Creative Assembly say that around 20-25% of Total War players are under the age of 18, and they therefore design Total War titles to be accessible to lower age groups. Now, in a move which will push the game’s rating to an 18 or M depending on your region, there’s the Blood For The Blood God DLC.
The Old World is riven by countless battles fought. Now experience the carnage in technicolour glory with the arrival of the Blood for the Blood God DLC! All-new events, particle effects, dismemberments, and gory, gib-spattered deaths will serve to bring your gameplay to untold heights of gruesomeness.
Cower as giants chew the heads off hapless soldiers, trolls rip their foes limb from lifeless limb, and the scything tails of dragons tear through units in an explosion of blood and guts. Brand new campaign events serve to encourage slaughter across the world, all to the laughter and delight of The Blood God. Dedicate your wars to him, and bathe the world in crimson!
Launching alongside the DLC will be the first patch for Total War: Warhammer, bringing unit rebalancing, and “technical and gameplay improvements”. Also included in the patch are the new Vampire Counts’ cavalry unit: Blood Knights, free for all players.
Blood for the Blood God is available now on Steam.
Earlier this week Capcom announced that the long awaited cinematic story mode expansion for Street Fighter V – entitled “A Shadow Falls” – was finally going to hit our games this Friday, July 1, and today they’ve unveiled a launch trailer for said expansion.
The update is planned to go live at 08.00 BST / 09.00 CET and is said to include a ton of new content. Alongside the highly-anticipated story mode update two characters are joining the roster: Ibuki and Balrog.
The new story mode will be available to all players as free content, and all released post-launch characters can be purchased using in-game earned Fight Money or real currency (DLC).
Overwatch Community Manager Lylirra has posted an update over at the battle.net forums confirming that while the game’s eagerly awaited Competitive Play mode has been patched into PC versions and is now live, Xbox One & PlayStation 4 players will have to wait a short while longer, thanks to the store approval process on said platforms.
“If you’ve been following our developer videos or forum posts, you know that the Overwatch team has been working hard to finish our upcoming patch which includes Competitive Play (as well as a few other quality-of-life changes). From the beginning, our intent has been to release this patch by the end of June—and since July is nearly here, we wanted to give you a quick status update.
First, we wanted to be upfront and let players know that we won’t be able to release our Competitive Play patch on all platforms at the same time. The patch will be going live on PC today, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can expect it sometime next week. We don’t have an exact date to share, but we can confirm that the patch is going through approvals right now on both platforms.
We know this isn’t an ideal way to deliver new content, so we’re going to continue to refine our patching processes over the next few months in an effort to sync up our release dates across platforms as closely possible. Although our Battle.net client will always allow us to be more agile on PC, we hope to reach a point where we can release major updates on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 simultaneously.”
The first expansion for Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division is now available on Xbox One and Windows PC, and includes new missions, areas to explore, and gear sets.
In the Underground expansion, agents must fight a war on two fronts. Below the streets of New York, enemy factions are regrouping and preparing a large-scale attack. Players will confront these threats with up to three friends as they explore randomly generated dungeons comprised of subways, tunnels and sewers and recover powerful loot. While in Hell’s Kitchen, the Dragon’s Nest Incursion offers the biggest challenge to date where, the Cleaners are developing a devastating new weapon and have set their sights on the Base of Operations as their first target.
Additional Expansion I: Underground Feature
New Gear Sets
· B.L.I.N.D. – Control the battlefield with an improved Pulse skill and flashbangs with this hybrid gear set.
· DeadEYE – Dictate long-range engagements with powerful critical strikes or accurate headshots.
· FireCrest – Set enemies ablaze with this offensive gear set.
· Reclaimer – Boost the entire group with this ultimate support set.
The content is free to season pass holders, or £11.99 if bought separately. PlayStation 4 owners have to wait a little over a month until August 2, when it lands on Sony’s system.
Alongside the Underground DLC The Division’s 1.3 Game Update Patch has rolled out for all users on Microsoft boxes, with PS4 players needing to wait a week for this one.
· Find and equip nine new weapon types
· Experience Hudson Refugee Camp and Queens Tunnel in Challenge mode for better rewards
· Play the new Heroic difficulty to unlock top-tier rewards in incursions and select missions
· Get the all new Alpha Bridge gear set
· Discover the Terminal, a new shared social space inside the Base of Operations
The number of paid users subscribed to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service has reached 20.8 million, the company have said. The figure, almost double the 10.9 million subscribers in January 2015, was revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House during a presentation earlier today.
Sony’s also seen an impressive 51% increase in total net network sales over the previous fiscal year.
The continued growth of PlayStation Plus is bound to be, in part, due to the requirement for the service to access online services on the PS4, which has sold over 40 million units, the fastest market penetration of a console in PlayStation history.
Drinkbox Studios latest title, Severed, is heading to Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the developer have revealed. The new release will be cross-buy enabled, landing on the eShop this Summer, just months after the PS Vita launch.
Severed sees the player take control of Sasha, who wields “a living sword” as she journeys through a nightmare world in search of her family.
Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.
Severed is coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS before the years end.
Over at Sony’s high-octane E3 presser, we’ve just been treated to a brief trailer for Insomniac Games’ next project – a PS4 exclusive Spiderman title.
The teaser sees Peter Parker web-slinging his way through buildings as well as the streets, riding atop cars, and just doing other generally badass things.
Check it out:
Marvel and Insomniac Games team up to create a brand-new, authentic Spider-Man story exclusively for PlayStation 4. Take control of an experienced Peter Parker who is more masterful at fighting crime.
My Spidey senses are tingling – this looks great and I’m excited to see more in the future, although one suspects it’ll be late 2017 at the earliest before a release.