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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

Anime Expo 2019 came bearing news of Robotics;Notes Elite getting 2020 a Western release from Spike Chunsoft.

Although publisher Spike Chunsoft has already released visual novel Robotics;Notes Elite for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in January 2019, there was a public appeal to launch a localized version for English-speaking audiences.

Apparently, a petition on Change.org made by 3,602 supporting fans to translate the VN experience is now officially successful as R;N Elite is getting released in North America and Europe in 2020 for PC via Steam, PS4 and Switch.

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Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

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Spike Chunsoft dropped an official trailer to officially announce Western release for R;N today at Anime Expo 2019.




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Robotics;Notes has debuted back in 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles as third main entry that belonged to Science Adventure series of science fiction visual novels like Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate from developer 5pb.

Its story revolves around Kaito Yashio, who is from Tanegashima island and a member of his school's Robot Research Club. However, club leader Akiho Senomiya is determined to save their club from being shut down by creating a giant robot.

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Robotics;Notes Elite will have Kaito explore areas to unlock secrets of "Kimijima Report" using PhoneDroid and features branching storyline that would lead players to experience multiple endings depending on choices made throughout the VN.

On their second attending of Anime Expo this year, the Japanese publisher also gave confirmation for Robotics;Notes DaSH, another 5pb project selected for Western localization, which also happens to be a sequel to R;N Elite.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

Throwback dungeon crawler title Torchlight II of Runic Games returns for PS4, Switch and Xbox consoles on fall 2019.

For long, action role-playing dungeon crawler game Torchlight II from developer/publisher Runic Games was only limited to Linux, Mac and PC platform but now it has been announced to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

It has nearly been a decade that original Torchlight game was released where players used to fight hordes of monsters in a fictional town. That same great intensity will now be experienced across all major platforms for all fans to enjoy.

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Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

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Have a look back at the magic of Torchlight universe in a brand-new version exclusively developed for consoles.




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Following their successful Switch handled port of Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,
Texas-based developer studio Panic Button is currently working on its console ports that are expected to release on September 3, 2019.

There are four different playable character classes to pick one from with their own skill trees to customize them even further. A unique pet system will be introducing new pets that both newcomers and seasoned players would appreciate.

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Award-Winning RPG Returns

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They also worked on an intuitive control scheme for increased target accuracy and better combat moves. For only $19.99, players on PS4, Switch and Xbox would be able to grab a copy of this award-winning action RPG title at launch.

Everything that fans loved about hack and slash ARPG genre is packed in Torchlight II and would be more console friendly. So, head over to those mystery dungeons to hunt monsters and grab loots to relieve the glory of this franchise on fall 2019.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox to arrive later this year.

Back in September 2018, developer/publisher Square Enix announced "Final Fantasy Legacy Collection" that featured fan-favorite RPG titles from Final Fantasy series, scheduled to launch on current-gen platforms through 2018 to 2019.

Final Fantasy VIII was somehow left behind from being included to that list in between seventh and ninth installment. However, a remastered version of this PlayStation original is announced recently during E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

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An official announce trailer was released to give a flashback to series fans that were looking forward to FFVIII for long.




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When military nation Galbadia and Sorceress Edea declares war against Dukedom of Dollet, protagonist Squall Leonhart gathers a group of friends within mercenary group SeeD, to help resistance member Rinoa Heartilly.

From iconic characters to its battle system, everything is getting rendered in enhanced visuals for modern-era consoles. Even its awesome soundtracks are currently made available on audio streaming platform Spotify for fans to enjoy.

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In terms of visual style, FF8 has moved over to a more realistic art style than its predecessor titles from FF series and rather than providing a high fantasy feel in overall, developers went for a grounded approach in storytelling process.

Breaking out of tradition, the studio also introduced Guardian Forces to customize your battle strategy. Every beloved original aspect of it is going to be revitalized and though it took time to arrive on modern systems, it was worth waiting.

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With everyone so busy being hyped about upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake and the recent release of Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV; fans were actually worried that they might never get a remade version of FFVIII after all.

Square Enix did not left Final Fantasy VIII out and is finally giving it a long-awaited remaster treatment on its 20th anniversary year. This classic role-playing video game is coming later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Elden Ring Announced

Created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin, fantasy action RPG game Elden Ring is announced by From Software at E3 2019.

Long after a rumor of an epic collaboration between Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin spread out, their upcoming project Elden Ring has finally been announced at Xbox E3 2019 briefing.

This much hyped action role-playing game by developer From Software is seemingly to become a spiritual successor to Dark Souls. Recently, a brand-new trailer launches portraying similar dark and ominous tones of their past games.

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Elden Ring Announced

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A cinematic teaser of a very mysterious plotline for the game only gives away shade of another fantasy saga.




