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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Resident Evil 4 Remake May Not Reveal in 2020

Capcom reportedly will not reveal Resident Evil 4 Remake this year, according to reliable franchise leaker.

In a growing trend of modern-day remake of classic titles these days, developer/publisher Capcom has seen immense success with recent release of Resident Evil 2 Remake in 2019 and Resident Evil 3 Remake in earlier this year.

According to an early report, Capcom has greenlit development for Resident Evil 4 Remake at new Osaka-based developer studio M-Two but will not be revealed this year given their current focus on 2021 release of Resident Evil: Village.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake May Not Reveal in 2020

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Reputed industry leaker AestheticGamer1 has recently revealed on social media that RE4 Remake will not be ready for a showcase this year since its development phase is still on early stage with a set release window of 2022.

Capcom is said to have planned for a larger production unit for upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake than they had in past for Resident Evil 2 and taken support from developers who worked on both Devil May Cry 5 and RE2 Remake.

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AestheticGamer1 has stated on Twitter lately that RE4 most probably won't be ready to reveal this year.


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AestheticGamer1 has become a very reliable source on Resident Evil series of games these days with his series of authentic leaks on Resident Evil 8 regarding Chris Redfield redesign, enemy types, release window, story setting and much more.

He reaffirms that Capcom is on board with RE4 and is already working on it but those who are expecting a reveal will be disappointed. Capcom is not ready to officially confirm Resident Evil 4 yet until they release Resident Evil: Village in 2021.

RELATED: Capcom Surveys if Fans Want More Resident Evil Remake

Resident Evil 4 originally debuted on Nintendo GameCube back in 2005 as an action-horror game and met with worldwide acclaim as a staple to its genre before Capcom ported it to almost every existing gaming console system ever.

Resident Evil 4 Remake will reportedly have some gameplay changes and added story elements. Also, there could be a number of surprises that Capcom would want to hold off until a certain time prior to its rumored 2022 launch window.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Back 4 Blood Reveals Concept Art

Turtle Rock Studios shares new concept art for upcoming co-op zombie shooter title Back 4 Blood on 4th of July.

Although fans are not going to get their hands on a sequel to Left 4 Dead 2 anytime soon, developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive announced a spiritual sequel titled Back 4 Blood back in March 2019.

Following initial announcement, Turtle Rock has remained somewhat quiet on social media for over a year and now shows off a piece of concept art for their upcoming co-operative zombie shooter game on Twitter, during Fourth of July.

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Back 4 Blood Reveals Concept Art

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Latest image shows remnant of a human settlement that seems like a sanctuary for survivors of a post-apocalyptic world. A few dead zombies are lying around its premises that are somewhat well-fortified with barricades and bunch of traps.

There will probably be some defense mechanism embedded within gameplay where players will be busy taking out hordes of zombies while well-placed traps will slow their incoming waves, much similar to how it works in World War Z.

RELATED: The Last of Us 2 Voice Actress Gets Death Threats Online

Turtle Rock offered a single concept art of Back 4 Blood on Twitter, teasing possible setting of their latest IP.


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Despite being inspired from Left 4 Dead franchise, latest work-in-progress may have a very different take on zombie shooter genre. Dev team of B4B is probably hard at work and will cook up a teaser trailer for release in near future.

Though development of Back 4 Blood begins for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, Turtle Rock is likely have a cross-gen release. However, not only did they reveal very little about the game, an official release date is yet to be revealed.

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Last of Us 2 Voice Actress Gets Death Threats Online

Laura Bailey, voice actress for The Last of Us Part II character is getting death threats over her role of Abby.

Ever since major plot point of PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure title The Last of Us Part II was leaked online, developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has been facing serious backlash from fan-community.

Upon launch, players start review-bombing TLoU2 on Metacritic and bashing its plot over at dedicated sub-Reddit. A small group of people took it too far by sending online death threats to Laura Bailey, voice actress for The Last of Us 2.

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The Last of Us 2 Voice Actress Gets Death Threats Online

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR UPCOMING THE LAST OF US PART II.

TLoU2 has created a massive rift among its fans that are divided over Naughty Dog's treatment of a fan-favorite character and entire plot. If killing off previous protagonist Joel Miller was not enough, they had to make his last moments miserable.

Many are pissed at newly introduced playable character Abby who is responsible for his death and for being forced to play as her. Their frustration has led online backlash towards Abby's voice Laura Bailey and she recently opens up about it.

RELATED: Sony Reaches Out Reviewer Over The Last of Us 2 Criticisms

Bailey recently posted a couple of screenshots of her inbox on Twitter, publicly revealing multiple death threats and series of unending harassment directed at her over her portrayal of Abby, most hated character in The Last of Us Part 2.

Now getting angry towards a forcefully inserted character is somewhat understandable and common for gaming industry consumers but such egregious behavior towards anyone over a fictional video game property is not acceptable at all.

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Laura Bailey has posted a screenshot of threats she is receiving for The Last of Us 2 on social media lately.


