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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Resident Evil 2 Remake Celebrates First Anniversary

Capcom is celebrating first anniversary for Resident Evil 2 Remake by sharing key-moments of game development.

Only a year ago, survival horror genre got its long-due remake of an original PlayStation classic title Resident Evil 2 by Japanese developer/publisher Capcom on all major platforms with amazing reception after years of fan pledging.

A zombie-ridden Raccoon City was built from ground up for protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield to step in. Familiar menacing faces like Mr. X. and a mutated William Birkin made their most-anticipated return as well.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Celebrates First Anniversary

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Now these days, almost every other fan-favorite game is being remade and we are even getting a Resident Evil 3 Remake in months but RE2 will always be one of the finest examples of how a studio should approach things for such projects.

From official announcement by Capcom to its first trailer reveal on E3 2018, enthusiasm for this 1998 classic from fans has been immense. Going back to a redesigned RPD Police Station was a major trip to nostalgia lane for many players.

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On one year anniversary of the game, art director Satoshi Takamatsu, composer Shusaku Uchiyama, director Kazunori Kadoi and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi sat together recalling memorable moments from development.

Always been hearing from players of a remake, entire dev team struggled to figure out where to begin groundwork for reinventing an all-time classic like Resident Evil 2 and that time finally came a few years later when they were ready.

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Survival Horror Resurrected

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It even took some time for Capcom to come up with their "We Do It" announcement back in August 2015 as soon as they got this project greenlit because of their excitement and a relevantly small team begins development immediately.

As soon as they had their eyes on initial visuals of how gameplay will work with a shooting test on zombies and how their limbs can be taken off with precise gunshots, director Kazunori knew that this new design is special and would work.

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A Greenhorn Rookie

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Since a legion of players worldwide has already been devotees of original RE2, their biggest challenge in working was to stay true to its fundamental aspects while keeping things fresh and not to fail short on people's general expectation.

Art director Satoshi Takamatsu looks back at redesigning iconic characters as rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy, who made his series debut. His look, police outfit and other accessories are touched up, leaving shoulder pads behind this time.

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Redone From Scratch

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In case for college student Claire Redfield, slight changes are introduced to her original design to keep them modern yet realistic. Her love for bikes earned her a Harley-Davidson FXSTB Night Train and a redesigned red biker jacket.

Another prominent debutant mercenary Ada Wong posing as fake FBI agent has gone through more than a few rendition of her attire before settling on trench coat and dark glasses before taking six months to finalize her face model.

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New Look of Ada Wong

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Rather than being a cute little girl, Sherry Birkin got a bit of depth in her character than just a design upgrade. Same thing goes for her parents, Annette and William Birkin, who were former researchers for Umbrella Corporation.

From his entry scene to general design, the T-00 model Tyrant known as Mr. X has received his most striking form ever. His nigh-invulnerable nature in RE2 Remake and heavy footsteps has been reasons for players to be scared of him most.

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Iconic Monsters Return

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Composer Shusaku found his challenge in creating new score and sound design that would be a worthy improvement over original. Going back to the vibe of two decades back was not easy though but it was a memorable experience for them.

Director Kazunori admits not expecting to see an overwhelmingly positive response on E3 booth following official reveal, despite being just a remake of an old game and believes this is what has kept them on their toes to make RE2 great.

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Producer Yoshiaki remembers throwing a big party once Resident Evil 2 has gone gold and noticing each team members having an expression of an achievement that has finally lead them to that point of completion after so long.

All the hard work from every member of Capcom development team has paid off when Resident Evil 2 Remake received critical-acclaim from both critics and fans, selling over 4.7 million copies within a month as well.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Nioh 2 Story Trailer

Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja unleashes mysterious horrors of Dark Realm in epic new story trailer for Nioh 2.

Though technically a sequel by order of its release, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action role-playing game Nioh 2 is set before the events of its 2017 predecessor title Nioh and serves as a prequel in terms of story premise.

Fans are now ready to get on board with this samurai adventure following an Open Beta from last year. Only months away from launch on March 13, 2020, a brand-new story trailer is dropped as well as post-launch DLC roadmap.

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Nioh 2 Story Trailer

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Witness the unforgettable journey of a renowned Yokai hunter of feudal Japan in latest story trailer for Nioh 2.




