SECOND EXTINCTION CO-OP SHOOTER FOR XBOX SERIES X, XBOX ONE & PC

Systemic Reaction, a creative division of Avalanche Studios Group based in Stockholm and Malmö, is excited to reveal Second Extinction: a three-player, online co-op shooter in which players team up to reclaim Earth from mutated dinosaurs. Second Extinction offers non-stop action, forcing players to think fast and shoot faster in short but intense combat operations across a beautiful yet dangerous frozen world.

“I’m very proud of what our team has created,” said Tobias Andersson, Managing Director at Systemic Reaction. “As a live game, we plan to support Second Extinction long-term, as we do with all our titles. We can’t wait for players to team up, start playing, and become part of our community.”

Made by a small group of 35 talented developers from 15 different countries, Second Extinction is the first title developed by the division’s team in Malmö, Sweden. The game offers players fast and fluid combat as they fight side by side against a wide variety of beastly predators long thought extinct — now mutated and deadlier than ever!

Second Extinction is a real passion project for our tight-knit team, and we’re just getting started. It’s incredible how far we’ve come in this short time, and I’m super excited to reveal more details, including our live roadmap, in the coming months,” added Brynley Gibson, Lead Producer at Systemic Reaction.

Second Extinction is currently in development for Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC, with a closed beta slated for Steam this summer. To sign up, visit: www.secondextinctiongame.com/warsupport.

Raw Fury & Out of the Blue Reveal Call of the Sea coming later this year to Xbox Series X, Xbox One & PC

As part of Microsoft’s Inside Xbox livestream, video game publisher Raw Fury and indie game studio Out of the Blue have announced Call of the Sea — an otherworldly first-person puzzle adventure game launching as an Xbox Game Pass title and coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC in late 2020.

An otherworldly tale of mystery and self-discovery set in the 1930s, Call of the Sea is a love letter to the adventure game genre that follows one woman’s desperate search for her missing husband in the isolated reaches of the South Pacific. On an uncharted island paradise, you’ll discover the remnants of a lost civilization and unlock puzzles and secrets to reveal the fate of your husband’s ill-fated expedition. But in the course of your search, you may soon come to realize that not everything on this strange island is as it seems…

FEATURES:

  • Explore a lush tropical island gorgeously modeled in Unreal Engine 4, brimming with amazing sights, lost ruins and occult mysteries.
  • Investigate clues left by previous inhabitants and solve a variety of puzzles to unlock the mystery of what really happened.
  • Experience a suspenseful, emotional journey of self-discovery, fully voiced by BAFTA-winning actress Cissy Jones (Firewatch, Life Is Strange, The Walking Dead).

‘Transport Fever 2’ Coming to Mac this Fall, Major Update in June (PC, Mac)

Originally released in December, Transport Fever 2 has exceeded all expectations and become the fastest growing entry in the series yet. Transport Fever 2 gives you more than 170 years of real-world technology and history to design and master your own transportation empire with a vastly improved feature set, user interface and modding capabilities. Make your fortune creating elaborate new worlds of transport routes and infrastructure over land, sea and air. Choose from over 200 realistically modeled vehicles from Europe, America and Asia, including trains, buses, streetcars, trucks, aircraft and ships, plus modular stations, airports and harbors.

Experience the greatest logistical challenges from 1850 to today across three unique story campaigns featuring voiceovers and cutscenes, and let your creativity run wild through giant sandbox maps in free play mode. Watch your empire boom in beautiful detail with intuitive construction tools and dynamic economy, transportation and city simulation systems. You can even create and share your own worlds, missions, landscapes, vehicles and more with the in-game map editor and extensive modding tools and support via Steam Workshop. Build a diverse empire by utilizing the game’s new ecosystem options, which allow users to choose from distinct natural environments, each rendered in exquisite graphical detail.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker Goes into Steam Early Acess June 16th

 

Shipbreaker is one of those games I have been watching and I can tell you plenty about and yet nothing about at the same time. You play as a sort of space scavenger to help humanity gather needed resources from abandoned ships, and how you do it isn’t exactly defined. You get your two major tools and sent on your way. As you progress you can upgrade those tools to be more powerful or reach longer distances and such. This all seems rather interesting, but at the same time, I can’t tell you about any sort of a story or purpose for doing all of this. You will notice in the video however that they do play on a PS4 and XB1 controller while testing, and I can confirm this is because the game is in development for both consoles, Steam Early access is just first as is usually the case. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

World War Z GOTY Out Now for PS4, Xbox and on Epic Store

 

“Marseille” is available today for Season Pass owners and as part of the new World War Z Game of the Year Edition, which bundles together the full base game and all its Season Pass DLC. World War Z Game of the Year Edition is available on PC via the Epic Games Store for $44.99, as well as on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $49.99.

