Author - Jerry Paxton

SAW Maze Walkthrough Halloween Horror Nights 2017

Here’s our walk through video from the new SAW maze at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights. This haunted house had some really interesting situations and traps to put its victim characters in, but the throughput of the experience was not good enough to accommodate the crowds. This shows in the video as we get held up inside the maze several times by traffic jams.

SuperMansion: Drag Me To Halloween New Trailer

September 13, 2017 – To celebrate the upcoming October 5th premiere of Crackle and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Halloween Special, SuperMansion: Drag Me To Halloween, we have an exciting new trailer, poster and images to share with you. The League of Freedom experiences all the fun and adventures of Halloween is this new holiday special.  It’s Titanium Rex’s (voice of Bryan Cranston) least favorite night of the year, fraught with beautiful ghosts, demonic spirits, evil dentists, and even some unforeseen attractions mixed in.

Special guests include comedians Lake Bell (“Childrens Hospital”) as Millicent and Phil LaMarr (“Futurama”).  In addition to Cranston, the special guests join “SuperMansion” stars Keegan-Michael Key (voice of American Ranger), Jillian Bell (voice of Viking Woman, Clown Girl), Tucker Gilmore (voice of Black Saturn), Zeb Wells (voice of Robobot) and Heidi Gardner (voice of Cooch).  Get all the scoop on what goes down in the making of the hit Emmy-nominated series from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.  Be prepared for ghost stories, surprises, and more.  Don’t be afraid, check out the Premiere on Thursday, October 5th on Crackle, the free streaming network.

2017 Long Beach Comic Con Debrief and Photo Gallery

I had never attended the Long Beach Comic Con prior to this last weekend, so I was pleasantly surprised when, leaving the event at the end of the day, I promised myself to return next year. It was an extremely fun comic con to attend and I don’t know why it took me this long to check it out. The Long Beach Convention Center is an amazing venue with lots of square footage for exhibitors, not to mention a cafe that serves decent convention food which is, unfortunately, a rarity in Southern California. The event filled up the convention hall with a large assortment of vendors, artists, celebrity guests, and pavilions to explore and I was thrilled to see Storm King Comics being among them. Storm King Comics is the comic publisher created by John Carpenter and his wife, Sandy King Carpenter. That might sound familiar as Ripper71 recently reviewed their new horror/sci-fi book series for us!

Their celebrity appearances were also impressive, with William Shatner having a signing and appearance session on Saturday of the event, and Sherilyn Fenn being there for Sunday. Also there was Noel Gugliemi, an actor with over 160 credits to his name whom you have certainly seen – even if you don’t realize it!

Of course, they had a wide variety of panels to attend, such as one on costume creation given by the 501st Legion and one on the science and technology of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory! So random, yet so, so very good. Also at the LBCC was the Geekfest Film Festival, which showcased a number of short films from a variety of genres. What I appreciated about this film fest was that they broke the films up in blocks of particular genres then scheduled those throughout the day. If science fiction is your thing, go in at noon – if horror is your bag, go in at 3pm. The event’s schedule of programs, panels, screenings, and more was very easy to navigate.

Of course, cosplay has become a huge part of pop culture conventions these days, and the Long Beach Comic Con was no exception. There were so many cosplayers on-site, I was stunned! It felt like all of the San Diego Comic-Con cosplayers just crammed into the Long Beach Convention Center. I got the chance to see some really incredible costumes and thought it made the entire experience that much better.

I had a fantastic time at the Long Beach Comic Con and will definitely be returning in 2018. You can find out more details on the event over at its official website.

Photo Gallery

Snakebyte Announces Bravo Throttle System

San Diego, CA – August 22nd, 2017 – snakebyte® group, leading innovators of consumer electronics hardware, announced today the Bravo Throttle System with Auto Pilot & Annunciation Panel, a new high-end modular component designed for the flight simulation community and being released under the companies Honeycomb Aeronautical brand.

Complementing the previously announced Yoke & Switch Panel, the new Bravo Throttle System integrates seamlessly with other brands of flight simulation hardware, offering a simple way for enthusiasts to enhance their system without worrying about compatibility issues.

The Bravo Throttle System has been designed to offer an authentic engine management and avionics system for all forms of aviation. Users can configure the throttle quadrant to virtually any type of aircraft, by configuring it to either single-engine general aviation, multi-engine general aviation, two-engine commercial aviation or four-engine commercial, both with reverse thrusters as well as spoilers and flaps via the included handle kit.

