Showing posts with label Role-Playing Game. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Disco Elysium Coming to Nintendo Switch

BAFTA award-winning RPG masterpiece Disco Elysium is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld very soon.

A sleeper indie-hit of last year, role-playing game Disco Elysium from developer/publisher ZA/UM has been out on all major platforms including PC, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version on their way, except Nintendo Switch.

However, a Switch port is now confirmed to be in development according to a statement by the game's art director Aleksander Rostov, who unintentionally ended up slipping this information during an exclusive podcast session with BBC.

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Disco Elysium Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Right after winning over three accolades at BAFTA Games Awards this year for Best Debut Game, Best Music and Best Narrative, Rostov and narrative lead Helen Hindpere recently attended BBC "Game On" podcast for an interview.

At one point, he jokingly tells host Adam Rosser that he is being kept away from doing work on a Switch port. His statement was backed up by Helen Hindpere as well saying, "It's going to happen soon", hinting at an announcement as well.

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Aleksander Rostov tells how he was busy with development of a Nintendo Switch version of Disco Elysium lately.

This interview is, at this very moment, interrupting me from writing up design documentation for the user interface and input systems for the Switch port.

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You play as a detective, who is working on a murder case while suffering from amnesia due to drug abuse. There are no scopes for direct combat for most part and your dialogue choices will often become a key in overcoming situations.

Disco Elysium was awarded "Best Independent Game" at The Game Awards 2019 and won in three other categories as well. Hopefully a launch date for its Nintendo Switch version will align with PS4 and Xbox releases later in 2020.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

After unexpected review bombing earlier, Borderlands 2 suddenly becomes one of most played games on Steam.

When developer Gearbox Software launched popular looter shooter title Borderlands 2 back in 2012, it became very popular among players and sold over 13 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful game from publisher 2K Games.

Now that it's much awaited sequel Borderlands 3 has been announced lately, Vault Hunters are getting back at it once again. It has picked a notable peak among PC gamers on Steam recently as one of the most played titles on the platform.

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Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

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Despite the game getting review bombed at the platform after an unpleasant discovery of it being an exclusive to Epic Games Store, players are taking their interest on the title again by giving it a massive boost on Steam charts.

At March 31, number of concurrent players started to rise above an average flow and by April 8, it quickly became one of the top 5 most played games on the platform when those numbers were pumped up to 59K and more.

RELATED: Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

Borderlands 2 were an all-time high with a simultaneous number of 123,596 players back in September 2012 and this recent climb is nearly half of that. Aside from in anticipation of upcoming sequel, there are other potential reasons for this rise.

The game is now on sale at 75% discount on store and recent arrival of The Handsome Collection with remastered graphics were offered for free who already owned it and these factors surely contributed to spike some interest.

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Borderlands 2 Player Count on Steam Charts

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Besides, many players were just getting prepped up to get back to the series that is back after seven years and perhaps they want to show Gearbox that they are more than happy to wait until 2020 until exclusivity of Epic Store expires.

Whatever the real reasons were behind this sudden growth, it still is amazing that fans showing love to beloved Borderlands action role-playing shooter franchise, so much so that they gave it an impressive 500% increase in average player count.

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Fans of the series cheered in joy when Borderlands 3 was revealed at PAX East last month but a major fraction among them from PC platform were angry when it was revealed to be an Epic Games Store exclusive for first six months.

They didn't like it a bit and started review bombing Borderlands 2 on Steam and while Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford added more fuel to that rage machine; Steam actually took steps in retaining its former "Overwhelmingly Positive" score.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Final Fantasy 7 Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

Timeless classic role-playing game Final Fantasy VII from Square Enix comes to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Although developer/publisher Square Enix originally intended to release their flagship role-playing title Final Fantasy VII to release on Nintendo 64 back in 1997, they ended up choosing PlayStation console for superior hardware capacity.

Obviously, it did not worked very well between them at that point but clearly, both parties were able to ease up their differences in the past 22 years as FFVII has finally landed on Nintendo Switch today along with Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy VII Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

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The game was originally being developed as a 3D title during the SNES era but Square Enix had to move to PS platform due to increased storage capacity it offered and some technical boundaries they faced on Nintendo system at that time.

Afterwards, these companies have moved on with their business and both flourished in their own way. It was finally announced back in September 2018, that the iconic JRPG title would arrive on Switch and Xbox consoles at an early point this year.

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Official Twitter account of Final Fantasy game also noted that the title is currently available on Microsoft Store and Nintendo eShop, priced $15.99 only.



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FFVII is set in a world where mega-corporation Shinra Electric Power Company has rose to power and their actions were threatening all that ever existed. Resistance was soon formed by an eco-terrorist group called AVALANCHE to halt their efforts.

Playing as protagonist Cloud Strife, you are in for a classic RPG experience based on turn-based combat system and unique character customization options while you attempt to save the world from a superhuman antagonist named Sephiroth.

