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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades significantly with Good Times Update.

Hell doesn't take a single day to build and knowing that, developer Supergiant Games has planned a year and a half worth long roadmap for their action role-playing game Hades for PC, which is currently an Early Access title on Epic Games Store.

They just rolled in the Good Times Update for the game today as an automatic and free download for anyone who already owns a copy with full patch notes are detailed within the in-game menu or at their official Discord.

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Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

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Since our protagonist Zagreus is a prince of the Underworld, he should be able to bend the rules around Hell a little bit more to his will using the newly added feature "Fated Authority". Just persuading the Fates to give up some varying rewards in each chamber would suffice for now.

Aside from introducing new ability tweaks and balance changes, the brand-new update sees to equip Zag with a unique rapid-fire weapon called "Adamant Rail" unlike any other firearms to unleash some real power upon every obstacle that threatens him.

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In a cursed place like Hell, anyone would seek for some blessings and Dionysus, God of Wine has been added to pantheon of Olympian Gods to freely meddle with your enemies as he pleases and bestow his blessings to help you later.

Players who are good with competing and completing challenges can now hope to earn greater rewards by heading over to a new "Infernal Gates". Only those who have overcome the greater trials in Pact of Punishment can open these gates.

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Boons of Dionysus

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New art and visual FX are included as well as numerous fully-voiced fresh narrative events for House of Hades members. Developers added future plans of their next updates to improve the hack and slash title further in title screen of the game.

Supergiant Games intends to bring more major changes soon as part of ongoing development of this rogue-like dungeon crawler and player feedbacks for Hades will surely reflect onto their next major update in the upcoming months to come.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Dragon Ball Game – Project Z Announced

Bandai Namco announces Dragon Ball Game – Project Z action RPG title for 2019 to tell the story of Goku in DBZ universe.

Official announcement of a brand-new Dragon Ball action role-playing video game has been made lately for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One titled, Dragon Ball Game – Project Z from developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Following their successful stint of fighter game Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 in 2016 and Dragon Ball FighterZ in 2018, the publisher has now attempted to make a new RPG based on the same universe and revealed to incite curiosity among players.

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Dragon Ball Game – Project Z Announced

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The brand-new announcement trailer offers players a first glimpse at some of the characters featured in it and a bit of their journey.




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Although details regarding its plot are very scarce from what we could gather so far from Project Z trailer but it promises to explore the story of Goku and his friends in a never ending quest to discover the mysteries of Dragon Balls.

Recurring antagonist from the franchise, Frieza also showed up by the end of the trailer. Our good guess is that we might end up seeing the first transformation of Goku into a Super Saiyan and part of Frieza Saga might be reached upon.

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In his attempt to protect Earth from terrifying villains, players will take on challenging quests as Kakarot and engage in epic battles alongside his allies. Some early scenes Goku practicing with Piccolo that took place before Dragon Ball Z were shown too.

Perhaps Bandai Namco is targeting a new base of audience after finding success in two Dragon Ball fighting games and Dragon Ball Game – Project Z taking the path of action RPG clearly hints at that, which is a good thing for longtime series fans.

Friday, January 18, 2019

EA Cancelled BioWare Knights of the Old Republic Sequel

BioWare has repeatedly tried to revive Knights of the Old Republic series and failed to do so because of EA.

Based on the mythos of Star Wars fantasy universe, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a joint effort of making a role-playing game by developer BioWare and publisher Lucas Arts back in 2003 that many fans cherishes till date.

This critically acclaimed title received a sequel next year from Obsidian Entertainment and multiple attempts from the original developer to bring a third game was unsuccessful because apparently, Electronic Arts will not allow that to happen anytime soon.

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EA Cancelled BioWare KOTOR Sequel

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Of course, KOTOR didn't have high quality graphics like any of the modern day titles nor had exquisite multiplayer features, the RPG offered people to make plot decisions. Most importantly, it was free from the corporate greed that players know as micro-transactions.

