Showing posts with label 505 Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 505 Games. Show all posts

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Control: The Foundation DLC Release Date

Remedy Entertainment will be releasing The Foundation, first-ever paid DLC expansion for Control on March 26.

One of the most heavily praised release of last year, action-adventure game Control from developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games made a decent debut on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Remedy has yet to explore many distant parts of Oldest House through additional post-launch content and a brief teaser trailer on social media recently announced March 26 release date for The Foundation, first paid DLC of Control.

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Control: The Foundation DLC Release Date

RELATED: Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Latest teaser features a conversation between protagonist Jesse Faden and most probably, security chief Simon Arish. She is worried for Head of Operations Helen Marshall, who went missing nearing end of story mode campaign.

She would likely to head to Black Rock Quarry, which is supposed to be a foundation for Oldest House. Given how Federal Bureau of Control headquarters keeps dealing with weird stuffs, a mysterious new journey awaits Jesse for sure.

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Only two weeks left to release, teaser for The Foundation expansion gives away details that are pretty vague.


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Remedy has rolled out a photo mode update as well as end-game mode Expeditions for free last year. The Foundation, however is their first major expansion pack and will get at least one more follow-up DLC titled AWE later.

The Foundation DLC will arrive first on PS4 as a standalone purchase and owner of Season Pass will receive it for free. Players on PC platform and Xbox One console will eventually get their hands on the expansion on a later date.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Bloodstained Cancels Roguelike Mode Stretch Goal for Randomizer

Developer of Bloodstained is cancelling promised "Roguelike" mode and offering "Randomizer" as alternative.

Debuting last year following a successful Kickstarter campaign; side-scroller action role-playing game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from developer ArtPlay and publisher 505 Games has been a modern-day successor of Castlevania series.

In a latest update post in Kickstarter page, chief developer Koji Igarashi has revealed that previously promised Roguelike dungeon mode is not likely to happen, even though it met original stretch goal of $5 million years ago.

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Bloodstained Cancels Roguelike Mode Stretch Goal for Randomizer

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In his post, Igarashi explains that early development stage of code for Bloodstained is not compatible to roguelike style of gameplay, especially to procedurally generate castle and therefore, they had to back out from that part.

Although they couldn't make it, ArtPlay have decided to develop a new game mode called "Randomizer" instead. This update will eventually be rolled out for free with release of playable character and swordsman exorcist Zangetsu.

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Randomizer mode will play out campaign with players tweaking different game parameters for an arbitrary playthrough. Backers of Bloodstained were so eager to get a roguelike mode that its $5 million worth stretch goal was fulfilled by next day.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. When Randomizer and Zangetsu content update will finally arrive, a "Boss Revenge" mode will be added as well.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Death Stranding PC Release Date, Half-Life Crossover

505 Games to release PC version of Death Stranding on June 2 for Epic Games Store and Steam, with added content and features.

Shortly before release of open-world action strand game Death Stranding on PlayStation 4 platform, developer Kojima Productions announced its PC version for Epic Games Store and Steam, in association with publisher 505 Games.

Though there was no official launch date for latest Hideo Kojima title except an early summer 2020 release window. This acclaimed PS4 game is now revealed to arrive on June 2, 2020 with additional features and a Half-Life crossover.

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Death Stranding PC Release Date, Half-Life Crossover

RELATED: Death Stranding Announced for PC

An all-new trailer released by 505 Games highlights on all content and features coming for DS on PC platform.




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Aside from high frame rate and ultra-wide monitor support, Death Stranding will release on PC platform with much-requested photo mode. Anyone purchasing a copy will receive Expanded Edition of original soundtrack and 10 bonus tracks.

Regardless store choice, PC gamers will get "The Art of Death Stranding" digital art book, chiral gold and omni-reflector Ludens Mask sunglasses, gold and silver power skeleton, all-terrain skeleton and Level 2 silver armor plate on launch.

RELATED: Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

Pre-order bonus includes HD wallpapers, chiral gold and omni-reflector "Sam" sunglasses, cap, gold and silver Speed Skeleton and armor plate. All the additional items mentioned above will be unlocked via story progression in-game.

