Showing posts with label Deep Silver. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deep Silver. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2019

Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

After Shenmue III has been announced as Epic Games Store exclusive for PC, backers are now even denied refunds on Kickstarter.

At E3 2019 event, renowned Sega developer and Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki took stage during PC Gaming Show 2019 to showoff brand-new gameplay trailer for Shenmue III and reveal that PC version will be an Epic Games Store-exclusive.

Now whether or not they decided to make it a timed exclusive is not clear yet but many backers are very upset over this decision of shifting platform since it was originally planned for a Steam release and are already asking for a refund.

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Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

RELATED: Shenmue 3 Delayed to November 2019

Right after their announcement at E3, development team has updated their Kickstarter page with new information to declare Epic Store exclusivity. What they explained as reason for their recent decision of changing outlet is given below.

We are happy to announce that Shenmue III for PC will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. Development for Shenmue III has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent. But most importantly, in looking for the most enjoyable experience on PC, it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option.

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Apparently, it was publisher Deep Silver that pushed for Shenmue III exclusivity and their official statement of most enjoyable experience on PC being on EGS clearly shows how detached they are from players these days.

When they removed Metro Exodus from Steam earlier before launch to make it a timed exclusive at Epic Store, fans were enraged. They started review-bombing to plummet its overall score, which then took Steam to intervene and stop them.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Will Be on Epic Games Store, Leaving Steam

Official Kickstarter page of Ys Net is flooded with angry response from fans seeking either an explanation or their money back. Some pointed out that it was mentioned in early phase of campaign that they are to provide Steam keys for PC platform.

Even those who would purchase a physical copy would only have a box with a code in it that still need to be activated via Epic Store. Charging a $59.99 amount for a box that doesn't even come with a disc seems like a scheme to get some extra money.

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After Yu Suzuki launched the Kickstarter project looking for $2 million in funding back in 2015, it has been backed by nearly 70,000 people and raised over $6 million in a month, only so they can screw over players on PC four years later.

When you thought Epic Store exclusivity was the worst thing to happen to the game, Ys Net has denied granting any refunds for making this change, therefore leaving PC players with no option to either get their hard-earned money or preferred platform.

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Epic Games are definitely favoring developers by taking only 12% cut from sales rather than 30% and started a trend for exclusive games to incite competition but that is also leading studios into taking such controversial decisions.

A few months ago, Epic Games Store has bagged crowdfunded project Phoenix Point out of nowhere that was originally promised to launch on Steam but in that case, developers were generous enough to offer a refund to its backers at least.

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Denying request for refund was perhaps the most anti-consumer act from their part and maybe even led to some legal action, because ripping off people for their money with false pledges like this need some serious consequence enforced by law.

What happened as a result will now have people to be more suspicious before crowdfunding any project on Kickstarter. There is currently a Steam page for the game though but that is probably because they forgot to remove it.

RELATED: Shenmue and Shenmue 2 Re-Release Date

Epic may have given a hefty amount to Deep Silver and Ys Net for a store exclusivity deal like they did with Snapshot Games for having Phoenix Point. However, they should have considered how it would ruin reputation for both companies.

After years of development and a couple of delays, Shenmue III is finally all set to arrive on November 19 for PC and PlayStation 4. Only if they have kept promise of delivering Steam keys to backers, there would probably be a little less backlash.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Shenmue 3 Delayed to November 2019

Pushed over from August 2019, Shenmue III has been delayed once again for a November launch date.

Teenage martial art prodigy Ryo Hazuki was about to make his anticipated return in upcoming action-adventure game Shenmue III that was scheduled to release on August 27 this year but his arrival has been delayed now to November 19.

Though it is almost finished, creator Yu Suzuki and publisher Deep Silver have agreed to the point that the game needs some more polishing for truly being finished and revealed in public via its Kickstarter announcement.

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Shenmue 3 Delayed to November 2019

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Announced back at E3 2015, a third installment of classic series Shenmue entered into crowdfunding with an original goal of $2 million, which became fastest campaign for that amount by reaching their goal within just seven hours.

Aside from large sum of money collected from general mass, investors like Sony has also contributed with unknown amounts and that really raised eyebrows of many regarding budget transparency and how much it really takes to make a AAA-game.

