Rise of the Tomb Raider Revealed

Tomb Raider

During the Xbox conference a Rise of the Tomb Raider reveal trailer was shown. The mostly CG trailer lasted only a couple of minutes, and no additional details were given.

Based on how well the last entry sold it isn’t surprising to see Laura Croft in a new game. The trailer talked about Laura’s mental state, and seemed to be more urban inspired than jungle, and may be a cool new direction for the franchise to go in.

Check out the trailer below to see for yourself the new Tomb Raider game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kLAyzmWnk4

New Crackdown in the Works

Crackdown

Platinum Games is developing a new entry into the Crackdown series. The game will debut exclusively on the Xbox One.

The reveal trailer showed 2 players teaming up to take down a crime lord. If it resembles Crackdowns of old, expect a co-op game flush with content. In other words, a really nice experience that fans of the genre and the Crackdown franchise will surely enjoy.

Check out the reveal yourself below to find out more about the new Crackdown title and let us know if you like what you see by commenting below.

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The Division gets New Gameplay

Division

The Division got it’s first gameplay trailer since last E3 during  Microsoft’s press conference. As a reminder, the games story revolves around a world in which a massive disease is released on Black Friday, and populations around the world are crippled. The ensuring mayhem is what The Division revolves around, using the rough atmosphere to it’s advantage. The game still centers around cooperative play between bands of survivors, and how they can interact with other groups.

The trailer looks amazing, and hopefully that same look can be transferred to the actual game. The Division continues Ubisoft’s foray into building new and different multiplayer experiences, and it gets me excited for how the game turns out.

Unfortunately, the game is still a year away at best, so for now we just get trailer. Check out the gameplay yourself below, and check back soon for more details after Ubisoft’s press conference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_j9uKBmUEk

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Halo E3 Coverage

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343 talked about their plans regarding the Halo franchise today while on stage at the Microsoft E3 press conference. They began by talking about Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which bundles Halo 1, 2, 3 and 4 together on Xbox One. The collection is all together on one disc, and features a unified menu system.

Halo 2 has been retouched a-la Halo: Combat Evolved, and will also include Halo 2’s multiplayer. Five of the most iconic maps from Halo 2 are being redone for Xbox One as well, and the Collection includes over 100 maps, has 4000 Gamerscore available, and all the single player stories. The bundle also includes the live action Halo: Nightfall and comes with a Halo 5 beta invite.

The Master Chief collection releases November 11th for Xbox One, and amazingly only costs 60 dollars. As someone who has never played a Halo game, I think this is a great way to capture the series magic in a bottle. Other series would be wise to take this route in remastering their games. Do you like the format? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Fable Legends Detailed at E3

Fable

Lionhead Studios detailed the story, setting and gameplay for it’s upcoming Fable’s Legends. A quick opening cinematic showed an opening village and some NPC characters. The trailer then went into some gameplay, which looks like really quick, really action oriented Fable. The online co-op gameplay saw characters blending their skills to take down opponents.

But that’s not the only type of gameplay available, as players can choose to be the villain and design levels for hero’s to try their hand at. The strange ‘dungeon master’ element sounds like a new type of game that hasn’t really been tried before. The other elements that define Fable, character interaction and signature RPG trademarks, haven’t made an appearance yet.

The game is set for 2015, with a beta beginning this summer. Check out the video below to find out more about it:

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Sunset Overdrive arrives in Style

Sunset

Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive revealed a suite of info on Xbox’s big stage.  In addition to a new trailer and gameplay, an October 28th release date became final. The game also got a new online mode- dubbed Chaos Mode -allows up to 8 players to take on the city together. All of this was wrapped in one of the best E3 presentations I can remember. The trailer was funny, playing on first person shooter tropes and breaking the fourth wall just a bit. The game’s color palet continue to impress me, and when paired with the mature cartoon themes and in game jokes I can’t help but wonder if this will be my game of the show. It makes me wonder if the zany visuals and crazy weapons are going to be the perfect combo for a killer app, as it appeals to a gigantic crowd.

Check out the video below for the full shenanigans, and let us k now your thoughts in the comments below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmRR6MnS6dc&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DqmRR6MnS6dc&has_verified=1

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Assassin’s Creed Unity to add Co-op, New Gameplay

Ubisoft revealed today, during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, that next-gen exclusive Assassin’s Creed Unity will be the first entry to feature co-op. You and two additional friends can now sleuth around revolutionary France coordinating for complex assassinations.  The gameplay followed four assassins sneaking into a mansion in order to disrupt the guards, allowing the rebels to kill a local aristocrat. The game looked gorgeous. and featured some new mobility features that appear to make the gameplay even more fluid than before. For the first time in the series complete buildings enter the world, with complete floor plans that can be used to cut through a building.

Be sure to check back after Ubisoft’s press conference for more news on Assassin’s Creed Unity, and keep up with all the E3 new with Vgamerz.

