If there's anything that sums up what to expect in Capcom's upcoming 3v3 competitive shooter, Resident Evil Umbrella Corps, it's the prompt you hear in the beginning of a mission: "Objectives Confirmed - Kill anything that moves."
We had a chance to play Umbrella Corps when it premiered at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show, and we can honestly say that it was simply a lot of fun, making it a title we've been personally invested in. Capcom is trying once again, with this action focused spinoff, to create something immediately accessible and intensely fast-paced; with a tight 3v3 setup and a focus on close quarter battle (CQB), the first impression was how much it felt like a real life session of airsoft in a similar scenario. Reactions and tactics have to be executed perfectly through team communication, reflexes, and the ability to take and hold cover points.
It's worth mentioning thought that the similarity between the game and reality end at this impression. In Resident Evil Umbrella Corps, or at least what makes it associated with Resident Evil, are the locations that these matches take place in as well as what inhabits said locations. Players will find themselves in familiar settings such as the first village of Resident Evil 4, or the wartorn shanties of Resident Evil 5, amongst other iconic places; each place has their own iteration of zombies, so for RE4, expect to see the return of Plaga infected Ganados~
The analog cover system is another nice touch. Players can stick to cover with a button press locking them in place, and from there they can manouver within that position - depending on controller trigger presses, more of the player will be revealed, so it's a clever mechanic that forces a dynamic of defense vs offense.
Cover will be destroyed though, and in such close combat orientated maps, staying around for too long in one place will often mean a "YOU DIED" screen prompt, especially if an enemy player sneaks up behind you for a delightful one hit kill called "the brainer," which is exactly what it sounds like. If caught in time though, both players can viscously duel it out.
Finally, another feature unique to Umbrella Corps is how players can interact with Zombies. They can be used against enemies, made into ad-hoc cover, or even as a shield, provided the right equipment is in a player's setup.
Now, with the newest trailer, there's been an additional single player mode with missions and objectives, as well as a horde mode for added challenge. While this is a great addition, we strongly recommend this upcoming title to those who are looking for a game where they just want to team up with friends and play something where the situations in battle change within a blink of an eye - it really is that fast!
Release Date: 30 June 2016
Language: Voice - English ; Subtitle - English / Traditional Chinese / Japanese / French / Italian / German / Spanish / Brazilian / Portuguese / Korean / Polish / Russian
Region: Region 3
Compatibility: Sony PlayStation®4 DUALSHOCK®4 Controllers
Charge Base Power Plus PS4. Drop-in design allows for easy and rapid recharging of wireless controllers. Plugs into any wall outlet for a faster charge than USB. Hidden LED charge indicator lights.
Release Date: 26 March 2019
Region: Region 1
Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to outwardly stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners attempting to rise to power have been steadily intensifying day by day. The Noble and Reformist Factions have been none too kind to one another over the years, and tensions between the two only stand to worsen if compromises aren’t made in the very near future.
Rean Schwarzer, like any other citizen of the Imperial Nation, is no stranger to these rising conflicts: the class system has been deeply embedded into the hearts of every Erebonian since the days of old. As a seventeen-year-old student preparing for his new life at Thors Military Academy, however, he notices that his crimson uniform differs from the standard ones issued to his peers—typically green for commoners, and white for nobles.
Enter, Class VII of Thors Military Academy. For the first time in the prestigious academy’s history, rank means nothing and skill means everything. With nine hand-picked students of various backgrounds and abilities, Rean included, Class VII readies itself to dive deep into the political quagmire that threatens not only them but the Empire as a whole.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel [Decisive Edition] includes:
- Physical copy of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel on PS4
- 50 Mira replica Collector’s Coin
- Musical Selections CD containing 21 full-length tracks
- SteelBook case featuring only artwork, with a separate outer package design
Release Date: 26 February 2019
Region: Region 3
Carve your way through a selection of iconic rally locations from across the globe, knowing that the smallest mistake could end your stage. You will need to rely on your instincts with the most immersive and truly focused off-road experience yet, including a new authentic handling model, tire choice and surface deformation. Power your rally car through real-life off-road environments in New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia, and the USA, with only your co-driver and instincts to guide you. Race on eight official circuits from the FIA World Rallycross championship, complete with licensed Supercars and support series. Develop your team and cars around race strategies, and progress through a varied selection of Events and Championships in both a single player Career Campaign and a competitive online environment.
Release Date: 28 December 2018
Genre: Third Person Shooting
Region: Region 3
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5 is the latest title in the EARTH DEFENSE FORCE series, depicting a whole new worldview about humans rising up against unknown alien invaders from outer space. This is an action shooting game about the continuous battle for survival between unknown extraterrestrials invading earth and the Earth Defense Force.
You play as an EDF soldier, fighting in cruel battles against massive amount of giant monsters and killer machines. The game offers 4 unique soldier classes, nearly 1,000 types of weapons to choose from, and includes over 100 missions, breaking a series record. The additional mission pack released earlier in Japan will become available as well.
All missions support multiplayer gameplay for up to 4 players. Additionally, the game features offline split-screen co-op. Control 4 types of soldier classes and fight along with EDF team members from around the globe.