Monthly Archives: December 2018

Full Metal Jackpot

Full Metal Jackpot is a multiplayer twin stick shooter available for iOS and Android devices. Players gather coins to buy power ups in order to defeat other players in a free-for-all arena.

Business Model: Free to Play

Microtransactions: Yes – Cosmetics only and currency can be earned through gameplay.

Key Features:

Two Game Modes: Get away with the jackpot in escape pod mode, or be the last warrior standing Battle Royale style combat.

Lots of Styles: Earn gold to buy vanity outfits.

Insurgency: Sandstorm’s Open Beta Has Begun

Insurgency Sandstorm Gameplay Overview

The FPS sequel to Insurgency, Insurgency: Sandstorm, has officially begun and will last from December 7th, 2018 at 8 am PST, until Monday at 9 am PST. Set in a fictional, contemporary Middle Eastern conflict, it offers player vs. player, competitive matchmaking, and co-operative game modes versus AI. Players will decide their soldiers’ appearance, weapons, attachments, armor, and equipment, can call in airstrikes, use vehicles with mounted weapons and more.  While the full release is on December 12th, 2018 on PC and console in 2019, the Open Beta is today.

Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and unprecedented audio design putting the fear back into the genre. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory. Those who pre-order Insurgency: Sandstorm receive a 10% discount as well as an exclusive in-game tattoo cosmetic to show their veterancy in the years to come. An additional 10% loyalty discount will be given to fans that own the original Insurgency. This additional discount will be offered until the end of March 2019.


Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Takes Players To Neogene Africa in 2019

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is coming in 2019, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2020 (ending March 31st, 2020), digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the debut title from Panache Digital Games, the independent development studio co-founded in 2014 by Patrice Désilets, original creative director of Assassin’s Creed. Players are challenged to survive and evolve in the harsh, beautiful land of Africa, spanning from 10 million to 2 million years ago.

As hominids, exploring Neogene Africa, expanding their territory, and evolving/advancing their clan from one generation to the next, in order survive in this open world title. The game and its mechanics rely on evolution, discovery, and survival as players traverse a variety of terrain and environments, encounter various predators, and learn new abilities to pass along to the next generation of their clan.

“We want to give an experience no player has ever lived before”, said Patrice Désilets, co-founder and creative director of Panache Digital Games. “Our small team will always seek to push the boundaries of what our medium is. The very early evolution of the humankind is an ambitious, truly immersive, and exclusive setting that will delight gamers of all types.”

“Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey stands out as a truly unique game that challenges players in unexpected ways,” said Michael Worosz, senior vice president and head of Private Division. “The pedigree and creativity of Patrice and the team at Panache Digital Games will be on full display, and we look forward to players around the world experiencing a new take on the survival genre.”

Devil May Cry 5 Games Awards Trailer

Capcom and Microsoft revealed that the first Devil May Cry 5 demo will be exclusively available on Xbox One starting December 7.

Via Press Release:

Viewers of The Game Awards were also treated to the first details of the mysterious character V. V may appear weak next to Nero and Dante, but he has the ability to unleash a unique fighting style that sees him summon three different demons to assist in battle:

  • Shadow – a swift, four-legged panther-like creature with savage agility that sees him change his shape into sharp blades and needles for perfectly executed close-range attacks
  • Griffon – a bird-like demon possessing aerial combat skills which allows him to carry V across Red Grave City and shoot lightning bolts at enemies from up above
  • Nightmare – the most powerful of V’s demons. Nightmare’s gigantic size sees him destroy enemies with just his basic attack, and he can also fire beams of light to destroy any approaching foes.

Utilizing a combination of all three demons’ powers, players can take their enemies down to the brink of death, allowing V to swing into battle and finish them off with a devastating cane attack.

Capcom is also pleased to confirm the return of fan-favorite Bloody Palace Mode. Coming to the game as a free update shortly after launch in April 2019, this extra quick-elimination mode pits players against hordes of fast-approaching enemies and bosses until they reach the end.  Details on the Cameo System in Devil May Cry 5 were also revealed, where players’ worlds collide with other demon hunters. While online, other players can be seen making special guest appearances in the game as they battle other demons around Red Grave City – even joining in the battle in some cases. Players can rate each other’s cameos in-game by rating their gameplay “Stylish!” if they’re impressed by their SSStylish skills.

Skylanders: Ring of Heroes

Master Eon and the Skylanders are threatened by the evil villain Kaos in Com2US’s new free to play mobile RPGacha game, coming in 2019.

Business Model: Free to Play with in app purchases

Microtransactions: Yes – Unknown

Key Features:

Elements: Each Skylander has their own elemental associations, and each element is strong or weak to other elements. Build your team strategically to utilize the best elements for each situation.

Guilds: Form allegiances with other players and climb the leaderboards!

Epic Boss Fights: These bosses are no joke! Beware their powerful special attacks and make sure to wear down their stamina so you can knock them down and knock em out.