GAMERS EDIT BY LUCA TUCCONI
The Canal Walk Gaming Expo powered by BT Games & Good Hope FM will be taking place from 25 – 30 October.
Cape Town’s most passionate gaming fans will be treated to the newest gaming titles, gadgets and gaming consoles. BT Games will be supplying gamers with all the goodies they could hope for and some exclusive expo specials!
Pro SA Gamer Luca “RoBoHoBo” Tucconi, will be getting his game on with these exciting titles available from BT Games at Canal Walk.
Battlefield, the highlight acclaimed first-person shooter video game series, developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts has the newest installment, Battlefield 1, hitting local shores. Despite its name, it is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield franchise and the first main entry in the series since Battlefield 4. The game released worldwide on 21 October 2016 and is available in Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to the game’s designers, the story mode has a far larger and more open environment than those in previous installments in the franchise, with more variety in terms of paths to finishing levels and how to approach a combat situation. Battlefield 1’s multiplayer features eight select classes – these classes include Assault, Medic, Support, Scout, Tanker, Pilot, Cavalry and Elite. As one of the years most anticipated multiplayer games, this is one you definitely need to try out at the expo!
Mafia III is an action-adventure video game developed by Hangar 13 and published by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is the third installment in the Mafia series, and the debut title for Hangar 13. Set in 1968 in the city of New Bordeaux, which plays a fictional recreation of New Orleans, the story revolves around Lincoln Clay, an orphan and a Vietnam War veteran, who is on a quest to build a new crime organization to confront the Italian mob while dealing with the radical racist agenda.
The core game-play revolves around gun-play. In addition, players can also perform executing moves and engage in melee-combat. The game also features a cover system, allowing players to take cover behind objects to avoid enemy gunfire and some detection. Players can also interrogate non-playable characters after defeating them in order to gain more information on their objectives, such as scaring them by driving hazardously. You’ll be able to grab Mafia III on shelf at the expo!
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: LEGION
World of Warcraft: Legion is the sixth expansion set in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft, following Warlords of Draenor.
After the heroes of Azeroth defeated Archimonde in Warlords of Draenor, Gul’dan is pushed through a fel portal to Azeroth in order to open a way for the Burning Legion to begin the largest invasion in history. While exploring the previously hidden vaults of the Broken Isles, Gul’dan finds a dark crystalline prison containing the corpse of Illidan Stormrage, the former Lord of Outland and leader of the Demon Hunters, who was slain during the final raid of Black Temple in the previous expansion, Burning Crusade.
The new expansion allows heroes to level up to 110 in the Broken Isles, a new zone located just off the breaches of the Maelstrom. Initially there are 10 playable 5-man dungeons and patch 7.1 will add another dungeon, good old Karazhan. There are three massive raids planned for Legion, with The Emerald Nightmare raid that opened three weeks after release, a small upcoming Stormheim-related raid in patch 7.1, The Nighthold raid in patch 7.2 where we will finally meet Gul’dan and the final raid in a patch coming later in the expansion. After the Emerald Nightmare was opened, Mythic+ Dungeons and Legion’s first player versus player (PvP) season began.
The expansion was released on 30 August 2016 and will be available at the expo.G
WWE 2K17 is a professional wrestling video game developed by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, and is published by 2K Sports for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
WWE 2K17 allows for dirty brawls to take place within the crowd or even backstage, which is a main feature of this game that can be used for bouts such as “Falls Count Anywhere” or any other “No Disqualification” type matches. WWE also features a secondary submission type system, similar to the Breaking Point submission system which is utilized in previous versions of the game. Some highlight names revealed as stars in the title include John Cena, The Ultimate Warrior, and Sasha Banks with more revealed since the initial announced at E3 this year. If you’re not into the game, at least Brock Lesnar’s sweet biceps will be on show at the expo, as well as the game!
Check out Luca’s real time reviews below.
RELEASES AVAILABLE AT THE EXPO
FIFA 17 was released on the 29th September and will be one of the few new titles available at the expo. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the thirteenth installment in the Call of Duty series, is set to be released for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 4 November 2016 and will be available for pre-order at the expo.
MORE FROM LUCA
For more of Luca’s essential gaming must-haves and upcoming title’s that can be pre-ordered and tried out at the expo, click here!