Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Square Enix. Show all posts

Sunday, March 29, 2020

NieR Replicant Remake Announced

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

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

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

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NieR Replicant Remake Announced

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




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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Friday, March 20, 2020

Tomb Raider, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and More Free on Steam Now

Square Enix and Steam is giving away a bunch of free games for PC gamers to keep them home amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19.

Even though you may not see Valve Corporation giving out free games to players on their digital distribution storefront Steam for PC platform very often like Epic Games do in a weekly fashion, there are times when they really offer some.

To keep gamers safe in self-isolation amidst Coronavirus outbreak, publisher Square Enix and Steam is offering two Tomb Raider games along with few other titles to claim before March 24, 12:00 AM PDT, so that you can stay home and play.

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Tomb Raider, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and More Free on Steam Now

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This limited time free giveaway includes 2013 reboot of action-adventure game Tomb Raider, which is joined by a 2014 spin-off title, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, both you can claim from either Square Enix store or on Steam.

Don't shy away from checking out go-to party game Drawful 2 from Jackbox Games and get it before April 11. Also, grab Deiland within March 24 and party game Headsnatchers ahead of March 22 before they are not for free anymore.

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Early Access multiplayer shooter Goat of Duty is a spoof to Call of Duty series with armed goats engage in fast-paced action. If you are up to trolling your friends online, you must give it a try as you can have it for free until March 31, 2020.

Classic puzzle game Pleasure Puzzle:Portrait is offered as well for you to add this to your collection prior to March 27, 2:00 AM PDT. Although, many of these titles may not be your cup of tea but it sure won't hurt to have them for free.

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Now that entire world is dealing with COVID-19 outbreak, people need something to lessen their boredom of staying home and what better ways to do that than getting busy gaming and go out solving fictional crisis on fantasy kingdoms?

Unfortunately, these standard edition titles are available only for gamers on PC platforms and not for consoles. However, they are yours to keep forever once you add them to your library before given time unlike free weekend deals.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Trials of Mana Remake Demo Release Date

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

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

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

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Trials of Mana Remake Demo Release Date

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

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

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Full Metal Hugger Boss Battle

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

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

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




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

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

Monday, March 2, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo Out Now

Square Enix released a demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake on PSN Store to let you play though iconic bombing mission.

Earlier this year, a leak from PlayStation Store has revealed that developer/publisher Square Enix has plans to release a playable demo for upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Eager fans who were expecting to get a hands-on preview of the game before its April release won't have to wait anymore as Sony has finally released a demo for FFVII Remake today on PS Store that players can download and play now.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Out Now

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Currently available worldwide for all PS4 players, the demo will cover opening chapter of Final Fantasy VII, where protagonist Cloud Strife and AVALANCHE leader Barret Wallace takes on a mission to plant a bomb at Mako Reactor 1.

Though you only get to try out iconic bombing mission segment, there is a lot to explore within its large complex. While fighting against Shinra Security troopers with your huge Buster Sword, be sure to watch out for details and secrets.

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At one point, you will come across in-game first boss Scorpion Sentinel, who is not going to be an east mark to take on. Even when you managed to defeat this mechanical atrocity, Cloud has to make an escape through a collapsing complex.

First-hand experience to a revamped combat system awaits everyone, which is a mix of real time action and commands from menu. Those who prefer strategy over action can simply begin with Classic Mode and keep experimenting.

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Reimagined Combat System

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Also, an exclusive PS4 theme will be out on FF7 Remake launch next month for players who would play the demo before May 11, 2020. According to description, progress made during your trial will not be carried over to main game.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is set to arrive for PlayStation 4 platform on April 10, 2020, featuring opening Midgar section from original game. Square Enix will be working on its second part to complete full story and release on a later date.

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.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Opening Cinematic

Square Enix has revealed opening cinematic clip from Final Fantasy VII Remake only months ahead of release.

With only months to go for launch of upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake, developer/publisher Square Enix has been hyping up player community with new in-game footage and trailers.

After showing off many related media so far, opening cinematic from FFVII Remake is rolled out today. It is designed with every familiar aspects of original classic to take all series fans back to 90's nostalgia lane, just how everyone expected.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Opening Cinematic

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FFVII intro film offers a proper glimpse at modern reimagining of many iconic faces, locations and story premise.




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Opening cinematic video starts showcasing from above the clouds and then nicely shifts into city premises where Shinra Electric Power Company has spread its corporate influence over all and draining Lifestream of entire Planet.

Moving over to city of Midgar, a young florist named Aerith Gainsborough looks above where a train was pulling into a station. On board that ride, elite super-soldier and mercenary Cloud Strife arrives with friends for his first mission.