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Final Fantasy VII is sure to hit players with a couple of nostalgia factor that made this legendary franchise so special. Whether you are an old-school fan or a newcomer to it, you can still appreciate the game in terms of gameplay, graphics and memorable soundtracks.

Apparently, FF7 is often regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time and a currently a high-definition remake of the classic is in works for PlayStation 4 to release on a foreseeable future, which is roughly estimated anytime before 2023.

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Switch and Xbox has already seen launch of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in accords to Final Fantasy Legacy Collection announcement from last year.

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! has arrived on Nintendo handheld earlier but it skipped Microsoft console. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition and Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster are yet to see release on the above-mentioned platforms though.

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Elder Scrolls Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Bethesda attempts to celebrate 25 years of The Elder Scrolls by giving away TES: Morrowind and offering much more.

One of the video game franchises that specialize in epic fantasy of action role-playing on an open world has to be The Elder Scrolls franchise by developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks and today, it marks an amazing milestone of completing 25 years.

This significant journey begins back on March 25, 1994, when action RPG title The Elder Scrolls: Arena debuted for MS-DOS system and spawned a series of sequels that carried its legacy forward to PC platform and then to modern day gaming consoles.

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The Elder Scrolls Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Aside from gaining critical acclamation, games set within fictional pre-medieval styled TES universe have sold 50 million copies worldwide till date while many of them won several "Game of the Year" awards for unique gameplay aesthetic.

Obviously, Bethesda is on a mode for celebrating this event and arranges bunch of giveaway to appreciate for all the fan-support they got over these years. So, what better way to initiate other than the title that got them recognition and fame in the first place?

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
You are welcome to long in or sign up with a Bethesda account to receive a digital free copy PC version of Morrowind by simply using redeem code "TES25TH-MORROWIND" to enter the volcanic island of Vvardenfell for a memorable journey.

Originally offered only for a single day of celebration, developers have later considered extending that time period till Sunday, March 31 due to increasing demand from fans and technical difficulties on their part.

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Free on Bethesda.net

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The Elder Scrolls Online
Head over to Tamriel for a week long "Free Play Event" experience full of MMORPG action that involves granting you access to Elder Scrolls Online base game. It will start on Thursday, March 28 and intends to run until April 3, 2019 on all available platforms.

When your journey eventually to comes to an end after Free Play Event, you can enjoy a limited time discount sale on Standard Edition of ESO that lasts until April 9 and Summerset expansion pack before April 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

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Return to Tamriel

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Prologue
Season of the Dragon already kick starts with Wrathstone DLC pack that challenges you to conquer two new dungeons and keep exploring into dangerous places in search for two pieces of mystically powerful Wrathstone tablet.

Upcoming "Elsweyr" expansion is yet to arrive on ESO but players can still have an experience to let loose some fiery terror on Khajiit people with "Elsweyr Prologue" that is already available and does not require a pre-purchase to take part.

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Season of the Dragon

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Skyrim and More
On a thoughtful note, Bethesda invites all TES: Legends players to claim their 25th Anniversary special bundle card with three more card packs. Then, also don't forget to bag Nordic Jewelry Creation for free on Skyrim Special Edition.

We would like give everyone playing on console a friendly reminder of having a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership before jumping right into "Free Play Event" in order to participate via PS4 and Xbox One respectively.

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TES: Morrowind has single handedly turned the tides of entire series when it became a huge success for the studio, which then sets premise for both Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that becomes best-selling titles of all time.

Celebrate these festive offerings by downloading Morrowind or enjoying a thrilling free week to warm up for a possible announcement or reveal for upcoming The Elder Scrolls VI at E3 2019, even though it is still a month away from now.

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.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Anthem Out Now

Online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from BioWare and Electronic Arts is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

It's time to suit up and hop into your Javelins as long-anticipated online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts has just released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game takes you to a sci-fi fantasy inspired world filled with technological artifacts where humanity struggled for survival before they were approached by a godlike race of The Shapers, who eventually left them behind for unknown reasons.

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Anthem Out Now

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Players assume the role of a Freelancer in a beautifully dangerous and unknown open world wearing their advanced exosuits for taking out adventurous jobs every now and then or even fighting terrible creatures out there when confronted.

Depending on your gameplay style there are four different Javelin types; Colossus, Interceptor, Ranger and Storm. You will unlock your own as you play and level up, which are all available for cosmetic customization according to your mood or style.

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Choose Your Javelins

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As Freelancers, these Javelin-piloting mercenaries completely rely upon these advanced armors for both combat and transportation. Whether you are flying up, up and away or going deep down the murky corners of the planet, you need them.

Aside from picking up the right machine of war, don't forget about gear and weapons loadout when you visit Fort Tarsis or Launch Bay. Whether you adjust attack combos or minimize cool-down time, those gears level ranges from Common to Legendary.

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Armored War Machines

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Powered by the Anthem of Creation, this enigmatic world holds many secrets and surprises enveloped in mythos. The addictive experience of adventure it offers through co-operative multiplayer mode is probably the heart of the title.

