Ahead of its release on March 3, Ubisoft has released an animated short for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Warlords of New York.
The video, which can be seen below, features rogue former Division Agent Aaron Keener as he manipulates his four lieutenants into seizing control of Lower Manhattan. As players set out to take down Keener, they can learn more about the main targets they must track down.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Warlords of New York Animated Short | Ubisoft [NA]
Note that newcomers to the series can play Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 universe during an upcoming free weekend, happening from February 27 to March 2. Note that there will be no level cap or play restrictions, and progression will be carried over to the full game.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Warlords of New York will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Ahead of its release on March 20, id Software and Bethesda Softworks are taking to the airwaves with a TV spot for DOOM Eternal.
The 30 second commercial, which can be seen below, shows how players will be able to experience a deadly combo of power and speed as they rip-and-tear through Hell’s armies to save humanity as the Doom Slayer.
DOOM Eternal – Official TV Spot
In addition to the content at launch, the mode “Invasion” will come out at a later date as a free post-launch update. When this mode is in place, players will be able to jump into others’ single-player campaigns and take on the roles of the demons. For those who’d rather not partake, this can also be turned off.
The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A Nintendo Switch version will be released at a later date.
A number of bonuses for Collectors will make their way to Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online this week.
This week, players can start their new role as a Collector with a 5 Gold Bar discount on the Collector’s Bag. For those with a Twitch Prime account linked to their Rockstar Games Social Club account, they can get the Collector’s Bag on the house.
In addition, Collectors that are of all sorts of experience levels can get for themselves a 100% Role XP boost for finding the myriad of heirlooms and valuables scattered across the five states. Players can also get this double Role XP boost by turning in the Gold Panners Dream Weekly Collection or any full Collections to Madam Nazar.
For those visiting Madam Nazar’s shop, the following tools of the Collector trade are discounted:
Those who play Red Dead Online this week (before March 2) can get themselves 5 Ranks worth of Club XP, which counts towards Outlaw Pass rank progression. The Club XP will be available from the Benefits section within 48 hours of playing.
Finally, Twitch Prime subscribers that have linked Social Club accounts will receive the Polished Copper Moonshine Still Upgrade for their Moonshining business. For those on PlayStation Plus, take advantage of 3 Mash Refills and 3 Trader Resupplies.
Now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, Capcom has released a launch trailer for the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection.
This collection brings with it the original four Mega Man Zero games, along with Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. New to the title is the optional Casual Scenario mode that features a reduced difficulty setting, the new Save-Assist system that creates save points mid-mission, optional HD-smoothing filters, and the Z Chaser mode that has players gunning for the fastest time across stages. An in-game gallery that pays host to more than 650 pieces of original production art has also been included.
Learn more with the launch trailer below:
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection – Launch Trailer
The original character Floyd Iraia will make his way to Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games’ Streets of Rage 4.
A playable character in the game, Floyd uses his cybernetic arms to dish out damage, which is a cutting-edge upgrade from Dr. Zan. Though his health recovery and movement are slower than most, he possesses the longest reach of the playable roster and packs tremendous power in all of his combos.
See him in action below:
Streets of Rage 4 – Floyd Iraia & Multiplayer
Launching this spring for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, Streets of Rage 4 will support two-player online and up to four-player offline co-op. For those attending PAX East (happening from February 27 to March 1), the four-player co-op and Floyd Iraia character will be playable at booth #28051.
Hyo Software brings the Outrun formula to a new generation with the release of Ocean Drive Challenge Remastered. A mere glance at the Steam page shows some striking similarities to SEGA’s classic arcade racer – does it manage to carry on the cruising torch?
Ocean Drive Challenge Remastered Review
One would think this title would feature ocean driving, but that vista only makes up a fraction of the areas present in Ocean Drive Challenge Remastered. A race is at hand, and it’s up to JJ. Barrom, Cynthia, and Mr. Gatlin to make it through cityscapes, countrysides, canyons, and neon-drenched cities. These three characters all have their own objectives, and will constantly quip about them to the player and make Whitesnake references for the player to enjoy.
While the constant change in venue is nice, there’s nowhere near as much variety as titles like Outrun or Slipstream. There is a distinct lack of branching paths, meaning that all players will have the same playthrough each time. Rivals are out of the question as well, and the paltry three tracks on the radio are simply not enough to occupy the entire drive. As a result, this title feels like a half-measure. These elements could have just as easily have been put in, but their omission does not add to any sort of uniqueness.
What players will find a lot of in Ocean Drive Challenge Remastered is driving. The road forward is constant, with bends in the road being the most extreme element players will have to contend with. While each of the three characters have rides that vary based on acceleration, handling, and speed, the experience lacks enough depth to really make that matter. There is the ability to put in manual control or brake, but it takes pride in its arcade roots.
It’s just a shame that drifting does not play a large part of this title. Most bends can be taken at close to full speed, and the worst penalty one gets from bumping into a rock or another car is some slowdown. It just feels like players are going through the motions in this one, rather than actively navigating the road.
