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Thursday, April 2, 2020

John Wick Hex Comes to PS4

Bithell Games is finally bringing fast-paced action strategy game John Wick Hex to PS4 next month, on May 5.

A prequel game based on action thriller John Wick movie franchise, British developer studio Bithell Games and publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment released action strategy title John Wick Hex last year for PC via Epic Games Store.

Out of the blue, Sony came out announcing today that Baba Yaga will be arriving on PlayStation 4 on May 5, 2020. Prepare to become the boogie man in a reimagination of John Wick in an action strategy video game next month.

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John Wick Hex Comes to PS4

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JWH is a unique experience that focuses on time-based actions instead of turn-based strategy and it all plays out as it was seen in movies. Since each actions require set amount of time, your performance would depend on how you manage it.

Distribution company Lionsgate and Thunder Road Pictures has given full freedom of exploring source material of the film series to game director Mike Bithell, who previously worked on games like Thomas Was Alone and Volume.

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He even took advice from director Chad Stahelski on gameplay mechanics during editing of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. They also collaborated with Ant Workshop studio to redesign the game from ground up for PS4 console.

Hex adapts a comic-book style visual and nicely depicts actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) starrer character of a professional hitman. Fan-favorite voice talent of Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6) returns as main villain.

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This latest adventure of John Wick is reprising roles of both Ian McShane and Lance Reddick from movies to hype players up even more. Wick will go after a whole new group of bad guys on behalf of High Table when he is still in his prime.

Re-watching John Wick trilogy before you get to play John Wick Hex on PS4 at launch day will be a good idea to get into the right vibe. Aside from getting a good taste of strategy game, this is a great chance to become Baba Yaga yourself.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

NieR Replicant Remake Announced

Square Enix announces a remake for NieR Replicant to celebrate 10th anniversary of NieR franchise.

To celebrate 10th anniversary of action role-playing game series NieR in April, publisher Square Enix has announced a new version of NieR Replicant for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in association with developer ToyLogic.

Before being revealed for modern systems lately as NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139, the game originally launched in Japan, for PlayStation 3, followed by a version for Xbox 360 in Japan and Western market that came out as NieR Gestalt.

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NieR Replicant Remake Announced

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Square Enix released a teaser trailer lately, during a livestream ahead of series anniversary for next month.




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Instead of going for a high-definition remaster for current-gen consoles at this point, Square Enix has chosen to do a version up for Replicant. All of its original Japanese voice acting will be redone and a new character will be introduced.

When asked whether there will be a different ending for Replicant, series producer Yosuke Saito has played coy about it but there is a possibility. All of its songs are re-recorded and NieR composer Keiichi Okabe has added new songs.

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Another new game, NieR Reincarnation has also been announced for Android and iOS devices with a teaser.




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Reincarnation is a role-playing game for mobile by Applibot, employing a free-to-play model with some micro-transactions involved. Aside from showcase of a location called "The Cage", there is nothing much to pick up from the teaser.

Nier is about a journey of titular protagonist to find a cure for his terminally ill daughter in a dystopian world. Keeping that same premise intact, latest version would only change its lead character as a brother to Yonah instead of her father.

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Square Enix has yet to reveal further details on features included in new version and a possible release window very soon. Platinum Games officially has shown no involvement in Replicant project but may have some minor ties after all.

A cult-classic RPG title, NieR Replicant sets stage for its sequel Nier: Automata, which became an even bigger success on release. Ver. 1.22474487139 is essentially a polished re-release that has spawned from 17-year old Drakengard series.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Death Stranding Getting Photo Mode for PS4

Kojima Productions recently confirms that Photo Mode feature for Death Stranding will arrive on PS4 very soon.

When release date for PC version of open-world action strand game Death Stranding was announced earlier by publisher 505 Games, a much-requested Photo Mode was revealed to be added but was not confirmed for PlayStation 4 yet.

A few weeks later, game director Hideo Kojima came out assuring a Photo Mode for PS4 version as well, which was not surprising though. This feature will become available for players on console in a patch released by end of this month.

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Death Stranding Getting Photo Mode for PS4

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Following original announcement for Photo Mode, fans have been bugging Kojima on Twitter asking for its PS4 release. It turns out developer Kojima Productions has been already testing out this latest feature for some time to release soon.

Therefore, owners of Sony console are getting their hands on it way ahead of upcoming PC version release in June 2, 2020. However, platform exclusive Half-Life themed content for DS will not likely to make a jump to PS4 anytime soon.

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Kojima shared a few of his experiments with Photo Mode on social media and it appears to work similarly as other staple PS4 title like God of War. He also hinted of a "psychic photo" mode that he used in past for Metal Gear Solid games.

Kojima Productions have yet to reveal an official release window for next Death Stranding update that will introduce this feature and let all enthusiast video game photographers to capture their journey Sam Porter Bridges.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Death Stranding Rumored to Have Missed Sales Targets

According to recent report, Sony is disappointed with overall sales of Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding.

Without a doubt, open-world action strand game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment was one of the highly anticipated games of 2019 for players on PlayStation 4.

