the division 2

Play Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Open Beta Next Month

Posted by | News, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One | No Comments

Ubisoft is hosting an open beta for upcoming sequel Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The open beta, meaning anyone can download and play for free, will run the weekend of March 1 through March 4. It will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The Division 2 is set several months after the events of the first game, in which a deadly epidemic has ravaged much of the world. Players once again take on the role of elite international humanitarian agents known as The Division.

This time the action shifts from New York City to Washington D.C., where the agents work to take back control of the nation’s capital.

“Building upon more than two years of listening to and learning from The Division community, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will offer a substantial campaign that organically flows into a robust endgame, to create a cohesive and meaningful experience for all types of players,” states the official press release.

The Division series are shared-world online multiplayer shooter-RPGs (whew). Agents form squads, take on missions, explore a post-apocalyptic city, hunt for loot, level up, and even hunt other players in specific PvP zones. The Division became Ubisoft’s best-selling game when it launched in 2016. Over the years Ubisoft and developer Massive Entertainment have provided numerous well-received updates and expansions.

The Division 2 is set to release on March 15 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s available to pre-order in Standard, Gold, and Ultimate Editions, as well as two Collector’s Editions. It’s rated M for Mature.

earth atlantis

Side-Scrolling Shooter Earth Atlantis Headed to Mobile

Posted by | Mobile, News | No Comments

Earth Atlantis released last fall on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch. This week developer Pixel Perfex announced that the sepia-toned side-scrolling shooter is coming to iOS in July. Pre-orders are available now on the App store ($4.99).

Earth Atlantis takes place in a post-apocalyptic world consumed by the rising ocean due to climate change. Deadly machines have adopted the form of marine creatures. You play as a hunter, tasked with seeking out and destroying these underwater behemoths.

The game features side-scrolling shooting within underwater environments, all drawn in a sketchbook art style. Hunt 25 giant boss monsters with four playable ships, each with upgradeable weapons.

The iOS version will feature the same console-quality gameplay and graphics, along with three new difficulty settings. The new difficulties range from casual to hardcore. The mobile port also adds two new game modes, Quest and Hunter as well as remapped controls.

Earth Atlantis has received a number of international awards. It won Best in Show at BitSummitt in Japan and Excellence in Art at the BIC Festival in Korea.

Earth Atlantis will be available on both iPhone and iPad. At minimum it will require an iPhone 5S, or iPad Mini 2 or Air 1. It recommends at least an iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 or Mini 4.

Earth Atlantis will require iOS 8.0. It’s rated 9+ for Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence. The estimated release date is July 11.