Showing posts with label Activision. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Activision. Show all posts

Monday, May 13, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

Returning of formers Infinity Ward developers strongly suggests for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 to be their next game.

Though there is no solid evidence for which sub-series from first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty will come out for 2019, all hints are pointing towards the release of much anticipated title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 now.

However, some recent information strongly suggests that some new project related to Modern Warfare is coming and developers at Infinity Ward are currently looking forward to a 2019 launch window that will be revealed very soon.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

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Recent changes in LinkedIn profiles of five former Infinity Ward developers show that all of them have returned to their former home. The studio brings back Mark Grigsby as animation director, who worked on first two MW games back then.

Alex Roycewicz, Geoff Smith and Joel Emslie came back as game designer, multiplayer design director and studio art director respectively. Even Infinity Ward founder Zied Rieke himself has returned in position of gameplay director.

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Grigsby was behind popular knife melee attack mechanics of MW and worked on its weapons design. Roycewicz and Smith on the other hand were responsible for some unforgettable multiplayer maps like Overgrown and Wetwork.

Emslie came up with memorable Call of Duty character like Ghost and designed items like the ghillie suit. Rieke had the idea of original team deathmatch spawn logic and flashing health regenerating system that continue to influence COD.

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When Activision fired company co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella, these five talented employees left Infinity Ward to join Respawn Entertainment, where they would work on successful titles like Titanfall and Titanfall 2.

After working for Respawn and before coming back to IW studio, Rieke joined Naughty Dog in 2013. Due to their reputation of creating compelling narratives, ex-developers are hired to craft a solid single-player campaign for newest Call of Duty title.

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Infinity Ward has concluded MW story arc with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 back in 2011 and even in a regular cycle of a new Call of Duty game releasing every year, fans have been eagerly waiting to get back at it till this day.

First there was some leaked info about MW4 on Twitter back in January and then some renowned NFL star confirmed of having some hands-on experience with next Call of Duty game after attending an event by publisher Activision.

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From 2007-2011, Infinity Ward has been developing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series and given how each year Activision tasks a different studio to work on next Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 4 is likely to be on the corner.

Although neither developers nor publisher companies have given any confirmation to these unofficial clues, we can get an announcement in May or expect to get a bigger reveal at E3 2019 with more information and maybe even gameplay footage.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Crash Team Racing Remastered Customization Revealed

Customization feature is coming to kart racing game Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled for carts and characters.

Seeing an impressive success upon releasing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a bundle of remastered games from Crash Bandicoot series in recent years, publisher Activision set their sight on Crash Team Racing as their next project.

Originally developed by Naughty Dog, the popular kart racing game is now titled Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and being entirely reworked by Beenox, who are introducing cart and character customization in CTR for the first time.

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Crash Team Racing Remastered Customization Revealed

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Let's have a brief glance at aspects of customization features for CTR in following official trailer released lately.




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Nitro-Fueled does not simply take you on different tracks for racing while aiding with power-ups and speed boosters but it will feature a variety of customization options for your carts and characters to add more personal touch.

You will be able to change cart bodies, apply paint jobs, add stickers and even alter wheels. Character skins from N. Sane Trilogy to customize appearances of your racers are also available as well as new victory animations.

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Earning customization items would require players to playthrough Adventure Mode of the game and collect Wumpa coins. Character stats like beginner, intermediate and advanced racing classes would also be accessible.

CTR features various known characters from Crash Bandicoot universe and players are allowed to pick one among 15 of them to save the planet from utter destruction by racing in carts up against villainous Nitros Oxide.

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Customize Your Kart and Racer

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N. Sane Trilogy ended up selling over 10 million copies by 2019 and became a fastest-selling game on Switch. Activision is planning to release a new Crash Bandicoot game within a few years and therefore, wants to re-introduce the franchise in advance.

Announced back at The Game Awards 2018, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is scheduled to release on June 21, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though release on PC platform is not announced yet, we can only hope for it to come later sometime.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Update

"Operation Spectre Rising" update will be launching new season of content for online shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Now that Operation Grand Heist has successfully come to an end, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision is already on board with their fourth Operation for multiplayer first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

New Operation Spectre Rising update will go live on April 30 for PlayStation 4 owners with slew of changes for all three modes of BO4, loads of items and weapons before eventually arriving on PC and Xbox One a week later at May 7.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Update

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Following official trailer for Operation Spectre Rising has a brief overview at Black Ops 4 latest season of content.




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Most of the gameplay changes that you would come across in Spectre Rising are inspired by clandestine approach and stealth assassinations. Where else to jump in for that other than bringing an old favorite who specializes in such tasks?

Hailing straight from Call of Duty: Black Ops III, returns a deadly playable specialist Spectre who has a reputation that precedes him. Little do we know about this free agent except that he is going to own Hydro Dam on the Blackout map for sure.

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Operation Spectre Rising Roadmap

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Wielding his signature weapon Shadow Blade, specialist Spectre is a perfect tool to take out adversaries in silent yet deadly way. While watching him taking down enemies in third-person perspective, be sure to strike a combo of moves.

Not only is he efficient with his blade but is quite skilled in pulling off exceptional maneuvers in combat. In both Blackout and Multiplayer mode, enemies will tremble at his arrival and he would strike them before they know what hit them.

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Assassination and Infiltration Specialist

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Taking a total of 12 players to pit them in a 6v6 round-based match against each other, popular multiplayer mode Prop Hunt proudly returns. Hunters will go looking for props that are hidden and scattered throughout the maps to find out.

At times, those sneaky props would effectively blend within map environment by turning into bike or a trash can. Hunters can only track them down by a periodic whistle after every 30 seconds and to take down all of them to win a round.

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New Multiplayer Map, Artifact

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Blackout main map receiving Wetworks update has led to most of its areas drowning under water after a recent Dam burst. Now survivors have to adapt into a situation that demands for new tactics to win over each challenges.

A new game mode Bounty Hunter sends you to main Blackout map to locate Spectre's Shadow Blade that would transform you into the deadly assassin with various perks to hunt down every other opponent until you are the last-man-standing.

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Bounty Hunter Game Mode

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Black Ops Pass owners get their hands on a new character named Uncle Frank, which basically is an older version of Sgt. Woods from Black Ops II. Characters like Blackjack, David Mason, Misty, Sarah Hall and Sergei from past games will be available in Black Market.

New Gauntlet in Zombies mode offers "Super Blood Wolf Moon" that comes with opportunities to earn cosmetic items and weapons. Set within Dead of the Night map, this one features 30 unique challenges for players to go through.

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Besides there will be plenty of assassin-themed outfits and weapons in Black Market, courtesy of latest Black Ops 4 content update. Your favorite weapons are up for more personalization and new death effects are added for taking down enemies each time.

Pick up Polynesian war club Nifo'Oti for brutal melee attacks and add Tigershark LMG your arsenal of weapons. Other than themed specialist outfit for Ajax, Battery and Torque, Spectre also has a Ninja outfit designed especially for him.

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Ninja Outfit for Spectre

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Spectre Rising comes along as part of Black Ops Pass but you can simply jump into action with Black Ops 4 Spectre Rising Edition that comes with full game, a starter pack, emblem and a couple other cool stuffs if you haven't experienced BO4 yet.

Operation Spectre Rising will continue till July 2 on PS4 and on July 9 for players on PC and Xbox One. Treyarch has already mapped future plans for bringing fifth and sixth Operation for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by summer and fall respectively.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Revealed Soon

Upcoming Call of Duty 2019 from Activision and Infinity Ward is already playable, waiting to be revealed soon.

After a leak for PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered from Pan European Game Information (PEGI) board was spotted back in February, rumors of third sequel to Modern Warfare sub-series was in the air.

Recently, Call of Duty series publisher Activision hosted an event inviting a few renowned athletes for a hands-on experience with their first-person shooter title who later confirmed it by sharing their images on social media.

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Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Revealed Soon

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Both the publisher and developer Infinity Ward remained coy about what they are about to unveil soon but considering the involvement of the latter, we either are on board for Call of Duty: Ghosts 2 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.

Yesterday, high-profile American football athletes N'Keal Harry, Riley Ridley and Tajae Sharpe have each posted image from an official event organized by Activision and even though it is not yet officially announced yet, Call of Duty 2019 is apparently playable.








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Whether or not 2019 Call of Duty turns out to be Modern Warfare 4, we probably will not have to wait too long since their yearly announcement for each CoD title usually comes in May and we are only a few days away from next month.

Though both Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 titles were very well-received from last two years, BO4 failed to catch traction it was aiming for with its unique Battle Royale mode Blackout despite its overall success.

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It has also been confirmed earlier that single-player campaign are coming back to franchise, which would make series fans happy because many were upset after Black Ops 4 decided to exclude a story mode last year in favor of Battle Royale.

Seeing that Activision has already started campaign to create social media buzz for upcoming Call of Duty game for this year, players won't have to wait much longer to find out which sub-series sequel are they packing for 2019.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Adds Alcatraz Blackout Map

New Alcatraz map comes to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 today on PS4 with a month of free access to Blackout on all platforms.

Latest entry in long-running Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon while managing to keep up their player base as well.

A Battle Royale mode introduced for this popular multiplayer shooter called Blackout has been giving tough competition to similar games from the genre since launch and a brand-new map Alcatraz is debuting for the titular mode.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Adds Alcatraz Blackout Map

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A reveal trailer for brand-new Alcatraz quickly goes through highlights of the map that is a new addition to CoD: BO4.




RELATED: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Reveal

Black Ops 4 owners on PlayStation 4 can jump right in to experience the thrill of multiplayer deathmatch in newest standalone Blackout map Alcatraz. However, players on PC and Xbox One will have to wait for a later date to barge in on April 9.

Aside from main Battle Royale map, Alcatraz is based on co-op Zombies mode map "Mob of the Dead" from Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which is situated on titular prison island and designed to emphasize more on close-quarter combats.

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Close Combat Warfare

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Players are dropped from above to gear up for taking down enemies waiting right above each corner to get the drop on them. Prepare for any sudden frenzy of firefight as you and your teammates are busy collecting items within these prison ground.

Because there are less place to roam around, conflicts will be shorter than usual and end faster than you expect as there are no time to form a long-term plan. So, better keep a prying eye on those dockside, jail cells, warehouses and yards for anyone sneaking.

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Intense Blackout Action

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Near guaranteed victories can turn into defeat in split-seconds if you are not careful enough when you are at this dig or make a wrong move for there is more dense number of rivals prowling in tighter spaces, which favors every odd against you.

Outside of the prison tower, there are places like a temporary helipad, a powerhouse, few apartment blocks, many abandoned mobile medical units, tents and warehouses to hide for cover but none too secure to stay for long though.

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Look Out for Zombies

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Blackout Free Access
Also, try not to miss out the fact that Blackout is free for all on PC, PS4 and Xbox One from April 2 and access will last until April 30, for a thrilling multiplayer experience for anyone interested in trying out the last-man-standing shooter mode.

So, buckle up to play Solo or Duos and Quads with your friends online and run through both maps with all weapon updates for an entire month and in case if you choose to purchase CoD: BO4 after that, your progress will surely be carried thorough.

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Blackout Mode Free Access

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Scouting through Alcatraz is a complete different scenario than it was on original Blackout map and therefore, you must consider equipment and items that you usually left behind like the Grapple Gun and watch out for those flesh-eating Zombies.

Starting from today, Treyarch brings you a fully action-packed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ride with free Blackout mode, offering a glimpse of the chaotic environment of Battle Royale that comes with newly added map Alcatraz and features.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Quadriplegic Gamer Proves Sekiro Needs No Easy Mode

There are people crying for an easy mode in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and then there is Limitlessquad, who owns it.

Games developed by From Software have an inherited trait of being difficult than any other titles out there and their recent action-adventure release Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no different if not a new staple on that line.

Ever since the game has come out on March 22, people who casually play video games couldn't seem to go ahead much further and kept complaining that it is even harder than Dark Souls III but then comes a player with disabilities, who proves them wrong.

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Quadriplegic Gamer Proves Sekiro Needs No Easy Mode

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Outcry of a casual crowd in gaming community for adding an easy mode to Sekiro has been there since the game dropped and reached on a new level where they started claiming that people with disabilities are having a hard time playing it.

Then there comes a quadriplegic gamer who takes an issue with that claim and showed everyone by playing the game and defeating notorious boss Corrupted Monk to show everyone that players with limitations can adapt and conquer it too.

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Below is a video of YouTube gamer Limitlessquad with physical disabilities, showcasing his skills in Sekiro via a boss-fight.




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Of course he faces an extra layer of difficulties than most but his gameplay straight out proves that a simple easy mode band aid that ruins the core experience of the game is no actual solution rather than actually needing to "Git Gud".

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a latest game by From Software and Activision that is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone. Despite being punishingly difficult at times, it is designed to build up determination and perseverance within players.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Player Beats Sekiro All Bosses, No-Hit

One YouTube gamer horheristo takes down all bosses of Sekiro in NG+2 with an aggressive play and by taking no-hit.

With their newest action-adventure release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developer From Software has defied every rule they taught players throughout their infamous Souls series but managed to set a new high with a defined gameplay.

