Author - Jerry Paxton

World of Tanks: Modern Armor Rolls Out on Console

Today, World of Tanks is taking the fight forward by releasing their newest evolution, World of Tanks Modern Armor. With cross play available on PlayStation®4 and 5 and on Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, this leading combat vehicle shooter is available to millions of console players across the globe.

Rolling out for the first time in the game’s history is the addition of modern combat, which brings new, fast-paced gameplay to the forefront. Players will also be able to explore added features including new maps and consumables, an era-based matchmaker, 3D commanders, and of course, a growing list of advanced tanks from the late 20th century.

In First Strike, the premier episode launching with the release of the Modern Armor saga, two powerful alliances will come forth: The Western Alliance and Eastern Alliance. These groups boast a combined total of 18 tanks, all immediately available for players to research. The Western Alliance rolls in with true American power featuring the M46A1 Patton, M47 Patton, M48A5PI Patton, M60’61 Patton, M60A1 Patton, M60A3 Patton, M1 Abrams, M1A1 Abrams, M1A2 Abrams. The Eastern Alliance emerges into battle with sturdy, Soviet force including the T-72BM, T-44A, T-54 obr. 1949, Object 165, T-62, T-72A, T-72AV, T-72B, and the T-72BU. Two premium tanks are also available to boost players’ modern tank collections.

TJ Wagner, Executive Producer for World of Tanks Console, said “We are happy to bring modern tanks and new maps designed from the ground up for players to enjoy! With tanks such as the T42 or the M1A2 Abrams, players will be able to switch between eras and experience modern tanks using new perks and loadouts that will enhance their gaming experience. Modern Armor is our biggest evolution yet, and we look forward to jumping into battles with the World of Tanks Console community with First Strike!”

In addition to these new tanks, perk-filled 3D commanders and new, innovative consumables have also been released. Players can now strategize their battles using Smokescreens or restore vital health over time with Hull Patches. These consumables, partnered with additional tank modules, will help players reign victorious on the battlefield.

With the introduction of eras, Modern Armor will also allow players to explore 50 years of the Cold War. Beginning in the 1950’s and onward, the eras are divided into three separate time periods: Post War, Escalation , and Detente . Cold War Mode will also keep the battle balanced with an era-based matchmaking system.

Four new maps have also launched with locations spanning across Southeast Asia, Germany, Norway and the Middle East. Players will have a chance to battle their way through terrain that is almost double the size of the current WWII maps, providing extra space for new strategic battle opportunities.

With the release of Modern Armor and the premier episode of First Strike, World of Tanks is committed to a monthly cadence of new content, episodes, and seasons to ensure a steady stream of action for players on both Xbox and PlayStation.

For additional details about Modern Armor, visit: http://console.worldoftanks.com

Chernobylite Release Date Trailer

Come July, fans of the genre will get the chance to sink into a true sci-fi survival horror RPG experience. One that requires planning, stealth, and cooperation with allies in search for clues to solve the mystery that brought you to the Exclusion Zone.

Currently available on Steam Early Access, Chernobylite has received a major pre-launch patch, bringing significant changes to the storyline, dialogue, localization, soundtrack, and, most importantly, Chernobylite’s concluding level!

Chernobylite will also benefit from its last Early Access 20% discount on Steam from 23.04.2021 10:00 PDT / 6PM BST / 7PM CEST to 30.04.2021. Developers The Farm 51 have previously announced that any purchase made during Early Access will guarantee all future, post-launch DLCs for free.

A list of the most important improvements introduced in “The Final Stage” Mega Patch can be found below:

  • The entire storyline of the game has been thoroughly rewritten to make sure the Chernobylite mystery will be one to remember.
  • We’ve significantly improved player immersion with all new voiceovers in English and Russian.
  • Localization for all major languages is now complete, including; simplified Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Spanish, allowing gamers to enjoy Chernobylite in their native language.
  • A brand-new and original soundtrack from award-winning composer Mikolaj Stroinski has been implemented, building a whole new layer to a world already steeped in ambiance.

