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Friday, July 10, 2020

Far Cry 6 Will Be Revealed at UbiForward Event

Following major leaks, Ubisoft announces to reveal Far Cry 6 at UbiForward digital event on July 12, 2020.

There was already some rumor about developer/publisher Ubisoft planning to release Far Cry 6 in 2021, which has recently been leaked accidentally at Hong Kong PlayStation Store with a set release date, plot premise and more details.

Unable to prevent their games being leaked online, Ubisoft had to take Twitter to acknowledge FC6 has been under development for some time now and will officially be announced during upcoming UbiForward event on July 12, 2020.

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Far Cry 6 Will Be Revealed at UbiForward Event

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Now that E3 2020 is cancelled due to worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, more studio-centric digital events will feature upcoming anticipated titles and Ubisoft will showcase Far Cry 6 alongside other first-party games at UbiForward.

By now, leaks have confirmed that Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito (Dear White People, The Mandalorian) will be starring as primary antagonist named Anton Castillo for latest Far Cry game, who is a dictator of a tropical paradise.

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Instead of freaking out, Ubisoft has reacted calmly by releasing a short clip of FC6 villain Anton Castillo.


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Earlier this month, Giancarlo teased in an interview saying he has worked on a role for a major video game. He doesn't do much other than lighting a cigar in his brief presence above but his appearance is more than enough to create hype.

Giancarlo Esposito had been around for long and become widely known for his role of drug kingpin Gus Fring in AMC crime drama series and his past performance assures that he will be the next legendary bad guy of Far Cry franchise.

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Also to point out that during an AMA session on Reddit back in April, Canadian actor Michael Mando (Better Call Saul, Spider-Man: Homecoming) has hinted at reprising his iconic role of Vaas Montenegro from Far Cry 3 very soon.

Despite having a tradition of all Far Cry game characters and story premise being separate from each another, FC6 may turn out to be a prequel to FC3 after all and there is a major possibility of Vaas eventually returning back to series.

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Keen-eyes on Twitter have also picked some hints for Vaas already being featured in leaked cover image.


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In leaked Far Cry 6 key-art found in PlayStation Store lately, Anton is shown standing over his son, Diego. There is a small scar on the young boy's eyebrow that is slightly above his forehead and it nicely lines up with the one Vaas had.

Given early tease from these actors and details found through leaks, Far Cry 6 will surely be an interesting game. Ubisoft has probably found a way to interconnect events of Rook Islands to Yara of FC6 and is now ready to unveil that soon.

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Although leaks are obviously disappointing for any company, they played an integral role in creating hype for UbiForward event to show off games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Watch Dogs: Legion as well.

Far Cry 6 is reportedly arriving February 18, 2021 for current-gen consoles with free upgrades for next-gen. Instead of Steam storefront, Windows PC version will most likely be available on Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store at launch.

Far Cry 6 Leaked on PlayStation Network

Shortly ahead of a surprise reveal, first look of Far Cry 6 got leaked on Hong Kong PlayStation Network.

In February 2020, developer/publisher Ubisoft confirmed working on five AAA-titles that they are planning to release between April 2020 and March 2021, two of which rumoredly were Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Far Cry 6.

Most recently, screenshots for a leaked product listing of FC6 on Hong Kong PlayStation Store has spilled more information than fans were looking for including an apparent release date, its primary villain character and much more.

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Far Cry 6 Leaked on PlayStation Network

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Far Cry 6 leak confirms actor Giancarlo Esposito (Dear White People, The Mandalorian), whom many would recognize as ruthless drug lord Gus Fring from hit crime drama series Breaking Bad will be serving as main antagonist for the game.

Giancarlo will be playing as a dictator named Anton Castillo and he is featured in FC6 box art standing with his son, Diego. His role in a major video game franchise is not a surprise though as it was teased earlier this month on social media.

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Far Cry 6 takes place in fictional location of Yara, which will be the largest open-world in entire series till date. Player character Dani Rojas is a local rebel who joins a growing a revolution to stand against oppression of Anton's regime.

Ubisoft was probably preparing to officially announce new Far Cry game during Ubisoft Forward digital event on July 12 but it unfortunately got leaked online revealing an artwork, February 18, 2021 release date and a brief plot summery.

