Showing posts with label Video Game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video Game. Show all posts

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC Characters Revealed

Upon crowning a new champion, Capcom Cup 2017 has finally came to an end with the conclusion of PlayStation Experience 2017. Capcom fans have watched and enjoyed the tournament by either visiting live at PSX the booth or at the comfort of their own couch. The year 2017 has been a great year for games and Capcom has done some pretty amazing things too. One of them is to announcing the hugely anticipated Arcade Edition for Street Fighter V.

RELATED: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will come out on January 16, 2018 with a secondary V-Trigger move for every characters of the game. Till date, Season 2 of Street Fighter V has brought in five brand new characters along with fan-favorite demon warrior Akuma. All of the newcomers added a new dynamics to the game with their unique story and gameplay. Now, it demands that Season 3 brings more charisma to the title by introducing another six new awesome DLC characters.

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Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC Characters Revealed

Whereas Capcom used to tease us with the possibility of the characters for the following year, this year they broke the tradition. They revealed all six DLC characters for Season 3 in the cinematic opening trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition!




The trailer starts with Ryu trying to meditate to control his powers as he sees Akuma approaching towards him from behind a waterfall. Then we are indulged in the beautiful mastery of the montage that re-introduces the franchise once again. It beautifully portrays the world of Street Fighter and the legendary world warriors who shaped the tournament as well as the universe of the game each playfully introduce themselves to the audience through their signature gesture or movements.

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Sakura’s Recent Incarnation

Within the rally of these worthy fighters who already made it to the Street Fighter V roster till now and then some new faces, that are yet to be included. These six new faces for Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC characters to be are Blanka, Cody, Falke, G, Sagat and Sakura. Four of them are from previous installments of the game except Falke and G, who are the newcomers here. The Season 3 Character Pass will get you all six of them as soon as they are released to join the brawl.




From her days of chasing Ryu for becoming his apprentice and constantly being at fight with her rival fighter Karin, Sakura has grown up and changed a lot. She definitely is not that cute-little school girl anymore as she is seeking new adventures after graduation. Kasugano Residence will be her very own stage, which took inspiration from her stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2. Sakura will be the first among the six to join the battle on January 16, 2018, while release date for the five others remains still unannounced.




There was also an announcement for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which is an anthology pack featuring 12 awesome titles from the Street Fighter saga since 1987. So, this looks like a perfect opportunity to get all those iconic games altogether for a trip to nostalgia lane. Plus, you get to hone your skills with games like Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike from the collection.

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Classic Street Fighter Arcade

There is an Interactive Timeline to display the 30 years of Street Fighter glory full of concept arts, documents, little-known trivia and music archives related to each of the game. Also, each fighter has their bios to go deep into their character's backstory. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be priced only $39.99 and come out on May 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Death Stranding Key Poster Released

If you people are well aware of who Hideo Kojima is, then you must also know that this fellow is a master of developing mind-bending video games that creates all sorts of buzzes and makes history. He's intending to do that once more with his forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive release Death Stranding from his very own Kojima Productions. He started messing with our minds from back in 2016 and now he has taken a step further by releasing a wickedly bizarre trailer.

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Death Stranding Key Poster Released

RELATED: Death Stranding Teaser Trailer

Well, just as soon as the trailer dropped and everyone was just recovering from having their mind-blown by the pure chaotic wickedness, Hideo Kojima took his personal Twitter account to reveal the new key visual art for the game.



Playing the role of the protagonist of Death Stranding called Sam, actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) is on the primary focal point of the two posters. Both of these posters are designed in a movie-like fashion and while there are similarities in them, they are still apart. Like the first one have a close focus on Sam and the baby but the second one, despite picking the same frame has set in slight distance.

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Death Stranding Key Poster A

Reedus’ character is looking at the distance and probably observing the gigantic alien creatures that have taken two of his team-mates moments ago and he is holding a pod which one of his fallen colleagues dropped moments before he was taken. While the antenna-like flashlight gear attached to his back is fixed onto something, the baby he is holding inside the pod is looking straightly at the viewers.

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Death Stranding Key Poster B

I say, since maestro Kojima has introduced breaking of the fourth wall in video games, the baby looking straight to the viewer may be a nod to that. I mean, at this point every other eager fan is trying to piece out the clues to make some sort of sense out for this game as Hideo Kojima is playfully dropping them so often these days, anything could just mean everything!

Of course, everyone was happy that they are getting something new from Death Stranding after a long time but people were less happy after witnessing the 8-minutes of wickedness with everything that is involved to the world Kojima is creating. All we can say is that, something fascinating is coming our way and we don't even have a release date but the upcoming PlayStation Experience event may change that.

Bayonetta 1 and 2 for Nintendo Switch

The Game Awards 2017 was an event of many exciting announcements and Nintendo had some up their sleeves for Nintendo Switch owners too. Apparently, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are heading towards Switch and this is actually true. Now, the two games will come in a bundle but only Bayonetta 2 will come out as a physical copy and players have to get the first game of the series digitally.

