Showing posts with label Activision. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Activision. Show all posts

Monday, March 18, 2019

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

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

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.




RELATED: Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

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.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

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.

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.



RELATED: Diablo 3 Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

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.

RELATED: Blizzard Has Multiple Diablo Projects

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.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Official launch trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice showcases a journey to restore honor and take revenge of the one-armed Wolf.

As we are slowly marching towards the launch of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, our excitement only grows for the game each passing day.

Curious players waiting for the heavily anticipated upcoming action-adventure are not getting any early reviews for a decision made by the publisher. However, you can always take a last-minute good look at the game through launch trailer.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

RELATED: Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

Witness the one-armed Wolf out on his quest for revenge in the new official launch trailer of Sekiro, courtesy of From Software.




RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

The trailer opens up with new and unforeseen footage from the game where a wooden structure of some sorts is completely destroyed by a giant, raging bull that has a fiery log for horns as it approaches our ninja protagonist.

He parried an attack with his sword, jumped back even and when it still rushed towards him aggressively, the shinobi displays a new ability of vanishing in thin air and then reappearing on his position again, ready to strike again with a fire-attack.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Then it cut backs to a prior time when he and his master, the Owl were in a conversation regarding the latter handing his apprentice a task of protecting a young boy of great importance and failure is not a choice.

Unfortunately, Sekiro gets a prosthetic after losing his arm in ensuing fight before that boy is taken. So, he declares war against Ashina clan and unleashes his deadly warrior spirit upon them to seek revenge and fulfill his mission.

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Going face-to-face with deadly enemies, hostile lands and gruesome boss-battles, a world of pain and suffering unveils ahead of the Wolf. Luckily, he came prepared by arming himself with powerful tools and awesome ninja abilities.

Fans of both Bloodborne and Dark Souls series may not find familiar aspects of those titles in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice but regardless of much RPG elements, it still is a great action game with an intriguing back-story shrouded in mystery.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

Publisher Activision is not sending out early review copies for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice before until it releases worldwide.

Upcoming anticipated action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from developer From Software and publisher Activision is only a few weeks away from releasing worldwide on March 22, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, unlike many other AAA-titles in the market, reviewer will not get a chance to have their early take on the game, because the publisher will not be sending out early copies for review before the game sees release.

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Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

News came in first from video game reviewer Skill Up from YouTube, who Tweeted saying Activision will not send out early review codes until the game releases.



RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

Usually, when a publisher doesn't want to send out review copies early before official release of a game, the quality of the game becomes a matter of concern. However, we can rest assured considering From Software is behind development wheels for the game.

Skill Up also vouched up in this matter saying, the developers are definitely worthy of our benefit of the doubt about quality given their early track records with fan-favorite games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls trilogy in the past.

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Following a press event in London, the publisher actually confirmed to several parties that they are not giving away pre-release review codes anytime before launch and people have to wait until Sekiro finally releases within weeks.

Whatever early gameplay demo they released so far, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks a solid title with stunning visuals. Activision is most likely has done this to prevent players from getting any spoilers in advance and not because they doesn't have faith in the product.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Leaked

A recent leak on European rating board PEGI suggests Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is coming soon.

With all the recent releases from Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise like Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is getting popular these days; some seasoned players still yearns for classic taste of Modern Warfare sub-series.

If you were hoping for something similar, chances are your wish might come true anytime sooner as a listing for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered was recently posted for PlayStation 4 by Pan European Game Information (PEGI), only to delete afterwards.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Leaked

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Although publisher Activision has yet to make an announcement to make it official for all, this swift removal of their accidental listing only suggests they would make it soon and the title is next in line. Otherwise, what was the point then?

Also, the game was listed as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered" and we can make a guess that multiplayer component could be up to a separate release. This supports an early rumor of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 to feature MW2 single-player campaign.

RELATED: PlayStation Plus Free Games For March 2019

Developer Infinity Ward concluded Modern Warfare storyline in 2011 with the release of Modern Warfare 3 but it is very much possible for them to come up with MW4 in mid-spring 2019 and include the MW2 single-player mode into it.



RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Released

When Activision bundled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered as an exclusive with a limited edition version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, it disappointed many fans who looked forward for a standalone release, which obviously followed next year though.

Another reason to get hyped to this leak is that 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Original release of the game had a PEGI 18 rating on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which is also the same for the rumored remastered version.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games For March 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and The Witness for the month of March 2019.

February is almost over and we are about to step into March with expectation for exciting new games on PlayStation Plus. Given what we have on plate for this month, subscribers would be real happy for what they are getting into or at least one title.

