Showing posts with label Hack and Slash. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Diablo: Hellfire Expansion Free on GOG

GOG includes unofficial expansion pack Hellfire for action RPG game Diablo as free update for owners of base game.

Back in March, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment partnered up with CD Projekt's digital distribution platform GOG.com for digitally selling PC version of their massively popular action role-playing game Diablo from 1996.

Fast forward to June 2019, GOG is offering its customers an expansion pack, Hellfire as a free add-on for anyone who already purchased a copy. It was developed by Synergistic Software in 1997 but never carried Blizzard's seal of approval.

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Diablo: Hellfire Expansion Free on GOG

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Even though an unofficial expansion, Hellfire still appealed to players of this fan-favorite hack and slash classic title. It was re-released later in 1998 that came out in a bundle with original dungeon crawler and titled Diablo + Hellfire.

Hellfire explores a distinct single-player campaign in a non-canonical setting, which would send player back to Tristram to face off a demon named Na-Krul. For very first time, it included a Monk class, aside from new dungeons, items and weapons.

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Due to increasing fan demand, Blizzard has allowed GOG the permission needed to include it through a free update. Diablo: Hellfire obviously comes with essential bug fixes, high-resolution support and system compatibility update for Windows 10.

Though Diablo originally sold on GOG for $9.99 only, you can simply bag it to your collection in a 10% off right now on their Summer Sale Festival and get it for a great price of just $8.99 with Hellfire expansion tagged along for free.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Comes to PC and PS4

Nintendo Switch exclusive hack and slash title Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is announced for PC and PS4.

Back in January 2019, action-adventure hack and slash game Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes from Suda51 was launched exclusively on Nintendo Switch handheld consoles by developer/publisher Grasshopper Manufacture.

Recently, the game has been officially announced to come for PC via Steam and PlayStation 4 during fan convention of MomoCon 2019, leaving Switch exclusivity and more details will be dropped in later since a release date is yet to be revealed.

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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Comes to PC and PS4

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Travis Strikes Again sets premise for series protagonist Travis Touchdown who is a video game fan who is an assassin wielding a beam katana that he won from an auction to slay fellow hitmen to maintain his raking United Assassins Association.

He is now in his middle age and distanced himself from everyone in somewhere near Texas but a former baseball player turned assassin named Badman shows up at his doorstep to exact revenge on Travis for killing his daughter, Bad Girl.

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Series predecessor No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle came out in 2008 and 2010 respectively for Wii. Though NMH2 remained an exclusive to its launch platform, the first game was ported to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise.

Although director/producer Goichi Suda doesn't consider Travis Strikes Again as a direct sequel to its previous installment, it sure is a good starting point for anyone interested to try out their hand on the game other than Switch consoles.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Devil May Cry Comes to Nintendo Switch

Relive the adventure with legendary Dante as original Devil May Cry is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

Following release of Devil May Cry 5, many were asking whether or not the game would make it to Nintendo Switch and developer/publisher Capcom has now answered that by announcing Devil May Cry for next-gen Nintendo handheld.

Although DMC5 will not be making it to Switch just yet, original hack and slash action-adventure title of 2001 for PlayStation 2 platform is announced to arrive this summer and all we are waiting for now is an official release date.

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Devil May Cry Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Last year, Capcom re-released Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition into one collective bundle as Devil May Cry HD Collection, which sold for $29.99 in retail and mostly received positive feedback from fans.

Whereas DMC HD Collection came offering its original trilogy, Switch version would seemingly be a stand-alone game and that obviously make people wonder why releasing an average priced bundle in other platforms and release only one for Switch!

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Lately, Capcom has been porting Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Onimusha: Warlords and Okami upon realizing its wide audience reach for their popular old-school games. Ports for Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil and Resident Evil 4 are to arrive later on May 21.

Nintendo platform has never had a Devil May Cry game so far and its upcoming Switch debut can lead to a possible future when Dante eventually joins roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, according to game director Hideaki Itsuno.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

God of War (2018) Celebrates First Anniversary

Santa Monica Studio is celebrating first anniversary for God of War with new PS4 dynamic theme and avatar set.

It has been a full year since developer Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment has brought us genre defining action-adventure PlayStation 4-exclusive game God of War and it is time for some celebration.

On their first anniversary of Kratos and his son Atreus stepping into a new saga, entire studio is planning a week-long celebration to honor their dedicated fan-base of this beloved action game and they also have a message for community.

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God of War (2018) Celebrates First Anniversary

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To celebrate this amazing success of their overhauling attempt, development team involved in the game wishes to THANK YOU!




