Dragon Age Inquisition Has Multiplayer, Debut Trailer Released

Dragon Age

Despite Bioware having teased it months ago, the official announcement of Dragon Age Inquisition‘s multiplayer is still a shock. This week, the Xbox Youtube channel as uploaded the first reveal trailer of the co-operative multiplayer mode that the game will offer.  With a focus on unique classes, mini-campaigns, and customization, this mode appears to be very entertaining, but don’t take my word for it.

Say what you will about Mass Effect 3 and it’s multiplayer mode. At the end of the day, it was a surprisingly polished, balanced and enjoyable experience. Nobody wanted it, and nobody was excited when it hit, but the community was booming and the action never stopped.

If Bioware manages to make this mode even half as close to as fun as Mass Effect 3 was, I think it’s safe to say that we’re in for a treat. This is especially the case when you consider how few high fantasy games actually offer any sort of online experience.

Below is the mode in action; prepare yourself for the first taste.

Say what you will about Mass Effect 3 and it’s multiplayer mode. At the end of the day, it was a surprisingly polished, balanced and enjoyable experience. Nobody wanted it, and nobody was excited when it hit, but the community was booming and the action never stopped.

If Bioware manages to make this mode even half as close to as fun as Mass Effect 3 was, I think it’s safe to say that we’re in for a treat. This is especially the case when you consider how few high fantasy games actually offer any sort of online experience.

Ninja Theory Announces Hellblade At Gamescom

Hellblade

Ninja Theory has been in the news a lot lately about a new IP, and thanks to Gamescom, we now know what it is. Hellblade … yes, that’s the real title, is a Playstation 4 exclusive action game from the team that brought you DMC, Heavenly Sword, and Enslaved.

To say I am excited for this new IP would be to put it mildly. Ninja Theory is a master at crafting bizarre and inspired worlds, fascinating characters, and tales full of drama and action. Hellblade, despite its title, appears to be up to snuff so far.

As always, your video awaits.

Ninja Theory is defined by three things: ninja-class melee gameplay, strong character stories and a unique art vision.
On Hellblade, we will double down on what we do best to give you a deeper character in a twisted world with brutal, uncompromising, combat.

We are embracing the creative spirit that comes with independence without letting go of the stunning production values that we are known for. It’s not indie, it’s not AAA. This is a third way. It’s independent AAA.

It’s about making a more focused game experience that isn’t trying to be all things to all people but satisfies a particular gaming itch. It’s about being in command of our creativity so that we can give you what you want from us at a lower price.

It’s very early days in the project but we are opening our doors and inviting you to join us every step of the way. We want to show you how we make this game warts and all so that you can be part of this journey.

Hellblade’s official website goes into a bit more detail and offers an additional video of details, so make sure to check it out.

Game Announcments: Mortal Kombat X, Forza Horizon 2, Homefront: The Revolution

Kombat

This morning a lot has been announced and confirmed. To start off, the new Mortal Kombat is officially titled Mortal Kombat X, and due out in 2015, will feature both Scorpion and Sub Zero, and can be seen in this awesome trailer. Watching the trailer seems to reveal the return of X-ray moves, a fan favorite addition in MK 9. A close observer would also catch many of the moves that are trademarks of the characters, and identical to the move sets in 9 (Like Scorpions Teleport and Sub-Zero’s Ice Slide) Update: WB Games has confirmed the title to be for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox Onee and PC.

MKX

The next announcement comes courtesy Deep Silver, who has confirmed that Homefront: The Revolution indeed exists. The Crytek developed title will only appear on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux. It’s post invasion America storyline continues from the first game back in 2011, this time Philadelphia taking center stage. Early details reveal that the mission structure will be suited to the story, as a resistance players will do assassinations and covert ops instead of going in guns blazing. The idea sounds unique in the FPS space, and we will be able to see more when it comes out in 2015. You can check it’s announcement trailer here.

HTR2

The last big announcement from this morning comes in the form of a new Xbox exclusive racing game. That’s right, there’s a new Forza on the horizon, Forza Horizon 2. The game was revealed by IGN earlier today, and has been confirmed for Xbox 360 and One for Fall of 2014. IGN’s first details reveal that the game is under development by Playground and Microsoft, and is set in Southern Europe.

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All of these titles and more are sure to be covered more at E3, so as the conference kicks up next week be sure to check back here for more news on these three titles.