Thursday, March 21, 2019

Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Developers of StudioMDHR are hoping to see Cuphead characters to appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Video game director Masahiro Sakurai hit a new high score with his iconic crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which became the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time by selling over 12 million copies within a month.

Assembling a wide array of fighters into its roster from various different franchises, the game is also bringing more characters for their upcoming DLC releases and most recently, Cuphead developers expressed wishes to see their characters in it as well.

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Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Lately at GDC 2019, game designer and director Jared Moldenhauer expressed his heart's desire to Kirk Scott, manager of publisher and developer relations for Nintendo during a discussion following Nindies Showcase Spring 2019.

I've dreamed of Smash Bros. (Cuphead and Mugman) belong in there. So basically if fans want it, I couldn't see how Nintendo wouldn't want the fans to get what they wanted. I think they would because they support their fans a lot. So if Nintendo was keeping their fans happy, then I'd be more than pleased to make that the easiest transition. Just a piece of paper, we don't need anything. You can have those characters make an appearance.

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Moldenhauer revealed that he would love to see Cuphead and Mugman go up against iconic Ice Climbers duos in SSBU from the legendary retro NES era, because it would be an interesting butting heads in a two versus two that every fan deserves.

If anyone would have suggested something like this a few months prior, the idea would be laughed off immediately but now that indie favorite Cuphead from developer/publisher StudioMDHR is heading over to Switch, it doesn't seem that far-fetched after all.

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Ultimate Two Versus Two?

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It is only days past an official announcement for the acclaimed run and gun title that is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld consoles in April 2019, which previously was an exclusive to Microsoft platforms ever since it released back in September 2017.

Since upcoming Fighters Pass of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo already rumored to feature Steve from Minecraft and Master Chief from Halo franchise, Cuphead brothers would make a fine addition in SSBU for sure.

Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

Firestorm Battle Royale mode will bring new aspects to last-man-standing shooter and comes to Battlefield 5 on March 25.

Though first-person shooter Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts didn't fare well when it was released back in November 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many hoped for the post-launch content to change that.

Battlefield fans were hoping that upcoming Battle Royale mode Firestorm would really shake things up for good and we even had an early peak at it from a leaked footage. We saw an official introductory video of what it is about and now there is more.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

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A more detailed gameplay trailer has been dropped by EA for players to know more about what they are getting into.




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We saw four player squads dropping in parachutes from above and then immediately forced to engage in a combat within a massive sandbox where they all race against a deadly ring of fire quickly consuming everything on its path of destruction.

Firestorm mostly embraces different gunplay mechanics of BV along with combat vehicles, destructible surroundings and impressive visuals. It offers you a wide array of different rides at launch, including a tractor with mounted cannon on its back.

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Whether you are roaming on land, sky or water, with or without assistance, always have a look out for someone trying to ambush on you even if you are in an armored vehicle, because enemies can always fire up some anti-vehicle weapon at you.

You will also be looking for common, rare and epic weapons throughout the map while sometime even came across strongboxes or safes to get the best loots available but chances are, there will be some risks of going after them as well.

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Firestorm Combat Vehicles

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Struggle for survival is real in this World War I era based last-man-standing shooter title but there are some powerful land vehicles stored in lockup houses that would take some effort to open before you get some advantage over your opponents.

Basically, this gameplay trailer is an extended version of the official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battlefield V that DICE released about a week ago with detailed definition for things and stuffs, with additional footage capturing the intensity of the 64 players Battle Royale mode.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

Brand-new Mortal Kombat 11 reveal trailer pits Outworld Emperor Kotal Khan against Jacqui Briggs for a showdown.

Fans of Mortal Kombat fighting game series has been eagerly waiting on the edge of their seats for Mortal Kombat 11 by developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to launch on April 2018.

Just after they announced official dates for closed beta program worldwide on consoles, the game reveals one of its recently introduced dreaded antagonists Kotal Kahn for upcoming MK11 tournament in a brand-new reveal trailer.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

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Check out the reveal trailer of Kotal Kahn showcasing his gameplay moves against an unlikely opponent with an unexpected result.




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Kotal enters the arena by shapeshifting into his humanoid form after lunging in as a lion-like creature against Special Forces member Jacqui Briggs, both showing their typical demeanor as Emperor of Outworld and professional Olympic boxer.

