The Iron Banner returns to Destiny next week

Lord Saladin returns next week to Destiny with some tasty new gear.

Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner PvP mode will be returning to Destiny next week.

The event will begin on Tuesday the 28th of April at 6pm BST (1pm EST, 10am PST) and it will be improved by all of the recent tweaks Bungie has made to Destiny's ammunition economy. Bungie also noted that there will be a few new items that have been requested heavily by the community including Iron Banner helmets for each class.

There was one other thing of note as they have pinpointed a navigation bug that will affect the Iron banner on its return. Click on the image above to see all three helmets. The Iron Banner returns to Destiny next week

The studio stated, “Due to a navigation bug, the only way to access Iron Banner will be to select it from the main Director interface. Look to the left margin for the Featured activities. You won’t be able to select Iron Banner from your Crucible menu.”

Thanks Bungie Weekly Update.

Jason Voorhees DLC coming to Mortal Kombat X next month

Mortal Kombat X fans can expect a deadly beginning to the summer with the arrival of the Horror Pack DLC.

NetherRealm has announced when Mortal Kombat fans can expect to see Friday The 13th's Jason Voorhees arrive as downloadable content.

Jason will come as part of the Horror Pack DLC which includes the hockey mask-wearing slasher as well as three horror-themed character skins – Vampire Mileena, Kraken Reptile and Pharaoh Ermac. It will arrive to download on May the 5th for anyone who has purchased the Season Pass.

The Season Pass also includes the Klassic Packs 1 and 2 which add Tanya and Tremor respectively as playable characters as well as three classic themed skins each. Jason Voorhees DLC coming to Mortal Kombat X next month

It also includes the Predator/Prey Pack which adds the Predator as a playable character and three skins – Commando Johnny Cage, Infrared Scorpion and Carl Weathers as Jax.

The Season Pass is available for 29.99 USD on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Thanks Arcade Sushi.

Square Enix announces their own E3 press conference

That makes five big E3 press conferences primed for this year.

It looks like this year's E3 will be crammed with press conferences and big announcements.

Square Enix has just announced that they will be joining Sony, Microsoft, EA and Bethesda by giving their own E3 press conference.

The studio does have a pretty big line-up of games to talk about including Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Just Cause 3, Hitman, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III. Square Enix announces their own E3 press conference

It is scheduled to take place on Tuesday the 16th of June at 5pm BST (12pm EST, 9am PST).

Thanks Eurogamer.

Square Enix has announced that Avalanche will be showing off the gameplay from Just Cause 3 for the first time next week.

The reveal will come in trailer form and will demonstrate how the studio has grown and expanded the gameplay from the addictive and destructive play of Just Cause 2.

The first gameplay trailer is set to go live on the official Just Cause 3 YouTube channel on Tuesday the 28th of April at 2pm BST (9am EST, 6am PST). In the meantime you can watch the teaser above.

Just Cause 3 is in development on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and is aiming for release during this year's Christmas season. 

EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour delayed a touch

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour now heading for a July release.

EA Sports has announced that they will be delaying the release of their upcoming Rory McIlroy PGA Tour game along with giving a few more details about the game.

It will have multiple control systems in order to appeal to a wider array of golf gamers from the analog-based Arcade controls to the classic three-click swings and the more in-depth Tour controls that offer much more control over backswing, speed and follow-through.

Unlike the rest of EA Sports games Rory McIlroy PGA Toru uses the Frostbite engine to deliver what they call “Golf Without Limits” with a selection of real-world and fantasy courses to give golf fans the ultimate challenge. EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour delayed a touch

EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will now be released on PS4 and Xbox One on July the 16th. Click on the image above for a gallery of screenshots from the upcoming title.

Telltale announces a new deal with Marvel

Surely this will be woven into the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

It seems that Telltale Games are just going crazy as far as securing access to new IPs to explore with their episodic story format.

This time they have announced a new partnership with Marvel to put together a new series based on at least one of their properties.

