Showing posts with label Action-Adventure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Action-Adventure. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Metal Gear Solid Board Game Announced

IDW Games and Konami Entertainment have signed on to bring Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game in 2019.

These days, tabletop games are really making an impact to a larger group of video game fan-base who actually indulge in one of those board games adapted from their favorite franchises and we have so many examples in front of us that back it up.

We already have Assassin's Creed, Dark Souls, Horizon Zero Dawn and Resident Evil 2 on our hand as prime examples of what is slowly becoming of it and now action-adventure stealth video game series Metal Gear Solid is being adapted into tabletop game.

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Metal Gear Solid Board Game Announced

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IDW Games have announced today that they are teaming up with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. to adapt the story of the very first game of their acclaimed series into Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game for an exciting gaming experience.

IDW has previously worked with Konami, the original developer/publisher of the series, to bring on the saga on the pages of comic-books and now they are partnering up once again to adapt the legacy of MGS into miniature tabletop gaming medium.

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Designer Emerson Matsuuchi, who was the man behind the sci-fi stealth ops masterpiece board game Specter Ops, has joined the venture, which he considered as an honor and eventually came up with a mockup of the cover for the product.

Francesco Orrù has a reputation as a highly regarded sculptor and he is supposed to work on miniature figures for the project while artist Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road to Fortune, G.I. Joe) will be providing art. Eager players will have a chance to test the demo at E3 2019.

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Emerson Matsuuchi Returns to MGS

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The fact that modern day video game maestro Hideo Kojima being the mind behind the inception of Metal Gear Solid franchise made it one of the greatest and even after his departure, the series still thrives among fans.

When Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game is fully completed, players will assume the role of Solid Snake, while play along with Meryl Silverburgh, Dr. Hal "Otacon" Emmerich and the Cyborg Ninja, Gray Fox as they get into a fully cooperative system to take on sandbox-style missions.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Far Cry: New Dawn Announced

Ubisoft takes the stage of The Game Awards 2018 to announce Far Cry: New Dawn in a post-nuclear playground.

Just a day before the event of The Game Awards 2018, developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to drop a teaser for their next ambitions chapter of Far Cry series, which is one of their most critically-lauded franchises of first-person shooter titles.

The internet was quick to point out the teaser trailer probably is hinting at the endings of Far Cry 5, the latest standalone title in the series and guess what? They were actually right. The newest standalone sequel to FC5 is announced, titled Far Cry: New Dawn.

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Far Cry: New Dawn Announced

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Now watch out for the world premiere of upcoming Far Cry: New Dawn and take a look at the gameplay as well.




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Hope County is not anything like you used to know before and turned into something entirely different. Seventeen years after a nuclear meltdown, the world has changed and this direct sequel to previous installment actually comes back in a vibrant new world.

You'd think that a world-ending level of catastrophe will leave the place in dust but nature worked its magic and bounced back a colorful superbloom to the place. A new community is build but it is threatened by a scavenger's gang called Highwaymen led by twin sisters, Mickey and Lou.

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Colorful Superbloom Phenomenon

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When the unforeseen event took place, the twins were just kids and they learned about the harsh reality of growing up in a wasteland frontier. They formed this vicious gang of like-minded looters who lives life like there is no tomorrow.

These nomadic savages move from one place to another within the countryside, take resources for themselves from anywhere they can find and kills or take people into the group when they came across in way of their journey.

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The Marauding Highwaymen

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Doing what they do in general, they finally arrived back in Hope County and the survivors of the ruined town would need help from players to withstand the tyrannical oppression the Highwaymen are about to inflict on them.

Aside from shooting guns, you will need to work with the survivors to make a Homebase, where you craft makeshift weapons and train hired guns and fangs like Timber as you have before as Boomer. You are back into the Mad Max-esque world if you are wondering.

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Far Cry: New Dawn Key Cover Art

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Currently scheduled to release on February 15, 2019, Far Cry: New Dawn will see launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the price of $39.99 only. Explore and survive in a post-apocalyptic world to re-purpose resources for leading a fight against the marauders.

On surface, the game seems to have a smaller-scale premise even for a sequel, something similar to the spin-off release Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. What we can see so far is that it looks like a newly designed Fallout game foundation with revamped elements of RAGE 2.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Far Cry 5 Game Awards 2018 Teaser

Ubisoft goes full post-apocalyptic with Far Cry series in a new teaser trailer for The Game Awards 2018.

