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Monday, January 20, 2020

Dying Light 2 Delayed

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

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

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

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Dying Light 2 Delayed

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

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

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



RELATED: Dying Light 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

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

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

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

In a recent Tweet on New Year, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii reveals working on Dragon Quest XII from 2019.

Almost two years after original release, acclaimed 2017 role-playing game Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age from developer/publisher Square Enix has managed to sell over 5.5 million copies worldwide by the end of 2019.

According to series creator Yuji Horii, production of Dragon Quest XII has been on a roll following up to that success. However, fans need not to be very excited as the anticipated JRPG sequel is not coming out anytime soon.

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Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

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Horii stated that one of the achievements that he and his team had in 2019 is that they were able to start working on DQ XI sequel. His announcement is a clear confirmation of past reports that claim the game to be in currently in works.

It wasn't until last year, when an enhanced version of Dragon Quest XI saw launch on Nintendo Switch and that same year, protagonist character Hero became a playable character for crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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In his New Year's message to fans, Horii has revealed development of DQ XII in a Tweet that has been translated later.

Last year we started with publishing the movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, then releasing the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, the mobile version of DQ Walk, the announcement of The Adventure of Dai anime along with its game adaptation, the production of [DQ] 12 and more; even now after 33 years have passed since I made the 1st game, I feel very glad that I can do new challenges like these. Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more. I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.

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Aside from Dragon Quest series creator working on a follow-up title, recent success of Dragon Quest 11 has led to Square Enix teaming-up with developer Omega Force to launch action RPG sandbox building game Dragon Quest Builders 2 last year.

Considering usual duration of development cycles, Dragon Quest XII will not likely to come out before 2021 or later and when it does, it would probably see release on Switch, PC and PlayStation 5, since the latter is releasing in 2020.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Box Art Revealed

Square Enix reveals official box art for Final Fantasy VII Remake featuring Cloud Strife at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Long after making announcement back in 2015, upcoming action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake by developer/publisher Square Enix now has a release date to arrive for PlayStation 4 consoles on March 3, 2020.

After long-anticipation, developer team has revealed official box art of FFVII Remake for North America and Europe. It pays homage to original artwork of the 1997 PlayStation game and did a complete makeover featuring Cloud Strife.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Box Art Revealed

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Carrying his iconic Buster Sword, protagonist Cloud is ready to take on corrupt organization Shinra Corporation alongside his allies in eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE the and attention to detail on everything is simply amazing.

Producer of the game, Yoshinori Kitase talks about introducing Classic mode in combat mechanics and bringing back Summons system from original title for every hero to call on powerful creatures for assist in a fight.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Official Box Art

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Players can input commands for actions when already engaged in combat and not worry about dodging any attacks. Each hero character will be equipped with a Summon material with a special gauge to call for some extra support.

Also, a brand-new batch of FFVII screenshots was released at Tokyo Game Show 2019 that many who were not present there have missed. Cloud shows up alongside his ally Barret Wallace and childhood friend Tifa Lockhart.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshot 1
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshot 2
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshot 3

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Aside from an exclusive dynamic PS4 theme, pre-order bonus includes a Chocobo Chick as Summon material. TGS 2019 trailer for FF7 Remake gave out fresh new look at mini-games filled with challenges from its part iteration.

Although Square Enix revealed an early 2020 launch window for Final Fantasy VII Remake, they are only going to drop a piece of its complete story and rest of the whole project will be completed over time in more standalone parts.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech on Xbox Free Play Days

Members of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate gets to play Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech on Free Play Days event this weekend.

Aside from their monthly dose of free games, Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy a bit extra on weekends now that Free Play Days event has come back to bring new and exciting fan-favorite games for players on Xbox One consoles.

For this weekend, you will be able to play Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech for free from September 19, 12:01 AM PDT through September 22, 11:59 PM PDT, also available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

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Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech on Xbox Free Play Days

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A very unique twist on survival horror genre, Dead by Daylight focuses on a 4v1 multiplayer gameplay on an asymmetric setting where four players try to evade death and one plays as an unstoppable killer in a cat and mouse chase.

Free Play Days event lets you pick eight survivors and seven killers from an iconic roster from iconic horror franchises. Most recent addition to DBD is Stranger Things DLC chapter, adapted from popular sci-fi horror TV show of Netflix.

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Just Cause 4 is an action-packed journey of rebel hero Rico Rodriguez a large open-world of SolĂ­s to overthrow Blackhand private army. TerraTech is a construction sandbox game where players build and explore in alien worlds to survive.

