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Friday, May 15, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima to Feature One Piece Voice Actor

Popular voice actor from One Piece anime series joins Ghost of Tsushima cast for Japanese voice track.

As we are only months away from upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure title Ghost of Tsushima to release on July 17, 2020, a gameplay overview was featured in latest episode of State of Play presentation.

To provide Japanese voice for protagonist Jin Sakai, developer Sucker Punch Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has cast voice actor Kazuya Nakai, renowned for his work in Japanese anime TV series One Piece.

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Ghost of Tsushima to Feature One Piece Voice Actor

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Nakai became popular for voicing Roronoa Zoro of Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece anime series for two decades now, which is one of his most notable roles including several other anime characters and video game voiceover.

One of the highlights from State of Play gameplay presentation was an option to employ Japanese voice trackrs with English subtitles. Kazuya Nakai's voice in showcase for Tsushima is easily recognizable for any of his long-time fans.

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Aside from his major role as Zoro, he has voiced Date Masamune from Sengoku Basara, Mondo Owada from Danganronpa series, Mugen from Samurai Champloo, Shinjiro Aragaki from Persona 3 and Soma Schicksal from God Eater.

You can turn on Japanese language track from very beginning of your playthrough for a truly immersive experience. Ghost of Tsushima also offers players an option to turn on subtitles to get more contexts of ongoing in-game events.

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Daisuke Tsuji, who previously voiced for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Death Stranding and Prey will do English dub for Jin Sakai. Tsuji is cast alongside Hira Ambrosino, Keisuke Hoashi, Minae Noji and Patrick Gallagher for English voiceover.

Sucker Punch will be featuring a "Samurai Cinema" mode in Ghost of Tsushima with a black-and-white visual filter to show respect to its Japanese roots and thus, is making it an interesting addition for both fans of Samurai films and games.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Leaked on Amazon

A recent leak from Amazon Italy listing revealed Assassin's Creed Valhalla release date is set for October 2020.

Through a livestream, developer/publisher Ubisoft has revealed latest installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla in April but other than a holiday 2020 window, there is no launch date.

Recently, a release date accidentally added to product listing page of Amazon Italy was spotted by Reddit user AssassinsCrypt and managed to take a screenshot as well where it shows that AC Valhalla is set to arrive on October 15, 2020.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Leaked on Amazon

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However, Ubisoft were quick to make a move as soon as word got out and change that date to December 31, which is the last day of 2020. AssassinsCrypt has posted it on Facebook to let everyone see aside from posting on Reddit.

Details on gameplay mechanics (without any actual footage) and plot setting of ACV on how Viking leader Eivor to lead his clan of Nordic warriors to find a new home in ninth century England are coming out frequently these days.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Leaked Release Date

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Since Valhalla is slated to come out in holiday 2020, an October release date on Amazon placeholder seems very plausible. Given current global situation with COVID-19 pandemic, Ubisoft can always move that date up if they have to.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is currently set to launch on alleged release date of October 15, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, supporting Smart Delivery feature for Microsoft consoles.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima Showcase

Sucker Punch invites you to an extended look at Ghost of Tsushima gameplay in latest State of Play episode.

After getting postponed for a month in favor of highly-anticipated Naughty Dog title The Last of Us Part II back in April, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima is now all set to release on July 17, 2020.

In recent State of Play broadcast premiered on Twitch and YouTube, developer Sucker Punch Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed brand-new footage of Tsushima that showcases new gameplay aspects.

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State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima Showcase

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In an extended video, Sucker Punch highlights exploration, combat, customization and more of Tsushima.




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During an in-depth gameplay presentation, players are given a detailed look into immersive exploration system of Tsushima. You can navigate through its open-world with help from "Guiding Wind" mechanics to visit new locations.

Call upon a gust of wind to get direction before hopping onto your trusty horse and heading to your next story cinematic or some sword-fighting. Often time you can pick visual cues from odd shaped trees, smokestacks or wandering animals.

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These signs will usually lead you to where rare collectible items are or to hidden shrines across the island to earn charms. Once a place is visited, you can return back using fast travel and yes, you can surely pet the fox that guided you there.

There are resources within your surroundings that will help you customize samurai Jin Sakai. Some role-playing elements allow you to make mechanical improvement that suits your protagonist character and define a gameplay style.

