Showing posts with label Nintendo Switch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nintendo Switch. Show all posts

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC Characters Revealed

Upon crowning a new champion, Capcom Cup 2017 has finally came to an end with the conclusion of PlayStation Experience 2017. Capcom fans have watched and enjoyed the tournament by either visiting live at PSX the booth or at the comfort of their own couch. The year 2017 has been a great year for games and Capcom has done some pretty amazing things too. One of them is to announcing the hugely anticipated Arcade Edition for Street Fighter V.

RELATED: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will come out on January 16, 2018 with a secondary V-Trigger move for every characters of the game. Till date, Season 2 of Street Fighter V has brought in five brand new characters along with fan-favorite demon warrior Akuma. All of the newcomers added a new dynamics to the game with their unique story and gameplay. Now, it demands that Season 3 brings more charisma to the title by introducing another six new awesome DLC characters.

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Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC Characters Revealed

Whereas Capcom used to tease us with the possibility of the characters for the following year, this year they broke the tradition. They revealed all six DLC characters for Season 3 in the cinematic opening trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition!




The trailer starts with Ryu trying to meditate to control his powers as he sees Akuma approaching towards him from behind a waterfall. Then we are indulged in the beautiful mastery of the montage that re-introduces the franchise once again. It beautifully portrays the world of Street Fighter and the legendary world warriors who shaped the tournament as well as the universe of the game each playfully introduce themselves to the audience through their signature gesture or movements.

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Sakura’s Recent Incarnation

Within the rally of these worthy fighters who already made it to the Street Fighter V roster till now and then some new faces, that are yet to be included. These six new faces for Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC characters to be are Blanka, Cody, Falke, G, Sagat and Sakura. Four of them are from previous installments of the game except Falke and G, who are the newcomers here. The Season 3 Character Pass will get you all six of them as soon as they are released to join the brawl.




From her days of chasing Ryu for becoming his apprentice and constantly being at fight with her rival fighter Karin, Sakura has grown up and changed a lot. She definitely is not that cute-little school girl anymore as she is seeking new adventures after graduation. Kasugano Residence will be her very own stage, which took inspiration from her stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2. Sakura will be the first among the six to join the battle on January 16, 2018, while release date for the five others remains still unannounced.




There was also an announcement for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which is an anthology pack featuring 12 awesome titles from the Street Fighter saga since 1987. So, this looks like a perfect opportunity to get all those iconic games altogether for a trip to nostalgia lane. Plus, you get to hone your skills with games like Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike from the collection.

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Classic Street Fighter Arcade

There is an Interactive Timeline to display the 30 years of Street Fighter glory full of concept arts, documents, little-known trivia and music archives related to each of the game. Also, each fighter has their bios to go deep into their character's backstory. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be priced only $39.99 and come out on May 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Bayonetta 1 and 2 for Nintendo Switch

The Game Awards 2017 was an event of many exciting announcements and Nintendo had some up their sleeves for Nintendo Switch owners too. Apparently, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are heading towards Switch and this is actually true. Now, the two games will come in a bundle but only Bayonetta 2 will come out as a physical copy and players have to get the first game of the series digitally.

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Bayonetta 1 and 2 for Nintendo Switch

This Bayonetta bundle will be headed towards Switch on February 16, 2017 and we already know that there is a third game in development stage. So, as long as Bayonetta 3 doesn't come out and if you have a Switch, it would be only logical to get these two games and keep playing.

RELATED: Bayonetta 3 Revealed for Nintendo Switch




Now let's discuss the pricing of the two games for a moment to clear things out. The physical copy for the two games will cost you $60 and it will get you a code for Bayonetta digital download. If you buy Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo Switch eShop, you will be charged $50 and then you can get the first game of the series for only $10. However, if you just want to purchase Bayonetta from the Switch eShop then you just have to spend $30 and for another $30 you can get Bayonetta 2 as well.

The first Bayonetta game was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009. Then on 2014, came a Wii U version of it and Bayonetta 2 came along for the same platform. Those who hadn't had a Wii U device have missed the chance to experience the guilty pleasures of the hack and slash fun it offers. Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are one of the finest action games that PlatinumGames have ever created.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bayonetta 3 Revealed for Nintendo Switch

Fans of PlatinumGames' action-adventure hack and slash video game series Bayonetta can rejoice now because they're finally getting a much awaited sequel of the game. Recently at The Game Awards, Nintendo has just announced that Bayonetta 3 will be out for Nintendo Switch but right now, it is on development stage. The series protagonist and titular character Bayonetta will be back kicking ass with her trusty dual-wielding hand guns once again.

