4A Games has announced that Metro Exodus has gone gold; and better yet – the game will release one week early on February 15, 2019.
"We had previously delayed the release date to ensure 4A Games had the time to deliver their ambitious vision for the game," said Deep Silver CEO Klemens Kundratitz, "but now we’re delighted to confirm that Metro Exodus has ‘gone gold’ and we are able to bring the release date forward to February 15th, 2019."
Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story, set a quarter-century after a nuclear war devastated the earth.
After surviving beneath the ruins of Moscow, players must flee the Metro and lead a band of Spartan Rangers on a continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in search of a new life in the East.
Those craving an extra taste of Metro Exodus can check out the newly-released title sequence. Created by Santa Monica-based studio, Elastic – this same team are responsible for iconic intros for such shows as Game of Thrones and Westworld.
In a surprising move, HOYTS has announced that it has partnered with advertising solutions provider Swift Networks Group Limited for them to be the "preferred provider of Esports content to HOYTS throughout Australia and New Zealand".
As part of a recent $300 million capital investment, HOYTS "plans to stream weekly Esports events across its Australian and New Zealand cinemas".
HOYTS Esports General Manager Scott Russell stated “HOYTS recognises that Esports is a rapidly growing market and we want to be at the forefront of providing this exciting content to our customers. Securing this exclusive in-cinema deal with Swift will allow us to live stream some of the most popular Esports content such as Fortnite, Dota 2, Overwatch and League of Legends across our network of Australian cinema outlets, and in doing so, support HOYTS’ drive to become the standout destination for esports fans to enjoy top class action on some of the largest screens on offer all year round.”
Fortnite's Winter Royale is off to a rough start, mostly thanks to an overpowered weapon that's left a sour taste in the mouth of those competing in the USD$1 million tournament.
Patch 7.01 released yesterday and introduced the Infinity Blade weapon to matches.
A player wielding the Infinity Blade will have both health and shield buffed to 200, while also gaining the ability to jump huge distances and deal 75 damage with each swing.
Please don't wake me up because surely I'm dreaming. Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game was just announced by IDW games and Konami and is set to release next year.
Revealed on the IDW Games website, featuring game design by Emerson Matsuuchi, the MGS Board Game will include miniatures designed by Francesco Orrù and see comic artist Kenneth Loh handling the art.
The latest DLC for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, titled The Pillar is releasing next week and will see players "venture into the Path of the Huracan to discover the truth behind the legend of the Maya apocalypse".
We thought Shadow of the Tomb Raider was a bit of a step back for the series and in our review said that "the finale to this trilogy is dragged down into the mud by the failings of its narrative and the depictions of its once celebrated character". It's nonetheless nice to see Eidos Montreal still supporting the game with additional content.
Check out the video below for an in-depth look at the making of The Pillar and a look at what players can expect from the DLC.
There were a few big announcements at last week's Game Awards, but one announcement, in particular, seemed to come out of left field. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was announced and surprisingly will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 was originally released all the way back in 2009 and fans (and myself included) have been hungry for more ever since.
Check out the details from Marvel below:
While accepting the award for Best Role-Playing Game at the 2018 Game Awards, Monster Hunter World developers teased upcoming announcements for the game – and now we know just what they had up their sleeve.
A massive new expansion for the game, titled Iceborne is coming to consoles in Spring 2019 with new quests, monsters, gear, and areas.
The expansion will also continue the storyline from the main campaign.
Farming Simulator 19 developers, Giants Software have announced a rather impressive milestone for their ever popular sim. In just ten days the game has sold a whopping 1 million copies, which is made even more impressive by the fact that the release window was full of triple-A blockbuster games.
Christian Amman, CEO of GIANTS Software stated “It's incredible to see the impact of the team's hard work. Farming Simulator 19 offers so many new opportunities and our players are thrilled about them. Never before has a Farming Simulator game reached the one million mark so quickly and we are proud and happy that so many players join us on this amazing journey.”
GIANTS Software have attributed the games phenomenal success to "a graphical overhaul, new gameplay possibilities, and the addition of John Deere to the roster of vehicles", which certainly help to add an extra layer of that sweet simulation authenticity fans of the genre look for.
“Where the game really shines though is the boss fights, and with 7 Deadly Sins to encounter you’ll not only get unique challenges but also get to witness the art and design teams at their very finest.”
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