Showing posts with label Hack and Slash. Show all posts
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Friday, November 9, 2018

God of War Prequel Comics

Dark Horse writer Chris Roberson comes up with a prequel story for Kratos, God of War with artist Tony Parker.

The newly rebooted run of mythology based action-adventure game God of War from developer Santa Monica Studio was undoubtedly one of this year's biggest games. The saga is moved from Greek mythology to Norse mythology to establish a new run.

Although that seemingly worked out pretty well for a new setting of this game, there was void left behind that needed to be filled. So, after releasing God of War: The Official Novelization for the title, a four-issue prequel comic series is in works now.

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God of War Prequel Comics

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When comic-book writer Chris Roberson (Aliens – Fire and Stone, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. – 1953) from Dark Horse Comics handled the project of creating a prequel this year's PS4 blockbuster, he was intrigued and intimidated at the same time.

Roberson was aware of the new setting of Kratos that has been moved from his previous roots and it surely was a huge task. A story that takes characters from one era or genre and places them into another has opportunities for a lot of development.

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God of War Comics, Issue #1, Preview #1

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A world filled with ice giants and trolls itself is vast enough to throw different obstacles at Kratos in his way to encounter every now and then. Then again, handling such a recognizable and well-established character with a huge fan-following is quite challenging.

To add more to his backstory, both Santa Monica Studios and Dark Horse Comics decided to go with a direct prequel to the new game that will maintain continuity. To start with that itself is a herculean task itself and also an honor.

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God of War Comics, Issue #1, Preview #2

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The story premise follows Kratos after he has left his history with Olympus behind and builds a new life in the remote Norse wilds. Destiny would still find a way to use his rage for fuel of destruction and thus he entangled into troubled he didn't wanted.

When he was trying to save a stranger from being mauled to death by a monstrous bear in the woods, he unintentionally gets into beef with a mysterious cult. Since the former Ghost of Sparta always gets punished for his good deeds, this time seems not to be any different than his bloodied past.

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Collaborator and artist Tony Parker was a great help to Roberson as well as game director Cory Barlog. During their first conversation, he pitched the basic outline of the plot and then it took some time to eventually bring the story to life.

The first issue from the series is going to be released on November 14, 2018 and the prequel story nicely ties to the emotional journey Kratos go through in the new God of War game. All of this hard work will only pay off when readers will see it for themselves and enjoy the extended take on the saga.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

MediEvil PS4 Announcement Trailer

The unlikely hero of Gallowmere returns this Halloween with the first trailer for MediEvil remake on PS4.

When the initial announcement was made for classic action-adventure hack and slash game MediEvil to come back as a remake at last year at PlayStation Experience, it just blown away the fans of the series and made many '90s kids excited as hell.

After two long decade, SIE Worldwide Studios is bringing the game back to PlayStation 4 with lot of memories. The official PS4 announce trailer for MediEvil has picked the night of Halloween 2018 and they couldn't have chosen any better time than this.

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MediEvil PS4 Announcement Trailer

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Before we talk spookier, let's take a quick look at the first footage of MediEvil and see what's in store for us.




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Though the game was originally pitched as a remaster project but then we noticed most recently that the description has been changed to a full remake and boy, you can tell by the trailer footage that how much work they have put in to rebuild the whole thing.

The graphics of the game is completely reworked in terms of animations, character design, movements and surrounding areas. What once was a collective mess of polygonal shapes running around has come out as freshly carved out living pieces.

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For those who don't know, MediEvil follows the story of Sir Daniel Fortesque or better known as Sir Dan, who was a champion of his people but unfortunately he died quickly in a battle against evil wizard named Zarok, who went into hiding afterwards.

When Zarok resurfaced a century later to take over the kingdom of Gallowmere with his resurrected army of undeads, he unwittingly revives Dan as well. Now, reduced to a skeletal corpse, Sir Dan takes the chance at redemption by opposing the evil sorcerer.

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Return to Gallowmere

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The formula of re-releasing of classic titles from fan-favorite series like Crash Bandicoot as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, collecting the first three games has met with immense success and prompt Spyro the Dragon to be branded as Spyro Reignited Trilogy, currently in bound for PS4 and Xbox One on November 13.

