Allkeyshop TV News 31 May (Recap)
Malkavians Revealed in New Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Trailer
The fifth and final clan joining Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has been revealed. The mystical Malkavians are returning from the first game. Although the clan was a player favourite in the original, the fact that each member of the clan had a unique take on the world meant that bringing them to the game would require a lot of work. Their first discipline is Dementation, which they can use to force people to flee. Their second discipline, Auspex, will let the Malkavians see through walls and leave their bodies as an astral projection.
Overwatch Goes Smash Bros. In Blizzard Workshop Mod
An Overwatch player, who goes by the handle Aifjs3, has used the Blizzard Workshop to recreate the Super Smash Bros. experience in for the team-based shooter. Dubbed Super Smashwatch, it pits 12 fighters in an all-out brawl with added Smash features like double jumping, shielding and air dodging. Aifjs3 says he got help from other creators with some of the mode’s mechanics. The mode is a work-in-progress but is definitely more impressive that a lot of the other creations in the Workshop. You can use code VZ4YG to try it out.
New Need for Speed Game Coming Out This Year
Ghost Games has confirmed that a new Need for Speed game is in the works and that it will be launching this year. Unfortunately, they also said that the next entry in the long-running racing sim series won’t be shown at this year’s E3. Ghost Games says its goal is to “deliver a truly memorable high-speed entry” for the 25th anniversary of the series rather than “a series of promotional events.” This means that we’re only likely to hear more about the game close to its release.
Nvidia Ansel Website Possibly Leaked New Red Faction Game
Nvidia Ansel’s website may have just leaked the next Red Faction game. Ansel’s compatibility page listed a game called Red Faction Evolution which was quickly spotted by eagle-eyed members of the Metacouncil forum and was reported by PC Gamer. Red Faction Evolution has since been removed from the page, but not before screenshots could be taken. THQ Nordic now owns the licence for the series and has previously said that they have 80 games in development, only 48 of which have been announced. Maybe they’ll announce the game at E3.
Borderlands 2 Might Get New DLC to Bridge Story to Borderlands 3
After three years since its last update, the Steam version of Borderlands 2 just received two new branches. Branches are sort of experimental versions that are usually used to test new features or content. As such, fans are speculating that Borderlands 2 may get a new DLC to bridge its story with whatever’s coming in Borderlands 3. The new branches are named Anemone and Mancana and both received new updates this week. This is just speculation though, as Gearbox has made no announcements, so take it with a grain of salt.
Total War Rome Mod Brings Classic RTS to World War 2
A total conversion mod for the original Total War Rome called Total War 1942 trades the chariots and legionnaires for tanks, planes and rocket troopers. The mod lets players pick from 18 factions to start a campaign or historic battle. It’s a bit awkward, though, to see infantry lining up in rows while exchanging fire with the enemy, a style of warfare that’s become obsolete as modern weapons came to play. The mod was created by Dagovax and is available to download for free at its ModDB page.
Total War Three Kingdoms Sold Over A Million Copies in First Week
Creative Assembly’s latest offering is enjoying great success right now with Total War Three Kingdoms topping 1 million copies sold just a week after its release. The game’s peak concurrent player count has also reached over 190,000, the highest any entry in the series has ever had. The game has also proven to be hugely popular in China, the country where the game’s source material, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, originated from. Chief product officer Rob Bartholomew says that China is now the top major market for the game.
Anthem Gets “Under the Hood” Update
After quite some time without any activity on social media or even in-game, BioWare and EA have broken radio silence to announce the details of the newly deployed update for Anthem. Community manager Jesse Anderson describes it as an “under the hood” update geared towards fixing bugs and issues and applying small changes that prepare the game for future updates. Three new Emerald Abyss Legendary Missions were added, though, and all of the Javelins received buffs. Update 1.2.0 is live now.
Death Stranding Release Date Revealed
The days spent wondering just what Death Stranding really is are almost at an end. Sony has released a new trailer for Hideo Kojima’s next masterpiece and it reveals just when the game is coming out. The trailer is quite lengthy too and gives us our first look of how combat plays in the game. It’s a little easier to piece together the story bits this time around too. Finally, the trailer lists the big names behind the game’s characters. Death Stranding is set to launch on November 8th and will be a PlayStation-exclusive.
Warhammer Chaosbane Post-Launch DLC will Feature the Tomb Kings
Eko Software and Bigben Interactive have released a new video for Warhammer Chaosbane that discusses the upcoming ARPG’s endgame and post-launch plans. Four DLC packs are planned to be released, two this summer and another two during autumn. Interestingly, the last DLC pack to be released will include a whole new campaign that will have players go against the Tomb Kings. The enemies featured in the base game are all from the Chaos forces, so being able to test your skills against the Tomb Kings will be a nice change of pace.