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Kick-starting their mythical journey back in 2005 when Santa Monica rolled in their first installment for God of War, the studio already celebrated 10 year anniversary of this renowned fan-favorite franchise back in 2015.

Then creative director Cory Barlog came up with a vision that would revamp everything about the series by sending Kratos on a journey to fulfill last wishes of his wife and his son Atreus to honor his mother, while building a dynamic father-son duo.

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God of War Dynamic PS4 Theme

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Bringing change to a long-established game series is not just hard but it comes with a lot of doubt and is a huge risk for entire dev team. However, millions of PlayStation fans have embraced that newly envisioned journey with love and passion.

To show their appreciation, a dynamic PS4 theme and a set of character avatar will be made available from this Wednesday, April 17. Regardless of whether you own the game or not, these two giveaway items are free for everyone at PlayStation Store.

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God of War Character PS4 Avatar Set

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Last year, the game even won "Game of the Year" honor at The Game Awards 2018 and many other prominent outlets with support from an overwhelming number of fans worldwide, which doesn't come to any surprise at all though.

Santa Monica Studio has mastered the craft of storytelling in video games over past two decades and that experience is what shaped God of War to become a masterpiece reflecting their passion for art, something we look up to see in their future games too.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Original Diablo Arrives on GOG

Original Blizzard classic action RPG game Diablo becomes available to digitally purchase on GOG.

Although developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment delivered dungeon crawler action RPG title Diablo III for Nintendo Switch, fans were not very happy when they announced the next game from the series, Diablo Immortal for mobiles only at BlizzCon 2018.

Dedicated fans were very unhappy with this direction studio chose to follow and faced heavy backlash. However, they would be glad knowing that PC version of original action based hack and slash game Diablo is now available digitally.

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Original Diablo Arrives on GOG

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Those having a hard time remembering how the game used to look like can take a glance at the trailer of the 1996 role-playing game.




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According to an official announcement found on Diablo III homepage, Blizzard partnered up with digital distribution platform by CD Projekt, GOG to sell copies of the game online in its original glory for the price of $9.99 only.

Players can also choose to pick up their copy from Battle.net store but this one will definitely be different from the one offered at GOG. While the former is completely unchanged as it was during launch, latter one is an enhanced version.

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Diablo on GOG Screenshot

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Also, better audio, resolution and screen refresh rates are a perks to GOG store along with other bug fixes. In case if you are looking for a dosage of nostalgia vibe out of the title, there is option for switch back to 20 FPS graphics too.

Though bringing the game to digital platform and made available to purchase for all doesn't make everything right but at least, this is a start towards a right direction and maybe someday soon we will also see the sequel, Diablo II arriving on online outlets as well.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Darksiders Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

The End of the World is coming this April as Darksiders Warmastered Edition is announced for Nintendo Switch.

Apocalypse returned a few months ago as hack and slash action-adventure title Darksiders III from developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic has been launched on November, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

What about players on handheld platforms then, eh? Yesterday, THQ accidentally uploaded a trailer of Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch before deleting and re-uploading to confirm a release date for April 2nd.

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Below is the official trailer for the first action-packed game of the series heading to Switch, showcasing some key footage.




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The story of Darksiders revolves around a time when Heaven and Hell have waged war against each other. To restore order, "The Charred Council" sends War, first Horseman of the Apocalypse to Earth in the aftermath of the conflict that ravaged it.

The unintended and untimely leak only suggests that the game was probably meant to be displayed at the next Nintendo Direct broadcast, which fans are eagerly waiting for and now that they let it slip, we are hoping to have that soon as well.

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The game was originally launched back in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, before seeing a Windows PC release. It was eventually ported for PS4 and Xbox One while also receiving a Wii U version, which had a terrible sales record on the dying platform.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch will be available at Nintendo eShop and your nearest retailers for the price of $29.99 only. We are really excited for the announcement and hoping to see the sequel, Darksiders II to arrive on Switch too.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming to Nintendo Switch

The expanded version of Dragon's Dogma from 2013, Dark Arisen is heading towards to Nintendo Switch on April 2019.

Action role-playing, hack and slash game Dragon's Dogma was originally released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by developer/publisher Capcom on 2012. Although it lacked a great narrative, the game was praised in general for its gameplay system.

An enhanced version of the original game titled Dark Arisen was later released for PC in 2016, a year after on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017 and 2019 is going to see the title being ported to Nintendo Switch console on April 23.

