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Sunday, March 29, 2020

NieR Replicant Remake Announced

Square Enix announces a remake for NieR Replicant to celebrate 10th anniversary of NieR franchise.

To celebrate 10th anniversary of action role-playing game series NieR in April, publisher Square Enix has announced a new version of NieR Replicant for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in association with developer ToyLogic.

Before being revealed for modern systems lately as NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139, the game originally launched in Japan, for PlayStation 3, followed by a version for Xbox 360 in Japan and Western market that came out as NieR Gestalt.

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NieR Replicant Remake Announced

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Square Enix released a teaser trailer lately, during a livestream ahead of series anniversary for next month.




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Instead of going for a high-definition remaster for current-gen consoles at this point, Square Enix has chosen to do a version up for Replicant. All of its original Japanese voice acting will be redone and a new character will be introduced.

When asked whether there will be a different ending for Replicant, series producer Yosuke Saito has played coy about it but there is a possibility. All of its songs are re-recorded and NieR composer Keiichi Okabe has added new songs.

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Another new game, NieR Reincarnation has also been announced for Android and iOS devices with a teaser.




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Reincarnation is a role-playing game for mobile by Applibot, employing a free-to-play model with some micro-transactions involved. Aside from showcase of a location called "The Cage", there is nothing much to pick up from the teaser.

Nier is about a journey of titular protagonist to find a cure for his terminally ill daughter in a dystopian world. Keeping that same premise intact, latest version would only change its lead character as a brother to Yonah instead of her father.

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Square Enix has yet to reveal further details on features included in new version and a possible release window very soon. Platinum Games officially has shown no involvement in Replicant project but may have some minor ties after all.

A cult-classic RPG title, NieR Replicant sets stage for its sequel Nier: Automata, which became an even bigger success on release. Ver. 1.22474487139 is essentially a polished re-release that has spawned from 17-year old Drakengard series.

Friday, March 27, 2020

My Friend Pedro Comes to PS4

Action-packed bullet banana shooter My Friend Pedro hits PS4 next week, including Code Yellow content.

Picking up a strange title was just a beginning for shoot 'em up title My Friend Pedro by developer DeadToast Entertainment and publisher Devolver Digital, which saw release for PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch on June 2019.

A port for Xbox One console arrived on December 2019 and after many request from player community, a PlayStation 4 version has been confirmed to launch on April 2, 2020 to help you alleviate boredom during self-quarantine period.

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My Friend Pedro Comes to PS4

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MFP lets you violently unleash a deadly storm of bullet-hell upon enemy crowds on behalf of a sentient banana. It allows you to create unique action sequences using aspects like slow motion, split aiming and window breaching at times.

If jumping and running around seems not enough for you, then hop onto a motorbike or use some skateboard for more explosive action. There are many creative ways one can use to take this high octane gangbuster ride to another new level.

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Also adding to PS4 port is its free content update Code Yellow, which includes 14 unlockable game modifiers to tweak with gameplay mechanics like accessing infinite ammo, control bullet speed or changing player size to your favor.

My Friend Pedro will make its Sony console debut next week loaded with all of its content and features for a complete experience. Option to show or hide HUD, a much-requested in-game timer for speedrunners and more is added.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Nintendo Direct Mini March 2020

Settle into your quarantine sessions as Nintendo released a brand-new Direct Mini for upcoming Switch games.

Only three months into 2020 and we already have four Nintendo Direct video presentations (yes, Indie World Showcase from earlier included) on our hands with loads of brand-new titles releasing to Nintendo Switch in coming months.

A surprise launch of latest Nintendo Direct Mini episode has a number of announcements from major publishers regarding upcoming launches and updates to help you deal with COVID-19 epidemic when you are in self-isolation at home.

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Nintendo Direct Mini March 2020

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Newest Direct Mini video will run for 28-minute to give you a roundup of what to expect on Switch soon.




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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition | Nintendo Switch




Announced back in September 2019, critically-acclaimed action role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is now all set to arrive on May 29 with a bunch of new features and art book that are exclusive to Switch version.

Embark a journey with young protagonist Shulk who find a way to access powers of mysterious blade Monado to battle Mechon invaders. This remastered title will include an epilogue to main story, Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected.

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2K Games | Nintendo Switch




Turns out, that early leaked listing from Taiwanese Ratings Board back in January was actually legit as Nintendo has officially announced a number of titles by publisher 2K Games, including the ones that are BioShock: The Collection.

Remastered versions of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite are coming along in a bundle titled BioShock: The Collection. Ported by developer Virtuos, Switch version of BioShock games are also available for purchase separately.

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2K Games Collection Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Borderlands Legacy Collection will feature Borderlands, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: Pre-Sequel. This amazing set includes all bonus add-on content of these games except BL2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC.

