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Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming ‘Holiday 2015’

Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft, E3 2014

Lara Croft is set to return in 2015 after Crystal Dynamics announced Rise of the Tomb Raider at Microsoft’s E3 press conference. A trailer was shown depicting Lara undergoing therapy to help come to terms with the events of the first game. Ms. Croft’s adventuring days are clearly not behind her though as the therapy session is interspersed with scenes of Lara taking on enemies and exploring new locales.

More actual tombs are promised this time round, with a Microsoft representative stating:

In the next chapter of her journey, Lara must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider. Featuring epic, high-octane action moments, Rise of the Tomb Raider will take gamers to multiple locations around the world filled with exploration spaces that are some of the most beautifully hostile places on earth. In addition, after hearing the cry from fans loud and clear, the game will put the tombs back into “Tomb Raider” all in the franchise’s gritty Survival-Action style.

You can watch the trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider below.

New Mass Effect Teased by Bioware

Mass Effect 4, E3 2014

Bioware has used EA’s E3 press conference to tease the next game in the Mass Effect series. Some prototype footage of the game was shown as well as brief glimpses of what is presumably the new protagonist (shown above), although his face was covered throughout. His armour shows that he, like Commander Shepard, is N7.

The game will apparently involve exploring “a whole new region of space” which Bioware says was high on fans’ list of demands for the new game according to feedback. The developer seems to be satisfied with how the Mass Effect universe is shaping up on new consoles, commenting that “It looks fantastic”.

Bioware Montreal is developing the game, with Bioware Edmonton working on a completely new IP.

New Tetris Game Announced by Ubisoft

Tetris Ultimate screenshot

Ubisoft has announced a new Tetris game for the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. Tetris Ultimate will be released on consoles this summer to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the classic puzzle franchise, with the PC version coming in the fall.

Alexey Pajitnov, creator of the original Tetris, worked on the game with Ubisoft. Up to four players will be able to join in the action in modes including Marathon, Battle, Power-Up Battle, Ultra, Endless and Spirit.

A very short teaser has been released for the game (via IGN), which will also be playable at next week’s E3.

Mortal Kombat X Announced with Trailer

Mortal Kombat Logo

Warner Bros has today announced Mortal Kombat X for both current and previous generation platforms. The announcement came via a trailer which features a typically brutal battle between Scorpion and Sub-Zero in an atmospheric forest. The trailer shows the return of X-Ray attacks from the 2011 iteration of the game. Players can also interact with the environment, for example pulling branches off trees to use as weapons.

The official description of the game reads:

Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever. For the first time ever, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. And with a new fully-connected gameplay experience, players are launched into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.

Sounds exciting right? Check out the trailer for yourself below.

A new Mortal Kombat game has been rumoured for a while. A poster for the game surfaced online recently, and earlier today a listing for the game appeared on Amazon UK.

Mortal Kombat X will be released in 2015 on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. More of the game will be shown at E3.

Wolfenstein: The New Order Launch Trailer

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Bethesda Softworks has unveiled the launch trailer for alternate reality first-person shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order. The game, developed by MachineGames, takes place in the 1960’s in a universe where the Nazi’s were victorious in World War II. The trailer makes it clear that the game does not take itself too seriously, and even teases a trip to the moon.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be released on May 20 for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Watch the trailer below, though be warned of strong language and violence.

Next Mass Effect ‘Somewhere in the Middle’ of Development

Bioware has revealed via Twitter that work on the new Mass Effect game has reached the midway point of development. The revelation came from Yanick Roy, studio director at Bioware Montreal, who was responding to a fan’s query about the game.

Little information has been released about the new game in the sci-fi series yet other than that it will be unrelated to Shepard’s story from the original trilogy and that Bioware is not referring to the game as ‘Mass Effect 4’. A few images were also shown on last year’s N7 Day.

Perhaps more details will surface at this year’s E3 which begins on June 10.

Atari E.T. Cartridges Unearthed in New Mexico

Atari E.T., New Mexico

A film crew has uncovered unwanted copies of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 in a New Mexico landfill. The excavation in Alamogordo is being filmed for a documentary going by the working title “Atari: Game Over” and the evidence unearthed so far proves one of gaming’s longest standing legends – that thousands of copies of the game were buried after it became an almighty flop and left Atari in financial ruin.

Nothing close to the reported thousands of buried copies have been found yet but there is a lot of work still to be done and the findings so far prove that there is truth to the legend.

It also seems that E.T. isn’t the only thing that was dumped there, copies of Centipede, Space Invaders and Asteroids have also been discovered.

E.T., Centipede, New Mexico

 

You will be able to see the full extent of the findings when the documentary hits Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this year.

[SOURCE: Larry Hryb]

Dragon Age: Inquisition Release Date and Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Dragon Age Inquisition Box Art

The game’s official box art which was unveiled last night

Bioware’s hotly anticipated RPG game Dragon Age: Inquisition has been given an official release date. The third game in the popular series will be hitting stores on October 7 in North America and October 10 in Europe. It will be playable on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. You can see the trailer below.

Bioware will be showing off the game in more detail at this year’s E3 in June.

Dig for Atari E.T. Games gets the Go-Ahead

The excavation of a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where millions of copies of unpopular Atari 2600 game E.T. are supposedly buried, has finally been given the go-ahead by the New Mexico Environmental Department. The dig was recently delayed over concerns of potentially hazardous chemicals found at the site, however the NMED is now satisfied that there is no immediate danger unless a person is exposed over a “very extended amount of time”.

atari-et

If you thought your nightmares were buried, you were wrong.

The NMED also said the original excavation plan was too vague but are now happy providing they are given five days notice before digging begins and that all waste haulers are certified.

Lightbox Entertainment and Fuelbox Entertainment are behind the excavation which is to be filmed for a documentary about the rise and fall of Atari. It is being directed by X2 writer Zak Penn and will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 and Xbox One later this year.