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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Box Art Revealed

Square Enix reveals official box art for Final Fantasy VII Remake featuring Cloud Strife at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Long after making announcement back in 2015, upcoming action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake by developer/publisher Square Enix now has a release date to arrive for PlayStation 4 consoles on March 3, 2020.

After long-anticipation, developer team has revealed official box art of FFVII Remake for North America and Europe. It pays homage to original artwork of the 1997 PlayStation game and did a complete makeover featuring Cloud Strife.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Box Art Revealed

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Carrying his iconic Buster Sword, protagonist Cloud is ready to take on corrupt organization Shinra Corporation alongside his allies in eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE the and attention to detail on everything is simply amazing.

Producer of the game, Yoshinori Kitase talks about introducing Classic mode in combat mechanics and bringing back Summons system from original title for every hero to call on powerful creatures for assist in a fight.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Official Box Art

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Players can input commands for actions when already engaged in combat and not worry about dodging any attacks. Each hero character will be equipped with a Summon material with a special gauge to call for some extra support.

Also, a brand-new batch of FFVII screenshots was released at Tokyo Game Show 2019 that many who were not present there have missed. Cloud shows up alongside his ally Barret Wallace and childhood friend Tifa Lockhart.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshot 1
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshot 2
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Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshot 3

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Aside from an exclusive dynamic PS4 theme, pre-order bonus includes a Chocobo Chick as Summon material. TGS 2019 trailer for FF7 Remake gave out fresh new look at mini-games filled with challenges from its part iteration.

Although Square Enix revealed an early 2020 launch window for Final Fantasy VII Remake, they are only going to drop a piece of its complete story and rest of the whole project will be completed over time in more standalone parts.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech on Xbox Free Play Days

Members of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate gets to play Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech on Free Play Days event this weekend.

Aside from their monthly dose of free games, Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy a bit extra on weekends now that Free Play Days event has come back to bring new and exciting fan-favorite games for players on Xbox One consoles.

For this weekend, you will be able to play Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech for free from September 19, 12:01 AM PDT through September 22, 11:59 PM PDT, also available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

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Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech on Xbox Free Play Days

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A very unique twist on survival horror genre, Dead by Daylight focuses on a 4v1 multiplayer gameplay on an asymmetric setting where four players try to evade death and one plays as an unstoppable killer in a cat and mouse chase.

Free Play Days event lets you pick eight survivors and seven killers from an iconic roster from iconic horror franchises. Most recent addition to DBD is Stranger Things DLC chapter, adapted from popular sci-fi horror TV show of Netflix.

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Just Cause 4 is an action-packed journey of rebel hero Rico Rodriguez a large open-world of Solís to overthrow Blackhand private army. TerraTech is a construction sandbox game where players build and explore in alien worlds to survive.

To enjoy exclusive discount against your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership, buy Dead by Daylight: Special Edition and TerraTech in Free Play Days sale at 50% and 40% of their original retail price to keep playing after free trial ends.

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Then save some more bucks when you purchase any one of Just Cause 4 Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition or Gold Edition for 67% less. Even its Expansion Pass content pack is currently up for grabs on 40% discounted rate.

Although players have too little time on their hands to thoroughly enjoy all free games that are offered, Xbox Free Play Days is your perfect weekend planning when you have a monthly subscription of Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Dying Light 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

Techland unveils full gameplay demo of Dying Light 2 from E3 2019, showcasing combat and parkour elements.

Up until now, upcoming survival horror game Dying Light 2 has only given us a brief look at its gameplay when developer/publisher studio Techland took E3 2018 to premiere an official announcement trailer to reveal the title to fans.

Then a new trailer was released at Xbox briefing during E3 2019 event and a full 26-minute long extended gameplay demo was shown to press behind-closed-doors, which has now become available for everyone to watch and enjoy.

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Dying Light 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

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This newly revealed gameplay footage comes with exclusive developer commentary to point out some key-notes.




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An infected survivor named Aiden Caldwell is serving as protagonist of the central plotline and will be a key-focus of entire playthrough. He embarks a mission to find drinking water supply for The City as it will be on a brink of collapse.

His guide and friend in doing so is Frank, who thinks the only person who can solve this water crisis for them is The Colonel who is a pretty crazy guy and runs a fraction named The Renegades from The City's pumping station.