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So far, this project has amassed a total of $7,179,510 in three years and became sixth-highest-funded Kickstarter campaign. Originally, the game was set to arrive on December 2017 before it was delayed to early 2018 and then on August 27, 2019.

Sega offered license of this cult favorite series to Suzuki's company Ys Net to develop Shenmue III independently and they jumped on board with development that will eventually see release over PC and PlayStation 4 on November 2019.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Killing Floor: Double Feature Out On PS4 and PS4 VR

Tripwire Interactive celebrates 10th Anniversary of Killing Floor by launching Killing Floor: Double Feature on PS4 and PS4 VR.

When co-operative first-person shooter game Killing Floor was launched back in 2005, it was met with an instant success, leading to Killing Floor 2 coming out in 2015 that was followed up by a VR title Killing Floor: Incursion in 2017.

To celebrate 10th Anniversary of this horde shooter franchise, developer/publisher Tripwire Interactive decided to offer ultimate KF experience by teaming up with publisher Deep Silver to launch Killing Floor: Double Feature.

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Killing Floor: Double Feature Out On PS4 and PS4 VR

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Double Feature bundles KF2 and Incursion together for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR platform for one great price of $39.99 only. It is packed with every gore filled seasonal content update released since launch for newcomers and veterans.

Developers have captured weapon animations at 240 frames per second so that players can see enemy blood spilling and bullet shell ejecting in slow motion Zed Time to have an immersive thrill amidst a bloody mayhem on PS4 consoles.

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Killing Floor Comes to VR

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Tripwire never stopped working on their project following launch and kept releasing free content featuring limited time events, maps and weapons, thus keeping its gameplay engaging for everyone from getting repetitive over time.

That means, you can wander around multiple maps, replay seasonal events, enjoy cosmetic skins for weapons, try out two new game modes while killing variety of new Zed enemy types and bosses or maybe even play as Badass Santa.

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Deadly Horde of Zeds

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Witness detailed graphics in 1800p resolution and up to 4K using enhanced power of a PS4 Pro system. As a PlayStation-exclusive bundle, Double Feature will also be including playable DLC character Mrs. Foster, which only comes with a retail version though.

Then head over to edge of Virtual Reality with PS VR system to enter Killing Floor universe like never before. Incursion employs a same gunplay mechanism of KF2 and equipped with full free movement in an attempt for more immersive storytelling.

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Mrs. Foster Playable DLC Character

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More than a decade ago, what started this franchise from a mod of Unreal Tournament 2004 has become one of the most engaging survival horror shooter out there and still continuing to grow because of community support from Tripwire.

Getting on board with Killing Floor: Double Feature now would be a great way to celebrate 10th anniversary of Tripwire Interactive critically-acclaimed first-person horde shooter series and indulge yourself into a messy blood sport of slaying zeds.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

Details on Expansion Pass content for Metro Exodus is revealed by 4A Games and its first DLC is coming this summer.

Despite having to delay its original release date and then facing some issue with moving to Epic Games Store by ditching Steam, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver still saw success with first-person shooter title Metro Exodus.

Following its release on February, a Game Plus mode was added via "Ranger Update" for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a month later. Now, detailed plans regarding upcoming DLC release roadmap for the world of Metro is revealed.

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Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

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Owners of Aurora and Gold Edition are already covered on Expansion Pass on their respective available platform. However, you can also place your digital pre-order now on Epic Store for $9.99 only and for just $24.99 on consoles.

Developers are currently working on two major story-driven expansion packs and players would be assuming roles of two new characters other than main protagonist Artyom that belong to Spartan Rangers and one of them is an American named Sam.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR METRO EXODUS.

Kick-starting from summer 2019, first DLC titled "The Two Colonels" that chronicles the journey of Colonel Khlebnikov who comes out of Novosibirsk to meet his son but survival on surface has not been easier lately and tough decisions should be made.