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Bayonetta 3 Revealed for Nintendo Switch

Check out this short video clip by Nintendo officially announcing Bayonetta 3 and experience the awesomeness of the game.




The trailer starts with the sky slowly turning into red and then the frame shifts to the twin-pistols of the series protagonist Bayonetta, who is constantly getting hit by a light purple apparition. The being seemed to be too fast for her and when it throws her off after hitting her several times, she instantly fires six rounds of bullets that seemingly hit a glass-like wall. As they both come face to face for another confrontation, Bayonetta suddenly disappears from the fight and her guns drop on the floor.

The trailer clip was relatively short and contains too little information to determine what to make of it, except we're getting a third installment of the game and most probably a new villain and new crisis is headed our way. However, the heroine looks fabulous as she is destined to be and given the previous history of the franchise, it is easily predictable that it will do great upon release.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Mega Man 11 Announced

On the 30-year anniversary of arcade's most favorite Blue Bomber protagonist Mega Man, Capcom decided to drop the bomb which the fans of the series might not have seen coming but is happy that it dropped. Yup, you guessed it right. The publisher of the game made an official announcement that the legendary hero will return sometime in 2018 with Mega Man 11. Producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya will be on board with director Koji Oda for this brand-new game of the series.

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Mega Man 11 Announced

While there are not much details for Mega Man 11 at hand except that the game will be available to play on Nintendo Switch,  PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We have a trailer at hand to show you a brief peek at what's coming in the upcoming title though. Check it out.




One thing is certain that, Mega Man 11 will still remain a 2D side-scrolling action adventure title. In fact, you can even consider it as 2.5D. From its original 8-bit days, Mega Man has managed to become a legend while also inspiring countless other fan-favorite series in the process. With every other games going through a revolutionary change, Mega Man 11 will surely be no different and is about to create new milestones.

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All-New Visual Direction 

What we were able to gather was that while the game will resemble to the predecessors of the series in looks, it will be modernized and a noticeable change in art style will be there. Our hero, Mega Man's appearance might even slightly change and he will have a new weapon as well. In this way, the game is re-invented and fans from both older and newer generation can enjoy it at the same time.

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Newest Side-Scrolling Adventure

The year 2018 will not only see the release of the latest installment of the Mega Man series but it will also be celebrated for Mega Man’s 30th anniversary. To increase that excitement a little more, all eight games from the Mega Man X series are coming to PlayStation 4 on the same year. So, you can also go back to your old days with those games while you wait for Mega Man 11 to release. Sounds like a plan!

When a series has 30 years of enriched history of being adorned by fans and players worldwide, we only hope from Capcom to bring their very best with Mega Man 11 and nothing less. Since the title is still on the development stage, we have to hold our excitement for the moment and wait for the revealing of the release date for 2018.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Batman: The Telltale Series on Nintendo Switch Out Now

The episodic structure and narrative-driven adventure is considered as the winning point for the Season One of Batman: The Telltale Series when it came out. The series saw its release back in 2016 and it simultaneously conquered Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The only platform left for the game to win over was Nintendo and today is the day when it drops on Switch.

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Batman: The Telltale Series on Nintendo Switch Out Now

Announcing the release of the game for Nintendo Switch, Telltale Games already released a trailer earlier with the glimpse of awesomeness that won over fans before the game even came out in the first place.




Batman: The Telltale Series Season One happens to be the first mature-rated title from Telltale on Nintendo Switch. With more intense games for adult audiences like Skyrim and Wolfenstein 2 are awaiting their release on Switch system, Batman: Season One was a good start for sure. However, there is one thing that you should know before you get a copy of the game and that is, visual quality of the title is slightly less detailed on Switch than it is on other platforms.

Fans of Batman: The Telltale Series are already pretty busy with the Season Two of the series; The Enemy Within on consoles, mobile devices and PC. So, it's time that Nintendo Switch owners should get busy with saving Gotham as The Dark Knight as they have access to one of Telltale's best game ever. You have to trust us on this one. We are simply not over-hyping this one.