After taking a few hits and a punch on his face, the Osh-Tekk warrior initially delivers an intense beat down Earthrealm fighter by swinging his sword down on her to slam her to ground, sawing a little, drink her blood and even burned her with God Ray.

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It was seemingly an endgame for Jacqui at that point but she quickly turns the tides of the fight by retaliating with barrage of pounding on Kahn. A few more blasts and pummeling off her gauntlets eventually enabled her to defeat her opponent.

She sets up the stage for a Fatality move with her Fatal Blow, which is to push Kahn against an energy wall before shooting him down with her Hand Cannon and then kicking him so hard that he smashed onto the wall, breaking it.

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Both debuting back in Mortal Kombat X, Kotal Kahn hails from Outworld and is also known as Ko'atal, whereas Jacqueline "Jacqui" Briggs on the other hand is the first African-American female fighter in the franchise and a friend of Cassie Cage.

A direct sequel to MKX, Mortal Kombat 11 is expecting to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. However, the Switch version will see launch in May 10 for European region after it was delayed previously.

Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain Comes to Epic Games Store

Three acclaimed games from developer Quantic Dream are coming to PC later this year on Epic Games Store.

Players on PlayStation platform may or may not recognize developer Quantic Dream for action-adventure games like Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 but they sure have heard of Detroit: Become Human from 2018.

Though they are not one of those ground-breaking successful titles, they sure are beloved by fans and sort of exclusive to PS consoles. Recently, the French studio has decided to release PC version of these three games on Epic Games Store later this year.

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Quantic Dream Trilogy Comes to Epic Games Store

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It was announced during Game Developers Conference 2019 lately that all three of these acclaimed titles are heading to Epic Games' digital distribution platform in 2019 for PC and will be sold as timed exclusives for a whole year.

Whether Epic has just partnered up with Quantic Dream by funding their development phase for PC ports or did they simply paid a good chunk of cash to gain exclusive distribution rights for a certain time is still not revealed to everyone curious.

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Back in January 2019, Chinese internet giant NetEase has taken an interest and invested into the developers with a plan of releasing future projects on multiple platforms in order to reach global audience on a larger scale.

Following this new deal with Epic Games, their twelve years of exclusive partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment has now come to an end. Other than working on exclusives, the company will now focus on several projects at a time from now on.

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Founded in 1997 by co-CEO and game director David Cage, Paris-based developer studio Quantic Dream made a name for themselves in making action-adventure game with an engaging narrative driven plots that gives players a unique experience.

Epic Games Store snatches another victory over their market competitor Steam by bagging up Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain a year earlier, which could definitely be a big-game changer for them.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Deus Ex, Operencia and Vampyr

Fresh bunch of new games like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Vampyr and more are heading to Xbox Game Pass on March, 2019.

Lately, Microsoft has been adding some pretty impressive titles for members of their monthly subscription service Xbox Game Pass and that momentum is going even higher with more Xbox One games joining their ever-expanding library.

Six more promising games are currently heading towards the Netflix of video games and you can sign up for a membership by spending only $9.99 per month to get full access to a collection of over 100 great titles for a good time.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Deus Ex, Operencia and Vampyr

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Mankind Divided is the sixth and latest entry in Deus Ex action role-playing game series to be released by developer Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix in 2016, serving as a sequel to acclaimed title Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Set into a cyberpunk future of 2029, players will follow protagonist Adam Jensen who works for a hacktivist group called the Juggernaut Collective in order to expose the Illuminati, an elite association that tampers with major world events from shadows.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Xbox Game Pass

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Latest in the line of crossover fighting games by developer/publisher Capcom, Infinite assembles a varied cast of characters from Capcom universes and Marvel Comics to butt heads for an ultimate two-on-two tag team fest.

When super-villains Sigma and Ultron has fused together to become Ultron Sigma using two of the six Infinity Stones, a group of heroes allied themselves together to find out the rest to stop them before they eventually wipe out all life from existence.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite on Xbox Game Pass

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Operencia: The Stolen Sun
Arriving same day of its launch date, Operencia is a classic dungeon crawler RPG title by Zen Studios and takes you deep within a European mythology where a challenging struggle for saving a world from never ending darkness ensues.

The company is well-versed in making pinball games have now embraced the idea of old-school turn-based RPG elements and having a modern take on them. There are about 13 unique levels to explore and 50 different types of enemies to engage.