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The trailer opens up showing an unknown figure who is presumably a divine blacksmith of some sort and repeatedly hitting a shiny object with a hammer like tool. With each impact, his body is cracked a little more and he collapses after a final blow.

A person wearing a crown holds up a severed arm of another by partially wearing it and six creepy looking hands approaches from darkness. They slowly proceed to uplift the bearer to light when the severed arm suddenly moves.

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A red-haired female warrior prepares for an oncoming battle by attaching a prosthetic arm. We then see a knight in armor swiftly stabs a hulking enemy with a spear, which led to sky turning fiery red and the defeated opponent set ablaze in flames.

While these events all run in parallel, legend of Elden Ring is described by an unseen narrator as an artifact of unimaginable power that could command stars and beyond but now, someone or something has unleashed an unthinkable disaster by breaking it.

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Early leaks and rumors had it that creators have taken some inspiration from Celtic and Norse mythology during its build up. Players are supposed to roam from different kingdoms to take out their ruler in quest of acquiring their power.

Opening shots of a cut off arm could be some form of ritual and a battle scene with red sky may be from aspects of confronting those monarch figures. Although confirmed to be an open-world game, there would be significant focus on RPG elements.

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Expressing his excitement of working with creator of Dark Souls and From Software studio, George R.R. Martin stated the following.

Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki-san and his team was a treat! The graphics, mythos, and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can't wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them.

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Hidetaka Miyazaki will be serving as game director and he revealed that development for the game started as soon as they were done with DLC expansions for Dark Souls III, meaning development is ongoing for past two years.

Elden Ring is currently set to release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and though no official release date has been confirmed by developer From Software or publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment just yet, it may arrive sometime in early 2020.

Bleeding Edge Announced

Ninja Theory announced dystopian brawler mayhem Bleeding Edge for PC and Xbox One at E3 2019 event.

Only days before being revealed at E3 2019 press conference, it was leaked online that a brand-new IP is from developer Ninja Theory is currently in works, which is announced during Xbox press briefing as multiplayer team brawler game Bleeding Edge.

The game pits a four player team to fight against another online with varied combat gameplay mechanics. A technical alpha is scheduled to launch from June 27 and gamers are welcomed to sign up right now to take part and go crazy.

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Bleeding Edge Announced

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An official announce trailer dropped during E3 gives an introduction to this upcoming team combat title.




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In first look, Bleeding Edge looks a lot like a steampunk edition of popular hero shooter title Overwatch meets Borderlands loot shooter. However, it has a diverse roster featuring some bizarre-looking characters that sets it apart aside from its genre.

They do not necessarily fit in usual class categories like attack, defense, support or tank types as each character has a set of combat styles that are mix of ranged and melee moves to eventually master over time through constant exploring.

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Since fast-paced action sequences are always a key to experience fun times in combat games, gameplay elements such as combos, dodging and timing are all rendered with fluid animation that giving them a stylish vibe of their own.

Aside from wide range of fighters, there are unique environmental hazards in every map to add extra tension in each mode. You can try and trap your opponent over an electric fence or just throw them in front of a moving train to win.

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Renegades of Mayhem!

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There are a variety of cybernetic mods for each character that players can earn from gameplay to create loadouts of your choice. Based on your play style, rival fighter and even team formation, variables can always be tweaked.

Development team is planning to bring out this multiplayer-based 4v4 team brawler passion project for some time and now, in association with publisher Xbox Game Studios, chaotic fun from a dystopian future is just waiting to be unleashed.

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Bleeding Edge also leans toward an unlikely combat method than typical character centric multiplayer games. Instead of focusing solely on ranged attacks, players can go and face their rivals directly with some old-school melee action.

Having expertise in close quarter combat mechanics, the studio would have an advantage to stand out within its type of games. Plus, combat director, Rahni Tucker is on board with developers to make sure that they do.

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Frenetic Fighters Roster

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Ninja Theory was acquired by Microsoft last year to develop in-house games and has a history of working on renowned titles like DmC: Devil May Cry, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Heavenly Sword and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Bleeding Edge will be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox One consoles upon release. Although no definitive launch date for the game is yet to reveal, we can only assume that it would probably head for an early 2020 window.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Announced

THQ Nordic announces upcoming top-down action shooter and a spin-off title Darksiders: Genesis.

Most recent entry from Darksiders series was hack and slash action-adventure game Darksiders III from 2018. Today, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic officially announced their upcoming title to be Darksiders: Genesis.

This top down role-playing game is headed for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms with a release window of 2019. Genesis is a series spin-off title starring fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife.

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Darksiders: Genesis Announced

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Below is an official announcement trailer that introduces Strife in a short cinematic and a Diablo-style gameplay




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Although Strife has briefly appeared in Darksiders III, he was never given a proper introduction and the trailer above gives him a spectacular debut. He goes up against a demonic horde to challenge their leader while slinging his arsenal of firearms.

