Friday, March 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Noob Saibot

Former Sub-Zero and NetherRealm wraith Noob Saibot makes his debut with first DLC character Shang Tsung in a brand-new Mortal Kombat 11 reveal trailer.

In an ongoing thread of official player reveal for upcoming 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has added many fan-favorites to the roster of playable characters.

One thing you can't get enough in Mortal Kombat franchise is Ninja assassins and they are significantly related to the lore. One such original fighter from the first game, Noob Saibot has returned to take part in latest MK tournament.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Noob Saibot

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Watch the vengeful revenant of NetherRealm stepping out of the shadows in a brand-new reveal trailer.




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Once the original Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot faces off against his brother and current master of absolute zero, Kuai Liang for a match, drawing a scythe from his chest. He states at Kuai Liang that he is disappointed at him only to get the same remarks in return.

Of course the fan-favorite shadow warrior is here to display his kombat skills and thus, his Lin Kuei assassin opponent had to go through a lot of beating. Aside from typical bone-crashing punches and kicks, he uses his shadowy form to hit hard.

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Though he briefly engages Cassie Cage and Dark Raiden in combat in between, his primarily gameplay action is set to unleash his moves on his younger brother that would eventually lead towards a Fatal Blow, followed by a Fatality finish.

After teleporting and slamming Sub-Zero into the ground for several times, he hooked the opponent through chin before ripping his belly and passing his shadow twin using his wraith power to tear open his enemy from inside.

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As the first DLC fighter of MK11, Master Sorcerer Shang Tsung has been introduced lately and actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who originally portrayed the character in 1995 live-action MK movie, is providing voice and likeness for this sub-boss.

NetherRealm Studios previously announced of adding primary series antagonist Shao Kahn as pre-order bonus character and now, addition of this deadly sorcerer makes it two. Many fans are also requesting for Pennywise and Spawn to be included as well.

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Shang Tsung is First DLC Character

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

A Closed Beta program is in order to begin on March 27 for consoles, with five popular fighters; Baraka, Jade, Kabal, Scarlet and Scorpion. Those who have pre-purchased a console version of the game can jump right in when it starts.

Mortal Kombat 11 is currently scheduled to release on April 23, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully, we may get some more reveal in post-Beta period before it finally launches worldwide next month.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Out Now

Action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software and Activision is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Long-time fans of Soulsborne series rejoice as renowned Japanese developer From Software is returns with a new action-adventure IP titled Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in association with publisher Activision to launch worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sekiro will take players back to Sengoku period of feudal Japan and let them assume the role of a shinobi known as Wolf, who will go out on a personal quest for vengeance when his lord, the Divine Heir Kuro is kidnapped by a Samurai of Ashina clan.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Out Now

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Before he was defeated in battle, his left arm was severed and the valiant ninja warrior wakes up later to find it being replaced with a prosthetic given to him by a hermit monk named Busshi, who now dubs him as Sekiro, the one-armed wolf.

Driven by vengeance and his duty to his lord, he now sets out with a sharpened katana and armed in gadgets and weaponry within his prosthetic to lay a pile of bodies. On his way, Wolf comes across corrupt monks, deadly ogre and a giant snake.

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Action and Stealth

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Primary gameplay mechanics of combat revolves around attack and making counter but be ready to die a lot more than twice. Instead of constantly dodging attacks, parrying in pitched battles would pay off a lot more than one may think.

Other than engaging in frontal confrontation, covert methods of waging warfare are very effective. Though it's very unique resurrection system lets you get back to the fight almost immediately after you die once, it may make you cost everything.

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Strategize Your Moves

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

For a simplified overview of what you are getting into while playing Sekiro, watch out the official launch trailer below.




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Players who mostly relates to Bloodborne or Dark Souls series would miss the role-playing aspect of those games in this title but it is good enough to live up to your expectation and you might even come to appreciate it after spending some time.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a bit less dark than previous titles by From Software but just as gritty as one expects it to be. What initially started as a potential Tenchu sequel has turned out to be an acclaimed game worthy of its own name.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Developers of StudioMDHR are hoping to see Cuphead characters to appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Video game director Masahiro Sakurai hit a new high score with his iconic crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which became the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time by selling over 12 million copies within a month.

Assembling a wide array of fighters into its roster from various different franchises, the game is also bringing more characters for their upcoming DLC releases and most recently, Cuphead developers expressed wishes to see their characters in it as well.