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During Sengoku period of war-torn Japan in 1555, entire nation has been plunged into chaos by forces of demons known as Yokai. These devilish spirits are deadly harbingers of mayhem that mercilessly prey on their helpless victims.

To end their reign of terror among innocents, a rogue mercenary took it upon himself to hunt them down in Mino Province. This lone hero bears a dark secret of being a half-breed himself, possessing both human and Yokai blood.

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A War-Torn Realm

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Cast out from society for his origin, he minds his own business and during one of his battles with a fiendish monster, he loses control. A near inevitable calamity is then prevented by a by a wandering merchant named Toukichiro.

It appears that he trades in mysterious "Spirit Stones" of magical power that allows its wielder to speak with Yokai spirits. Gaining control over his demonic persona, these two embarks a journey to collect more stones for using later.

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Yokai Huntswoman Mumyo

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Their valiant quest is funded by a prominent warlord and joined by a Yokai huntswoman named Mumyo when they face an unknown adversary. They took sanctuary in Owari Province and ended up serving the great Oda Nobunaga.

Plans for post-launch roadmap include three DLC and Season Pass by developer studios Team Ninja. Each of these releases will focus on a different storyline with new characters, abilities, weapons, several main and sub-missions.

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Nioh 2 Pre-Order Bonus

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All three DLC packs are bundled within Digital Deluxe Edition, which is priced $79.99 only and currently available for early purchase. Players will be receiving a dynamic PS4 theme and premium in-game items pre-order bonus.

Nioh 2 Special Edition to add Demon Horde weapons, Kodama Netsuke charm and PSN avatar set aside from base game and Season Pass contents. It will also feature extra physical items like "The Art of Nioh 2" book and a slick Steelbook case.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Dying Light 2 Delayed

Techland announced that Dying Light 2 to be delayed from its previously scheduled spring 2020 launch window.

Revealed back in E3 2018 at Xbox press conference, upcoming survival horror game Dying Light 2 from developed by Techland and published by Square Enix was originally set to arrive on spring 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, CEO of Polish studio Techland, Pawel Marchewka has recently stated in an official announcement that their anticipated open-world zombie action game has now been delayed indefinitely from its previously scheduled date.

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Dying Light 2 Delayed

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Although currently in works to be released on current generation gaming platforms, studio chief technology officer Pawel Rohleder confirmed to have plans to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generation game in an interview back in July 2019.

There is still no word on how this delay would affect its release on next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It is also possible that Techland may be planning to launch the game for platforms from both generations.

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CEO Pawel Marchewka has lately posted current studio update on official Twitter account of Dying Light.



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Despite aiming for an initial spring 2020 release window, development team had to push back to deliver what they intended. They didn't a renewed launch period just yet and have promised to share more details in coming months.

Dying Light was an unexpected success in 2015 and its follow-up sequel Dying Light 2 has been one of the biggest AAA-title of Q2 2020. Techland has hired former writers from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt team to work on its narrative-based gameplay.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hunt: Showdown Comes to PS4

Crytek announces Hunt: Showdown release date for PlayStation 4 version, featuring cross-play with Xbox One.

Starting from February 2018, developer/publisher Crytek has worked their way through Early Access phase of survival horror first-person shooter game Hunt: Showdown to its full release on PC via Steam and Xbox One platform.

Last year, Crytek revealed plans to launch a PlayStation 4 version of their poplar multiplayer shooter by fall 2019 but that got delayed unfortunately and recently, they announced an official release date set for February 18, 2020.

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Hunt: Showdown Comes to PS4

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Partnering up with Koch Media for retail and digital release of console versions worldwide has allowed developers to focus on regular updates and on launch day, players on PS4 will have support for cross-play with Xbox version.

By next year, more content update will eventually roll out on all platforms including new events, Legendary Hunters and weapons. Physical Edition of Hunt for Xbox One consoles will arrive on same day of its PS4 release next month.

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Crytek has previous experience of working on popular FPS genre franchises like Crysis and Far Cry. They have mixed up elements from both PvP and PvE game types for their latest endeavor for a unique bounty hunting shooter IP.

Hunt: Showdown is a competitive shooter title that allows 12-players to go solo or team-up in hunting down ghoulish monsters. Track them down and execute them for handsome rewards but be aware of being double-crossed any time.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Zombie Army 4: Dead War Overview Trailer

Rebellion studio has released a "101 Trailer" for upcoming Zombie Army 4: Dead War, highlighting major features.