The latest installment of action-adventure first-person shooter game series Far Cry from developer/publisher Ubisoft was Far Cry 5 that came out earlier this year and became one of the fastest-selling games of the franchise despite controversy.

Now, ahead of The Game Awards 2018, Ubisoft has unveiled a brand-new cinematic trailer for their upcoming project as a follow-up to the series that has a post-apocalyptic vibe. Though the video doesn't give away much, we can still sum up a few part on our own.

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Far Cry 5 Game Awards 2018 Teaser

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Take a look at this video of upcoming Far Cry project/sequel with a short narrative below released this afternoon.




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Though, we don't have much details on our hand to work with, the teaser surely looks like it is connected to FC5 and may even serve up a follow-up sequel, whereas all of the previous games from the series came out as standalone releases.

The opening shot of the teaser shows us a farmhouse across wheat fields and mountains in the distance, which has a striking resemblance to Hope County, Montana. Then a sudden nuclear explosion goes off on the horizon with a blinding light and a mushroom cloud blooming.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR FAR CRY 5.

Everything goes up in flame and the wheat fields get destroyed as we see it happen in slow motion. Then years after, that place saw blue sky but the world that emerged from the husk of the old one is not the one that had any hope in it.

You cannot make something concrete out of these vague images for sure but the nuclear meltdown event most probably is the one we saw from the ending of Far Cry 5. It seems that a mixture of Fallout and RAGE 2 is coming this way by the looks of it.

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Now, we will have to wait some more to get a full reveal of the new game at The Game Awards event to know whether Ubisoft is sending players on post-apocalyptic journey into post-nuclear Montana by moving far from the rest of the series or go to another direction.

Taking in account that it hasn't been a full year since Far Cry 5 was released and launching multiple DLC packs already, the company is ready to work with the same IP is quite interesting. We just hope the reveal excites us and everyone in the end by offering fans another spectacular open-world sandbox.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Batman: Court of Owls Game Teased

WB Games Montréal developers are teasing of a possible "Batman: Court of Owls" game being in development.

Some recent evidence suggests that developer WB Games Montréal is currently working on a new Batman game and it is based on the "Court of Owls" storyline. Court of Owls is a new group of villains that was introduced in The New 52 wave of DC Comics in 2011.

Long before, it was a secret organization working in shadows and had some of the most powerful people of Gotham City in their pocket, most of them as its member. Interesting fact is that, they have old ties of history to the Wayne Family as well.

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Batman: Court of Owls Game Teased

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The court is a secret society that employs a group of undead assassins wearing owl masks called Talons to do their dirty work and is responsible for some of the most violent crimes in the city. They became a recurring enemy for The Dark Knight after targeting Bruce Wayne.

Batman was pitted against one of the Talons who severely beat him and tortured to the point where he begged to be killed but then found a way out. When the antagonism between them reaches its peak, they even launched an attack on Wayne Manor.

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Based on the recent Tweets from assistant producer of WB Montreal, the studio is currently working on a new title and everyone on board is very excited. She posted a photo of her wearing a black T-shirt with an owl emblem on its back.



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The emblem heavily resembles to the one that was used in the Court of Owls comic books and this could be a potential hint to the next Arkham series of games. Perhaps the game will serve as a prequel to the Arkham series and even start a new trilogy as well.

Even though the series is closely associated with Rocksteady Studios, the third game of the series, Batman: Arkham Origins was developed by WB Montreal. So, it would not be a huge tectonic shift of things if the new title goes to WB.

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However, you should not have high hopes for any surprise announcement from the studio this week at The Game Awards 2018 and creative director Patrick Redding has already confirmed about that in one of his recent Tweet.



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To fuel the speculation a bit more, comic-book writer and the creator of "Court of Owls", Scott Snyder (Death of the Family, Night of the Owls) has recently Retweeted an IGN article speculating over the possibility of the new game.

Since we are not getting a peak at what they are cooking this week at TGA, fans of the Caped Crusader will have to wait a little longer to see him returning into action. Right now, an official announcement can set all records straight for all parties.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Red Dead Online Beta Live Now

Red Dead Online Beta is now open to everyone who owns Red Dead Redemption 2 on PS4 or Xbox One.

Although many players are already exploring the online multiplayer mode of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games for the past few days, some were sitting ducks waiting for their turn.

