Showing posts with label Bandai Namco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bandai Namco. Show all posts

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Code Vein Out Now

Action role-playing game Code Vein from Bandai Namco Entertainment is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Inspired by Dark Souls series of games and set on post-apocalyptic dystopia, action role-playing title Code Vein from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

When entire world was destroyed by a mysterious disaster, player character is one of remaining survivors called Revenants. In order to exist in a harsh world by fighting against monstrosity known as Lost, you need to find a partner.

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Code Vein Out Now

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Having a friend by your side when you are trying to survive a blood war can be proven useful when you need someone to resurrect you. Keeping at least two Ichor in reserve can come in handy to revive your partner during battle.

Revenants can choose from a variety of Blood Codes, Blood Veils, Gifts and weapons to get upper hand in a fight. Players can offer different presents to NPCs at Home Base and exchange useful items that give you more points for trading.

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Get Battle-Ready

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There are a number of branching paths to explore and hidden areas to discover for acquiring special items. Always check out your buff gifts and weapon enhancements before entering a boss fight to better your chances of winning.

If you take a status attack from the Lost, you can lost Ichor count, get poisoned or become slow. Using a consumable from shop or the correct Blood Code can ease your ailments and remove status but your partner can still be affected though.

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Fight for Humanity

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Bandai Namco released an official launch trailer for Code Vein that offers an overview of story and its gameplay.




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Having a strategy of attack before facing enemies and coordination with your partner can be a key to survival. Nevertheless, you can die and come up with newer ways to tackle a situation only when your partner is there to rez you.

Code Vein launches to become an absolute delight for anime lovers and action RPG genre enthusiasts worldwide. Aside from its acclaimed gameplay style, its character creation system allows you to go crazy on customization.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

A new wave of games hits Xbox Game Pass for September 2019 including Bloodstained, Jump Force and more.

Halfway through September, members are getting updated with new lineup of Xbox Game Pass titles coming their way. Players on Xbox One with a monthly membership to its subscription service are going to have some great time.

Current bunch only consists of titles that are on consoles, some of which will join for PC soon. Also joining to this group is roguelite title Bad North: Jotuun Edition for Xbox One that was previously added for PC and Game Pass Ultimate.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
A modern day side-scroller action title with RPG elements, Bloodstained was born from a Kickstarter campaign by developer ArtPlay and rose to mainstream fame for being a content-packed game from metroidvania genre.

You play as a cursed orphan named Miriam, who fights to save her body from slowly crystallizing and of course, for the sake of humankind. Players get to raid some demon-filled castle in 18th century England through the dark of night.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Xbox Game Pass

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DiRT Rally 2.0
A sequel to acclaimed rally racing game, DiRT Rally 2.0 from developer/publisher Codemasters takes you to some iconic locations and offers a realistic racing experience like never before that is solely focused on realistic driving physics.

While sitting behind the wheels of most powerful off-road vehicles, get immersed into real-life environments from across the globe. It also features varying weather conditions and some remastered maps from original DiRT Rally.

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DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Game Pass

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Jump Force
Manga crossover fighting game Jump Force from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco is coming with more new fighters than it had at launch and they added Dragon Ball Z character Majin Buu last month.

Players create their own custom character to join forces with groups of renowned heroes from "Jump" manga world like Goku, Monkey D. Luffy and Naruto to stop their realities from slowly merging into real worlds in story mode.

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Jump Force on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Worlds
Introducing some Minecraft-like vibes into an open-world LEGO crafting game, developer Traveller's Tales and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment lets you play with LEGO bricks in a procedurally generated world.

Unleash your creativity and freely build whatever you can think of by manipulating surrounding world of yours. Build anything brick by brick or just pick prefabricated structures for quick assembly and start working on customization.

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LEGO Worlds on Xbox Game Pass

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Players on PC platform can expect to see another new wave of great games heading their way soon on Game Pass and if you haven't already, subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right now spending only $2 for your first two months.

Be sure to have a great experience with new titles joining an ever expanding catalog of Xbox Game Pass and take your time to complete each ones without rushing to another since they are not getting away anywhere, anytime soon.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot TGS 2019 Trailer

TGS 2019 trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot reveals a release date for January 2020 and Buu story arc.

Originally titled as Dragon Ball Game – Project Z, developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed their upcoming Dragon Ball action role-playing game to be Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot at E3 2019.

