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Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Last of Us Part II Wraps Shooting

Neil Druckmann announces wrap up shooting for upcoming Naughty Dog title The Last of Us Part II on Twitter.

Originally announced back in 2016 at PlayStation Experience, action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II remains one of the most anticipated upcoming titles from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

We didn't get an official release date yet because the game is still under development but recently, game director Neil Druckmann has announced on social media that motion capture has wrapped up, completing major part of the process.

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The Last of Us Part II Wraps Shooting

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We know that lead characters Joel and Ellie are returning for this impending PlayStation 4-exclusive that is set five years after The Last of Us but this time the latter will be going through a cycle of violence for personal reasons.

In terms of story, there was a teaser and a trailer that only explores fraction of its entire plot without possibly revealing any major twist. A footage featuring gameplay was released during E3 2018 and it was as brutal as it could get.

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The Last of Us remains a saga of Joel and Ellie going through a lot of blood, sweat and tears that is very close to Neil. Of course, Baker and Johnson too are similarly attached to this sequel project as well that is heading towards completion.

Druckmann has posted an image of actor Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker on Twitter, pointing to an emotional wrap-up.



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He also posted another image on Instagram of himself with actor Laura Bailey, who is playing an unnamed character.



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Although wrapping up motion capture scenes shooting are major part of development but Naughty Dog still has much work to do for making this much awaited PS4 game a reality, even though it probably is not coming out in 2019.

While waiting for a release date to be announced, we can expect The Last of Us Part II to also arrive on PlayStation 5 following recent revealing of its first details. Besides, PS5 console is going to be backwards compatible with PS4 games anyway.

Warhammer: Chaosbane Second Closed Beta Live Now

Build your party and jump into second Closed Beta of Warhammer: Chaosbane to slay hordes of daemonic force.

Upcoming action role-playing game Warhammer: Chaosbane from developer Eko Software and publisher Bigben Interactive is set on the Old World of Warhammer fictional high fantasy universe and about to enter a new Closed Beta.

The game is currently scheduled to launch worldwide at June 4 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players interested to participate in ongoing second Closed Beta program has to pre-order any edition of Chaosbane for their preferred platform.

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Warhammer: Chaosbane Second Closed Beta Live Now

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Take a look at fantasy battle scenarios Chaosbane has to offer in their second Closed Beta program, live now.




RELATED: Transistor Free on Epic Games Store Now

Player characters begin their quest to find out a source of attack by Dark Gods after Emperor Magnus the Pious is cursed. To reach out to the root of this crisis and end it for good, a group of heroes have to take on a path of slaying demon hordes.

Expect a wide plethora of monstrous enemies to come at you on command of a different Chaos God as you make progress in-game. Then there are some equally fun boss battles to challenge your growing skills and harden you as a warrior.

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Starting from April 18, today, you can team up with your friends by picking up any from Dwarf Slayer, Empire Soldier, High Elf Mage and Wood Elf Waywatcher classes to build your party for some rampaging action until April 24, 2019.

Going solo against Chaos hordes is an option for sure but facing them in local or online co-op is a much better experience. With all four classes are now open to try out in battle, you should not hold back from picking your preferred hero character.

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Warhammer Meets Diablo

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With a level cap set for 25, players will venture among Nuln in first act and the city of Praag for second act. This is a reworked dungeon crawling take on Warhammer universe by Eko Software that showers you with armor pieces and weapons loot.

Aside from granting access to Closed Beta, Standard Edition of Warhammer: Chaosbane offers you 4 legendary helmets and an XP boost. Both Digital Deluxe Edition and Magnus Edition give you the same and then some more stuff to enjoy.

Transistor Free on Epic Games Store Now

Grab on a large glowing sword for a fast paced action RPG title in Transistor, now available for free at Epic Games Store until May 2.

Continuing free games giveaway with no strings attached for each two week after just like they promised everyone during launch of their digital distribution outlet back in December 2018, Epic Games Store returns with their tenth offering.

Players get to own PC version of 2014 action role-playing title Transistor from today by adding it to their Epic Games library for free before May 2, 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST to make sure it belongs theirs to play whenever they wishes to.

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Transistor Free on Epic Games Store Now

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You play as nightclub singer Red, who came under attack by a group named Camerata and they tried to kill her with a sword-like weapon called Transistor that ended up impaling another man instead, sucking his consciousness and both of their voice into it.

Members of Camerata continue their assault on her using a robotic force known as the Process and she is on a run from the district of cyberpunk city of Cloudbank while repelling robotic drones by wielding the mysterious weapon.