They stated briefly, “We'll be teaming up on the development of an upcoming Telltale game series project set to premiere in 2017.” Telltale announces a new deal with Marvel

Telltale have already managed to put together one series that ties in with it's TV show counterpart in Game Of Thrones so it is entirely possible that the new Marvel series will tie in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe although there's no more details at this point.

Right now they still have three episodes of both Tales From The Borderlands and Game Of Thrones to release and they're also working on a new series based on Minecraft.

Thanks MCV.

Sanctuary update arrives for Warframe on consoles

In Warframe it looks like there is Sanctuary after all.

Digital Extremes has released the brand new Sanctuary for console players of Warframe.

The Sanctuary update brings in expanded PvP gameplay and another new Warframe suit for players on PS4 and Xbox One. Sanctuary brings in Conclaves 2.0 to PvP adding the new Cephalon Capture mode as well as three new maps and Tenshin the new PvP guide.

The new Chroma Warframe is a elemental suit that can change its damage output by altering its colouring. There's also a new quest called The New Strange which involves workling with Cephalon Simaris to find the source of a mysterious voice.

Finally there's a couple of new weapons in the Kohmak hand-shotgun and the Ripkas saw-fists, a new Relay room to explore on Sanctuary and a new enemy in the form of the guerilla-style Grineer Manic.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III gets another teaser trailer

Black Ops III looks like it might be going all Deus Ex on us.

Activision has released a second teaser trailer for Treyarch's upcoming Call Of Duty title which, unsurprisingly is Black Ops III.

The new Ember trailer teases a setting for the new game some time after the events of Black Ops II beginning with the caption, “Mankind's greatest mistake will be its inability to control the technology it has created.”

To be fair technology had already become a problem in Black Ops II when the US's own defence technology was hijacked by Raul Menendez although there's a definite Deus Ex flavour to the new trailer.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III is set to be revealed fully on April the 26th but you can bet it is aiming for a release date at the beginning of November on PC, PS4 and Xbox One at the very least. PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are more of an outside possibility this year.

Patrice Desilets unveils his new game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Assassin's Creed creator is finally back with Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey.

Patrice Desilets, the man behind the Assassin's Creed series has unveiled his first game in a very long time, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey.

Speaking at this year's Reboot Develop conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia he lifted the lid on his first game with his new indie studio Panache Digital Games. Ancestors is to be a triple-A quality episodic survival action adventure.

He stated, "Through each episodes [sic], we want the player to relive the greatest moments of mankind with a documentary twist. Our civilisation is one idea away from extinction... or evolution. Stay tuned much more to come in 2015!" Patrice Desilets unveils his new game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Desilets has not managed to get a game released since he left Ubisoft the first time to join THQ's Montreal superstudio to work on a project known as 1666 after finishing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

After THQ went belly-up the Montreal studio and its projects were acquired by Ubisoft with the intention of releasing the game eventually. Desilets and Ubisoft then promptly had artistic differences and he left their employ again to found Panache Digital games.

Thanks Eurogamer.

Project CARS gets a multiplayer trailer

Here's one more teaser trailer for Project CARS ahead of next month's launch.

Slightly Mad Studios has released a new trailer teasing the multiplayer components of Project CARS.

Project CARS was initially sold to crowd-funders as a socially-enabled multiplayer racer with stunnign graphics and Slightly Mad are aiming not to disappoint.

As well as good old-fashioned head-to-head online multiplayer they have given players the tools to host both public and private race weekends bringing racing fans together to compete for bragging rights.

Project CARS will be released on May the 5th in North America and May the 8th in Europe and the UK on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. There is still a Wii U version in the pipeline too but it is not expected until later on in the year.

Blizzard announces a full slate of games for their Gamescom appearance later this summer

Overwatch and StarCraft: Legacy Of The Void to be at Gamescom 2015.

Blizzard has announced that they'll be at this year's Gamescom in Germany and they'll be bringing the kitchen sink.

