Showing posts with label Hack and Slash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hack and Slash. Show all posts

Monday, July 9, 2018

Darksiders 3 Collector’s Edition Announced

After the release date got leaked, Collector’s Editions for Darksiders III featuring Horseman Fury is finally unveiled.

Following THQ coming back from going completely bankrupt in 2012, Darksiders III was being developed by Gunfire Games and on May 2, 2017, it was accidentally revealed through an Amazon listing leak before it was officially announced. Recently, a release date set for November 27, 2018 also got leaked by an advanced listing from Microsoft Store. So, it was time that the studio behind the project reveals at least something on their own; like the planned special editions.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition Announced

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Leaked

We offer you an exclusive look at the contents and features of Darksiders III Collector’s Edition in new trailer below.




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For $59.99 only, you can purchase Darksiders III Standard Edition or simply just pre-order it. Two other special edition of this AAA game title will be released at the same time packed with extra goodies and content pack. A DLC titled "Fury Exclusive Armor Set" will be added as pre-order bonus, which is entirely cosmetic and doesn't gameplay in any manner as well as a 24 hour Early Access on consoles and a 12.5% discount. For a digital copy, players can choose to purchase from GOG or Steam.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition

Now prepare to be dazzled by a brief look at the Apocalypse Edition for Darksiders III, which has a load of collectibles included.




RELATED: Darksiders 3 Announcement Trailer

Spending $149.99 can get you the Collector’s Edition, which comes with a copy of the game, an art-book, an exclusive SteelBook case, armor DLC, official soundtrack collection and a stunning Fury figurine that is 11 inch tall. The Apocalypse Edition on the other hand comes only for $399.99 is a massive treat for fans. Offering all of the above and a 30”x 40” hanger attached wall scroll, an amulet of Four Horsemen with necklace along with statues of Death, War and Vulgrim the shopkeeper.

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Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Gameplay Reveal

Only four months away from release, Darksiders III will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Following the immense success of both Darksiders and Darksiders II, a third installment was almost inevitable. Much more specifics are going to be revealed later but are kept secret for now. According to THQ Nordic, the game is in final stage of development and a brand-new gameplay video is about to drop very soon to unleash the Fury.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Darksiders 3 Release Date Leaked

Microsoft Store might have unintentionally leaked the release date for upcoming hack and slash action-adventure Darksiders III.

One of the most anticipating game news action-adventure fans were dying to hear was something new about Darksiders III. This upcoming hack and slash title from Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic have players waiting eagerly to get a glimpse of a new gameplay, trailer or news of a release date during E3 2018 press conference but got nothing so far. However, looks like we have a launch date ahead of us this year on November 27, 2018, courtesy of a recent Microsoft Store leak.

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Darksiders III Release Date Leaked

RELATED: Darksiders III Leaked

The first game of the series, Darksiders came out in 2010 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, where players assume the role of War in an apocalyptic future. Since he arrived at work pretty early, he messed up and got into trouble. A sequel, Darksiders II was released in 2012 where Death of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, tries clearing out his brother's name. It was available for all platforms mentioned above including PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One before going into a six-year hiatus.

RELATED: Darksiders III Announcement Trailer

The third entry of the fan-favorite series, Darksiders III features Fury, a whip-wielding female "Horseman". She came back to the same war-torn Earth to finish what her brothers' started; seek out and destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. This feminine iteration of a Horseman the story is probably to replace the fabled Famine, because starvation apparently doesn't suit very much for an action-adventure hack and slash game. Compared to a whip lashing protagonist, it would seem lame.

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Darksiders III Microsoft Store Listing

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The title was initially stuck into development hell for a long period of time from 2012 as original developer of the franchise; Vigil Games was shut down due to its parent company THQ going completely bankrupt. In 2013, Nordic Games bought the rights to the game series to work on it suggesting it won't come out before two years. Then on May 2, 2017, the title was accidentally revealed through a leak from Amazon listing, a day before it was officially announced by the publisher.

RELATED: Darksiders III Gameplay Reveal

Despite the product page of the game at Microsoft Store showing a November 27 release date in the first place, now it has been replaced by saying "Coming Soon". Considering Darksiders III is only four months away from release and the news is already out, an official announcement from THQ will probably arrive soon. When the game was not showcased on E3 event last month, many believed that it may not relapse in 2018 but the leak suggests the studio is almost finished making it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Diablo Game in Development

Blizzard has been working on an unannounced Diablo project and a job listing on their website confirms it.