In addition to the throttle configurations, the Bravo Throttle System features an impressive array of flight controls. Users can utilize the Auto Pilot for cross country flights as well as the Annunciation Panel with 14 warning lights, drawing real-time data from the flight simulation software.

The integrated gear lever comes complete with indicator lights, and the Boing® 737 style trim wheel, flap toggle controls and an additional seven programmable switches provide aspiring pilots with a plethora of controls at their fingertips.

“Since announcing the Honeycomb range earlier in the year, we’ve been inundated with support from the simulation community who are crying out for a fresh take on professional quality flight hardware. The Bravo Throttle System has been designed to integrate into the users pre-existing configuration, providing exceptionally authentic controls for commercial or general aviation aircraft,” said Nicki Repenning, CEO of snakebyte USA. “At present, flight enthusiasts have no option but to purchase several costly pieces of equipment separately in order to replicate the controls we feature on a single unit. We strongly believe that we offer better quality, better innovation and better value than alternative hardware and we look forward to unveiling more information in the run up to product launch. We’re in the final development stages of the earlier announced Alpha Flight Controls with expected launch in Q4 2017 and plan for the the Bravo Throttle Quadrant to be available shortly after.”

Designed and developed by pilots and flight engineers in California, USA, Honeycomb Aeronautical has engineered its range using genuine aerospace components and the same internal mechanics used in premium certified simulators approved by the FAA for flight training use.

Snakbyte group will be appearing at gamescom 2017, taking place in Cologne, Germany from August 22nd through August 26th, in Hall 2.1, Marketpoint Booth AD12.

The LA Ghost Train Returns for 2017

In a surprise move today, it was announced that the incredible LA Ghost Train will once again be sending guests on its rails through a spooky and fun ride. After a year dark due to a controversial decision by the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum board of directors to cancel the event, there was a changeover in leadership and the current board decided to reverse that course of action. The LA Ghost Train is the most fun, spooky haunted event in Southern California – and it is ESPECIALLY perfect for the whole family to go and enjoy together.

Even better is the fact that Gary Baker, the man who was in charge of the event for many years, has returned to the organization to produce this year’s event! He knows what made the LA Ghost Train the incredible time it was, so I have no doubt this year’s LA Ghost Train will be equally amazing.

The LA Ghost Train is located in Griffith Park (full address below) and its first night of operation this year, fittingly, is Friday, October 13!

The event is located at:

5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

You can see our review and photo gallery from the 2015 LA Ghost Train here, and maybe gain a bit more understanding of why we love it as much as we do.

HyperX Unveils Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset

(GAMESCOM 2017) COLOGNE, Germany – Aug. 22, 2017– HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today unveiled its next generation gaming headset –HyperXTM Cloud Alpha. The first gaming headset to feature revolutionary dual chamber technology, Cloud Alpha delivers incredible audio quality designed to enhance the PC, console and mobile gaming experience. Cloud Alpha maintains the DNA of previous award-winning HyperX headsets and replaces the popular HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset, delivering unmatched fit and comfort for extended gaming sessions, as well as rich, textured sound for extraordinary spatial awareness.

“The new HyperX Cloud Alpha is the first gaming headset to include our dual chamber technology to deliver unrivaled sound quality,” said Tyler Needles, global audio business manager, HyperX. “Designed and tested in the HyperX labs, Cloud Alpha delivers the best possible audio performance, comfort, and build quality for the ultimate competitive advantage and will be used by top eSports pros globally.”

Showcasing for the first time at Gamescom 2017, Cloud Alpha features HyperX dual chamber technology to  deliver an accurate game sound with incredible range and tone. With 50mm drivers, the dual chambers allow HyperX to tune and separate the bass from the mids and highs, creating a dynamic sound that makes gaming, music and movies immersive. Cloud Alpha is designed to deliver the ultimate comfort for hours of extended gameplay with premium HyperX signature memory foam, an expanded headband featuring softer, more pliable leatherette, and a durable, lightweight aluminum frame design. The headset features a detachable cable with in-line audio control allowing console gamers to adjust volume and mute microphone right on the cable with multi-platform compatibility with PC, PS4™, PS4™ Pro, Xbox One™1, Xbox One S™1, Mac®, Mobile2, Nintendo Switch™,  and other virtual reality systems with 3.5mm ports3.  Offering players clearer voice quality and excellent sound for enhanced team communication, the Cloud Alpha is TeamSpeakTM and Discord Certified.