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Square Enix is now on final stages of development and has kept everyone waiting for last five years for a complete ground-up remake of FFVII after making an official announcement during PlayStation press conference back at E3 2015.

Following an unexpected delay earlier this year, Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently scheduled to release worldwide on April 10, 2020 for PlayStation 4 and will remain a timed exclusive title for Sony consoles until March 3, 2021.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo Will Be Playable at PAX East

Square Enix has announced to show up at PAX East with Final Fantasy VII Remake demo for attendees.

Though fans will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on upcoming action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake by developer/publisher Square Enix upon release, they can have a hands-on experience later this month.

Sony has recently made announcement of showing up at PAX East 2020 on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Attendees will be able to try out FFVII Remake demo there at booth 12011, months ahead of its release on April 10, 2020.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Will Be Playable at PAX East

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Square Enix is likely presenting the same demo they previously showed in Cologne, Los Angeles, Seattle and Tokyo. So, people will be able to play through first mission of FFVII, featuring Cloud Strife and his friends in AVALANCHE group.

Together, these unsung rebel heroes will attempt to take down several Mako reactors of evil Shinra Corporation on Midgar. Players will hopefully get a better look at Aerith Gainsborough, Barret Wallace and a few more familiar faces.

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PAX East event will remain open for all visitors until March 1 and therefore, fans have four days to check it out for themselves. Anyone who previously missed their chance to test the demo first-hand somehow can try their luck this time.

FF7 Remake demo was apparently leaked at PlayStation Store in late December and ended up revealing its opening cinematic. It was never addressed so far, probably because it didn't reveal anything that they were not shown already.

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Instead of waiting for its arrival on console platform on a later date, you might as well go visit PAX event and play now anyway. There would surely be other anticipated games from known developers to try your hand out as well.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a timed PlayStation 4-exclusive title until March 3, 2021 and may come to PC platform afterwards. However, there is no word on whether there would be a Nintendo Switch or Xbox One version.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Dying Light 2 Delayed

Techland announced that Dying Light 2 to be delayed from its previously scheduled spring 2020 launch window.

Revealed back in E3 2018 at Xbox press conference, upcoming survival horror game Dying Light 2 from developed by Techland and published by Square Enix was originally set to arrive on spring 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, CEO of Polish studio Techland, Pawel Marchewka has recently stated in an official announcement that their anticipated open-world zombie action game has now been delayed indefinitely from its previously scheduled date.

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Dying Light 2 Delayed

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Although currently in works to be released on current generation gaming platforms, studio chief technology officer Pawel Rohleder confirmed to have plans to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generation game in an interview back in July 2019.

There is still no word on how this delay would affect its release on next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It is also possible that Techland may be planning to launch the game for platforms from both generations.

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CEO Pawel Marchewka has lately posted current studio update on official Twitter account of Dying Light.



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Despite aiming for an initial spring 2020 release window, development team had to push back to deliver what they intended. They didn't a renewed launch period just yet and have promised to share more details in coming months.

Dying Light was an unexpected success in 2015 and its follow-up sequel Dying Light 2 has been one of the biggest AAA-title of Q2 2020. Techland has hired former writers from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt team to work on its narrative-based gameplay.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

In a recent Tweet on New Year, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii reveals working on Dragon Quest XII from 2019.

Almost two years after original release, acclaimed 2017 role-playing game Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age from developer/publisher Square Enix has managed to sell over 5.5 million copies worldwide by the end of 2019.

According to series creator Yuji Horii, production of Dragon Quest XII has been on a roll following up to that success. However, fans need not to be very excited as the anticipated JRPG sequel is not coming out anytime soon.

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Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

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Horii stated that one of the achievements that he and his team had in 2019 is that they were able to start working on DQ XI sequel. His announcement is a clear confirmation of past reports that claim the game to be in currently in works.

It wasn't until last year, when an enhanced version of Dragon Quest XI saw launch on Nintendo Switch and that same year, protagonist character Hero became a playable character for crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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In his New Year's message to fans, Horii has revealed development of DQ XII in a Tweet that has been translated later.

Last year we started with publishing the movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, then releasing the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, the mobile version of DQ Walk, the announcement of The Adventure of Dai anime along with its game adaptation, the production of [DQ] 12 and more; even now after 33 years have passed since I made the 1st game, I feel very glad that I can do new challenges like these. Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more. I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.

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Aside from Dragon Quest series creator working on a follow-up title, recent success of Dragon Quest 11 has led to Square Enix teaming-up with developer Omega Force to launch action RPG sandbox building game Dragon Quest Builders 2 last year.

Considering usual duration of development cycles, Dragon Quest XII will not likely to come out before 2021 or later and when it does, it would probably see release on Switch, PC and PlayStation 5, since the latter is releasing in 2020.

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 8 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.