Activision has released a launch trailer for the upcoming PC version of Destiny 2. The two minute video informs us that the console versions pale in comparison to the PC’s 4K capabilities and uncapped framerate, and to be fair it all looks pretty sharp.
Destiny 2 has been on consoles for a fair amount of time currently, and the PC version is finally coming next week. The wait could have felt a little too long for fans of the series, and based on visuals alone it looks to be worth the wait. The PC port comes with all the features and content from the console versions, but it introduces a number of additions such as full keyboard and mouse support, custom key mapping, text chat, adjustable FOV, 21:9 aspect ratio, and support for up to three monitors. That’s a bit over the top, mind. There’s such a thing as too much Destiny at any one time.
The latest update for XBox One is out today, and it’s aiming to enhance the way users can personalise their dashboard and upgrades the overall experience. In celebration of the new UI change, Micro$oft‘s director of programming, Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, has gone through all of the changes and features in an informative eight minute video, which informations every aspect of the new XBox One dashboard experience.
Players can currently personalise their Home in more ways than ever before by adding their favorite videogames, following friends’ activity, and even pinning their preferred apps to the Home screen. The whole experience has become more modular and simplified with a new design Micro$oft is calling ‘blocks.’
Most importantly, the Guide is currently far more responsive. Navigating your way around the XBox Menus is much smoother than before. Micro$oft has changed over to something called the Fluent Design, and this has removed a lot of the unnecessary stuff that previously bogged down the home page.
Capcom has released a new trailer for the upcoming Resident Evil 7 DLC add-ons Not a Hero and End of Zoe. The trailer takes a look at each of the DLCs, which will both be released on December 12. Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition will include the full videogame, as well as all of the DLC that’s been released. Not a Hero is a free DLC add-on for the videogame, whereas owners of the regular version of Resi 7 will have to pay for the End of Zoe DLC.
The two and a half minute trailer shows what happens to Zoe Baker after she’s been left behind towards the end of Resident Evil 7. Things don’t seem to be working out too awesome for her, and I’m pretty certain she turns into a crystallised statue, but don’t hold me to that. Meanwhile, Chris Redfield is sporting a very different look to Resident Evil 5, and as noted previously he seems to be working for Umbrella this time around. Redfield is searching the mines for the last remaining member of the Baker family and comes across a slightly unhinged Lucas, or rather Lucas comes across him, slashing away with a knife, and Redfield has to boot him away. The trailer ends with the appearance of a mystery new character, and all that’s kcurrentlyn so far is that he seems to be one of the Bakers.
Not A Hero will be free for those who own Resident Evil 7. It’ll be released on PlayStation 4, XBox One and PC on December 12, which is the same day as Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition. The Gold Edition will come with all of the DLC. The End of Zoe DLC is available as separate purchase for those who own the regular version of the videogame.
Rocksteady Studios, the developer behind the Batman: Arkham trilogy of videogames, has asked its fans to wait when it comes to news about its next project. The UK-based developer promised that when it does reveal what’s next, ‘people are going to lose their minds.’ That’s definitely a sign of confidence right there.
This claim was made by Rocksteady’s marketing videogame manager, Gaz Deaves, whose tweet said, ‘Be patient, fans. I kcurrently we’re not talking right currently… but when we do, people are going to lose their minds. Can’t wait :D’.
Deaves hasn’t given away any clues as to what this mystery videogame could be. One thing we already kcurrently for certain is that it won’t be another Batman. If Rocksteady were to continue down the comic book hero avenue, it’d be awesome to see a Wonder Woman videogame. Whatever it’s working on, it doesn’t seem like it’ll be too long until we find out more.
In celebration of 25 years of the Megami Tensei series of videogames, Atlus has released a Metroidvania-style videogame called Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue. The videogame is available currently as a free download for PC. If you want to give it a go you’ll have to be quick, as the videogame will only be available to download until December 24. You can get it from the Atlus website.
Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue is a side-scrolling action videogame that was recently revealed during the latest trailer for the upcoming 3DS title Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey, which is due to be released in Japan on October 26. Synchronicity Prologue was developed by Den-fami Nico Game Magazine’s Ladybug team, which had previously developed the PC videogame Pharaoh Rebirth+.
In Synchronicity Prologue, players take on the roles of Jack Frost and Jack Lantern as they make their way through the mysterious Black Forest Barth. The trailer shows off a number of environments that look like they’ve come straight out of the 2D Castlevania series, and that’s no bad thing. I will warn you though, it’s all in Japanese, but the action that takes place seems to be fairly self-explanatory.
Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII isn’t released until November 3, but XBox One owners can currently kick off the pre-load for the Second World War first-person shooter. The videogame will obviously block access until launch, but at least those with slower internet connections or data caps can begin the download process well ahead of time. At this moment in time the videogame is unavailable for pre-load on PlayStation 4.
In a post on Reddit, it’s been revealed that the size of the download for Call of Duty: WWII is 45.14GB. So, if you want to begin the pre-load, just make sure you have enough space on your HDD. The size of the videogame is much smaller than other recent releases. Forza Motorsport 7 came in at a pretty hefty 95GB on release, courtesy of the obligatory 50GB day one patch.
There’ll possibly be a day one patch for Call of Duty: WWII, though it’s unpossibly it’ll be as large as the 50GB Forza 7 required.
Nintendo has announced that Pokkén Tournament DX will be getting an ‘exciting new update.’ This update adds a recording facility to the practice mode, as well as enhancing the videogame’s online multiplayer features. Online Team Battles are being added, and this’ll be followed by a change to the Group Matches mode, which sets the stage for official online tournaments.
Online Team Battles allow players to team up with their mates, and each player gets to pick three Pokémon before heading off into battle. This update also introduces Official Groups in the Group Match mode, adding the functionality for official online tournaments, which will be lovely if you’re into the competitive scene and all that.
After installing the update, players can record their moves in the Free Training practice mode, which is a feature that’s a mainstay in other fighting videogames such as Tekken or Virtua Fighter. This mode enables players to take control of the opposing Pokémon, and record specific movesets to help improve their skills against different elemental types.