Hit Indie RPG Undertale Heading To PlayStation 4 And PS Vita, Sony Confirm

Much loved PC RPG Undertale is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this summer, Sony have announced.

The game will be available in digital, physical and special editions, with the latter including a soundtrack, sheet music and locket, as well as the 24-page illustrated booklet found with the standard physical release.

Hit Indie RPG Undertale Heading To PlayStation 4 And PS Vita, Sony Confirm

Star Wars Battlefront II Will Have Microtransactions

EA pleased gamers worldwide earlier this week when they revealed free seasonal DLC would be coming to Star Wars Battlefront II. What they seemingly forgot to announce at the time were the title’s microtransactions, however.

Talking with Gamespot Battlefront II’s design director Niklas Fegraeus confirmed the game will include ways to spend your cash.

“The important thing is everything can be earned [through gameplay]. If you’re someone who spends time on the game, we love you, do your thing, do what you want to do. If you don’t have the time, you can spend money and we love you as well. It’s your choice.”

While this wont separate the player base in a way the first game’s paid maps and modes did, the ability to purchase anything other than cosmetic items – for example the game’s Battlepoints currency system – will surely cause a “pay-to-win” problem.

Star Wars Battlefront II Will Have Microtransactions

Microsoft’s Original Xbox Duke Controller Is Being Resurrected For The Xbox One

The oversized controller from the original Xbox console, known as The Duke, is making its way to Xbox One and Windows PC this holiday season, accessory maker Hyperkin has confirmed.

The Duke launched with the original Xbox in 2001/2002, but was replaced by the smaller, more hand-friendly Xbox Controller S worldwide roughly a year later.

The nicknamed “Duke” controller for the original Xbox was big, bold and tough. On June 11, Hyperkin, a video game hardware development company from Los Angeles, announced that – in partnership with Xbox – it is bringing back The Duke for the Xbox One family of devices (Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X) and Windows 10 PCs. Hyperkin’s Research and Development team sought the assistance and the blessing of Seamus Blackley, who played an integral part in the original Xbox team.

The Duke sports a faithful recreation of the original controller’s form-factor with some updated features: a logo display screen, left and right bumpers, and a 9 ft. detachable cable.

Duke’s revival comes at the perfect time too, since Microsoft announced original Xbox games are coming to Xbox One later this year – and they can now be played as intended, hand cramps and all. Hooray.

Microsoft’s Original Xbox Duke Controller Is Being Resurrected For The Xbox One

Sony Announces PlayLink Gaming Platform, Allows Smartphones To Interact With PS4 Games

As part of their E3 pre-show Sony have announced PlayLink – “a new way to play” – which allows players to interact with specially designed PS4 games via smartphone.

The technology isn’t an entirely new concept, as Jackbox Games’ Party Pack series of titles have done similar for a while, but the application shown here is certainly interesting, and looks to be a little more novel than just selecting from a range of answers.

The first two games were also shown off at the event, Hidden Agenda is a multiplayer murder mystery title, whilst That’s You is a more traditional party-game affair, that will be free to all PS+ subscribers from July.

Check out the trailers:

We also know there’s a Singstar title for PlayLink in the works, and a trivia quiz, Knowledge Is Power.

PlayLink certainly looks like it will bring party games to consoles when the first round of games launch later this year. Now, can someone get on the phone to Jason Donovan, and brink back Buzz, please?

Sony Announces PlayLink Gaming Platform, Allows Smartphones To Interact With PS4 Games

More Than 30 Games Getting Free 4K Updates For Xbox One X

Alongside the official Xbox One X reveal, Microsoft have announced more than 30 games will be receiving free 4K updates.

First party games which we know will be getting patched include Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2, and Minecraft. Elsewhere, third-party titles including Final Fantasy XV, Resident Evil 7, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and Rocket League will also see updates to improve the visuals for Xbox One X players.

Xbox One X will be available on November 7, 2017 for $499US/£449UK.

More Than 30 Games Getting Free 4K Updates For Xbox One X

Forza Motorsport 7 Announced, Releasing This October In 4K

Dan Greenwalt, Creative Director of Turn 10 Studios, took to Microsoft’s E3 stage alongside a shiny new 2018 model Porsche earlier this week to announce the latest entry in the Forza franchise, Forza Motorsport 7.

Forza Motorsport 7 promises true 4K visuals with HDR at 60fps, all thanks to the power of Xbox One X. We’re also told the game will not only feature the largest collection of vehicles ever – at over 700 – but we’ll also see dynamic weather, and puddles. Fancy.

Given the attention to detail Turn 10 are putting into the game, it’s perhaps no suprise that Forza Motorsport 7 is listed as being ~100GB when downloaded from the Xbox store.

Assuming you’ve got a big enough HDD, Forza 7 will launch October 3rd, 2017.

Forza Motorsport 7 Announced, Releasing This October In 4K

Colourful 3D Cartoon Platformer Super Lucky’s Tale Coming To Xbox One

Xbox One gamers might not have Super Mario Odyssey on the horizon, but with Rare on board at Microsoft, many people hoped they’d see a new Conker or Banjo Kazooie style game from that team at this years E3.

Rare, however, are still feverishly working on Sea Of Thieves, so 3D cartoon platformer duty falls upon Playful, who’ve announced Super Lucky’s Tale as an Xbox console exclusive, due out later this year.

Super Lucky’s Tale is the sequel to 2016’s Oculus Rift exclusive Lucky’s Tale, and is described as a “playground platformer for all ages”.

Join Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic, and lovable hero on his quest to find his inner strength and help his beloved sister rescue the Book of Ages from Jinx. Jinx, the scheming and mysterious villain, is trying to reshape the world…but for what reason?

Super Lucky’s Tale launches on Xbox One November 7, 2017. The title is “Xbox One X Enhanced”, and an Xbox Play Anywhere title – meaning it will also be available on Windows PC for those who purchase from the Xbox Store.

Colourful 3D Cartoon Platformer Super Lucky’s Tale Coming To Xbox One