The Banner Sagaback in January, 2014, a visually astonishing blend of animated Norse storytelling and turn-based tactical combat. Now the game's lead director is working on a new title.
Killers and Thieves has the player running a thieves guild, hiring burglars and bandits to do their dirty work, upgrading their base of operations, and planning elaborate heists. Like Banner Saga, it makes use of some beautiful 2D, hand-drawn visuals, but this time they're inspired by the work of comic artist
District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was recently confirmed to be directing the, and it seems like he's been gearing up for the job with a little bit of Alien: Isolation.
“I think it’s amazing,” Blomkamp. “Even from the first screen grabs, just the quality of the art direction and how it looks. I’m such a visual person that the narrative of stuff is neither here nor there for me sometimes. It’s literally about imagery.”
In this industry it's not often that hearing a studio is being closed down genuinely surprises you, but I'm left fairly shocked by the news that EA is shutting the doors at Maxis Emeryville, the studio's main headquarters, for good.
Well, maybe 'surprised' is the wrong word; despite the well-publicised disaster of SimCity and the negative response to the removal offrom The Sims 4, I somehow simply assumed that Maxis, who've since before I was even born, would continue on regardless.
has announced that its block-building team shooter Block N Load will move out of its current beta phase and for PC this April 30.
In preparation for launch the game's ongoing beta will switch from its current, always-on schedule to weekend stress and balance tests only. It'll make that transition on March 9.
Paradox has announced that spell-'em-up sequel Magicka 2 will be released on PC and consoles this May 26, marking the announcement with, almost inevitably, aparody trailer.
Packing an improved graphics engine and new, game-changing Artifacts, Magicka 2 once again puts you in control of a group of wizards who should clearly never be allowed access to powerful magic.
BonusXP, a new team made up from ex-developers, has announced Servo, a fast-paced real-time strategy title with a focus on unit customisation and no-nonsense, ten to fifteen minute matches.
There's more than a little of theabout Servo's day-glo sci-fi world, not least that it features massive, brightly coloured robots kicking the snot out of each other.
*UPDATED* Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date confirmed, Collector's Edition includes bionic arm
Not a real bionic arm, obviously.on the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector's Edition and you'll net a bunch of goodies including a half-scale replica of Snake's bionic arm (essential), a behind-the-scenes documentary, a steel-book case, a map, and the game's various trailers on BluRay, along with some unique in-game items.
Konami also confirmed The Phantom Pain's September 1 release date, to nobody's surprise, and revealed a Day One Edition that packs in a more modest collection of pre-order bonuses.