Assassin's Creed And Darksiders II Composer Jesper Kyd To Create Music

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Assassin's Creed And Darksiders II Composer Jesper Kyd To Create Music

Battle Chasers: Nightwar, the video game continuation of Joe Madureira's incomplete comic book series of the same name, has a composer.

Jesper Kyd, a BAFTA winning musician, has scored an impressive number of games across many series including Assassin's Creed, Hitman, Darksiders, Borderlands, and a ton more. Today, developer Airship Syndicate is announcing that Kyd will be making music for the upcoming Battle Chasers: Nightwar. Darksiders II, which Kyd composed, also comes from the mind of Madureira, so the two have collaborated before.

In the press release announcing Kyd's involvement with the game he said, “One of the reasons why I think Joe's art and my music work so well together is the depth of atmosphere Joe brings to his work. Creating a rich atmosphere is a quality that I very much aspire to as well. Mood and depth are a key part of my music and I love that about Joe’s art.”

Two New Videos Show Off Horizon Zero Dawn's Fearsome Machines

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Two New Videos Show Off Horizon Zero Dawn's Fearsome Machines

Horizon Zero Dawn's world is filled with mysterious machines that patrol – and attack – humans who venture too close. Today, Sony and Guerrilla Games have released a pair of videos that let you get a closer look at two of these beasts without risking your hide.

First up is the Snapmaw, a croc-like creature who hangs out near water. Take a look at the video for more info, as well as descriptor text from Sony.

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Story Trailer Looks One Billion Years Into The Future

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Story Trailer Looks One Billion Years Into The Future

Torment: Tides of Numenera, the "thematic successor" to Planescape: Torment, has a new trailer that outlines its story.

In the trailer you learn of a man able to cheat death by moving his consciousness between bodies. Turns out, it's not as great as you would think it is. You can check out the trailer below, which doesn't have any gameplay, but sets up a very interesting story.

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Horror Game Stories Untold Channels Stranger Things In Debut Trailer

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Horror Game Stories Untold Channels Stranger Things In Debut Trailer

A new horror game from publisher Devolver Digital and developer No Code tasks players with playing an old-school text adventure game while sitting in an abandoned house.

You can check out the game's mysterious trailer below, which openly channels Stranger Things. The game is a compilation of four episodes and includes a remastered version of The House Abandon, a game we recently included on our list of ten modern text adventures, which you can read here.

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New MLB The Show 17 Trailer Covers Gameplay Improvements

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New MLB The Show 17 Trailer Covers Gameplay Improvements

MLB The Show 17 developers Sony San Diego Studio have released a new trailer for the March 28 PS4 title outlining some key gameplay improvements.

The video below covers everything from new ball physics for different kinds of hits, less-prescient A.I. (and therefore with more realistic behavior), a new catcher throwing meter, and more.

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Testing Your Meddle Once Again

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Testing Your Meddle Once Again

Slightly Mad Studios has officially unveiled Project Cars 2, and while the sequel aims to replicate the first game's simulation-based racing, multitude of different racing series, and plethora of options, it's also trying to push itself even further.

While all the game's features have not yet been announced, the one big game-changer so far is the dynamic weather system that combines a 24-hour day/night cycle with different weather conditions across the seasons. Conditions change as you race, demanding you adapt to previously dry curves that are now wet, as well as the fact that they may be wet in different places and affected by other cars and changing levels of track debris. Adding this up across different track surfaces (including snow), and you will constantly adapt as new challenges arise on the track from turn to turn.

Project Cars 2 will launch with over 170 licensed cars, which is a big step up from the 60 that the first game debuted with, and PC 2 includes new and old vehicle types and series, including Rallycross and IndyCar.

New Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Exploration And Combat

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New Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Exploration And Combat

The Bard's Tale IV is one of Game Informer's Most Anticipated RPGs of 2017, and with good reason. After a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2015, developer inXile Entertainment (Wasteland 2) has been hard at work making sure that their latest revival winds up being worthy of its legendary namesake. To that end, they've just released a new video which shows off an in-game first look at what we can expect from combat and exploration.

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At first blush, the game looks like something out of The Elder Scrolls, with first person adventuring within a picturesque fantasy world. Of course, true to the lineage of The Bard's Tale, dialogue is rife with snarky humor and the series' trademark irreverence. Once the player engages a squad of goblins, we finally get a look at the battle system in action. Combat is phase-based, but takes place on the same screen as exploration, and doesn't break the first-person perspective. It's unapologetic in its old-school sensibilities, and longtime fans of the series wouldn't have it any other way.

Sitrep – The Pros And Cons Of The Closed Beta

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Sitrep – The Pros And Cons Of The Closed Beta

Five years since Ubisoft Paris first began its development, we finally got extended hands-on time with the next entry in the Ghost Recon series. Set in a sprawling open world and supporting up to four-player co-op, Wildlands is a drastic departure for the tactical series. Javy Gwaltney, Ben Reeves, and I all spent some time with the game over the weekend, combining our forces to eradicate the Santa Blanca cartel from one of the less protected regions of Bolivia.

Bertz: I played a small segment of the game at this past E3, but this was my first exposure to the rhythm of the game – seeing how the more involved missions intersect with the open-world environment and its myriad activities. I expected to see a lot of analogs to Far Cry, and they are certainly present. Players cripple the local powers that be by taking down enemy bases and gradually cede control to a rebel group. Side activities can help fortify the rebellion’s efforts, and at the same time grant your squad new abilities like being able to call in a vehicle or mortar strike.

Dev Diary Outlines Year 2 Updates And Changes

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Dev Diary Outlines Year 2 Updates And Changes

Rainbow Six: Siege has been out in the wild since December 2015, but Ubisoft is continuing to support the popular tactical shooter with a slew of new content and updates for Year 2, as detailed in a new developer diary.

Siege is getting new Operators throughout the year, and the old Operators are also being revamped, rebalanced, and even remodeled. Additionally, the old, slow matchmaking system is being thrown out and replaced with a new one-step system, which should allow players to hop into matches much more quickly. Perhaps most importantly, the metagame is being reworked, with the addition of loot drops which should, ideally, reduce the grind and hasten players' access to premium Operators.

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Performance Mode Gameplay Trailer And Release Details

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Performance Mode Gameplay Trailer And Release Details

The rhythm genre may not be as hugely popular as it was in its heyday of 2007-09, but there is still an audience out there who loves to rock out on their plastic instruments. Rock Band 4's steady stream of DLC is showing no signs of stopping, and Online Quckplay mode just released to owners of the Rivals Expansion. In addition to this, developer Harmonix is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the series with a brand-new title exclusive to Oculus Rift: Rock Band VR.

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Rock Band VR is a guitar-only game compatible with any PS4 or Xbox One Rock Band 4 controller (no legacy instruments allowed at present, sorry!). Players will strap on the Oculus headset and be transported to a virtual-reality concert stage where they can rock out in two distinct modes: Classic Mode retains the classic Rock Band five-button beatmatching gameplay, while Performance Mode takes full advantage of the immersive nature of Oculus VR. A natural extension of Rock Band 4's Freestyle Solos, Performance Mode lets players put their own spin on 60 rock and roll tunes. Three tracks have been announced so far: