Knack’s Back, PS4 Sequel Coming September 2017

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.

Knack’s Back, PS4 Sequel Coming September 2017

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

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

EA Play’s Need For Speed Payback Gameplay Footage Was Fast & Furious

Following the game’s official unveiling last week, EA took to the stage at their EA Play event last night to show off some Need For Speed Payback gameplay, including a new mission called “Highway Heist”.

This particular set-piece is all about stealing a supercar in-transit, and it looks very much like the success of the blockbuster Fast & Furious movies have had an influence on gameplay design, with cars flipping, exploding, and bursting out of transporter trucks with very little concern for their insurance premiums. Madness.

Also mentioned, was another of Payback’s quite obvious influences – coming by way of Forza Horizon – as this time around Need For Speed will also include scrapped classic cars to be found, which can then be recovered, restored and re-tuned.

Need For Speed Payback will launch later this year, November 10, across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

EA Play’s Need For Speed Payback Gameplay Footage Was Fast & Furious

Battlefield 1’s Next Expansion Detailed At EA Play 2017

With over 20 million players, Battlefield 1 has been, as expected, a huge success for EA DICE. Looking forward, the publisher of course want to capitalise on that success with the second of four confirmed expansion packs, In The Name Of The Tsar.

In The Name Of The Tsar will release in September, and sees the Russian Army joining the fight, including the Women’s Battalion of Death represented by the Scout class.

There’ll also be six new maps, 11 new weapons, new vehicles, and new game modes and challenges.

Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar has a new game mode called Supply Drop, where you’ll join a fast-paced fight for supplies on the Eastern Front as planes airdrop everything needed to outgun and outscore your opponents. We’re also adding new, epic Operations including Brusilov Offensive – one of the most lethal offensives of the war.

Check out the footage from the show below:

Battlefield 1’s Next Expansion Detailed At EA Play 2017

Bioware’s Next Game Is Anthem, Which Will Be Unveiled At Xbox’ 2017 E3 Show

The long rumoured new IP from Bioware has been officially revealed over at EA’s Play event, and it looks pretty darn great.

We only got a short teaser, with the full unveiling promised as part of Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference tomorrow, but with what appears to be giant mechs and dinosaur looking creatures roaming around a walled off civilization, Anthem’s certainly got my attention.

Shades of Destiny, hints of Titanfall, and the team that previously bought us Mass Effect? Please don’t mess this one up, Bioware.

Bioware’s Next Game Is Anthem, Which Will Be Unveiled At Xbox’ 2017 E3 Show

Assassin’s Creed Origins Logo & Protagonist Artwork Leak Via Merchandise

With E3 just around the corner, we’re not too far off official announcements, but nonetheless, the annual pre-show leaks have begun, with Ubisoft’s forthcoming Assassin’s Creed title being outed as “Origins”.

Rumours had been suggesting the next Assassin’s Creed game, previously known as “Empire” would be set in ancient Egypt, and the new merchandise found in the wild this week seems to validate these whispers.

As you can see, the familiar Assassin’s insignia now features an Eye Of Horus, or possibly Eye Of Ra glyph – a symbol representative of protection, royal power and good health in Ancient Egypt.

The main body of the tee’s artwork appears to be the game’s central player character, Ba Yek, who’s carrying a bow and shield – which will add some ranged attack options – although series fans will be pleased to see these sit alongside the traditional close-combat hidden blade gauntlets.

We believe Assassin’s Creed Origins is set to launch in early March 2018, but expect confirmation during E3 week, with the pre-event conferences kicking off June 10th.

Assassin’s Creed Origins Logo & Protagonist Artwork Leak Via Merchandise