Sony Entertainment treated PS Plus members with melee action title For Honor and stealth action-adventure game Hitman of 2016. Picking up from the high note they left behind, March 2019 delivers another title that many fans would appreciate.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For March 2019

The first pick from upcoming PS Plus lineup for March is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, one of the classic first-person shooter title or current generation from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision.

Modern Warfare Remastered offers the authentic Call of Duty experience in full HD and playing it on a PS4 Pro system lets you enjoy the game in dynamic 4K display. Raven Software was in charge of newly added graphical enhancements and did a splendid job in overall.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered on PlayStation Plus Free Games

The next one is a 3D puzzle platformer titled The Witness from developer/publisher Thekla, Inc. This game is visually stunning on too many levels to captivate the audience and already received critical acclaim for being a masterpiece.

Players ventures into the in-game world of a nearly deserted tropical island with a first-person perspective and keeps connecting dots to a series of interlinked puzzles. Aside from some satisfying narrative twist, it offers a unique sense of satisfaction for solving mysteries.

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The Witness on PlayStation Plus Free Games

These two titles would arrive at PS Plus on March 5 for members to download from PlayStation Store and remain there until April 1, 2019. Other free games that PlayStation Plus offers for their subscribers are Divekick, Gunhouse, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Rogue Aces.

Since Sony decided not to continue offering PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games according to an announcement from last year, the above-mentioned titles will available until March 8 so that you can still add them to your library if you haven't already.

Any PS3 and PS Vita games added by members before March 8 of this year will still be available to download and play as long as you continue your PS Plus membership. Game saves on your respective PS system will remain the same along with some other basic perks.

You might also feel interested to check out Yakuza Kiwami 2 to enjoy 40% off against your PS Plus membership. Also, remember that Hollow Knight and Just Cause 4 are 50% off as well up until March 5, 2019. So, you better hurry up to get the discount.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

As the launch date draws near, developer From Software released a story trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Following their critical and commercial success on Bloodborne and games from Dark Souls series, Japanese game developer From Software has returned with their newest release from publisher Activision, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Listed as one of our most anticipated video game of 2019, the upcoming action-adventure title has managed to raise enough curiosity among players but all it lacked so far is a backstory of the protagonist and oh Lawd, it is comin' this way.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

RELATED: Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2019

Witness how the one-armed wolf started his journey in late 1500's Sengoku Japan as he eventually becomes a shinobi.




RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

In a vague way, the trailer opens up to a brutal period of Japan that was an era of bloody conflicts after the fall of their feudal system. It slightly sheds light on the origin of protagonist Wolf but still left many details covering in obscurity.

When the Owl found the boy amidst pile of corpses that was littered with blood and held his sword at him, the lad fearlessly grabbed the tip of it. Impressed by the fearless gesture of that stray, he took in his new apprentice who would later become a powerful ninja.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be launching on 22 March, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the game does not have a multiplayer mode, single player campaign introduce a new level of challenge while gameplay mesh of parkour and stealth mechanics keeps it intriguing.

Not stepping too far from their previous releases, From Software has included acclaimed combat systems from the aforementioned video games into Sekiro. Boss battles you will get into are much more different than previous games as well.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bungie Acquires Destiny from Activision

Bungie will self-publish future Destiny games as they acquire rights to the property from publisher Activision.

For years, developer Bungie and publisher Activision has been working together and we have got one of the most successful multiplayer first-person shooter franchise Destiny as a result of their partnership, which has come to an end recently.

What comes to everyone as shocking news on the beginning of 2019 is that, these two companies are splitting up after working together for eight-years and the publishing rights to the series is moving over to the developers from now on.

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Bungie Acquires Destiny from Activision

RELATED: Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

The former publisher will soon hand over the IP to their creator studio, as they decide to self-publish future games. Both parties are working closely together to make sure a seamless transition for the community of players throughout the world.

Today, an announcement from Activision's official Twitter account has confirmed about the split and transition.



RELATED: Bungie and Microsoft Considering Destiny 2 Cross-Play

On an official Blog Post, Bungie recalls their initial days of forming a partnership with the publisher and how they took a huge leap together towards the success of creating an established franchise that Destiny is today with a community of millions of Guardians.

Although members of these two giants are exchanging friendly words between them on social media, fans are well aware how there was a lot of tension between them even before the release of the first game and maybe something good will happen now.

RELATED: Destiny 3 Reportedly in Development

In 2007, the developers also separated from Microsoft Studios to become an independent company after working on Halo: Combat Evolved. On June 2018, they partnered up with Chinese internet giant NetEase following a $100 million investment by the latter to explore new directions.

While players will be receiving support for Destiny 2 and Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion pack, it is still unclear whether or not Bungie will start developing Destiny 3 anytime soon or in the foreseeable future, which has also been rumored to be in works.