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Be sure to check out the official announcement trailer of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for Switch released lately.




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You take the role of protagonist Arisen from the fictional world of Gransys, who is a customizable avatar and on a quest to defeat the Dragon that can bring about the end of the world while taking part on side quests and fighting other monsters.

Arisen is aided by AI-controlled companions called Pawns to guide players on real-time combat and one of them is available for customization via online lobby. However, you won't need a subscription for Nintendo Switch Online service to do that.

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To Defeat The Dragon

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Long before pitching the game to developers, game director Hideaki Itsuno has planned out early concepts for the RPG and the Pawn system that has been positively received by audience, leading to over one million copies of lifetime sales.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for Nintendo Switch is priced $29.99 only and alongside a newly revamped user interface for better experience in portable or tabletop mode, Capcom also promises to include all of previously launched content and DLC for the port.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Darksiders 3 Adds Classic Combat Mode

Darksiders 3 is nothing like the previous games of the franchise in terms of combat and all it need is just a new patch.

Not only Darksiders III came as the latest sequel of the hack and slash action-adventure game series Darksiders after long departure, it returned with a little improvement to the combat system that is truly inspired from to refresh things.

Although fans and players in usual has considered the game on a positive note, not everyone was too pleased with the newly revamped combat style and developer Gunfire Games took that to account by releasing a new patch to bring back the classic gameplay.

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Darksiders 3 Adds Classic Combat Mode

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According to the patch notes, a brand-new combat mode "Classic" has been added along with the pre-existing "Default" and players are allowed to choose between these two different modes in gameplay options whenever they want.

Just like the past games from the series, Fury can now dodge to cancel attacks or instantly use items without waiting for the animation to play out. The best part of this is that, the change of combat mode does not affect your achievements or difficulty anyhow.

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Some other improvements include the raised level cap of 200 and the addition of a few new checkpoints. Enemies are re-balanced and issues regarding random crashes are fixed. Fury is empowered with given better ledge grab detection while causing more damage in her Havoc Form.

Both developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic is certain that the new patch will fix things up and make players feel more like the early games of the franchise. Darksiders III is currently available worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

For Honor X Assassin's Creed Collaboration Event

The three-week long crossover event between For Honor and Assassin's Creed is starting today and will end on January 10.

Two of the biggest titles of developer/publisher Ubisoft will collide as nothing is true, everything is permitted. If you understood that reference then you know we are talking about a certain stealth action-adventure franchise and they are in a quest For Honor.

If that sounds like a bad pun as well, then we will cut to chase where the medieval action fighting game calls in for a three-week long event called "For the Creed", which will bring in Assassin's Creed-themed content for the fierce warriors of the history.

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For Honor X Assassin's Creed Collaboration Event

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Check out the brand-new official trailer for the ongoing crossover event that promises to bring in all sorts of historical hype in one place with the power of Animus.




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There will be a 4v4 Dominion mode titled Assassini e Templari, which involves capturing zones to decoy commanders Ezio Auditore and Cesare Borgia out of a fight. Each team will receive 300 points to defeat them and the first one to collect 1000 points wins.

The limited time event for the melee action title will run from December 20 to January 10 over all available platforms. Plus, there will be cosmetic items and weapons like the wrist-blades or the axe from Assassin's Creed III to enjoy the spirit of this event.

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To create a unique new gaming experience, Abstergo has attempted to generate a themed atmosphere with music and special environmental effects through the Animus and even director Warren Vidic would be there to narrate in certain game modes.

When the fighters will perform any drop attack it will come with a Leap of Faith animation and the in-game menus will be displayed through the Animus. There come a few weekly arcade quests and community orders for players to take part in as well.

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In past, Ubisoft has teased the connection between their expanded universes and loves to do that. Earlier this year, Sam Fisher of Splinter Cell visited Ghost Recon: Wildlands and then Easter egg of that game were found in Assassin's Creed Odyssey as a pair of goggles.

In January, players of Assassin's Creed Origins will wield weaponry from the action fighting game in a crossover DLC and maybe that is why, For Honor is packing this event. Also, emotes, outfits or settings from Assassin's Creed may just pop in for the fighters.

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The title originally started their journey with three unique class of fighters; Knight, Samurai and Vikings. Fans of AC series believe the next game of the franchise will be set in Feudal Japan and even though it is not coming anytime soon, the event may be setting the stage for that in advance.

For Honor year 3 content will come on January 31, 2019 and the game is already available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although players have accused the game being a micro-transaction ridden system, Ubisoft somewhat redeemed that with regular updates.