You can get a physical copy of Batman: The Telltale Series game on Nintendo Switch for only $39.99 and can also choose digital download. All good things considered of the game, Switch's portability will be a plus point for those who chose to experience the game on the system as they can go in and out in the world of Batman anytime they want now! That's probably the best part of having the game on Switch.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Out Now

America needs saving right now from the Nazi forces that has taken over the great country of the brave and who else to do it better than BJ Blazkowicz? He is the last hope of bringing freedom to his people and the one who can overthrow the Nazi Empire by set another American Revolution in motion in one of the most awaited and anticipated sequel of the Wolfenstein series, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Out Now

After the previous adventures, Kreisau Circle found Blazkowicz in a coma-induced state and retrieved him from there to revive. Now, Blazkowicz is back in his boots to jump into the heart of action against the hordes of Nazi enemies that has taken over his land for long. But enough is enough and now's BJ's time to roll with those machine guns against the enemy and re-liberate the United States of America to make it great again.

BJ's old nemesis, the sadistic Nazi commander Frau Engel is back to stop him from being victorious in his quest and her army of über soldiers are fully determined to make sure it happens. It's not just the soldiers that our brave hero has to deal with but there are big-ass Nazi war machines that will force to use all the fire-power of your arsenal like the rapid-fire grenade launcher or the Dieselkratwerk.

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Nazi War Machines

From a post-apocalyptic Manhattan to the lands of New Mexico, you will ride along with BJ in his mission for freedom. Several familiar faces like Anya, Caroline and Max Hass will show up as well as new characters to join our hero of liberty in his quest. Together they all will build a strong resistance against the Nazis.

Belonging to the action-adventure first-person shooter video game, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is already out now and it will be available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from now on, courtesy of Bethesda Softworks and MachineGames. Nintendo Switch owners will probably get their hands on the game sometime in 2018.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Launch Trailer

The return of the Wolfenstein franchise with the latest title Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has kept fans and everyone else on their eager tippy toes since it had made its presence known at E3 2017. It's been a hot topic of discussion for gamers all around the world since then. Specially, hardcore action game lovers are speculating the game to become one of the best action titles of this year, when it will finally comes out.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Launch Trailer

Bethesda Softworks has recently dropped the launch trailer for The New Colossus and filled with some awesome action sequences, it is right below for you to check out right now.




Set in the alternate take of the history, the trailer opens with a host welcoming the audience to America's number one game show "German . . . or Else!". Then it cuts back to a distress message where leader of the American Resistance, Grace Walker invites her fellow Americans to join the rebellion against the Nazi forces who took over the U.S. by killing their countrymen as series protagonist William "B.J." Blazkowicz keeps slaughtering the Nazi enemies in a berserk mode.

It is probably not necessary at this point to retell you that in The New Colossus, Nazis have won World War II and America is under their rule. Yet, our hero Blazkowicz tirelessly takes down the members of the Ku Klux Klan as a member of the Resistance. Scenes of both Nazis killing American citizens like animals and the hero killing the enemies with guns and grenades will probably blow your mind, because it gives you a fair idea of how much raw violence you are about to get into in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

The trailer then ends on an interesting note when the audience in the room leaves their chair and stood chanting "Hail Hitler" with the entrance of an elderly Adolf Hitler wearing a robe and coughing. His face remained unseen though.

We are already too close to the date when Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will hit PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 27, 2017. The Nintendo Switch version will probably come out sometime in 2018.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Doom's Nintendo Switch Release Date

Bethesda Softworks have previously announced to bring The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch in June, 2017 and Switch owners were jumping with joy to have this great title on their port. Then, after a few days, it becomes clear that the developer studio is actually up to port a lot of their fan-favorite titles to Switch eventually. Major game titles like Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was included in that list. Hopefully other popular titles like Dishonored and The Evil Within will join the race in the future too.

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Doom's Nintendo Switch Release Date

RELATED: Doom and Wolfenstein II Comes to Nintendo Switch

We promised that if there was any further development regarding this matter, we will update you and here we are with an interview clip that features executive producer Marty Stratton and creative director Hugo Martin from id Software talking about Doom's Nintendo Switch debut.




