A good train management game can be a thing of excellence, just think back to the Railroad Tycoon series and bask the glow of glorious train timetabling and management. It is a genre which I’ve largely lost track of in recent time, but the upcoming full release of Train Valley on September 16th could change that. …
The Great Swindle of the title of this post isn’t some kind of Great British Bake off, not at all. I’m talking about something equally as British, that is the game known as The Swindle (official site) from Size Five Games which has a release date of July 28th set. That’s a month from today for those sleeping in the back. …
This past week was a big one for fans of Football Manager, a documentary on the game was released in select cinemas across the UK, a release date was confirmed (November 7th for those who didn’t read the title of the post) and a massive amount of new features and improvements have been revealed. Good times indeed. …
I might have talked about Divinity: Original Sin very briefly earlier this month but some big news has emerged along with a new trailer that I can’t resist sharing with you all. Well, I know that if I don’t share it I’m just going to want to play the game now, even though I have promised myself to stay strong and wait until it is released before playing again. …
Somehow, in my preview of 2014 I managed to leave Watch Dogs of the list, though that does show the strength of some of the exciting games coming out this year. Despite it not quite making the list, I am still looking forward to the open-world hackathon from Ubisoft, even more now that is has a release date. The 27th May is that day, and Ubisoft released a new trailer to celebrate the announcement. Check it out below. …
A new trailer for the most piratey of games, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag has launched profiling various members of Captain Kenway’s crew of robbers. Well, the trailer is called ‘The Pirate Heist Trailer’ so I think that is an apt description. Blackbeard, Calcio Jack and Anne Bonny all make an appearance with some swashbuckling catchphrases. After my adventures with the game at Eurogamer I am certainly starting to look forward to this one now. …
Toki Tori 2 has quietly been in development for quite some time now and with good reason. Two Tribes made the decision that this would be the first game in a decade that would be entirely without the pressures of having a publisher. Instead of being dogged down by release dates Two Tribes took “as long as necessary to really make it shine”.
Toki Tori 2 is a puzzle adventure game for Wii U. The game gives players two moves, the whistle and the stomp, with which they can manipulate the behavior of the creatures that inhabit the game world. Its design gives players the freedom to figure everything out for themselves and have fun in the process. Instead of telling players what to do and where to go, we think facilitating exploration and experimentation makes for a far more rewarding experience. We don’t use tutorials or text screens, there is
no text at all in the game. Who reads that anyway? The game’s Metroidvania style open world opens up because players learn more about the world and its creatures, not because we hand out more moves or items. This means inquisitive players can go anywhere right from the start while less experienced players can simply follow the game’s flow and build up their arsenal of knowledge on their own terms.
If you’re itching to play the good news is that Two Tribes are heading to PAX east (Boston, March 22nd-24th) and will be demoing Toki Tori 2 for the Wii U. Keep and eye out for the Indie Mega Booth number 679 and no doubt, a massive yellow chick.
Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout April 2013. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms. Keep this page bookmarked for easy access, as we will link all previews and reviews when we post them on the site.
Still catching up with this months games? March’s release schedule can be found here.
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
PS3, Xbox 360
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
PS3, Xbox 360
Tai Chi Elements
Age of Empires II HD
In Age of Empires II: HD Edition, fans of the original game and new players alike will fall in love with the classic Age of Empires II experience. Explore all the original single player campaigns from both Age of Kings and The Conquerors expansion, choose from 18 civilizations spanning over a thousand years of history, and head online to challenge other Steam players in your quest for world domination throughout the ages.
Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused?
Secret Agent Files
Injustice: Gods Among Us
PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
Fire Emblem: Awakening
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
PS3, Xbox 360
Just off the Gransys mainland is the cursed Bitterblack Isle and it is here that gamers will discover an underground realm, complete with new terrifying foes to face and incredible treasure to find as they embark on an all new quest. Owners of the original Dragon’s Dogma will be able to export their existing characters and all other saved data, to continue their journey as the Arisen and face this new threat that has emerged from the cavernous depths. Players will be able to take their characters to new heights, with brand new high-level skills and augments as well as all new weapons and armour sets. For those that missed Dragon’s Dogma the first time around, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen provides the opportunity to start their journey from the very beginning before tackling the all new content.
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Star Trek is expected to be a single-player action game with cooperative gameplay elements allowing two people to control Kirk and Spock. The two characters are intended to show different gameplay techniques, with Kirk being the more typical shooter while Spock has stealth techniques and can use both the Vulcan nerve pinch and mind meld. Each are armed with weapons to reflect their gameplay style, with Kirk armed with a phaser equipped with a stun setting, while Spock’s weapon is quieter and freezes enemies instead.
Dead Island Riptide
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
They thought they had escaped the terrors of Banoi and survived the apocalypse on a corrupted paradise. Then their fate took a turn for the worse… The Dead Island heroes escaped in a helicopter to the safety of a military ship, but when a furious storm hits and the virus suddenly spreads throughout the crew, the nightmare starts all over again, leaving hope drowning in the rising tides.
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut
After THQ went the way of the Stephens Island Wren in early January, I and many others were more than a little concerned about the fate of those titles it held under its wing. Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes II were well into production when the publisher went into liquidation, and for a time rumours were rife that the titles would never see daylight.