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

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Extended Gameplay Demo

Respawn reveals an extended version of E3 2019 gameplay demo video for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Though first gameplay footage for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been revealed earlier at E3 2019 event, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts actually showed an extended cut to press behind closed doors.

Now that E3 press conference is finally wrapped up, Respawn decides to showcase that lengthy segment of Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay walkthrough to public with a 26-minute long video to offer a more in-depth look at challenges and combat system.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Extended Gameplay Demo

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Ride along with lone Jedi Cal Kestis in this newly released Fallen Order gameplay video in his war against Galactic Empire.




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Instead of starting his journey by meeting with rebel extremist Saw Gerrera (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), we see protagonist Cal Kestis emerging from a swamp-like location of Kashyyyk after his buddy droid BD-1 sweeps their surrounding for trouble.

He manages to climb his way up on top of an AT-AT walker and after its Stormtrooper guard is blown out, he gets into the combat vehicle. Inside he peeps on a few guards that he dispatched shortly using The Force and his lightsaber.

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He sneaks into main cockpit and took control after knocking the pilots unconscious and then we see some vehicle combat mechanics in action. Cal then blasts off another AT-AT by surprise and rain on heavy fire on nearby Imperial establishment.

He eventually met Saw Gerrera after his vehicle crashes and a cut-scene starts where they exchange about why they are on Kashyyyk. Cal came looking for Wookiee general Tarfful and Saw is here to disrupt supply runs of The Empire.

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Soon, his mentor Cere Junda and companion Greez Dritus joins them but Saw is skeptical about his claim of being a Jedi. However, they proceed on how to rescue a group of slave Wookiees from that Imperial refinery and campaign is resumed.

Looking for a power source, he came across a giant spider-like creature and a couple of Flame Beetles that was been dealt with. It was from here when we step into E3 2019 demo footage and rest of it just continues as shown earlier.

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Considering everything they revealed so far are from alpha stage of development, Fallen Order looks impressive and perhaps one of the best in prospect of other Star Wars games EA made so far upon acquiring franchise license from Disney.

Of course any fans can't help but notice some close similarities gameplay drawn from games like Shadow of the Colossus and Uncharted at times but all are hoping that it somehow works and not become another generic title for cheap cash grab.

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Set in Star Wars universe, Jedi: Fallen Order takes place following events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, right after executing "Order 66" to purge Jedi order and features actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) in role of  Cal Kestis.

Upcoming single-player action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the most-anticipated games this year for fans, which is currently scheduled to arrive on November 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake Release Date

Nintendo a release date and new gameplay feature for Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake at E3 2019. 

Back in February 2019, it was revealed via a Nintendo Direct presentation that an HD remaster version of action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening from original Game Boy console will come to Nintendo Switch in 2019.

An official release date of September 20 is revealed by developer/publisher Nintendo today at Nintendo Direct E3 2019 event. A brand-new trailer is released to show glimpse of gameplay and story of this upcoming action-adventure title.

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Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake Release Date

RELATED: Nintendo Direct February 2019

New footage from E3 showcase features plot premise and play mechanics of Link's Awakening remake of 2019.




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Link's Awakening depicts another iconic quest of legendary Hyrule hero who washed ashore of a mysterious island of Koholint after having his ship wrecked on a raging storm one night and an unconscious Link was found by a young girl named Marin.

He got his sword and shield back but in order to leave the island, he will have to collect a bunch of magical items to awaken the Wind Fish. So he goes through on dungeon to another, fighting enemies and uncovers many hidden secrets of Koholint.

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Colorful 3D Graphics

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Since this is going to be a complete remake of 1993 Game Boy classic, its story remains the same as original and unlike other Zelda titles; it takes place entirely out of Hyrule where most of his heroic adventures usually take place.

In a modern re-imagining, Link's in-game sprite looks like mini amiibo figures rendered in polished colorful and cartoonish 3D graphic, thus staying faithful to original concept of the game while making an appeal to a new generation.

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All-New Dungeon Creator

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What is unique to remake is an all-new dungeon creator that lets player create their custom dungeon chamber layouts and arrange them. Clearing through story mode will earn you dungeon rooms that you can use to create new design maps.

Once complete, play those chambers by fighting enemies and solving riddles to earn more rewards. During your playthrough, you will also come across enemies like Goombas, Piranha Plants and more from Super Mario series.