The game took place 4,000 years before the formation of Galactic Empire where you, as a Jedi would venture through galaxy to defeat an assembled Sith army of Darth Malak while also choosing an alignment with light or dark side of the Force.

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Both of these titles were not part of Star Wars canon anymore when Disney took over the franchise but later, Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels animated series made the lore relevant again by making reference of events taking place during KOTOR.

BioWare later released an MMORPG titled Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2011 to continue the series and fans have heard about a lot of rumor from 2017 of rebooting the series but all of them were eventually shot down with no hopes for revival.

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In response to a fan hoping for a reboot or sequel, renowned video game journalist Jason Schreier revealed the true scenario in a Tweet.



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Although EA has exclusive rights to publish Star Wars games after they made a deal with Disney, all they did for the last few years is cancelled more games than they released. In their latest venture, they managed to heavily enrage the fans with Star Wars Battlefront II loot box controversy.

When they recently cancelled an open-world game code-named "Ragtag" being developed under Visceral Games, Rogue One co-writer Gary Whitta simply states that Disney should pull the plug on their Star Wars license deal with EA and be done with it.

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According to Schreier, EA has shot down multiple attempts from the developers of Knights of the Old Republic to revive the series aside from canning several other Star Wars projects from some of their acquired studios to rush other games.

With their current development philosophy and games-as-service approach, EA is burning cash and shoving beloved game franchises to drain for no good reason. Seeing their recent behavior, we have good reasons to believe that they have been corrupted by the Dark Side.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

God Eater 3 Multiplayer Trailer

Ahead of launch for God Eater 3, brand-new trailer from Bandai Namco shows off co-op multiplayer.

Awaiting release on PC and PlayStation 4 this February 8, 2019, the third installment of action role-playing game God Eater 3 from developer Marvelous First Studio and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has all of their fans pretty excited.

With literally a few weeks away from launch worldwide and the God Eater series is about to mark their ninth anniversary on 2019, the studio decided to offer players a better peak at the multiplayer feature of the upcoming title.

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God Eater 3 Multiplayer Trailer

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Before you jump into the action ride, take a quick look at the newly released trailer showcasing multiplayer mode.




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God Eater 3 allows you to customize your selected character from eye size and color, hair type to even satchels on belt they are wearing. So, the number of variation you can bring to the outlook of your protagonist is nearly limitless.

Playing with friends is always a fun experience and the co-op mode now has Assault Missions for eight random players to match up together. If there are not enough real folks, NPCs will join in to make up for the gap between.

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Defeat Ash Aragami

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A very powerful and formidable enemy will pop up for taking on that will reward you in some sort for besting the challenge. Characters are armed with a multi-purpose weapon God Arc that has two modes; a dual-wield Biting Edge blade and a radiation-powered rifle Raygun.

Other new weapon modes will assist players during their journey in God Eater 3 and as soon as you get your hands on the game when it finally launches, new features and modes will eventually be revealed to you.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their upcoming Early Access RPG game Hades significantly with The Chaos Update.

It has been a month since developer Supergiant Games have announced their upcoming action role-playing game Hades as an Early Access title at The Game Awards 2018 and they already are rolling in a brand-new update to introduce major changes.

The Chaos Update will be prioritizing various features to add variety to the gameplay to expand hell with more content. Before the studio moves to work on the next major update for next month, they might release a few more patches afterwards.

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Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

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What you can immediately detect is that the visual style for the lead character and prince of the Underworld, Zagreus has changed. Zag has received a makeover newly retouched animation frames to keep par with the unique outlook of the game itself.

His appearance is more flowing than ever and has gained a few new abilities as now he can briefly stun majority of foes with his dash attack. Shield of Chaos will be recharged quicker for him and Eternal Spear picked up a little speed.

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To get the Hell out of Underworld (or Hades), one would require some serious blessings and boons, which is why Primordial Chaos was included as an ancestor of the gods to offer incentives but their rather unforeseen side effects may force you to think twice.

Among the bunch of alteration they dropped are few more challenges for skilled players who already completed the game over. Pact of Punishment unleashes more sufferings to go through and a challenge from Lord Hades to slay enemies without taking hit in a "Perfect Clear".

