Rime Is Back With A Glorious New Trailer

Rime

Rime was an incredibly beautiful and nostalgic game. One that captivated everyone watching Gamescom in 2013. It’s great then, that Tequila Works offers a new trailer for Gamescom 2014, and it’s even better than the last.

It has Wind Waker and ICO written all over it, and that is never a bad thing, is it?

Check out the glorious Rime trailer below and prepare to be very, very excited!

This is one of my most anticipated titles for the Playstation 4. This game seems to perfectly capture atmosphere and tone with its beautiful cel-shaded graphics and simplistic soundtrack, and it scratches my Wind Waker itch that no game has come close to touching before.

Please let this game come out already! The excitement can hardly be contained any longer.

Playstation Plus: Games of August 2014

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As August is upon us, it’s but expected that Sony offers up a new round of free games to bless their beloved consoles and handheld. This month seems to be based on adventure, as we’re given a myriad of different games that base themselves around that premise.

A note-worthy point is that PS Plus members will be getting free access to the new game Road Not Taken, much like last year, where we were given Resogun and Contrast. It’s nice to see brand new games offered up, and we’ll have to see how worthy Road Not Taken is when it launches. For now, here’s the line-up this month.

  • Road Not Taken (PS4)

“From the creators of Triple Town, Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game about surviving life’s surprises. You play as a ranger adventuring through a vast, unforgiving forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, rescuing children who have lost their way. Randomly generated levels deliver a limitless supply of possibilities to explore and challenges to overcome. Your actions will influence not only your own story, but that of the villagers you hope to befriend and the town you call home.”

  • Fez  (PS4, PS3, Vita)

“Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

  • Crysis 3 (PS3)

Players take on the role of Prophet as he returns to New York in 2047, 24 years after the events of Crysis 2. He discovers the city has been encased in a giant Nanodome created by the corrupt CELL corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. Prophet is said to be on a “revenge mission” after uncovering the truth behind CELL’s motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were erected to protect the population and to clean these metropolises of the remains of the Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL’s covert attempt at land and technology grab in their quest for global domination by means of debt enslavement.”

  • Proteus (PS3, Vita)

“Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. The primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it.”

  • Metrico (Vita)

“Metrico is a new world. A living world filled with infographics that react directly to your movement, actions and input. Metrico invites you to explore, experiment, test your skills and most of all: think outside the box. Immerse yourself in this experience, exclusive to PlayStation Vita system, and see if you have got what it takes!”

  • Dragon’s Crown (PS3, Vita)

Dragon’s Crown is a multiplayer hack and slash beat ‘em up game with breathtaking visual style, a design built around cooperative play and epic boss fights, and the ability to discover a new adventure in every play session. Dragon’s Crown allows up to four players to team up online to clear out monster-ridden dungeons, discover precious treasure, and destroy awe-inspiring bosses.

As always, check out the official Playstation Blog for more information.

New Mortal Kombat X Gameplay Footage

After it’s announcement a couple of weeks ago, Mortal Kombat X got it’s first gameplay trailer during Sony’s E3 conference. The trailer shows new environmental attacks, like grabbing a branch and swinging on a limb. It’s reminiscent of NetherRealms last game Injustice: Gods Among Us, where different characters interacted differently with Kombat pieces of the environment. The trailer also details X-ray moves too, in all their bone crunching brutality. The graphics aren’t anything compared to the CG trailer from a couple of weeks ago, but the game looks better than any comparable fighting games on the market. Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts in the comments.

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Dead Island 2 Announced

Island

In addition to Dying Light, Deep Silver revealed during the Sony Conference that Dead Island 2 is also coming to PS4. The game will get a Sony exclusive class as well.

The trailer didn’t show much in the way of showing gameplay, but it did let us in on the tone of the game.  The trailer was goofy, and displayed a sense of humor that wasn’t present in the original game. Dead Island’s visceral gameplay and moment to moment mechanics are presumable returning, while vehicles are all but confirmed for the trailer.