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Transistor comes from developer/publisher Supergiant Games who previously delivered acclaimed fan-favorite titles like Bastion and Pyre. They also have an upcoming roguelike action role-playing Early Access game Hades on Epic Games.

This positively received game that is offered without charge is worth $7.99 only on Epic Store, whereas it costs $8.19 on rival platform Steam. Both of these tags are cheaper compared to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 version priced $19.99.

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Stunning Sci-Fi Setting

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Till date, Epic Games have given up a total worth of $148.90 games to community for free. Newcomers that are somewhat hesitant and customers of Valve distribution store can have a trial with these giveaway titles before start shopping around.

With so much more to come until year end of 2019, Epic Store prepares to give you away many new titles for free partnering with developers and what comes next on free games menu of their platform is acclaimed puzzle game World of Goo on May 2.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

Entire Castlevania Anniversary Collection lineup has been revealed by Konami that will arrive on May 16.

Back in 90's beloved era of retro games, side-scrolling adventure series Castlevania was among the most critically acclaimed games and has released some fan-favorite titles over years that eventually became best-selling arcade classics of all time.

This year, developer/publisher Konami decided to release collection of their most popular franchises in preparation for their upcoming 50th anniversary and they have finally revealed the full eight-game lineup for upcoming Castlevania Anniversary Collection.

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Castlevania Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

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Konami already announced to include select titles like 1986 action-platformer original Castlevania, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and Super Castlevania IV for this compilation back in March 2019.

Joining the bundle is four more notable releases from Game Boy and Sega Genesis era such as Castlevania: Bloodlines, Castlevania: The Adventure, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and even 1993 spin-off game Kid Dracula.

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Monster-Slaying Castlevania Classics

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Scheduled to arrive on May 16, Castlevania Anniversary Collection is priced $19.99 only for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Also, Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection is out today on all four platforms for the same price.

In recent years, fans of this action-adventure gothic horror series received two seasons of Castlevania animated series on Netflix to cheer for. Then Richter Belmont and Simon Belmont joined roster of crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year.

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special Out Now

Fighting game ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special from Hamster Corporation is now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

In spirit of upcoming Samurai Shodown series reboot, publisher Hamster Corporation is launching weapon-based fighting game ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today.

Originally debuted on arcades back in April 2004, SSV Special is an upgraded version of its predecessor and ninth game of the series. ACA NeoGeo attempts to deliver all relatable gameplay elements and bring back that experience once again.

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ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special Out Now

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Entire 28 fan-favorite noble warriors are returning to their fighting spirits and compete in duels to death. Concentration One Gauge, Fatal Flash and Rage Explosion mode are back as well as Overkill Move for finishing an opponent instantly.

Armed with skills and weapons to match, boss characters Gaoh Kyougoku Hinowanokami, Mizuki Rashojin, Shiro Tokisada Amakusa and Zankuro Minazuki are ready to clash with these returning characters decades later on modern consoles.

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Fabulous Sword Battles

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ACA NeoGeo titles tend to remain faithful to original iteration of each game and this masterpiece of fighting games deserved no less. This one is developed based off MVS arcade version of the game and not adapted from home editions.

Players being able to challenge anyone over the world now in ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special take days experience to another level. Inclusion of difficulty and display settings with global leaderboards were necessary add-ons for the title.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Assassin's Creed Unity Free on Uplay Now

To stand in solidarity for the fire ravaged iconic Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, Ubisoft is giving away Assassins Creed Unity for free on Uplay.

Even if you don't keep up much with international news, you may have heard about the devastating fire at iconic Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris on this Monday, April 15 that has moved everyone around the world in shock.

To stand in solidarity with everyone affected by it, French video game developer/publisher Ubisoft has announced to donate €500,000 for its restoration work and offering free copies of Assassin's Creed Unity on PC via Uplay, available until April 25.

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Assassin's Creed Unity Free on Uplay Now

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Set during French Revolution era of a fictional Paris, AC Unity focuses efforts of protagonist Arno Victor Dorian in exposing forces behind wheels of Revolution and its gameplay follows a stealth based combat system in an open-world.

Entire set pieces of this installment are from a time when cathedral of Notre-Dame was vandalized and players are to enter the central church chasing Templar Sivert at one point, which remains a very notable part of the game.

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While designing the in-game version of this renowned monumental piece, senior level artist Caroline Miousse said in a 2014 interview that they went through a lot of blueprints and Assassin's Creed historian Maxime Durand helped of course.

Although she never visited it before working on the project back then, she looked at a lot of references and talked to people to know how it's like to be there. However, the one you will see in AC Unity is not the one from French Revolution.

