In continuation with prior releases, Warner Bros has announced a free-to-play mobile version for Batman: Arkham Origins. Similar games were made for Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham City.
This mobile version will launch on iOS first, on the same day as the main release; October 25, 2013. It’s created by Netherrealm Studios, the creators of Mortal Kombat. You’ll be able to punch your way through a series of villains, such as Bane, Deathstroke and Harley Quinn. Most commands are based on timing prompts appearing on the screen. You’ll be able to unlock new characters by earning currency. We have a trailer where we also catch a glimpse of Terry McGinnis’ suit from Batman Beyond, for instance.
It looks like publisher Devolver Digital got a taste of crossover content in Shadow Warrior and liked it so much that they decided they can’t stop. We’re totally cool with that.
In their latest venture, they’ve paired the game Viscera Cleanup Detail (VCD) with Shadow Warrior. In VCD, players explore what happens after the first-person shooter, once the excitement of destroying people ends and there are nothing but blood and guts left. Players take the role of a janitor tasked with cleaning up the mess. This Shadow Warrior content is available on Steam for free. I streamed the gameplay, which takes more than an hour already, but the quality dropped, so you’ll have to make an active choice to go watch it here.
You can download Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior here.
Before this crossover, Shadow Warrior already added a katana from Hotline Miami to preorders, along with a dildo from Saints Row, because why not? In the game itself, players can find multiple references to other titles as well, along with tons of spoken references, which will also make an appearance in VCD.
We hope Devolver never stops doing this. It may be a bit gimmicky, but fans are sure to enjoy it.
Bigben Interactive has announced the release of a demo for racing game WRC 4. Console owners may expect to take the wheel on Playstation 3, PS Vita and Xbox 360 on October 16, 2013.
You’ll be able to drive around as Sébastien Ogier, who will use a Volkswagen Polo R WRC as a mode of transport, through the Sardinia rally. Sadly, no PC demo has been announced, despite the game also coming to the platform.
WRC 4 will release on October 25, 2013. It’s being produced by developer Milestone, who was previously also responsible for taking back the MotoGP series.
It’s time to vote once more for the Golden Joystick Awards 2013 and Green Man Gaming has made it less boring this year, by offering a free game for people who put in the effort. For this event, they’ve teamed up with 2K Games to give gamers a chance at either Civilization V or Mafia II. It should be a landslide as to what game you should pick, but that’s not a shabby deal, to say the least.
Please note that this promotion is only available while stocks last and since a previous free game promotion from Green Man Gaming only lasted a few hours, this could mean you need to be pretty damn quick. Also, you need to actually vote, since you’ll get a mail upon registration, but it won’t be eligible without actually casting a vote. While the landing page mentions free games for consoles as well, for Mafia II, the terms and conditions only make mention of Steam keys, so take note. Moreover, sites are experiencing tremendous traffic, so be patient and allow for enough time for your registration to be handled.
You can find the link to claim a free game here.
Edit: Keys are being sent out!
Developer Full Control, known for the free-to-play game Frontline Tactics on Steam, has released a sizable update for Space Hulk. Along with tons of bug fixes, the 1.2 update of the Warhammer 40K board game adaptation also comes with a free campaign addition. Three more missions are available in “Messenger of Purgatory,” where Space Marine squads are tasked with retrieving their brother, Captain Atarius.
Feedback for the game is that at a price of 30 bucks, the board game felt a bit light on content, despite also running a multiplayer section. Therefore, developer vetted content may help to sway the crowd a bit. One of the important updates to improve gameplay comes with an option to speed up the walk cycles of marines. Prior to that, it was necessary to move around different marines at once, to overcome this slow pace.
Hopefully, Full Control will periodically release a few more of these free, short campaigns. Until then, you can play your own story with a friend. It gets pretty tactical in those corridors.