Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts

Friday, October 5, 2018

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far Announced for PS4

A collection of 9-game from the long-running Kingdom Hearts franchise is coming to PS4 later this month.

Upcoming crossover action role-playing game Kingdom Hearts III from developer/publisher Square Enix is set for a release window of January 2019, aiming for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you are new to the series, chances are that you have a lot to catch up as this is the twelfth installment of the series.

However, Square Enix has made it easy to help you get hold of the complex timeline by announcing a collection of games into one titled Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far for PS4, coming on October 30, 2018.

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Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far for PS4

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Since the first game of the series was released in 2002, it has been difficult for fans to keep up with the story premise of Kingdom Hearts. The Story So Far collects every important piece together for the price of $39.99 and doesn't require anything else. Let's take a look at the games added to the compilation.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final MIX
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep –A fragmentary passage–
  • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (movie)

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Although these are an assortment of old games you've played before, updates and minor changes are added along with HD graphics to deliver a refreshing experience to the fans. Even a feature-length film is also included in the package and it is available for pre-order now.

Unfortunately, they didn't announce an Xbox version of the collection and considering how the entire franchise has built up its legacy on PlayStation consoles throughout the years, players on Xbox are the ones who probably needed it the most to catch up with the adventures of Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy.

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Adventures of Sora and Company

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Until now, there hasn't been a single collection that offered every important part of the overall story and The Story So Far is the most complete bundle ever. Only problem it has is that the games are not listed in chronological order and there are no new content in it.

As you wait for Kingdom Hearts III to arrive and characters from Disney, Final Fantasy, Pixar and The World Ends with You to reunite on January 2019, you have two more months in between to get yourself introduced to the entire plot of the franchise and maybe try to figure out which comes after which.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

To keep you busy with the RPG action, Square Enix will release a ton of games from Final Fantasy franchise till 2019.

One of the most celebrated video game series in history where Square Enix had the privilege to be both a developer and publisher studio at the same time is definitely Final Fantasy franchise. Of course, they are responsible for series like Tomb Raider as well but can you really make a comparison among them in terms of popularity? I guess not.

Recently, they revealed names for a bunch of games from the overall releases to be launched on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

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Today, the company announced the news through a Tweet from their official account while detailing about the involved titles on their site.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD
Starting off with a light-hearted approach towards the series, we are off to a path of action role-playing adventure, which is explored in 15 chapters. The story revolves around Eos, a world that is weighed down by Starscourge plague that turns human and animal into fierce Daemons. Currently the game is available on PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima
This is a game that assembles many of the heroes from different Final Fantasy titles into a world for you to enjoy. Players are to go on board for a magical quest throughout the land of Grymoire with lead characters Lann and Reynn. Your ultimate franchise crash course will release on November 6, 2018 for PS4, Steam, Switch and Xbox One.

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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
Throughout the entire Final Fantasy series, Chocobos appear as a recurring animal and even earner their series of spin-offs. As title suggests, you are to wander in a world full of dungeons and each of your movement affects the world around you. With a 2-player co-op mode, the game will be arriving on the winter of 2018 for PS4 and Switch.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
This co-op RPG is a spin-off title of the main series and completely remastered for releasing on 2019 for both PS4 and Switch. It tells a story of a world that is doused in poisoned gas called Miasma and everyone tries to protect themselves from it using large crystals.

The newly added online multiplayer mode will allow players to team up with three more friends simultaneously. Plus, each dungeons added more areas to explore than before.

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Final Fantasy VII
Now this entry right here has a lot of fan jump with joy in excitement as this one has changed the concept of gaming back then. To stop a major eco-terrorist organization from taking over the power sources of the world and save it from a possible downfall, mercenary protagonist Cloud Strife joins a rebellion group AVALANCHE. At some point in 2019, the title will see release on Switch and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy IX
A bandit group called Tantalus and their member Zidane Tribal decides to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria. Strangely enough, she also wanted out and together they attempt to stop a war between nations of Gaia in an epic medieval fantasy tale. 2019 marks the release window for the game on Switch consoles and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
Instead of picking up one title, you've got to choose two completely remastered Final Fantasy game here on Switch and Xbox One. In terms of graphics, story and soundtracks, these two titles will stand out among the rest.