Rockstar has allowed owners of RDR2 Ultimate Edition to cut in early into the Red Dead Online Beta, while others were waiting a day or two more but for many, that was too much to wait for and finally, everyone who owns a copy of the game can jump in starting today.

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Red Dead Online Beta Live Now

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Experience the vast landscape of RDR2 full of cities, town and the folks in it shared with other players. The developers have blended what they learned over the recent years with the classic multiplayer elements from original Red Dead Redemption.

The open world of the game is for you to explore on your own or with friends in a Posse, set up camps or take on cooperative story-based missions. You may come across strangers that you can hurt or help and go to hunting or fishing as you like.

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Vibrant Open World

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In your spare time, players can even bond with their horse but everyone should always look out for a sudden ambush at all times. Based on your behavior, choices and decisions, your honor will go high or low. Even your natural interaction with the horse counts.

Because whether you take a grave decision or choose to act kindly, the world around you will respond in time through subtly different ways. Also, depending on the current honor state of a player, certain missions will reveal themselves to you.

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Honor and Outlaws

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With the inclusion of online multiplayer mode, gameplay becomes more competitive and the Beta has 5 new modes at start with so much more to come in future. You can go to races with your trusted steed from one point to another or for open races throughout the map.

While you are at it, you can get the taste of some classic gunfight modes and get the most number of kills before time runs out. Battle royale tests players with a bow and arrows or throwing knives to become last one standing in "Make it Count".

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Red Chestnut Arabian Horse

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As you rise on top of the scoreboard with each kill and become the Most Wanted, everyone else will come after you to score high points for killing you. Secure a territory with your group and then compete with others for points or just straight up start capturing the ones others have.

Players on PlayStation 4 should rejoice as they get some Early Access content for Red Dead Online. Pick up the Grizzlies Outlaw outfit for a rugged look, claim Red Chestnut Arabian Horse from any Stable and swing on the High Roller Double-Action Revolver.

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High Roller Double-Action Revolver

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Modify your abilities according to your gameplay style and customize your character as you want before you head out into the vast map of Red Dead Redemption 2. Since this is the beta of online multiplayer, there could be bugs and issues at first but Rockstar Games will eventually work them out.

American countryside is about to get wilder now that many outlaws are joining in with the roll out of Red Dead Online and you might just find the right place within them that fits you whether you are joining the adventure from PS4 or Xbox One.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Just Cause 4 Live-Action Trailer

New Just Cause 4 live-action trailer shows how the Black Hand mercenaries are beaten down by one man, Rico Rodriguez.

The fourth installment from the Just Cause action-adventure game series, Just Cause 4 by developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Square Enix is less than a week away to launch on December 4 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Series protagonist, Rico Rodriguez is back again for another action-packed adventure in the latest title and a new live-action trailer is dropped recently that humorously glorifies the actions he took while trashing an enemy base with style.

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Just Cause 4 Live-Action Trailer

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You don't have to take our word for it if you just take a look at the trailer below and enjoy how a bunch of hired guns portray his character.




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Rico sets foot in a South American country, Solis for his newest venture to overthrow a group to dictators. In doing so, he takes on a private army called Black Hand and makes enemy of a newly introduced character, Gabriella Morales.

She furiously walks into a sick bay asking her men, how her base got destroyed? As her soldiers explain how they were outsmarted in every step by the stranger, we see disbelief in her eyes. She refuse to buy that one man can cause such havoc on her army alone.

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More of them double downs on how they were easily out by this unsung action hero, that they don't even know the name of. Given the fact how an unstoppable force Rico is, their humorous responses was somewhat accurate to his charismatic persona.

Some was amazed to see him coming from the sky and some were bedazzled to his panther-like movement but she still thinks her men are lying. Before walking out of the room, Gabriella warns her goons that when she finds out what really happened, they would wish they were dead.

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Rico Brings The Thunder

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Over the years, players have seen Rico causing all sorts of orgy of destruction in Just Cause games and this live-action trailer is a hyped up yet summarized version of how things are from the perspective of his poor enemy. He made his haters become fans.

In Just Cause 4, Rico Rodriguez will be taking on new intelligent enemies, explore an open world and on top of everything; face an extreme weather. Our man Rico just don't defeat tyrants, he tames the tornado to dance into his own groove.

