New Trailer For ‘Half-Life’ Remake “Black Mesa” Features Xen Like Never Before

Half-Life turns 20 years old today, and while it took me a while to get onboard (mostly because I was having too much fun having lightsaber duels in Dark Forces II), once I did get in, I was hooked like so many others. On this auspicious occasion, Crowbar Collective, the team behind the long-in-development Half-Life remake mod, Black Mesa, has released new footage for fans’ eye parts to gorge on.

Set for release next year, the new footage is taken from the final chapters of the mod, which has Gordon Freeman stuck in Xen. And yes, these are definitely not 1998 graphics. Unlike the rest of Black Mesa, Xen is almost entirely original work, and features around six hours of gameplay.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the project, you can check out PCGamer’s 2017 editorial on the mod. And yes, we’re still waiting on Episode 3, but that’s a story in and of itself.

Become Travis Touchdown in ‘LET IT DIE’ Crossover Event

In one of those “Why didn’t they do this before?” moments, Grasshopper Manufacture is doing a crossover event with two of their titles. Their 2017 free-to-play hack ‘n slasher LET IT DIE is getting a visit from 2007’s Wii hack ‘n slasher No More Heroes in the form of protagonist Travis Touchdown.

Well, his costume and gear, specifically.

From now until January 16, 2019, and you can get the blueprint for Travis’ Beam Katana, which is available at the vending machine Hernia. You can also get a series of No More Heroes decals (with each having their own unique effects), or listen to tracks from No More Heroes, available on the radio in the Hated Arcade.

Lastly, you’ll find Travis Imposters roaming around the Tower of Barbs. There’s a chance that by defeating these imposters, they’ll drop a piece of Travis equipment, including his sunglasses, jacket and pants. Certainly better than running around in your undies.

LET IT DIE released on Steam back on September 26th.

‘Lucius III’ Raises Hell on December 13th

Fans waiting for Shiver Games’ Lucius III to finally get that sweet release date won’t have to wait long, as the game has been announced for a December 13th arrival. Priced at $19.99 and available for wishlisting, the devs have also released a bunch of gameplay trailers to sate fans.

Lucius III puts the player back as Lucius, the clearly-not-inspired-by-Damien antichrist as he makes his way back to Winter Hill, where he spent the first six years of his life. From there, Lucius does what he does best.

If you haven’t experienced the first two games in the series, you can grab the two of them in a package with a modest savings.




‘The Hum’ Resumes Development, ‘Abductions’ Put on Hold

Remember Totwise Studios’ The Hum: Abductions? Don’t be surprised, as it’s been in development for a while. A long while. Well, the man behind the project, Ariel Arias, has posted a little update on The Hum: Abductions, as well as just what’s going on with his ambitious project.

It turns out that The Hum: Abductions (which is a separate project to another game Arias is working on called The Hum) was put on hold due to personal issues. Also, due to Arias being the only one working on the games’ development, he’s had to postpone development of Abductions (though it’s still on Steam Greenlight) and focus solely on The Hum. As well, he’s switched The Hum project over to Unity from Unreal.

Now obviously, Unreal is the more graphically-impressive engine, but as Arias puts it, “aslong [sic] as the game feel good, I know you will be happy too”. Plus, Arias has posted a couple of progress videos on the development of The Hum since its restart, which you can find on his blog. No word yet on when The Hum will make its way onto Steam, but Arias still hopes to have it for PC and PlayStation 4.

Thanks to RelyOnHorror for the heads up!

Another ‘Darksiders III’ Trailer Brings The Apocalypse

THQ Nordic’s Darksiders III unleashes hell in a few short weeks, and in preparation, we’ve another trailer that nicely summarizes the story for the game, while also showing off the game’s graphical prowess, Fury’s stylish attacks, and her general badassery.

If you haven’t already, there’s still time to pre-order the game, which nets you a whack of stuff, either physically or digitally.

