Released yesterday, Evolve has a new way to play: Arena Mode. Skipping the cat and mouse hunt that is the staple of other modes, this one drops the hunters and a Stage 2 monster right into the combat of a battle arena for intense, best of three matches to the death. Five fixed arenas are placed on 14 of Evolve's maps for a total of 70 locations to brawl, with the location switching every round.
In other Evolve news, the Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament produced by the ESL is also underway exclusively on Xbox One. The European Semifinals took place at ESL's Cologne, Germany studio on May 24th, and the North American Semifinals will take place at ESL's Burbank, Calif. Studio on May 31st. The top two teams from each regional semifinal will compete in the Global Finale in Los Angeles on June 17th for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool. The Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament Grand Finale will take place in front of a live studio audience at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on June 17th and will be broadcast live on Twitch at http://twitch.tv/EvolveGame.
Check out some Arena Mode gameplay in the video below.
Earlier this year, the absolutely fantastic Resident Evil remaster, which originally appeared exclusively on the Gamecube, made its way to current gen, next gen and PC's and people were wondering if Resident Evil 0 would get the same release. Well, we got our answer but sadly, we have to wait a bit.
Capcom announced that a remastered version of Resident Evil 0 will in fact be released for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in early 2016. My guess would be in January like the release of the Resident Evil remaster.
No other details about the game have been released but the original director of RE0, Koji Oda and other staff are returning for the development of the remaster.
I am pretty excited about this as I pretty much have the Resident Evil remake completely memorized at this point, but I never actually got around to finishing Resident Evil 0. It's been what? 12 years now since RE0 was released? I guess waiting another 7 months or so to play through it again isn't that much of a wait.
The Guitar Hero Live tracklist grows even more and this time I am really excited by what I am seeing.
Here is a rundown of the newest tracks.
There were a couple of songs that were recently announced that I like but this update has tons of bands and songs that I really enjoy. Chevelle is what really caught my eye as I have been a fan of theirs after discovering their "Wonder What's Next" album back in 2002. That CD was one of the three that was always in my three disk changer.
Be sure to check out our previous post to see all of the other confirmed tracks that are in the game.
Sony has announced that Supermassive Games' upcoming horror game Until Dawn will release on August 25 in North America, August 26 in PAL territories, and August 28 in the UK and Ireland.
It was also revealed that Peter Stormare, known for his roles in Prison Break, The Big Lebowski, and Arrow, will join the cast of characters in Until Dawn which already consists of Hayden Panettiere, Rami Malek, and others.
Until Dawn will ship with a standard edition, extended edition, and steelbook edition. More information regarding what each edition will consist of will follow, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.
Check out the new release date trailer and screenshots below.
I haven't had a chance to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yet, but obviously I will at some point (c'mon Father's Day!). Everything I've read or heard about it suggests that it is one of the best games ever. CD Projekt RED probably deserves every accolade because they've put the sort of care into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that few developers do.
To help illustrate the amount of work - specifically the localization - this video shows The Wolven Storm seamlessly sung in many different languages. The music was composed by Marcin Przybylowicz.
Geralt certainly seems to like it.
Learn more after the jump.
BioWare has today released the latest DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon. The DLC opens up a new region of Thedas, the mountains and forests of Frostback Basin, and follows the fate of the last Inquisitor and the powerful dragon he hunted. The story arc promises to open up legendary weapons and armor and unearth an ancient secret.
The DLC is out for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and retails for $14.99 and is available through the PSN or Xbox Live. More information about Jaws of Hakkon can be found on the official website and the official release trailer is below.
The clock keeps on counting down to E3 2015, which is now only a mere four weeks away. We can’t get too far ahead of ourselves though as there are still plenty of games to be played before all of the new ones are revealed in Los Angeles. This week we are going to find out if Nintendo can secure their selves a position in the world of popular shooters as Splatoon launches for the Wii U. Sure, this is a bit different than something like Halo and Call of Duty, but can it as popular on that platform as the other games are on the Xbox One and PS4? Only time will tell.
The fighting game world is finally making a HUGE jump to the new generation of consoles as Ultra Street Fighter 4 makes its debut on the PS4. This is an excplusive for Sony in terms of the current generation of consoles, so Xbox One fans are going to simply have to watch from the sidelines or pick it up on the 360 or PC.
What is on your video game shopping list this week?
The upcoming E3 PC Gaming Show has announced an assortment of new participants that will be appearing at the event. The show will be hosted by e-sports commentator Sean "Day" Plott along with other speakers such as DayZ creator Dean Hall. The additional participants include:
The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles as well as an online Twitch stream for those unable to attend the event in person.