Turn 10 talks DLC and Forza Horizon 2

Forza

Turn 10 Studios and company took the stage during Microsoft’s press conference Monday to talk a bit about their upcoming projects. To begin, a brand new track will be available for free to Xbox One Forza 5 owners starting later today. The world famous Nurburgring is one of the more notable racing tracks, and die hard fans have been asking for it’s inclusion. Moving on to the newest Forza game, Forza Horizon 2 is set in the same engine as Forza 5, meaning that players driveatars will carry over, a new day-night cycle will be added, and the roster of cars is over 200. The game keeps the offshoot series signature open world and looser racing feel, along with thee music festival setting. Instead of racing across Colorado like in the original, players now take to the roads of southern Europe. The  Xbox One exclusive races to consumers on September 13th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63JNz7UZYwU

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare New Trailer (With Analysis) and Release Date

Call of Duty

Opening the Microsoft press conference, developer Slegdehammer games revealed a new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The trailer followed past Call of Duty E3 coverage, as a live developer played through a segment of the upcoming shooter. A number of new to the franchise features were seen, ranging from major to minor.

The game now has a release date of November 4, 2014 for PS4. PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U.

The gameplay begins with a very Call of Duty action sequence as a team fall to earth in a drop pod. The new updates begin immediately thereafter, as the player jumps from a drop pod and  lands without fall damage. Numerous times throughout the gameplay the soldier leaps and falls with a soft air cushion catching him, presumably shrinking the impact fall damage has in the series.  As the character moves in and out of environments it becomes clear that a serious overhaul has taken place. Lighting and detail within destroyed city blocks look many times better than past entries, and the near-future tech lent the game a more unique visual style than other Call of Duties. Around 5 minutes in, the player is assaulted by a swarm of droids, and grabs a nearby car door for cover. It’s unclear if this is a new mechanic or simple a one time action, but interactive cover like this would go far in spacing up the traditional gameplay. From here the gameplay skips ahead, we reappear and see some new combat tech. In a quick sequence around 5:40, a new grenade type that highlights enemies and a shockwave shotgun. Immediately after that a new dash move is displayed, as the character dashes back around five feet. The quick movement making Call of Duty even faster seems cool, hopefully ridding the round a corner and get shot loop in multiplayer. Instead of getting mowed down, players may be able to dash back through the door and determine their next move.

Next a new laser weapon is showcased, and it also teases a change for the franchise as well. Lasers may become the new favorite weapon, as they seemingly have no kick and infinite range. It also sets a new president, as two of the three guns seen so far DO NOT fire regular bullets. If Sledgehammer goes the non-traditional route with all of their weapons it may make the game more interesting by far. In the environment there are shields that will lower when you aim own sights and raise after you fire, taking the work out of cover in and making the space feel more ‘futuristic’. While behind the cover, the main protagonist pulls out a grenade, which he then selects a mode on. He cycles through a number of modes before settling on a mode where the grenade flies into the air and targets enemies. Having a single grenade that can fill the slot of traditional lethal and frag seems like another simplification that fits with the futuristic settings.

The trailer ends with another typical Call of Duty setpiece, but with another interesting twist. Instead of the usual power fantasy Call of Duty panders to this cutscene features our soldier not being able to rescue a fellow and then being hit by debris. It ends with the protagonist being rescued at 7:45 that showcases some more beautiful lighting. After the scene fades to black a sizzler plays that really only shows a new hover bike that assumedly only appears in the campaign, but we can hope it appears in multiplayer as well.

All the changes compile into a more seamless, fluid Call of Duty than we have seen in years. I like the world and narrative, along with the chance that the story might be a bit darker. We still have a few months until it launches in November, but this gameplay has made me more excited for Call of Duty than I have been in years.

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E3 2014 Preview

E3

It’s that time of year again, and E3 begins on June 9th. In only one week LA will be crawling with game developers, press and players as the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo begins again. If you have never heard of  the show, it’s basically 4 days where developers have a chance to show off their games at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Console manufacturers and publishers will set up booths, allowing journalists and guest’s to play games months before their release. The real attraction of E3 comes from the Press Conferences and similar events, where the curtain is pulled back on the next year’s new titles. Titles like Watch Dogs and Bioshock Infinite became instant hits when they debuted at E3, proving a great performance at the show can kick-start a game’s success like nothing else.

But what about this year? What games are confirmed to be their? When are these Press Conferences and where can I watch them? Should you be going? These are the questions we want to answer, so without any further ado, here is a quick intro to E3 2014.

E3

To begin, let’s talk about when the press conferences are and how you can watch them. These are the selling point for E3, when all eyes are on some of the biggest names in gaming and it’s either put up or shut up. Last year we saw Sony and Jack Trenton steal the show, more-so than anyone had in years. Microsoft used the stage to try and recapture their fanbase who had just been cold-shouldered weeks earlier. These press conferences determine how the next year worth of coverage will look from journaler’s and fans. These are the times when everything can change, conversation’s can change from ‘They don’t know what they are doing’ to ‘I can’t believe they just did that!’ for better and worse. The interesting part is that almost every company holding a press conference has a different method for doing so.

First up is Microsoft, who kicks things off on June 9th at 12:30pm (All times are in Eastern). Microsoft’s strategy has been to be the first thing you see from E3, hoping that their announcement stick with you throughout the day. If you want to watch it, then you have a few options. For those in the US and Canada, Spike TV will be showing the event live. Online you can watch it through Xbox.com, Xbox Live and Windows Phones.