In spirit of recent Tokyo Game Show 2019 event, an official release date for the game is announced. It will arrive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on January 17, 2020 and is now already available for pre-order.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot TGS 2019 Trailer

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Dragon Ball fans are all in for another epic journey of one of most beloved heroes of the franchise they call Kakarot.




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Whether you are a newcomers or old fan of Dragon Ball Z universe, Kakarot offers you an action RPG experience like never before. It will cover most notable moments and story of heroic events, more than any other titles did in past.

Seasoned fans are going to get taste of original stories through dialogue and sub-quests, some created by author Akira Toriyama. There are lots of quests and traveling through open-world maps that gives you something new to discover.

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Kakarot Collector's Edition Content

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Collector's Edition for Kakarot for PS4 and Xbox One version is priced $199.99 and adds Season Pass alongside base game. It also comes with a hardcover artbook, collectible SteelBook case, a world hub map and an exclusive diorama.

Sized 20x20x20 cm, this excellent plastic display piece is a thing of beauty that features Goku and Gohan riding on Flying Nimbus and a surprised dinosaur by their side, a must have high-quality figurine item to collect for every die-hard fans.

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Kakarot Pre-Order Bonus Content

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For each digital pre-order, you will receive a Cooking Item to permanently boost your Melee ATK and HP stats, extra sub-quest and early unlock to a Training Menu to fight Bonyu, a brand-new character created by Toriyama.

Bandai Namco has also revealed through TGS 2019 trailer that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will also be covering Majin Buu story arc, which gives players more reason to jump into it and play as Goku for extensive Dragon Ball Z experience.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Code Vein Demo for Consoles Out Now

Bandai Namco welcomes you to play newly improved Code Vein demo, out now on PS4 and Xbox One consoles.

Earlier in May 2019, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment ran a network test for their upcoming action role-playing game Code Vein, which is scheduled to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 27, 2019.

Those who participated back then have helped development team with their valuable feedback and after working on several areas of adjustments; a brand-new improved version of that demo is now out on PS4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Code Vein Demo for Consoles Out Now

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Below is an official announcement trailer for Code Vein demo version on consoles, offering brief glimpse at its features.




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One of primary concern pointed out by players are character movement and then transition to player action response has smoothed out. These changes are focused on combo and evading but none of them will affect your core gameplay.

Enemy attacks are improved in terms of animation and their SFX timing in general with more reactions added for them now. In trial edition, they will give a flinch reaction whenever they are hit with a heavy attack or knockdown.

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Enemy Attack Improvements

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However, small damage will bring slight flinch reaction from them without their attack flow being interrupted in case of retail version. Newly reworked enemy reactions will now feel better than before in each dealt attack.

Developers tried better defining your status doing exploration or fighting and some UI adjustments were made. Players will get a better in-game perspective and sense of distance due to recent adjustment in camera behavior.

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Character Appearance Customization

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Finally, create your own anime-inspired Revenant character as you see fit and go crazy with your imagination in doing that, because you can carry them over to main game using customized character export feature when it is out.

Bandai Namco has announced to release an update for Code Vein demo very soon that will add multiplayer mode and "Town of Sacrifice" stage. A release date for the patch is not revealed yet even though there are only a few weeks left for its launch.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Little Nightmares 2 Announced

Gamescom 2019 reveals 2017 indie puzzle-platformer sequel Little Nightmares II is coming in 2020.

In 2017, indie puzzle-platformer horror adventure title Little Nightmares from developer Tarsier Studios and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment see debut on major platforms with critical-acclaim, which warrants for a follow-up game.

It is during Gamescom 2019 opening night live today, that its much-anticipated sequel has finally been announced officially as Little Nightmares II is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point in 2020.

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Little Nightmares 2 Announced

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An ominous trailer clip is released to herald the return of a nightmarish series in a brand-new installment.




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LNII follows story of a new character named Mono, a young boy who will be joined by original protagonist Six. These two will journey to a Signal Tower that has distorted their surrounding world with its humming transmission.

As Mono set out to discover some dark secrets, his yellow raincoat wearing friend will serve as an AI companion. Both of these kids are tied to story and cooperation is essential in a yet to reveal gameplay mechanics.

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Given how Little Nightmares had players confined within indoor environments and then a lot of venturing to outdoor locations happening in sequel, it is easy to assume that LNII is likely to be bigger than the Maw from first game.

