E3 is this weekend, holy heck that came around fast. Will feel a lot different with the lack of EA and Sony conferences, but Microsoft sure are going to go full ham by the looks of some news breaking over the last week. Here’s this weeks roundup of what we’ve been up to and news.
What we’ve been up to…
World War 3
When World War 3 released last year it kind of flopped, the servers were overloaded, it performed badly and basically came under a lot of fire. But just over 6 months on and the developers have been quietly working away on the game, updating things here and there and I decided to jump back on it to see what it was like – as mentioned last week. Since then I’ve kept playing and put together a video of what the game is like now, so if you want to see it in action, check that out below.
Recommendations and Reviews
Spider-Man: City at War & Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover
If you’ve played Insomniac Games incredible Spider-Man for PS4 last year and were left wanting more even after all the DLC, then Marvel has got you covered. City at War is a 6 part mini series comic that re-tells the story of the game in wonderful visualisations, but it also adds a few extra story elements that were not brought to the screen in the game with a few extra villains that Spider-Man has to tackle. Parts 1 to 3 are already out with the remaining 3 parts due to hit monthly.
Hostile Takeover is a book that acts as a prequel to the game and is quite frankly excellent reading. It gives us the back story to how Peter Parker and Detective Yuri Watanabe become unofficial partners tackling New Yorks criminals, the rise and fall of Wilson Fisk and the fracture of Peter Parker and MJs relationship. Both the comics and book are highly recommended if you still want to extract more from the excellent Spider-Man PS4.
Will reviewed the striking looking thriller Draugen last week. Highly recommend checking the review for this beautiful looking mystery game.
In the news…
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
It’s back, Activision lifted the lid on this years Call of Duty. It’s back to the Modern Warfare branding, and you know what, from what’s been revealed thus far, it’s got my interest that’s for sure. No season pass, features cross play and contains a campaign again. Much more positive start.
Death Stranding Launch Details
Another rather shocking bit of news, is that Kojima Studios PS4 exclusive Death Stranding will be releasing this year. And most likely before The Last of Us II. Bit of a swerve that as I’d expected this to be a 2020 game for sure with TLOUII launching this winter.
We also got some details on what the game is finally about, and it sounds pretty awesome, especially the no traditional ‘Game Over’
After the collapse of civilization, Sam Bridges must journey across a ravaged landscape crawling with otherworldly threats to save mankind from the brink of extinction. From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience for the PlayStation®4 system.
Face unique challenges
Arm yourself and take aim at a variety of objectives in your mission to reunite a broken nation, while balancing under the weight of your cargo as you travel. Protect your supplies from wild bandits, and stay safe from the terrifying Beached Things… or face failing those who depend on you.
Death is not the end
There is no traditional ‘game over’ state in Death Stranding. Lose your life during combat and you’ll find yourself in an upside-down realm, searching for a way back to the living. Choose your combat methods carefully, as killing your foe is > almost never the solution – and every death carries a consequence.
Assist other players
Help other travellers without ever crossing paths via asynchronous online gameplay. Send supplies, share safe houses and walk in the footsteps of fellow couriers to reunite civilisation.
Ghostbusters: The Videogame Remaster
A bit quieter in terms of massive reveals, but an exciting one nonetheless. The rather brilliant Ghostbusters video game from last generation is getting remastered for the current generation. This game acted in a sense as the 3rd Ghostbusters movie that fans wanted. It was akin to the original and was just fun to play, so looking forward to seeing it on current generation consoles. Wonder if it’s anything to do with the new Ghostbusters film that teased a return to the classic Ecto 1 a while back.
Microsoft E3 Extravaganza
Microsoft have certainly started building hype for their E3 conference. It’s been confirmed to be 2 hours long, with 14 Xbox Game studio games to be at the show. They’ve recently announced that Game Pass will be coming to PC (Which has sort of confused a lot of people) and have also confirmed a lot of their games will be releasing on PC via Steam which was met with very positive feedback.