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Four new titles are now available to download through the Xbox Games Store today…
First up is Homefront: The Revolution (Xbox One), a shooter sequel that Deep Silver obtained from the vast THQ vault. The original Homefront was released in 2011, and featured a Red Dawn-inspired storyline where a reunited North and South Korea invade the United States. The Revolution takes place place two years later and shifts the action to Philadelphia where residents must once again fight for America’s freedom.
Also available this week is a new entry in Microsoft’s Game Preview program. Subnautica is a first-person game for the Xbox One where players explore the briny depths while trying to survive the harsh environment.
Finally this week, Super Night Riders (Xbox One) is a motorcycle racer done up in the style of an 80s arcade game; and Mimic Arena (Xbox One) is a side-scrolling multiplayer arena with brightly lit neon graphics.
More information on all of these titles can be found after the break. (more…)
Homefront: The Revolution, Shadow of the Beast, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, more added to PlayStation Store
Unconventional warfare is the linchpin that holds many of the biggest titles in this week’s PlayStation Store update together.
First up is Sega’s Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, a PS4 re-release of the highly-acclaimed strategy RPG. Originally released for the PS3 in 2008, Valkyria Chronicles captured the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere with its blend of magical abilities and tactical modern warfare.
Speaking of modern warfare, Deep Silver’s Homefront: The Revolution is also now available to download for the PS4. In this sequel, history repeats as the North Korean invasion of the US continues, and players are forced to fight for their independence on the streets of Philadelphia. History also repeats in Shadow of the Beast, a PS4 remake of the popular side-scroller originally released for the Amiga.
Finally this week, NIS America’s Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice makes its PlayStation Store debut more than eight after the game was originally released for the PS3. If you’ve been waiting all this time to pick it up, now you don’t even have to leave your couch.
More information on all of these titles (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And don’t forget, the PlayStation Blog recently published a complete rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts. (more…)
The month of May continues to lumber forward, as just two games will be added to retail store shelves this week.
Japanese strategy fans have received two more entries in the Valkyria Chronicles series since Sega stopped publishing the games in North America in 2011. But the publisher might be having a change of heart, as First up is Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will be released for the PS4 this week. The new version of the game will include enhanced graphics, a new set of Trophies, and all of the previously released downloadable content.
Also available this week is Homefront: The Revolution, Deep Silver’s alternate history first person shooter for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Starting life at THQ, Homefront: The Revolution shifted to Crytek, and then finally to Deep Silver, in a whirlwind development process that many are amazed is finally over. But after all that time… the idea of North Korea invading and occupying the US seems as far-fetched as ever.
We’ll be back to look at the latest digital releases on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop throughout the rest of the week.
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.
Are you ready? Because here… we… go… (more…)
Confirming last week’s release date leak, Deep Silver has announced that Homefront: The Revolution will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 17. The publisher has also released “This Is Philadelphia,” a brand new trailer that shows what it’s like to live in the game’s Korean-occupied “Yellow Zone” (Wait, really?):
In the “This Is Philadelphia” trailer released today, citizens get their first chilling glimpse into the world of Occupied Philadelphia in the year 2029: The birthplace of American freedom has been split into three occupied zones, each zone varying in the level of KPA police activity with each unique zone forcing players to adapt new gameplay strategies in order to further the progress of The Revolution. The “This Is Philadelphia” trailer showcases the unforgiving Yellow Zone, distinct from the war-ravaged wastelands of the Red Zone, and the highly militarized Green Zones, the Yellow Zone is a densely populated environment offering a unique challenge and gameplay experience to would-be Freedom Fighters.
Xbox One owners who are interested in joining a Homefront: The Revolution closed beta this February can head over to Homefront-Game.com to register for a chance to receive a Beta Token from Deep Silver.
They say “war is hell,” but it might be just as accurate to say “developing war games is hell,” especially when you look at the sorted history behind Homefront: The Revolution.
After the massive success of the first game, Homefront 2 was announced by THQ and Crytek nearly five years ago. The game was set to be developed by Crytek UK, who revealed a plan to move the action to Europe, adding a second theater to the franchise’s US-Korea conflict. After THQ’s bankruptcy woes, the rights to Homefront 2 were purchased by the developer, who promptly shifted the story back to America (specifically, Philadelphia) and added the “Revolution” subtitle. Crytek went through their own financial crisis several months later and ultimately passed the game’s rights to Deep Silver, who also acquired the developer’s UK studio, which they renamed to Dambuster Studios.
While it seems like Homefront: The Revolution might be cursed, Deep Silver has carried on anyway, and it looks like they might release the game this Spring. Officially marked with a “TBA 2016” release date, XboxAchievements recently published a picture of a Target Pre-Order Card for Homefront: The Revolution that lists the game’s release date as May 17, 2016.
Obviously, we don’t know if Homefront: The Revolution will actually be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 17, but the date is a Tuesday and the original Homefront did manage to find its fairly large audience after a Spring 2011 release. Deep Silver hasn’t commented on the release date leak, but I feel pretty confident that this could turn out to be true.
At Microsoft’s 2015 Gamescom Briefing, publisher Deep Silver finally revealed a gameplay trailer for the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution. They also showed a short, but poignant, two-minute CGI trailer (which is available after the break).
The short gameplay snippet shows a rebel squad in Philadelphia, the new location for the game, driving vehicles through the streets (and roofs) to take down a warehouse full of North Korean soldiers. It doesn’t look like anything too revolutionary, if you’ll pardon the pun, but if Deep Silver Dambuster Studios can fix the flaws of the original game, it could be a decent title.
Homefront: The Revolution will be hitting store shelves in Spring 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Xbox One will also be getting an exclusive multiplayer beta sometime this Winter. (more…)
We haven’t heard much about Homefront: The Revolution since Deep Silver acquired the shooter sequel last year. And it looks like there’s a good reason for that as the publisher announced today that the game will now be released sometime in 2016. The move is being made so that Deep Silver Dambuster, which is comprised mostly of developers from Crytek UK, has enough time to make Homefront: The Revolution a game worth playing.
“Dambuster Studios are an extraordinarily talented group,” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, the CEO of Deep Silver. “We are giving the team every opportunity to turn Homefront: The Revolution into a best-selling title, and have set a 2016 release date to provide them the time they need to achieve this. You can expect to hear more about the game later this year.”
Game Director Hasit Zala added: “The team here believes we are working on something truly special.”