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Using his influence, Frank arranges a meeting between them and representatives from two other fractions. Aiden is called in as well to join them during this meet up and he sees everyone else celebrating at Frank's bar indoors.

From above rooftop of a building in District 2, he sees a truck approaches and hearing a gunshot, he quickly jumps in to fight couple of Renegade members who shot Frank and his friend Matt tells him to get to Colonel.

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Encounter The Colonel

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From there on, Aiden keeps following that truck which came in earlier by leaping from building to building using his parkour abilities. In some cases, he made good use of a grappling hook and a paraglider at his disposal to make jumps.

In between his leaping and swinging, he would come across some startled civilians and in some cases, small group of zombies. Most of them were acting dozy and he even used one of them to grab and used to survive a fall when landing.

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Chasing the truck, he crashed through a wooden ledge and ended up in a Dark Zone at one point, where he was almost about to get overwhelmed by swarm of zombies and his infection starts progressing but Aiden managed to fight back.

He wields a modded weapon that is very efficient for melee combat against undead hordes but also can use UV flashlight or special UV flares when he is trapped among a small horde of zombies in a tight space to make a way out.

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Through more jumping and leaping, he managed to find a way into the truck and eventually into pumping station, where The Colonel resides and after fighting his henchmen, Aiden was finally able to turn on the water pumps.

This reveals a huge open-world sandbox full of new mechanics and quests for Aiden Caldwell to take part in. It also attracts group of marauders towards Colonel's base and some dreadful mutated creatures to rise from their watery grave.

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Anti-Zombie Weapon, UV Light

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According to developers, Dying Light sequel is at least four times larger than its predecessor title. However, you will lose at least 25 percent of overall content each time you will play and they believe it's actually a good thing.

Some latest inclusion of anti-zombie tech like UV lights gives the hero a better fighting chance whenever he is mobbed up and then there is a ranged weapon called Scorpio that is well suited to one-shot your enemies from distances.

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Return of weapon modding is a plus for its weapons-based combat system that has evolved from Dying Light to become more gruesome. Player actions will turn direction for in-game narrative and unlock new gameplay mechanics to explore.

Dying Light 2 is currently scheduled to arrive during spring 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Polish studio Techland will be distributing the in association with publisher Square Enix for North American regions.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Final Fantasy TV Series Confirmed

A live-action Final Fantasy TV series is currently in works at Sony and production company behind Netflix's The Witcher.

A live-action TV series based on popular science fantasy role-playing Final Fantasy video game series is now in works at Sony Pictures Television in association with developer/publisher Square Enix and production company Hivemind.

Dinesh Shamdasani (Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior), Jason F. Brown (Ben-Hur, The Expanse) and Sean Daniel (The Mummy, The Scorpion King) will be producing on behalf of Hivemind, which is currently working on Netflix's The Witcher.

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Final Fantasy TV Series Confirmed

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A completely original story set within world of Eorzea from Final Fantasy XIV will serve as premise for this upcoming show. Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton will be writing scripts and also be serving role of executive producers.

Though specific plot details are yet not revealed, the show will focus on aspects of magic and technology in order to establish peace among conflicted lands while adding many renowned characters from vast franchise of FF.

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An airship engineer named Cid nan Garlond from Final Fantasy XIV will be a part of principal character ensemble. Genre-bending elements of the series like a recurring chicken-like animal Chocobo would also make its appearance.

We are only days away from upcoming third expansion pack Shadowbringers for FFXIV to release on July 2, 2019 and Sony announcing a live-action Final Fantasy TV series shortly ahead could be a nice way to draw millions of fans into it.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox to arrive later this year.

Back in September 2018, developer/publisher Square Enix announced "Final Fantasy Legacy Collection" that featured fan-favorite RPG titles from Final Fantasy series, scheduled to launch on current-gen platforms through 2018 to 2019.

Final Fantasy VIII was somehow left behind from being included to that list in between seventh and ninth installment. However, a remastered version of this PlayStation original is announced recently during E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

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An official announce trailer was released to give a flashback to series fans that were looking forward to FFVIII for long.




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When military nation Galbadia and Sorceress Edea declares war against Dukedom of Dollet, protagonist Squall Leonhart gathers a group of friends within mercenary group SeeD, to help resistance member Rinoa Heartilly.