Check out the video below to see the first details about the upcoming Dead Island 2:

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Far Cry 4 Gameplay at Sony Press Conference

After this mornings tense teaser during Ubisoft press conference, Far Cry 4 got a more hands on approach during Sony’s. The gameplay saw our still unnamed protagonist climb a mountain, take out some troops (both stealthily and and not so stealthily). Then he wingsuited away, and was joined by a second player. Throughout the gameplay we saw the hunting, shooting, sneaking and traversal of Far Cry 3, but bigger quicker and with a friends. At the end of the trailer, Playstation revealed that if you buy the game on their console, then you can invite a friend who DOESN’T own the game and they can play with you. Check out the trailer below, and check back soon for more analysis later.

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New The Order: 1886 Gameplay

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The Order: 1886 is Sony’s premier third person shooter this gen, so it’s no surprise that they would get rolling with some new gameplay.

For the first time we get a good look at the monsters, and how they move and interact with the player as well. We get a better look at the UI than ever before, along with a look at what type of game there will be beyond shooting.

Check out the Order: 1886 game trailer below and let us know what you think about the upcoming game!

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New Destiny Trailer and Gameplay

Destiny

Sony kicked off it’s Playstation E3 press conference with Destiny – and for all the right reasons.

Activision’s gigantic new FPS franchise started off with a trailer that blended both cinematic and gameplay footage, and showed in more detail a lot of the mechanics they have already talked about. It showed the vastness of the game and shared a bit about it’s combat. It was then announced that the Games Beta would come to Playstation games starting July 17th. There will be exclusive in-game missions, and a PS4 + Destiny Bundle as well.

Check out the Destiny traler below to see some gameplay from the upcoming game:

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Ubisoft Reveals Rainbow Six: Seige

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Rainbow Six

Ubisoft closed their press conference this year with a re-branded Rainbow Six. Rainbow Six: Siege so far features two teams of five going against each other in a fight over a hostage. After two years since any word from Rainbow Six: Patriots, the new game direction comes as a surprise.

The way players talk during the trailer makes it seem like the game may only feature one map, and with five player teams it immediately draws MOBA comparisons. But the game also borrows from other genre’s, allowing players to board up windows and doors, shoot through cover and plan out entry and exit tactics. The brief match showed what a tactically minded team could accomplish, and kept the series signature difficulty and zero room for errors.

Watch the trailer below, and come back soon for our analysis.

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New Assassin’s Creed Unity CG Trailer and Gameplay

Assassin’s

Every year’s Assassin’s Creed game gets a fantastic Cg trailer, and Unity is no exception. This year’s trailer features the four assassins we saw earlier today at Microsoft’s presser, again helping the revolutionaries get an aristocrat. They also announced that the game’s base progression will be different. A mission was demonstrated where a target was given, and instead of being locked into that objective the player walked away, preferring to take the target at a different time. Wile he strolled the streets the assassin picked up side quests, explored buildings and searched for more info on the target.

The gameplay showed some new traversal mechanics, like jumping from the series high vantage points to poles on a building and swinging off of them. After finally tracking down his target, the assassin took time in determining his approach, maneuvering around and above his location to see which best suited his intended strike. They also announced that the game’s base progression will be different. A mission was demonstrated where a target was given, and instead of being locked into that objective the player walked away, preferring to take the target at a different time. Wile he strolled the streets the assassin picked up side quests, explored buildings and searched for more info on the target.After striking down his target and facing a wall of guards, the player is backed up yet again by his three friends. The demo ends, and it feels to me like Assassin’s Creed is trying to return to it’s roots. Be the judge yourself, and check the gameplay and trailer below.

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More Tom Clancy’s: The Division Gameplay

Division

After The Division’s gameplay trailer earlier today at the Microsoft media briefing, the game reappeared at Ubisoft’s briefing. This trailer focused more on the story side of things. It began with a time lapsed video sweeping through New York and went on to detail the games character. Beforehand, developers detailed that the player is a member of ‘The Division’, a group of sleeper agents who were activated to track down the global pandemic’s origin.

You play right after they are activated, approximately three weeks after the outbreak. As expected the world looks gorgeous and tragic as the disease has taken it’s toll on the city. The newly revealed story sounds like an interesting hook and I’m excited to hear more. Check it out below to see it for yourself:

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