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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Helping out people stuck indoors to pass time and have some decent enjoyment amidst a global crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, Xbox Free Play Days weekly event is back again for all members of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate.

Those who are active subscribers can jump on board starting from May 28, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and visit Microsoft Store to download free games for this weekend on Xbox One consoles until May 31, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris on Xbox Free Play Days

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Masterfully blending PvE and PvP genre of gameplay into one, Hunt: Showdown is a bounty hunting shooter that let players assume roles of bounty hunters trying to clear demonic creatures of Louisiana swamps solo or in groups.

As you take out demons lurking around, keep watchful eyes on fellow hunters looking for gold. When your character dies, you lose almost all of your progression but experience, which can then be passed down to another via Bloodline.

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Anime lovers who often fantasize about their favorite heavyweights from to have a chance to duke it out should try out Jump Force from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco for a crossover fighting experience.

When you are playing as Goku, Luffy, Naruto or anyone else, you are not stepping into the arena on your own but as a team. Its plot may seem a bit messy but gameplay is still pretty good and fluid in terms of solo or multiplayer.

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A grand strategy game that expands your legacy across cosmos, Stellaris takes a spin on classic genre type for a journey of discovery where you can govern their own populace and employ wondrous tech to establish reign across galaxies.

Xbox Free Play Days lets you continue having fun even when your limited trail is over by simply purchasing those titles at a great member discount. All of your hard earned achievements and gamescores will be carried out to main game as well.

Elden Ring Rumoredly Coming in 2020

NeoGaf user claims Elden Ring to release in late 2020 with next-gen console versions coming as well.

A new entry into "Soulsborne" genre, upcoming action role-playing game Elden Ring from developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment was previously rumored to be showcased at Taipei Game Show 2020.

Due to a worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, many events were cancelled and Taipei Game Show joined that list as well. According to a NeoGAF user, From Software is planning to release Elden Ring in 2020 and much sooner than expected.

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Elden Ring Rumoredly Coming in 2020

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NeoGAF user Arctos claimed to receive this information directly from a former employee of Bandai Namco that states a possible 2020 release even though no gameplay or story premise is shared of upcoming anticipated ARPG title yet.

According to sources, development process was halted by recent global crisis and a previously planned release window for summer 2020 had to move to Q3 of current fiscal year to let dev team work on Elden Ring next-gen ports.

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Currently looking forward to an October-December 2020 launch window, the game is now in a playable state in terms of content. From Software is busy optimizing and polishing it now while readying PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X ports.

Players shouldn't expect anything other than high resolutions and increased frame-rates from updated version on next-gen consoles. Also, Sony has reportedly tried to make a PS5 timed exclusive deal for the game but was unsuccessful.

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It took Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice a year and a half to meet its schedule following initial announcement at E3 2018 and therefore, December 2020 seems like a possible fit to match that pattern for next From Software release.

Elden Ring has yet to receive a confirmed release date and is planned to launch on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. An official reveal by From Software may feature on a future episode of Summer Game Fest 2020 very soon.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Jump Force Shoto Todoroki DLC Release Date

Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia anime is joining Characters Pass 2 of Jump Force on May 26, 2020.

Assembling biggest names in anime history, crossover fighting game Jump Force by developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment already added several post-launch DLC characters and continues to add more.

Back in April, Bandai Namco announces Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia to join five characters roster in Characters Pass 2. It was revealed today that Todoroki will arrive on May 26 for all and on May 22 for Season Pass 2 owners.

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Jump Force Shoto Todoroki DLC Release Date

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Shoto is a fan-favorite character to join an impressive roster of Jump Force with his "Half-Cold, Half-Hot" persona. He is the fourth recruit from My Hero Academia manga series following All Might, Izuku "Deku" Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo.

Those who purchased Character Pass 2 for $17.99 on any platform will get early access to all included DLC characters prior launch. Players can also choose to buy Todoroki or any other fighters of their choice individually for $3.99 only.

