Housemarque has announced that Outland is coming to PC players via Steam on September 29.
It will cost $10 USD / €10 / £7.
The PC version will reportedly feature improvements, such as campaign co-op and a revamped checkpoint system. According to Housemarque, this re-release has been "crafted to be appreciated by a completely new audience."
Outland is an action-platformer in which gamers can manipulate special forms of "energy alignments," allowing their characters to become stronger with a certain energy while at the same time becoming weaker against the opposite form of energy. Boss battles are complemented by two online-centric cooperative modes -- story co-op and challenge co-op -- as well as a single-player arcade mode for speed-running and high score-chasing.
“Hey, about Kirito’s words about the movements during battle,” began the lanky swordsman Klein. “I think that easier for you to fight if I do the support.” I had two possible replies: “So what it is now is better,” and “Right, that’s a great help.” I chose the latter response, to which Klein replied, “It’s impossible now, but I’ll take care of supporting.” Well, ok then.
This jarring translation is emblematic of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment’s myriad problems. It’s rife with issues like fuzzy directions, shameless fan pandering, and a fragmented story. That’s a shame, because if you took a machete to all that tangled mess, Sword Art Online would be a solid action RPG.
Catwoman is experiencing some major changes in the coming months thanks to the events of Batman Eternal. A new creative team is taking over her series in October, as Selina Kyle abandons her life as Catwoman in order to embrace her family legacy and become Gotham's new crime lord. But before that new storyline even begins, readers will get a glimpse of how Selina is faring five years from now with Catwoman: Futures End #1. Has she taken advantage of Batman's physical woes and extended her grip on Gotham? Why is the comic titled "The Death of Selina Kyle"? And why does the cover show Selina undergoing a supernatural transformation?
Several posters have recently dropped for Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar, so we've collected them all for you here.
Starring the one and only Matthew McConaughey as well as Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Anne Hathway, Topher Grace, and Casey Affleck, the film is coming soon -- on November 7 in the US (and that same week mostly everywhere else). So take a look at the gallery of posters below as you prepare for "the end of Earth"... if not the end of us:
And here's the third trailer for the film in case you haven't watched it 100 times over yet:
Like we said, November 7 in the US...
FX has cast Sam Elliott (Hulk, Tombstone) and Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope, Deadwood) in recurring roles on its critically-acclaimed, award-winning drama series Justified, which enters its sixth and final season January 2015.
Sam Elliott will portray “Markham,” a legendary Kentucky gangster who returns from exile with a private army and bags of cash (earned growing legal weed in Colorado), hell-bent on winning back his empire and the lost love of his life, Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen). He'll find himself butting heads with Raylan and Boyd and even with Katherine herself, who secretly believes that Markham is the rat who brought down her husband.
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is coming to PlayStation Vita on October 14 in North America and October 15 in Europe.
XSEED Games made the release date announcement on the PlayStation Blog, revealing that the follow-up to Senran Kagura Burst will be available in just less than a month. Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus brings the action into 3D, as the former game was a side-scrolling brawler.
In addition, Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus increases the playable character roster, with 26 shinobi available to players. And finally, there is a four-player online battle royale mode to face off against friends and strangers.
Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled a first glimpse of what its CGI take on the classic Popeye the Sailor cartoon might look like. Take a look:
In the above video, director Genndy Tartakovsky reveals what he calls an "animation test" for the Popeye film (skip to 1:58 to fast-forward to the footage in question). While the movie does not yet have a green light from Sony, it is in active development.
"It's not a clip, it's not a trailer, it's nothing from the actual movie," Tartakovsky explains. "It's just something that kind of represents what we wanted to do."
The animation features some of Popeye's most well-known characters, with details such as Olive Oyl's elasticity maintained even in the new CGI format.
DC Comics' Suicide Squad is reportedly poised for a big screen mission.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. is actively developing a live-action feature film based on the DC title with David Ayer (End of Watch, Sabotage, the upcoming Fury) their choice to direct from a script by Justin Marks (The Jungle Book, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li). Dan Lin will produce.
"It is unknown where things stand in the dealmaking process as Warners would not comment, but sources say the studio feels Ayer is a good fit for the dark and edgy film," claims Variety.
The iPhone 6 has finally arrived! As is customary with a new iPhone release, people are patiently (and impatiently) waiting in lines and their homes for their new devices.
We went on Twitter and asked people to tell us about their iPhone 6 launch day experience. Some already got their phones, some were impatient, but most are just excited to get their new phone.
— Brian (@Nike_Brian89) September 19, 2014
The Rock Band Network, which allowed players to create and sell songs for Rock Band, will no longer receive technical support from Harmonix.
Harmonix manager of community development Aaron Trites said in the announcement that the Rock Band Network "has been plagued with technical issues" since Harmonix stopped releasing weekly DLC in April 2013.
"Some of those problems were server side here at Harmonix, while others were entirely outside of our control," Trites said. "At this point, with Harmonix resources devoted to several other titles in development, we’re no longer able to operate RBN with the kind of consistency that it deserves. As a result, we will no longer be taking any submissions or releasing new content through RBN."
Lines are wrapping around street corners across the world. Pre-orders have been fulfilled. Apple enthusiasts are waiting on sidewalks and glued to their computer screens, because today, the iPhone 6 releases.