From iconic characters to its battle system, everything is getting rendered in enhanced visuals for modern-era consoles. Even its awesome soundtracks are currently made available on audio streaming platform Spotify for fans to enjoy.

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In terms of visual style, FF8 has moved over to a more realistic art style than its predecessor titles from FF series and rather than providing a high fantasy feel in overall, developers went for a grounded approach in storytelling process.

Breaking out of tradition, the studio also introduced Guardian Forces to customize your battle strategy. Every beloved original aspect of it is going to be revitalized and though it took time to arrive on modern systems, it was worth waiting.

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With everyone so busy being hyped about upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake and the recent release of Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV; fans were actually worried that they might never get a remade version of FFVIII after all.

Square Enix did not left Final Fantasy VIII out and is finally giving it a long-awaited remaster treatment on its 20th anniversary year. This classic role-playing video game is coming later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

Square Enix have revealed first official trailer of upcoming Marvel's Avengers game at E3 2019 event.

For long, publisher Square Enix has been silent on "The Avengers Project" that was officially announced back at E3 2017 event. In December 2018, the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg assured that development will start soon.

Only a week ago, an official Twitter account starts referring it as Marvel's Avengers and revealed schedule for a worldwide reveal at E3 2019. Today, fans are finally getting a glance at this long-awaited superhero action-adventure game.

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Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

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An exclusive first-look trailer has been released earlier to present a more detailed look into upcoming Avengers game.




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It all begins at A-Day, when globally known superhero team of Avengers showed up in San Francisco to unveil their new hi-tech Headquarters. A sudden explosion nearby has Captain America send Iron Man and Thor to investigate.

Black Widow and Hulk joined soon into that mess what seemed like an act of terrorism by a private military force. A staged catastrophe causes huge devastation and these heroes were blamed, which led to disbandment of The Avengers.

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Fast forward to five years later, all superheroes are now outlawed by society and long gone. Entire world suffers from growing threats and the only way to save it will take for Earth's Mightiest Heroes to reassemble once again.

Over time, fans will receive regular updates for free to extend in-game content and there will be no micro-transaction. More Marvel heroes will be added to increase an ever-growing roster and options for customization will be available.

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After signing up a multi-year and multi-game partnership deal with Marvel Games, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal were roped in by Square Enix to develop the game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Lately, Google Stadia has been added to its list of platforms and a definitive release date of May 15, 2020 is also confirmed. As pre-order bonus, a pre-release Beta Access of the game will be offered to players on PS4 before anyone else.

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Although it was mentioned in E3 2019 trailer that footage shown are captured from in-game engine, it was quite hard to tell where cinematic cut-scenes ended or where we were watching gameplay moments except from its opening scene.

Marvel's Avengers will adapt an original story just like Insomniac Games most recently did with their immensely successful project, Marvel's Spider-Man. Despite many believe it to be an MMO or RPG but apparently we are getting an action-adventure title.

Dying Light 2 E3 2019 Trailer

Techland debuts new trailer for Dying Light 2 at E3 2019 Xbox press briefing and it will be out in spring 2020.

After officially announcing upcoming survival horror game Dying Light 2 last year at E3 2018, Polish developer studio Techland has remained quiet for a year-long period but returned this year at Xbox E3 briefing with a brand-new trailer.

This heavily anticipated sequel to 2015 original Dying Light makes a comeback with a new protagonist and same old open-world gameplay of running amok throughout a city that has been ravaged by a deadly virus.

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Dying Light 2 E3 2019 Trailer

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E3 2019 trailer for Dying Light 2 debuts a new hero and brings back some award-winning gameplay elements.




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Introducing Aiden Caldwell, a survivor who is infected yet alive in a post-apocalyptic world where everyone is fighting over resources and territory. After a global pandemic took over 15 years ago, society has fallen and on a brink of extinction.

Authorities have failed to reestablish control and order, which has led to new fractions to rise up climbing ladder of power. Because of his incredible parkour skills, Aiden is considered as an asset and a light of hope among people around him.

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Aside from first-person parkour chasing and weapons-based combat, day-night cycle mechanics are back as well. Throughout entire narrative, Aiden will have to make some hard choices that have consequences and will shape up how the game ends.