Then next chapter, "Sam's Story" is scheduled arrive on early 2020 that is centered on a US marine, Sam who wants to go back to his country to reunite with his family upon learning that many other city has survived the war like Moscow.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

First expansion will hand you over a brand-new weapon in form of a deadly flame-thrower to successfully fend off mutated creatures on your way and gameplay will likely be the same you had in post-apocalyptic wasteland of Russia already.

With launch of Metro Exodus earlier this year, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has completed a trilogy inspired by Dmitry Glukhovsky's novels and seems like this Expansion Pass roadmap is looking to extend that established legacy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

4A Games drops free Ranger Update for Metro Exodus that lets players experience New Game + mode with additional features.

Drawing conclusion to a nearly decade-long Metro first-person shooter game trilogy, Metro Exodus by developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has garnered nothing but praise upon launch back in February for keeping up their standard.

Developers have deployed their first major patch for the game titled the "Ranger Update" that would take up to 6GB worth drive space. Depending on whether you are on PC or PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, patch notes will vary a little.

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Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

RELATED: Metro Exodus Out Now

Owners of the game can get their hands on this free update on their respectable platforms today, which introduces a new game plus mode bundled with a bunch of gameplay features, improvements and essential bug fixes for everyone.

New Game+ would only unlock when a player completes the whole story once and then begin a fresh new campaign with every attachment and weapons they gained in the earlier playthrough from the get go without having to go look for them again.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Will Be on Epic Games Store, Leaving Steam

You can completely change how your next run would go in game plus by twitching enemy behaviors, increase their frequency or making them more tough and dangerous at the same time to have a more challenging experience.

Instead of having all available weapons at start, anyone can choose to reduce their inventory down to a single weapon for a more thrilling journey. You can also find developer commentary in as Green Tape Players collectible items to offer you a peak behind the scenes.

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An all-new way of going into a dark world of Metro; "Ranger Update" lets you have a new gripping take every time and even possibly to an alternate ending. Players on Xbox One are getting their desired mouse and keyboard support as part of the update.

Metro Exodus continues a journey into a fictional post-apocalyptic wasteland of former Russia as a follow up to previously released games Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, based on the best-selling novels of author Dmitry Glukhovsky.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Metro Exodus Out Now

First-person shooter game Metro Exodus from 4A Games and Deep Silver is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The trilogy of survival horror themed first-person shooter video game series based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's novels is finally completing with the release of Metro Exodus today from developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Playing as protagonist Artyom, players enter into a Post-Apocalyptic wasteland of Russia following a nuclear war to deal with hostile humans and mutated creatures while looking for a means to survive amidst a devastated metro of Moscow.

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Metro Exodus Out Now

RELATED: Metro Exodus Story Trailer

Even though the game largely belongs to FPS genre, it nicely balances aspects of combat and stealth with the survival horror undertone. Classic gameplay style of the series returns once again in a sandbox exploration experience.

A beautifully designed in-game open world equipped with a dynamic weather system only compliments the tight story of the title so much. Whatever choices you make throughout your journey will have consequences and affect your companions in the end.

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Unique Sandbox Exploration

RELATED: Metro Exodus Delayed to 2019

Your surroundings will offer you scopes to scavenge and craft hand-made weaponry on the go to better prepare yourself for tactical combat whenever danger presents itself in form of deadly mutants and human enemies alike to survive.

Artyom and his fellow Spartan Rangers are accompanied by a returning character, Anna on their way to salvation. If you think fighting hostile creatures in the freezing weather of a nuclear winter is bad, just wait for the entire plot to unfold upon you.

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Fight Mutated Monsters

RELATED: Metro Exodus Will Be on Epic Games Store, Leaving Steam

As you begin your journey into the ravaged wasteland of Moscow, be sure to check out the official launch trailer of the game.




RELATED: Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle Announced

Standard Edition of the game comes only with the base game whereas Metro 2033 Redux and Expansion Pass is included in Gold Edition. Spartan Edition offers all the above along with a 10.5" hand-painted resin statue of Artyom and other collectibles.

If you are new to the series and looking to catch up from the beginning of the trilogy then you can simply purchase Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle that grants you access to full-game download of Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux and Metro Exodus.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Catherine: Full Body Collector's Edition Announced

A hardcover art book, metal case, musical tracks and adorable Sheep Plush are what Catherine: Full Body Collector's Edition offers.