Coming out only within a few weeks on February 4, 2020, survival horror third-person shooter game Zombie Army 4: Dead War from developer/publisher Rebellion Developments is set to arrive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dead War is a major step up from 2015 Sniper Elite series spin-off Zombie Army Trilogy and as a sequel to its add-on predecessors. Recently, a new overview trailer has been released shortly ahead of its anticipated release next month.

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War Overview Trailer

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In a newly released 6-minute long 101 trailer, Rebellion attempts to give you a roundup of ZA4: Dead War.




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Latest trailer for Zombie Army 4 dives deep inside its story premise and some gameplay aspects in overall. It all begins in 1945 when Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler summoned an army of living dead to avoid defeat by desperately executing "Plan Z".

Though they have left Europe in ruins but F├╝hrer was defeated by members of Resistance and was thrown into the fiery pits of Hell. His undead followers kept roaming around even after a year until a new force of darkness came out.

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Dead War invites brave newcomers and veteran players into a terrifying campaign mode that expands upon multiple levels. There will be no shortage of deadly zombie hordes to face off on your own or in 4-player co-op mode.

Aside from regular recruits from legion of dead, there is some overly unhinged one that belongs to elite class. Some of these crazies will wield weapons like chainsaw, flamethrowers and heavy machine guns to use them against you at will.

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Beware of Zombie Sharks

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This undead plague has infected more than Nazi human flesh and has managed to corrupt War Machines present in battlefield. It has tainted almost everything it touched and now you have to look out for giant zombie sharks in waters.

Of course, players will be given a number of weapon choices to fight back like primary rifle and secondary shotgun to shoot off those nasty skulls or blow up their testicles and enjoy watching it in slow-motion with X-Ray Kill Cam feature.

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Those who wants to take time with their kills can switch to pistol for landing more accurate shots. Unlocking special ability for any and each weapons through playing will allow survivors to deliver a powerful overkill move on enemies.

Set up targets in a line to blow up couple of heads at once in quick-fire or choose melee attack when cornered. This will give you time to fend yourself and restore health but don't forget to use special melee finishing for a larger group.

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Taking advantage of your surrounding environment, distract those nasty bastards with trigger decoys that are set to explode. Also set off electrified floors to incapacitate a pack or dice them all up by activating a whirling propeller blade.

Player arsenal has items like grenades, mines and trip-wires to lure enemies into traps or use divine energy to damage them. Thanks to a deep progression system, there are 100 ranks to upgrade your character and customize their loadout.

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Undead Airman Pack Pre-Order Bonus

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Activating special perks and skills will particularly come in handy to deal with minions of Hitler. Find precious weapon upgrades to expand your armory as well as special execution moves alongside various cosmetic items and emotes.

Finally, there will be a Horde mode to test the abilities of a survivor to overcome great odds. Tackling through wave after waves of undead will advance you to new levels and offer you exceptional rewards for your efforts.

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Receive pre-order bonus Undead Airman Character pack with Standard Edition or any version of ZA4. To get additional campaign levels, outfit, skins and weapons bundle along with base game, purchase Super Deluxe Edition for $79.99 only.

In less than a month, Zombie Army 4: Dead War is scheduled to launch on all confirmed platforms. PC version of the game will remain a timed exclusive to Epic Games Store for a year before Rebellion releases it on Steam.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Witness an all-new official trailer for Doom Eternal and see Doomguy raze Hell by tearing up demon hordes.

Just like its 1993 original predecessor, 2016 reboot of first-person shooter game Doom has been a great success for developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks, leading them to work on a sequel titled Doom Eternal.

Previously set to release nearing end of 2018, its launch date for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been pushed to March 20, 2020. With more story bits, Bethesda its second official trailer a few months ahead of launch.

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Doom Eternal Second Trailer

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In latest Doom Eternal trailer, major enemies like Gladiator and Marauder are shown alongside Crucible in action.




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Hell on Earth is unleashed all of a sudden when demonic forces start popping up from portals everywhere. To save humanity from total annihilation, Doomguy makes his imminent return from his unfortunate exile in a capsule.

Needless to say, this is the fateful day that all demons have feared till date to face when Doom Slayer comes to collect. Though he has not many words to express his disgust at them, his heavy firepower and mighty fists will do.