Recently, Bethesda has officially confirmed Doom's Nintendo Switch version release date and it is November 10, 2017. The gates of hell will open in North America and Europe on the same day. Given the limitations of the platform, the boys at id Soft tried their level best to put everything they could into the release to deliver the experience of the original Doom.

On Switch, Doom will mostly be like an arcade experience as the developers see it. Players on Nintendo Switch will get the entire single-player campaign. All of the difficulty modes will be there including the "Ultra Nightmare" mode where you play with a single life and can die from a single blow. There is the arcade mode, so that you can replay all the levels over and over. All the weapons and runes will be there for you but also there is always a clock ticking.

In multiplayer, the gameplay is fast-paced and quite competitive. There are 12 modes, along with 18 maps to explore and all the DLC packs will be there too. Team death-match or capture mode, you name it, it's there. Overall, without tuning anything done they really tried to bring all the actual features of the main game.

The people who already played Doom before and the one who are going to enjoy the game for the first time on Switch, it will be great experience for them both. Since, this is not a game which people can play for half an hour and then leave, Doom sure will provide you hours of monster slaying fun-moments that will make it worth.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Evil Within 2 Ending Explained

Being famous for being created by Resident Evil game creator Shinji Mikami, which despite being a survival horror is not-Resident Evil. Tango Gameworks brilliantly picked up many elements of its spiritual mentor and yet managed to be a unique series of its own, teaming up with Bethesda Softworks. Players got to go into a world that is completely other-worldly and was built with elements of horrors.

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The Evil Within 2 Ending Explained

The game is just out now and it's been only a few days after. So, out best guess is that, many of you who have stumbled onto this post have not probably finished the entire game yet. It will take you over 16 hours more or less to finish The Evil Within 2 and as we are about to do a lot of spoiler, you might as well finish the game first and read this article if you don't want to be spoiled in advance.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR THE EVIL WITHIN 2.

The game revolves around police detective Sebastian Castellanos of Krimson City, who was in charge of a mass murder case at Beacon Mental Hospital. His investigation led him with his partner Joseph Oda and Junior Detective Juli Kidman into a world of abnormality and monstrosities walking around every corner, trying to take their lives at all times. There, Sebastian came to know of a shadow organization Mobius and their secret project STEM. With assistance from Juli, he was able to destroy STEM and got out of it.

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The Tragic House Fire

Now, this is what led Sebastian to the plot point of The Evil Within 2 and from here, the story progresses onwards. He has spent three years solving the mystery of Beacon Mental Hospital and the involvement of Mobius with it because no one believed him on that. Meanwhile, his wife Myra goes missing and he lost his daughter Lily to a house fire. Even if it was years ago and even before the STEM incident, it led him to drown in his sorrows and seeking solace in a bar by drowning into liquor bottles.

His former partner and a double-agent for Mobius, Juli Kidman approaches him with the news of his daughter Lily being alive and in order to save her, Sebastian has to enter the STEM once again. He enters the other-worldly plane inside the STEM and as he saw before, the people inside the town called The Union were going crazy and trying to kill each other.

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Inside The Union

Mobius also sent a team of Julian Sykes, Liam O’Neal, Miles Harrison, William Baker and Yukiko Hoffman, whom detective Castellanos keeps an eye on. Sebastian finds the team leader of Mobius operatives, William Baker already dead but is stuck in a repeated photographic loop of his brains blowing out. He meets a deranged psychopath named Steafno Valentini, who was a former war photographer gone insane and now he kills people to create art with them.

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Photographic Death Loop

Steafno join forces with Mobius neuro specialist named Theodore Wallace, who went AWOL and now wants control over the machine. As Union starts breaking down, Steafno goes crazier. He is actually after Sebastian's daughter Lily, whom Theodore wanted to get his hands on as Lily is acting as the Core for STEM just like Ruvik was before.

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The Deadly Photographer

It appears that Sebastian's wife Myra is also a part of this madness, who never believed that her child died. So, when Juli offered her a chance to get her daughter back, she agreed to be a part of the plan of taking down Mobius along with a soldier named Esmeralda Torres and Theodore Wallace. The plan was to replace Lily and Myra taking her place as the Core to shut them down from the inside.