The last game developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment released from action role-playing franchise was Diablo III, which came out in 2012 and its second expansion Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer came out last year on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This hack and slash dungeon crawler haven't seen a sequel for past six years but maybe that changes now. According to a new revelation, Blizzard is apparently working on a brand-new installment of Diablo.

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New Diablo Game in Development

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From a recent list of job listing posted their website shows that the studio is looking for some dungeon artists for a new, yet unannounced Diablo project. They were also looking for a few artists to work on environmental, technical and VFX assets as well as some software engineers. All of the applicants will be hired to work full-time to create a dark fantasy world full of dungeons for their newest title where players will embark on a quest to save the world once again.

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The gameplay and world of Diablo series has inspired many RPG over the years and it is high time that the developer finally revives it. Although Diablo III was widely successful, players were quite unhappy with Blizzard mostly focusing on multiplayer mode, aspects of single-player game struggled to thrive. Given today's scenario of so many game companies moving ahead with online games, we are only wondering if they would follow the same path or would they acknowledge fans criticism from past?!

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Atmospheric Dark Dungeons

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Aside from this fan-favorite game, Blizzard is also responsible for creating hugely popular series like StarCraft and World of Warcraft. Although, they are quite busy with their team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch, which is ruling major platforms and received positive acclaim from almost everyone. To keep the momentum flowing and keep the entire fan-base happy, they are regularly dropping post-release contents and arranging seasoned events.

RELATED: Warcraft III Update Suggests Remastered Edition?

While they were away, many other popular RPG franchise has emerged and Blizzard has been long absent from the competition. So, fans are really concerned if they will be able to live up to expectations of modern day fans and reclaim their throne! By the looks of it, things don't seem like that they are completely moving away from the core but sticking to it instead. Hopefully they will make killing demons of Hell and looting rewards.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

God of War Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive Ever

Santa Monica Studio's legendary action-adventure title God of War sold over 3.1 million units within 3 days, winning players and critics alike.

Two years ago, we learned that a brand-new installment from God of War series is being developed and fans were all very excited. Now that developer Santa Monica Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment finally dropped the new game, not only it achieved huge critical acclaim from everyone in general but it also became very commercial successful title at the same time by selling over 3.1 million units within just 3 days of its release and became the fastest-selling PlayStation 4-exclusive ever.

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God of War Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive Ever

RELATED: God of War Ending Explained

God of War is launched on April 20, Friday and game’s opening weekend saw millions of dedicated fans lunging on for the title to join Kratos in his latest adventure as he returns to fandom after five long years. This father-son dynamic of Kratos and Atreus truly works it charm for this reinvention of one of most iconic series out there. This truly inspiring support for the game also took it above in ranks among other PS4-exclusives released by Sony till date. This clearly shows that Kratos may have aged but he still packs a punch.

Previously, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End from Naughty Dog came out in 2016 and held record for being a fastest-selling exclusive in North America. This particular game managed to sell 2.7 million copies worldwide but even that took seven days to attain. Another title from their studio, The Last of Us has shipped 3.4 million copies for PlayStation 3 in three weeks. Last year, Guerrilla Games released action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn came in with an impressive sales figure of 2.6 million units in two weeks after launch.

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Dynamic Father-Son Duo

RELATED: God of War Combat System Explained

In an interview, creative director Cory Barlog revealed that it took him five long years to finish this project and he has figured out plans for five more games of the series, which quickly become news. With Santa Monica Studio's release of the current title, many fans predicted that there would be at least two other installments to explore more from our dynamic father-son duo but no one has saw that coming. So, it will be fun to experience those and we probably won't have to wait five years for each title this time.

Following 2013’s God of War: Ascension, Kratos has returned once again in this year's God of War title, which is also a soft-reboot of the series. Since, he was done with massacring all gods of Greek mythology; he and his son Atreus have established his enmity with Norse gods. The emotional journey that began at the beginning of this game after the death of his wife now becomes another blood feud that has still long way to go.

