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Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

It’s coming up to the holiday season time of the year and for all the gamers out there, they know what that means! HEAVY HITTER and AAA game releases! We’ve already had some killer titles in Red Dead Redemption 2, Fifa 19, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and the Switch has not been left behind. In what is one of the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Switch since it was released, will it make it’s way to the Switch, won’t it make it’s way to the Switch? Well, your questions have been answered and Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the Switch’s version of Super Smash Bros and it’s out NOW!

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We’re massive fans of Nintendo and their numerous franchises and we’re really looking forward to one of the Switch’s AAA title releases, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, as not only does it look like an incredible fighting game, it features all of our favourite characters in it! 70 playable characters is an insane amount! Including:

  • Mario
  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Yoshi
  • Samus
  • Pikachu
  • Fox
  • Bowser
  • Ryu
  • Mega Man

That’s only 10 and we’re already super pumped about this game! To read more about the fighters click here!

We’re a huge champion of multiplayer games and the Super Smash Bros franchise is a perfect example of the genre, a definite ‘go to’ at parties! The fast paced nature of the game and with over 100 different stages to fight on in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Some with shape shifting stages and stage hazards too! Therefore we believe that Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be the multiplayer game of the year! Are you a music fan? Well, there are up to 800 different tracks in the game! So you won’t get bored hearing the same game track over and over again. Definitely something that we’re interested in hearing here at How To Kill An Hour!

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Lets Play: Override: Mech City Brawl

Love robots? Love fighting games? Well we have just the game for you! It’s called Override: Mech City Brawl and it is a LOT of fun! We suggest that you mainly play with friends as it’s a lot more enjoyable with a buddy than without. Don’t have a buddy in the house with you? Fear not as there is online multiplayer to get your robot beat em up fix!

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There are a rang of different mechs to take a hold of. Like many fighting games, each character has their own play style, special moves and finishers. The environments that you fight in are totally destroyable too, therefore you’re able to completely obliterate entire cities on your quest to become the king of the mechs! Especially since your fists are the size of skyscrapers!

There are a total of 12 characters that you can play in and a whole host of famous cities to duke it out in. Such as Tokyo and San Francisco, countries also include Egypt and Mexico, quite the mix of environments!

As well as multiplayer users are also able to fight in co-op mode. Sounds weird doesn’t it? A co-op mode on a fighting game. Tag Team mode? Nope. Something very very different and very very cool, if we say so ourselves! In co-op mode 2-4 players take control of one part of a mech! Speaking of mechs, they are fully customizable to whatever you desire.

Story mode takes you along a journey to defeat the alien invasion and save the world, so you got to use the same drill-powered horns or old fashioned mouth lasers that you do to defeat your foes in multiplayer to help save the world in story mode.

(Override: Mech City Brawl)

First DLC

Following the launch of Override: Mech City Brawl, Stardust a downloadable DLC character, the games first post-launch DLC will bring this incredible mech to gamers. The mech has a penchant for posing extravagantly and kicking up hooves of steel, unleashing an all manner of aerial launches and sassy shooting stars.

Owners of the Super Mega Charged edition of Override: Mech City Brawl will get this character for free! As well as Stardust, any future mechs released, owners of the Super Mega Charged edition will also recieve them for free. If you purchased the normal edition it will cost you £3.29, Stardust will come to consoles on December 14th.

Overall this game is tons of fun and a very unique spin on the fighting genre. We especially liked the co-op mode and found it challenging yet tons of fun. If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air in the beat ’em up genre, look no further than Override: Mech City Brawl!

 

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Overcooked 2

Overcooked 2 E3 2018 Gameplay!

 

An How To Kill An Hour favourite is BACK! Yes that’s right everyone’s favourite cooking game is returning, this is Overcooked 2! In this game the Onion Kingdom is once again in peril. Though it’s at the fault of the Onion King himself! By reading aloud from the fabled Necronomnomicon, he has cooked up a real problem. A problem in the form of a doughy and dangerous army of Undead Bread, named: The Unbread! The game requires players to chop, bake and fry their way to a set of brand new kitchens and tasks to defeat and save the kingdom!

Overcooked 2 is a co-op game that allows 1-4 players to help serve recipes to hungry customers in an series of unconventional kitchens. The game will follow players across kitchens located in hot air balloons, a magical school and even planets! Don’t forget to dodge the fires, collapsing floors or overbearing waiters!

Overcooked 2 New Features

What’s new:

  • Online multiplayer! For the first time you can cook up a storm with up to four players in both local and online multiplayer
  • Throwing! Throwing is now an official game mechanic, allowing you to toss ingredients to your fellow chefs or even straight into the pan/blender/onto the floor
  • New level mechanics! Overcooked 2 sees the introduction of new game mechanics including moving walkways, controllable platforms and even portals!
  • Dynamic levels! Throwing you from the frying pan and into the fire. Dynamic levels will change around you, offering a new challenge to overcome as the recipes and levels themselves change!
  • Interactive world map! As you drive, sail and soar your way around the map in the Onion King’s amphibious air bus you will open up new areas using hidden buttons around the world
  • Kitchens! From the neon lights of a sushi restaurant to the bubbling pots of a Wizard school kitchen, there are plenty of places to cook up a storm in Overcooked 2!
  • Recipes! From spaghetti to sushi and pancakes to pizza, recipes both old and new will need to be cooked to perfection (or at least not burnt to a crisp!) New recipes mean new ingredients and new equipment so even the most well-seasoned Overcooked players will be challenged.
  • Chefs! Overcooked 2 introduces a whole host of new of chefs to play in the kitchen including an eagle, mouse, beaver and what kitchen is complete without an octopus!