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When it comes to combat, Sakai can either fight like an honorable samurai who would directly confront his enemies or becomes a Ghost to strike fear into the hearts of Mongol invaders and decimate them with ruthless efficiency.

Aside from scoring precised one-shot kills, you can also rely on parrying sometimes or use smoke bombs to distract enemies. Use combat skills or implement stealth to gain an upper hand when going against a group of adversaries.

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Armor customization has an emphasis on your playstyle as well since certain attire will give you advantages on varying degrees. Collecting more charms and technique points are a way to upgrade skills of a samurai into a legendary Ghost.

Sucker Punch added new photo and video mode for people who would love to get creative in capturing a frame or recording a reel in-game. Players can easily make their own Samurai flick or awesome posters with tons of editing tools.

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Ghost of Tsushima features an option to turn on Japanese voice tracks with subtitles from very beginning for an authentic experience. Dev team has apparently focused an awful lot on providing players more cinematic feel in overall.

Paying homage to classic Japanese films in newly introduced "Samurai Cinema" mode, Sucker Punch lets you enjoy an entire playthrough in black-and-white visual style that adds a grainy shade of monochrome overlay for a dramatic vibe.

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Tsushima seems a lot like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in comparison and its gameplay seems inspired from Assassin's Creed series. However, Sucker Punch's latest IP doesn't fail to shine when it comes to aesthetic and graphical prowess.

Ghost of Tsushima is the last PlayStation 4-exclusive to release for current generation of Sony consoles. At this point, developers refuse to disclose whether they will be launching a PlayStation 5 version of the game anytime soon.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla First Gameplay Trailer

First-look of Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay is revealed at recent episode of Inside Xbox, showcasing combat, raids and more.

Following a lengthy livestream event, developer/publisher Ubisoft has revealed upcoming installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla through a cinematic trailer a week ago.

In previous announcement, Ubisoft promised to release a trailer for AC Valhalla offering first look at gameplay of ninth century epic Viking journey on latest episode of Inside Xbox, which is dropped today during Microsoft reveal event.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla First Gameplay Trailer

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At next-gen gameplay presentation, Ubisoft delves deep into intense combat of ACV in brand-new video.




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Opening shot of newest cinematic trailer opens with Viking warriors are having a feast in longhouse. Then the scene briefly focuses on a statue of Thor and takes a close-up of a Hidden Blade that player character will carry around.

Rather than showing any actual gameplay footage, what Ubisoft has showcased is probably scenes that take place before or after of some action sequences, which seem a lot like a late April fool's joke to fans given their video title.

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Instead of captured in-game footage, Valhalla shows a bunch of scenes featuring Viking raider Eivor. He and his Viking clan are shown to engage in what seems like a raid, charges at enemies with dual-wielding melee weapons and more.

Players can choose a male of female version of protagonist character that can be customized with gears, tattoos and etc. A pet raven will help you with aerial direction while sailing through snowy waterways, as an alternative for eagle.

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Valhalla to support Smart Delivery feature at launch and therefore, let people play on both Microsoft consoles. Open-world gameplay will return once again as well as new mechanics like settlement building and political influence.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is set for holiday 2020 release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Windows PC version will be available to purchase on Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store at launch.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Lord of The Rings: Gollum Reveals First Screenshots

Daedalic Entertainment reveals new screenshots for upcoming Lord of The Rings: Gollum, featuring its creepy protagonist.

Based on fantasy universe of J.R.R Tolkien, a narrative-focused stealth adventure game titled Lord of The Rings: Gollum was announced last year by developer Daedalic Entertainment to release in 2021 for next-gen consoles.

Today, a series of newly revealed screenshot by Daedalic offers first-look at their take on titular wretched creature on social media and LoTR: Gollum is currently scheduled to arrive next year for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

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Lord of The Rings: Gollum Reveals First Screenshots

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Gollum is best known for his iconic portrayal from The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings film franchises by renowned English actor Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) through performance capture.

Although dev team has initially promised not to make Gollum look much similar to its live-action movie interpretation by director Peter Jackson (King Kong, The Lovely Bones), much of his first appearance doesn't look any different.

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Latest batch of released images showcases cursed Sméagol protagonist and a dark world of Mordor.


