Week 3 of Dota Pro Circuit 2021/2022 has ended. Along with that, the first half of the league is over. All teams are on the New Year's break, and the next DPC games won't take place in early January only. The players will rest and train until then, and the first DPC season will finish at the end of January. It is already possible to guess who will be the winner in each region. Surprisingly, the winner's place is now being held by teams consisting of young players. Some teams have done everything to guarantee their place in the majors, while others are likely to fall into the second division. Which organizations have distinguished themselves and are the leaders now in the first season of the new DPC cycle, you will find out in the article by Cybersport.Metaratings.ru.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Heart of Chernobyl
The world-famous and beloved S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise will continue. Hunting in the alienation zone continues. The new part of the story is subtitled Heart of Chernobyl. Players will once again have to try on the clothes of a stalker and go to the centre of radiation.
Users are waiting for a first-person shooter that combines simulation and survival horror elements. Thanks to next-generation graphics, the world, which has been familiar for a long time, will appear in a new form. The game is made on Unreal Engine 5. The engine has already demonstrated its abilities on such an example as The Matrix Awakens. Now, the unique technology will recreate the dark fantasy world of "Stalker".
The A-Life 2.0 algorithm promises a real-life simulator. The space of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is endowed with intelligence. To accept you, you need to make an effort and demonstrate the wonders of adaptation.
The developers promise an open, regularly updated world. Multiplayer is also implied: it will be included as a free add-on. It will be possible to fight not only with live users but also with artificial intelligence. Over several years of work, the game creators have pretty well updated the computer. So to defeat AI opponents, you will have to make an effort. Survival mechanics will make you take the resources and health of your hero more responsible.
The project is still in the hands of GSC Game World. The previous three games in the series have received mostly positive reviews from critics. The story does not need a presentation. It isn't easy to find a gamer who has not heard of Stalker. Since 2007 the story has been setting the standards for post-apocalyptic shooters. It has inspired the creators of such projects as Metro and Survarium.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been in development since 2012. Without a doubt, this is a long-awaited release. You will be able to be finally acquainted with the story on the twenty-eighth of April of the coming year. The developers have already opened a pre-order on Steam and in stores Epic Games, Microsoft, and Xbox. GSC Game World, don't let us down.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Another survival horror we're looking forward to is Dying Light 2. Techland continues to tell the dystopian tale of the zombie apocalypse. The action of the new game takes place fifteen years after the virus has spread. Feral humanity has fallen into lawlessness. Electricity becomes a precious resource. In this world, there is no place for morality anymore. And RPG elements will force the player to choose between equally immoral actions.
The new game features an expanded world, a new City and improved parkour acrobatics. So players will once again be able to leap across the rooftops of an anarchic city. But now - in higher resolution and with updated graphics.
Techland promised that the world of the City would be four times larger than the locations of the first Dying Light. The space is no longer divided into independent areas. Now the world changes depending on the decisions of the players. From now on, the hero is in the hands of his destiny and the face of the entire city. You have to choose wisely.
If in the game of 2015 the problems could be solved with firearms, now it is an inadmissible luxury. In close combat, you will have to make do with improvised means. Hook-cat is also suitable for breaking the jaws of your enemies. And not only zombies but also people will be fought. Parkour skills give the hero an advantage. A timely made flip can save his life.
Cooperative mode allows you to team up with up to four people. One of the teammates invites his friends to his world. Each universe of Dying Light 2 is unique. It is built from the smallest decisions made. So, the other locations and other weapons will be available in the city of partners.
The release will be held on the fourth of February. Now you can pre-order for PC, Playstation 4 and 5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
What will happen when two giants collide and make a game together? We get Elden Ring, an epic RPG by George Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki. The fantasy story is brought to life by the efforts of FromSoftware and Bandai Namco. For the former, this is the largest project in the studio's history.
Lots of zeal, an immense open world and ubiquitous dangers. The Game of Thrones fans know what to expect. Martin has already praised the game and assured that it "looks amazing." The writer is far from the world of gaming, but we'll believe his words.
Elden Ring is a multi-layered story that grew out of Middle-Earth mythology. Users will find vast spaces, dark dungeons, and incalculable variations in events. Players will be able to create their characters—a choice of unique appearance traits, a variety of weapons and skills for levelling everyone. Master the magic or develop muscle - the choice is yours.