A tie-in with Valve's iconic Half-Life franchise offers players themed cosmetics like black-framed glasses of Gordon Freeman, Gravity Gloves of Alyx Vance, a Headcrab and red steam valve as bonus content to buy it on Steam storefront.

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Death Stranding X Half-Life Crossover

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Actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) portrays as protagonist character Sam Porter Bridges, who carries packages to distant parts of a dystopian United States to reconnect it all under a Chiral Network.

Death Stranding has debuted to critical-acclaim on PS4 as a genre defining game and had a crossover with open-world survival game Days Gone last year before teaming-up with Valve Corporation for a cross-promotion of Half-Life: Alyx.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of indie platformer title Horace on PC platform for this week.

Even after fulfilling their promise of giving away free games for a year, Epic Games didn't stop offering PC titles on Epic Games Store and has confirmed earlier to continue rolling out more freebies on a weekly schedule throughout 2020.

This week, EGS has a fair-looking indie 2D pixel art platformer Horace from publisher 505 Games that is available to claim and add to your online collection of games forever before January 18, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Horace follows the story of a household robot that lives with a family for a while and bonds with its each member. In one unfortunate event, he gets separated and deactivated for a few years before he gets online somehow.

Rebooted back to a world that he couldn't relate to anymore with his family in it and so, he takes it upon himself to find them. This engaging experience of a small robot was developed by Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn.

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There are aspects of a regular platform game with player character having some basic abilities, which expands later on. It features some jokes and quips on pop culture references that people with an enthusiasm for older days will surely enjoy.

For their giveaway of next week, Epic Games Store will serve 2013 logic-based puzzle game The Bridge from developer/publisher The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild and it will go live on January 18 to remain until January 30.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

Control and Death Stranding are on top list of nominees at D.I.C.E. Awards, receiving eight nominations each.

Despite being two major contenders for "Game of the Year" accolades for 2019, both Control and Death Stranding ended up losing the crown to action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by Japanese studio From Software.

Now those two games are heading to upcoming 23rd annual D.I.C.E. Awards this award season earning most number of nominations each, to compete against each other over multiple categories including Game of the Year.

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Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wins Game of The Year at The Game Awards 2019

Though started off with a few issues on consoles at launch, reception towards Control was mostly positive. However, that didn't reflect largely when it comes to winning awards and it has won for Best Art Direction at TGA 2019.

On the other hand, social strand genre pioneer Death Stranding was a highly-anticipated title from game director Hideo Kojima following his infamous departure from Konami and has divided audience in terms of reviews.

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These titles are going to be challenging each other for winning on Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Character, Outstanding Technical Achievement and lastly for Game of the Year categories.

Death Stranding is challenging its worthy rival twice as hard for its place in Outstanding Achievement in Character group with Cliff Unger portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen and Sam Porter Bridges played by Norman Reedus.

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Set to take place on February 13, 2020, awards ceremony for Design Innovate Communicate Entertain has been one of the oldest shows within video game industry that made its debut back in 1998 to honor winners of previous year.

Control and Death Stranding will have their chance at a few more events to win over GOTY. When we are done with D.I.C.E. Awards, there are both Game Developers Choice Awards and New York Game Awards coming this year.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Control Getting Expeditions Mode

Expeditions game mode for Control introduce new series of challenges, available from today as a free update.

Despite having a much-deserved nomination for "Game of the Year" title this year, action-adventure game Control couldn't be the winner but was recognized for "Best Art Direction" category at The Game Awards 2019.

As revealed earlier in post-launch content roadmap, developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games releases first-ever free content update Expeditions for the game on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Control Getting Expeditions Mode

RELATED: Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Take a look at official trailer of free content update Expeditions, showcasing new game mode for Control.




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Expeditions mode is a challenging new experience to test out skills of a player in character build, combat and loadout. Once you have completed "My Brother’s Keeper" main mission, you can get access to this timed game mode.

There is an old-timey jukebox, which is another Object of Power that is kept in a remote room near to Central Executive area. When all jukebox tokens are collected, players will hear a song that would transport Jesse Faden into another dimension.