Finally, award-winning 2016 turn-based tactics game XCOM 2, all four DLC packs and War of the Chosen expansion are compiled in XCOM 2 Collection to release altogether with afore-mentioned titles on May 29, 2020 for Nintendo Switch console.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order | Expansion Pass, Pack 3




In quest for power, Doctor Doom comes to Wakanda to claim the Soul Stone and the heroes decide to hide away remaining Infinity Stones. Their confrontation with Doom sends everyone to Negative Zone, where they came across Fantastic Four.

Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom is newest story campaign and third paid DLC of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, priced $19.99 only. A free update will be rolled out shortly to add in limited time events, nodes and an increased level cap of 300.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Bunny Day Event




With recent release of New Horizons, fans of life simulation series Animal Crossing have been keeping busy already. Its first-ever event Bunny Day will begin on April 1 and run until April 12, 2020, followed up by another one centered on Earth Day.

Upon arrival of Zipper T. Bunny, you will engage in scavenger hunt-like activity to find out eggs that he hid throughout your island. Players can spend time finding these hidden eggs to craft themselves various limited time items during Bunny Day.

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Catherine: Full Body | Nintendo Switch




Although fan community have been clamoring for a Switch port of Persona 5 for a while, developer Atlus decided to give them a handheld version of mature-themed game Catherine, which is a remake port of 2011 puzzle-adventure.

Full Body is a definitive version that Studio Zero built and contains a number of add-on DLC content. In addition of Persona 5 protagonist Joker as guest character, there are thirteen different endings and it will arrive on July 7, 2020.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC Fighter
After wrapping up first batch of paid DLC fighters, crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is ready to reveal its next set of guest characters soon and first draft of their second Fighters Pass will be hailing from ARMS.

Although it was not confirmed whom they will pick from an array of fifteen different arena fighters, SSBU currently has plans to select its next brawler from 2017 fighting sports and more will be revealed in a June 2020 announcement.

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ARMS Fighter Comes to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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ARMS | Free Trial
Speaking of ARMS, extend your reach to try your hand at a limited time free trial that allows all subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online service to download and enjoy the full game starting from March 26, 9 AM PDT to April 6, 11:59 PM PDT.

This is your chance to get familiar with its gameplay aspects ahead of next Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter reveal. So, select and equip your fighting stars with extendable upper limbs to tussle with other arena champions till next two weeks.

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ARMS Limited Time Free Trial

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Some of these games; Good Job!, Panzer Dragoon Remake and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy will be available from today. Also in line are Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Expansion Pack 3 and a free update for Ring Fit Adventure.

Aside from Bravely Default 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles, most titles showcased in Nintendo Direct Mini have yet to reveal a release window. Many more that were not included in the video will keep coming to Switch platform till fall 2020.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Unlike past weekends, this one maybe a bit different since almost everyone is stuck at home to maintain social distancing. Xbox Free Play Days event has something to keep you company amidst a worldwide Coronavirus pandemic though.

So, head over to Microsoft Store from March 26, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT to download and play three brand-new exciting titles free for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate till March 29, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

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As a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has debuted as latest Tom Clancy title that invites you to become a Ghost and take down a corrupt regime set in a remote South Pacific island.

Currently in Early Access, roguelike third-person shooter Risk of Rain 2 from developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing is having an open season with its newly released Hidden Realms content update on Free Play Days.

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If some old fashioned brawling is what gets you going, then you may check out Tekken 7, most recent and seventh mainline release of Tekken series that draws conclusion to long-running clan war between Mishima family members.

Xbox Free Play Days also lets you keep all your in-game achievements and progress when this weekly event is finally over and you can buy these titles at a great discounted price using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership.

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For instance, you can grab either or all of Standard, Gold and Ultimate Edition for Breakpoint at 67% off right now. Also, grab GRB Year 1 Pass for 50% discount to unlock Spec Ops Forces Pack, three new classes and two new missions.

While you are at it, give RoR2 Standard Edition a try or purchase a bundle featuring two series titles in one for 40% price off. Any or both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Tekken 7 can be yours at 75% reduction than its usual worth.

World War Z, Figment and Tormentor x Punisher Free on Epic Games Store Now

For this week, Epic Games Store is offering free copies of World War Z, Figment and Tormentor x Punisher on PC.

Slowly closing in on Q1 2020, Epic Games is cranking up their weekly dose of free games giveaway on digital storefront for PC platform, Epic Games Store and their most recent lineup looks most promising so far this year.

Epic Store has revealed their lineup for this week, which includes World War Z, Figment and Tormentor x Punisher. Anyone with a free account on EGS can add these titles to their library before April 2, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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World War Z, Figment and Tormentor x Punisher Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Having WWZ to this week's freebie list was truly a huge surprise from developer Saber Interactive and publisher Mad Dog Games. A successor Left 4 Dead series, this co-op shooter title is based on a 2013 zombie-horror movie.

Enter a strange landscape where thoughts and memories from our head reside in action-adventure game Figment and then engage in a musical journey to a quirky hand-drawn world fighting creatures of nightmarish dreams.

