26 November 2019 11:13
Contra fans are a bit spoiled right now. Konami recently released the M2-developed Contra Anniversary Collection and announced a new entry in the franchise, Contra: Rogue Corps, coming this September. If that's not enough, or you don't dig the vibe of the isometric 3D view of Rogue Corps, there's also Blazing Chrome, a tribute to the 16-bit era of Contra. Blazing Chrome is being developed by JoyMasher, a Brazilian studio that specializes in retro-inspired games like Oniken (in the vein of Strider and Ninja Gaiden) and Odallus: The Dark Call (in the vein of Demon's Crest and Castlevania). Blazing Chrome's inspiration is clear; it's steeped in gameplay and visuals from Contra 3: The Alien Wars and Contra: Hard Corps.
JoyMasher announced a release date for Blazing Chrome on Monday: July 11, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. The studio also revealed two secret characters — "Suhaila, a razor girl with a robotic arm [and] the skilled and deadly ninja Raijin" — who join previously announced run-and-gunners Mavra, the resistance soldier, and Doyle, a rebellious robot. Guerrilla Games is starting to ramp up hiring for its next title. According to the studio's website, the company is looking to fill an extensive number of roles with some job listings posted as recently as 12 hours ago. These roles include titles such as senior producer, senior art producer, and Java developer. Interestingly enough, the Java developer listing mentions the following responsibilities: You will build a robust backend that can scale up to serve many concurrent users; You will work on systems like matchmaking, tournaments, clans and leaderboards; You will work on systems to test and deploy a new server set without downtime; You will integrate the game servers with the PlayStation Network and other third party services; These seem to hint at Guerrilla's next game having some sort of multiplayer focus, perhaps a new Killzone game.
That's an area where you will likely see us start to make more noise in the new term." A new Killzone game might be in the pipeline for the next PlayStation, but time will only tell. Meanwhile, an actress previously alluded that a Horizon Zero Dawn sequel is already in production. Microsoft has announced new additions to Xbox Games Pass in July 2019. New Xbox Games Pass releases will be available on PC and Xbox One over the course of the month. It all begins with a triple header of Middle-earth Shadow of War, My Time at Portia and Undertale on July 4.
Here's the list along with the arrival dates: Middle-earth: Shadow of War (July 4th, Xbox One & PC) Undertale (July 4th, PC) My Time at Portia (July 4th, Xbox One & PC) Dead Rising 4 (July 11th, Xbox One & PC) Unavowed (July 11th, PC) Blazing Chrome (July 11th, Xbox One & PC) Timespinner (July 11th, PC) LEGO City Undercover (July 11th, PC) However, there's also games that are leaving Xbox Game Pass. Here's a list of the games are leaving this month on Xbox One, per Xbox Wire: Aftercharge (July 9) Warhammer Vermintide 2 (July 10) LEGO Movie: The Videogame (July 16) Dandara (July 31) Dead Rising 2 (July 31) Hitman Season 1 (July 31) Metal Slug XX (July 31) Defense Grid: The Awakening (July 31) Hexic 2 (July 31) Iron Brigade (July 31) It should be mentioned that all of this month's additions are also available through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. What do you think of this news? Let us know your thoughts on this news story in the comments section below the article. SOURCE A few days ago, Microsoft announced that a number of [email protected] games were coming to Xbox Game Pass in July. While we knew about My Time in Portia, Timespinner, Unavowed, and Undertale, we didn't know which "AAA" experiences would be joining the service soon. Luckily, that changed this morning. Aside from these games, Blazing Chrome, Dead Rising 4, Lego City Undercover, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War will join Xbox Game Pass in the coming soon. Middle-earth: Shadow of War launches on July 4, but the rest will be added on July 11. More games are expected to be added later this month, so this isn't everything you should expect. My Time in Portia is coming to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC, while Timespinner, Unavowed, and Undertale are exclusive to Xbox Game Pass for PC. My Time in Portia should join the service on July 4, while the rest should be added on July 11. Blazing Chrome Blazing Chrome is an upcoming shooter which has garnered a lot of interest over the past few months. Machines rule the world and the few humans left are on the edge of total extermination, lacking power, prestige, or status among their metal overlords. Just like Contra, you have to run 'n' gun to free the humankind. Blazing Chrome should join Xbox Game Pass on consoles and PC on July 11. Dead Rising 4 Dead Rising 4 is a great post-apocalyptic zombie game which plays out like a campy movie. You step into the shoes of photojournalist Frank again and have to escape the city before it's too late. Unfortunately, there are tens of thousands of zombies blocking your way. Dead Rising 4 should join Xbox Game Pass on consoles and PC on July 11. Lego City Undercover Lego City Undercover is quite possibly one of the best Lego games available on Xbox One. It features phenomenal voice acting and the story is a lot of fun. After being sent away, you return to the city where you were once a police officer. Your archnemesis is on the loose and it's up to you to save yourself and your girlfriend. Lego City Undercover should join Xbox Game Pass on consoles on July 11. It won't be available on PC. Middle-earth: Shadow of War Middle-earth: Shadow of War is the next chapter in the acclaimed franchise. While the game suffered from some missteps when it launched, the removal of pay-to-win mechanics has made it a stellar title. It also looks great on Xbox One X and was a showcase title for the console. Middle-earth: Shadow of War should join Xbox Game Pass on consoles and PC on July 4. It's great to see that a lot of intriguing titles are joining Xbox Game Pass soon. Hopefully, more "AAA" games will be available later in July and the coming months. There's a promotion going on through the Microsoft Store which lets you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – which includes Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold – for $1. Amazon is also selling a three-month subscription for $20.