Showing posts with label From Software. Show all posts
Showing posts with label From Software. Show all posts

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Take a look at the extended gameplay and boss battle of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from Tokyo Game Show 2018.

From the very moment upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is revealed on the E3 2018 press conference, both developer From Software and publisher Activision knew that they got everyone hooked.

Through previous video footage, we had brief glances at in-game moments from the game where the shinobi warrior displayed his feats and fighting abilities against enemy, we never really had some continued gameplay that would at least lead to something.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

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Keeping that in mind, creators of the game have offered a first look at extended gameplay that leads the protagonist to Corrupted Monk and engaged in a boss-battle, straight out of TGS 2018.




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Courtesy of PlayStation Underground, the video focuses on a chapter from a journey for vengeance that the one-armed wolf has taken. It begins on a hilly area and Sekiro lands his first kill by stabbing an enemy on his throat that leads to a blood squirting.

He then jumps up from one location to another using his grappling hook before delivering a kill-shot to another enemy. Then came a mid-boss named Samurai General, who is strong, skilled and very patient to drop his blow in time.

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The game actually rewards the player for being aggressive in a fight but you have to be tricky about dodging into enemy attacks to hit them rather than running away from them and perfecting that feat may take time for some.

After finishing a few more weak enemies he takes a stealthy road to another angry adversary who is waiting to be unhinged and refills his healing bar by checking to a Sculpture's Idol. This crazy brute goes down with more stabbing and flame attacks as he is weak to fire.

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Where The Snake Rest

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Next up on his list is to reach to a castle on the other side of the rock but due to the bridge being broken, he had to take sideways. A monstrous white snake comes out making mountains rumble and hiding into a nearby cave was the best option at the moment.

Sliding through a trapdoor, the shinobi reaches to another checkpoint before confronting the Corrupted Monk boss. She is a tough cookie and this is where the death and resurrection mechanics come to play, which you can see for yourself.

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Corrupted Monk Boss Battle

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Scheduled to release on March 22, 2019, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will come out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Pre-order for the game is already open now for both standard and collector's edition.

Although the game isn't as hard as hell like the Dark Souls series or turn out extremely punishing like Bloodborne but is surely doesn't shy away from some violent bloodbath either. In fact, it meshes so well with the gameplay mechanics that none of that will feel unnatural.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

New Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice trailer showcases brutal aerial combat and gameplay before Tokyo Game Show 2018.

First developer From Software made people believe that they are working on a new Dark Souls project, then before they unveiled their upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at E3 2018 press conference, some even predicted of a sequel for Bloodborne.

Tokyo Game Show is still not here yet but ahead of more than a week; a new trailer for the game is dropped today, which is mostly focused on gameplay while an ongoing narration is going on in the background.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

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Below is the brand-new TGS trailer of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice released earlier by From Software and Activision.




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The clip opens up with a village engulfed in flame while it is raining at night and nearby, we see the bloodied, fallen body of the hero and then we are quickly taken to the action-packed segment for more gore moments.

Combat system of the game remains the main focal point of the full video and it only reflects on how quick and deadly the shinobi protagonist actually is. How he cunningly employs stealth when needed and shots his grappling hook for movement is a true spectacle.

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He doesn't hesitate to mercilessly cut through his enemies like dogs and each of his blows draw rush of blood you have seen before in Kill Bill movie. It also appears that the sword he wields has some magic within it as some of his enemies are seen turning into red cloudy dust upon being hit by it.

Then again, his samurai opponents from the Ashina clan are quite formidable if you look at their appearance or powers at their disposal and have some intimidating boss characters as well.

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Brutal Combat System

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Although it was near impossible to understand any meaning to those background recitations in Japanese without any subtitles, the shinobi made his intentions quite obvious with his deeds. Currently, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is scheduled to launch on 22 March, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Since we already got trailer ahead of TGS 2018, chances are we will witness more of the ninja warrior in impressive gameplay footage or perhaps a new story trailer may get released.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

PlayStation Now Adds Bloodborne and More

Sony's game-streaming service PlayStation Now library adds Bloodborne, God Eater: Resurrection and Project Cars.

Featuring a vast library of more than 650 video games from PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 platforms, Sony Entertainment's cloud gaming service PlayStation Now returns with new and exciting titles added to their list.

This month, acclaimed action RPG Bloodborne from creator studio of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, From Software joins the catalogue with other fan-favorite games like, fantasy role-playing game The Dwarves and action RPG God Eater: Resurrection.

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PlayStation Now Adds Bloodborne and More

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The plot of Bloodborne revolves around the Gothic city of Yharnam, where the inhabitants are plagued with a disease that transformed them into monstrous creatures and beasts. The player character, the Hunter finds himself amidst this mindless chaos and embarks a night of hunt on the streets.

Although the gameplay is focused on fast-paced combat system, you are best advised to not engage large horde of enemies at once or not you will end up regretting almost immediately.

