Resident Evil 8 Village DLC is in the works

Capcom’s E3 showcase was lackluster to say the least, mainly because the company didn’t have too much new stuff to show. Not even a Mega Man announcement, man! However at least Resident Evil 8 Village got a little bit of spotlight.

At the start of the showcase, the company confirmed that downloadable content is in the works for the game. When Village was first made, it was a single player experience with a story that had an opening and a close. However, with the game selling millions of copies, it appears that Capcom has changed its tune, and will tell even more of its story. No word yet as to who the DLC will feature, but it’s on the way.

In other news, the company also confirmed that the star-studded multiplayer mode of the game, ReVerse, will finally make its debut next month. Again, a date wasn’t given, but it’s not too far off. Check out the trailer below to get an idea of what you’re in for.

Resident Evil 8 Village is available now for PlayStation consoles, Xbox consoles and PC.

Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties is Returning and We’re Not Sure Why

Limited Run Games had some fairly impressive announcements today – probably the most entertaining for today’s E3 action. However there’s one game that dares to beg the question “Why?!” – and it’s the return of an unlikely cult favorite.

The company announced at the close of its Limited Run Games broadcast that one of “the most requested and anticipated game(s) of ALL TIME” is coming, and it’s…Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties.

For those unfamiliar, this truly awful (and hilarious) 3DO game first released back in 1993, and became the stuff of cult classics with its terrible production value and adult content. Still, it attracted enough of an audience to get interest with modern gamers, and, well, now it’s coming your way.

The game will make its way to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch in physical form, as well as digitally alongside PC. As for when it’ll be released, we’re not sure. Although it probably won’t be long.

Anyway, check out the tweet below, and when you’re done scratching your head, endure everything that is Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties. We…really have no idea. Still, coupled with Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, it is keeping E3 interesting.

Bloodrayne Betrayal getting HD remake for its 10th Anniversary

It appears that WayForward is hard at work on another remake, just in time for the game’s Tenth Anniversary.

Bloodrayne Betrayal, which originally made its debut on consoles and PC back in 2011, is getting the remaster treatment, complete with hand-drawn visuals and awesome, bloody side-scrolling gameplay. For good measure, it’ll also feature new voice acting, including Laura Bailey as the femme fatale and Troy Baker as Kagan.

The game will make its way to Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC later this year, while a physical version is also in the works for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation systems. You can check out the trailer from Limited Run Games’ Twitter feed below. There’s no word on the game’s physical release date, but it shouldn’t be too far behind the digital version. It’ll be published by Ziggurat, in conjunction with Limited Run.

River City Girls returns with two new games

Limited Run Games’ stream was mostly aimed at talking about physical games coming to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. However, they did have a couple of surprises in store for fans of Wayforward’s brawlathon, River City Girls.

The company announced that both River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero, a retro-themed prequel, will arrive on Xbox platforms, PlayStation platforms, Nintendo Switch. Zero will come first in late 2021, while the sequel won’t debut until 2022.

Here’s a description for each game, straight from the developers:

River City Girls 2

Picking up shortly after the original, River City Girls 2 once again put players in control of Misako and Kyoko — as well as Kunio, Riki, and other characters — as they set out on an all-new beat-’em-up adventure across the mean streets of River City. New moves, new enemies, new recruits, new environments, and the return of an old foe await, along with the same over-the-top sense of humor and adrenaline-pumping combat of its predecessor. The game will also feature two-player co-op action both locally and online.

River City Girls Zero

River City Girls Zero, meanwhile, lets players experience the first time that Misako and Kyoko teamed up with Kunio and Riki to take to the streets in hard-hitting, curb-stomping action. While the graphics, music, and gameplay all remain true to the classic 16-bit Super Famicom release, this version marks the first time the 1994 game will be localized for the West. A new opening cinematic, new manga cutscenes, and new theme song by River City Girls composer Megan McDuffee have been added as well. Set out solo or team up with a friend in local co-op and discover how the River City Girls story began!

Look for more details and gameplay footage soon. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the first River City Girls, it’s a must-play. We’ve included the trailer below.

Sonic Colors Ultimate gameplay debut

Earlier this month, Sega let the Hedgehog out of the bag and revealed that Sonic Colors would make a return in Ultimate form for modern consoles. Now, to sweeten the deal, it’s debuted some new gameplay as part of GamesRadar’s E3 showcase.

Viewable below, the trailer gives fans a chance to see the Tropical Resort level in action, along with Sonic’s speedy abilities. This includes hitting platforms, bopping enemies, and, as always, going fast. Because that’s what he does, right?

Like the classic 2010 Wii game before it, Sonic Colors Ultimate focuses on utilizing Wisps, strange alien beings that grant Sonic special powers. This version of the game will introduce a new Jade Green version, along with all the classic variants fans have come to expect. Oh, and we mentioned the graphics look really good, right? You can see that for yourself.

Sonic Colors Ultimate arrives on PlayStation consoles, Xbox consoles, PC and Nintendo Switch on September 7.

GigaBash brings the kaiju bashing goodness to PS4, PC

Do you recall earlier this year when we talked about how Godzilla was such a rarity on the PlayStation 4? That’s mainly because no one really develops monstrous beat-em-ups anymore. Apparently, though, Republic Games heard our cries, because they’ve got a kaiju brawler that’s sure to be our speed when it drops later this year for PlayStation 4 and PC.