When you are going through a hostile area and come across some menacing enemies, stealth is a best approach for survival. Of course, there are some combat mechanics but they are mostly for self-defense purpose and to save Six.

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The announcement trailer is more of a teaser that invites us to step into its same old creepy and dark atmosphere once again. Other than that, it doesn't reveal much to audience in terms of plot premise or gameplay features.

Little Nightmares II senior narrative designer, Dave Mervik stated to include an extra layer of complexity to puzzle solving and enemy encounters and we still have a lot to learn about the game until it finally launches next year.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Soulcalibur 6 Adds Cassandra and Haohmaru

Bandai Namco brings back Cassandra for Soulcalibur VI and adding Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown in Season 2.

Up until now, weapon-based fighting game franchise Soulcalibur from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment made a successful comeback in 2018 with Soulcalibur VI, which is reboot to its long-running series.

Recently at EVO 2019 grand finals, game producer Motohiro Okubo took to stage revealing return of series veteran Cassandra Alexandra and adding surprise guest character, Haohmaru from iconic Samurai Shodown game series.

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Soulcalibur 6 Adds Cassandra and Haohmaru

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Players can unlock weapons and new story mission for Cassandra when she becomes available on August 5.




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Cassandra is younger sister to Sophitia and has been a recurring playable fighter character after debuting back in Soulcalibur II. Also known as The Valiant Princess, she last appeared in Soulcalibur IV and coming back within a few days.

A DLC character for Season Pass, Cassandra retains her old fighting style using a deadly combination of her sword and shield to attack. A new gameplay system will be introduced from Season 2 but more on that would be revealed in future.

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Season Pass 2 would of course add new downloadable content and Haohmaru, a legendary ronin samurai comes on board as a guest fighter. It appears that his reputation precedes him from his own franchise to other fighting games.

Very first among four bonus characters, Haohmaru is ready to cross paths with warriors of another world in his eternal quest to become the greatest warrior of them all and he will not hold back his furious sword for anyone.

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In latest reveal trailer for upcoming Season 2, Haohmaru shows-off his brief appearance before joining to Soulcalibur roster.




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There were speculations that Bandai Namco may add Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII or Kratos from God of War in future but the famed swordsman become their latest pick after making a comeback through Samurai Shodown 2019.

Fighting game lovers can easily dip their toes into Soulcalibur VI, which is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Whether you are willing to enjoy fighting on solo or online, there is much to explore and unpack.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Man of Medan Multiplayer Modes Revealed

Take turns in Man of Medan multiplayer modes; Shared Story and Movie Night to experience a new level of narrative twist.

After seeing unforeseen success with interactive drama horror game Until Dawn, developer Supermassive Games is returning with their newest project Man of Medan, which will be a part of their The Dark Pictures Anthology series.

Recently, two new multiplayer modes; Shared Story mode and Movie Night mode for the standalone cinematic horror experience is revealed that would lead players to different narrative or unfortunate ends via multiple playthroughs.

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Man of Medan Multiplayer Modes Revealed

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You can engage in a two-player online play in Shared Story mode where each of you controls a different in-game character but whatever choices you end up making, it will eventually affect you both and that is an intense ride for sure.

Both of your characters can appear on screen at the same time and even explore same area or engage in a conversation. Though you can have your plans ready but they will probably become useless by wave of consequence for your choices.

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Explore Different Scenario

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However, there are times when such unexpected situation can work on your favor and often times it may not. You and your partner may come up with a bright idea but it may actually cause trouble or a foolish mistake may aid you at a later point.

Things will go a bit different in Movie Night mode that is more like a local co-op gameplay consisting five people. Each player can select their character and then pass on control whenever the game focuses on that character.

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Assign Your Characters

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At times, the game will let you know how each of you is doing so far to stay alive and it is a collaborative way of enjoying the narrative together, which quickly shifts in so many dramatic ways that you would often forget what to make of them.

Everyone among your group may have a better idea on their head but whether or not they would work is something you won't know only until you implement them in action and it opens up door for so many outcomes no one ever thought of.

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Aspects that worked well for Until Dawn are improved to provide better feel of suspense with new level of tensions in a horror journey. Players would be able to relate to involved characters more because of impactful choices they will make.

Already proven their capability in making horror game that works for fans, Supermassive Games creates a lot of expectation for Man of Medan that is currently scheduled to release on August 30, 2019 for 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.