The first one from the two is set on the world of Spira, revolving around the journey of Tidus and Yuna to stop the threat of Sin. Then X-2 shift focus on Yuna as she becomes a Sphere Hunter from a summoner and gathers new allies to find answers to some unsolved mystery.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
What Zodiac Age does to the originally released classic version of Final Fantasy XII from 2006 is providing a more polished graphics and gameplay. In a war between the kingdom of Archadia and Rozarria, Dalmasca gets caught and being taken over by the former.

So, Princess Ashe decides to form a movement along with a young man named Vaan to free their land. As a high-definition remaster, the entire game is presented in true HD with improvements on sound and visual. This one too will see release on 2019 over Switch and Xbox One consoles.

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Over the course of next 12 months, Square Enix intends to release the abovementioned titles on all available major platforms. So, we are covered with the iconic role-playing experience of the series till 2019 on different consoles.

For a very long time, fans have been asking for these Final Fantasy titles to release on modern day gaming platforms and the publisher have obliged to their demands eventually by encapsulating the memorable heritage of this franchise into a collection series.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Life is Strange: Welcome To Blackwell Academy Announced

Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix takes you back to Blackwell Academy by teaming up with Titan Books to create Life is Strange student handbook.

The five-part episodic graphic adventure of the Life is Strange title from developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Square Enix has explored the life of Chloe and Max but as the sequel, Life is Strange 2 has been announced a while back, we learn that the studio has moved on from the story of the original protagonists. However, Titan Books have announced a student handbook titled, Life is Strange: Welcome To Blackwell Academy recently for releasing on October 9, 2018.

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Life is Strange: Welcome To Blackwell Academy

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You can go back to the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon once again to revisit Blackwell Academy with the titular student guide written by author Matt Forbeck. This 160 page book is priced at $39.95, which offers an in-depth look into the heart of Arcadia and Blackwell, where Chloe Price and Max Caulfield were busy investigating mysterious disappearance cases tied to the story of the game. Throughout the pages, you will notice many doodles, notes and sketches of these two.

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Life is Strange: Welcome To Blackwell Academy takes you to a journey where you will discover more about other in-universe characters, rather than Chloe and Max. You can place your pre-order for the book on Amazon in advance and wait for October 9 to see release at the bookstores of North America but audience in U.K. will have to wait till October 30. Meanwhile, the first episode of Life is Strange 2 will come out at the end of this month, on September 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Life is Strange 2 Gameplay Demo

Before Episode 1 of Life is Strange 2 launches next month, check out the new gameplay video of the game.

While making their first game of episodic graphic adventure series Life is Strange, even developers Dontnod Entertainment or publisher Square Enix may not have anticipated that their project will be so successful that they will get back working on a sequel shortly afterwards. Anyways, Life is Strange 2 has been officially revealed at GamesCom 2018 earlier this week and now; a brand-new 20-minute long gameplay footage has come following by.

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Life is Strange 2 Gameplay Demo

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Here goes the first look at Life is Strange 2 gameplay featuring two main characters of the game in the suburbs of Seattle.




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Brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz are the focal point of the official gameplay video shown above. It opens up with Sean coming back from school and trying to get ready for a party at night. His close friend Lyla asks him about his progress with Jen, the girl he likes and then they both returns home. He meets with his dad, who gives Sean some money and then goes to his 9-year-old brother Daniel's room to check on him. Then he gets back to Lyla again on video chat, talking about the party at night.

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As these two were talking, Daniel goes outside wearing a zombie mask he made for Halloween and Sean quickly rushes out seeing him in trouble moments later. Turns out, he accidentally spilled some corn syrup on a jerk kid from their neighborhood and in a heat of the situation, Sean pushes him down and a nearby police came forward. A tragic accident follows shortly, that completely changes their life when they got into trouble with a police officer and forced to leave their house.

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Being a game of episodic manner, Dontnod released the original game s a series of short chapters in 2015 and is doing the same with the sequel as well. The first episode of the five from Life is Strange 2 will come out on September 27, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The developers left Chloe and Max from the previous game and started a new journey with brothers Sean and Daniel, while keeping the element of mysterious supernatural power still intact within.

Life is Strange 2 Official Reveal

Check out the first look of Dontnod's fan-favorite episodic adventure, returns with Episode 1 of Life is Strange 2 next month.