Not only have this game divided player community over whether to call this an absolute masterpiece or an ambiguously boring experience, even Sony is a bit disappointed at its sales, according to a forum posting in ResetEra.

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Death Stranding Rumored to Have Missed Sales Targets

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A moderator on ResetEra forum known as Dusk Golem, who usually Tweets stuff about horror games have shared some new information that after sales of Death Stranding has been quite a letdown following initial launch window.

Sony had some high hopes for its sales number after release but the game failed to reach many of their speculated milestones. Moreover, there are currently more than 3 million unsold copies still lying around in their warehouses.

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Death Stranding is arguably considered one of the most divisive titles in recent years and there was some trouble during its development period. DS had a mixed reception from both critics and players, dividing over their own opinions.

Sony expected a much darker take, resembling to more horror-esque experience but upon disagreement with game director Hideo Kojima, the game was softly rebooted only a year and a half before launch to rush development.

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A Darker Experience

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Besides, Sony Worldwide Studios was not very happy with how much money Kojima Productions were spending for Death Stranding and their differences has eventually led the game end up not being a PlayStation 5 title after all.

Dusk Golem clarifies at start that he has no solid source at hand right now to verify these claims and warns everyone to take it with a grain of salt. However, a few of his threads actually line up nicely to some related speculation from earlier.

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Despite a lack of return on investment in their recent endeavor, Sony is still eager to continue partnership with Kojima as they struck a deal with Konami lately to work on Silent Hill series reboot that would require a smaller budget.

Developing a horror game from well-known franchise would cost a lot less and associating with Kojima's name would create a spike of hype among fans and would be a huge seller for PlayStation brand to make enough financial return.

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Throughout this month, the game has seen a 25% price drop at many retail shops, which has dropped even lower this week. Amazon and Walmart stores are currently selling it for $29.99 only to get rid of warehouse inventory fast.

Unlike major exclusives like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn or Marvel's Spider-Man, no milestone for Death Stranding was shared by Sony on social media so far and it even struggled to stay on top of sales charts after release.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Death Stranding Gets 50% Price Drop

Throughout this month, Death Stranding offers a huge discount and drops to its lowest price since launch.

Prior to its launch by end of last year, developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment saw immense hype among fans for open-world action strand title Death Stranding by game director Hideo Kojima.

Earlier in March 2020, there has been a price drop from as low as 15% to 25% at select retailer stores and today, the game gets another price reduction at Walmart shop, bringing its worth to lowest ever since November 2019 release.

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Death Stranding Gets 50% Price Drop

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Walmart is currently offering Death Stranding for $29.99 only, which is 33% lesser than its previously set price of $44.99 from weeks ago. Even Collector's Edition of Death Stranding comes at a cheaper price of $149.99 only at 25% off.

This $199.99 worth bundle with tons of themed goodies being sold at a known reseller at such reduced price is a steal to be honest. Fans who always wanted to own one of those and was looking for a discount may try to grab one as well.

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Moreover, there is a BB Pod Statue, BRIDGES Cargo Case, Ludens Keychain, Steelbook case and additional digital content. A similar price drop is also reflecting in Amazon listings for this must-have item alongside other variant editions.

Death Stranding received critical acclaim for its gameplay and unique story concept of a courier guy named Sam Porter Brides, who make deliveries to remote colonies of a dystopian world and tries to reconnect them under a network.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Doom Eternal Out Now

First-person shooter game Doom Eternal from id Software and Bethesda Softworks is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Debuting as a direct sequel to 2016 rebooted Doom franchise, first-person shooter title Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks is available now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After wrecking havoc through Necropolis and beyond, Doomguy was brought back to Mars and is sent away upon retrieving his Crucible. Spending months away in isolation, he decides to return to Earth to prevent a demonic invasion.

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Doom Eternal Out Now

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It's literally Hell on Earth and there is no one to stand against hordes of fiends to ensure survival of humanity. Doom Slayer is now on a holy mission to rip and tear through agents of Hell to fully purge a demon-infested Earth for good.

Each weapon has generally two mods that you can switch in between once they are unlocked and each of them can be upgraded furthermore. Try to get your hands on Super Shotgun and then use its grappling Meat Hook for mobility.

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Hunt Armies of Hell

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Aside from using gunshots, unsheathe your retractable wrist-mounted blade for glory kill executions to get health. Also, hack them with chainsaw and receive ammo or incinerate them with shoulder-mounted flamethrower for armor.

Eternal introduces new features and in-game mechanics like auto map, skill tree and a personal training room. There are platform challenges and puzzles scattered around to help you earn upgrades by finding collectables and secret items.

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Secret Collectible Items

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A look into official launch trailer of Doom Eternal gives you a good idea for scale of its entire brutality level.




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Doom has evolved in terms of gameplay and combat has seen new additions to give Doomguy an edge against forces of evil. id Software is additionally working on an "Invasion" mode that lets you join other players and fight them as demons.

Other than an epic single-player campaign, Doom Eternal futures a 2v1 multiplayer experience called "Battlemode". Currently, a port for Nintendo Switch handheld console is being co-developed by Panic Button to release on a later date.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dauntless: Scorched Earth Update Live Now

Scorched Earth content update drops for Dauntless, adding new Behemoth, Escalation, Hunt Pass and more.

