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SNIPER ELITE 5 TAKES KILL CAM TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful video games developers and publishers, has today released a new gameplay trailer for Sniper Elite 5 which showcases the enhancements made to its genre-defining slow-motion Kill Cam. For the first time in the series, Kill Cam can now be triggered by particularly clinical shots using SMGs and pistols as well as for eliminations using rifles and takedowns. The new trailer is available to view now:

Enhancements have been made to both the physics and the visuals behind Sniper Elite 5’s Kill Cam. Bullets can now ricochet off bones causing even further internal devastation which is shown to the player in more detail thanks to enhancements in the visual representation of the characters including more definition of the skeleton, muscles, organs and sinew. 

The inclusion of iron sights for both SMGs and pistols, a first for the series, will allow players to be more accurate with those weapons, which will, in turn, trigger a Kill Cam for the most clinical of shots. Players will also have control over the Kill Cam in real-time with the ability to speed up/slow down the cinematic, as well as being able to adjust the camera angle.

A favorite feature with fans of the franchise, the frequency with which a player sees Kill Cam, can be adjusted in the game’s menu, including the ability to turn it off completely.

The weapons in Sniper Elite 5 have been painstakingly recreated from real-world references to ensure maximum authenticity. Players can now customize their weapons by discovering workbenches hidden within the missions. Each workbench will unlock further customization options. This means that they can adjust their chosen loadout to suit their individual playstyle and the objective that they are undertaking.

Sniper Elite 5 releases simultaneously on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam and the Windows Store on Thursday, May 26th. The game features an immersive campaign, which is playable in single-player and two-player co-op, adversarial multiplayer for up to 16 players, and a new Invasion Mode which allows another player to join your game as an Axis Sniper tasked with taking you out.

Players who pre-order Sniper Elite 5 will also receive the latest mission of the much-heralded ‘Target Führer’ campaign entitled “Wolf Mountain.” The Deluxe Edition is also available to pre-order and will include Season Pass One (two Campaign Missions, two Weapon Skin Packs, two Character Packs, six Weapon Packs), Target Führer and a P.1938 Suppressed Pistol for those who pre-order.

To keep up to date with all the latest Sniper Elite 5 news please visit sniper.com and follow the game on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

WRC Generations announcement Trailer

NACON and the studio KT Racing are pleased to announce their new rally game, WRC Generations, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship, scheduled for release in Autumn 2022 on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC. The result of 7 years of collaboration with legendary drivers, who have already made WRC 10 and WRC 9 the references of the genre, the latest entry in the series is an authentic and comprehensive rally racing simulation, giving players the chance to drive powerful cars in the most famous rallies of all time!

An unrivalled level of realism

Never before have games come this close to the real-life World Rally Championship! Hailed by both critics and professionals, this year’s WRC simulation has been reinforced with numerous improvements and optimizations requested by the community.

Just as in the real-life WRC, a major new competitive feature, hybrid cars, have been included in WRC Generations! The potent blend of electric power and combustion engines gives players the opportunity to experience brand-new driving sensations, both in terms of physics and through a completely overhauled sound design.

Previous vehicles can still be found in the game, even more authentically portrayed than ever before. In total, there are no fewer than 37 legendary cars, each carefully recreated with its respective mechanical characteristics.

On top of the 13 rallies of the 2022 season, the game includes 9 other locations for a total of 22 different countries and 165 Special Stages – a record for the genre! The brand-new Swedish route makes its appearance. It is the only completely snow-covered rally with physics even closer to the actual conditions.

New solo and online content

WRC Generations is more polished and detailed than its predecessors and promises countless hours of gameplay thanks to brand-new game modes and new ways to share your passion online!

  • Career mode lets players determine their own history, managing every aspect of their team and leading them to success. A new way to manage hybrid-powered cars will be included in the skill tree.
  • In League mode players can take each other on in the same category in daily and weekly challenges in an attempt to rise to the top of the rankings.
  • With the Teams system, players can choose to join a team or create their own, raising the standard high in every challenge.
  • The Livery editor enables players to customize their cars with a variety of finishes and stickers. In WRC Generations, players can now share their creations with each other!
  • Players can take part in training races on split screen or online, and enjoy the real experience with a friend in Co-driver mode.