The first part of the new level – Heist, has been added to tease what will await gamers in the grand finale.

A more detailed list of all the updates and changes included in this latest patch are available HERE.

The Signifier: Director’s Cut Out Now

Raw Fury and developer Playmestudio have launched The Signifier: Director’s Cut on Windows PC and Mac via Steam, GOG.com, Humble and the Epic Games Store. This definitive edition of 2020’s tech-noir psychological thriller introduces several new story and gameplay enhancements and is available as a free upgrade for existing owners. Players can also try the game for free with a new demo available now on Steam and GOG.com.

The Signifier is a surreal first-person mystery adventure that blends experimental investigation, psychology and artificial intelligence. Move freely between reality, objective memories and subjective feelings, searching for clues in mind-bending environments, solving puzzles, and putting the pieces together to reveal the truth. The Signifier is nominated for five awards at Brazil’s Independent Games Festival, including Best Game, Best Art Direction, and Best Narrative.

New to The Signifier: Director’s Cut:

  • Expanded story content featuring new memories, dialogue and voice-over, three added endings, and a new epilogue giving greater insight to key characters and choices.
  • Improved performance and experience, including better load times and frame rate, revamped animations and UI, and further optimizations for lower-end PCs.
  • Bonus gameplay features, including a new difficulty setting for those purely interested in experiencing the game’s story, plus new menu tips, clues, and remappable controls.

Free upgrade for existing owners of The Signifier on Steam, GOG.com, or the Humble Store!

The Signifier: Director’s Cut is also coming later this year to PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. For more on the game, visit www.TheSignifier.com.

Marvel’s Avengers Tachyon Anomaly Event Now Live

Today, SQUARE ENIX® announced that the Tachyon Anomaly event for Marvel’s Avengers has gone live. First revealed one month ago at SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS, the Tachyon Anomaly Event includes a variety of activities, including a new opportunity for players to form teams online with more than one of the same Super Hero in any mission, starting today and running until May 3.

The world is reeling as AIM’s tampering with time has led to periodic Tachyon Anomalies. During these events, Avengers from different timelines can converge in a single location and take on threats together, allowing players to form teams of more than one of the same Super Hero online. Players can also matchmake into teams that contain the same Heroes, leading to new and exciting team compositions.

During the two weeks of the event, players that complete any Temporal Assault missions will receive an exclusive animated Temporal Assault Nameplate usable with any Super Hero as a reward. Completing additional Temporal Assault missions rewards players with Priority Set pieces for high-level Heroes.

The Tachyon Anomaly event also makes Tachyon Rift missions accessible to Heroes who are Power Level 1-100, allowing all players to experience them. A new Tachyon Rift mission, “And We’re Back,” is available on the War Table starting with this event, giving players more missions of that type to run.

Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle DLC Announcement Trailer

Developer Alter Games and Publisher Daedalic Entertainment are happy to announce Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle, a major DLC for the modern take on the real-time tactics genre. Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle releases Thursday, April 29th and adds brand-new sandbox gameplay for high replayability, including two new game modes, customizable scenarios and more.

Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle expands the main game with new gameplay features and modes that are tailored for high replayability. In Missions mode, choose your own team of Partisans, their skills, and their equipment to tackle a variety of existing and new maps. Five familiar locations are playable by everyone who owns the main game, while owners of the DLC will receive access to seven exclusive missions.. The DLC-exclusive mode Heroic Defense is a wave-defense scenario that offers additional challenges for fans of the genre.

DLC Features:

  • Missions Mode: even more brand new challenges in seven new locations.
  • Never seen scenarios with modifiers. Freely choose your Partisan team, skills and equipment.
  • Heroic Defense mode: New wave-defense mode for the toughest of commanders.
  • Additional campfire dialogue for the Partisans, giving you new insight into their personalities.

