Anthropomorphic Animals Headline A New XCOM-Style Tactics Game From Creators Of Hitman, Payday

about X hours ago from
Anthropomorphic Animals Headline A New XCOM-Style Tactics Game From Creators Of Hitman, Payday

It's not every day you see a game starring an angry boar and anthropomorphic duck with an attitude problem, but that's what Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden is selling. 

Funcom and The Bearded Ladies (a collaboration between former Hitman and Payday developers) have teamed up to deliver this off-kilter tactical adventure featuring XCOM style gameplay, exploration, and a story that takes place after the fall of mankind. With various groups of mutants vying for control given the vacuum created by the eradication of humankind, your band of misfit mascots must navigate the dangerous terrain via a real-time stealth system and try to uncover the location of Eden. The stealth system allows you to avoid detection altogether to slip past formidable foes if you'd rather save your ammo for a later fight. 

The "abandoned cities, crumbling highways, and overgrown countryside" offer a lot of terrains to explore. In between missions, you can return to the Ark, a retrofuturistic hub where you can recruit new team members and upgrade your weaponry. You can get a taste of the vibe The Bearded Ladies are going for with the debut cinematic trailer: 

The Creators Of Myst Tease Their Latest Project

about X hours ago from
The Creators Of Myst Tease Their Latest Project

Cyan Inc., the studio behind Myst and Obduction, have revealed a teaser trailer for their upcoming game Firmament. The trailer is narrated by an ethereal voice as the camera guides the view through snow-capped mountains and abandoned steam-punk machinery. A mysterious orb breathes new life and an apparition appears to accompany you on your journey of discovery. The orb acts as a power source for the machinery around you as the narrator speaks of the hope you bring and an arrival to come.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Firmament's website offers scant details about the game, stating that it is a "resplendent, magical journey — a monumental voyage through four diverse and curious realms." No platforms have officially been announced, but the studio's YouTube channel says it's a new VR experience. To see what we thought of the studio's last game, Obduction, check out our review.

The Creators Of Myst Tease Their Latest Project

about X hours ago from
The Creators Of Myst Tease Their Latest Project

Cyan Inc., the studio behind Myst and Obduction, have revealed a teaser trailer for their upcoming game Firmament. The trailer is narrated by an ethereal voice as the camera guides the view through snow-capped mountains and abandoned steam-punk machinery. A mysterious orb breathes new life and an apparition appears to accompany you on your journey of discovery. The orb acts as a power source for the machinery around you as the narrator speaks of the hope you bring and an arrival to come.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Firmament's website offers scant details about the game, stating that it is a "resplendent, magical journey — a monumental voyage through four diverse and curious realms." No platforms have officially been announced, but the studio's YouTube channel says it's a new VR experience. To see what we thought of the studio's last game, Obduction, check out our review.

Ubisoft Drops Series Of Far Cry 5 Villain Vignettes

about X hours ago from
Ubisoft Drops Series Of Far Cry 5 Villain Vignettes

We've written a lot about how Ubisoft set out to build a believable cult for its latest open-world adventure, Far Cry 5. As we ramp up to the game's March 27 release, the publisher is lifting the curtain more on the personalities at the head of the Project at Eden's Gate. 

The cult is headed by Joseph Seed, but he's not the only Seed family member who plays a critical role in the narrative. These vignettes allow you to get to know John Seed, Jacob Seed, Faith Seed, as well as The Father. 

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Ubisoft Drops Series Of Far Cry 5 Villain Vignettes

about X hours ago from
Ubisoft Drops Series Of Far Cry 5 Villain Vignettes

We've written a lot about how Ubisoft set out to build a believable cult for its latest open-world adventure, Far Cry 5. As we ramp up to the game's late March release, the publisher is lifting the curtain more on the personalities at the head of the Project at Eden's Gate. 

The cult is headed by Joseph Seed, but he's not the only Seed family member who plays a critical role in the narrative. These vignettes allow you to get to know John Seed, Jacob Seed, Faith Seed, as well as The Father. 

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Quantic Dream's Latest Hits In May

about X hours ago from
Quantic Dream's Latest Hits In May

Quantic Dream founder David Cage took to PlayStation's official blog today to let the world know that the neo-noir cybernetic thriller Detroit: Become Human is on the verge of being released. The game will be out on May 25 for PS4:

We are proud to announce that Detroit: Become Human now has an official release date. On 25th May, you will finally have the chance to get your hands on Quantic Dream’s most ambitious title to date.

In a dystopian vision of our near future, Detroit is the story of three androids, three machines designed to obey, who start to feel emotions. Confronted with persecution and the violence of society, they will all have to decide who they want to be.

Quantic Dream's Latest Hits In May

about X hours ago from
Quantic Dream's Latest Hits In May

Quantic Dream founder David Cage took to PlayStation's official blog today to let the world know that the neo-noir cybernetic thriller Detroit: Become Human is on the verge of being released. The game will be out on May 25 for PS4:

We are proud to announce that Detroit: Become Human now has an official release date. On 25th May, you will finally have the chance to get your hands on Quantic Dream’s most ambitious title to date.

In a dystopian vision of our near future, Detroit is the story of three androids, three machines designed to obey, who start to feel emotions. Confronted with persecution and the violence of society, they will all have to decide who they want to be.

New Teaser Shows Off More Of Hogwarts

about X hours ago from
New Teaser Shows Off More Of Hogwarts

Back in January, Portkey Games, the arm of Warner Brothers dedicated to publishing Harry Potter titles, revealed that indie developer Jam City was working on a mobile RPG set in the universe. This game is notable because, despite the confusing title, Harry Potter doesn't show up anywhere in it. This is a prequel game set years before the events of the book, where you get to run around as a student of one of the houses.

Today Portkey and Jam City revealed a new teaser that shows off more gameplay features, including potion making and wizard duels. You can watch the whole thing here:

(Please visit the site to view this media)

New Teaser Shows Off More Of Hogwarts

about X hours ago from
New Teaser Shows Off More Of Hogwarts

Back in January, Portkey Games, the arm of Warner Brothers dedicated to publishing Harry Potter titles, revealed that indie developer Jam City was working on a mobile RPG set in the universe. This game is notable because, despite the confusing title, Harry Potter doesn't show up anywhere in it. This is a prequel game set years before the events of the book, where you get to run around as a student of one of the houses.

Today Portkey and Jam City revealed a new teaser that shows off more gameplay features, including potion making and wizard duels. You can watch the whole thing here:

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Taking To The Court With Tennis World Tour

about X hours ago from
Taking To The Court With Tennis World Tour

Tennis has been on somewhat of a hiatus from video games, so sports gamers are excited for Tennis World Tour, a career mode-focused title from Breakpoint Games this spring (PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch).

Recently we had an opportunity to get our hands on an early build of the title, and in the video below (which is footage from the developer, not capture of our actual time with the game) editors Brian Shea and Matthew Kato discuss some of their thoughts – including details on the career structure.

Stay tuned for more details about the game in an upcoming edition of The Sports Desk.