We are pretty sure that this remake will do great upon release and hopefully the developers and publishers will be convinced enough to do the same treatment with its sequel, MediEvil 2 up next if they haven't thought of it already.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

New Marching Fire update brings graphical revamp, Breach mode and brand-new Heroes to For Honor next week.

Action fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft has just crossed the mark of 15 million players recently. In August, the game was available on the listed free games for Xbox Live Gold and then the Starter Edition was offered for free on Steam.

On October 16, this third-person multiplayer title is releasing Marching Fire free update for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which will bring bigger changes like design improvements and visual remaster while the expansion will add new content.

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For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

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Before you fire up the warrior spirit within you for the Marching Fire, let's take a look at the details of this upcoming expansion and update.




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The developer team actually planned to remaster the game earlier before the release and it was never meant to be taken as new maps. Players should look at these maps as the ones they have already played but it should give a better feeling after the visual upgrade.

For example, when in Valkenheim map, it should feel cold around as well as look like it and it is carried out with a sense of temperature. The land of Ashfeld on the other hand should convey warmth to seem more realistic in details of visual aspects.

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Rooftops or the ground of Temple Garden is now covered in more snow and it will feel like a cold winter there. Particular pieces of every texture are improved with more precision and source of lighting allows you to notice these all too clear.

Even when battling in dark areas, there will be some light coming from windows or vantage points and makes your surroundings less flat than usual. This is an overhaul that updates all in-game multiplayer maps as well content from story mode.

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Original and Remastered Temple Garden

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All players who have already joined the medieval fighting game can access to the graphical upgrade and the newly introduced 4v4 Breach mode to play attack and defense tactics. This gives you the vibe of either defending your own fortress or raiding one.

The expansion of Marching Fire adds 4 new heroes of a Chinese-influenced new faction, Wu Lin and a new Arcade mode on October 16 for the price of $29.99 only. Everyone else can unlock these new heroes later on from October 30 in exchange for 15,000 Steel each.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Darksiders 3 Force Hollow Trailer

Introducing the Force Hollow form of Fury and the way Darksiders III redefines character progression within the game.

Previous Horsemen of the Apocalypse from Darksiders and Darksiders II had their unique forms and weaponry that become a staple for the hack and slash action-adventure game franchise from developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic.

Upcoming Darksiders III is all set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 27, 2018. Earlier, the Flame Hollow form of the game's protagonist Fury was showcased in one of the trailer and now we are about to witness her Force Hollow form.

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Darksiders 3 Force Hollow Trailer

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Take a look at the Force Hollow trailer as Fury jumps into action in one of her newly revealed form that entirely decimates her enemies.




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In terms of character progression, the game takes a giant leap and changes a few things about the primary character Fury than her warrior brothers War and Death from prior titles when it comes to appear in battle as the third Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Whereas War used to wield his Chaoseater blade and Death carried The Harvester scythe, Fury's weapon of choice is a 347 bladed whip, Barbs of Scorn. Just as she changes form during battles, her blades can become a Hammer in her Force Fury form.

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Fury's Barbs of Scorn

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A reformed Scorn taking the shape of a battle hammer complements her fighting style with a ball of energy around her. In her newest form, she has a purple aura around her and this one is the second form she can take among four by unlocking it throughout the game.

Switching into these different forms and changing your weapon into many shapes is designed for more tactical approach to combat. This presents players with various opportunities to approach their deadly adversaries and defeat them in a confrontation.

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Force Hollow and Giant Hammer

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Whenever you engage a boss from any of the Seven Deadly Sins, each will fight you differently and challenge your skill in a unique way. For example, Sloth in subway stations will send off his minions to keep you busy and form bubbles of poison to infect you.

Another fine aspect of the game is that there are no arranged lines for you to face the bosses. Players can make up their mind on which boss they want to encounter in various point of the story progression, something that most other game lacks.

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Lord of the Flies, Sloth

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The studio shows their clear intention of moving afar from how the series used to move forward with gameplay and about to create a complex character with Fury in Darksiders III, which will be a defining point for the franchise for sure.