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A fictional character that is constantly troubled with two of its different personalities, Gollum is not known for his physical prowess and will be fitting to employ elements of stealth through traversal over various settings of Middle-earth.

Some internal dialog options probably suggests of decision-making aspects that are very much likely to be a part of in-depth gameplay mechanics developed by Daedalic Entertainment to explore his conflicting Smeagol and Gollum psyche.

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A wide range of diverse locations such as Mount Doom and countryside of Rivendell are featured in recent screenshots. Enemy types like Orcs and monstrous Spiders are also bound to show up during cinematic and dark passages.

Lord of The Rings: Gollum will reportedly be set between events of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings series trilogy that latest images clearly hints at, adding more unique story elements in Tolkien canon for a new generation of fans.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Premiere Trailer

Ubisoft offers first details on Assassin's Creed Valhalla in a world premiere trailer and a release window for holiday 2020.

After being teased in many leaks for past few months, developer/publisher Ubisoft has finally decided to unveil 2020 entry in Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla yesterday in a livestream.

As announced in early reveal event, coming Ubisoft has released a brand-new cinematic trailer for AC Valhalla, which is scheduled to arrive on holiday 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Premiere Trailer

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Official world premiere trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla explores legends of Viking age in a story teaser.




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Valhalla is set in ninth century, focusing on a fierce Viking warrior named Eivor, who is a leader of his clan. In search of a new home, he leads a valiant army of Norse warriors into a battle in against forces of England during its dark ages.

Armies of England try their best to drive away a Viking clan when they arrive to shores from a war-ravaged Norway and through increasing conflict, players are to cross paths with King Aelfred of Wessex, also known as Alfred the Great.

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Though belonging to a Viking community, Eivor meets Assassin's Creed at some point and will use a hidden blade. Continuing age-old conflict of Assassin Vs. Templar, story of Assassin's Creed Valhalla will follow Layla Hassan in present day.

Amidst battle, Eivor is seen to have shown faith in Odin before killing his enemy with a hidden blade. Tying to Norse god Odin, Valhalla features a raven to serve you with direction from sky as an alternative of having a pet eagle acting as your eye.

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Instead of having to play as male or female version of a protagonist character, Valhalla lets you choose a male or female Eivor, unlike Assassin's Creed Odyssey and allows customization with clothing, gear, tattoos and war paint for his/her.

You can create and share customized mercenary Viking character with friends online for them to employ in raids. Aside from fighting, Eivor will engage in drinking games, go fishing, hunting and recruit clan members as pastime activities.

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Ubisoft promises to bring back classic Assassin's Creed open-world action-adventure gameplay for AC Valhalla. There will be political influence mechanics, raids, settlement builds and such mechanics for a more grounded experience.

Thanks to new combat system, players will be able to dual-wield a number of melee weapons to mow down enemies. You can get in close range to do brutal damage with Eivor's hidden blade or take them down with a bow from distance.

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When braving waterfront raids, sail through enemy territory in a Longship and guide your crews to go after resources to build new settlements. In order to gain large spoils of war, head over to and launch massive attack on Saxon fortresses.

PC version of the game is not debuting through Steam and will be available on Epic Games Store as well as and Ubisoft Store. All members of Uplay Plus subscription service are likely to get their hands on AC Valhalla on launch date.

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Valhalla supports Xbox Smart Delivery and therefore, purchasing the game on Xbox One will get you a copy on Xbox Series X as well. A trailer showcasing Series X gameplay will be shown in upcoming episode of Inside Xbox on May 7, 2020.

Development team that previously worked on acclaimed series titles like Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Origins for Ubisoft are currently working on Assassin's Creed Valhalla with Ashraf Ismail serving as game director.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Revealed

Ubisoft has revealed an official teaser for Assassin's Creed Valhalla through a prolonged livestream by artist BossLogic.

Known industry analyst Danial Ahmad has pointed out earlier that Chinese social media account for developer/publisher Ubisoft is preparing for a major announcement today at 6 AM PT/9 AM EDT, possibly for next Assassin's Creed game.

Following a livestream on Twitch, YouTube and other social platforms by popular digital artist Kode Abdo AKA BossLogic drawing a concept art, Ubisoft has finally revealed official title for upcoming AC game to be Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Revealed

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Throughout an extensive period of time, BossLogic was busy creating an impressive art piece that teases aspects and theme of newest title of Assassin's Creed franchise, proving many previous rumors of a Viking era settings to be true.