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Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Dreamer Edition

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Both digital and physical version of Standard Edition is priced only $59.99 but no pre-order bonus has been announced so far. For $69.99, you can own Link's Awakening: Dreamer Edition that comes with base game and an art book.

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remains of the greatest from TLoZ series and now that Nintendo is reworking it for Switch, we can probably expect them to pick its predecessor A Link to the Past or sequel Ocarina of Time for a remake next.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Announced

In a surprise reveal, Breath of the Wild sequel for Switch is announced during Nintendo Direct E3 2019.

Following release action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 2017 for Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles, developer/publisher Nintendo received immense praise and a sequel become almost imminent.

Nintendo Direct E3 2019 presentation ended on a high-note with an official announcement of a sequel currently being in development and even though they didn't share much detail, a surprise teaser trailer was revealed for all.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Announced

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Here is an exclusive first-look trailer of upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel from E3 that is currently in works.




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This new cinematic teaser takes us back to kingdom of Hyrule once again with Link and Zelda but everything seems cryptic and dark. These two were seemingly exploring some dark, underground dungeons riding on a beast.

After passing by some ancient wall paintings, they come across a mystical force is growing from beneath and holding what appears to be a Gerudo. Shortly before this happened, they even discover the corpse of Ganon during their quest.

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That magical force even seems to grab hold of Link as well before Hyrule Castle is seen shaking up from below ground. Apparently, Link either gets corrupted or kidnapped by an ancient evil and that only leaves Zelda behind to defend Hyrule.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out as a Switch launch title that went on to receive universal acclaim and completely reinvent TLoZ series. It was a smash-hit success for Nintendo and has sold over 14 million copies worldwide by March 2019.

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Back in November 2018, there were rumors of a new mainline Legend of Zelda game may be closer than many would like to think. Many fans didn't even expect a sequel so soon but obviously, it was a welcomed surprise to them.

We are guessing that development phase of Breath of the Wild sequel may be in very early stage; so much so that Nintendo even gave it a title. Or they have things set as they wanted but possibly redacted its title to avoid giving major info out.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Watch Dogs: Legion E3 2019 Reveal

Ubisoft premiers Watch Dogs: Legion at E3 2019 event with gameplay footage and a release date set for 2020.

There has been rumor out there for long that developer/publisher Ubisoft was working on a new installment of Watch Dogs game from their popular action-adventure series, which got leaked by Amazon and then officially confirmed.

A worldwide reveal event at E3 2019 for upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion was announced. Ubisoft press conference gave us an introduction, gameplay video and an official release date of March 6, 2020.

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Watch Dogs: Legion E3 2019 Reveal

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An official world premiere trailer from stage of E3 gives you an exclusive first-look at story premise of WDL.




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We already know Legion is set in post-Brexit era of London city that has completely become a futuristic dystopia through a leaked retailer listing from last week. Citizens become second class following drastic change in politics and technology.

What we know was how almost everyone and everything was under constant surveillance network but what we didn't know was that society is taken over by corrupt private military organization and there are killer drones.

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A resistance is formed by secret hactivist group DedSec, who makes their awaited return and player goes out to recruit various NPCs each one with different attributes and skills from open-world streets of London to join their collective.

One of your fellow citizens passing by could be a former MI5 operative, a prominent hacker or a grandma who used to be a professional assassin. Their unique set of skills will often be key to complete various mission objectives at hand.

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Recruit Your Resistance

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You may need to pick someone expert in combat who can punch his way out of trouble or good at infiltration to get in places harder to reach. Getting a doctor within your group can benefit all of your team members with health buff.

Though often seem as random, their character traits are distinct and you can literally pick up anyone from in-game world to recruit into your fold. However, none of them will join DedSec immediately and you have to approach them each in different ways.

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Players can amass up to 20 rebel members from entire populace to join them and you can switch between them at any time to properly employ their diverse talents. Plus, leveling up your crew earns them extra perks and necessary adjustments.

If you get into a situation and get knocked up, you can either keep fighting or surrender. There is a permadeath system, which means you are out if you go down but if you are sent to jail, at least another DedSec member can bail you out.

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E3 2019 has also brought us a gameplay walkthrough of Legion for a detailed outlook of how things are played out.




