In addition to the combat, the video shows off the new, single-cut camera system and treasure chests you’ll discover in the world. We also get another look at the game’s stunning-looking visuals, which continue to surprise and impress. Unlike past games in the PlayStation series, this one is a Norse mythology story set in Scandinavia.
For more on God of War, you can check out this video that shows off Kratos’ new Leviathan axe and hear from developers about why they went with it instead of his familiar arsenal.
Constantine is joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as The CW has renewed it and 9 other shows for next season.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms The CW will be renewing Arrow, Black Lightning, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, Riverdale, Supergirl and Supernatural.
In May The CW will officially decide whether to continue with The 100, iZombie, Life Sentence, and Valor, as well as determine new series orders. “We have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said, “with more still to come.”
Several months after its release, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is permanently removing all microtransactions.
Posted on WB Games’ official website, the announcement stated that being able to buy orcs with real-world money undermines the experiences born from Shadow of War’s Nemesis System.
“The core promise of the Nemesis System is the ability to build relationships with your personal allies and enemies in a dynamic open world,” reads the post. “While purchasing Orcs in the Market is more immediate and provides additional player options, we have come to realize that providing this choice risked undermining the heart of our game, the Nemesis System. It allows you to miss out on the awesome player stories you would have otherwise created, and it compromises those same stories even if you don’t buy anything. Simply being aware that they are available for purchase reduces the immersion in the world and takes away from the challenge of building your personal army and your fortresses. In order to fully restore the core promise of the Nemesis System, we’ll be permanently removing Gold, War Chests and the Market from Shadow of War. This means the option to purchase Gold with real-world money and the ability to gain Orc Followers from War Chests will be removed.”
Overwatch‘s limited-time mode, Uprising, is returning this year, and Blizzard shared a few more details about it today. This is the same King’s Row mission as last year, but now it has a new name and modes. It’s now called “Overwatch Archives,” and you can play in Story Mode or All Heroes Mode. Story Mode is basically a replaying of Tracer’s first mission in King’s Row, with four heroes available: Tracer, Mercy, Reinhardt, and Torbjorn.
All Heroes Mode, as its name suggests, lets you play the same King’s Row mission but as any hero you want. Regarding the new name, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan said in the video above, “The idea is there are all these cool past moments in Overwatch history, and by going into the archives we can re-live those, and Uprising was just one of those events.”
All of last year’s loot boxes are coming back for this year, along with some new skins. Kaplan teased that one of the Shimada brothers–either Hanzo or Genji–will be getting a new skin as part of the update. Blizzard also teased that the new Uprising mission will have “new content” that the developer will discuss later. In particular, Kaplan teased that Blizzard will release a new video during this week’s Overwatch League competition that may show what’s coming in the new event.
As announced previously, the new Uprising event goes live on April 10. Blizzard has been talking about the new Uprising event for some time now.
Back in January, Kaplan stated Uprising would return for 2018 but that Blizzard “want[s] to evolve it” in some way. At the time, he also said the Anniversary event would make a return to give players another chance to unlock the items that were only available last year. A date for that has not been announced, but it’ll presumably come in May, when Overwatch will celebrate the two-year anniversary of its release.
I wasn’t sure what to make of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden when I first saw its cinematic reveal trailer, mostly because of the giant duck. Based on a classic Swedish pen and paper RPG, it gave a glimpse of a very strange kind of post apocalypse. And while the trailer was cool, it didn’t really tell me what kind of game it was. But after seeing Mutant’s mix of real-time exploration and XCOM-inspired combat in action, I knew the duck didn’t stop there.
Mutant is being made by a small Swedish team called The Bearded Ladies, and while you may have never heard that name, you’ve definitely heard of the last game they worked on. About half the studio came over from Io Interactive’s Hitman team, including Hitman’s game director David Skarin and lead level designer Lee Varley. So it should come as no surprise that a key part of Mutant is stealth. Or more specifically, using real time stealth to set up characters before you spring your trap and initiate combat.
The first week of April is a big one on Netflix, thanks to the arrival of a slew of new movies and TV shows for you to binge. Thankfully, there’s something for just about everyone in the week’s offerings, whether you love horror, classic films, big-budget franchises, or even video game adaptations.
Among the new film titles are Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sin City, and Speed Racer. Joining those movies are the 1995 adaptation of Mortal Kombat, Jackass 2.5, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, and both The Flintstones and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas–for when you get truly desperate.
As for TV, new seasons of originals Wakfu, Troy: Fall of a City, and Fastest Car will debut. A new episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman will also premiere, with the host sitting down to speak with rapper Jay Z.
It’s officially April, which means a new stack of free games is available for Twitch users with Amazon Prime. This is all part of the Free Games With Prime program, which formally began last month and will continue each month going forward.
Twitch Prime is a perk for Amazon Prime members. All you have to do is link your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account. Once you do, you can download all five games for no cost between now and April 30. They’re yours to keep forever, even if you cancel Amazon Prime at some point down the line. The only slight catch is that you need the Twitch desktop app to install them. To find your freebies, just click the crown-shaped Prime Loot icon next to the search bar on Twitch.