News | New footage from zombie MMO The Day Before shown

Fntastic has released new gameplay footage of the mmo The Day Before.

The images show a cross-section of the gameplay that The Day Before consists of and are reminiscent of games such as The Division and The Last of Us. For example, you can see how players search abandoned houses for items, can modify weapons on a workbench and run into zombies.

Recently, The Day Before was postponed again, this time to November 10th. According to the developer, this was due to a trademark issue. Many gamers are convinced that the game is a scam. The developer also receives a lot of criticism because it would have used unpaid volunteers for the development. Fntastic recently announced that the game really exists.

The Day Before revolves around survival in a post-apocalyptic America ravaged by flesh-eating infected and survivors who kill each other for food and weapons. Players must work together – or compete against each other – to survive. Investigating abandoned houses, skyscrapers and cars is an important part of that.

The game is set to release on PC on November 10, and on PS5 and Xbox Series at a later date.

News | The Hogwarts Legacy launch trailer has been released

Warner Bros. Interactive has released the so-called 'launch trailer' of Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy.

The trailer can be viewed in a resolution of 4K if the viewer has a supporting screen. The video contains about two and a half minutes of footage from the upcoming game.

In Hogwarts Legacy, players control a fifth-year Hogwarts student. They explore the school and the world around it, learn spells, brew potions and fly on a broomstick. The game is set around 1890, so there are hardly any characters from the books and movies, except for some cameos.

Hogwarts Legacy will be released on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and S on February 10. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will release on April 4, and the Nintendo Switch version on July 25.

News | Playtests of new The Sims game Project Rene started

EA has started conducting playtests of Project Rene, the new The Sims game.

The company made this known in an extensive new video about the game, which can be viewed below. Director Gran Rodiek reports that the internal tests being held are “just the beginning of an incredibly long journey”.

A small selection of players can test specific parts of the game in these tests. For example, people could already try out adjusting furniture, whereby, for example, the style of a certain item can be copied to another item.

EA announced Project Rene last year. “We’re building a next-generation Sims game that also serves as a creative platform,” said Franchise Vice President Lyndsay Pearson. “We’re reinventing The Sims you know and love with new ways to play. This is the future of The Sims, built on the foundation of charming Sims, powerful tools, and meaningful stories.”

Unique to the game will be that players can work alone or with others. In addition, not only patterns and colors of objects such as furniture can be adjusted, but even the shape of objects. Furthermore, EA emphasizes that the same experience must be offered on all available platforms, including mobile.

EA will need to share more videos about Project Rene over time. It is speculated that the game will eventually evolve into The Sims 5, although this has not yet been officially confirmed.

News | Avatar Generations now available on iOS and Android

Avatar Generations has come out on smartphones. Crystal Dynamics Eidos Entertainment released a new trailer for the game.

The game can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play Store. Avatar Generations was announced last summer and already had a ‘soft launch’ in a few countries, but now the game is available everywhere.

The free-to-play game follows the gang consisting of Aang, Sokka, Katara, Suki, Toph, Zuko, Momo and Appa and their adventures from the animated series. Players can expect familiar locations and events from the series in an open game world. Future updates should also include characters and storylines from Avatar: The Legend of Korra.

Avatar Generations has in-app purchases. With those purchases, players can customize their experience with (cosmetic) items.

News | Minecraft Legends will be released on April 18

Minecraft Legends will be available from April 18, Microsoft revealed during Developer Direct.

Extensive gameplay of the game was shown during the live stream, where players must build their own fortress and defend against enemies. The game also features a narrative campaign and online co-op. There is also pvp gameplay where teams compete against each other to defeat the opponents’ fortress.

The game is being developed by Mojang and Blackbird Interactive. The game will be released on April 18 on Xbox consoles, PC, Game Pass, PlayStation consoles and Nintendo Switch. There is cross platform play.

News | Freelancer mode available in Hitman 3 from January 26

The Freelancer mode is coming to Hitman 3 on January 26. IO Interactive has released a cinematic trailer for the upcoming mode.

Freelancer will be added to the game on January 26. The mode takes place after the epilogue of Hitman 3 and contains roguelike elements, where players collect gear and weapons during their assignments and build their own safehouse.

The goal of IO Interactive is to make it easier for people to play the Hitman games. Separate DLC is also no longer sold; instead, people will soon be able to choose from two options. The regular edition of Hitman: World of Assassination therefore also contains the content from Hitman 1 and 2, while a Deluxe Pack will also be available that will also contain all Hitman 2 and 3 DLC.

News | Hogwarts Legacy PC System Requirements Revealed

Warner Bros. Games has revealed the system requirements for the PC version of Hogwarts Legacy.

Below are the different system requirements, starting with the minimum system requirements:

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 6600 (3.3 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 GB or AMD Radeon RX 470 4 GB
  • DirectX Version: DX 12
  • Storage: 85GB HDD
  • Details: SSD (if possible), HDD (supported), 720p/30fps (low quality settings)Recommended system requirements:
  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 (3.2 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 4
  • DirectX Version: DX 12
  • Storage: 85GB HDD

Details: SSD, 1080/60FPS (high quality settings)

‘Ultra’ system requirements:

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 10700K (3.80 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 5800
  • RAM: 32GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6800
  • DirectX Version: DX 12
  • Storage: 85GB HDD
  • Details: SSD, 1440/60FPS (ultra quality settings)

‘Ultra 4K’ system requirements:

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 10700K (3.80 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 5800
  • RAM: 32GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090Ti or AMD Radeon RX 7900
  • DirectX Version: DX 12
  • Storage: 85GB HDD
  • Details: SSD, 2160/60FPS (ultra quality settings)

The game will be released on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and S on February 10. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be released on April 4, and the Switch version will be released on July 25.

News | Narrative Trailer for Deliver Us Mars

KeokeN Interactive has released a new trailer for Deliver Us Mars, which focuses on the game's story.

In addition to the breakdown of the story, gameplay can also be seen in the trailer. Deliver Us Mars is a sequel to Deliver Us The Moon, released in 2018, which , as the name implies, was set on the moon.

The sequel, set on Mars, takes place ten years later and can be played separately from the first part. Astronaut Kathy Johanson is on a mission to travel to Mars and collect powerful devices called Arks in order to save the Earth’s climate. However, she also has personal reasons for this trip. The game should include new gameplay mechanics to make climbing and moving on Mars more interesting. The game must also contain various puzzles.

Deliver Us Mars will cost  29.99 and will be coming to Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One on February 2.

News | Forspoken cinematic trailer released

Square Enix and Luminous Productions have released a cinematic trailer for the upcoming Forspoken.v

In the trailer we can see how main character Frey Holland runs through two worlds: her hometown of New York City and the imaginative other dimension Athia that she finds herself in.

Frey is a seemingly normal woman who can influence her environment and apply that in combat. In New York she already knows how to impress with her speed and flexibility, but in Athia she takes it a step further.

Forspoken is being developed by Luminous Productions, a Square Enix studio consisting of developers of Final Fantasy 15. The game will be released on January 24 for PlayStation 5 and PC.

News | Card game based on Gears Of War will be released this year

Steamforged Games has announced that Gears of War: The Card Game will be released this year.

Other details are still missing – it is also not yet known what the rules of the game will be. However, there are a number of pictures of some cards in the game on the Boardgamegeek page.

The card game based on Gears of War was announced several years ago, but for the first time in ages something is being reported about the upcoming product.

The Gears franchise has been around for quite some time, but with the exception of Gears Tactics, it’s been a while since a new game in the series has been released. There have been rumors for quite some time about a possible collection similar to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but its existence has not yet been confirmed.