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Ubisoft has planned out a very ambitious gameplay system for WDL by taking their time where hacking your way through London is the only way to get by since civil liberties have been trampled long ago and your rights means nothing.

Aside from arriving on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at launch, Watch Dogs: Legion will also be available on Google Stadia. A city full of recruits opens up possibilities of near-limitless different outcomes and we can't wait to see how that works.

Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

After Shenmue III has been announced as Epic Games Store exclusive for PC, backers are now even denied refunds on Kickstarter.

At E3 2019 event, renowned Sega developer and Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki took stage during PC Gaming Show 2019 to showoff brand-new gameplay trailer for Shenmue III and reveal that PC version will be an Epic Games Store-exclusive.

Now whether or not they decided to make it a timed exclusive is not clear yet but many backers are very upset over this decision of shifting platform since it was originally planned for a Steam release and are already asking for a refund.

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Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

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Right after their announcement at E3, development team has updated their Kickstarter page with new information to declare Epic Store exclusivity. What they explained as reason for their recent decision of changing outlet is given below.

We are happy to announce that Shenmue III for PC will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. Development for Shenmue III has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent. But most importantly, in looking for the most enjoyable experience on PC, it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option.

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Apparently, it was publisher Deep Silver that pushed for Shenmue III exclusivity and their official statement of most enjoyable experience on PC being on EGS clearly shows how detached they are from players these days.

When they removed Metro Exodus from Steam earlier before launch to make it a timed exclusive at Epic Store, fans were enraged. They started review-bombing to plummet its overall score, which then took Steam to intervene and stop them.

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Official Kickstarter page of Ys Net is flooded with angry response from fans seeking either an explanation or their money back. Some pointed out that it was mentioned in early phase of campaign that they are to provide Steam keys for PC platform.

Even those who would purchase a physical copy would only have a box with a code in it that still need to be activated via Epic Store. Charging a $59.99 amount for a box that doesn't even come with a disc seems like a scheme to get some extra money.

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After Yu Suzuki launched the Kickstarter project looking for $2 million in funding back in 2015, it has been backed by nearly 70,000 people and raised over $6 million in a month, only so they can screw over players on PC four years later.

When you thought Epic Store exclusivity was the worst thing to happen to the game, Ys Net has denied granting any refunds for making this change, therefore leaving PC players with no option to either get their hard-earned money or preferred platform.

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Epic Games are definitely favoring developers by taking only 12% cut from sales rather than 30% and started a trend for exclusive games to incite competition but that is also leading studios into taking such controversial decisions.

A few months ago, Epic Games Store has bagged crowdfunded project Phoenix Point out of nowhere that was originally promised to launch on Steam but in that case, developers were generous enough to offer a refund to its backers at least.

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Denying request for refund was perhaps the most anti-consumer act from their part and maybe even led to some legal action, because ripping off people for their money with false pledges like this need some serious consequence enforced by law.

What happened as a result will now have people to be more suspicious before crowdfunding any project on Kickstarter. There is currently a Steam page for the game though but that is probably because they forgot to remove it.

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Epic may have given a hefty amount to Deep Silver and Ys Net for a store exclusivity deal like they did with Snapshot Games for having Phoenix Point. However, they should have considered how it would ruin reputation for both companies.

After years of development and a couple of delays, Shenmue III is finally all set to arrive on November 19 for PC and PlayStation 4. Only if they have kept promise of delivering Steam keys to backers, there would probably be a little less backlash.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Demo

EA and Respawn shows off first official gameplay demo video of upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Kicking off their presence in E3 2019, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts dropped a much anticipated gameplay trailer for upcoming Star Wars action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

People were concerned about its gameplay ever since the game was officially revealed months ago. Showcased today during EA Play live-stream, Fallen Order is heading towards PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on November 15, 2019.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Demo

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First ever gameplay demo footage of Jedi: Fallen Order shows Padawan Cal Kestis in action with his Force powers.




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In his quest to become a Jedi, Cal Kestis reaches on Wookiee planet Kashyyyk with his Buddy Droid-1 to meet with rebel extremist Saw Gerrera (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and takes on a mission to rescue a group of Wookiees.

