A massively multiplayer online title based on Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls universe, called The Elder Scrolls Online, will release next year for the PC and Mac.
The game will be developed by ZeniMax Online Studios, a new development team formed by Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax. The project will be helmed by Matt Firor, who is best known for his work on MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot.
“We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted,” director Matt Firor said in a press release.”It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”
The Elder Scrolls Online will be set a millennium before the events of Skyrim, taking place across all of Tamriel where a daedric prince Molag Bal is causing destruction and mayhem on the realm. Elsweyr, Skyrim and Cyrodill will be some of the areas available for players to explore. The game will have three factions and PvP combat.
More details about the MMO is set across for an exclusive preview with GameInformer. The US magazine’s June issue should be out soon, so stay tuned for a bout of new information. First trailer and gameplay footage could be expected during E3, too.
Team17 today announced that its upcoming cute-little strategy title, Worms Revolution, will have a class system. There will be four classes – Heavy, Scout, Soldier and Scientist – and as you can tell, bares a stark resemblance to Team Fortress 2. Even the class descriptions are similar:
The Soldier is like the standard worm from the previous Worms games, and is the most well rounded worm in the game. The Soldier is good at attacking and getting around the landscape, though he is not specialised in any particular area.
The Scout is a more agile class, moving faster than the other classes and jumping higher and further, but this is balanced against his weak attack power. His small size presents him as a slightly smaller target, particularly against ranged attacks, and his light weight means he can fall further without taking damage. However this also means that he’s more susceptible to Melee attacks from the other classes or large explosions as the Scout gets blasted further than the other worms.
This worm is the largest and most powerful worm in the game, but he’s severely limited when it comes to getting around the landscape and he also makes for the biggest target, meaning he’s easier to hit than the other worms.
The Heavy’s size and lack of agility means he’s simply unable to reach the parts of the landscape that the other classes would take for granted without having to resort to a utility, but even then his extra bulk makes him sluggish on the Ninja Rope and Jetpack. However, the Heavy’s extra bulk can work to his advantage as it means he won’t travel as far, compared to the other classes, when hit, meaning he has a better chance of staying on the landscape.
The Scientist plays a support role. His physical attributes make him both weaker and slower than the standard Soldier worm, but for every turn that the Scientist takes he raises the health of the entire team. The Scientist is able to build stronger items, such as Sentry Guns and Electromagnets.
Worms Revolution is scheduled for Q3 2012 on the PC and consoles.
It’s no secret that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is going to feature Zombies (yes, with a capital ‘Zee’). Treyarch practically folded the never-failing concept with World At War, and the tradition has continued since.
In a Twitter post today, the official Black Ops 2 channel published an image that shows a lady with fine features holding a skull with not-so-fine features on top of what we assume is blood and bones. The accompanied tagline was, “Zombies are coming… Where’s your shotgun?”
It depends. Which shotgun?
A few days back, Steam’s support Twitter page alerted fans to keep an eye out for all Valve feeds for an announcement. IGN themselves ran a teasing quote from G-Man’s famous Half Life 2 start-game speech on their Twitter account, mysteriously hinting at a possible colaboration with Valve to announce the next installment in the Half Life series. But alas, that doesn’t seem to be case.
So what can we expect from Valve at E3 then? Why, release dates for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DoTA 2 of course, both which are in active development and rumored to release this year.
At least give us this, Valve. You monster.
If you would like to embark on your Devil punching adventure a night early with Diablo III, we have some good news for you. Geekay Games will be hosting the official midnight launch on May 14 at Mirdiff City Center, Dubai.
The standard edition will be sold at AED 249, while the special alabaster-white Collector’s Edition will be sold at AED 429. Preference will be given to those who pre-order; players are urged to bring exact change to speed up the process.
“We are very excited about Diablo III, the game is launching after 12 years and has huge fan following in the region. Geekay is giving gamers chance to play the game earlier then several other countries in world,” said Kishan Palija, Managing Director of Geekay Games.
Fans can win a Collector’s Edition by acting “diabolically crazy”. We are not sure what that means, but Geekay will select three of such fans, so make sure you practise your evilness before hand.
It seems that Deus Ex could be heading to the PlayStation 3, that’s according to a recent listing by the European ratings body, PEGI.
The company outed the game and stuck an age-rating of 16, suggesting that the old school action-RPG would make its pass to Sony’s current platform. Square Enix didn’t announce a remake of Deus Ex, so the game will presumably show up on PSN as a downloadable PS2 classic.
The original Deus Ex was originally released for PlayStation 2 almost ten years ago, specifically in March 2002. It was a port of the popular PC game, but included additional features such as motion-captured character models, improved graphics as well as auto-aim.
Max Payne 3 will have a total of seven downloadable content packs across the year, Rockstar has revealed.
Much like the majority of games that promises plenty of post-release downloadable content, players who purchase Max Payne 3 can shell out some more money for the DLC pass, which can be purchased via PSN and PC for $29.99 or 2400 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360. According to Rockstar, this will benefit you from a 35 percent saving instead of purchasing the whole DLC package individually.
The game’s add-on packs debuts in June with the Local Justice Map Pack, which will feature the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. It also includes two maps, a precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges.
Check below for full DLC release schedule.
Local Justice Map Pack
Disorganized Crime Map Pack
Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack
Hostage Negotiation Map Pack
New York Minute Co-Op Pack
Painful Memories Map Pack
Trickle Down Economics Map Pack
Atlus has confirmed a North American release for the PlayStation Vita version of Persona 4: The Golden. The game will hit store shelves this fall, as mentioned on the game’s website.
The Golden was announced for Sony’s handheld back in summer 2012 initially for Japan as an expanded version of the PS2 game. The Vita iteration of the RPG has all new features, including an additional character, anime cutscenes and story elements. In Japan, the game launches on June 14, but this is the first time we heard an official word regarding a localized US release.
In the meantime, The Golden has yet to attract a publisher in Europe, which leads to assumptions that it won’t likely arrive to European shores this year.