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South Park: The Fractured but Whole announced at E3

E3 2015 - Ubisoft has had quite the E3 this year, teasing The Division, Rainbow Six: Siege, For Honor, but also South Park: The Fractured but Whole.

 

 

Cartman leads a group of crime fighters, where his superhero alter-ego is called 'The Coon', where he's half man, half raccoon. As the New Kid, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, you'll join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and many others in order to battle the forces of evil.

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Ubisoft's 'For Honor' lets you play as a Knight, Viking or Samurai

E3 2015 - Ubisoft has announced a new IP franchise at E3 2015, something known as For Honor. For Honor will let you play as one of the three great warrior legacies: a Knight, Viking, or a mysterious Samurai.

 

 

 

For Honor lets you step into the huge war between these three warriors, with Ubisoft describing the game as a "fast-paced, competitive experience mixing skill, strategy, and teamplay with visceral melee combat". For Honor's innovative control system is called 'The Art of Battle' giving you total control over your heroes. Each hero has their own specific skills and weapons, too.

 

Ubisoft's ambitious game will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC with some slick key features:

 

  • Choose your hero among the three greatest legacies of warriors: Knights, Vikings, or Samurai. Able to turn the tide of battle and make their faction victorious, each warrior comes with their own weapon set and play style.
  • Capture control points, and slaughter enemies with our groundbreaking multi-player mode.
  • The Art of Battle control system lets you wield the weight of your weapon and feel the power and impact of each strike.
  • Inspire fear in your enemies by customizing your warrior, including your chest, shoulders, and helmet.

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Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands at E3 2015

E3 2015 - Ubisoft continued its E3 2015 push with the announcement of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, which is the first military shooter that is set in a "massive and responsive open world" reports DSO Gaming.

 

 

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands does something special, offering up 4-player cooperative or solo play. The game has been in development at Ubisoft Paris, with other studios joining in, with Ubisoft Annecy, Bucharest, Montpellier, Milan and Reflection Studios.

 

Ubisoft will be releasing Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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Crytek unveils Robinson: The Journey, their first VR game

E3 2015 - We've been hearing rumbles about Crytek's VR game, where we got some eyes-on time with Back to Dinosaur Island thanks to NVIDIA at Computex earlier this month.

 

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Well, Crytek has officially unveiled Robinson: The Journey, their first venture into the world of virtual reality gaming. Robinson: The Journey will drop the player into the role of a young boy who has crash landed onto a mysterious planet, where dinosaurs roam. Crytek is filling the virtual world with 360 degrees of content, where gamers can play with the detailed ecosystem around them.

 

Crytek's Director of Production, David Bowman, has said: "Ever since Crytek was founded, we have been striving to build the most realistic, believable worlds we possibly can for players. Today's VR technologies are enabling us to bring together CRYENGINE's capabilities and our legacy in creating immersive gaming experiences like never before. The time we're spending in Robinson: The Journey as we develop it is transforming the way we think about games, and we can't wait until everyone has the chance to set foot in this universe for themselves".

Ubisoft teases Terrorist Hunt co-op mode for Rainbow Six Siege

E3 2015 - Ubisoft teased The Division at E3 2015 earlier today, but Rainbow Six Siege was also on show. The developer unveiled a live demo of one of Rainbow Six Siege's four Terrorist Hunt ("TerroHunt") modes.

 

 

This particular mode has five gamers fighting against AI terrorists in an infiltration of an embassy. The entire demo can be viewed above, giving a great look at Ubisoft's upcoming first-person tactical shooter.

 

Rainbow Six: Siege is due out on October 13 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC with a beta to soon open up on all three platforms.

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Shenmue 3 hits Kickstarter, needs $2 million and will quickly get it

E3 2015 - During the Sony E3 press conference, Shenmue 3 made announced. Shenmue 3 has its own hashtag on Twitter as #SaveShenmue, which has hit Kickstarter where it will be securing $2 million.

 

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At the time of writing, it was at $762,862 but even after a few minutes I refreshed the page to see it at $782,325 - which means it's raising around $20,000 every 2-3 minutes at this point in time. There are over 9000 backers so far, with Shenmue 3 being a "true sequel to the classic open world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue 2. Created for modern platforms (PC and PlayStation 4) and built in Unreal 4, Shenmue 3 will continue the legacy of Shenmue".

 

20 minutes after writing this story, the pledges have reached $942,369 - so close to $200,000 has been raised in 20 minutes... Wow.

 

There are three $10,000 pledges with one of them gone already, with $10,000 buying you a dinner with Yu Suzuki himself, as well as the original scripts from Shenmue 1 and 2.

The Division to be released on March 8, 2016

E3 2015 - Ubisoft has had quite the day at E3 today, teasing many of its large franchises, but one of which feels bigger than the others, and that's The Division.

 

 

The studio showed off the E3 2015 trailer for The Division which we've embedded above, but they also talked about the DLC pass that will be coming soon. There will also be two premium versions of The Division, with the Gold Edition including an "exclusive" National Guard Gear Set and the Season Pass, while the Collector's Edition will include everything from the Gold Edition, as well as "an array of exclusive memorabilia including the Agent Watch Replica".

 

Ubisoft also said that every pre-order of The Division will include guaranteed access to the beta of The Division, which will kick off on the Xbox One in December. The full release date has also been announced: March 8, 2016.

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EA shows off Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay during E3

E3 2015 - Electronic Arts is preparing to launch Star Wars: Battlefront later this year, and hopes it will become an instant best seller. Based on the Frostbite game engine, EA wants to blend a great gaming experience using the same engine that DICE uses for Battlefield. EA COO Peter Moore said the game has been in development for about two-and-a-half years, and the following trailer was made from PlayStation 4 gameplay:

 

 

Even though this is technically Battlefront 3, EA chose not to use the name since it's promoting the game as a franchise reboot. Gamers will be able to play as Boba Fett, Darth Vader, main characters of the Galactic Empire, or the Rebellion.

 

If all goes according to plan, EA wants to sell at least 10 million copies of Star Wars: Battlefront.

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EA SPORTS NHL 16 video game will be available starting on Sept. 15

E3 2015 - Electronic Arts will release EA SPORTS NHL 16 on September 15 in North America, with a European launch taking place on September 17.

 

 

Hockey fans can expect additional levels of depth in single player and team modes, with better gameplay balance and innovation. EA SPORTS is including 6v6 Online Team Play, Online Couch CO-Op, or EA SPORTS Hockey League for online play. Oh, and you'll even be able to enjoy playoff beards in the new game - as EA wanted to be sure to include one of the "oldest and most iconic traditions in hockey," according to the game studio.

 

If you pre-order NHL 16 now, you'll receive $15 credit towards the Hockey Ultimate Team content.

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EA announces Unravel, an intriguing physics-based puzzle game

E3 2015 - Electronic Arts and Coldwood announced the development of Unravel, a puzzle game that takes place in Northern Scandinavia. Yarny, a new character that is just a single thread of yarn, must complete physics-based puzzles - and it's not just about the puzzles, but trying to work through the environment should prove to be a rather unique and enjoyable experience.

 

 

"The tale of Unravel is about love, and the bonds between people," said Martin Sahlin, creative director at Coldwood. "And the yarn is a representation of that. Yarny's red thread is the tie that connects everything in the game, from the gameplay mechanics to the story, and the people in it."

 

Unravel will be available for the PC, Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One.

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