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Operencia: The Stolen Sun on Xbox Game Pass

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The Walking Dead: Michonne
Featuring solo episodic adventure of The Walking Dead comic-book series from Image Comics, players assume control of the iconic blade-wielding character Michonne in this mini-series from 2016 by developer/publisher Telltale Games.

Jump in for an interactive drama on a post-apocalyptic world, where the badass survivor goes out on a soul searching tour following the events of "All Out War", only to get tangled into trouble caused by other humans and walkers alike.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne on Xbox Game Pass

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Vampyr
Set aside from any Vampire-themed game out there, Vampyr takes you on a journey of a doctor and war veteran, Johnathan Reid who desperately seeks to get a cure for his undead condition while trying to save fellow citizens of London from his blood thirst.

Set in semi-open world during post-World War I period, Reid explores through a social map of the city, investigates his targets and even engages in combat when necessary. Whether you choose to feed on innocents or spare them would shape up your narrative.

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Vampyr on Xbox Game Pass

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What Remains of Edith Finch
Care for a story-driven experience? Would you consider re-living tragedies that befall on Edith's family as they all die one by one? You will then return to their long- abandoned family home near coast of Washington for an intense history retelling.

Presented in a first-person perspective, the game plays out death of each Finch family members through brief gameplay sequence. The journal of Edith Finch details on a family curse that has been weirdly claiming their lives for generations now.

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What Remains of Edith Finch on Xbox Game Pass

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Though some of the games that are older than a year or so like Kingdom: New Lands, Late Shift, Portal Knights and Sacred Citadel are leaving the platform soon, Microsoft would be adding some more exciting titles to the collection.

Xbox Game Pass lineup tends to keep subscribers happy and content with an assortment where anyone can find something they like and people can try out a 14-Day Free Trial offer or start their first month of subscription for only $1.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Judgment Becomes Collectible Item in Japan After Drug Scandal

After making headlines for drug scandal, price for Yakuza spin-off Judgment goes sky high and becomes a must-have item.

As an action-adventure game and a Yakuza series spin-off by developer/publisher Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku studio, PlayStation 4-exclusive title Judgment was doing great after it came out in December 2018 and was set for a worldwide release on June 2019.

However, things went south pretty quick when one of the game's voice actors, Pierre Taki was arrested on a drug scandal and the game is entirely pulled off from sales in Japan, which has made it a collector's item for players these days.

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Judgment Becomes Collectible Item in Japan

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Only weeks after a long-anticipated Western launch date announcement, Taki was arrested for alleged possession and usage of cocaine, leading Sega to voluntarily stop distribution of the game from digital and retail stores in response.

Although there was no official statement on when they will come back in marketplaces, it is easily predictable that the publisher may not resume sales anytime soon as long as the investigation on Taki is ongoing, thus creating a high demand for the PS4 title.

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Judgment drug scandal has caused a massive spike in price in all over Japan and since there are no new copies available, used copies are currently being sold for as much as a whooping ¥45,000 or $400 following the controversy.

Originally, it used to sell for a price of ¥8,953 or $80 only but now that supply is scarce from source, even retailers are charging somewhat $100 or more. It all happened so fast within a few months of its release and the game is a must-buy item all of a sudden.

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Kyohei Hamura Voiced by Pierre Taki

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Aside from serving as a voice actor for the game, Pierre Taki has also dubbed voice for Olaf in animated musical fantasy Frozen and reprised his role in Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts III, which will be replaced soon according to Square Enix.

Known as Judge Eyes in Japan, Judgment probably won't see an unusual price hike when it will be released worldwide but then again, we don't really know for sure yet that whether or not dates will be pushed back because of Taki's arrest.

Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announces a week-long Special Demo event for Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch with a discount deal.

A better sequel to Wii U-exclusive title Splatoon, cartoony third-person shooter game Splatoon 2 from developer/publisher Nintendo is considered as one of the best-selling games released for Nintendo Switch as it sold over 8 million copies worldwide.

Currently, a free Special Demo event is kicking off for anyone interested in the game for a whole week and after downloading the demo from eShop, players will gain access to it from 7:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EST of March 19, 2019.

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Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

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This great announcement of a free 7-day trial came today from official Twitter account of Nintendo Versus.



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You will be able to take part in standard Turf War mode, brand-new Salmon Run mode, League Battles and Ranked Battles for competitive multiplayer. However, there was no mention of a single-player story mode as part of the trail event.