The developers promise several online mods, including asynchronous multiplayer. Experience the presence of other gamers without direct communication.
Explore the vast world of the Elden Ring on foot and by horse, in a team or solo. The player is given complete freedom of choice. This will allow him to adapt the game to his needs as much as possible. The hero will join the battle for the fragments of the Ring of Elden. The price of victory is power over a kingdom controlled by anarchy.
Fans of fantasy and the original author's mythology will definitely like this game. The official release is scheduled for the twenty-fifth of February. Last November, the developers started preliminary testing of the project. Those who have managed to touch the beautiful have already shared their impressions with the help of the Internet. We are waiting for a story that follows the standards of FromSoftware and Dark Souls.
Evaluating the success and originality of the myth by Martin and Miyazaki will be possible in two months. In the meantime, you can pre-order the game for the same platforms as Dying Light 2 has.
The gorgeous witch Bayonetta returns to gamers' screens. The third part of the hack-and-slash action game is being prepared for the Nintendo Switch. The official synopsis of the game has not yet been presented. Therefore, the fanbase is happy to be able to build all-new theories.
Cereza's appearance has a noticeable change. The witch's costume became more closed, and thick braids replaced short hair. Her hairstyle exactly repeats the appearance of the other Cereza from the first part. Probably, an alternative universe and another timeline await the players. And Bayonetta with the braids is the grown-up babe from the 2010 slasher. The heroine will also be voice-acted by a new actress.
The number "three" in the game's logo is split in two. Does it mean that there will be several Cerezas in the new Bayonetta? The heroine will meet herself from another world. But will the dialogue between the witches work out? That's the most realistic theory about the upcoming release so far. And it will be extremely curious to see the new story.
The same designers, who had a hand in the first two parts of the action, are working on the game. The witch will still be able to control battle monsters with gestures. Let the hair transformation in the suit not shine. The developers have already reassured the fanbase. It is officially announced that there will be nude scenes with Cereza in the new game!
The exact release date hasn't been announced yet. But PlatinumGames ensures that the project is in the final stages of development. And you can brighten up the waiting with the previous parts of Bayonetta. It is not for nothing that the game got rave reviews from critics and gamers.
Horizon Forbidden West
The new project from GuerillaGames needs no introduction. The studio regularly throws new facts about the upcoming game. From the latest news, we found out that the Horizon sequel was given a T-rating. And all because of the scene of violence and a couple of beers knocked over by Aloy.
Forbidden West is a direct sequel to Zero Dawn, which came out in 2017. The adventures of the redheaded huntress continue. But now, the girl got rid of the stigma of being an outcast, returned to the city and made a couple of friends. The developers promise gamers an elaborated communication with NPC and "live crowd" algorithms.
In the new part of the game, the girl will explore the mysterious lands or the former state of Utah. Along the way, she will have to face downpours, storms, and famine. But the hostile machines haven't disappeared either. Forbidden West features familiar robot models as well as brand new enemies. Horizon's outlandish ecosystem, combining tropics and crazy mechanization, has become richer and more fulfilling. Locations will also become wider, and a cat-hook has been added to the gameplay to speed up movement.
So new content awaits players, including an expanded weapon arsenal and workbench. Aloy will master smoke bombs and poison arrows. And during the breaks, she will learn how to customize weapons from the pieces of destroyed robots. A special "tree of development" algorithm will be possible to develop the heroine's skills. Aloy's skills have six general areas, including thirty skills. Skills can be divided into categories of melee, hacking and so on.
Along with this, it's worth waiting for the return of characters familiar from the first part as well as new tribes. It is already known that Aloy will be able to make friends among the aliens. Guerilla promises robot crashes, drinking, new skins and rock climbing. Let's see if they can keep their word.
The game will be released on the eighteenth of February. It is now adapted for the fourth and fifth Playstation. It's possible that we could wait for versions for other platforms in the future.
This is the top of the best, the most promising and most promising projects. The whole world is waiting for these releases with bated breath. We can only clench our fists and hope that the developers will not pump up. And in the case of success, we are waiting for great mysteries. Most of the announcements, as you can see, are sequels. But there is a completely new, unfamiliar story on the list. These were the top 5 most anticipated games of 2022. We hope, we believe, and we have patience.