Recently in an interview with Playstation Access, Hideo Kojima explained that the Phantom Pain was far from completion when the next gen consoles launched.
Therefore he decided to create a prologue (MGS V: Ground Zeroes) to the game as so many fans have been anxiously waiting. This latest footage also showcases new gameplay, such as Snake using an RPG and more of the new seamless CQC combat for example.
With the absence of camoflouge or sonar tools to detect enemies, Kojima explains how the focus has shifted to becoming stealthier as being spotted by the enemy can be very dangerous.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is out on March 21st 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
This latest trailer showcases the opening moments of the game where you meet the cast of South Park, choose a name and a class among other things. South Park: Stick Of Truth looks exactly like the show and is a completely new adventure with content unseen anywhere else. The achievements/ trophies were revealed recently with names in the style of South Park's comedy. Click here to see a behind the scenes look at the game with a firsthand insight by creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
On March 7th 2014 South Park: Stick Of Truth will be available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
The creators of South Park; Matt Stone and Trey Parker discuss the development process of the game and their ambition to make something that looks and feels like the show. Development started with a prototype of what Matt and Trey wanted the game to be and they approached Obsidian Entertainment with ideas for the game.
Watch this space as we approach March 7th 2014 when the game is out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Initially this was a Playstation Vita exclusive released in 2012 and received mixed but mostly positive reviews. Now the game has been given the HD treatment and will be ported to Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam as a digital download. The port to more powerful hardware has allowed for an increase in polygons, textures and objects placed in the game. Ubisoft has also said that the HD port will have better facial animations, AI and some new missions.
Below are three comparison screenshots Ubisoft has released:
Dive into Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD on January 15th from Steam, Xbox 360 or PS3.
This latest entry in the series focuses on the golden age of piracy, beginning in 1715 through the eyes of Edward Kenway. The Caribbean was sprawling with activity in this time period filled with rum, bloodshed and trade. Ubisoft has given us an insight into the world of Assassin's Creed IV below, with a series of gameplay videos showing naval battles, harpooning, exploration and much more.
Rayman returns for another adventure with fellow friends Globox and Teensies to regain control of the world. Rayman Legends manages to improve upon the already beautiful visuals of Rayman Origins thanks to the UbiArt Framework engine.
Four player local co-op returns with aspects of touch controls in the Wii U and Playstation Vita version of the game. PS3, Xbox 360 and PC players are prompted to press a button in place of the touch controls.
Mondo Zappa is an executioner ridding the world of assassins and criminals whenever he receives a job from his employer; the Bryan Execution Firm. The central themes of the game are love and execution with an art direction reminiscent of Killer 7. While it's not a direct sequel fans may draw similarities from its themes.
Payday 2 is a cooperative robbery game with role playing elements such as customization of weapons and masks. Four friends can pull off a heist in a manner of their choosing either stealthily or guns blazing. There are many variables to consider when robbing a bank that can enhance or deplete your experience. Hostages will be alarmed and frightened with a gun in their face so you must ensure you tie them up or they will run off and alert the police. Camera surveillance and security guards are another variable; will you destroy the cameras or hide the casualty's bodies?
Decide how you will play come 16th August 2013 when Payday 2 is available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
The E3 demo takes place in the first couple of hours of Saints Row IV and introduces us to the plot. In Saints Row IV the world is invaded by aliens when the alien overlord Zinyak, makes an entrance in the White House. This time the leader of the Saints is the president of America and it comes with its perks such as an Oval Office full of weapons.
The theme of aliens has opened up the opportunity to introduce superpowers and weapons of another nature. Think of it as Prototype meets Saints Row with its vast library of activities and customization items. Check out the PAX demo below for more details. Saints Row IV is available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC from 22nd August 2013.
The Multiplayer in The Last of Us is a battle of supplies where two teams fight to get the most goods to survive. The crafting mechanics from the single player portion of the game, carries over to the multiplayer and allows the player to make items on the fly from what you find.
Hand to hand combat is also present in multiplayer along with craftable items such as shivs, smoke bombs and health packs for example. Going Rambo on your enemies will only get you killed and you must stealthily gather resources then attack a foe. This makes for a more tactical experience than were usually used to in competitive multiplayer games.
The Last of Us is all about survival and as you travel across America, the player must scavenge for items so they can craft melee weapons and enhance firearms. An example of a makeshift melee weapon would be to craft together a pair of scissors and a stick or pipe. Gun enhancements include clip capacity and items that will help reduce recoil for example.
When you don't have any ammo you can intimidate bandits by drawing your gun and aiming it at them. However if they hear that you've run out of ammo they will come charging at you. This is where hand to hand combat comes in to play and it is very fast paced and brutal. Joel makes the best use of his environment and will use it to his advantage by bashing an enemy's head into anything nearby. Enemies will try to do the very same thing and even flank you so it's important to always be on the move.
Decide how you will tackle a dangerous situation when The Last of Us is released on 14th June 2013, for PS3.
Naughty Dog's latest title is an action- adventure survival horror game centred around two survivors in post-apocalyptic America. The narrative takes place twenty years after a fungus outbreak, which wiped out millions of people. Those who survived are living in quarantined zones run by the military.
The protagonist is Joel, a smuggler of black market items who promises a friend he will deliver a girl named Ellie. The pair embark on a journey across the land and face fungal infected beings and bandits, all trying to survive another day. What starts out as a smuggling job blossoms into a father/daughter relationship to keep each other safe.
The Last of Us will be available on 14th June 2013 exclusively for PS3.
4A Games delivers a sequel to Metro 2033, promising an even more atmospheric and immersive experience. The setting still takes place in a post- apocalyptic future, ridden with mutants resulted by the poisonous air. The tunnels inhabit the last of mankind and are struggling to survive; forming factions and fighting one another. The protagonist Artyom, has to find light in an otherwise bleak world to bring order.
Metro: Last Light features many of the unique elements introduced in the first game, such as home made weaponry, gas masks with filters to sustain toxic gas and a wrist watch to indicate how much oxygen, your filter has left. The watch also aids you with stealth and turns blue when your visible. Weapons can be customised and purchased from vendors.
The developers want to take you on a journey and let you decide how you will play. Almost all situations can be tackled in a stealthy or gun blazing manner. To survive you will need to scavenge and arm yourself with right equipment.
This latest trailer brings out the survivor in all of us, displaying the necessary skills Lara must obtain to live another day. Tomb Raider is a reboot of the series and an origin story of Lara Croft. On her first adventure in the Dragons Triangle she’s forced to be brutal, brave, daring and strong. Play Tomb Raider on PS3, Xbox 360 or PC on 5th March 2013. AMD’s technology will support the PC version of the game and you can find out more here.
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