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To spare uninitiated fans of The Last of Us II spoilers, Bailey redacted some parts of those messages and showed off how bunch of people got worked up by a role she played that they threat her with harm and even death upon her.

People who are harassing Laura Bailey really need to learn to separate fiction and reality to avoid cases like this to spare actors who had nothing to do with a characters' actions in-game other than simple portrayal and leave her alone.

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Jocelyn Mettler, who is a former Naughty Dog employee and served as face model for Abby didn't receive any abusive threats. She worked as a support visual effects artist for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and now works at Beyond-FX.

Thankfully, many fans came to show support for her on Twitter, which she acknowledged in a reply Tweet. The Last of Us Part II has seemingly made people forget that Laura Bailey is just an actor who played her part and not Abby in real life.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sony Reaches Out Reviewer Over The Last of Us 2 Criticisms

Vice reporter was reached out by Sony representative over his critical review of The Last of Us Part II.

As expected, PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment made a strong opening by selling over 4 million copies in three days.

Generally, majority of news outlets had nothing but praise for The Last of Us Part 2, except a few who were a bit critical of its execution. In a weird follow-up move, Sony has reached out to one of these reviewers over some criticism.

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Sony Reaches Out Reviewer Over The Last of Us 2 Criticisms

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Sony representative contacted Rob Zacny of Vice regarding his statement of Naught Dog has attempted to repeat with what they already have shown in their previous games and TLoU2 character motivation weren't much compelling.

Zacny was told that his conclusions were somewhat unfair and he dismissed few meaningful changes. Though their exchange was pleasant but it was very unusual for a publisher like Sony to reach out about a review they didn't quite liked.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part 2 Slammed on Reddit

Sometime big-name publishers can reach out to individuals for sure but contacting someone for their criticism over a particular game is totally unheard of, especially when that title has become the fastest-selling first-party PS4-exclusive ever.

Naughty Dog and Sony were also very selective about which outlet will get The Last of Us II review copies, most probably because of many outlets reporting on alleged "Crunch Culture" to call out their unfair treatment of all employees.

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Though many reviewers have given The Last of Us 2 a perfect review score, many fans were pretty disappointed with how Naughty Dog has chose to end this saga with death of a beloved character and review-bombed it on Metacritic.

Even game director Neil Druckmann has admitted that The Last of Us Part II is bound to create disagreement among fans. People can always disagree and debate but that often turns into ugly fight whenever it comes to a popular fandom.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2 Sales Drops by 80% in U.K. Charts

After a successful opening week on UK charts, The Last of Us Part II sees an 80% sales drop week-on-week.

Within three days of its release, PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold over 4 million copies worldwide, setting a huge milestone.

However, that impressive sales number has took a great hit and unexpectedly dropped by 80% this week. Although sales drops after first week are pretty common, difference between The Last of Us 2 and other first-party titles are noteworthy.

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The Last of Us Part 2 Sales Drops by 80% in U.K. Charts

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Recent numbers from United Kingdom market are gathered by Germany's largest market research institute GfK, which solely reflects over physical boxed sales figures in UK only and not including overall digital sales from PlayStation Store.

Despite being at number 1 spot last week, TLoU2 sales have dropped by a large margin and it may lose its place in UK charts by next week. Previously, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End for PS4 had seen a 78% drop during its second week of sales.

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Seeing a heavy fall of 80% after a strong opening week is not uncommon for a PS4-exclusive title. Interestingly enough, people who didn't play the first game are buying box copies of The Last of Us: Remastered for PS4, which saw 82% rise.

Last week, Naughty Dog and Sony had a remarkable achievement of attaining number 1 spot on UK sales chart with recently released The Last of Us Part II and its critically-acclaimed 2013 predecessor title The Last of Us taking number 9 place.

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Last of Us 2 Hits 4 Million Sales

Sony reveals The Last of Us 2 has sold over 4 million copies and becomes fastest-selling PS4-exclusive title ever.

Despite receiving widespread acclaim from critics, PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure title The Last of Us Part II by developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment didn't sit quite well with majority of fans.

However, Sony reveals in a recent report that The Last of Us 2 has now becomes the fastest-selling first-party PS4-exclusive ever by selling over 4 million copies by June 21, in just three days after its official release on June 19, 2020.

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The Last of Us 2 Hits 4 Million Sales

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Naughty Dog just reached their first milestone for one of their biggest project in years, which is surrounded in controversy. TLOU2 game director Neil Druckmann has expressed his gratitude to millions of fans who played the game lately.

Although angry fans are venting frustration with memes and rants on dedicated sub-Reddit for The Last of Us Part 2, none of that negativity has affected sales in any way because there are many who are not aware of its "Leaked Story" yet.

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The Last of Us first game has sold over 17 million copies across PlayStation 3 and 4 by April 2018. Given how amazing its predecessor title was in terms of both gameplay and narrative, success of its 2020 sequel was almost guaranteed.