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In The Name of Father Theodore

However, while everyone else was following the original plan, Theodore decides to take Lily and gain control over Mobius through STEM, because all of Mobius’ employees are connected to it. His faced was scarred by Myra when he forcibly tried to take Lily from her after they just rescued the girl. As they were fighting, Lily gets stranded within the Union. Mobius sent more agents to retrieve Lily but they all end up dead inside.

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The Quest for Lily

Upon her plan falling apart, Juli Kidman brought Sebastian in to help save his wife and daughter in a last ditch effort. Unable to get his hands on the power he seeks, Theodore lures Steafno Valentini and others with his power of manipulation to hunt down Lily in exchange for great powers. As the entire STEM was using Lily as its Core, the Union starts breaking up after she went into hiding. As a side effect, many of the residents start losing their minds before turning into savage creatures, The Lost and killing others present there.

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Among The Lost

When Steafno eventually manages to get Lily, it caused the Union to break apart even more but he is killed at the hands of Sebastian before he could hand over her to Father Theodore. Turned into a monster now, Myra takes Lily and run away. Theodore desperately tries to convince Sebastian of providing power and safety, in exchange for total submission but got declined. The madman then kills all the Mobius members except Liam O’Neal, whom he took control over.

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Myra Becomes Matriach

In the ensuing clash between Theodore Wallace and Sebastian Castellanos sees the end of many lives. The villain phase-shifts out of there and with help from a dying Liam, Theodore is flushed out again. Esmeralda Torres gets accidentally shot by Sebastian during this time but she ends up dying while trying to save her. She was actually the one that Mobius sent to burn down his house and abduct Lily. So, seeing this as a chance for redemption, she joined Juli in her mission.

In one final showdown, Sebastian gets the upper hand on Father Theodore even after the latter unleashing a wave of past horrors on his mind but then is impaled by Myra in the end. Theodore also stabs at her neck before she delivers the fatal blow and Union starts falling apart even further. Myra takes a monstrous form that attacks Sebastian but then also helped him reunite with his daughter before bidding them goodbye.

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Juli Kidman Betrays Mobius

Seeing Sebastian made it out alive, the chief executive of Mobius orders Juli Kidman to instruct him to the extraction point. Then Sebastian will be killed and Lily will be taken so that they can re-build the STEM again. Juli decides to carry out her original plan and retaliates against her fellow agents. By working along with Myra, Juli brings down STEM from within and then kills all the Mobius employees using a signal to destroy the implants in their body. She helps them escape from Mobius facility as Sebastian and Lily escaped Union right before it collapsed. The father-daughter duo then rides off to the sunset like a typical happy ending.

We believed that everything with Mobius or STEM ended here but as the post-credit scene starts rolling, we see that STEM reboots itself. This probably hints that Myra is still alive inside the program and also for a sequel maybe!

Well, the entire setup on which the story of The Evil Within 2 has taken place is an exceptional one and that separates the game from typical monster-hunting spree of other horror games. Presented by Bethesda Softworks, The Evil Within 2 is now available to take you on a journey of survival horror as you play it on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Shinji Mikami also wants to release the game on Nintendo Switch if possible as Bethesda is already working on many of their titles to release on Switch.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Evil Within 2 Launch Trailer

It is almost there. Friday the 13th of October is almost upon us and we await the release of Tango Gameworks' upcoming third-person survival horror video game The Evil Within 2 to unleash its nightmares. This dark and twisting experience choosing an unpleasant day of the colander for its debut is only fitting. To get his daughter Lily back, Detective Sebastian Castellanos has to face his worst fears once again.

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The Evil Within 2 Launch Trailer

Bethesda Softworks has dropped a disturbing launch trailer, which is right below and we have some more details on hand about the game for you.




Sebastian's time serving inside the STEM is yet not over. In fact, he has to delve into that world full of stuff of bad dreams again. He thought that he lost his daughter Lily many years ago in a fire but now that he has found out that she is alive and well, nothing will stop him from getting her back before all are lost. Since, this mission is very personal, he is motivated to see the endgame that waits in this imaginary hellhole.

Inside the world of STEM, Sebastian also stumbles onto sick photographer Stefano and priest Theodore, all seeking their own means. There is a lot of shooting towards the gruesome creatures who lurks everywhere around the protagonist and the overall experience of the trailer is simply gross.

