Following the mediocre response to 2008’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, developers Psyonix found themselves with a surprise hit when Rocket League launched on PC and PS4 in 2015.
An Xbox version launched in 2016, and the developers have since been supporting the game – and it’s growing fanbase – across all platforms with DLC, both free and paid, on a regular basis.
Now, via a trailer as part of Nintendo’s E3 showing, Psyonix have announced the rocket-fueled-football-cars (totally should have called it that) will also be coming to Switch later this year.
The Switch version of the game will include wireless multiplayer and the cross-network functionality found elsewhere, which means whether you’re on PC, Xbox or Switch you’ll be able to play online seamlessly with those on other machines.
One point of note here, is that despite the developers and other platform holders being open to the idea, PlayStation owners are not able to join cross-network games, because of what Sony say are ‘privacy concerns’.
Rocket League Switch is expected to launch late 2017.
Bandai Namco have developed a version of Mario Kart playable in virtual reality, which will be heading to the VR Zone in Shinjuku, Japan, it’s been announced.
Whilst sitting in a traditional wheel-and-pedal rig, the game will see players don a HTC Vive headset, and wear wrist mounted trackers allowing them to throw shells and banana peels just like in Nintendo’s console classic.
It’s not clear to what extent Nintendo actually worked on this, but fear not, as Bandai Namco have previously developed the Mario Kart Arcade GP series, which was faithful to the original games, and bloody good fun!
First shown off back in December at PlayStation Experience, Knack 2 is the follow up to Mark Cerny’s PS4 launch title, and thanks to a new trailer from E3 we now know it’s due date: September 6th, 2017.
Knack 2’s looking a lot more interesting that the original, with last year’s reveal trailer showing multiple Knack (Knacks?) exploring a level together in co-op, whilst the E3 trailer above has more focus on the story and how the combat and platforming has been improved for the second game.
Pre-orders for the game are already available at under £30.
Revealed by Bethesda at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Death Of The Outsider has been announced as the first “stand-alone adventure” in the Dishonored series.
Be a badass supernatural assassin and take on the role of notorious Billie Lurk as she reunites with her mentor Daud in order to pull off the greatest assassination ever conceived. To complete your mission you’ll have to journey deep into the seedy underbelly of Karnaca, where you’ll unravel some the city’s darkest secrets. Along the way you’ll infiltrate underground fight clubs and black magic cults, and retrieve ancient artifacts in a thrilling bank heist mission that sets the table for your greatest mission ever.
Arkane Studios’ Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider will launch September 15 2017 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the much loved multiplayer PC survival game is coming to Xbox One, it’s been announced.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is set to release first on Xbox One at the end of 2017. Other consoles are expected to follow, once Microsoft’s Launch Exclusivity period has expired.
2015’s metroid-vania platformer Ori And The Blind Forest was not only stunning to look at, but also a joy to play, and critically praised. No suprise then, that after many months of speculation we’ve finally been treated to a trailer for it’s follow-up, Ori And The Will Of The Wisps.
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps will be available on Xbox One & Windows 10 PC. A release date has yet to be announced.
Undead Labs zombie survival title State Of Decay earned somewhat of a following on Xbox 360 back in 2013 when it laid down the challenge of staying alive in an open-world filled with Zombie hordes and diminishing resources.
Last year Microsoft announced a sequel was in the works, and now, on stage at their 2017 E3 briefing, we’ve had the first look at State of Decay 2 – which introduces co-operative multiplayer for the first time, and is due for release Spring 2018.
Check out the trailer below:
State Of Decay 2 is an Xbox One and Windows 10 PC exclusive.