Darksiders III is out on November 27th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

New Trailer For ‘The Sinking City’ Returns to The Weird

The Golden Joystick Awards are underway, and as a surpise, Frogwares have debuted a new trailer for their upcoming Cthulhu mythos adventure game The Sinking City. The trailer is actually a recut of an earlier trailer, but by no means is it any less impressive.

It’s frustrating that we have to wait until March 21, 2019 to get our hands on the game, but what can you do? The trailer isn’t widely available yet, but you can check it out here, courtesy of PC Gamer.

The Sinking City will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Grab Stylish ‘Devil May Cry’ Duds in Latest ‘Monster Hunter: World’ Event

Capcom is kicking off a special crossover event in Monster Hunter: World for PC users this week, which also has the benefit of getting the hype train up and running for Devil May Cry 5. The event begins on November 22nd, and will last two weeks. Players will be able to snag a bunch of special items, including a sword reminiscent of Dante’s own sword, and a “totally not Dante’s coat” armour.

Beginning with the event, and continuing after, you’ll also be able to purchase new DLC: the Devil May Cry Dual Guns gesture and Devil May Cry sticker set. As well, you’ll also have a new Elder Dragon to fight in the form of Lunastra. In the Monster Hunter lore, Lunastra is the blue mate of the fiery Elder Dragon Teostra. Her materials can be used to create new weapons, a unique armor set, and Palico armor.

Now, if this event seems familiar for non-PC users, that’s because this event occurred for the console versions back in May. PC users have been playing catch-up since, which makes sense since the game only launched back in August for PC. The latest record-breaking entry in the franchise also received two nominations for this year’s Game Awards, which take place next month in Los Angeles.

Devil May Cry 5 hits PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One March 8, 2019.

Next ‘Vermintide 2’ DLC “Back to Ubersreik” Set For December

Hey, Vermintide 2 players! Fancy a return to Ubersreik? You’ll be getting it next month when Fatshark releases their next DLC for Warhammer Vermintide 2 called “Back to Ubersreik”. Available for PC and Xbox One, the DLC will bring back the Horn of Magnus, as well as two more levels from the first game in the series, Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide.

While details are still to be released, the choice of levels for the DLC were based on playtime in the first game. Horn of Magnus was the most popular stage, and also the level that was revealed first from the original game. “Horn of Magnus has a very special place in our hearts here at Fatshark” says Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. “It’s a homecoming for anyone that has played the first Vermintide, and a new experience for players who first became Heroes in Vermintide 2”.

If you haven’t picked up Vermintide 2 yet, head on over to Steam and see what all the fuss is about.

Spartan Collector’s Edition Announced For ‘Metro Exodus’

With Metro Exodus hitting Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC next February, Deep Silver have sweetened the deal for those who have passed on the previously-announced Aurora Edition of the game, which is more for the collectors in mind.

The Spartan Collector’s Edition (which can be pre-ordered on the game’s official site) includes a copy of the game, a premium quality 10.5-inch Artyom resin statue, an authentic Spartan Order dog tag and patches, “Artyom’s Memories” collectible postcards, and a “gigantic metal-sealed canister” to house it all. And, for those that held out, the Spartan Collector’s Edition can be purchased with or without the aforementioned Aurora Limited Edition.

Metro Exodus hits retail February 22nd, 2019.

Supernatural Monster Hunting RPG ‘HellSign’ Out Now on Steam Early Access

To celebrate the launch of their supernatural RPG HellSign on Steam Early Access, Ballistic Interactive have released a launch trailer detailing the daily grind of a Hunter, the last line of defense between our world and the savage creatures that lurk beyond.

Of course, there’s more to the story than your occupation. It seems while you were working a particularly dangerous job, you ended up dying. You somehow wake up alive, but now there’s a fresh brand your skin that you don’t remember getting. Things only get weirder from there, as you’re called out to an area where otherworldly sightings have occurred.

The Early Access version of HellSign features the first chapter of the game, with three bosses and 13 different creatures to hunt. The full release will include a fully-fleshed story mode set over three chapters, with over a dozen bosses and creatures to stomp out. Visit the game’s Steam page to check it out.