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Before entering into the nightmarish city again, we offer you to take a look into the official TV commercial released for the game once again.




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Until September 25, there is a summer price promotion going on for a full month of service at $9.99 only and the offer is only for new customers. Or you can just get it for a whole year by spending only $99.99 in this special intro offer.

Being a PlayStation Plus subscriber can also earn you an exclusive discount on PlayStation Now 3-month pass for only $29.99, whereas the regular price is $44.99. Also, current PS Now members can now share access to other friends on a PS4 system.

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Batman: Arkham Origins, Fallout: New Vegas, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mafia II, Mortal Kombat, NBA 2K16, Red Dead Redemption, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, The Last of Us and WWE 2K16 were the most popular PlayStation Now games in August.

Doki-Doki Universe and Sound Shapes received an upgrade to PS4 version from PS3 as well. Racing games, Moto Racer 4 from developer studio Anuman and Project Cars from Slightly Mad Studios have made it to the new games list.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in August 2018

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There is a 7-day free trial to experience the PlayStation Now streaming service on PS4 and PC, which will grant you an access to loads of games on demand where new games are added every other month.

However, this is only valid for standard monthly subscription and to enjoy the $9.99 monthly offer, you need to make a direct purchase. Using your PS Plus cloud saves from your console, you can get on board with any games you want without even downloading it at all.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dark Souls Trilogy Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Prepare to die again because, Bandai Namco has announced Dark Souls Trilogy for PS4 and Xbox One.

In spite of having a reputation of being extremely hard to play, developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco received mostly positive receptions for their action role-playing Souls game series over the years. Lately, a remastered version of the first game is released for all major platforms after six years and saw great success, leading the publisher to announce the critically acclaimed series as Dark Souls Trilogy for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to release on October 19, 2018.

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Dark Souls Trilogy Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

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Behold the greatness of all three games from Bandai Namco's renowned action RPG Souls series in a new announcement trailer.




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The compilation includes Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin and Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition along with all DLC released previously. That brings Ashes of Ariandel, Crown of the Ivory King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Sunken King and The Ringed City at your disposal. Basically, you are getting best version of every single title from the entire series altogether within this pack to challenge your combat skills and to decide whether or not Lordran can look up to you as its savior.

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The very first Souls game that pioneered the franchise, Demon's Souls will not be a part of the collection though. One more thing to note is that, Bandai Namco is only releasing collection will not be heading over to marketplace of Europe but to Asia and US only. However, they can still enjoy Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch on October 19, 2018. Apparently, PC gamers and Switch owners have to sit this one down anyway. Besides, the latter group has already waited five months to get the first game on their consoles.

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Dark Souls Trilogy for consoles comes in a slick looking SteelBook case for the price of $79.99 only and since physical copies of the release will be limited in numbers, you are best advised to pre-order now to ensure you own one during launch. If you own a console and crave for some great game, then this can be your ultimate pick to dive deep into a dark universe to encounter vicious monstrosity it is going to throw at you.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Release Date

Activision and From Software announced that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be arriving on all major platforms in March 22, 2019.

When developer From Software initially teased about their new project in with a brief clip back in December, players thought it to be sequel of Bloodborne series but as soon as they dropped a trailer at E3 2018 press conference, everyone started comparing the game to their popular Dark Souls series. However, none of these claims about upcoming action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is true and currently we have a scheduled date for the game set on 22 March, 2019.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Release Date

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The developer promised that whatever gameplay mechanics we saw in the E3 debut trailer, will step further and new actions are about to be unlocked to make the experience more intense than it already is. Although the game is not a copy of Dark Souls, you sure can expect to die every now and then because you can always come back using an ability called "Resurrect" almost instantly after you are taken down by an enemy and that reference is already given in the game title.

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Live and Fight

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The story of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is of a shinobi named Sekiro, who is also known as the one-armed wolf and it all takes place on the Sengoku-era Japan. He is quite good in combat with katana against a group of enemies while his prosthetic arm as a lot of potential for an array of attacks using his sword or grappling hook. This ninja warrior is on a quest to rescue his master and finish his arch-nemesis for good to complete his journey.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Collector’s Edition

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From Software has teamed up with publisher Activision to bring this awesome title to light on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can already place a pre-order for a standard version of the game or a collector’s edition, which comes with an official artbook, a 7-inch statue of shinobi Sekiro, limited edition SteelBook case, map, replica Sengoku era coins from the game and original digital soundtracks alongside a copy of the full game.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dark Souls 3 Mod Forces of Annihilation Out Now

Forces of Annihilation Mod for Dark Souls 3 let you stomp the Kingdom of Lothric as the game's fiercest enemies.

