Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces Dying Light, a first-person, action survival horror video game with a portentous day-night cycle set in a vast open world.
Currently under development by Techland, the game will be available in 2014 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, as well as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
During the day, players will traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population.
At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, as the infected become aggressive and more dangerous. Most frightening are the predators which only appear after sundown. Players must use everything in their power to survive until the morning’s first light.
Check out the first screenshots below:
I am a Nintendo fan. I always have been and no doubt I always will be. The roots of my passion for Nintendo go back to my childhood – all of my friends had Sega consoles, from Master Systems to Mega Drives and I just wanted to be different. My first handheld was the now iconic GameBoy and when I progressed to a console, naturally my choice was the Super Nintendo. I’ve never looked back.
When tasked with writing something about one of my favourite games of all time I’m not ashamed to admit the idea scared me. It scared me because it would mean choosing one game, ONE game! I have so many favourites from my early days as a gamer in the mid-80′s to the present day. It was a daunting task. (more…)
Game: FarCry3: Blood Dragon
Format: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Mhhmm… I simply LOVE the smell of good cheese. And this is what you get when you fire up Blood Dragon for the first time, gratuitous amounts of smelly cheese of all flavors. Did I say “all” flavors? Well, in reality is mostly 80s flavors, which might actually not be bad, but it’s sometimes a bit jarring. And again, as it’s usual with me, I’m ranting even before I’ve set the stage, still, it feels good to be back.
FarCry 3: Blood Dragon is a stand-alone pseudo-expansion pack to FarCry 3. What do I mean by all that gibberish? It basically means you can buy and play Blood Dragon without owning first FarCry 3, and while both games are obviously siblings, there is no relation whatsoever between the story of FarCry 3 and the one in Blood Dragon.
Blood Dragon put us in the boots of Rex Colt, a grizzled and gravel eating cyborg from the future (of 2007) sent on a mission to put down a renegade military unit before they restart World War 3. This setup should explain my mentions of cheese at the beginning, and if not the avalanche of winks from the game to the 80s will drive the point home. 8-bit style cutscenes, electronic music, a loading screen modeled after a VHS tape adjusting tracking… this game definitely knows where it’s heart is. (more…)
The Xbox…. … … wait for it… One… yes! Really!
So we saw a whole heap of stuff at today’s Xbox One reveal, but the distilled version of what really matters really comes down to;
- Full voice control possible, no controller used during demo.
- “Snap” allows you to run video, apps & games next to each other on the same screen.
- Heavily TV enabled, including access to all local channels, full channel guide and a full PVR.
- Will run both a gaming OS and a cut down version of Windows to power web apps.
- Matchmaking for a game can happen “behind the scenes” whilst you play another game or watch TV / a movie.
- Global, live player metrics can be used by developers / publishers to provide reactive real-time worlds (think MMO).
- Kinect is much improved. Much more accurate and faster. In now hub for all other control (Voice, motion, controller & smart glass).
- EA Sports “Ignite”; new Xbox One sports gaming platform.
- “Quantum Break”, new Remedy game featuring strong time control / uber-bullet-time.
- Forza 5 at launch.
- 15 exclusive games in first year, 8 of them brand new franchises.
- Halo live action TV series supported directly by Steven Spielberg, will be Xbox One exclusive.
- NFL on Xbox, live fantasy league updates, stats and video taunts via Skype.
- All Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC will launch first on XBox One.
- Call of Duty: Ghosts adds; a faithful dog, dynamic maps (floods & earthquakes) and character customization.
- The Xbox One will launch “later this year”.
More as soon as we get any post reveal updates!