Saturday, August 18, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

Newest Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off every type of enemies that Lara Croft will come across.

Before developer Crystal Dynamics and Eidos with publisher Square Enix releases upcoming action-adventure title Shadow of the Tomb Raider on 14 September, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to complete the rebooted origin trilogy, players are given new details like gameplay trailers and other clips to give the idea of what Lara Croft is going to face. A brand-new trailer released recently to give a glance of all the enemies she is going up against in her latest adventure.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

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Titled "Know Your Enemy", the video briefly goes through every peril that is thrown at the female protagonist of the game.




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The trailer showcases a variety of enemies from the regular Trinity soldiers on her tail from the beginning and every other party who thinks she is not welcomed in their territory. Speaking of which, we see a group of tribal Mayan warriors looking for her. While going through underwater passages, Lara is strangled by a giant Eel and then shown getting attacked by a swarm of Piranhas. Lastly, she is confronted by a terror from the wildlife of South America, a ferocious Jaguar.

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Although a 40 seconds-long trailer is not enough to showcase what Lara Croft has to survive to fulfill her quest but the close-ups gives us an idea of how much she has to endure. Of course, she will have her surrounding environment and different weapons to use at her advantage to deal with any enemies that come after her and she became quite a seasoned survivor to overcome them. Whether or not that is true, we will find out when Shadow of the Tomb Raider is launched next month.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Vampyr TV Series Comes to Fox 21

Fox 21 Television Studios is to produce a supernatural television series based on period vampire drama Vampyr.

Released earlier this year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, action role-playing game Vampyr from developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Focus Home Interactive was able to garner a mixed to average review alongside one million copies sold in just over two months. Currently, Fox 21 (Homeland, Sons of Anarchy) has been eyeing to produce a television adaptation of the game with McG (Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Terminator Salvation) and DJ2 Entertainment.

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Vampyr TV Series Comes to Fox 21

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The core plot of this action RPG is set on World War I-era and revolves around Jonathan Reid who is a doctor in London and unfortunately turned into a blood-sucking vampire during the period of the Spanish flu outbreak. Waking up to this condition and constantly on a run from vampire hunters, Reid finds himself torn apart between the sacred oath he has taken as a physician and an uncontrollable bloodlust. Trying to uncover the source of this epidemic, he discovers existence of a secret society.

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Aside from this new project, DJ2 Entertainment is also working on another video game adaptation of Life Is Strange from the same developer studio for television and co-producing upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. CEO Oskar Guilbert of Dontnod Entertainment believes this is a great new way to unravel a supernatural world of Vampyr to a larger group of audience and reaching out to fans who loved it. We are waiting to see how well Fox 21 depicts the dark universe of the game.

Grand Theft Auto Court Ban on Cheat Mods

Court issues order for Take-Two Interactive to ban any program used for illegal mods and cheating on GTA.

It has been five years since controversial action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto V has been released and by now developer/publisher Rockstar Games have seen a lot success including the game doing extremely well in terms of sales and had their fair share of debates. The latest piece of quarrel is regarding a court order to shut down illegal mods that allow players to perform cheats in GTA V and Grand Theft Auto Online when playing the PC version of the game.

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Grand Theft Auto Court Ban on Cheat Mods

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A Georgia resident named David Zipperer has been selling two mods by the name Absolute and Menyoo for some time now. Back in March, Rockstar Games has sued Zipperer with an allegation of infringing their copyright properties and violating terms of use of the game. The preliminary injunction won by parent company of the developers of GTA V, Take-Two Interactive bans him from selling those two mods and forbids creating any more unoriginal works for the title.

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What Absolute and Menyoo does is allowing players to alter a several number of in-game constraints, which makes the devs unhappy and uncomfortable. For single-player version of the game on PC, these mods are still available on various other hosting. However, it costs money when you try to use them GTA Online, multiplayer mode of GTA V. The mods will allow anyone to generate nearly unlimited amount of in-game currency that Rockstar Games sells to people for real money.