Ever wondered how fun experience it would be to play as the boss characters in notoriously tough action role-playing game Dark Souls III of developer From Software? Well, you can just stop wondering about that and simply check out the new Dark Souls 3 Forces of Annihilation Mod by team Datahacks. Currently available on Nexusmods, this free to download mod allows players to assume the role of dreaded boss characters or other enemies from the game they have faced before.

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Dark Souls III Forces of Annihilation Mod

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To give you the idea of how it is played out, we have a short demo of the Forces of Annihilation and this is brilliantly amazing. Enjoy!




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The demo features one of the Lords of Cinder bosses, Yhorm the Giant and shows how tables are turned when he is controlled by a player instead of AI. We see him get up from the large throne room to go outside laying waste to the Jailer Handmaids and fire-breathing Gargoyles with minimum effort. There is a sense of satisfaction playing as Yhorm because, whereas you had to strategize your moves to deal damage to him, you can just swing his gigantic machete at your disposal.

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Yhorm quickly moves towards another passage, dealing with more Handmaids by unleashing the fury of his blade. Away from the halls, he heads over to the bridge and slays another Gargoyle with ease. Having an extended health bar for playing a boss character is satisfying and watching him weirdly climbing up a ladder was really funny. What is noticeable here is that a great deal of his speed has been traded for brute strength and these were of course by the original design of the character.

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Play as Abyss Watchers in Dark Souls III

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Datehacks modder team has done a fabulous job by creating the Forces of Annihilation Mod to make many Dark Souls III players' dream come true. If you require assistance installing the mods, there is a three part video tutorial on YouTube that explains the whole process of adding it to the game to play as the bosses and their movesets along with camera control. Step by step the developers are adding more enemies to the fold and updating the mod as all of them are not yet available.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered Nintendo Switch Release Date

Undead fans rejoice as long-awaited Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered finally gets a release date.

Fans had been petitioning to get a remastered version of action role-playing original Dark Souls from developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco for longer than you think. They even got that wish fulfilled as Dark Souls: Remastered is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch version was left out and delayed to summer 2018 by the publisher to an unspecified release date. Today, that day is announced on Twitter to be October 19, 2018.

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Dark Souls: Remastered Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Despite having been scheduled to release alongside other major platforms as it was revealed in January's Nintendo Direct, the game was delayed and players were obviously upset. Now the previously planned Solaire of Astora Amiibo will release alongside it for you to unlock "Praise the Sun" in-game gesture with it. Those who were eager to explore Lordran in their next gen Nintendo handheld console on the go can now finally look forward to this because Artorias of the Abyss DLC is also included in the package.



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Apparently, Bandai Namco is also interested in holding a network test online for the Switch version before it launches but we don't have much detail on the fact just yet. Dark Souls: Remastered will run on Switch at 30 FPS and 1080p resolution if played on a TV set. The improved rates in better resolution let you enjoy the creepy vibe of the series more intensely. Although there are accusations of the game being extremely difficult, it yet leaves a long-lasting memorable impression on your mind.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered is Discounted for PC

Those who already own Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition from Steam will get 50% off on Dark Souls Remastered.

Following an announcement in January, we know now that publisher Bandai Namco will release a Remastered version of From Software's original Dark Souls as Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Back then, there was also an argument over whether or not fans who already own a copy on PC and the responses came from publisher's spokesperson seemed more confusing and contradicting than our own guesses. Finally, it has come to an end.

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Dark Souls: Remastered is Discounted for PC

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Initially after announcement a few months back, we came to know from Bandai Namco that the game will be available on all platforms for a same price and there will be no discount. They came clean by stating that rumor of a discount came from an error on their e-commerce site, which has since been removed. Later, another post on Steam forums by new community manager for Bandai Namco neither denies nor confirms what to expect on the discounted price topic at all.

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Finally we can come clear on this to end all conflict of information by declaring that if you already have owned Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam then you would get a 50% discount on Dark Souls: Remastered after it is launched. The remastered version is originally priced $39.99, so at half-price, it's like you are getting an upgrade for the game on PC. However, the "Prepare To Die" edition that came with added DLC along with the main game will be removed from Valve's store within May 9.

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Many players will still be complaining even after the price reduction because a remastered edition is nothing much but mostly a graphically enhanced version and we really cannot argue on that point as it is true. Besides, none of the developer or publisher has revealed anything about including new features or so. There is no scope of price cut for any console owners as this title was not released on any other platforms than PC. We just hope that the game fares better in providing experience than various PC mods out there.

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Also, did we mention that Bandai Namco has dropped another brief gameplay trailer from the re-release to remind us what is waiting in there to creep upon players? It is right below for you to check out.




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Dark Souls is considered as one of the best action role-playing game ever made and there has been request for Remastered edition for quite long and scheduled for May 25 release on all the mentioned consoles above except Switch, which will debut on Nintendo's hybrid platform at a later date. It seems that just like the game itself, the road to Lordran is filled with preemptive trouble before you even engage in fight with demons and wraiths during your in-game quests.