We knew something was coming today after both Game Informer and Epic Games teased their fans on Twitter yesterday. It turns out the grand re-reveal is for Epic’s free-to-play PC game Fortnite running on Unreal Engine 4. Epic hasn’t announced if it’s PC only, or if it’s also coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“Fortnite features the cooperative third-person shooter core Epic Games is known for, but rather than throwing you into scripted events and corridors, the game challenges you to explore the environment for resources and build fortresses while fending off waves of attackers at the same time. With an RPG-like progression system, Diablo-like looting, multiple campaigns of varying lengths, procedurally generated worlds, and the promise of player vs. player battles, Epic is offering plenty of replayability that it hopes will provide the game with a long lifecycle.”
Andrew Reiner, executive editor of Game Informer, has revealed on Twitter that he will be revealing their cover story tomorrow. Speculation is rife regarding which game will grace the cover, but the general consensus seems to be that it will be Assassin’s Creed. We already know that Assassin’s Creed Unity is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while Assassin’s Creed Comet will apparently be coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A Wii U version seems to be up in the air. What would you like to see?
Arkham Verse is reporting that there’s a large possibility that the next game in the Batman Arkham franchise is set to be titled Batman: Arkham Knight. The domain name is now active, but it’s restricted. Game Informer teased that they will be revealing a new game tomorrow with all signs pointing towards it being a new Batman title developed by Arkham City developer, Rocksteady.
Andy McNamara, Editor-In-Chief at Game Informer, has revealed that they will be showcasing their new cover tomorrow with a new game. The game is widely assumed to be the new Batman title from Rocksteady. Hopefully the long-awaited game should come to Wii U.
The contents and the games reviewed in this months Game Informer magazine have been published online. The publication awarded Retro Studio’s latest title Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze a impressive 9.25. Interestingly, they also awarded Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition exactly the same score, 9.25. You can see all the review scores in the latest edition of Game Informer, below.
- Donkey Kong TF – 9.25
- Tomb Raider Definitive – 9.25
- FF Lightning Returns – 7
- Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 – 6.0
- Broken Age Act 1 – 8.5
- Bravely Default – 8
- The Banner Saga – 8.5
- OlliOlli – 8
- Danganrompa – 8.5
- Dr. Luigi – 8
- Repubilque – 7.5
- Dragon Ball Z Battle of Oz – 7
- Joe Danger Infinity – 8
- Nidhoog – 8
- Fable Anniversary – 8
DK Tropical Freeze: summary:
- Seems like generic worlds, ice, beach, jungle but “the variety is amazing”
- Ride minecarts through saw mills, dash through a forest with a raging fire, etc.
- Great difficulty balance, bonus stages are a bit ridiculous in difficulty though that is expected.
- Water levels return, are very fun, better to control with analog stick than d-pad. For some reason you have to access the menu to pick one or the other.
- Dixie and Cranky add new moves that work best to reach certain collectibles or specific platforming challenges. Rotating barrels allow you to select the best Kong for the job.
- “Local Co-op is as much a mixed bag as the first installment.”
- 6 worlds instead of 8 in the last game. But each level is larger. Reviewer says it rather have a smaller collection of the best levels Retro can make than a more bloated game with less quality levels and that is exactly what this game does.
Andy McNamara, Editor-In-Chief of Game Informer, has revealed on Twitter that their cover story is coming today and will be a gargantuan twenty pages long. There’s much speculation online regarding which game will be featured, with some people thinking it could be a largely known IP such as Assassin’s Creed. Any guesses as to which game it could be?
Update: The grand reveal is Metal Gear Solid V which isn’t coming to Nintendo platforms.
The surprise next-gen teaser from Game Informer is Evolve from Turtle Rock and Take Two. The game was meant to be revealed first in the latest edition of Game Informer, but the news leaked online early. The game is described as a next-gen multiplayer shooter where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Evolve will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Few independent studios sport the multiplayer pedigree of Turtle Rock Studios. After years of working on Valve’s Counter-Strike series, the California-based developer created Left 4 Dead, a post-apocalyptic shooter that redefined cooperative gaming and landed the number-one spot on Game Informer’s Top 30 Co-op Games of All Time list. Now the studio is combining its competitive and cooperative design expertise for a new, next-gen only IP: Evolve. Backed by publisher 2K Games, which paid a whopping $10.8 million for the IP in last year’s THQ auction, Turtle Rock is taking full advantage of gamers’ powerful new systems.
The sci-fi multiplayer-focused shooter pits a four-player crew of alien hunters against a separate player-controlled monster that grows larger and more powerful over the course of matches. Each hunter features its own unique items and abilities, and while the monster may be outnumbered, its size and an assortment of devastating attacks make it a more than formidable foe. Like Turtle Rock’s previous titles, Evolve is being built with variety and replayabilty in mind; the result is a novel mix of cooperative and competitive multiplayer elements that’s unlike anything we’ve played before. Our exclusive hands-on time with the game’s four-versus-one hunt mode left us with plenty to be excited about, and you can get all the details in this month’s issue.
Our 12-page look at Evolve reveals the first hunters, monster, and unique equipment players will get their hands on when the game releases on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 this fall. We also have a wealth of exclusive screens and hands-on impressions you won’t want to miss. Check out the cover image below for your first hint at what’s to come.
Game Informer has put together an interesting list of developers that they would like to see tackle key Nintendo franchises. Of course, it’s unlikely that any of these will come into fruition, but we can dream. Team Ninja developed Metroid: Other M, so who knows what may happen. What do you think to the developer choices?
- Firaxis on Pikmin
- WayForward on Metroid (sidescroller)
- From Software on The Legend of Zelda
- Ubisoft Montpellier on Super Mario Bros.
- Konami on 3D Metroid
- Criterion on F-Zero
US gaming publication Game Informer has written a compelling article that suggests that Nintendo could turn around the fortune of its ailing Wii U console by releasing a brand new Metroid game for the platform. We already know that the acclaimed Retro Studios have chosen to create a new Donkey Kong Country game, rather than a Metroid title. Do you think that a new Metroid game for Wii U could turn things around for Nintendo?
Many gamers don’t feel like they have a reason to own a Wii U. Metroid might give them that reason, Nintendo. Some gamers feel slightly burned by the Wii’s slow trickle of exciting titles? All the more reason to release a proven series for the Wii U. Maybe people are worried that the Wii U doesn’t have the graphical horsepower to keep them entertained, but games like Super Meat Boy, Minecraft, and Xenoblade Chronicles have pretty well proved that you don’t need bleeding edge hardware and photorealistic graphics to make an entertaining game. A Metroid game could also show gamers what the Wii U is really capable of – remember how amazing Metroid Prime looked on the GameCube?
Thanks, Mike S
US gaming publication Game Informer have listed their favourite Nintendo DS games of all-time in the latest edition of the magazine. The publication believes that New Super Mario Bros is the best Nintendo DS game money can buy. The iconic New Super Mario Bros is closely followed by the well-received The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Do you agree with their top twenty-five?
- New Super Mario Bros.
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
- Advance Wars: Dual Strike
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
- Pokemon Black & White
- Professor Layton and the Curious Village
- Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
- Contra 4
- Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
- Animal Crossing: Wild World
- Radiant Historia
- Kirby Canvas Curse
- The World Ends with You
- Super Scribblenauts
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials & Tribulations
- Metroid Prime Pinball
- Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
- Tetris DS
- Trauma Center: Under the Knife
- Picross 3D
- Mario Kart DS
- Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
- 25. Korg DS-10 Synthesizer