Ubisoft battle royale Hyper Scape enters closed beta next week
Esports consultant Rod Breslau claims Ubisoft is about to reveal a battle royale first-person shooter from Ubisoft Montreal.
Codenamed Prisma Dimensions, the game is apparently called Hyper Scape, and is a fast-paced multiplayer shooter set in a futuristic virtual world. Ubisoft Montreal is best known for developing the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six and Assassin’s Creed series.
Beta launch: The closed beta is starting next week and the game is expected to launch on July 12th. Hyper Scape will support cross-platform play.
No word yet: Ubisoft has yet to say anything about the new game, but if they are planning to run a closed beta next week and launch in two weeks, there is probably a considerable marketing push right around the corner.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which Super Nintendo game did not receive Nintendo’s seal of approval?
- Super 3D Noah’s Ark
- Lester the Unlikely
- Mortal Kombat II
- Captain Novolin
Mercenaries was not welcome in Korea
Pandemic’s 2005 action romp Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction was set in a near-future North Korea where the Kim dynasty regime has collapsed and the country is facing violent upheaval.
You are a mercenary playing all sides, accepting missions from China, South Korea, the Allied Nations and even the Russian mafia. The South Korean government was not thrilled about the subject matter, so Mercenaries was banned just like most media portrayals of conflict between the two Koreas.
Understandable, since North Korea is sensitive about foreign propaganda, and has a lot of artillery pointed at Seoul. Fortunately, the game seems to have flown under the North Korean leadership’s radar, so the ban was lifted in 2007.
This Week In Gaming
Become Iron Man or the little town hero
Iron Man VR is finally out on Friday, accompanied by loads of tasty Japanese snacks including both Blaster Master Zero games and Game Freak’s Little Town Hero.
Monday – June 29
- Blaster Master Zero launches for PlayStation 4
- Blaster Master Zero 2 launches for PlayStation 4
Tuesday – June 30th
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III launches for Switch
- Little Town Hero launches for PC
Wednesday – July 01st
- TrackMania launches for PC
Friday – July 03rd
- Iron Man VR launches for PlayStation 4
Death Stranding Sequel?
Kojima’s next project is in early stages
Kojima Productions’ hit Death Stranding is just about to launch on PC, and Hideo Kojima has just started teasing his next big project.
A series of tweets and Instagram posts features Death Stranding references including a poster and mentions of Bridges, an organization central to the story in the sci-fi deliver’em-up.
Design approach: Another post featured a BB doll, while Kojima talked about the team’s approach to the next game: “1st we discuss the setting for each character, the background, the world, the color, the characteristics, the roles, the images, ideas and keyword going back&forth via E-mail,” he tweeted.
On PC this July: Death Stranding launched for PlayStation 4 on November last year, and the PC version will finally be out on July 14th. It stars actor Norman Reedus and features Hollywood stars like Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux and Guillermo Del Toro. Kojima, Reedus and Del Toro originally got together to work on Silent Hill, which was cancelled when Kojima left Konami.