Thursday, 19 May 2016

Next Week's Game Releases

Friday is upon us! So here’s our weekly post to keep you up to date with what games will be coming to a store near you next week.

homefront-revolutionHomefront: The Revolution
Release Date: 17th May 2016 (US) 20th May 2016 (EU)
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Genre: First-person shooter
Publisher: Deep Silver
Developers: Dambuster Studios, Crytek UK

Homefront: The Revolution drops you into a world where the United States has been occupied for four years. Immerse yourself in high-stakes gameplay where you must lead the resistance movement in tactical guerrilla warfare against a superior North Korean military force.

A living, breathing, open world responds to your actions – you and your resistance cell can inspire a rebellion on the streets and be the force that makes the critical difference in the war, turning occupation into revolution as oppressed civilians take up the fight. But your enemy has the advantage – superior technology, firepower, heavy armour and air support. You must learn the art of guerrilla warfare — ambush, sabotage, infiltration, deception — and fight a running battle through the war-ravaged suburbs of an occupied Philadelphia.

shadow-of-the-beast-listing-thumb-01-ps4-us-10nov15Shadow of the Beast
Release Date: 17th May 2016
Platforms: PS4
Genre: Action
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Heavy Spectrum Entertainment Labs

The game follows the story of the original predecessor. Once again, players control Aarbron, who was kidnapped as a child and corrupted through magic into a monstrous warrior-servant. There are no details yet about the lord Maletoth or the fact that the creature’s memory of his human life returned when he watched a man being executed, facts that occurred in the first game.

Gameplay will combine platform and action elements, with the introduction of combos. Aarbron will have to beat his enemies by counter-attacking to strike them down and shield-wield foes that must be ducked behind in order to defeat them. During E3 2015 a gameplay video was introduced, in which Matt Birch, CEO of Heavy Spectrum Entertainment, showed a combat system which he mentioned as “brutal”, while introducing the traditional health bar, combos through quick-time events and traps (even the original jet engines) inside dungeons. Graphics in this version appear to keep the parallax scrolling from the original title, now in 3D.

valkyria-azure-revolution-and-valkyria-chronicles-remaster-announced-for-ps4-e1451030221275Valkyria Chronicles
Release Date: 17th May 2016
Platform: PS4
Genre: Action
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: SEGA

Valkyria Chronicles combines strategy elements of conventional tactical role playing games with real-time action sequences. The game is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s, Europe divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has set its sights on invading a small neutral country called Gallia, which is situated in the middle of the two great empires. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon that are fighting against the Empire, who is intent on unifying the continent under its power.

Built upon the new “CANVAS” engine, Valkyria Chronicles’ ground-breaking 3D graphics resemble a watercolour painting in motion. Gameplay is centred around a new type of tactical battle concept. Known as “BLiTZ,” this battle concept gives players unique freedom to strategically move around the environment and attack enemies using real-time controls.

So that’s our weekly roundup of what’s in stores next week. Will you be purchasing any of these new titles? Let us know in the comments.

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