Try starting a conversation about great games that arguably deserve a sequel but seemingly will never get one. Well thankfully one of the more likely candidates to be brought up in that conversation is finally getting a sequel and no, I’m not talking about Half Life 3.
Star Wars Battlefront had a mixed response with fans upon release. It never quite held a candle to the original Battlefront games. Much like the prequels did for the original trilogy. I myself didn't think too badly of the re-release. I played Battlefront after EA access gave the game away for free. There was a limited amount of content, but the feeling and the atmosphere of Star Wars was really captured in Star Wars Battlefront. The art style, the sounds and the levels paid a very good homage to the films.
EA kicks off this years E3 and a surprise for me was to see a new title in production. A Way Out, from the writers of Brother: A Tale of Two Sons are bringing a whole new story and proposal to video game market.
Split-screen, which has only featured on local multiplayer games is a massive part of A Way Out. Where players control two inmates in a prison figuring out a way to break out. There are multiple choices and paths to take within the game as well as the discovery of the characters, which looks to have deep background story for each of the characters. Players can play split-screen online or local co-op with a friend. It's an ambitious design choice. But the game looks graphically impressive from the trailers. So let's hope it pays off. The reveal and game-play trailer are below.
What is E3 Coliseum? E3 Coliseum is an event in which fans get a chance to view their favourite people from the industry on multiple different panels. ESA and E3 are teaming up with producer Geoff Keighley to help make this event a reality. It'll run at the same time as E3, on both the Tuesday and Wednesday. Unlike E3 itself, E3 Coliseum takes place at The Novo at L.A. Live. PST is the time it will take place in LA, and BST is the timezone of the UK. The schedule is below:
It is always very exciting when a new idea pops up for triple A market. We have our indie games that offer us a wealth of new stories and mechanics but it's very rare to see a video game company venture straight into the deep end.
Maximum Games and Iron Galaxy are doing just that with their announcement of Extinction. Which is not a zombie post apocalyptic survival like the name gives the connotation. Instead, it looks to be a high fantasy inspired from Attack on Titan. Not sure? Well here is the announcement trailer: