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All Articles: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
It’s Friday, so that means its time for Microsoft to add a handful of new titles to the Xbox Games Store. Today’s update includes a trio of new Xbox One games:
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is a re-release of one of 2014’s biggest games, now available in a complete edition with all the previously-released downloadable content.
- Ultratron is a brightly-colored twin-stick shooter that features a “humanoid battle droid” avenging humanity’s extinction by turning on the other killer bots.
- Finally, Slice Zombies For Kinect asks the question… what if the zombies from Plants vs Zombies were in a Fruit Ninja game? Seriously, these zombies look just like the ones from Plants vs Zombies.
More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Are you ready to head back into Nazi Germany with B.J. Blazkowicz and his particular set of skills (for dispatching Nazis)? I hope so, because Bethesda and MachineGames added Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, to the PlayStation Store last night.
Other new games to download this week include…
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition, a special PS4 re-release of the well-liked game that includes all the previously-released downloadable content.
- AirMech Arena, a free-to-play strategy game on the PS4 that is currently available for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
- Ether One, a PS4 “first-person adventure that deals with the fragility of the human mind.”
New Releases: SMT Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker, Project CARS for PC, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, More
This May is going to be rather underwhelming when it comes to the quantity of new video games. But there doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of quality sprinkled in from week-to-week.
For example, Atlus will bring Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker to the 3DS this week. Originally released for the DS in 2012, Record Breaker will add a brand new scenario, the “Triangulum Arc,” to the RPG, as well as new difficulty options and improved controls.
Also available this week is the PC edition of Project CARS, Slightly Mad’s ambitious auto racing simulation. In addition to Oculus Rift and 12K UltraHD monitor support, Project CARS will offer dozens of vehicles and over 100 courses. Project CARS will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One next week.
Getting about as far away from the world of simulators as we can is Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. The downloadable prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One as a standalone game. You can grab this World War II shooter on Tuesday, just a few days ahead of V-E Day.
Finally this week, WB Games and Monolith Productions will release Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition for the PS4 and Xbox One. This ultimate edition of one of 2014’s best games will include all of the previously downloadable content including both major expansions.
As always, more new releases will be available this week exclusively through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo eShop, and Steam. We’ll keep you updated on those titles as the week goes on.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor took home a truckload of Game of the Year awards from various publications, so WB Games has decided to capitalize on its reputation with the release of a special Game of the Year Edition of the game. Oh, and it’ll be released next week.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 5. The Game of the Year Edition will include the main game as well as all previously-released downloadable content:
- Every Mission – Including The Lord of the Hunt Mission, The Bright Lord Story Mission, Guardians of the Flaming Eye Warband Mission, The Berserks Warband Mission, and more!
- Every Rune – Including the Hidden Blade Rune, the Deadly Archer Rune, the Flame of Anor Rune, and the Rising Storm Rune.
- Every Skin – Including the Dark Ranger Skin and the Captain of the Watch Skin.
- Every Challenge Mode – Including the Test of Power Challenge Mode, the Test of Speed Challenge Mode, the Test of Wisdom Challenge Mode, and the Endless Challenge Mode.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was also released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 last November, but it looks like the previous-generation platforms won’t receive the Game of the Year Edition.
BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition won “Game of the Year” at the 2015 SXSW Gaming Awards, but 2014’s other big releases walked away with the rest of the categories.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and The Last of Us: Left Behind were the only multi-award winners. Shadow of Mordor collected trophies for “Excellence in Gameplay,” “Excellence in Animation,” and “Excellence in Design and Direction,” while Naughty Dog’s expansion to The Last of Us was awarded with the “Most Valuable Add-On Content” trophy as well as “Most Valuable Character” (for Ellie).
The full list of winners (which also includes Destiny, Far Cry 4, Alien: Isolation, Transistor, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, and many others) can be found after the break. (more…)
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) handed out their Game Awards last night and Bungie’s Destiny was awarded “Best Game.” The top prize was Destiny’s only win at the ceremony as the British Academy decided to spread the Game Awards around to many different deserving titles.
However, that didn’t stop Monument Valley from winning big. The mobile title from Ustwo captured the “British Game” award as well as the “Mobile & Handheld” award. Other only other multi-winner last night was Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Left Behind, which took home the “Story” award and the “Performer” award for Ashley Johnson’s portrayal of Ellie.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, which won “Game of the Year” at the GDC Awards only managed to come away with the “Game Design” award at the BAFTAs. Dragon Age: Inquisition, which won “Game of the Year” at both Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards and the DICE Awards, went home empty-handed at the BAFTAs.
The complete list of winners can be found after the break. (more…)
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominees for the 2015 BAFTA Games Awards and the British-born Alien: Isolation leads the way with six nominations. Creative Assembly’s sequel to the 1979 film is up for “Best Game” as well as “British Game,” “Audio Achievement,” “Music,” Game Design,” and “Game Innovation.”
It will be competing for the top prize against some of last year’s most-honored titles including Bungie’s Destiny, BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition, Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8, Monolith’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordorm, and ustwo’s Monument Valley.
Monument Valley’s presence in the “Best Game” category is rather fitting as it lead all other games with five nominations. Far Cry 4, which is not competing for “Best Game,” also managed to score five nominations. 80 Days, Destiny, Mario Kart 8, and Shadow of Mordor all took up residence on the next level with four nominations apiece.
The winners of the 2015 BAFTA Games Awards will revealed on March 12. The full list of nominees can be found after the break. (more…)