WRC Generations will be available October 13th 2022 on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and later on  PC and Switch.

Stunning Side-Scrolling Action RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Available Now

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, the fast-paced 2.5D action RPG with town-upgrading elements from global publisher 505 Games, Rabbit & Bear Studios and NatsumeAtari, is available now for PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, Epic and GOG. Would you be interested in a review key?

Helmed by Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines visually stunning action combat with RPG charm. Treasure hunter CJ, beastman mercenary Garoo and New Neveah’s temporary mayor Isha set off on an adventure to explore the mystical Runebarrows below New Nevaeh. Surfacing after a devastating earthquake, these ruins filled with riches attract adventurers from across the continent.

Fortunes and foes await: strategize and toggle between abilities to take down enemies and powerful bosses. Unleash distinct combo moves called Link Attacks to deliver satisfying, destructive blows. Earn elemental ruins to empower each character’s attacks. Navigate dungeons and collect materials to help the denizens of New Nevaeh reconstruct their homes and unravel the secrets of the Runebarrows that set the scene for 2023’s Hundred Heroes.

Afterlife VR Out on Steam Early Access Today

Independent game developers Split Light Studio is launching their horror VR game, Afterlife VR, on Steam Early Access today.

Afterlife VR is an Immersive first-person horror game with a blood-chilling story that will make you question your own senses and experience the true essence of terror.

In Afterlife VR, you play as Adam Bernhard, a young rookie police officer on a routine night patrol, who receives a call that will change his life forever. Uncover the secrets hidden deep within the Black Rose mental hospital walls.

Afterlife VR will be available in Early Access for approximately 1 to 2 months. The full version of the game would launch with German, Spanish, Italian, French, and Russian translations, modified mechanics of escape from the ghost, enabling of find, collect and store the notes in player inventory, and features/improvements suggested by players.

Features

  • Immersive first-person horror game built from the ground up for VR;
  • Blood chilling story that will make you question your own senses;
  • Innovative puzzle design, taking advantage of both the motion controllers and the protagonist’s telekinetic abilities;
  • Enjoyable and scary encounters with enemies – fight them with your firearm and/or your psychokinetic powers;
  • Explore the mysterious Black Rose hospital and immerse yourself in its twisted story.

“Evil Dead: The Game” Out Now

Come get some! Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games have released the long-awaited new co-op PvP|PvE multiplayer action title Evil Dead: The Game on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. Evil Dead: The Game Deluxe Edition, also available today, comes with Season Pass 1, which includes the Classics Bundle, full of outfits that take the team back to their roots, as well as three upcoming DLC packs, which will feature new characters and cosmetics.

Evil Dead: The Game’s launch trailer showcases its spooky and massive game world and intense survivor vs. Kandarian Demon gameplay experience. The trailer is filled with homages and nods to fan-favorite Evil Dead lore and scenes and features the original new song “Come Get Some,” a groovy homage to the Evil Dead franchise created by legendary recording artist and hardcore Evil Dead fan Method Man and hip-hop producer Statik Selektah.

Inspired by the iconic horror, humor and action of the Evil Dead franchise, Evil Dead: The Game brings the series’ biggest characters together in a pulse-pounding battle with the forces of darkness. Work as a team of four survivors to kick Deadite butt and banish the vile Kandarian Demon. Or become the Demon yourself, using its powers of possession to stop the good guys dead and swallow their souls!

Evil Dead: The Game delivers the ultimate Evil Dead action experience. Choose your squad with fan-favorite characters from every era of the franchise, including Ash, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, Annie Knowby, Scotty and Lord Arthur. Battle with more than 25 hard-hitting weapons, like the good ol’ chainsaw and boomstick, and level up a variety of character classes with their own unique abilities to survive the night in multiplayer and bonus single-player missions.