Since player decisions can affect your objective at hand, there will be more than one ways to finish the game and have different endings. The City has a total of seven regions and multiple factions, allying with which has its own pros and cons.

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Stamina is an important aspect of gameplay as activities like climbing, running or fighting back zombies would quickly reduce it. Melee combat system has become more brutal and there is always a way out of any situation if you are willing to improvise.

In association with publisher Square Enix, Dying Light 2 will be out on spring 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Featuring both single-player and co-op mode, you will be dealing with a lot of conflict from humans and zombies. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Date

In a surprise reveal, Square Enix announces official release date for upcoming PS4-exclusive Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Though developer/publisher Square Enix is scheduled to have their E3 2019 press conference very soon on June 11, game director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase decided to drop something special at Final Fantasy concert today.

Ahead of E3 event, they came bearing great news for upcoming highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 game Final Fantasy VII Remake, which is now all set to launch on March 3, 2020 and debuted a brand- new teaser trailer with new scenes.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Release Date

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Take a look at the surprise trailer titled "A Symphonic Reunion" for FF7 Remake featuring gameplay and story footage.




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The trailer opens up with lead character Cloud Strife walks up to a reactor carrying his iconic Buster Sword on his back. A  Shinra corporation employee reports to his boss about a troublesome mercenary group who call themselves AVALANCHE.

He is then seen in gameplay action alongside members of that group and among them was Barret Wallace, fighting to destroy a Mako reactor. At one point, Could also come across a beautiful flower seller named Aerith Gainsborough.

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After being announced back at E3 2015, a series of delays have plagued FFVII Remake for long and it was revealed last year, at 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy series that developers would release the high-definition remake before 2023.

Apparently, this teaser trailer was just a tip of the iceberg of what Square Enix has in store to show for Final Fantasy VII Remake at their press event that will officially kick-off shortly and is currently set for June 10, 2019, 6 PM PT.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Marvel's Avengers Will Be Revealed at E3 2019

Square Enix would finally reveal their ambitious superhero adventure Marvel's Avengers at E3 2019 press conference.

Teaming up with Marvel Games for a multi-game partnership, publisher Square Enix officially announced superhero action-adventure game that was simply titled "The Avengers Project" at E3 2017 event and had no development updates for long.

Finally, the long-awaited game has received a schedule from Marvel Entertainment for a worldwide reveal event at E3 2019 press briefing now that we are only few weeks away and is currently referred to as Marvel's Avengers.

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Marvel's Avengers Will Be Revealed at E3 2019

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Originally announced in January 2017, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and EIDOS Montreal joined on board for this project. We don't even have a release window set for its possible launch but hopefully, we will get something very soon.

Back then, a brief cinematic has shown Captain America's shield, Iron Man's repulsor arm and Thor's hammer Mjolnir fallen on the ground that suggests that original Avengers have probably disassembled and they need to "reassemble".

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It is highly likely for a new group of heroes to gather to pick up mantles of their icons in a brand-new original story where a new generation of heroes like Amadeus Cho, Jane Foster and Sam Wilson can now form New Avengers.

We can pretty much except a similar lineup on Marvel Cinematic Universe as well since Avengers have already gone through major events such as "Infinity War" and "Endgame" lately, leading some key-characters to pass their mantle to new heroes.

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Almost a year after The Avengers Project was announced, Creative Director Shaun Escayg updated everyone on social media saying how hard they are working on this ambitious game and will soon reveal more when it is right time.

Given how Square Enix is planning to introduce a universe where gamers can play for years to come, Marvel's Avengers may turn out to be an MMO or RPG experience, which would not be very surprising and we will find that out on June 10, 6 PM PT. 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Crosses 16 Million Players

Just ahead of Shadowbringers expansion release, MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV crosses 16 million players mark.

Though massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV was heavily bashed over for a series of issues, developer/publisher Square Enix took time working on it and replaced it with FFXIV: A Realm Reborn in 2013.

Initially launched for PC and PlayStation 3, FFXIV eventually came to Mac and PlayStation 4 soon only to catch speed over time and has currently reached over 16 million players, just before the release of Shadowbringers expansion.

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Final Fantasy XIV Crosses 16 Million Players

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Over time, the game improvised over its issues and has accomplished a rare feat of rising from being pinned to the ground. A bold move from Square Enix to scrap down everything that didn't work and completely remaking it really paid off.

