Did i mention how much i love this game??? Well they continue to pump out episodes as the series continues. This new episode titled Marrakesh takes place in what looks like a northwestern coastal city in Africa of the same name. In the trailer it shows a very crowded urban areas included markets and people gathering for a speech. There is a man narrating talking about how he knows the laws and has done nothing illegal. The best part of the trailer is seeing Agent 47 in the different areas of Marrakesh wearing various outfits and showcasing different weapons. Its very exciting to see more ways to play that can change things up for players. The Glided Cage mission targets a corrupt private banker and his accomplice army general before the city breaks out in a riot.
Also new to Hitman is the introduction to the Elusive Target, which is a new game mode that has come out for both of the past episodes and will soon come out for episode 3. Each "Elusive Target" is an in-game target that is only available for a set amount of time and if the time runs out they're gone forever. Another stipulation is that if you die or fail, the target will be gone forever. This is a very fun challenging mode that adds to amount of things you can do in the game. Stay tuned for our review of Episode 3! In the meantime, check out our reviews for Episodes 1 & 2!
Resident Evil 5, the second of the three announced current gen ports, is coming June 28th. With 1080p resolution support and better frame rates, RE5 will run better than ever. This package will include all the DLC that came out for the title, which includes the "Lost in Nightmares" pack that saw Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine reunite in a mansion setting once again. Resident Evil 5 is arguably my favorite cooperative entry in the series, and we are excited to replay it once again. Resident Evil 6 is already availble now, with Resident Evil 4 coming later this year.
By Edwin Velez
Ghost Town Games, the developers behind the upcoming frantic, multiplayer cooking game Overcooked, have partnered with Team17 (Worms series, Sheltered). Team17 will handle the publishing side of things, which they have been excellently doing with other titles recently like OlliOlli and Not a Hero. We have been excited for Overcooked since the day it was announced. The whole site was started as a result of couch co-op gaming, and Overcooked looks incredibly fun. While we wait patiently for an official release date, we can sleep easier knowing that this partnership means players are one step closer to playing the final product. Check out the announcement below and be sure to follow the game on Twitter where the team is constantly tweeting out some snippets of gameplay and features.
By Edwin Velez
Edwin and I are big fans of small, independent gaming developers and some of our favorite games are smaller titles. With that being said we also love to shop small at anywhere that has to do with gaming. We love going to used record stores around the area that have movies, games, gaming toys and pretty much anything to do with pop culture! Used gaming stores are a great place to talk to fellow gamers about the industry and pick up some old gaming memorabilia, or even old movies. Another good place to check out is any local flea market or garage sales, where sometimes you can pick up some great deals and maybe even find some rare gems. Another part of gaming that gets sometimes pushed to the side but as of lately been a major focus is indie gaming. Independent gaming is when smaller developers self-publish their titles, and it has seemingly become easier thanks to the support from platforms like Xbox, Playstation, and Steam. A cool thing that Xbox has integrated to help small developers is “Independent Developers @ Xbox (ID@Xbox).” Which is a program that helps small developers by giving them development kits to aid them in their game development. Some of our favorite indie games of late have been from the ID@Xbox, like SUPERHOT, Jackbox Party Pack 2, and Oxenfree. So at the end of the day, keep small business in mind and support the idea of your local game store as well as the latest indie titles.
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By Lee Marcussen
Hard Reset Redux is the upcoming straight forward, action packed shooter from Flying Wild Hog. Taking future dystopia to another over the top level, HRR looks to mesh old school action with current gen technology. Players will fight off hoards of machine creatures to keep the last bit of humanity from becoming extinct. With emphasis on a fun, single player campaing, Hard Reset Redux looks to be a fun time for any FPS fans out there. Check out 10 minutes of pure gameplay below, and play for yourself in just about 2 weeks.
"The world as we know it has ceased to exist. Surrounded by vast, hostile wastelands, the remnants of humankind's dwindling population live within the closed city of Bezoar, but the walls have been breached. As a CLN soldier, you are all that stands between the hive mind machines of The Sanctuary and total extinction."
By Edwin Velez
I have been covering The Technomancer since I heard about it earlier this year, and man am I happy I stumbled upon it. It looks fantastic, and this new trailer only further supports that. The Technomancer is an action RPG that takes place on Mars in a time where water is the most valuble resource. I have been missing a Mass Effect type experience in my life, and The Technomancer is almost certainly going to satisfy that need. The new trailer shows off some of the companions that you can bring along with you during your adventures. With up to two companions in your party, players can build relationships with a variety of characters each with their own specialties and back stories. The Technomancer hits Xbox One, PS4, and PC on June 28th.
By Edwin Velez
Just recently I got back into Fallout 4 and have been playing for about 3 hours every night before bed. I recently finished up the main campaign and have been playing the DLC add ons Automatron and Wasteland Work Shop in preparation for the new DLC coming out on the 19th, Far Harbor. Bethesda released the official trailer for Far Harbor and all i can say is wow, this looks great! From watching it I can't really depict a story but you know Far Harbor is an island and in one scene you see what looks like a power plant. There are some voices you hear saying things like "Please bring my daughter home", which is possibly a side or main mission. There is what look like fishermen working that maybe the settlers of Far Harbor or the locals perhaps. In one scene you see your character walking through water with what looks to be an old style scuba suit and what could possible be a new armor or new power armor. The appearance to me what almost looks like a Star Wars storm trooper helmet on another scene. There looks to be a new melee weapon in the form of a hook shown. The big thing I am interested in is the new enemies. One looks like a formation of a mirelurk hunter and the other looks like a bullfrog mixed with an angler fish because of the light on his head. Probably the biggest part of this trailer is in the end seeing the synth with what looks like probes or light bulbs on his body in a sort of computer server room. We are excited to see whats to come with this DLC and we will try and get some story gameplay footage up as soon as we can!
By Lee Marcussen
Bandai Namco officially announced a sequel to last year's excellent Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Taking place in the Dragon Ball universe, Dragon Ball Xenoverse is a time bending fighter where players are tasked with keeping the history of Dragon Ball in tact. The follow up will be no different, blending time travel with fighting, a huge cast of new and returning characters, and putting emphasis on story. The original was the very first game I ever reviewed for Player2Reviews, and I loved it. I am really excited to see the team moving forward with a sequel, and the short look at it is stunning. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below!
By Edwin Velez
Cubikolor is the next title from Moving Player (Level 22) and Fractal Box. It is a tough but casual puzzler that tasks the player with beating "The System". Its a fun and sometimes frustrating game that is rewarding when you overcome the obstacles at hand. The game is now available for pre-order and releases May, 20th. Look for our review on or around that day!
By Edwin Velez
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