Turf War is a 4v4 classic competition where you and your teammates try to cover a largest area of the arena players are in with their assigned neon ink. Salmon Run is a co-op mode to take stand against waves of Salmonids enemies and collect Power Eggs.

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Nintendo is also offering free access to Nintendo Switch Online to let you join in online ink war as long as the demo runs till March 25. You can still drop in even if you already enjoyed your Switch Online trial and a code to activate the service will be sent to you.

On top of everything nice, Nintendo will let you purchase Splatoon 2 at 20% discount on eShop while the demo period lasts, making it available for $47.99 only. Even though it is not the best deal for a first-party Switch title, you can still save a few bucks if you take the offer.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

From Software drops another trailer featuring gameplay aspects and story highlights of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Although launch trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision is already dropped weeks before release, we are not done getting more peek into the title.

Before the game arrives for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, an overall tour of gameplay mechanics, progression, story and other aspects are jammed into an overview trailer to enlighten players about what Sekiro is.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

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Take a good look at the blessed five minutes of tour into the world the game is set in and witness never before seen footage.




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Nearing the end of Sengoku period, a young boy was found by the Owl who then took on the stray as an apprentice and raised him to be a shinobi. Known as the Wolf, he is tasked with protecting a young boy named Kuro, The Divine Heir.

Being last descendant of a legendary bloodline makes him a target and he is abducted by the Ashina clan. In an ensuing battle to protect his lord, the noble warrior loses his arm but is rescued by a hermit monk, who then armed him with a special ninja prosthetic.

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Using an arsenal of tools and weapons like flame vent, grappling hook, loaded axe or spear, Sekiro goes out seeking his master and wage war against his enemies by engage them in combat or tactically get the drop on them to complete his mission.

As one-armed wolf, he would either implement direct faceoff and silent takedowns depending on what the present situation demands. "Resurrection" plays a vital aspect of the game for players to use very carefully, because it allows a second chance with repercussions.

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Path to Vengeance

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Creating your own path to vengeance demands for a lot of patience and a handful of skills, mastering which would also be a major task. In order to survive in this unforgiving world, you have to go through bloodshed and face endless clash.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice offers a completely different experience than of previous From Software games but it offers a new dimension of challenges anyone has ever faced on Bloodborne or Dark Souls series of titles.

Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

NetherRealm Studios has announced schedule of Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta for PS4 and Xbox One on March 28.

Only a month away from release on April 23, 2019, upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 from is developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is set to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Official dates for a closed beta is revealed for fans of 2.5D fighting game MK11, which starts from March 27 and will run till March 31. Fans who pre-order the game on PS4 and Xbox One will gain access and can jump right in from next week.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

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Today, official Twitter account for Mortal Kombat has announced regional time table for closed beta worldwide.



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Beta program will see launch on 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EST Wednesday, March 27 and will end on 11:59 PM PT/2:59 AM EST Sunday, March 31. However, everyone else out of Pacific Time range will continue playing till April 1 throughout the world.

Due to complicacy of different time zones, schedule time frame may seem complicated to some but considering what Anthem and The Division 2 players got earlier, NetherRealm did a fine job at planning a timetable that ensures everyone to roughly get the same amount of time.

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Another thing to note here is that MK11 beta does not include PC and Switch platform except for Microsoft and Sony consoles. Excluding PC users from the arrangement is most probably due to an attempt to avoid advance leaks through data-mining.

After four years of hiatus, Mortal Kombat 11 is looking forward a massive opening next month as a sequel to Mortal Kombat X and developers are not done revealing more fighter characters added to the already impressive roster of MK franchise.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Diablo Trademark Hints Netflix Series

Revealed by a recent trademark registration, Diablo animated series is currently in works to debut on Netflix.

Action role-playing hack and slash Diablo game franchise has a dedicated fan following that has been asking developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment for long to make an animated or live-action series that would complement the existing lore.

Back in September 2018, there was already a rumor of this beloved series being adapted into an animated TV show for streaming giant Netflix and now a recent trademark registration has reinforced that possibility even more.

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Diablo Trademark Hints Netflix Series

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Originally the news broke when screenwriter Andrew Cosby made a statement on Twitter that he is in talks to be showrunner for an animated series on Lord of Terror by Activision and Netflix, which is deleted later and was never mentioned.

Blizzard apparently filed property called Diablo for trademark and it is listed for "Downloadable films and movies featuring narratives based on a video game and provided via a video-on-demand service", which sounds an awful lot like Netflix streaming services.