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Unlimited GTA Online Currency

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It hurts the developers because; this move has taken a significant toll on the quarterly revenue of Take-Two following the launch of GTA Online in 2013. They complained that mods created by Zipperer had cost them a minimum of $500,000 while damaged their reputation to legit players who couldn't keep up with cheaters and eventually quit playing after a time. Reportedly, upon receiving threat of taking legal action from Take-Two, makers of those mods had shut down their sites.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Delayed to November

Waiting to launch next month, Activision’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy is suddenly pushed back to November.

One of the upcoming platform classic remaster of Spyro series of games from PlayStation platform as Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which players had been looking for some time is suddenly delayed when it was previously scheduled for a September 21 release window, only a month away from now. Apparently, developer Toys for Bob needs more time to do the games justice before debuting on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which eventually pushes back the new release date to November 13.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Delayed to November

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Publisher Activision revealed it back in April that they are bringing three of the games from the franchise on Microsoft and Sony consoles. This collection include titles Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, all came out within 1998 to 2000. Aside from that, remastered soundtracks, fluid camera movement, upgraded modern graphics are part of the package. Voice actor Tom Kenny returns to play Spyro by re-recording his lines and everything else pretty much remains the same.

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Co-studio head of Toys for Bob, Paul Yan wrote the following for eagerly-waiting fans in a Blog post about the unexpected delay.

"Everyone here at Toys for Bob is so proud to be reigniting the original Spyro trilogy after all these years. We’re deeply committed to getting these games right, so we’ve decided to move the release date of Spyro Reignited Trilogy to November 13, 2018. I really hoped that you would be rescuing dragons and scorching Rhynocs sooner, but the Trilogy needs more love and care."

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Originally, Insomniac Games was involved in the development of these 3D platformers and back then, its popularity among fans gave it a status of being Sony's mascot for their gaming console. Spyro became a beloved character to spawn more installments of his own series and the last game from the line being The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon came out in 2008. He even appeared as playable character Skylanders action game series but for long, hasn't been in limelight on his own show.

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After the immense success Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, it became pretty evident to Activision that remaster edition of classic games are something that can give tough competition to even newly released AAA-titles, leading to a major comeback of everyone's favorite purple dragon. One thing you should note is that if you are going to purchase a retail copy of the game, you will only get the first of the trilogy in a disc and will have to download the other two.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Free Demo on Switch

Fans of Monster Hunter series gets to enjoy a free game demo of MHGU on Nintendo Switch prior to release.

A little while ago, developer/publisher Capcom announced their decision of porting action role-playing game Monster Hunter Generations to Nintendo Switch as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. The game has already debuted for Japan last year and waiting for a worldwide release on August 28, 2018. Ahead of their scheduled release date on Nintendo next gen handheld console, a free demo will be available at eShop for all the eagerly waiting Switch owners from August 16th.

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Free Demo on Switch

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The title is not just a mere port of the 2015 Nintendo 3DS game Monster Hunter Generations but an expanded version, which is also enhanced with brand-new additional content that fans will appreciate. Apparently, when it was on the 3DS platform, there were 73 monsters rampaging around and now that count has been upped by another 20, making it a total of 93. Also, there are two new Hunting Styles called, Brave and Alchemy you need to learn aside from newly added Hunter Arts.

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Back then, when it was originally released in 2016, the game was quite successful despite having popularity within a relatively small fan-base and thus, started to gain extensive recognition. Upon the release of Monster Hunter: World in early 2018, this action-RPG franchise has eventually become a global phenomenon. However, seasoned players of MHW should take time getting into the gameplay of MHGU as there are more hunting styles to master and many monsters to slay.

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Many who have came to know about the series playing MHW this year may find MHGU very different but should not worry at all as the game is on Switch. So, you can carry it around and can get started anywhere in your free time. Known giants like Barioth, Congalala and Diablos have joined in Generations with two new additional monsters; Valstrax and Ahtal-Ka. Capcom reveals that the demo will feature all six Hunting Styles to keep you going until it arrives to your consoles soon.

Diablo 3 Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Blizzard and Nintendo finally came out officially announcing Diablo III port for Switch at long last.