To enjoy exclusive discount against your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership, buy Dead by Daylight: Special Edition and TerraTech in Free Play Days sale at 50% and 40% of their original retail price to keep playing after free trial ends.

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Then save some more bucks when you purchase any one of Just Cause 4 Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition or Gold Edition for 67% less. Even its Expansion Pass content pack is currently up for grabs on 40% discounted rate.

Although players have too little time on their hands to thoroughly enjoy all free games that are offered, Xbox Free Play Days is your perfect weekend planning when you have a monthly subscription of Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Dying Light 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

Techland unveils full gameplay demo of Dying Light 2 from E3 2019, showcasing combat and parkour elements.

Up until now, upcoming survival horror game Dying Light 2 has only given us a brief look at its gameplay when developer/publisher studio Techland took E3 2018 to premiere an official announcement trailer to reveal the title to fans.

Then a new trailer was released at Xbox briefing during E3 2019 event and a full 26-minute long extended gameplay demo was shown to press behind-closed-doors, which has now become available for everyone to watch and enjoy.

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Dying Light 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

RELATED: Dying Light 2 E3 2019 Trailer

This newly revealed gameplay footage comes with exclusive developer commentary to point out some key-notes.




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An infected survivor named Aiden Caldwell is serving as protagonist of the central plotline and will be a key-focus of entire playthrough. He embarks a mission to find drinking water supply for The City as it will be on a brink of collapse.

His guide and friend in doing so is Frank, who thinks the only person who can solve this water crisis for them is The Colonel who is a pretty crazy guy and runs a fraction named The Renegades from The City's pumping station.

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Using his influence, Frank arranges a meeting between them and representatives from two other fractions. Aiden is called in as well to join them during this meet up and he sees everyone else celebrating at Frank's bar indoors.

From above rooftop of a building in District 2, he sees a truck approaches and hearing a gunshot, he quickly jumps in to fight couple of Renegade members who shot Frank and his friend Matt tells him to get to Colonel.

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Encounter The Colonel

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From there on, Aiden keeps following that truck which came in earlier by leaping from building to building using his parkour abilities. In some cases, he made good use of a grappling hook and a paraglider at his disposal to make jumps.

In between his leaping and swinging, he would come across some startled civilians and in some cases, small group of zombies. Most of them were acting dozy and he even used one of them to grab and used to survive a fall when landing.

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Chasing the truck, he crashed through a wooden ledge and ended up in a Dark Zone at one point, where he was almost about to get overwhelmed by swarm of zombies and his infection starts progressing but Aiden managed to fight back.

He wields a modded weapon that is very efficient for melee combat against undead hordes but also can use UV flashlight or special UV flares when he is trapped among a small horde of zombies in a tight space to make a way out.

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Through more jumping and leaping, he managed to find a way into the truck and eventually into pumping station, where The Colonel resides and after fighting his henchmen, Aiden was finally able to turn on the water pumps.

This reveals a huge open-world sandbox full of new mechanics and quests for Aiden Caldwell to take part in. It also attracts group of marauders towards Colonel's base and some dreadful mutated creatures to rise from their watery grave.

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Anti-Zombie Weapon, UV Light

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According to developers, Dying Light sequel is at least four times larger than its predecessor title. However, you will lose at least 25 percent of overall content each time you will play and they believe it's actually a good thing.

Some latest inclusion of anti-zombie tech like UV lights gives the hero a better fighting chance whenever he is mobbed up and then there is a ranged weapon called Scorpio that is well suited to one-shot your enemies from distances.

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Return of weapon modding is a plus for its weapons-based combat system that has evolved from Dying Light to become more gruesome. Player actions will turn direction for in-game narrative and unlock new gameplay mechanics to explore.

Dying Light 2 is currently scheduled to arrive during spring 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Polish studio Techland will be distributing the in association with publisher Square Enix for North American regions.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Final Fantasy TV Series Confirmed

A live-action Final Fantasy TV series is currently in works at Sony and production company behind Netflix's The Witcher.

A live-action TV series based on popular science fantasy role-playing Final Fantasy video game series is now in works at Sony Pictures Television in association with developer/publisher Square Enix and production company Hivemind.

Dinesh Shamdasani (Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior), Jason F. Brown (Ben-Hur, The Expanse) and Sean Daniel (The Mummy, The Scorpion King) will be producing on behalf of Hivemind, which is currently working on Netflix's The Witcher.