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Shoto Todoroki is armed with ice and fire-based moves and he can create shards of ice or scorching flame to attack any opponents. His appearance will highlight upcoming Season 5 of My Hero Academia that was announced last month.

Bandai Namco continues to support Jump Force through a series of DLC releases, adding more fighters from Shōnen Jump universe. A planned release for a Nintendo Switch version of the game is currently scheduled for later this year.

Dark Souls Series Hits 27 Million Sales, Dark Souls 3 Sold 10 Million

Acclaimed action RPG series Dark Souls has sold over 27 million copies, Dark Souls III adds more than 10 million units.

Despite being an incredibly punishing experience, action role-playing game series Dark Souls from developer From Software has established a brand-new genre known as "Soulsborne" that begin its journey with 2009 title Demon Souls.

According to an official press release by publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment, it was revealed today that Dark Souls franchise has sold over 27 million units worldwide and Dark Souls III alone has added 10 million copies to that number.

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Dark Souls Series Hits 27 Million Sales, Dark Souls 3 Sold 10 Million

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Taking 27 million sales number into account, latest installment of Dark Souls series apparently contributed more than 37% in total sales, which adds combined sales of base game and "Fire Fades Edition", complete version will all DLCs.

Originally made its debut back in March 2016 for Japan and then a month later for worldwide, Dark Souls III is a globally beloved video game franchise based on a dark fantasy setting and still very much popular among player community.

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Moving away from "Soulsborne" genre, From Software has also worked on critically-acclaimed titles like Bloodborne (2015) and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019), both of which were directed by Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Miyazaki is planning his return by teaming up with Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin for upcoming action RPG title Elden Ring. Though not much of that project is revealed yet, From Software is likely to return to its "Soulslike" roots.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Scarlet Nexus Announced for Next-Gen Release

Bandai Namco announces action RPG title Scarlet Nexus at Inside Xbox event for next-gen console release.

On latest episode of Inside Xbox event, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment reveals their upcoming action role-playing game Scarlet Nexus for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

Bandai Namco has assembled dev team members who previously worked on Tales of series, including Tales of Vesperia to develop their first major title for next-gen console systems, which is currently scheduled to release in 2020.

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Scarlet Nexus Announced for Next-Gen Release

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A brand-new announcement trailer for Scarlet Nexus has been launched to briefly showcase its plot premise.




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In a distant future, human brain started producing psionic hormone and developed incredible powers that literally changed the world. Though a new era of humanity began, a strange mutant species called Others came after their brains.

Since these enemies couldn't be harmed though regular means, people with special abilities came together and formed Other Suppression Force, a last line of defense made of psionic scouts to save humanity from certain extinction.

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Players will assume role of protagonist character Yuito Sumeragi, a young member of OSF who is gifted with psycho-kinesis powers. His sword-like primary melee weapon can be thrown at enemies amidst fights and it will come back at him.

Yuito can also throw heavy objects using his powers and your surroundings become your biggest ally during a fight. Enemy forces mostly consist of weird-looking humanoid creatures with flower vases for upper body part and no head.

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For Microsoft family of devices, Scarlet Nexus will be supporting Smart Delivery system so that players who would buy a copy on Xbox One can enjoy the game on Series X console as well, simply with a free update from developers.

Scarlet Nexus has a visual style similar to God Eater/Code Vein and with gameplay mechanics seemingly inspired from Devil May Cry series. Its overall aesthetics aims to reinvent classic JRPG genre with futuristic design and combat system.

Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Rolling out limited time weekly game trials, Xbox Free Play Days event is back gain with another new lineup of free Xbox One titles for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to help them through this entire weekend.

Signing into your account, simply head over to Microsoft Store to download and play Dragon Ball FighterZ, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Saints Row IV for free starting from May 7, 12:01 AM PDT until May 10, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV on Xbox Free Play Days

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Embrace your chance of becoming a Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball FighterZ, a 2D fighting game from developer Arc System Works set in Dragon Ball franchise that assembles your favorite anime characters for an ultimate showdown.