The enhanced port of 2011 puzzle platformer Catherine had a scheduled launch date for Japan ever since it was announced and now finally, Catherine: Full Body has a release window of September 3, 2019 for players of Western and European countries as well.

Also, developer/publisher Atlus has recently dropped details on two available collector's edition of the original remake from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 along with a new trailer for fans to tease the fans some more on Valentine’s Day.

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Catherine: Full Body Collector's Edition Announced

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Atlus also released a "Fine Wine" trailer as part of their ongoing tease with the tragic tale of protagonist Vincent Brooks.




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Premium Edition of the game is currently available as "Heart's Desire Premium Edition" in North America for only $79.99. The Collector's Box package it comes in resembles to the stages of the game that appears to be made of climbing blocks.

It includes a hardcover art book, metal case, a fluffy 5" sheep plush wearing Vincent's pink polka dot underwear and soundtrack CD. Launch Edition of the title on the other hand is a physical copy of the game coming in a limited edition metal case for a list price of $59.99 only.

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Catherine: Full Body Launch Edition

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Both of these exclusive editions are now up for pre-order at Amazon and would be a must for anyone who is excited to enjoy the game while eager to have some official goodies to collect for keeps; especially the art book by lead designer Shigenori Soejima.

Like a full-bodied bottle of wine, Catherine: Full Body remaster is coming with over 500 puzzles for PlayStation 4, which is twice as much content than the original game. Vincent's twisted love triangle can also be enjoyed in a "Safety Mode" by skipping puzzles.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Metro Exodus Will Be on Epic Games Store, Leaving Steam

Epic Games Store to include Metro Exodus, a high-profile title as their latest PC exclusive, ditching Steam.

We are less than a month away from upcoming first-person shooter game Metro Exodus to arrive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While developer 4A Games is preparing for its launch, publisher Deep Silver had an announcement to make.

Partnering up with video game industry giant Epic Games, they are bringing the third and latest title from Metro franchise on Epic Games Store digital distribution platform and are still taking pre-orders till it finally arrives on February 15. 2019.

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Metro Exodus Will Be on Epic Games Store, Leaving Steam

RELATED: Metro Exodus Story Trailer

Even though PC players won't be able to purchase the game from Steam anymore on launch, any pre-order that was placed earlier for Standard Edition will be fulfilled including DLC for Gold Edition of the game through expansion pass in post-launch period.

Of course, players that previously enjoyed playing Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light would be looking for the upcoming open world FPS and the studio behind Fortnite recognized the obvious potential for the title to be on their store.

RELATED: Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle Announced

Aside from the most obvious titles Fortnite Battle Royale and Unreal Tournament under their belt, Epic Games Store is housing exclusive titles like Ashen, Genesis Alpha One, Hades, Super Meat Boy Forever, Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season and World War Z.

It was only a few weeks ago when another AAA developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to ditch Steam for The Division 2 to become an exclusive for Epic Games Store. Considering the higher revenue split as a major game changer, Deep Silver claims this to be a win for them and players.

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Recognized as a pro-developer platform, Epic Games tries to be friendly with their valued customers as well. Instead of the regular price of $59.99, the game will be priced only $49.99 at Epic Games Store, a direct result of their 88% revenue split.

For those who are wondering whether or not Metro Exodus will ever be available on Steam in the future, the publishers has come up with a press release that says, the game will return to Valve's platform and other storefronts after February 14, 2020. You can probably get it for a discounted price then.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle Announced

A special edition Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle is up for pre-order now that comes with Metro Redux as well.

Only a month away from releasing Metro Exodus, the latest installment from the first-person shooter survival horror series Metro by developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver will be getting a special Xbox One X bundle to help you survive the apocalypse.

Microsoft has recently announced to launch Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle that comes with both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light as well as the upcoming title. After the game comes out on February 15, 2019, this special bundle will be available right from next day.

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Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle Announced

RELATED: Metro Exodus Delayed to 2019

Players will discover themselves onto the midst of the ruins of a now-dead dead Moscow and take on a journey to survive the hostile surroundings under harsh conditions. Metro Saga allows you access to full-game downloads of the entire trilogy to start from the very beginning of the franchise.

