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

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 of the game 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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Devil May Cry 5 Gameplay & Release Date

New Devil May Cry 5 gameplay trailer brings young Devil Hunter back in action and reveals the release date.

We already have the announcement trailer for upcoming action-adventure hack and slash game Devil May Cry 5 from developer/publisher Capcom's celebrated Devil May Cry franchise back in E3 2018. Since Gamescom 2018 is here, they decided to release another trailer that features a few gameplay moments and announce the release date for the game, which is March 8, 2019. The clip mostly focuses on Nero’s "Devil Breakers" prosthetic arm and what it is capable of doing in a fight.

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Devil May Cry 5 Gameplay & Release Date

Witness the return of Dante and Nero for their next adventure in an all-new gameplay trailer from DMC5.




The video opens up with Nero dialing a number from a phone booth while saying to Nico that she is up and his associate drives their transportation trailer near him. As they were driving to go for demon hunting, he tells her not to try to kill them and jumps into a mess once reached. Aside from his trusty Red Queen sword and powerful Blue Rose handgun, we see his cybernetic prosthetics in full-action with coolest special powers to decimate demon horde like sweeping the floor.

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Overture Devil Breaker

According to Capcom, Nero has a total of eight Devil Breakers and they are up for releasing electric charge to powerful shockwaves or even grapple enemies from far. We also witness a brief confrontation of him against a giant scissor wielding boss at one point of the trailer. Nearing the end of the clip, popular series protagonist Dante makes his spectacular entrance in a motorbike that he uses as a new weapon at his disposal by splitting it into half and slice through his enemies.

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Motorcycle as Melee Weapon

Devil May Cry 5 looks very promising from the very first trailer and fans are now eagerly waiting for the game to come out next year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The series began its journey in 2001 as an original title for PlayStation 2 and then in 2008, a reboot came as DmC: Devil May Cry. The newest installment is a successor to that game and Nero takes the lead from Dante as series main to save humanity.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Diablo 3 Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Blizzard and Nintendo finally came out officially announcing Diablo III port for Switch at long last.

It all started with a single cryptic Tweet from official Twitter account of Blizzard Entertainment of a nightlight shaped as Diablo, the Lord of Terror and everyone lost their mind guessing one of the most exciting dungeon crawler action RPG game of all-time, Diablo III is headed towards the next gen handheld console Nintendo Switch. Less than a day ago, Forbes published an article on it but then deleted. Now, Blizzard has finally opened up and officially confirmed the game for Switch today.

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Diablo III Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

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Check out this new announcement trailer where Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime and CEO of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime talks about the game coming this fall.




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We know by now that the Switch version is called the 'Eternal Collection' and it will cost you $59.99. It comes with Reaper of Souls expansion pack and Rise of the Necromancer DLC alongside all other contents like challenge rifts and zones from the original title. To be honest, we really are not surprised at this news because most of the information they revealed in the trailer are already known to us, thank to that early leak but we surely enjoyed Reggie showing up for the announcement.

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Whether you want to explore the game solo or with friends, Blizzard got it covered and supports up to four player joining a game though online or local multiplayer mode. Everything that comes within the collection such as different adventure modes, seven playable character classes and themed season will be unlocked from the start. A very special The Legend of Zelda-themed Nintendo exclusive cosmetic armor set Legend of Ganondorf is also added as in-game bonus to this port.

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Legend of Ganondorf Cosmetic Armor

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Not that developer/publisher studio Blizzard Entertainment didn't take any attempt to contain the news of Diablo III coming to Switch from spreading much aside from teasing back in March but then again, big companies tease a little and the internet eventually figure things out by legion of dedicated fans mothballing ideas into something meaningful, which most of the time turns out to be legit. So, getting a port for the genre-defining action RPG title is a huge win for Switch owners.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Diablo 3 Comes to Nintendo Switch

According to a Forbes leak, Diablo III is coming to Switch in 2018 with Nintendo exclusive in-game content.

Looks like those rumors of developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment teasing of a possible Diablo III release for Nintendo Switch several months ahead are actually true. Remember, back in March when they posted a cryptic video of a Diablo-shaped nightlight shown switched on and off in a Tweet? Well, that probably isn't a rumor anymore and apparently confirmed according to a post from Nintendo Switch Subreddit, which has screenshots taken of the original source of this exciting news.

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Diablo 3 Comes to Nintendo Switch

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This morning, Forbes published an article titled "Diablo III Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch In 2018 With Exclusive Content", confirming the existence of an anticipating Switch port for the acclaimed action-RPG game but then they took the article down only minutes later. However, thanks to the Reddit post, we have snapshots of that editorial taken as proof. It also stated that we can expect them to release the game sometime later on this year, probably during Blizzcon in November.