Afterwards, this critically-acclaimed MMORPG title picked up a good pace with players that led to the release of both Heavensward and Stormblood expansions, setting stage for a third DLC pack titled Shadowbringers to complement core story of FFXIV.

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Upcoming third expansion would essentially feature loads of contents including dungeons and raids, increased level cap, new jobs, playable races and zones for the fan-favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Scheduled to arrive on July 2, Square Enix already showcased whatever change players can expect from it and an overwhelming surge in player-count has since pushed to a staggering 16 million in anticipation of Shadowbringers.

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In terms of video game genres, MMORPG are one of the most complex types where turning back on your feet after messing up once big time is near impossible but FFXIV has made that possible with "A Realm Reborn" and continues to expand.

While eagerly waiting for upcoming third expanded chapter of Final Fantasy XIV, series fans can prepare themselves and warm up in advance by simply grabbing Heavensward for free until June 27 if they already own the base game.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Just Cause 4 Spring Update Live Now

Spring Update for Just Cause 4 introduces more destruction and graphical improvements than ever before.

People sure love action-adventure game series Just Cause for its creative destruction system and they surely got more of that in Just Cause 4, which came out in December 2018 from developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Square Enix.

When it was initially criticized for having a degraded graphics quality, a patch was released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. JC4 developer team are back again with brand-new Spring Update that will be out on May 21 for free.

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Just Cause 4 Spring Update Live Now

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Below is a newly released trailer that further details key-notes of Just Cause 4 biggest free update ever.




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Overall improvement to lighting brings more visibility to in-game world and everything in your surrounding environment is brighter than before. Even in low light, Black Hand enemy goons are easier to detect throughout the map you are in.

Nighttime visibility is also improved significantly aside from tweaking some lighting presets. In response to past complaint of simple looking vegetation and water effects, a little color vibrancy is added to make them look alive.

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World Lighting Improvements

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Game protagonist Rico Rodriguez can now go around destroying more Black Hand statue on Solìs to send them a clear message. It will take an explosive or two to blast off those figures into pieces or your grapple hook can do the trick as well.

New and improved combat AI offers you all that intense car chases, dog fights with Black Hand helicopters and drones are more aggressive now. Taking on private military organization is what Rico does and things just gotten even hardcore for him.

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More Black Hand Destructible Statue

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If you are still fantasizing about blowing up more stuff then you will be excited to know that railway bridges are up for destruction and it came in a time when trains on Solìs is just increased in number lately to be derailed.

Aside from his general quips for chaos, Rico Rodriguez is now armed with more firepower because almost any weapon he carries now has an extended ammo capacity and that sits very well with growing number of Black Hand soldiers.

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Mobile Chaos Objects

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More moving chaos objects on land and air of Solìs are added that gives you ideas for creative way of causing havoc with mobile explosion. Whether they are in sky or moving on wheels, it would be a shame for Black Hand if they start exploding all of a sudden.

Spring Update is making open-world gameplay of Just Cause 4 even better with long-awaited fixes and more tools of mayhem. To know more on the changes you would experience playing, check out detailed Patch Notes from Square Enix.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Octopath Traveler on PC Confirmed by Square Enix

Square Enix is officially porting acclaimed role-playing game Octopath Traveler from Nintendo Switch to Steam.

After accidentally announcing news of their award-winning RPG title Octopath Traveler coming to Steam in an official blog post last week and deleting it shortly afterwards, developer/publisher Square Enix have finally confirmed its arrival on PC.

Whatever reasons they had for deleting original post that has leaked the announcement in advance, it appears that it is indeed launching this year on June 7 and will be released digitally on Valve's digital distribution platform.

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Octopath Traveler on PC Confirmed by Square Enix

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To give PC gamers a brief introduction, here goes a brand-new trailer heralding release of this acclaimed JRPG title.




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Players take on a unique journey from one of the eight main protagonist characters, each following a distinctive yet interlaced path of adventure on a fictional land of Orsterra that would finally have them unite with rest of their peers.

They would often come across NPCs during quest and sometime engage in confrontation using different abilities via a turn-based combat system. Also, they can be helpful at times in building reputation, getting new armor and finding items.

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We are still not sure that whether or not the game would go through any significant changes switching form Nintendo Switch to Steam since there was no mention of adding any special feature but we may expect some higher frame rates perhaps.