Then earn your chicken dinners in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to celebrate your epic battle royale victory. Traverse through updated maps with your squad to eliminate all rival players on sight or just rail them over on your way.

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Finally, save the world by becoming President of the United States and fight invading alien army in 2013 action-adventure game Saints Row IV: Re-Elected from developer Volition, which is known for its over-the-top comedic tropes.

Even if Xbox Free Play Days come to an end on May 10, Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members can keep playing these titles by purchasing them for a sweet discounted rate to have all in-game progress carried over to full game.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Free Now

Bandai Namco is giving away arcade title Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One for free.

To help players practice social distancing and stay indoors during ongoing crisis of Coronavirus outbreak worldwide, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has decided to give them something for free to fight boredom.

Starting off from April 24, 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EST, 2016 arcade game Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is completely free to claim on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms before May 10, 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EST.

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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Free Now

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CE2 has improved upon retro-style gameplay chasing dots by adding some puzzles to its board. Instead of being haunted by ghosts, Pac-Man himself now gives chase to them and can eat them when he acquires a certain Power Pellet.

Only days ago, the game was mistakenly listed as free on PlayStation Store and some PS4 players have already claimed a copy. Earlier, Sony has also offered digital copies of Journey and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for free.

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Amidst a global COVID-19 pandemic, even video game companies are trying to be responsible and are now working from home. Bandai Namco is trying to do the same and also encouraging you to do it by giving you a freebie for next two weeks.

For fans of Pac-Man series, limited time giveaway of Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 could be a great way to relive their nostalgia in a modern-day rendition across any major gaming platforms and staying home a little less tedious.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days to add Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden Storm 4 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

In latest array of games for Xbox Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are going to have a blast with some great titles on Xbox One consoles to beat the boredom they get from staying indoors.

Starting off at April 23, 12:01 AM PDT, get your hands on to Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 throughout this weekend by heading straight over to Microsoft Store before April 26, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Online team brawler game Bleeding Edge is a recent release from developer Ninja Theory and publisher Xbox Game Studios that pits a wide selection of enhanced cybernetic fighters into brutal 4v4 matches within a futuristic setting.

With a few tweaking of same old features, developer/publisher Electronic Arts presents Madden NFL 20, latest release of American football game series, which is currently free to play for a weekend to celebrate recent NFL draft.

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An improvement over previous series installments, fighting game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 from developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco is considered one of the best Anime and Manga adaptations out there.

When this trail weekend period of Xbox Free Play Days is finally over but you want to keep playing and carry over progress, simply purchase these titles for a deep discount using your Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Jump Force Coming to Nintendo Switch

Bandai Namco announces Jump Force Deluxe Edition for Nintendo Switch with an exclusive game mode.

An ensemble of popular manga characters at once, Jump Force is a crossover fighting game from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment that is out now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Bandai Namco has recently revealed to release a Nintendo Switch version titled Jump Force Deluxe Edition with a new announcement trailer, which is set to arrive later in 2020 and an official launch date is yet to be revealed.

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Jump Force Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Switch port of Jump Force will be a great match for multiplayer matches due to its pick and play style play.




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Jump Force lets you choose from a wide array of characters from manga anthology series Shōnen Jump such as Bleach, Dragon Ball, Hunter × Hunter, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, My Hero Academia, Naruto, One Piece and Yu-Gi-Oh!.

Switch version will exclusively feature a 3v3 mode for six players to brawl against each other using single Joy-Cons in local multiplayer. Each participant will be controlling a different character and jump in anytime tagged by a teammate.

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Bandai Namco also announces Shoto Todoroki of My Hero Academia to join upcoming Character Pass 2 DLC pack. More fighters from Bleach, Hunter x Hunter, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and YuYu Hakusho will be arriving soon.

Jump Force Deluxe Edition for Nintendo Switch includes full base game and Season 1 Characters Pass content, which gives you instant access to more than 50 playable characters from 16 different anime franchises for $49.99 only.