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Deleted Forbes Leak

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Another report from ResetEra reveals that, the Switch version will be called the "Eternal Collection", pricing $59.99 only and will come along with Reaper of Souls expansion pack as well as Necromancer character class. This port allows up to four players to take part by linking up their devices through a Wi-Fi connection. As for the exclusive content they mentioned of, a unique cosmetic armor set Barbarian Ganondorf, a Chicken pet and Echoes of the Mask wings will be added.

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Legend of Ganondorf Armor

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Last week, Blizzard did release a video on future of Diablo series and it isn't much surprising at this point to have the game on Nintendo's next generation console. Since they have multiple projects at work, they may have enough to show at the end of the year and if we are lucky, we can get a glimpse of Diablo III on handheld Switch console at next week's Gamescom 2018. Also, a possible announcement of upcoming Diablo IV cannot be ruled out just yet either and that would be epic.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Blizzard Has Multiple Diablo Projects

Blizzard Entertainment has some exciting news to share about future projects of Diablo they are working on.

Fans of action role-playing games have surely heard of Diablo series from developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment who released the final game six years ago, which was Diablo IIIDiablo III: Rise of the Necromancer came out next as second expansion for the game in 2017 for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. After years of silence about any news on the series, evidence started popping out about new game in development and now it is officially confirmed by the company.

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Blizzard Has Multiple Diablo Projects

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Releasing a new video on YouTube, Blizzard representative and community manager Brandy Camel details out what they are up to in a brief.




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While people were busy making assumptions and spreading rumors, Blizzard was focusing on their projects without making any statements and apparently, they were working on not just one but multiple Diablo projects. This is of course great news for every eager fans and seasoned veterans of the series waiting for a new release to look forward to. Some of these current projects may take a while but by the end of this year, we might be getting some glimpse on the progress probably on Blizzcon.

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Hopefully, Diablo IV is in development as an upcoming mainline sequel and chances for Diablo and Diablo II getting remastered edition is also there. We can even get a themed card game like Hearthstone. Considering how popular it still is and features some of the most satisfying boss battles in gaming history, the developers had to bring it back. There was a rumor of Diablo III to release on Nintendo Switch, which was a tease by Blizzard and we still don't have any confirmation on that either.

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Blizzard Teased Diablo III on Nintendo Switch

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Although they made no announcement for brand-new installments of the franchise up until this point, a job listing from June revealed that Blizzard was looking for artists to create some environmental, technical and VFX assets, suggesting a possible new Diablo game is in works. So, this revelation does not come as a shock to us at all. Despite having several other original accomplishments like Overwatch, StarCraft and World of Warcraft, Diablo will always be one of Blizzard's signature brands.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

For Honor Season VII: Storm and Fury Release Date

For Honor to get new map, Hero reworks and updated Ranking System in Season VII: Storm and Fury next week.

Medieval action fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft is entering Season VII: Storm and Fury next week. It involves the addition of a new map, some hero reworks and ranking system update. There will also be a special event that has yet to announce a date for. We still haven't seen a brand-new trailer drop featuring Season VII from the developers yet we know that it is going to kick-start on August 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One through a free update.

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For Honor Season VII Coming Next Week

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Two heroes that receive revised move sets in Storm and Fury are Warden and Valkyrie. It has a lot to do with their attack and speed to make them more efficient and flexible, so the roster stays balanced. If they are your mains, then you should definitely watch out for those tweaks as well as newly revamped progression and ranking systems. To get used with a hero you have trouble controlling, an expanded training mode is there to improve your skills and learning curve.

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Secluded Keep is a new watery map available in multiplayer modes like Brawl, Duel, Elimination, Skirmish and Tribute. While Storm and Fury was a major amendment, bigger changes are headed towards the title on October 16. Marching Fire update will then introduce a new faction called Wu Lin, which is a Chinese-influenced one. Plus, a 4v4 mode Breach will debut to engage players on fortress siege madness. So, the aggressive spirit of front line will intensify and start throwing new challenges at you.

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Storm and Fury New Map Secluded Keep

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Historical fighting game For Honor has just stepped into the second year and dedicated servers are getting improvements to provide better experience to fans. To let people balance out to recent changes, Ubisoft will offer a Hero Trial offer from August 2nd to August 9th. Also, don't miss out the game on Xbox Live Gold for free from August 16 to September 15 on Xbox One, along with Dead Space 3, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and Forza Horizon 2 if you happen to have a subscription.