Following the critical acclaim received by episodic graphic adventure game Life is Strange, developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Square Enix decided to do more with the series and release a sequel, Life is Strange 2 for eager fans. Already few teasers have given us some idea of where the story is going forward and now we are finally having the first official reveal. Within a month, Episode 1 of the game is going to launch on September 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Life is Strange 2 Official Reveal

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Here goes the brand-new official reveal trailer for Life is Strange 2 from Dontnod and Square Enix, offering first glance at the story.




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The full-length trailer above focuses on brothers Sean Diaz and Daniel Diaz for the first episode of the sequel. Sean is 16 and when he gotten into trouble with a cop back in southern Seattle, he leaves home with his 9 year old brother Daniel. Not only has the elder brother has to take care of his younger in the wilderness but even from his memories of having trouble with police that keeps haunting him. For players, revealing Sean’s secrets and taking care of Daniel would require mysterious powers.

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Just like any other episodic game as well as previous game Life is Strange, choices that you make have critical importance as the game’s storyline tends to change according to player decisions. Aside from drawing connection from the past game, you can find some story links with a free prelude called The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, which came out in June. While maintaining the core identity of the series, Dontnod have attempted to create a shared universe full of surprises for the characters.

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Story of Sean and Daniel Diaz

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Despite initially having the thought of following the track of the previous installment the developers eventually moved to make it a bit different to give players a unique feel. Without going after the footsteps of the first game, developers brought two new protagonists to make the experience all refreshing. Life is Strange 2 will be five episodes long and you can transfer your entire save game data from prelude game when playing Episode 1 on September 27.

Just Cause 4 Tornado Gameplay Reveal

Aside from taking down evil organizations, Rico Rodriguez chases down destructive tornado in Just Cause 4.

Three years after the release of Just Cause 3, action-adventure title Just Cause 4 got leaked through a Steam listing shortly before developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Square Enix could officially announce the game during E3 2018 press conference. People who were looking forward to see protagonist Rico Rodriguez back in action got what they wanted and a gameplay trailer was revealed too. Recently at Gamescom 2018, another gameplay trailer is dropped for the game.

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Just Cause 4 Tornado Gameplay Reveal

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Below is a brand-new video displaying use of gadgets at Rico's disposal and how he tame a tornado after chasing it down.




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The trailer heavily focuses on extreme weather within the open-world of this titular action game and how our hero handles it. As he goes to Solís to stop the tyrannical paramilitary group called The Black Hand, he faces some climatic obstacles. There is an armored vehicle called the Storm Chaser, which Rico uses to chase a towering tornado by taking down a few wind cannons placed there to keep it under control and divert the wind from current course while it takes down everything on its way.

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To take down one of those wind cannons, he uses a railgun and this weapon has a secondary fire option like any other guns from the game. He can also take assistance from a drone and use it for grapple point. The developers used a redefined version of their Apex game engine to create a dynamic weather system that obeys the laws of physics during blizzards, rain, storms and devastating tornados. Avalanche just teased us what sort of destruction real-world climate change can cause in future.

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Pursues Cyclone in Storm Chaser

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Before Just Cause 4 finally launches on December 4, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we will probably know more about the game from the developer and publisher. So far, the game looks more like its predecessor Just Cause 3 and despite having many gameplay mechanics tweaked, people are still skeptical because that game had a mixed response from fans in general.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

Newest Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off every type of enemies that Lara Croft will come across.

Before developer Crystal Dynamics and Eidos with publisher Square Enix releases upcoming action-adventure title Shadow of the Tomb Raider on 14 September, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to complete the rebooted origin trilogy, players are given new details like gameplay trailers and other clips to give the idea of what Lara Croft is going to face. A brand-new trailer released recently to give a glance of all the enemies she is going up against in her latest adventure.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

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Titled "Know Your Enemy", the video briefly goes through every peril that is thrown at the female protagonist of the game.




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The trailer showcases a variety of enemies from the regular Trinity soldiers on her tail from the beginning and every other party who thinks she is not welcomed in their territory. Speaking of which, we see a group of tribal Mayan warriors looking for her. While going through underwater passages, Lara is strangled by a giant Eel and then shown getting attacked by a swarm of Piranhas. Lastly, she is confronted by a terror from the wildlife of South America, a ferocious Jaguar.