The Council has called him to thwart Lucifer from unleashing demons from Hell to save humankind from his demonic conspiracy. Together with War, he must hunt them down to restore balance through intense action.

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Intense Top-Down Shooter

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In terms of gameplay or storyline, DG official footage gives away so little but Strife teaming up with his brother, War probably suggests for some co-op action feature and we will only be absolutely sure about that upon a gameplay trailer release.

Despite bearing similar resemblance to a typical real-time strategy title, be assured that Genesis is a top down action shooter and nothing else. Also, this is not Darksiders IV in any way and just a spin-off game set within Darksiders universe.

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Action RPG Adventure

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Like any other dungeon-crawler, players would experience combat, exploration, epic boss battles, puzzle-solving and more. Airship Syndicate development team will be launching an enhanced version for Xbox One X as well.

THQ Nordic to do some showcase of Darksiders: Genesis at E3 2019 next week and will probably reveal more gameplay. Priced $39.99 only, the game is already up for pre-order and according to its Amazon listing; it will arrive on December 31, 2019.

Baldur's Gate 3 Announced

Larian Studios officially announces Baldur's Gate III with a brand-new trailer at Google Stadia Connect live-stream.

Only a week ago, Belgian developer Larian Studios started teasing an upcoming project to their official website with an "III" logo and soon some metadata from a video file eventually clarified that Baldur's Gate III is currently in works.

After having their critically acclaimed run on fantasy RPG series Divinity: Original Sin, the studio has teamed up with publisher Wizards of the Coast for their next adventure set into Baldur's Gate universe and unleashed it right before E3 2019.

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Baldur's Gate 3 Announced

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Below is an official teaser trailer that heralds a nightmarish threat that would consume all of Forgotten Realms.




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A lone, weary knight belonging to a group named Flaming Fist comes to a corner of a now-ravaged town. He then quickly draws his sword in anticipation of an unknown enemy approaching from behind but there was no one.

Suddenly, he starts puking blood with his teeth falling out and he goes through a vicious ceremorphosis process of horrible physical change, where he is slowly transformed into a Cthulhu-like psionic being called Mind Flayer.

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Apparently, there are no more plot details other than these creatures are invading and players would experience an immersive journey into the realm of Faerun with their friends or can sign up for a single-player adventure if they wish.

Baldur's Gate franchise released two mainline games along with a few expansion packs and the last entry in series was Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn from 2001, which really had its fan community waiting for near two decades for another sequel.

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Most recently, classic D&D games from PC are announced for a much anticipated remaster for modern day console launch on fall 2019 and this is definitely a great chance for newcomers as well as seasoned fans to catch up once again.

No official release date for Baldur's Gate III: The Black Hound is revealed yet but it is being developed for PC and Google Stadia platform, where it is going to be a launch title alongside titles like Darksiders: Genesis and Destiny 2.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Quake 2 Getting Free RTX Support

Nvidia is working with id Software to introduce real-time ray tracing to renowned FPS title Quake II for free.

There was a time when first-person shooter game franchise Quake was a huge deal and one of the biggest milestones by developer id Software after Doom and proceed to get a series of sequels over time including Quake Champions.

A sequel to original, Quake II has recently been selected by tech giant Nvidia to get real-time ray tracing support all of a sudden in association with its developers, which makes this two decades old FPS becomes more stunning than ever.

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Quake II Getting Free RTX Support

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A brand-new trailer was released to officially announce Quake II RTX to offer an exclusive first-look for everyone.




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Titled as Quake II RTX, this update will arrive for Linux and PC for free on June 6, featuring first three levels. Owning a copy of the game will allow you access to enjoy its full campaign and multiplayer mode with remastered update.

According to Nvidia, players would require a GeForce RTX 2060 or higher performance graphics card to play Quake II RTX on their system. They are also giving away source code for players to use them on many existing mods or even improve it.

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These days, ray tracing technology is the next big thing that is revolutionizing video game industry as we witnessed major AAA-games like Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider unleashing its true power with next gen GPU.

On their latest generation of graphics cards, Nvidia is adding a feature called RTX that lets you experience high resolution objects from a scene in details. However, it would need for one to have a high-end PC to run many of these games with RTX support.

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Quake II RTX On Vs RTX Off

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For seasoned veterans of Quake series, this is almost a coming-of-age experience and even for any newcomers, it is a pretty decent FPS experience. Though what they made improvements to are mostly reflections and shadows elements and not gameplay.

Nvidia choosing such an old classic like Quake II for remastering with free RTX support only shows how much capable they really are with this tech. It also provides them a window to experiment with many other older titles in future.