Not only the bundle would be great for those who really want to play those first two titles and catch up to the series, people who have played them long ago will also appreciate the games as they are remastered to enjoy on modern day consoles.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Release Date

Deep Silver and Microsoft only plans on to pit players on the boots of Artyom who and his wife Anna are to face new threats like fight a Nazi-like fascist cult out of their underground shelter. We are not sure if there would be any more titles up next but Metro Exodus is going to be epic.

Just so that you can be a part of humanity’s survival in a world created by novelist Dmitry Glukhovsky, the console comes with 4K Ultra HD and with HDR support. The bundle includes a 1TB Xbox One X console and an Xbox Wireless Controller.

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Metro Redux Pack

RELATED: Metro Exodus Story Trailer

To make sure that you get more value for your money, there is 1 month worth of initial trials of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold services from Microsoft, where you can enjoy a catalog of over 100 select games and one of the best online multiplayer experiences.

You can start placing your pre-order of Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle today for $499.99 only at Microsoft Store or your nearest retailer. As most powerful among the current-gen console, your quest to find salvation on Soviet surface couldn't be more exciting on any other platform.

Metro Exodus Story Trailer

The premise of Metro Exodus is highlighted in the story trailer of the game released lately with some gameplay highlights.

Upcoming Metro Exodus moves premise from the first two titles of the first-person shooter Metro game series, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light to take players on a journey of survival that is outside the tunnels of Moscow.

Recently, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has come up with a story trailer to shed more lights on the plot now that the game is only a month away to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 15, 2019.

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Metro Exodus Story Trailer

RELATED: Metro Exodus Release Date

Check out the official story trailer of the game to get prepared in advance to take a trip to the Soviet wasteland full of hostiles.




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Following the nuclear war of 2013, everything has been laid to waste and protagonist Artyom and his crew of Spartans tries to survive against all odds in a post-apocalyptic Russia even on 2036, after 26 year later of the war.

After fighting for so long beneath the surface, the survivors decide to leave the safety of underground tunnels and will be traveling on a train, the Aurora. They all head to the east for the Ural Mountains and face feral mutants on their way just like always.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Delayed to 2019

This second sequel of the franchise has twice the amount of content than its predecessor Last Light and Artyom's wife, Anna is returning to take part in the action while she narrates their current status quo where she no longer remembers what life was like before.

A few other characters were given a short glimpse of and it seems like they all have gotten involved in some sort of power struggle that forced them to leave the safety of their former sanctuary and go out in the open dystopia.

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Journey to Ural Mountains

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Deep Silver and Microsoft has also announced Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle that comes with a 1TB console with the entire trilogy from the series, now available for pre-order. This is a great way to catch up to the prior titles before jumping on board with the latest release.

Metro Exodus will be competing with some of the major titles like Anthem, Crackdown 3 and Far Cry New Dawn in a jam-packed February 2019 release window. However, given the dedicated fan-following they have, it can still fare on its own.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Joker from Persona 5 Comes to Catherine: Full Body

Catherine: Full Body introduces Persona 5's Phantom Thief, Joker as a playable character in latest trailer.

Not long after the announcement of adding Joker from role-playing game Persona 5 to crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at The Game Awards 2018 as the 76th fighter of the game, developer/publisher Atlus came forward with more plans for him.

Joker will be a part of Catherine: Full Body, which is an upcoming remastered version of 2011 puzzle platformer video game Catherine from the same company, currently scheduled to release on February 14, 2019 for Japan only.

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Joker from Persona 5 Comes to Catherine: Full Body

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An official trailer featuring the gameplay footage of Joker is released that showcases him climbing the nightmare towers.




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Joker, the protagonist from the popular JRPG title will be a playable character and his involvement to the fray was announced back in September 2018 along with a few other related contents and the gameplay video was meant to display his playing style.

Whereas we usually see Vincent trying to climb his way to the top of never-ending series of towered blocks, the Phantom Thief makes it look easier with precision and his quick speed, which make it seems like he is meant for solving this sort of haunted puzzles.