RELATED: The Evil Within 2: Customize Experience

Everything about the game that the players loved from the first installment is there as the studio went on to create an expanding universe around these characters, while the gritty story of the game progresses. The newly added crafting system and the expanded customization system will help Sebastian survive the unspeakable horrors of the STEM. Bethesda made sure that different ways of playing the game also get you to the end of the deal without making it too difficult for you.

Whether a fan of the series or not, if you are up for some good spook, The Evil Within 2 is the right choice for you right now. Not only you get to explore the dream-like worlds inside STEM, there are countless other horrors to send a chill down your spine.

RELATED: Doom and Wolfenstein II Comes to Nintendo Switch

The Evil Within 2 is dated to release worldwide on 13th October, Friday and will be available on platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Producer of the game, Shinji Mikami, has also expressed interest on releasing it on Nintendo Switch as Bethesda has already started porting Doom, Skyrim and Wolfenstein II. When it finally comes out, grab a chair and turn off all the lights of your room before you start enjoying this survival horror experience as Sebastian Castellanos.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Released

Comic-book fans of Marvel Comics might have heard the name of the famous artist Joe Madureira (Astonishing X-Men, Ultimates 3), who rose to fame with his manga-styled drawing and left huge impact on the Uncanny X-Men series. He happens to be the creative brain behind the action role-playing hack and slash video game Darksiders. There was a time when he created a creator owned mini-series for Image Comics called Battle Chasers which did not receive an ending until now.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Released
Madureira formed Airship Syndicate in 2015 and started working on the game Battle Chasers: Nightwar, which is solely based on his own comic. Finally, we are getting some closure if not an ending at all. Always inspired by the sheer awesomeness of Japanese manga and anime, Joe wanted to bring back his creation to life and Nightwar is the completion of that dream.

Games like Final Fantasy, Lunar and Suikoden always fascinated him and the impact truly shows on his work, whether it is on paper or now flourishing in his own game. Whatever the fuel of his inspiration was, it worked out in the end. Because at that time, Battle Chasers topped many other superhero books out there and Battle Chasers: Nightwar has also shown promise to its Kickstarter campaign.

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The Devilhunter Alumon

Although he left Gully, Garrison, Red Monika and others behind after issue #9, his devoted fans who loved the series never let him forget about his unfinished work. Then came the formation of Vigil Games and Darksiders series. Vigil Games split up into two fractions; Airship Syndicate and Gunfire Games. The former is working on Battle Chasers: Nightwar and the latter is trying to make Darksiders 3 a reality.

Joe and his team had little to nothing to work on except years of working experience and they decided to come up with a plan to create an RPG that will have tactical turn based combat system. Since the cast of Battle Chasers universe was already pretty diverse and remarkably fit for what they are aiming for, it quickly became the subject of the game.

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World Full of Wonder

Then working on a prototype version for a year and more, seeking publishers for the project and getting ditched, leading them to head for Kickstarter. It was literally the last resort for the game to see light at the end of the tunnel and guess what? It created enough buzz among the gamers that publishers were also interested in taking another look at the project. Things got even better when old buddies from THQ Nordic offers a helping hand to take it to the next level.

The game is officially launched now after years of the path of struggle to reach out. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is currently available to play on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nintendo Switch owners however have to wait till the end of the year, December 31 to get their hands on this game.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Artwork Released

After THQ was declared bankrupt, developers of Darksiders and Darksiders II from Vigil Games have formed Airship Syndicate. Their creative director and CEO Joe Madureira (Astonishing X-Men, Ultimates 3) happen to be a veteran comic-book artist for Marvel Comics and needless to say that his run on the industry was quite legendary as he played a key-role in revolution of the long-running Uncanny X-Men series.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Artwork Released

In his time as an artist for Image Comics, he left a series; Battle Chasers unfinished and when his team of Airship Syndicate selected the title to be made into their first turn-based RPG project, both Joe and his die-hard fans were jumping with joy in excitement. The game, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is going to see its release on October, 2017 and lead artist Joe Mad has released a couple pieces of concept arts ahead of the release.