(Credit: Overcooked 2/Team 17 Press Release)

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Star Wars Secrets of The Empire

Star Wars Secrets of the Empire: Ultimate Star Wars Experience?

Star Wars Secrets of the Empire from the guys over at The Void, may just be the ultimate Star Wars Experience. It’s a hyper reality experience that takes over all of your senses to transport you into the world of Star Wars!

It’s a full sensory immersive VR/AR experience that takes you inside the action. Literally! It’s location based, so the sets are interactive too, there’s also real time effects that help to heighten your experience. They really go ALL IN, in trying to make your experience as real as possible.

You really have to experience yourself to truly understand what we’re talking about. (It’s THAT GOOD trust us!) Plus we’re really not allowed to delve into too much as the experience is all about discovery! We wouldn’t want to ruin the secret for you either!

Star Wars Secrets of the Empire: How does it work?

Before you go into the hyper reality Star Wars Secrets of the Empire experience you have to put on RIG (Rapture Insertion Gear) this allows you to feel the force of all the things around you via haptic feedback! (It’s so hard not to tell you what you’ll be feeling!) You then put on the VR/AR headset to give you a full 360 degree HD experience of Star Wars. You also get given a blaster (which also has haptic feedback built in)

We won’t say much else but our very own Marcus Bronzy had this to say:

That was one of the most intense virtual reality experiences I have felt, I feel like I have actually been a part of a Star Wars film”

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Ashes Cricket

Ashes Cricket 2017

The Ashes Cricket may be over and England may have lost but that doesn’t mean we can’t seek revenge before next time round!

So we decided to take Australia on on our own! Check out how our very own Marcus Bronzy and Funk Butcher when they played the latest Ashes Cricket 2017 game from Big Ant Studios!

Ashes Cricket 2017 – About

Ashes Cricket is the officially licensed video game of cricket’s greatest rivalry. Bringing all the fast-paced action, big hits and skill that you see in the greatest cricket competition on earth! In both a more realistic and authentic way than ever before, you’ll be able to bathe your team in glory in the men’s and women’s 2017/2018 Ashes tours.

Courtesy of Big Ant’s unique photogrammetry technology, Ashes Cricket presents official photorealistic likenesses for all of the Australian and English men’s and women’s teams. So it will make you feel like you’re right there at the live game.

Motion Capture tech embodies your favourite star players! So you can choose your own batting or bowling style to make your game your own. Big Ant’s most detailed and refined cricket engine to date allows for true 360-degree batting. Hence why no two players will play the game the same way! (GAME.co.uk)

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Call Of Duty World War 2 Developer Interview

Call Of Duty World War 2

Developer Interview: Michael Condrey

The How To Kill An Hour team recently headed down to a super secret, top location in London to play Call of Duty World War 2. There’s A LOT more gameplay content available for you soon! So keep an eye out for that! There won’t be any disappointment, that much we will say! However, check out what happened when our own Marcus Bronzy had an interview with chief operating and development officer of Sledgehammer Games, Michael Condrey.

Michael and Marcus discussed everything from the story mode to the multiplayer and even touched on the fan favourite: Zombies! Call Of Duty World War 2 is built for entertainment purposes. But the game is based on an important aspect of the world’s history, which brings authenticity and respect to the young men and women that lost their lives during one of the worlds most devastating wars. Michael really goes deep to tell us and explain what extensive lengths the Sledgehammer development team went to researching World War 2. To both teach themselves and those that play that game what went on during the times of 1939-1945.

Another interesting soundbite from the interview with Michael is how the guys put a stop to one of their developers! Sledgehammer Games hired an ex-pro, MLG star, Rambo Ray who kept on defeating all of us. So the devs put something in on their play tests to put him down a peg or two. Did it work? Check out the interview above to find out!

A MASSIVE THANK YOU!

Finally, a huge thank you to Michael and the team of Sledgehammer games for their time, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Call of Duty World War 2 releases Friday November 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.

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Pokken Tournament DX LiveStream!

Anthem

Anthem is an upcoming online only, multiplayer, open world,  RPG game that’s being developed by BioWare Edmonton and published by EA. Due for release in 2018, this game is said to be HUGE and a lot of fans are eagerly awaiting it’s release. You and your friends take take on a role of a Freelancer in a group of up to 4 bold and courageous people who leave their civilization to explore a dangerous yet beautiful landscape.

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Overcooked

Move aside, Cooking Mama! Team17 Digital Ltd.'s OVERCOOKED is the most fun you'll have with a cooking game, yet! Available on Steam, XBox One, PS4, and most recently on the Nintendo Switch!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Chefs, welcome to Overcooked! The Onion Kingdom is a rich world full of cruel and unusual kitchens for you to conquer. Take part in an epic journey and tackle an increasingly challenging and bizarre gauntlet of kitchens which will push your skills of co-operation and co-ordination to the very limits.

Each level brings a new challenge for you and your team to overcome, whether it’s sliding around on a pirate ship, moving between speeding trucks, cooking on an ice floe or serving food in the bowels of a fiery underworld, each level will test the mettle of even the bravest chefs.

Play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. You’ll have to cook a range of different dishes and work together in order to become the most effective and ultimate team! (Team17 YouTube Description)

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