To match upgraded visuals of modern day consoles, it is rendered in a graphical aesthetic that developers termed as HD-2D, which offers high-definition textures while retaining a retro-vibe capturing essence of 16-bit era of video games.

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Embark an Epic Journey

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Previously thought to be a Switch-exclusive, the role-playing sensation has rocked the platform upon release last year by taking only less than a week for stock of physical copies to completely run out in Japan and selling over a million copies within a month.

Octopath Traveler not only met with instant commercial success but critics have praised it on high regards in general and now Square Enix is even working on a prequel game to launch on Android and iOS devices, which will be free-to-play.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

Square Enix has accidentally confirmed PC version of Octopath Traveler after a Korean rating has teased it earlier.

While working on Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch, developer Square Enix might have never thought of what a phenomenon it would become but players on other platform could never have that experience because of Switch exclusivity.

However, a Korean game rating for a PC version of the game was spotted online last week, which clearly hints at launch of a possible port and that theory is confirmed recently, according to a now-deleted official blog post.

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Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

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No longer remaining an exclusive, players on PC would be able to roam through the land of Orsterra for a magical ride via Steam from June 7. Whether or not there will be any notable changes to upcoming port is not mentioned yet though.

That same rating from Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea also suggests for Bandai Namco to publish the acclaimed JRPG on the region. Previously, release of Super Bomberman R title to PlayStation 4 was leaked similarly by a rating online.

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Players can start by simply picking up from eight different characters of certain abilities to walk on their unique adventurous path. As your quest starts, there are other seven heroes to recruit in your cause and NPCs to interact with upon meeting.

The game employs a battle system that is very easy to get into and features some exciting boss battles. Aside from its beloved character progression elements, it appealed to audience for a distinctive HD-2D style of graphical aesthetic.

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After pleasing critics and players alike, it even becomes one of the best-selling games on the platform. When publisher Nintendo released it on Japan, physical copies of the game was initially sold out in less than a week.

Octopath Traveler is currently available for Nintendo Switch and soon will be heading over to Steam. A prequel game titled Champion of the Continent is announced by Square Enix to arrive on Android and iOS devices later this year.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Final Fantasy 7 Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

Timeless classic role-playing game Final Fantasy VII from Square Enix comes to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Although developer/publisher Square Enix originally intended to release their flagship role-playing title Final Fantasy VII to release on Nintendo 64 back in 1997, they ended up choosing PlayStation console for superior hardware capacity.

Obviously, it did not worked very well between them at that point but clearly, both parties were able to ease up their differences in the past 22 years as FFVII has finally landed on Nintendo Switch today along with Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy VII Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

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The game was originally being developed as a 3D title during the SNES era but Square Enix had to move to PS platform due to increased storage capacity it offered and some technical boundaries they faced on Nintendo system at that time.

Afterwards, these companies have moved on with their business and both flourished in their own way. It was finally announced back in September 2018, that the iconic JRPG title would arrive on Switch and Xbox consoles at an early point this year.

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Official Twitter account of Final Fantasy game also noted that the title is currently available on Microsoft Store and Nintendo eShop, priced $15.99 only.



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FFVII is set in a world where mega-corporation Shinra Electric Power Company has rose to power and their actions were threatening all that ever existed. Resistance was soon formed by an eco-terrorist group called AVALANCHE to halt their efforts.

Playing as protagonist Cloud Strife, you are in for a classic RPG experience based on turn-based combat system and unique character customization options while you attempt to save the world from a superhuman antagonist named Sephiroth.

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Final Fantasy VII is sure to hit players with a couple of nostalgia factor that made this legendary franchise so special. Whether you are an old-school fan or a newcomer to it, you can still appreciate the game in terms of gameplay, graphics and memorable soundtracks.

Apparently, FF7 is often regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time and a currently a high-definition remake of the classic is in works for PlayStation 4 to release on a foreseeable future, which is roughly estimated anytime before 2023.

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Switch and Xbox has already seen launch of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in accords to Final Fantasy Legacy Collection announcement from last year.

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! has arrived on Nintendo handheld earlier but it skipped Microsoft console. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition and Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster are yet to see release on the above-mentioned platforms though.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

Straight out of FFXIV Fan Festival a full trailer of Shadowbringers comes with announcement for new Dancer job and Hrothgar race.