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Although a 40 seconds-long trailer is not enough to showcase what Lara Croft has to survive to fulfill her quest but the close-ups gives us an idea of how much she has to endure. Of course, she will have her surrounding environment and different weapons to use at her advantage to deal with any enemies that come after her and she became quite a seasoned survivor to overcome them. Whether or not that is true, we will find out when Shadow of the Tomb Raider is launched next month.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Combat Gameplay

Inside the jungle of Peru, Lara Croft faces an apocalypse and her heavy conscience to become the Tomb Raider.

After going through a franchise reboot in 2013, developer Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal with publisher Square Enix has released action-adventure game Tomb Raider and a sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider. To complete the trilogy, they are bringing their upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider very soon on September 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nearing the launch, the game developers decided to fill us in with more of their reinvented gameplay mechanics in a new video.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Combat Gameplay

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Check out this all-new gameplay footage from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, where we saw Lara becoming "One with the Jungle" and you will know soon what that means.




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Released today, the clip opens up with a beginning moment of the game where Lara struggles to survive an impending plane crash. We are then cut to in-game sequence where the titular female protagonist faces one of her toughest challenge yet in an unfriendly environment but she manages to use it at her advantage and takes military organization Trinity down to their knees. Her choices and decisions will lead to consequences to her friend Jonah and her new enemies as well.

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Consequences of Her Actions

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Shadow’s setting, jungles of Peru are highlighted and shown how it lets Lara adapts her tactics against a militant force. Sneaking past her enemies to land a sudden attack or using her surroundings for camouflage is what makes her as dangerous as the landscape she is in. Also by developing her skill tree, new skills can be unlocked or finding out ancient totems like Eagle’s Talon can do that. It allows her to perform a rope takedown on an unsuspecting enemy and leave him hanging on a tree.

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Another Tomb Raiding Experience

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Let's not forget about the deadly jaguars that dwell on the jungle of South America and can come face-to-face with her. Survival skills will come in handy in situations like this and avoiding attacks before delivering the killing blow is very crucial. To keep track of its position, there are Perception herbs similar to previously introduced Medicinal herbs. Past titles have had players deal with wolf packs but this is completely a different game altogether and using nearby setting to save your skin is the right idea.

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We all know how much significance a tombs have in a Tomb Raider title and Shadow is not going to disappoint you. Of course, it also means that there will be critical puzzles to solve there, because that's what tradition demands. Developers have set the riddles in a way that will surely force the players to implement logic to crack them. These tombs are more expansive than ever and some of them will take Lara underwater just like the old days but with deadly piranhas lurking around.

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Ingenious Puzzle Sequences

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Another impressive piece of feature you will come across is a customizable difficulty setting, which can be adjusted according to your preference. You can actually set or modify varying degrees of complexity of combat and puzzles as you see fit. Some excels in fighting but gets stuck in riddles and vice-versa, so those settings are to adjust things to your level to catch up. The mixture of these elements can make your entire game-playing experience more thrilling and truly unique.

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Lara Croft's Personal Journey

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Lara Craft's origin tale will see a conclusion in Shadow of the Tomb Raider that will shape her into the legendary Tomb Raider, which she was always destined to become by evolving from a survivor to a seasoned predator. Until the parties responsible for making the series a possibility is looking for sending her into a new adventure, this one is the final installment of the franchise. A live-action Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander and Dominic West also attempted to reestablish the series on cinema earlier this year.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Monster Hunter: World X Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Event

With Behemoth coming to Monster Hunter: World, a crossover event with Final Fantasy XIV goes live today!

A few weeks back, both Capcom and Square Enix came forward for a limited time collaboration event between two of their popular titles; Monster Hunter: World and Final Fantasy XIV through an official trailer. Players will be going up against legendary monster Behemoth from FFXIV in action role-playing game MHW through a free update that is released on PlayStation 4 and XBox One on August 1, 5 PM PT. This one is the fourth free update on Sony and version 5.0.0.0 for Microsoft consoles.

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Monster Hunter: World X Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Event

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A brand-new trailer is released, showcasing Behemoth in his magnificent glory as he enters New World to announce his dominance.