Their line-up for Gamescom 2015 will include World Of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Hearthstone, Heroes Of The Storm which will just have released at that point, the upcoming team shooter Overwatch and the eagerly awaited closing chapter of StarCraft II, Legacy of The Void.

The studio will also be hosting live entertainment of Gamescom's main stage, costume and dance competitions, quizzes, contests and a series of developer signing events. Blizzard announces a full slate of games for their Gamescom appearance later this summer

Gamescom 2015 is scheduled to take place at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany between August the 5th and August the 9th.

Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty arrives on the PS3

PS3 gamers can finally get their hands on Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty.

Oddworld Inhabitant's rather excellent remake of the classic PSOne title Oddworld: Abe's Oddyssey has arrived for the PS3.

Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty has been rebuilt from the ground up with new visuals, reworked audio, improved controls and special new secrets but still manages to capture all of the atmosphere and gameplay antics that made the original game so compelling back in the day.

It has already been a huge hit on the PS4 and the PS3 version, just like the PC version before it, includes all of the improvements that have been made to the game since the PS4 version launched last year. Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty arrives on the PS3

Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty is out now on PS3. You can also get your hands on it on PC and PS4. Click on the image above for a gallery of screenshots from the PS3 version.

Codemasters is tentatively dipping its toes back into a world outside of racing games with a new title in the Overlord series.

Overlord: Fellowship Of Evil returns to the strategy action gameplay that made the original Overlord game so successful and allowing players to indulge their evil side once more. Again the game is written by Tomb Raider and Mirror's Edge writer Rhianna Pratchett.

She said, “Finally the secret dark rituals have paid off! I’m often asked if there’ll be another Overlord game, so it’s wonderful to be back in black helping to create a new carnage-filled evil ride. This is one game franchise which has been as fun to develop as it is to play, and Fellowship of Evil is no exception. And don’t worry, there will be sheepies. We have plans for them. Oh yes!”

Overlord: Fellowship Of Evil is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One as a download some time later on in 2015.

And here's the details from last night's Destiny House Of Wolves livestream

Bungie drops the first official details of Destiny's House Of Wolves expansion.

Bungie has given a load of new details on what to expect from the upcoming House Of Wolves expansion for Destiny.

The details were revealed in a livestream on Bungie's own Twitch channel last night and they mainly focused on a bit of the story, the new social hub based in the Reef and new gameplay modes, gear, bounties and other new additions. Story missions will be accessed via Petra Venj in a similar way to Eris Morn for the Crota storyline in The Dark Below.

There's a new co-op battle arena mode called Prison Of Elders and gear can be accessed throughthe warden Variks. Trials Of Osiris is another new gameplay mode that will be introduced. It will run from Friday to Tuesday and is a competitive mode that will provide players with new rewards and supplies through the Disciple Of Osiris Brother Vance.The new Reef social hub will give access to new bounties, vaults and a Postmaster.

Bungie plans another livestream for next week, Wednesday the 29th of April at 7pm BST (2pm EST, 11am PST) and you can watch it in the embedded player above at that time. Until then you can watch this week's stream in the same player. House Of Wolves will arrive for Destiny's fanbase from May the 19th on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Batman: Arkham Knight's PC system specs released through Nvidia

Batman: Arkham Knight will need a fairly beefy setup on PC.

Three sets of PC system specifications for Batman: Arkham Knight have been released through GPU-makers Nvidia.

Sadly this means that owners of AMD GPUs will need to make a best guess as to which cards will meet the requirements at each of the three levels but as long as you're Have a fairly new Radeon card with at least 2GB of VRAM you should be okay.