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Gully

Most of the chat in this game takes place via 'dialogue portraits' as it used to be in the old days RPGs. Some of the characters were done before they came up with the concept for it. For example, the major role of the series is of a little girl named Gully. In the comic-book arc, she is younger but here in the game, she is more grown up now. The hood of her cloak is over her head now and she doesn't wear shorts anymore.

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Garrison

The second in line is the sword-wielding, lone-warrior Garrison. Though, he is not the character that the plot revolves around, yet he is the primary male protagonist here. Considering all other facts in hand, his design layouts probably remained the closest to the original he had.

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Red Monika

The game certainly is bringing back the gun-toting, beautifully voluptuous bounty hunter Red Monika. They had to bring her for her link with both Gully and Garrison. Here, her design gets under some changes as ‘proportions’ of her frame is slightly changed. While playing, she will have to jump around, fire those guns in her disposal and all that. So, Joe maintained a balance of keeping her agile and sexy at the same time, even though the changes have upset a lot of fans.

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Knolan

A wizard, who is fighting the good fight for centuries, Knolan is the same old' grumpy gandolf as ever. A mentor to Gully, his final designs also remained as closed to the original as was in the books.

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Calibretto

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Calibretto Concept Art

Another fan-favorite character from the series was the war golem Calibretto, who joined the heroes in their noble quest. This gentle giant returns as the fabled story has started adapting into a modern RPG and by the looks of it, the color scheme of his armor got brighter. Otherwise, every other aspect is almost the same as they were when we saw them on printed pages.

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Alumon

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Alumon Concept Art

Battle Chasers: Nightwar has introduced a brand-new character for the game, who never debuted on the pages of comic before. A demon hunter in nature, Alumon was added to the Battle Chasers roster of heroes after fans have stretched a goal on the Kickstarter campaign for the game. Alumon uses dark magic and he is a mysterious persona whom you might mistake as a villainous figure at first. The mask on his face is partially responsible for that vibe though.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Splash Art

Joe did the first piece of splash art for Battle Chasers: Nightwar, that colorist Christian Lichtner has later touched up. Now, this was the first time he drew the characters for the first time in many years and given the fact that the original colorist from the series also collaborated on this piece, made it even special.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Alternate Splash Art

The first piece of splash art is amazing and there are no doubts about it. Then, Madureira created another alternate version of the original. This one featured his line art and Grace Liu poured life in it with his exceptional coloring skills. This took quite a long time to finish as the artist constantly ran out of space on paper he was drawing on and had to attach more and more every time he did. The scan process was also tiring and the whole experience brought the sweet result in the end.

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Junkers and Bandits

The junkers and bandits you will come across during your exploring in the game have a little place in the concept board as well. The heroes will be meeting them on places all over the island they embark their adventurous journey on. Often, they might seem like the different variation of the same model if you notice closely.

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Wargolem Gunhulk Concept Art

The saga of Battle Chasers takes place in a steampunk reality setup where technology is blended into the mix of sword and sorcery very well. So, you shouldn't be surprised when you encounter a giant who wields a big-ass machine-gun and points it at your face as you plan to make your next move. The name Wargolem Gunhulk clearly announces the source of inspiration for creating such creature.

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First Combat Background

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The Second Dungeon

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Vibrant World Visual

While creating the concept for the surrounding environment, the artist made a couple of experiments with the already existing lore of fantasy setting that he created years ago. Sometime, he just took a few pieces of his previous work and meshed it with something entirely new. The final visual of the concepts are quite spectacular to be accurate.

Upon witnessing such a parade of masterful artwork for the game, it is safe to say that Airship Syndicate was totally aware of what they were designing and why fans were so hyped out for the project from its Kickstarter days. Needless to say that while the designs and drawings are a prime asset for the game, it doesn't lack in gameplay either. Battle Chasers: Nightwar will be available to play on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from October 3, 2017. Owners of Nintendo Switch will have their hands on the game on December 31.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Doom and Wolfenstein II Comes to Nintendo Switch

Many of you may already know that in June, 2017, Bethesda Softworks have announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch. That was probably a very good news for Switch owners as Skyrim has been awarded Game of the Year at least more than a hundred times for being such a masterpiece. We have more good news here. Bethesda is about to bring two more great game to add to Nintendo Switch games list; Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

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Doom, Skyrim and Wolfenstein II Comes to Nintendo Switch

Below is a detailed and lengthy clip from Nintendo Direct and if you want to skip everything else to the Bethesda news, just start at 24:38. You're welcome.