Naughty Dog and Sony were almost certain of strong sales numbers for The Last of Us Part II. Most common complaints of many players are poor treatment of series protagonist Joel and a lousy story direction with new character Abby.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2 Slammed on Reddit

Even dedicated sub-Reddit for The Last of Us Part II has turned against it with hatred for many reasons.

After a number of delays, PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure title The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is finally released to mixed reaction from critics and fans worldwide.

Shortly after its launch, people started review-bombing TLoU2 on Metacritic before moving over to its dedicated sub-Reddit, bashing over PS4-exclusive sequel of The Last of Us over various reasons with complaints and criticism.

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The Last of Us Part 2 Slammed on Reddit

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Usually, people visit specific video game sub-Reddits to praise or talk positive about a certain title before and after launch. However, things turned completely different in case of The Last of Us Part 2 and people are voicing their anger.

Majority of fan-base are expressing their frustration together at Naughty Dog for mistreating one of their most popular franchises by brutally killing off a beloved protagonist and taking a very controversial approach to overall storyline.

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Against thousands of user reviews slamming The Last of Us 2, most critics with games industry have showered praise for TLoU2 on Metacritic, making it a must-play title on PS4 and raising suspicion over a conspiracy to boost AAA sales.

Ever since The Last of Us Part II suffered a major story leak months back, its fan-community on Reddit and other social media mostly tried to stay positive until official release but that too has changed after the game eventually came out lately.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR UPCOMING THE LAST OF US PART II.

Most criticism are directed at how beloved character Joel Miller was clubbed to death by new character Abby from his past that he never knew of and then Ellie's quest for revenge meeting a meaningless end due to her refusal of killing her.

There was accusation of game director Neil Druckmann trying to insert his "forced agenda" with characters and themes of TLoU2. They took issue with Abby being overly muscular than regular females and even assumed her as transgender.

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Understandably, there is a divide between people who are mad with story direction leading to Joel's death and the ones that actively harasses voice actress Laura Bailey (Final Fantasy XIII, Gears of War 4) on social media for portraying Abby.

Some even theorizes that Anita Sarkeesian has played a major influential role in changing story direction, which Druckmann denies even though there is video evidence of him admitting being inspired from her "Tropes in Video Games" series.

RELATED: The Last of Us 2 Fans Angry Over Change in Trailer Moment

Naughty Dog and Sony has also made a case of huge bait and switch where they have shown Joel in trailer for a specific sequence, giving hope to players to have more presence of him only to replace him with Ellie's friend Jesse in final game.

The Last of Us Part II is likely to sell millions of copies and break records but a faction of players who were hardcore loyalists will be very skeptical from now on and will think twice before spending their money on future Naughty Dog games.

Resident Evil 4 Remake to Feature Expanded Story

Capcom is likely to change Resident Evil 4 gameplay and feature an "expanded" story, according to leaker AestheticGamer.

Back in April 2020, reports of developer/publisher Capcom working on Resident Evil 4 Remake with a planned release window of 2022 came out shortly after release of highly-anticipated survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Latest information from reputed leaker AestheticGamer1 reveals that upcoming RE4 Remake can make some changes to original gameplay and may even feature expanded story elements, adding lore for 2005 action-horror release.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake to Feature Expanded Story

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When asked by a Twitter user about new changes in Resident Evil 4 gameplay and premise lately, AestheticGamer1 reveals that Capcom would much likely to expand upon its original story to an extent and revamp gameplay.

When RE4 came out on Nintendo GameCube, it single-handedly revolutionized entire Resident Evil franchise forever. Capcom needs to update the game and move away from RE2 and RE3 Remake to impress new generation of players.

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AestheticGamer1 also hints at some possible major change in Resident Evil 4 Remake in another thread.



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While citing it's too early at this point to talk about anything before an official announcement, he randomly points out that Capcom is greatly expanding story and one of them revolves around iconic chainsaw-wielding villager Dr. Salvador.

Salvador was initially introduced in Resident Evil 4 as Chainsaw Man, a Plaga infected Ganado enemy type wearing a burlap potato sack that would chop off heads of any stranger on sight with a revving chainsaw and won't go down easily.

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During a recent interview in May 2020, Resident Evil 3 Remake game director Kiyohiko Sakata reveals that Capcom changed Nemesis to make a connection with Resident Evil 4, low-key confirming that a remake being in development.

Aside from attacking targets, Nemesis is given abilities to create a new zombie-type called "Tentacle Head". You can take what AestheticGamer1 said with some level of certainty, given his past record on Resident Evil: Village leaks so far.

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In recent remake of Resident Evil 3, a popular character was completely left out from ending sequence. Capcom didn't offer multiple endings like 1999 classic and even removed popular Mercenaries mode, which was disappointing.

Capcom will soon be venturing into another modern-day remake project with Resident Evil 4 Remake for the third time, following blockbuster success of Resident Evil 2 (2019) and its slightly less appreciated sequel Resident Evil 3 (2020).