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Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Lately at GDC 2019, game designer and director Jared Moldenhauer expressed his heart's desire to Kirk Scott, manager of publisher and developer relations for Nintendo during a discussion following Nindies Showcase Spring 2019.

I've dreamed of Smash Bros. (Cuphead and Mugman) belong in there. So basically if fans want it, I couldn't see how Nintendo wouldn't want the fans to get what they wanted. I think they would because they support their fans a lot. So if Nintendo was keeping their fans happy, then I'd be more than pleased to make that the easiest transition. Just a piece of paper, we don't need anything. You can have those characters make an appearance.

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Moldenhauer revealed that he would love to see Cuphead and Mugman go up against iconic Ice Climbers duos in SSBU from the legendary retro NES era, because it would be an interesting butting heads in a two versus two that every fan deserves.

If anyone would have suggested something like this a few months prior, the idea would be laughed off immediately but now that indie favorite Cuphead from developer/publisher StudioMDHR is heading over to Switch, it doesn't seem that far-fetched after all.

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Ultimate Two Versus Two?

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It is only days past an official announcement for the acclaimed run and gun title that is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld consoles in April 2019, which previously was an exclusive to Microsoft platforms ever since it released back in September 2017.

Since upcoming Fighters Pass of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo already rumored to feature Steve from Minecraft and Master Chief from Halo franchise, Cuphead brothers would make a fine addition in SSBU for sure.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Announced

After 15 long years, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is officially announced to come out in 2020.

Based on a Dungeons & Dragons like tabletop RPG title, developer Troika Games and publisher Activision came up with an action role-playing game titled Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines in 2004 that involved blood-sucking vampires.

For long, there were no talks for a sequel and Bloodlines rights went to Paradox Interactive in 2015, who then teamed up with Hardsuit Labs to officially announce Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Announced

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Set to arrive by March 2020, the announcement for iconic vampire fantasy came out with an exciting new official trailer.




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Despite having potential, the original Bloodlines title got competition from renowned games like Halo 2, Half-Life 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, leading to a market sale of less than a hundred thousand copies worldwide.

Initial pitching of ideas to bring back one of the biggest cult RPGs started even before Paradox acquired the IP for World of Darkness in 2015. Set on city of modern day Seattle, the game will take players to stalk the streets once again as an undead revenant.

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Dark Streets of Seattle

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In the midst of a growing bloody civil war within various fractions of vampires, you would have to prey on or form alliance with creatures that lurks into darkness. With some fan-favorite characters reappearing, old-school fans would have a nice callback as well.

Although it took a solid 15 years for the franchise by White Wolf to make a comeback through Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, many would truly appreciate an amazing experience it will offer to explore a new narrative from World of Darkness.

Oxenfree Free on Epic Games Store Now

Prepare yourself for a journey into supernatural mystery as Epic Games Store is giving away Oxenfree game for free.

At their launch of a brand-new digital distribution platform for video games, Epic Games promised to offer free games to players every two weeks on Epic Games Store throughout entire year 2019 and they are keeping up so far.

For their eighth free giveaway title, they teamed up with developer/publisher Night School Studio to bring PC version of supernatural thriller game Oxenfree and anyone who grabs a copy during the next fourteen days gets to keep it forever.

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Oxenfree Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Starting today, you can hop in for a ride into story-driven adventure of a teenage girl named Alex, who is going on Edwards Island for a weekend party with her friend Ren and stepbrother Jonas only to come across a mysterious force.

As Alex, players are about to roam around the remote island to find a way to get away from trouble and interact via multiple choices of dialogue bubbles. Gameplay choices have major impact on leading towards multiple conclusions in the end.

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Speech Bubble Choices

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This mystery graphic adventure keeps people engaged in its award-winning narrative build and starting today, you must claim it before 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of April 4, 2019 to add to your Epic Games library for eternity.

Originally priced only $8.99 and typically sells for $19.99 only on competitor store Steam, Oxenfree has a pretty impressive review score. Puzzle platformer game The Witness from developer/publisher Thekla, Inc. is heading over to Epic Games Store up next. 

Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

Firestorm Battle Royale mode will bring new aspects to last-man-standing shooter and comes to Battlefield 5 on March 25.

Though first-person shooter Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts didn't fare well when it was released back in November 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many hoped for the post-launch content to change that.

Battlefield fans were hoping that upcoming Battle Royale mode Firestorm would really shake things up for good and we even had an early peak at it from a leaked footage. We saw an official introductory video of what it is about and now there is more.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

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A more detailed gameplay trailer has been dropped by EA for players to know more about what they are getting into.