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Notre-Dame de Paris

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Much like Eiffel tower, Notre-Dame de Paris is an iconic part of the city skyline that is quite hard to miss because of a massive spire aside from its two towers and has gone through an extraordinary recreation process during development of Unity.

Rebuilt after 18th century with wood, it suffered the most during recent fire and Miousse actually changed it a bit to make it look cool. Whenever players get to climb on it, they have a chance to see Paris from very top and it is an amazing view.

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Entire world has already pledged over $900 million collectively for reconstruction of the 800 years old historic Cathedral with more coming in every day and French government has planned on rebuilding it within next few years.

Already donating an amount to the cause, Ubisoft is doing their part as well by inviting players to appreciate its glory with a free giveaway of Assassin's Creed Unity, which obviously is the possible best way of paying homage to Notre-Dame in video games.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLC Release Date

Persona 5 character Joker is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on April 17 and Spring Update 3.0 on April 19.

It was announced a day before crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was launched worldwide on Nintendo Switch that Joker from popular JRPG title Persona 5 will join the roster very soon as first DLC fighter.

When this news was revealed at The Game Awards 2018, neither developer Bandai Namco nor publisher Nintendo gave us any definitive date of his arrival but now we have an official release date along with a few other interesting news.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLC Release Date

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A brand-new video has been released on YouTube channel for Nintendo that details all that is coming to Ultimate.




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So, Joker is coming to SSB Ultimate as game's 76th fighter included in Challenger Pack 1 and this Phantom Thief will be packed with his unique moveset inspired by P5 other than a gun, a knife and grappling hook to latch onto edges of stages.

While fighting his opponents, he can summon his persona, Arsene to lend an extra hand with powerful moves by filling up Rebellion Gauge that takes his down special defense move Rebel's Guard to put up, which also deflects incoming damages.

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Joker Summons Arsene

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For those who were hoping for his fellow Phantom Thieves to appear in some sort of cameo, there is a Final Smash attack called "All-Out Attack" for him to perform where they all show up to collectively beat up the rival player on stage.

Coming on April 17, Challenger pack 1 is priced $5.99 or you can always purchase Fighter Pass for $24.99 only. Although there are no Echo Fighters within the DLC, it offers themed stage Mementos and several iconic music tracks from previous Persona games.

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Persona Themed Stage Mementos

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This 15-minute long video details a lot about Joker and upcoming Spring Update 3.0 that is about to add some free content such as new video editor to share videos online and Stage Builder to create custom stages as they please.

Now that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally added up these features, not only players can replay and share their videos with each other, they can download recommended stages to and jump into those arenas to test them out.

Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

Mark Cerny of Sony outlines what hardware features to expect from next-gen PlayStation console.

Rumors are going around among gaming communities for some time that Sony Interactive Entertainment has been working on next-generation PlayStation console for some time and people are already calling it PlayStation 5 despite any official confirmation.

Apparently, they were working on it for past four years now and most recently, lead system architect Mark Cerny spilled some beans about some planned outlines for the hardware in an exclusive interview with monthly magazine Wired.

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Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

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Sony plans for their next video game console to be powered by CPU based third-generation AMD Ryzen line of processor and GPU based on Radeon Navi series, a custom variant to support ray tracing and up to 8K resolutions.

Ray tracing allows for simulating complex 3D environments and is common in Hollywood for visual effects. Some companies are trying to employ it for their high-end processors like Nvidia RTX line but no console was able to handle it so far.

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AMD Navi GPU for PlayStation 5

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Although the method is mostly used for graphical aesthetics of rendering objects more accurately to maintain realism, it can dramatically change audio experience as well, such as enemies being able to hear players' footsteps and all.

Next-gen PlayStation consoles will be using a solid-state drive for utilizing its speedy bandwidth to significantly decrease loading time of games and delivering faster online multiplayer experience than ever before.

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Also, it will be backwards compatible for PS4 games and comes with PlayStation VR support but Cerny did not drop further details on their future plans for VR yet. Nor did he talk about any services or other features other than hardware specs.

Generally, Sony would have a keynote presentation at E3 in June but since they are skipping the annual game show for this year, our best guess is that any brand-new State of Play episode of their broadcast will most likely do that.

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Upcoming PS4 Games to Release on PS5

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Some of most-anticipated PS4 titles of 2019 like Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch and The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog can probably see a two-platform release by debuting on PS5 later to span across generations.

Though developer kits are handed to a number of game studios to work on their upcoming titles, Sony has yet to reveal an official release date for PlayStation 5 and assured that it will not launch in stores within 2019 but we can always wait for 2020.