RELATED: Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 Trailer

Catherine: Full Body adds a brand-new character Rin to cause a friction between two other main characters, Catherine and Katherine. She is a pianist from Stray Sheep and players can choose from 11 different vocals to be her voice in the Japanese release.

Aside from teasing his appearance, Atlus never revealed whether the game will arrive on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita worldwide same time as they will on Japan or would come at a later date. Same can be said about the arrival of Joker in a DLC when the game finally launches.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Metro Exodus Release Date

Metro Exodus will take players back to post-apocalyptic Russia on February 2019 and released the opening cinematic to celebrate the release.

As a successor of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light from Metro series of first-person shooter games, Metro Exodus was announced back in June 2017 at E3 2017. Initially, the game scheduled for a fall 2018 release window but then pushed to the first quarter of 2019.

However, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has recently revealed that now they are planning to release the title a full week earlier than planned, on February 15, 2019 to made available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Metro Exodus Release Date

RELATED: Metro Exodus Delayed to 2019

To celebrate this good news, they released the opening cinematic "Title Sequence" from the sandbox survival in 4K-glory!




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The cinematic opens up in a landscape of a ruined world, long abandoned and everything around covered in the cold of the Earth as a reflecting deep woe-filled background score tries to carry us away in the moment.

Harsh winds blow away snows from many figures on the street, revealing their doomed fate in an unforgiving surrounding. The self-destructive nature of humanity is depicted in a very subtle way and thus, establishing the premise for anyone seasoned or casual.

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After cramming down the remaster of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light into Metro Redux, the Ukrainian development team has gone into the development phase for the next game and third installment of the series.

Even before the story was adapted into video games, Metro series was a super-hit original novel from author Dmitry Glukhovsky and that popularity has led to the eventual conception of a post-apocalyptic survival horror experience for fans.

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Last month, Metro Exodus Spartan Collector's Edition was announced at Xbox X018 Event that is priced $149.99 only and comes with a highly detailed resin statue of protagonist Artyom fending off a deadly Watchman with a bunch of collectible goodies.

Earlier, Deep Silver has delayed the launch date so that 4A Games can have a proper take at the version of Metro Exodus they had in mind and since they have almost wrapped up the project, there is no reason to push back the calendar.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami for the month of November 2018.

Hope you are having a blast this Halloween whether trick or treating or just lazily sitting around playing video games, which is probably your favorite thing to do, right? We are at the endgame of the year 2018 and November seems to be very promising (for now).

Last month, not everyone was impressed with survival horror title Friday the 13th: The Game and futuristic sports game Laser League. So, a new free games lineup of this month for PlayStation Plus subscribers has been carefully chosen this time.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2018

Before we just jump into the PS Plus lineup, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing all the titles for November 2018.




The very first game we got our hands onto is a first-person shooter titled Bulletstorm from People Can Fly and Epic Games that Electronic Arts had the Publishing rights to. You can play it in both solo and co-op mode in a 26th century setup.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition gets you all the exclusive content of the game for a definitive experience. Players will take the role of Grayson Hunt, who runs a black ops team called the Dead Echo and on a mission to either seek payback or survive.

Next up is a remake of the first game from the acclaimed action-adventure Yakuza series, Yakuza Kiwami from Sega and Deep Silver. Originally released on PlayStation 3, the game was later launched on PlayStation 4 in 2016 and now is visually enhanced for 4K.

The game follows the story of Kazuma Kiryu, who is known as the Dragon of Dojima and he takes the fall for a murder of a crime boss at the hands of his friend. When he finally comes out ten years later, he discovers himself in the middle of a mess.

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Yakuza Kiwami on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Some more free games from PlayStation Plus lineup for the month of November 2018 is still there and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PlayStation 3)
  • Arkedo Series (PlayStation 3)
  • Burly Men At Sea (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Roundabout (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

If the Battle Royale genre interests you and you don't mind playing H1Z1 (because this is clearly not PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, nor even Fortnite) then we recommend you get the PlayStation Plus Blueshift Pack with goodies for free until November 13.

