Showing posts with label Eidos Interactive. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Marvel's Avengers War Table Gameplay Showcase

Crystal Dynamics unites Marvel's Avengers in new co-op gameplay footage on War Table livestream.

Having been working on upcoming action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers for some time, developer Crystal Dynamics, in association with Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix came forward revealing some new gameplay details.

Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix sheds light on co-op mode, extended gameplay, Hero Missions and story premise of Avengers Project during latest War Table livestream on YouTube, as we head closer to global release in Q4 2020.

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Marvel's Avengers War Table Gameplay Showcase

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Check out newly released "M.O.D.O.K. Threat" trailer for Marvel's Avengers, offering bits of story premise.




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First trailer from War Table focuses on a post-Avengers world, in the aftermath of A-Day from five years prior. A young heroine named Kamala Khan figured out a conspiracy by A.I.M. behind the disbandment of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Khan is an Inhuman who recently just discovered her special-powers and tries to reassemble the heroes once again. She is later found and approached by A.I.M. leader, George Tarleton but she refuses his help and chooses her own path.

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Khan talks to Bruce Banner to reach out to Tony Stark and uncover secrets behind A-Day incident, which led to Captain America being killed. As they prepare to reassemble, Black Widow gets into an argument with Thor over their decision.

Despite Kamala's warnings, their internal spat turns into a fistfight and A.I.M. sends its foot-soldiers to destroy them. In his desperate attempt to eradicate all superpower from Earth, Tarleton allows himself to transform into M.O.D.O.K.

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War Table presents a gameplay video titled "Once An Avenger" from a pre-release build, featuring Thor.




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Kamala Khan worriedly watches over A.I.M. deploying a series of its latest mechs on Chimera Helicarrier. Iron Man blasts one of those out, which fall into street and Thor arrives just in time to save a newsman before joining the fight.

As he charges into battle, his teammates are happy to see him and Odinson starts wrecking a horde of bots on his way. Hulk joins him soon and starts smashing all machines around him while Thor powers up Chimera with lightning.

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War Table will assign you to War Zones, which you can access from Helicarrier bridge, outposts and Quinjets. Chimera serves as your home base that has options to repair and add upgrades, with personal quarters for each hero and gear.

War Table keeps an eye on what A.I.M. is doing across the world and sends you there directly. You can jump into next Hero Missions from Reassemble campaign if you want to or move over to War Zone missions that are unlocked so far.

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Finally, take a quick look at "War Zones" co-op trailer highlighting aspects of multiplayer mode in action.




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Hero Missions are typically story-focused; whereas War Zone lets you earn loot, rescue allies and more in an expansive sphere. Although there will always be a key-objective, it is up to players about how they want to make an approach.

You will be given an idea of adjustable difficulty and suggested Power Level in each War Zone missions, with great rewards. Optional matchmaking will tag you up to three other Avengers or you can bring in AI companions to form your party.

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Players can create iconic moments by using their heroic powers in combat during War Zone multiplayer. Hulk can join Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel in clapping enemies or Iron Man can blast off enemies once Thor sends them up in the air.

War Table addresses global threats and therefore, War Zone has a diverse range of missions across Marvel Universe. While trying to put back their old team, players will rebuild outposts worldwide for Factions like Resistance and S.H.I.E.L.D.

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War Zone has similar missions like campaign centered Hero Missions that pursues a unique hero story. There are shorter assignments to take on that are known as Drop Zones, where you rain on A.I.M. structure or help out Faction allies.

Taking coordinates from hidden S.H.I.E.L.D. base around the globe, one can also uncover secret location of Vaults rich with rewards. For more challenging tasks, find out Hives where A.I.M. has built a stronghold for you to conquer through force.

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Those who are looking to get into a boss fight should jump into Villain Sector missions to butt heads with some notorious bad-guys of Marvel. Chances are, you might even come across confirmed villains like Abomination and Taskmaster.

In your playthrough of Reassemble campaign and War Zone missions, you will acquire artifacts, cosmetics, gear and resources. Marvel's Avengers will allow you a wide range of costume skins, including t-shirt and jeans for The Mighty Thor.

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Through playing, you will earn experience and it would help boosting your Hero level and unique skills specific to characters. Each member of Avengers is given multiple classes of skills that can be tailored with your aesthetic playstyle.

Gears will let you enhance hero abilities and unwanted ones can be used as crafting resources or be traded for upgrades. Artifacts will do almost the same and cosmetic items are for show-off or to match with your increasing Hero Level.

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Dropping loads of information after month of radio-silence, Crystal Dynamics promises to host more War Table events in near future. Ever since first reveal, dev team has significantly changed character designs and made improvements.