It all started with a single cryptic Tweet from official Twitter account of Blizzard Entertainment of a nightlight shaped as Diablo, the Lord of Terror and everyone lost their mind guessing one of the most exciting dungeon crawler action RPG game of all-time, Diablo III is headed towards the next gen handheld console Nintendo Switch. Less than a day ago, Forbes published an article on it but then deleted. Now, Blizzard has finally opened up and officially confirmed the game for Switch today.

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Diablo III Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

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Check out this new announcement trailer where Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime and CEO of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime talks about the game coming this fall.




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We know by now that the Switch version is called the 'Eternal Collection' and it will cost you $59.99. It comes with Reaper of Souls expansion pack and Rise of the Necromancer DLC alongside all other contents like challenge rifts and zones from the original title. To be honest, we really are not surprised at this news because most of the information they revealed in the trailer are already known to us, thank to that early leak but we surely enjoyed Reggie showing up for the announcement.

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Whether you want to explore the game solo or with friends, Blizzard got it covered and supports up to four player joining a game though online or local multiplayer mode. Everything that comes within the collection such as different adventure modes, seven playable character classes and themed season will be unlocked from the start. A very special The Legend of Zelda-themed Nintendo exclusive cosmetic armor set Legend of Ganondorf is also added as in-game bonus to this port.

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Legend of Ganondorf Cosmetic Armor

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Not that developer/publisher studio Blizzard Entertainment didn't take any attempt to contain the news of Diablo III coming to Switch from spreading much aside from teasing back in March but then again, big companies tease a little and the internet eventually figure things out by legion of dedicated fans mothballing ideas into something meaningful, which most of the time turns out to be legit. So, getting a port for the genre-defining action RPG title is a huge win for Switch owners.

Battlefield V – Devastation of Rotterdam – Gamescom Trailer

Ahead of Gamescom 2018, EA Dice releases another official trailer for Battlefield V and took the conflict to Rotterdam city.

Eager fans of first-person shooter game franchise Battlefield gets to see some brand-new footage from Battlefield V as developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts are offering peak at some of the game's previously mentioned features in spirit of Gamescom 2018. Being the sixth title from the acclaimed series, BFV has not only created expectation and hype but the creators are confident about it changing everything and we are about to witness glimpse of it firsthand now.

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Battlefield V – Devastation of Rotterdam – Gamescom Trailer

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An official trailer titled "Devastation of Rotterdam" showcases how BF5 captures the intensity of World War II and how it will play out.




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The trailer opens up to the destructive rampage of war on Rotterdam city and how each party is fighting intensely throughout the constant bombing. Gameplay moments in tank warfare are shown for the first time from the inside to show how it feels to control one of these and it dominantly scales over rubble. We already saw cut-scenes of aerial combat back in E3 2018 trailer already but another look was there too. How several fractions interact in a multiplayer and new maps are shown briefly.

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Among all those gunfire and explosions, soldiers were busy fighting each other on streets of Dutch city. Aside from gunfights, melee combat will have its unique place when players will come face to face with enemies. Developers have previously disclosed about some engaging "War Story" campaign modes that will probably shape up the outcome of war. Nearing the end of the video, what we momentarily saw can be the exclusive first-look at the much-anticipated Battle Royale mode.

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Possible First Tease of Battle Royale

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World War II-themed shooter title Battlefield V is currently scheduled for a release window of October 19, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To get access in advance, you are advised to pre-order the Deluxe Edition of the game and start from on October 16. Though the alleged scene of Battle Royale mode was shown from an aerial shot, we are hopeful that we will get a full-length video on that very soon as well.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Diablo 3 Comes to Nintendo Switch

According to a Forbes leak, Diablo III is coming to Switch in 2018 with Nintendo exclusive in-game content.

Looks like those rumors of developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment teasing of a possible Diablo III release for Nintendo Switch several months ahead are actually true. Remember, back in March when they posted a cryptic video of a Diablo-shaped nightlight shown switched on and off in a Tweet? Well, that probably isn't a rumor anymore and apparently confirmed according to a post from Nintendo Switch Subreddit, which has screenshots taken of the original source of this exciting news.

