Allkeyshop TV News 5 October (Recap)
OCTOBER 5 PART 1
Synthetik’s Free Legion Rising Expansion Out Now
Free Legion Rising expansion is coming to Synthetik. Legion Rising will add new class specifications to the existing classes. There will be eight new subclasses that will add diversity to the game without touching much of the existing structure. Each subclass would also come with their own unique starter weapon and traits. Other things that will come with the expansion include an expanded arsenal of weapons and items plus enemies and bosses. This is a free update to those who already own the game.
Hard Mode Update for Amnesia The Dark Descent Out Now
Just in time for Halloween season, Frictional Games has finally released the free hard mode update for Amnesia The Dark Descent. You can select hard mode when starting a new game. Just beware, you can no longer lower the game’s difficulty once you’ve started in hard mode. Checkpoints will be disabled and you’ll need to spend tinderboxes to save. Completing hard mode unlocks the “Masochist” achievement, which describes what you need to become to complete the difficulty level according to Frictional.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Celebrates Release with New Trailer
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has a new trailer to celebrate its upcoming release. The new trailer is called Defy Fate and it offers a deeply rooted story about the origin of both Alexios and Kassandra. The video is less than a minute long but the cinematics are breathtaking! It shows an old blind man reading the fate of either Alexios or Kassandra and saying that failure is in the cards. You are then asked to defy fate, as failure is not an option. The game will launch on October 5th for PC, PS4 and XBox One.
Telltale Trying to Get a Different Company to Finish The Walking Dead with Original Dev Team
Sources speaking to Kotaku have revealed that Telltale is trying to get a different company to hire members of The Walking Dead The Final Season’s dev team. The employment would be contractual, most likely lasting just until the full season is out. Reports say that Episode 3 was almost done and Episode 4 was well into development when the studio closed. Negotiations are still ongoing but former Telltale employees are already seeking other employment, so Telltale will have to get something together soon.
The Sims 4’s Free Update Has Been Delayed
SIMS 4 devs announced that the SIMS 4 update will be delayed. The update though will be free and it will include a new career as well as a terrain editing option. The new career is called the Style Influencers where your SIM will be a fashion trendsetter, posting via their online blog. The other thing that will be coming with the update is the terrain editor that will allow the player to change the elevation and shape of the SIM’s surrounding area being able to rise, lower and sculpt the ground.
New Fortnite Update Adds Chiller Trap
A cool new trap has come to Fortnite. This week’s content update has added the Chiller, a common trap that can be placed on floors, walls and ceilings. The trap makes those who pass it get cold feet, literally. Its victims are forced to slide around while their feet are encased in ice. It definitely presents some interesting tactical options, such as placing it near a cliff or the edge or a structure, forcing other players to slide off to their death. The update also came with a few bug fixes.
The Golf Club 2 Gets First Major Update
2K and HB Studios and PGA Tour launched Golf Club 2 digitally in August this year. And they are now announcing that the game’s first major content update will be releasing as well as the physical version of the game. The game will release physically for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but not on PC. This will release in North America on November 13th and globally on November 16th. The content update, on the other hand, is free and it will come with a new course, more customization options and so much more.
New Futuristic Racing Game Xenon Racer Revealed
A new futuristic racing game called Xenon Racer has a reveal trailer. It’s just less than a minute but we are brought to the year 2030 and are greeted with skyscrapers as well as aerial vehicles. It is a new age but a championship organized by classic wheeled cars has been set. The tournament is international and it includes drivers from all around the world including Italy, Japan, USA, and Great Britain. No exact release date is available now, but the game will be available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.
Atmospheric Puzzler Lost Words Beyond the Page Announced
Sketchbook Games and Modus Games have just announced Lost Words Beyond the Page, an atmospheric puzzler set in the pages of a diary and the fantasy world of Estoria. Players will need to use words to solve puzzles while a gripping story from renowned games writer, Rhianna Pratchett, unfolds. The game is presented with gorgeous 2D visuals with interactive words popping out to guide players along. Modus Games CEO Chrsitina Seelye says it is “a one-of-a-kind experience that breaks traditional puzzle game molds.
Black Desert Online Gives Players Free Permanent Access By Completing 7-Day Trial
Black Desert Online is doing great reaching 10 million registered players worldwide. To celebrate this huge feat, a free copy of the game will be available by completing the 7-day trial challenge. Those who will play Black Desert Online from October 3rd up until the 17th and reach level 56 on a character as well as finish that character’s awakening quest before the 7-day trial expires will get the free Starters Package. Aside from the free package players could get rare items for up to 50% off.
Flashing Lights Development Roadmap Revealed
The online multiplayer emergency services simulator ‘Flashing Lights’ is now available in Early Access and the end of the year roadmap has been shared with us. For October, there will be the Callout Update which includes the spike strips and traffic cones, ladders and axe, and defibrillator. In November is the Traffic Update which includes the Multiplayer NPC traffic, Multiplayer traffic stops, and NPC traffic overhauled. In December is the Speed Update, including speed zones, tickets and signs.