Marvel's Avengers is planned for September 4, 2020 release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players who purchase digital or physical copies on last-gen will receive free update for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Marvel's Avengers to Get Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix will offer free upgrade for next-gen console versions for Marvel's Avengers.

Fans worldwide have been eagerly waiting for upcoming action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers from developer Crystal Dynamics, in association with Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix to release on September 4, 2020.

Aside from release on current-gen console systems, Marvel's Avengers will also launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this holiday season, while offering upgrade to next-gen version for no extra cost, according to Crystal Dynamics.

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Marvel's Avengers to Get Free Next-Gen Upgrade

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Square Enix plans to allow players to transfer save files from last-gen to next-gen consoles, keeping all in-game progress. In multiplayer mode, you can play alongside friends though cross-generation play between console families.

Marvel's Avengers will feature an enhanced graphics mode on next-gen consoles to offer most flowing gameplay experience. Moreover, the game will be running at 60 FPS in dynamic 4K resolution for highest quality images on screen.

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PS5 version will be using ultra-high speed SSD for faster loading time down to one or two seconds. Players will stream huge in-game worlds in real-time lightning fast speed and this is without any optimization work done so far.

When dev team will finish optimization, loading will be almost instant and you can jump into any mission anytime within moments. Plus, there is enhanced 3D audio with advanced haptics and trigger feedback of DualSense controller.

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In early stage of graphical improvements, players will notice increase in details and texture resolution. Crystal Dynamics has further plans to use more advanced features of next-gen systems in future depending on player reactions.

Marvel's Avengers is coming to Google Stadia, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Whether you make a digital or physical purchase, you will receive a free update for next-gen with all enhancements.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

Square Enix have revealed first official trailer of upcoming Marvel's Avengers game at E3 2019 event.

For long, publisher Square Enix has been silent on "The Avengers Project" that was officially announced back at E3 2017 event. In December 2018, the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg assured that development will start soon.

Only a week ago, an official Twitter account starts referring it as Marvel's Avengers and revealed schedule for a worldwide reveal at E3 2019. Today, fans are finally getting a glance at this long-awaited superhero action-adventure game.

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Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

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An exclusive first-look trailer has been released earlier to present a more detailed look into upcoming Avengers game.




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It all begins at A-Day, when globally known superhero team of Avengers showed up in San Francisco to unveil their new hi-tech Headquarters. A sudden explosion nearby has Captain America send Iron Man and Thor to investigate.

Black Widow and Hulk joined soon into that mess what seemed like an act of terrorism by a private military force. A staged catastrophe causes huge devastation and these heroes were blamed, which led to disbandment of The Avengers.

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Fast forward to five years later, all superheroes are now outlawed by society and long gone. Entire world suffers from growing threats and the only way to save it will take for Earth's Mightiest Heroes to reassemble once again.

Over time, fans will receive regular updates for free to extend in-game content and there will be no micro-transaction. More Marvel heroes will be added to increase an ever-growing roster and options for customization will be available.

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After signing up a multi-year and multi-game partnership deal with Marvel Games, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal were roped in by Square Enix to develop the game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Lately, Google Stadia has been added to its list of platforms and a definitive release date of May 15, 2020 is also confirmed. As pre-order bonus, a pre-release Beta Access of the game will be offered to players on PS4 before anyone else.

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Although it was mentioned in E3 2019 trailer that footage shown are captured from in-game engine, it was quite hard to tell where cinematic cut-scenes ended or where we were watching gameplay moments except from its opening scene.

Marvel's Avengers will adapt an original story just like Insomniac Games most recently did with their immensely successful project, Marvel's Spider-Man. Despite many believe it to be an MMO or RPG but apparently we are getting an action-adventure title.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Marvel's Avengers Will Be Revealed at E3 2019

Square Enix would finally reveal their ambitious superhero adventure Marvel's Avengers at E3 2019 press conference.

Teaming up with Marvel Games for a multi-game partnership, publisher Square Enix officially announced superhero action-adventure game that was simply titled "The Avengers Project" at E3 2017 event and had no development updates for long.

Finally, the long-awaited game has received a schedule from Marvel Entertainment for a worldwide reveal event at E3 2019 press briefing now that we are only few weeks away and is currently referred to as Marvel's Avengers.

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Marvel's Avengers Will Be Revealed at E3 2019

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Originally announced in January 2017, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and EIDOS Montreal joined on board for this project. We don't even have a release window set for its possible launch but hopefully, we will get something very soon.

