The forces of hell and some heroic characters that might be familiar to you (Leoric, the Butcher, the Monk to name a few) are making an appearance in The Eternal Conflict event/update in the free-to-play Heroes of the Storm. The update also introduce a new Diablo themed map called the Battlefield of Eternity and yes... even those pesky treasure goblins are in the game. It's gone live right now, but Blizzard may have some extra stuff in store to come later. Check out the introduction video the the new character and map below...
Path of Exile is a free-to-play action RPG that is available for our region on Garena (although clearly, there is no restriction. You can download the official one from the developers). The Awakening is the upcoming expansion to it that adds new skills, items and much more. Let's just say that Path of Exile is pretty huge as it has received mountains of new content. It might take you a while to do everything if you're coming into this fresh.
When Firaxis announced they were making Beyond Earth, basically Civilization on an Alien planet. I was excited at the possibility of them revisitng the ideas of Alpha Centauri. Then the game released with a boring thud and was quickly forgotten on my Steam games library. When they announced the first expansion, Rising Tide, my mind was filled by hope. Surely an expansion could fix a lot of the base game was lacking.
Mojang's free-to-play card battle game, Scrolls, will be shutdown.... within a year. The developer has stated that updates have been halted. Echoes was their last update for it and they claim the game can no longer sustain on-going development. Basically this means it's not as profitable as they want it to be and as a small team, they'd rather focus their efforts on new projects. I'm sure it has nothing to do with Microsoft buying them out.
Evolve's Hunting Season 2 begins. A new DLC is available that will give you 4 new hunters (from each class), 1 new monster and 5 new skins... all for the great value of RM65. The first new hunter available is Lennox, a tough Assault class.
I couldn't be more excited for XCOM 2. Instead of sticking to the same formula, Firaxis decided to turn things on its head. XCOM is not the saviour of the world... they are now the resistance. There some cool new stuff here. Firstly, it looks like the aliens are creating hybrid, using different species from earth like the cobra alien thingie, and I'm sure... humans too.
Well lo and behold it's finally coming out! The PlayStation Edition of Driveclub is a free version... well at least free for PS Plus subscribers with a limited amount of tracks and cars but with all game modes available (that was the promise). However, it will only be playable in offline mode as they will slowly be bringing more players into the online modes so that their servers don't suddenly get a deluge of players. It comes out today for EU and North America (which means it might be later today or tomorrow for Asia). No confirmation yet for this region.
Take that Fallout 4. For those hardcore old-school Fallout fans, Wasteland 2 is a much welcomed return to the classic RPG formula. So InXile has announced a console version that will be out together with an improved PC version. Better graphics, deeper mechanics... you get the drift. If you own the PC version, you'll get this as an update for FREE.
We now know of Shadow Warrior 2. Now let's have a look at a 15-minute gameplay demo of it below. Yeap... this is Shadow Warrior all right. Shooting, slicing and dicing demons. Except this time, you can bring in up to 3 co-op partners. Check out the gameplay footage below...
Slightly Mad Studio has perhaps done a bonkers thing by announcing a sequel to a game that just got released last month. Wut?! Okay so Project Cars was super successful (one of the fastest-selling racing game of this generation), and they've clarified that development for Project Cars will continue with updates and DLCs for years to come.