“We are excited to partner with HyperX for the first PUBG LAN Invitational at gamescom.” said Woonghee Cho, Director of Global Business Development, Bluehole Inc, developer of PUBG. “HyperX is a global leader with excellent gaming products and we’re happy that they’ll be participating at the PUBG Invitational. We are looking forward to test out their new Cloud Alpha headsets they are providing for all of the PC’s in to invitational.”

Gamescom is the world’s largest gaming developer event, and HyperX is proud to sponsor its first major PUBG eSports Tournament. HyperX offers a complete portfolio of gear used by pro gamers across the globe for competitive gameplay and its full lineup – including the new Cloud Alpha – will be used on 80 gaming platforms during the PUBG Invitational where gamers will compete for a $350,000 prize pool.

Cloud Alpha will be showcased at Gamescom from Aug. 22 – 24 in Cologne, Germany. HyperX will be located in the Game Industry Business Lounge, part of the Gamescom Business Area. Leading up to the official start of Gamescom, Paul Leaman, vice president, EMEA, HyperX, will be speaking on August 21 at 12pm CET on the Digital Sponsorship panel at the first SPOBIS Gaming & Media Conference on the growing eSports landscape and role of endemic sponsors.

Availability

Cloud Alpha is planned to release September 25, priced at MSRP $99.99 and will be available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets. For more information on Cloud Alpha and availability, please visit the Cloud Alpha webpage.

Xbox One X Pre-Orders Launched and Multiple Trailers Released

August 20, 2017 – Today, during Xbox @ gamescom Live, we announced global pre-orders for Xbox One X starting today, with a limited edition, fan-inspired design of the world’s most powerful console that features a custom color and vertical stand and the words “Project Scorpio” printed on the console and Xbox Wireless Controller. Pre-orders are now open and available here. November 7 can’t come soon enough!

We also revealed more details about the most diverse line-up of games coming to the Xbox family of devices, highlighted by the news that over 100 new and existing Xbox One titles will be enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of the world’s most powerful console including Halo 5, NBA 2K18, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, ReCore: Definitive EditionFIFA 18, Star Wars Battlefront IIBelow and remastered versions of Disneyland Adventures, Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure and Zoo Tycoon. Head on over to Major Nelson for the full list of games planning enhancements for Xbox One X.

Regardless of what type of gamer you are, there has never been a better time to be Xbox fan.

Custom editions added to the Xbox One Family

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition

Be the first to experience the Xbox One X designed for the biggest fans — the Project Scorpio Edition featuring a custom color, vertical stand, and “Project Scorpio” printed on both the console and controller. Available to pre-order now, starting at 499 USD / 449 GBP / 499 EUR, while supplies last.

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle

For the countless enthusiasts who’ve sent us their designs, posted their requests, or simply dreamt of a console built out of grass and dirt blocks – this one’s for you. The Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle (1TB) includes a custom designed grass block console, Xbox Wireless Controller – Minecraft Creeper, Minecraft system sounds, vertical stand and transparent underside with Redstone circuit accents. This exclusive bundle also includes a full game download of Minecraft plus the Redstone Pack, a collection of unique skin packs. Available only in limited quantities, it’s a must-have for avid Minecraft players and collectors. The bundle is available for pre-order now and will be launching in all Xbox One markets, except China and Brazil, on October 3, 2017.

Xbox Minecraft Creeper and Pig Wireless Controllers

Prepare to create, explore, and survive your own Minecraft adventure with two new Xbox Wireless controllers: the Minecraft Pig controller, featuring an adorable pink Pig design – and the Minecraft Creeper controller, with that iconic green Creeper design. Both feature textured grip for enhanced comfort, and ABXY buttons with classic Minecraft font. Play the way you want to play with custom button mapping to personalize your controls and Co-pilot to play any game with two controllers linked so you can use them as one.  And with Bluetooth technology, you connect your controllers to play wirelessly with your Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Both of these controllers are available for pre-order now, and will be launching in the U.S. at Microsoft Stores and Target on September 5, 2017, and available more broadly beginning September 12, 2017.

Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles

For those who can’t wait to get their hands-on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles are the best way to do it this October. Each bundle comes with an Xbox One S with either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, an Xbox Wireless Controller, 1-month Xbox Game Pass subscription and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox Design Lab comes to new countries

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re expanding Xbox Design Lab to over 20 additional European countries starting August 22, 2017.  This extends Xbox Design Lab beyond United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, France and Germany.  On August 22, fans living in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden will be able to order their custom controllers online through local-language websites.  In addition, the European Union websites above will enable shipping to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Xbox One gets a new look and feel

The Xbox One family will receive a big update with a new look and feel later this fall – available now in preview – designed to make the Xbox gaming experience more personalized and social than ever. Now, you can customize your Xbox One Home to be uniquely yours and view all the content you love at-a-glance! Further details about what’s next for gamers on Xbox are available here.