Sea of Thieves: Shrouded Spoils Release Date

Sea of Thieves is getting their next major expansion update Shrouded Spoils for free on November 28.

Although action-adventure game Sea of Thieves from Rare and Microsoft Studios was exclusive to PC and Xbox One, it didn't excite them for too long but kept everyone engaged anyway. This was possible because the developers kept adding more content to the game.

So far, three expansion packs are released, which added gameplay mechanics for you to access even today and was absolutely free. Their next and fourth free major content update Shrouded Spoils will focus more on re-invigorate the game when it will come out on November 28.

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Sea of Thieves: Shrouded Spoils Release Date

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Looks like the pirates at the sea are getting a treasure trove as new content and just like always, Rare Studios worked on stuff the community has been asking about and more improvements as well. Don't forget to look for new riches and spoils when it drops.

New mechanism of fog can arrive at any time and conceal all sorts of dangers at land and sea, leaving you exposed to them. Six new skeleton forts are included for players to take on and that just makes the total number of them to nine.

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New Megalodon Variants

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You have faced the Kraken and Megalodon before, right? Guess what? They are back again and now aside from terrorizing the sea and wrecking your ship like a twig, they decided to be generous enough to drop loots for you. Sounds crazy, right?

Kraken has been designed to spawn more frequently and will prove to be tougher than before to give you an epic boss battle. He has learned a nasty move called the Kraken slap but downing each of its tentacles will reward the crew. Meg on the other hand has gotten some cosmetic makeover.

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All-New Ship Customisations

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More ship customization options like adding cannons, wheels and cosmetic sets are coming. To get this free update, you either need a copy of the game or access through Xbox Game Pass and starts sailing towards the adventure that your inner pirate is calling you to.

For 2018, Shrouded Spoils will be the last expansion update for Sea of Thieves and Rare Studios is already working on a fifth to release on 2019. It will divide the game world into two parts where you can play PvP matches in mode called Arena and the standard experience will become Adventure mode.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Red Dead Online Battle Royale Revealed

Leave your guns behind and pick up some bows or knives to enter Red Dead Online battle royale arena!

It's been over a month that developer/publisher Rockstar Games released their most anticipated title of the year, Red Dead Redemption 2 that led to huge sales and stellar reviews. The online multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online also started today for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Earlier, there was buzz of the multiplayer to feature a battle royale-like mode but many has laughed it off because almost every game out there these days have a mode like that but now there is more evidence on social media to back that rumor up.

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Red Dead Online Battle Royale Revealed

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Recently, a list of activities from RDO has been posted on Twitter by illogical Mods ahead of the beta's launch that supports the theory of battle royale.



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The list reveals the inclusion of a few jobs, races and the most talked about battle royale mode. Even though Rockstar is joining the trend like many others, they are keeping their word of not being a "copycat" unlike every other big title from the genre.

Make It Count pits up to 32 players on a shrinking area for a last man standing confrontation but this is not your typical battle royale mode where you engage in a shootout. Instead of any six shooters, you are only armed with bows or knives as weapons.

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Depending on where you stand at the moment, you can have either one of them to duke it out with fellow outlaws. For instance, you will end up with the bow if you are playing in Saint Denis Plantation and Tall Trees. Stillwater Creek and Strawberry hands you throwing knives.

A cowboy conflict is often sorted out with some shootout but throwing bows and knives in exchange for guns was a good twist though. Restricting players to silent weapons like these put more emphasis on stealth and thus, creates more tension.

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Cowboy Battle Royale

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The developers also created a few bounty jobs, where you interact with a character named Horley and take tasks like hunting down outlaws or avenge the death of a man for his widow. He will also introduce you to horse thief Clay Davies to learn bits of rustling trade.

Players can also engage in various activities the massive map of single player campaign with friends or just go solo. If you miss shootout then there will be a lot of scopes for that regarding battles over territories. Otherwise, what's the point of including the vast amount of weapons in the game?

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May be it is too early to say this but Red Dead Online make a very good move by taking a more stealthy approach to battle royale, which many of the games are not following these days at all. The best part is that, it completely removes any issue that may rise with weapon balance problems.

However, Rockstar may eventually add the traditional battle royale gameplay mechanics in future though. Red Dead Redemption 2 is only rolling out its online multiplayer in beta form but it will take some more time for all players to join the full experience it has to offer.