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Indie arena shooter Tormentor x Punisher offers a unique proposition to be killed by one hit, whether it is bosses or you. Therefore, your enemies will set different traps to delude you and demons will try to outsmart you for survival.

Announcing their upcoming freebie titles ahead of next week, first-person indie game Gone Home from The Fullbright Company and acclaimed action-adventure title Hob by Runic Games will arrive at Epic Games Store from April 2, 2020.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Death Stranding Getting Photo Mode for PS4

Kojima Productions recently confirms that Photo Mode feature for Death Stranding will arrive on PS4 very soon.

When release date for PC version of open-world action strand game Death Stranding was announced earlier by publisher 505 Games, a much-requested Photo Mode was revealed to be added but was not confirmed for PlayStation 4 yet.

A few weeks later, game director Hideo Kojima came out assuring a Photo Mode for PS4 version as well, which was not surprising though. This feature will become available for players on console in a patch released by end of this month.

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Death Stranding Getting Photo Mode for PS4

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Following original announcement for Photo Mode, fans have been bugging Kojima on Twitter asking for its PS4 release. It turns out developer Kojima Productions has been already testing out this latest feature for some time to release soon.

Therefore, owners of Sony console are getting their hands on it way ahead of upcoming PC version release in June 2, 2020. However, platform exclusive Half-Life themed content for DS will not likely to make a jump to PS4 anytime soon.

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Kojima shared a few of his experiments with Photo Mode on social media and it appears to work similarly as other staple PS4 title like God of War. He also hinted of a "psychic photo" mode that he used in past for Metal Gear Solid games.

Kojima Productions have yet to reveal an official release window for next Death Stranding update that will introduce this feature and let all enthusiast video game photographers to capture their journey Sam Porter Bridges.

Outer Wilds Coming to Steam

Acclaimed indie title Outer Wilds will be heading to Steam in June after its timed exclusivity at Epic Games Store.

One of last year's widely acclaimed releases, action-adventure game Outer Wilds made its debut on PC via Epic Games Store and Xbox One. Following a May 2019 release, this sci-fi RPG has made its way to PlayStation 4 console in October.

After spending a year of timed-exclusivity period at Epic Store, Windows PC version of the game is coming to Steam on June 18 and players who waited for its launch on Valve's launcher can finally get it on their preferred outlet later this year.

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Outer Wilds Coming to Steam

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Outer Wilds sends players on a space exploration journey as a trainee alien voyager in their first mission. While you are at it, try wandering around to explore the planet and everything within nearby solar system to discover their secrets.

Though in every 22-minute, its local sun goes supernova and kills you only to play from start, creating a loop like Groundhog Day. All you can do is to use your each playthrough to gather clues and figure a way out of this mysterious circle.

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When initially launched at crowdfunding site Fig, developers promised that backers on PC platform would receive redeem keys for Steam but it ended up becoming a timed exclusive for Epic Games Store ahead of release, angering fans.

Nearing end of development phase, indie studio Mobius Digital has partnered up with publisher Annapurna Interactive in March 2018. They even associated with Microsoft Studios for a day-one release on Xbox Game Pass service.

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Annapurna Interactive has released a brand-new trailer today as well to celebrate its upcoming Steam launch.




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Mobius Digital is seemingly not offering any extra features or incentives for their multiple accolades winner title of 2019 so far. Nevertheless, players can still have a good time with non-combative gameplay and some space exploration.

Outer Wilds is not yet priced yet on Steam and currently not available for pre-order but you can add it to your wishlist. In general, this game is sold for $24.99 only on other storefronts and most likely to cost the same for Steam release.

Child of Light Free on Uplay Now

PC version of fantasy role-playing platformer title Child of Light is now free to claim on Uplay until March 28.

In a tough time when the entire world is battling with a Coronavirus outbreak by staying in self-isolation, some video game companies are trying to be generous to gamers and help them up to stay home with free games giveaway.

Most recently, developer/publisher Ubisoft has joined that rally by offering PC version of 2014 role-playing platformer Child of Light on Uplay that you can claim a free copy of from March 24, 7 PM to March 28, 7 PM of your local time.

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Child of Light Free on Uplay Now

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You play as a young girl named Aurora, who discovers herself in magical land of Lemuria and she must embark a fairytale journey full of side-scrolling adventure to fight against malevolent Queen of the Night to get back home.

You don't even have to launch UPlay app to grab this freebie and there is a four-day window to grab a free copy. However, you only get access to Child of Light base game and its additional DLC packs are still going to cost a few bucks.

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Staying indoors to maintain social distancing can be hard for people but gamers have been in self quarantine for their lives. Nevertheless, a free game is always appreciated and can be really helpful to an average Joe to keep busy at home.

Directed by Assassin's Creed II and Far Cry 3 alum Patrick Plourde, Child of Light is generally priced $14.99 only on various other digital storefronts for PC and consoles, which you can claim now simply with a free Uplay account.