Friday, April 20, 2018

God of War Ending Explained

At this point we are way past the argument whether to call it God of War 4 or just simply God of War as its developers intended for us to do, because Santa Monica Studio and Sony Interactive did a great job with their semi-reboot of the series with a completely different era for Kratos. The overall setting is changed, gameplaying style has been revamped and a secondary character added to the fold for an all-new take.

Not only Kratos and his son Atreus goes up against gods and mystical characters, we see some deep character bonding among them two. That's a nice way to appeal your game to a newer generation, who will come to appreciate the series the same as veteran fans who grew up playing the previous installments. If you think God of War is just a button-mashing title then prepare to change your opinion very soon. The game did not receive overwhelmingly positive reviews from all over for nothing.

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God of War Ending Explained

According to Creative Director Cory Barlog, God of War will take 25-35 hours of your time to complete. So, our friendly advice is that you should go and play the game before you advance any further because we are about to go spoiler-filled discussion from here on. If you still go any further, just remember that you have been warned.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR GOD OF WAR.

Years have passed since he slew the Olympian gods, Kratos now has changed. He is out for a journey with his son to pay final respects to his wife and Atreus’ mother Faye, who wanted her ashes to be spread from top of tallest mountain among Nine Realms. Before they could embark their perilous journey, they are met by a “Stranger” who starts a fight with Kratos. Soon enough, it is revealed that he feels no pain, which makes him practically invincible and he happens to be a Norse god.

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Baldur, The Stranger

Throughout the entire game, this guy keeps interrupting Kratos and his boy in their quest and it turns out he is a son of Odin named Baldur. There is also a witch who helps around the father-son duo in their journey throughout for some mysterious reason. Her name is Freya and she is another character from Norse mythology we will know more in a bit. It was the time when Kratos and his son go to see Freya for resurrecting Mimir’s head when we learn that she too, is a god.

Mimir requests the God of War to kill him as he was being tortured by Odin himself and Freya is his wife. Also, she happens to be the mother of Baldur, who is unkillable because of a spell his mother cast on him so that nothing from Earth can harm him except one; mistletoe. The spell also took his ability to feel anything at all, which is the sole reason why he picks up fight with Kratos so that he can finally feel pain and die.

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The Death of Baldur

Atreus had some special mistletoe arrows in his possession that he received from blacksmith Sindri as a gift. Freya saw those when resurrecting Mimir and instantly frightened for Baldur's life. This is because, her son can be killed with these arrows, which she wanted to avert anyhow and demanded that Atreus burn them all. However, burning mistletoe arrows did not stop the inevitable at all in the end. Baldur was actually after Faye who was from Jotunheim and he ended up mistakenly attacking them because they were carrying her ashes.

In his final encounter with them, the spell on Baldur is broken when he is hit by a mistletoe arrow from Atreus. Upon defeating him, Kratos spared his life when Atreus convinced him to do so but an enraged Baldur then confronts his mother Freya. For cursing his life by trying to interfere with it he attempts to strangle her when Kratos was forced to intervene and ended up killing him by snapping his neck. Freya was willing to die to make things right but now that her son is dead, she swears vengeance upon God of War.

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The Frost Giant Prophecy

After she is gone, Kratos begin telling Atreus his own story of how he came to become who he is today from Sparta to be a god and slaying many other gods that eventually led him to kill his own father Zeus. Too shocked at this revelation, his young son muses if this is what all gods ends up doing and is it the destiny of all gods after all! His father begs to differ and suggests that they can all be better by learning from their mistakes. What he did not know then is that by killing Baldur, he actually prompted Ragnarok sooner than it was meant to be and that is by at least 100 winters.

Now that both Baldur and Freya out of their way, they reach to Jotunheim to find the tallest mountain top and fulfill their quest to honor Faye's last wish. There, they learn from a broken mural that she was actually one of the giants. Interestingly enough, it also foretold everything that has happened so far from when they begin this journey and came across everyone in their path including World Serpent Jörmungandr, the blacksmith brothers and even the final battle with Baldur.

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Story of Atreus

Could it be that Faye actually wanted both Kratos and Atreus to know about her own origin and so she requested for them to do this? Well, possibly. Because, his mother and her people actually named him Loki and this journey was all about discovering his roots. There was another piece of art that Kratos missed on his first time which depicts a grown-up Atreus holding his dead father in arms but whatever mystery that suggests will possibly revealed in a sequel.