Hopefully, Bulletstorm and Yakuza Kiwami will be able to sustain you for the month or long enough till games like Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Spyro Remastered Trilogy comes out and makes you completely forget everything else.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds Dead Island: Riptide, Outlast and More

Spook yourself with a bit of Halloween terror with games like Dead Island: Riptide, Outlast and more in Xbox Game Pass.

We are only weeks away from Halloween and even Michael Myers is coming back this year to start his killing spree once again. To celebrate this holiday, Xbox Game Pass has arranged a creepy event and added four new games to the catalog today.

So, whether you head to theaters to see the new Halloween movie or stay at home with your Xbox One console for some hardcore gaming night, you've got it covered either way. We suggest you keep playing until you need to take a break and then go see the movie. Sounds like a plan?

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Dead Island: Riptide, Outlast and More

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You like getting mobbed up by flesh-eating zombies? How about an outbreak in the middle of a distant island? Don't worry, it is done. Want to get the taste of a different type of survival horror? That can be arranged as well without any hassle.

Even when you are done playing these titles and stand victorious over jump scares and goosebumps they throw at you, there are 100 more great games that come up with your Xbox Game Pass subscription to give you distinctive taste from other genres.

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Dead Island: Riptide on Xbox Game Pass

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Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition
The most common genre is horror these days is a scenario where player fights hordes of zombies to survive and Dead Island: Riptide is all that on an island. Riptide is a continuation of the first Dead Island game and all four survivors are back.

A new survivor joins the band of original four protagonists on the island overrun by zombies. Since Dead Island 2 has been stuck in development hell for so long, Riptide is our only substitute for a sequel despite some mixed reaction from fans. The Definitive Edition offers you all the content and more but will not be available in Germany.

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Hello Neighbor on Xbox Game Pass

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Hello Neighbor
Next up, you just moved in by side of a paranoid neighbor who acts mysteriously and apparently has something hidden in his basement that got your interest in discovering what it really is and the only way to do it is by breaking into his house.

That sounds too easy than it actually is because you have to go through a series of puzzles to get there and have to make sure that your neighbor doesn't notice you breaking in. The game has an advanced AI that always learns from you to counter your every move.

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Observer on Xbox Game Pass

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Observer
Instead of raiding old, spooky residents or being chased by crazy monsters to rip you off, Observer works the horror about technology and culture. If that sounds weird already, then how about the idea of your deepest fears being hacked?

Players take the role of Daniel Lazarski who is a detective from Poland in 2084, who gets into people's mind to interrogate and uses augmented vision to look into the surroundings of that person to gather evidence for seeking truth from their fearful experiences.

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Outlast on Xbox Game Pass

Outlast
This one is a survival horror title that explores the journey of investigative journalist Miles Upshur in a psychiatric hospital as he tries to uncover secrets of the shady Murkoff Corporation and ended up in a mess, which is more than what he bargained for.

His first step to insanity begins in a ground full of mutilated corpses, then running into a hulking figure that wants to toss him around and many other rogues who want him dead. By the time Miles will discover what the freak-show is going on, it would be too late for him.

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Thanks to your precious Xbox Game Pass membership, you have some great servings of horror games on your list and have a steady dose of spook to keep you satisfied. Now run, hide or face your fears up close, it's all up to you that how you wish to be scared s**tless.

If you are still feeling a little left behind on the horror dose on Halloween night then feel free to check out the Halloween Collection including titles like Dead Rising 3, Deadlight, Resident Evil, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and State of Decay 2 to conquer your fears.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Shenmue 3 Release Date

Ryo’s story will continue next year on August 2019, in action-adventure game Shenmue III from Deep Silver.

Game director Yu Suzuki had a plan to create franchise when he was making original Shenmue and even worked parts of Shenmue II. Both of these action-adventure titles failed commercially but after almost two decades later, they are being re-released as high-definition ports due to fan demand. The fate of Shenmue III seemed to be uncertain for a long time and now, finally we have a release date for the game, which is set for August 27, 2019 when it is going to release on PC and PlayStation 4.

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Shenmue 3 Release Date

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Publisher Deep Silver also released a new trailer at GamesCom 2018 while revealing the release window for this upcoming game.