We are still a few months away from upcoming Shadowbringers expansion pack to arrive on July 2, 2019 for widely popular MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV but that does not really hurt developer/publisher Square Enix to drop some new details.

At recent FFXIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, game director and producer Naoki Yoshida launched the event for fans by revealing some new information regarding upcoming content and releases an updated version of the previously shown trailer.

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FFXIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

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Below is the full trailer for Shadowbringers players saw before, which has newly added scenes to an already exciting premise.




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Players already know that FFXIV will raise level cap from 70 to 80 along with inclusion of new dungeons and zones. There would be a NieR: Automata-themed alliance raid titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse as part of a collaboration between these titles.

In February 2019, Gunbreaker tank class job has been revealed with limited job Blue Mage to include months ahead of the expansion release. Surely, some exciting new features are also been confirmed to be come within as more icing on the cake.

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New Job Dancer and more!




One of the primary highlight of the trailer was the newest addition of Dancer job that received a brief introduction and will be a ranged DPS job that brings changes to battle system. You can see a lot more in its solo featurette shown right above.

Aside from obvious skills in dancing, it will be using circular ring-like weapons for throwing in style while causing ranged damage. Its primary kit will probably be buffing same party allies just like Bard and quest to unlocking it begins at Limsa Lominsa.

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Shadowbringers Second Job Dancer

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Two new cities; Crystarium and Eulmore are to be added into upcoming FFXIV content for exploration. The former will serve as a hub on Crystal Tower and the latter is an urban metropolis for the ones with resources to live a luxurious life.

A high-end raid series consisting of 8-players titled Eden is heading to The First, a fictional alternate universe without night. A girl name Gaia wearing gothic attire and wielding a hammer is on the center storyline of this raid for all we know now.

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New Playable Race "Hrothgar"




After teasing and announcing female exclusive Viera race of humanoid rabbits at Paris Fan Festival, Hrothgar will mark debut as a second playable race. These humanoid lion-like beings are excluded of any women among them, like a reverse of Viera people.

Though we have very little to almost no information regarding this buffed looking male-only race on our hand at this instant but they look quite amazing running around. Players who do not want to play as a woman can simply pick the role of a Hrothgar for a change.

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Shadowbringers Second Playable Race Hrothgar

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Tetsuya Nomura, director and designer of Kingdom Hearts series will join a guest creator to help devise character & boss designs for the raid. Pre-order for both physical copy and digital download of Standard Edition or Collector's Edition is currently open.

Originally announced back in November 2018, Shadowbringers is third major expansion pack for massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV and will be available to play on Mac, PC and PlayStation 4 upon release.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Octopath Traveler Prequel Game Coming to Mobile

Prequel to Octopath Traveler titled "Champion of the Continent" is headed to smartphones in Japan later this year.

Even when they were shipping their turn-based role-playing title Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch, developer/publisher Square Enix probably never has thought that the game would be a great success and led to a sequel announcement.

The company is already working on a new installment for console while announced a prequel titled Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent, currently planned to release only in Japan later this year for Android and iOS devices.

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Octopath Traveler Prequel Game Coming to Mobile

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An official first trailer is released by Square Enix offering exclusive first look at the title before it sees launch on mobile platform.




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Launching as a free-to-play single-player RPG, the game is likely to feature some in-app purchases. Set in a few years earlier period to the Switch exclusive title of 2018, it will take players back in the land of Orsterra.

Original eight-character party system will return once again in their signature 2D-HD styled visuals. Featuring command-based battles, your selected protagonist stands against a great evil and will operate via touch and swipe.

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Interested player can now pre-register through their Official Website to join early access for a demo on March 12, 2019. Although announced to come out in Japan, we are still hopeful that a Western release is very much possible in a foreseeable future.

Despite moving over to smartphones for their next release, the development team assured that the series is not shifting direction or platforms at all. A mobile version will just keep the fans busy until they could wrap up production of the sequel.

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

Octopath Traveler met with an immediate success upon release on July 2018 and many customers were unable to purchase a physical copy when it completely sold out in Japan, leading the publisher to issue an apology.

The franchise has currently sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide and though a free-to-play title, Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent will keep the hype among fans alive until the upcoming anticipated sequel arrives on consoles.