The title is officially licensed by Boss Team Games from Renaissance Pictures, leading European production and distribution company STUDIOCANAL, leading entertainment company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) to develop the first multi-platform console and PC game based on “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn,” and “Army of Darkness” films and the STARZ “Ash vs Evil Dead” television series. The game is developed and published by Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games.

Players with NVIDIA graphics cards can experience Evil Dead: The Game with AI-accelerated NVIDIA DLSS for maximum performance and image quality. The game can also be played via GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service.

For more information, visit www.EvilDeadtheGame.com, and follow the action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Kao the Kangaroo’ Trailer Showcases Friends & Family Ahead of Launch on May 27

Tate Multimedia has today published a brand-new trailer showcasing the cast of characters set to feature in forthcoming platformer Kao the Kangaroo, which will debut on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and Epic Games Store on Friday 27th May, 2022.

Said trailer casts light on Kao’s mentor and sparring partner Walt, his mother – the “Iron Lady” – Marlene, and his best friend and notorious inventor Gadget.

Kao – pronounced K-O – launched his first adventure on Dreamcast back in the year 2000. Now, two decades on, Tate Multimedia is rebooting Kao with his biggest adventure yet. The original Kao the Kangaroo series collectively sold more than 700,000 units worldwide, with four games in total having launched across multiple platforms.

In his latest release, Kao will use his boxing gloves to punch a path through his adversaries, jabbing his way through the obstacles ahead as he pummels his way to glory.

Kao the Kangaroo will feature:

  • Beautiful, diverse worlds, packed with secrets
  • Engaging and fun gameplay for all ages – family-friendly, but for core gamers too
  • Magic gloves stacked with powers
  • Kao himself – a cheeky, brave, and feisty kangaroo who embarks on a life-changing journey
  • An engaging story filled with a cast of captivating characters
  • Challenging combat including unique boss battles
  • A whole host of items to collect

Kao the Kangaroo will launch digitally and physically on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam and Epic Games Store on Friday 27th May 2022 for a digital price of €29.99/$29.99/£24.99 and a recommended physical price of €34.99/$34.99/£29.99

Classic Sci-Fi Survival Horror Is Back When Dead Space Launches January 27, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC

Motive, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. today announced during their Crafting the Tension Art Developer Livestream that Dead Space™will officially launch on January 27, 2023 for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Dead Spaceis a remake of the classic sci-fi survival horror game that is being rebuilt from the ground up leveraging the Frostbite™ game engine. Still remaining true to the original game’s thrilling vision, the remake offers enhanced audio and crisp, harrowing visuals that have been carefully reimagined to evoke a new level of immersion and quality.

“Developing this remake has been a lot of fun for us at Motive, as we’re true fans of the franchise and want to treat it with the respect it deserves. It’s been equally exciting to see players’ reactions as we’re taking them on this development journey with us,” said Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space. “We’re making great progress on our road to hitting Alpha and we’re happy to announce that the game will be launching in January next year. We can’t wait for players, both old and new, to see how we’ve elevated the original experience in the remake to be just as impactful for this generation.”

Dead Spaceputs players in the boots of Isaac Clarke, an everyman engineer on a routine mission to fix a gigantic mining starship, the USG Ishimura. But aboard the Ishimura, a living nightmare awaits. The ship’s crew has been slaughtered and infected, and Isaac’s girlfriend, Nicole, is missing somewhere on board. Alone and trapped, with only his engineering tools and skills, Isaac faces a battle for survival – not only against terrifying monsters called Necromorphs, but his own crumbling sanity.

Also revealed today in the Dead Space livestream, the team at Motive showcased an early look at how the remake visually evolves and updates the original with in-game props, tools, environments and more being reconstructed to a level of polish and details fit for the next generation of hardware and PCs. Moreover, by combining enhancements like dynamic, volumetric lighting with atmospheric and environmental VFX rendered in full-HDR, Dead Space allows players to confront the frighteningly tight corridors and shadowed hallways of the USG Ishimura with unprecedented levels of immersion for the beloved franchise.