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Far Cry 6 PlayStation Store Leaked

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On digital purchase from PlayStation Store, next-gen upgrade to PlayStation 5 version of FC6 will be delivered for free of cost when available. PSN leak has also revealed a Discos Locos weapon and a Chorizo skin as pre-order bonus.

Despite belonging to first-person shooter genre, Far Cry series is well-known for its iconic bad guys, a growing trend set by Vaas from Far Cry 3. Esposito seems like a perfect choice for Far Cry 6 villain character given his legendary TV history.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members are getting The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire on Free Play Days this weekend.

Kicking off another weekend of free games Xbox Free Play Days have its new lineup ready for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to fire up right away on Xbox One consoles and simply enjoy their sweet time.

To start with your free game trial this week, simply head over to Microsoft Store from July 9, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and get access to download newly added titles to enjoy playing them until July 12, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire on Xbox Free Play Days

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Experience latest installment of ultimate life simulator game series The Sims 4 from developer Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts, which allows you create a custom character with matching personality along with many other things.

Enter a massive online sandbox with many fantasy and role-playing elements in Citadel: Forged with Fire by developer/publisher Blue Isle Publishing for an epic quest to forge alliance, explore, tame deadly beasts and fight for supremacy.

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When your limited trial period on Xbox Free Play Days is finally over, continue playing these titles with all in-game achievements, gamescores and progress carried over to full game once you buy them from currently ongoing sale.

Base game for The Sims 4 is currently available to purchase at a whopping 75% discount with bundles of add-ons for sale as well. You can also get a 60% off buying Citadel: Forged with Fire using your Live Gold or Game Pass membership.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 for Consoles Live Now

Fourth title update adds new areas, monsters, summer seasonal event and more to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.

Enjoying an unparallel success to previous Monster Hunter titles, action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom received an expansion titled Iceborne on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year.

Although slated for launch this May, a fourth major free update for Iceborne was delayed due to global pandemic of Coronavirus earlier and is finally going live today on PS4 and Xbox One consoles at July 8, 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM EDT.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 for Consoles Live Now

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Capcom offers a brief glimpse into newest legendary dragon joining for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.




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For past few months, Hunters of New World are waiting to get their hands on new armor, new events to take part in and monsters to slay. Latest free title update is adding new areas, items, monsters, quests and story content in MHW: Iceborne.

In latest patch, fabled "Blazing Black Dragon" Alatreon will pose threat to players a major threat due to its control over all natural elements. Among every known elder dragon, Alatreon sits above all and can switch elemental attributes at will.

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Alatreon Soars to Iceborne

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Gather around with your fellow Hunters, equip useful gears and get ready to work together in defeating Alatreon. During hunt, blight resistances, elemental resistances and your ready-wit will help keep calm in an ever-changing fight.

Alatreon changing its power is less of your concern compared to when the creature pulls an elemental shift, which releases a powerful shockwave called "Escaton Judgement" that easily takes down any max armored Hunters nearby.

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Escaton Judgement Shockwave

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Expect to acquire some powerful gear once you hunt down this legendary being and craft armor sets and weapons with Alatreon materials, unlocking Alatreon Divinity set bonus for your elemental resistance and damage for weapon.

Then hunt down Frostfang Barioth, a variant of common Barioth in limited time event quest titled "The Last White Knight". Be sure to grab ice resistance armor, hot drinks and Nullberries to repel its enhanced ice-based breath attacks.

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Sizzling Spice Fest Event

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Enjoy yourself by heading over to Seliana Gathering Hub and celebrate at summer seasonal event Sizzling Spice Fest to have feathers and meat dishes and monster-themed gears, starting from July 21, 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM EDT to August 6.

Free title update 4 will arrive for Windows PC version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on a later date that Capcom has yet to announce. There will also be a fifth free update, scheduled to launch on fall 2020 with new monsters and more.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

Release date for Mafia: Definitive Edition is delayed to September 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak.

After an accidental leak from Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee revealed rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" back in April, an official trailer for remastered Mafia Trilogy came out, followed by August 2020 release window.

