Allkeyshop TV News 25 September (Recap)
Epic Games Adding Bots to Fortnite Battle Royale
Fortnite is getting skill-based matchmaking and bots in its upcoming 10.40 update. Epic Games said in a blog post that the update will come with “improved matchmaking logic to Battle Royale core modes to create fairer matches.” This means players with similar skills will be matched. Bots will also be added which will behave similarly to normal players, “and will help provide a better path for players to grow in skill.” these Bots won’t be present in Competitive playlists.
HD Remasters of Grandia I and II Gets PC Release Date
GungHo Entertainment has announced the PC release date for the HD remasters of JRPGs Grandia I and Grandia II. The games will be available via Steam starting October 15th. The games will be released as separate games, unlike for Switch which were released as a bundle. The PC remasters will feature English and Japanese audio, enhanced texture and art, improvements on the user interface, widescreen support, and customizable resolutions.
Plants vs. Zombies Battle Arena Available October 1st for Founder’s Edition Players
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville will feature a new 4-versus-4 multiplayer mode called Battle Arena. In this mode, players will be split into two teams and must achieve four victories in order to win. Players will choose a character to play, however, in the succeeding rounds, they will not be allowed to choose the character they have previously used. The mode will first be available on October 1st for players who will purchase the Founder’s Pack. Everyone else will get to play it when the game launches on October 18th.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Gets Two New Mode in Upcoming Update
Star Wars Battlefront II’s Cooperation update is set to launch on September 25th, and it brings a couple of new game modes among other additions. The two game modes are Instant Action and Co-op. Both are centered on Clone Wars. In Instant Action, players will battle against large-scale AI-controlled forces, and is played offline. Co-op, on the other hand, is an objective-based mode and supports up to four players.
Black Ops 4 Gets Huge Update, Adds Tanks for Battle Royale, and More
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has rolled out a huge update called Operation Dark Divide. This update refreshes the Blackout map for a new vehicle-focused mode called Heavy Metal Heroes. This mode will have players jump into vehicles such as armored ARAVs, ATVs, and motorcycles. A tank has also been added which can be used in Heavy Metal Heroes as well. Players can either find it on the map, or use a flare gun to call it to their location. The tank can “decimate” anyone on its way, and supports one driver and a passenger in the gunner.
Ubisoft Spent Four Years Building Watch Dogs Legion Technology
Ubisoft has revealed they have spent four years making Watch Dogs Legion’s technology which allows players to control any NPC in the game. Associate producer Shelley Johnson said in an interview that there’s no limit as to how many NPCs players want to control. Johnson said these NPCs are procedurally generated, and they spent four year just building the technology. The work included creating census data, animation, faces, character kids, and much more for each one.
PS5 Will Be Climate-Friendly, Sony Says
Sony has committed into taking care of the environment through UN’s Playing for the Planet initiative. With this partnership in place, Sony promised that the Playstation 5 will be more energy efficient as it will be able to suspend gameplay with a lower power consumption. For every one million PS5 users who enable this feature, the electricity saved could power up to 1,000 homes. Sony also committed to conducting a carbon footprint assessment for its gaming services, and will be looking into energy efficient measures in its data centers.
Outbuddies PC Release Date Announced
Classic Metroidvania exploration game Outbuddies has received its release date for PC. It will be launching on October 15th on Steam, while its Switch, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 versions will follow in Q1 2020. Outbuddies was developed by German solo developer Julian Laufer, and is published by Headup. The game features non-linear Metroidvania gameplay, five distinct areas with puzzles and environmental hazards, epic bosses, and local-co-op.
The Long Dark Celebrates 5th Anniversary with New Episode
The Long Dark is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a new episode. Episode Three: Crossroads Elegy will be launching on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One on October 22nd. Players will take the role of Dr. Astrid Greenwood, and the events in the story picks up from the aftermath of the events of Milton in Episode One. There will be new survivors to meet, a new region to explore, and more answers to the events “prior to, and after the First Flare event that engulfed Great Bear Island” into the “long dark.”
Link’s Awakening is Best Switch Release in UK This Year
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is now the best Nintendo Switch launch of 2019 so far in the UK, according to the latest data of GamesIndustry.biz. The launch of Link’s Awakening has also surpassed that of Super Mario Maker which also launched earlier this year. Link’s Awakening has also dethroned Borderlands 3 as the best-selling game in the UK for the past week. Borderlands 3 now sits at number 2 just a week after it enjoyed a strong debut.
WB Games Releases Another Batman Teaser
WBGames Montreal has released another teaser on its Twitter account. This time, the teaser includes a clearer version of the images flashed on screen on its previous teaser, with a caption that reads: “Capture the Knight.” Those who responded to the Tweet said the symbols could be referring to Court of Owls, which was a criminal organization introduced back in 2011 in the Batman Vol. 2 series.