Back then, a brief cinematic has shown Captain America's shield, Iron Man's repulsor arm and Thor's hammer Mjolnir fallen on the ground that suggests that original Avengers have probably disassembled and they need to "reassemble".

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It is highly likely for a new group of heroes to gather to pick up mantles of their icons in a brand-new original story where a new generation of heroes like Amadeus Cho, Jane Foster and Sam Wilson can now form New Avengers.

We can pretty much except a similar lineup on Marvel Cinematic Universe as well since Avengers have already gone through major events such as "Infinity War" and "Endgame" lately, leading some key-characters to pass their mantle to new heroes.

RELATED: The Avengers Project Will Begin Development Soon

Almost a year after The Avengers Project was announced, Creative Director Shaun Escayg updated everyone on social media saying how hard they are working on this ambitious game and will soon reveal more when it is right time.

Given how Square Enix is planning to introduce a universe where gamers can play for years to come, Marvel's Avengers may turn out to be an MMO or RPG experience, which would not be very surprising and we will find that out on June 10, 6 PM PT. 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Avengers Project Will Begin Development Soon

Creative Director Shaun Escayg for upcoming The Avengers Project from Square Enix promises a very ambitious game.

It has been more than a year since Square Enix has signed a multi-year and multi-game partnership with Marvel Games back in 2017, which was supposed to began with the development of The Avengers Project.

For long, there was no update regarding the anticipating title and fans were wondering whether or not the game will ever see the light. Finally, their prayers are answered and a recent update from the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg has reassured that.

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The Avengers Project Will Begin Development Soon

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Shaun Escayg took Twitter to thank all the fans who have been eagerly waiting for The Avengers Project and to let them know that it is still on.



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Although his Tweet doesn't reveal much detail on their progress, it does confirm the fans that the studio is working really hard for a very ambitious game. Also, this update may be hinting in advance that Marvel may come up with some official news in 2019.

Apparently, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and EIDOS Montreal were supposed to work on the game but initially they didn't give a specific release date. The former has moved into a new state-of-the-art studio to work on bigger projects.

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Last year, they started recruiting heads for the game and spend quite a while doing that. They were busy working on Shadow of the Tomb Raider and also saw release of the newly rebooted Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander.

Fans have been theorizing that the title may be an MMO or RPG experience because Square Enix's history with the Final Fantasy series. Marvel also backed the Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series but had to scrap further plans after Telltale Games underwent a massive layoff.

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To freshen up your memory on The Avengers Project, let's check out the official announcement trailer Marvel released.




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The only relevant Avengers video games out there on consoles are the LEGO Marvel's Avengers and Marvel Heroes. Titles like Marvel: Contest of Champions, Marvel: Future Fight and Marvel Strike Force are currently available for mobile platforms.

After the overwhelming recent success of Marvel's Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4, it has become very clear that Marvel fans want more games on their favorite superheroes. Avengers: Endgame is also coming to theaters next year and the release of a related media could become the next big thing.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Shadow of The Tomb Raider Slammed on Steam

Shadow of The Tomb Raider gets massive load of negative reviews on Steam because of a recent sale.

With the recent release of action-adventure game Shadow of The Tomb Raider, developer Eidos and publisher Square Enix has brought back series protagonist Lara Croft once again and successfully concluded the reboot origin trilogy.

Initially, the game is launched on 14 September for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a worldwide positive reception. However, things started going south lately when Square Enix decided to offer a sale for the game on Steam, which made many players who pre-ordered the game angry.

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Shadow of The Tomb Raider Slammed on Steam

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The retail price for the standard edition of the game received a 34% off on Valve's digital distribution platform Steam, shortly after a month of its release in a week-long sale and another 47% discount on the Croft Steelbook Edition.

Within days after the sale started, the game has its reputation moved from "Mostly Positive" to "Mixed" because of a surge of negative reviews. Most of them are complaining about being ripped off by pre-ordering as it came to sale too soon anyway.

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If you go through the recent reviews on the Steam page for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, all you will see is people being pissed off at Square Enix for this marketing tactics and 66% of the consumers left a negative remark for their dick move.

The only good side of this sale is that if anyone still hasn't picked up the game, now is the time. Since the Croft Steelbook Edition is also going on for a 47% price off, this is a killer deal right now to grab the base game and all the upcoming DLC when they arrive.

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What this Steam sale backlash leaving behind is a knock-on effect for future when players will reconsider the point of pre-ordering games if they are going on sale so early and if people will ever trust the company with any of their upcoming titles.

However, among the mass pile of review bombing over sale, there were some mentions of issues regarding audio and several glitches. Some of them also complained about the story arc being short and even the ones recommended it has the same grumble.