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News of oncoming TV show and video games often gets spoiled by trademark registrations and looks like same thing happened to titular franchise. Recently, Cosby made another Tweet about a current super secret project that he wants to talk about soon.



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Following an immense success of Castlevania animated series, Netflix has seemingly lifted the curse of bad video game adaption and a Devil May Cry was confirmed on November 2018, followed by a recent announcement of Dragon's Dogma anime.

Fans of Diablo have been looking forward to something new from the series for so long, which concluded in major disappointment when Blizzard Entertainment decided to come up with announcement for upcoming mobile title Diablo Immortal at Blizzcon 2018.

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A major fan backlash followed for taking away a popular title from PC to mobile devices, which caused Blizzard's stock value to plummet. Players started criticizing, ridiculing and throwing shades at the company on social media and they ended up receiving a lot of hate.

Despite their early claim of working on several projects on the known franchise, there was no announcement for a TV show, which is odd. Because, contrary of whatever reaction they got, an official revelation of Diablo coming to Netflix would have cheered the PC gaming crowd after all.

Friday, March 15, 2019

No Man's Sky Beyond Update

No Man's Sky major update Beyond is announced and will come to all available platforms on summer 2019.

Although action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games saw a rocky launch on PC and PlayStation 4 for lack of promised features when it arrived back in August 2016, they resolved those issues by the time it came to Xbox One in July 2018.

The studio eventually worked on it by introducing multiplayer components and then started releasing a series of free updates to deliver better experience to fans, which will be continued with upcoming free update Beyond in summer 2019.

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No Man's Sky Beyond Update

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A huge part of the gameplay of NMS involves exploration and initially a large number of initial complain from players was that in-game open world universe seemed a bit repetitive but listening to fan community, they fixed most part of that issues.

Following the release of NEXT update last year, Hello Games worked on a roadmap for their future releases. Beyond will roll in every feature that made all three of the past free updates great and would bring in No Man's Sky Online.

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Their goal here is to expand social experience to the already existent multiplayer mode that will connect group of players from across worlds to play and interact together. Despite bringing large number of people in one place, it would not be an MMO.

General online elements will be there without anyone having to subscribe to any monthly services, nor there be any sort of micro-transactions and mostly, anyone who owns the game can instantly take part into the fray.

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Ever since the developers released NEXT update that received very positive feedback for it, dev team started planning on bring more participants to the table rather than small groups of friends playing to make things a lot more exciting.

With a goal to surpass what they achieved in 2018, Hello Games is determined to take things to further and Beyond for the foreseeable future of No Man's Sky. What seemed like an ending after previous updates was actually a new beginning for the game and its community.

Back 4 Blood Announced

Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios announced a spiritual sequel and upcoming co-op zombie shooter Back 4 Blood.

Zombie shooter games have always a special place to video game lovers all over the world but very few have succeeded in matching the legacy created by Left 4 Dead of 2008 by developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher Valve Corporation.

A sequel, Left 4 Dead 2 came out in 2009 and a decade has passed in anticipation for release of a third installment with no hope for it or whatsoever, until now. Apparently, the original studio that worked on L4D is back with a spiritual sequel titled Back 4 Blood.

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Back 4 Blood Announced

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Turtle Rock is currently developing a cooperative shooter game where players will fend off hordes of zombies for the sake of their own survival, which sounds a lot like what L4D offered but they insist that it really is an original and unique IP.

Despite taking inspiration from the popular co-op zombie shooter franchise, the development team insists that the game is not Left 4 Dead 3 at all. They are about to introduce new features to honor the legacy of the preceding titles but being very coy about them.

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Back in June 2018, a job listing for hiring animator, character concept artist and level designers with expertise of working on competitive FPS posted by the studio for a globally known franchise had many of us believed that Left 4 Dead 3 was indeed in development.

Of course, B4B will have a campaign mode while option for player-versus-player combat will also be there. However, they are not planning on to push a Battle Royale mode for it as it is heading to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Developers are working in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for this project that is committed to a player-first mentality. With everything they have learned over years, Turtle Rock Studios only focuses to move forward with new ideas.

When finished, Back 4 Blood would be a great opportunity for old-school fans of Left 4 Dead to jump back into a genre they craved for so long and new generation of players would be able to experience the same thrill of taking on undead hordes with squad mates.