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Slaying monsters are nothing new the fearless hunters of the New World but Behemoth is unlike any they have seen before. Going up against him will need you to come up with finest tactics and reliable teamwork. Of course, strategies are the key here but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't worry about your weapons and item loadouts. Your well planned best defenses may fall apart by his relentless mighty attacks after he locks target on you with enmity, its wrathful gaze.

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Behemoth Makes Grand Entry

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Players would be wise to aim for his head and try to block or evade his big hits to save up health. A few support-focused teammates wielding weapon types like Sword & Shield, Light Bowgun or Hunting Horn can really come in handy in this particular case. Someone with Health Boost and Wide-Range, similar to skills from Lunastra armor set can also be very useful in your squad. Keep an eye around and watch out from Behemoth making his ultimate move, Ecliptic Meteor to cause an instant faint!

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Plan Your Finest Tactics

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Another renowned giant Rathalos from Monster Hunter: World will invade the Final Fantasy XIV world during this cross-promotional event at a later date, which will be revealed soon. Although yet not released on PC, developer/publisher Capcom has already managed to make a ton of cash with their sixth main installment from Monster Hunter series, which not only became the fastest-selling game on their history but also turn out to be a best-seller as well by only releasing it on PS4 and XBox One.

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Rathalos Coming to Final Fantasy XIV

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Previously, MHW entered in similar timed events with Capcom games and other third-party titles like Devil May Cry, Horizon Zero Dawn, Mega Man and Street Fighter. However, crossing over with something as big as Final Fantasy is surely an extravaganza for fans of the franchise. Besides, this collaboration event is long due because producer Ryozo Tsujimoto of MHW and director Naoki Yoshida of FFXIV have envisioned something like this back in 2011 while focusing on their own projects.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

Monster Hunter: World's legendary Rathalos is crossing over with Final Fantasy XIV in upcoming event.

Back in February 2018, Capcom's action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World had a crossover with action role-playing Horizon Zero Dawn from Guerrilla Games and fans had a great time playing it. Another company-wide collaboration event is on the way with publisher Square Enix as the game will enter the massively multiplayer online role-playing world of Final Fantasy XIV. Both worlds from these two games will soon collide on August 7 and the latter will take on in.

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Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

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A brand-new trailer showcases highlighted features of this exciting collaboration event between two fan-favorite titles and you can check it out right below.




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Each game will have a guest monster appearing from the other for epic confrontation that offers some sweet rewards. Players of Final Fantasy XIV will be taking on legendary beast Rathalos from MHW in a quest called The Great Hunt. Taking down Rathalos will earn you a unique armor set and a mount themed on the monster. There is a standard challenge in The Great Hunt, which allows up to eight players and the extreme one lets only four to take part in facing him.

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Prepare for The Great Hunt

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Players are to complete Stormblood expansion's main scenario and reach level 70 before they can access this brand-new content of update 4.36. Aside from gear and cosmetics, the patch includes Palico and Poogie minions. Behemoth from FFXIV will invade the world of Monster Hunter on August 1st, for them to try and take him down. This is a great idea for crossover because both of these Japanese RPGs have giant beast boss battles and they even share a similar visual style.

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New BBQ Spit

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Released in January 26 of this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Monster Hunter: World has been one of the greatest success for publisher so far. Just as they promised to arrange some crossover events with other popular titles, Capcom has already done that by tying-in with first -party games Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Street Fighter as well as Horizon Zero Dawn, which was a third-party release. Also, the game will be making its PC debut on August 9, two days after the update drops.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

Developer/publisher Square Enix apologizes for stock shortage of their JRPG title Octopath Traveler in Japan.

During the national Marine Day holiday in Japan, turn-based role-playing game Octopath Traveler was released for Nintendo Switch by Square Enix and Nintendo. This fantasy JRPG title was heavily anticipated since announcement and is accepted pretty well upon release. Fans and critics alike are all very positive about it. However, neither the developer nor co-publisher had thought that it will be so demanding that it would completely sell out in Japan and U.S. in less than a week.

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Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

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Early reviews of the game were frequently favorable considering beautiful graphics resembling to 16-bit console era and an engaging gameplay. Released this Friday as an exclusive title to Switch, the game already sold out in many retailers of Japan and Amazon also ran out of physical copies for United States as well, making it extremely difficult for fans to collect one for them. It usually takes 1 to 2 months of wait for a boxed copy to deliver and players cannot do but wait.

