Return to Monkey Island sees Ron Gilbert's Terrible Toybox join up with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games to bring a new entry in the classic point-and-click adventure series, and as part of a new Nintendo Direct Mini we got our first proper gameplay trailer. One that does well to highlight the new art-style.
Solve the mystery of poor Sire Denathrius who was murdered at his own dinner party, as Hearthstone's latest expansion presents a dark, gloomy, and fun Murder at Castle Nathria case to solve. Don't worry though, Murloc Holmes is on the case. With 135 new cards including Legendary Suspects, a new Location card type, and the new 'Infuse' Keyword, it's set to launch August 3.
We should probably preface that this is all currently based on rumour, and while we take so much of the rumour-mill -- especially where Nintendo IP and product is concerned -- with horse-sized salt-lick grains of salt, we kind of just want to believe there's some truth here.
So, with that out of the way, it's being speculated that we'll be seeing a Metroid Prime Remaster released for the Holiday period this year.
As the next expansion for WoW, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight sets its sight back towards Azeroth in a tale all about the return of dragons and what that means for the future. It's shaping up to be something pretty epic too - be sure to check out our massive interview with the WoW Team for more info. But, without a release date many were expecting a 2023 release. Well, that's not the case with Dragonflight set to, well, take flight this year.
Back in the day, the 1990s, playing console games in Australia on a TV meant playing in the PAL 50Hz format. With NTSC 60Hz being the TV style found in the U.S. and Japan a lot of PAL releases weren't optimised so they ran slower, had borders, and were generally inferior. But hey, as youngsters we didn't know any better. So it's good to see PlayStation giving us the option to play classic games - in their original format.
At the recent Future Games Show we were given a decent look at heaps of exciting Indie projects in the works, but one slipped through the cracks as we had nothing come through via regular, official channels, but having since discovered it almost by accident, we can't help now but make you aware of it, even though you might never play it because it looks too damn scary.
Introducing ILL, the horror FPS from part-time-almost-full-time developer Team CLOUT.
In Asobo's A Plague Tale: Innocence, our first foray into plague-addled Europe in the 14th Century, we were confronted with a lot of unknowns as two innocent characters navigated one of the darkest periods in history. In its forthcoming sequel, A Plague Tale: Requiem, we're back as the youthful sibling pair, protector Amicia and rat-whisperer Hugo, though this time it's clear no punches will be pulled and the stakes higher than ever.
Which is actually saying a lot in the wake of the first game's heavy storytelling.
It's funny to think that at one point Nintendo didn't think Western audiences would get Fire Emblem. Now the franchise is considered a flagship in the JRPG/JTBG Nintendo stable, and fans can't get enough of it.
So much so, that it has made its way into the Musou genre, first with Fire Emblem Warriors, and now with Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, which we've recently spent a fair amount of review time with.
The all-new PlayStation Plus is now available in Australia, with three tier offerings - Essential, Extra, and Deluxe. And with hundreds of games covering just the entire history of PlayStation, we took a few minutes to go through the list and present the full Australian PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe launch game list.
The all-new PlayStation Plus is now available in Australia, with three tier offerings - Essential, Extra, and Deluxe. Essential is the service as it was, monthly games, online functionality, cloud saves, and so on. Extra is where we enter Xbox Game Pass territory, with hundreds of downloadable games to play across PS4 and PS5. With Deluxe being the premium tier offering classic games from the original PlayStation, PSP, and PlayStation 2 generations.
In a new interview with Rebecka Coutaz, DICE's new general manager that stepped in just as EA and the studio launched Battlefield 2042, we learn that the studio hasn't moved onto the next game, and is instead committed to fixing the game. As one of the most disastrous launches in recent memory, the recent launch of the the game's heavily delayed Season 1: Zero Hour has been met with a more positive reaction from fans.
Where you steam from the rich, in space, but only pop-culture based merch and loot. SEGA and developer Creative Assembly (Total War, Alien: Isolation) are aware that creating a new shooter is jumping into "the most competitive genre in gaming", by HYENAS definitely looks and sounds very cool. A team-based snatch-and-grab, and then escape, out in space with some zero-g action thrown in.
There's more coming to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Games before the month of June 2022 comes to a close, and there's some great stuff to dig into. Total War: Three Kingdoms is coming to PC, and as per our review, excelled when it came to "diplomacy, relationships, and character-driven battles". On the console and PC front Far Cry 5 is also coming.
Double Masters 2022 is the latest set for Magic: The Gathering (MTG), and following in the footsteps of the original Double Masters it’s, well, set to provide powerful reprints featuring new designs. Which means a whole bunch of returning classics, with Double Masters 2022 containing hundreds of returning cards.
To celebrate the release of The Elder Scrolls Online's latest Chapter, High Isle, we've partnered with Bethesda ANZ to give-away a special limited edition Xbox Series S console, with controller and headset. Created by the talented Aussie outfit We Are Robots - this is one competition you don't want to miss out on.
It's been a long time coming, but Fall Guys, the hilarious multiplayer obstacle course party game, is now available for Xbox and Nintendo Switch as an all-new season lands for the game, aptly titled Free for All. This all comes packed with full crossplay and cross-progression via Epic Online Services (which requires an Epic Games account).