Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut Playstation 4 and Xbox One Release Date

Deep Silver and inXile Entertainment have confirmed the release date for Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut on both Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

The upgraded and remastered version of Wasteland 2 will be launching on both platforms on October 13th in North America, and on October 16th internationally.

In case you need a refresher, here’s a synopsis via Deep Silver:

About

Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut takes last year’s critically acclaimed PC release through a complete visual overhaul; it features a more sophisticated lighting system, upgraded environments and improved textures as well as brand new, higher quality character models. All major speaking parts and NPCs have also received new voice-overs, and weapon sounds have been revisited in order to provide more variety and punch. inXile has implemented additional gameplay advances such as improvements to combat encounters, additional passes to balancing, enhanced cut scenes plus all-new “Precision Strike” and “Perk & Traits” systems. Most importantly, the game’s UI and control scheme have been completely reworked and optimized for consoles.

Key Features

  • The Director’s Cut: Overhauled graphics with fully redone character and level art, voice-over expanded with tens of thousands of lines, and new features make this the definitive version of Wasteland 2.
  • Turn-Based Tactical Combat: Tackle explosive and deadly squad-based combat encounters against the wasteland’s raiders, mutants, robots and more that will test the limits of your planning and tactics.
  • Your Squad Your Way: Don’t feel like finding the key for a door? Pick the lock, bash it down with your boot or just blow it open with a rocket launcher!
  • A Huge Reactive Story: With hundreds of choices and consequences at your disposal, with both short and long term reactivity to the players choices and 80-100 hours of gameplay, no two players will have the same experience.
  • Huge & Customizable: Dozens of hours of gameplay. Hundreds of characters. Thousands of available combinations for your Rangers’ appearance. More than 150 weapons. Dozens of skills!
  • Enhanced Classic RPG Game Play: Classic RPG game play ideas updated with modern design philosophies.

Wasteland 2 will be playable on both consoles at Gamescom next week in Cologne, Germany – at the Deep Silver booth.

The Technomancer Slated To Appear At Next Month’s Gamescom

Spiders studio is back with The Technomancer, a new post-apocalyptic RPG set in a cyberpunk world for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC set on Mars during the War of Water, where an aspiring Technomancer faces a myriad of questions as his future grows threatened by the secrets of his past.

 

 

Technomancers are “mage-warriors”, who harness, thanks to an innate talent, destructive electrical-based powers, amplified by their cybernetic implants.

Both respected and feared by all, they are fearsome warriors trained from a young age to fight. You are one of them, about to finally pass your initiation rite to become a fully-fledged Technomancer.
An RPG, The Technomancer will offer players action-oriented combat gameplay along four different skill trees, focusing on 3 different fighting styles and the destructive electric-focused powers of the Technomancers.

But all situations aren’t necessarily to be dealt with brute strength, with dynamic conversation dialogue playing a deep role in quests, changing the story depending on the decisions you make. Craft equipment, weapons and armor for yourself and for the companions you’ll recruit along your adventure, nurturing relationships with them.
The game will be on full display at August’s upcoming Gamescom event and will see full release sometime next year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Dark Souls III to be Playable at Gamescom 2015

Bandai Namco is going to bring Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and Dark Souls III to this year’s Gamescom expo.

While Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 has been playable at previous events, this is the first time Dark Souls III will be playable for attendees.

“Gamescom is the event you need to attend if you are a videogame fan or a professional,” said Bandai Namco Europe VP of marketing Herve Hoerdt in a press release. “As always, this is a great opportunity for Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe to make sure that we are perfectly aligned with our fans’ expectations and to unveil new details on some of the most-awaited games.

“All of our manga and anime fans will be delighted to discover brand new content for the future hit Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and let’s not forget the players out there who are looking to get their hands on the next epic adventure with Dark Souls III, we are looking forward to see you all at Gamescom soon!”

Are you heading to Gamescom this year? If so, is Dark Souls III on your list?

Microsoft Confirms Gamescom 2015 Plans – Scalebound, Crackdown, and More

Microsoft has confirmed their plans for Gamescom 2015.

While their media briefing will begin on August 4th, they’re set to show off more of their upcoming roster of exclusives, including Scalebound, Quantum Break, and Crackdown. The company will also have many of their games on the show floor, so that attendees can play them.

You can find their full schedule below:

Gamescom 2015 Xbox Briefing

Tuesday, August 4, 4:00p CEST (7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET)

The evening before Gamescom officially kicks off, the Xbox briefing will show off many of the games coming to Xbox One, including titles like Scalebound, Quantum Break, and Crackdown. Tune in to the Gamescom 2015 Xbox Briefing on Xbox One, Xbox.com, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone to get the latest news and watch game trailers and demos. Be sure to download the free Xbox Live Event interactive app (XLEi app) on your Xbox One or XLE on your Xbox 360 before the show so you’re ready!

The Xbox booth at Gamescom

Wednesday, August 5, 9:00a to 7:00p CEST (Note: this is for press/trade only)

Thursday, August 6, 10:00a to 8:00p CEST

Friday, August 7, 10:00a to 8:00p CEST

Saturday, August 8, 10:00a to 8:00p CEST

Sunday, August 9, 9:00a to 6:00p CEST

Join us in the Xbox booth on the show floor to go hands-on with the greatest lineup in Xbox history. From Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Motorsport 6 to Rise of the Tomb Raider, we’ve got some amazing titles for you to play in the booth and watch in our theater.

Xbox FanFest: Gamescom 2015

After Xbox FanFest: E3 2015, we’ve decided to bring the same up-close-and-personal fan experience to gamescom this year. Running from Tuesday, August 4th through Wednesday, August 5th, a group of fans will get exclusive access to the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, as well as a host of other surprises. Details coming soon.

Gamescom 2015 goes down between August 5th to the 9th, at the Kölnmesse in Cologne, Germany.