Early leaks that emerged online last year, have suggested new AC title to be called Assassin's Creed Ragnarok. Afterwards, several product listings of Ragnarok were spotted on multiple retailer websites that were taken down quickly.

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When an alleged achievement list got leaked on Reddit last month, Assassin's Creed 2020 was revealed to be Valhalla and not Ragnarok. Although its rumored name didn't last long, theory of possible Viking settings was almost confirmed.

BossLogic has probably teased a brand-new protagonist for Assassin's Creed Valhalla during his stream, which ended with a name reveal. More of Valhalla will be revealed soon on April 30, 8 AM PT/11 AM EDT through a world premier trailer.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Assassin's Creed 2020 Rumored to Be Revealed Soon

Reputable industry insider hints at a possible reveal window for upcoming Assassin's Creed game, coming very soon.

Last year, it was revealed that next installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series will be revealed in February 2020 by developer/publisher Ubisoft but were postponed due to global crisis of COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a leaked achievements list, upcoming AC game for 2020 is allegedly titled Valhalla, previously known as Assassin's Creed: Ragnarok. An industry insider has pointed out that Assassin's Creed 2020 is likely to be revealed soon.

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Assassin's Creed 2020 Rumored to Be Revealed Soon

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With every other major release is getting pushed back and E3 2020 got cancelled earlier because of ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, newest Assassin's Creed game surely has its scheduled reveal date shifted by developers.

Renowned industry insider Shinobi602 was recently asked on Twitter if he knows when Ubisoft will announce next AC game and he replied saying "yes", only to get a follow-up of "when" that he responded with a .GIF hinting very soon.

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These nods from Shinobi602 nicely align with various rumors of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X events coming in May 2020. One of the biggest dates that were pushed from an earlier calendar is May 5, which fits into very soon category.

Stadia Connect event on April 28, 2020 will also showcase a number of third-party games and since Assassin's Creed Odyssey was a Google Stadia launch title, Assassin's Creed 2020 may end up being revealed for the platform as well.

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AC Odyssey came out almost two years ago and therefore, idea of a new series title is not too far-fetched at this point. Series fans are already excited nevertheless from rumors of a possible Vikings era setting and Norse mythology roots.

Even though Shinobi602 has been a trusted leaker for years, there is no official confirmation of a title or a date from Ubisoft just yet. However, fans can finally hope to get their exclusive first-look at Assassin's Creed 2020 very soon.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima Delay May Have Leaked by PlayStation Canada

Based on a new leak on PlayStation Canada website, Ghost of Tsushima may get delayed to August 2020.

Back in December 2019, upcoming highly-anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima received an official release date of June 26, 2020 from developer Sucker Punch Productions via a story trailer.

A recent leak emerged from official PlayStation Canada website on listing of Tsushima with a "08/01/2020" release date, suggesting that the game may soon be announced getting delayed by publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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Ghost of Tsushima Delay May Have Leaked by PlayStation Canada

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Originally, GoT product page on PS Canada had a June 26, 2020 launch date and it was updated to August 1, 2020 then until they changed it back. This change was noticed and posted at first on NeoGAF forum with two screenshots as proof.

In "Coming Soon" section of PS Canada homepage, Tsushima is seen to have been slated for 08/01/2020. Similar date was found on bottom of its product page, which are all reverted back to previous official schedule shortly afterwards.

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Due to worldwide Coronavirus pandemic recently, major developers and publishers in video game industry are trying to adapt and therefore, Sony had to delay The Last of Us Part II earlier for an indefinite period with no new release date.

It is very much likely that Sony will postpone Ghost of Tsushima release window by a month, probably because of a rumored new launch timeframe for The Last of Us 2 and someone at PlayStation Canada posted that earlier than intended.

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PS4 fans were definitely not happy about this setback of course and many speculated before for Ghost of Tsushima to be delayed next. Unless international lockdown for COVID-19 ends anytime soon, more games in 2020 might get delayed.

If Sony ends up delaying Ghost of Tsushima for more than over a month to August 1, then The Last of Us sequel may launch in June and we will know about it early enough if they make an official announcement of a new date very soon.