Set in third-person perspective, he immediately is on his way by Force-pull a metal door and engages Imperial Stormtroopers nearby with his lightsaber. Cal can perform double-jump, use Force to push or pull enemies and objects to his will.

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He pulled a Stormtrooper from his position to impale with lightsaber and then threw it like a projectile that came bouncing back like a boomerang. Cal even came across what seems as an Inquisitor, who probably served as a sub-boss character.

Apparently, lightsabers are used for couple of tricks and they are used more efficiently for melee combat. Players can unlock newer abilities through an experience system and skill tree aside from often being assisted by companion droid BD-1.

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Fallen Order takes place during a dark period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, where any surviving Jedi were being hunt down and being killed by forces of Empire but Padawan Cal Kestis managed to escape their grasp.

EA shows off gameplay footage of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from alpha stage of development and it clearly means that there are rooms for changes and improvements, which they would be wise to make according to fan feedback.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Days Gone Free DLC Out Now

Free DLC for PS4-exclusive game Days Gone brings Survival Mode difficulty, Weekly Challenges and much more.

Even before releasing action-adventure survival horror game Days Gone for PlayStation 4, developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced its free post-launch DLC to arrive on June 2019.

Regardless of its fair share of flaws, members of PS4 community are giving out quite a positive response and players will have more reasons to get back to ride along with Deacon St. John, now that more free content is on their way from today.

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Days Gone Free DLC Out Now

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Take a quick look at what Bend Studio has bundled in for you in brand-new DLC pack and then dive straight into it.




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First of all, Survival Mode has been added to test your skills and it is an improvement of current hard mode. Surviving in wilderness will be more difficult than ever but there are new bike skins and trophies as rewards for beating the difficulty.

Those relentless Freaker enemies harder are than before and worst part is, you simply cannot get by them with Fast Travel. An immersive HUD removes all enemy awareness indicators and that just increases tension of getting swarmed at any time.

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Generally, players will not be seeing the HUD at all times but you can use Survival Vision to briefly activate it. Weekly Challenges are coming later in June regarding bike, combat or horde and each with their unique rules to play.

For completing these tasks, players would receive wearable patches that give gameplay perks like extended health, quicker stamina recharging, less focus cost, better durability for melee weapon, gun accuracy and much more.

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Weekly Bike Challenges

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Moreover, you can stack these advantages and carry over patches to main game if you wish to. Options to get rank and earn credits to purchase character or bike skins and get wearable Rings for more effective gameplay perks are also there.

Though you can benefit from wearing Rings to get better at challenges, a player can only equip Deacon with two of them at once. Player are to adept themselves with more tactical decisions and most importantly, Rings do not carry over to main game.

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Bend Studio has planned out 12 challenges to release on 12 weeks, which will definitely increase its replay value to fans. Despite what many outlets were telling about the game, it already outsold God of War in Japan within one month of its launch.

Days Gone free DLC opens up new opportunities to get a better score with new rewards by replaying challenges over and over. Players can compete with each other against friends or anyone else online through leaderboards.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Naughty Dog to Shutdown Last of Us and Uncharted PS3 Online Server

Multiplayer servers of PS3 games like Last of Us and Uncharted will be taken down by Naughty Dog later this year.

Santa Monica based video game developer studio Naughty Dog has been around industry for more than three decades and launched a couple of successful franchise over time for PlayStation platform that became fan-favorite.

As all good things come to an end, they have announced this Wednesday, to take down online multiplayer servers for some of their prominent PlayStation 3 games after serving for nearly 10 years on their official developer Blog.

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Naughty Dog to Shutdown Last of Us and Uncharted PS3 Online Server

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Games that are included in the list are Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Left Behind for PS3 consoles but you need not to worry about enjoying story mode though.

Naughty Dog has decided to offer free download for all multiplayer DLC of aforementioned games including every gameplay and vanity items until they are going offline later this year to say thanks to their dedicated fan community.

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Both Uncharted 2 and 3 are top tier games for enjoying in multiplayer, deserving of getting another shot. The Last of Us is simply a masterpiece and unparallel in uniqueness that comes with a must-play prequel story titled Left Behind.

Of course shutdown is not immediate and Naughty Dog servers will be active until September 3, 2019, which gives players enough time to plug in their consoles and say goodbye to Ellie, Joel and Nathan Drake on PS3 before it all goes down.