Whatever new direction God of War wants to go from fighting Nordic gods and monsters in its future sequels are more than a few. Since the original trilogy of the franchise was based on Kratos taking on key-figures from Greek mythology and by that end, he ended up killing them all. This rebooted series begins into the heartland of Norse mythology and it is quite needless to say that Odin will probably be the ultimate antagonist of this new series. Although, he was never shown throughout the game but his family members and those who know him were all over.

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Hammer of Thor

To back that up, the god of thunder; Thor shows up at their doorstep in the game's secret ending, when Kratos and Atreus returns home from their journey. His brother Baldur is dead now, his sons Magni and Modi are not alive as well, so he has enough reason to be pissed at them and seeking vengeance for all the right reasons. That is a very solid teaser in advance for the next game whether it turned out to be God of War 2 or God of War 5. Interesting thing will be to see how they tie up Loki being his adopted brother according to Norse legacy.

Also, Ragnarok is teased and that means a great event that will bring the ending of all. If prophecy follows, Odin and Thor are going to die along with Loki, unless Kratos somehow finds another way for his son. Until that all unfolds to us, you can enjoy God of War, which is currently available worldwide for playing exclusively on PlayStation 4.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

God of War Combat System Explained

The newest title from the God of War series is about to drop within months and players around the world are already hyped as hell for this game. Developer Santa Monica Studio and publisher Sony is bringing Kratos back to action once again but not like the way he used to be of course. While everyone is calling this one a reboot and the studio refused to name it "God of War 4", there are still elements that totally separate the game from all other releases of the series.

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God of War Combat System Explained

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One of the many things that helped God of War of 2018 to stand out from the rest of the franchise is the evolved combat system. Below is a clip where game director Cory Barlog and lead combat designer Jason McDonald discusses about it and we recommend you to watch it.




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As always, God of War means some extra hype among fans and some more craze with Kratos, which will be no different this time either. Most of the previous installments of the series mostly focused on traditional arcade brawling or mindless hack/slash towards the enemies. The upcoming title however, is more purposeful on the action that takes place. Kratos in a fight feels more relatable to you with the new control scheme.

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Older and Wiser Kratos

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Time has passed, gameplay of the series has changed but good ole' Kratos didn't lose his temper at all and he still hits pretty hard. No longer has he been wielding those Blades of Exile but he chose a new weapon called The Leviathan Axe. Slashing your enemies or just splitting them over with the Axe is what Kratos do for his namesake. Pressing R1 and R2 in times of playing will allow you to perform those attacks in-game.

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Here is 15 minutes of extended gameplay from God of War to offer you better understanding of the progression system the game employs.




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The Leviathan Axe has another feat, where it is thrown at enemies and Kratos can recall his axe back to him, much like Thor does with his Mjolnir. Anything that stands between the way of it and his hand is destined to get devastated. This weapon is also good for hurling at and gives the wielder some time while the victim is pinned down and there are others to take care of as well. Away from the axe, Kratos is all good with his bare-knuckle punches to decimate whoever stands opposing him.

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New Control Scheme

Aside from these, he blocks and swing back for counter attacks with his shield, which makes the fights more strategic rather than jumping into mindless bashing. Despite the series being moved from its roots a little bit with a slight different path, you will still enjoy this. At times, gameplay mechanics of this new title may even seem familiar to Bloodborne or Dark Souls and that might appeal the game to many other players who haven't played God of War before.

RELATED: Dark Souls: Remastered Announced

Kratos can get into his Spartan Rage if you press L3 and R3 at the same time, sending him into frenzy at his enemies to lay waste of them. God of War makes the bare-knuckle fight part so enjoyable that you might actually prefer it over The Leviathan Axe sometimes. It's just happens to be so satisfying to crush your enemies with bare hands and when you are good at this. Players get to customize their weapon, grow combat skill trees, pick up gears and stat upgrades.

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An Extension of Kratos

Then we got Kratos’s son Atreus acting as an extension for the God of War, who will be scouring the nearby areas and give out enemy positions. Atreus comes in handy to stun certain enemies with a powerful arrow that were about to getaway. This is actually pretty cool as it gives Atreus to hang out with his father on the battlefield rather than just purposelessly wandering around him. This is a bad-ass father and his aspiring son into becoming the dynamic duo for next generation of video games.