In May 2020, Definitive Edition for Mafia II and Mafia III were made available for major gaming platforms with Mafia: Definitive Edition set to arrive on August 28, which has now been delayed until September 25, due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

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Amidst a global pandemic of Coronavirus, meeting any deadlines have become increasingly challenging for even big-name companies but developers are still committed to take time and deliver an updated experience they promised earlier.

People who were truly looking forward to first game of critically-acclaimed crime action-adventure trilogy of Mafia series for years will have to wait a little longer now but they can get a look at its improved gameplay by end of this month.

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In a recent post, official Twitter handle for Mafia games announced an unfortunate delay in development.


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Mafia: Definitive Edition dev team strongly believes that to stay true to their word and not sacrificing quality, a little delay is necessary. Players would surely be appreciative of a smooth experience rather than a rushed product with bugs.

Though games getting pushed back are nothing new in gaming industry, recent pandemic of COVID-19 has made it so common these days. Despite having some disappointment over this, fans tend to be understanding towards companies.

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Although release for Mafia Remastered is postponed, an extended gameplay will be revealed on July 22, 2020.




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In a growing trend of bringing back old classics, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games have attempted to revive original Mafia, retelling its story with advanced motion capture, enhanced visuals and gameplay improvements.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25, re-imagining iconic crime saga of protagonist Tommy Angelo getting full remake treatment with enhanced graphics, new scripts and much more.

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.

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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.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

Ahead of UbiForward event next week, gameplay footage from Assassin's Creed Valhalla gets leaked online.

In late April, developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announces Assassin's Creed Valhalla, latest installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series for modern consoles and Windows PC, scheduled for holiday 2020 release.

Most recently, a 30 minute-long gameplay footage of AC Valhalla got leaked online that shows-off combat mechanics, open-world, story settings and much more, shortly ahead of upcoming Ubisoft Forward event set for July 12, 2020.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

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Although Ubisoft has taken quick attempts to take down these videos from YouTube swiftly using its copyright system, many other video sharing and social media platforms are passing the footage along, including Reddit and Streamable.

Ubisoft trying to take these videos down confirms that latest leaks are genuine and were meant to reveal on UbiForward event. However, video quality for leaked footage is not that impressive because they are not from an authorized source.

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Below is 30 minute gameplay of Assassin's Creed Valhalla that was leaked earlier and scrubbed from online.



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Given how the leaked video is labeled "WORK IN PROGRESS" only suggests that this probably some in-development footage and whatever Ubisoft is currently planning to show at their Forward event on July 12 is most likely to change.

Recent footage from Valhalla shows fierce Viking protagonist Eivor in action, repeating same formula of Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey. There are different paths to choose from as well as varied options for gears and skills in combat.

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Previously, Ubisoft offered a first look at Valhalla gameplay during Microsoft reveal event in May 2020 that was just an in-engine cinematic trailer and no gameplay at all, which has disappointed many of Assassin's Creed fan-base.

Ubisoft is expected to showcase brand-new Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay overview at UbiForward event next week. Fans can also look forward to a reveal trailer for long-rumored Far Cry 6 and get a glimpse at Watch Dogs: Legion.

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.

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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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

CD Projekt Red has scrapped wall-running gameplay feature for Cyberpunk 2077 due to design reasons.

Even after a series of delays, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most-anticipated releases of developer/publisher CD Projekt Red for this year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

CDPR has teased a bunch of gameplay aspects of CP2077 in a recent Night City Wire broadcast stream and there was a wall-running feature previously shown in a demo that seem to have been removed from current build of the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

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Following recent gameplay showcase, some players noticed that some core mechanics like driving and shooting feels more off. While newly introduced Braindance mode seemed really impressive, one particular element got cut out.

It was revealed during a recent interview with Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears that player characters will not have the ability to run on walls as indicated in early videos and it has since been removed due to "design reasons".

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An extended gameplay reveal video from Gamescom 2018 showed mercenary V putting wall-running ability into use. Pears states, although vertical traversal is now removed, players will still have plenty of flexibility in your movement.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently set to arrive on November 17, 2020 for all current-gen consoles and Windows PC. A free backward compatibility upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released by CD Projekt Red this holiday season.