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All Articles: OlliOlli
Take me out
To the black tell ’em I ain’t coming back
Burn the land
And boil the sea
You can’t take the sky from me
No Man’s Sky isn’t a video game adaptation of Firefly, but the procedurally-generated space exploration sim from Hello Games will offer the same kind of sense of adventure as players venture out into the black and discover new worlds and alien life. With more than 18 quintillion planets to explore, players on the PC and PS4 will keep flying for a long time (that number has 15 zeroes, in case you were curious).
Also set to be released this week is the OlliOlli: Epic Combo Edition for the PS4. The Epic Combo Edition will collect both of Roll7’s side-scrolling skateboarding sims (OlliOlli and OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood) in a single package, along with three “making-of” documnetaries and a downloadable soundtrack for the sequel.
That’s it for this week’s upcoming retail releases, but we’ll be back soon with a look at this week’s PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop updates.
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…)
You’ll have a scary good time with today’s Xbox Games Store update as two horror titles (and one skateboarding game) are newly available for the Xbox One.
First up is White Night, a striking black and white exploration game that will force players to face their fear of the dark (it’s OK, you can admit it, we’re all scared of the dark). White Night will tap into another universal fear, creaky 1930s mansions, as it throws puzzles and survival horror scenarios at you. I really hope there’s not a creepy clown…
Also available on this fine Friday is Zombie Army Trilogy, Rebellion’s bloody spinoff of their Sniper Elite series. Hitler’s a zombie and his army of genetically modified undead hordes are overrunning Europe. And guess what, it’s up to you to stop him. Preferably by socking zombie Hitler right in his zombie jaw.
Finally, side-scrolling skateboarding sim OlliOlli kickflips onto the Xbox One this week. After debuting on the PS4 and Wii U, OlliOlli’s final stop completes the new-generation trifecta.
More information on all three of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Nintendo tries its had at a Cross-Buy program this week with two titles that are available on both the 3DS and Wii U with a single purchase.
Purchasing Nintendo’s Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars on the 3DS will entitle you to the Wii U version (and vice versa) while the same deal is in place for Roll7’s OlliOlli. Tipping Stars is the latest Mario vs Donkey Kong game, where the plumber in the red overalls must contain a marching army of “Mini” toy Marios. In the wake of Amiibo fever, this series was just begging for a return. And OlliOlli is a side-scrolling skateboarding game that first found success on PlayStation platforms last year. It’s jump to the 3DS and Wii U will surely tweak memories of Skate or Die in long-time Nintendo fans.
It’s unknown if Nintendo plans to continue their Cross-Buy program beyond these two games. But I’ve got my fingers crossed that any future expansion will include the Virtual Console.
More details on both of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
Welcome to your weekly PlayStation Store update. This week, PlayStation owners will get the chance to…
- Expand their skateboarding skills with OlliOlli (Vita)
- Play a classic PSone beat ’em up, Lucifer Ring, that never left Japan until now
- And replay the PS3 racer Grid 2 as part of the new “Reloaded” bundle.
More details on all of the new releases can be found right here and a complete list of this week’s new game add-ons is available at the PlayStation Blog.
Grid 2 “Reloaded” ($49.99)
Be fast, be first and be famous in Grid 2 Reloaded, featuring the full Grid 2 game expanded with over $50 worth of additional content including two new circuits – legendary Spa and fearsome Bathurst – and 25 extra cars, playable in split-screen, online and career mode. Experience aggressive wheel-to-wheel competition, advanced AI, stunning visuals and jaw-dropping damage in a new word of evolving motorsport.
Lucifer Ring ($5.99)
Grab your long sword and get ready to conquer mythical monsters of epic proportions! Similar to the classic Golden Axe, Lucifer Ring is an import 3D side-scrolling fighting game that pits daring hero Cue Nash against an evil skeleton antagonist with multiple forms of evil at his disposal. Presented with flashy anime story sequences, this rare bash-em-up is headlined with numerous elemental spells, potions and a rich combo system that will please any brave gamer.
PS Vita Games
OlliOlli mixes addictive one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds across 50 deviously crafted levels, 250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind. Not enough for you? Complete all challenges to unlock the super skilful RAD Mode!