Target leaks point to Shadow of Mordor sequel: “Middle Earth: Shadow of War”

Shadow of Mordor was a pretty good game, if not a bit lacking in the second half. With its Nemesis system, everyone had a slightly different story to tell about the game. Luckily, it looks like later this year we’ll see more Middle Earth.


We don’t know much yet, but we’ve got a good look at the boxart, as well as the gold edition’s contents. From the Target website, which no longer lists the title:

Experience an epic open-world brought to life by the award-winning Nemesis System. Forge a new Ring of Power, conquer Fortresses in massive battles and dominate Mordor with your personal Orc army in Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™.

Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.

In Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, nothing will be forgotten.

Gold Edition includes:
• Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
• Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
• The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
• The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
• Gold War Chest
• Over $125 in total value

Nemesis Expansions include a new Orc Tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates, and a Mythic Gear Set.

Story Expansions introduce a new campaign, playable character & abilities, side missions, enemies, allies & more.

Personally, I’m pretty excited to return to Middle Earth.

Fast RMX, Shovel Knight, and more make the Switch eShop Launch!

Competing with Zelda and 1-2-Switch! are some of Nintendo’s brightest Nindies: Shovel Knight and FAST RMX. In a PR statement today, Nintendo confirmed that both Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (along with the new Specter of Torment campaign!) and Fast RMX will be launch titles for the Nintendo Switch. They also announced a Nindies showcase that will be releasing on the 28th. Along with this news, they also shared that the Virtual Console service will not be live at launch, with more info incoming. You can find the press release below the jump, and enjoy this off-screen footage for FAST RMX!

Click on to read the full PR…

Going back to the Roots with The Magic of the First “Legend of Zelda”

Game Maker’s Toolkit has brought an amazing video about series going back to what made them popular today on YouTube, and we had to share it.

In the description, it’s quoted:
The next Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, is said to be inspired by the very first game in the series. Let’s revisit that seminal game, to see how Nintendo made such an intoxicating adventure.

So what exactly makes Zelda 1 so amazing? And what is Nintendo doing to recapture that magic?

Mass Effect: Andromeda

“Discover the secrets of a vast galaxy, battle hostile alien threats, build your crew and tap into deep progression and customization systems to make them your own. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and your choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival and place in the Andromeda Galaxy.”

These are the words of the Mass Effect team. Personally, I am extremely excited to see what this game has in store. The Mass Effect series never seems to disappoint in providing a decently detailed story, along with having good immersion.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy set to launch on June 30th!

Our friends over at Polygon just broke the news that the Crash Bandicoot trilogy remaster will be arriving on store shelves later this year. What I had feared to be a fall release actually looks like it will be releasing on June 30th!

Coming from Polygon:

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy collection includes the first three Crash games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

The remastered trilogy features new lighting, animations, cinematics enhanced for 4K and the PS4 Pro, and a fully remastered soundtrack. It also will have full analog stick support, along with new unified save and checkpoint systems.

Vicarious Visions, which is handling the work of updating the classics, also improved the game’s bonus levels and time trials, and recreated the intro cinematic with updated graphics and sound.

The trilogy will cost $39.99.

I personally can’t wait, as I missed the Crash trilogy as a kid. Will you be picking this title up?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild first Nintendo Switch title to receive DLC.

DLC and season passes aren’t a new thing to many gamers, with Nintendo finally embracing the system in the Wii U’s life.It isn’t a surprise that the Switch will see DLC and “Season Passes” or as Nintendo is calling them, a “Expansion Pass”. The first of these has been confirmed to be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can hear all about it from Mr. Aonuma in the video below.

Starting when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on March 3, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for $19.99, granting access to two new sets of downloadable content for the game when they become available later this year.

For the full press release including when we can expect this content, hit that read more! Click on to read the full PR…

Marvel and Square Enix team up for new Avengers project.