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We saw four player squads dropping in parachutes from above and then immediately forced to engage in a combat within a massive sandbox where they all race against a deadly ring of fire quickly consuming everything on its path of destruction.

Firestorm mostly embraces different gunplay mechanics of BV along with combat vehicles, destructible surroundings and impressive visuals. It offers you a wide array of different rides at launch, including a tractor with mounted cannon on its back.

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Whether you are roaming on land, sky or water, with or without assistance, always have a look out for someone trying to ambush on you even if you are in an armored vehicle, because enemies can always fire up some anti-vehicle weapon at you.

You will also be looking for common, rare and epic weapons throughout the map while sometime even came across strongboxes or safes to get the best loots available but chances are, there will be some risks of going after them as well.

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Firestorm Combat Vehicles

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Struggle for survival is real in this World War I era based last-man-standing shooter title but there are some powerful land vehicles stored in lockup houses that would take some effort to open before you get some advantage over your opponents.

Basically, this gameplay trailer is an extended version of the official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battlefield V that DICE released about a week ago with detailed definition for things and stuffs, with additional footage capturing the intensity of the 64 players Battle Royale mode.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

Brand-new Mortal Kombat 11 reveal trailer pits Outworld Emperor Kotal Khan against Jacqui Briggs for a showdown.

Fans of Mortal Kombat fighting game series has been eagerly waiting on the edge of their seats for Mortal Kombat 11 by developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to launch on April 2018.

Just after they announced official dates for closed beta program worldwide on consoles, the game reveals one of its recently introduced dreaded antagonists Kotal Kahn for upcoming MK11 tournament in a brand-new reveal trailer.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

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Check out the reveal trailer of Kotal Kahn showcasing his gameplay moves against an unlikely opponent with an unexpected result.




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Kotal enters the arena by shapeshifting into his humanoid form after lunging in as a lion-like creature against Special Forces member Jacqui Briggs, both showing their typical demeanor as Emperor of Outworld and professional Olympic boxer.

After taking a few hits and a punch on his face, the Osh-Tekk warrior initially delivers an intense beat down Earthrealm fighter by swinging his sword down on her to slam her to ground, sawing a little, drink her blood and even burned her with God Ray.

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It was seemingly an endgame for Jacqui at that point but she quickly turns the tides of the fight by retaliating with barrage of pounding on Kahn. A few more blasts and pummeling off her gauntlets eventually enabled her to defeat her opponent.

She sets up the stage for a Fatality move with her Fatal Blow, which is to push Kahn against an energy wall before shooting him down with her Hand Cannon and then kicking him so hard that he smashed onto the wall, breaking it.

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Both debuting back in Mortal Kombat X, Kotal Kahn hails from Outworld and is also known as Ko'atal, whereas Jacqueline "Jacqui" Briggs on the other hand is the first African-American female fighter in the franchise and a friend of Cassie Cage.

A direct sequel to MKX, Mortal Kombat 11 is expecting to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. However, the Switch version will see launch in May 10 for European region after it was delayed previously.

Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain Comes to Epic Games Store

Three acclaimed games from developer Quantic Dream are coming to PC later this year on Epic Games Store.

Players on PlayStation platform may or may not recognize developer Quantic Dream for action-adventure games like Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 but they sure have heard of Detroit: Become Human from 2018.

Though they are not one of those ground-breaking successful titles, they sure are beloved by fans and sort of exclusive to PS consoles. Recently, the French studio has decided to release PC version of these three games on Epic Games Store later this year.

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Quantic Dream Trilogy Comes to Epic Games Store

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It was announced during Game Developers Conference 2019 lately that all three of these acclaimed titles are heading to Epic Games' digital distribution platform in 2019 for PC and will be sold as timed exclusives for a whole year.

Whether Epic has just partnered up with Quantic Dream by funding their development phase for PC ports or did they simply paid a good chunk of cash to gain exclusive distribution rights for a certain time is still not revealed to everyone curious.

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Back in January 2019, Chinese internet giant NetEase has taken an interest and invested into the developers with a plan of releasing future projects on multiple platforms in order to reach global audience on a larger scale.

Following this new deal with Epic Games, their twelve years of exclusive partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment has now come to an end. Other than working on exclusives, the company will now focus on several projects at a time from now on.