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Diablo 3 Comes to Nintendo Switch

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This morning, Forbes published an article titled "Diablo III Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch In 2018 With Exclusive Content", confirming the existence of an anticipating Switch port for the acclaimed action-RPG game but then they took the article down only minutes later. However, thanks to the Reddit post, we have snapshots of that editorial taken as proof. It also stated that we can expect them to release the game sometime later on this year, probably during Blizzcon in November.

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Deleted Forbes Leak

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Another report from ResetEra reveals that, the Switch version will be called the "Eternal Collection", pricing $59.99 only and will come along with Reaper of Souls expansion pack as well as Necromancer character class. This port allows up to four players to take part by linking up their devices through a Wi-Fi connection. As for the exclusive content they mentioned of, a unique cosmetic armor set Barbarian Ganondorf, a Chicken pet and Echoes of the Mask wings will be added.

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Legend of Ganondorf Armor

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Last week, Blizzard did release a video on future of Diablo series and it isn't much surprising at this point to have the game on Nintendo's next generation console. Since they have multiple projects at work, they may have enough to show at the end of the year and if we are lucky, we can get a glimpse of Diablo III on handheld Switch console at next week's Gamescom 2018. Also, a possible announcement of upcoming Diablo IV cannot be ruled out just yet either and that would be epic.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered Nintendo Switch Release Date

Undead fans rejoice as long-awaited Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered finally gets a release date.

Fans had been petitioning to get a remastered version of action role-playing original Dark Souls from developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco for longer than you think. They even got that wish fulfilled as Dark Souls: Remastered is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch version was left out and delayed to summer 2018 by the publisher to an unspecified release date. Today, that day is announced on Twitter to be October 19, 2018.

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Dark Souls: Remastered Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Despite having been scheduled to release alongside other major platforms as it was revealed in January's Nintendo Direct, the game was delayed and players were obviously upset. Now the previously planned Solaire of Astora Amiibo will release alongside it for you to unlock "Praise the Sun" in-game gesture with it. Those who were eager to explore Lordran in their next gen Nintendo handheld console on the go can now finally look forward to this because Artorias of the Abyss DLC is also included in the package.



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Apparently, Bandai Namco is also interested in holding a network test online for the Switch version before it launches but we don't have much detail on the fact just yet. Dark Souls: Remastered will run on Switch at 30 FPS and 1080p resolution if played on a TV set. The improved rates in better resolution let you enjoy the creepy vibe of the series more intensely. Although there are accusations of the game being extremely difficult, it yet leaves a long-lasting memorable impression on your mind.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

Bethesda reveals at QuakeCon 2018 that upcoming Fallout 76 has a unique system to deal with grieving.

Back in June, developer/publisher Bethesda publicly stated that their upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 will stop in-game PvP bullying but did not get into much detail on that subject. Recently, on their panel at QuakeCon 2018, the studio discussed more about their anti-bullying measures to make sure that toxic bullies and griefers don't get away with their actions after simply attacking or killing uninterested parties just because they can.

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Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

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When playing online, you are in for a whole new level of playing experience but that also means that, you are also exposed to the possibility of being harassed by mean people. With F76, the series goes for its first MMO and multiplayer modes can invite all sorts of issues to ruin the fun. Since they are getting rid of NPCs, whenever you come across another character, it really is another player on the other end. Sometime they can be friendly to work together and sometime they are jerks.

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It was revealed at E3 2018 press conference that, there is a cache of nuclear weapons in West Virginia and there is a pretty good chance that people who gets their hands on such power may want to abuse it by messing up other players' game. Apparently, there are a series of codes you will need to get access of those launch facilities and to ensure less frequent nuclear launches the developers made the process complex enough. If you are worried for your structure, move it elsewhere using C.A.M.P. tool.

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A Strict Bounty System

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In case of one player attacking another player, it causes very little damage and you can either ignore it or fight back. When you are retaliating, both parties will do full damage to the other. However if someone tries to kill you without being provoked, game director Todd Howard and project leader Jeff Gardner believes they do have a solution for that. Soon as one party kills another, the attacker becomes a "Wanted Murderer" with no rewards for the kill and has a bounty placed on them.