One of our largest, most diverse games line-ups at gamescom 2017

During Xbox @ gamescom Live, we showcased one of our largest, most diverse line-up of games from developers around the world and highlighted our commitment to delivering amazing games and experiences for gamers on both console and Windows 10 PCs.

PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, joined the Xbox @ gamescom Live event to discuss the epic Battle Royale title that is coming exclusively to Xbox One in the Xbox Game Preview program later this year and to announce that the game will be published by Microsoft on Xbox One.  As an expansion of the partnership announced at E3, this collaboration will help Bluehole accelerate console development while maintaining quality across platforms and provide resources ranging from technical to sales and marketing.  For those that don’t know, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has seen runaway success in Early Access on PC and is a tactical, last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback where players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8×8 km island to be the lone survivor.

We are proud to have great games coming to PC, including Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, charming platformer Super Lucky’s Tale and cross-play between Xbox and PC on fan favorite Sea of Thieves. We are bringing more features and games to PC gamers around the world including things like Mixer broadcasting, updates to Game Mode, Game Bar and added support for HDR screenshots.

Xbox Game Pass

Building on the momentum from our new gaming membership, Xbox Game Pass, which gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games – for one low monthly price, all in full fidelity, without any streaming or connectivity issues, we’re bringing Game Pass to eight new countries: Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey and UAE. Next month we will also add seven new titles including ReCore: Definitive Edition. It will also be available as a digital and retail purchase as well as a free upgrade to existing ReCore players.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

Journey into Ancient Egypt, the most mysterious place in history, during a crucial period that will shape the world. Discover the secrets behind the Great Pyramids, forgotten myths, the last pharaohs, and the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. For the last four years, the team behind Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has been crafting a new beginning for the franchise. Fight in a completely new way where you transition seamlessly between unique ranged and melee weapons, and take on multiple enemies at once. Choose your Assassin skills while exploring the full country of Ancient Egypt, engaging in multiple quests and gripping stories along a journey that will change civilization. Available across the Xbox One family of devices starting October 27, 2017 and as an Xbox One X enhanced title alongside the console’s launch on November 7, 2017.

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is a full expansion coming to Halo Wars 2, featuring a new campaign with Blur cinematics, exclusive new multiplayer Leaders, new maps playable across Halo Wars 2 classic multiplayer and Terminus Firefight – a unique game mode in the expansion set on a dynamic map where players build bases and armies to defend against waves of enemy forces. Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare releases on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on September 26 and as an Xbox One X enhanced title with 4K and HDR support on November 7.

Halo 5: Guardians

Announced earlier this year, Halo 5: Guardians returns as an Xbox One X enhanced title with 4K support and is set for release this holiday.

ReCore: Definitive Edition

ReCore: Definitive Edition lets players experience the game’s mysterious and dynamic world with enhanced visuals (increased resolution and HDR), a brand-new adventure, and the long-awaited T8-NK Corebot who joins Joule, Mack, Seth, Duncan, and Violet as they explore new environments and dungeons while battling the deadly Obsidian Cult. The game will be available next week, on August 29, and the enhancements and additional content will be provided as a free content update for current owners of original ReCore release. New players can download the ReCore: Definitive Edition within their Xbox Game Pass membership or purchase it for $19.99 as an Xbox Play Anywhere game for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 is the first Forza game built from the ground up for Windows 10 PCs. It is the ultimate racing experience with over 700 cars, dynamic skies and weather that are different every time you return to a track, a new career mode inspired by real-world motorsport and support for a wide range of PC configurations and peripherals. Also, for the first time ever, fans who want to test drive Forza Motorsport 7 on Windows 10 PCs can play the demo ahead of the game’s release. Forza Motorsport 7 is available for pre-order on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, releasing globally on September 29 for Ultimate Edition with Early Access and October 3 for Deluxe and Standard Editions. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire and ForzaMotorsport.net for additional details on Forza Motorsport 7 demo in the coming weeks.

State of Decay 2

We’re taking a deeper look at how State of Decay 2 is bigger, badder and bolder than the previous game. The number one ask from fans was to bring four player co-op multiplayer, and that’s exactly what we did. State of Decay 2 features cross-platform co-op, where you and up to three of your friends can survive together regardless of which platform you prefer to play on.

