News Roundup July 12th

by Huey Chewwy

Warframe adding a sandbox open world, Humble Capcom Rising Bundle, two Xbox 360 games are now available to play on Xbox One, Virtual Tennis Challenge becomes the next Sega Forever title, and Citadel: Forged With Fire is an open-world adventure RPG that might scratch a familar itch.

Exploring the open world

Ever since its initial beta launch in 2013, Warframe has had a strong community and found success on both PC and consoles.  While the game continues to get steady updates, the latest update is the biggest and most diverse yet.  The Plains of Eidolon adds a whole new element to Warframe by bringing you to an open world.

Traditionally, Warframe's levels have had a bit of randomization to them.  While the stages could be large, they are a bit linear when it comes to playing out missions.  In the open world, players can travel on foot or call their Archwing.  Missions, side-quests, and exploration can be accomplished whenever the player chooses.

A new planet means a new race to encounter, the Ostrons.  As scavengers, the Ostrons will spend their time harvesting biomechanical tissue from long-dormant Orokin Towers.  You will be able to purchase Orokin gear, although you might want to hold your nose when doing so.

This is just one of many plans for Warframe in the near future.  You can read more on the game's website.

Take a ride on the track or stomp out some bugs

The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list continues to grow with two games being added today.  F1 2014 and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon can now be played on your Xbox One.

Getting that Skyrim vibe...

You might know developer Blue Isle Studios for their work on Slender: The Arrival.  Their next project is a big step up from their previous game and could scratch that Elder Scrolls itch for some.  Citadel: Forged With Fire is set to arrive on Steam Early Access on July 26th.

If you watch about one minute of the trailer, the parallels to Skyrim are apparent.  However, that does not make Citadel: Forged With Fire a ripoff.  The world looks beautiful, and there is a heavy emphasis on magic in both combat and traversal.  Better yet, Citadel will support online play, meaning you won't have to take your journey alone.

That aspect itself could appeal to those who were wanting just a co-op version of Skyrim and not Elder Scrolls Online.  Citadel: Forged With Fire is coming to Steam later this month as mentioned but is also in development for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Just don't use your phone as a racket

What is the next game offered in the Sega Forever Collection?  That would be Virtual Tennis Challenge, a port of the Dreamcast title fitted for mobile devices.  As with the other titles in the service, Virtual Tennis Challenge can be played for free as long as you don't mind watching ads.  If you prefer an add-free experience, the price of $1.99 will make those disappear forever.

DMC is a steal at $1

The latest Humble Bundle gets a haul of Capcom titles.  The Humble Capcom Rising Bundle offers quite a few of Capcom's biggest titles for a fraction of what they cost normally.  For just one dollar, you can snag three titles that can be redeemed on Steam.  Let's take a look at what is being offered.

Pay $1 or more

  • Strider
  • Umbrella Corps
  • DMC: Devil May Cry

Pay more than the average (currently $7.27)

  • Umbrella Corps Deluxe Edition Upgrade Pack
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster
  • Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster
  • Resident Evil 6

Pay $12 or more

  • Dead Rising 2
  • Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition