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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for April 2020

Xbox Live Gold members will get their hands on free games like Fable Anniversary and Project CARS 2 on April 2020.

Amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can get their hands on a new lineup of four games to stay indoors that becomes available on Xbox One consoles starting from today.

April will begin in a fast pace with a 2017 racing game and an RPG board game in first wave of games. Then two backward compatibility titles will be joining from third week to keep you entertained throughout the entire month.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for April 2020

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Project CARS 2
Having experience of working on Need for Speed series, developer Slightly Mad Studios brings intense racing action on spectacular tracks with gorgeous automobiles in Project CARS 2, published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

A massive overhaul over first game, the sequel really shines in terms of realism a simulation game should have. There are a wide range of race cars, dynamic weather system and multiple game modes for curious players to explore around.

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Project CARS 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle
Two award-winning games bundled into one; Knights of Pen and Paper invite players to engage in regular pen and paper gameplay as participating characters and a game master who would lead you into battles that challenges you.

Rendered in pixel-art animation, these turn-based RPG titles by developer Seaven Studio are full of adventures and many cultural references. All of its released expansions are collected along with characters, enemies, locations and quests.

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Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Fable Anniversary
Expanding upon a young boy's journey into becoming a hero to people of Albion, action role-playing game Fable Anniversary is first-party Xbox game focused on player choices and an anticipated HD remaster of 2004 original.

It includes an extended re-released version The Lost Chapters, which features additional content. Aside from adventures of base game, it adds new areas, characters and quests to story, including previously deleted ones.

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Fable Anniversary on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Toybox Turbos
Taking table top games onto a new height, Toybox Turbos is a racing game of miniature vehicles from developer/publisher Codemasters, which is essentially a reinvention of popular Micro Machines series and has similar gameplay.

Rally across mini set-pieces thrown on indoor tables by choosing from a range of 35 different vehicles like ice cream vans, sports car or even taxi cabs with your friends in a four-player local co-op or in exciting online multiplayer mode.

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Toybox Turbos on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Live Gold can also opt to switch for Game Pass Ultimate service and get access to over 100 great games. This way, they can enjoy all perks of its own and an ever so extensive library of titles on PC and Xbox consoles each month.

Xbox Live Gold is offering a total value of $132.46 in Games with Gold for April 2020, yet it is seemingly not much exciting to all. Adding two racing games in one month may not sit well with many subscribers who are not into sports genre.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Unlike past weekends, this one maybe a bit different since almost everyone is stuck at home to maintain social distancing. Xbox Free Play Days event has something to keep you company amidst a worldwide Coronavirus pandemic though.

So, head over to Microsoft Store from March 26, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT to download and play three brand-new exciting titles free for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate till March 29, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

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As a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has debuted as latest Tom Clancy title that invites you to become a Ghost and take down a corrupt regime set in a remote South Pacific island.

Currently in Early Access, roguelike third-person shooter Risk of Rain 2 from developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing is having an open season with its newly released Hidden Realms content update on Free Play Days.

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If some old fashioned brawling is what gets you going, then you may check out Tekken 7, most recent and seventh mainline release of Tekken series that draws conclusion to long-running clan war between Mishima family members.

Xbox Free Play Days also lets you keep all your in-game achievements and progress when this weekly event is finally over and you can buy these titles at a great discounted price using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership.

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For instance, you can grab either or all of Standard, Gold and Ultimate Edition for Breakpoint at 67% off right now. Also, grab GRB Year 1 Pass for 50% discount to unlock Spec Ops Forces Pack, three new classes and two new missions.

While you are at it, give RoR2 Standard Edition a try or purchase a bundle featuring two series titles in one for 40% price off. Any or both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Tekken 7 can be yours at 75% reduction than its usual worth.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dragon Ball FighterZ, Just Cause 4 and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings Dragon Ball FighterZ, Just Cause 4 and The Division 2 this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

With a new weekly lineup of games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, Free Play Days event is offering some returning favorites to catch them up again on their Xbox One consoles to download and play.

All members can tap into their Super Saiyan powers or try to save the world on your own this weekend starting from February 27, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT and keep having fun until March 1, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ, Just Cause 4 and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

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FighterZ is a massive brawl fest of characters from Dragon Ball universe in high-end anime graphics to unleash your ultimate power fantasy, courtesy of developer Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Just Cause 4 sees return of Rico Rodriguez, who is a rogue Agency operative looking to built his own army to take on Black Hand private military group on Isle of Solís and expose their weaponry experiments across the island.

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Improving upon its predecessor title, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 centers around a post-pandemic event in Washington D.C., leading Division agents to step up and make sure they prevent entire city from collapsing.

Keep playing these titles even when Xbox Free Play Days event comes to an end by simply purchasing any or all of them at a great member discount to carry over your progress, Gamerscore and earned in-game achievements.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ gets you 75% off for its base game with 80% off on both Fighterz Edition and Ultimate Edition. Just Cause 4 Reloaded Edition offers a 65% discounted rate while Gold Edition and Complete Edition comes at 70%.

The Division 2 Standard Edition is available at perhaps an all time low price of $2.99 only with 45% off on Warlords of New York Edition and 33% less for Warlords of New York Ultimate Edition right now for a limited time.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Naruto to Boruto, Shining Resonance Refrain and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Naruto to Boruto, Shining Resonance and Valkyria Chronicles 4 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

It is time for another fresh-new lineup of Xbox Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. Though many of these games have already made rounds to this weekly event before, they are worth a shot.

Starting from February 20, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT, players with a membership can jump on to their Xbox One consoles to download and play these titles throughout end of weekend for free until February 23, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Naruto to Boruto, Shining Resonance Refrain and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Free Play Days

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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker from Soleil Ltd. and Bandai Namco Entertainment is a 4v4 team-based multiplayer online fighting game unlike previous games from Naruto series played in MOBA style with an improved graphics style.

Shinobi Striker is an ongoing tournament among ninja groups that doesn't rely much on a core story. Aside from regular team fighting, there are other modes like Flag Battles and Base Battles that are variation of capture the flag and domination mode.

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A localization and remastered JRPG game, Shining Resonance Refrain improves upon original version in a Western release. Aside from regular gameplay activities, a large focus is set on narrative that is presented in visual novel style.

Players assume the role of protagonist Yuma Ilvern, who can summon legendary Shining Dragon and will engage in real-time action combat. His entire struggle revolves around stopping exploitation of ancient dragons' power by Empire.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 goes back to its series roots of tactical role-playing gameplay and heavily focuses on many fan-favorite aspects. Some balance changes and newly introduced system makes it a fresh experience for veteran players.

There are about 40 hours of anime turn-based tactics and wide range of options to plot your strategies in campaign mode. VC4 rewards for planning in advance as it will heavily punish you for not being thinking of any counter-attacks.

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By the end of Xbox Free Play Days weekend, you might want to keep playing any or all of these titles and can purchase them for a limited time exclusive discount to transfer all of your in-game achievements and Gamerscore to full game.

Shinobi Striker Standard and Deluxe Edition are currently available at 85% discount for Live Gold and Game Pass members. Shining Resonance Refrain along with both Standard and Complete Edition of Valkyria Chronicles 4 are 50% off now.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Elden Ring Will Be Showcased at Taipei Game Show

Upcoming action RPG game Elden Ring from From Software to be shown at Taipei Game Show 2020.

Right after HBO's fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones ended; there was a rumor of its creator George R. R. Martin working with popular Japanese studio From Software that turns out to be upcoming action role-playing game Elden Ring.

Then an official announcement trailer was dropped back in E3 2019 and there has been no buzz about the game ever since until now but looks like, fans are going to see more of its RPG action next month at Taipei Game Show 2020.

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Elden Ring Will Be Showcased at Taipei Game Show

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This show will take place from February 6 to 9 and the dark fantasy title will be showcased during presentation by Sony. Although attendees won't be able to get a hands-on playing experience, a new footage will likely to get revealed.

At this point, people have no solid idea of what to expect from latest title of Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki. Nevertheless, everyone is excited to see From Software attempting to explore open-world genre for very first time.

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In September 2019, a leaked listing from Target retail chain suggests the game has a release window set for June 2020. Most recently, From Software official site has reaffirmed the same date on a New Year card, making it more obvious.

Elden Ring has been under development from 2017 right after Dark Souls III final DLC, The Ringed City was released. Given their past record of shipping games quickly, a release date set for this year will not be very much surprising at all.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Frostpunk, Tekken 7 and More

Kicking-off a new year on console and PC, Xbox Game Pass is adding new games like Frostpunk, FTL, Tekken 7 and more on January 2020.

Constantly adding value to their monthly subscription service, Xbox Game Pass has listed a new bunch of games to a jam-packed catalog for PC and Xbox One platforms for members to have a cheerful beginning in New Year of 2020.

If you are looking forward to try out some great new games and have a membership to Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate then you can jump on to some new arrival very soon in early January on your Microsoft consoles or PC.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Frostpunk, Tekken 7 and More

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Frostpunk | Console, PC, Ultimate
When world is suffering from a natural disaster of global cooling event, every decision you take to keep a group of survivors alive and infrastructure intact will determine your fate in city-building survival simulation game Frostpunk.

Players will explore frozen wastelands of a post-apocalyptic world in a great strategy title from developer/publisher 11 bit studios. To ensure people's survival and manage finite resources, you have to make some really hard choices.

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Frostpunk on Xbox Game Pass

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FTL: Faster Than Light | PC, Ultimate
To explore and save the galaxy through an interstellar journey on board a starship can be pretty intense in real-time strategy roguelike game FTL: Faster Than Light by indie developer/publisher Subset Games, which is played in top-down perspective.

Only a well-thought out plan will lead you to a successful voyage since there are no second chances. So, find a balance amid powering your ship, tactfully manage your crews, fire weapons and fighting back space rebels to achieve victory.

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FTL: Faster Than Light on Xbox Game Pass

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Console, Ultimate
Based on Sword Art Online anime series, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet came is a 2018 third-person shooter title from developer Dimps and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment featuring elements of action role-playing game.

Build your own customized protagonist character and jump into a virtual reality world of Gun Gale Online to face off enemies as you develop fighting skills in your own warzone and come across familiar faces from titular series as well.

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on Xbox Game Pass

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Tekken 7 | Console, Ultimate
Despite being a long-running fighting game franchise, Tekken series has been carrying out an overarching narrative that is concluded in most recent release Tekken 7 by developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment in 2017.

Newcomers may jump in with a beginner-friendly character in a newly added practice mode. On top of its very familiar gameplay mechanics and photo-realistic graphics, a vast number of customization is made accessible for each fighter.

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Tekken 7 on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, don't forget to take a tour at city of Los Santos and pull off dangerous heists in 2013 action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, available right now on Game Pass for consoles.

If you haven't played Just Cause 3 and LEGO City Undercover anytime soon then you can play them now before they leave Xbox Game Pass lineup later this month or purchase those at 20% discount to add in your collection forever.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Elden Ring Release Window Leaked

From Software official website has seemingly leaked a release window for anticipated action RPG game Elden Ring.

Starting back in 2009 with action role-playing game Demon's Souls, Japanese studio From Software has been on a winning streak and even won over "Game of the Year" accolade for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at The Game Awards 2019.

Following an official announcement back in E3 2019, fans of their previous work is patiently waiting for new update on their upcoming ARPG release Elden Ring and it seems that we are only months away from its release on 2020.

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Elden Ring Release Window Leaked

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On beginning of this year, From Software published a New Year card on their official website, which stated that their latest project will come around in June 2020, which could either be a mistake or an estimated release window.

Although this suggested time period is less likely to be an opening for launch, it actually supports a previously leaked release date from retail chain Target, which claimed for the game to have a release month set for June this year.

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That leak from back in September 2019 had a product listing of Elden Ring for pre-order and a set date of Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Considering major video games usually release on Tuesdays or Fridays, this date was somewhat plausible.

According to rumors, there is a chance for Microsoft to showcase the game alongside Xbox Series X in an event at that time to showcase power of their next-generation hardware even though it will arrive for current console generation.

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Players have yet to see some gameplay footage with more details on the game and therefore, a June release date seems to be very early. Depending on how far they are in development phase, it is up to From Software to confirm an official date.

Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki is returning once again, teaming up with Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin and it seems that Elden Ring gameplay and story settings will be heavily influenced by "Soulsborne" genre in overall.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members to play DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI.

This weekend on Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting a chance to enjoy all three of DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on their Xbox One consoles to play for free until Sunday.

Starting from December 12, 8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM EDT, download and play any or all three of these titles throughout the whole weekly event using your membership and have fun until December 15, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Though multiplayer survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has zombies as primary threat, survivors can die from disease, lack of food, wildlife creatures or even fellow scavengers looking to get your loot.

Whether you decide to venture its open-world sandbox alone or in group, you are never safe and thanks to permadeath, all is lost once you die. No matter how many times you start over from scratch, your goal is to survive as long as you can.

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DayZ on Xbox Free Play Days

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Although online action role-playing game Fallout 76 failed to see a successful launch and was missing many promised aspects, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks kept trying to bring it to a much playable state despite controversy.

F76 is still messy for many reasons and maybe constantly losing players but trying it on Free Play Days costs you no extra bucks. Plus, players on Xbox receive Double XP and free Santatron bot during this weekend with access to full game.

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Soulcalibur VI returned last year as a latest installment of weapons-based 3D fighting game series with iconic fighters and special guest characters like Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher franchise, looking for legendary Soul Swords.

Take epic challenge to face your opponents in battle using more than your brawling skills to prove your worth as a great warrior. There are a lot of new game mechanics to suit your style of fighting in a variety of game modes.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Xbox Free Play Days event will let you carry over all your progress and keep playing upon purchase when this weekend comes to an end. Get DayZ Standard Edition at 40% reduction price and jump in for a hardcore survival experience.

Both Standard and Tricentennial Edition of Fallout 76 is currently available at Microsoft Store for 50% off rate. You can get a 65% discount Soulcalibur VI Standard and Deluxe Edition along with another 50% off on its Season Pass.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Bandai Namco reveals release date for Broly from Dragon Ball Super to join arcade fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ.

To wrap up second season of DLC fighter characters released for 2.5D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, developer Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment is adding Broly from Dragon Ball Super to its roster.

Confirmed earlier in January 2019 alongside Gogeta (SSGSS), DBS version of Legendary Super Saiyan character Broly will become available as sixth and final downloadable fighter to join FighterZ Pass 2 on December 5, 2019.

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Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Bandai Namco launches an official release date trailer for Broly (DBS), coming soon to unleash his full power.




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A brief gameplay showcase in the trailer features high-intensity action and tons of super flexing. Remaining faithful to his anime counterpart, Arc System has made sure that his character is a force of nature that should not be taken lightly.

Ahead of official reveal, hints from recent issue of Japanese magazine Jump has pointed out when he will arrive. Players have waited nearly a year to get their hands on DBS incarnation of Broly and that wait is coming to an end.

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ArcSys has already debuted Dragon Ball Z: Broly version of him in their first season of DLC series and like all of previously introduced fan-favorites, his story is embedded in his entire move sets comprised of powerful blows and throws.

With upcoming inclusion of Broly from Dragon Ball Super, its roster number will reach to a total of 35. So far, 13 DLC fighters were added as part of dedicated post-launch support for FighterZ, following its release back in 2018.

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Broly will be a playable character in a lineup including Gogeta (SSGSS), Goku (from Dragon Ball GT), Janemba, Jiren and Videl. FighterZ Pass 2 is priced $24.99 for retail and all of its standalone DLC are purchasable for $4.99 only.

Popular arcade-style fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ is out now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This ultimate warrior with a power level of 10,000 will be fifth character that has been drawn into DBF.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Won't Have Switch Release

Bandai Namco has confirmed that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot isn't coming to Nintendo Switch after all.

After an initial reveal back in January, upcoming action role-playing Dragon Ball game is announced to be Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot at E3 2019 event by developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment.

It was recently confirmed by Bandai Namco that DBZ: Kakarot will not be launched on Nintendo Switch other than major three platforms unlike previously ported Dragon Ball FighterZ, fighting game set within same universe by Arc System Works.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Won't Have Switch Release

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A report for a lack of Switch version came in earlier when questioned by news outlet AltChar about a running rumor of a port and Bandai Namco replied the game would only arrive on confirmed major platforms next year.

Centered on life of Saiyan Goku, Kakarot will be featuring many fan-favorite as well as untold new stories for all fans. Series creator Akira Toriyama has even joined to help with its narrative and created original character Bonyū.

RELATED: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot TGS 2019 Trailer

Despite being a commercial success and having some quality ports, Nintendo is greatly lacking of big-name titles like DBZ: Kakarot for their next-gen handheld console library these days in comparison to its predecessor system Wii U.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is currently scheduled to release worldwide on January 17, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can reserve your copy through early purchase and receive a Cooking Item for Melee ATK boost as pre-order bonus.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won't Have Mai Shiranui

Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury series is too sexy for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and won't be making an appearance.

With a 48-minute lengthy stream, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai introduced Terry Bogard from SNK fighting game series Fatal Fury and King of Fighters as latest DLC fighter for his largely popular title.

There were renowned characters like Andy Bogard, Blue Mary, Geese Howard and noticeable many other around his new stage during entire presentation except Mai Shiranui, who apparently is too sexy for Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won't Have Mai Shiranui

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It's not like she was mistakenly left out but excluding her from SSBU was a conscious choice. At midpoint, Sakurai paused to clear out that "Smash Bros. Ultimate is for good boys and girls of many different ages" and so they decided not to add her.

Viewed often as a sex symbol of SNK fighting games, Mai is often considered as one of the hottest babes in video game. Even her official nickname was "The Alluring Ninja Girl" and would be featured in most promotional art.

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If you are not familiar with her character at all then have a look at her idle animation from King of Fighters XIII to get the idea.


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Looking at her, anyone surely can guess why but that is also a reason for her not to be a part of a family-friendly game. No one clearly needed an explanation from Sakurai over this matter since it is obviously because of her clothing.

Despite being a master of ninjitsu and Koppo-ken combat style, her skimpy outfit and bouncy features has always got the attraction of fans other than her fighting prowess, which has now cost her an appearance in Smash Ultimate.

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Eventually, this announcement on her Smash cameo has "Mai Shiranui" trending on Twitter and here are some good ones.







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Since Mai is not age appropriate for Smash Bros. audience in general, they couldn't feature her without putting her into a less revealing outfit but that sort of censorship may invoke a huge backlash from her fans, so there is no winning over this.

Then there is a question about how come other prominent characters like Bayonetta and Zero Suit Samus appear in SSBU for not just mere cameos but as fighters with their more mature designs and Mai couldn't even show up as a guest?

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Although her overall outlook may seem overly objectified and a bit too sexualized even for too many adult players these days, originally her design meant to represent traditional and ideal feminine beauty of Japanese woman.

Nevertheless, keeping Mai out of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be a well-thought decision from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo to get a clear pass from rating board reviews for their crossover fighting game.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

Popular Nintendo Switch brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now best selling fighting game of all-time.

Despite getting leaked before launch, hotly anticipated 2018 crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo managed to make and break many sales records.

It was recently revealed in a half-year financial report that SSBU has surpassed lifetime sales of Wii U home console in less than six months and now became best selling fighting game of all-time, ousting previous title holder Street Fighter II.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

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SFII was released back in 1991 and by September 30, 2019, a total number of 15.7 million units have been sold and this is a significant victory for Smash Bros. Ultimate considering how little time it took to exceed that impressive number.

Also, Street Fighter II released a series of updated versions over the years and ports for many different platforms. Yet, it took less than a year and Nintendo Switch as a single launch platform for SSBU to beat lifetime sales record of SF2.

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More of its success can be pointed towards strong sales of Nintendo's eighth-generation hybrid console Switch. That record will keep expanding with recent release of Nintendo Switch Lite, which has been doing very well in all regions.

A title that brings together both casual and competitive players, SSB Ultimate is largely popular to a wide audience range due to its ensemble of fan-favorite fighters assembled from many third-party games that are not Nintendo property.

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More of these characters are frequently added to its roster through Fighters Pass DLC including themed music and stages. Post-launch content updates are another major factor that contributes to sales of Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate did better than other Switch games such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it has yet to outdo Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and its overall sales of 19.01 million units.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Code Vein Out Now

Action role-playing game Code Vein from Bandai Namco Entertainment is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Inspired by Dark Souls series of games and set on post-apocalyptic dystopia, action role-playing title Code Vein from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

When entire world was destroyed by a mysterious disaster, player character is one of remaining survivors called Revenants. In order to exist in a harsh world by fighting against monstrosity known as Lost, you need to find a partner.

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Code Vein Out Now

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Having a friend by your side when you are trying to survive a blood war can be proven useful when you need someone to resurrect you. Keeping at least two Ichor in reserve can come in handy to revive your partner during battle.

Revenants can choose from a variety of Blood Codes, Blood Veils, Gifts and weapons to get upper hand in a fight. Players can offer different presents to NPCs at Home Base and exchange useful items that give you more points for trading.

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Get Battle-Ready

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There are a number of branching paths to explore and hidden areas to discover for acquiring special items. Always check out your buff gifts and weapon enhancements before entering a boss fight to better your chances of winning.

If you take a status attack from the Lost, you can lost Ichor count, get poisoned or become slow. Using a consumable from shop or the correct Blood Code can ease your ailments and remove status but your partner can still be affected though.

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Fight for Humanity

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Bandai Namco released an official launch trailer for Code Vein that offers an overview of story and its gameplay.




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Having a strategy of attack before facing enemies and coordination with your partner can be a key to survival. Nevertheless, you can die and come up with newer ways to tackle a situation only when your partner is there to rez you.

