Paradox Interactive and Obsidian announced the expansion at this evening’s PC Gaming Show. Higher level cap, new abilities, new multi-class options, and new companions are all on the way in the new addition.
Pillars of Eternity was a Kickstarted project that released earlier this year to broad acclaim, including my own.
With the main story complete, it’s safe to assume that The White March is dealing with a brand new threat to the fantasy world. While further details about the expansion are scarce, Paradox did announce that the expansion will add new rogue and monk companions into the mix. The expansion will also explore a new party-based AI system, but we don't know anything yet about what that means.
The announcement came during the PC Gaming press conference, and Fergusson cited a variety of performance upgrades that the game will benefit from on PC.
When asked if he had anything else to share about the future of Gears on PC (like info regarding Gears 4 on the platform, for instance) – Fergusson said he had nothing to announce at this time.
Xbox head Phil Spencer stopped by the PC Gaming Show to announce that Double Helix's Killer Instinct reboot will be coming to PC.
Originally a free-to-play Xbox One exclusive, the fighting game has two seasons released so far. Spencer did not elaborate on any sort of release window.
Today at the first PC Gaming Show, Tripwire Interactive announced a new follow-up to Rising Storm, set in the Vietnam war era.
The original Rising Storm was a standalone expansion to Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. The Red Orchestra series is known for its realistic guns and tactical gameplay, and features a minimal HUD. The trailer for Rising Storm 2 shows off large-scale battles and aerial warfare, along with the mandatory '60s rock soundtrack. No word on when fans can expect the game, but you can check out the video below.
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I'm a fan of the 2006 GameCube game starring the titular Chibi-Robo. I was excited to see a new entry announced recently, but surprised at how different the game appeared to be from its original inspiration. My surprise was confirmed when I got my hands on the game at Nintendo's E3 booth and didn't do any cleaning, scrubbing, or trash disposal.
The game starts with all of the Earth's natural resources disappearing due to an invasion of small aliens. Chibi-Robo watches from a spaceship in the Earth's atmosphere and decides he must take on the alien threat by himself – a far cry from GameCube game which saw Chibi-Robo living in a home and cleaning up after a family suffering interpersonal turmoil.
The opening tutorial level I played saw Chibi-Robo using his outlet plug to break boxes and attach himself to walls to grapple up to high platforms. It immediately reminded me of Yoshi's Island the way you could throw your plug, but I could only choose from two directions. Nintendo says you will collect upgrades as you progress which will allow you to fire off your plug in more directions, and have a longer cable – a promise that was validated when I picked up a cord lengthening power-up right before the end of the tutorial level.
At E3 2015, we got to play around with Magic: The Gathering's upcoming Magic Duels, which you can read about later this week - but today, we get to show off an all-new Double-Faced planeswalker card coming to both Magic Duels and the Magic Origins physical set: Gideon, Battle-Forged.
Beginning as the rather unassuming Kytheon, Hero of Akros, this card transforms into everyone's favorite white planeswalker (Sorry, Ajani) when the right conditions are met.
Microsoft announced yesterday that it was releasing a new controller for the Xbox One and PC this October, and we were able to get our hands on the device, which is aimed squarely at pro-level players.
When you pick it up, what's immediately apparent is that the Elite weighs a bit more than the standard-issue inputs. Microsoft says that's because its internal components incorporate materials such as stainless steel to ensure that they hold up to the intense wear that competitive players put them through. For people who live by the scale, it weighs 348g stripped bare, increasing by 15g when batteries, sticks, and all of its other do-dads are installed.
Both of the sticks can be removed with a firm tug, and replaced with included variants. There are four sticks similar to the default Xbox One controller's (two pairs of higher and lower versions), as well as a pair of convex rubberized thumbsticks, which are similar to the ones you'd find on a DualShock controller. The d-pad is magnetized, and can be lifted out and swapped between a traditional plus shape or a circular, faceted alternative, On the back, you'll find four hair-trigger paddles, which can be adjusted with switches.
Microsoft set a high bar for the competition with its E3 press conference this year, but many gamers feel Sony topped it. How? By offering up some dream games that many thought would never see the light of day. If you missed the hoopla the first time around, you can now rewatch Sony's E3 press conference in its entirety.
A sizable gameplay demo of The Last Guardian was only the beginning of what Sony had planned for fans. Guerrilla's new robot dinosaur-packed Horizon: Zero Dawn impressed viewers, as did a new look at the impossibly vast No Man's Sky. However, the audience was stunned by a one-two punch from Sony: a new Final Fantasy VII remake, and Shenmue III – albeit in Kickstarter form (which is of course already funded). Check out the entire show by clicking on the video below – just don't be surprised if you still don't know what Media Molecule's Dreams is.
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