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All Articles: Wasteland 2
Great Scott! This week’s Xbox Games Store update is taking a trip into the past while also giving us a glimpse at the future of gaming.
The original Wasteland is one of gaming’s watershed moments. Originally released in 1988, Wasteland billed itself as “the original post-apocalyptic strategy RPG” after it inspired the release of Fallout. Now, 27 years later, original developer Brian Fargo has returned to one of his signature creations with the release of Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut on the Xbox One.
But you can’t look back on the past without an assist from Doc Brown… and Telltale agrees. In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, they’ve re-released Back to the Future: The Game in a special 30th Anniversary Edition on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. And speaking of Telltale, the developer also partnered with Mojang to release Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: The Order of the Stone for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 this week. Minecraft has often been called “the future of video games,” and it’s hard to argue with that kind of statement. Who knows what the actual future of gaming will hold, but I do know one thing… where we’re going, we don’t need roads.
More information on all of these games, and a few other new releases, can be found after the break. (more…)
Fans of epic stories will find a lot to like in this week’s PlayStation Store update.
First up, Square Enix and Koei Tecmo have teamed up to create Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (PS4), a Warriors-style game that’s based on the popular Dragon Quest franchise and features the beloved monster designs of Akira Toriyama.
Also available this week is the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode (PS4, PS3), Telltale’s recent collaboration with Mojang. Combining Minecraft’s distinctive visual style with an original story and an accomplished voice cast, Episode 1: The Order of the Stone should ensnare fans of Minecraft as well as Telltale’s patented brand of adventure gaming.
Finally this week, Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut (PS4) is a strategy RPG that’s also a direct sequel to the 1988 game that served as the inspiration for the Fallout franchise. That’s like a double dose of epic.
More information on all of these games (and the rest of this week’s new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Wooly dinosaurs, dimension-hopping heroes, and the return of a classic strategy RPG series highlight this week in new games.
Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U is Good-Feel’s second attempt at yarn-ifying a beloved Nintendo character. Expanding on many of the ideas they used in Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Yoshi’s Woolly World is a ridiculously cute side-scroller that’ll also include extensive Amiibo support.
There’s no yarn, but Square Enix and Koei Tecmo tie together the various Dragon Quest dimensions in Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below for the PS4. Much like last year’s Hyrule Warriors, Dragon Quest Heroes uses Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors franchise as a template to create a brand new hack and slash game.
If you’re looking for something a little more tactical, this week also marks the release of Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut on the PS4 and Xbox One. More than just a simple turn-based RPG, Wasteland 2 is the first direct sequel to 1988’s Wasteland, which served as the inspiration for the Fallout franchise.
Finally this week, we’ve got a pair of re-releases that might be of interest to those who missed them the first time around. In honor of the movie’s 30th anniversary, Telltale has remastered their Back to the Future game for the PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. And over on the Wii U, Nintendo has finally bundled together New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U on a single disc.
A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
InXile Entertainment posted a massive Kickstarter update today about Wasteland 2. The most important part of the update was that the game will be available in just a few months, at the end of August of this year.
That’s not all they’ve updated – they also made a massive update to the beta. “This update adds the final major area of Arizona, meaning the Wasteland 2 beta now includes all Arizona maps, which is approximately half the entire game!” You can get early access now through Steam, even if you weren’t a Kickstarter backer.
Wasteland 2, sequel to Wasteland and predecessor to the Fallout series, made $2,933,252 (more than three times their goal) on Kickstarter back in April of 2012. Check out more details at Kickstarter or on Steam, or just wait until the full game releases in August.