Activision brings Call of Duty, Destiny and Skylanders to Gamescom
Activision brought its lineup of upcoming titles to Gamescom this year, including Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Destiny: Rise of Iron and Skylanders Imaginators. The publisher will be showcasing updates from the games at Gamescom 2016 this week, the annual event is currently underway in Cologne, Germany.
Earlier Activision released a trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, showcasing the co-op zombie mode of the game. The trailer shows the ‘80s-themed co-operative Call of Duty mode that the developers called Zombies in Spaceland. The new mode takes zombies to a 1980s themepark setting, allowing players to group together as they try ans surive the night.
In the single-player mode of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, players will assume the role of Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations soldier. Reyes takes control of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable hardships, Reyes must lead the remnants of coalition forces against a relentless enemy in a war that stretches across our solar system to terrains beyond Earth.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare introduces new weaponry, unique player abilities and an all-new settings to the Call of Duty franchise. In addition to the single player story campaign, and the co-operative zombies experience, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also feature its popular multiplayer mode. The game is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and is available for pre-order with free DLC.
The publisher also released details on Destiny: Rise of Iron, showing the first hands-on gameplay video from the game. Rise of Iron is the next highly-anticipated large expansion in the Destiny universe. Guardians must rise to the challenge and join forces with a legend from humanity’s past to defeat a plague of unstoppable evil once and for all. Bungie, the developers of the game, also premiered Destiny’s newest 6v6 objective based Crucible mode called Supremacy The Studio also unceiled the first ever external broadcast, streaming live from Cologne on the eve of Gamescom, in that stream the studio announced that Private Matches will be introduced to the Crucible for all PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Destiny owners with the launch of the Rise of Iron on September 20th.
To celebrate the Rise of Iron gameplay premiere at Gamescom, Bungie and Activision have also partnered with European streamers to allow fans across the globe to witness the latest PvE content being played live in Cologne. Streamers will be testing their Guardian skills in a new three-player co-operative Strike “The Wretched Eye” which will have them pursuing a SIVA-infected Fallen biologist into a hive-controlled missile silo.
On Monday 15th August, Bungie and Activision also announced the launch of Destiny – The Collection. Containing every release from the award-winning first-person adventure franchise to date, including the new large expansion, Destiny: Rise of Iron, Destiny – The Collection is the perfect opportunity for new Guardians to join the fight for humanity’s survival. Destiny – The Collection will launch alongside Rise of Iron on September 20, 2016 and will be available for PS4 and Xbox One. Gamers who pre-purchase Destiny – The Collection digitally will be able to experience Destiny, The Dark Below, House of Wolves and The Taken King immediately, while awaiting the release of Rise of Iron.
Destiny: Rise of Iron launches on September 20, 2016 and will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold, required for some features) and requires Destiny game and The Taken King (includes Expansions I & II), sold separately. Destiny – The Collection launches on September 20, 2016 and will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Skylanders Imaginators is the latest chapter in the Skylanders story, which empowers players to unleash their creativity by creating their own Skylanders. The studio showcased “Kaos,” which will be available as a fully-playable Skylander toy. The mechanic will be controlled by Portal Masters as they wield his evil skills for good. Crash Bandicoot also made an appearance, the studio is celebrating his 20-year anniversary. Crash Bandicoot is set to return in 2016 in Skylanders Imaginators.
Crash Bandicoot maintains his unique and quirky personality as a fully-playable Skylander Sensei and toy. Never one to shy away from danger, the legendary marsupial Crash Bandicoot travels through the wormhole to join the Skylanders in the ultimate battle against Kaos/ Dr. Neo Cortex, who is Crash Bandicoot’s creator and primary antagonist, makes his debut appearance as part of the Skylanders Imaginators line up as well.
Fighting alongside the Skylanders as a powerful mystic warrior, Dr. Neo Cortex puts his dastardly genius to work with his signature blaster ray, hoverboard and explosive mines to thwart Kaos’ forces. He can even summon the powerful Uka Uka mask. Dr. Krankcase and Hood Sickle are one-time villains-turned-Senseis, and they will also be featured. In North America, fans who pre-order and purchase the Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack will receive a playable Kaos Sensei toy for free while supplies last between October 16 – 22, 2016. Skylanders Imaginators will be available on October 16 in North America; October 14 in Europe; and October 13 in Australia/New Zealand. The game is also available to pre-order in several new editions.