New Samurai Shodown Trailer Highlights Yoshitora
SNK’s latest trailer for the upcoming Samurai Shodown reboot highlights the multi-sword user, Yoshitora. The video shows off his flashy sword techniques executed with whirlwind-like speedy slashes. Yoshitora was first introduced in Samurai Shodown 5, in which he played the role of the main protagonist. He wields seven swords, six of which are named after women, while the last one he named after himself. Samurai Shodown is scheduled to launch on June 25th for PS4 and Xbox One, with PC and Switch ports coming later in the year.
Larian Studios Could Be Teasing Baldur’s Gate 3
Larian Studios the developer behind Divinity: Original Sin 2 could be teasing Baldur’s Gate 3 with the logo that they posted on their website. Baldur’s Gate is a trilogy that was left incomplete, with the first game launching in 1998 and Baldur’s Gate Shadows of Amn in 2002. The third installment was supposed to come from developer Beamdog. They even shared a teaser for the game. However, the development was halted due to some contractual issues with Bioware.
Destiny 2 Year 3 Announcements to be Revealed on June 6th
It looks like Destiny 2 year 3 will be unveiled before E3 as Bungie announced. Previously the game was under the old management of Activision when the annual pass content was implemented, but since Bungie now manages the game, they said that change is coming. The post on Twitter announced, “the reveal of the next chapter of Destiny 2” as coming on June 6th which is a Thursday at 10:00 PDT or 18:00 BST. The venue had not been mentioned but the company said “everywhere” so it could be via Twitch or YouTube.
Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass Details Shared
Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass details have been shared by Respawn which will include both Daily and Weekly Challenges. Players are able to compete in the challenges to level up their pass faster. This is said to add more interesting variation to the game. New Legendary items had also been added. The badges and stat trackers have been removed from the premium path. The voice line rewards have been dropped as well. The game’s LTE Legendary Hunt will be announced during EA Play at E3.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Will Have Cross Play
Activision made the announcement that the latest Call of Duty game, called Modern Warfare will be having cross-play support for PC and consoles. This will be the very first time for the long-running series of Call of Duty. Co-studio head and creative director of Infinity Ward, Patrick Kelly said that this will aim to unite the community. Dauntless which launched recently was able to have cross-play between PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at launch, making it the very first game to do that.
Super Smash Bros. Will Have VR Support According To Dataminer
According to the patch notes that had been datamined for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update, a virtual reality mode will be available. It has been assumed that this mode will be supported by the Nintendo Labo VR Kit. Also, the patch notes indicated that the amiibo Figure Players of the players can be sent out on training journeys as well as to fight in Battle Arenas with other Figure Players. We will know more when the official announcement comes.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 Won’t Be Making it to E3
Beyond Good and Evil 2 will not be making it to E3 but Ubisoft announced that a livestream about the game’s development will be made available on June 5th at 12 PM ET or 9 AM PT. This will actually be the 5th installment of the “Space Monkey Report” as Ubisoft likes to call it. The last update for the game had been in December with the devs showcasing a pre-alpha demo of the game. No details were given for this upcoming update, but what is known is that Jade has been ditched for a character creator.
The Last of Us: Part 2 Delayed to 2020
It looks like The Last of Us: Part 2 has been delayed to 2020. Although the game’s release date had not been officially announced, it had been said that the initial plan is for the game to launch this fall. It’s not confirmed though, but this might have something to do with Death Stranding announcing their launch date for the fall of this year as well. Between the two games, it was thought that The Last of Us: Part 2 will be launching much sooner than the latter.
Xbox Game Pass for PC Announced
Microsoft will be sharing something for PC gamers this coming E3 and it is the Xbox Game Pass for PCs. Xbox head Phil Spencer said that the Xbox Game Pass will be like the one for the console but with a new experience. There will still be 100 games which subscribers can get to play plus new games will be added per month. The games will come from publishers like Sega, Paradox, Deep Silver, Devolver, and Bethesda. We will get to know more about this during the Microsoft conference in E3 2019.
Apex Legends Plans to Win Back Players in Season 2
It seems that Apex Legends was able to learn a lesson or two from what happened to them in the game’s first season. Apex Legends’ launch was huge but because of very little updates, a lot of players opted out of playing the game. But Respawn plans to win them back with the game’s Season 2. Just like other battle royale shooters, they plan to have some weekly as well as daily challenges to keep players engaged. These will help in player progression and reduce grind.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reboot Removes Traditional Season Passes
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot will not be having any “traditional season passes” as announced by Infinity Ward and Activision. Instead, they would want to deliver more free maps, content plus post-launch events that all players can enjoy. This is amazing news as compared to Black Ops 4 where players are forced to purchase the whole season pass in order to get new maps and modes. We have yet to know if they are cutting out all season passes since they mentioned “traditional season pass”.
Fallout Shelter Sequel Only Available in China
Fallout Shelter has a sequel and it is called Fallout Shelter Online. The sequel comes with new attacks on other vaults plus a player versus player combat. However, this is only available in China. A video from the game’s closed beta has been shared by JuiceHead and it features a rundown of what the game is all about. This will be launching by next month. A western release may not be in the works as Pete Hines from Bethesda said that the game is “developed in China, for China”.