Will Isaac live to unravel the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship, or be forever lost to the cold vacuum of space? Find out when Dead Spaceofficially launches worldwide on January 27, 2023 for PlayStationⓇ5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

For more information and to stay up to date on the remake, visit the official website, like Dead Spaceon Facebook and Instagram, follow the franchise on Twitter and subscribe to its YouTube channel.

One (more) Small Step for Deliver Us The Moon Next-Gen

Publisher Wired productions and acclaimed Dutch game studio KeokeN Interactive today announce that the award-winning sci-fi thriller Deliver Us The Moon will now launch on 23rd June, 2022 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The astronomical project requires additional development time to prepare the definitive version of the game, allowing for a final polish before we prepare for lift off. The title also sees a physical launch on PlayStation 5, available directly via the Wired store in addition to partners globally.

Featuring fully remastered 4K visuals, celestial ray-traced shadows and reflections, as well as next-gen features, Deliver Us The Moon next-gen adds cosmic proportions of immersion to the sci-fi epic.

Deliver Us The Moon is a sci-fi thriller set in an apocalyptic near future, where Earth’s natural resources are depleted. A lunar colony providing a vital supply of energy has gone silent. A lone astronaut is sent to the moon on a critical mission to save humanity from extinction. Will you save mankind or be forgotten in the dark abyss of Space?

Deliver Us The Moon Features

  • Tackle real world issues
  • 1st and 3rd Person perspective, including driving numerous vehicles
  • Vast, open moonscape to explore and discover
  • Suspense driven action
  • Anti-gravity gameplay sequences
  • Clever, challenging puzzles
  • Haunting, orchestral soundtrack
  • Powered by Unreal® Engine 4

Next Gen Upgrades

  • Fully remastered in 4K with ray-traced shadows and reflections
  • Jump into the action quicker with faster loading times
  • Adaptive triggers and controller speakers (PlayStation 5)
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners upgrade to Next Gen version for free

Deliver Us The Moon will launch on June 23rd 2022 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, priced at $24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99 with existing console owners receiving a free digital upgrade.

The PlayStation 5 exclusive physical edition features a double-sided folded poster, a reversible sleeve, a stellar set of stickers, plus a digital download of the Deliver Us The Moon EP. Gamers can register their interest via the Wired Productions store, or find a retailer via Wired’s Where to Buy section.

Deliver Us The Moon will also be launching on Stadia and Stadia Pro, Google’s cloud gaming platform that lets you instantly play video games on screens that you already own, in 2022.

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World of Mechs Announced For Meta Quest 2

Developer Studio 369 announced today that competitive online, squad-based VR mech game World of Mechs will launch for Meta Quest 2 soon. Backed by the Meta Grant Program, World of Mechs delivers a pulse-pounding online VR experience where players can select from 32 different mechs and jump into colossal online VR battles. Take advantage of unique mech abilities including high-tech cloaking devices, piercing particle cannons, and earth-shattering melee attacks in this futuristic spectacle of giant steel gladiators.

“I spent 3 years on the MechWarrior 2 franchise at Activision, so going back to Mechs is like visiting an old friend,” said Matt Candler, CEO of Studio 369. “Working with Meta was awesome as they have 100% supported our development process. The 369 team was fully empowered to make a game that delivers intense Mech Combat, fantastic multiplayer matches with great maps and modes. World of Mechs is a blast to pick up and play and we think Quest 2 players are gonna love it.”

World of Mechs delivers the feeling of thrashing across city blocks in a 10-ton robotic war machine while launching a salvo of barrage missiles on the opposition. Feel the adrenaline rush of leading a flanking charge with weapons ablaze and jump-jets engaged. Blast off into the single-player campaign to take down menacing bosses, walk away with their mechs, and become the world’s most-feared ace pilot.

World of Mechs will be available for Meta Quest 2 soon. For the latest news and updates on World of Mechs, follow the game on Facebook, join the discussion on Twitter, and join the official World of Mechs Discord Server.