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Bayonetta 1 and 2 for Nintendo Switch

This Bayonetta bundle will be headed towards Switch on February 16, 2017 and we already know that there is a third game in development stage. So, as long as Bayonetta 3 doesn't come out and if you have a Switch, it would be only logical to get these two games and keep playing.

RELATED: Bayonetta 3 Revealed for Nintendo Switch




Now let's discuss the pricing of the two games for a moment to clear things out. The physical copy for the two games will cost you $60 and it will get you a code for Bayonetta digital download. If you buy Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo Switch eShop, you will be charged $50 and then you can get the first game of the series for only $10. However, if you just want to purchase Bayonetta from the Switch eShop then you just have to spend $30 and for another $30 you can get Bayonetta 2 as well.

The first Bayonetta game was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009. Then on 2014, came a Wii U version of it and Bayonetta 2 came along for the same platform. Those who hadn't had a Wii U device have missed the chance to experience the guilty pleasures of the hack and slash fun it offers. Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are one of the finest action games that PlatinumGames have ever created.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bayonetta 3 Revealed for Nintendo Switch

Fans of PlatinumGames' action-adventure hack and slash video game series Bayonetta can rejoice now because they're finally getting a much awaited sequel of the game. Recently at The Game Awards, Nintendo has just announced that Bayonetta 3 will be out for Nintendo Switch but right now, it is on development stage. The series protagonist and titular character Bayonetta will be back kicking ass with her trusty dual-wielding hand guns once again.

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Bayonetta 3 Revealed for Nintendo Switch

Check out this short video clip by Nintendo officially announcing Bayonetta 3 and experience the awesomeness of the game.




The trailer starts with the sky slowly turning into red and then the frame shifts to the twin-pistols of the series protagonist Bayonetta, who is constantly getting hit by a light purple apparition. The being seemed to be too fast for her and when it throws her off after hitting her several times, she instantly fires six rounds of bullets that seemingly hit a glass-like wall. As they both come face to face for another confrontation, Bayonetta suddenly disappears from the fight and her guns drop on the floor.

The trailer clip was relatively short and contains too little information to determine what to make of it, except we're getting a third installment of the game and most probably a new villain and new crisis is headed our way. However, the heroine looks fabulous as she is destined to be and given the previous history of the franchise, it is easily predictable that it will do great upon release.

Death Stranding Teaser Trailer

Video game mastermind Hideo Kojima is mostly known as the creator of Metal Gear Solid, which he created during his time in Konami. Following his departure from the company, his fans were worried for sometime thinking if the maestro will ever return into the biz. He did with his very own Kojima Productions and announced of releasing a PlayStation 4 exclusive action video game titled Death Stranding last year.

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Death Stranding – Teaser Trailer – TGA 2017

From the very moment players have known about the existence of Death Stranding, everyone was excited as hell as Kojima himself was involved in the project. Next, when the news of the involvement of Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) to the game came out, people simply started losing their minds.

To throw the Kojima fan-base off their seats, Kojima Productions have dropped the new teaser trailer for Death Stranding. We would like to warn you in advance that the following footage is disturbing and can be extremely messy for your psyche (I already lost mine a little). So, viewers beware.




The clip starts with showing Norman Reedus’ character Sam stranded on a barren place where he wakes up with two other crews in a secret operation that clearly has gone wrong and one of them is half-stuck under a vehicle. Suddenly the gear on the shoulder of one of his fellow team members starts signaling like crazy for something on their way and as the crew panics, Sam suggests that they don't even breathe. Then we see an invisible creature approaching towards a body-bag near Sam while leaving lizard-like foot mark behind.

The body-bag seemingly melts into some black goo and the creature move towards Sam as he is bleeding. Then as his wounded teammate makes a noise, it quickly gets him and the other crew shot him to spare him a horrific fate. He throws a pod containing a baby to Sam before trying to shoot him but failed and then tried to stab himself to death. Left behind as the only witness of this carnage, Sam sees some extra terrestrial life-forms floating around him and all he sees is extinction all around.

This is so far we know about Death Stranding for now and there is no apparent release date announced yet. Even though people are familiar with the fact that master Kojima likes to play with our head every once in a while, the Death Stranding clip may have done that a little too much considering this is just a teaser trailer. So, God knows what else is up ahead!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tom Clancy's The Division Update 1.8 and Free Weekend

Ubisoft has just dropped the biggest free update for their online-only action role-playing video game Tom Clancy's The Division. With that update released, they have another promotional offer for this multiplayer shooter game. Update 1.8 is going by the name "Resistance", which is available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now. It will add an extra area to the West Side Pier map, including Resistance and Skirmish modes.

