Citizen site.