Michel Ancel Posts Picture, Promises More Spoiler-Free Screens Soon

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Michel Ancel Posts Picture, Promises More Spoiler-Free Screens Soon

Michel Ancel, creator of Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil, has been hard at work on his next game, Wild. Or at least, that's what we assume he has been doing. We haven't heard from the game in awhile, but today he posted a photo of the game on Instagram with a promise to post more, spoiler-free images from the game soon.

In Wild, players take on the role of a Shaman who can transfer his consciousness to animals in a large open world. You can read more about the game here.

Getting lost in your own game is a great satisfaction . So many landscapes and situations to be discovered . I will try to post regularly some screenshots of the wild . And I promise , I will not spoil the gameĀ“s plot ! #ps4 #wild

Hands-on With Single-Player And Multiplayer Modes

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Hands-on With Single-Player And Multiplayer Modes

With news that For Honor's closed beta has begun, we decided to upload our preview of the game from the last issue (#286), which covers both single-player and multiplayer content.

Ubisoft’s melee-centered action game For Honor has shared the spotlight over the past couple of years as one of the publisher’s more intriguing emerging properties alongside the likes of Steep. The game takes place in a fantastical world where vikings, samurai, and medieval knights all happen to occupy the same continent, which sounds like a war historian’s dream come true. I recently spent a few hours with its single-player and multiplayer modes to see how the game is shaping up before its release.

Ubisoft has kept a tight lid on the single-player campaign since the game’s announcement, trickling out small details and eventually revealing you play as all three factions. A brief trailer I watched before my demonstration explained the set-up: an unnamed, powerful female knight wants to usher in a great age of war, so she pits the factions against each other, manipulating them into fighting. You play as specific characters in each faction during -this -conspiracy. I played through two levels of the single-player campaign. The first cast me as a viking taking revenge on another group of Scandinavian warriors for pillaging and slaughtering an entire village.

Our Five Favorite Things About The Game So Far

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Our Five Favorite Things About The Game So Far

Ubisoft’s major spring releases loom on the horizon. We’ve had chances to throw down in For Honor but our hands-on time with the latest Ghost Recon has been limited – until now. I recently played the first two opening hours of the game, as well as another two hours during a later area of the game, and came away with a stronger sense of what kind of game Wildlands is and how it plays.

During my time with the game, I took part in a number of memorable scenarios in Wildlands’ massive open world that left me excited for its approaching release. Here are some of my favorite things about the upcoming shooter, due out on March 7.

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Prey Has A May Release Date And A New Gameplay Trailer

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Prey Has A May Release Date And A New Gameplay Trailer

Prey, the new sci-fi adventure from the creators of Dishonored, has a release date and trailer filled with new gameplay.

In the trailer you will see many of the mechanics discussed in our Prey cover story in action. But, perhaps, most importantly, the trailer also reveals a May 5 release date. You can check out the trailer below.

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April Release Date Revealed Alongside New Trailer

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April Release Date Revealed Alongside New Trailer

Tequila Works and Cavalier Game Studios announced that their upcoming adventure puzzle game, The Sexy Brutale, will release on April 12 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Taking place in an ominous mansion, guests at a ball are murdered by the staff. You play an elderly priest by the name of Lafcadio Boone in an endlessly looping day, in an attempt to save the current nine guests at the mansion from meeting the same fate.

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A New Trailer For The Switch Launch Title

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A New Trailer For The Switch Launch Title

Snipperclips is a clever, colorful puzzle game that involves working with other players to change your characters' shapes and overcome obstacles. The title is slated for the Nintendo Switch launch lineup, and the company is giving us another look thanks to the latest trailer.

The video below was posted to the official NintendoAU YouTube channel, and it showcases several examples of the puzzles players collaborate to solve. 

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Retro First-Person Shooter Strafe Blasts Onto PC On March 28

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Retro First-Person Shooter Strafe Blasts Onto PC On March 28

Developer Pixel Titans released an amusing trailer today that unveiled the release date for the goretastic retro shooter Strafe. Like most of the trailers for the game, it's more of a goofy thing than something that actually shows off gameplay. But it's amusing nonetheless. You can watch the whole thing right here:

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You can read more about our hands-on time with the game here

Lose Your Mind (By Proxy) In This New Trailer

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Lose Your Mind (By Proxy) In This New Trailer

Insanity is a common thread throughout H.P. Lovecraft's fiction, and it's one that carries into Cyanide Studio's upcoming Call of Cthulhu game. Take a look at a new trailer for the game, which shows private detective Edward Pierce and his unraveling mental state.

Pierce has been hired to investigate the death of an artist and her family, and it doesn't take long for him to uncover the terrible truth. The clip below is a greatest hits of Lovecraftian horror, with shots of lighthouses, cultists, and creatures that are beyond mortal comprehension.

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Turning The Tides Of Combat

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Turning The Tides Of Combat

The latest trailer for Torment: Tides of Numenera highlights the game's flexibility, where everything from a well-timed conversation to death itself is an option in combat.

The clip runs through the basics of leveling up your character to make them more powerful, as well as the more interesting combat abilities such as the use of powerful – but dangerous – cyphers and your ability to come back from the dead stronger than ever.

For more options from the game, take a look at this interactive trailer with seven different endings.

Micro Machines Returns Ready For Battle

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Micro Machines Returns Ready For Battle

Codemasters is bringing back the Micro Machines franchise it started back in 1991 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (a mobile version came out last year) this April, complete with weaponized vehicular combat, racing, and some very appropriate licenses.

Micro Machines World Series features supports up to 12 players (including 4-Player local play!), with a dozen miniaturized vehicles – each with their own specialized loadouts and abilities – racing and battling in towering real-world environments. Various customization options also allow players to make each machine theirs.

Details are a little scarce at the moment (like if World Series adopts the original's top-down camera), but the game includes race, elimination, battle arena, and team play modes (the latter includes capture the flag and king of the hill variants). It also features classic environments such as the kitchen, workshop, and garden, and makes use of licenses such as Nerf, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Ouija, and G.I. Joe.