When one of her newest form will be revealed soon, we expect to see her display some new and awesome array of abilities while her Scorn probably takes the shape of a powerful blade maybe? We believe, Gunfire Games may even end up giving her the ability of flying.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Devil May Cry 5 TGS Trailer

The new DMC5 trailer from Tokyo Game Show 2018 brings back the legendary demon hunter in his iconic style.

The newest release from developer/publisher Capcom's celebrated Devil May Cry franchise and upcoming action-adventure hack and slash game Devil May Cry 5 was revealed to the world during the E3 2018 press conference.

We saw a new trailer at Gamescom 2018 that showcased pivotal gameplay footage and announced March 8, 2019 to be the release date for it to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Today at Tokyo Game Show 2018, another trailer dropped with new details.

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Devil May Cry 5 TGS Trailer

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The newly released TGS 2018 trailer for DMC5 heavily focuses on series protagonist Dante and captures his characteristic devil may care attitude.




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Although Dante was featured in previous videos of DMC5, he was mostly overshadowed by Nero. However, the paranomal investigator is back again as he has taken a new job that requires his unique skill of hacking and slashing demon hordes.

His regular arsenal of weapons including the sword Rebellion with and handgun pair Ebony and Ivory gets a new companion; a stylish motorcycle that he either rides into battle or splits into two to slash through a mob of evil spirits if he needs to.

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Devil May Cry 5 Deluxe Edition Contents

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In the last trailer, we got a few scenes of action where we witnessed the destructive capabilities of Nero’s "Devil Breakers" prosthetic arm which will spice up the fun for combat. There are apparently eight of these weapons and a recent addition of them is a Mega Man-inspired Mega Buster.

This brand-new weapon inspired by Capcom's fan-favorite blue bomber and comes with the Deluxe Edition of DMC5. This version will also include 4 exclusive Devil Breakers, 12 classic battle themes, Dante's upgraded motorcycle weapon for and more.

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We suggest you to take a look at the new stylish weapon Nero wields against his enemies in the gameplay video below.




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At one point of the clip, Dante's old business associates Lady and Trish showed up to haul him back into the fight. Also, the game hinted of introducing three vigilante devil hunters and we get to meet "V", the newest playable character after the main leads.

Nero's engineer friend Nico then gets to meet Dante and introduces herself as the granddaughter of Nell Goldstein as he looks at her for a moment. His special power of Devil Trigger transformation is displayed during the gameplay as well.

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New Playable Character V

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We have no details on the new character "V" yet despite his short presence time in the video but hopefully, Capcom will officially release more info on him before the game finally releases on March 8 of 2019.

Apparently, Devil May Cry 5 is building a bridge between generations of characters by bringing them all together to fight for same cause and that's just great. Nero was doing pretty well on his own but then probably something went out of control and he had to call his uncle to lend a hand.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Onimusha: Warlords Re-Release Announced

Returning from slumber after almost two decades later, Onimusha: Warlords is going to see a re-release from Capcom in 2019.

Original PlayStation 2 title Onimusha: Warlords from developer/publisher Capcom has been a successful action-adventure game in the early 2000's when it came out. This samurai adventure franchise had some intense sword fights that players loved and went on to generate sequels later. Back in the PS2-era, it sold over two million copies and considering an immense possibility on modern consoles, it has been announced to re-release on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Onimusha: Warlords Re-Release Announced

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Setting to arrive on January 15, 2019, Capcom has released an announcement trailer to relive the experience the game brought to players.




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The story of the title revolves around samurai Samanosuke Akechi of feudal Japan going on a mission with ninja Kaede on a mission to save Princess Yuki from invading demon hordes that led an attacked on her. Even though it simply started as a quest to retrieve the Princess in the beginning, it turns out to be a major sinister plan soon. Aside from wielding his katana for sword-fighting, Samanosuke also employs a mystical Oni Gauntlet to replenish health and empower his weapons.

