Allkeyshop TV News 16 August (Recap)
Sea of Thieves’ September Update Revealed
Rare shared some details on Sea of Thieves’ September update, Reaper’s Bones. The update will finally add pets to the game after multiple delays. Another important addition this update will bring is the Pirate Emporium, the game’s microtransaction store. Players can also expect to get their pets from the Emporium. Rare also said that aside from pets and the Pirate Emporium, players can expect a lot more from the September update, as this is the most substantial out of all the monthly updates released.
New Apex Legends Event Wants Players to Shell Out More Cash
EA and Respawn are in hot water after revealing the Iron Crown event in Apex Legends. The event comes with new challenges, a solo mode, a new area, and a set of new skins. One of those new skins is Raven’s Bite, and players have to first complete the Iron Crown set and then purchase the skin for 3500 Coins. Reports say this could cost players 170 Dollars in real money, and as expected most players are not happy with it. EA and Respawn are yet to comment on this.
Inside Xbox to Feature Gears 5 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint at Gamescom
Microsoft will be hosting another Inside Xbox livestream on August 19th in Cologne, Germany, the venue for this year’s Gamescom. During the livestream, Microsoft will be revealing more about Gears 5 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Viewers will be able to get a first look at Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s multiplayer, and more details about Gears 5. The stream will also feature Destiny 2’s upcoming Shadowkeep expansion, Gears 4’s Horde Mode, and a lot more.
Spelunky 2 Delayed
Mossmouth has announced that Spelunky 2’s release has been delayed. Mossmouth’s Derek Yu took to Twitter to announce the unfortunate news saying, “Hey, Spelunky fans! Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to get to release Spelunky 2 this year. Development is still going well and we’re not far off target, but the density and detail of the game is demanding more time. Thank you for your patience.” The developers are yet to announce a new release date for the game.
Let’s Sing 2020 Launches October 2019
Get ready to sing your hearts out as Ravenscourt and Voxler announced the release date of Let’s Sing 2020! The game will be available starting October 25th on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Let’s Sing 2020 boasts of a strong playlist with 30 international hits and original music videos, including Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” and Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss.” It can support solo or up to four players. It also comes with an online leaderboard for the competitive singers out there.
Borderlands GOTY Free to Play on PS4 This Weekend
Borderlands GOTY is having a free-play weekend on the PlayStation 4! It will be available from August 16th, 12:01 am PDT/BST until August 18th, 11:59 pm PDT/BST. Borderlands GOTY is the remake of the original Borderlands game with features like 4K-ready graphics and local 4-player support, among others. It also includes all the previously released DLC for the original game. Players who will participate in the free weekend will also get free bonus points which they can spend in Borderlands 3.
Genesis Noir Announced for Xbox One
Adventure game Genesis Noir is also coming to Xbox One, Fellow Traveller and Feral Cat Den announced. The game was first announced for PC, and is scheduled for release sometime in 2020. Genesis Noir is an exploration game set “before, during, and after The Big Bang” and players will take the role of the protagonist No Man. He is a peddler, but he finds himself “caught up in lust and crime.” Players will be interacting with the game’s world as they explore it, save their love, and stop the expansion of the universe.
Nightwolf Available Now for Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pass Players
The second DLC character for Mortal Kombat 11 is available now, and it is Nightwolf. He was playable in 2011’s Mortal Kombat, and now players who own the Kombat Pass will soon be able to play him in Mortal Kombat 11. Nightwolf made his debut in Mortal Kombat 3 back in 1995. He’s coming with his classic attacks including his spirit bow, fast tackle, and projectile aura. In addition to Nightwolf, Kombat Pass owners will also get a bonus costume for Sonya Blade.
Steambirds Alliance Release Set for August 22nd
After six years in development, Spry Fox is happy to announce that its spiritual successor to Realm of the Mad God is finally set for release. Steambirds Alliance will finally be launching August 22nd, and will be available on Steam after its open beta phase. Steambirds Alliance will feature new content and tons of improvements from the open beta. It has a new extreme difficulty mode for Veterans, dungeon mods, new enemy types, tons of rebalancing, and a lot more.
LA Noire: The VR Case Files Rated for PS4
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files has received a PEGI rating for the PlayStation 4. The game first released on Steam back in 2017. As with its PC version, the game got a PEGI-18 rating on the PlayStation 4 for violence and bad language. The release date shown on the ratings page was August 12th, but it was obviously a placeholder. The page has since been taken down, but a screenshot of it has been circulating at ResetEra. We will wait for an official word from Sony on whether they are actually releasing the game on their console or not.
New Overwatch Hero Sigma Now on Live Servers
Overwatch has received its latest update, and it adds the new playable hero, Sigma. He was first introduces in the PTR, and now players on PC, PS4, and Xbox One can finally play as the new tank. Sigma is an astrophysicist who can manipulate gravity. He can launch “gravity charges” and use his kinectic grasp ability to freeze projectiles and turn them into shields. His ultimate is called Gravity Flux which lifts enemies then slams them back down.
