News Roundup March 27th

by Huey Chewwy in

Gearbox teases the next Borderlands title, Wolfenstein: Youngblood has a release date, PlayStation Plus lineup for April announced, the final update for Enter the Gungeon announced, Divinity: Fallen Heroes is a standalone title in the franchise, and Cyber Shadow continues the trend of action ninja titles.

The hype is real

After teases on social media regarding a Borderlands announcement at PAX East this weekend, Gearbox decided to put the hype train in motion via a brief trailer. With the tagline “Mayhem is Coming”, it seems big things are in store for what we presumably will call Borderlands 3. Within this brief teaser is a lot of still models that ultimately make up a mask that has more or less become the symbol of the franchise. Slow down the footage and you can spot some familiar faces and perhaps the looks of new characters that will appear in the upcoming game. All will be revealed at Gearbox’s livestream tomorrow.

Right on cue

Sony has announced their PlayStation Plus lineup for April and it will still take some time getting used to only having two games each month. Coming next is Conan Exiles and The Surge. Take the fight online for survival in Conan Exiles or if something more Dark Souls-like tickles your fancy than The Surge might be right for you.

Going to need a bar of soap for those dirty mouths

When your father is BJ Blazkowicz, there are quite a few expectations. For Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, they don’t seem to have any problems filling the shoes of their father.

Revealed briefly last year, Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes place in 1980 with BJ apparently missing in action. Carrying on a lot of his personality, twin daughters Jess and Soph decide to go look for him and take out dozens of Nazis in the process.

You can decide to go on the journey yourself with an AI teammate or bring a friend along for the ride. Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches on July 26th for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Not a goodbye to one of Nintendo’s franchises

To mark its third anniversary, Enter the Gungeon will receive its final update, Farewell to Arms. This free update adds two new playable characters, The Paradox and The Gunslingers. Also expect new guns and items, a new secret floor with its own boss, and a community-inspired mode titled Rainbow Mode.

Talking to a new NPC titled Bowler can enable Rainbow Mode in which at the beginning of each floor a Rainbow chest will drop letting you take either a gun or item. Better make that pick count as it will be the only weapon or item that you’ll find. The Farewell to Arms update drops on April 5th for all platforms.

Devine tactics

A standalone title in the Divinity: Original Sin 2 universe has just been revealed. Divinity: Fallen Heroes builds on the existing engine of the franchise with new features and mechanics.

This is all about building your crew with over 30 different unit types and 200 plus skills to equip them with. You’ll make decisions on The Lady Vengence which could effect the game. If your crew loses faith, expect to lose heroes along the way.

If you’re looking for more tactical action with the Divinity flavor, Fallen Heroes might be able to quench your thirst. Divinity: Fallen Heroes is expected to launch on multiple platforms later this year.

Cyborg ninjas are even more badass

This seems to be the somewhat resurgence of ninja games lately. You can add Cyber Shadow to that mix; its an 8-bit action title that sees you take control of a ninja and slice everything in sight. Taking down foes will require the use of some deadly skills and a bit of platforming.

Rescuing other members of your clan will unlock permanent skills that should help in your fight against synthetic lifeforms. The action looks intense and the 8-bit graphical style has plenty of detail in both character design and environments. Cyber Shadow is being developed by Mechanical Head Games and published by Yacht Club Games, who know a thing or two about 8-bit retro games. A release window has not been announced but platforms include the PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.