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News Wrapup: 12/4/17

Star Wars Battlefront 2, Bayonetta on the PC, Uncharted spinoff gets a release date and more.

Battlefront 2 trailer has been leaked.

The follow up to 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront has had its first promo video leaked onto the internet. There seems to be a push by EA to focus on characters and the “untold solder’s story”, possibly due to the backlash due to very little single player content being available in the previous effort. It appears that space battles will appear in this installment as well as new hero characters such as Darth Maul and Yoda. If the greater focus on story is to believed, it will be interesting to see how they mesh characters from films of different time periods into the one story.

Opinion: Battlefront was not worth the money for the limited content that came on the disc. There was no story, just a handful of missions to teach you how to play multiplayer. It seems like they may be making an attempt to remedy this but it may just be clever marketing as having characters from all time periods shouldn’t work in a cohesive narrative. Hopefully EA learns from its previous mistakes but considering how many copies the first game sold regardless of the content issues, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Bayonetta is now available on Steam.

Bayonetta has finally made its way onto PC, 8 years after its release. Developer Platinum Games has told PCGamer in an interview that they always were happy to release their games on the PC platform but that their decision was often made for them by their publishers. Which more than likely means that its Nintendo published sequel will not be making its way to Steam any time soon.

Opinion: While I haven’t played this game myself, Nelson loves this game and most games made by Platinum. Its always good to see quality games make their way onto the PC platform to see their true potential, unshackled from the consoles.

New “Uprising” event now coming to Overwatch for a limited time.

Blizzard has announced a limited time event to delve into backstory hinted at by the game’s levels. The event will run from April 11 to May 1 and will relive Tracer’s first mission on the Overwatch team, fighting omnics in the streets of King’s Row.

Opinion: Blizzard has been keeping their flagship shooter well supported with events but this feels like a great opportunity to explore the backstory that never really comes to the forefront in the multiplayer arena. The shorts and character quips are great but a real story in this world would feel great.

Uncharted spinoff launching August 22.

Naughty Dog have revealed a new trailer and a release date for its expansion/spinoff to the Uncharted series. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy puts former side character Chloe into the forefront with her own adventure to find the Tusk of Ganesh in India. The game will release August 22 in North America and the 23rd in Europe.

Opinion: Uncharted is one of my favourite series and I thought it wrapped up perfectly. I am unsure about this project though. It is a good way to continue the series and I have a feeling this will be a test to see how audiences react to Chloe as the main character to potentially build upon in further games. I enjoyed Chloe’s character in Uncharted 2 and 3 but she feels like a bit of a safe character following Drake. They share nearly identical character traits so it may just be more of the same. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering the quality of these games.

Nier receiving a reprint on PS3 in Europe following the success of its follow up.

Following the success of Nier: Automata, Square Enix are going to reprint the previous game in the series, Nier for the PS3. Fans of the new game should appreciate the same mind-bending story and world that the series is known for.

Opinion: Nelson tried explaining the story of this game to me and I couldn’t keep up. Multiple playthroughs and close attention will be needed to get the most out of this game, which is exactly what its fans will want more of.


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