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Founded in 1997 by co-CEO and game director David Cage, Paris-based developer studio Quantic Dream made a name for themselves in making action-adventure game with an engaging narrative driven plots that gives players a unique experience.

Epic Games Store snatches another victory over their market competitor Steam by bagging up Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain a year earlier, which could definitely be a big-game changer for them.

Cuphead Upcoming Free Content Update Details

Cuphead developers StudioMDHR is bringing a refined experience in upcoming free content update next month.

Lately, indie smash hit run and gun title Cuphead from developer/publisher StudioMDHR is on a hype train once again now that it has been announced for Nintendo Switch handheld consoles at Nindies Showcase Spring 2019, set to arrive on April 18.

Fans are already waiting to get their hands on upcoming DLC, The Delicious Last Course that is also scheduled for 2019 on Mac, PC and Xbox One exclusively. As a little thank you to players, the creators have decided to launch a free content update soon.

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Cuphead Upcoming Free Content Update Details

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Community members will be very happy to know that a slew of new artwork, features and other gameplay changes are included within this brand-new free patch that would see release alongside the game's debut on Switch.

Cuphead and his brother Mugman will be heading to a cartoony adventure of a lifetime, where the latter is no longer a sidekick to his brother and is selectable from main menu for in single-player modes with his unique level completion jingle.

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Thrilling New Adventure

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Inclusion of fresh art and animation has been added to augment all animated cinematic cut-scenes. Both characters will have several fight intros aside from additional background details, enemy explosions, diverse puffs of smoke and a lot more.

In order to appeal to a large group of global audience, the title is fully localized into Simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Spanish language with quality translation.

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In-house developers went to great lengths to work with expert calligraphers to discuss ideas for choosing appropriate fonts to use for Boss & Level title in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, taking inspiration from early cartoon works of those countries.

StudioMDHR has gone through a ton of bug fixes and tweaks to optimize Cuphead for a greater experience and lucky for Switch owners, they will receive all of the changes of free content update mentioned above bundled in one for their platform.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Deus Ex, Operencia and Vampyr

Fresh bunch of new games like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Vampyr and more are heading to Xbox Game Pass on March, 2019.

Lately, Microsoft has been adding some pretty impressive titles for members of their monthly subscription service Xbox Game Pass and that momentum is going even higher with more Xbox One games joining their ever-expanding library.

Six more promising games are currently heading towards the Netflix of video games and you can sign up for a membership by spending only $9.99 per month to get full access to a collection of over 100 great titles for a good time.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Deus Ex, Operencia and Vampyr

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Mankind Divided is the sixth and latest entry in Deus Ex action role-playing game series to be released by developer Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix in 2016, serving as a sequel to acclaimed title Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Set into a cyberpunk future of 2029, players will follow protagonist Adam Jensen who works for a hacktivist group called the Juggernaut Collective in order to expose the Illuminati, an elite association that tampers with major world events from shadows.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Xbox Game Pass

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Latest in the line of crossover fighting games by developer/publisher Capcom, Infinite assembles a varied cast of characters from Capcom universes and Marvel Comics to butt heads for an ultimate two-on-two tag team fest.

When super-villains Sigma and Ultron has fused together to become Ultron Sigma using two of the six Infinity Stones, a group of heroes allied themselves together to find out the rest to stop them before they eventually wipe out all life from existence.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite on Xbox Game Pass

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Operencia: The Stolen Sun
Arriving same day of its launch date, Operencia is a classic dungeon crawler RPG title by Zen Studios and takes you deep within a European mythology where a challenging struggle for saving a world from never ending darkness ensues.

The company is well-versed in making pinball games have now embraced the idea of old-school turn-based RPG elements and having a modern take on them. There are about 13 unique levels to explore and 50 different types of enemies to engage.

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Operencia: The Stolen Sun on Xbox Game Pass

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The Walking Dead: Michonne
Featuring solo episodic adventure of The Walking Dead comic-book series from Image Comics, players assume control of the iconic blade-wielding character Michonne in this mini-series from 2016 by developer/publisher Telltale Games.

Jump in for an interactive drama on a post-apocalyptic world, where the badass survivor goes out on a soul searching tour following the events of "All Out War", only to get tangled into trouble caused by other humans and walkers alike.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne on Xbox Game Pass

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Vampyr
Set aside from any Vampire-themed game out there, Vampyr takes you on a journey of a doctor and war veteran, Johnathan Reid who desperately seeks to get a cure for his undead condition while trying to save fellow citizens of London from his blood thirst.