Beyond the base game and new “Marseille” episode, World War Z Game of the Year Edition features several premium weapon and character skin packs. Players also get a year’s worth of free content added to World War Z since it launched, including the wave-based Horde Mode Z, Xbox One-PC crossplay, bonus PvE missions and enemies, weekly challenge mode, extreme difficulty setting and more. And a new playable class with unique abilities is still to come in a free update later this year.

The “Marseille” DLC can be purchased individually on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $14.99. Owners of the standard edition of World War Z on the Epic Games Store can grab the new episode by purchasing the Game of the Year Edition upgrade, featuring the game’s full DLC, for $19.99.

Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z delivers a thrilling social play experience from the comfort of your home. Survive against hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time with six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.

NASCAR Heat 5 to release July 7th 2020 for Xbox, PS4 and Steam

The Gold Edition of NASCAR Heat 5, the video game officially licensed by NASCAR, will launch on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X, and PC via Steam, with the Standard Edition launching on July 10. To mark the announcement, NASCAR Heat 5’s debut trailer has been released. Entitled “Refuse to Lose,” it is narrated by legendary NASCAR sportscaster Ken Squier and features the cars currently driven by the game’s cover star, Chase Elliott, 2019 NASCAR Cup Series™ Champion Kyle Busch, and 2014 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick.

 

Developed in-house at 704Games, NASCAR Heat 5 will be published by Motorsport Games, the video game company dedicated to the integration of racing game development and esports. The game features all the official teams, cars and drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series, as well as the NASCAR Xfinity Series™, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™, and Xtreme Dirt Series. Race at 34 authentic tracks from across North America in single player, two-player split screen multiplayer, and online multiplayer for up to 40 players.

Motorsport Games has also announced that the Gold Edition of NASCAR Heat 5, available to pre-order now, will sport exclusive content featuring Tony Stewart, including the ability to have the NASCAR Hall of Famer as your in-game spotter, an exclusive Career contract offer from Stewart-Haas Racing, classic Tony Stewart paint schemes, the NASCAR Heat 5 Season Pass (containing four DLC packs) and in-game cash to kick-start your own team.

NASCAR Heat 5 is the definitive NASCAR video game experience, building on the foundations of the previous games with a host of gameplay additions and enhancements. The immersive Career Mode, now with improved statistics, lets you either work your way through the various series until you reach the NASCAR Cup Series, or start at the top for your favorite team. Meanwhile, the new Testing Mode allows you to perfect your car set-up for every track and hone your racing line.

With online racing support for up to 40 players, NASCAR Heat 5 is perfect for esports. The official eNASCAR Heat Pro League will race with NASCAR Heat 5 later this year.

Octopath Traveler Now Available on Stadia

OCTOPATH TRAVELER on Stadia brings to life the game’s unique HD-2D visuals, blending striking 2D character designs with a beautiful 3D world. The game allows players to choose from one of eight distinct characters, each with their own tales to enjoy, from journeys of self-discovery to quests for revenge. Travelers will start their adventure in a different land within the enchanting yet perilous continent of Orsterra, allowing players to steer their own journey depending on whom they choose.

SQUARE ENIX also announced today that Korean language support will be added to the game on all platforms including Stadia this summer, bringing the beloved, award-winning adventure to even more players around the world.

OCTOPATH TRAVELER is now available for Stadia, the Nintendo Switch™ system, and PC (STEAM®) with English and Japanese audio, and English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese text.

Snowrunner Out Now on PC, Xbox1 and PS4

Snowrunner is one of those games from Focus Home Interactive and Saber Interactive made for a very niche market of gamers, kind of like Farming Simulator 19. I was lucky enough to get a review code for this one and I can say a few things about it, such as graphically the game is beautiful and it plays well. The rest I will save for the full review but until then, enjoy the launch trailer, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Farming Simulator 19 Straw Harvest Add-On Out Now (PS4, Xbox, and PC)

Farming Simulator 19 continues to grow the best and biggest farming experience on PC and consoles, this time with the release of the Straw Harvest add-on from Creative Mesh, available to download now for free via the official in-game Modhub on PC/Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. This latest mod includes powerful new machinery with unique mobile pellet technology from KRONE and Bressel und Lade.

The world’s first mobile pellet harvester, the KRONE Premos 5000 can produce pellets directly on the field or be operated stationary with an additional bale shredder. The pellets produced can be sold, used for animal bedding, fed to animals, or processed in the included industry hall. The KRONE BiGPack 1290 HDP II and KRONE Comprima V180XC are the balers of choice for powerful straw harvests (with attachables that power them up even further). And the included bale grabs from Bressel und Lade and Lizard make moving your product a breeze.