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So, developer/publisher Square Enix decided to issue an apology for not being able to supply enough physical copies according to fan-demand via a Tweet.



Translated from Japanese, the Tweet reads out:

We are sorry that some of the shops are out of stock in the three holidays!You can also consider the DL version and the download card for sale at Lawson!

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They also suggests that if you are too eager to play it and so not wait for long to get your hands on a hard copy, the you should go ahead with a digital version right away. Octopath Traveler sold 110,111 units until hit by a stock shortage and secured number one place at the sales chart among all formats. In UK, the title is currently on third place on their national sales charts. Clearly, Square Enix didn't saw such high demand for the throwback title coming on its opening weekend.

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This instant success JRPG has eight playable characters to control before embarking on a journey into a world of storybook. Players are hooked to the art styles and textures in 2.5D pixel, which creates a nostalgic feeling. Overall atmosphere suggests that developers were hugely inspired by Final Fantasy series before crafting it in modern day visuals. Despite disappointing many fans, this stock crisis signals for the success of the game and more sales for Nintendo Switch console.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition for Xbox One

NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition is available on Microsoft Store to bring glory to your Xbox One console.

Although it was never a PlayStation 4-exclusive as it was released alongside PC, players who owned an Xbox One were left behind for a year from enjoying PlatinumGames' action role-playing game NieR: Automata. However, it has finally come to Microsoft Store to deliver salvation to those eagerly awaiting fans. Now, they too can join the fight to deliver freedom for humanity from a thousand year of exile on moon while the ruthless race of machines took over earth.

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NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition for Xbox One

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The game arrives at Microsoft consoles titled as "NieR:Automata Become as Gods Edition" and the launch trailer below showcases some of the game-playing experiences from it.




Before the announcement was even made at E3 2018 press conference, the news was leaked from website of publisher Square Enix. On Xbox One X, the game will run on 4K graphics and seeing how amazing it looks, players are going to love it. The combined sales unit of the game has already passed 3 million on PC and PS4 in one year. Considering how long Xbox users had to wait for it, another selling landmark is just ahead of them.

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Your Side Quest Awaits

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Your first mission as an android from YoRHa units will be on earth and since the game does not have an auto-save option, you will be wise to save your game progress whenever you can. There are considerable amount of side quests but you shouldn't worry too much about them as you can still pick them up to finish at a later time. For suport in combat, find Pods in Desert Zone as well as Flooded City and upgrade them. These features will come in handy when you are playing the game on Xbox One for the first time.

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Bring Glory to Mankind

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Lots of plug-in chips are there to help you heal using health items routinely, collecting item on the go, EXP boost and even increasing the amount of item drop by enemies. You can purchase NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition from Microsoft Store now for only $49.99. It will get you the base-game, a few cosmetic skins for your assisting Pods and 3C3C1D119440927 DLC. For beginners, there is an "Auto Mode" to automatically attack or evade incoming hits from your enemy.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Just Cause 4 Leaked on Steam

Avalanche Studios’ next game from Just Cause series is confirmed via another leak on Valve’s Steam store.

Swedish developer Avalanche Studios was responsible for creating open-world action-adventure game Just Cause in 2006 that successfully spawned two more sequels; Just Cause 2 in 2010 and Just Cause 3 in 2015. Ever since the last game from the franchise dropped three years ago, many fans of the series were hoping that a new game will be announced anytime. Those players may rejoice as Valve’s Steam store has accidentally revealed Just Cause 4 with an ad recently.

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Just Cause 4 Leaked on Steam

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Shortly after an announcement for their upcoming cooperative first-person shooter Generation Zero, this leak was found. The advertisement encouraged players buy the game ahead of its release on Steam and that's a way of confirming the third sequel. Also, protagonist Rico Rodriguez is going to make a comeback and the game will be available on PC, according to the image and the fact that this ad was on a platform that digitally distributes video games for PC. Hopefully, a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version will be there too.

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It was first spotted by one of the stuff member of Kotaku and now almost everyone knows this. Though any promotional image has not yet been released by developer Avalanche Studios or publisher Square Enix but the Steam commercial did it in advance. The game was probably meant to announce next week as E3 2018 is here now but unfortunately bust out early. Also, it means very soon some trailer may release and the game itself will be available for pre-order as well.