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Fans were very excited for Shadow of the Tomb Raider from the moment it was revealed and many even expected the game to be one of the biggest titles of 2018 because of an impressive narrative build and incredibly detailed graphics but sadly, that's not the case anymore.

Though it picked up things pretty well with favorable response but didn't turn out as expected in the end. Although, the series is currently on rest as the Survivor timeline has come to an end, only time will tell how much bigger price the company will have to pay for this betray of trust.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for October 2018

October 2018 brings free games like Hitman: Blood Money and Stuntman: Ignition to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

We have come to a finish line with September and all pumped up for a new lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold for the subscribers on the month of October. All of these new titles from the list are up for Gold members to enjoy for a limited time.

For Xbox One, two games are listed while the other two supports Xbox 360 platform but can still be played on Microsoft's modern console using backward compatibility. If you still have some time left before September ends, you can access the free Games With Gold.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for October 2018

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Before diving deep for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on October 2018 for Xbox One.




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Overcooked!
The very first pick for the month is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game Overcooked which puts you into the role of a chef and be in charge of a rushed kitchen. Players are required to gather ingredients to cook dishes and serve customers as they wait in line.

Work alone or team up to a maximum crew of four to meet roll the dishes before the awaiting consumer storms out. This award-winning title full of crazy kitchen mayhem will be open for business on Xbox One from October 1 to 31.

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Overcooked! on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Victor Vran
Next up on the list of Games With Gold is an action role-playing title Victor Vran from developer Haemimont Games, which is built on a Gothic-fantasy theme. Titular character Victor is a seasoned demon slayer looking for liberating the cursed city of Zagoravia.

Although there is no specific character class to build, you can still make changes and customize your loadout in preparation for a swarm during combat. The fight against evil will start on Xbox One from October 16 and continue its run till November 15.

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Victor Vran on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Stuntman: Ignition
The third game for Gold members pits them in role of a Hollywood stunt driver who performs the adrenaline-fueled and death defying stunts for films. You job requires you to master your craft and pull off those amazing feats to get into Hollywood blockbusters.

Creating a reputation will earn you big-budget films and major commercial deals you have been eyeing for some time. The breathtaking adventures of this rookie stuntman will begin on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from October 1 to run till 15.

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Stuntman: Ignition on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Hitman: Blood Money
Finally, time to get back to the deadly world of a contract killer Agent 47, who takes up jobs form anonymous clients to fulfill them with excellent precession. Put on his iconic suit and get going with perfect execution plans to keep up your reputation on the market.

With upcoming Hitman 2 awaiting release on November 2018, this is the perfect moment to prep yourself up with inventive ideas to get the job done. You have from October 16 to the end of the month to take up deals on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Hitman: Blood Money on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Except for Hitman: Blood Money, the other three titles offer multiplayer, which you can enjoy a better and advanced experience with if you happen to have Xbox Live Gold membership. Plus, you are getting around $71.96 worth of free games for this month alone.

Also, Xbox Game Pass offers some exciting games as well like Forza Horizon 4 and Wolfenstein: The New Order alongside 100 other great games from Microsoft Store. If you are still not sure what to do then just try out the 14 days trail membership and then decide for yourself.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

Newest Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off every type of enemies that Lara Croft will come across.

Before developer Crystal Dynamics and Eidos with publisher Square Enix releases upcoming action-adventure title Shadow of the Tomb Raider on 14 September, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to complete the rebooted origin trilogy, players are given new details like gameplay trailers and other clips to give the idea of what Lara Croft is going to face. A brand-new trailer released recently to give a glance of all the enemies she is going up against in her latest adventure.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

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Titled "Know Your Enemy", the video briefly goes through every peril that is thrown at the female protagonist of the game.




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The trailer showcases a variety of enemies from the regular Trinity soldiers on her tail from the beginning and every other party who thinks she is not welcomed in their territory. Speaking of which, we see a group of tribal Mayan warriors looking for her. While going through underwater passages, Lara is strangled by a giant Eel and then shown getting attacked by a swarm of Piranhas. Lastly, she is confronted by a terror from the wildlife of South America, a ferocious Jaguar.

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Although a 40 seconds-long trailer is not enough to showcase what Lara Croft has to survive to fulfill her quest but the close-ups gives us an idea of how much she has to endure. Of course, she will have her surrounding environment and different weapons to use at her advantage to deal with any enemies that come after her and she became quite a seasoned survivor to overcome them. Whether or not that is true, we will find out when Shadow of the Tomb Raider is launched next month.