April 29th isn’t that far away and the Mordhau team wants to get everyone pumped with the release of a brand new trailer for the 64-player first-person melee action game. You may remember that Mordhau is one of the success stories from Kickstarter after bringing in nearly $300k about two years ago.
The Ainu Priestess soars into action!
SNK released the first character trailer for Samurai Shodown series veteran Nakoruru, showcasing some of her abilities in the new installment. “Young, fast, and deadly Nakoruru can take to the skies or even reflect attacks from her enemies,” reads her trailer description.
In the footage we see her hanging upon her pet hawk, Mamahaha, giving her limited flight capabilities, just like King of Fighters XIV. The character can also reflect projectiles back to her foes using her cloak and send out Mamhaha like a projectile. She also appears to have a type of parry, which she demonstrates by catching Charlotte’s blade. You can see the full trailer below, but be warned there is quite a bit of blood, as is Samurai Shodown‘s legacy.
Expect more character trailers to be released in the near future. Samurai Shodown will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 27th, with PC and Nintendo Switch versions to follow sometime afterward.
Source: Samurai Shodown
What do you fight for?
NetherRealm Studios revealed the official television commercial spot for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 while also confirming Kitana for the upcoming title as a playable character. The minute-long clip sees the iconic kombatants, Scorpion, and Kitana, battling it out in a well-choreographed fight sequence while asking the question, “What do you fight for?”
Afterward, the Mortal Kombat Twitter account followed up by tweeting “#KitanaKonfirmed”. We’ve seen the Edenian princess in a few Story trailers, but have yet to see any official gameplay of her. She will likely be showcased on the next Kombat Kast alongside D’Vorah and possibly another character if we are lucky. You can see the full commercial below.
Mortal Kombat 11 releases on April 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Source: Mortal Kombat
Shiro Games, the team behind the popular RTS “Northgard”, is hard at work on its next game called Darksburg. The survival ARPG centers on a “zombie bashing party” with stylized graphics similar to those found in the Torchlight series. It even has a melee-oriented nun who bashes enemies with a large cross polearm!
Nodding Heads Games has released a brand new trailer for Raji: An Ancient Epic, an RPG set in ancient times with inspiration from Hindu and Balinese mythology. Raji is the main protagonist and in the video, she can be seen traveling through “intricate hand-painted environments while using her acrobatic abilities to combat demons of all shapes and sizes”.
Perfect World Entertainment has sent out a new trailer for its upcoming survival-action shooter that is set on four separate worlds. Three players will “test their limits in intense combat against over 100 deadly monsters and over 20 epic bosses in dynamically-generated levels that offer endless worlds to explore”. Remnant: From the Ashes is expected to launch on August 20th for PC via Steam, XBox One and PlayStation 4.
Starpoint Gemini 3 isn’t scheduled to launch until later this year, but the developers want to show off a bit of gameplay to prime player’s excitement. Set 30 years after the events of Starpoint Gemini 2, the game shows players that, while the universe has changed, nothing stays the same forever. Players take on the role of Jonathan Bold, an adventurer who “doesn’t give a damn about the universe or its problems”.
Now you can enjoy a taste of FEXL on your favorite mobile devices!
This April Fools, exactly two years after we learned of ARIKA’s Fighting EX Layer project on April Fool’s Day 2017, company President and CEO, Akira Nishitani released an update video on the latest developments with the title. With Sharon and Terry Bogard recently being released as the most recent pair of post-launch DLC characters, their focus has now shifted to the next planned free fighter, Area, who is set to be voiced by Rie Hikisaka.
However, despite being able to unveil a new in-game screenshot of the giant-armed tech warrior, it appears that her development has hit a bit of a snag, as she has now been delayed from her previously-planned release at the end of May, to later in the summer, possibly June or July, though Nishitani notes that the company may not be able to release her at all.
“I’m not even sure if we can release her or not, and even though our backs are against the wall, it would be very rude to Hikisaka-san if Area didn’t make it into the game, so we have to do our best.” Akira also noted that he sadly cannot give a definitive answer about her status at the moment.
However, Nishitani then unveiled a new version of FEXL, Fighting EX Layer alpha, which is now available to download for free on iOS and Android mobile devices, giving interested players a taste of FEXL action on the go. Currently, this version sports only four characters: Allen Snider, Darun Mister, Blair Dame, and Skullomania. Though the rest of the full game’s roster, save for SNK’s Terry Borgard, is greyed out, indicating that they could be slowly added to the mobile version overtime with updates.
Players can only play single-round battles against the CPU, similar to the Kumite mode in the main title, and Training Mode, though there are 15 Gougi Decks to choose from. There are also no voice clips whatsoever at this time. This seems like a way to test the waters of the mobile gaming market, both to see the extent of their development capabilities on the platform, as well as potentially measuring the audience before diving into a more fully-fledged product.