Happy Monday! Time for some fresh pieces of gaming news that came out last week.
Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC Release Date
The Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC will finally be released to season pass holders September 20th . The new DLC will allow players to take control of Chewbacca and Bossk, as well as featuring the new Battle Station mode, which will see players take up arms on a Death Star for the first time. In case you can’t wait, you can check out the latest gameplay trailer from EA here:
South Park: Fractured But Whole Delayed
South Park fans will be eagerly awaiting the sequel to the 2014 Stick of Truth, Fractured But Whole, but unfortunately the release date has been moved back to Q1 of 2017. Developers Ubisoft announced via their blog that, "the development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal." No official release date has been announced as yet.
PS4 Software Update 4.00
Playstation players enjoyed a significant update this week which introduced a number of new features including music being added to the Quick Menu, High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability for existing PS4s, ‘What’s New’ – a Facebook like friend feed to keep up to date with your friends, a wired data transfer option for moving saved files from one PS4 to another, and more. The update also included provisions for the upcoming PS4 Pro to enable 1080p streaming on a number of platforms.
Kit Harington Hits CoD Infinite Warfare
If you’re a fan of both Call of Duty and Game of Thrones then you’re in for a treat, as Kit Harington aka Jon Snow has been unveiled as a villain-like character in the latest Infinite Warfare Story Trailer. This in stark contrast to his hero persona portrayed in Game of Thrones and may be a little difficult for fans to get to grips with. Harington follows in the footsteps of Kevin Spacey who headlined Advanced Warfare’s single player story mode. The trailer features more explosions then you can shake an M8 at and plenty of promise that it’ll be yet another epic storyline. Plenty to look forward to beyond the excellent multiplayer and a Modern Warfare remake.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Survival horror fans should be rejoicing at what promises to be the best Resident Evil game in years, if not ever, if the demo is anything to go by. Fresh out of Tokyo Games Week, the latest demo gives players limited access to the house which could play a key role in the full game when it’s eventually released. There are several clues and items you can collect and inspect, with suggestions that the demo may be further extended to make these become useful at a later date. Beyond that, there are talks of scary VHS tapes used to alter the outcome of the game that you can also get a taste of in the demo. With all the hallmarks of a classic Resident Evil but with haunting first person twists, you’ll be hiding behind your sofa in no time.