Rather, the greatest threat in this title comes from the other vehicles. The streets of Ocean Drive Challenge Remastered are absolutely flooded, and it can be incredibly difficult to navigate its traffic jams. Cars are erratic, and one particularly egregious section has a two lane road that requires absolute mastery. The fact that there is an achievement for not bumping into any cars is an absolute pipe dream.
Outside of a handful of achievements, leaderboards are also present. While far from a game changer, their inclusion is most certainly welcome nonetheless.
Ocean Drive Challenge Remastered takes away a number of features that made SEGA’s Outrun so great, leaving behind a bland title that does nothing to stand out.
This review of Ocean Drive Challenge Remastered was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
Want to learn more about id Software and Bethesda Softworks’ DOOM Eternal? A new video for the FPS tells all.
Dubbed “What is DOOM Eternal,” the latest trailer explains how the title contains an epic single player campaign, along with online multiplayer. Players will take on the role of the Doom Slayer in the campaign, fighting hordes of demons in space, hell, and across different dimensions in an effort to save humanity.
Also included in the title is its Battlemode, which allows gamers to slay with their friends. Pitting two demons against one Doom Slayer, this mode includes new maps and playable demons, all for free.
Learn more about how you can raze hell with the trailer below:
DOOM Eternal | What is DOOM Eternal | PS4
The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 20, 2020, and the Nintendo Switch at a later date.
To mark its release on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, PQube Games, Arc System Works, and French-Bread’s launch trailer for Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] is now live.
An expanded version of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], Late[cl-r] brings with it 21 characters (which each use an average of 600 frames of animation), 10 different modes, balance changes for the entire roster that are based on player feedback, new background music, stages, and sound effects and voice lines. The character Londrekia Light also makes his debut, complete with his own story line.
Learn more with the trailer below:
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[cl-r] – Launch Trailer
For those looking for an in-depth review of the title, you can find our coverage here (we scored it favorably).
All those who have been on the receiving end of an annoying text have no doubt wanted to blast those smug little emojis to smithereens. Drunken Apes has heeded your call, and has allowed players to do just that with their new title Kill the Emoji – The Remake. However, this recipe for success quickly proves to be an absolute disaster that should have been left on read
Kill the Emoji – The Remake Review
In what is one of the most straightforward pitches ever to grace the world of gaming, Kill the Emoji – The Remake has players obliterating a number of emojis. All of the favorites are here – from the smiling to the rageful one to even the puking fellow. All of these little circular creatures are hell bent on your destruction for no particular reason, but there are a number of weapons at your disposal to make quick work of the most annoying creatures since Minions.
The shooting mechanics here are what players have come to expect. WASD is the norm, and a jump, crouch, and reload button are all present and accounted for. There is also a way to drink beer if one so chooses.
It’s just a shame that everything moves at such a slow clip. Though there is a power up that grants the gift of speed, most levels feature a plodding pace. Kill the Emoji – The Remake also rations out ammo to an extreme – it’s not uncommon to run out of bullets when things get heated. Weaponry is bland as well, with shotguns, pistols, and machine guns rounding out the lot.
All of these things would be forgivable if the gameplay was gripping, but what is present here is duller than dishwater. The emojis don’t do much of anything – though there is a bomb emoji or other threats to contend with, most will just slowly gravitate toward you and whittle away your health to nothing. There’s no variety, no gimmick, no reason to come back – just waves of generic baddies. Though some might have a Santa or shark hat on, that’s nowhere near enough for them to stand out.
This lack of variety can be seen in its selection of modes too. Survival features a number of different areas and has players holding on as long as possible. Though most need to be unlocked through kills, the suite of areas can be yours in a single playthrough. Its Challenge mode does not fare much better, with players just taking down a set amount of baddies to progress. Between the two, the gameplay remains the same throughout.
The presentation found in Kill the Emoji – The Remake could use a lot of work too. Everything is oversaturated, giving it an ugly look. The constant quips of the emojis quickly becomes grating as well. Finally, the game has a habit of swarming the player – we wound up trapped on more than one occasion by a glitchy mess of emojis blocking our way (see above for an example).
Kill the Emoji – The Remake manages to be even worse than The Emoji Movie. The gameplay is bland, the controls are basic, and the presentation is garish.
A wealth of new information was released today for Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons during the latest Direct for the title.
Highlights of the Direct include the fact that time flows as naturally as the real world, the DIY workshops coming to the game, the inclusion of the NookPhone (complete with apps like a camera and map), the Nook Mileage program, mystery island tours, Party Play with support for up to eight people on one island, land development, and NookLink (which can tie into Animal Crossing: New Leaf or Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer via a QR code).
If you missed it this morning, you can tune in to the video on demand below:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct 2.20.2020
According to Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing:
“The Animal Crossing games offer players a unique and relaxing escape from the stresses of everyday life, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons builds on that by letting players build their own island utopia from scratch. When Nintendo Switch owners pack their virtual bags and move into their new island home, they will experience more ways to customize their Animal Crossing life than ever before. Just like Nintendo Switch itself, the game lets you play the way you want to play.”
The game will come out for the Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020.