Following Microsoft will be EA at 3pm. EA’s will also be on Spike TV, with streams on their website and Twitch as well. Then at 6pm, Aisha Tyler hosts Ubisoft’s presser for a third straight year. For the past two years, Ubisoft has managed to garner a ton of attention due to some high profile announcements, namely Watch Dogs back in 2012 and The Division in 2013. Hopefully Ubisoft manages to surprise us again, but that remains to be seen. Rounding out the day, Sony hits the stage at 9pm. After last years blockbuster performance everyone has high expectation for this year’s presentation, a downside to blowing away the competition.

For those who want to see the conference, Sony is offering a number of options. As with the others, numerous streams will be available online through Playstation’s site, This year they are also showing it in over 40 theaters across America, with freebies to all who attend. Nintendo goes last, and for the second year in a row they are doing things their own way.

A Nintendo-Direct, view able from Nintendo’s website, will be on June 10th at 12, just before the show floor opens to the public. After all these announcements, gamers will flood into the LA Center to get there hands on all the newly revealed games. If you want a preview of how these events happen, click these links to check out SonyMicrosoft and Nintendo’s from last year.

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 The complete list is sure to include both blockbusters and duds as E3 is home to both the best and… not the best. Here is the list, ordered by the console and then alphabetical, of games confirmed for E3. (Updated Games can be seen below) (A Question mark indicates that a game has been talked about for E3, but not official confirmed.)

For Nintendo, the list is as follows;

Wii U

Chariot

Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition

Hyrule Warriors

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)

Sonic Boom

Super Smash Brothers

3DS

Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (Not Confirmed, but highly likely)

Sonic Boom

Super Smash Brothers

And Now on to Sony,

PS4

Aliens: Isolation

Assassin’s Creed Unity (?)

Batman: Arkham Knight

Chariot

Deep Down

Defense Grid 2

Destiny

Dragon Age: Inquisition

EA’s UFC

The Evil Within

Evolve

Far Cry 4

Kingdom Come Deliverance

Kingdom Hearts 3 (?)

Lord of the Fallen

Mad Max (?)

Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain

Metro: Redux

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Mirror’s Edge 2 (?)

Natural Doctrine

NHL 15

The Order: 1886 (?)

Star Wars Battlefront

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Uncharted

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

PS3

Alien: Isolation

An Assassin’s Creed Game (?)

Borderlands the Pre-Sequel (?)

Destiny

Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Evil Within

Fairy Fencer F

Far Cry 4

Hatsune Miku – Project DIVA- F 2nd

Mad Max

Metal Gear: Phantom Pain

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Natural Doctrine

NHL 15

Persona 5 (?)

Ultra Street Fighter IV

Xblaze Code Embryo

PS Vita

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Disgaea 4

Hatsune Miku – Project DIVA- F 2nd

Natural Doctrine

Xblaze Code Embryo

Here are Microsoft’s confirmed titles,

Xbox One

Aliens: Isolation

Assassin’s Creed Unity (?)

Batman: Arkham Knight

Below

Chariot

Defense Grid 2

Destiny

Dragon Age: Inquisition

EA’s UFC

The Evil Within

Evolve

Fable Legends

Fantasia Music Evolved

Far Cry 4

Forza Horizons 2

Halo 5: The Guardian

Possible Halo Collection (?)

Kingdom Come Deliverance

Kingdom Hearts 3 (?)

Lord of the Fallen

Mad Max (?)

Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain

Metro: Redux

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Mirror’s Edge 2 (?)

NHL 15

Quantum Break

Star Wars Battlefront

Sunset Overdrive

Tom Clancy’s The Division

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Far Cry 4

Forza Horizon 2

Mad Max (?)

Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Xbox 360

Alien: Isolation

An Assassin’s Creed Game (?)

Borderlands the Pre-Sequel (?)

Destiny

Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition

Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Evil Within

Fantasia Music Evolved

Far Cry 4

Forza Horizon 2

Mad Max (?)

Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain

NHL 15

Project Spark

World of Tanks

And lastly PC,

Aliens: Isolation

Assassins’s Creed Unity

Batman Arkham Knight

BattleCry

Battlefield Hardline

Below

Borderlands the Pre-Sequel

Broforce

Chariot

Civilization: Beyond Earth

Defense Grid 2

Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Elite Dangerous

The Evil Within

Evolve

Far Cry 4

Grey Goo

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Kingdom Come Deliverance

Lords of the Fallen

Mad Max (?)

Metro: Redux

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Mirror’s Edge 2

Not a Hero

Project Spark

The Sims 4

Star Wars Attack Squadrons

Star Wars Battlefront

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Warhammer 40K: The Eternal Crusade

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

World of Tanks

Updates:

Homefront: The Revolution- PS4, Xbox One, PC

Mortal Kombat X- PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC

Battlefield: Hardline- PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

That’s a lot of games for a variety of consoles, and more importantly a lot of games to check out. For highlights of these games and all of E3 be sure to check back with VgamerZ throughout next week.