As well as announcing the minimum and reccomended specs they've also announced an ULTRA level spec presumably for those that want to experience Arkham Knight in 4K at 30fps at the very least. Batman: Arkham Knight's PC system specs released through Nvidia

The minimum specs are as follows:

  • CPU: Either a 2.67GHz Intel i5-750 or a 3.4GHz AMD Phenom II X4 965
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1
  • RAM 6GB
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 with 2GB of VRAM
  • DirectX: 11
  • HDD: 45GB free space

The recomended specs are as follows:

  • CPU: Either a 3.4GHz Intel i7-3770 or a 4.0GHz AMD FX-8350
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 with 3GB of VRAM
  • HDD: 55GB of free space

The ULTRA level specs are as follows:

  • CPU: Either a 3.4GHz Intel i7-3770 or a 4.0GHz AMD FX-8350
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 with 3GB of VRAM

Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on June the 23rd world wide. The PC version will only be released as a download.

Thanks Nvidia via PC Gamer.

Mad Max gets its first gameplay trailer

Dining on maggots and dog food are just some of the wonders that await in Mad Max.

Warner Bros has release a first-look gameplay trailer for Avalanche's curious-looking sandbox title Mad Max. The trailer comes with the added bonus of a release date.

The new trailer shows off some of the key elements of Mad Max's gameplay and all of the ways that Max can survive and get revenge for the death of his family.

The game begins in a similar way to Fallout: New Vegas with Max robbed, beaten and left for dead in the wasteland. Players must build a new car and upgrade their gear and abilities in order to achieve his ultimate ends.

Mad Max is heading for release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September the 2nd in North America and September the 4th in Europe and the UK.

Bungie teases the new Reef Social Hub coming with Destiny's House Of Wolves expansion

Here's a quick teaser for what to expect from Destiny's House Of Wolves expansion.

Bungie has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming House Of Wolves expansion for Destiny.

The trailer gives a sneek peek at one of the key new elements that is being introduced in House Of Wolves and that is the hew social hub area in the Reef.

The story focuses around the revolt of the the Queen of the Awoken's Fallen servants who seemed quite subservient when they are encountered during Destiny's main story campaign.

House Of Wolves will arrive for Destiny players on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on May the 19th world wide.

Watch Charles Dance talk about recording his part in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Here's a new trailer for The Witcher 3 with extra Tywin Lannister.

CD Projekt RED has released a brand new video looking at the recording of the voice acting for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The new video focuses on Tywin Lannister himself, Charles Dance and his experiences of recording his very first coice-acting role in a video game.

Dance provides the voice for Emperor Emhyr var Emreis of Nilfgaard, one of the most powerful men that Geralt of Rivia will have to deal with as he tackles the Wild Hunt.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will arrive on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One on May the 19th world wide.

King's Quest developer diary part one arrives

Now's the chance to find out more about the new King's Quest.

Sierra and The Odd Gentlemen have released the first in a four-part series of developer diaries looking behind the scenes of their upcoming King's Quest game.

The first video introduces the game's creative director Matt Korba and the producer Lindsey Rostalas they talk about jumping at the opportunity to work on one of the most storied fantasy point and click adventure series in gaming history.

The game's story will begin with King's Quest's hero King Graham regaling his granddaughter Gwendolyn with tales of his adventures.

King's Quest will return as a downloadable adventure on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this year.

Activision gives a quick behind-the-scenes look at Guitar Hero Live

Here's a trailer of FreeStyleGames talking more about Guitar Hero Live.

Activision has released a new trailer giving a new behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming return of the Guitar Hero series.

The new Guitar Hero Live trailer pays a visit to the game's developer FreeStyleGames and has them talk about the work they've been working to breathe new life into the series.

The new game will focus on bringing live elements to the series trying to give gamers a more authentic rock star experience.

They've also built a new online experience in GHTV which gives a 24-hour playable music video network with new music getting added all the time. Guitar Hero Live is coming to PS4, Xbox One and mobile devices in the autumn of this year.

The Evil Within: The Consequence DLC is out now

Part two of The Evil Within's story DLC is here.

The second pack of downloadable content for Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within, The Consequence, has arrived.