Wattam Announcement Teased
A tweet recently surfaced from Annapurna interactive’s official Twitter account hinting at further announcements, reveals and releases. Many speculate that the developer is teasing the announcement of a release date for its action-adventure game, Wattam. Fans reckon that the next State of Play stream from PlayStation would be an ideal platform to divulge any potential info. In any case, the title is yet to be tagged with an official release date but we do know it will be released for PS4 and PC.
Guts ‘N Goals Gets New Trailer
CodeManu has released a brand new trailer for Guts ‘N Goals ahead of its release later this year. It is marketed as an arcade game, unlike anything you have ever seen. Its uniqueness stems from the fact that it is an amalgamation of Soccer and Cricket which are two sports that seldom exist on the same plane. The trailer showcases some gameplay footage of wacky pixelated characters on a 2D soccer field smacking everything within smacking distance with a cricket bat, whether it be the ball or another player.
Remnant: From the Ashes Featured On Steam’s August Best-Seller List
Gunfire Games is pleased to announce that Remnant: From the Ashes has secured a spot on Steam’s August best-seller list. The list features the top 20 game releases of August based on the revenue they generated during the first two weeks of release. Though it is not at the apex of the chart it is still a great accomplishment having missed the top 10 by just one slot. Remnant: From the Ashes is currently available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Honeyback Harvester Coming to WoW
World of Warcraft is poised to receive a new update that introduces gigantic bees that you can add to your mount collection. This new mount will appear as a giant honey bee with a throne and honeypot on its back called the Honeyback Harvester. Soon you will meet a beekeeper called Barry who will help you track the Harvester. You will also be able to earn some sweet rewards should you can gain the Hivemother’s favour. This new content is due out within a few weeks.
Grandia 2 HD Remaster
GungHo Online Entertainment America has announced that the HD Remaster for Grandia 2 is scheduled for release on the 15th of next month. You can queue a mini-celebration if you already own the game as that means that this HD Remaster will be available as a free update for you. The HD Remaster will feature enhanced details to the game’s UI, sprites, and texture art; visually enhanced original cinematic videos; Widescreen support and customizable resolutions.
New demo Announced for Trepang2
Wilson C has announced that a brand-new demo for his first-person shooter, Trepang 2, will be soon available on Steam. The developer says this demo will feature a prologue mission with some fun extras as well as a full-body dismemberment system. What this means is, the torso of enemies can be dismantled, and head and limbs once severed, can be even further broken into smaller bits. All this and more is demonstrated in trailers posted on TREPANG 2’s youtube channel.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Year 1 Post-Launch Details Revealed
Ubisoft has released further Year 1 post-launch details for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Previously, the developer had vaguely divulged some of what potential players can expect when the game releases but now the fans have documented details of the promised content. You can view the full details on the game’s official website. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint will be released on October 4 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, as well the Google Stadia gaming platform.
The Surge 2 Launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Developer Deck13 and publisher Focus Home Interactive are happy to announce that their hardcore action role-playing game called The Surge 2 has launched. Along with that is a launch trailer for the game featuring the limb-chopping gameplay and a post-apocalyptic location to explore. The game is available to play for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The sequel is a great game overall having an amazing standalone storyline as well as a magnificent gameplay.
Spirit of the North Launches in November for PS4
Developer Infuse Studio has announced their new game called Spirit of the North and it is a game that has beautiful panoramic scenery inspired by the stunning landscapes of Iceland. This is a third-person adventure where you play the role of a fox in a mystic world. Players will get to explore glacial caves and rich pastures while solving some puzzles. Spirit of the North will launch on November 1, 2019, for PlayStation 4 as a timed-exclusive game. Afterward, it will be available for PC and Xbox One.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Adds Gabranth to the Game
Square Enix was able to reveal that a new character will be added to Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. The character is a Final Fantasy 12 antagonist named Gabranth. The character will come with his usual appearance as well as donning his Imperial Judge armor. He will be arriving on October 10 for the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of Dissidia NT. Gabranth will still be voiced by Akio Otsuka who was the same voice actor for the character with the very first Dissidia game on the PSP.
3D Survival Adventure Game Ending Extinction is Forever Announced
Ending Extinction is Forever is a sidescrolling 3D survival adventure video game from developer Spanish Herobeat Studios. It is about a mother fox looking for a safe haven for her and her three cubs. This is a time where the earth has been ravaged and there is barely enough food to survive nor is there a proper shelter. Players must avoid hunters, and generally overcome all the dangers that will come their way. Ending Extinction is Forever is set to launch by 2021 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.