Analyst Gene Munster, internet specialist at Piper Jaffray, carried out a line count at Apple's Fifth Avenue Store in Manhattan –– as of 8 a.m. EST, there were 1,880 people in line. That's a 33 percent increase over last year's queues.
A number of users are reporting problems with the displays on their apps, saying they're blurry, and not up-to-date with the iPhone 6 software. This may be the case for a few weeks, or even months –– depending on the app –– as the resolutions are adapted to fit the new display.
Despite lacking Batman himself, the marquee superhero protector of the city it takes place in, FOX's Gotham is this fall's highest profile comic book TV show. With an impressive cast and an epic parade of cops and crooks to portray (basically everyone Gotham-related who isn't Batman), Gotham takes place long before billionaire Bruce Wayne decides to dress up like a bat and stalk criminals at night.
Acting under the unifying "What If?" premise of "What if Jim Gordon, as a rookie GCPD detective, was the one who investigated the Crime Alley murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne?" Gotham hopes to reinvent some of the characters and switch up some of the relationships in the Batman-verse.
Farming Simulator 15's release dates have been announced for both console and PC releases.
The latest game in the sim franchise will be released on October 30, as previously promised. Console players will have to wait till early 2015 to be able to play on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
It will be available in both physical and download formats.
Focus Home Interactive has also released a batch of new screenshots showing the tranquillity of farming life, as you can see above.
Farming Simulator 15 boasts a new graphics and physics engine to make activities such as harvsting, animal husbandry, and woodcutting that much more realistic. You can manage your own farm, but you'll be able to invite up to 15 others to help develop your farm in multiplayer, too.
Last year’s Disney Infinity brought toys to life without ever forgetting the fun of playing with toys. In that version, it’s not unusual to find Mr. Incredible riding the Muppet mobile around Cinderella’s castle firing a toilet-paper gun. The core playsets, meanwhile, are great in a different way - they expose kids to a variety of gameplay experiences, from hack-and-slash combat to naval warfare, skateboarding, and stealth.
For Disney Infinity 2.0, I expected a major advancement in gameplay on top of the addition of Marvel’s mightiest heroes to the party. The name certainly implies it. But while it brings some smart improvements and Toy Box mode continues to evolve and impress, elsewhere this sorta-sequel feels more like a downgrade.
Once the only network staying out of the whole new massive comic book TV show arena, CBS is going all in with a new Supergirl show - which they've given an official series commitment to, bypassing both the "in development" and "pilot" stage.
Supergirl, a new one hour drama, will come to us from Berlanti Productions (both Arrow and The Flash on The CW) in association with Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler (Chuck, No Ordinary Family) will serve as writers, while also serving as EPs alongside Sarah Schechter.
Terry Gilliam's new sci-fi film The Zero Theorem opens today (read our review here), starring Christoph Waltz as the latest in a long line of Gilliam's lost souls, an office drone stuck in a seemingly meaningless existence. Set in a near-future where technology has overtaken the world with bright colors and zippy, omnipresent ads and soul-crushing big-screen reminders of how empty life is in this world, The Zero Theorem also features a brief but crazy mention of The Church of Batman the Redeemer. Yes, in this future reality, you can worship at the altar of the Caped Crusader!
I sat down with Gilliam this week to talk about the new film (my full chat with him is coming later today), and I of course had to ask the director what The Church of Batman is all about.
SEGA is bringing Persona 4 Arena Ultimax to Europe this November.
The exact date has yet to be confirmed, despite American fighting fans having had their release fixed as September 30.
The cast of Persona 3 and Persona 4 will be joined by some new faces as they once again unite to fight in the P-1 Climax and save the world.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. For more, check out our hands-on preview.
Vikki Blake is a freelance games writer and a bonafide, albeit slightly jumpy, survival horror survivalist. You can find her twittering over at @_vixx
You wait for ages and three come along at once. Yes, we've waited for what seems like an eternity and now Destiny is here, Krupa, Luke and Alex all decided to play at Hunters. Duh. Thankfully, the three amigos are better at chatting about the latest games and movie news than they are at making original decisions, so this week's podcast is a corker.
Naturally, Destiny is a big part of this podcast, what with it being the only new game for what seems like an eternity, but the team also talk about the friendly feud between Zack Snyder and JJ Abrams, plus what are the hottest things to come from the Tokyo Games Show.
So kick-start your weekend in style by opening your ears or your eyes (or both!) and enjoying this week's podcast. And yes, we are aware Luke's mic wasn't working properly but some things are meant to be, right?
Respawn has released information about the Sand Trap map set to be released as part of the upcoming IMC Rising DLC.
The map, which we've got a solitary screenshot of below, is designed "to use old ideas in new ways" with a central bunker designed to allow Titans to stomp around above ground while Pilots hide below. Deep trenches across the map aim to provide a relatively safe means for Pilots to quickly travel from one end of the space the the other.
These trenches also mean the main central space of the map can be left as a Titan's playground, with little cover. In theory, Respawn believes this adds a unique feel to game modes thanks to long site lines, open spaces and clearly designed choke points when it comes to Capture the Flag.