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God of War is waiting for April 20 release date and the game is releasing worldwide for playing on PlayStation 4 only. Being a PlayStation 4-exclusive, this game is already one of the most anticipated games of 2018 for Sony console owners. Playing it on a PlayStation 4 Pro with a TV that has 4K display will let you enjoy the advanced quality of graphics and you will be able to notice the details of Kratos’s armor and outfit.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Blizzard Hints Diablo for Nintendo Switch

Blizzard Entertainment has been re-working with their old video game titles lately, following which, they just made StarCraft free to play and there is a rumor for Warcraft III Remastered Edition. Fans of the developer were wondering when would they do something about one of their most celebrated action role-playing game series, Diablo. By the apparent look of things, we are assuming that time has finally come.

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Blizzard Hints Diablo for Nintendo Switch

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It all started with a cryptic Tweet from Blizzard saying “Sweet dreams.” while showing a Diablo, the Lord of Terror-shaped nightlight switched on and off.



Fans and followers of didn't take much time interpreting this as a tease to the news of Blizzard's dungeon crawler action RPG title Diablo heading to Nintendo Switch. To be frank, it wasn't that hard clue to figure out anyway!

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Though any Blizzard Entertainment spokesperson has not came clear about the act yet and no announcement of any sort were made, we can at least hope that the game may come to Nintendo Switch at some point. Well, careful marketing plans of the corporate doesn't usually let the public relations reveal anything in advance of their pre-planned schedule and Blizzard is just cleverly playing that same game.

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Diablo III on Nintendo Switch Port

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The last installment of the series, Diablo III was released back in 2012, which is close to six years ago. Then in 2013, the game was brought to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platform. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One also received it next in 2014. PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X enhanced update was also dropped. Till date, Blizzard is still quite active with the project as the annual Darkening of Tristram event was just held in January 2018.

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However, even though Blizzard has enough good reasons to be interested for bringing Diablo III to Switch, we still cannot be very sure about any of their moves. Because prior to the reveal of Nintendo Switch in 2016, Blizzard had posted the following Tweet and led many to float in the bubble of speculation.



Everyone who saw that Tweet thought that Blizzard is probably bringing their free-to-play online collectible card game Hearthstone for Switch but we are now in 2018 and the developers have not made any single buzz about that in the past two years.

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Since every other major game developer are bringing their prize titles to Nintendo's next generation console these days, it would be quite fitting to port Diablo on Switch. Games like Batman: The Telltale Series, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, Doom, Mercenaries Saga Chronicles, Payday 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has already marched their way to the port. So, it will be a shame to see Diablo III left behind in the revolution just like Hearthstone.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Switch Reveal Trailer

By now, you all probably know that the popular action-adventure hack and slash video game series from PlatinumGames is finally making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Yes, we are talking about the Bayonetta series and the first two games of the franchise are making their Switch debut very soon. Also, a third game of the series; Bayonetta 3 is also announced by Nintendo back in December, 2017.

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Beyonetta and Beyonetta 2 Comes to Nintendo Switch

Today, Nintendo just dropped a brand-new reveal trailer for Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on Nintendo Switch and we got that right here for you.




With this new trailer, our favorite heroine will returns to the butt-kicking business with her dual-wielding hand guns into the world of Switch. Though fans are no stranger to the titular sexy which Bayonetta and her rogue enemies, a sort of re-introduction of the crazy world she strives to save from demons and magical creatures is given in brief to the newcomers and for the series veterans to refresh their memories as well.

RELATED: Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch

As her pair of guns (no pun intended) weren't enough as weapons, she masterfully uses her hair against the monstrosities that opposes her. You will get some idea of how the experience of playing the games in co-op could be with a brief look at the "Tag Climax" mode, which aids you with local multiplayer support and the person you intend to play this with will need a Switch version of the game. Players can unlock various costumes and weapons too as they play just like it was in the original titles.

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The Umbran Witch Returns

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Both Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 will see release on Nintendo Switch this upcoming February 16, 2018. Though the first game will be available to purchase from retailer stores, the second installment will only be available for digital download and both titles will feature contents same as the original version that came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.