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Tom Clancy's The Division Update 1.8 and Free Weekend

For short details of all the content that comes with Update 1.8, you can take a quick look at the launch trailer clip of it.




In Resistance, enemy teams will join up as teams to fight against you in waves, which is highly unlikely of them. You can firm up your defenses and a lot other stuff using resources dropped by your enemies once they are killed. So, the best you can do in a four members team is to try and stay alive for as long as you can. The changes are definitely made for good and the game is even better than it was before with the update.

Skirmish on the other hand is more like player versus player mode that is designed for two teams of four players engaged in killing each other while the clock is ticking. There is a social hub called Camp Clinton, which is almost similar to the main safe house Terminal. You can buy exotic weapons and new gears to even the odds of battlefield.

Now, along with this free update, there comes a free weekend of Tom Clancy's The Division, offering players to have a trial of the game followed by a sweet discount of 70% off on the whole package. Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft allows you to play The Division for free from December 7-10. The progress made during this period will be transferred to the main game if you choose to buy it following the free weekend.




Currently, the trial will only let you play for six hours, which might upset a lot of gamers but it also grants you access to all three DLC expansions; Underground, Survival and Last Stand. After releasing almost a year ago, The Division has finally rising once again from a slow running as the game have seen an all time increase of active users of 150% on daily basis, having a total of 9.5 million users right now. Hopefully, the numbers will rise following the free weekend experience for sure.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Mega Man 11 Announced

On the 30-year anniversary of arcade's most favorite Blue Bomber protagonist Mega Man, Capcom decided to drop the bomb which the fans of the series might not have seen coming but is happy that it dropped. Yup, you guessed it right. The publisher of the game made an official announcement that the legendary hero will return sometime in 2018 with Mega Man 11. Producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya will be on board with director Koji Oda for this brand-new game of the series.

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Mega Man 11 Announced

While there are not much details for Mega Man 11 at hand except that the game will be available to play on Nintendo Switch,  PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We have a trailer at hand to show you a brief peek at what's coming in the upcoming title though. Check it out.




One thing is certain that, Mega Man 11 will still remain a 2D side-scrolling action adventure title. In fact, you can even consider it as 2.5D. From its original 8-bit days, Mega Man has managed to become a legend while also inspiring countless other fan-favorite series in the process. With every other games going through a revolutionary change, Mega Man 11 will surely be no different and is about to create new milestones.

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All-New Visual Direction 

What we were able to gather was that while the game will resemble to the predecessors of the series in looks, it will be modernized and a noticeable change in art style will be there. Our hero, Mega Man's appearance might even slightly change and he will have a new weapon as well. In this way, the game is re-invented and fans from both older and newer generation can enjoy it at the same time.

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Newest Side-Scrolling Adventure

The year 2018 will not only see the release of the latest installment of the Mega Man series but it will also be celebrated for Mega Man’s 30th anniversary. To increase that excitement a little more, all eight games from the Mega Man X series are coming to PlayStation 4 on the same year. So, you can also go back to your old days with those games while you wait for Mega Man 11 to release. Sounds like a plan!

When a series has 30 years of enriched history of being adorned by fans and players worldwide, we only hope from Capcom to bring their very best with Mega Man 11 and nothing less. Since the title is still on the development stage, we have to hold our excitement for the moment and wait for the revealing of the release date for 2018.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

Developer Bohemia Interactive's open world survival video game DayZ has been in early access on Steam from 2013 and it has actually helped shape the popular Battle Royale game mode these days. For four years it is on early alpha testing and now, finally the game is leaving Steam Early Access on 2018. That means, DayZ will see a full-game release next year and Bohemia also confirmed that the game will also see its console release on the same year.

Although the developers expected to ship the game back in 2015 but couldn't make it but looks like they mean serious business this time. DayZ's early access period is not only one of the longest in the gaming history but also one of the most exhausting too. However, through a recent Blog Post, they have made known that since 2017 is an impossible target to reach, they will accomplish the goal next year.

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

DayZ was meant to be for PC in the beginning but now we know that Bohemia is thinking of entering the world of consoles too, which by the way is a great initiative for the game. Initially, the game will be ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but as the PS4 version still needs work to be done, we still have to wait for some solid dates on that as Bohemia Interactive works on fixing that in the mean time.

Considering another open world survival game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds heading to Xbox One, this steps are pretty huge for the studio. While the Beta and update 0.63 will turn into version 1.0 or a full game, it surely will not be the final product. Because, they are being realistic here and they simply lack the support they need for it right now.

The fast-paced gameplay and the thrill of survival are the key-elements which got the players hooked to DayZ. This experience comes in effect after hours of playing but on the other hand, modern day phenomenon like Fortnite or PUBG will make your heart racing with that feeling in a much shorter time. Nevertheless, DayZ is a game of its own right and it's nice that Bohemia is finally getting there. Now it sure is the time to get hyped for the community of gamers who are a fan of the game.