Newest season of free content update for free-to-play online action role-playing game Dauntless is here to invite Nintendo Switch, PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players to all-out monster hunting party.

Slayers from all platforms are welcome to join at Shattered Isles in latest Scorched Earth free content update, which includes new behemoth, Blaze Escalation event, bug fixes, gameplay changes, gears, Hunt Pass and much more.

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Dauntless: Scorched Earth Update Live Now

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Phoenix Labs released an official launch trailer for Dauntless: Aether Unbound update showing key-features.




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Escalation game mode debuted back in December 2019, offering players a challenging experience of fighting random bosses. On your way to hunt are aether charged creatures like Gnashers and Quillshots, throwing fireballs at you.

Once you and your teammates eventually managed to survive them all, you can meet the boss. Blaze Escalation will be introducing a fiery new rampaging behemoth Torgadoro that will give players quite a tough time during encounter.

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New Behemoth Torgadoro

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While facing newest giant of Scorched Earth, players will be exploring new tropical and volcanic islands. Seasoned Slayers of Ramsgate with an Escalation score of 40 or above are eligible for a face-off that they may not even survive.

In spite of having an enormous size, Torgadoro is exceptionally agile and can burst cracks though Earth's crust with ease. Your chances of being smashed to a pulp in his hands are too high unless you get a hold of his attack patterns first.

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Searing Talons Hunt Pass

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Of course each seasonal event comes with new weapons and legendary ability to do additional damage to targets less than 50% health. Also, Searing Talons Hunt Pass lets you earn consumables and cosmetic rewards up to level 50.

Dauntless: Scorched Earth update adds updated daily login bonuses and a few quality of life improvements. Earning Hunt Pass XP is easier than ever before you can reach to level 50 and all bounties are rebalanced to reflect their value.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Trials of Mana Remake Demo Release Date

Square Enix will be releasing a free demo for Trials of Mana Remake on Switch, PC and PS4 very soon.

As fans of Seiken Densetsu series awaits release of upcoming action role-playing game Trials of Mana Remake on April 24, 2020, developer/publisher Square Enix is releasing a demo ahead of its launch to let players have some fun.

You can take an early peak at modern reimagination of 1995 classic RPG title in a free demo version, which will become available on March 18, 2020, for players on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and PlayStation 4 platforms.

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Trials of Mana Remake Demo Release Date

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You can join in to explore some early parts of the game by choosing one main character and gather your party members from a roster of six heroes to go on a story adventure, which can change depending on select characters.

You can also enter a boss battle against an arachnoid known as Full Metal Hugger and veterans will notice subtle change in combat mechanics. There are drastic visual changes made overall to appeal to a new-generation of audience.

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Full Metal Hugger Boss Battle

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Most changes are on aesthetic level as Square Enix had to build the entire game with a 3D engine and redesigned its 2D aspects. Several elements that were not present in original Trials of Mana are added to latest HD remake version.

Although redesigned solely for current-gen gaming platforms, characters models have mostly received PlayStation 2-esque treatment that will surely receive appreciation from hardcore Mana fans and group of newcomers as well.

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Coming closer to launch in a month, a final trailer has also been released offering glimpse of in-game action.




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For long, fan-favorite Mana series were not released on Western markets until Collection of Mana came to Switch. Shortly afterwards, decision for a full remake was made with a worldwide release window set for early 2020.

Demo for Trials of Mana Remake will allow you to choose your party combination and let you carry over save data to full game at launch. Though Switch version will be up for download at Japanese eShop, anyone can play it region-free.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

Next game in The Witcher series to begin development after CD Projekt Red will release Cyberpunk 2077.

After announcing a sudden delay to heavily anticipated upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 lately, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is already planning to begin development of their next project without wasting any time.

It has been revealed in a recent interview with company president Adam Kiciński that CD Projekt will start working on a new game from critically-acclaimed The Witcher series for next-gen consoles, following release of CP2077.

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CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

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Kiciński states that they have a clear vision on next series entry and will enter development by Q4 of this year. This good news came when Sony has announced to support more narrative-driven single-player experiences for PlayStation 5.

However, new Witcher game will not be a direct sequel to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is not going to be The Witcher 4 for sure. Perhaps it could focus on Vesemir when he was a hunter before he became mentor to Geralt of Rivia.

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Every game they have currently planned will be set in either Cyberpunk or Witcher universe. Two developer teams are currently working on Cyberpunk 2077 while a smaller team is handling their next Witcher game.

Following world premiere of Netflix's The Witcher television series last year, the franchise became extremely popular almost instantly and helped CD Projekt Red to become second most valuable studio in Europe, worth $8 billion.

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Though CDPR takes longer development cycles for each project, they often build massive worlds of interconnected stories like CP2077, which was originally announced back in May 2012 and loyal fans sincerely appreciate their craft.

Their most successful title till date is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is the most celebrated RPG of current generation console platforms. CD Projekt Red has launched its Nintendo Switch version last year that can cross-save with PC.