The week in gaming: Mortal Kombat, FIFA and more

Posted on 31 May 2015
By James Brookfield
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Monday 25th May 2015

Mortal Kombat series creater Ed Boon sent a cryptic tweet regarding the inclusion of Tanya as part of the upcoming DLC, “She’s koming soon, In early June, Or my name ain’t Boon”. I wonder if he’s a poet and he knows it. Tanya, a character who has previously featured in the series, is the fourth confirmation alongside; Jason Voorhees, Predator and Tremor.

Tuesday 26th May 2015

Capcom announced Resident Evil 0 will be the next Resi game to receive a remaster edition, due for release early 2016 on all platforms. This will mark the first time Resident Evil 0 will be available on non Nintendo consoles. Hopefully Resident Evil 2 will follow suit.

Former Bioshock developers, spearheaded by Bill Gardner, have revealed details on a new first-person horror game. Entitled Perception players will take control of Cassie, a young blind woman who suffers visions of a mysterious mansion. After locating the estate she must search for answers. Ellie, therefore gamers, will recreate sound to allow for visuals which Gardner refers to as a, “weird interpretation” of echolocation.

In keeping with horror related news, the PS4 exclusive Until Dawn is set for 28 August 2015. Though the story is a generic horror plot, teenagers surviving supernatural forces in a cabin, the game seems more mature than its initial reveal back in 2012. Players will have to think carefully about choices made as Until Dawn will adapt through progression.

Wednesday 27th May 2015

Undead Labs, the developers behind State of Decay, have released their latest game on PC and Mac via Steam Early Access. Moonrise is a third-person MMO, RPG, RTS wherein human players recruit monsters into their team to combat other monsters. Sound familiar?. Due to Steam Early Access the game will cost £14.99/$10.99 featuring; in depth history to learn as well as PvP battles.

Continuing what appears to be more The Week in (Horror) Gaming, Matt Gilgenbach has announced his studio Infinitap Games next title, Devastating Dreams. The game will be a spiritual successor to Neverending Nightmares. Similar to his previous title this new venture will have a somewhat autobiographical tone, influenced by himself and his wife’s impending birth. He also stated Devastating Dreams will have a more concrete story, a weak aspect of Neverending Nightmares.

Infinitap will launch a Kickstarter campaign for Devastating Dreams in July, aiming for a 2016 target release on PC, Mac and Linux.

Thursday 28th March 2015

In a series first, Fifa 16 is set to include female international teams such as; England, USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada. China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Sweden. EA have moved to state players will be unable to have female teams play against male teams. However this can still be considered as historic.

Although it has now been removed, eagle-eyed readers noted Microsoft’s Product Page listed the Need for Speed reboot launch date as 3 November.

Lara Croft: Relic Run is now available on Android, iOS and Windows.

Friday 29th March 2015

CI Games announced Lords of the Fallen 2 will launch in 2017 but Deck 13, co-developer of the original, will not be involved in any capacity.

Those who pre-order Lego Jurassic World will receive two exclusive DLC packs, one for Xbox owners and one for Playstation owners. Jurassic Park Trilogy Pack 1 (PS3 and PS4) includes; the Dino Handler, Paul Kirby and Eric Kirby playable characters and an Animal Control Vehicle. Trilogy Pack 2 (Xbox 360 and Xbox One) contains; the Jurassic Park Helicopter Pilot, playable characters Lex and Tim Murphy playable characters and Iain Malcom’s San Diego Cruiser.