Forza Motorsport 6 is Free on Xbox Games With Gold
Forza Motorsport 6 is now available as a free game for a limited amount of time on the Xbox Games With Gold. However, another option is also available where you can get all the expansions and cars available for the game on a very good discount. The Forza Motorsport 6 Complete Add-Ons Collection, usually sells at $99.99 USD is now selling for only $4.99 USD. Remember that this is only a limited time deal, so if you are interested, you should hurry up and make your purchase right now.
Fortnite Offers Refund for Reskinned Dog Pet
Epic Games is apologizing for releasing an in-game item that looks similar to a Battle Pass item. Fortnite promised that Battle Pass items will not be for sale as an in-game item with the use of V-bucks. The item in question is the Gunner pet dog which looks very similar to a season six Battle Pass named Bonesy. Because of the complaints, Epic was forced to apologize as well as issue refunds for those who purchased Gunner. The refund will also include a 200 V-bucks and a token.
Dying Light 2 Extended Gameplay Launches This Month
Dying Light 2 will be at the Gamescom expo this year in Cologne, Germany. Techland has announced that they will be showing off an extended gameplay reveal which was previously shown to a closed-door audience. The demo is about 30 minutes long and it will also be streamed online. The date for this is on Monday, August 26 at 11 AM PT or 7 PM BST. Techland promises that this will be “the largest piece of Dying Light 2 gameplay released to date.” Dying Light 2 is set to launch sometime early 2020.
2 Versus 1 Battlemode for Doom Eternal Revealed in Trailer
The multiplayer trailer of Doom Eternal has been shared and it features a two versus one Battlemode. This mode will offer two players controlling two demons and one human Slayer that is heavily armed. The video introduces three of the five demons that will be available when the game launches as well as a quick tour around the game’s map. The mode looks very busy and frenetic. There will also be a lot of flying happening in the game. Doom Eternal will be launching by November this year.
Destiny 2 Livestream Features Armor Customization
In a recent Destiny 2 livestream, the armor customization changes were shared. This is part of the Shadowkeep expansion that will be available on October first. The developers at Bungie said that the changes made are actually for players to “build a better monster killing machine”. One change is that the armor pieces now carry Strength, Intelligence and Discipline stats but the Resilience, Recovery and Mobility stats will remain. The new stats impact the melee, super and grenade recovery time.
Gameplay Footage Featured in New MediEvil’s Video
A look at the remake of MediEvil has been shared. This featured the process as well as some new gameplay. Some members of the Other Ocean Interactive said that their approach for the remake was to focus less on making a one-to-one remake for the PS4 but instead make it that the players on the original PS1 would remember it. The visuals look very solid and up to date but it still comes with the vibe and feel of the original version for the PS1. MediEvil will be launching on October 25 for the PS4.
Need For Speed Heat Launch Date Revealed
A formal announcement has been shared for the upcoming Need for Speed Heat by EA and Ghost Games. Heat will bring players to the fictional Palm City which is like Miami. There are so much fast cars as well as cops. The trailer has a lot of narrative on it as well as some gameplay. The developers said that the game will focus on “expressive customization, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative that pulls you into the game. Need for Speed Heat will be launching on November 8 this year.
Very First Patch Arrives for No Man’s Sky Beyond
The Beyond update for No Man’s Sky had been launched by Hello Games. The update is said to address the stuttering issues of the game as well as the crashes and some life-ending bugs. This update also came with the game’s VR support as well as the expanded multiplayer. In order to get the update, you actually must be on the No Man’s Sky experimental branch. You can do this by going to Steam and head on to ‘Beta’ then click on the ‘3xperimental’ box. The size is roughly about 50 MB only.
Changes in Dota Underlords Top Ranks Announced
The top ranks system of Dota Underlords will soon be changing as the game will now focus on the skill of the player rather than the time played. Previously, once a player reaches the Spire rank, you will be seen in the game’s leaderboards. From there, it will be a linear progression of points that you earn from playing a lot of matches. So with the next update, the Lords of the Spire will either win or lose points depending on the skill of the people that they are playing against.
Rainbow Six Siege Ember Rise Details Shared
The release date of the Rainbow Six Siege Ember Rise is nearing with a full reveal of details due during the Six Major Raleigh 2019. The two upcoming operators are from South America. The one from Mexico is Goyo and the other one is from Peru named Amaru. They are rumored to be carrying a grapple gun as well as explosive shield. There will also be a rework of the Kanal map. The possible release date of the game is said to be on September 10, 2019, and it will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Daymare:1998 Free Demo Now Available
Invader Studios has announced the launch date of their game Daymare: 1998 which will be on September 17th. The game is inspired by Resident Evil. Right now a free demo for the game is available and it can be downloaded on Steam. The game offers a multi-character point of view gameplay letting you discover the game’s story through different angles. Offering a realistic HUD, as well as mind-bending environmental puzzles. The game also offers classic mechanics having limited ammo and save points.