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New Chambers Added

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Based on constant player feedbacks, the developers also fixed a few issues with bug and music, added balance changes and more than a few tweaks in features. Voiced narrative events for Achilles, Hades, Hypnos and Zagreus have been included.

Instead of bringing chaos, the update has ushered some stability to keep up the hack and slash. Aside from adding three new chambers in Asphodel and Tartarus, new enemy types like Gorgon, Skull-Crusher and Megagorgon have made it to the list.

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To get a more in-depth look into the development check out the new documentary from Noclip on how the team is bringing this epic to life.




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Anyone who has purchased a copy of the game will automatically receive The Chaos Update via the Epic Games Store and can look up to the full patch notes to discover more details within the game menu or at Discord.

Supergiant Games are planning to launch several other patches and updates for Hades until the next year and a half, developing Hell ain't an easy task. Now that they have made a better base for the title, players can only expect it to live up to its true spirit.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming to Nintendo Switch

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

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

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

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming to Nintendo Switch

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




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

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

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To Defeat The Dragon

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

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

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Persona 5 R Revealed

Developer Atlus reveals Persona 5 R as their next project for 2019 but says nothing about a Nintendo Switch version.

At The Game Awards 2018, immediately after the announcement of the Joker of role-playing game Persona 5 being added to crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans coming theorizing that the game may see a Nintendo Switch version release.

Then developer/publisher Atlus proceeded registrations for P5R.jp domain to fan the flame until Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai took a trip to their HQ. Right before stepping into 2019, they teased for a new project in works.

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Persona 5 R Revealed

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Just have a look at this recently dropped trailer on YouTube by the company which doesn't tell much other than playing over the mystery of what comes next.




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Yup, that's it. Nothing much but a date for next year following the PlayStation logo over its iconic blue screen and then comes the line "Take Your Heart" a on a red background with a voiceover before revealing the date to be just March 2019.

Aside from clearly hinting that they are working on something, the developers didn't say much for now and chose to keep everyone in the dark. The trailer also confirmed that the domain that was registered earlier is activated and belong to this new project now.

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However, the meaning behind that "R" still remains a mystery to all and we cannot help but wonder it is a nod to "Remake" or "Remaster" for Nintendo Switch maybe? We don't know that for certain but our bet is fans of the handheld console would wish it was.

Then again, why would a port for Switch would then show up with a PlayStation logo in the first place? Since the original Persona 5 was released on both PS3 and PS4, a release on the Sony console shouldn't be much surprising at all. We all have to wait until March 2019 is here.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Biomutant Gameplay Highlights

Upcoming 2019 action RPG game Biomutant showcases various gameplay features in a latest sizzle reel.

Thanks to developer Experiment 101, upcoming action role-playing game Biomutant looks absolutely amazing in every aspect and we cannot wait for it to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2019 from publisher THQ Nordic.

Up until now since 2017, we have had a gameplay teaser, followed by a cinematic trailer and finally some gameplay footage from Gamescom 2018. This time comes a sizzle reel that offers a better visual of the incredible open world environment of the game.

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Biomutant Gameplay Highlights

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Get bedazzled by the astonishing gameplay highlights of Biomutant that THQ Nordic has presented us with the video below.




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The angry Rocket Raccoon lookalike creature is one of many from a post-apocalyptic world where a plague has ruined everything. Even though we saw this furry buddy so far, the game allows players to heavily customize their character and he may look different.

You can alter body types, fangs, fur and gender with additional robotic parts like claws, legs and wings. You can clearly see the character changed from an Arabian wielding nunchucks into old-fashioned deep sea diving suit wearing ninja.

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The player character will also come across many more interesting creatures during many reward based quest it has. For ground and air travel, you will have access to mounts and the way one makes decisions will affect the outcome of the story.

Biomutant looks very promising to become a successful title and has a lot to live up to but if it can manage to do that, THQ will have everything they need to build a beloved franchise from it even if the game is among the most anticipated ones of 2019 or not.