Before you start your Freelancer career and fly out there, be sure to check out the official launch trailer for the game.




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The game surely turned heads with so many incredible features and created the right amount of hype but got into the skepticism of many with their disastrous demo launch, overly complex release schedule and overpriced cosmetic loot boxes in general.

Overall, Anthem could live up to be its own title with true potential given some time and even have a great fan-following like Destiny franchise. BioWare currently has plans of releasing post-launch content and updates to support the game for long.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Anthem Launch Trailer

Developer BioWare released an official launch trailer for Anthem to showcase the powers of Javelins.

Upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts is only weeks away from arriving on February 22, 2019 for players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform.

A VIP Demo followed by an Open Demo was run prior the release and despite the server issues, the third-person shooter came out to be everyone's favorite. We have an exciting new detail on the game and a new trailer to show off.

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Anthem Launch Trailer

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Watch the official launch trailer for Anthem, summing up almost everything they have shown to us so far in one video.




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By now, everyone knows too well that how much visually stunning Anthem will be and the launch trailer showcases a little more than that. All four kinds of Javelins for your Freelancer characters are highlighted once again in a better way.

Developers have planned to introduce new content in foreseeable future while willing to expand the plot beyond their main campaign. Those who own access to Origin Access Premier can jump into action from February 15.

RELATED: Anthem Won't Have Cross-Play or DLC at Launch

Also, Head of BioWare Live Service, Chad Robertson confirmed of a new feature when asked by a fan on Twitter.



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With the newest generation of gaming consoles are about to be introduced and then soon launched into the market, it would be a great aspect for the online multiplayer title to let players carry over saves to PlayStation 5 or next-gen Xbox consoles.

One may think that BioWare and Electronic Arts dropped the trailer too early but they are going full throttle with Anthem marketing campaign to redeem the credibility of the publisher in market and make up to their VIP Demo disaster earlier.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Anthem Open Demo Live Now

Suit up into your Javelins for free to embark on expeditions as Anthem Open Demo is live now and will be for the weekend.

Have you been looking forward to check out gameplay of upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem before release? Worry not, because developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts has got you covered on this one.

Only few weeks ahead of release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 22, the Open Demo experience offers players to jump into a javelin for a test drive from February 1-3 to have an idea of beauty and chaos that will surround them.

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Anthem Open Demo Live Now

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Today, the demo goes live at 9 AM PT on February 1 and will continue till 6 PM PT of February 3. Hop in as one of the Freelancers and enjoy your ride into the third-person shooter RPG that is supposed to overthrow the success of Destiny series.

You will start your journey from Fort Tarsis, the walled city that is basically a central part of the game. It's a space protected from dangerous forces of outside world, where players can come to visit the Forge and customize their javelin with items they picked during missions.

RELATED: Anthem Game Awards 2018 Trailer

Aside from running around in your suits within Fort Tarsis, you can also visit additional included locations like the Arcanist Lab, Bar and Enclave to interact with other characters of Anthem. Many of them are around to chat with you but their in-game contracts are not available yet.

You are starting as a pilot at level 10, who is more than ready to take off for action with a fully prepared javelin. A second javelin can be unlocked in Open Demo by the time you reach level 12 and it is currently capped at level 15.

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Embark on Expeditions

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The game has introduced four different Javelin types earlier; Colossus, Interceptor, Ranger and Storm so far. Colossus might be a bit sloth but is well-equipped to carry heavy armory and near-unstoppable for its toughest armor shield.

The lightning-fast speed of Interceptor good to evade enemy attacks while Storm has potential it its force field and elemental attacks. Even though Ranger is considered as a support Javelin, it has the explosive firepower assortment of grenade, lasers and rocket.

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Of course, you can come across dangerous wildlife during your exploration of the world around you and do not take these threats lightly just because you are wearing an exosuit. With a full squad of Freelancers, you get to complete Strongholds, high-level dungeons the demo offers to you.

Going out in the world, you might actually discover new secrets of the game while completing missions. One of them is a three-part expedition to find a relic with mysterious powers, tasked by an order of researcher-monks known as Arcanist Matthias.

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Encounter Unfriendly Wildlife

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Given that the Open Demo is live for a relatively short period, BioWare adjusted earn rates for Coins, Items and XP to give players a possible full Anthem experience. Initially, you will have some Coins to purchase some cosmetics to equip yourself.

Even if you have missed out of VIP demo, which was reserved only for those who pre-ordered the game or subscribed for either of EA Access and Origin Access, this is your final free chance to take part before launch over this weekend.

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So, download the client on your preferred platform before signing into your EA or Origin account as you pack your Javelins to fly or swim as you progress through every challenge thrown out at you to get a better understanding of the gameplay and story that makes it great.

This Open Demo is a great chance to enter the world of Anthem and have a full experience even if it lasts briefly. Don't miss out the chance to explore and enjoy the ride before BioWare and EA releases the full game on February 22!