OCTOBER 5 PART 2
Telltale Lays Off Last Remaining Employees
The Telltale saga continues as the company lays off its skeletal team – the remaining 25 or so employees who seem to be working on wrapping up Minecraft: Story Mode for Netflix. A tweet from one of the employees revealed that the skeletal team did not receive severance packages, and neither did the 250 others who were laid off last month. Telltale is currently facing a barrage of lawsuits for unlawful termination.
Shadow Warrior 2 Free on GOG for a Limited Time
It is GOG.com’s 10th anniversary and they are celebrating it with a whole bunch of games that are on sale. They’re also offering a free game which is Shadow Warrior 2. This is a co-op shooter game by Lo Wang and is available for only a limited amount of time so go ahead and grab your copy now. You can also go to Gog.com to check out the games that are for sale for the 10th anniversary. Some games are bundled up which is a total money saver! Happy 10th anniversary GOG.com!
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Will Let Players Unlock Evie Frye
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Evie Frye can be unlocked in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey as noticed by JorRaptor in the Assassin’s Creed subreddit. Evie can be unlocked as a lieutenant on your ship called the Adrestia. She can provide a bonus to javelin and fire javelin damage and provide damage boost when you are low on health. To unlock Evie, complete the “Master Assassin” Challenge then go to the Ubisoft Club. Other rewards will be given that pay homage to the Assassin’s Creed series.
Colony Sim Surviving Mars Gets New Expansion
Paradox Interactive announced the first major expansion for its space colony sim Surviving Mars. The expansion is called Space Race and it will be available “soon” on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Space Race introduces a new competitive twist to the game’s core colony-building setup. With this expansion, players won’t be working to establish a colony alone as there will now be AI colonies who will be competing to take control of Mars’ limited resources. Space Race is the first paid content expansion for the game.
Monster Hunter World Gears Up for Autumn Harvest Fest
Monster Hunter: World’s Autumn Harvest Fest is just around the corner. It will actually start tonight and will run up until October 18th. To prepare, Capcom shared its massive patch notes that include some bug fixes and some quality-of-life tweaks. Carving pumpkins and new event quests are also available. Complete the goals given and you can get some spooky new gear and new outfits for your Palico and Poogie. Check out the complete list of changes in the full patch notes available on their site.
New Overwatch Halloween Skin Revealed
The Overwatch Halloween Terror event is set to begin next week, and Blizzard has revealed the next Halloween-themed skin! The next one is the Legendary Skin for Banshee Moira, and she’s described as “an ominous portent” in the reveal tweet. The first skin revealed was Doomfist’s Swamp Monster. Halloween Terror begins October 9th and will run until the 31st. Blizzard is yet to reveal specific details on the event.
New Jump Force Trailer Showcases Yugi’s Gameplay
Bandai Namco has shared a new trailer for their up and coming fighting game Jump Force. The trailer features one of the characters that we can expect in the game – Yu-Gi-Oh’s Yugi Moto! We can see that Yugi summons monsters in order to fight! He looks like a puppet master as he fights behind his summoned creatures. Jump Force features other characters like Dragon Ball’s Goku, Light from Death Note, and many more. Jump Force will be launching on February 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
PUBG Ranking System Now Live
PUBG has rolled out Patch 22 on PC which brings the new ranking system to the game, plus some other inclusions. The ranking system offers eight ranks, ranging from Bronze to Grand Master, which players can move through. Players’ ranks will be based on Rank Points. A player’s first rank will be assigned after completing 10 placement matches. Depending on current Rank Points, players will either move up or down the rank system and will be rewarded according to performance.
Inferno Joins SoulCalibur 6 Roster
Soul Calibur 6 has a new character joining in and it is the series’ longtime antagonist Inferno. First seen in Soul Blade this mimic character has a variety of moves that come from the other fighters. He is devastating as he can move quickly with huge, sweeping attacks and a barrage of assault. Defending his advances can be a tricky task. Inferno can also use any weapon and fighting style that he pleases with a “degree of expertise”. Soul Calibur 6 launches on October 19 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Custom Playground Options Now Live in Fortnite
Epic Games brings back the Playground mode in Fortnite which also comes with new options. The mode gets new options which will allow players to “change settings such as starting health, time of day, gravity, and more.” These new settings include options for Shields, Health, Fall Damage, Gravity, Time of Day, Player Names and Locations, and more. The Playground mode will only be available for a limited time.
Shovel Knight Characters Join Brawlhalla
Characters from the game Shovel Knight have been added to Brawlhalla. The characters are stand-ins for pre-existing characters in Brawlhalla. Shovel Knight stands in for Gnash, Plague Knight for Caspian, King Knight for Sir Roland, Black Knight for Orion, and Specter Knight for Nix. Although they’re just stand-ins, they get new sound and visuals which match the source material. A new map with a Shovel Knight theme has also been added to the game.