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Not only that, the bounty placed on that player will be paid with money from his own pool and his position on the map will be visible to everyone a red star. While getting killed sucks, you don't lose too much except for the junk you’ve just collected. Otherwise, you weapons are safe and sound. As it comes to deal with abusing griefers, the studio has come up with a very unique idea to sort out the problem by giving a taste of their own medicine to ensure fun PVP gaming for the rest of the crowd.

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When Fallout 76 finally launches worldwide on November 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you will surely find out much more as you are wandering around the nuclear wasteland. Affects of bullying online are always a huge concern for everyone and can become a big issue for others. It is really nice to see that Bethesda cares enough about this that they created a measure to check the issue before implementing a major change of play in Fallout franchise.

Insurgency Free on Steam Now

Before Insurgency: Sandstorm hits the stores, developers offer Insurgency free for a limited time on Steam.

We are only a month away from the release of upcoming first-person shooter game Insurgency: Sandstorm by developer/publisher New World Interactive and currently its predecessor, Insurgency is free on Steam for the next 48 hours in celebration for the sequel starting from 10 AM PT. You just enter the site, go to the store page and simply click on "Install Game" to claim it, adding into your collection forever. Also, having it on your library will get you 10% loyalty discount on Sandstorm.

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Insurgency Free on Steam Now

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Mostly focused on online co-op, this indie title has a several number of multiplayer modes to try out. Based on a community based mod of Valve's Source Engine, the game entered Early Access on Linux, Mac and PC in March 2013 for ten months following a failed Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the development before seeing an eventual full official release back in 2014. However, the game has been sold five million copies until now and has a trail of very positive feedback.

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Also, the game sticks to a gameplay mechanics where effects of gunshots are more realistic unlike other known FPS titles where you take multiple shots and can still play. What makes it more challenging is a very intelligent AI system that makes it quite hard to kill an enemy. This forces players to work together towards success and defeat your enemies with teamwork. The sequel adds new features like adding an option to play as a female soldier and allows character customization as well.

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Steam often gives away free game to players and some of them are really great to try aside from saving your money and perhaps even get interested for a latter installment sometime. Insurgency: Sandstorm tries to live up to fan expectation by keeping everything that made Insurgency so beloved to players. So, with no strings attached, you can definitely give this title a try before the offer expires soon.

Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer

Another new trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man takes our favorite wall-crawler fighting villains and aiding friends.

Upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive game Marvel’s Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive is definitely going to be one of the biggest hit of this year. By now, we have witnessed a few trailer featuring story elements, gameplay mechanics and an announcement for a limited edition PS4 Pro bundle themed on the game. As the schedule for release is nearing, a brand-new gameplay launch trailer is released to crank up the hype to fans even more.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer

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Check out this new clip showcasing new and old footage of the game to sum up where all of it is going altogether.




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The trailer opens up with Peter talking to Miles Morales as Spider-Man about leaving the fight for the pros from next time, meaning whether Miles gets into some action story-wise or probably there are some scopes to play as him. We see Spidey kicking butt of Kingpin and leading to his arrest. He tangles with Minster Negative, Rhino, Scorpion and mercenary Silver Sable from past trailers. The video ends on the point where we previously saw Miles taking a photo of him back at E3 2017.

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Natural Combat Styles

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Aside from an improved combat system, swinging mechanics for the web-slinger is also top-notch and they make the playing experience a lot more enjoyable from any other game till date featuring our titular hero. While saving the world fighting off bad-guys, Peter takes time out talking to his Aunt May to maintain his dual life as she checks in on him. At the end of the day, we still are unclear about the identity of the mysterious entity from E3 2018 gameplay trailer he was so surprised to see.

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Intuitive Swinging Mechanics

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The game is not based on any comic-book lineup or even the newly established MCU setup. However, the Spider-Man from the game continuity is going to participate in an upcoming crossover event "Spidergeddon" from Marvel Comics. Our best guess is, Insomniac is probably going for a new start of a shared Marvel Games Universe, where our favorite web-head is a slightly old Peter Parker than usual and the character we knew all along are also a bit different than they used to be.