Although some people are having a hard time getting past first few bosses and desperately begging for an easy mode, many have already beaten the game. Some even found their way with dreaded boss enemies like it is a walk in the park for them.

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Player Beats Sekiro All Bosses, No-Hit

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Other than taking one single blow at the beginning of his journey that is essential for him becoming Sekiro (One-armed Wolf), he takes no other hit gameplay-wise and unleashes barrage of attacks on his unfortunate enemies by adapting an aggressive gameplay style.

Horheristo recorded this entire rundown on New Game Plus 2, which makes each opponent even more challenging than they are while using some wide range of skills and rare upgrades to display true potential of protagonist Wolf in battle.

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His confrontation with notoriously difficult boss Corrupted Monk and Lady Butterfly seemed way too easy like they were nothing. You can also witness some efficient use of Loaded Umbrella and Shinobi Firecrackers from his Shinobi Prosthetic.

He literally ends career of some of the toughest bosses of Sekiro like there is a recession going on in 16th century Japan and Ashina clan is unable to do anything at all to stop him but to make their futile attempts at stopping him, only to fall flat.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE.

Watch how YouTube user horheristo masterfully demonstrates way of true shinobi warrior against Ashina clan.




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Published by Activision, the game has been out for only over a week and many already quit playing for frustration over difficulty level but seeing horheristo making a mess of his enemies only makes you wonder if this is how From Software intended you to play it.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone to play that offers more than what players in general think and instead of running around complaining, you can actually "Git Gud".

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sekiro is Biggest Steam Game of Q1 2019

Latest action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is fourth most played game on Steam, making it the biggest platform launch of 2019.

Renowned for making Bloodborne and Dark Souls series in past developer From Software made a comeback with their newest action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice that publisher Activision has brought to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Not only has it received a universal acclaim from critics and fans alike but PC version of the game has already sold over 100,000 copies within its first 24 hours of launch, making it one of the biggest release on Steam in 2019 so far.

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Sekiro is Biggest Steam Game of Q1 2019

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As a worthy successor of Souls series, Sekiro has successfully beaten down other contenders like Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 Remake to climb on top of most-played games chart of Steam, currently sitting at number four spot of that list.

On Sunday, March 24, the title had a recorded peak of 124,334 numbers of concurrent players at Valve's digital distribution platform. Of course, this is not an actual number of sales as we need to account physical copies and other distribution channels to figure out overall sales number.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

By count, Sekiro is currently topping games like Grand Theft Auto V, Rainbow Six Siege and Team Fortress 2, which is truly a huge deal for a single-player game these days. It also is the third-largest Japanese game behind Dark Souls III and Monster Hunter: World.

To siege top spot, all it needs to do is to dethrone Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and DOTA 2 respectively. It would take another 800,000 players to become the most-played game on Steam.

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Sekiro is 4th on Steam Charts

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Sekiro sends players on a personal journey of a titular shinobi warrior to rescue his young lord from a samurai of Ashina clan using his ninja skills and a prosthetic arm. The game challenges you with a difficulty level that even rivals to games from infamous Dark Souls franchise.

Announced back at E3 2018, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice adapts to an evolved combat system inspired by aspects of both action and role-playing aspects of past From Software games on a medieval fantasy premise during Sengoku period of Japan.

Can You Beat First Boss Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro?

What really happens when you actually managed to defeat first boss Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice?

Newly released action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has gained universal acclaim for its unique aesthetics that sets it apart from Dark Souls series.

Its initial quote unquote boss-battle has some lasting ramifications for our titular hero, which is supposed to end in his defeat and build pathway for a journey he takes later on but do we know, what would really happen if he happens to stand victorious?

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Can You Beat First Boss Genichiro Ashina in Sekiro?

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE.

Immediately after release, Sekiro made a reputation of being brutally hard and has some punishing boss fights to deal with. People are dying more than twice in attempts to figure out a way to kill them or just simply getting used to gameplay mechanics.

From what early marketing campaign has fetched to us, it appears that lead protagonist Wolf had his arm severed by a samurai and later discovered it to have been replaced with a Shinobi prosthetic by an unknown sculptor who revived him.

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Genichiro Ashina Defeated

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So, our elder ninja is somewhat pre-destined to lose his left arm following an unfortunate battle with the samurai antagonist who is better known as, Genichiro Ashina because it is significantly important for rest of the story to progress on a certain path.