Set in semi-open world during post-World War I period, Reid explores through a social map of the city, investigates his targets and even engages in combat when necessary. Whether you choose to feed on innocents or spare them would shape up your narrative.

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Vampyr on Xbox Game Pass

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What Remains of Edith Finch
Care for a story-driven experience? Would you consider re-living tragedies that befall on Edith's family as they all die one by one? You will then return to their long- abandoned family home near coast of Washington for an intense history retelling.

Presented in a first-person perspective, the game plays out death of each Finch family members through brief gameplay sequence. The journal of Edith Finch details on a family curse that has been weirdly claiming their lives for generations now.

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What Remains of Edith Finch on Xbox Game Pass

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Though some of the games that are older than a year or so like Kingdom: New Lands, Late Shift, Portal Knights and Sacred Citadel are leaving the platform soon, Microsoft would be adding some more exciting titles to the collection.

Xbox Game Pass lineup tends to keep subscribers happy and content with an assortment where anyone can find something they like and people can try out a 14-Day Free Trial offer or start their first month of subscription for only $1.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Judgment Becomes Collectible Item in Japan After Drug Scandal

After making headlines for drug scandal, price for Yakuza spin-off Judgment goes sky high and becomes a must-have item.

As an action-adventure game and a Yakuza series spin-off by developer/publisher Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku studio, PlayStation 4-exclusive title Judgment was doing great after it came out in December 2018 and was set for a worldwide release on June 2019.

However, things went south pretty quick when one of the game's voice actors, Pierre Taki was arrested on a drug scandal and the game is entirely pulled off from sales in Japan, which has made it a collector's item for players these days.

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Judgment Becomes Collectible Item in Japan

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Only weeks after a long-anticipated Western launch date announcement, Taki was arrested for alleged possession and usage of cocaine, leading Sega to voluntarily stop distribution of the game from digital and retail stores in response.

Although there was no official statement on when they will come back in marketplaces, it is easily predictable that the publisher may not resume sales anytime soon as long as the investigation on Taki is ongoing, thus creating a high demand for the PS4 title.

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Judgment drug scandal has caused a massive spike in price in all over Japan and since there are no new copies available, used copies are currently being sold for as much as a whooping ¥45,000 or $400 following the controversy.

Originally, it used to sell for a price of ¥8,953 or $80 only but now that supply is scarce from source, even retailers are charging somewhat $100 or more. It all happened so fast within a few months of its release and the game is a must-buy item all of a sudden.

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Kyohei Hamura Voiced by Pierre Taki

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Aside from serving as a voice actor for the game, Pierre Taki has also dubbed voice for Olaf in animated musical fantasy Frozen and reprised his role in Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts III, which will be replaced soon according to Square Enix.

Known as Judge Eyes in Japan, Judgment probably won't see an unusual price hike when it will be released worldwide but then again, we don't really know for sure yet that whether or not dates will be pushed back because of Taki's arrest.

Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announces a week-long Special Demo event for Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch with a discount deal.

A better sequel to Wii U-exclusive title Splatoon, cartoony third-person shooter game Splatoon 2 from developer/publisher Nintendo is considered as one of the best-selling games released for Nintendo Switch as it sold over 8 million copies worldwide.

Currently, a free Special Demo event is kicking off for anyone interested in the game for a whole week and after downloading the demo from eShop, players will gain access to it from 7:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EST of March 19, 2019.

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Splatoon 2 Special Demo Event Comes to Nintendo Switch

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This great announcement of a free 7-day trial came today from official Twitter account of Nintendo Versus.



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You will be able to take part in standard Turf War mode, brand-new Salmon Run mode, League Battles and Ranked Battles for competitive multiplayer. However, there was no mention of a single-player story mode as part of the trail event.

Turf War is a 4v4 classic competition where you and your teammates try to cover a largest area of the arena players are in with their assigned neon ink. Salmon Run is a co-op mode to take stand against waves of Salmonids enemies and collect Power Eggs.

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Nintendo is also offering free access to Nintendo Switch Online to let you join in online ink war as long as the demo runs till March 25. You can still drop in even if you already enjoyed your Switch Online trial and a code to activate the service will be sent to you.

On top of everything nice, Nintendo will let you purchase Splatoon 2 at 20% discount on eShop while the demo period lasts, making it available for $47.99 only. Even though it is not the best deal for a first-party Switch title, you can still save a few bucks if you take the offer.