Monster Hunter might be the biggest game series you've never played. The action RPG franchise has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, but never really found the success in the West it enjoyed in Japan. That's set to change with the release of Monster Hunter World, coming to Xbox One and PS4 early next year. If you're a fan of the series then you're already looking forward to it; if you aren't, here are five reasons you should care about Monster Hunter, at last.
In this Crew 2 gameplay from E3 2017 we inspect the major changes in this sequel to the open-world racing MMO. The biggest? Cars that can transform into powerboats and stunt planes. This time you'll be racing around open world America by air and by water as well.
The first gameplay from Life is Strange Before the Storm reveals a prequel focused on Life is Strange's Chloe Price, three years before the events of Life is Strange. We're cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the prequel, and here's why. Beware spoilers for the original Life is Strange.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus picks up the story of B.J. Blazkowicz right after the events of the previous game, this time moving the action to a Nazi-occupied USA. We've played the game's opening mission, and are here to report our thoughts on this promising-looking sequel.
In this South Park: The Fractured But Whole gameplay, the superhero-themed sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth transports us to South Park's skeevy Peppermint Hippo "gentlemen's club". Join Andy and I, along with Outside Xtra's Ellen for this new gameplay and be as appalled as you might expect.
Co-op shooter Strange Brigade reveals itself in gameplay in which we blast waves of zombie mummies, solve a few light puzzles, and flee the occasional giant mummified bull monster. Take a watch of this new Strange Brigade gameplay from E3 2017 and see how I get on against wave after wave of the embalmed undead.
If you saw Ubisoft's E3 press conference you were probably delighted to see them announce a new pirate-themed multiplayer game called Skull and Bones. Unless you work for Rare, the studio developing a new pirate-themed multiplayer game called Sea of Thieves. Awkward. But though these are both multiplayer pirate games, just how similar are they really? Join us for a look at how the two games stack up against each other in five key areas.
Call of Duty WW2 has revealed its multiplayer here at E3 2017, where we faced off against the Call of Duty YouTuber elite with results that are as occasionally hilarious as they are inevitable. Take a watch of this first Call of Duty WW2 multiplayer gameplay and judge our skills harshly, oh viewers.
The Anthem gameplay unveiled at E3 2017 reveals a "shared-world action RPG" from RPG specialist studio Bioware, with a touch of Destiny about it. You and up to three friends are "Freelancers", exosuited adventurers jetpacking around an open world of lush landscapes rendered by the Frostbite engine. Straight out of the Xbox E3 conference where the Anthem gameplay debuted, we talk about the elements that stuck with us most.
Need for Speed Payback isn't the first Need for Speed taking inspiration from the Fast and Furious action movies, but where 2003's NFS Underground cribbed the movie franchise's neon-lit street racing, Payback imitates the vehicular heists of Fast and Furiouses 5, 6, 7 and 8. The only thing missing is Vin Diesel torpedo headbutting someone with his finely polished melon. See for yourself in this Need for Speed Payback gameplay in which Mike drives and Andy is in the passenger seat.
Join us as we assault the palace at Theed in this Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer gameplay. Taking control of the spindly Separatist droids from Star Wars Episode 1, we charge towards the palace in the capital of Naboo and start dishing out blaster fire.
Incredibly, games industry expo E3 won't have begun in earnest by Monday 12 June 2017, the day of publisher Ubisoft's press conference. But on this last day before the show opens, Ubisoft will set out its stall with upcoming games Far Cry 5 and South Park: The Fractured But Whole, for example. Expect a first look at the new Assassin's Creed to boot.
Xbox arrives at games industry expo E3 with its Sunday 11 June 2017 press conference, starting at 2PM Pacific time or 10PM if you're in the UK. You can watch the livestream of the media briefing here on Outside Xbox for all the haps, with upcoming Xbox One games, news on Xbox's 4k Project Scorpio and the like.
A Way Out is the new game from the people behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, a co-op game about two men who escape from prison. Fresh from hands-on with A Way Out, we lay out the reasons we're suddenly excited for it.
Battlefront 2 multiplayer premiered at publisher EA's E3 2017 press conference, with the first ever multiplayer gameplay appearing at the show. Consider the moments that left us the most impatient to get our hands on the full game in the following video.
Games industry expo E3 2017 unofficially begins with the earliest of the press conferences. This year it's that of publisher EA, at its EA Play event in Hollywood. Watch the E3 2017 EA press conference live with us right here on Saturday 10 June 2017, from 8PM if you're in the UK or from midday Pacific time.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to sleeper hit Shadow of Mordor, that once again sees you play as a ranger called Talion who has the soul of legendary elf lord Celebrimbor living inside him. If early impressions are correct, it's shaping up to be very good. This breaks with the tradition of faintly rubbish Tolkien games, as we find out later in the show.
The point of a demo is to give you a short sample of a game to convince you to buy the full version. Sometimes, however, videogame demos are nothing like what you get in the finished product, from the characters you play as, to the plot of the actual game, and sometimes even the way you play it. Just consider these times a game demo was far from representative of what you'd be doing in the game proper.
The only way to deal with Batman supervillain Bane, the man who broke the bat, is apparently to "snip his tubes". Not our words, the words of Black Canary. Let's hope Green Arrow remembered to pack his tube-snipping arrows.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind takes us back to the land we loved in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, from the Imperial prison ship where you start out, to silt striders, Vivec City and the rest. See us play the new druid-ish Warden class in this gameplay footage from the new Morrowind.
Achieving 100 percent completion in Red Dead Redemption isn't all exciting gunfights and daring horseback train robberies. You must also take time to help the little people. That's what we're doing in this episode, returning from Mexico to the United States to assist some strangers in ways that include winning a ranch in a game of liar's dice, intimidating a movie cowboy, and catching the notorious Hanging Rock cannibal.
Friday the 13th: The Game is based on the classic slasher movie franchise in which unhappy campers try not to be killed by supernatural ice hockey enthusiast Jason Voorhees. Jason is as unstoppable a murder juggernaut as ever here, but other horror villains have suffered serious nerfing in being adapted for videogames. Pity them in Show of the Week.
For certain game heroes, there's always something going on to damage their calm. Maybe they've been deceived by ancient gods, stepped to by street gangs, or had their house blown up by the army. Just ponder these furious heroes who have less chill than a busted refrigerator.
Now Far Cry 5 has broken cover, we know it's coming on release date 27 February 2018 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. But that's not all we know. Take our brisk tour of Far Cry 5 trailer, with the most important first details about Far Cry 5 gameplay.
Survival horror Narcosis takes place at the bottom of the ocean, where a deep sea diving suit is all that stands between you and a host of spider crabs, beaky squids and actual ghosts after a cataclysmic earthquake wrecks your underwater base. Witness our aquatic misadventures in the following Xbox One gameplay.