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This third installment in Shenmue games sees the return of series protagonist Ryo Hazuki, who is still looking to uncover the truth behind his father’s death. As teen hero advances towards his goal, he is met by enemies that try to stop him and the boy uses his martial arts to knock them off. He then comes across a girl named Ling Shenhua, who forecasts him about his prophecy because apparently, her destiny is to lead Ryo to the path he desperately seeks and help him find it.

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Suzuki initially started a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund his game from his company Ys Net during E3 2015 press conference and it managed to sum up $2 million in first eight hours, setting a record. The studio decided to launch the game in December 2017 but when failed, the game has been rescheduled and pushed to 2019. Since it has been delayed for too long, developers will now focus on to polish the game further to make it as good as possible and maintain standards for loyal fans.

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Waiting another year for Shenmue III to launch seems like a bit of a stretch but in the mean time, you can enjoy newly re-released version of Shenmue and Shenmue II on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. If you are new to the series, you will understand shortly after playing those titles for some time that why people are still obsessed with the franchise so much.

Saints Row: The Third Coming to Nintendo Switch

Deep Silver has announced the arrival of Saints Row: The Third to Nintendo Switch in a surprise announcement.

Developer Volition did a great job when they created open world action-adventure series of Saints Row games and one of the great titles from the franchise, Saints Row: The Third is now coming to Nintendo Switch. This may seem pretty random as the game did made a fan-following but it wasn't large enough for this third-party title to make its way into today's console sensation. We may end up witnessing an official reveal for the next game from the series later this week.

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Saints Row: The Third Coming to Nintendo Switch

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This is just announced today on Twitter by publisher Deep Silver but we are busy wondering why go back to the third game instead of Saints Row IV, which by the way is a greater sequel than the one that is headed to Nintendo's next gen console. Perhaps the limited technological capability of Switch is unable to carry out the greatness into the handheld or maybe they have a greater strategy of bringing that one next and start their journey to port with The Third. Only time can tell.



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The publisher however, did not mention a possible release date or whether it is coming this year or not at all. The Tweet that made the announcement did say about more info to be revealed with a hashtag of Gamescom though. Gamescom 2018 has just started, so we may hear something more about it in the next few days. Whatever the reasons are for Volition's critically-acclaimed title to set a debut on Switch, we bet its great news for the fans of Nintendo console owners.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 Trailer

Causing controversy with reveal trailer, Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 trailer seems to have ‘matured’.

Raising eyebrows and questions back in December 2017 upon an announcement for a remake of 2011's puzzle platformer adventure title Catherine, Atlus and Studio Zero has been quiet for some time for their upcoming game Catherine: Full Body for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. E3 2018 brought us so many new reveal of exciting titles from various big-name developers and publishers, which was no exception for Atlus as well and a latest trailer is released for the remake lately.

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Catherine: Full Body E3 2018 Trailer

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Since we are way past initial tease, the new E3 trailer focuses more on the story and less on the naughtiness. Still there is some as it is one of the base aspects of this game.




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When Full Body was announced and players saw the reveal, everyone learned that there is a third "Catherine" and judged by all the in-game hints came to the conclusion that she is a trans-woman. Although she is not the only trans character in the game, it quickly sparked a lot of criticism from fans and critics. However, Atlus did not clarify that by releasing any official comment and lets it remain as a mystery to find out later. Fortunately, this trailer moves past Rin’s identity.

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Already caught in dilemma of having Catherine and Katherine in his life, Vincent Brooks is torn with his feelings and moral decision, where most of the focus of the whole footage was. The love triangle he was tangled in has now become a square now that pianist Rin from the Stray Sheep bar has also fallen for him and it is getting harder keeping track of all these affairs. Then there is characterized sheep, conspiracy, murder, nightmare realm creating a complex puzzle around his life.

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Catherine: Full Body Has "Matured"

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Taking note from past backlash, Atlus tactfully avoids the entire topic and tries to intrigue us to this adult adventure by giving glimpses at other features. We think, if there is a twist regarding Rin’s character, it may turn out interesting. The other trans-woman is waitress Erica Anderson from Stray Sheep, where Vincent hangs out with his friends very often. Catherine: Full Body will be released on 2019 America and Europe but we are still missing a specific date.