However, defeating Genichiro in combat is entirely possible if you are a master of swordplay but Sekiro is eventually fated to lose limb to him during that prologue fight. Only good takeaway we get from this is that From Software doesn't force you to submission.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

Below is a video from YouTube channel Boss Fight Database that displays the outcome of defeating the game's first boss.




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Sekiro losing his arm in a battle against Genchiro Ashina could have been easily played out through an in-game cut-scene. Yet developers have you played out the entire section by yourself and have the same outcome anyway.

This way, even an inevitable event gives you some sense of accomplishment when it is made playable and players can feel even more connected to the plot that is built over Sekiro's vengeance over Ashina clan for kidnapping his master.

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Ashina Strikes Back!

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According to global achievement list on Steam, only 46% of players have managed to defeat Genichiro Ashina so far. This is very much possible due to many casual players joining in for some fun and then quitting after a short while.

Those who have already given up shortly after beginning or have continued regardless should know that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice intends to test your ability to master new skills and getting good at them over time above all.

Friday, March 22, 2019

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.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

From Software drops another trailer featuring gameplay aspects and story highlights of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Although launch trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision is already dropped weeks before release, we are not done getting more peek into the title.

Before the game arrives for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, an overall tour of gameplay mechanics, progression, story and other aspects are jammed into an overview trailer to enlighten players about what Sekiro is.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Take a good look at the blessed five minutes of tour into the world the game is set in and witness never before seen footage.




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Nearing the end of Sengoku period, a young boy was found by the Owl who then took on the stray as an apprentice and raised him to be a shinobi. Known as the Wolf, he is tasked with protecting a young boy named Kuro, The Divine Heir.

Being last descendant of a legendary bloodline makes him a target and he is abducted by the Ashina clan. In an ensuing battle to protect his lord, the noble warrior loses his arm but is rescued by a hermit monk, who then armed him with a special ninja prosthetic.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

Using an arsenal of tools and weapons like flame vent, grappling hook, loaded axe or spear, Sekiro goes out seeking his master and wage war against his enemies by engage them in combat or tactically get the drop on them to complete his mission.

As one-armed wolf, he would either implement direct faceoff and silent takedowns depending on what the present situation demands. "Resurrection" plays a vital aspect of the game for players to use very carefully, because it allows a second chance with repercussions.

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Path to Vengeance

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Creating your own path to vengeance demands for a lot of patience and a handful of skills, mastering which would also be a major task. In order to survive in this unforgiving world, you have to go through bloodshed and face endless clash.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice offers a completely different experience than of previous From Software games but it offers a new dimension of challenges anyone has ever faced on Bloodborne or Dark Souls series of titles.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Diablo Trademark Hints Netflix Series

Revealed by a recent trademark registration, Diablo animated series is currently in works to debut on Netflix.

Action role-playing hack and slash Diablo game franchise has a dedicated fan following that has been asking developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment for long to make an animated or live-action series that would complement the existing lore.

Back in September 2018, there was already a rumor of this beloved series being adapted into an animated TV show for streaming giant Netflix and now a recent trademark registration has reinforced that possibility even more.

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Diablo Trademark Hints Netflix Series

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Originally the news broke when screenwriter Andrew Cosby made a statement on Twitter that he is in talks to be showrunner for an animated series on Lord of Terror by Activision and Netflix, which is deleted later and was never mentioned.

Blizzard apparently filed property called Diablo for trademark and it is listed for "Downloadable films and movies featuring narratives based on a video game and provided via a video-on-demand service", which sounds an awful lot like Netflix streaming services.

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News of oncoming TV show and video games often gets spoiled by trademark registrations and looks like same thing happened to titular franchise. Recently, Cosby made another Tweet about a current super secret project that he wants to talk about soon.



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Following an immense success of Castlevania animated series, Netflix has seemingly lifted the curse of bad video game adaption and a Devil May Cry was confirmed on November 2018, followed by a recent announcement of Dragon's Dogma anime.

Fans of Diablo have been looking forward to something new from the series for so long, which concluded in major disappointment when Blizzard Entertainment decided to come up with announcement for upcoming mobile title Diablo Immortal at Blizzcon 2018.

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A major fan backlash followed for taking away a popular title from PC to mobile devices, which caused Blizzard's stock value to plummet. Players started criticizing, ridiculing and throwing shades at the company on social media and they ended up receiving a lot of hate.

Despite their early claim of working on several projects on the known franchise, there was no announcement for a TV show, which is odd. Because, contrary of whatever reaction they got, an official revelation of Diablo coming to Netflix would have cheered the PC gaming crowd after all.