Code Vein launches to become an absolute delight for anime lovers and action RPG genre enthusiasts worldwide. Aside from its acclaimed gameplay style, its character creation system allows you to go crazy on customization.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

A new wave of games hits Xbox Game Pass for September 2019 including Bloodstained, Jump Force and more.

Halfway through September, members are getting updated with new lineup of Xbox Game Pass titles coming their way. Players on Xbox One with a monthly membership to its subscription service are going to have some great time.

Current bunch only consists of titles that are on consoles, some of which will join for PC soon. Also joining to this group is roguelite title Bad North: Jotuun Edition for Xbox One that was previously added for PC and Game Pass Ultimate.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
A modern day side-scroller action title with RPG elements, Bloodstained was born from a Kickstarter campaign by developer ArtPlay and rose to mainstream fame for being a content-packed game from metroidvania genre.

You play as a cursed orphan named Miriam, who fights to save her body from slowly crystallizing and of course, for the sake of humankind. Players get to raid some demon-filled castle in 18th century England through the dark of night.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Xbox Game Pass

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DiRT Rally 2.0
A sequel to acclaimed rally racing game, DiRT Rally 2.0 from developer/publisher Codemasters takes you to some iconic locations and offers a realistic racing experience like never before that is solely focused on realistic driving physics.

While sitting behind the wheels of most powerful off-road vehicles, get immersed into real-life environments from across the globe. It also features varying weather conditions and some remastered maps from original DiRT Rally.

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DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Game Pass

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Jump Force
Manga crossover fighting game Jump Force from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco is coming with more new fighters than it had at launch and they added Dragon Ball Z character Majin Buu last month.

Players create their own custom character to join forces with groups of renowned heroes from "Jump" manga world like Goku, Monkey D. Luffy and Naruto to stop their realities from slowly merging into real worlds in story mode.

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Jump Force on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Worlds
Introducing some Minecraft-like vibes into an open-world LEGO crafting game, developer Traveller's Tales and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment lets you play with LEGO bricks in a procedurally generated world.

Unleash your creativity and freely build whatever you can think of by manipulating surrounding world of yours. Build anything brick by brick or just pick prefabricated structures for quick assembly and start working on customization.

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LEGO Worlds on Xbox Game Pass

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Players on PC platform can expect to see another new wave of great games heading their way soon on Game Pass and if you haven't already, subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right now spending only $2 for your first two months.

Be sure to have a great experience with new titles joining an ever expanding catalog of Xbox Game Pass and take your time to complete each ones without rushing to another since they are not getting away anywhere, anytime soon.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot TGS 2019 Trailer

TGS 2019 trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot reveals a release date for January 2020 and Buu story arc.

Originally titled as Dragon Ball Game – Project Z, developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed their upcoming Dragon Ball action role-playing game to be Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot at E3 2019.

In spirit of recent Tokyo Game Show 2019 event, an official release date for the game is announced. It will arrive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on January 17, 2020 and is now already available for pre-order.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot TGS 2019 Trailer

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Dragon Ball fans are all in for another epic journey of one of most beloved heroes of the franchise they call Kakarot.




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Whether you are a newcomers or old fan of Dragon Ball Z universe, Kakarot offers you an action RPG experience like never before. It will cover most notable moments and story of heroic events, more than any other titles did in past.

Seasoned fans are going to get taste of original stories through dialogue and sub-quests, some created by author Akira Toriyama. There are lots of quests and traveling through open-world maps that gives you something new to discover.

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Kakarot Collector's Edition Content

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Collector's Edition for Kakarot for PS4 and Xbox One version is priced $199.99 and adds Season Pass alongside base game. It also comes with a hardcover artbook, collectible SteelBook case, a world hub map and an exclusive diorama.

Sized 20x20x20 cm, this excellent plastic display piece is a thing of beauty that features Goku and Gohan riding on Flying Nimbus and a surprised dinosaur by their side, a must have high-quality figurine item to collect for every die-hard fans.

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Kakarot Pre-Order Bonus Content

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For each digital pre-order, you will receive a Cooking Item to permanently boost your Melee ATK and HP stats, extra sub-quest and early unlock to a Training Menu to fight Bonyu, a brand-new character created by Toriyama.

Bandai Namco has also revealed through TGS 2019 trailer that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will also be covering Majin Buu story arc, which gives players more reason to jump into it and play as Goku for extensive Dragon Ball Z experience.