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Samanosuke Akechi and Kaede

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What many fans from today do not know is that Onimusha: Warlords was originally planned as a spin-off title of their survival horror flagship series of Resident Evil. They initially planned to set the game on a mansion with booby traps and hidden passages with ninjas lurking around in every corner to take you down. However, they eventually decided to go on a different path and we got a good game instead of a disaster. The fixed camera angle feature is the one aspect that remained though.

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Swords and Demons

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The newly released version of the game will have a set of new features with this re-release and to play as a duty-bound samurai will be lot more enjoyable than it ever was. From its cinematic shorts to character and environment design, everything received a high-definition upgrade. Both the default display screen and a modern widescreen display is there to choose from except for a select few menus. Whether you want to play it old school style or with modern controls, you are in for a treat.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

For Honor Free on Steam Now

Combat-focused action game For Honor: Starter Edition is free to download on Steam until August 27.

Last month, medieval fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft entered its seventh season, Storm and Fury while also being added to Xbox Live Gold list of free games for the month of August.

This month, we have more interesting news for players on PC who wanted to try out this third-person multiplayer title previously, because they can now grab and own a copy of the Starter Edition on Valve's digital distribution platform, Steam before August 27.

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For Honor Free on Steam Now

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Within the first 24 hour of this announcement, there has been a spike of interest raised among gamers and where Ubisoft had trouble having a steady number of concurrent players engaged to the game, they are currently facing an overwhelming surge of them.

According to a report from Steam Charts, the number that reached the peak was a whooping 216,499 and it was the highest number of audience interest the title saw on the platform after it was released back in February 2017.

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Whereas the Starter Edition is usually charged only $15, anyone can grab the title and add to their library forever, for free. This version comes with three of the original heroes Kensei, Raider and Warden unlocked from factions of Samurai, Viking and Knights.

These playable heroes are also customizable with emotes and other options. Remaining three heroes of your fraction will be available for playing but not for customization. Unlocking the rest will require in-game currency.

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Steam Charts For Honor Player Count

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Since this is not a limited time Free Weekend and a permanently free offer, For Honor Starter Edition is a great offer if you have enough time to invest for this online melee brawler. That way, you will be able to earn more currency to eventually unlock other characters of the game.

Originally launched for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game will introduce Marching Fire update on October 16, which will debut new 4v4 mode and a Chinese-themed faction called Wu Lin to draw more players.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Darksiders 3 Gamescom 2018 Trailer

New action-packed trailer of Darksiders III at Gamescom 2018 features Fury alongide her Horsemen brothers.

After two fan-favorite installments, what Darksiders franchise suffered is a six year-long gap when THQ was completely bankrupt in 2012. However, things came back in track when Gunfire Games took charge of development for the third game of the series and thus, came hack and slash action-adventure Darksiders III. We are only three months away from the title to release on November 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while GamesCom 2018 brought us a brand-new trailer.

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Darksiders 3 GamesCom 2018 Trailer

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The trailer is a mix of the story focusing on Fury, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and some of her actions within the game.




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Fury is tasked to hunt down Seven Deadly Sins on a ravaged Earth, where she unleashes her true nature to slay down beasts of all sorts that came in her way. During her mission set by the Charred Council, she came across some giant bizarre creatures, which are possibly the boss characters and we see her excellent combat skills with her long-range whip. It is safe to admit that Fury packs a better move set than her brothers considering their usability in combat and they are far more practical too.

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Fraction of her gameplay footage also showcases surroundings from a ruined world and demonic entities that inherits it now. One other thing to notice here is that, the gameplay mechanics have improved to make all of her moves fluid smooth. At one point, she is also met by Horseman War and Death but what significance they bring to her story is still unclear. This might also be from a flashback sequence that is to serve as part of back-story for protagonist Fury to visit Earth.

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Demonic Insects and Entities

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One thing the Darksiders franchise maintained throughout years is that a very engaging gameplay that keep players hooked for hours and transform them into fans. To get some exclusive merch for displaying and in-game digital content to enjoy, you can either order the Collector’s Edition or the Apocalypse Edition of Darksiders III. Players are also allowed to place their pre-order on GOG or Steam ahead of release.