Partisans 1941 is a unique take on the genre set on the occupied Eastern Front during WWII. It features tactical squad combat, stealth elements, character progression, and resource management. Take control of Partisans, a brave group of resistance fighters, opposing the Nazi occupation behind enemy lines. Players can recruit soldiers and civilians as unique allies to tackle a variety of challenges – from focused sabotage to extensive attacks on German supply lines. The expandable home base deep in the forest serves as a hub in-between missions to arm and upgrade Partisans troops, manage and distribute resources, and take a break until the next objective awaits.

Core Features:

  • A fresh approach to the tactics genre: A mix of combat, stealth, ambushes, and a variety of special items brings chaos to the enemy ranks. Choose your own way of completing each mission and enjoy around 20 hours of playtime.
  • Lead a squad of partisans: Find, recruit, and level up new resistance members to build the squad of your choice. Use your characters’ strengths to find the right solution to different situations.
  • Experience the life of a resistance group: Experience a partisan’s routine in between missions – develop your base, prepare for the next assignments, ensure you have the resources for the partisan’s survival and keep your troops motivated.
  • A different perspective on WWII: Experience the story of a fierce resistance against the German occupation on the Eastern Front.
  • Follow the stories and motives of various people who join the partisan forces – from soldiers to common folk.

Partisans 1941 is developed by Russian studio Alter Games and published by German studio Daedalic Entertainment. Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle releases on Steam on April 29th, 2021.

MotoGP 21 Launch Trailer Released

Milestone and Dorna Sports S.L. are proud to announce the release of MotoGP™21, the next chapter of the famous two-wheeled racing simulation games that are ready to arrive on next-generation consoles. The game is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC, Steam, and Epic Games Store.

Featuring the 2021 Official Season and enriched by the power of next-generation consoles, MotoGP™21 will deliver a more real than ever experience, boosted by several new features, like Long Lap Penalty, Bike Retrieval, and Brake Temperature. Real-life gameplay improvements will enhance simulation vibes, along with the Managerial Career, this year featuring the Junior Team path.

The gameplay’s iconic new features have the goal to create unbelievable racing simulations that players have never experienced before. Bike Retrieval will delete respawn from your mind. If you fall you’ll have to get back to the bike as soon as possible, like in the real races; Brake Temperature means monitoring the temperature of brakes to always have the situation under control; with Long Lap Penalty you won’t be forgiven anymore, if you break the rules you’ll have to ride on a longer part of the race as a penalty.

Players who play the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will enjoy Dynamic Resolution up to 4K, along with 60FPS. The quality has improved and the enhanced lighting creates an atmosphere that transmits the feeling of a true race. Loading times are faster and for the competition-addicts, multiplayer is now up to 22 riders. PlayStation™ Players will also enjoy the amazing PS5 DualSense™, including Haptic Feedback and Adaptive triggers.

Finally, Managerial Career is the fifth essence of the managing experience, featuring in-depth strategic tools, Junior Team path, and the treasured editor. Thanks to this, personalization will remain a key pillar of the global gameplay experience, and for the first time, MotoGP™ 21 will have a selection of Creators Sticker to make your livery* unique and personalized like your preferred web icon!

MotoGP™21 is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC, Steam and Epic Games Store. Join our community and follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to get the latest news, and visit our Official Website for more information.

*Bike liveries will be updated in few weeks after D1, the Creators Stickers will be usable on Buttpatch, Race Number and Helmet.

Buildings Have Feelings Too! Launch Trailer

Merge Games, together with Blackstaff Games and Northern Ireland Screen, is delighted to announce the unique city-management/puzzle game, Buildings Have Feelings Too! is out today on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Traditional city-sim games involve players building and developing a metropolis for their digital community to inhabit. Buildings Have Feelings Too! tuns the genre on its head with the buildings taking centre stage and the inhabitants reduced to a mere currency in a game that’s all about regeneration and urban planning. Brick by brick buildings must band together as over time communities and neighbourhoods are constructed with new purpose and shared goals. Do you have what it takes to turn this city into the metropolitan empire it yearns to be? Remember, Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Buildings Have Feelings Too! is proud to have received funding support through Northern Ireland Screen’s Assembler Programme (http://www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk/).

