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

Dishonored’s First Standalone Adventure “Death Of The Outsider” Launhes This September

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.

Dishonored’s First Standalone Adventure “Death Of The Outsider” Launhes This September

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

Metro Exodus Revealed At Microsoft’s E3 Conference

Developer 4A Games have revealed the next entry in the Metro series, Metro Exodus.

In stark contrast to previous title’s tunnel-heavy game design, Metro Exodus sees a group of survivors flee the shattered ruins of the Metro system and embark on “an epic, continent-spanning journey across the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness”.

In a story inspired by the Metro 2033 & 2035 novels, Edoxus includes more open non-linear levels than ever before, promising an “immersive, sandbox survival experience” and “thrilling story-line that spans an entire year in the greatest Metro adventure yet”.

Metro Exodus is coming to Xbox One and PC in 2018.

Metro Exodus Revealed At Microsoft’s E3 Conference

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

Cristiano Ronaldo Revealed As FIFA 18’s Cover Star

I’m not going to pretend I know much about football – but I do enjoy a game of FIFA every now and then, and despite not actively following the sport, I also understand that Cristiano Ronaldo is quite good at it. So good, in fact, that he’s been revealed as FIFA 18’s cover star.

Alongside the standard edition of the annualised franchise, EA are releasing a Ronaldo Edition of the game, which will grant players a digital version of the striker in the Ultimate Team game mode. There will also be an Icon Edition of the game coming to Sony and Microsoft platforms – which seemingly replaces the previously Xbox exclusive Legends Edition.

Heading into E3, we can expect further FIFA 18 details at the EA Play presser on June 10th, although I’d be surprised if they mention the cut-down Nintendo Switch version of the game on stage, since we already know that wont be running on the Frostbite Engine, or include the Journey story mode.

Cristiano Ronaldo Revealed As FIFA 18’s Cover Star