Our IGN First month of coverage with Darksiders 3 is winding down, but we’re not done yet! In this new look at the Fury-ous action-adventure game from Gunfire Games, Gunfire Games design director John Pearl and lead level designer Richard Vorodi walk you through a section of Darksiders 3, showing off the environmental puzzles you’ll encounter.
Mild spoilers here, we suppose, for those worried about that.
ABOVE: Check out a new 11-minute gameplay video of Darksiders 3.
Darksiders 3 is our IGN First game for July, which means we’ve editorially chosen to take a look at it all month long. We traveled to Gunfire Games in Austin, Texas, and we’ll be bringing you more on this highly anticipated sequel (such as the release date) all month long.
Each Tuesday Microsoft resets its weekly sale on digital Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, offering deals on a new selection of games. This week’s sale is now live, with savings on a lot of pretty fantastic games. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of this week’s Microsoft Store sale.
Lots of games are on sale this week, but the publisher with the biggest presence by far is Bethesda. Tons of Bethesda games are on sale, including Skyrim Special Edition for $20 / £15 and The Elder Scrolls Online for $10 / £7.50. If you’re feeling apocalyptic, you can download Fallout 4 for $15 / £10, or go all-in and get the Game of the Year Edition, which includes the game and all of the DLC, for $30 / £25.
Bethesda shares the spotlight this week with a good deal of indie games that are also on sale. The hectic multiplayer game Overcooked is down to just $6 / £4 this week, which ought to whet your appetite for the upcoming sequel. The Banjo-Kazooey-like platformer Yooka-Laylee is on sale for $13 / £12 for anyone feeling nostalgic for the Nintendo 64 days. And the recently released Yoku’s Island Express, a clever mash-up between Metroidvania and pinball, is on sale for $16 / £13.
You can find more of our picks listed below, or click over to the full list of games on sale here, including huge discounts on the Street Fighter series on Xbox 360.
Nintendo Switch console sales have reached almost 20 million units sold.
Nintendo’s first quarter results are in for Q1 FY2018 and the company has revealed that the Switch’s sales have reached 19.67 million units, while software sales for the platform have reached 83.93 units.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the next best-selling title, up from 9.22 million units in April to 10.35 million for 2018’s first quarter. The game launched on Nintendo Switch at the end of April last year. We called it the “best entry in the series so far” and said that it was “just as amazing in 2017 as it was in 2014” in our review.
Google has officially hired Dr. Richard Marks, known for his work on PlayStation VR, PlayStation Move and EyeToy.
According to VentureBeat, Marks has joined Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), his first major move away from Sony since 1999.
During his time with Sony, he worked in Sony’s experimental Magic Lab, helping to create the EyeToy and PlayStation Camera, the basis of PlayStation Move and PSVR’s motion-tracking technology.
An official statement from google states “ATAP is at the intersection of science and application where our goal is to solve significant problems and close the gap between what if and what is. We’re super excited about Richard joining the senior team and look forward to his contributions.”
The indie physics puzzle game Donut County is coming on August 28, across PC, PS4, and iOS. It will cost $13 on each, except for iOS, where it’ll be $5. Alternatively, you can save a few bucks on PS4 where a pre-order will be available for $10.49. That will net you a free PS4 dynamic theme as well.
The wacky concept was brainstormed by Ben Esposito of The Unfinished Swan and What Remains of Edith Finch. The tone of it is very different than those serene indie puzzlers, and the idea originates from a game jam parodying game designer Peter Molyneux. The game works like Katamari Damacy in reverse, as a hole grows upon swallowing up items around the world.
Donut County has already won accolades: the 2015 Independent Games Festival finalist in the Excellence in Visual Art category and an honorable mention for the Seumas McNally prize. GameSpot also named it a hidden gem and a game to watch from PAX East 2018.
If you’re looking for other indie games on the cheap to fill the gap until late August, check out the Humble Indie Mega Week sale. It’s offering a load of cheap games, including fellow indie puzzler The Witness.
The fresh batch of vehicles is led by Lewis Hamilton’s championship-winning Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ 2017 and also includes the legendary, Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B. The rest of the list features a commemorative Ford GT designed by Polyphony that first appeared in 2007’s GT5 Prologue, a Ferrari 250 GTO race car that was last available in GT6, plus a handful of Japanese kei cars from Daihatsu and Honda.