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Before jumping into a streak of unending hostilely, a silhouette of main protagonist is briefly seen. Some quick gameplay displays more creative ways to ensure loads of glory kills during his encounter with many new and old enemy types.

Aside from his wide-range of arsenal to rip and tear through hordes of demons, our beloved space marine will be wielding sword-like artifact known as Crucible to slice off all unearthly demonic filth and probably close portals to Hell.

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Though recent trailer is largely focused on single-player campaign, there will hopefully be another one on brand-new multiplayer Battlemode of this rebooted sequel that has been one of the most-anticipated games of 2020.

Doom Eternal has also been hinted to arrive on Nintendo Switch at some point but there is no official release date yet. Pre-order bonus includes bonus level, digital download for Doom 64, Doot Revenant and Throwback Shotgun skin.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Nemesis Trailer

Capcom releases new trailer for Resident Evil 3 Remake focused on Nemesis, Umbrella soldiers and more.

Following immense success of Resident Evil 2 Remake from last year, developer/publisher Capcom came out announcing its sequel survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake on April 3, 2020 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players who are still being haunted by a menacing Tyrant bioweapon named Mr. X will have a new enemy to deal with. After showing brief silhouettes in past trailer, a new footage is released focusing on RE3 antagonist Nemesis.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Nemesis Trailer

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Nemesis trailer showcase a relentless pursuer running amok in Raccoon City for any surviving S.T.A.R.S members.




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Only over a minute long, the trailer shifts first-person perspective of announcement footage to a third-person view where former S.T.A.R.S. officer Jill Valentine is shown to have been struggling to get out of her pursuer's way.

She made it out of a flaming apartment and their confrontation hits streets of the city where Nemesis hurls her onto a car using his tentacles but help comes her way soon in form of a surviving U.B.C.S. member Carlos Oliveira.

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Brotherhood of U.B.C.S.

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He and his fellow mercenary Tyrell Patrick is seen to head for Raccoon City Police Department, before or after Leon S. Kennedy made his rounds. Jill later meets with rest of his friends like Mikhail Victor and others inside a cable car.

Sergeant Nikolai Zinoviev thinks Jill is a liability and then she ran off to distract her approaching adversary from them. Gameplay moments of shooting down zombies and what is likely seem to be Hunter creatures are showed in between story bits.

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Return of Hunters

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Though Nemesis is designed using model of Mr. X, he is much more strong and intelligent due to an improved AI used by Capcom. In past, he only used to carry a rocket launcher but now he has a huge flamethrower mounted on his back.

His persuade of Jill is more intense than it was in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis since most of his interaction is not scripted. There will be more fateful encounters with this monstrosity and he is well equipped to do much more damage than before.

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Chasing of S.T.A.R.S.

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This cat-and-mouse game eventually comes to an end when her chaser comes in front of her car and they both crash. Future trailer launching ahead of RE3 release would likely to feature further mutation of this enraged beast.

Players will have to wait only a few months until they can get their hands on Resident Evil 3 Remake on all major platforms and step into a reimagined Raccoon City for an exciting journey of survival amidst an iconic outbreak from 1999.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Elden Ring Will Be Showcased at Taipei Game Show

Upcoming action RPG game Elden Ring from From Software to be shown at Taipei Game Show 2020.

Right after HBO's fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones ended; there was a rumor of its creator George R. R. Martin working with popular Japanese studio From Software that turns out to be upcoming action role-playing game Elden Ring.

Then an official announcement trailer was dropped back in E3 2019 and there has been no buzz about the game ever since until now but looks like, fans are going to see more of its RPG action next month at Taipei Game Show 2020.

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Elden Ring Will Be Showcased at Taipei Game Show

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This show will take place from February 6 to 9 and the dark fantasy title will be showcased during presentation by Sony. Although attendees won't be able to get a hands-on playing experience, a new footage will likely to get revealed.

At this point, people have no solid idea of what to expect from latest title of Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki. Nevertheless, everyone is excited to see From Software attempting to explore open-world genre for very first time.

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In September 2019, a leaked listing from Target retail chain suggests the game has a release window set for June 2020. Most recently, From Software official site has reaffirmed the same date on a New Year card, making it more obvious.

Elden Ring has been under development from 2017 right after Dark Souls III final DLC, The Ringed City was released. Given their past record of shipping games quickly, a release date set for this year will not be very much surprising at all.