Buildings Have Feelings Too! is available now on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One priced $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Getting Big Free Update

Today, Skydance Interactive has unveiled The Aftershocks Update, a free content update to the critically acclaimed VR survival horror game, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, coming May 20th for players across PC VR, PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest headsets.

The Aftershocks Update will offer players hours of new content to explore in the form of new missions, collectibles to find and new survival tools to use as they tremble through the undead city of New Orleans. Accessible to those who have completed The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners campaign, this free update continues Skydance Interactive’s commitment to continue delivering more exciting content to the hit VR game and players can expect one of the most content rich experiences in VR today with easily over 20 hours of game time. The team at Skydance Interactive is also hard at work on more upcoming content for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners so please stay tuned for further announcements coming later this year!

Necromunda: Hired Gun Gets A New Trailer

Focus Home Interactive and Streum On Studio have released a new gameplay trailer for the fast-paced FPS Necromunda: Hired Gun, this time taking you deep into the depths of the city of Necromunda itself. In this gritty underworld, anything goes — for the right price. And as a bounty hunter, you’ll want to get to know the lay of the land, if only to figure out who’s most likely to stab you in the back.

Introduce yourself at Martyr’s End, the hub of all the action in your little corner of Necromunda. Here you’ll meet other scoundrels and stock up on libations and information from the local barmaid. It’s also where you’ll gear up, upgrade your bionic augments, customize your character, get treats for your cyber-mastiff, and decide on your next contract. And then you’re off into the Underhive, hunting targets through a towering metropolis of warring factions, toxic factories, colossal fortresses and other generally inhospitable locations.

Necromunda: Hired Gun launches digitally on June 1 and is available to pre-order now on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC. All pre-orders receive the “Hunter’s Bounty” pack, which features unique cosmetics for your knife, stub gun, and outfit. It also includes a new chew toy for your dog, giving your best mate the extra incentive to chase down its targets.

For more information, check out www.focus-home.com/en-us/games/necromunda-hired-gun.

NECA Announces Universal Monsters Figures Coming this Year

U.S.-based National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) has announced plans for its full line of Universal Monsters action figures. Working closely with Universal Brand Development, LUGOSI LLC, and Chaney Entertainment, the figures will capture the horror world’s most iconic figures in NECA’s long-running Ultimate format.

The first figure (arriving in July) will be Frankenstein’s Monster from Frankenstein (1931), which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The sculpt captures Boris Karloff’s poignant portrayal of the misunderstood monster in authentic black-and-white. A color version of the figure will follow.

Subsequent figures set for 2021 will include Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf Man from The Wolf Man (1941), Boris Karloff as the titular figure in The Mummy (1932), and Bela Lugosi as the legendary Count in Dracula (1931).

“We are proud to be working with NECA to include Bela Lugosi as Dracula as an Ultimate figure,” said Lynne Lugosi Sparks, CEO of LUGOSI LLC. “NECA’s attention to detail is amazing and we are happy to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bela Lugosi’s iconic screen performance as Dracula with this figure.”

NECA’s Ultimate format is a favorite among collectors for its complete portrayal of a character with a wide array of alternate heads, hands, and accessories so that many iconic moments from the movie can be recreated. The 5th-panel packaging also allows collectors to remove and replace without damaging the packaging.

“As a lifelong fan of Universal Monsters, this is a dream come true,” said Randy Falk, NECA VP & senior director of product development. “I’ve been collecting Universal Monsters toys since I was a kid. This line aims to create something hyper-realistic and ultra-detailed for people like me who grew up watching these amazing movies and have always longed for definitive versions.”