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Final Fantasy TV Series Confirmed

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A completely original story set within world of Eorzea from Final Fantasy XIV will serve as premise for this upcoming show. Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton will be writing scripts and also be serving role of executive producers.

Though specific plot details are yet not revealed, the show will focus on aspects of magic and technology in order to establish peace among conflicted lands while adding many renowned characters from vast franchise of FF.

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An airship engineer named Cid nan Garlond from Final Fantasy XIV will be a part of principal character ensemble. Genre-bending elements of the series like a recurring chicken-like animal Chocobo would also make its appearance.

We are only days away from upcoming third expansion pack Shadowbringers for FFXIV to release on July 2, 2019 and Sony announcing a live-action Final Fantasy TV series shortly ahead could be a nice way to draw millions of fans into it.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Announced

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox to arrive later this year.

Back in September 2018, developer/publisher Square Enix announced "Final Fantasy Legacy Collection" that featured fan-favorite RPG titles from Final Fantasy series, scheduled to launch on current-gen platforms through 2018 to 2019.

Final Fantasy VIII was somehow left behind from being included to that list in between seventh and ninth installment. However, a remastered version of this PlayStation original is announced recently during E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

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An official announce trailer was released to give a flashback to series fans that were looking forward to FFVIII for long.




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When military nation Galbadia and Sorceress Edea declares war against Dukedom of Dollet, protagonist Squall Leonhart gathers a group of friends within mercenary group SeeD, to help resistance member Rinoa Heartilly.

From iconic characters to its battle system, everything is getting rendered in enhanced visuals for modern-era consoles. Even its awesome soundtracks are currently made available on audio streaming platform Spotify for fans to enjoy.

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In terms of visual style, FF8 has moved over to a more realistic art style than its predecessor titles from FF series and rather than providing a high fantasy feel in overall, developers went for a grounded approach in storytelling process.

Breaking out of tradition, the studio also introduced Guardian Forces to customize your battle strategy. Every beloved original aspect of it is going to be revitalized and though it took time to arrive on modern systems, it was worth waiting.

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With everyone so busy being hyped about upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake and the recent release of Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV; fans were actually worried that they might never get a remade version of FFVIII after all.

Square Enix did not left Final Fantasy VIII out and is finally giving it a long-awaited remaster treatment on its 20th anniversary year. This classic role-playing video game is coming later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

Square Enix have revealed first official trailer of upcoming Marvel's Avengers game at E3 2019 event.

For long, publisher Square Enix has been silent on "The Avengers Project" that was officially announced back at E3 2017 event. In December 2018, the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg assured that development will start soon.

Only a week ago, an official Twitter account starts referring it as Marvel's Avengers and revealed schedule for a worldwide reveal at E3 2019. Today, fans are finally getting a glance at this long-awaited superhero action-adventure game.

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Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

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An exclusive first-look trailer has been released earlier to present a more detailed look into upcoming Avengers game.




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It all begins at A-Day, when globally known superhero team of Avengers showed up in San Francisco to unveil their new hi-tech Headquarters. A sudden explosion nearby has Captain America send Iron Man and Thor to investigate.

Black Widow and Hulk joined soon into that mess what seemed like an act of terrorism by a private military force. A staged catastrophe causes huge devastation and these heroes were blamed, which led to disbandment of The Avengers.

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Fast forward to five years later, all superheroes are now outlawed by society and long gone. Entire world suffers from growing threats and the only way to save it will take for Earth's Mightiest Heroes to reassemble once again.

Over time, fans will receive regular updates for free to extend in-game content and there will be no micro-transaction. More Marvel heroes will be added to increase an ever-growing roster and options for customization will be available.

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After signing up a multi-year and multi-game partnership deal with Marvel Games, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal were roped in by Square Enix to develop the game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Lately, Google Stadia has been added to its list of platforms and a definitive release date of May 15, 2020 is also confirmed. As pre-order bonus, a pre-release Beta Access of the game will be offered to players on PS4 before anyone else.

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Although it was mentioned in E3 2019 trailer that footage shown are captured from in-game engine, it was quite hard to tell where cinematic cut-scenes ended or where we were watching gameplay moments except from its opening scene.

Marvel's Avengers will adapt an original story just like Insomniac Games most recently did with their immensely successful project, Marvel's Spider-Man. Despite many believe it to be an MMO or RPG but apparently we are getting an action-adventure title.