In GigaBash, which debuted its new trailer earlier today during E3’s Future Games Show showcase, players will choose from a variety of monsters and attempt to trash their opposition with powerful moves.

Here’s the game’s official storyline:

“For centuries, human technology and culture ruled the surface, yet the deeper secrets of the Earth lay hidden from our eyes. Until one day, the discovery of a new form of energy called forth the ancient terrors unknown to mankind. Thus began the rise of monsters around the world. Their battle against us and their own kind, raged throughout the world, leaving only destruction in their wake.

“Unleash Chaos and go on a rampage with up to 4 players, against friends or family, but only ONE can be KING. Play as giant monsters or heroes, and discover the secrets of their origin. Featuring familiar cities and exotic landscapes around the world, no place is safe from the coming havoc.”

The trailer below gives you a good idea of what you can do in this monstrous universe, as well as the imaginative characters involved. And, yes, you can throw buildings, because…why not.

We can’t wait to get into GigaBash, especially when it comes to mixing it up with friends.

Lemnis Gate: E3 PC Show Case

Today during the PC Show Case on E3 we got a good look into Lemnis Gate, a turn based strategy FPS being developed and published by Ratloop Games Canada. In this new groundbreaking 4D adventure we get to control operatives on various planets near Earth and fight through various 25 second time loops. The game is announced to finally release this coming August 3rd for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

While controlling these operatives in this new TBS game, players will have 25 seconds to complete a turn, which can consist over out maneuvering enemies or setting up strategies for the next turn. This game will call for strong critical thinking whether it be planning your moves ahead of time or simply fixing past mistakes given the short amount of time you have to execute.

PC Players will get early open beta access this coming July, and luckily for Xbox Players and PC players the game will be available on Xbox.

Hades Coming to XBOX: E3 Microsoft Showcase

Hades was a massive success and won Best Indie Game and Action Game at the Game Awards. Supermassive games developed and published this game for PC and Switch on September 17th, 2020. Today during Microsoft and Bethesda’s E3 Showcase this critically acclaimed title will now be available on Game Pass and available on PlayStation as well this coming August 13th. For PC players out there that use Game Pass, you will also have access to Hades.

For those who have not played Hades, the story Follows Hade’s son Zagreus whom is trying to escape the Underworld to leave his uncaring father and join Zeus at Olympus. Other Gods such as Poseidon and Athena grant him boons along the way to aid his escape out of the massive areas in the Underworld like Tartarus, Asphodel, and Elysium. Not only the Gods are aiding Zagreus in his journey, but a lot of the local residents of the Underworld are aiding the young God as well like Eurydice and Charon who sells him various goods and grants safe passage. The gameplay is insanely fun as a newer dungeon crawler due to the various boons that grant additional abilities to Zagreus’s moves and various weapons.

For those buying it on the PS4 and PS5, the game will feature a free PS5 upgrade for PS5 users. The games performance will feature 1080P at 60 frames per second on the Playstation 4, while performing at 4k and 60 frames per second on the PS5. PS5 users will also experience extra features via the controller such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers according to the creative director of Supermassive Games Greg Kasavin on the PlayStation blog. Xbox users will get to play the game for free if they have Game Pass. The performances will be the same, Xbox One users will play the game at 1080p and 60 frames per second, while the Series X and Series S players will experience the game in 4k at 60 frames. The only downside for these platforms will be that unlike the Nintendo Switch, they will not support Cross Save from PC to Console.

Back 4 Blood getting open beta, also coming to Xbox Game Pass

Even though Warner Bros. Entertainment didn’t have that much to go around for this year’s E3, it did have one title that’s sure to spill some carnage this October – Back 4 Blood.

The spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead series (developed by the same team at Turtle Rock Studios), Back 4 Blood allows up to four players to jump in and take on their zombie adversaries – and even play as them, in case they get bored. There are various types available, along with upgrades for the soldiers and a whole lot of carnage. And soon, players everywhere will be able to see what’s in store.

The game’s open beta kicks off on August 12th, across the board for players to try on Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles and PC. If you pre-order the game, however, you’ll have earlier access, running from August 5th through the 9th. Otherwise, the beta lasts through the 16th.

Those that have Xbox Game Pass will be able to enjoy the game on day one, starting on October 12th. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay for it on other platforms. Oh, and contend with the fact it releases the same day as Evil Dead: The Game. Hope you like killing zombies.

The latest trailer is posted below. We’ll see you in zombie-land.

Square Enix teams up with Marvel again for Guardians of the Galaxy

The partnership between Marvel and Square Enix continues to blossom. Along with the growth of Marvel’s Avengers, Eidos Montreal is hard at work on a whole new action/adventure for the publisher – and they’re calling upon the Guardians!

Yep, Guardians of the Galaxy is returning to gaming for the first time since Telltale Games tried to cover the team in a narrative adventure a few years ago. It’s a third-person action/adventure game that features the whole squad – including Star-Lord (well, Peter), Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and good ol’ Groot. For the most part, though, you’ll play as Star-Lord, using his blasters and maneuvering to take on adversaries.

The game will feature various characters from the Guardians Marvel universe, with a story put together by comic book writer Dan Abnett. It looks like it’ll be a lot of fun – and it’s actually coming this year, on October 26th, for Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles and PC. And unlike Avengers, it’ll focus on a single player perspective.

Also, did we mention the freakin’ amazing soundtrack?!

Check out the trailer and first gameplay look below and come get your love! (Mind the tentacle.)