Epic Games has released a new update for Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS. Update 5.10 marks the start of a new limited time mode called Fly Explosives, which involves using jetpacks to cause mayhem. The update also pulls the Guided Missile weapon out of the vault and puts it into play.
“The Guided Missile is back from the Vault and dropping into Battle Royale this update,” the patch notes read. “In its time away, the Guided Missile has been tweaked and tuned down as it was too strong upon its initial release.” For those playing Save the World mode, there’s a new Spyglass Sniper Rifle, which will be available in the store on August 1 at 8 PM ET. Take a look below for the full Fortnite patch 5.10 notes.
Guided Missile (Battle Royale): The Guided Missile returns from the Vault! Scan the battlefield from above, weave through obstacles, and rocket ride teammates into the action.
Fly Explosives (Battle Royale): BOOM! The new Fly Explosives Limited Time Mode is here and it’s a blast for the whole squad. Use Jetpacks to fly above your foes and rain down in this explosives only game mode.
Limited Time Mode: Fly Explosives
This mode combines the explosive fun of the High Explosives LTM and the vaulted Limited Time Item Jetpack. Take to the skies and blast everyone else back to the lobby!
Only Explosive Weapons can be found in this mode.
Floor Loot spawners will occasionally spawn Jetpacks.
Fly Explosives Jetpacks have increased fuel regen rate & decreased burn rate compared to Default Jetpacks, to keep pilots in the sky a bit longer.
Between-storm wait times have been reduced due to players needing less time to find adequate loot (avg. match length should be lower than 20m).
Rocket Ammunition capped at 120.
Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode.
Limited Time Mode: Playground
The following weapons and items have been added to the Playground LTM only.
Bug Fixes: Nameplates will no longer appear for members of the opposite team.
Weapons and Items
Guided Missile returns!
Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
Fuse duration reduced from 18 to 15 seconds.
Movement Speed decreased from 1100 to 1000.
Reload time increased to 2.4/2.2.
Reduced player damage from 105/110 down to 74/77 damage.
Reduced structure damage down from 1100 to 400.
Explosions now damage structures with no regard for Line of Sight.
Guided Missile can also be controlled via keyboard using the default movement inputs.
The issues with Slurp Juice have been fixed and it can once again be looted in-game.
Save the World
Spyglass Sniper Rifle (Save the World): Husks don’t stand a chance against this newest addition to the Flintlock Weapon set. This powerful single shot sniper packs a punch, so hold on tight as you take aim and fire.
Weapons and Items
Spyglass Sniper Rifle added to the Weekly Store
An accurate, high-powered, scoped sniper rifle with a single round per magazine that kicks like a mule.
Available Wednesday, August 1 at 8:00 PM ET until Wednesday, August 8 at 8:00 PM ET.
The next massive total-conversion mod for Fallout 4 is taking players to Miami. A new trailer for Fallout: Miami reveals the Florida city remade in the war-torn, radiation-filled landscape of the Fallout universe. The primary modder behind Fallout: Miami is Milan “Mika999” Brajkovic, most well-known for being the creator behind the well-received Shard of Oblivion mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The new mod takes reimagined content from Fallout 4 and its Far Harbor and Nuka-World DLC expansions. Fallout: Miami’s website claims the mod’s map will be slightly larger than Far Harbor’s, roughly covering South Pointe Pier to Fontainebleau Hotel. The mod doesn’t have an official release date as of yet, and the creators behind it are seeking volunteers who are familiar with the Fallout Creation Kit to help finish the project. The trailer seems to promise a similar experience to Fallout: New Vegas.
Fallout 4 is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. However, like most mods, Fallout: Miami is only scheduled for PC.
Another mod for PC, titled Fallout: New California is launching October 23. According to Polygon, New California is a mod of Fallout: New Vegas, and its story acts as an unofficial prequel to Bethesda’s 2010 RPG.
Fallout 76, the next official release in the Fallout franchise, is heading to West Virginia. The game takes place in the earliest point on the Fallout timeline, approximately 60 years before the original 1997 game‘s story. Bethesda is taking a different approach with Fallout 76, opting for a massive-multiplayer online experience as opposed to a single-player RPG. Fallout 76 launches for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on November 14. A beta is scheduled for October.