A large free update is bringing new character variants and a new game mode coming to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare this week.
The Legends of the Lawn update introduces seven character variants to the multiplayer third-person shooter: Golf Star, Centurion, Paleontologist, Chomp Thing, Alien Flower, Jade Cactus, and Sanitation Expert.
The variants aren’t just visually distinct, each has unique abilities to bring to the battle.
The new game mode is called Taco Bandits, and is a Capture the Flag variant that challenges the Zombies to steal tacos from the defending Plants.
Finally, the update includes more than 200 new customisation items.
Browser-based MMO Might & Magic Heroes Online has officially launched in English-speaking territories, Ubisoft announced yesterday.
The free-to-play MMO was developed by Blue Byte (The Settlers) and saw a limited beta earlier this year.
“Listening to player feedback and incorporating community ideas has helped the Blue Byte team make Heroes Online the most accessible game of the series while still offering challenges for both veterans and new players,” said publisher Ubisoft.
DayZ won’t be a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, the game’s creator Dean Hall says.
Hall took the stage at Gamescom in August to announce that a PlayStation 4 version of the multiplayer sandbox survival title was on the way.
However, last week he told Eurogamer that DayZ is definitely going to be a multi-platform title.
◆ The game engine that powers Stoic’s excellent RPG The Banner Saga has been licensed out to Skyshine Games for RPG Bedlam (pictured above), a turn-based strategy game with rogue-like elements that is seeking funds on Kickstarter right now.
◆ If you have burned yourself out on Cookie Clicker, try Clicker Heroes, a ridiculously polished one-button browser-based RPG that features bosses, levelling-up, party management, and more.
◆ Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder Glen Schofield says that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will have a longer single-player campaign than the last few games in the series.
The first full expansion to Blizzard's digital collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will add a huge number of new cards.
Speaking with Polygon, production director Jason Chayes said Blizzard will "mix it up" in the first expansion.
"It will have a lot more cards. We’re talking about more than 100. We are going to have a central theme for how that will all fit together. That’ll be the next thing coming up."
Critically-acclaimed action-RPG Path of Exile’s second expansion and Taiwan release have pushed its registered players total to well over seven million, developer Grinding Gear Games has announced.
One million of those players are in Taiwan, and registered within a month of the game’s launch there, far exceeding the expectations of Asian publisher Garena Online.
"Prior to launching Path of Exile, we had no idea that Taiwan was such a large gaming market," said Grinding Gear Games managing director Chris Wilson.
Digital game retailer Green Man Gaming has launched its own PC publishing label, Green Man Loaded.
The London-based company is the second-largest digital games retailer in the world behind Steam.
The first Green Man Loaded (GML)-backed games will be announced soon, and will be sold across all major distribution channels, not just via the Green Man Gaming store.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preorders are 50 percent behind those of last year’s Ghosts, according to a market research firm.
That puts preorders a whopping 80 percent behind those of 2012’s Black Ops II.
“We believe that the preorders need to accelerate significantly over the next few weeks, or else the evidence for meaningfully weaker performance by Advanced Warfare vs. Ghosts will, in our opinion, become too strong to rationalise,” said Cowen and Company analyst Doug Cruetz.
A sequel to tricky skateboarding side-scroller OlliOlli is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita next year, Roll7 has announced.
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood will run on a new engine and feature an expanded combo system, a more powerful level editor, and new art, said Roll7’s Simon Bennett.
The game will also feature a new split-screen local multiplayer mode for up to four called Combo Rush that pits players against each other and the clock.
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