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Steam Advertisement Image

RELATED: RAGE 2 Officially Announced

Few weeks ago, post-apocalyptic open world shooter RAGE 2 from the same developer studio was also leaked unexpectedly from an advance Walmart listing and received confirmation shortly from publisher Bethesda Softworks. Since Square Enix was in charge of publishing the last installment of the series, they will be back again with this new game while Avalanche manages to market Generation Zero on their own.

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One thing that we can all agree about is that Just Cause 4 is indeed a real project and not a hoax. Among many other Walmart Canada leaks, this game was mentioned as well and we can only hope that the rest will also be announced very soon in E3 press conference or maybe after that. This means, we can eagerly wait for confirmation of Forza Horizon, Gears of War 5 and a new Splinter Cell game.

Friday, June 1, 2018

E3 2018 News and Rumors

World’s best gaming expo E3 2018 is s almost here. So, news, rumors and trailers on games are here as well.

The annual grand gaming show is returning to Los Angeles convention center with the biggest gaming news you can expect. As that moment approaches, we are eagerly waiting for a bag full of E3 2018 games that are waiting to be announced officially. We are so close to E3 2018 now and for the past few months; we've been bombarded with news of latest leaks in weirdest way possible and we got the most number of them in last few weeks. On Saturday, June 12, all conferences and shows will start off and will run till June 14.

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E3 2018 News and Rumors

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Press conferences at E3 2018 will be running from June 9 with EA Play briefing and then Nintendo will be concluding on June 12 with their seminar. We expect announcements and appearances from big companies like Bethesda Softworks, Devolver Digital, Microsoft Studios, Sony, Square Enix and Ubisoft as well. We have tons of news heading our way for upcoming titles from Triple A games list awaiting their release this year.




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Activision at E3 2018
Publisher company Activision typically keeps a pace of releasing games that are able to satisfy the gamers but no one really ever surprised by any of their release announcements. Obviously we are getting more detailed look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 or maybe an update on where they are with Spyro. A possible look at the next Destiny 2 expansion wouldn't be too much to ask since their Year 2 reveal is marked for June 5. Releases from Blizzard division will probably be saved up for a later occasion.




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Bethesda at E3 2018
This publisher has the tendency of making announcement of new games shortly before their release. Though Bethesda E3 lineup may not excite a hell lot of people and they are sort of new to these press conferences and showcasing upcoming projects, they do have a change of pace. Games revealed at E3 2018 by them will be some titles that are not going to drop very soon. News of Rage 2 from Avalanche Studios was leaked and eventually it was revealed last month while promising for more on E3.

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Latest installment of their post-apocalyptic role-playing series, Fallout 76 is already revealed and some new gameplay trailer is on the way and we may finally know if the latter is focused on multiplayer. Does a declaration for The Elder Scrolls 6 or Dishonored 3 sounds too far-fetched? Or maybe Doom 2 from id Software? Yes, the kind of does but then again, rumors heavily suggests of something like that likely to happen. However, we certainly can hope for The Elder Scrolls Online to get a new expansion.




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Electronic Arts at E3 2018
Branded as "Worst Company in America" in 2012 and 2013 wasn't enough, Mass Effect: Andromeda from Electronic Arts failed terribly last year, their development studio Visceral Games was shut down and then there was the infamous micro-transaction outrage regarding Need for Speed Payback and Star Wars Battlefront II, which has them being accused of trying to introduce some sort of gambling mechanics into video games. Legal questions were raised for having such progression in one of their Triple A games.

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At EA Play annual press conference, a demo of Anthem will most likely be displayed by Mass Effect team for media. We already watched Battlefield V reveal event to witness how they are carefully avoiding controversial loot box model and are eager to see more from BFV. Instead, they are going to offer cosmetic items and skins for weapon that does not provide any in-game advantage. FIFA 19 hasn’t officially been revealed yet, so hopes are up for that one too while we expect it to drop on September, 2018.




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Microsoft at E3 2018
Through a wave of change in management, Microsoft is getting readied for joining the competition. Adding 4K support for Xbox One X was an advancement that only expanded new opportunities for their consoles with Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, building a bridge between PC and Xbox One. They might stage some more features of their devices and upcoming programs planned for future at E3. In terms of new games, they aren't probably bringing any of their big original franchises.