Jurassic World Evolution

During today’s livestream Frontier Developments debuted their newest title Jurassic World Evolution, launching in summer 2018. Jurassic World Evolution places players in control of operations on the legendary island of Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago and challenges players to build their own Jurassic World as they bioengineer new dinosaur breeds, and construct attractions, containment and research facilities. Every choice leads to a different path and spectacular challenges will arise when “life finds a way.” Find out more at https://www.jurassicworldevolutiongame.com.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Coming to Xbox One as a console launch exclusive in Xbox Game Preview later this year, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a tactical, last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback where players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8×8 km island to be the lone survivor.

Sea of Thieves

With Sea of Thieves, we are extremely excited to show off cross-play for the first time, showing that Sea of Thieves is a game that brings players together, regardless of device. Alongside this, we’re delivering the PC experience our players expect, with the game playable in 21:9 and 4K and 60FPS on the show floor.

Since the Insider Program launched, players on both PC and console have shared valuable feedback that has already helped shape Sea of Thieves. Join the Insider Program for a chance to play the Technical Alpha and shape the game into the pirate game you’ve always wanted on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. This open-world action RPG is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience. Available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title across the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 starting October 10, 2017 and as an Xbox One X enhanced title alongside the console’s launch on November 7, 2017.

Cuphead

Available (finally) beginning September 29, 2017, as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, Cuphead is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e., traditional hand-drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single-player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful supermoves and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay back your debt to the devil!

Surviving Mars

Haemimont Games and Paradox Interactive debuted their first gameplay trailer for their upcoming management and survival game, Surviving Mars. In Surviving Mars, players will experience the wonder and danger of the red planet. From Landing your first rocket to building up a bustling metropolis of domes that house your first colony. Tackle the dangers of life support with the help of drones, survive meteor storms and discover mysteries. Welcome to life on Mars.

Disneyland Adventures

Experience the magic of Disneyland Park like never before. Take a journey where stories come to life and dreams come true, right in your living room. Disneyland Adventures allows children, families and Disney fans of all ages to explore Disneyland Park, step into adventures based on attractions, engage in challenging quests and interact with beloved Disney characters, remastered in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.

Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure 

Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure invites families and fans of all ages to experience the worlds of six beloved Disney-Pixar films like never before. Team up with characters from “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Up,” “Cars,” “Toy Story,” and “Finding Dory” to solve puzzles and uncover hidden secrets, all remastered in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection 

Let your imagination run wild with Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection, now remastered in 4K Ultra HD and HDR. Build, manage, and maintain your dream zoo alone or with up to four players on Xbox Live. This zoo simulation will charm animal lovers of all ages.

Super Lucky’s Tale

Developed by Playful Corp., Super Lucky’s Tale is a delightful, playground platformer for all ages that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic, and lovable hero, on his quest to find his inner strength and help his sister rescue the Book of Ages. Along the way, players encounter a hilarious supporting cast of friends and adversaries. Available on November 7, Super Lucky’s Tale will deliver a state-of-the-art gaming experience on the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs and supports Xbox Play Anywhere.

For additional news, highlights, exclusive reveals and a behind-the-scenes look at some of your favorite games throughout the week of gamescom, check out news.xbox.com and be sure to tune in Monday, August 21, starting at 9:00pm CEST, 12:00pm PDT, for Age of Empires @ gamescom Live, streaming across all of our usual channels.

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Official Starfighter Assault Gameplay Trailer

August 19, 2017 – Ready to jump into the cockpit of a speedy TIE Interceptor or nimble A-wing? In Star Wars Battlefront II’s new Starfighter Assault mode, players can live out their ultimate Star Wars fantasies by becoming an ace pilot in epic space battles set across authentic locations from all three cinematic Star Wars eras. Space combat has been vastly improved and expanded with superior controls, deeper customization and role-based team play featuring an all new class-based system.

Get a peek at the some of the iconic ships that players can pilot in intense, high stakes dogfights in the new Star Wars Battlefront II: Official Starfighter Assault Gameplay Trailer.

Also be sure to tune in to the EA Live Show at Gamescom streaming on EA.com on August 21 at 9:30am PDT/6:30pm CET to watch the Starfighter Assault live gameplay reveal. 24 players will face off in a swirling dogfight in the Fondor: Imperial Shipyard map, weaving around an Imperial Star Destroyer complete with speedy fighters, thundering bombers, distinct hero ships, and more.

For updates on Starfighter Assault and the new hero ships that will be revealed during Gamescom, head to the EA Star Wars blog.