I’ve always wondered why there seemed to be a lack of superhero games in the last few years and apparently, somebody at Square Enix thought the same. Earlier today we got our first teaser for Square Enix and Marvel’s new partnership, which you can find below.

Microsoft exclusive Scalebound no longer in development.

It’s always a sad day to see a game that you were looking forward to get canceled. Sadly, Platinum Games’ Scalebound, previously announced exclusively for Xbox One and PC has been the latest to fall victim to this fate. Microsoft today confirmed:

“After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to Polygon. “We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and other great experiences.”

Scalebound genuinely looked interesting, and we had seen gameplay as recently as E3 2016. It’s strange and somewhat disheartening for Xbox One owners, and I hope we see hints of Scalebound’s mechanics in the future.

Curious about Scalebound? Check out the gameplay from E3 2016 below the cut!  Continue reading…

Microsoft apparently bringing “Game mode” To Windows PCs, works similar to Xbox One hardware.

According to Windows Central; 

“Microsoft is working on a brand new “Game Mode” feature for Windows 10 that will enhance the PC gaming experience by minimizing resources used by running apps to almost nothing and allocating freed up resources to the game, making it run faster, better and smoother overall.”

While the details are currently scarce, Windows Central goes on to say that their sources state that it will “works similarly to how Xbox One handles running a game. Xbox OS, when a game is launched, will allocate resources to make sure the game is running the best it possibly can.” Meaning that the system will allocate resources specifically to playing games. A weird statement, and more confusing than anything else. I would love to see Microsoft comment on this soon.

Grey Box’s Spaceship Action Game ‘Dreadnought’ Coming to PS4!

Controlling giant spaceships in combat? Sign me up.

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2016 – Grey Box, Six Foot and independent developer YAGER have revealed that Dreadnought, the class-based spaceship action game, will be coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system next year. Announced today with a new gameplay trailer at PlayStation Experience 2016,Dreadnought will make its console-exclusive debut on the PlayStation®4 system with a closed beta beginning in 2017, which eager captains can sign up for now at www.dreadnought.com/ps4.

You can find the rest of the PR release below Click on to read the full PR…

New Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage blows our mind.

The Game Awards has this weird way of always getting us excited. It might have something to do with there being Zelda footage the last two years. You can find the trailers below, along with some info from Nintendo:

The new trailer showcases the vast game world, and includes glimpses of a few new characters. The commentary video features Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff from the Nintendo Treehouse on a quest to find a mysterious shrine while encountering their fair share of new threats along the way.

Master the art of destruction in Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

PSX held many mysteries, including what Gearbox was up to. Turns out they’re working with People Can Fly to publish a new Bulletstorm title! All the info is below, but I can’t wait if nothing else to hear Jon St. John rock it as Duke Nukem. We have a bit of a soft spot for Mr. St. John. (I wonder why?)

Frisco, Texas – December 1, 2016 – People Can Fly and Gearbox Publishing are pleased to announce Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition as the critically-acclaimed shooter comes to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC on April 7, 2017 in stunning ultra-high resolutions. Updated with hi-res textures, increased polygon counts, sterling audio, smoother framerates, and running in up to 4K resolution on PC and PS4 Pro, this upgraded version of the game comes with all of the previously-released DLC along with all-new content. Also for the first time ever, players who pre-order the game will get the chance to play as the iconic Duke Nukem in Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. Featuring full voice over from the voice of Duke, this feature will replace main character Grayson Hunt with Duke Nukem and provide a never-before-seen experience to fans.

“We are thrilled to be working with People Can Fly to bring Bulletstorm to new audiences and platforms,” said Steve Gibson, Head of Gearbox Publishing. “Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition takes a critically-acclaimed game and adds so much to it with some killer new content, including all the separate add-on packs, and kicking up the presentation to a level that wasn’t possible with technology before. We hope fans of the franchise, both new and old, are going to love this.” Click on to read the full PR…

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