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What we have gathered is that Microsoft may actually reveal three new Gears of War titles, one of which is a usual sequel, another is Halo Wars type of real-time strategy and the last one is a Battle Royale game. 2011’s NBA Jam: On Fire Edition from Xbox 360 may get an update but otherwise, there are no possibilities of a new title from NBA Jam series. They clearly are not in for investing much time and budget in new projects these days. Lastly, we would like to get a release date for Crackdown 3.




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Nintendo at E3 2018
Earlier in January 2018, Nintendo Direct Mini teased the fans with so many upcoming titles waiting to be released this year and many already have made the jump. Metroid Prime 4, The World Ends with You – Final Remix and Yoshi has chances of showing up alongside a Pokémon game. Since its official, a gameplay trailer for Switch version of Super Smash Bros. will be much appreciated. An HD version of Mother 3 can get us cheered up like many fans as well. Other than these, we have nothing on them because of their very tight way of maintaining internal secrecy.




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Sony at E3 2018
Sony apparently has an upper hand in gaming market currently following God of War's release, which set records for selling on PlayStation 4 that surpasses any number Microsoft could come up with PC or Xbox One at the same time. They also have sold more consoles than their rival and dominating the market. Sony's upcoming high-profile Death Stranding from Hideo Kojima's own company Kojima Productions, The Last of Us Part 2 and Marvel’s Spider-Man stands out as one of the most anticipated games of 2018 already.

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Their Days Gone and Ghost of Tsushima are also in line to take us all for a deep dive. Hopes of hearing about a sequel for Bloodborne and Horizon Zero Dawn are high from many players but chances are very slim. Sony’s conference may feature some new CoD: BO4 footage considering their DLC exclusivity on PS4. MediEvil Remastered or Syphon Filter remake have hooked us on some hope but some of them may remain unannounced for now and saved up for conferences at their own events like Paris Games Week and PlayStation Experience.




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Square Enix at E3 2018
In past, Square Enix and Konami used to rule at E3 but sadly they both are a dimmed shadow of what they once were. Speaking of shadows, the former have their focus on Shadow of the Tomb Raider from developer Crystal Dynamics now, which may bring them into limelight again. A reveal trailer for the game is expected at their E3 Showcase. Oh and let's not forget about their action role-playing project Kingdom Hearts III as it has an official release date waiting for announcement.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

After long debacle and debates, their spokesperson revealed earlier that Final Fantasy VII Remake will come any time before 2023, meaning they are not in any hurry with that one. Some update on untitled Avengers Project with Marvel would be nice as we never heard anything else after 2017. With release of Final Fantasy XV and Nier: Automata in recent years, they are slowly trying to restore their former glory but time will only tell whether they would succeed or not.




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Ubisoft at E3 2018
Instead of arriving at the grad-party with flashy new range of video games, Ubisoft seems more comfortable to hang out with their old titles and keep those franchises alive by providing regular downloadable content or arranging seasonal events to support the cause. We have For Honor and Rainbow Six Siege to prove that theory. Fingers crossed for a brand-new trailer on Skull & Bones, The Crew 2 and The Division 2, because we know that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will eventually join the parade.

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Confirmed

Speculations are pretty damn high for a new Splinter Cell sequel, which can easily become one of the Triple A games 2018 has to offer and who better can do that except for Sam Fisher? We still haven't catch our breath following the shocking revelation of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, a successor sequel to Assassin's Creed Origins. Following a surprise leak from one of their merchandise for the game on a French site named Jeuxvideo, Ubisoft swiftly acted by dropping a teaser that let us know it will be set in Greece.

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One of the few other things from our bucket-lists is clearly a trailer or gameplay of the much talked about Resident Evil 2 Remake from Capcom. A release date on YS Net’s Shenmue 3 alongside a gameplay trailer and new clip on CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 will do just fine. This upcoming open-world RPG has the potential of becoming the most anticipated PC games 2018 will probably see while it also rules on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, much like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from the same developers.

As we all are very excited for the arrival of E3, we surely cannot wait for some of those biggest E3 rumors come true and keep you all updated as much as we can.