As the year draws to a close we all begin to wrap up our work, wrap up presents, and wrap up warm (in the Northern hemisphere at least!). You won’t need to worry about the weather while you’re reading this article though, as we’ve got the spiciest and hottest gaming news from the last couple of weeks all ready for you to keep cosy with. So without further preamble, here’s this fortnight’s Green Man Gaming News Roundup. Let’s go!
Splinter Cell remake in the works
Ubisoft have announced that a full remake of the original Splinter Cell is in development. It’s important to note that this isn’t a remaster; this is a full remake, built from the ground up. So there’ll be some changes no doubt, but Creative Director Chris Auty says that they aim to “preserve the sense of mastery” players get as they explore the game’s many paths, which is encouraging. You can get more info about the project in a recently released video. Whilst there’s no details about a release date just yet, next year does mark the 20th anniversary of the game.
Dying Light 2 System Requirements released
It feels like forever since Dying Light 2 was announced, but we’re now getting close to the release date. Techland have now confirmed that we’re getting there by releasing the game’s system requirements, which you can peruse right here. The good news is that if you’re avoiding Ray-Tracing the requirements aren’t too beefy, making decent performance within reach of most PC gamers. Dying Light 2 releases on 4th February 2022, and we can’t wait to start drop-kicking zombies all over again.
New biome comes to Dead Cells
A brand-new expansion is coming to indie roguelite Dead Cells, adding a tonne of new stuff. In The Queen and the Sea, there’ll be a brand new lighthouse biome, a new alternative path to the end, a new final boss, and much more. Also there’s a shark you can toss at enemies, so that gets our seal of approval (sorry). The Queen and the Sea is coming to Dead Cells on 6th January 2022.
4-player co-op arrives in Dota 2
Dota 2 isn’t afraid to add new things and in a brand-new update, a big change has arrived. The return of its 4-player co-op mode has hit the game, allowing up to four players to team up to adventure through the Continuum Vault. Want to see more? Valve have released a trailer showing off just what you’ll be up to as you fight in this new free mode. Additionally, support has been officially added for any Steam-compatible controller. Finally, we can relax on the middle lane!
Terminator, Stargate and Starship Troopers games in development
Funcom have announced that they have three RTS games in the works, all based on beloved sci-fi franchises that have been a little under-loved in recent years. Stargate: Timekeepers is a tactics game set in the SG-1 universe, whilst Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance is set in the Dark Fate timeline, based on the wonderful and criminally underrated Dark Fate film. Finally, Starship Troopers – Terran Command is set to be released on the 31st of March, 2022. Lots of news, sci-fi fans!
UFC’s Robert Whittaker comes to Skyrim
Finally this week, we have news of a brand-new official mod coming to Skyrim. In it, you’ll be able to recruit an NPC to fight alongside you; one who has the appearance and voice of UFC fighter Robert Whittaker. Honestly, this isn’t a collaboration we were expecting, but now it’s happening we’re definitely going to check it out. Once the mod has been released you’ll be able to find Whittaker hanging out in Whiterun, where you can grab him to help you fight against the forces of the evil Stormcloaks. Or the Empire, if you’ve chosen the wrong side.
That’s it for this fortnight’s news, folks! It’ll be the New Year before we see you again so from the whole Green Man Gaming team, we’d like to wish you a merry end to 2021 and a brilliant start to 2022!