The Consequence follows Detective Castellanos' partner Juli Kidman as she winds her path through the disturbing events that have plunged them all into a nightmarish world.

Kidman is all tied up with a strange and mysterious organisation called Mobius that is believed to be behind the whole ordeal.

The Evil Within: The Consequence is available now to download on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 either as part of the season pass for 14.99 GBP or on its own at 6.99 GBP.

Don't Starve: Giant Edition is coming to the Wii U next month

Nintendo scores the rather excellent Don't Starve for the Wii U.

Klei Entertainment has announced that their hit survival game Don't Starve will be coming to the Wii U next month.

Wii U gamers will be getting the Don't Starve: Giant Edition which includes the Reign Of Giants which adds new seasons, new dangers and even a new playable character alongside the Gentleman Scientist.

When it arrives on the Wii U it will also be available in a special two-for-one promotion which will give players an extra copy of the game to share with a friend so they can enjoy the co-op mode.

Don't Starve: Giant Edition will arrive on the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U in May although the exact date is still to be set.

Thanks MCV.

Bethesda has revealed that there will be a substantial day-one patch for The Elder Scrolls Online when it releases on home consoles.

The client on PC is some 80GB and while the console versions are slightly smaller as they don't need to include support for multiple graphics setups and screen resolutions the PS4 and Xbox One versions still don't fully fit on one 50GB Blu-ray disc. In fact they will require a 15GB patch to be downloadedfrom launch day.

“With the console beta just around the corner, we're sure everyone is interested to know the size of the game client in order to get your hard drives ready,” Bethesda explained. “ESO is an incredibly massive game, both in terms of sheer scope and the data required to bring you this truly enormous experience. At the moment, the client will exceed a 50GB Blu-ray disc which means there will also be a large day-one patch that is somewhere in the region of 15GB.” The Elder Scrolls Online doesn't fit on a Blu-ray disc on consoles, console beta launches tomorrow

They have also revealed that a beta phase for the console versions will begin tomorrow and those who have signed up should wathc their emails to see if they get a beta key. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will hit PS4 and Xbox One on June the 9th. 

Total War: Warhammer has been announced by Creative Assembly

Total War: Warhammer is now officially a reality.

Creative Assembly has officially announced the long-rumoured Total War: Warhammer title.

The new game will be the first in a trilogy of titles to delve into the fantasy world of the Games Workshop's Warhammer universe. It will apply the Total War strategy template to familiar fantasy races like the Empire, Orcs, Chaos, Dwarves and Undead.

A great swathe of Total War fans have been calling for Creative Assembly to give the Warhammer universe the Total War treatment for a while now and there has been a fair amount of excitement around the possibility of a title since SEGA secured the Warhammer license for Creative Assembly.

Project lead Ian Roxburgh said, “We’ve always loved the Warhammer universe, and couldn’t wait to approach it with the same colossal scale and authenticity that has characterised our titles for the last 15 years. We’re bringing it to life in a way that nobody’s attempted before.”

Total War: Warhammer is in development for Mac, PC and mobile devices but the closest that we have to any kind of release date is the “coming soon” caption at the end of the announcement trailer.

Shovel Knight arrives on PlayStation platforms this week

Yacht Games hit platformer Shovel Knight digs its way onto PlayStation.

Yacht Games has announced the arrival, later this week on their hit platform action title Shovel Knight on PlayStation consoles.

The PlayStation versions of Shovel Knight come with some special adaptations to take advantage of each console's special abilities including special use of the DualShock 4's light bar on PS4 and back touch support on the PS Vita.

It also comes wil full Cross-Buy and Cross-Save support meaning that folks that have PS4, PS3 and PS Vita or any combination of the three will be able to enjoy pick up play from wherever they left off no matter what platform they're playing on. As a special bonus there's also a guest appearance of Kratos from God Of War for Shovel Knight to take on in single combat.

Shovel Knight will be available on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in North America on April the 21st with the European release coming a day later on April the 22nd.