Lucius III

Gaming roundup: Fortnite introducing ranked competitive, Lucius III and Streets of Rage 4 announced

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Aug 27, 2018

A few series deliver video announcements for their latest entries while the world’s biggest gaming sensation continues to adapt itself to maintain its hold on the throne — today’s video game news covers horror, beat-em-ups, and Fortnite.

First things first, let’s talk about how Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode will be improving so that it can continue bringing in the big bucks for Twitch streamers. According to a development update, Epic Games has a “robust competition system” in the works aside from some performance issues and weapon balances. That’s something that’s long been asked for by the more hardcore player base, which Epic addresses.

“We are aware of a strong desire from competitive players for more opportunities to compete directly against one another within the same match,” the studio wrote. “Development recently began for a robust competition system which will allow for all players to compete with one another and be recognized for their accomplishments.”

Very interesting. That sounds like rankings, with a scaling system to put the cream of the crop against each other. Apparently the first version of this experiment will launch this fall for the free-to-play game, while some of the other matchmaking tweaks (including narrowing its purview to the very devices a player uses to play the game) won’t hit the game until 2019.

But gamers won’t have to wait that long for the newest in the line of horror/adventure games from Shiver Games. The company announced that Lucius III, the latest in the series following the troublesome events around Winter Hill, will hit Steam later this year. But are we sure they don’t mean Damien III? This is just The Omen, right?

Take a look:

All that’s really clear from this trailer is that you’re very evil, have magical powers, and are navigating a world that seems more than a few years behind in graphical prowess. The trailer doesn’t even mention that the game will be the last in the series, as is mentioned on the game’s Facebook page.

Finally, gamers will also have a new Streets of Rage to enjoy for the first time in two and a half decades, according to an announcement trailer for Streets of Rage 4 from DotEmu. Axel and Blaze are going to punch everything punchable in the direct follow-up to Sega’s arcade series.

Check it out:

Last seen on the Sega Genesis, the series looks to have a gorgeous hand-drawn anime-inspired look and tons of baddies to smack.

No news, however, on when or where this game will hit.

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