The battle royale genre’s big hitter, “Fortnite,” launches its fifth season of play, “No Man’s Sky” looks forward to a fourth major update by recapping progress made so far, and Kickstarter success “Chasm” prepares to plunge players into an underground adventure, while “Darksiders III” raises its profile ahead of a late 2018 launch and “Far Cry 5” heads to Mars in a mid-July expansion.
Fortnite Season 5 Announce Trailer
The fifth season of “Fortnite” play brings with it a viking ship, a desert area, and rugged golf carts to the game’s last-person-standing island and, for those inclined, more opportunities to spend on Battle Passes and the associated cosmetic makeovers. Available now on PC, PS4, XBO, Switch, iOS and Android.
No Man’s Sky – 11 Things That Have Changed Since Launch
Speaking of sci-fi, this ambitious interplanetary exploration game endured a difficult launch on PS4 and PC but has significantly improved thanks to three big updates and, hopefully, the upcoming multiplayer update that coincides with a June 24 Xbox One launch.
Chasm Launch Date Trailer
Descend the caverns below a mining town as a rookie knight, and discover the supernatural horrors lurking beneath in this procedurally-generated product of a 2013 Kickstarter campaign. Launches July 31 on PC (Steam via the Humble store) PS4 and Vita.
Darksiders III Flame Hollow Trailer
Where the first two games featured two of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, first War and then Death, this new outing follows War’s sister, Fury, who in this promo wields burning flails during her quest to rid the earth of the Seven Deadly Sins. Due on PS4, XBO and WinPC from November 27, 2018.
Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars teaser trailer
The core “Far Cry 5” took place in a realism-focused rural US where a dangerous cult had taken military control of the local area. That’s not stopping this expansion, with its pulp sci-fi comic aesthetic, from teleporting players to Mars to blast alien monsters and save an AI defense system. July 17 on PS4, XBO and PC.
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