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The Spring and Summer months are currently less dense with new releases than the first three months of the year, but that should change fairly soon, especially since publishers have staked a claim to every week from the beginning of April to the end of June with at least one big new release dropping every seven days.
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After getting delayed earlier this Fall, Activision’s Xbox 360 rendition of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is finally ready for release. The game, which resurrects the classic Pro Skater style of play for a new generation, is available to download now through the Xbox Games Store.
Also available this week is a Game Preview of Ark: Survival Evolved, Studio Wildcard’s survival game that includes more than 60 types of dinosaurs (right now) and two-player splitscreen support (eventually). The full game will be available sometime in June 2016, but if the idea of taming a herd of dinosaurs to protect your base from a different herd of dinosaurs appeals to you, you can purchase it now. A free demo is also available.
Finally this week, The Odd Gentlemen will release King’s Quest: Rubble Without A Cause, the second episode in their King’s Quest reboot, for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Young King Graham will have to battle a gaggle of goblins if he wants to rescue his people and save his kingdom.
More information about all of these games (and another new release or two) can be found after the break. (more…)
Newcomer Studio Wildcard has announced its first game, Ark: Survival Evolved, will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in early 2016. Set on a mysterious planet brimming with futuristic technology and prehistoric dinosaurs, players will be forced to survive, and then thrive, by taming the wild beasts:
Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Ark: Survival Evolved takes on the survival genre with a unique blend of emergent multiplayer cooperation and competition. Players awake naked and starving on the beach of a mysterious island among a herd of other confused humans. On Ark, they must then hunt, harvest, craft, research technology, and build shelters to protect against scorching days, freezing nights, volatile weather systems, dangerous wildlife, and potential enemies.
In addition to domesticating dinosaurs, players will be able to band together with other players to form villages and challenge other survivors for resources and land. Players will even have the chance to wander the game’s fully open world to discover the secrets of Ark. For example, why are there dinosaurs, dragons, and UFOs in the trailer? I’d like that question answered please. And while you’re at it, what other “prehistoric beasts” will the game throw at us:
Tame one of 60 amazing dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts, including gargantuan creatures on a scale never before seen in video games! Fly a Pterodactyl squadron over the snow-capped mountains, race through the deep jungle with your pack of trained Raptors, tromp through a fortified enemy base along a convoy of gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex. Players will quickly learn that dinosaurs aren’t the only dangerous creatures on the island.
Before its full release early next year (which will include Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus support), Ark: Survival Evolved will be available through Steam’s Early Access program. Its coming to the platform on June 2, so we’ll get our hands on it a lot sooner than you’d think.