Weekend catch-up – Worms, Pip-Boys and a Final Fantasy XII Remake

Weekend Catch-up - News

The weekend has come and by, and quite a number of things worth your attention have gone on, so we thought we’d sum up some of the more interesting titbits for you.

  1. Team 17 unveils Worms WMD (PC, Xbox One) and Worms 4 (Mobile)
  2. 3D Print your own Pip-Boy now
  3. Final Fantasy XII Remake may be in the works
  4. More frequent updates and mod support for Terraria incoming
  5. Don’t Starve to get a new expansion, Shipwrecked
  6. Risen 3: Titan Lords Enhanced Edition announced for PS4
  7. A massive RPG mod for GTA V? Yes please

Decided to read through the whole thing? Fantastic. Enjoy

Alternatively, if you’re reading about Risen 3, then bleaurgh.


Team 17 unveils Worms WMD (PC, Xbox One) and Worms 4 (Mobile)

Weekend Catch-up - Worms WMD

At this point in time, no one is surprised by a new Worms game. If you are… Frankly, we don’t have much to say to be honest.

As you have most probably established by now then, there’s a new Worms game from Team 17 on the way. Actually, there’s two.

Worms W.M.D., or Worms WMD for those who fund punctuation frustrating, is scheduled to release for PC and Xbox One, and promises a number of new, admittedly exciting, mechanics.

Worms WMD will introduce the option to enter and garrison buildings and new, highly destructive, vehicles. Worms in tanks is very nearly the best thing ever, if you ask us.

The game will also sport a new coat of pain, a hand-drawn aesthetic to be precise, and the screenshots look great as a result.

We’re game.

And because Worms as a mobile game just makes sense, Worms 4 for mobile devices is also under development.

Worms 4

“Worms 4 is the definitive handheld Worms experience featuring an all new enriched look and improved design for mobile featuring smaller landscapes, smaller teams and shorter match lengths making action packed battles easily doable whilst on the go.”

If you’re the sort to be slightly annoyed by the fact that Worms WMD won’t be released on PS4, then this is probably going to annoy you too. For the moment, Worms 4 is set to release to iOS devices only.

We’re guessing Android is a plan, but much like Fallout Shelter, Apple has bought a timed exclusivity deal.

Source: All Games Beta


3D Print your own Pip-Boy now

Fallout 4’s amazing Pip-Boy Collector’s Edition is, sadly, out of stock and there are no more to be had.

Luckily for you, if you’re resourceful or rich enough to, respectively, get hold of or buy a 3D printer, then you can make your own.

Thanks to the site 3D printing site Ytec3D and a super nerd by the name of Yvo de Haas, you can now 3D print your own.

It’s a fairly complex process, especially if this is your first 3D printed DIY project, but it’s well worth come the end result.

Not interested in the Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV, the Pip-Boy from Fallout 4? Then perhaps Fallout 3’s Pip-Boy is more your thing.

Source: Ytec3D (1), Ytec3D (2), Eurogamer


Final Fantasy XII Remake may be in the works

According to FinalFantasy.net, orchestra conductor Arnie Roth let slip that Final Fantasy XII is getting the remake treatment.

It took place at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during Distant Worlds, an event that promises an orchestral rendition of a number of Final Fantasy’s most popular themes and songs.

Final Fantasy XII Remake - Tweets

 

Roth even went so far as to discuss it in the presence of a few Square Enix execs. He must know something.

We just hope that this doesn’t delay the remake of Final Fantasy VII. Not that we’re expecting that to release anytime this decade.

It would be cool though. Just think. The open-world design and unique characteristics of Final Fantasy XII would go a long way with the additional power of the new consoles on hand.

Plus, Final Fantasy XV’s engine is practically designed for this sort of thing.

We love Final Fantasy, so we can’t wait.

Source: FinalFantasy.net


More frequent updates and mod support for Terraria incoming

With the launch of Terraria’s update 1.3, there’s now an endgame, a final boss as it were.

Wanting to know if that means the end of Terraria content support, PC Gamer had an interview with the game’s developer, Re-Logic.

This will be the last update that I work on personally so it is hard to say what the future holds. That decision will be left up to the team that continues to work on Terraria. We like the idea of switching to smaller more frequent updates moving forward,” said Re-Logic’s CEO and Lead Developer, Andrew “Redigit” Spinks.

For the moment then, we really don’t have an idea of where Terraria might go, mostly because neither does its development team.

To be fair, since the release of Terraria 1.0 and 3.0, “2,827 items, 490 creatures, and loads of new content/features/mechanics” have been added.

Whether there’s more content inbound or not, the last thing to be added will probably be mod support:

Terraria will continue to be updated and be expanded upon. Before we finish we would like to look into mod support as well as creative mode. We have always felt that Mod Support would be the best final update to Terraria so that the community could keep the game alive.”

Knowing the community who play Terraria, as well as the modding community in general, mod support will mean a lot of new stuff for a good amount of time. Yay.

Source: PC Gamer


Don’t Starve to get a new expansion, Shipwrecked

Don't Starve - Shipwrecked!

We’re not bragging or anything, but we’ve always thought that sailing to new islands and adventure would be a great avenue of expansion for the Don’t Starve franchise.

That’s sort of what’s happening with Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked!, a new expansion for the charming, open-world survival rogue-lite.

Best of all, indie development studio Capybara Games will be responsible for this new expansion.

Capybara Games, for those who didn’t know, is the studio responsible for indie gems like Super Time Force and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and they’re also working on the highly anticipated Below.

“With new playable characters, biomes, creatures and seasonal effects; Wilson and the whole Don’t Starve cast of characters embark on a sea-bound journey of exploration, adaptation and of course, starvation.”

We’re big fans of Don’t Starve, so we can’t wait. Pity it’s a single player expansion.

We wonder if it’ll ever get the multiplayer Don’t Starve Together treatment.

Source: Klei Entertainment


Risen 3: Titan Lords Enhanced Edition announced for PS4

Our advice is to avoid it, but we thought we’d give it a fair shot and share the announcement trailer.

The copy that comes along with the trailer talks about the updated visuals, but nowhere does it discuss fixing the numerous issues with the game.

Namely: Combat is tedious and fiercely temperamental; the voice acting, a good portion of character dialogue and the side-quests in general are a joke; its RPG mechanics are broken in any number of areas and don’t quite work; it’s a buggy mess; and, well, it’s boring.

You’ve been warned. We refuse to review the re-release. REFUSE.

Source: Risen 3 via Facebook


 A massive RPG mod for GTA V? Yes please

GTA: RPG does just that. It turns GTA V into an RPG.

“How,” you might ask.

Simple, a new character progression system for improving skills as well as gaining new ones, a dialogue choice system that presumably alters various scenarios and other variables, loot drops and character customisation.

So that’s a lot more than simple, but you’ve got to admit that GTA V’s world is very nearly the perfect playground to do it in.

Sooner or later, the mod’s creator plans are integrating the mod into the actual GTA V game and storyline, but one step at a time.

Source: IGN


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