With Skyrim's journey into switch, fans might have anticipated that this is not an end but just another beautiful beginning for Nintendo platform. This will create a path of revolution for the portable hybrid console of theirs. Nintendo already enabled players to play their favorite game at anytime, anywhere with Switch and everyone loved it. Now, especially acclaimed tiles like Doom, Skyrim and Wolfenstein II, more and more are probably going to "Switch" for mobility with their favorite games.

Since Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is joining cue for the Nintendo Switch upcoming games list, we also inquired about their release dates. November 17 will see the release of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Switch. Then DOOM will probably join the race on the holiday season and Wolfenstein II may take time till 2018.

We will have any new updates posted, so, brace yourself more scoops. Or, if you want to keep up on your own then keep an eye on Nintendo Direct but remember, we will be here with the news too.

Monday, September 4, 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2 Release Date

Are you a fan of platform or action-adventure video games? Have you ever heard of or played the game SteamWorld Dig that came out on 2013 and was later made available for all platforms? If you have and you had a great time then you have reason to rejoice as developer Image & Form Games has finally has a release date for SteamWorld Dig 2; the sequel of the game and that is coming this September.

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Release Date Announced

Now, before we all dug-deep into the offerings SteamWorld Dig 2 has in store for us, lets take a quick look at the release date trailer of the game.




Naturally, when a sequel to any game comes out, you expect it to be more updated and have new features. Well, guess what? There are.

Our favorite little ol' pal Rusty won't be there with us into the fun. Instead, Dorothy McCrank will join us in the quest, who became a hero of her own right from her days of being a sidekick. Since Dorothy will be busy saving the day on her own, you will still get a load of side characters along your journey. Some of them are good, some are bad. You have to find out which is which.

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Dorothy McCrank is New Protagonist

The upgrades that are added to the sequel are bigger and better than before. They will take you to places and help you fly in caves. There are so many of them, we cannot really fit all of their description here. As there are so many tools to get you going, you can normally expect that there will be danger on every other corner and you have to watch out. Considering all of that, the game looks like an absolutely fantastic package that will win the fans over again.

SteamWorld Dig 2 will come out first on Switch, then PC and afterwards in other popular platforms with more charm and excellence packed with it. Apparently, SteamWorld Dig 2 release date is going to be September 21 for Nintendo Switch on Nintendo eShop and then on September 26, it will see the worldwide release on Steam, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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SteamWorld Dig 2 for Nintendo Switch

However, a solid release date for PC, OS X and Linux are still to be disclosed by the officials though. Currently, SteamWorld Dig 2 price is set to $19.99 and the game will be available to cross-buy on both PlayStation consoles. So, what are you waiting for? Prepare yourself for the underground adventure throughout the mining Metroidvania once again before the month is over.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Telltale’s Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy Listed for Nintendo Switch

With Nintendo Switch is out in the market, its proud owners are eager to know about the game listings for the console. Most recently, it was implied that Batman: The Telltale Series and Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will be added to that list, according to some online outlets. Although no official confirmation has been given yet, 365games and GameBuy has already listed the physical version of the mentioned games for Nintendo’s Switch. Newegg went as far as adding a product listing which is without an image though.

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Batman: The Telltale Series Listed for Nintendo Switch

When asked for commenting, Telltale spoke about "Guardians of the Galaxy" being digitally available in 2017 for PC, consoles and mobile devices, which we all know already. However, they weren't generous enough to reveal any information regarding the possibility of Telltale’s Batman being available on Switch.

Among the two games, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a highly anticipated game of 2017, whereas Batman: The Telltale Series is already released, which garnered mixed to favorable reviews from gamers but not without few of its technical issues. Previously, Telltale also developed two episodic interactive survival horror video game; The Walking Dead for three seasons and a spin-off, The Walking Dead: Michonne based on Robert Kirkman’s groundbreaking The Walking Dead series from Image Comics. Those games were too not without graphics issues of their own.

As Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will be available within 2017, the complete first season of Batman: The Telltale Series is already available for PC, consoles and mobile devices.