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How To Access Expeditions

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Once you are transported to Quarry Threshold, you have only 25 minutes to wrap up Expedition. It is already pretty difficult to complete and you are sent back to where you came from when your time is finally up.

You can defeat select enemies, complete Bureau Alerts and Board Countermeasures or buy more jukebox tokens from Astral Constructs menu. Expeditions have three tiers and they are all unlocked in a cycle and each one more difficult.

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Get Jukebox Tokens

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Accessing further tiers will cost you more tokens but gives you a chance to reap better rewards. Playing through Expeditions, Jesse has chances to get brand-new outfit, earn abundant crafting materials and mods for her Service Weapon.

Each time you go out trying your luck, there would be different gameplay factors like weapon damage getting significant buff, ammo generating faster or Jesse's supernatural abilities becomes less effective against Hiss enemies.

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Challenging Combat Experience

RELATED: Control DLC May Have Alan Wake Crossover

Expeditions will serve as free end-game content and bundled with December update that comes with a bunch of fixes and optimizations. Some issues regarding HUD elements and random camera glitch has been taken care of.

Third-person action game Control will get Foundation, its first paid DLC on March 26, 2020 for all major platforms. A follow-up second expansion pack titled AWE will arrive on middle of next year to explore further oddity.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Death Stranding Announced for PC

Kojima Productions finally confirms PC version of Death Stranding is coming in summer 2020 from publisher 505 Games.

Over a week from global release, upcoming action game Death Stranding will be arriving on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4 players to enjoy. However, this highly-anticipated title from Hideo Kojima is no longer a PS4-exclusive.

Today, developer Kojima Productions has officially confirmed that PC version of their latest social strand game will become available sometime on early summer of 2020 with publisher 505 Games in charge of its distribution.

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Death Stranding Announced for PC

RELATED: Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

Although originally announced for PS4, platform exclusivity of Kojima's next project has always been shrouded into mystery but once it was delisted from exclusive game catalogue of official website, fans were hopeful to see a PC release.

Also, it was revealed years ago by Kojima himself when his partnership with publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment was revealed but that Q&A session by PlayStation Europe was later deleted to simply keep focus on PS4 launch.

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Aside from a pending official release date announcement, 505 Games has yet to reveal to fans whether or not they will bring DS to popular storefront like Steam or will it be a timed exclusive for Epic Games Store for PC platform.

Spending four years in development time, Death Stranding is finally getting released over Sony consoles very soon and PC gamers will be able to experience first Hideo Kojima directed game next year following his departure from Konami.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Control Getting Photo Mode

Long-anticipated Photo Mode feature is heading to Control tomorrow to let you capture its striking aesthetic.

Following its launch back in August 2019, action-adventure game Control from developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games has seen overly positive response on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

A post-launch content roadmap was revealed last month that includes two upcoming expansions alongside a brand-new game mode and a much requested Photo Mode, which is arriving soon on October 16, 2019.

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Control Getting Photo Mode

RELATED: Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

In a latest Update 1.04, Photo Mode will be added and can be found within Options menu. Camera can be moved left to right to focus on object or pan up and down using thumb sticks or trigger buttons of a controller in console.

You can begin capturing any fascinating visuals starting from Brutalist hallways of the Oldest House or protagonist Jesse Faden wielding her supernatural gifts against Hiss-corrupted enemies around her to unleash your creativity.

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Change Focus Distance

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There are two tabs in menu just like any regular camera, which are Camera and Filters tab. You can roll around a subject, adjust depth of field, focus distance, or even broaden and tighten field of view before taking a shot in Camera.

Before applying multiple different filters on a scene, remove Jesse or all other characters from any scene, or even do both using Filters tab. Options to reset a shot and hiding all UI are available for your convenience as well.

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Adjust Aperture and Depth

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Inside of ever-changing surroundings of the Bureau that houses stranger things from other dimensions, aligns perfectly with its uniquely creepy aesthetic and strong colors, a Photo Mode is a feature that was long overdue.

A new game mode Expeditions is planned for Control to release on December 2019 to challenge players in a set time to get precious rewards. However, different modifiers will make things tricky for Jesse each time she ventures into it.