Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Thursday, March 1st.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Just as fans speculated, Hero 27 is indeed Torbjörn’s daughter Brigette Lindoholm. Revealed by the Overwatch Twitter account.
Brigette is a support character who can heal allies with Repair Packs. Her weapon of choice is her flail. Brigette has the ability to strike multiple enemies, as well as throw her flail in order to cause knock back damage. Ralley acts as the characters Ultimate, giving her increased speed and armour to nearby teammates.
Introducing Brigitte—an engineer turned valiant squire ready to protect her allies on the front line.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 28, 2018
Former developers of the Bioshock and Dishonoured series announced The Blackout Club. Described as a co-op survival horror game, players will work together to unearth the mysteries surrounding their community. Question Games suggests customization, level progression and stealth mechanics will all be the inner workings of their newest game.
The game’s trailer features four teenagers on the run from what appears to be members of a cult in strange environments as well as the street of their suburban town. The Blackout Club echoes themes from popular Netflix show, Stranger Things.
Question Games is aiming for a release in the first quarter of 2019 on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Steam.
After only a brief period of activity, Nintendo pulls customer reviews from the Nintendo website. Nintendo pitched the feature as a way for consumers to leave feedback on their library of games. This included notes on sound, online play, graphics, immersion, etc.
While the feature was only live for a brief period, users discovered that Nintendo had replaced the form with a text box reading “Customer reviews have been taken offline as we evaluate this feature and its functionality”.
As of writing, it is unclear if Nintendo has pulled this due to user abuse, or to only iron out some issues on their end. If it is in fact the latter, Nintendo may relaunch the service once everything is in running order.
After three years in Early Access, H1Z1 has officially launched. Retaining the $19.99USD price point, the studio has no intentions of raising the price of their game post-launch.
With an official launch, comes a ton of in game updates and patches. H1Z1 has introduced “Auto Royale”. The all-vehicle mode pits 30 four player teams against each other whilst using cars. Players will need to drive over pickups and ammo to better equip the team. Along the way, players will find gadgets such as oil canisters and smoke screens to use against other teams.
H1Z1 is bringing new updates to their core game as well. Spawn selection, combat adjustments as well as match rewards are only a few. Plus, the studio has been working hard in order to patch known bugs and glitches the community has brought awareness to.
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